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

So sorry for the late blog post this week. It's been a crazy and rough and yet, fun week! How about you? How was your week? Anyway, let's get down to the topic. This time I'll be sharing you how is my current skin condition and how I get to this point. I'll highlight some products that I use, in case some of you have the same skin condition as me. Lets get started!

My skin was very very oily, dull, and its very easy for acne to come up in anytime. But now, my skin is less oily, brighter, it looks somehow healthier, but there's still some acne in "that-time" of the month. How do I get to this condition? I personally think there are some tips, if you are facing the same problem like mine. 

1. Drink lots and lots of water
It may sounds classic, but believe me, it works! I used to drink only 4-5 glasses of water everyday, but I tried to push myself and now I usually drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday, and it somehow makes my skin healthier & it also makes my body feels much better. It feels like it cleanses everything bad inside your body. Try it, you'll find it surprisingly working. 

2. Don't touch your face too much
Yes, I used to touch my face a lot, like picking on the pimple, try to clean the pores, etc. And now I realizes that our hands are very dirty and now I always remind myself not to touch my face too much. Don't know if its the main reason that my acne is starting to disappear, but I think it helps. 

3. Wear as little make-up as you can
For weeks and weeks, I've been wearing less make-up than I used to. I just put on my skincare, a thin layer of concealer here and there, and also loose powder (for acne skin). I added some blush, depends on the occasion. I guess its helping my skin to "breathe" again. 

4. Treat your acne well
If you have sensitive & acne-prone skin like mine, please, treat your acne well. Don't pinch it, don't touch it, just gently take care of it. Use some acne-spot treatment that you find working on your skin (for me, its acne oil from The Body Shop), and stop looking at it as a flaw. Don't worry, everyone has pimples once in a while. Its natural, so don't worry too much! 

I might not be a skin-expert, but I hope some of you find it helpful! 'Till I see you in my next post, loves! 

♥ K


How are you? 

When writing this, I'm in my office listening to a song by Rhye called Song for You. It's a calming song,for my heart. Currently I'm in such a good condition, I'm full of excitement and also, a touch of nervous. In this post, I'll tell you why. 

As I grow, I learned that self-love is not only about pamper time and taking care of your body. But self-love also means to take back control, do what you want to do, do what's making you happy. So for a healthier mind & soul, I'm taking back the control. I'm getting out from an unhealthy working environment, and I'm starting fresh in a new place soon. And really, I don't think I've ever felt this relief getting out of something unhealthy. I'm a bit proud of myself that I took that power and made this big decision. 

I am now in a happy state that my heart is full. I got an exciting thing waiting for me. I've just signed with another 2 photography projects. I'm back on track with my exercises. And.. I'm getting married in 1 month! 

So girls, you can not let anything disturb the peace of your mind & soul. Because that's the most important thing. When you see an opportunity knocks, you gotta take it. Take risk & make the best of it. Believe in God's plan that the chances are coming in the right timing. There's no better timing than God's timing, don't you agree?

♥ K

Hi guys!

As you can see on the title, yes, the wedding is happening in 1 month! Don't ask me how it feels because I honestly can not explain what I feel now. It's a mixture of excitement, happiness, a bit of worry, "not-knowing-what-will-happen-next", and lots and lots of other feelings. 

After I look back to my life in the previous years, suddenly I realize that I've been living my best best  best life. I had a blessed life & now it's time for me to change my life from being single, to being someone's wife. There will be soooo many changes in my life, I obviously can not tell you now because I don't know yet, but there will be a blog post about that, too, of course. 

I've been dating my man, my best friend, for more than 6 years now. And for the past 2 years, I learnt a lot, being a working girl and balancing professional & personal life. It is a blessed that I have a job that I love, family that is supportive, friends who are fun, and my man, who's crazy enough to be with me through thick and thin.

I've been living on my own for the past 2 years. It's me, myself, and I who supports my own financial life. And also I've been living alone since the very first day I got a job. Yes, I'm working in Jakarta and my family is in Bekasi, which is not so far and you guys might think why didn't I just live in Bekasi. And actually, I thank God that I live on my own, away from my parents, for these past 2 years. I learnt a lot on being independent, on being able to wake up, get ready, get breakfast, go to work, and all until I go home and go to bed at night - all on my own. I don't depend on others for every aspect in my life. And I thank God that I've made the decision to live on my own. Because now, I'm ready to really be "on my own" after marriage. Now I see what's the point that foreigners have this habit to always get out of their homes after they turns 18. And I thank God for that. 

So yes, the journey to the wedding day has been very exciting, yet surprising me with all these mature thoughts lately. All good now, I'm blessed. 

♥ K