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!
It’s times like these that make me so grateful that I don’t have bangs anymore. I don’t know how I was able to survive the past summers with all that hair on my forehead.
On a related note, this particular updo and earrings combination, albeit unintentionally put together, makes this look a million times more polished than it should be. I could change out of this short dress and into a gown, and it wouldn’t look too weird. Thanks hairspray! I’m starting to find more uses for it.
The current weather here in Manila is definitely not helping me become productive at this crucial time of the year, but at least it’s giving me a reason to bring out my cozy sweaters again. This might seem out of place considering everyone is still in major summer mode, but I can’t help but embrace the cold! This is definitely my element, and I just want time to fast forward a bit and get to the part where all the stores release their fall-winter collections.
Right now, everything seems to be in transit to something newer and potentially greater. Call it quarter life crisis but I feel like I’m right smack in the center of it all. I don’t really know what the world holds for me, but all I’m sure of is that my present choices can add up to that revealing moment in the future, wherever (status/job/etc) I find myself. It may be a vague period in my life, but I guess I have no other choice but to just my best!
I found the nicest summer weekend dress! Sleeveless dresses are rather tricky for me, but this one is just more than ideal with the kind of cut that I am always drawn to. Forgive my lack of proper boobage (Oh yes, I said it.) to fill this dress out properly, but the dress is kind of amazing for still making me seem like I have a feminine figure, especially with the belt accessory to accentuate the waist. It’s so rare for me to find sleeveless dresses that don’t emphasize my strange boxy body type. /cry
The black of the belt matches the black of my heels perfectly, like salt and pepper or peanut butter and jelly. It’s easy to misconstrue this as overthinking outfits too much. In all honesty though, I think I’m just immensely obsessive about the colors that I wear - being all matchy-matchy is like second nature to me already.
ALSO, don’t these heels look just like the Zara ones from a few seasons ago? Lucky me, as I failed to buy the real ones while they were still in stores. What a steal.
Wearing yummy, creamy colors for a change, since I’ve been too obsessed with black recently. I am quite guilty for overlooking all the pinks, nudes, browns and whites in my closet since Christmas season started, so I’m wearing them all at the same time to make amends. How do you like it? Monochromatic dressing or wearing an outfit primarily composed of one color is something that has always appealed to me because the effect is always so classy and sophisticated, never passing off as too overdone. And I’m definitely not one to dress up loud and flashy so these classic items from Bayo are perfect!
I’m wearing yummy dessert colors because I miss Laduree, Pierre Herme and Angelina macarons already! I swear you can never have too many macarons when you’re in Paris.