Counting down the days until I just totally give up on accessorizing. I’ve been stuck in a rut recently, though it’s proving to be a good exercise in terms of challenging myself to wear the least number of extra items (besides the essentials to cover my body parts, lol) without looking incomplete or underdressed.
Today marks the unofficial final day of stressing out for that secret project I’ve been talking about. Unofficial because I still might have to do some final touches. Only until then can I officially say that I’m free! Thankfully, my trip to Hong Kong with Crissey last August got rebooked to next week, because we were supposed to fly on that unfortunate day when the runway got flooded by Maring/Habagat. Anyhow, good thing we decided to put our safety first! I wouldn’t have been able to relax anyway, knowing that my project wasn’t finished yet.
Only a matter of days or weeks now before I can finally make an announcement. It’s on its way to completion but I don’t want to jinx it by pre-empting. Scared and excited!
I am officially possessed by an unknown spirit. I’ve been wearing sneakers so often nowadays, it’s like I’m not me anymore. Once, I was thisclose to wearing my bright pink Nike running shoes (only used once for actual running, lol) out, until I realized I should prolly first invest in a good neutral-colored pair that’s easier to match with outfits. But the idea of wearing rubber shoes and sneakers is so appealing to me right now, I always look forward to going out just so I can wear them. What is this sorcery? How do you get cured from this?
I guess my the first symptom appeared when I started collecting flat-brimmed caps circa SNSD I Got A Boy era. These caps paired with sneakers = match made in heaven, really. Instant coherent sporty-vibe outfit with just 2 items. So effortless, you can’t help but turn it into some sort of daily uniform.
Now, all I have to do is stop being a poser and legit use my running shoes for exercise. I just came from a 10-15 minute walk outside, and I need to be congratulated for it because it was my first major physical activity in 2-3 weeks. #skinnyfatproblems
I enjoy fashion, but I think I enjoy being comfortable in my clothes more than anything else. There are some trends that I can never totally follow because I end up feeling conscious of myself or feeling like a Christmas tree, which is exactly why I tend to stick to simple outfits and comfortable silhouettes.
One comfortable piece of clothing that I particularly love is the oversized shirt. I have been collecting oversized shirts in basic black and white, but have also recently been feeling a braver than usual with printed and colored ones.
It’s easy to look sloppy with oversized shirts, especially if you pair them with oversized bottoms, so the key to making it all work is to flaunt your legs with short shorts or skirts, or strike a balance between loose and tight with a pair of skinny jeans.
If you’re going to wear something that has a relaxed or conservative fit, try to pair it with items of the opposite style - in this case, a structured skort, gold accessories, and a metallic pair of ankle-strap heels. This is my no-fail and most effective way of making a plain and casual outfit look better yet still completely wearable and appropriate. I think I should make ~*balance~* my style mantra or something.
Other ways to style an oversized shirt - tie it up, fold the sleeves, cut the sleeves, use a belt, bling it, or cut the neckline bigger to turn it into an one-shoulder top.
Anyhow, on a semi-related note, my hair has been growing so fast, I’m suddenly forced to make a decision to cut it shorter again or at least grow it back to chest length. My boyfriend is always fine with any decision I make with my hair, but personally prefers it long (What is it with boys and their fascination with long hair? 5 out of 6 Shinhwa members like it too according to their People Inside interview), while my mom recently told me to keep this length as, in her words, “It doesn’t make you look complicated.” I don’t know if I should be happy or sad, having sported long hair almost all my conscious life, lol.
I think the reason why I can never get over Just G is because they *always* have blue in their collections, regardless of seasons and trends. I was backtracking Just G posts recently, and boy, did I see a lot of blue! I hearby dub thee the unofficial color of this brand. It just so happens that it’s my favorite color as well.
In true Just G fashion, here’s a fuss-free, immensely wearable, simple but comfy outfit that focuses mostly on the unique gradient on my printed top, and on sweat pants as an item of clothing that you can actually wear outside of the sports context. This is actually my second pair of sweatpants from Just G, as they released a dark gray version latter half of 2012.
I also dyed my hair lighter again a few days ago! I feel like this level of lightness is more my element than dark hair, though I’ve gotten a ton of comments saying that dark hair suits me better. But in the end, I don’t really live to please anyone but myself, so I went to my trusty salon and took the plunge anyway.
I like how the eyes are naturally drawn towards the darker, more saturated part of the top’s gradient, since the rest of the blues are paler and lighter. It’s an effective way to downplay parts that you normally wouldn’t want to be highlighted.
"Fight, fight! Blue and white! Go, go Ateneo!" If I had to choose, my next favorite school color would definitely by UP’s maroon. So classy. Gryffindor lang ang peg. (And yes, Ateneo would be definitely be Ravenclaw!)
My top’s pattern is so pretty, you can make it into a hipster frame. Don’t forget the confused hipster expression.
Printed skirts are always a spring/summer staple, but these particular ones from Just G are too mind-blowingly adorable to miss!
I browsed through ViVi August 2013 just now and they’re just as hungover with resort prints as I am. Usually, I see a lot of green in these kinds of prints, so this skirt from Just G is super unique with its vibrant blue and orange color. Paired it with a simple, semi-sheer lace top (What can scream “spring/summer” better than this?) that’s perfect for hot, humid weather.
Notice how I also wore coral lipstick to match my skirt and shoes! I’m always wearing pink or nude lipstick so this was such a refreshing change. What do you think?
This skirt is quite the head-turner! I chalk it up to the bright fuchsia pink that adds an element of fun to the whole outfit. You can’t not be cheerful with this skirt on because all the pretty colors will definitely keep your mind just as bright.
Have fun looking for the perfect printed skirt!