Thursday, March 27, 2014

Selena Gomez's We Day California Speech = My Self Reflection

I was in the middle of eating lunch today when I heard a brief snippet of Selena Gomez's We Day California Speech on Fox11 News. Though it was just a small part of the 8 minute-ish speech, I was curious enough to go home and youtube it! In case you have watched it yet, here it is:

I don't think Selena knew how inspirational her speech would be... but it really impacted me and got me thinking about myself. Let's start with high school... I used to have a lot of friend during high school... but even back then, I realized that among all of my "friends", I found it tough to figure out who to eat lunch with. Weird right? I mean... if a person has a lot of friends, shouldn't it be easy choosing whom to eat with during lunch? Well that wasn't the case for me.... Since I've graduated high school and college, I've lost more then half the friends I used to have. Sometimes it really surprises me how many old friends I've lost, and of course just thinking about it brings me down sometimes. 

A moral of Selena's speech is to be you... to be none other than YOU. Selena mentioned that who you are is who you surround yourself with and I can't agree more. Just cause I got along with people, didn't mean that those friends were for me. I was trying to find myself back then, and deep deep deep down in my heart I think I kind of knew that those friends weren't for me... but I just didn't see it yet. That's exactly why it was hard for me to figure out who sit with during lunch, and that's exactly why those people and I don't contact each other anymore. It's not the amount of friends I have that matter, it's the quality of the friendship of the friends I still keep in touch with that matters. Though a lot of people came and left my life, I'm so so so thankful for those who stayed.  

Never try to be someone you're not. It's always good to improve yourself, but it's not good to change yourself just to please everyone around you... cause at the end of the day everyone's going to feel happy except for you. 

I really like Selena Gomez, but I've never been a huge fan of hers. What she said in her speech really inspired me and got me thinking about myself in the past, present, and future. I've been wondering why I've lost contact with my friends, and today I've truly found my answer, it's because during these few years, I've grown up, I've found myself, and I've been "me".  

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Saying "Goodbye" to My Old Go-To Heels & "Hello" to a New Pair!

Do you guys have a pair of go-to heels? A pair that seems to match with everything and feels amazingly comfortable in?  Well.. I sure do!

These were my go-to heels for the passed 3 years! 

I got my first pair of Franco Sarto Snake Skin heels when I was in college, and it was seriously love at first sight. I've had a history of buying cute heels that were way too formal to be worn casually, and way too tall for me to walk comfortably in. So how did I end up finding my go-to heels? Nordstrom! I remember shopping with my mom a few years back at Nordstrom. I was browsing around the shoe section without any thought of buying shoes, and found myself eyeing these pair of heels. It's hard to tell from my picture above, but the shoes in real life are much lighter in color and "were" absolutely gorgeous. I bought the heels and I think it's one of the best purchases made! I've gotten a handful of compliments on these heels throughout the years, and they are hands down the most easy-to-match and comfortable heels I've ever owned!  These are the most worn heels I've ever had. I've worn them so much that the outside and inside of the heels are beginning to come apart. After being with me for these few years, and having gone through such a long journey with me... I've finally made the decision to let them go and say goodbye to them.  

I know it's kind of awkward to miss a pair of shoes..but these are a pair that mean a lot to me and ones that I genuinely made a lot of memories with! I don't think I'll ever feel the same way about a pair of shoes as I do for these, but I've been on the search lately for a pair that can take place of these shoes after they are gone. After a few months of casual searching, I've finally found a pair, which... I actually bought. And dun dun dun dun dunnn~~~ 

These new pair of heels are from Enzo Angiolini's line (What a coincidence, I also found them at Nordstrom!), and I am absolutely heads over heels for them!  I love how the heels are on the shorter end...but not short enough to be little kitten heels. I think its rusty salmon color is absolutely beautiful, and I can see it matching with so many colors!! You guys can't see this in the picture, but the bottom soles are a wooden pattern which adds so much class and elegance to the heels! I absolutely adore the cute cut-outs and straps, and I cannot wait to wear these to work as well as during my casual days off work! =)  

Here's a link if you guys are interested: HERE

Shoes come and go, and there are some shoes that hold a deeper meaning in my heart that others. I'm going to really miss my old go-to heels, but I'm excited to create new memories with my new ones! (Cross my fingers that they're as comfortable as the old ones~

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