Broken Hopes and Dreams

I usually do a "Best of (insert year)" every last day of the year. But since I have been doing that for the 2011 and 2012 in a row, I decided to not do it this time. Mostly because 2013 is not really my year. It has been a year where there are a lot of "almost",  not to mention family crisis. You can say, it has been the time of broken hopes and dreams. However, I'm grateful for every moment, both that makes me cry or smile. I feel so blessed for the fact that I still able to live a fulfilled life with such wonderful people around me who would go above and beyond to make sure I'm happy and healthy.

I'm sorry for such a forlorn post. I do look forward for 2014 with the best and most positive mind! 

So let me leave you (as per usual for my end of year post) with a quote for 2014. 

"I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. As we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you're going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you." - C. Joybell C.

Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve Outfit Ideas (Giveaway Inside!)

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas time and enjoy the Boxing Day Sale... Now on to the next event! What's your plan for New Year's Eve? Either it be chilling with your homies at a BBQ night or painting the town with sequins, check out all the tips you need here :)

Another good news! I'm teaming up with for another giveaway. Rosewholesale is an online store with vast choices of fashionable items with super affordable prices. To join simply follow this three easy steps! I don't use a rafflecopter this time because there are only five easy steps! :)

This Giveaway open INTERNATIONALLY. Rules (you must do ALL of them to be eligble) :

(1) Click this link : and choose the item you like (make sure it's less than $15 or more if you feel like spending money!). Copy the link of the item and paste it on the comment box.

(2) Go to this link and follow Rosewholesale Google+ account, leave your Google+ name

(3) Follow @EscapeSweetest on Instagram, leave your instagram account name

(4) Subscribe to my youtube channel ->, leave your youtube channel name

(5) Make sure all of the information I requested is in ONE COMMENT

This Giveaway open until 10th January 2014, 10PM +7GMT and ONE WINNER will be announced on 11th January 2014. Good luck, everyone!

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Christmas Giveaway Winner

Just popping in to announce my Christmas giveaway winner!
Congratz Keren P and Michelle Wong. An email is on its way to you.
Have a jolly Christmas all!

Mrs. Claus

A very red outfit for my Christmas Eve...
I can actually picture Mrs. Clause wearing this! Don't you?
It's a made by order dress and I'm very happy with the fit. I got the design online and fingers crossed I don't get any copyright infringement trouble!

I hope in the midst of the celebration, gifts, lights, and Santa Claus festivities, we don't forget the REAL reason why we have Christmas in the first place which is the birth of our saviour, Jesus Christ. I am in love with His favor and compassion more and more everyday and my only wish is to hear He says "well done" when I'm finished with this life :)

Wishing everyone an extraordinary merry Christmas!
"Glory to the newborn King!"

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P.S Don't forget to join my giveaway! It ends tomorrow!

red dress - made by order, pearl bracelet - H&M, Santa Claus hat - Ace Hardware

Mad for Plaids

I have been seing plaids all over this winter and since I'm all about tea-length these days, I thought I should own a plaid skirt in that kind of length. What a better way to end the week than with a vintage plaid skirt. I got this one for less than US$10 and honestly, I had no idea how lucky I am sometimes! It has the perfect fit and despite being a bit longer than I hope (I might shorten it two or three inches...), this outfit turns out just the way I want to be. Casual and vintage :)

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend ahead! Christmas is less than a week away. Are you excited?

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P.S Don't forget to join my giveaway! It ends on 25th Dec!

hat and skirt - thrifted, t-shirt - Bossini, necklace - Stradivarius, shopper bag - Zara
 rose bangle - c/o, wedges - Zonzo

Cherry Red

Hello... I haven't touch my laptop for almost in a week and surprisingly, I haven't miss it yet! How is everyone in blogsphere? My youth church Christmas celebration is over and I couldn't be more grateful to be a part of such a loving and hardworking community! Interested in joining us? Visit us every Saturday on 5PM at GBI Aruna no. 9, Bandung. However, there will be no service until January 4th, 2014.

As you can suspect, I didn't took any kind of outfit pics the past week being so preoccupied with preparing Christmas. Hence, this is an old pics from early December which taken for a lookbook for my online store Helo Strangers! Visit our instagram feed @HeloStrangers to shop.

Have a great week ahead!

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cherry sweater and skirt - get it at HeloStrangers, hat - thrifted, heels - New Look

Holiday Party Ready : Sparkly Top

Often we are discouraged, too, because we have made mistakes. The more we consider them, the larger they grow. A whole day can be wretched. "It's all my faul," we say. "I was so stupid!"
Ralph Waldo Emerson talks about that when he says, "Finish each day and be done with it. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in--forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day: begin it well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense."

Well said, Mr. Emerson, well said. 

I found these days to be draining for my brain and my mental health. It's like constantly thinking "do I have all the items for character A" or something like "set a reminder to remind X to bring geeky glasses" or even "do we have enough time to change during narration?" . All involving the upcoming XG Christmas Celebration! We have devoted our energy and time to create this magical experience for you and for Papa Jesus! Come join us this Friday 5.30 PM at GBI Barangsiang. And on Saturday 5.00 PM at GBI Baranangsiang too.

And this sparkly top is very much possible making an apperance this weekend :)
I'll see you there...

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sparkly top - Berrybenka, skirt - c/o Romwe, earrings & clutch - c/o, heels - Rottelli

It's Sequins Seasons! (Up to $40 Romwe Voucher Giveaway)

Haven't you heard? It's sequins seasons (and velvets)! 

I couldn't think of any better month to wear your sequins in daylight. December truly is the festive season and it's the perfect time to pull out your most sparkly tops and skirts! The top and the skirt are from Romwe and I got them using my $20 voucher that I get from Ocrun and Latex-Mode every month.

Now to get into the spirit of giving in this Christmas month, I am givingaway my two $20 Romwe vouchers  to all my readers! Romwe has a vast options for you. The store constantly adding new things EVERY DAY. You can use the voucher with NO MINIMUM purchase (I will give specific steps how to use the voucher to the winner, it's easy, don't worry). 

Simply follow the Rafflecopter steps and I'll announce two winners (each will get $20 Romwe voucher in form of a code which I will email to the winner) on 25th December! Open internationally. 
Good luck, all!

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top and skirt - c/o Romwe, necklace - Arthyc Jewelry, stockings - PVJ, heels - Sachlirene

Helo Strangers New Arrival!

Hello! I'm still very much alive. Work, my online store, and Christmas prep just taking my time. Top and denim skirt and the bag are from my online store (check out my photo stream on instagram @helostrangers You can click HERE to see it via website. I only sell locally (Indonesia) ). I really love the collar on my shirt! It has the cutest scallop trim.

Anyway, it's midweek and I am wishing all of you a very fabulous rest of the week!

P.S. I updated my store! Go to Shop My Closet to shop my pre-loved items.

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