I’ve been dying to have those postcards so I’m joining! :)


I’m running another giveaway on my blog courtesy of My Gilded Nest. <3 You can win the items above (more info on them at my blog), just do the following:
  1. Like Valerie Chua on Facebook -and/or- Follow Quiet Girl on Google Friend Connect
  2. Like My Gilded Nest on Facebook
  3. Comment on this entry with your email address -and/or- reblog this entry on tumblr with your email address as well. If I cannot find your email address, I will not be able to contact you if you win.
Last day of giveaway is on: July 8, 2012, GMT+8. Winner will be picked using a randomizer. Good luck! :) Open to international residents.
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One day.

I’ll make a bedroom like this. One day. **,


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Ready. Set. Summer! with Keds by purplecoincidence featuring a heart beltDorothy Perkins striped tank, $29Motel crop top, €12Heart t shirt, $20Milly ivory skirt, $410Citizens of Humanity skinny fit jeans, £215Alice + Olivia cotton short shorts, $165Keds shoes, $40FOSSIL genuine leather handbag, £48Principles by Ben de Lisi cross body shoulder bag, £29Hillier ceramic earrings, $430Triwa swimming watch, €150Black flower earrings, $110Orange necklace, $29J by Jasper Conran orange ring, £10Miso cuff bangle, £8Linea Pelle Collection double wrap belt, $121J Crew summer hat, $35Charlotte taylor, $16Heart belt, $15Monki retro shades, €10Dorothy Perkins plastic sunglasses, $9Retro style sunglasses, £4Buba London Xena Basket - Peach, $832
Ready. Set. Summer! with Keds by purplecoincidence featuring a heart belt

Dorothy Perkins striped tank, $29
Motel crop top, €12
Heart t shirt, $20
Milly ivory skirt, $410
Citizens of Humanity skinny fit jeans, £215
Alice + Olivia cotton short shorts, $165
Keds shoes, $40
FOSSIL genuine leather handbag, £48
Principles by Ben de Lisi cross body shoulder bag, £29
Hillier ceramic earrings, $430
Triwa swimming watch, €150
Black flower earrings, $110
Orange necklace, $29
J by Jasper Conran orange ring, £10
Miso cuff bangle, £8
Linea Pelle Collection double wrap belt, $121
J Crew summer hat, $35
Charlotte taylor, $16
Heart belt, $15
Monki retro shades, €10
Dorothy Perkins plastic sunglasses, $9
Retro style sunglasses, £4
Buba London Xena Basket - Peach, $832

School by purplecoincidence featuring a green lantern t-shirtAbercrombie Fitch vintage shirt, $25Jack Wills t shirt, $35Roxy green lantern t shirt, €25Skinny jeans, $175TOMS canvas slip on shoes, £35Madewell ballet shoes, $108Melie bianco handbag, $69Gold jewelry, $349Zadig Voltaire skull watch, $355ASOS slip ring, $3.48Jane Norman gold earrings, £5Madewell necklace, $35Marc LABAT Sac cuir Marron, €215
School by purplecoincidence featuring a green lantern t-shirt

Abercrombie Fitch vintage shirt, $25
Jack Wills t shirt, $35
Roxy green lantern t shirt, €25
Skinny jeans, $175
TOMS canvas slip on shoes, £35
Madewell ballet shoes, $108
Melie bianco handbag, $69
Gold jewelry, $349
Zadig Voltaire skull watch, $355
ASOS slip ring, $3.48
Jane Norman gold earrings, £5
Madewell necklace, $35
Marc LABAT Sac cuir Marron, €215

Happy mother’s day!

This goes to all supermoms out there: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Just as this day is special to those ladies who haven’t worked full time until they became moms, I’d like to share this amazing giveaway from one of the recent blogs I’ve been eyeing upon this summer: A Mischmashed Life!


Join in the fun! :)

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"If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes."

- St. Clement of Alexandra

"Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilightseries.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes."

-Rosemary Urquico (via blitzkreigkate)
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FM Static makes an afternoon tea neo-traditional. :)

hiatus over

This day marks my one-month blogging hiatus.

Let’s see what I did while I was away.

Well, I had —

Not much huh.

Lame title I know.

I missed this blog. 


found this on tumblr’s amended terms: "If you’re younger than 13, don’t use Tumblr. Ask your parents for an Xbox or try books." - Oh tumblr people, how you amuse me. :)) 

window shopping: Maxi Skirts

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Why can’t I wear a skirt without pairing it with tights?

I’m a big fan for skirt+tights combo and whenever I wear a skirt it always has to be paired with tights.. I just feel naked with my legs all bare.

Okay so now, I’m off to hunting that perfect pair of tights for my new skirt! :))

"You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy."

-  Erica Jong

Order Frenzy, 02.25.12 

That’s what Boyfriend calls my impulse to order a lot in cafes and restaurants - order frenzy.

Today we went to the mall, then to a cafe, then to a Dunkin branch. The day wouldn’t be complete without a visit to my favorite bookstore and his gadget shops.

First stop was the mall but we got tired window-shopping so we went to the cafe instead.

Cafe on the seaside, good music, good food.. I just love this place for its ambiance. It’s the first place that comes to my mind whenever Boyfriend and I want to go somewhere quiet and relaxing and where there’s WiFi. haha! Seriously, I only wish they had a wider selection of food in this place then it would’ve been perfect. 

I was already starving when our orders arrived that I chowed my Boscaiola down before I even remember to take a photo of it. Luckily, Boyfriend was taking time to eat his Putanesca so he took a snapshot of his plate before completely messing up the presentation. :))

Next stop: We went to the local thrift bookstore where I found two vintage-inspired notepads and a mini penmanship kit. The old-fashioned packaging of the kit is just too admirable. Makes me think of Speedball, Old English, calligraphy, of olden times where everyone wrote their names on parchment. *daydreams

The kit included a tiny booklet, a piece of paper, a bottle of ink, a penholder and the nib pen of course. 

Before going home, we stopped by a near doughnut shop to grab some snacks. Again, I went on a little “order frenzy” so we ended up taking some of the doughnuts home. The pineapple express looked too tasty I can’t help not trying it. :))

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