Black Varsity Jacket: Zara | Black Playsuit: Topshop | Blue Track Shorts: Forever 21 | Necklace: Ruckus Accessories | Watch: Gucci | Bangle: Hermes | Navy Blue Bag: Balenciaga | Booties: Christian Siriano for Payless | Ring: H&M
Like every other sane individual, I don’t like being in stressful situations. I absolutely abhor it. I am a simple person with uncomplicated needs so I don’t really enjoy anything pragmatic. Recently however, I’ve been trying my best to up the ante–gearing towards improving my skills, polishing my style, growing my career, developing my spirituality, so on and forth–as a product of my 2013 resolutions.
Although I am seeing good results, I’ve become busier and the thing is, I’m totally pants at time management and I don’t handle unnecessary pressure as well as I should. Sometimes, I forget my hierarchy of priorities if only because I’m suddenly prioritizing everything. In effect, I’ve become a bit more anxious and overly critical of my achievements, especially now because I’m pitching in extra effort.
It doesn’t exactly help that I’ve been accustomed to a “lax” childhood, making me somewhat reliant on my “sheer, dumb luck.” No, really. I feel that way sometimes. I was always that student who didn’t bother poring over academic textbooks but got relatively high grades anyway (nothing mind-blowing but I never got anything lower than a C+); I was also that fresh graduate who didn’t bother applying to any job at all but got called in for an interview that one time she decided to just hand over her resume to an industry heavyweight giving a talk in an advertising symposium.
So yes, I am ashamed to admit, that to an extent, I’m not that used to the idea of working “really hard” for something. It’s what people would always tell me, “if you pushed a bit more, you could have been or you could have gotten (insert something extremely special).” Maybe there’s truth somewhere when people tell me I’m a bit “spoiled”–spoiled by chance and fate. I really am lucky in a lot of aspects.
That or maybe I’m being a bit too harsh on myself but I don’t think I should be cynical at all. I’ve been self-sufficient for 4 years straight after all and that’s not an easy feat; I am also a model citizen, I pay my taxes on time, I have an upstanding job, I have spending power, I graduated from a prestigious university, I’ve never been incarcerated, I’ve never had drugs, and I literally have no vices (save for shopping).
At this point, maybe my only recourse is to strike a balance (something, I realized, I’m absolute crap at as well) and weigh my options. I mean, it’s nice to have goals and it’s always good to make a bit of effort, but maybe I should stop over-thinking everything.
So stop overthinking, I shall.
This is what I wore 2 Sundays ago. I’m starting to appreciate the whole sportswear trend and how it exudes that perpetual edgy-casual vibe. Most of all, it’s just so comfortable and practical. If I had it my way, I would wear gym clothes 24/7.
So if you missed the memo, I am now a self-proclaimed gym rat.
On the other hand, this is what my boyfriend wore. I love how he tells me to dress casual for a “chill” date and comes out look dapper and polished anyway! Haha!
Also, just in case you missed it! We were interviewed by Rappler on “what to wear on one’s first date!” Thank you for featuring us, Paige! 🙂
I love the cut of this varsity jacket, it’s so flattering! I’m also a big fan of the details–the tiny gold hardwar gives the piece a somewhat “luxurious” look.