So this blog post is a part of Design Blogger Competition organized by CGTrader. These are all my thoughts and opinions on the direction that fashion is headed in. Iʼd love to read your thoughts on this topic too so leave your comments below! .
First of all, let me admit that Iʼm a self-confessed clothes junkie. As a result of being a clothes junkie, I'm a victim of overflowing clothes, and this tends to get
overwhelming at times. Umm isnʼt every fashion blogger a victim too I hear you ask, apparently not! There are fashion bloggers out there that are all about
minimalism, and I absolutely respect them for this! Iʼm always seeking to find a solution to maximize this overwhelming feeling. Of course there are the top
three obvious solutions I can resort to:
1. Stop shopping
2.Get rid of some things
3.Get a larger closet.
Trust me Iʼve tried all these solutions before, but they only serve as temporary solutions. The root of my problems I realized was 'FOMO', the other cause of it: privileges. Yeah, every fashion enthusiast/bloggerʼs dream is to have closets with endless clothes. Yeah, we all get urges to splurge out and get something fancy. Some people tend to take this privilege for granted or simply misuse it and this definitely has itʼs consequences. Which for me is the case of my overwhelming closet! You can however use the consequences to your advantage! Read on to find out how!
In our current society where 'FOMO'( the fear of missing out) shadows us, we need to learn to tackle the FOMO before it tackles us.The concept of FOMO isnʼt only applicable to clothes, but almost everything in our lives. Yet this post will be focusing on the concept of FOMO in relation to clothes.
All things vintage are coming back as ‘new trendsʼ, and weʼre here splurging our money on these gorgeous ancient creations, for the sole purpose of not missing out and also because weʼre privileged. Letʼs face it, would it hurt to go digging in your parentʼs/relatives closet of clothes they no longer want. Youʼd definitely find vintage clothing there! Then all that would be require of you would be to tailor whatever ‘vintageʼ thing you find to your liking.Or if that isnʼt an option you can always go thrifting!Obviously these two methods wouldnʼt hurt you as much as going all out there to buy these clothes from posh retail stores. Itʼd be a win-win, both for your money and you- as you wouldnʼt be missing out on that trend.
I always used to judge those people that went all out there for a single event to buy that one 'perfect outfit', but then theyʼd end up not wearing that outfit ever again. Pshh rich people problems Iʼd always used to say… until I somehow managed to get caught up in it myself. Iʼve still got outfits I had bought for certain events just sitting in the back of my closet. And they look so sad! They were just worn once for whatever event I had gotten them for and then never been touched again. I came to a realization that my problem was that I couldnʼt figure out how to mix and match them. With my blog, my main goal is to present the infinite possibilities one outfit can be styled into if itʼs effectively mix and matched. Thus these outfits are def on my list of outfits to mix and match and present to you guys on this blog! Any fancy outfit can be adjusted to form a basic outfit, just in the same way that a basic outfit can be tailored into something fancy.
We need to keep in mind that trends will go and come but the latter always turns out to be temporary. No trend ever permanently disappears. Thus the future will definitely will be us battling against FOMO and supposed ‘new trendsʼ that in fact existed a while back. Gosh that sounds so cynical… but taking small measures now will definitely give us the upper hand. Iʼve compiled 7 steps that I made in order to defeat that FOMO. From my experiences, I have to say that theyʼve definitely helped. There were and still are rocky moments, but there is progress!
7 Steps to defeat that FOMO -from the perspective of an actual clothes junkie who is slowly en route to defeating that FOMO
1.Breathe. Admit that youʼre a clothes junkie.
2.Acknowledge the fact that youʼve developed a habit and that it is not permanent and that it is possible to change this habit
3.Practice virtual window shopping. - Yup thatʼs a thing! I discovered it from being broke, but it also seriously helped prevent me from shopping excessively for things I donʼt even actually need! To do so will take a lot of will power or simply being broke haha
4.Declutter and start anew - i.e . If youʼve gotta get rid of 10 bags, sell them and instead of splurging what you just made on another 10 bags, save that money and aim to get one higher priced/quality bag. If youʼve spent a lot of money on something thatʼs high quality, chances are youʼre going to appreciate that item with no doubt!
5.Think before buying and do your research! - When you get something and its on the pricey side you want to make sure a) youʼll have multiple uses for that item(in other words youʼll be able to mix and match it flexibly ) b) youʼll love it (duh! You just spent that much money on it)
6.Get creative or go spread some kindness! - Seek for creativity when youʼre shopping and also getting rid of clothes! If youʼre desperate to shop for something fancy, hit that thrift store! If thatʼs not an option wait till the season is about to end and hit that store, everything will be on sale. Also get creative with clothes youʼve decided you wonʼt be wearing anymore, but for the love of clothes only and I repeat only if youʼre convinced youwonʼt be destructing those clothes - get those tutorials online and grab your creative friends to help. Throwing clothes to no use is just painful to see and do! Additionally go spread that kindness and donate clothes at least once a year. Do good and youʼll get good back. ~Maybe that shirt you were saving up like mad for will end up on sale, who knows, but share that kindness peeps!
7.Mix and match! - This is a similar point to being creative with your clothes, but I have to state it clearly! Like anything in life you just need a strong foundation and youʼre off. To do in terms of mix and matching you
just need to be very very precise. Colorful items are super easy to mix and match, if youʼre a person thatʼs all about the dark side worry not you can mix and match too! Just be precise about the details, texture, and patterns. As cliche as this may sound , my perception of an outfit can change every time I mix and match it. Even though there may be some out there, in my opinion, there isnʼt a specific step to step guide to mix and matching.You
just gotta learn to have fun with your outfits and gradually you develop your own version of a guide to mix and matching. To sum that up not one mix and matcher mix and match the same, and thatʼs what makes it fun - discovering the endless possiblities one outfit could probably produce!
Well, thatʼs it on my part! FOMO is a very scary thing but thatʼs only if you let it be! I did state above that you can use the consequences of FOMO to your
advantage! For me I developed my sense of mix and matching abilities and simultaneously learned how to control my shopping.People that are on the verge
of letting the FOMO take over them and cause them to shop excessively and overwhelm themselves, there is a way out! Just donʼt give in :) Yours truly is still en route to defeating that FOMO, join her, itʼs never too late;)
Stay tuned for more shades of Mikachuu~
Iʼve been nominated for the Liebster recognition award by the lovely Sophia of sophiaaaxo.com and the lovely Diana Ratana of dianaratana.com*happy dance* It may seem trivial but I feel that my presence in the blogging community is now official *hair flip* Theyʼre two different versions so Iʼve broken up this post into part 1 and part 2 .For part 1 I basically have a set of questions which Sophia gave me and I will be answering them through the first half of this post. I will also at the end of the first part leave a list of blogs Iʼve nominated to answer the questions Iʼve left for them. For the second half I will be addressing Dianaʼs questions as well as nominating 15 other bloggers at the end. I hope you guys get to know a lilʼ more about me with my answers. Youʼll definitely be finding out about my minion obsession! Now letʼs get started shall we!
LIEBSTER AWARD 1
The rules of this award:
1.Post the award on your blog along with the badge
2.Thank the blogger who nominated you for this award and link back to their blog
3.Nominate 11 blogs
4.Notify theses bloggers of the nomination
5.Answer 11 questions you have been given and give your nominees 11
questions to answer.
1.What is one thing in this whole entire world that you have always wanted?
-A walk in closet plus a beauty room thatʼs colour coordinated, and contain 90% pink.
2.What is the most romantic/cutest thing anyone has ever done for you?
- Disclaimer: Iʼve got a major obsession with minions! So two best friends of mine got me these two minion related gadgets as presents, one was a DIY phone case and one was a minion power pack. Receiving them seriously made me melt a lilʼ on the inside <3 If I ever face a zombie apocalypse Iʼll def. make sure to grab these two, cause like maybe they will be able to grant me access to the minion world, who knows hahaha. I'll put a picture of them towards the end.
3.How long have you been blogging for?Can you remember the exact date?
-4 months, I started March 4th, 2017.
4.If you could change the blogging community in any way, how would you change it and why?
- Perhaps make it easier to connect/find
millennial bloggers out there. But I still love how there is a variety of generations out there in theblogosphere. Itʼs interesting reading about their perspectives on things and also getting back their feedback on our
perspectives. After all blogging is about sharing different perspectives right ;)
5.Do you have a talent?
-I speak seven languages :)
6.If you had to rant about something right now, what would it be?
-Procrastinating is a nasty hole to get lured into! Itʼs too easy to get lured into but too hard to get out off! When you donʼt feel like doing something just take a break and return to it later. Donʼt push yourself or force yourself into doing something when you just have no motivation to do so, because thatʼs the one-way ticket to procrastination land. Despite saying this I have been procrastinating a lot recently.
7.Favourite go to movie?
-Despicable me <3 Cannot wait to watch the third
8.What question do you hate to answer?
- “ Do you pronounce your name as My-kah or Mee-kah?” Umm do you pronounce Pikachuʼs name as “
Pie-kachu"? Nooo! So why on earth would you pronounce my name as My- kah?! *Sigh*but I still answer it either way.
9.How do you unwind from a stressful day?
- Block everyone out, jump into my fav jumpsuit, and pamper myself as if thereʼs no tomorrow: which consists of 30% skin care, 60% stuffing my face with my unhealthiest cravings, 5% online clothes shopping and another 5% looking at anything minion related.
11.What is your good deed for the day?
- I shared my umbrella with someone! I usually despise sharing my umbrella with people, especially tall people because I always end up wet. But this time the person I shared it with was shorter than me so all was good.
The bloggers I nominate are:
My Questions for you:
1.Whatʼs one thing you want to achieve in the coming month?
2.What motivated you to start a blog?
3.When is your next trip and where will it be?
4.Whatʼs your go to snack?
5.What is one thing you really want to learn?
7.Which social media platform do you prefer?
8.What do you dislike about blogging? (Be honest!)
9.If you could upgrade anything in your life right now, what would it be?
10.What is one thing you wish you didnʼt know about at all?
11.What is your pet peeve?
LIEBSTER AWARD 2
This is Dianaʼs version of the liebster award which I was nominated for. There are a few steps you have to take as you accept this award:
1.Include who nominated you and a link to their blog
2.Nominate 15 the bloggers for the award
3.Write a post about how and why you started your blog.
4.Give new bloggers two pieces of advice/
5.Notify the bloggers youʼve nominated about the award and a link to the post
How and why I started this Blog
How I started this blog is actually a funny story. Iʼve always adored fashion, clothes and dressing up. I was having a conversation with one best friend of mine about clothes one day and somehow we started talking about blogs. At that time I just laughed it off and said that maybe someday Iʼd do it. Ever since that day she continuously urged me to start a fashion blog.I am clueless when it comes to the world of coding and all. We somehow found a simple platform for me to start the blog on. So I did start, but being the lazy person I am it took me forever to set everything up. She helped me loads: from helping me to take outfit pictures to motivating me to publish posts. She was starting out with her youtube when I started my blog. So one afternoon we decided to publish our content at the same time. She pressed publish to my first ever post and I pressed publish to her first video, then we squealed our hearts out hahaha. But Iʼm glad she pushed me to start a blog cause I have come to fall in love with blogging! Why I started this blog, well this blog will document a lot of what Iʼm wearing and occasionally you guys will get a lilʼ peek of the latest mischief Iʼm getting up to. Iʼm really also into mix and matching clothes and I want to inspire more people to start mix and matching their clothes.
My advice to new bloggers
1.I've ranted about this earlier but donʼt do anything when you donʼt feel like doing it! Yeah itʼs nice having new content up, but when youʼre unmotivated or just not feeling it, donʼt force yourself to produce anything. Itʼs better producing something you like when you like. You may not think your readers will notice but trust me they will.
2. Do what YOU wanna do, after all your blog is YOUR platform and a representation of you and your thoughts. Just be you and donʼt try to be like other bloggers out there. Itʼs okay to get inspiration from others but please for the love of minions,just be you.
The bloggers I nominate
Feel free to show some love to any of the lovely bloggers mentioned above, theyʼve got killer blogs!
Stay tuned for more shades of Mikachuu~
When I’m not getting up to mischief you’ll find me strolling around in snazzy outfits (the judging is all up to you now 😉 ). This blog will document a lot of what I’m wearing and occasionally you guys will get a lil’ peek of the latest mischief I’m getting up to.😇