Newly 21

Yes, I'm officially 21 years old now. I didn't get a chance to take any pictures as I was too busy accepting "happy birthday", saying "thank you" in return, poured with hugs and kisses, trying to juggle my presents with one hand and shaking hands with another. 
The party was a huge success. I love my big family. Almost all of them came. And it was nice celebrating my birthday with so much love around me.
Although I did blinded with some camera flashes. It was uncles or cousins perhaps. I'd get back to you if I get a hold of their pictures.

I feel an outfit post has long overdue. So here it is. I'm still preoccupied with my thesis. But I managed to get up super early (6 a.m. That's like dawn for me) and took these pictures (yes, I feel super guilty abandoning my blog for so long I force myself to get out of bed)

There were joggers and dog walkers. They stare a little bit. But after 5 months of blogging, I have learned to be oblivious.

And the sun finally high in the sky. 
I have to admit, I enjoyed the photo session very much. It's usually really hot around here (even when it is fall) except when it's raining. But in the morning, the weather was so clean (it was raining really hard last night) and fresh and surprisingly chilly!

I have always wanted to take pictures among these tall grasses. But they strangely hard to find and appearantly seasonal. I guess. Cause when I left for a week in my hometown, the grass wasn't around. And then when I came back to my campus area, they're everywhere. Hence, the smiling picture is not just for a pose! I really was excited.

My favorite nail colors of all time. Red. And of course, my classic jeans jacket.

I wore this simple grey dress to a class one day. And a friend of mine suddenly asked me a question as soon as I sat in front of her. "hey, aren't you tired carrying a circus?"
I was like "huh?"
"You're carrying girraffees and elephants on your dress. How's that not tiring?"
It was rather funny I guess. I can't remember I laughed or not cause I was mesmerized by that fact.
I'm a strong woman indeed!


  1. happy birthday dearest! i hope you had a good one. cute prints on your dress too. And you took your pictures on the magical hour, so pretty

  2. Happy Birthday :)
    hope you had a great birthday ever

    that dress is lovely :)


  3. Happy birthday :)

    Love the dress, especially the print, looks great paired with the denim.

  4. happy birthday dear. have a blissful year ahead. i wish you only the best. :)

  5. Happy Birthday!!!! That giraffe print is absolutely wonderful! You are so cute in it!

  6. Your dress is so nice! The print is so interesting. :)Happy birthday! :)

    Hope you can visit my blog and follow me back. Thanks!

  7. i love those shoots and your outfit looks cute <3


  8. great outfit! I a d o r e your sweet dress!

  9. Happy birthday, doll! I hope that you had an absolutely fantastic day -- you look wonderful; I love your little dress!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! Yours is fab; I can't wait for more.
    xo Josie

  10. happy . happy birthday !
    have a wonderful birthday sweetie ! :D

    cute dress :)


  11. Happy Birthday! Great dress as well, I love the print on it.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  12. Ohh,the drawing on the dress is so cute ! A great outfit :D

  13. Happy Birthday! Love your dress

  14. Happy belated birthday to you ci ! :) Lovely photos , love love your dress !

  15. Oh, I absolutely adore that dress and the print. It's so cute and wearable! And happy belated birthday!

  16. Hi sweetie! I love your dress! And, don't find this weird, but your freckles are cute :)

  17. happy birthday! aw, you're very cute.

    thanks for following my blog. talk to you soon!:)

  18. Happy Birthday! I know what you mean. There isn't much nature around here so I get really excited when I shoot in 'leafy' areas. Haha :)

    I like your jean jacket! I can never find one that is soft enough.

    Bea from A plus B

  19. i love your outfit :) yeah i've already follow you back, thanks beib! have a nice dayyy! :p


  20. happy birthday :) love your jacket
    re: no it's an online shop owned by my sister's best friend. my sister's online shop is cotton candy. ps: i quit it few weeks ago


  21. Love your dress!
    I follow your blog!! :)

  22. Happy birthday! I love that your dress has giraffes and elephants on it!

  23. Oooh i love that dress!
    Love the denim jacket too, love your blog so i'm following :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  24. The animals on the bottom of your skirt as so unusual and fun! :D

  25. happy belated birthday!

    love your outfit - haha and so cute of your friend to ask you that, I don't think I looked closely enough first time round x

  26. yaay happy birthday! :D

    I loove your blog and your outfit in this post is adorable xx

  27. a very late happy birthday! :) I love your jeans jacket..

  28. Ahhh too beautiful :):) I'm absolutely in love with your blog! <3


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