Have you ever felt like you're stuck in a rut? If you've never, well, I envy you because right now I'm in a rut that I don't know how to get out of. 
In fact, I think I've been in and out of this rut — a little hole of an uninspired place — for this entire year
Before I make anyone worried, I'm OK, really. It's just that ever since I moved early this year to a new city, living in a hotel room that's pretty much just a big box, I've been struggling to feel as lively as I was back in my beloved hometown — perhaps being an urban girl surrounded by nothingness contributed to that.
To make you understand the context of this "nothingness" I mentioned: the nearest cinema to where I live now, in the nearest mall, is one hour and 20 minutes away. Can you believe it? Back at home, Shah and I only needed to drive five minutes to catch a movie.
I also want people to understand that as much as it sounds like I'm complaining — well, I sort of am, I'm only human — it does not mean that I am not grateful for the situation I am in; I have a roof over my head and I live comfortably enough. While I may not be able to order McDonald's at a moment's notice (the nearest McDonald's is also an hour away, guys) or have access to my favourite Japanese restaurant, I have good food on my table at every meal. Plus, all the good things in my life are, after all, provided by my wonderful husband and we are here for Shah's career advancement.
Nope, can't complain all that much.

    Nothing like a fresh new perspective to see how much I took things for granted, right?
    But back to feeling uninspired — oh God, that sounds sad, sorry guys, but it's the truth — it made me realise I am not able to get ALL the inspiration needed to drive my passions just by staring at fashion sites and blogs, or even reading great books, or watch a good TV show/documentary, although they do help.
    I feel personally and naturally more inspired when I'm around a flurry of activities. When I'm physically surrounded by interesting people who I feel comfortable with. When I'm exploring a new interesting place or re-exploring an old place that I have fallen in love with — which, by the way, explains why I've been feeling most "alive" whenever I travelled.
    Or, the simplest of all, when I am in the comfort of my own home. That, is my zone.

      I suppose there's no better time to share with you guys that even though Shah and I will be staying in this new town for a long, long time, we will move into our very own house next year! I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to not live in a box anymore. 
      It won't be the same as living in my old hometown, with my family and friends minutes away instead of hours, with all the best malls and restaurants so close, but I will for sure stay positive and make the most out of it. Maybe, hopefully, that new house will have the comfort of my old house (which Shah and I do go back to occasionally), and hopefully, that place will also be where my sparks of inspiration are.
        When I'm feeling inspired, it actually shows through my dressing; I feel like the outfits I put on recently have been a little, well, uninspiring. Other related words: dull, feeble, boring. So, me being me, you can imagine how excited I am about finally having a proper closet for all my clothes, rather than living out of luggage as I have been doing.
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        So, about this super casual outfit, how cute is this red round wicker bag? Unfortunately, I was unaware of some stray wicker strands sticking out of it, that pulled out some of the threads of my poor beloved leopard print top. I'll be very careful about what I wear with the bag next time, that's for sure.
        Thanks for reading this post you beauties!
        On that note: what are the things that inspire you the most?
        Wearing: Zara teal leopard top  |  Uniqlo maxi skirt  |  Adidas Superstar "snakeskin"  |  Wicker bag from Jakarta, Indonesia
        See older posts of me wearing the teal leopard top, black maxi skirt, and the Adidas Superstar snakeskin sneakers by clicking on each image:
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