02 February 2010

be thankful for the sunrise

    

how big of a mark have i left with people? if and when i leave this world, how much am i going to be missed? melancholy questions from a melancholy weekend. my friend of 13 years lost her papa last week from cancer. and right when i stepped into the room of his wake, i was deeply touched by how many flowers and visitors there were. he was a good man who lived his life serving people. he never asked God to console him in his weakest days but instead continued to ask God to console those around him. he will surely be missed. but he will live on in the hearts of those who love him.

 
 i say, let's start with gratitude. be thankful that we still have a chance. be thankful that we can go on and touch people's lives. be thankful that we can put smiles on people's faces. be thankful for the sunrise as it is a beginning of another opportunity.
photo credits: sunrise by mactan bridge | morning sun at cordova fish market

black eyelet dress - thrifted
grey plaid vest - thrifted
blue tights - leg love by kate torralba
black studded flats - mongkok ladies market, hk
grey leather bag - mongkok ladies market, hk
watch necklace - hk gift shop
rings: white and blue - props
sunnies - thrifted at carbon



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36 comments:

mila said...

I really LOVE how the tights look with the mainly neutral/dark outfit! Also, I think it's adorable how you paired a girly eyelet shirt with a vest.

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the crybaby said...

=) wearing a kebaya as a kid~~u have been such a cutie! i'm not sure if i'll look as good >.^

sorry abt ur fren's loss. i'm sure God will continue to keep watch over her, and her dad'll definitely be missed everyday.

love the last picture. the sunrise is breathtaking~ every day is indeed sumting to be thankful for; esp when life's so so unpredictable.

kate maggie said...

love it. you're too lovely for words...i have the same sunnies! they look great on you. <3

Tuesdai Noelle said...

Hey Gizelle!
Indeed! I always try to inspire and uplift people with what's inspiration to me. Cute blue tights & vest.

DIANA DYE said...

Looking good!!!♥ you have amazing style you really do!!
I love that you take risks that’s something special for me for example
Your amazing neon blue tights how cool do you look! You totally pull them off!
Love the glasses California is to cloudy and moody and rainy to wear mine that’s just sad!!
But you darling look great! Love this post I always love what you have to share really I do.
Love your Friend Dye♥

The Style Rider said...

I love that cloud pictures. What pretty colored tights.

CMA said...

love your studded flats
gorgeous look
thanks for sharing as always
and thanks for your sweet comments, it means the world to me!

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princesspolitico said...

beautiful tribute. so sorry to hear about your friend's loss. it is wonderful that even in your time of sorrow you're thinking about others and gratitude.

you look lovely and i hope your week gets brighter and happier.

xo.
princesspolitico

katrina said...

my deepest condolences...

Denise said...

oh you are so cute. I love your hair. ama fan. how do you style it nga pala? or you're naturally blessed with a gorgeous salon styled hair?

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blackecstasy said...

love ur blue tights !!!awesomee!!
sorry for u friends and i hope ur next day get happier :))
have a nice day darla
love
yudia aiiu
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ryder said...

crazy tights color

Eri said...

Love this outfit, the lace and the colourful tights look so nice together.

See you soon.

Sabine said...

Sorry your friend lost her dad. You're so right - let's try to remember these things every day!

Martwa Marta said...

pics are fantastic! and your outfit is stunning - so simple, but chic

Panda said...

ahhh.
This is so lovely. Love the dress espesh, you always have such good outfits.
Panda xx
Oh and thanks for your sweet comment!

Jen said...

Sorry to hear about your friend's father. It's interesting to hear your thoughts on the situation - so positive and uplifting. Gorgeous photos, too. Hope you're okay. x

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I love the vest and your whole outfit is so adorable!! xxoxoxo

AVY said...

Gratitude is important, you should feel blessed just being alive, 'cause what else is there?

eunice said...

thanks for the reminder that we all need to be grateful for what we have :)

you look super cute in the vest and dress!


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Sonya said...

I love the nice pop of the color blue in this outfit! Makes it stand out so much!

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vitaMinn style said...

Sorry to hear about your friend's dad. It's always so hard losing a loved one... Hope she can stay strong for her family.

megara said...

i just have to tell you that you're beautiful! you have such effortless style. simply adorable.

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fadetoblack said...

love how you added the blue tights!!!
really makes the outfit pop!

Mom Daughter Style said...

Your outfit is cute. Love the blue tights

Whenever I hear sad stories like that, I always remind myself that life is indeed short.

Russel Capatoy said...

nice shots pai....

copyproof said...

I LOVE YOUR LOOK!
YOU ARE SO COOL!!
OMG!!!
*bloghopping*

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heart charlie said...

Hi there! I love those blue tights and the detail on the black dress, so perfect! I also love you post about being thankful, so lovely and in tuned with the big picture that is life :) I follow you!

Elaine said...

I love the bright blue tights with the studded flats!


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Jen said...

this is such a lovely post. it's nice to be reminded every now and then to be thankful just for being able to wake up every morning and see the sunrise.
on another note, you look so lovely in this outfit. those tights are so bold and i'm really loving the vest with that dress. gorgeous pictures, btw. :)

farisita said...

there always seems to be the most beautiful sunset when things seem so wrong...

much love, and lovely blog ;)

xo faris

The F Word Online said...

again, love the thrifted dress. where on earth do you thrift? i never find stuff like that. the opaque blue tights are so brave - you wore them well !

xx lue

Marlena said...

oh that last picture is just beautiful, it makes me miss summer nights. lovely outfit! i like the bold tights

DaMnViXeN said...

i bought the same brand of tights too.. Kate Torralba d i nah? hehehe now I know.. I just thought its plain Lady President.. ehhe i wish i can be as bold as you with wearing colors.. hmm ma try nga.. ^^

Kristin said...

Beautiful photos! Those blue tights are too fun!

I am Khatu said...

I'm always afraid to wear blue tights because I feel like a Smurfette, but it looks so cute on you. Maybe i'll try it one of these days.

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