We often hear the phrase 'change is the only thing that's constant'. And even if we are well aware of how true the statement is, it's still an unnerving concept to just think about the ever-changing world while feeling stuck in our own personal bubble. Accepting change fully may be easy to others, and lucky are those who are versatile enough to course through sudden shifts in their lives. But to some, having to deal with a major turn proves to be more challenging — crippling even. 

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Sometimes, to make matters worse, we are often reminded that we should keep up with everybody's pace, and that worrying too much about leaping through one method to another is simply 'petty'. This, and many other inexplicable reasons, is why change, no matter how big or small, is difficult. But is it enough reason to lead us into our own personal defeat?

Keep on reading as we share some notes on how to overcome the anxiety caused by change.

Look back at your experiences

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The idea of change seems scary to us because we're afraid of the unknown. But life is the great unknown, and even the thought of 'later' or 'tomorrow' has an element of change. Just look back at how scared you felt when you were just starting out college or when you stepped into your first job interview. Knowing what you know now may help you ease into change a tad bit easier. 

The only person you need to catch up to is yourself

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Another main reason why we feel scared of change is the idea that life is moving so fast that it leaves us behind. But remember that just because everyone else is moving forward so fast doesn't mean that you have to drive yourself crazy catching up to them. You are the captain of your own life, and if you're feeling stuck at the moment, take it as a signal to slow down and look at things from a different angle. Stop the blame game or just forget about being envious towards other people's progress and think about what you're doing for yourself. Take change piece-by-piece and work your way through it at your own pace.

Find your touchstone

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There are people who cope best after they vent things out, and there are some who function better when they have someone giving them advice. You most likely already know your own tendencies, so start from there. There is nothing shameful about asking for help or seeking someone's company when you're stuck in a rut. Sometimes, an outsider's perspective can help you look at a situation holistically, making it easier for you to decide on the next step. 

Struggling with the fear of missing out, too? We give you some reasons why it's okay to sit some things out.



It’s that time of the month again, dear friends. The heat of the summer sun is slowly leaving us, making way for the cooler months. The change in season also signals new discoveries, and we’re already eyeing quite a few. Here are things we can’t wait to get a hold of this month.


Creative Director

I've been looking for a new unique clutch bag and I think Alexander McQueen's The Box bag fits the bill. I like it because it's edgy but not so much so; it's classic but not too girly — just what I like to add to my wardrobe this season. It has an antique luggage and treasure chest feel, which is quite distinctive. It's also versatile; I can use it for day or night simply by detaching or attaching the wide leather strap or decorative chain hardware.



Time flies and we're halfway through 2017! I'll be channelling my inner Wonder Woman to get through the month of June with the latest Melissa Glam + Wonder Woman shoes. These pointy-toe flats, printed with the Justice League superheroine in anticipation of the live-action film, will serve as a visual reminder as I go about my day feeling confident and empowered.



I have very dry skin, so aside from drinking as much water as I can, I’m always on the lookout for good hydrating products. The Mamonde Floral Hydro line definitely piqued my interest. Infused with Narcissus bulb extract, which I heard is great at hydrating the skin, the line is definitely something dry-skinned gals like me would benefit from.


Features Writer and Campaign Executive

PANDORA's 2017 ring collection caught my eye because of its theme: DO. It's all about taking action, being empowered in reaching your dreams and passions, and the collection exudes the intricacy and beauty of realising the power to just 'DO' things. Love it!


Features Writer and Community Specialist

Bags are one of the fashion items that I rarely splurge on. But when I do, I make sure that it's roomy and can be easily paired with almost any outfit. This Givenchy Duetto bag's cross-body design has all the things that I look for in a bag. I love that you can adjust the strap so that it will complement the vibe of any outfit. The perfect, casual bag for me.


Campaign Executive

I think I speak for every girl when I say we can never have enough lipsticks. It was love at first sight when I laid my eyes on this bold beauty, the L'Oreal Infallible Le Rogue in Bold Bordeaux. I'm not a fan of glossy and creamy lipsticks, but this one stays on even after a meal. I will definitely rock this shade for a night out with the girls.

Curious to see what we were lemming for last month? See them here.



Simplicity is beauty, they say. And we agree. There's nothing quite like the quiet sophistication of a crisp white top. So we're taking a cue from our Community on how to wear the style staple.

A bit conservative

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Carefree and casual

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