Grey has been THE new black this winter. It’s such a humble shade that can compromise well with any other colours. Since this outfit has many different elements playing together, I’d rather go for a monochromatic look with simple and straightforward colour palette - grey, black and white.
Right now, I’m about to share something very personal. The night before, I was sent by the ambulance to an emergency centre due to a serious migraine and hyperventilation situation. This breakdown really is a wake-up call to me. My mom died from cancer when I was only 14 years old. She not only was an amazing mom and wife, but also a dedicated and goal-oriented superwoman. From what I could remember though, she always put everything as her priority except herself and her health. After she passed away, I promised myself that I’d never go down her path. However, lately, I’ve been keeping myself super busy- juggling with millions of things at the same time. So this hospital visit really gave me a lesson. Once someone told me a metaphor: “Health is the number ’1′ and the following ’0s’ could mean wealth, successful career and more. The more 0s are following, the bigger number it gets which means the better quality of life you might have, but when the ’1′ is gone, the rest of the 0s then mean nothing.”
Life can be very chaotic whether we are in our 20s, 30s or 40s. We could be caught up with many things at the same time- working, studying, volunteering, building a career, running errands for the family…the list can go on and on. However, no matter how busy we get, we should slow down and take sometime to rest and recharge. We can’t take care of anybody/anything else if we can’t even take care of ourselves. So through this lesson of mine, I highly encourage each one of you to take care of yourself. Health is important.
Photography: Stephen Foks
Sweater: Joe Fresh (get it here)
Cardigan: Bought in China (similar here | here)
Boots: Le Chateau (get it here)
Bag: Zara (old, similar here)
Ear Warmer: Aldo (get it here)
Sun glasses: Aldo (sold out, similar here)