Monday, June 2, 2014

Triple Red Threats

This look:
Little black dress (find similar here, here, here)
Cropped jacket (find similar here, here, here)
Red tote (find similar here, here, here)
Red bow wedges (find similar here, here, here)
Red earrings (find similar here, here, here)
Flower statement necklace (find similar here, here, here)

Several random things that I had learned in the past yet forgotten and need to be re-learned, as well as some new things I have learned recently...

You can either focus to fix your flaws, or improve your positive traits, or if you are lucky, you can do both. However, if you can only do one instead of two, choose to focus on your strength instead of weaknesses.

You must always be considerate and courteous towards others. Yet sometimes, the best thing that you can do is just be yourself. Yes, there's a line between being yourself and downright selfish, and as one gains more wisdom, the line becomes clearer and clearer.

When a woman becomes a wife and a mother, she should tell herself over and over that being a wife always comes first before being a mother. Why? Because naturally, your subconscious will automatically, instinctively, naturally, put being a mother first over everything else; and if you also put it first in your conscious mind, soon being a wife will be priority number 5321.

The more love I pour on my husband, even when he is unloveable, the more loving he becomes.

The more effort I pour over caring for my son, the more love grows in my heart for the child.

God speaks to imperfect human through imperfection. That's why I accepted the Bible as the word of God, after I read an essay on how imperfect and inconsistent it is. I am not perfect, I guess that's why I can relate to the perfect God through the perfect IMperfection.

In similar analogy, I am not perfect, neither is my husband. Therefore, like two different pieces of a puzzle, we are perfect for each other.

A woman does not need a man to be complete. I felt complete as a single woman, I feel complete now as a wife and a mother. It's just a different kind of complete-ness, if you know what I mean.

There is such thing as quality time instead of quantity time. Last year, a female coworker of mine got a divorce, and her only son has not shown any signs of missing his daddy, even for his birthday. The catch? For years, the father was the one who stayed at home with the son, yet the son feels no closeness with him. Instead, the son feels closer to the mother, who spends hours away working outside the home. I guess it's not enough just to be with someone physically. You need to be really really really be there, body, mind, soul, and show that when you're there, you really care.

A forty three year-old friend of the family just died in her sleep. From what we heard, she was sleeping, then woke up suddenly with some difficulty to breath, and there she was gone. We never know when, where and how. Be humble. We may think we are in full control. We are not. God is.

I only upload best pictures to the social media and internet. Pictures on me looking my best. Pictures of my home looking its best. Pictures of my family looking its picture-perfect moments. Most likely, others also do the same. So, stop thinking that everybody on blogs and Pinterest have better lives than yours. They only do what you also do: posting the best pictures only for all the world to see.

I'm linking up to these wonderful Ladies:




Whitney James said...

Lovely necklace and the purse is great too! Happy Monday and thanks for linking up...xo!


Jessica Jannenga said...

Like your look, especially the red shoes and bag. I am a huge fan of the color. You look great
From the link up, jess

please stop by

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Great way to capture the red accessories. Great job. ♥, Renae

Crystelle said...

The necklace is sooooooo adorable! It matches the whole ensamble.... Great combo.... Have a happy week!! :)
xox, Crystelle

Jen P said...

Thanks for stopping by to link up again this week. The pops of red are so great and bring life to the neutral palette!

Claire said...

So cute! I love how you paired the tan and black with pops of color, and red!!! That's the best! You look beautiful, your such a fashionista! ;)

God bless,
XO, Claire

Dawn Lucy said...

Love the pops of red! My fav color!
Dawn Lucy

Creative Dream said...

Looks great! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

Lauren- SAHM I am said...

"The more effort I pour over caring for my son, the more love grows in my heart for the child." Love this! I realised I only have eight more months until my son is off to school, so when he snuck out of bed last night as I was baking I let him help me instead of telling him off and putting him back to bed, as those times with just me and him are very rare and I loved his input and sweetness.

JL said...

Love that you paired such pretty bright red pieces with your neutrals! Great outfit and great words of wisdom.


Lorna mai ltd said...

Love how you brighten a black dress with a bright colour. Love your handbag!

Melaina25 said...

Love the pop of red!

✰Transatlantic Blonde✰

Porcelina said...

Super accessories, the shoes, necklace and bag all work really well to lift a plain black dress into a really stylish ensemble. Gorgeous. I'm sorry to hear about your friend passing away x

Evey said...

Love the pops of red and the cheery necklace!


Betty Asphy said...

I like quality time. Quality will most always outweigh quantity.

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