Don’t let your past determine your future :) First find yourself and what makes you happy, don’t rely on anything else for your happiness. Learn to love yourself first.
I want to apologize for the lack of updates but I’m back! Hope you all like the new layout – clean and minimalistic. I wanted to share some things that have brought me joy and happiness over the past couple of weeks :)
Hope everyone enjoys their Monday :) Can’t believe it’s snowing in March!
Here are few of my favorite things from my weekend roundup! Little things like finding a new lunch spot or seeing roses on my desk in full bloom puts a smile on my face :) My sister came to visit over the weekend and she brought my favorite macarons from la maison du macaron, trust me nothing beats this place! What are some highlights of your week/end?
I love snacking on fruits when I’m feeling hungry or want something refreshing. Luckily I had fresh fruits and yogurt in the fridge so it didn’t take much time to prepare. I’ve been reading Alexa Chung’s book and find myself picking it up when I’m snacking, I would recommend it for anyone if you’re looking for a light and easy read. On another note, I’m debating about buying a juicer since I’m trying to be health conscious this year but we’ll see how that goes – I’m not a huge fan of vegetables.
I love Sundays because it’s the start of a new week and means it’s brunch day! I’m always looking forward to the weekend so I can enjoy salmon eggs benedict with a side of potatoes – I love brunch. I thought I would start off the week by buying some fresh blooms since the weather has been gloomy. It doesn’t look like spring will be here anytime soon so I thought I could liven up my room with a splash of color. Excited for this week as I made some personal goals for myself!
Happy Wednesday! Valentine’s Day is next Friday and I thought I would share some outfit ideas for inspiration. Just because you don’t have a date doesn’t mean you can’t dress up. If you’re hanging out with your friends this Valentine’s Day you can still dress up with a sequin top and skinny jeans and look good single. A LBD (little black dress) is always an option because all you need is heels and a clutch and you’re ready to go! For those who want a laid back look if you’re going on a casual date can pair a tee with boyfriend jeans. If you don’t have any plans for Valentine’s Day you can always spend some quality “me time” with things you enjoy like a movie or book before your single days are over!
We’ve all been there, does he like you or does he not? The just friends outfit is a look you can wear on a “date” with you and your guy friend. If you don’t want to look too casual or overdressed you can wear a neutral dress that isn’t revealing or scream sexy. Remember your clothes don’t define you but your confidence and attitude :)
As cliché as it may sound I can’t believe another month has passed by – happy February! I love this quote because it’s something I can resonate with. One thing I learned was to to never set limits on what you’re capable of. Have some faith in yourself and see where it takes you, take chances and be adventurous.
As you can tell, my favorite color is pink. I’m not sure why I’m so drawn to the color pink because I grew up as a tomboy but always chose pink. (I was always pink ranger when my siblings and I would reenact power rangers). Above are some of my favorite things that are in various shades of pink. Last week I was browsing online looking for a new lip balm when I came across the dior rose lip balm. I’m not willing to spend money carelessly unless it’s worth investing but was convinced after I read the 5 star reviews. I’m a sucker for packaging and the scent reminds me of my diptyque rose candles – it also has plumping properties for those who want that extra oomph.
Here are the step and rules to enter:
Giveaway ends February 7, 2014 and winner will be announced February 8 on this blog post! Good luck! For those that want to purchase something now, here is a 20% off promo code courtesy of Wonderelle : TPD20
EDIT // WINNER IS:
Thank you to everyone who entered, I’m overwhelmed by the response! I will be hosting another giveaway shortly, stay tuned!
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I am excited to introduce my three favorite shops from Shopify. Shopify is a platform where you can create an online store and sell anything, perfect for those that want to start a shop but don’t know where to start! Currently, Shopify is offering a 14-day trial and you can get started here now.
Here are my favorite shops:
It should be no surprise that 2020 AVE is one of my favorite online shops! I don’t like investing in current trends unless it is something that I can’t live without and was surprised that they carried one of my favorite brands Lush. You get the best of both worlds – quality items at affordable price :)
Use the code TPD10 and take 10% off your purchase, happy shopping!
So excited I came across Soko Glam and made a new friend along the way, hello Charlotte! I was ecstatic when I found out Soko Glam carried Korean cosmetics and skincare I’ve been trying to get my hands on. Charlotte introduced me to new products like the SU:M37 rose cleansing stick which is heavenly! I always look forward to washing my face at the end of the day with this cleanser because it smells divine and is gentle on my sensitive, acne-prone skin. I would definitely give it a try for those looking for a new cleanser :) I’ll be re-purchasing the cleansing stick once I run out and try out other products from the SU:M37 line.
You can use the code LOVETPD10 to get 10% off your purchase – expires February 7.
Wonderelle is an adorable shop that sells home decor which I adore because of the whimsical and feminine designs. I especially love the miniature cake stands! You can place either a cupcake or (in my case) a candle. Lookout for a giveaway with Wonderelle in the next couple of days!
Use the code TPD20 to take 20% off your purchase, expires February 7.
I want to say a big thank you to the shops for offering a promo code for my readers :) Hope this post inspired those who are thinking of opening an online shop, something I’ve been torn about. One of my dreams is to open a print shop within the next couple of years!
On days that I feel uninspired I browse through pinterest (my recent obsession) and look through countless fashion and beauty pins. I love finding makeup looks that I can recreate myself like the bright eye or romantic look above. My ideal makeup look would be curled lashes and coral tinted lips—minimal makeup. Two looks that I hope to nail this year is the dewy and no makeup look which is impossible to learn because I don’t have the patience. Even though I’m a bit late with the trend I do love the gold ponytail cuff and polished silver nails, it adds to the finishing touch!
I like laid back looks like the ones pictured above, I’ve been gravitating toward a neutral color palette but occasionally like patterns like plaid. Seems like everyone is going mad for plaid right now. As you can tell I like my bags black; black never goes out of style. What inspires you?