Thursday, December 29, 2016

Simple

Just a simple, casual outfit when you just want to relax.








Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Mistletoe and Merlot

Even though Christmas is already over, I still decided to wear this "Mistletoe & Merlot" shirt work. It is the holiday season, a lot of people in the office are out this week, so we can go very casual. This is one of those shirts that I will not be able to wear throughout the year; however, when the time is right (like right now), I will gladly wear it.









Saturday, December 24, 2016

Under the Christmas Tree

This has become our annual tradition - every year we wear our Christmas outfits and take photos by the Christmas tree. Before, the outfits pretty much consisted of just wearing something red; this year, however, I decided it's time that we do things the right way, so I bought us all those ugly Christmas sweaters. It was fun spending a weekend in these crazy-looking sweaters, so we are definitely making this another one of our traditions.







Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sweater Dress and a Denim Shirt

Just pairing a sweater dress with leggings and a denim shirt to create a casual, comfy and cool outfit (if I say so myself).
 





Sunday, November 27, 2016

Hotel Room (Harrisburg)

This trip to Harrisburg was organized by my friends and I to celebrate Friendsgiving. One of my friends and her fiancé recently moved to Harrisburg, PA and they offered to host the party in their new apartment, as long as we make a trip out there. Of course we agreed to these terms!

So just like that, I booked a hotel room, got my train ticket and was ready for my little weekend getaway! And of course, once I got to the hotel, I could not help but take some photos in my hotel room.





Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Day

Keeping our annual tradition, Thanksgiving Day was celebrated at my parents' house in Philadelphia. And of course, my stepdad and I did not miss a chance to do a small photoshoot outside while my mom was cooking our beautiful dinner.


Monday, November 21, 2016

Finding New Way

I had an interesting thought on the train to work this morning. I keep having these days/moments where I think about my past and miss certain times of my life, certain places I was in, certain phases I was going through. I keep thinking that back then things were easier, I felt happier, I dealt with issues better. I keep wanting to return to those times, places, and phases. However, this morning I realized that wanting to go back is simply stupid as I was never actually ‘happy’ in those moments. To return to those times would be going back to pretty much the same place I am in right now (minus all the progress that has been done), as the things I am trying to work on right now are the same things I dealt with before. I was reading my old journals the other day and guess what – all the things I was upset about before are still in my life. This is quite scary as some of those journals go back a few years. So this means that for the past few years I have been dealing with all this personal emotional drama and I am still nowhere near finding the solution. I am not saying that I am standing still – of course there was some progress made. I was able to overcome some of my fears, I learned to deal with some of my anxiety, I started finding what I truly like and want in life. However, this constant sadness that keeps returning almost on a daily basis is not something I need to learn to live with; I need to continue looking for ways to make it go away.

So today I realized that instead of wanting to go back to the past, I need to work on creating a new ‘reality’ where I am actually happy. I need to find a place where I am not anxious pretty much 24/7 about the dumb things that do not even matter on the larger scale. I need to shut down that voice that constantly tells me I am doing everything wrong, making me worry about every little details of each day. I need to find the peace and calm inside, and I need to find complete acceptance that I am who I am and I do not need to change. I need to stop looking for self-assurance from the others. These are the things I have never gotten over, that keep ruining my days. How do I work on overcoming them? I don’t know yet. But I do know that I need to find a new way. It has to be something I have not done before, since whatever I have been doing did not really get me anywhere. 




Thursday, November 3, 2016

Plaid Shirts

I'm sure you can tell by now that I absolutely love plaid shirts. I do have them in pretty much every color and I still keep buying them. I don't know why, but to me they are the representation of that cool, carefree American style. 






Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fun Makeup

I finally got a chance to do my makeup and hair to go out. I pretty much never do my makeup, I tend to just do something quick and simple. It is so much fun, though, to play around with some eye shadows and mix some colors. So here is it - some purple, some green, some dark gray. I was, after all, a unicorn for Halloween.