If there’s any kind of bottom that dominates my wardrobe, it would have to be these high-waist poofy A-line skirts that never fail to give off a sweet and innocent vibe to every outfit I wear. Even if it’s made from faux leather.
While everyone’s crazy about the upcoming spring/summer stripe trend, I’m gonna have to say that Tory Burch released the perfect top for this trend way back last season, in their fall/winter collection. I got first dibs back then, but it’s super timely to wear it now!
Someone clearly had fun shopping from the b+ab x Angelababy collection! All the creamy, girly knitwear and pearl-embellished items seemed like they were meant for me. I know that was such a self-absorbed way to put it, lol. But seriously, I was so sad that some of the items in the collection were sold out already, by the time I flew to Hong Kong. This sweater would’ve looked perfect if I were able to get that adorable pink tulle skirt that this was supposedly paired with. Ahh, if it’s meant to be, it will be. Perhaps God was sending me a sign, that I already have something similar in my closet and that I don’t really need any more. It’s so hard to be me sometimes. I am willing to give in to consumerism so easily. T_T
Welcome to the first day of MOFW Singapore! To those who missed my last post, I’m challenging myself to do “My Own Fashion Week” featuring clothes and brands from the country where I last made a travel photography diary. Luckily, I have quite a few gifts from Singaporean blogshops recently, so what better way to celebrate them than to create a mini-event on my blog! I’m so excited for it, since it’s also a motivation for me to blog everyday.
My next MOFW will be in October, after I post pictures from my recent trip to Melbourne!
This skirt! <3 Not only does it give me the illusion of hips (I’m like a shapeless tree trunk, btw), but the length is ideal for a fun office/work look. The color is a beautiful shade of mustard too, so it’s not overwhelming at all.
I matched it with a cream-colored top with a ruffle detail on the shoulder for an all-out girly effect. Sometimes I love breaking the symmetry of my outfits just so it won’t look too boring!
Because I wanted to start this new concept off with a bang, I decided to get in touch with my girly side again by wearing a pseudo-dress. It may look like a one piece, but the two separate pieces look like they are a match made in heaven. You can never go wrong with pairing a ruffle top and a chiffon drape skirt!
Test your creativity out by improvising! This look actually reminded me of an old pseudo-romper outfit that was born out of my lack of proper rompers in the color that I wanted.
Another set of self-portraits. Wore this to St. Paul College Pasig’s Alternative Class Program earlier, where I almost teared up. It feels amazing to go back and to give back to the school which served as your second home during your formative years. Thanks 3-2!
I don’t know if the students noticed but I actually paired black and white together in commemoration of our school uniform. Wore gold accents paired with green contacts because green and gold are SPCP’s school colors too. Hee.
How do you like the change of setting? It started to rain so hard yesterday afternoon that I was suddenly forced to find a new location in my house (that’s not my studio since a like a little change from time to time… if you’ve noticed) to shoot myself in.
This is actually my grandparents’ room, which might look familiar to some of you because I also shot my friend JL here! I love that it has a huge natural light source and dark blue velvety curtains, so it’s absolutely easy to create moody self-portraits like these.
Recently I feel like my photography skills are being compromised in a way that most of the practice I get is only when I take my own personal style photos. Balancing photography with a lot of other things like blogging, modeling, styling, etc. may be fun but it occasionally puts me in a semi-frustrating situation where the phrase “jack of all trades but a master of none” applies so much to me. Why not take it to the next level by challenging myself to create better self-portraits? Not that I wasn’t doing this already. I think it’s just time to level up a bit.
It’s all quite a challenge for me, but I do hope I get better with this as time passes. Of course, with enough practice and research. Not having enough time is never an excuse, because it’s completely possible to *make* time for something that you really love. Maybe I can go out of my comfort zone and do less boring poses and facial expressions next time.
Behold the face of desolation and pose of hopelessness (I’m so kuba!):
/end art-related rant
On a lighter note, paint splatters that match the curtains and my hair! I bought this dress weeks ago while I was looking for a sophisticated-but-fun-looking piece of clothing that I can wear to business functions and talks. Ended up wearing this to the PANAF IMC Youth Congress last October 7.
And to complete my paint splatter art attack are these gold Miu Miu-inspired booties which are officially my first overly shiny pair of shoes. So smitten by these heels right now I don’t think I can get over my love for it any time soon. <3
I think I spent most of my 2010 clothing budget on black, white and gray clothes. 2011, however, is totes my color-appreciation year. I owe it all to the color blocking trend from last summer, really. It made shopping for black and white so hard, especially when you’re faced with all these nice orange skirts, green blouses and pink blazers (old Zara window displays and mannequins, anyone?) that I know I could still pair with the rest of my basics and neutrals.
There is also no doubt that 2011 is also my socks-with-heels-obsession year! And these red socks that I got from Korea remain to be my favorite. I wear these every time I want that bright pop of color to surprise people, and every time I feel like wearing something that exactly matches the color of my one and only red lipstick (It’s Maybelline, by the way - it was a gift from my make-up artist friend Marj). Color accents are such fun twists to what could be normally deemed as dull.
Spared these photos from vintage-y post-processing because I didn’t want to kill the red. Such a refreshing change!
This look is a compromise between my 2010 black-and-white style and my general retro-girly style. The result is a sexy librarian look, hahaha. I’ve been blogging about Just G for months now and I feel like I haven’t given any of their black and white clothes justice at all, so here’s something that’s more suitable for the chilly BER months.
My style = perpetually stuck in spring.
It’s a little amazing how you can actually point out that these clothes are from Just G even if they don’t have the signature florals and plaids. <3