Floral Corset: Topshop (same as here) | High-Low Skirt: Pinkaholic Shop (same as here) | Heels: Suiteblanco | Clutch: Louis Vuitton | Necklace: Gift from Mom, Hong Kong | Bangles: Marc Jacobs Leather Wrap, Tiffany Atlas Collection | Watch: Gucci | Belt: Miss Selfridge
Forgive my momentary absence, my boyfriend finally left for Barcelona last Saturday (with stopovers in Singapore and Milan respectively), and so I spent the whole weekend ensuring that his transition was smooth and that he arrived safely. The timezones are a little bit unnerving and he’s experiencing some setback with his accommodations so until that’s ironed out, I might still be slightly MIA this week.
Although I’m keeping myself busy, I very much miss the boyfriend… and it’s only been 2 days! The first night was by far, the hardest–I could hardly sleep a wink. I stayed up until midnight to Facetime with him during his stopover in Singapore. When he boarded for Milan, I took on to surfing the web to keep myself occupied while downing melatonin. I also sprayed his perfume on my sheets and wore his sleepwear. Melodramatic, I know, go sue me but this is how I cope.
It’s ludicrous how you can miss someone so much that even when you’re doing something, you’re still thinking about how their day is unfolding, or you’re thinking about what they’re doing, or if they are happy, or sad, or thinking about you. Now that he’s away, I’m much more attentive to his needs. Communication is really crucial–you have to make sure you can multi-task and be on-call every single second of everyday.
But as the hours pass, I’m feeling a bit better and not so mopey. I’m actually excited for him to explore the city and make friends. I want him to look back on this experience with fondness. Right now, he’s feeling lonely and reminiscing memories of us, which is to be expected since it’s a major shift of environment and setting but I believe he will settle in eventually and take his school by storm (because he is brilliant). I’m also learning to look at the brighter side of things… I mean, the more hours/days pass, the closer it is to when we will see each other in the flesh again.
I think we will be okay.
Anyway, this was the outfit I wore to Chinese New Year earlier this year. I only got to post it now. I just wanted to retain the traditional red accents for the sake of my Chinese heritage. They say there are a lot of things to be expected in the New Year and although it is months late, in a sense, I am starting over somewhat–learning new things and being resilient. The blog title is actually the Spanish version of Selena Gomez’s (she’s my favorite Disney star by far, and no I am not joking), “A Year Without Rain”–if you’ve heard of the song or the lyrics, the line that spoke to me was: “A day without you is like a year without rain”–which isn’t really as profound but still quite apt. Anyway, here are some more photos: