Purple and Weekends

Donuts. With all the midnight snackings and early morning cravings, coupled with strange sleep patterns (or the lack of it), you might as well replace my bedside table with a personal fridge. Chocolate, wafers, chocolate, dried mango, chocolate, crisps, and did I mention, chocolate? However, I suddenly had this appetite for squishy strawberry-filled donuts, wherein I actually whinged, “I want Dunkin Donuts” to an empty room; wishing there was someone who’d go get ‘em for me. Crazy. The urge was so great that I had to leave Simon Baker and his weirdly beguiling character in The Mentalist and drive to the nearest place where I can satiate this unpredicted jones.

Reminded of Confucius’ words, “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” This involved an effort and a kick and I saw purple, floral prints and another window for writing stuff out of my system.

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One of my colour crushes is Purple <3 (and another reason for the crush just registered -- Purple Kisses; I go cry nao)

Slipping on a purple floral shirt dress I bought in Bangkok last May and another Chick Flick statement ring; purple, faux-gem encased in aged trims, I was filled with memories of a time that I want to forever keep in a bottle but need to forget.

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Toes painted with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Gunmetal

Paired with a pair of Charles & Keith sandals and a gentle reminder that I need to schedule a mani-pedi real soon. And, yea, a foot message would be nice.

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The Mango bag which held the errand essentials

Rummaged through the cluttered contents of my bag for my car keys. Pen and journal, check. A simple errand lead to a certain awareness of a need to write a certain story. How many trips to Starbucks it will take for me to gather enough courage to go through with actually writing it. I should. I must, I think.

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Rayban Wayfarers | Lippie mix of the day: MAC Lip Pencil in Dervish + MAC Frost Lipstick in Bombshell + MAC Plushglass in Ample Pink

Happily munching a doughnut as I wrap up this post. Thinking — hoping, really — that it can be the perfect distraction. However, this hankering to write the story lingers in the air like a pesky dock icon born on a spring that won’t stop bobbing unless you click on it. Write the damn story.

I wonder what the next weekend will be like. Chasing Pavements. Hush, Adele.

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  1. I like that ring, Sasha! Chick Flick is a brand? Where are they located?

    I noticed purple is my lucky color. I have been having great days whenever I wear it. :))

    • Paula: That’s interesting. Made me wonder what my lucky colour is but what I do know is I own one lucky top, which I keep telling my friends about, haha :-)

      Tara: Perhaps we should :-)

      Frances: Maybe you ought to buy a few key pieces in the colour? ;-)

  2. Your post tells me we should really get together soon =)

  3. I like purple but I realized that don’t have a lot of clothes in that color and one of my favorite shoes is a purple flats!

  4. i really like those sandals, they are really cute. where did you bought that? i was browsing on shopthiseasy and some other site but i cant find this same design as yours…

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