As 2018 approaches, I have a few styles I’d like to try.
Hello hello! I hope you’re having a great day today. What will you be doing this weekend? I’m sitting in the midst of boxes and luggage bags because I’ll be moving to my brother’s place tomorrow morning. I’m excited for the change, albeit it’ll only be a week long before both of us fly home for the holidays.
Most people prefer to do a wardrobe audit when the season changes or when they realized that they have too many clothes. I tend to do mine when my wardrobe is disorganized or when I’m not wearing all the clothes that I own. Since my parents moved into a new place recently, I feel that this would be a good opportunity to downsize and revamp my wardrobe. My style has changed over the years and my goal is to have a wardrobe filled with clothes that I absolutely love.
Two days ago, I went on Zalora (Malaysia website) for a quick browse and I found several pieces that I’d like to have in my wardrobe. I usually get brand new clothes but I want to challenge myself and see if I can find styles that I like in second hand stores. It’s easy to thrift shop while in Melbourne but I’m not so sure about Kuala Lumpur. Still, I’m excited to discover good thrift shops around my home city.
My taste in jewelry has certainly changed as I go through different stages of life. Take a walk down memory lane with me and discover the pieces that I’ve selected for my future collection.
7 – 10 m
The first jewelry I wore was simple. It is a gold anklet with a tiny bell attached near the clasp. My mum told me I had it on when I was just learning how to crawl.
The bell emits a pleasant jingle everywhere I went. I guess that was one method of keeping track of my whereabouts.
Anklets for babies
My plastic rings look exactly like these. I can’t believe they still sell them!
7 – 15 y
I got my ears pierced at a stuffy jewelry store in my hometown. It was painful and I had tears in my eyes. I hated the piercing gun.
My mum introduced me to her collection of gold jewelry. I didn’t understand the significance they have for her at the time. I remember I love looking at them and trying them on. I always end up disappointed because nothing fits me.
The only “jewelry” I own back then were rainbow colored plastic rings, beaded necklaces, wooden bracelets and cheap custom jewelry.
I got a second piercing on my right ear and I still hate the piercing gun.
17 – 22 y
I love stacking bracelets, rings and necklaces. My approach was ‘the more the merrier’.
I stop by a custom jewelry store whenever I’m out shopping. I pick things out, try them on and put them back. I always wish I have enough money to buy everything in the store.
Occasionally my mum would treat me to a piece of jewelry (or more depending on her mood).
My friends and family members know. I guess that’s why I get jewelries as gift during birthdays or after someone has been overseas.
After I graduated high school, I decided to reward myself with a nose piercing. The process was surely not rewarding.
23 – 24 y
When Lovisa is having a sale, you’ll find me there.
I begin to appreciate fine jewelry. You also won’t find me stacking bracelets and necklaces anymore (but once in a blue moon, I still do).
I fell in love with nature’s stone. Also known as crystals.
My love for crystals started when I was making jewelry for Elle Louise Designs. This is my favorite jewelry from the collection: Lapis Cross Over Stone Necklace
Garnet ring from Etsy
I no longer shop for custom jewelry. I hate that they don’t last and it’s just a waste of money. I’ll invest in the real deal instead.