I recently moved all the cute and flirty dresses on the top of my pile of clothes because I’m so ready for that one time every year where I suddenly transform into a floral fairy. Summer’s just around the corner here in Manila, and I can definitely feel it already! A part of me hopes that the chilly January-February weather can last forever, but summer, while it is my least favorite season, also has its good points - one of them being the license to wear pretty floral prints, braids, and pastel-colored sandals everyday.
I’m still drawn to the blacks and whites in my wardrobe though I’ve been trying my best to pair them with spring-ish stuff in preparation. Though I’m pretty sure I’ll still be wearing a lot of neutrals when I go to Tokyo in two weeks! Heard it lightly snowed again today!
Finally posting about the short but sweet book signing event that happened a few weeks ago at Assumption College.
Copies of the #TriciaGosingtianStyleBook were sold for a few hours that day! Hope you got your copies!
Canmake obsession. I’m still gushing over the liquid foundation until now. Best everyday foundation!
Thanks to Time Depot for yet another cool Baby-G display! Seeing SNSD during my book signing events make me so happy, you have no idea.
They also usually show SNSD x Baby-G commercials on the screen before the actual book signing starts. *sparkly eyes*
Wore a dress from 2-3 years ago! Got this from Jaspal in Kuala Lumpur.
In usual #TriciaGosingtianStyleBook fashion, I took photos of some people who had their books signed. Everyone was so hyper and friendly at AC! Awesome crowd!
Thanks Assumption College for having me! Which school should I go to next?
See you all on Saturday for my next book signing event! March 8, 2 to 6 PM at National Bookstore, SM Mall of Asia! Excited!
Last week, Shock The World finally arrived in Manila! To those who don’t know about this event, Shock The World is a tour that celebrates and showcases the ever iconic G-SHOCK watch. So far, it’s been to over 50 cities including Paris, London, New York and Hong Kong. Now it was our turn!
I know G-SHOCK is mostly worn by men, but I remember owning a basic one when I was in grade school. I can’t remember if it was a hand-me-down from my brothers or if I asked my parents to get me one for my birthday. I’ve also been wearing Baby-Gs for as long as I can remember. All the feels!
I went to the press conference and there was an exhibit outside the venue for people to appreciate the newest and most exciting models of the brand.
First things first. The watch of the night!
This is the limited edition Shock the World Manila watch by G-SHOCK! Spot the 3 stars and the sun from our Philippine flag.
Watch out for it soon on Time Depot.
My favorite watch from the exhibit. Reminds me of some old school mecha anime from my childhood. The olive green color is quite classy too! It’s amazing how they’ve managed to combine fashion with the signature G-SHOCK technology to create something that can be worn by both adventure-loving people and style appreciators.
This model has a compass in it!
They made a Philippine flag-inspired mascot for the event! How adorable!
The set-up at VYNE. Bands like Up Dharma Down and Urbandub played during the after party.
The founder of G-SHOCK himself, Kikuo Ibe-san. He introduced himself in Filipino and even wore a barong to the event!
It was even more admirable when he expressed his deepest concern towards the victims of Yolanda.
He then went on about the beginnings of G-SHOCK and how he never gave up during the process of creating the signature shock-proof G-SHOCK technology. It was a long process that included many tests and disappointments.
It all started when he dropped a watch that was given to him by his father. It drove him to invent something that can never, ever be broken! Of course, we all know that he eventually managed to achieve this. What we don’t know is that it took him a lot of time (pun unintended) and hard work! Such an inspiring story. Most of the time (sorry I’m not sorry) we take things for granted not knowing the great stories behind their invention.
After the speech, they showed some G-SHOCK and Baby-G advertisements to highlight Casio’s stylish collections. I always thought it was a wise decision for Casio to get SNSD to model their watches. Perfect fit.
Mr.Mr. is so my jam right now! Can’t wait to watch the live performances on music shows!
Fun event! Thanks to Casio Philippines marketing officer Charlene Hung, Casio Overseas Sales Manager Tetsushi Ichimori-san and G-SHOCK founding father Kikuo Ibe-san for making this night possible.
The last of my multi-color skater skirt collection! I’m slowly warming up to green nowadays, especially after watching Wicked a few weeks ago. I have no idea why I’ve been disregarding this color for the longest time but better late than never, right?
Also, the black and white plus color accent combination still remains to be classic. Best way how to dress on lazy days.
That rare moment where I’m wearing sneakers! I should put a mark somewhere on my fashion timeline to commemorate the start of my sneaker addiction. This particular pair is only one of my very few patterned shoes so it’s extra special. I usually just go for the usual plain black or white, but all the Tretorn x Florence Broadhurst designs are way too adorable to resist. The ones I’m wearing here have horses on them!
While shopping online is insanely convenient, there are still some people who are extra cautious when it comes to typing out their credit card information on the Internet. There are also a lot of high school and college kids who aren’t allowed by their parents to own credit cards until they’re older, so online shopping won’t be possible until then.
My first credit card back in college was only an extension of my parents’, and I never wanted to use it because 1) I always felt guilty since I wasn’t using my own money 2) My purchases will be reflected on their billing statements so I always had to use it wisely and not excessively. Even if I had enough cash to buy a product online, I would always have to ask permission to use their cards and card information for purchases. (Although I admit it was good training on my parents’ part because I learned to be responsible for my expenses.)
Now that I’m older, with my own bank account and credit card for personal use, the possibilities of online shopping are suddenly endless. It’s both good and bad that I now shop online more often than I do actual shopping in malls.
Listing the perks of online shopping will probably take me forever, but what I love most about it is that I can buy products that can’t be found here in the Philippines! On the other hand, the thing I hate about it most is that it’s so easy to buy things. It will really force you to practice self-discipline when it comes to spending. More often than not, I lose to self-discipline.
This is why prepaid cards are needed to monitor expenses! The Metrobank prepaid card has all the advantages of a debit card and the perks of a credit card, but with safer features. It is not connected to a bank account, so you won’t have to worry about anyone accessing your information through hacking, etc.
I got my own card a few weeks ago, and I’m so happy as it was so easy to use! No maintaining balance and initial deposit required. I just had to visit a Metrobank branch, fill out the prepaid card application form, present a valid ID, and pay P100 for the card.
I tested it out on Yesstyle because they always ship straight to my doorstep (no need for customs / post office shenanigans) and they sell a lot of items that aren’t available in the country. Crissey got her own card and used it on Yesstyle too!
Recently, Korean fashion and beauty have been growing on me, and Yesstyle offers a lot of Korean brands that fit the particular look that I like.
There’s going to be a huge retro style and gingham print boom in the next couple of months, so I bought this dress in preparation. The fact that it also resembles my high school uniform also made me want to buy it asap!
Yesstyle also sells 3CE / 3 CONCEPT EYES which is quite hard to find in the Philippines. And legitimate GEO contact lenses for those who are afraid of buying contact lenses from random Facebook stores.
I used 3CE Gimme More jumbo lip crayon and GEO 3 tone brown for this look! My nail polish is also 3CE!
A little OT, but I missed wearing socks in my OOTDs! Thanks Emilio Cavallini for rekindling my love for socks with this pair that you sent straight from Italy!
Time to live without regrets with the Metrobank prepaid card. Here’s your worry-free access to that lifestyle upgrade you’ve always wanted! Other than access to online shopping, the prepaid card can also be used for normal dining and shopping transactions. Some partner establishments that give you extra perks when you use your Metrobank prepaid card include Chelsea, Cole Haan, Hyve, Kabila, M Cafe, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Momo, Mr Jones, Perry Ellis, Rocketroom, Sip & Gogh, Skye, Stella, Terraz and Vyne (with many more to come).