So this outfit is pretty basic and something more of a uniform for me- peplum top, midi skirt, colorful pumps. It’s my go-to outfit for days when I need to look chic and put together but also want to be comfortable. These is basically a combination of a few of my wardrobe staples. I’ve pulled off this look methodically so many times in the past- to be honest. So rather than going in-depth about this look, let me tell you something more than just about fashion.
I am a city girl- born and raised. As much as I love being amidst the backdrop of all the action in the Central Business District, there are times when I feel that the pollution and smog are stifling, the noise of car horns and busy people going through their daily transport is overwhelming and the backdrop of skyscrapers all around me make it physically impossible to see the horizon. The perks of living in the city, right?
While I am very appreciative that I am in a place where everything is accessible and it is the hub of technology and high commerce, sometimes, I can not help but feel overcrowded. I crave for fresh air, quiet and an actual sky I can see. Thankfully, I have the pleasure of doing a visit to our other office in Batangas every other week (or more, depending on the schedule) which boasts of such features. It is absolutely refreshing to be in this environment and it is definitely a welcome change.
I love having these moments of solitude to figure things out and to stop and reflect. At the age I find myself in, it’s so easy to be sucked in the pressures of being with someone or starting a relationship. After all, society has convinced us that women always have time working against them. However, I have to say that as of the present, I love being by myself. I find it amazing that I am starting over by myself and that I have all the time I want to be selfish. At this point in my life, I refuse to sacrifice or compromise the person I am to a different version of myself just to accommodate another person. I refuse to be like my old self who wants less, accommodates others more and is more than willing to make all sorts of sacrifices just to be with someone. I want to live my life unapologetically and I think that now is the perfect time to do just that. Eventually, when I do find that I can be all I can and want to be alongside somebody else, then maybe I would take the leap. I’ve realized this: You need to be alone when you are lost. When you are found. When you are whole. When you are broken. Someday you’ll understand that you can be all of those things with another person. But first and foremost, you need to learn to be them all alone.
But for now, I think I refuse to settle for anything else. And from here on out, it’s nothing but blue skies.
Peplum Top: Iconique
Sheer Detail Midi Skirt: I Love NL Clothing
Birkin Bag in Blue Electrique: Hermes
Blue Court Shoes: Zara