Sharing the newest F/W collection of Le Bunny Bleu because it is absolute shoe porn! As I often mention, I’m generally biased towards F/W collections, and this one is not an exception. The amount of holiday colors in this collection is making my fangirl heart beat so fast!
Everything is classy and perfect for everyday use, and you can even own a limited edition Winter Notebook with Crissey's work on the cover if you buy a pair any time soon. Her signature cutesy illustrations are also all over the stores so it makes shopping in Le Bunny Bleu even more enjoyable. Proud BFF moment! I'm Crissey's #1 fan… but you guys all know that already! <3
You can choose which cover to get if you buy a pair from the latest collection. My (obvious) favorite would have to be the girl with roses on her hair! Which Le Bunny Bleu girl is your favorite?
Oxfords that would look great with skater skirts!
I got these spiked zebra ones for myself!
They also recently came out with a new Le Bunny Bleu kids line! I’d totally want to wear matching shoes with my future daughter!
Perfect flats to go with your favorite skinny pants.
High boots for when the weather gets cooler in January/February!
Want the left one so bad!!! The shade of red looks delicious.
For all you pointy toe lovers!
The quintessential Trissey design. I don’t know if we can ever get over sparkly, girly bows!
Wanted to get these too but I have too many oxfords, I think D:
Hope you guys enjoyed that little tour around the Le Bunny Bleu flagship store in Shangri-la East Wing! If you haven’t seen my first post about them yet, you can check it out here. I mentioned that a lot of K-pop stars wear Le Bunny Bleu so you should definitely check the brand out if you’re a fan of K-everything! Crissey is also giving away some notebooks here.
They are having a special ONE DAY SALE tomorrow, November 23. PERFECT TIME TO SHOP FOR YOUR VERY OWN LE BUNNY BLEU SHOES! Enjoy!
Surprisingly, I haven’t been too fickle about recent hair color, and have actually been strangely persistent about it compared to my previous ones. I’m definitely thinking of going growing my hair out and going back to my light ash brown next year, but red is really something. The change was something I totally needed at this point in my life.
I paid a visit to the salon upon coming back from the US. I couldn’t really bring any of my hair color-preserving products in my luggage, so it was only natural for my hair to fade to red-brown again with regular shampoo and conditioner. It wasn’t a bad color, though I wanted to prepare for Christmas as early as now. Crossing my fingers it’d turn ginger by December!
Enjoying a week or two of red-violet hair wouldn’t hurt, even if I know the violet will disappear eventually. The fading process is actually a fun thing for me (as it a hassle for most people) because I get a different kind of red with every wash!
Status Salon will be sponsoring my hair vanity for the next couple of months! It used to be Benefits Style Salon but they’ve now changed all the Benefits purple to bright Status green.
I went to the Eastwood branch as it was the nearest to my house. Status Salon’s creative director Nikki Bacay is based in their Greenhills branch, so I’m thinking of heading there next time!
He was kind enough to drive all the way to Eastwood for me though! What a guy!
He asked me what kind of red I wanted, and I told him about my red hair story. I know it’s inevitable for my red hair to fade to brown as I refuse to bleach my hair again circa 2011 but I wanted to try a brighter red shade with more violet in it.
Time to dye! At first I was shocked that it was going to be this bright (I’d hate to sport McDonalds kind of red hair!) but Nikki assured me that my worst nightmare won’t be happening that day.
They dyed the layers framing my face half a shade darker. Apparently this technique can make your face look slimmer!
Talk about hairception. I chanced upon this hair article with a photo of myself while I was having my hair dyed and documented for a different kind of article (this entry).
Thanks to my friend Reggie for the feature!
After they dyed my hair, they checked the condition of my scalp with some sort of epic camera that I probably wouldn’t want to personally own. I can already see myself becoming obsessed and checking my scalp condition everyday. The photos on the left are photos of other people’s scalps. I was thisclose to asking if I could check them out, lol.
Anyhow, this was pretty cool because most salons don’t care about scalps. There are a ton of treatments out there that make hair shiny and smooth, but scalp treatment aren’t as common. If your scalp is bad, your roots won’t grow as healthy as they should be. Or they won’t even grow at all if they’re clogged by excess sebum.
I had my head scanned like this 2 years ago (before I went blonde) and my scalp was in a pretty decent condition. Now, after going blonde-brown-red, I knew I wasn’t going to get the same results!
They gave me a 4-step scalp treatment to totally clean and treat my scalp. This was my favorite part because it felt so good!
The process is a bit tedious (had to get up from my chair thrice to wash my scalp) but if you really want to take care of your hair in the long run, you should try this out.
Yay, my scalp is squeaky clean!
Blow-drying time! I wasn’t going anywhere that night so I didn’t ask for a fancy hairstyle.
Plus you can see the final status (sorry, I had to) of my hair better when it’s straight! Loved the result!
Thanks to Status Salon for taking care of my hair I might go back before Christmas for cellophane treatment as Nikki suggested.
Spotted some Schwarzkopf products on my way out. I bought Color Freeze shampoo and conditioner last month at PCX Greenbelt but now I know there’s somewhere near my house that sells them! Sulfate-free is the way to go!
Check this out as they’re giving away a P500 GC and a makeover to a lucky winner! Contest ends November 23rd!
It hasn’t been long since I got back from my 3 week vacation in the US, and I’m already itching to fly out again. There are still so many things I want to see in this world, and I feel like *now*, especially with my 25th birthday coming up this weekend, is the perfect time to satisfy my intense wanderlust.
My recent trip, however, was quite a challenge. My long haul packing skills have turned rusty over the years! It’s so easy to fly in and out of Asia nowadays, and with all these affordable, short haul flights, you can wear different outfits without having to re-use a single item, especially if your trip is only about 3-5 days.
It all becomes complicated when you need to pack 3 weeks worth of clothes for varying degrees of cold weather (lowest was -3 C, highest was about 23 C), and still have enough space in your luggage for any additional purchases along the way. And don’t forget - flights from Manila to the US can take so long. I recently saw someone change to pajamas inside the plane. Can’t blame him. I’d do it too, in an ideal world where I’m even less self-conscious than I already am.
I managed to do some laundry halfway through the trip, and had to pat myself on the back when I realized I packed the right stuff! Mixing and matching is key, but it’s what kind of items you bring with you that makes all the difference in the world.
Mango is one of those no-fail brands that always offers chic closet staples. You can style these items for both warm Manila weather (as in the outfits below) and real autumn and winter abroad (just throw in black boots, tights and a coat)!
Button-downs are a must. It’s not even optional! You can still wear them on their own while the temperature is tolerable, but they are the best first layers when it comes to cold weather layering.
Dark pants are non-negotiable too. I made the mistake of wearing pastel blue, almost white pants once. Random coffee shop guy spilled his coffee and I got some of it on my pants. Besides the exasperating lack of apology on his end, I had to put up with the stains (which took me about 30 minutes in the bathroom trying to get them as light as possible) the whole day! Never again.
I am partial to skinny pants, but for long haul flights, I prefer more loose-fitting clothes! If you’re going to be stuck in a plane for 16+ hours, comfortable clothes are everything.
Deliberately matched my outfit with this luggage that I got as a gift recently. My usual carry-on luggage (I bring my laptop with me everywhere, or else I die) is slightly bigger than this one but not as cute! Yes to a cuter one please!
Sweaters are essential when traveling. I brought sweaters in varying thickness, and they all did a great job at keeping me warm. I always layer a button-down shirt under, which makes using the sweaters more than once a little less gross, lol.
This particular one is great because it’s not too thick for our weather. I matched it with a sexy pencil skirt (that slit!) for a more Manila-appropriate look.
I also bring at least one blazer with me when I travel because not only does it do a good job at keeping me warm, it can automatically make an outfit look dressier than it actually is. Even the plainest tees can look super chic with a classic blazer.
They also usually come with pockets. And you can never have enough pockets when you’re traveling.
Just when I thought I was over the sporty style trend, Just G comes out with a new, not-so-cookie-cutter collection that is cuter than your ordinary athletic wear.
At this time last year, they came out with super stylish sweatpants that sold out instantly. How can they not? Nowadays, we all know that multipurpose is the way to go.
Who says you can’t mix in girly details on your favorite gray sweatshirt?
These patterned shorts are so comfortable I’m torn whether I should use them to motivate myself to exercise, or use them as loungewear.
Guess which option I am more inclined to.
And the highlight of this post comes in the form of this skirt that is such a genius idea. There are so many dark gray gym shorts and sweatpants with neon trims - why not make a skirt version?
Casual enough for lazy, everyday dressing, but also awesome enough to be dressed up with bright coral lips, accessories and heels. Pretty much my formula for wearing the trend.
P.S. My new hair color is by Status Salon!
The preppy style (or should I say lifestyle?) is anything but boring. I grew up being a huge fan of the Gilmore Girls series (Jess x Rory was my ultimate OTP), and even wished, at one point, to have the same preppy uniform as Rory Gilmore. Outside school, Rory would often be seen wearing collared button-downs, sweaters and pretty much anything that screamed classic, even on her most casual days. I loved her character so much and could not have wished for a better role model when I was younger!
(Hype on Lookbook here)
Of course, also being a faithful follower of a few anime series set in high school contributed a lot to my perpetual “uniforms are cool” thinking. It’s been 7 years since I last wore my high school uniform, but no one can ever stop me from wearing this preppy style even in my mid-twenties (my 25th birthday is already next Sunday huhu). I actually think this style is quite timeless and could never be considered “too young”.
Lacoste L!VE, however, offers the signature Lacoste style with a younger twist made for those who prefer a more fun approach to prep style dressing. I’m wearing the recent F/W collection (except for the bag which was part of their previous S/S collection) and I can’t get enough of it!
How beautiful are these colors?
Mad for plaid.
And my most favorite part of this outfit - the platform sneakers!
(Hype on Lookbook here)
Lacoste L!VE is selling these sneakers in maroon, mustard yellow and dark blue, fyi. I’m a bit biased towards red nowadays, so it was an easy choice for me.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you might have also seen me wearing these white platform sneakers in my earlier US trip outfits. Nothing is better than comfortable shoes that give you a little boost in height. I’m still looking for the perfect black pair out there.
My schoolgirl inspired look wearing mostly Lacoste Live. Wearing a collared shirt under a sweater instantly makes an outfit look preppier. Collared button-down + sweater combo = my instant go-to autumn/winter travel uniform.
Don’t forget to whip out a pleated skirt to complete this look.
Hearts all over. Literally. The sweater pattern looks like polkadots from afar but they’re actually these tiny hearts that I just had to match with my heart-embellished collar. Couldn’t express my love for this style more explicitly than this.
In the Philippines, Lacoste L!VE is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) and is located at New Glorietta & Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza Mall.
SSI recently came out with a new app called SSI Life, which you might want to check out here. It gives customers a whole new approach to their retail experience. Smartphone users will be able to browse and get app-exclusive offers from more than 600 store locations of the more than 80 different brands of SSI such as Bally, Calvin Klein, Debenhams, Boss, Lacoste, M&S, Tommy Hilfiger, Zara and a lot more.
EMODA flew me to Tokyo for the second time this year, and it made my October even more memorable. It didn’t matter that my flight was scheduled so early the morning after my book launch, since I was on such a #TriciaGosingtianStyleBook high that I didn’t care if I was running on 2 hours of sleep with a full schedule ahead of me.
On days when I didn’t have work, I went around Tokyo on my own to take pictures as I always do. What I love most about Tokyo is its “organized chaos” that speaks to me very strongly. I don’t think any other place in the world can compare to it, and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it either. I qualified for a multiple-entry visa when I just applied for single-entry, so expect more Japan travel diaries in the next 3 years!
I was just there last May, but it didn’t dampen my enthusiasm at all. You will never run out of interesting things to find and experience in Tokyo. This time, everyone was preparing for Halloween, and imho, no one does Halloween better than Tokyo. Sadly, I missed all the Japanese Halloween events as I’ve been traveling all over the US since late October, but at least I got to experience it in Times Square NYC!
Who’s watching Ando Roid ~ A.I. know LOVE?
How can I not watch this when they casted 2 flawless actors as the leads?
Hysteric Glamour’s Shibuya store on my way back to my hotel.
ASOKO! Somewhere in between Shibuya and Harajuku. The lines outside this place were crazy long, so I wasn’t able to go in because I didn’t have the luxury of time.
I did, whoever, manage to take a quick peek inside before I left. They sell really well-designed novelty goods at super affordable prices. I thought I saw a sign that read 20 yen and 100 yen!
Because no Japan post will ever be complete without some Arashi.
WEGO Harajuku! One of the most affordable places to get the latest trends. Prices are generally cheaper than brands in Shibuya 109 but the themes are quite similar.
Limited edition MCM. If you follow K-pop closely, a lot of male idols have sported MCM backpacks in the past.
Things that I don’t normally see in places outside Tokyo.
ROLA! I love her so much, I can’t even.
Walked along Harajuku and had to take a photo of the pretty light and shadow play on the buildings.
P.S. This giant Nike has free wifi, hohoho
This brand is always brings me back to those days when I dressed in a more girly-dainty style.
merry jenny is also a MARK STYLER brand like EMODA, MURUA, etc, and also presents collections at touchMe fashion shows.
In front of Shibuya Hikarie.
KEIKO AND KYOKO IN ONE MOVIE. SO MANY FEELS.
Through the years I have mastered the art of taking pictures of interesting backs.
When matchy matchy goes extreme.
Subtle fairy-kei? They were so cute I wanted to put them inside my pocket!
Hello Kitty is cute, but I just have to point out the Bananas and Pajamas illustration! (!)
Shibuya Crossing before the chaos.
Kata-cute, lol (I finally get to use it!)
Visited Meiji Shrine in Harajuku one morning. The sun was so lovely and cooperative.
I went in from one of the many entrances, and managed to do a bit of self-reflection while I braved the long walk to the main shrine. Some people think traveling alone can make you feel lonely, but for oh-so-introverted me, I enjoy the silence very much.
It was a wonderful day for family bonding.
So lucky I went the same time parents were bringing their kids to their coming-of-age ceremony.
Someone just got married, and I took a quick photo of them organizing themselves for a formal family portrait.
Messages from all over the world. It doesn’t get any more international in other places than in Meiji Shrine.
Family portrait under the shade.
One of the interesting details I found on a gate. 4 hearts forming into some sort of 4 leaf clover. Or maybe it’s just me.
Clear blue sky. Thank you to the rain gods for not punishing me with unnecessary drizzle during this trip.
Looks like scene from a movie. One of my travel entry trademarks are these candid couple photos, and this one is slowly climbing up my favorites chart.
The beginnings of an anime series.
The surreal view on my way out of the shrine. Part 2 coming soon!
One of the reasons why I’m posting this on time (and not 3 months late) is because I think I took way too many photos over here in the US. Prepare for my next travel diaries on Chicago, New York and Boston because I didn’t bring my heavy dSLR with me for once. I’m so psyched about my new baby - I bought a Fujifilm X-Pro 1 in Tokyo as a present to myself for completing my book. I could’ve easily gotten myself my dream designer bag or a pair of designer shoes, but this girl’s obviously got different priorities. :)
Every day that passes is a day closer to me wanting to revamp my whole closet to make room for sportswear. I dropped by some outlet stores in New Hampshire yesterday and was thisclose to buying a ton of sweatpants and running shoes that I don’t even need… since, well, I’m too lazy to exercise, let alone run.
There are other ways to sport (yes, I went there) the look, and luckily, there have been a lot of fashion-friendly sportswear-inspired stuff coming out lately.
I wore this set on a day when I didn’t want to think of what to wear. I was so burnt out from work that I just wanted to wear something simple and fuss-free! Thank God this set and pair of shoes came in the mail.
The camo kicks are everything.
Here’s a little more dressy but still inspired by sportswear. This is not your ordinary varsity jacket. Houndstooth prints are huge at the moment, and I love how this particular one comes in bright blue, and not the usual black and white. In usual Tricia fashion, blue is always appreciated.
I clearly had an EMODA hangover when I wore this a few days after I got back from Tokyo. I know I kind of retired this kind of MODE style for a while, but my trip to Japan made it all come back to me. Japan, just take all my money.
Now that I’ve been in the US for more than a week now, I’ve come to realize that I’m such a good girl here when it comes to shopping. 9 days and I’ve not bought a single item of clothing. My MOFW project has been on hiatus ever since I started working on my book, and the timing could not any better. It seems like my “ultimate vacation” mode includes taking a break from clothes shopping as well. The only thing I bought in New York was a new lens for my camera. Talk about my geeky priorities.
In other news, I’m on my way to Boston in a few hours to visit my aunt who’s been living there since the ’80s. She comes home to Manila every few years but it’s my turn to pay her a visit. I’m so excited because I can get to chill for a change (Chicago and New York were a bit stressful with all the touristy stuff we did), but also so scared because it was freezing in New York today and Boston’s weather is going to be so much colder!