Bright and Sunny Disposition

Neon Necklaces: H&M | Black Dress: Rue | Tribal beaded bracelet: H&M | Neon Pink Clutch: Zara | Neon Yellow Espadrille Peeptoes: H&M | Belt: H&M

This was my outfit for the second day of the Supersale Bazaar. Admittedly, I feel like a walking advertisement for H&M but  I swear, this was just a coincidence. During my last trip to Hong Kong, I hoarded a lot of neon accessories from the said store; I’ve had an affinity for the said trend as of late and since H&M carries a whole lot of pretty neon selections, it’s only logical that their pieces look good together.


Okay, so maybe this isn’t what I exactly wore to the bazaar. Before I left the house, I decided to change my Zara clutch to a bigger pink Prada tessuto clutch, if only because this one didn’t allow me to hold much things in it. The Prada enabled me to hold my favorite Chanel face powder (which is yay big), my nifty YSL touche eclat, and my bright pink lipstick from the same brand, on top of my credit cards, bills, and phones (an iphone and a curve).

Likewise, upon arriving at the venue, I put on an additional neon necklace my boyfriend got me from Gold Couture, piled on top of the existing H&M ones.

I’ve been asked by a reader recently on how I am about to keep a somewhat bright disposition and outlook towards life (as reflected by my posts, she says). I’ve also been told by a few people that I seem to be always happy and worry-free, and that somehow, things fall into place naturally for me.

So what’s the secret, they ask.

Well, there isn’t any. I’m not really as happy and worry-free as I appear, and I wasn’t always sunny in terms of disposition, and there are still days when I’m pretty much your average, irritable person. Like everyone else, my life isn’t sunshine and daisies 24/7–I’ve been through several rough patches, I’ve experienced a few angst, and I’ve had my own fair share of hang-ups. I’m pretty much your average Jane, I just happen to blog about Fashion.

Plus, I’ve always been transparent with the fact that I’m not exactly the nicest individual out there. I guess it’s all about keeping things real.

And by keeping it real, it’s knowing who you are as a person and knowing that you always have a choice in every action you take. My personal way of approaching things is by making a choice to exude an optimistic perspective. It’s not to say that I’m a pro at deluding myself but I’ve always thought that if you have that positive mindset and you work towards getting a favorable outcome, chances are, you’ll produce the desirable output. Makes sense, right?

So I always make an effort to look at the bright side of things and see merit in every single action. I also try to put myself in other people’s shoes and see the world through their point-of-view. That way, I don’t harbor any negative or ill feelings towards anyone.

Here’s a rule of thumb: Do by what’s right–simple. “Right” is relative but there are universal rights and good choices are usually easy to discern. When you do by what’s right, I guarantee you, everything will fall into place. I think that’s the natural order.

I used to be the type to think that the end justifies the means but it doesn’t, so I suggest you bury that thought to the ground.

So now, I do by what I think is right and I’m pretty much happy. Yeah, I still have stressful days but they are usually beyond my control. I fix what I can fix, and I learn to get over things I’ve no control over. I focus on being positive and I make sure to surround myself with good people who support me and friends who see the good in me.

Just a thought! Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead.

Anyway, here’s a random polaroid photo (taken with a Fujifilm Instax I gifted my boyfriend for our “monthsary”) from the bazaar last weekend–to the man who has changed my outlook in life (and the only one I did “right” by), I love you.

  • http://www.plurk.com/autumnsong/invite Daal

    Aw.. how sweet. <3

    I totally agree with you. Everyone has a choice and they can choose to be positive or negative. It's not always easy staying positive but it definitely helps. :)

  • http://jasminnain.tumblr.com Jasmin Ann

    Love your outfit and you’re pretty as always. Been following your instagram, you and your boyfriend, such a wonderful couple. Aww! :’)

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    That’s true. It’s not always easy to stay positive but once you try, it will eventually come easy! 

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Aww, thank you! You’re so sweet!

  • http://twitter.com/IamWallaby Jhunalyn Modesto

    Your posts are really relatable and makes you closer to your readers, you speak your mind but you never forget eloquence which is what most of us admire about you :) you’re willing to share thoughts and you leave us with thoughts to ponder on! it feels good to continue learn and be open to improvement. On a lighter note, you and your boyfriend are so adorable, makes everyone believe that there is hope in finding true love at the right time :D  

  • neysuh

    Hi Domz,

    It’s been a while since I read your blog and I didn’t realize that it’s sort of “revamped”? In a good way, of course. Your blog just set a standard for being a legit fashion blog. Just by reading the comments of your readers made your blog set apart from others. Your readers are not here just to say “You are pretty” or “Nice post. I hope you can read my blog, too”. It’s good to read a well-written post along with comments which actually make sense. You are blessed to have gained such smart followers!

    I think I’m going to be one of your frequent readers now :) Keep the posts coming, Domz :)

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Thank you! I like that I’m able to give out thoughts for people to ponder on. People don’t necessarily have to agree with me, but I like it that I am able to have intelligent conversation with readers such as yourself! :)  

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Thank you! I know, I always tell people that I’m very proud to have intelligent readers, readers who are able to leave sensible comments! Thank you so much! Do hang around!

  • Mary

    Hello, Domz! It is through this blog that I have come to known that there is such a thing as an “intelligent fashion blog.” I follow quite a number of fashion blogs both locally and internationally, and sometimes I just find myself fed up with all the self-promotion (although I’m not denying that I REALLY enjoy looking at the outfits). I’m aware that fashion blogging is really more about the outfit pictures than the content, so people shouldn’t really expect anything substantial. Surprisingly, this blog is a breath of fresh air! I have nothing against self-promotion as fashion blogging is somehow about that, but it’s just nice to know that there are fashion blogs like this that actually offer substantial and intelligent content. Kudos to you and cleverly written posts, Ms. Domz! Hands down your the best local fashion blogger for me. You are inspiring! :)

  • Mary

    *and to your cleverly written posts (Sorry for the typo, haha)

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Self-promotion is a very many splendored thing and when done in excess, can be quite annoying. Haha! But thank you, thank you, above everything, I like it when people take note of my content rather than the photos. My photos are pretty generic, though I’d like to think my outfits are nicely put together, nevertheless, visuals = generic. 

  • Mary

    *you’re the best local fashion blogger for me. Sorry for the typo. Anyway, your fashion statement being unique and really adorable is already a given :) I’m happy you’re updating your blog more often. Stay awesome, Domz! (Although awesome is too weak a word for this blog)

  • http://twitter.com/karlitapatreng Karla Patricia

    Awwww! I went to the day 3 of the Supersale Bazaar! But too bad, ate Joanna said that you’ll be coming late na. </3 Yes, I really asked her because I know you're close. Hihi! I didn't saw your booth! </3

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Oh yeah!!! We arrived kind of late! Like around 5 or 6 – ish. 

  • http://twitter.com/karlitapatreng Karla Patricia

    My comment didn’t showed up completely! Yes, ate Joanna said you’ll be coming late. Haha! I just literally asked her because I see in Twitter that you’re super close. ;) I didn’t have a chance to raid your closet! Some other time, perhaps. <3

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Haha yes! There will be more opportunities!

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Thank you!!!

  • Lyn Suarez

    Hi Ms. Dominique :)
    This is the first time I pass by your blog and I can say that you’re one-of-a-kind blogger. You’re not just putting the spotlight on your outfits but you’re also putting the highlights on whatever your life takes. You’re such a smart and humble woman. I hope all bloggers are also like you. Keep it up, Ms. Dominique. Wish you all the best in everything. God bless! :)

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Hi Lyn, so kind of you to say so! Thank you!