Style File: Volume 1.2

Thank you all for your suggestions on what to eat, see, and do in Paris. The Babymoon was a much needed break and so relaxing. I really appreciate your feedback on my last post. Sometimes it’s hard to be vulnerable, but I find it so important to be honest and authentic. I’ll be sharing more in my next post but for a while, I wanted to stop blogging – mainly because of the time and effort it takes to keep up with social media. Honestly, I got disheartened with how many people buy likes, followers, and comment bots on platforms such as Instagram. Thankfully, I’m learning to focus on myself and what I can contribute rather than what other  people are doing. I truly believe that being an influencer is a part of my destiny and I am focusing on how I can best use the gifts, talents, and abilities God has given me to make an impact. With that comes showing sides of myself that are not perfect, and often I don’t want to admit to myself. While for some, perfect pictures and a perfect life is their goal, it’s definitely not mine. Stay tuned for more honest posting coming soon – along with the fun stuff like fashion and travel. Today, I’m excited to share my weekly round up of my favorites this week!

Style File: Volume 1.2

  • Manchester: My heart is heavy with the tragedy in Manchester. It’s so sad how these kind of attacks are becoming common place. What’s worse is that the attack was focused on an event where so many children were present. Thankfully, people like Mann Singh give me hope during these tragic times. Sending a prayer for all those hurting <3
  • When In Paris: From Insta stories, I received over 100 reccos to visit Angelina’s in Paris. The dessert and hot chocolate did not disappoint! My husband is the biggest chocolate fan I know and even he raved about the place. The small wait in line was definitely worth it. Also when we visited Versailles, there was an Angelina’s there and we tried the chocolate ice cream and caramel macaroons, which were divine!
  • Truth: Talk about being authentic – this video about body hair really hit home. I too would spend hours trying to get rid of body hair as a teen. Years later, I have probably spent thousands of dollars on hair removal. Let me know if you are interested in hearing more about my trials with hair removal (and believe me I have tried almost everything!)
  • Zika outta here: When I shared my Bali Babymoon, I received a lot of questions on whether I was concerned about Zika. I definitely was concerned and did a lot of research. I really liked this article which let’s you know what bug sprays are most effective at combating the virus.
  • Easy Macaroons: While I love cooking, sometimes when I see a long ingredient list I run! I really appreciate recipes that have a few ingredients and are easy to make. I am so excited to try this 5 Ingredient Coconut Macaroons  recipe which is gluten-free, lightened up, low-carb, and dairy free!
  • Start up life: Now that I have started for shopping for all things baby, the brand Aden +Anais is everywhere. I’ve heard how great the company’s muslin swaddles are and the founder’s story is just as inspiring. Working mother with four daughters creates a $65M empire in baby products.
  • Cheers!: Have your heard about Moet’s new mini 6-pack. I love how cute the mini bottles are. While the pack will cost a pretty penny – sometimes it’s ok to splurge. Or just buy $12 Korbel Bubbly from Trader Joe’s like I do (or used since 1) I’m pregnant and 2) the same bottle costs $50 here in Singapore!)

  

Outfit details (all under $50!) Dress // UNIQLO // Shoes Toms // Cardigan Similar H&M //

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Comments

  1. Priya Patel says:

    Appreciate the honestly. Also I am a big fan of Aden + Anais and enjoyed reading the Q&A from the founder. Yes please share your hair removal story and keep on blogging.

  2. Really appreciate the honesty, and the social media aspect of blogging is something that has been getting the better of me too. But as much as I hate it, I know it is important too. Buying likes and followers came as a shock to me to, but people are getting wise to it now. Keep blogging, we want more honest voices :)
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  3. Thanks for linking me Kamana, really appreciate it. Let me know how it turns out with unsweetened coconut, I’m definitely gonna try it at some point, just had those Baker’s coconut at home. Very honest post, enjoyed watching your Paris stories.. my biggest regret was not visiting Laudaree and Angelina.. I didn’t like the food there, it was way too much meat and weird stuff, I also didn’t do any research so that’s prob what happened. THe desserts were amazing tho which is how i survived. :)
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    • I will def let you know how it turns out! Hopefully you will visit again soon and can treat yourself to Angelina’s <3