Tube tops need not be just for the bold and daring! Take it from the self-proclaimed ambassador of modest dressing (a.k.a. me). Most of the time, I think twice about showing off too much skin, but these tops pass my modesty test, thanks to the relaxed fit and the adorable sweetheart neckline.
I don’t care if the French really wear berets or not, because these hats are too adorable for words! I can’t believe I’m so late into the game, especially since I’ve owned this beret for quite some time now. Better late than never, eh?
Sorry I’m not sorry that even my taste in distressed jeans is minimalist. I’m still rather on the fence about ripped boyfriend jeans (I can’t with those that look like they have a million messy rips on them, or those that have giant, gaping holes in weird places!), but here’s one pair that I’m crazy about. They look just like my favorite black pair of skinnies, except with these perfectly-placed slashes near the knees! Not too sloppy but still with that little kick of edginess for a cool, casual look.
Thanks Runway Bandits!
So in love with this off-shoulder leotard that perfectly matches every item from my extensive skirt collection. The torso length is too long for me, however. I might as well cut the crotch area up and turn it into a regular top. Cue hashtag shorttorsoproblems.
This summer, off shoulder tops are my best bet to not looking too covered-up like I usually do. I’m not entirely averse to wearing things that show a lot of skin - I mean, I definitely wear a lot of short skirts. But balancing them out with conservative tops with long sleeves definitely make me feel more comfortable.
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. :)
Now with my hair short and red, my laziness when it comes to accessorizing has reached an all-time high. My hair has transformed into a strong enough statement as it is, and this is just about the most convenient thing to happen to me at this point in time. Will let my hair do the talking for now, while I live up to my being basic and having ordinary fashion sense. Right now, my ultimate dream is far from being a relevant person or a style icon in society. It is actually to sleep for a whole month if it were only possible, lol. This is clearly the stress talking!
With my book launching /signing already on October 10th (Everyone is invited! 2pm at National Bookstore Glorietta 1!), I’ve been stressing myself out wondering if book will be appreciated (or conversely, petitioned to be burned). All this, until I came across this quote from Jason Mraz — “You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.” Well played, Mr. Mraz. This was just what I needed. Since when did I start caring about selling? (Also, some people think quotes are super cliche, but I think otherwise. Somewhere, in the world, there will be always be people who can get a boost of confidence or a moment of self-realization thanks to a random quote from the Internet.)
Anyhow, tomorrow’s the announcement of the Virtual Style Awards winners and even if I don’t expect to win at all, I’ll take this opportunity to thank all those who voted for me anyway. I do well know that while I may be one of the firsts to be in this personal style blogging thing, newer bloggers have caught up in terms of number of followers. I’m feeling extra sentimental right now - here’s a *virtual hug* for all those who are still here.