The Style Mermaid by Kisty Mea

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Leave The Boy Alone
What’s up, homeslice? How’s December treating you all? :) First of all, I want to apologize for the lack of updates. I just couldn’t find the heart to write something, especially with Typhoon Haiyan hitting my home country. Plus, I’ve been spending a lot of time reading and going out of the house on weekends. 
I do have a couple of entries lined up for you, including a bad ass giveaway. But let’s start the month of giving with a mid-outfit post (ano daw? HAHA Segway ang Queen of Selfies!). 
Snapback, the urban slang for baseball caps, is back in trend. Well, it was a few months ago. The most notable hat this season is the Boy London cap, the I’m one I’m wearing on the photo. Mine is obviously a OASAP knock-off because it’s obviously cheaper. Hehehe.
But did you know that back in high school, I used to “borrow” my grandfather’s collection of snapback hats? Yep. I was into hip-hop (and this cool xls2000 at musicians friend!) back then. Would you believe? 
How about you? What were you ‘into’ when you were in high school?  

Leave The Boy Alone

What’s up, homeslice? How’s December treating you all? :) First of all, I want to apologize for the lack of updates. I just couldn’t find the heart to write something, especially with Typhoon Haiyan hitting my home country. Plus, I’ve been spending a lot of time reading and going out of the house on weekends. 

I do have a couple of entries lined up for you, including a bad ass giveaway. But let’s start the month of giving with a mid-outfit post (ano daw? HAHA Segway ang Queen of Selfies!). 

Snapback, the urban slang for baseball caps, is back in trend. Well, it was a few months ago. The most notable hat this season is the Boy London cap, the I’m one I’m wearing on the photo. Mine is obviously a OASAP knock-off because it’s obviously cheaper. Hehehe.

But did you know that back in high school, I used to “borrow” my grandfather’s collection of snapback hats? Yep. I was into hip-hop (and this cool xls2000 at musicians friend!) back then. Would you believe?

How about you? What were you ‘into’ when you were in high school?  

The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • On Turning 25 & Life Bucket List
Oh wow! I’m finally 25. 25 and I still don’t know how to cook sinigang (inside joke with my boyfriend). But let me tell you a secret: I don’t feel bad for the things I haven’t accomplished. Why? Cause whenever I read my Reverse Bucket List, I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. Big and small. 
Every time I read that list, I’m convinced that the world is, indeed, my oyster. It gives me strength to do more, to have more goals and dreams. :) Instead of focusing on the things I should’ve done, I’m busy making a list of things I should do in the next 5 years or so. 
Here’s my list so far: [[MORE]]
Go on a cross-country adventure in Europe, for a month or so.
Travel the world. Visit every continent, including Antartica and space, if possible.
Visit iconic and historical landmarks in each countries I visit. 
See the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) with my boyfriend.
See the 7 Wonders of the World. There’s a lot of version but I’d like to see one in each list. I’ve seen two so far! 
Live in another country, again. I’d like to live in London or New York this time. 
Learn how to cook because, duh, I’m 25. And be really good at it. :) Sinigang is #1 on the list of things-I-need-to-cook.
Learn how to speak Basic Mandarin and French. 
Be healthy. Be fit. 
Publish a book or ebook.
Pursue a career in design, because we all know that’s where I truly belong! LOL ;) 
To have my own cupcake shop. Truth is, I love baking!
Experience real snow. I don’t care how awful it is, I just want to experience it at least once. 
Volunteer for a humanitarian cause. Not just donate money.
Go star gazing.
Visit Japan during cherry blossom season. :) Isn’t it obvious that my #1 dream is to travel the world? 
Be a good wife and parent someday.
Run my own business. Invent something and patent it. 
Dye my hair blonde and candy colored hair. Or stick to wearing wigs because they look natural anyway? I’m fickle-minded, sorry.
Swim with the pink dolphins. 
Get featured on TV/radio/print/newspapers for an achievement I’m proud of. 
Overcome my fear of the unknown, particularly the deep waters of the ocean. 
Be a better blogger. My #1 passion in life is blogging. 
Be genuinely happy, regardless of the situation and problems.
Be a better person, every day ‘til the day it’s time to kick the bucket.
That’s all I can think for now… 
To be honest, the idea of being 25 feels liberating because it means that I am no longer obligated to do/follow what other people want. I was born to break rules, to stand out. The last thing I want is to live my life based on other people’s expectations. Turning 25 makes me feel that I am, legitimately, entitled to my own choices. No more upbraiding. 
How about you? What do you want to accomplish in the next 20-50 years? 

On Turning 25 & Life Bucket List

Oh wow! I’m finally 25. 25 and I still don’t know how to cook sinigang (inside joke with my boyfriend). But let me tell you a secret: I don’t feel bad for the things I haven’t accomplished. Why? Cause whenever I read my Reverse Bucket List, I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. Big and small. 

Every time I read that list, I’m convinced that the world is, indeed, my oyster. It gives me strength to do more, to have more goals and dreams. :) Instead of focusing on the things I should’ve done, I’m busy making a list of things I should do in the next 5 years or so. 

Here’s my list so far: 

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The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Little Mermaid
This is a clearer version of my latest project. 
In case you didn’t know, I’ll be launching my blog shop soon! And one of the things I’ll be selling are seashell crowns & headbands. :) 
Ever since I posted this photo A lot of people have been telling me that I look good in blonde *u* But I’m still hesitant to bleach my hair. 
NINE DAYS TIL I SEE MY BOYFRIEND <3 
October has always been my favorite month, since 1988.  

Little Mermaid

  1. This is a clearer version of my latest project.
  2. In case you didn’t know, I’ll be launching my blog shop soon! And one of the things I’ll be selling are seashell crowns & headbands. :) 
  3. Ever since I posted this photo A lot of people have been telling me that I look good in blonde *u* But I’m still hesitant to bleach my hair. 
  4. NINE DAYS TIL I SEE MY BOYFRIEND <3 
  5. October has always been my favorite month, since 1988.  
The Style Mermaid | Kisty Mea • Love, Miss Retro
I am so inlove with this cupcake dress from ModCloth. :) It&#8217;s too cute and pretty and sexy for words. &lt;3 I think everybody deserves at least one retro-style, particularly a dress from 1950&#8217;s, clothing. 
{ BLOG WEEKLY ROUND-UP } The Monday Grace • Playlist: Sweater Weather • What I Wore: Pastel Sorbet • An iOS 7 Walkthrough • David Bowie Makeup Video

Love, Miss Retro

I am so inlove with this cupcake dress from ModCloth. :) It’s too cute and pretty and sexy for words. <3 I think everybody deserves at least one retro-style, particularly a dress from 1950’s, clothing. 

{ BLOG WEEKLY ROUND-UP } 
The Monday GracePlaylist: Sweater WeatherWhat I Wore: Pastel SorbetAn iOS 7 WalkthroughDavid Bowie Makeup Video

Little Miss Dress Up: Pastel Sorbet

As usual, I’m a little behind with my OASAP Fashion Hunter duties. A few weeks ago, they sent me a velvet skirt and this pretty lilac knitted sweater.

The shoulder part of the sweater is too big, but the length of the whole thing is too short for me. It’s like an oversized crop sweater… But whatever, confidence is all about attitude anyway. It’s not something you wear like a T-shirt or apply like a foundation or blush-on. It’s distinctive and charismatic quality that radiates. 

When it comes to confidence, people can guide you; give you tips and tell you what to wear… but if you don’t “own” it, you’ll never shine. Confidence is about being comfortable with your own skin and embracing your own flaws. :) 

What I Wore: Lilac knitted sweater from OASAP • Pastel envelope bag from Accessorize • Shoes from Shop Dainty