with myself, that is.
You know you’re in a relationship with yourself when you’ve no one you actually want to say “I love you” to romantically and it’s really not a sad thing at all. Instead you wanna say it to yourself from time to time.
I love you for braving every storm, for picking yourself up from where you had fallen, for holding on tirelessly to hope and believing in yourself. For being hopeful that today wasn’t that far away and for pushing your limits. They say difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations ; I’m here now and I’m ready for the next.
Photographed by Melody
Edited by me
Japanese embroidered suede jacket | The Juice Market
Nude pleated faux leather skirt | The Juice Market
White trainers | Massimo Dutti
Bag | Chanel / Shades | Dior / Rose Gold marbled watch | Emporio Armani / Choker | The Juice Market
I’ve been very influenced by oriental details of late and I couldn’t help myself when I saw this perfect suede embroidered varsity jacket. It’s unorthodox of me to style it with a playful pleated skirt but I decided to go for that oriental-meets-west high schooler look for an off day in China.
I realised I haven’t posted a non-advertorial post in awhile so I’ve decided to do this photo diary along with a quick update on life.
I’ve been very blessed. Things have taken a turn for me since about a month ago and everything’s been very smooth-sailing. Work has been very satisfying albeit tiring, and I’m working very hard with my TJM team to improve and create new and exciting concepts/stuff. I’ve also booked myself a week long holiday for end September so I can take a break and hopefully draw some inspiration. I’m thinking of doing a vlog too, what do you think? Can someone recommend me a compact camera which takes good videos and photos pleaseeeee thank you!!
I’m in a very happy place now and honestly, it took a lot to be here but I’m glad I did what I have to, to get there. It’s not that I’ve forgotten anything but I’ve just learnt to focus on myself and on things I’m truly passionate about. So for anyone who’s feeling despair now, trust me when I say things DO get better even when it seems impossible now. Sometimes good things fall apart for better things to come together. Stars shine the brightest when it’s dark, and this is when you will learn the most about yourself.
Wishing y’all a good midweek <3
Ps. I update a lot more on Instagram (@sophiachong) and SnapChat (@sophiaxchong) so you can follow me there for daily updates!
Thank you. Thank you for being, you. I can’t and don’t ever want to imagine life without you. You’re my stem of support and pillar of strength. These words sound so cliche but they are so true. I’m so glad we fit so well like a jigsaw puzzle. You complement my strengths and accept my flaws, you give me sound advice when I need an opinion and give me space when I want to think quietly on my own. You and I, we are on the same page in almost every aspect and that’s rare. Even though we lead very different work lives, you’re so ever supportive in every way and go out of your way to help. How is a guy working in the finance sector ever interested the fashion/blogging industry. How does a guy who hates taking pictures stay with a girl who takes picture for a living (somewhat, for my blog and IG) for almost 6 years? Sometimes, we defy norms but we always find a way simply because we know we are worth the fight. We both hate painting a picture-perfect couple image on social media platforms but sometimes you still tell me that I should do it cos readers are interested in that stuff (though we really end up just not doing it cos it’s just…not our thing). You’re so understanding, so compromising, so loving, and so supportive and our relationship is just amazing as a whole.
You recently asked me “Why do couples want to stay together when there’s no more passion left in their relationship?” and then it hit me, our passion doesn’t fade with time. It actually grows with time and how often do we find such relationships. You’re my so-many-things-in-one guy. My lover, my soulmate, my best friend, my listener, my gossip girl and everything I can ever ask for. Though you can be an ass quite often and laugh at me in my face even when I’m crying, I still love you very much and there’s not a thing about us that I want to change. I’ll do anything within my capability for you, and you should know it by now.
This is random but who needs a special occasion or a curated photo shoot to express their love right?
I love you, Daniel.
I hope you cry reading this.