That moment when black and bright tropical prints surprisingly work well together. Apartment 8’s been slowly teasing us with their spring/summer collection on their Instagram, and I’m glad I was able to get first dibs on these new designs. The top is wonderful yet it disables you from making big movements, lol. Makes you seem super demure in the process.
So sorry if I haven’t been posting much recently. My boyfriend gave me a copy of Bravely Default on 3DS for Valentines, and it’s slowly taking over my life.
See you all at my book signing in Assumption College (AC) tomorrow! Expect some gaming-induced eyebags.
I’m very predictable when it comes to dressing up and doing my make-up. I rarely drastically change my style to the point of no recognition, and when I do, there’s always some sort of template that I follow. I’ve tried and tested this template enough to know what works best for me and my changing moods, and I’m pretty sure most of you have already noticed the slight changes that I do to keep my outfits as classic and elegant as possible.
One of my most favorite techniques to quickly change how I look is by using different colored lipsticks! I’m so obsessed that I feel totally incomplete without them (the same way I can’t go out without earrings on).
We all have our own morning routines, and mine usually end with a lipstick in hand. I only choose what lip color to wear after I’ve finalized my outfit! I am a personal style blogger after all! I’m assuming beauty bloggers would base their outfits on the color of their make-up? (It would be interesting to do a survey among different kinds of bloggers, lol)
Anyhow, the reason why I leave the lip color last is because it’s my way of deciding what kind of vibe I want to exude throughout the day, and because it is so powerful that it can make the simplest outfits look so much dressier than they really are.
It works the opposite way too. Think your outfit is a little fancy? Try a more subdued lip color to balance it out.
Below are some examples of how lipstick colors can complement daily outfits:
(L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Wild Tango)
When beige/nude is too pale, pink is too girly, and red is too intense, go for a coral shade. I particularly love Wild Tango because it has slight pink undertones in it that makes the color super flattering.
(L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Viva Red)
Wearing this bright cherry red color seems to always make people overlook the fact that I’m lazy to accessorize. Count on Viva Red to also give you an instantly sexy look without any skin exposure!
(L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Dewy Beige)
One would expect to wear bright lipstick with neutral outfits, but sometimes I like to keep it simple and understated so as not to look too intimidating or too out of place during the day. Dewy Beige is one of those my-lips-but-better colors that need to be in every girl’s bag! I asked my boyfriend which of these three looks he liked most and he chose this one because it makes me and my lips look friendly (a.k.a. kissable? lol).
Enjoy Valentines Day, everyone! It’s also a pay day weekend so it’s definitely the best time to splurge on these sexy new lipsticks!
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L-R: Pearly Rubie Follie, Pearly Flirty Berry, Pearly Viva Red, Touch of Amaranth, Pop Up Pink, Fairy Touch, Beige Sienna, Pearly Think Pink, Pearly Berry Allure
L-R: Orange Power, Cherry Crush, Spring Rosette, Crayon Sunset, Red Valentine, Lincoln Rose, Raspberry Syrup, Blaze Red
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I bumped into most fabulous sets of sisters at Apartment 8 when I paid the newly renovated atelier a visit! This was all very unplanned. I guess it was everyone’s off day that day!
Obligatory group photo. Spot the not! One of these girls does not have a sister! I just realized that most of my blogger friends have sisters! I’m probably the only one that grew up in a mostly-male household.
And I’m also like 4-5 years older than these girls. HUU WHY
New accessories! I wanted to take everything home.
Twins Danah and Stacy of The Plump Pinay.
Verniece and Vern! Not twins but they definitely look like it!
Haute Lifestyle gowns! These might look familiar, especially if you follow local celebrities’ Instagrams.
Last year, I had a dress made for me because I have a serious lack of formal clothes in my closet. Check it out here! If you still don’t have any ideas for a prom dress, feel free to have a similar dress made by Haute Lifestyle!
Bea, hard at work.
Pat (Welcome back to Apartment 8!) and Ernest looking more than happy with their new office desks!
In the showroom, there’s this wonderful walk-in closet of sorts where you can view all of their latest designs and some of their most iconic pieces. Can I live here forever?
You can find them at 33B Scout Borromeo, South Triangle, Quezon City! Near Il Terazzo.
(Top from Taiwan, Chicwish skirt, Kate Spade bag, Choies heels, Daniel Wellington Classy Sheffield watch - For the love of Daniel Wellington watches, here’s a useful coupon that you can use if you’re going to order from them any time soon - “2014-Tricia”) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Almost forgot about this set of photos from exactly a month ago. I dropped by Belle de Jour's Brew Your Best Year event which was super fun, albeit too short. We were asked to define our short-term and long-term goals within 5 minutes or so, and I pretty much sucked at it because I'm not one to think too far ahead. Life has brought me to where I am now, and I believe I had very little to do with it.
Anyhow, I don’t know why I look different and extra-squinty here. When Rg takes my photos, I somehow end up transforming into another person who just looks like me. Or maybe the other me is myself when I take my own photos and this is the real me. Must stop confusing myself now…
I feel a little cheated now that it’s starting feel a lot like summer. A few weeks ago, I heard over the radio that the wonderful 20-something Celsius weather would last until end of February. Who were they kidding? Yesterday was scorching hot. I thought I was going to faint.
Out with all the thick sweaters for now, I guess. Good thing I already started building my wardrobe in time for Manila’s summer heat. I scored this glorious floral dress last week while going through Just G’s latest collection. I love how they’ve been pushing dresses with boning in them recently. Super slimming corset feel! This kind of dress would look great on anyone!
Just G boutique stores can be found in SM Megamall, Market Market, Sta. Lucia, SM Southmall, Eastwood City, SM North Edsa, SM Manila and SM Cebu. Just G and Gingersnaps share spaces at Shangri-la, Rockwell, Robinsons Metroeast, SM Baguio and SM Pampanga. They also have department store corners at SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Landmark Trinoma, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Festival Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Cubao, SM Pampanga, SM Southmall and Robinsons Ermita.
These were taken on the same day as this entry. Just felt like sharing what the recent collection looks like because all the feels. I’ve done quite a few shoots here in the past couple of years, and it’s always such a treat to come back to a completely different but nostalgic scene every single time.
I also can’t believe it has already been 4 years since Heima x Bayo came out!