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Outfit Details 

Dress: Maxim $49
Shoes:  AirFlex $40
Hair piece: Collette (gifted)

I’ve been blindsided by a four letter word. It’s a word that plays on peoples lips when asked “how are you?” and is a word which makes one feel completely accomplished. It’s the four letter word: Busy. And just to keep our conversation flowing, I’ll throw another one in there for good measure. How about this four letter word: Time. I know that all of us are often caught up in tasks of the day to day and find ourselves suddenly stuck in a routine of our own making. We find ourselves lacking time, searching for it and constantly feeling like we’re running out of it. Moments suddenly pass too quickly for us to capture and we feel like the days pass as we tick off tasks from our to-do-list. As I’ve entered into what I’ve been calling “a new stage” I’ve found myself caught in the midst of what I’ve described.
But I’ve learnt something. And it’s so simple, that I’m surprised that I haven’t learnt it before. So here it is, from the busy routines of the weeks past, I’ve learnt a simple truth that resonated in my soul. It is simply.
Love yourself.
Now I don’t mean to indulge in mindless vanity. What I mean is; to believe that you have value. And to behave in a way that confirms this truth. I came to this realisation after a long day at work and out of no where, I tried out my sister’s “chocolate milk scented” bath soap. Trust me when I say I’ve never particularly understood the purpose of scented soaps, I mean it’s not benefitting anyone if you smell like a 1000 fruits. But, as the smell of chocolate milk slowly filled my shower, I found myself feeling relaxed, pampered and simply lovely.
So know that you’re worth it. You deserve moments of time to enjoy your favourite album, to light a candle and enjoy the scent. To walk in park and marvel at the beauty. To use chocolate scented soap. To wear your favourite shoes. To watch the rom com for the 10th time. To buy yourself a bouquet of flower. To walk into a store, try on a dress and even though you have no occasion for a sequin full length gown, buy it anyway because you feel fabulous. As you make this time for yourself, soon enough, these golden precious moments will infuse your life with joy and peace and serenity. Create golden moments in time, place value on who you are and feel lovely for it.

Styling: Vanessa Bong 
Model: Vanessa Bong
Photography: Emerald Law

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  • Irene C 29/03/2014 at 12:33 pm

    This series of photos are beautiful, especially love the last one!!

    Thanks for the words: love yourself. It’s time to make some valuable time for myself perhaps, after feeling exhausted and tiring these days. =)

    • Val & Vess 30/03/2014 at 2:09 am

      Thanks so much Irene! And of course we all need to be reminded to take the time out to love ourselves! We would love to know the ways that you put aside time for yourself, it’ll give us some ideas to try out!

  • Chloe Griffin (Beautyybychloe) 30/03/2014 at 11:47 am

    I love all your photos, you are truly talented! This dress looks gorgeous on you ♡

    • Val & Vess 31/03/2014 at 10:51 pm

      Thankyou lovely one! So stoked to have checked out your blog and your amazing posts!
      you are so gifted!

      Looking forward to seeing more of what you do!

  • Precious 01/04/2014 at 1:53 am

    Wow you photographs are breathtaking and I am in total awe with your style!
    I cant wait to see what you post next!

    • Val & Vess 01/04/2014 at 8:58 am

      Thank you lovely one! It’s so wonderful when we get new readers to our blog! Welcome! Can’t wait to show you more of what we’ve been working on!