EASY


midi dress by belowcepek.com  //  clutch by Manikan  //  shoes by Dolce and Gabbana

Brainstorming for something to say for a come-back post, I realised how most of my previous posts are reiterations of how crazy life had been. And well, it still is. Looking back to a couple of recent hardships and reminiscing some juvenile wishes I might have uttered during those times, I am thankful that life has taken a great turn for me and put me in the present state in which I am sincerely happy. People say don't get too comfortable, I say why not. It's like laying down on a beach or patio in Santorini with just the perfect intensity of sunlight and intermittent wind and a cool companion to chat over iced teas and finger food. You know holiday's bound to be over soon but would that keep you from making the best out of the ideal day? I suppose not.

Call me classic. I'm a sucker for all things womanly; easy dresses, practical but pretty purses, and quality heels. This B/W dress is courtesy of a newfound Indonesian online retailer dedicated to affordable fashion keys, belowcepek.com. Unique website name which says it all, all their goods are literally below IDR100.000 (that's more or less US$10). Yes, blew my mind too. And you know how I endorse Indonesian-made products, especially when they are brought to a whole new level of modernness and sophistication. Manikan did it again, with their new urban.is.me campaign. I could not be more appreciative of this ethnic PaperLunch clutch they so kindly delivered to my house last week. This I strongly recommend, particularly in light of imminent Christmas (which I'm psyched for!), you might find one or two of their products interesting maybe for Christmas presents? 



music to my ears:
Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better

NATURAL SELECTION



Life lately has been a series of wild unexpected turns, I guess days of unfluctuative swing driven by routine and lacking highlights never last that long. All will be fine if you fuel your fire enough to catch up with all those, or even better if you manage to get ahead of them. One thing I reaped from what has been so far is you cannot fight time.. heck, you cannot even argue or negotiate with it. It is ruthless, much like a king of a natural selection arena. But some people triumph over (or in spite of) it, so if they can accomplish such thing why can't I?


I admit it has been a long while since I last posted. Even these photos were taken weeks ago, before my trip to Spain (which was pretty awesome, btw). I wish I could say you could follow me on Instagram instead to stay on the radar but truth is I have not been posting that frequently on the social medias due to lack of free time and lowness on life sparks. But in case you do wanna get in touch, do follow my Instagram (click here), though I seldom post I regularly enjoy other people's feeds. 

Bisous bisous! 


music to my ears:
Sondre Lerche - After All
Dimitri Vegas & Moguai & Like Mike - Mammoth
David Avila - Breaking Your Fall


SWEET SCENTED FIGURE


gifted pink dress // pink shirt from Uniqlo // clutch by Charles & Keith


Love your garments. My idea of keeping my clothes long-lasting includes hanging them properly and ensuring my closet well maintained, and washing clothes with due care and awareness of how to do it. It is not only about rinsing and hanging them to dry, but also setting the right water temperature, using the right fabric softener, and knowing the right duration for each step. Mastering these means laundry does not have to be troublesome. Thankfully my fabric softener helps ease the whole process too, because it is soft and smells awesome, and it does its own magic onto the clothes that I do not have to slave my nails and arm muscles while doing laundry. FYI, the fabric softener I use is Downy Innocence (it comes in other scents as well if you'd like to try).

And the best part is that the scent still lingers the whole day and I actually love the fragrance! Somehow, perfume scent does not linger as long as expected. So this could be the most nausea-curing breakthrough of the year: if my clothes do not retain the scent of eau de parfum, why not make the clothes itself fragrant?

On a side note, I never knew how much your brain, as opposed to your physical activities, can consume all your energy! All I do on weekdays is spend business hours (and overtime hours) in front of the computer and think. And think some more. But everyday it is excruciatingly exhausting and it gets worse the closer it is to Friday. I am staying grateful but oh gosh. Which is why I cherish weekends in a much more appreciative way than ever. I do not intend to let a weekend go without looking good and feeling great, and off I go with either D or my kind of bestest people in the world.

This post is powered by the collaboration of Fashion Geek's Closet and Downy Indonesia.



music to my ears:
Shadow Child - The Only One

WEEKLY INSTAGRAM


Weekly Instagram:
1. My Peter Som inspired DIY dress + accessories to furnish.
2. Typical home wear.
3. Red velvet for afternoon snack.
4. After full hair + nails treatment from Dry Me
5. My treasured jacket with unusual floral print, like painted by a toddler.
6. At dinner. Photo with D's baby sister.
7. Illustration by my ultimate favourite fashion house, Lanvin.
8. D from the window.



music to my ears:
HAIM - Forever

EVERYDAY


psychedelic blouse from Devotee.Co // blazer from CottonCandyID // skirt by Pull&Bear // handbag by Furla // pumps by Zara

I have been looking for a blazer that I can wear to work or otherwise, and recently found one at CottonCandyID. I adore the combination of it being maroon and slightly oversized. What do you think of it?

We wake up, we do our morning routines, we go to school/work, we drive home and chill, we go to sleep. Every single day is a wheel turning full circle. Feelings, which differentiate us from robots, help spice up the monotony with blossoming love, urging laughter, or unavoidable despair. But again, we live such cycle every single day. What is it that we live for? What keeps us going the same way everyday and still be excited for whatever comes next? What is it that we strive for at the end of the road?



music to my ears:
Phillip Phillips - Gone Gone Gone

WEEKLY INSTAGRAM


Weekly Instagram:
1. Pet love
2. My relationship with D has turned 28 months last Thursday :)
3. Racks full of the books which looked like they were written a zillion years ago at Universitas Indonesia library.
4. Sulking over the hard truth that I don't have enough space.
5. My favorite summer sandals which were broken but someone fixed without me knowing. Thanks whoever that is and woohoo!
6. "Nothing grips like Grisham."
7. Every Saturday afternoon: quality time with London.
8. Easy pretty.


music to my ears:
Capital Cities - Safe and Sound


MUNCHKIN


baby pink dress by CottonCandyID // sandals by Nine West


Does anyone recall the fashion movie by Downy I recently shared on my blog? I was replaying the Innocence episode last weekend and somehow got inspired by it. It relates with D's taste in women, the girl next door thing. For me personally the definition of girl next door is somewhat modernised. It features the ability of a woman with girl next door look to wear trends, no matter how quirky, and still maintain that girl next door vibe to her aura. (Wow, so many girl next doors in one paragraph)

This baby pink dress is one of my most recent additions to the rack. It is plain and light, reminds me much of how classic dresses used to be without the clashing colours and crazy prints that are now in trend. A very innocent dress it may be. Mom mentioned something about this looking like barbie dress, would you agree? I remember a decade ago dressing up my barbies with super girly dresses so may be she got that right. Finally. I enjoyed channeling my childhood portrayal of a lady with this dress, wearing it one too many times will be a guilty pleasure of mine.

This post is powered by the collaboration of Fashion Geek's Closet and Downy Indonesia.



music to my ears:
The Neighbourhood - Sweater Weather

TRES CHIC



shirt from D // Nine West sandals // Kate Spade bag

"Live a fulfilling life, do not settle for less." I guess those are my new words to live by. Previously my magic words were "go the extra mile" - it motivates me at work and in general. Do you have magic words? What are they?

GIVEAWAY TIME, PEOPLE! This time for Indonesians only though, unless you are willing to fly in to attend the show *wink* UI Fashion Week is around the corner, an emerging talent will be showcasing her collection on Friday there, and I have two tickets to VIP seat. One winner to score both tickets!



You can enter via Instagram, via Twitter, or both:

INSTAGRAM
1. Follow them on Instagram (here)
2. You'll find a photo gushing about UI Fashion Week. Repost and like it.
3. Mention @shop_treschic and put hashtag #treschiconUIFW

...and/or...

TWITTER
1. Follow me on Twitter (here)
2. Tweet the promotional photo with the model. 
3. Mention me @wynneprasetyo and put hashtag #treschiconUIFW

...and voila
Instagram and Twitter each counts for 1 entry, however if you do both you'll get 2 entries. You have until Tuesday to do this. Good luck!


p.s. - Follow my Instagram too? Don't worry I will not overuse hashtags ;)

music to my ears:
Rod Stewart ft. Chris Botti - I Wish You Love

DROP WAIST


drop waist dress by Mango // necklace by F21 // sandals by Nine West

While cleaning up my camera memory the other day I stumbled upon this set of outfit photos which were taken so long ago that I forgot whether or not they are up on the blog somewhere. Considering it has been a while since my last original outfit post, sharing these to you tonight (assuming they have never been published before) won't hurt. This dress reminds me of the days back when employment had not commenced, office attire shopping squeezed in between activities and appointments routinely in my daily agenda. One of the reasons it was never-ending was because I always ended up purchasing non-office material clothes, i.e. this dress (go figure). It was unique yet easy, ultra feminine yet chic, and came with gorgeous color choices. To date it, and some other easy dresses in the closet, is my go to dress for light occasions.



music to my ears:
Daft Punk - Motherboard

HAPPY PILLS



H&M skirt // necklace from D

The more swamped you are, the more superb day you know it was. Yesterday was one for me. I was invited to a seminar by Downy Indonesia and chanced to converse one-on-one with Mrs. Asteria Elanda, the editor in chief of Good Housekeeping magazine. Glowing in sateen blouse and tailored pink skirt, she looked dashing as much as she was inspiring. If you followed my Twitter you'd encounter my quoting of her lines. Adrian Maulana was a guest speaker, I remember seeing him a lot on TV shows back when I was little, good to know that although he no longer appears so much on such shows, he is living an equally fulfilling marriage and life in general.

Immediately afterwards I rushed to the office to get some work done (yes, it's a Saturday, I know). Shouldn't complain about it so much though, I knew what I signed up for and went all in. No regret. And this is not a make believe, I mean it when I say I love my job so much that working weekends does not bother me as it prolly would other people. 

Then I had so much laugh with my homies after that I think the 4 hours dinner and after-hours drinks were the most energy draining activity I did the whole day. Nothing like a friendship where jealousy and selfishness do not exist. Trust me, it's hard to come by these days.



music to my ears:
Norah Jones - Happy Pills