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Outfit Post: ❂◈ The SHE Inside ◈❂

3/07/2013 08:58:00 AM Chai Chen 57 Comments

I posted a preview of this on my Instagram @chenmeicai - post. Got this as my prize from SheInside Christmas Grand Giveaway - blog post here: sheinsideofficialblog.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-grand-giveaway.html I will share what I got with the $50 Coupon later. This was the sweater that came along with that prize. Gorgeous! (^_^) Fun to join giveaways!


I love items from SheInside - pretty and in style all the time. The name of the store is also nice, applicable to what my inner sentiments are lately - I wish some people would just know the "she" inside me and not what other people paint of me. I guess some of you can relate ...

Have you been in those situations wherein there are people who try to put you down no matter what you do. They keep on dragging you to misery despite the fact that you owe them nothing; nor you did them any harm yet they have this perceived notion of harm you did so they constantly taint you negatively. And regardless of how hard you try to stay positive, it seems they're "winning" and all you have worked hard for ... is lost ...




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I've been fighting this battle lately. As my last outfit post showed; yes, I've been trying really hard as well. It p|sses me off but I'm at a point wherein it's a losing battle. There's that barrier I cannot topple down, nor do I want to topple down. Somehow, that wall might be meant to stay and all I could do is let it be ... the wall will be there for sure and maybe only a natural calamity can break it. I don't want to exert all my life and effort in cracking it ....


Dressing up in nude / beige / natural / earth colors is fun. It's not too-hard to mix and match. The first thing that comes to mind is to pair it with black so that's what I did with this outfit. Several shades of neutral tones with black. And as always, I just go with it without makeup on - just my pale face to make it more natural looking. Isn't it best to go nude? I mean, not to get naked but in its essence - nude also signifies the naked truth. Just be transparent and have nothing to hide. That's way better!


I paired this look with simple accessories. The bag was already reflective of the girlie me with the ribbon accent and charms. I didn't want to over-accessorize the "simple" look I wanted to achieve. It was a casual day at work that time so this look should do. And I just realized, all the stuff in these photos were gifts! (^_^) The heart charm bracelet was a gift from a friend the previous year. The bag was a birthday gift to me from a colleague and mentor just last year. And that watch was my gift for myself hohoho~ I guess despite the down moments and sadness, these stuff somewhat make me smile - as there are still people who cherish the real me and bring happiness amidst troubles.


At times, I look down; think; I just want to escape. But no, I rethink and tell myself, I rather not. I should fight a good fight and I'd rather die fighting. There's really no need to fight the battle heads on ... just continue working and doing your best. And prayers will help. The uncontrollable forces will be there ... and there's no need anymore to try to fight them. It's a waste of time of energy. It's useless. Just continue to be yourself ... be myself ... and being real and true to your self is all that matters.


So at the end of the day, everyday, regardless of how hard it is ... flash a smile. It does wonders! At the very least, it keeps me sane. And I look back and think ... there are still those people I can consider as "real" and "not fake" ones building walls ... there are those who are still interested in knowing the "she" inside me, the real me and now what has been tainted; hardly painted by and on the walls ...



What do you think?

  1. Aldo Accessories Nude Eyeglasses, ALDO Shoes - Philippines ALDO Shoes 
  2. SheInside Beige Turtleneck Multi Knit Ribbed Long Sweater, She Inside
  3. Black Leggings, GUO
  4. Matthews Platform Wedges, CMG Philippines 
  5. Tomato Time The Fashion Darling Watch, TOMATO 
  6. Rose Dangling Earrings, Butterfly Silver (Australia)
  7. Pink Studs Heart Charm Silver Bracelet, N/A, (Gift)
  8. Black Chain Strap Shoulder Bag with Charms and Ribbon, Charles & Keith




Where to find this look?
❂◈ The SHE Inside ◈❂
Lookbook | Tumblr | Facebook

Get this Look?


Do you like this look? Hopefully! (^_^) Stay inspired and continue smiling. We will get thru all rains and hardships and barriers ...


Chai

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57 comments:

  1. I really like your sunglasses and watch!!! They look great.


    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  2. Love the chunky knit sweater Chai! So pretty on you:)! Rita @ www.CoastWIthMe.com

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  3. Hope you feel better soon. You look lovely!

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  4. Sam @ Frills & ThrillsMarch 7, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Hi sweety, I can imagine the dilemma you're going through and the best thing I can tell you is that you're amazing just as you are and you shouldn't have to worry about the rest. There are always times in life where we feel down and vulnerable, but the fighting spirit inside you will lift you up from this. Hang in there babe. You look beautiful as always!

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  5. Running from a problem is truly not asolution , all I can say is be brave with a shiny smile. Things get bad so they will be at their best mode too :) Love the top. Yay for the winner :)

    Aree With Umbrella

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  6. you look so pretty!! <3
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  7. Hi Chai! I love your sweater! Very nice combo with the leggings and the bag!:) Kisses dear! xo

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  8. Rowena Rolala LovesMarch 8, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Great outfit Chai! I really need to check out SheInside. I see so many bloggers with cute things from there.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  10. Лидия ФроловаMarch 8, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Love your amazing sweater, dear!

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  11. Gorgeous Outfit! Love the Jewellery <3

    Happy Weekend :)

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  12. beutiful sweater!!!!!! love it!

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  13. I love this look my dear Chai. Very cozy and girlish. That sweater is adorable! Lots of love from your friend Coco

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  14. Thanks dear Liz! Glad you visited me again :)

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  15. Thanks for being there dear Lara!

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  16. I really appreciate your encouraging words dear Sam! :)

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  17. Thanks for your lovely comment dear Aree! I appreciate it a lot ;)

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  18. Yeah check it out. The shop has loads of cool stuff :)

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  19. Thanks Lidia! I really appreciate your support :)

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  20. I appreciate this dear Coco! :)

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  21. These shades are so lovely :) Fit glasses!
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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  22. Hi sweetheart!

    you look lovely in nude and black and these shades look amazing on you and that bag I want!!!

    don't let anybody get you down...the world is full of people with way to many issues!

    you do so much better then that lol

    I am glad you are strong and won't let it effect you!

    thank you so much for all the sweet comments on LB,IG,Twitter,my blog and FB,you are the best!! I will hype back on Lookbook of course hihi

    much love darling and we'll talk again soon! xoxo Tamara Chloé

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  23. Love the top! Great to use especially this time it's a bit chilly in Manila. Oh, and about the people putting you down... just keep your head up :) and smile - what they hate the most is you still happy and doing confidently great despite their crab mentality :) also, no one can discourage you without your permission - so here's a boost of love MWAAAAHHHH!!!! *hugs* :)

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  24. You look cute in your outfit, but can I just ask, isn't that sweater too warm and toasty and fuzzy for the weather in Manila, especially, now it's almost summer? Whenever I'm in Manila, no matter what period of the year, I feel so hot and warm that I literally wear shorts , t-shirts and sleeveless tops all the time.

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  25. Cheer up Chai! Always stay pretty and positive! ^◡^
    Nice sweater by the way!

    Fashionmoto

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  26. i love sheinsinde.com, that's such a cute sweater Chai!! i love the bag too, you look gorgeous as always :)

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  27. Love your look Chai! The pullover and handbag are fabulous!

    xoxo Pakize

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  28. nice look!

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  29. I love the girlie in you, looking great! the watch and the bag are really pretty.
    Have a great week honey!

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  30. Looks like a super comfy outfit!! Nice!

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  31. Thank you for your continuous support and lovely comments on my blog Chai! I really appreciate it! Love your blog! xoxo

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  32. nice and cozy outfit;)X

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  33. Awww I appreciate your encouragement my dear! I really do! Love your comment! Thanks a lot!

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  34. *hugs* Thanks soooo much dear! I really appreciate it! It's sooo hard to keep up these days ... Love your comment! :)

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  35. Thanks Bree! Well, I work in a place that's fully airconditioned and at night so I'm always off the sun's rays. It's cold! :)

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  36. THanks for visiting me again dear Jezz! :)

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  38. Toatal casual chic Chai, love the knitwear and wedges,

    Stay Stylish,

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  39. Thanks! :) Will check out your blog :)

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  40. Thanks my dear! Really appreciate your support too :)

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