Recent must-haves this spring.
American Teen, Khalid
There was point in time where this album was ALL I played. I would list my favorite songs but I would just end up listing the whole album. Khalid has absolutely killed me with his voice
Pair Acne Cream
I have my best friend to thank for introducing me to this product. I don’t actually have acne but had a few pretty bad pimple scars in around March that are now practically gone thanks to this. This stuff gets rid of pimples completely in a day or two and fades pimple/acne scars perfectly. It’s also so affordable and lightweight.
Some of the spring/summer stuff I ordered from tobi.com
To be completely honest, all of the things that came were a little big for me (as you can probably see in the pictures). Everything I got was in a size medium, which is what I normally wear so I was kind of bummed when the pieces that came didn’t fit me perfectly haha. Because of this, I highly reccomend checking the measurements and exact sizing before ordering 😉 I still wear all of these pieces and definitely don’t think they’re toooo bad, the service and shipping from tobi was also amazing, so overall, I can definitely reccomend it. Here’s what I got!
“Long Way Off Black and White Tee”
Touching Down in Port Moresby somehow felt like coming home… Even though it was only my second time in the country.
While I was in Papua New Guinea during my spring break, I spent half of my time by the beach, and half of it in the capital, Port Moresby. No joke in saying that I could live there and am definitely made for the tropics.
I can’t put in to words how happy I am that winter is over and that it’s officially Spring, the weather has been amazing in Fukuoka recently because the sun has been shining, and all of the cherry blossom flowers are in bloom (ironic because it’s raining today).
The theme of this season’s style for me is relaxed and basically rocking the style of looking laid back and casual yet still elegant and put together. That sounds pretty hard to fathom but I feel like the pieces I’ve shown here provide some pretty good examples
Largely inspired by classic pin-striped or silk pajama sets. Wearing PJ’s outside of the house (especially to school) is something that I’m very strangely suuper comfortable and accustomed to doing, and because I actually love the vibe this gives off, I think a lot of things can be paired together so that they give off a similar aesthetic but are a bit more structured and put-together.
I thought denim on denim and wearing double of the same color was the biggest fashion sin ever until very recently. I actually love the way matching sets look with each other (if they are pulled off correctly) and think that there is such a cute vintage look in matching your top with your bottoms.
I haven’t really experimented with denim on denim (yet) but have matched loose black pants with with a loose black top tied into a knot at the bottom with a denim jacket or a long cardigan and love the way it looks.
I don’t know how many people can relate to this, but I go through phases where I’ll be super motivated to work and study one week then have absolutely zero energy and motivation the next. Going through IB, this comes with ups and downs. Some weeks, you REALLY can’t afford not to work and give your all and other times, you’ll see the rewards that comes as a result of your hard work. However, recently
(in the past few months or so), I think I’ve finally gotten a hang of this whole thing and have mastered the act of staying (at least somewhat) motivated for longer periods of time. Sooo, here’s the first post in this series (if that’s what this is) on how I get through hell, also known as IB. Here’s what works for me. Hopefully it helps you a bit too.
One thing that COMPLETELY changes the game for me is staying organized. It’s almost pathetic how excited I get over to do lists and pretty agenda’s. Because of this, I am so motivated to get my work done for the satisfaction of checking that beautifully color coded assignment off my to do list. Even getting new assignments is fun when you get to add it to your calendar. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration, but still – it’s much better than dreading assignments and having them pile up etc etc. Here’s how I stay organized;
In my school, all of the work is actually done on google drive, which is convenient because it doesn’t take up any space on my laptop’s hard drive and can be shared with teachers and classmates super easily. It’s also nice that lots of people can access the same document or presentation at the same time for group work.
Looking at the picture it may look a little unorganized, however, the way it’s set up is; all of the documents at the bottom are things that I am using at the moment and would need to access everyday. When I’m done with that document (usually when we finish the topic in class) I drag the document into the ’11/12′ folder into the appropriate subject so that I can access it later on. The folders at the top, like ‘Sarah TOK’ for example are the same, once I’m done with that unit, they’ll go into the OG folder, under the right category in ’11/12′.
Another spring break, another trip back to my mom’s house here in Papua New Guinea. I’m currently in the capital, Port Moresby and got back from 4 days at Doini Island in Millen Bay Provence yesterday morning. Not even kidding when I say that it was p a r a d i s e. Here’s a summary of my trip in journal entries and pictures. Enjoy!
March 26th 2017 // 12 something pm
We just got to the beach (Doini Island) via helicopter. It was mesmerizing. I’m gonna go strip then jump straight into the ocean. We’ve got the whole, crystal blue-watered island all to ourselves… there isn’t a single other guest here. I am so at peace and happy.
Basically just what’s going on in my life at the moment: How I’ve been dealing with school (IB Y1), working out, early birthday surprises, recklessly cutting my own hair (again!) and some random recent pictures.
Currently: Listening to Saved by Khalid, working on this blog post while I should be writing the essay I have due tomorrow and haven’t started :~)
Okay so first of all, I can’t believe that January is already over and it’s already February! I feel like from this point on the school year just goes by so quickly… At least I hope so, my motivation is non existent right now.
It was Valentines day a few days ago and as usual, I was as single as ever hahahah, it’s fine though, even if I did have a date, I probably wouldn’t even have the time to go out, just felt like any other day to be honest… I did get some surprise chocolate though hehe, like I already mentioned I had this huge essay for English Lit due that my teacher assigned a week earlier along with two other big projects, I literally started writing it at 11 pm the night before it was due. YAY. It actually turned out pretty good in the end though – goes to show that it doesn’t matter when you start as long as you get it done hahahah. Just kidding, sleep, being stress free and ahead of the game feels so much better. I go through phases where I’m just killing it with my organization and responsibilities, but then there’s weeks like last week where I just ate like shit and got nothing done :’). I feel like this is something that all IB students understand. I also just finished my midterms and ohhh god, they were so hard. I legit survived on redbull and coffee.. I needed like a week to recover and catch up from sleep because of them hahah, So glad they’re over.
Scrolling on Instagram is seriously just like getting new inspiration everyday, here are SOME of my favorite Instagram accounts and some pictures that inspired me, Enjoy!!
I just absolutely love her style and the way she edits her pictures, she’s also super gorgeous and is such a badass
Hey! As a lot of you probably know, I spent my winter break in at home in Heidelberg, Germany. Only slightly biased ( 😉 ) but it’s the most beautiful city in the world and I love it with all my heart. If you’re ever in Germany, please go check it out, it’s so underrated, and I promise, you won’t regret it. I wasn’t too lucky with the weather this trip, (hence all of the fog) but I’m still so happy with how these pictures turned out. I’ll link some posts of my previous trips there below.
Here are some very long overdue pictures I took while I was there in December, Enjoy! ❤
Okay bare with me, this could get a bit preachy…
One month into 2017 and I have learnt so much. This is honestly surprising to me because I came into this year thinking that I was pretty much set on understanding how to deal with things and life and what not. Hahahaha no joke, this past month has been a damn rollercoaster! I partially blame this on midterms and all the stress I’ve been feeling but at the same time, I think that this was the universe or something sending me some type of wake up call.
Two of the things that I was conflicted this month were respect and confidence, or lack thereof rather. I’ll make a separate post about confidence but in this one, I want to focus on respect and how truly, fucking fundamental it is.