9.12.2011

P. Dot Dot Dot


Confidence, the elusive confidence. The older I get the more I feel how little I know and how little I understand. I keep on thinking that soon, next month, next year I will be slimmer, taller (maybe not but would be nice), less anxious, wiser, with a cooler job. I always think that confidence will be something I will gain in the future. Tomorrow will be the day I will really like myself. I never look back at achievements or "pat myself on the back", not in a smug oh I am so good way, but in a "stop being so hard on yourself every second way". 


I think HK adds a little to my anxiety I always feel like I can be doing more, better, bigger, faster. So I am trying to learn to like just NOW. To stop always running ahead, learning to slow down. Confidence is about liking yourself right this second, and that's what I try to remind myself all the time! Some days are better than others, but I will get there one day :)

The outfit: with Polka dots everywhere this season from Marc Jacobs to Stella McCartney, I thought it was time to take out my old ZARA skirt and mix it up. The look I had in mind was Gossip Girl mixed with utilitarian/safari chic: Blair Waldorf meets Baroness von Blixen. Skirt Zara, shirt Massimo Dutti, clutch very used and abused Mulberry, bracelet lazy DIY - take a ZARA belt and place it around your wrist (easy and quick), hat PANAMA, snakeskin shoes Uterque (beautiful but give you vicious blisters). 

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to all my Chinese readers! Hope you are having a big feast with your family and lighting some pretty lanterns. Let me know if you need a good personal trainer after all these mooncakes! (If I eat one more mooncake I will give birth to an egg yolk).



17 comments:

  1. You look so cute, so lady-like:) Love the combination of the blouse with the skirt. Very chic xxx

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  2. I miss mooncake :(

    On a happier note, I can honestly say I've never seen a white and black polka dot skirt on anyone except in pictures from the 70s and I have to say - I LOVE IT. I want to make one for myself now! ^_^

    I also really like the chain bracelet and how that hat seems to make an appearance in many of your posts :)

    PQP
    http://prettyquirkypants.com
    xx

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  3. hey girly, I think ombre hair would really fit you! jumping is really easy though.. you just gotta not be afraid to fall.. but you won´t fall. so that´s ok. Think of like floating into heaven when you jump and let go of everything.

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  4. oooh i am loving this look! the polka dots contrast well with the utilitarian style blouse and ultra cool androgynous hat + the sexy textured black heels. fantastico!
    seriously...a "little" thing called confidence. It's a lifelong journey, so it seems, to find it dammit! After more experiences and a good attitude, you'll feel it.
    I realized that whenever I feel insecure (which lately is more days than not) it's usually b/c I feel like I haven't done enough and sort of whisked past something without giving it much thought---the lack of owning my feelings and experiences so to speak. Anywho! keep at it b/c you definitely are a woman with a good head on her shoulders, and you'll come out a winner in the end!
    Happy full moon!! yummm mooncakes :D
    xoxo Diana

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  5. This outfit is so lovely! I love dots. :)

    grabtherat.blogspot.com

    ~let's follow each other? ^^

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  6. Gorgeous outfit! Love the simple but chic color palette, love the hat! Great blog!! Would you like to follow each other?

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  7. wow! love your shoes and this white bag!! you look stunning! thank you so much for visit me:)

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  8. Cute styling! Especially love the fedora and skirt. I'm so happy you stopped by my blog or I wouldn't have been able to find your awesome blog. Would love it if we could follow each other. =)

    heelsnposes.blogspot.com
    xoxo (hugs & kisses till next time)

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  9. This is such a chic outfit! I really do love everything about it. It's so nice to be able to pull out a piece of clothing you haven't worn in a while and be able to style it beautifully :D

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  10. re: I´m in the same opinion as you on the roitfeld- selezneva-russian vogue case.
    Really like this outfit, the skirt is classy yet playful.

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  11. Your skirt is soo cute!

    xx

    http://www.chicchikchic.com/

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  12. You look really elegant and stylish! I like how you paired your polka dot skirt with the irt and your sandals are very feminine:)
    I liked a lot your text as well:)

    Following you now on Bloglovin and Google, I would love it if you followed me back!

    Chrysa
    Stories and Sequins

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  13. Que estilo y personalidad tienes wow! de verdad me siento honrada de que te guste mi blog :) gracias por tu comentario. xx

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  14. Very well put- I think confidence also comes from being content with what you already have than always lusting for the what ifs.

    -Sam
    http://www.samishome.com

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  15. LOVVVEEE THIS LOOK! Esp. your polka dot skirt! Something tells me I might be behaving a lil' blonde but I can't find your email address!! : ( I wanted to ask you a lil' something.
    Please send me a quick mess to my email so I can respond! (cultfriday@gmail.com)

    Following you from Jamaica:

    C.ULT FRIDAY.

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  16. Connecting the Dots: Style And Bubble Tea! If you stop in Berlin, don't miss the wonderful Bubble Tea Shop called... And Dots!

    www.and-dots.com

    The drinks are just amazing, the place is terrific. I stayed two months in Berlin this summer and was a regular customer. Back to Holland now, and I WANT AN And Dots home!

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