So around the same time last year I made a rule for myself in order to stop my impulsive shoe purchase. Shoes are my baby, my weakness and one of my crazy impulsive buys. While most people decide their shoes upon what color or style they need I base mine on pure impulse thereby I am a proud owner of shoes in interesting colors and prints. While most often I’m lucky enough to be able to match them to my outfits it’s not always the case since there were few that I had for years just because they were of such unique colors that I could not find the right outfits to match it. From Aztecs, to laces to the bold shades, the love for shoes is immense ain’t it?
Anyways I’m quite proud of myself for having not bought a pair of shoe in almost a year. YESS!!! I made it!! I mean you shoeholics’ or shopaholics’ would know how hard this is and what a significant achievement this can be soughted as *adjusts non-existent nerdy glasses in order to sound serious*.
If this sounds like an impossible thing to do and you want to find out how I achieved it keep reading *wink* *wink*
Heres all the deets on how I made this happen in case you want to try something similar or just curious like me. 😉
The first thing I made sure was I didn’t give myself a time span where I wouldn’t buy shoes because that never works for me. I did not tell myself I need to stop buying shoes this month/year. Regarding time as a key factor just never works for me because it makes it feel so long and the shopaholic in me would spring out and attack.
Also the main point here was to channel in my sane practical soul while keeping the shopaholic suppressed and the only way to do was to give myself a goal to achieve which was more substantial than ‘Don’t buy shoes!’.
I made a mental goal to only buy another pair of shoes when I have done wearing all the pairs of new ones I already own at least once. And…….. that worked. I went almost a year without buying a single pair of shoe! Wohoo!!
Last Saturday I managed to wear my final pair of new shoes and therefore I am officially free from my “no shoe buy time”. 🎉🎊🎈
In order to celebrate I went and bought myself this pair of gorgeous blushing babies! 😀
P.S: I needed a matching pair for an outfit I am going to be wearing next week so it wasnt just all in vain. I really needed this pair (and so she says every single time doesnt she! 😉 )
It has been a very very long time since I did a post like this. This was a look I put together for my nephew’s (one of many I have) naming ceremony. It had been awhile since there was an occasion for me to doll up for so I made the most of it.
UPDATE: VISIT MY STORE HERE http://shopcharisma.myshopify.com/ I just broke the news on my Instagram and I am super excited to announce my new online store ‘CHARISMA’. I shall be launching the website soon and I will make an announcement when I do so. I couldn’t wait until then to announce, this has been my baby and I have been working on it for the longest time now and I couldn’t contain my excitement anymore. 😀
The thought behind this store has been my obsession with unique and pretty things (which all of you know by now) and how it’s not always accessible thanks to geographical limitations (again something you hear me complain).
So let me tell you a little about what you’d find in my store. Read more ›
My love for shoes is something you all are aware of if you have been following my posts or have read my ‘about‘ page. I love my heels, I look after them like they are my babies but I have to be honest that I do not wear them every single day. I used to at one point but I had to stop doing so. As a child I never wore shoes that might squeeze my feet in any way (Yay for overprotective asian parents! ) so I have wide feet with super thin/soft feet that chafes if I walk too much especially with shoes that are not comfortable. Skin hardens at wherever chaffing happened and it is very painful. Now that we have gotten my feet description and medical condition sorted 😉 let’s get into why I am reviewing a shoe out of all things. I always need one pair of comfortable and pretty shoes that I can wear everyday (and I am sure most of you out there are just like me) and I have been looking for a very comfortable pair for the longest time ever. Just as I review the makeup I use, I really felt the need to tell you how amazing this pair of moccasin from Michael Kors is. Read more ›
The recent holiday I took had me on a shopping spree(surprise! D ) and found the cutest suitcase handbag ever from Accessorize! I’ve heard bloggers speak of Accessorize however this was the first time I’ve actually stumbled upon one of their stores and bought something. Those not aware, Monsoon Accessorize is a British retail clothing brand. This store has some really cute bags. This bag is called STRUCTURED SUITCASE ACROSS BODY BAG and I am so much in love with it especially the color. Also I love unwrapping stuff so I thought I should share this moment of joy with you guys and video the few mins! 🙂 Let me know what you think. Apologies on my voice, my throat hurts
It is vital to accessorize right. All of us have done it right and done it wrong at various points in life. However, one thing I’ve learnt through all my ‘done it wrong’ times is that you can never go wrong with rings. They are be minimal and extravagant depending on how you style them. Read more ›
OK, I know this post is a bit overdue but since its not 2015 yet it isn’t too late to post this up I suppose. Every fashionista who has watched the Spring 2015 runway shows/pics would have made a mental list of all their favourite and I being the quintessential girl that I am, did the same. So here’s me sharing my list of favorites from the SS15 handbag collection.
This collection was quite a mix of shapes, colors and ideas. From the classics to the quirky designs it satisfied every mood we girls swing across. 😉
My list comprises of everything I need for next year. I mean most of what I need. 😛
Warning: The post is quite long but there’s almost no text to read. 🙂
Usually when I enter the forever 21 store I go into a daze picking up clothes, a lot of clothes that I don’t really need. I shopped there like every other day while I was in Japan. Don’t blame me but I haven’t found an alternative with that good of a collection and so amazingly priced. But during my last visit there surprisingly I ended up shopping for so many other things and no clothes. These were actually stuff I needed and are quite good (and were very cheap) so I thought I’d share with you what they were and how I like them. Read more ›
I came across Excel Clothing’s website recently and I ended up looking at some really pretty things which I thought should go into my winter wish list 😉 If there’s no end to shopping there’s definitely no limitation to a girl’s wish list is there!?! 😛 So here we go…