Necklace: By Tiffany Santos | Pink Polka-Dot Top: Guangzhou | Skirt: CC00 | Bag: Celine | Shoes: Mendrez
People think I’m intense as a person. I’m not. Intense is what you call the color orange, when at first glance, it overwhelms your vision. Intense is a term you use, in reference to a death-defying stunt like: bungee jumping or sky diving. Intense is a word that can be associated with an extreme feeling, like say: obsession or passion.
Granted, I’ve a bold personality, and so people mistake that for being intense. Both words aren’t exactly interchangeable but they connote something strong, something extreme, and maybe that’s why people think that being “bold” means that a person has this innate propensity to be intense. I beg to differ though, or maybe I’m just an anomaly.
Although I very much like extreme sports and the color orange, I am unfortunately not the type to tackle things intensely ergo, I am not intense. I’ve grown up in a steady environment where the way I addressed things was arbitrary to varied situations. I’ve always been malleable to every disposition–adaptable, unwavering, and hardly ever fazed.
I’ve always thought it was a good thing.
But upon further contemplation, I realized that maybe the reason why I was steady and seemingly stable was because I was lucid the entire time. Maybe I still am! Who knows? As a child, my mind was always afloat thinking of the most random unnecessary things, I tuned out a lot when my mother chastised me (it was a defense mechanism because she was a nagger and I’m touchy with people pointing out my weaknesses), and I built this invisible wall where anything potentially hurtful (actions or words) would bounce away, and I would remain to be safe and guarded.
Which makes me think, on a bigger scale, that maybe everyone starts out in a state of lucidity–going through routines like an empty shell. Then we have that option to snap out of such state, and we decide to move through extremes–choosing to either be happy or sad. And then, my cynical self entertains the thought that maybe we never really snap out of lucidity, and we just choose to live either happy or a sad life because it is what’s expected of us. Maybe by pretending to either be happy or sad, we imbibe it, and we believe that we are. Maybe that’s how life is.
But at the end of the day, my thoughts remain just that. They aren’t necessarily a reflection of my beliefs. I like entertaining strange concepts–be it humorous, impossible, or tragic. Like I said, everything in life is a matter of choice–you can either choose to have a pessimistic mindset, or you can bask in the positive.
So how do you want to go about it?
I literally wore this outfit today for work. If I look haggard, forgive me, I took this photo at the end of the day at nearly quarter to six, hence the overcast lighting. Anyway, I think it’s pretty ironic how deceivingly sweet and dainty everything appears–with the silk, chiffon, and the pastels. I’m not one for games and fronts, I’m as outright as anyone can be, but it’s nice to deviate once in a while when it comes to fashion! I mean, who would have thought that the person behind such a seemingly conservative outfit could cook up such radical thoughts?
It was love at first sight for me when I saw this pretty pair of pink wedges from Mendrez! I think it’s a pretty consistent shoe! Not only is the silhouette dainty (and the fit comfortable) but the peep-toe and ankle strap detail, are nothing short of adorable. The soft pastel pink color is just cherry on top!
Now, if you’re crazy for shoes like I am, you shouldn’t miss an opportunity to grab a pair… for free! Win a pair of ANY Mendrez heels just by doing these easy steps:
- Like the Mendrez Facebook Page.
- Comment with your name.
- Followed by your email address.
- Then follow me over twitter and include your twitter handle.
- Then follow me over at instagram, if you have one.Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on May 31st. If you want to double your chances, you can simply head over to my other contest (the prize is a watch) and submit an entry. Once you’ve done so, include in this comment that you’ve participated in the “moments” contest.