Here’s a simple outfit inspired by Frozen and the Winter Olympics. Too bad my hair is still too short for Elsa braids, but a side ponytail will do in this case! Just imagine that the transparent part on my shoes is made of ice.
I’ve never tried ice skating before. I never even learned how to ride a bike! As a kid and teenager, I’ve always had a fear of falling down. This hindered me from trying out many things. I’ve always been vocal about hating sports and any sort of physical activity (shopping and traveling not included), but at the end of the day, I think I just never gave them a real chance. I know we all have our first few failed attempts, but I sucked at PE so much that I grew up conditioning myself that anything related to it is not worth my time and effort. All this, when I should’ve put in at least the slightest bit of effort to practice and improve.
The irony comes in when you realize everything, but you’ve already developed a stubborn (and very bad) habit of shutting something out completely every time an initial attempt fails.
For the past year or so, I’ve been learning to laugh at myself more. So far, defrosting the habit has been successful.
My first #OOTD for 2014 is here!
If there’s one hashtag I overuse, it’s definitely the #OOTD hashtag. How can I *not* use it, when I’m a personal style blogger? I can never go a week without posting an outfit on my Instagram! Which reminds me… I totally need to work on those pending Instagram photo dumps that I promised, lol.
Someone commented that my skirt reminded her so much of Sailor Moon. That iconic pleated blue skirt - who could forget that? Who else is excited to the Sailor Moon reboot this year?! My favorite sailor senshi from my childhood were Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus.
Just because they had beautiful hair.
Every day that passes is a day closer to me wanting to revamp my whole closet to make room for sportswear. I dropped by some outlet stores in New Hampshire yesterday and was thisclose to buying a ton of sweatpants and running shoes that I don’t even need… since, well, I’m too lazy to exercise, let alone run.
There are other ways to sport (yes, I went there) the look, and luckily, there have been a lot of fashion-friendly sportswear-inspired stuff coming out lately.
I wore this set on a day when I didn’t want to think of what to wear. I was so burnt out from work that I just wanted to wear something simple and fuss-free! Thank God this set and pair of shoes came in the mail.
The camo kicks are everything.
Here’s a little more dressy but still inspired by sportswear. This is not your ordinary varsity jacket. Houndstooth prints are huge at the moment, and I love how this particular one comes in bright blue, and not the usual black and white. In usual Tricia fashion, blue is always appreciated.
Biker vests are so underrated, when they are absolutely perfect for our tropical climate. Leather jackets can be a little extreme for us here in Manila, but biker vests can do just the same badass job of making you look, well, badass. But no armpits sweating like waterfalls here, lol.
I balanced out the whole look by adding more feminine elements like curly hair, bright lipstick and this denim mini which takes me all the way back to high school when I used to collect this style in different colors!
Count on Aeropostale’s latest collection to give you a wide variety of styles and colors to choose from! Compared to their SS collection, the current FW collection features more vibrant holiday colors that’s sure to stay in your closet for a long, long time. I personally love the rich blue hues that they’re selling now, but the burgundy and military green items are also strongly calling out to me! You can check this post out if you’re curious!
Follow Aeropostale’s Facebook and Twitter, and use the hashtag #AeropostaleMNL if you’re tweeting about them! The new store can be found at Shangri-La Plaza East Wing Mid-Level 2/3 near TWG. Drop by today if you’re in the area!
While the pencil silhouette is one of the oldest silhouettes that we know, it’s definitely not the most outdated. Pencil skirts have recently crossed over from the confines of the workplace to a more mainstream fashion context, much to the delight of girls all over the world who prefer longer hems. It was all over S/S 13 runways, but it seems like it’s not going away any time soon! Saw photos of the latest Burberry S/S 14 show on their Instagram, and pencil skirts were all the rage!
I’m not one to often wear bodycon or anything tight-fitting, but these skirts are an exception because they are so sophisticated and great for day-to-night dressing. You can style it in your own way, according to your body type (I once saw a photo of Liz Uy wearing a pencil skirt with a fitted tank top that emphasized her fit/curvy body). Fortunately, my body type permits me to wear them with oversized tops to balance out the tight bottom.
Tall girls can get away with wearing flats with pencil skirts without looking frumpy, but for us normal girls, nothing is more ideal than pairing them with sky high heels to elongate the body.
The pencil skirt has been around for as long as we can remember, but this season, its comeback will leave you wanting more. Next on my list - printed ones that would look great with my casual tees!
MOOTTA is actually offering an inside discount for bloggers and their readers for the next month by shopping in the “Our Picks” section. This section is a special section that constitutes 20% off with code BLMT20FW.
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!