transient moments

some people live life, while others truly experience it. whatever you do, if its just rolling by or if its taking a serious route to live the life you want and love, there are moments. moments which make you feel happy, in love, gratified, sorrowful, ecstatic, anxious or feel things you’ve never felt before. and thats life.

we live for the moments that make us look back and reflect. reflect on what has become, what has changed, what is going to happen. these transient moments which have the ability to feel so insignificant in the moment, but in actual fact; change your life.

irrevocable decisions and choices from your past which lead you to be the person you are today, make up who you are. thousands of small moments, all intertwined together to create a seemingly collected solar system. where the smaller, apparently random memories gravitate around major moments of your life stepping stones.

each moment colliding with others, interchanging and revolving around each other.

‘life’ is stated as being ‘the existence of an individual human being or animal.’ i think its more than that. its the continuous living, where life seems simple, and then unexpectedly a moment happens. whether its when you get your dream job, or you read a sad book and cry for hours, or you try on the perfect dress that makes you feel like a million dollars. moments that stand out.

its spectacular to think, how the brain keeps you living. it provides you with all the necessary nerves and abilities to control muscles and everything else it does. and yet it thinks and feels. it remembers things which have obviously stuck to you for a deeper reason. it has the ability to hold onto certain things, then one day you’re thinking back upon everything you’ve ever done and ever achieved and you suddenly remember that one day back in secondary school when you tripped in the corridor, or when you were walking through the arrival halls in the airport. and it takes you by chance and surprises you. because life is so much more than you imagine, theres days which seem so ordinary and uneventful, but one day you will have a memory from it, and it will surprise you to remember how you felt in that moment. temporariness.

then theres the moments that you remember for no apparent reason. such as finding a coin on the floor, or having a coffee, or even a specific bus ride. things you never think would shape who you have become and have become a part of you. but they have.

 

and thats something which i find breathtaking. that we are all on this road we call life, where we take it day by day and try to hope for the best. and while sometimes things don’t seem all that important, you never know what you’re going to remember in a month, or a year, or ten years. or never remember. and its life, you can’t try to remember everything, but take what you recall as being special and enjoy the reminiscence.

 

amber. xx

 

summer fashion i’m craving to try

with my summer travels over and my long summer stretching into my gap year starting, i’m getting more passionate about fashion and really want to dive into the world of style. while i want to try out so many new fashion trends and inspirations i need to work on my confidence because i find it hard to venture out of my own safety box in fears of being judged. but i know this is silly and i should do anything i want, and so i’m going to show some fashion trends and styles which i’m dying to try out soon, and until then i will merely write and post photos about them.

 

1. lace bralettes.

lace bralettes are in one word; gorgeous. the delicate material of lace draws intimacy and yet chic-ness to outfits. while i don’t agree with wearing them only, i think wearing a lace bralette under a loose tank, or a backless tank top and so on can be so pretty. its also a way to keep cool because they are so light and airy. you can explore creativeness with lace bralettes too, the beauty of lace will enhance with your body and look utterly stunning.

 

2. body chains

although rather sexy, body chains can be worn in innocent forms or also in ways to draw attention to the body parts you want to accentuate. over clothes or under, body chains are a simple way to spice up outfits with jewels and thin delicate chains. not only do i love body chains but also head pieces, almost like crowns, beautiful jewels hanging down upon your hair can make you look like a goddess! body chains with bikinis are gorgeous and really make a summer vibe. use colours that compliment your skin tone!

 

3. dungarees / overalls

the playful and casual fashion trend of overalls is normally kinda hated or loved by society. some see it as try hard farm attire, i personally think its an adapted trend which can now be made fashionable if styled right. its something i really want but find so hard to find a perfect set. living in hong kong theres so many chinese fashion shops which sell such good clothing pieces, but then ruin them with things like star studs, or american flags stitched on, or too many ugly rips or ‘acid stains’ which aren’t fashionably done but instead ruin the piece. and so, i’m not scared to try this look but instead searching for the perfect one!

 

now i know thats only three trends but they are still trends i want to try, even though i’ve got many more i thought this was enough for now!

if you’ve got any trends you want to try i would love to see them and possibly get inspired too!

much love, amber. xx

missing someone

i wrote this in a moment of missing my best friend. not just my best friend but my other half, my soulmate. it’s a lot more personal then I’ve ever shown here, i wrote it on my personal tumblr and suddenly feel like sharing it, for maybe some others will read it and find some truth and relevance for themselves.

missing you. it’s one of the hardest things to cope with. and i truly struggle sometimes because you make my world better in so many ways. it’s scary to think that i turn to you so much to make it all better, but i do. and i’m okay with that, because you do it so seamlessly and so perfectly that it feels so right.

days without you go along as normal, for some time that is. and then a wave crashes before me, a wave so powerful that it brings me to a longing to be by your side with a passion so strong it could reach the stars. days without you are normal, unaccompanied by the thousands of breaths of laughter that light up my face and eyes with the love and joy you bring to me. the sparkle of my smile, caused unquestionably by you, is what you say to love. but what i love, is the ease you have to make me enjoy, the never ending comfort you supply to me, the feeling of safety and being at home, the emotional well being of being constantly more than just content. you make me feel in love; in love with you, in love with myself and my life. because i love who I am with you, and i love how i live when you’re around.

and when you’re not, then that’s just a different story. and i can’t wait to be in love again.

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parisian love

paris. The city of love. City of romance. Lights. Food. Culture. Fashion. Art. The city I fell in love with, again.

I travelled to Paris just less than two weeks ago, for my second time, for five short days. I went with one of my greatest school friends; Kristy and I, together ventured off to the city of Paris – along with our near to none knowledge of the language or geography of the city for that matter.

Five short days in Paris, but that’s enough. Enough to make you fall in love with the architecture of the delicate blend between old and modern, the rustic balconies and beautiful flowers. The sweet blends of chocolate macaroons, or the fruity tang of a raspberry tart. Aromatic smells from street stores selling chocolate crepes, deliciously made right in front of your eyes. The continual historical and artistic monuments which never cease to amaze you. Or even the gardens with statues you don’t quite know about but still are spectacular.

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For our five days, we obviously wanted to experience all the tourist destinations. On our first day we caught the metro into central Paris and saw the arc de triomphe, walked down champs élysées until we got to the louvre. Walking through a garden, don’t know the name, and again past beautiful buildings which must have had loads of historical context behind them. It was a perfect day.

The next we visited the Eiffel Tower, the extremely tall statue (meaning loads of stairs). We off course went up, choosing to take the stairs for a better and more unique experience and started our journey to the second floor. Which allowed us to see beautiful views of the entire city of Paris. It was glorious.

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Finally on our last full day, my boyfriend joined us for a short but sweet day in the city of love. It was everything I could have asked for and more. Experiencing and sharing moments under the Eiffel Tower at sunset, then walking up it together late at night and seeing the glistening city of Paris illuminated by thousands of lights. Sitting under the tower while we watched it twinkle at mind night. And although now illegal, doing the love bridge tradition of putting the padlock on the bridge and throwing the key into the river. It’s a day I treasure more than many and truly will never forget.

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For those still reading, I highly recommend you to go to Paris. With family, friends or a loved one. It will be a trip which will not disappoint and will stay with you forever.

For now, amber. xx>