Dear Dayre,

Today is International Women's Day!

I'm no feminist. I don't think that men and women were made equal in all aspects.

But that being said, here is a reminder to all women to love yourself before any one else 🙂

No one should make you feel lesser of yourself or make you second guess what an amazing person you are, not even when they are important people in your life who matter (your parents, family or partner).

I was very honoured to be invited to an intimate Melissa x MessyMsxi workshop celebrating International Women's Day last Saturday! ❤️❤️❤️

I love hands-on workshops, they are really fun and meaningful 😍

The theme of the day: To Inspire, Love and Appreciate 💕

Melissa also invited me to bring along my "inspirer", or any woman in your life that inspires you in some way and I asked @trishaliang to go along with me because she's so crafty and she loves Melissas too!

We were tasked with designing our own pair of Melissas with an inspirational quote. 💭💭💭

In the process of painting on my shoes… Such nerve wracking work hahah! My first time working with acrylics on a shoe and it was such fun 😬

Here's my completed masterpiece – Florals are so me 😊

If you saw my IG already, you would have seen my quote.

Thinking of a suitable quote got me stumped for a bit.. I didn't want to be too fanciful or write some bombastic quote that sounded too high and mighty or lame haha.

But something clicked inside me and this quote surfaced in my mind.

"Don't Be Afraid To Be Yourself".

or it could be read as

"To Be Yourself, Don't Be Afraid."

It doesn't sound like much, but I think this simple sentence is a lot more challenging than it sounds 🙂

How many of us feel pressured to conform to societal norms, or the wishes of people around us? And how easy is it to truly be yourself for who you are and to be comfortable in your own skin?

Some food for thought 🙂

We had a super good time 🤗

For those of you who are currently facing problems or struggles, here are some things I learnt today.

Listen to your gut instincts

If your gut feeling is telling you something important, don't ignore it. It could be the key to the right solution and answer you've been looking for. Gut instinct is there for a reason and even if logically everything seems to make sense, that niggling feeling in your gut might be something to zone in on and analyse further in regards to any situation.

Acknowledge the pain or sadness

Are you feeling frustrated or angry over something?

The thing is, frustration or anger is a secondary emotion that can stem from a primary emotion, which could be pain, or sadness or a form of hurt.

Recognise the true emotion you are feeling, and acknowledge it. It may be uncomfortable, but it will make you understand why you are angry or frustrated, so that you can understand why you are upset and find out how to relieve those negative emotions.

Have a strong support group

Girl friends are really super important when you need a listening ear, so always have a strong support group cos women can always understand other women better 💪🏻

Tonight~ www.thevelvetdolls.sg at 8.30PM 🤗

New arrivals are coming up on thevelvetdolls.sg ^.^

This floral playsuit~~~ ❤️

Comes in Green and Lilac, Size S & M!

We are really into pleats lately 😂

This Pleated Bandeau Dress is so cute right? l

Comes in Navy and Grey both, sizes XS-L!

It has a sash as well so you can go either way 💕

I wanted to be over pinafores but I just can't 😂

This gingham checkered one is toooo cute~~~

It's actually suitable for cold weather cos it's made of wool polyester!

Isn't the mustard color really nice? This is free-sized 👌🏻

And pinafore/bralette trends 😂

LOVE THIS ONE EH! Stripes plus denim bralette. So cute. Can use the bralette to pair with other tops too!

It comes in two colours, Blue/Black! Sizes S & M~

Lastly, this fringed houndstooth skirt 😍 Size S & M!

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