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OKAY, DON’T PANIC, MY DOMAIN’S HERE!

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yeyHello there, readers!

This will be my last post for flowersforkimberly.wordpress.com. Yes, you read that right.

But don’t worry, because flowersforkimberly.com is now alive and kicking! LMAO. You can still get updates from me and my never ending adventures and failures. My platform is still WordPress so you can always follow me again. 😉

Thank you for one and a half year of support and love! Seriously, I won’t be able to do this without you. 🙂

See you, folks! Visit the new Flowers for Kimberly and tell me what you think!

xoxo,

Kimberly ♥

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Chanel Fall-Winter 2014-2015

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Chanel brings back the regal age of Baroque period with their F/W 14-15 collection. Some of the pieces are made of golds and reds while others stayed true to Chanel’s black and white palette.

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chanel-fall-winter-2014-15-haute-couture-looks-31I have a knack for carefree and classy clothing, and Chanel’s latest collection gives me no option but drool over those pretty, laid-back dresses. Karl Lagerfeld impressed me a lot because I’m not a fan of Chanel (except for their Mademoiselle EDT which is beyond gorgeous!) and by seeing this very collection, I just wanted to go to him and hug him if it weren’t because of his entourage and my lame French.

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chanel-fall-winter-2014-15-haute-couture-looks-29Lagerfeld incorporates the royal age with the modern fashion of today’s era. I love the dresses, period. But I don’t exactly know what to feel about the sandals with straps, it was paired with modern edgy hair and strong brows. It looks so out of place but you won’t mind because the whole thing is perfectly packaged on the runway.

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chanel-fall-winter-2014-15-haute-couture-looks-30God, I love it.

Each of these Haute Couture pieces are meticulously crafted and woven to perfection. When you look closer, everything is in perfect detail, which makes sense because the whole scene and ambiance in Grand Palais, Paris yesterday (July 8) is almost divine. My favorite is the last dress shown. It seems like a bridal gown but hey, it looks so enchanting and royal.

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look at all these details!

Chanel, Houte Couture, Fall Winter, 2014, Fashion Show in Paris

The last piece! ♥

So, what’s your favorite piece?

Tell me!

xoxo,

Kimmy. ♥

Mac x The Simpsons is Here!

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simpson-logo600Yes, Yes, YEEEEEES! It’s finally here! MAC Cosmetics and the Simpsons collaboration will hit the stores Worldwide! This will be launched by Mac on July 26 in San Diego’s Comi-Con. This will then hit the internet world on August 28 and will be readily available worldwide by September 4.

Filipino Fans need not to worry, because on the same date, this will also be available on MAC Rockwell and MAC Glorietta (isn’t that amazing?!)

201407maccosmeticssimpsonsgalThe collection is composed of blush-ons, false eyelashes, nail stickers, eye-shadow palettes, and lip gloss. Some of the prices aren’t available at the moment but that doesn’t matter, right? What matters most is that Marge Simpson finally got her make-up line (courtesy of MAC, LOL)

Marge was even interviewed about MAC’s upcoming The Simpsons make-up line and here’s what she says about her favorite pieces, “They’re all so great, but I must say that Lisa’s Spikes really works well with my skin tone and of course, Beehive Blue complements my hair perfectly.”

I’m so rooting for this. I can’t even wait to see them in person (and maybe try a Marge-inspired Make-up, haha!)

All in all, Kudos to Mac Cosmetics and their never ending creativity!

xoxo,

Kimberly. ♥

Flowers And Feminism

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So I’ve bumped upon this “Run Like a Girl” campaign from Always and I’ve never been so proud of my gender. *Blushes*

People have this notion that being a woman means being weak. Maybe because we’re always the ones who loved way too much and are always vocal about it. Maybe because we are allowed to cry. Or maybe because the society protects us more because of the fact that more and more men perceive us as sex objects.

The truth is it’s a man’s world, and it will always be until the women of our generation make their stand and decides to tell the world that women, like men, deserves the freedom to walk alone at night without ever worrying about rape, the freedom to speak their mind in law school without being judge for being a woman, the right to choose when she needs to settle down without people telling her that she’s beyond her time. We don’t need strong-willed and outspoken women, we need women who knows their worth and decides when to say “NO” when they’re not enjoying themselves anymore.

We need women who travels a lot so she knows her value in the eyes of every race, of every community. We need women who reads and who writes, so she’ll drown the world with her words, with her wit, with her intelligence. And even if our current situation still involves sexism and misogyny, our minds will be free.

Lastly, we need a woman who’s unbiased, who knows that respect needs to be earned. That in order to be respected, we must also respect others. That in order to not be judged, we should also refrain from being judgmental. That feminism aims for gender equality, not gender greatness. We shouldn’t think that we are better than men, rather, we should keep in mind that we are equal to men.

We need the world to know that rape isn’t okay, and it will never be. That gender oppression is not our fault. We are striving for equality because we want to prove that we are not weak, that it’s okay to run for marathons and win. That it’s okay to beat a man’s ass in Tekken, that it’s okay to wear whatever we like without being called a whore or a slut, that high heels and lipstick doesn’t really mean that we’re dumb. And that wearing our bikini doesn’t mean that we’re asking to be sexually assaulted.

And I am not only calling the attention of all our women. I am also trying to reach our men. Weigh your words carefully, respect women because you want to get the same respect. If you offend a woman, think about your mother, your grandma, your sisters, your wife, your daughter. Think about how it feels like if you were sodomized and your ass was ripped open by someone because you’re a weak shit.

Think about that. And think about that real hard.

He Should Be a Good Boy

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He should be a good boy poem

He Should Be a Good Boy poem

Somebody sent me an email to give me some advice and pointers regarding my poems (Thank you, Nellie!). As you can see, most of my poems are all about love because that’s the easiest subject for me. So today, I tried to venture into something completely different and I decided to write a poem about faith, religion, and humanity. (Actually, I wrote this yesterday. LMAO)

Faith and religion are two different things. You can be faithful without your religion but you can’t be religious without being faithful. And I think that one of the main reasons for religion’s diversity is because of our lack of faith. Given our cognitive privileges, only a human being has the power to change the world’s view about everything. Maybe that’s where it all started. Someone insisted that his God is the real God, without realizing that their Gods is all the same. Yeah, it’s kinda hard to explain but you get what I mean, right? (That’s just a wild guess, anyway.)

Moving on, this is my poem and I hope ya’ll enjoy this. Just send me an email on my “CONTACT ME” page if you have suggestions or whatsoever. 😉

Remember to always be a good human, alright? 🙂

You can also check out some of my literary works.  ♥

xoxo,

Kimberly. ♥

Don’t Ever Let Them Detain You

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Photo for inspirational purposes only. All texts are mine. 🙂

Sometimes, we care about a person way too much. Sometimes, they take us for granted and we let them because we know that it’s what we deserve. Sometimes, it hurts so bad that we don’t feel a thing and crying nor screaming won’t pacify us. They always told us to move on, without ever knowing that we almost lost our lives trying to. We have no idea how to be whole again and they have no idea how it feels like to be broken every time.

They don’t understand us because they don’t understand our pain, they hurt us and we let them because we love them too much. And the sad part is that our “too much” will never be enough. We could’ve offered them the world and everything that we have and everything that we will ever be, but they refused it. And we spent the rest of our lives wondering why.

Sometimes, we need to save ourselves; we need to fix ourselves, because no one will ever do that for us. Sometimes, we need to realize that we need to be happy, and we should let ourselves be happy. We will still love them, that’s for sure. Even after all these years, even after all the pain. We will still love them as eagerly as we have loved them before. Girls like us, we are doomed to love like that. And it’s only right that this time, someone would actually love us the way we always wanted to be loved, that someone would actually love us and all our brokenness.

We should get our papers, take a passport photo, and apply for a visa. Get a plane ticket, pack our bags, and put on our best shoes. We will leave the cold nights, cigarette butts, and unsaid words behind because we are going to a place where they would never ever find us.

“She’s gone, she lost it”, they will say, without knowing that they’re the ones who lose us. And as years will pass by, there will be a legend in the town that once swore us, about a girl who loved too much…

and left.

Don’t Forget to Spend the Weekends at SM Megatrade Hall!

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Don't Forget to Spend the Weekends at SM Megatrade Hall!

Holla Filipino shoppers! I’ve got some good news for you. 🙂

Cancel all your appointments this weekend and head out to SM Megatrade Hall that’s located at the 5th level of SM Megamall. Megatrade’s Hall 1 and hall 2 will be the venue of 2 great sales from big brands that ranges from Nike, Samsung, Ray-bans, Senheisser, and so on.

The fashion outlet sale will take place in SM Megatrade Hall 1, while the Big Brand Sale will take place in Hall 2. There will be raffle draws and celebrity booths and fun, fun, fun!

Entrance fee is only 50 pesos. If you have an RCBC account (ATM, Bankcards, and others) bring them with you to avail free entrance fee.

See you there, folks! 🙂

xoxo,
Kimberly. ♥

SHE: A poem

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SHE: A poem

Okay, so uh, I’m quite bored and busy at the same time (I don’t know if that’s even possible, LOL)

Anyway, this is a poem made by me. Enjoy. 😉

See my other literary works. 🙂

xo,
Kim. ♥

The Art of Color Blocking

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The art of color blocking.

I don’t know why, but here’s a fact: some girls are afraid to experiment with bold colors and neon prints. That’s why minimalist colors like black, white, red, and gray are always in demand by the female species.

Hollywood actresses and supermodels actually pull off some very good color blocking techniques both in their street style, runway, or Award’s Night. But like others, we think that they can always wear what they want because they have their flawless beauty. OMG.

Are you one of those girls? (yeah, me too. But that was before) If so, you don’t have to worry now, girl. I’ve got some awesome combinations as well as tips and tricks for you regarding color blocking. 🙂

So you can pull off that neon colors in your wardrobe the Kim Kardashian Way. 😉

 

Red-Blue-White color blocking

Red-Blue-White color blocking

Red-Blue-White color blocking

Red-Blue-White color blocking sample

This is probably one of the basics among color blocking techniques. Red, white, and navy blue actually belongs to the basic wardrobe color. They aren’t seasonal, you can find this color palette to almost every department stores and shopping malls in town. From formal to casual wear, this combination is so classy.

orange-pink-nude color blocking

orange-pink-nude color blocking

orange-pink-nude color blocking

orange-pink-nude color blocking sample

This color combination is perfect for movie dates and meet-the-parents. Orange and pink, though both striking, complements every skin color in the world. from African-Americans, Western, Latinas, and Asians, this color combination will definitely fit you perfectly. Nude is the neutral ground, since the two colors are already striking, the nude will tone it down a bit.

blue-pink-yellow color bloking

blue-pink-yellow color blocking

blue-pink-yellow color blocking

blue-pink-yellow color blocking sample

This pastel blue, pastel yellow, and pastel pink wardrobe color combinations speaks of mellow spring, and cotton candies, and child-like paraphernalia. It depicts that laid back vibe and lazy Sunday dates. Pastels are actually easier to combine with other colors that are both neutral and striking. It always gives that soft spoken sophistication.

purple-teal-orange color blocking

purple-teal-orange color blocking

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purple-teal-orange color blocking sample

This combination is so awesome! all of them seems striking, yet it complements well with each other. (Camilla Belle is so gorgeous, don’t you think?) Actually, teal belongs to the neutral colors because you can pair anything to it. And since neutral colors are meant to tone down the two striking colors, teal does the job with purple and orange.

blue-neon green-gold color blocking

blue-neon green-gold color blocking

blue-neon green-gold color blocking

blue-neon green-gold color blocking sample

Okay, so this is my utmost favorite! I love the combination of classic blue and out-of-this-world neon green. It gives that cheery and regal vibe that I really like. And another excellent color was added as a neutral ground: Gold!

 

So that’s some of the most common color blocking examples. Here, on the other hand, are the tips and tricks to pull off a very good color blocking technique.

1.) 2 striking colors need to be paired by a neutral color. And the neutral color could be your accessories, your undershirt, or your shoes.

2.) not-so-common colors can be paired with the basics like red, black, white and gray. You can pair your eccentric neon orange skirt with black or white shirt.

3.) If it resembles something, don’t wear it. One of my friends back in college wears a green shirt over her orange pants. and she simply looked like a carrot. If it reminds you of some food or things in particular, then don’t even think of wearing it.

4.) Accessories play a great role in color blocking.  A black belt or a gold stud earrings or that classic neck piece makes a great difference. Believe me.

5.) EXPERIMENT! Of course, we are differentiated by our bodies. The colors that have been posted here may or may not be flattering to you. The key is to experiment. You now know all the basics, now go to your wardrobe and try mix and match all the colors and outfits you have! The possibilities are endless!

Happy matching! 🙂

xoxo,

Kimberly. ♥

 

The Truth About My Choice to Stay Single

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Photo for inspirational purposes only.

Photo for inspirational purposes only.

Alright, alright. This is another inspirational and personal post for FFK.

Lately, I find myself pressured to have a new partner. After my break-up from my first boyfriend, everybody’s been all eyes and all ears on who I’m with and who among them that I’m actually dating, and who among them will probably be my next love interest. I mean, I don’t understand what the fuss is all about. I’m only twenty. Ten years to thirty and I’m not even close to settling down. Even my Mom bugs me about my current love situation now that I have a job and all, and all I could do is shrug and tell her it will come in the right time.

Yes, okay. I won’t be hypocrite about it, I’m dating guys. And it fucking bores me. Opening yourself and your life to someone again, it somehow get in your nerves. I just want some time alone. That’s it. And when I told them that sentence, they thought that I’m a bitter bitch who can’t get over with her first love.

Well, that’s partly true. PARTLY. Because who can forget about their first love, right?

And here’s the whole truth.

I’m not single because I live in unending bitterness as I sulk in the corner thinking how that bastard broke my heart. NO. I’m single because I chose to. For what he’s up to right now, I’m happy for him. Maybe our relationship won’t really work out well if we stayed for too long. Maybe we’re both toxic to each other, maybe we drag each other down instead of lifting each other up. We made mistakes, I made mistakes. But I’m not the same person since then, because I learned.

I’m single because I want to do what I want to do before. And I want to do it alone. I want to love myself first and accept all the imperfections that I have so nobody can use it against me. I want to save myself because I’m no princess, and I don’t need to be saved. Because in solitary loneliness, you’ll have a clear view of what you really want and how you really want them.

I want to fall in love with my books, with my writings, with my words. I want to fall in love with the world and all its heartaches and glory. I want to just go out there and live. Just live. Savor every breath I take, enjoy every beer, every coffee, every late night talks, every pancakes and cheesecakes, and waffles, and dark chocolates. I want to touch the impossible, and probably fight the impossible. I want to live without any restrictions, or without worrying about anything nor anyone.

And I don’t think that I need a man to do it with me right now. Because I believe that this moment is mine. And I need this as much as I need that thick slice of pizza. Haha.

And to those who are currently undergoing this very situation, you are not alone.

To those who already went through it, I am very proud of you. 🙂

xo,

Kim. ♥