I’ve modeled the gold Casio vintage series before, but I also actually own some of the iconic silver versions! To be honest, I haven’t been using them as often as my gold watches, but I’ve been taking a liking to this particular silver model lately.
Before the trend caught on, one of my male friends already owned a silver vintage Casio. It was a lightbulb moment as I reflected on how these watches got so popular all of a sudden. Not only can girls wear them, but guys can also sport them too! The silver ones are more unisex than the gold ones, which is exactly why they look extra good with boyish outfits like this one.
And I don’t know if it’s just me, but the silver ones look a bit more old school than the gold ones! The black/silver face is so nostalgic! Reminds me so much of the gadgets we had way back in the 90s. I could definitely see why so many people have this watch.
Anyhow, if you haven’t found a copy of my book yet, Time Depot is giving away 5 books to 5 lucky Instagram users! All you have to do is
1) Pose like me with your Casio Sheen, Baby-G or vintage Casio watch. Put your picture and the reference picture side by side. Feel free to browse my blog and Lookbook.
2) Follow Time Depot on Instagram.
3) Tag them in the photo.
4) Use the hashtags #tricialovescasio AND #timedepot
Good luck! Deadline is on November 11, 2013. More details here.
Thanks to Chase Gosingtian for helping me with my photos.
White on white with a hint of rose gold always makes for a clean, classic look. I haven’t been wearing these kinds of outfits recently but all the pretty S/S 2014 collections made me temporarily drop my favorite dark hues.
I’ve had this dress in my closet for a while now but never really got to properly wear it out until now because I felt like it was too plain to wear on its own without any accessories.
If I wanted some contrast, I would’ve worn the black version of this Morellato jewelry watch set (it exists), but I wanted to do something high key for a change. What do you think?
I personally love the pop of white accessories against the white dress, especially since I’m not too fond of wearing anything too loud. I’ll just let my hair color and plum lipstick do all the talking!
Morellato’s got some really nice watches to complement their accessories. Obsessed with the subtle crescent moon on this one!
It’s the perfect time of the year to bring out the hidden rockstar in you. ‘90s grunge and rocker styles are huge this F/W, and Mango’s current collection offers the most ideal items to help you rock the trend. Muscle tees, plaid shirts, ripped denim, gold chain necklaces and studded bags are just some of the things you can find in their stores right now.
I’m so glad I cut my hair short and dyed it red because it works so well with these kinds of outfits. Let’s bid farewell to my signature “kawaii” style for now, and welcome the new me with my interpretation of this rocker style. The red plaid shirt is at the forefront of the trend, and here are two different ways to wear it.
Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Major red color accent obsession. I tried to imagine myself as a rock band member and built an outfit around that idea. Did you know that I actually had rockstar dreams back in highschool? I took bass guitar lessons (because I generally love listening to bass lines) when I was 16, but concluded that my hands were too small and my fingers were too short to be able to play the instrument properly without struggling to reach certain notes. This was a super lame excuse, lol. I gave up on it quite easily when things were getting more difficult, so now I’m feeling a bit remorseful that I didn’t give it another chance! My older brother ended up learning bass in my stead. At least something good came out of my story.
I guess I’ll just stick to dressing up like a rockstar, and continue my dreams of looking the part.
You can’t skip the waist-tie trend this season if you’re going to rock it up. You can use any button-down shirt or sweater, but I’m pretty sure you guys already know how much I prefer sticking with classics.
What do you think of this look? I skipped the boots and went for girly pumps, thanks to my fixation on juxtapositions. I hope I did justice to David Bowie (a.k.a. one of the greatest rock icons of all time)!
Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Here’s a girlier and slightly more conventional approach to the red plaid shirt. Wearing it normally as you would an ordinary button-down shirt didn’t cut it for me the first time, so I added a pair of boyish suspenders to balance out the look.
Rock studs on a quilted sling bag. How can something be so cute and badass at the same time?
Something I would wear if I were a vocalist for a band. Too bad I can’t sing to save my life. At least there’s fashion to help me fulfill my delusions!
Thanks to Chase Gosingtian for taking my photos.
MANGO will be opening its flagship store in SM Mall of Asia on October 28. They will be debuting the Sports, Intimates, and Kids lines in their Rock it Up! Fashion Show at 6PM.
Thanks to Access Travel and Tours, Crissey and I were able to go on our first trip abroad together! We’ve been BFFs for close to 7 years already, and I don’t know why we’ve never planned something like this until now. It was so much fun that we’re thinking of flying again next year! Korea or Japan, maybe? I can already ourselves flailing over our favorite K-pop and J-pop groups. Shinhwa and Arashi please! <3
Traveling with Crissey gives me so much energy that I don’t even know I have in me. We took the first flight out so we had to wake up at 3 or 4 in the morning. Usually I can’t be bothered to function like a normal human being around this time, but upon meeting each other at the airport, we already had some lulz-worthy fail Trissey moments that kept us laughing hysterically until we landed in Hong Kong.
Korean-inspired airport fashion! And yes, I have the exact same sweater. I have more matching items with Crissey than my own boyfriend, hahaha #TrisseyForevs
First stop was The Peak, just because we’ve both never visited the place before.
The walk was surprisingly long, lol. I suffered from slight motion sickness in the plane but dragged myself to walk uphill to get to the Peak Tram. Thanks to Crissey, it wasn’t difficult to forget about my dizziness for a while!
The tram made me so dizzy, huhu
How it looks like from the The Peak! First thing we noticed was that there were so many foreigners.
And then we realized that we were foreigners too! For some reason, people also kept asking Crissey to take their pictures. We concluded that her perpetually smiling face makes it so easy for other people to approach her, and that maybe her cheerfulness is amplified a million times when she is next to low-energy me!
Pretty patterns. We spent about 5 minutes taking pictures of this wall. This is why we are friends.
Pretty patterns again, but this time, on chocolates!
Princess-y things that’d totally fit rooms with Marie Antoinette themes.
Why hello there, Wall-E.
PASTEL LEOPARD PRINT HELLO KITTY OMG *runs out of breath*
View of the city from The Peak.
The tram responsible for making my head spin like crazy for the rest of the day.
2PM spotted on the MTR to Mong Kok.
Greeted by these cute piggy cakes at the basement of Langham Place! Too cute to eat!
Crissey and I didn’t know there was a Hello Kitty exhibit in the middle of the mall! We were so lucky to catch it while it was there! Naturally, spazzing ensued and we took tons of photos like there was no tomorrow.
We can only wish for this to be edible.
Hello Kitty overload. I’m starting to think HK stands for Hello Kitty and not Hong Kong.
Even the pillars had Hello Kitty on them!
Found the cutest Vespa on our way to…
Angelababy’s baby cafe! We’ve been fans of her for a very long time so we made sure to pass by this place. I don’t know anyone else but Crissey who is as interested in Angelababy as me so thank you universe for making this happen. I would always pass by this place before but my previous companions all have no idea who Angelababy is.
Crissey and I were already fans way back when she and Janice Man always took pictures together as models! We still follow them closely on Instagram. <3
This dish pretty much revived me from the dead. Gone in 5 minutes. Trissey x food = don’t expect any leftovers
White chocolate and almond coffee! Love!
MORE HELLO KITTY GOODNESS! Check out those cute black and white wedge sneakers with the Hello Kitty logo!
Had strawberries the next morning… after eating Teddy Grahams for breakfast. My attempt at healthy living is laughable.
Time to take OOTDs! I swear we didn’t plan our matching black and white prints!
Because it still amazes me how Crissey doesn’t seem to age. One day, I’ll definitely figure out where she keeps her stash of unicorn blood…
The fashion of my future daughter, lol.
First agenda - Times Square! Luckily there weren’t too many people yet when we arrived so we took the opportunity to take pictures.
What’s a travel post without any updates of what’s currently in store?
Alexander Wang boots!
Wood-style mini Pandora! So cute! But Crissey and I are both bigger fans of Givenchy Antigona. ONE DAY.
Now that I have a PS1 a.k.a. my most perfect bag to date, I’m thinking if I should also get a PS11?
Someone stop me and my Proenza obsession. Someone also stop them from making such wonderful bags.
I popped Crissey’s Ippudo ramen cherry, hohoho
After lunch, we shopped til we dropped at the giant Aland store in Lee Theater.
BUY ALL THE KOREAN GOODIES. Bought so many oversized tops that would look perfect with skinny pants and sneakers.
The Aland store in Myeongdong is one of my favorite places to shop in Seoul so I was ecstatic when I found out that they opened in Hong Kong too! There’s another Aland in Harbour City but this one in Causeway Bay is much bigger and more complete. Don’t forget to check this place out if you’re going to Hong Kong soon!
How can anyone resist these? I wish Aland could open a store in Manila one day.
Outfits I’d definitely wear. Whenever Crissey and I are together, I always try to make her go to the dark side and leave all her florals and pastels behind. Of course, I never succeed. She also tries to convince me to go back to my Liz Lisa style but I honestly feel too old for it now, lol!
Shopping F/W collections is dangerous for my wallet. Good thing Aland is super affordable and there were also a lot of items on sale when we were there. Can’t wait to go back!
I took too many photos so I can’t fit them all in one post. Stay tuned for the second part soon. I’m also very excited to see Crissey's post because she worked so hard to take a lot of pictures. :)
This year, Lacoste L!ve and Tezuka Productions collaborated to create an exclusive capsule collection of polos, shirts and shoes inspired by Osamu Tezuka’s fabled comic series characters.
(Osamu Tezuka x Lacoste L!VE top, Lacoste L!VE jacket, Woakao skort, H&M boots, Bellevior necklace, Casio watch, GYDA bracelet) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Osamu Tezuka (1928 – 1989) was a Japanese cartoonist, manga artist, animator, producer, activist and medical doctor who never practiced medicine. He is the genius behind some of our childhood favorites like Astro Boy, Jungle Emperor Leo (Kimba the White Lion) and Black Jack. He is often called the ‘God of Manga’, and is even considered to be the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney!
These kinds of collaborations give me life, as I’m a fan of both anime/manga/games and fashion. What a stylish way to immortalize a legend!
This shirt I’m wearing is actually for men, but I prefer wearing oversized tops anyway! Sadly there aren’t any pieces in the collection that are specifically made for women, though I hope this doesn’t stop anyone from buying a piece from this limited collection. If it’s any help, you can share it with your brothers like I always do with mine!
The shirt has the iconic green crocodile on it too. A must for Lacoste fans!
Other designs from the collection include:
Looking for the perfect gift for your geeky boyfriend? These would definitely make him happy!
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. Do drop by as soon as you can as their recent FW13 collection is to die for! I’ll definitely be blogging about it soon. :)
This was the reason why I went to Tokyo last weekend! So incredibly honored to be invited by EMODA again to cover the S/S 14 show alongside Cheesie whom I haven’t seen in 2 years. We shot some photos against the iconic touchMe collection background, and this one turned out best:
Coincidentally matchy matchy poses despite the contrasting fall and spring styles. We’re both wearing EMODA F/W 2013 everything (except for my bag)!
On my way to Shibuya to meet up with Kumiko, Alicia (Kumiko’s intern) and Cheesie, someone on my Instagram feed posted a backstage photo of one of the models from the EMODA show. I was so shocked to see something entirely different from their present “BUDDY CLOSET” collection! This didn’t spoil me one bit, and if anything, I was even more excited to see the whole show.
“PINUP LADY” is probably EMODA’s most refreshing collection to date, since they deviated from the usual aesthetic they’re known for and introduced new themes that, when put together, are still amazingly, distinctly EMODA. All the individual pieces are classic, but when styled together become very trendy. The vintage-inspired hair and make-up add so much to the concept as well!
Without further ado, here are some shots I took from the show:
Pearl earrings and pearl necklace set is totally my style! Time to bring them out again for next season.
Pushing the limits and matching everything – top, outerwear, bottom and headband. Surprisingly, it works!
High neck trend from this fall/winter will still trickle down to next spring/summer.
Off-shoulder is also far from being dead.
This pink jacket is everything! EMODA usually has these oversized jackets every season, but having them in pastel pink is definitely going to convert non-believers to this brand.
Gingham and tropical print-on-print.
Who would’ve thought the combination would work so well?
My #1 most favorite outfit from the whole collection. I’d wear this in a heartbeat. I need this gingham jacket and bottom set in my life.
More Prada gingham on matching top and bottom sets. Too cute!
Suspenders trend from this season will still be relevant next season. Instead of pairing them with sweaters, leather skirts and beanies, pair them with crop tops, floral prints and cutesy headbands!
Trends like tropical prints and matching top and bottom sets from last spring/summer will still be around for EMODA S/S.
Can’t get over overalls? Here’s a top version that you can easily layer over printed bras and bikini tops! What a genius idea for a cover-up!
EMODA’s way of mixing prints.
Probably my second favorite from the whole collection. It is so refreshing to see EMODA mix different prints together!
This set looks so comfy. I want to buy it already.
Barbie doll feels. Blue gingham is also super cute!
Another outfit I’d totally wear.
Matching top and bottom set in dark blue denim.
Do not know if this top is naughty or nice.
With all the fitted tops and bottoms in this collection, you ought to wear an oversized jacket to balance it all out.
Tattoo stockings were all the range last year, and they’re bringing back the same idea to socks now! This one reads, “Pinup Lady”, as in the concept.
Bringing sexy back, as well as these nostalgic mid-length shorts back! I swear fashion is just one endless cycle.
Definitely the one outfit that stood out the most in the whole collection.
Peekaboo. I see you. Way to be a tease, huh?
The classic pin-up look with a cutesy twist.
The kind of EMODA style we’re all used to seeing, but with PINUP LADY concept hair! Makes such a huge difference.
I can already sense that this will be my new favorite jacket.
EMODA S/S 2014 was such a wonderful celebration of the female figure. Instead of the usual oversized silhouettes we often see from them, there were a lot of waist-baring, waist-emphasizing, hip-hugging, butt-showing items from this collection.
After the show, I dropped by the after party at SHOTO GALLERY for a bit. It was held at a huge 3-story events place which eventually got packed with die-hard fans of the brand.
There were also so many girls taking selfies against the wall in the first floor! They were all doing kawaii purikura poses which makes me wonder if acting kawaii comes naturally to every girl in Japan because it really does seem like it!
The second floor was absolute heaven! There were props in the middle of the room that you can use to accessorize with 4 different EMODA backdrops. I already thought the selfie-taking would end at the first floor, but the EMODA fangirling became even more intense on the second.
Ashlee chose cat-eye glasses, and of course, I chose these super kawaii cat-ears headband. There were other props as well and I wish we could’ve taken more pictures…
…but we got too distracted by all the (bottomless) sweets that were being served! This pictures taken before the room was opened to the public, but these were literally gone in a matter of minutes once the doors were opened. If this isn’t heaven, then I don’t know what is.
You know something’s going to be up when EMODA’s invite doesn’t have any black in it. :)
Thank you touchMe, Mark Styler and EMODA for flying me to Tokyo again! I had a fantastic time, and the show was nothing short of amazing. I’m actually quite inspired to dress for spring/summer as early as now!
P.S. If you’re wondering where Ena was all this time, she was on maternity leave! I heard her baby was supposed to be due on the same night as the EMODA touchMe show. Anyhow, congratulations to her as she finally gave birth to a healthy baby very recently!
If you adore EMODA as much as Cheesie and me and want to do the same things that we do for the brand, you might want to apply to be an official EMODA ambassador because they are searching for one! You can check out the details here. This is a huge deal, you guys! <3
Here is the complete video of the show:
I just realized that I haven’t once written about any of Apartment 8’s stores, and I’ve already been consistently blogging about their clothes for more than a year now. Better late than never!
I’m so proud of this brand and how big it has become since it first launched last year. I can’t help but feel a little bit sentimental when I talk about them because I’ve seen them grow from the start and evolve so fast like a proud momma.
Their new Tiendesitas store marks yet another milestone for them, as is every time they open a physical store somewhere.
I visited the store on the same day as their opening. I live in the area and this store is now officially the nearest Apartment 8 from my house. Though I’m pretty sure that this still won’t stop me from always passing by their space in The Ramp Crossings in Shang…
Their iconic crop tops in different colors, as well as their newest printed leggings.
Items that may seem very familiar if you follow a lot of celebrities on Instagram! Their stylists always pull out clothes from Apartment 8, and you can’t really blame them because the brand really does offer a wide variety of modern styles to choose from. They also have clothes for both the conservative and daring, making them such a perfect brand for everybody.
I spot myself!
Best-selling printed bottoms mixed with some new arrivals. The tropical print ones are definitely a must-have this season and the next.
Sexy dresses for all occasions. The one in the middle is such an ideal beach cover-up!
I call this necklace “Caroline’s pearls”. (Caroline from 2 Broke Girls)
Basic tops to go with your printed bottoms.
Get these scalloped-hem shorts before they run out of stocks! It’s so hard to find really good quality scalloped hem shorts, and so far, Apartment 8 offers the most well-made ones!
An outfit that I styled using items from their Tiendesitas store. Pair with a black bowler hat and black boots for a cool holiday vibe, or wear with ballet flats and a cute headband for a more relaxed girly feel.
Photos from Apartment 8’s recent collection. Lots of plain tops paired with fancy bottoms!
And lots of prints in general. Here’s one from a best-selling bodycon dress.
Embossed fabric is such a subtle way to spice plain dresses up.
Achieve an instantly sexy look with an animal-print skirt or dress. I’ve seen this print from their older collections before and I’ve always loved how it’s not flat-out leopard-print all the way.
Black and white is always a good choice for bottoms. This was taken from one of their newest high-slit pencil skirts.
Obsessed with this flower print on the ceiling!
Naturally, Apartment 8 had the most customers in the whole building. If you still need to ask why, then you probably need some more convincing! You can check out their Official Website, Facebook and Instagram for more information and lots of pretty pictures of people wearing their pretty clothes.
Last year, I went to Hong Kong with my good friend Jee, and she sold me the idea of layering tops over dresses. She wore a cute sleeveless dress as we enjoyed Disneyland together, but when I saw her getting a thin-fabric top from her bag on the way back to the city, I knew things were going to be interesting. Jee-nius idea, really. I don’t know why I’m only trying this out now.
Normally, when we travel, we think of bringing jackets in case the weather becomes chilly, but who would’ve thought you could achieve the same-ish effect for less luggage space? It’s also a pretty good way to re-work all your flirty summer dresses for the rainy season.
Next time I just might try layering tops under dresses too.
My top reads “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”