The simple thing woman can do to herself is groom well, dress well. We sould put on the best version of our self. That is how we gain respect from other people. Woman at my age, some do care about how they look, but some not having that much interest. Maybe because they are too busy with their own life, kids, work, husband or house chores. Yup, woman got a lot of things too handle. Sleepless life of me since having a kids. But life is great! haha. You have to have a plan and a list of what to do first. And for me, a soundless and calmness early morning to meditate for bringing the positive energy in me with an extra strong coffee (I use to run early morning, but since pregnant, I just meditate myself, how? *Exhale and inhale then think about how improve life) Easy.
So this is the groom well and dress well version of me.
I love the fact that these four item make me look flawless but not too heavy on the face.
And It's not going to change the fact that I'm getting old with those wrinkles..pfft!..haha
Woman got a lot of shoes..When you ask them which one is your favorite? all the hundreds or more is their favorite. Well woman do love shoes so much. But these two is my favorite. When you said, suit up! I will go wear leather shoes with everything. A shiny one.
Wear 1 inch heels, or 2 inch heels or more inch heels or with no heels as long its a shoes. And make all man around you feel head over heels, and make your man feel he is the lucky one for having you.
4 Months pregnant
5 Months pregnant
Dress well means, dress proper suit to your age. And i'm 33 years old and a mom, I use to keep it simple. If you can keep it classy through every stage in your life, well done to you! Your husband is the luckiest person on earth.
We complain much about everything. Early trimester, I keep complain how I cannot eat proper over my morning sickness, I complain my back hurt, I complain everything and everyone smell bad, I complain over my sleep routine changing, I complain no clothes fit me, I complain about people who loves to complain others. I can get away with hormone changing excuses if I want. haha. But then with a rational and calm mind. I question myself, Am I turning myself to ungrateful person? I have everything I want. Some people even die trying to be happy. I am a happy person. God give me this gift to be a happy person who can laugh even in my very sad moment, and I can make people laugh at his/her sad moment. Didn't I see this? I'm a happy person. I can be oh so sad, but I can easily turn it to positive things. While I'm whining about all this thing. There is a person or two, who really dying to get pregnant, who trying so hard for a years. There is a person really want to have a child of her own, but her mr. Right still not show up until she turn 30 or more. And i'm here complain about everything. There is a couple really want a child of their own but they just can't because of their financial problem. I'm here complain about everything and everyone is smell bad, then my husband bought a lot of air freshener, and to get rid of everyone odor he even bought me all the expensive perfume to make my smell even stronger than anyone else. Hahaha..and here I am still complain. I complain about how I cannot eat everything, he try so hard giving me the best food, bring me to all buffet around KK, bring back food I'm craving for. And here I am still complain.
All I am saying, we love to complain everything. Some single people complain about their 2k-3k salary. Cannot survive until end of month. How they have to looking for a side income. But there it goes with their fancy and imported car, and all the expensive gadgets which is they pay for every month. It's all about fancy and posh lifestyle. They forgot about having all this for sure come with only hard work. You want everything come to your life, but you not work that hard to get it. You will stay there and complain more. Questioning why this why that. And someday somehow you blame others.
You keep dreaming about 'when I become rich, all I want to do is put my feet on the table' well dear, to be rich is to work hard. Rich people is the busiest bee on earth. They work hard, only sometime they enjoy a bottle of champagne but still in their mind is about how to move forward. Not like you. All you think is put your feet one the table and how to spend your money if you're rich. Complain more it will not bring you close to success in life.
Count the blessing you have a long the way. Count how much love you have from your family and friends. Some people die trying. If you still have a chance to put your feet on the table and read your favorite books. I think you're okay with life. I'm okay with my life when I still can laugh in my worst day. And once a while read my favorite books. Do you familiar with Anne Frank? a 14 years old, who enjoy her life with writing? Even in a war and hiding from enemies, she still keep continue writing for a good things happen in her life.
Allah blessed me with everything I have in life. For the things I did and for the thing i had. For making me as a stay at home mom. For the third will come on the December. For the two adorable kids. For a very supportive husband in everything I do. For having I Love Oldies to keep me busy.
If you a thriftier hardcore, I want to teach you on how to check authentic Louis Vuitton. When thrifting, I always stumbled to many bags with brand, some fake, some are not. Sometimes, it's not fair for some when they buy and the seller put unreasonable price for the fake one. Yes, you may say the seller themselves don't know either the bags are fake or not. Pity for people who buy fake for rm300.
So here I give you some tips on how to spot the real Louis Vuitton.
1. When thrifting, you should bring your smartphone, any collection of branded bags will be IN THE CATALOG regardless the year it manufactured. It always always always be in their catalog . Check for the serial number too, all bags have a serial number. Since now, a fake bag also have serial number, just don't simply believe the serial number without check them in the internet.
2. For a world class brand like Louis Vuitton, has been in production since 1854, of course the material they use is best from the best. It will not come cheap.The tag will always hot-stamp on the leather. How to detect original leather or not? well leather thick and though. Fake will use Vinyl, vinyl is not real leather, you can peel the skin or paint off..
This is the vinyl material. one day, the white color will peel-off. So this is not a real Louis Vuitton
3. Check for the embossed 'Louis Vuitton made in france' inside. It always have to be hot-stamp on leather, and the TT's in Vui'tt'on should not touch together, and the 'O' in Louis Vuitton should be round. Not 'o' or '0' the 'O' should perfectly round.
4. Check for the stitch, as the world known best bags, the stitch will be perfect without flaw. No overlapping stitch.
When come to stitching, Louis Vuitton is perfectionist with it stitch, one thing to check is, the handle stitch, it should be 5 stitch across top of the monogram, and the monogram always in the same size in any Louis Vuitton's bags. ANY.
5. oh..and the zippy, check either have a problem on unzipped and zipping, it should be smooth.
Look for zip logo, if rough like the first one in the photo, it's a fake. It should be smooth surface.
6. Erm..what else..hahaha..I cannot think straight because I just found out the bags I bargain is vintage LV, just snatched from my hand by a friend..hahaha. oh..all LV bags, never have a cut monogram pattern, it always stitch back together perfectly.
Like this, the monogram logo will be attached nicely.
I want to dedicate this entry for her. I was sad when I know she left after four years battling cancer. I was reading all twit from her friends. To be honest, she don't know me at all. But i have a chance to talk with her when I buy her scarves. Actually, like you know, her scarves was selling fast. I really really want her tudung for raya. Then i was write her an email, she reply me I was telling her that i really need her tudung for raya, but it selling fast in a blink of eyes. So she tell me will be another upcoming stock, and she will reserve for me. Then I tell her if I can pay her even the scarves is not yet ready. She asked me to pay it when she have the scarves. I make her understand that i'm living far away from the city, and we don't have the nearest bank. She's a bit confused in 2011, people like me don't have a one-click banking. Yes, i don't have. Because I living far away into the woods. haha. I'm serious. People in my place, they keep money at home. Ami seemed puzzled by my answer, I always have same reaction from people who never come to my place, or some part in Sabah. But yah, i'm not trying to giving you the idea Sabah is mundur. No. Only some place, like my place. But thank to Ami, the next visit to the bank, I activate my maybank2u account, but thanks to Ami too, then I keep buying things online since it was easy doing payment..hahaha
Ami was so kind, even she still confused and yet she agreed I can pay her at anytime when I go out to the nearest city. She was so polite. Nearest city will take 1 and half hours to get there. And I managed to get Ami's scarf for my raya.
Ami inspired me a lot, not just because she's battling cancer and still become a very successful woman. She inspired me to live a life full to the fullest, no matter what condition you in right now. In my case, living far away, without nothing to do. Just become another typical housewife. Do things what mother does. That time, I have school's canteen, just recently wear tudung and having a newborn that time. I was angry all the time, I hate my life at that time, I used to live in the city before, and all the sudden here I am back to my village, become a mother of new born, busy with all canteen things, from monday to sunday, from 3am to 9pm. Everything is out of my hand. No longer wear nicely. Oily face. No longer wear perfume, bags or anything. For me it is what it is, I am a mother, the priority is not me anymore. Without knowing that, I am not Lina that my husband used to know. And learning about Ami, in her condition, she still have time to having so much fun and have time to herself to look pretty, and wear all the nice thing. Embracing all she have. In and out hospital, and still having fun with her hospital clothes (I don't know what it call). Out from hospital she having fun with mixing and matching all her clothes. All the sudden I asking myself, why I can be like her? while my husband complaint me about I'm not the Lina he used to know, I was lost at that time.
I learnt from her, life is about fighting, fight for your happiness. After that, slowly i embrace my life, love what i have in front of me, specially my life, my husband and kids, chasing down my dreams, never too late to learnt things. I love photography, so I learn about taking photo and all about photography, with the help of my husband . I love fashion, I really want to be like her, and now, I have an online shop selling vintage dress and stuff with my sister. It was a success to me. I admit I am one of her fan. She inspired me a lot in many way. By the way, she is a friendly person, even after i bought scarf from her, she reply all my twit. But not the other day when I saw her twit 'Ya Allah'. I know she's in pain. I reply her 'Be strong Ami, my prayers is for you, just be strong, you are fighter, fight hard' and she not reply any, like she used to. without I know that was her last twit before she into a really deep sleep.
You done with the fight, now rest well dear Ami. I thank you for all of the lesson you gave us to learn. May every woman have your strength. May everyone fight harder for a better life like you did. I will remember you as my favorite Fashion blogger, even we never meet.
When the satin scarf famous, I kept Ami's scarf in my drawer, wear only once during Eid. But then last month, I don't know why I suddenly all about this scarf again. And look at my first born, she's about to turning 5 years old this April. And look at me now, I'm a happy person compared to 4 years ago. Having a sale in KK's Bundle Fest, selling vintage dress. I chased my dream because of her.
Thank you Ami.
Bersemadi dengan tenang, semoga arwah tergolong dalam golongan orang-orang yang beriman. Amin.