I remember so clearly 6 years ago when I first started working in Singapore, I was struggling to survive in a new country, all by myself, with an entry level job. No friends, no family. Just me finding a way to adapt to a new environment while thinking of how to live by with a couple of hundred dollars a month in my pocket. Every time passing by Forever21 on my way home, I had to remind myself not to be tempted by the gorgeous dresses displayed in the window. I didn't want to step inside as I was afraid that I couldn't help but bring them home. The beautiful clothes were my one week's worth of meals. I couldn't afford it. I made a promise to myself that when I made more money, I'd come to Forever21 and buy all the clothes that I'd ever wanted.
Fast forward 6 years later, not only have I fulfilled the promise I made to the younger me, but I also reached many milestones in my life and career. Being a fashion blogger was one of them. Being one of the top 4 finalists of the Social Media Awards, organized by Herworld, is another achievement that I'd like to share with you. It's always so overwhelming to be noticed and recognized. But this award is also meaningful to me as my all time favorite brand Forever21, is the main sponsor. It would be nice if I can have your vote.
Last weekend, I had a wonderful time playing dress up in Forever21 to pick out my favorite 3 outfits. I'll be sharing more in the upcoming blog posts. For now, here is an outfit idea for you working ladies.
Thank you Herworld and Forever21 for choosing me as one of the finalists and allowing me to share my story with you and my readers. Sometimes, I like to look back at my old stories, not to regret, only to see how far I've come.
Photos: Evelyn Lee
All thanks to Forever21