Beach Girl Adventure

Four months ago, i went to two beaches near my city, Yogyakarta. I didn’t know why, but at that time i just felt like i wanted to go to the beach. I miss beach. I always love beach. I love walking barefoot in the beach and feeling the sand and wave in my toes. I love seeing the sun, wave, and the blue sky greets me with their unexplained ways. I love playing with water. In the beach, i become a little girl again. I love screaming out loud when the waves hit me. I love beach and i’ll always do.

I went there with my best friend, Iku. You know what, the trip was totally unplanned. I texted him 2 days before the D-day and he said okay and that was it. We both were clueless about where the hell those beaches were. Okay, i know that i’m a Yogyanese and actually i’ve been to several beaches in Yogya, but when i didn’t drive, i never pay attention in the road. I would most likely fell asleep. Bad navigator, huh? Meanwhile, my friend Iku, also as clueless as i was. Actually i suggested him to take the public transport, but the time needed would be longer and the public transport only operated during particular hour. So, we decided to go there by motorcycle. Why not car? Nah, i wasn’t brave enough to drive my car to the beach. What if the roads were too narrow? What if the roads were too slippy? Thus, the wise  coward me wanted to go there by motorcycle in order to survey the roads first. Who knows maybe someday i’d drive my car there?

On the D-day, Iku handed me a paper nervously. When i opened it, turned out that it was a paper contained full direction to the beach. I knew the minute i opened the paper that my trip would be long and exciting, not to mention lost. We went there at 11.30am. Our destination was Wonosari. It was around 35 kilometers from Yogyakarta. Well, the trip there to Wonosari was almost flawless. The road was a bit scary especially when we had to  pass Bukit Bintang. It was a beautiful hill with steepy ascents. Well, well, after spent 45 minutes, we arrived at Wonosari, yippie. From Wonosari, we had to find the beaches. You know what actually it was quite easy to find the way there to the beaches. There were sufficient sign to tell which way you should go. Okay, the direction was easy, but not with the road. Bukit Bintang steepy road was nothing. The ascent to go to the beach were marvelous. Our biggest fear was stuck behind huge truck which carried sand or wood. Hahahha.

At 12.40, we finally arrived at Kukup Beach. I’ve been there three times, but never get bored. This beach was awesome. I think that this beach is as good as Tanah Lot beach in Bali. So i went change, and ready with my beach outfit and started to pose. Narcissistic. That was why i brought Iku. He was really a good friend of mine. He didn’t mind to help me taking hundreds of pictures. Damn this Kukup Beach was awesome. The water was sooo clear. I could see the living organism obviously. There were several people rented the straw mat for 5,000 IDR only. If you want to enjoy the view, i suggest you to go to this beach. But, if you want to swim, errr, it’s kinda dangerous here. The wave was big. We spent 2 hours there in Kukup Beach. Actually i wanted to stay there longer, but Iku wanted to go to another beach.

beach girl

 

Kukup Beach
happy Iku

We continued our trip to Sadranan Beach. It was 15 minutes only from Kukup Beach. Well, i gotta tell you something. There was tens of beaches in Wonosari and all of them was unique. Until now, i have visited five of them. That was my first time visited Sadranan Beach. Wow, Sadranan Beach was like private beach. There were only several people there. The sand was white and clean. The wave was also friendly. Iku jumped in into the water right away. In Sadranan Beach i saw four fishermen trying their luck. They were very friendly. When they passed us by, they showed us their catch. I spent most of my time there by playing with the waves, writing on the sand, and taking pictures.

Arithalia mini dress, House of Mangos hat

 

Let’s talk about my outfit there. I wore a cute red mini dress that i’ve owned since 5 years ago. I completed my look with a beautiful straw hat and sunglasses. That’s it. The simplicity. You don’t need to wear many clothes in the beach. That’s another advantages of beach that i worship.

Soooo, we then left at 5.30pm. We totally spent 1 hour 40 minutes to return to Yogya. Well, i didn’t enjoy my trip with motorcycle. It was so tiring. I couldn’t feel my feet and my ass. Hahahha. I am so thankful now for having a car for my daily transportation. I then admired people who use motorcycle as their daily basis. You guys rock!!! Alright then, sorry for the long post, it’s hard to keep my mouth shut when it comes to beach topics. Enjoy your week readers. Taaaa

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Eurotrip Outfits

PS: This draft was made 9 months ago

hello all, wow, I guess i’ve been hit by nerdy virus since i surprisingly become very active in posting again. Hahahaha. So, i just want to make a quick post regarding the outfits i wear during my exchange period in Europe. Just for a note, almost all of the coats that i have was bought in Europe. It’ll be better for you guys who will go travel to buy your clothes in your destination country because the price is cheaper and there’ll be more variation. Have a nice reading

grey coat (bought in Lille, France), brown scarf (bought in Porto, Portugal), sling-bag (bought in Porto, Portugal), black gloves (bought in Lille, France), dark brown leggings (bought in Cologne, Germany), brown boots (belong to my friend, we did a trade for a while)

orange scarf (bought in Indonesia), black coat (bought in Lille, France)

blue hat (bought in Indonesia), blue scarf (bought in Amsterdam, Netherlands), blue gloves (bought in Cologne, Germany)

silver bag (bought in Indonesia), flower midi-dress (bought in Indonesia), black cardigan (bought in Indonesia), grey leggings (bought in Lille, France), black boots (bought in Lille, France)

brown coat (bought in Lille, France), red mini skirt (bought in Porto, Portugal), dark blue leggings (bought in Cologne, Germany)

black leggings (bought in Indonesia), grey boots (bought in Lille, France), red belt (owned by my friend, Vidya)

red jacket (bought in Indonesia), pink gloves (bought in Cologne, Germany), yellow tops (bought in Lille, France)

The Touch of Brooch

Hello peeps, I want to share about Brooch in today post. Brooch? Why brooch? Well, the idea of putting the brooch in my blog actually already popped since early of this month, and, i’ll blame the brain for my lateness. Lol..

Brooch Fashion Week Fall 2009

Brooch is very classic. I remembered i had many brooches collections when i was little. My favourite one was the brooch with hat shape. It was so cute. I used to wear it to pin my handkerchief on my kindergarten uniform. He3x.. Did i just mention kindergarten? Oh yeah i just did. I know that you all now may imagine about me when i was little. One thing for sure, I was innocent and sweet. Like i am now. Lol..

Ok ok ok, i was diverted a bit. Let’s back to the track. A brooch could cheer up your outfit. If you have many black or dark colored tops why don’t you keep some brooches just for change your look? Well now, brooch has come in so many different designs, you could choose one to suit your mood and preference.

Jeweled Magnolia Brooch Flower

Yay, I love this brooch, so chic

As a Gossip Girl addict, i notice that there were many scenes using brooches for outfit addition. Well, never doubt the power that a brooch has. It can glam up your look instantly. Hmm, for formal occasions usually call for a simpler kind, maybe with a little bling on it. You can also put your brooch set at the waist of your gown. It’ll add sparkle and also attention surely.

For going out on a Saturday night, why don’t you use big, bold or fun shapes. Just have fun with your brooch collection. You can also wear broaches on the center of the collar of your favorite blouse. You can attach to a hat to add something special. Or as the most common way, you can wear it over the right or left side of the chest .

If you just have a little time to get dressed, maybe you wake up late or something, you could simply twist your hair and just pin a beautiful brooch onto a headband. That way, you have two pieces that you can use separately as well as together. So, what are you waiting now then? Go check your brooch collection and if you don’t even have any, let’s start to look out for pretty brooch out there. Happy hunting!!

Which one do you like? I heart the peacock..

Hair Accessories

I so love every kind of hair accessories, even hats, and such. They keep my hair in check. Hair decoration is hot. And not to mention truly fun adding a little sparkle to your wardrobe with tiny jewelry will never hurt. Here is a short list of popular hair accessories to help you look beautiful on your day:

  • Headbands : headbands are simple, yet elegant. Select a wide one for a retro look, or skinny ones for a modern, preppy look.

oversized headbands

Blair Waldorf’s hairstyle: Queen of Headbands

  •  Bobby Pins: bobby pins are so in fashion. Simple and fabulous at the same time. Your quick savior in your bad hair day. Make sure your keep some on your bag.

very cute bobby pins

beaded bobby pins

  • Veil – believe it or not, sometimes less is more, and a veil may be all you need. If you are opting out of hair accessories go elaborate with your veil – pearls, jewels and crystal accents will compliment your look.

  • Feathers – feathers are a hot trend right now, these are perfect for the trendy chick. These can be purchase and added to combs, clips, barrettes or even woven through hair.

  • Tiaras – these can range from classical princess styles to modern, asymmetric looks to retro inspired glam.

  • Fresh Flowers – once a trend, now a tradition – adding a sprig of your favorite flower to your hair can give you a romantic, soft touch.

  • Hair Vines – held in place by pins on each end, these are highly flexible and can conform to most any hairstyle. Many are encrusted with jewels, crystals or pearls.

  • Barrettes – these are not what you would think – a simple barrette can sweep back locks, hold bangs to the side or keep layers in place.

ups, this dog just too cute to be missed

  • Hair Jewelry – whether you decide to decorate your hair with shells (for a beach bride) or crystals (for an upscale look) hair jewelry is placed either around your style (such as a bun) or strategically placed throughout your style.

Belt, Your Nu Fashion Statement

Belt is a fashion accessory any woman can wear. The belt is something you can use to accentuate the line of your hip. Even if you are a bit on the large side, don’t shy away from wearing a belt. The right style belt can give you a waist, prevent you from looking larger than you are. Nothing looks more seductive than wearing a body-clinging dress and accentuating your hips with a colorful belt.

Belt can make one dress into several different outfits. So, you can either have a casual look or a formal look all with just a simple belt tied around your hip. Belt also can be assessorized with your jewelry, purse and shoes. Just take a look at the picture below. That black dress is cute though, but if you add sexy red belt and put red pump shoes in your legs, voila, surely your look not only gorgeous but upgrade into super-oomph, what a statement piece!

 There isn’t denial that for this season the silhouette is key and no wonder the belt is essential. Narrow or wide, it is all about structure and defining the waist. But remember, don’t put accessories too much if you’re already put belt as your fashion statement, cuz if you are not careful, wearing competing accessories will have the effect of making you look like a disco ball.