After Quarter-Life / 082019

Friday, October 4, 2019

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August this year felt heavier than ever before. It took me some time to reflect and think about why I felt the way I did. I’m writing this blog post now in October with some more clarity on my feelings. But as always, these were my outfits during the month.

Outfit
August 10, 2019

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Top: Ninety-percent Tee via NAP
Shorts: AGOLDE
Shoes: Chanel Espadrilles
Bag: CĂ©line

Photo by Shun S.

Outfit
August 13, 2019

Floral puff sleeve top, blue AGOLDE denim, summer floral top outfits, After Quarter-Life / 082019 - August Superpost on life after 25, outfits and travels by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comBlue and yellow floral details, summer outfit ideas for Tokyo, After Quarter-Life / 082019 - August Superpost on life after 25, outfits and travels by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com

Top: Verge Girl
Pants: AGOLDE
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Loewe Puzzle Bag 'Stone Blue'

Photo by Shun S.

Outfit
August 16, 2019

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Dress: Preen Line Floral Dress via NAP
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Chanel WOC

Photo by Shun S.

Life
Homesickness

It took a while for the homesickness to kick in for me. And a couple of months after the fact for me to figure out that I just missed my mom and sister around. I always kind of thought that I'd be okay on my own, without being a burden to my family by waking up them up at 3/4 am when I'd get home from dinner/drinks some nights. I thought I'd have better peace of mind knowing that I'm not bothering my mom to do my laundry on the weekend, and each article a certain way. I definitely took her sunny-side-ups and already made coffee for granted. I appreciated them, but not the same way I thought I did, now that I can barely bother to heat up the water in the morning.

It felt strange, the weeks leading up to my actual birthday. In previous years, I would have already started celebrating days in advance. At first, I blamed the sadness on the fact that it's around the same time that my grandfather passed away last year. My thoughts about life as much as dying really started to weigh me down. I think it's still making me a little sad typing this out, but the events last month and recently are keeping me afloat. For now, I'll leave it at this - but I'm sure I'll revisit these thoughts somewhere down the line and continue sharing my sentiments. I'm kind of bummed that I can no longer blame my antics by calling it a quarter-life-crisis anymore. Here's to 26.

Outfit
August 23, 2019

Colorblocked pants outfit ideas, After Quarter-Life / 082019 - August Superpost on life after 25, outfits and travels by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comNeutral outfit details, color-blocked pants outfit ideas, After Quarter-Life / 082019 - August Superpost on life after 25, outfits and travels by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comPetar petrov pants, gold details with neutral color outfit, After Quarter-Life / 082019 - August Superpost on life after 25, outfits and travels by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com

Top: Ninety-percent Tee via NAP
Pants: Petar Petrov 'Colorblock Linen-blend Pants'
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Chanel WOC

Photo by Shun

Outfit
August 28, 2019

Casual way to style a blazer, blazer and denim shorts outfit idea, After Quarter-Life / 082019 - August Superpost on life after 25, outfits and travels by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.comCasual way to style a blazer, blazer and denim shorts outfit idea, After Quarter-Life / 082019 - August Superpost on life after 25, outfits and travels by Van Le / FOREVERVANNY.com

Blazer: JP (similar linen one here)
Top: GAP
Shorts: AGOLDE
Shoes: Common Project

Photo by Shun S.


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