Sunday, February 23, 2014

Beauty and the Beast

Not having school this Monday and Tuesday and a delay on Thursday has really made this week fly by! I'm kinda dreading next week though since we are going to have a full 5 day week, but I think I will be able to get through it! I was excited to finally have my weight training class again! (the snow days have always been during the times which I had this class!) I have taken weight training before and if you know from my past post, I tend to be quite the active person. Even through I'm not the best at sports, I truly enjoy participating in them! In other news.... I'm going to be 18 in 9 days!!!! (and as a "birthday gift" I will be going on my first "vacation" by myself... well my vacation is visiting colleges, but still, it's so crazy and scary!! I'll tell you guys more on this later! =)
Now onto my outfit post for today!-

I am wearing this lovely dress from my previous dresslily haul!

Dresslily Dress White Review

Dresslily Dress White Review

This dress is super pretty and I think it looks so much better on me than it does on a hanger. When I first got this dress, I didn't like it as much but after wearing it, I have grown to love it a lot. The fabric is very soft and quite lightweight. The dress has two layers to it and is very comfortable on! It's got a little bit of padding in the shoulder which I like and the bow belt is adorable. I love wearing belts with dresses.



Sweet Scoop Neck Flounce Sleeve Layered Hem Elastic Waisted Chiffon Dress

Now looking through these pictures, I realize that this dress not only looks very classic and elegant, but it also reminds me of the dresses that are worn in asian dramas. (yes, I am known to watch a few of those lol) Actually, the two dramas that come to my mind are Material Queen (which I just finished) and Romantic Princess. (my first ever asian drama that got me addicted to watching them now!)  It's pretty cool now to realize that I have a dress similar to what some of my favorite actress wear! 

Forever 21 Ring

Kohls Flats

Along with the dress, I also wore a few accessories. For my necklace, I chose to wear a long pearl necklace. I felt that this necklace worked really well with the dress to create that elegant look. The necklace is beautiful and it looks store brought, but in fact, it was handmade by no one other than my sister! Yup, she has talent with stuff like this because I am in love with the necklace! When I see homemade items like this, it makes me wish I was more crafty and creative when it comes to things like this!
I also wore a gold band type ring and some black flats! These flats are one of my favorites because I love the braid in the front and the mini heel that it has. I'm slowly working my way up to wearing shoes with heels hehe.. In fact I just ordered a pair of black booties!

Sweet Scoop Neck Flounce Sleeve Layered Hem Elastic Waisted Chiffon Dress

Okay so I have been really proud of myself and I just need to share this mini story with you guys!
This week, I have achieved quite the milestone in my weight lifting class! I finally got enough courage + strength to give the flat bench press a try! The bar for this is 45 lbs by itself and it has always been very daunting to me because I mean, 45 lbs is heavy and it could fall right on me! I decided to give the bar a try because I have been spotting for one of my friends and they kept telling me that I could do it too. I was super nervous when I laid down and gripped the bar. My friend lifted the bar up for me and as soon as she let go, I realized that I was holding the bar by itself!! It was a bit lighter than I assumed (my fears were stronger than the thing itself) and I quite easily completed 2 sets of 10!!! The next time I was in the class, I added 2, 2.5 weights to each side and pushed myself to do 2 sets of 12!! I'm honestly so proud of myself!! I think I tend to put myself down a bit, but being able to lift this bar and being accepted into Uconn's honors have made me feel a lot more confident in myself! =) I usually don't post pics like this... but ... =)

Female Flat Bench Press
hehe I might look weak, but I'm secretly quite strong!
Dress- c/o Dresslily
Flats- Kohls
Necklace- Similar @ forever 21
Ring- Similar @ forever 21

What do you think of my dress?
Do you think the dress resembles any other dresses that you have seen before in shows?
Have you ever doubted your abilities to do something, but then realized that you could do it? I feel like that happens to me a lot and I need to try and fix it lol. =) 

95 comments:

  1. You look like a doll in a that pretty dress. Enjoy your day and week. No need to come over no new post today.
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  2. The dress looks so pretty indeed! Good luck with making it through the full 5 day week and keep up the good weight lifting work. I've been quite lazy lately and haven't lifted for two weeks...

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    1. Thank you and I'm already 3 days into my 5 day week hehe!

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  3. you look stunning. Happy early birthday

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  4. You look so charming in this beautiful dress!

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  5. What a pretty dress! And it sounds like you have a lot of fun things to look forward to :)

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  6. You're beautiful in that dress and WOAH, 18!!!

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  7. Cute Nice Outfit, Mindy! I cant wait to see your birthday outfit:).

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  8. You are so pretty Mindy!!!!!
    Lovely dress!!!!
    Kisssss

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  9. I love your smile! Dress is as well amazing ;)
    I have a blog about modeling, maybe we can follow each other? :)

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  10. Congrats on your achievement! Your outfit is cute too ^_^ I thought I wouldn't be able to talk in front of a lot of people but I've slowly been working on my public speaking :D

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    1. thank you and yay for conquering your fear of public speaking!! I have that fear too and I need to work on it myself!

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  11. Love that outfit.. especially those shoes <3 You look great in it!

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  12. Hey Mindy!

    As usual, I love your dress! You have a really good eye for style. That dress looks beautiful against your skin tone! It's perfect for you. :) It's exciting that you'll be going on your first vacation by yourself. I was 17 the first time I did that. My boyfriend at the time and I were moving from Chicago to my mom's house in South Carolina and we drove by ourselves. (He's long gone, and I'm back in Chicago now. LOL.) It WAS fun though, being on my own and making my own decisions. I hope you have an awesome time looking at colleges. :) One major thing that I doubted my abilities at was being a good mom. When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I was terrified that I wouldn't have that "motherly instinct". I was always great with other people's kids, and they always said what a good mom I would be, but it's different when you have your own kids. I did fine and when I got pregnant again with my older daughter's little sister, I felt a lot more confident. :) I know it sounds super cliche, but you can do anything you set your mind to. The harder the thing that you're trying to accomplish is, the better you'll feel after you've achieved your goal. :) Get it girl!! ;)

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, baby.

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    1. Thanks and yes, I really love the way it looks against my skin haha!! ohh wow, you were really young and that sounds like such an adventure!!! It must have been so exciting being by yourselves for that long and making your own decisions.
      That is such a sweet story! I bet you are a great mother and I'm glad that you don't doubt yourself anymore!! haha yes, we can accomplish anything when we put our minds to it!!

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  13. Yup! It definitely looks elegant on you! Especially with the pearl necklace on :) And wow. Your birthday is so near! I remember being so excited about my 18th birthday and this year I'm already turning 19 (in 3 month. like what). I feel so old! Hahaha.

    Anyways good luck with your classes! I wish we had those weight training classes here too. I really need it. For now I'll just continue going to the gym with my brother :P

    Have a nice week! xx

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    1. Thank you and yes it is so close!!
      haha your not old at all!! Your still so young!

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  15. That is a nice classic style dress. It looks pretty on you and I'm sure it will be a versatile piece in your closet. Good for you for challenging yourself with the weightlifting. You should be so proud of yourself!

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    1. Thank you and it is going to be very versatile I know it!!
      haha I am really proud!!

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  16. I love your style dear!

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  17. Lovely!!

    xx

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  18. Very pretty :) Would you like to follow each other? x
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  19. Cute dress! It does remind me of Asian dramas :) I like the elegance that the pearl necklace added to the overall look. Very nice! <3

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    1. hehe thanks!!! It's good to hear that you think that too about the dramas! =)

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  20. You look super cute in your dress Mindy! I love how you're going to be active and stuff, how i wish i can go to weight training class! Advance Happy Birthday dear! you're so young!

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    1. thanks you and haha , yes being active is one of my favorite things to do!

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  21. lovely outfit my dear!
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  22. that's awesome to see a girl doing weight lifting
    yup u r strong although u wearing dress ^^
    MY-Emily

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    1. haha yup!! Weight lifting is actually a lot of fun!!

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  23. Cute dress :)
    And love your pearls !

    Emma
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  24. You look pretty with the dress. Love it.
    Aw, you're so lucky to go have a vacation by yourself! Hope you find a nice uni ^^
    Well, I once doubted my ability to do something like public speaking, and apparently I did really good. I think that boosts my confidence. We just need to relax, practice, practice and keep practicing, and don't forget to pray :)

    Good luck!
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    1. Thank you and yes, I am so excited for my "vacation!"
      Congrats on overcoming your fear of public speaking!! That is something I still need to work on!!

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  25. dresss is amazing! you look georgous sweety!
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  26. Congrats on the weightlifting Mindy, thats so well done! You look utterly beautiful in this feminine frock, All the best for school next week...do you have any exciting party plans for this epic 18th? Thanks for lending me your thoughts on my last post dear.

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    1. Thank you!!
      haha I wish I had some epic plans, but I'll probably just go out to dinner with the family! =)

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  27. In my eyes, the layered dress in combo with the belt & the homemade pearl necklace have a lovely retro feeling. Maybe your sister can create a matching pair of medium sized pearl ear-hangers for you. :)
    I so luv flats, I have them in gold, peach (with a leather bow on top) & in olive green... just to name a few! Love, love!!!

    I doubt myself in everything, even to his day my nerves wear thin as soon as I have to try something new... but I'm really happy you were able to tackle those 45lbs! You go Girl!

    Follow the royal Peach!

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    1. Thank you!! I agree that there is a retro feeling going on and ohh haha that is a pretty good idea!!
      ohh the gold flats must be so pretty! I love anything gold and bows on flats are the best!
      I am the same way with things but I am working on it! I think once we get over our fears and do it, it's not that bad. Thanks!!

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  28. Oh very cute dress, lovelies flats!
    comment to me back to keep in touch!
    xx

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  29. Nice dress. It is a lovely color.

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  30. cute dress just like you :)

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  31. you look lovely dear :) xx
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  32. lovely dress!

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  33. lovely dress!
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  34. love your dress! it reminds of zooey deschanel :) belated happy birthday girl!
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  35. thank you and your right , it does!

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  36. very cute! suits you so well. xo j. von Stereo|typically Me

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