Nautical Navy

Posted on Friday, 4 July 2014

(Kate-Katy top and skirt, Taylor Swift x Keds sneakers, Lacoste Live bag, Tokyo Posh Blair hair extensions) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

You know those cardigans that you tie around your shoulders? I recently got a top that has something like it sewed onto the shoulders. Cool concept! It’s like those dresses and skirts that have fake sleeves sewed onto the sides so you can knot them like you would the sleeves a separate shirt. When the weather is as bipolar as Manila weather, this kind of layering lifehack comes in handy. 

Also opted for comfortable Taylor Swift x Keds sneakers this time, because I made the mistake of wearing open-toe heels recently… and we all know the insufferable amount of rain that went down the past few nights. Wet, cold feet are the absolute worst! 

Red Leaves

Posted on Thursday, 3 July 2014

(Sheinside dress, Michael Kors bag, Aldo wedges, Kate Spade earrings, Tokyo Posh Blair hair extensions) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Off shoulder frocks are still very much alive and kicking, and I hope they don’t go away any time soon because I have yet to collect off shoulder dresses in all the styles and colors possible.

I particularly love this dress because it is so adorably confused. It’s as if it doesn’t know if it wants to be summer with the tropical print, or fall with the red/black leaves. 

Speaking of fall, I really want to make it a goal to catch the fall foliage every year, and be a legitimate leaf peeper. Crossing my fingers that when I go to Korea this October, the leaves haven’t completely withered yet! I can already imagine all the photos! 

Pleated Plaid

Posted on Wednesday, 2 July 2014

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(Her Spot top and skirt, Romwe bag, Coach heels) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Back to back-to-school plaids and pleats! Whenever I wear skirts like this, I’m reminded of my own school’s black and white checkered skirt, and how much I’d love to create a set of outfits revolving around it. Y/Y?

After high school (I went to St. Paul Pasig, btw!), I kept one of my skirts around for experimentation. I had it altered to a shorter length, and actually went about my normal life wearing it. It’s gone now, but I’d love to be able to get a complete set of uniforms again one day, just for keeps! Or make that two sets - I’d keep the 1st set as is, then alter the 2nd set and turn it into a seifuku, lol. 

Call me shameless, but I really do believe that we have the best uniform! Black and white gingham all the way! If I had to choose a 2nd place, however, I wouldn’t mind wearing ICA’s dark blue skirt or Assumption’s red skirt. 

(Motel Rocks Morris Flower dress, Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Lady watch, MURUA boots, EMODA choker) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

So much ’90s inspiration in this look! I remember catching Léon: The Professional on TV some time ago, and instantly falling in love with young!Natalie Portman as Mathilda. That was probably the first (and only) time I thought of the choker necklace as an accessory that can instantly give even the most ordinary outfit a million cool points.

Nowadays, I wear it as a sort of security blanket because I’m simply too used to wearing high necklines and collared tops. Exposing too much chest and neck skin makes me feel naked sometimes, lol. #conservativegirlproblems 

(MGP dress, Michael Kors bag, RANDA heels) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

I thought all-white, girly and frilly ensembles would stop working on me anymore once I dyed my hair dark, but I just proved myself wrong with this outfit! It just goes to show that you can still be as cutesy and girly as you want without having to dye your hair light brown or blonde EVER! My hair quality is a little better now that I had the ends trimmed off, but it’s still nowhere near the quality of my virgin hair from… err, 10 years ago? I can’t believe it’s been this long. Somehow, I missed this natural look.

Anyhow, I actually have a ton of little white dresses that I haven’t worn yet, and I think now is the best time to whip them out of the labyrinth that is my closet. Black hair on white clothes is my new thing right now.