Dior Ankle Boots + Getting Older

April is my birthday month. Yes I said it, birthday month. I believe the month you were born in, is a special time for the individual. Recently I treated myself to an amazing pair of Dior Ankle Boots from their cruise collection. I vlogged a wonderful day with hubs spent eating and walking around Beverly Hills a few weekends ago when I picked up these beauties. You can watch the video here. I also did a sneaky peek on my snapchat (sereinwu). So if you are ever curious as to what I am up to, go give my snapchat a follow.

Ever since I saw Victoria from In The Frow pick up these exact Dior Ankle Boots, I have been dreaming about them. They really are a piece of art. Photos and videos do not do them justice. Watch Victoria’s unboxing video here. I just about died when she got these Dior ankle boots. Every time I have walk past a Dior store or the shoe departments, I check to see if they have these Dior ankle boots in stock. Finally one Saturday afternoon, they had them. I found these at the Dior store in Beverly Hills. They had one pair left in my size. In fact I bought the last pair of size 7 in the U.S. (so I was told). I had no real intention of purchasing them, but once they were on my feet, I had to have them. It was a Cinderella moment.  The design is extraordinary. I love the side lace up detailing, which allows for me to adjust the width to accommodate wearing my pants within the boot. It is a 10 cm heel and the shape is incredibly feminine. Super light weight, and very flattering on the feet. Also surprisingly comfortable.

Serein Wu Dior Ankle Boots cruise collection 2016 outfit of the day

I just love how the boots make a statement for any outfit. I wear a lot of jeans and the boots really dress up my wardrobe. I chose the version with the copper toe because of how unique it is. Typically I would have gone for the safer option like the all navy one. As I approach my birthday, I always reflect on the past year, where I have been, and what I hope for the next year of my life. I want to take risks. Life is too short and anything can happen. The time I thought I had could be taken away at any moment. This really hit home during the fall.

If you watch my channel or have been following me blog for awhile, you know that a few things have happened suddenly and it’s really made me think a lot. I find that with each passing year I have less time for nonsense. I love what I do on YouTube and here. I love the community we have build and I rather spend my time creating content for you and interacting with you, than wasting my time with nonsense in my life. Very quickly I have discovered who have been worth keeping in my personal life. Many people that I use to value and invest my time in have let me down when I needed them the most this past year. It’s okay. I am not mad. We have just grown apart and it’s a part of life. People will come in and out of your life for different reasons. Value them for what they bring and let them go. This thought process and reaction also shows me how much I have grown as a person. My younger self would dwell on the loss and feel hurt by the people that have let me down. I would allow it to dictated my life. Spend weeks mourning over what was. Being angry at them, feeling betrayed. I now choose to wish them well and understand people grow apart. Everyone experiences different things at different times. I focus my limited time and energy on the ones that need me and have been there for me. Relationships need to be mutually beneficial. When I choose to be apart of your life, I will be there for you, unconditionally. I like to give and am generous, but that leads to being taken advantage of at times. My walls are defiantly up when meeting new people now, but I am also trying to find a balance. I want to be open to new experiences and possibilities, but also to be smart about them. Not everyone I meet will be my bestie, that’s okay. This has been the hardest lesson for me that has taken many years to learn.

Dior Ankle Boots Cruise 2016

So as I grow and learn to take risks, you might see some changes in my fashion as well. I have alway used fashion as a form of expression. These Dior ankle boots are not just a very nice early birthday present to myself, but a reminder to take risk and follow my gut. I love them, they are different, they are bold, but I love them. So I am going to take the risk in wearing them with anything and everything I can. I will make mistakes in life and fashion, but I hope that I learn from them and continue to grow as a human being. My feet have also aged another year, I find I have less tolerance for uncomfortable shoes. The years of tramping around in cheep 4 inch heels are over for my feet. I need comfort and am willing to invest in it.  I’m almost another year older and hopefully wiser for it. This year I hope to live my life to the fullest, work on projects I am passionate about, say no to things I’m not interested in, and throw myself towards the things I am.

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Serein Wu Dior Ankle Boots 10cm heel

Thank you so much for the continued love and support! I cherish this community and hope to continue to build it.

xoxo

Serein

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43 Comments

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      April 22, 2016 / 9:41 pm

      I had to have them :-p Thanks for visiting!

  1. Purrrtinykitty
    April 17, 2016 / 8:09 am

    wonderful wonderful post, I love all the ideas here, YES to no nonesense!

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      April 18, 2016 / 1:42 am

      Thank you so much Diane

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      April 18, 2016 / 1:41 am

      Thank you so much Nada

  2. April 14, 2016 / 8:38 am

    I loved reading this – and I love the boots on you! I completely agree with you about people coming in and out of your life. Think it all happens for a reason. As I approach 30 (in like a year and a half, haha), I’ve learned that if someone isn’t making an effort to be in your life, that’s ok – just treasure the friends who have continued to be there + show support. 🙂

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      April 14, 2016 / 10:50 am

      Thanks Sarah! It’s a hard lesson to learn, but a refreshing one once you learn it. Thank you so much for reading!

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      April 13, 2016 / 7:11 pm

      Thank you so much Helena

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      April 13, 2016 / 7:11 pm

      Thank you so much Andreea

  3. Shirley
    April 13, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    The boots are stunning, truly. Regarding your reflections on relationships and getting older, I agree totally. I’m a lot older than you and did not have this insight at your age. I think you are a wise old soul, and I mean that in a good way ☺

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      April 13, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      Aw thank you Shirley! I really appreciate your input, especially since you are older and wiser. Also thanks for reading the post! xoxo

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      April 13, 2016 / 12:11 pm

      Thank you so much Raina!

  4. Alice
    April 13, 2016 / 10:54 am

    Those boots are insanely lush! Love the lace up detail and color mixing; obsessed. Amazing outfit!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      April 13, 2016 / 12:11 pm

      Aw thank you so much Alice!

  5. April 13, 2016 / 9:23 am

    Happy Birthday Hun! I’m celebrating my B/day this month as well. OMG, those boots are amazing. Love them, such an amazing piece.
    Love your style! xo

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    • Serein Wu
      Author
      April 13, 2016 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you so much! Happy Birthday to you!

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      April 13, 2016 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you so much Keri

  6. April 13, 2016 / 7:59 am

    These boots really are a work of art! I completely relate to what you said… as I’ve gotten older I’ve been more inspired to take fashion risks! I can’t wait to see your style evolve!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      April 13, 2016 / 12:13 pm

      Aw thank you so much Sarah!

    • Serein Wu
      Author
      April 13, 2016 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you so much Juliette

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