The last of my multi-color skater skirt collection! I’m slowly warming up to green nowadays, especially after watching Wicked a few weeks ago. I have no idea why I’ve been disregarding this color for the longest time but better late than never, right?
Also, the black and white plus color accent combination still remains to be classic. Best way how to dress on lazy days.
That rare moment where I’m wearing sneakers! I should put a mark somewhere on my fashion timeline to commemorate the start of my sneaker addiction. This particular pair is only one of my very few patterned shoes so it’s extra special. I usually just go for the usual plain black or white, but all the Tretorn x Florence Broadhurst designs are way too adorable to resist. The ones I’m wearing here have horses on them!
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.
Told you I’d get this skirt in all colors! I’ve worn the blue and purple versions before, and I recently got the red and green ones to complete my collection. If it works, don’t let go. I held on to it so strongly, I had to keep myself from wearing these skirts everyday like some sort of uniform.
Way to go, Sailor Moon dreams.
Flashback to my childhood. I loved everything Minnie Mouse and refused to use any pencil other than the red and white polkadot one that my mom gave me one Christmas. Until now, I still vividly remember how it looked like. There was a little Minnie figurine attached at the end, where the erasers usually go.
When I turned 18, my cake was also Minnie-themed!
(Top from Taiwan, Chicwish skirt, Kate Spade bag, Choies heels, Daniel Wellington Classy Sheffield watch - For the love of Daniel Wellington watches, here’s a useful coupon that you can use if you’re going to order from them any time soon - “2014-Tricia”) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Almost forgot about this set of photos from exactly a month ago. I dropped by Belle de Jour's Brew Your Best Year event which was super fun, albeit too short. We were asked to define our short-term and long-term goals within 5 minutes or so, and I pretty much sucked at it because I'm not one to think too far ahead. Life has brought me to where I am now, and I believe I had very little to do with it.
Anyhow, I don’t know why I look different and extra-squinty here. When Rg takes my photos, I somehow end up transforming into another person who just looks like me. Or maybe the other me is myself when I take my own photos and this is the real me. Must stop confusing myself now…
Wearing army green before the time of the year arrives when I transform into a frolicking floral fairy for spring/summer. I’m starting to wear brighter colors again, and this is only among the many changes in my life since the year started.
I have recently expressed interest in learning new things and have taken the initiative to “level up” for personal development. I admit that in the past 3 years (since college graduation), I’ve been too pre-occupied with my career, existing hobbies and blog to do anything else with my life, and I’m starting to miss school and learning. I was never the type of student that hated school anyway so I’m really set on taking a few lessons or courses here and there, if time permits.
I really want to brush up on my Nihongo because I’ve been going to Japan a lot and it would not only be practical to be able to converse properly, but also be a good way to spend my idle time. My dream is to be able to watch J-dramas and anime without relying on subtitles. GANBATTE TO ME!
I also want to learn how to cook, thanks to my boyfriend who can cook and bake like a boss. Never found it appealing until I saw him in action. Believe it or not, I don’t even know how to cook rice or fry an egg. I just know how to microwave instant noodles and leftovers, and dial certain phone numbers for my junk food cravings. If you leave me alone on an island, I’ll probably die within a few hours.
Exercising is still very unappealing to me until now, but I think I should at least find an alternative to the gym that will keep my organs from failing me in the future? I keep telling myself to go out for a run or for a swim, but my butt seems to be glued to my bed. I need to stop being the self-proclaimed ambassador of sedentary lifestyles.
Driving is also my priority this year even if it sucks to drive around Manila (Jeepneys and buses will be the death of me, huhu). I fear for my life, but I have start depending less on other people for transportation.
Or depend less on other people in general. I already do a lot of things on my own but I’m still not as independent as I want myself to be because of the obvious lack of necessary life skills. Turning 25 has made me overly self-critical, but I know for a fact that there is always room for self-improvement. I never want to stop learning. My thirst for knowledge has never been stronger.