Hi loves!

You know what time it is.. yes, monthly favorites! With no further ado, let's jump right in. 


BEAUTY
I gotta say that BLP Loose Powder is the winner for me this month! I mean.. I've heard a lot of good things about this product and I finally tried it out. And yes, the powder is that good! First, the packaging is very useful because it separates the powder with the puff. Second, the color really match Asian skin, I would say. And third, it gives you a matte finish and it stays longer than I expected. For the second product, you know that I love blush, right? There is 1 blush that I've been using these past few weeks. It's the Healthy Mix Blusher shade 41 Bonne Mine by Bourjois.



FASHION
I've been loving few fashion items this month, the first one is my new mini bag from Vocra. It's a classic - a vintage - and timeless bag. It's a black leather mini bag that I think will compliment your every outfit. It has 3 straps (wrist strap, long leather strap, long chain strap) but my favorite is the wrist strap! The second item is my pearl necklace that I bought in Ubud (there's a #kadventure post about this trip, stay tuned.) The necklace is so pretty and simple, and it's the kind of necklace you can pull-off casually or formally. I wore it for a dinner date with my husband, and it just fit the dress perfectly. I really love it when a necklace give that instant elegant look to your outfit. 


MUSIC
I've been listening to some certain songs on repeat these past weeks, they are:
1. Thru These Tears by LANY
2. Dance to This by Troye Sivan & Ariana Grande
3. Promises by Calvin Harris & Sam Smith
I haven't had enough time to update my Spotify playlist but I promise I will, for my next monthly favorites post! 


OTHERS
I have a favorite book this month. I'm starting to read Pride and Prejudice, because as much as I love the movie, I never read the book before. So yes, I'm starting to read the actual book and I find it even prettier than the movie! I haven't finished it yet but I'm pretty sure it will be my favorite. 

So yes, it's quite a long post for favorites, and finally saying bye bye to August as my favorite month of the year. See you in my next post, loves!

♥ K

Hello, people. 

It's good to be back! Sorry for the absence of posts for the last couple of weeks. I thought I can spend some time to write a post between hectic wedding days, but turns out it was the busiest week of my life. And we directly left Jakarta in the next 2 days after our wedding for a honeymoon. So yes, apologize for keeping you guys out-dated, we were too busy being in love. 

But yes, I'm back now to my normal days. So I think let's start softly in talking about how it feels like after a long journey of relationship - to the wedding day - and, now.


Some of you might already knew, I met my husband (was my boyfriend) back in college. He was my senior classmate and we met at a music student club. It was very nice talking to him and we kinda got the chemistry right away. We started dating in 2012 and it keeps getting stronger until now. (More than 6 years, wow.)

Of course, there are ups and downs in our relationship. We've been through everything, and we also did long-distance relationship for a year when I was still finishing my study in Yogyakarta & he was already working in Jakarta. Every time we face a problem, he always says we should not blame each other, but we should focus on how to avoid the problem in the future. He is a very mature & wise person, I might say. We always communicate every single thing, that's why there's no problem seems so big that we can not handle.

On 2017, he proposed to me during our holiday in our favorite town, the town where we fell in love, Yogyakarta. I said I do, definitely, absolutely, completely. By the end of the year, the two families met and we started preparing our wedding. It was a fun & busy 8 months until the wedding day, but by that time, I fell nothing but love. Big love. It's an amazing feeling to "build" something with your beloved one, all the hard times don't seem like big deal to us.

Finally, we got married on 18.8.18, just two weeks ago. It was a very, very beautiful night, just like what we imagined. I feel nothing but happiness & love. I feel loved. I was smiling all night long because I can not contain the happiness. I'm marrying my best friend, my other half, my everything.

Life seems to be better now. Like I'm in the right place, like I'm complete. I can't believe that it was 7 years ago that I met this man, who's a weird, a funny, and a very loving man. I still can't believe that I'm the luckiest woman to feel this much love from this man. And now - nothing in this world seems impossible & hard. When I'm with him, I know I'll be alright.

♥ K



Hi loves,

This time I'm sharing you my thoughts about friendship. The actual friendship, relation between person to person in real life, the bond, the ups and downs.

Growing up and meeting new people all the time, I realize that I am the kind of person that like to keep the circle small. I prefer to have just the right amount of friends, but always keep in touch with them, rather than having hundreds close friends, but don't really create the bond.

For me, it is totally okay that by time, my circle decreases in size, but increases in value. I personally think it's okay that I have several people, who are genuine, with less drama. I know that there are some people out there that can have hundreds friends but never got the close one. It might looks superfun to have a lot of friends, but it is surely be lonely at times, if you don't have the really best & close friends.

I'm also the type of person that when I am friend with someone, I can be friend with them for a long time and it didn't wear out. The ones who stay 'till now, is the one that you can call 'family' and you know you can count on them. Now that my life is going to change in a month, it is very emotional for me to think that my friends have been around in my journey from the beginning. So for that, I am truly grateful & beyond blessed.

I wish you & all of your beloved friends to feel blessed & feel loved as much as I do. 'Till I see you in my next post, loves!

♥ K
Hi!

How are you? I hope you are good, and if you ask me, to be honest, I'm beyond nervous! It's already the beginning of August, which means.. I'm getting married in couple weeks. Crazy, huh? To end July in a high note, I'm sharing you my monthly favorites, as always. So here goes!


BEAUTY
If you know me in person, I'm not a kind of person that use full heavy make-up everyday, but when I wanted to, I put on blush here and there. And you should know, this blush stick by Rollover Reaction is everything! It called Halolight Luminizing Stick in Roseate Glow, its not their latest product, but I just tried it and I've been obsessed with it ever since. The size is small so its easy to carry, and the color really suits my skin perfectly. It looks a bit shimmery on the stick, but when you apply it on your face, it gives you the healthy-glow without being too much. Go try it yourself to see how it turns out. The second product that I've been wearing a lot is Biore UV Protection as my sunscreen. At first I thought its overrated since everyone is using it, but when I try it myself, wow I was surprised. The smell is very fresh, it doesn't get sticky on my oily skin, and it is also really good to cover your skin from too much sunlights. So by far, this is my favorite sunscreen, even more from my Laneige sunscreen.



FASHION
I've been wearing one particular T-shirt like all day, to be honest. It's not quite the "latest" collection, from @shopatvelvet. The T-shirt is white with the "1990s" written on it. It's just a simple piece you can pull off anytime, and surprisingly the white cotton is not really see-through. (Which I think its pretty hard to find for white t-shirt). So yes, I've been wearing this a lot lately, you might also see it on the gram when I wear it to #WTF18, because it is that comfy!



MUSIC
This month, I've been listening to a lot of songs in repeat, so I thought will be good to share with you a long list of my current playlist. 
- Midsummer Madness by 88RISING
- Le Cienega by Joji ft. Niki (this Niki girl is keep coming with good songs!)
- Come Over by The Internet
- Winter Song by Isyana Sarasvati
Go give it a listen, I bet you'll love it as much as I love it! 

There you go, my July Favorites. The next thing you know, on the next August Favorites I'll be somebody's wife! (As cheesy as it might sounds, I'm super excited yet nervous.) See you in my next post, loves! 

♥ K
Hello!

How are you? I feel like it's been a long time since the last time I posted an outfit post in this blog. So here goes ;)

For most days, I always dress casually to go to work, or just for a casual date. Usually its just a blouse or a T-shirt, with a wide-leg pants or jeans, and of course, my sneakers. But sometimes, I also dress formally, when I feel like I wanted to. And recently I had one of those days, so here's my take on how to dress "smart-casual" without being too formal. 

Tee by Uniqlo, Jeans by Pomelo, Blazer by Lovemetwice
I started with my tees and jeans, the tips on picking the right tee for a smart look is pick one with subtle color like light grey, black, white, or go with darker shades like navy or maroon. And the tips on picking the right jeans for a smart look is pick one that's not too baggy, but not too skinny (go with the straight jeans), and avoid too much details like ripped or patch. Then, I add extra formal touch with a navy blazer. This blazer will turn the whole look from super casual, to smart casual instantly. If you're feeling lady-like, complete your look with a pair of heels. But if you want it to be laid-back, wear your sneakers or flats. 

There you go. How about you? What's your take on creating instant-smart casual on your look? Lets share it with me, and I'll see you on my next post, loves!

♥ K