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SM Makati: Shifting Workwear

Posted on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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A lot of people think that my wardrobe is bottomless, but I actually repeat clothes a lot. I’ve always found it practical to invest in classic pieces that work for my body type. If they fit perfectly, I’m definitely wearing them again. If I find a certain style that is versatile enough to go from day to night, I’m definitely buying it.

This is why I have a ton of shift dresses in my closet! Move over, bodycon dresses, because shift dresses are much more comfortable and sophisticated. They’re great for work too! I usually wear shift dresses to my meetings because they automatically make me look decent and professional. (The last thing you want to do in a professional setting is distract people with unnecessary skin exposure!)

But what *can* you do to modify a knee-length shift dress? I love wearing shift dresses as is, but different occasions call for different styling. These kinds of work dresses need not always be boring, since there are various ways to make them more exciting:

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1) A) Use a belt to shorten your dress to your desired length.

This is a technique that I often use for all my good but awkward length dresses. I’m just average height (I’m only 5’3” without heels!) with a short torso-longer legs proportion, so I always play with proportions, and try to elongate my figure by showing off my legs. (This explains all my leg-baring OOTDs!)

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B) Use a belt to define your waist.

This creates the illusion of a curvier figure, and also acts like an additional accessory to the whole outfit. I chose a skinny black belt with a gold buckle to match my favorite gold jewelry.

Choosing the best belt for your body type is important, unless looking frumpy doesn’t bother you at all. If you’re petite or pear-shaped, go for skinny belts that won’t overwhelm your frame. If you’ve got an hourglass figure, make sure your belt emphasizes the tiniest part of your waist (don’t go for the ones that rest at the hip). If you have a long torso, you can get away with wide belts.

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2) Wear a blazer over your belted dress, and match it with boots/booties.

Perfect way to make your work dress go from day-to-night. Choose a non-black blazer to make your outfit pop, and skip the office pumps for edgier shoes!

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3) Wear a knit top/sweater over your dress, and accessorize with a statement necklace.

It was only recently that I appreciated layering over dresses! I love how my skirt collection seems like it has somewhat doubled, now that I can make my dresses look like skirts too! Best to go for cropped sweaters and knits to balance out the length of the shift dress.

Also, statement necklaces are always your best friend. 

The bag (SM Parisian) and dress (from SM Woman) are available at The SM Store in SM Makati. You might also want to check out the sleeveless version of this dress, as well as the rack of SM Accessories where I got the statement necklace in my last photo.

Have fun shopping!

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Just G: Pink and Purple Pastels

Posted on Sunday, 14 September 2014

(Just G dress and bracelets, Le Bunny Bleu flats, Status Salon hair extensions, The SM Store SM Accessories earrings) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Suddenly, something that looks straight out of my summer wardrobe! The weather has been horrible recently, so I decided to go for pink and purple pastels as an attempt to make things a little bit less gloomy. And Just G just happened to have the perfect dress for the job. 

Here’s something to add to your growing Just G dress collection! <3

Just G’s new campaign is out, and I’m loving the change! Usually, they go for the typical dolly look, but this time, they went for a much edgier style! I’m so excited to see what they have in store for us Just G lovers in the next couple of months! Crossing my fingers they’ll add more black, haha!

Just G boutique stores can be found in SM Megamall, Market Market, Sta. Lucia, SM Southmall, Eastwood City, SM North Edsa, SM Manila and SM Cebu. Just G and Gingersnaps share spaces at Shangri-la, Rockwell, Robinsons Metroeast, SM Baguio and SM Pampanga. They also have department store corners at SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Landmark Trinoma, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Festival Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Cubao, SM Pampanga, SM Southmall and Robinsons Ermita. 

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Tory Burch Beauty Collection

Posted on Thursday, 11 September 2014

Tory Burch’s story is one of my favorite success stories of all time, so I couldn’t pass the opportunity to drop by the Tory Burch Beauty Collection launch at Rustan’s Makati a few weeks ago.

Fashion and beauty go hand in hand, and I can definitely see Tory Burch evolving into a full-blown lifestyle brand after launching this make-up collection. Now, your clothes, shoes, bags and make-up can all match! 

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The Tory Burch lipstick collection includes 12 shades for different occasions! They’re designed to suit different skin tones.

Their signature color, “Pas du Tout” was so successful that they decided to create other shades! We’re so lucky!

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The darker colors may look intimidating, but the lipsticks actually apply sheer. So ideal for everyday use! 

When do I even start with the luxuriousness of the whole collection? Each lipstick is also subtly scented with cassis, grapefruit and mandarin, and the logo on top is so pretty, you wouldn’t want to ruin it! The orange casing is a work of art - you’ll definitely want to keep it even after you’ve finished the whole tube.

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Other notable items from the beauty collection are their lip/cheek stain and blush/bronzer combo. 

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Took photos of the current Tory Burch collection while I was at it.

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Really eyeing the gold one in the middle! Come to mama!

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Look familiar? It’s because I have the black one! Perfect everyday shoe. Seems like the slip-on trend isn’t going away any time soon.

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Need these jelly flats in my life! Not sure if I should get the Reva ballet flats or these ones instead. I can’t resist anything with ribbons.

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Or should I get these matchy-matchy shoes and bags instead? 

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With beauty bloggers Jackie, Nikki and Angela

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Bumped into Patricia as well! Thank you Tory Burch Beauty for inviting us to this event. Had so much fun!

Tory Burch Lip Color Collection is available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangrila and Tory Burch Greenbelt Boutique. The lipsticks are priced at PHP 1,650 each.

Just G: Dainty Details

Posted on Friday, 22 August 2014

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(Just G top, skirt, jacket, Le Bunny Bleu oxfords) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Just G will forever be my top-of-mind store for casual denim + lace + floral print combos. They have a knack for making the daintiest details super wearable and not at all over-stylized. Nothing they sell is intimidating, and while the brand may have an image that they only cater to teens, I find myself still wearing the brand well into my quarter life like it’s perfectly normal. Classic is called classic for a reason. Raise your hands up in the air if you’re already finished with college, and you’re still buying clothes from Just G! 

My last 3 Just G looks have all featured denim jackets, but this one is my most favorite so far. Soft denim is everything - lightweight and incredibly comfortable! Moreover, the motorcycle jacket style is forever chic in my book. I already wore this jacket with a pair of skinny jeans and a plain white tee for a perfect “model off-duty” look. 

Just G boutique stores can be found in SM Megamall, Market Market, Sta. Lucia, SM Southmall, Eastwood City, SM North Edsa, SM Manila and SM Cebu. Just G and Gingersnaps share spaces at Shangri-la, Rockwell, Robinsons Metroeast, SM Baguio and SM Pampanga. They also have department store corners at SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Landmark Trinoma, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Festival Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Cubao, SM Pampanga, SM Southmall and Robinsons Ermita. 

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Le Bunny Bleu: Fairytale

Posted on Monday, 11 August 2014

(Chicwish dress, Le Bunny Bleu Twiggy flats) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Modern fairy look. All I need now are wings! 

Le Bunny Bleu currently has their whole S/S 2014 collection on sale. When I went to visit their store in Shang, I didn’t have an excuse not to get these Twiggy flats anymore, especially when I saw the 50% off tag. I’m already psyched for mid-September because I’m honestly more of a F/W kind of girl. Looking forward to a new batch of comfy, stylish, and perfect-for-everyday shoes from one of my favorite shoe brands.

Slightly related story about Le Bunny Bleu shoes - I’ve been watching a K-drama called Master’s Sun recently (thanks to my friends Crissey and Farrah’s recommendation), and noticed a brief cameo of Le Bunny Bleu in one of the episodes, lol. Joo Jоong-won planned Kingdom Mall well!

Le Bunny Bleu Philippines can be found at 5th Floor Shangri-la Plaza (654-2599) and 2nd Floor Glorietta 5 (955-7225). 

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Get ready for the SM Store Beauty Section’s Doll Glam Challenge! The SM Store Beauty Section is my go-to place whenever I need products to help me achieve that perfect “doll glam” look. 

On July 25 to 27, 2014, they will give a Doll Glam Makeover from select makeup, hair and nail brands!

On July 26, Saturday, 4:00PM, there will be a Doll Glam Challenge where more surprises await you! Two (2) lucky girls will be chosen to receive a live makeover from me and Alodia. You have to dress up as well! Come in your best Doll Glam outfit (you can use the lookbook above as reference) as we will choose 10 girls who will win a special Doll Glam gift pack from the SM Store Beauty Section and the participating brands: Dolly Wink, BYS, NYX, Pixy, Heroine Make, Kate, Maybelline Color Show, Cutex, Palty, Beautylabo and Lucido-L. You can also get the chance to be in our VIP area to witness the Doll Glam Challenge! 

But wait, there’s definitely more in store for you! One lucky follower will also be given the chance to be in our VIP area. All you have to do is copy the URL of this blog entry (http://tmblr.co/ZRg5Xy1MAiAND) and follow the mechanics below: 

Tweet me the URL at @tgosingtian with our official event hashtag: #smbeautydollglam. Remember to make your Twitter accounts public so I will get the notifications when you post your tweets. SM Beauty will choose the winner and I will post the announcement on Twitter on July 25, Friday, 12nn. Easy right? Post away!

This weekend is definitely the perfect time to get your Doll Glam on! Hope to see you at SM North Edsa on Saturday!

In the meantime, here are some outfit inspirations featuring some of my old Lookbook photos!

CUTE OOTD key point: lace and floral prints

HIPPIE OOTD key point: flower crowns, tribal prints, and summer sunnies

PRETTY OOTD key point: classic cuts and dainty skirts

SEXY OOTD key point: off shoulder, crop tops, short shorts

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