Quick post! Clearly, someone had too much fun playing with similar shapes. It’s been a while since I last wore polkadots, and I couldn’t help but pair them with a leatherette skirt with these tiny golden dot studs on them. Maybe I should save this outfit again for the next New Year, in case the dots give me good fortune for 2014. I’m already having a blast this 2013 with all sorts of exciting projects, and I can only wish for more new experiences in the next couple of years. Gotta make that happen!
Last week, EMODA flew me and Camille to Tokyo to cover their touchMe A/W 2013 fashion show. It was a real privilege, as touchMe is strictly invitation-only, and I am completely aware that without EMODA’s help, I wouldn’t stand a chance among the hundreds and thousands of Japanese EMODA fans who would kill to sit in the show.
The show started around 9PM at Belle Salle, Shibuya Garden, so we had a few hours free before the event. Kumiko, the awesome lady who guided us throughout the night, accompanied us to Shibuya 109 to shop for our outfits for the event. Earlier that day, I already bought a full-EMODA coordinate at the Shinjuku Lumine EST store… but that did not stop me for shopping again!
Check out our giant paper bags of goodies. Goodbye to all the money in my wallet, but everything was just too shiny. I especially love the current S/S collection as it’s very resort-like (appropriate for Manila throughout the year!) and most of the items are classic, just the way I like my clothes.
One of the best things I like about the brand is how it’s very influenced by Western high street and blogger fashion, which are two of my greatest style influences too. The way the individual items are styled together make it distinctly EMODA, but the individual items (on their own) are versatile enough to be worn by those not exactly interested in styling it the same way the shop staff and models do. The brand appeals to a very wide audience in this way. As long as you like clean, classic, minimalist styles, EMODA’s items will definitely speak to you. Even my mom likes EMODA!
Anyhow, Camille and I both got some nifty novelty items for free because we shopped A LOT. We got the cutest MODE style towels and pillow cases.
After shopping, we had pasta for dinner somewhere around Shibuya. Then we rushed to the event location for some picture taking.
This iconic background! If you follow Japanese magazines, you might have already seen this a few times. Many famous Japanese models and icons have their photos taken against this background. When it was our turn, a part of me went “I CAN DIE NOW!”
But then again, the show had not even started yet at this point. So maybe after the show, lol.
Outfits for the night. I opted for simple black and white, while Camille went for a spring-y blue and green coordinate.
I wish I had enough time to take outfit shots of other people because everyone who attended the show were all so freaking beautiful and well-dressed, you’d think they’re all models.
Just after being seated (front row, baby), I noticed a ton of famous models pass by. I normally don’t get starstruck but when it comes to the Japanese personalities that I only get to see in magazines? That’s a different story.
I saw Mai Miyagi about 3 times, AMIAYA, Wei Son, a lot of BLENDA models, Chinatsu Wakatsuki, etc. I was pretty sure that there were a lot more in the event hall, but everything happened so fast. My eyes couldn’t keep up! (On a semi-related note, I also saw Nana Suzuki the day before and Hamada Britney the day after - both in 109!) Hearts all over, anyway. Also shows how big of a brand EMODA is among the Japanese fashion scene/crowd.
The show started shortly after Camille and I were seated, and it lasted for about 20-30 minutes. Took a ton of photos, as usual, and I hope these do justice to the clothes.
This collection is called BUDDY CLOSET. Absolutely obsessed with everything. It’s all a tasteful mix of masculine and feminine elements, and the colors are all so rich and creamy. I was quite surprised with the brown items, but they all worked so well with the bright blues and reds in the end. Don’t know if it’s just me, but a lot of the coordinates reminded me of London street fashion.
No words, but “I covet”. <3
This outfit was my favorite. Warm and fuzzy feelings for A/W? Yes please!
A classy way of doing print-on-print. Same print but opposite colors.
The models were officially successful in making red eyebrows look cool.
I can’t even begin with this black series. The fabric is to die for! So classy, and I have some sort of inexplicable desire to touch it.
Same fabric for tops and bottoms seemed to be HUGE in this collection.
Printed bottoms and flat-brimmed caps are still in! The same themes are also present in their current S/S collection, though I think I prefer the darker neutrals that are coming up soon as I am biased with anything black and white.
Love how the orange hair accents give so much life to the dark outfits. Perhaps we’ll be seeing the EMODA team and/or staff with orange ombres later this year?
This fabric. This coat. <3
After the show, we were lucky enough to be briefly introduced to EMODA Producer Ena Matsumoto (So petite and thin-framed!) who is one of my many style icons. She was too nice to spend a few minutes to take pictures with us, as she was busy and in demand that night, and I knew we were taking a bit of her time! Made my heart melt.
She greeted us with “Hello! I am Ena, EMODA Producer!” then she asked Kumiko how to say “Nice to meet you!” in English. After we also introduced ourselves, I greeted her “Omedetou!” then she was like “Sankyu!” while rubbing her belly.
And I was like… OMG WHAT?! (in my head) I just congratulated her for the show!
Kumiko and I were so surprised because we didn’t know she was pregnant! Ena must have seen our faces, and she said “Baby!” to help clear the confusion. So excited for her! Maybe in the future EMODA will release limited edition maternity clothes! Ena will be the most chic mom ever.
There is nothing more fitting than to say that this person is responsible for making EMODA the brand that it is now. It is so admirable that she and her team have a vision of making it global one day, instead of just settling in one place. I see this vision happening very clearly, and I can’t wait for EMODA to tickle the fancies of the world’s fashion lovers.
I asked if I could take a few seconds of her time to snap about 2 solo photos of her and she gladly obliged with a wide smile on her face. But she switched back to “cool” mode as soon as I pointed the camera at her!
Spotted EMODA Press manager Erina Abe on the way out of the event hall. <3 She is wearing one of the skirts that is included in an on-going EMODA A/W 2013 exhibition. Want! I wish I could’ve stayed longer to catch the exhibition!
Thanks to these people for making it all happen! I really wish I can attend more Japanese fashion shows in the future, especially since I am more than happy to spread the love to international fans. I used to just dream about attending stuff like TGC and touchMe, so this was really an overwhelming experience.
But enough about me! This is supposed to be about EMODA!
This is gonna be the first out of maybe 6 or 7 entries that I’ll be posting about Japan in the next few weeks. I’ve always been rather trigger happy when it came to travel photography, but this time, I think I’ve reached an all time high. At the back of my head, I was like “If I’m going to carry this dSLR that weighs like a baby for a whole week or two, I might as well make the most out of it.” And I did. And it gave me the worst neck, shoulder and back pains in my entire life, lol. But who cares? This is how I roll when I travel!
This first entry is mostly tourist-y stuff in Osaka with my family. It’s been 4 years since my last visit to Osaka and I remember we only went to Universal Studios then as we were on a set tour. This time, I was the one who arranged our itinerary for the whole week. *proud*
Landed in KIX via Philippine Airlines. The flight arrived late at night so we had dinner at the airport. It takes an hour to get to the city, so it was a wise idea to stuff ourselves with some yummy food before anything else.
My dad and my brothers ordered some beer!
When in Osaka, eat okonomiyaki! I had this super simple (but scrumptious) one just to fill my stomach for the night.
The next morning, we decided to go to Osaka Castle. We’ve never been to this place before (Idk why we decided to just go to Universal Studios last time) so I’ve always been curious about it.
Especially since there is an official Osaka Castle emoji on iPhone, haha. I mean, that *must* mean that this place is important, right?!
We took the train to Temmabashi station and walked 5-10 minutes to the Osaka Castle proper.
An old man looking at the castle from afar with his binoculars.
Birds on branches.
My twin brothers and two ice cream mascots. Yes, we know the one on the left is a girl, but it was just too funny as Chase (on the left) has hair long enough to be put in a ponytail.
This was in a food stall just before the entrance to the castle.
Now, time for the castle…
Two cats rolling around the grass.
Pretty spring flowers.
An adorable photo of a mother taking a photo of her daughter. Notice how the pink bag matches the flowers in the background, and how they’re wearing matchy-matchy coats! Too sweet!
Nifty vintage truck that doubled as a stall that sells art and coffee.
Lots of students were having a field trip that day!
Osaka Castle, finally! The most famous landmark of Osaka. Interestingly, while it looks like this from the outside, the inside is totally modern and is used as a museum (which you have to pay for before you can enter)!
I have a ton of shots from the outside but not so much inside as it was forbidden to take pictures in a lot of areas! But I’m not complaining. The castle is really breathtakingly beautiful, and I’d take pictures of it from the outside than from the inside any day.
More details. Looks so perfect, like a wedding cake.
The view from the top of Osaka Castle.
Buildings, and a school.
Inside the castle, you can see a lot of 16th century stuff about Japan, which you will definitely love if you’re a fan of Sengoku Basara! My favorite part about the museum is this big wall showing different crests of the main characters (I really sound like I’m talking about an anime!) during the Sengoku / Warring States period.
Recently, I just finished watching the Nobunaga no Chef live action too so it was fun to see all the familiar names inside the castle.
Was tempted to scream “OYAKATA-SAMAAA!!!” when I saw this Yukimura Sanada figure.
Shingen, you look so cute like this! But where is that bad-ass horse that you’re always standing on?
To draw the line between truth and fiction, lol. Somehow imagining history as animated or live makes it so much more interesting. I wonder when we’ll ever have a telenovela where someone from 2013 time slips to the time of Andres Bonifacio. Or Lapu Lapu.
After going around the castle, we went around the area (which was huge, ok) to find the best spot to take tourist-y Osaka Castle pictures. There were too many people taking pictures directly in front of the castle, and I didn’t want to risk being photobombed, so I walked all the way to some garden in the castle premises to have this taken! I think it turned out pretty well!
To those who plan on going to Osaka Castle soon, try to find this area :D
I love how it’s right in the middle of the city. Reminds me a lot of Intramuros! It is so accessible that some people pass by it everyday and even go jogging inside.
Similar feel to being in Rome and passing by the Coliseum, or being in Paris and passing by the Eiffel Tower everyday like it’s nothing new and totally normal!
NHK building near the castle.
So pretty even when it’s on the ground and people just walk on it / past it every single day. It’s these little details that make Japan so unique! Even the slightest details are not overlooked.
Took a random walk at some random place before heading back to JR Osaka Station. We stayed at Hotel Granvia which was probably the best travel decision I made during this trip that I planned/fixed. It’s right in the heart of the station, making it incredibly convenient to travel from one place to another.
Don’t even get me started on how amazing shopping is in this area! You can walk to Yodobashi Umeda, HEP Five, EST Umeda, etc. It only takes about 8-10 minutes via train to the Namba area where you can find Dotonbori, Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade, Umeda OPA, etc.
Not the best place if you’re struggling with any sort of self-imposed shopping ban as it’s going to be so hard to resist all the shiny things *u*
In the station itself, the North Building has Isetan and Lucua while the South Building has Daimaru. In Lucua, there’s an EMODA and a MURUA. <3
With my brother Juju at a coffee shop somewhere in the station. He ended up being my companion in my Tokyo sponsored trip shortly after this one! More on that soon! Will have to finish my Osaka, Kyoto and Nara posts first. *shiny eyes*
Got these pants as a present from Pinkaholic some time ago, but only got to wear them now! I took a break from wearing printed bottoms lately as it was starting to become a uniform, but I’m slowly warming up to all these fun patterns again!
This time I dared to wear black and white with brown - something that I’ve never really done before! It weirded me out at first, until I realized that the shoes (which I got at 50% off, btw!) would fit the outfit only if I had a matching brown bag!
(Choies top, Bayo shorts and bag, Stradivarius blazer, Forever 21 necklace) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Chinese porcelain print on my top! I’ve always loved how blue and white Chinese ceramics looked like, and it’s quite amazing being able to wear it. There’s something about actual things being printed onto fabric, kind of like that book print top I got from Lacoste L!VE some time ago. I’m not talking about the usual themes (i.e. nature - flowers and trees, clouds, the sea; animals - cats, dogs, bunnies, etc.), but unconventional ones that don’t appear everywhere. I wonder what’s next? iPhone print top? Refrigerator print skirt? Any other ideas?
The possibilities are endless, but I’m actually willing to try them out!
There is an abundance of lines in this outfit, and I’m loving every centimeter of it. I resurrected these shoes from a long time ago! Right now, clear/transparent elements on shoes are quite big, and I’m glad this pair has already been lying around on my shoe rack for a while. If you’ve noticed, I’ve also been into a lot of open-toe footwear recently! There’s nothing else quite as spring and summer, I think.
IN LOVE. Been using this constantly for the past 3 weeks. Maybelline Japan released this Super Mineral 24 Healthy Long Lasting Foundation with Perlite (Phew, that was a mouthful!) last March, and I was fortunate enough to be in Japan a month after it was launched. I saw it being promoted in nearly all beauty stores I went to, and Mai Miyagi has a wonderful spread in ViVi magazine June 2013 issue promoting the product.
Saw a ton of girls (with the most fabulous skin and makeup) grab a bottle or two, so I was convinced this was going to be good. And it did not disappoint. I hate touching up my make-up, especially my foundation, so this was just what I was looking for. Something that lasts the whole day! It sells for ¥1995 for 25ml, which is quite expensive for something so small.
Just now, I did some more research about the product, and in the process found out about how they tested its effectiveness in front of the public. They put the foundation on some fabric, stretched it, and displayed how the foundation kept its form despite the strong pressure put into the stretching the cloth. I guess the message behind it was that the foundation will always stay good as new, even if you move your face muscles by smiling, talking, raising your eyebrows, smiling, etc. True enough, it really does the job even if it feels super light and velvet-y. Kind of like primer!
I think the only downside to it is that it’s only available in 3 shades - OC1, OC2 and OC3. I’m an OC3, while OC1 and OC2 would probably be around Crissey’s skintone.
Anyhow, I fell too much in love that I got an extra bottle for myself. <3 Thinking if I should get some more just in case I run out in the future!
By the time this gets posted, I’m probably packing for my flight to Tokyo! Queueing is awesome.
It’s not even funny anymore, how much I’m obsessing about this brand, rienda. I know I go through phases in fashion, and that this particular obsession was most probably brought about by recent spring/summer collections all being so lust-worthy, but in general, I really love this season’s key items and trends so freaking much. Way to spend the summer - splurge on all the onee-style floral pastel flowy goodness.
I’ve been following the brand for a while, but never really felt as strongly about it as I do now. As much as I love all the older campaigns with Lena Fuji, I think I was at a time in my life where I simply didn’t consider a more mature approach to my usual fashion. This was only natural, as I was younger then and could still get away with wearing very cutesy stuff.
But now, I find myself at a very in-between stage. Chalk it up on quarter life crisis. I’m turning 25 this year, and I am well aware that I’m not exactly on the same teenager level/segment that I once used to belonged to. The things that I used to like? I sort of outgrew them already, even if they do still attract my eyes (and wallet) every now and then.
Case in point, Liz Lisa. I had a major Liz Lisa phase about 2-3 years ago, but now I totes can’t see myself wearing that uber cutesy style anymore, even though I am still a huge fan of florals and pastels. The cuts and styles of the clothes feel a little bit too young for me now. :s
The latest rienda S/S ‘13 campaign came out right while I was on the prowl for inspiration, particularly for a more classy and sophisticated style that would somewhat overlap with the dolly Liz Lisa aesthetic I once had. So timely.
My heart stopped. This was exactly what I was looking for! Shortly after, the brand, all the rienda girls, and especially rienda producer Murami (who is already 31 btw omg) started becoming more active on Instagram. It made it even harder for me to completely ignore them as they post frequently.
Last April, I finally got myself a nice floral top from a rienda store in Kyoto. Wore it twice since then, and have gotten really nice compliments for it! Someone even asked me to buy the exact same thing for her if I had the chance. Totally heading to a rienda store in Tokyo~ Saved up for some pieces already!
When I got back to Manila, I tried to resurrect all the existing items in my closet that would fit the rienda look! I know, lol, I’m starting to sound cray
The most recent campaign features Saeko in these sexy but simple and classy outfits that I would totally wear in a heartbeat. The outfit on the right looks so clean. Just the way I like it! Girly but still elegant!
Some of their early 2013 spring coordinates. You can most definitely find similar items in Western high street fashion, but I think it’s how it’s all styled together that makes it very Japanese / very rienda.
Last year’s campaign with Lena Fuji. So much orange! Not the most flattering color on me, but the pastel pink and bright orange mix was quite unique and refreshing. That floppy hat is way too adorable.
It’s already a given that Lena Fuji sells the clothes that she wears like a boss. She make everything look so good without even trying, huu~
A collage of Murami and Mika, my two rienda loves at the moment. Because of them, I’m thinking if I should grow my bangs out or not. Or maybe even get a slight sexy tan!
They both wear a lot of easy-on-the-eyes neutrals. Sometimes they throw in black here and there, but they make it so feminine and distinctly them. The cocktail dress on the lower right - I covet! *tears* I can go on and on about this as I’m on a clear rienda high!
I’ll make more of these inspiration posts in the future. Obviously, I’m the type of person who never gets overprotective of the things I like. I am actually happier if more and more people get into the same things that I like/do! A bigger community to share it and talk about it with. Next Japanese fashion inspo post would probably be SLY or dazzlin, so watch out for that. I won’t be limiting these kinds of posts to Japanese brands though, as I also feel strongly about a lot of other brands from different countries. Share the love! <3
Follow the rienda webstore here and their Twitter here. You can also follow their IG @rienda_official religiously like me. The rienda girls all have their own personal IG accounts as well, and I’m sure you can find their handles on the brand’s IG.
I am so uncreative. A tribute blog entry as a Mothers day gift? It was bound to happen anyway! I’ve already written a ton of thanks to my mom for tremendously influencing my taste in fashion, but here’s something that a teeny bit more put-together.
Contrary to what most people think, I didn’t grow up in an family that prioritized fashion or anything related to what I’m doing now. The closest thing I can think of is my older brothers’ contagious geekiness when it came to anything computer-related (this totes merits its own separate entry), driving me to eventually dabble into graphic and web design as early as 2003, and soon after, blogging and photography. (Okay, I’ll stop here. This isn’t supposed to be about me!)
While it wasn’t exactly top priority for most of my family members to buy the latest trends or even regularly buy clothes at all (prolly has something to do with having 4 boys in the family versus just me and my mom), my mom made sure to instill in us a certain kind of aesthetic once we reached a certain age. She would let us choose what we liked on the racks, then she would give her honest opinion about it, as some sort of style lesson. Back then, I threw inner tantrums (cue bratty “only girl” image) when she didn’t approve of a certain item that I liked, but now that I think about it, I should’ve gladly listened to her without complaining!
She has always had a safe but classic sense of style, which can be proved by the kind of fashion she made us wear when my siblings and I were still young. Early on, my brothers were already seen wearing tasteful button-downs!
My own most vivid memory of my mom’s impeccable taste? At 8 or 9, I often wore printed leggings, Doc Martens-ish black boots, and oversized denim jackets with embellishments. You could say that this was inevitable as I grew up in the 90s, but these are still pretty much the same stuff you can find in my closet. And it’s 2013.
I grew up with clothes that never totally went out of fashion, all thanks to her. I could see that the choices she made for herself (not just fashion-related) worked wonderfully, and I could only wish to emulate her genius thinking process.
Looking back, I don’t think I ever had any embarrassing clothes that deserved to be burned or buried forever. This being said, I’m proud of the fact that I can look back at my Lookbook pictures from 2009 and not cringe at all! The only difference you can ever see is a few trendy pieces being injected to my personal style here and there, but thanks to my mom, I’ve learned to choose trends wisely.
I recently went to Mango to create 3 different looks based on the 3 most important and influential style lessons that I got from her. She probably won’t wear these at her age now, but I’m incredibly confident that she’d pick the same items if she were my age. :D
(Mango top and pants) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Simplicity is beauty.
Nothing beats a plain white top and denim pants for that fresh and clean look that will keep you looking like you just got out of the shower. My mom exudes this exact vibe all the time! I’ve never seen her looking haggard in my entire life, and she always smells so good. I don’t know how she does it. Is it a mom thing?! :)
Anyhow, she was the one responsible for influencing me to invest in a lot of plain clothes with classic cuts that can not only pair easily with everything else in my closet but can also withstand (and even complement) all the fast fashion trends that come and go.
Mango has always been known for timeless basics, and it wasn’t a surprise when I found these in the store.
Her no-fail way to spice it all up? Accessories! My mom has always had short hair and a fondness for dangling earrings.
(And I’m also wearing wedges because they are like, her default shoes, lol, as with a lot of mommies!)
(Mango top, skirt, shoes and bag)
When in doubt, go for black.
My love for black goes a long way back. Whenever I accompany my mom to go to shopping, she goes straight to the section where all the blacks and dark colors are! Through the years I also found myself doing the same thing (albeit unconsciously), and it’s one of habits I never want to unlearn.
I own a ton of black bags simply because they are versatile and because, well, they don’t stain easily! A very low maintenance color that doesn’t try so hard to be a statement. (And that is, interestingly, its very statement)
Sometimes when I am faced with difficult color choies, black always wins in the end.
(Mango dress and bag) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
In terms of dress style choices, I think I’m the most conservative one among all the fashion/style bloggers out there! But it’s all because I grew up with my mom always raving about dresses from the late 50s to 60s. True enough, mod is like my most fundamental style peg, if you take all the Japanese fashion and high street fashion influence away from me.
This being said, I was never comfortable wearing too-fitted and too-revealing clothes. There’s a certain modesty to dated dresses that I think is generally acceptable in all situations, making the dresses better investments in the long run. My mom had a printed black knee-length shift dress that she was able to keep in her closet for more than 10 years, and she used it everywhere - to the mall, at church, to work, etc. She just changed how she styled it with different accessories and shoes.
This is the dream! I witnessed this creativity as a kid and I wish I could be just as wise in the future!
This printed dress has the perfect cut, color, pattern and length! In love. Not so short but not too long. The design can be worn regardless of season - the floral prints are definitely spring/summer and the black flower silhouettes are quite fall/winter. Throw in a cardigan for chilly nights, or cinch it at the waist with a thin belt for a more polished look.
Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there! Don’t forget to thank your mom this Sunday, with a kiss and a hug, a song, a written letter, or a public blog entry like this one! :D
(Grife Zara top, Romwe skirt, Ferreti heels, Studio Boheme x Crissey Bow Happy satchel) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
I’ve had this bag for a long time now and have used it a number of times already, but I can’t forgive myself for only being able to shoot it now. I’m so proud of my BFF Crissey for this amazing design collaboration, as it definitely put a much higher standard on customized satchel designs. The bows really made it so distinct, and I love how it’s so “Crissey” in that cute way that we all know her for.
To balance out the cuteness, I paired the satchel with a long-sleeved top and a high-waist leatherette skirt… a.k.a. my uniform. Be proud though? I’m really trying my best to add in new elements to my usual outfits, like this trendy v-neck style that seems to be all the rage now. I still get a little conscious about the neckline. Baby steps towards a more mature style…
Only proves how long I’ve been keeping my chest fully covered, lol. Conservative much!
If you’re like me and haven’t had time to buy your mom a gift, here’s an idea - personalized jewelry! Morellato, Italy’s largest watch and jewellery brand, is finally in Manila! The brand is distributed in more than 70 countries with exclusive stores in all the biggest cities including Milan, Rome, Shanghai, New York, Hongkong, Macau and Sydney.
I was able to drop by their SM The Block store last week, and it was perfect timing. Lightbulb moment. What could be a better gift than jewelry that you get to customize for your loved ones? Instead of buying a ready made gift, this will totes work to your advantage! Your mom will definitely appreciate the extra effort, and it’s not going to be one of those ordinary jewelry that don’t have any sentimental value. The wide variety of charms and “drops” (as they call it) available can be enough to encapsulate your experiences with your mom and feelings for her. If anything, even without putting too much thought in each drop, I think the fact that you customized it yourself will already say so much. :)
I was able to have a Morellato experience and customized my own necklace and bracelet. It was so much fun - you get to choose which color scheme you want, and if you want a symmetrical, matchy-matchy kind of effect, or totally different drops put together. It really puts your creativity to the test, and I don’t apologize for spending so much time in the store! It was like I was a little girl again. <3
Because blue is my favorite color, I made use of drops with blue accents. Other colors are also available. I also got two bracelets with red color accents. The pink and yellow ones are tempting~
The one with the little pearl is pre-made and is cheaper as you buy as a set. The customizable ones are charged per bracelet/necklace material, and per charm/drop, which I think is better as you really get to choose which ones you like! Plus the cost per drop (made of stainless steel, btw!) is cheaper than other stores that offer the similar concept. Only P995 per drop!
Here’s the necklace that I made! All my favorites in one. I made a minimalist design as my taste in jewelry is not so complicated, and I’m happy with simple things such as this one!
I can always go back to the store and add (or even remove) some more drops to this already-existing necklace, just to change it up.
The one at the bottom with the leather strap was also customized by me. Unlike my necklace, this one is made of totally different drops, including one with a blinged out letter T for my name. Shh, let’s pretend my real name doesn’t start with a P, okay? :D
There’s still time before Mothers Day and their SM North Edsa The Block store will be more than happy to help you customize one for your mom. <3 This is seriously addicting stuff, you guys!
Seriously feeling as mixed as the prints on my top. Don’t know if it’s stripes with leopard print, or leopard print with stripes, but it’s probably not important, or worth my time self-debating about. Yup, I should listen to what I type in here.
Paired it with something I’ll always be sure of - this kind of skirt. As much as I try to seem more mature now that I’m 24, I can never shake this cutesy silhouette off. Some things will always remain the same, I guess!