Day to night dressing is super fun and not at all challenging for me. Knowing that I can totally transform an outfit’s vibe with the help of styling thrills me and makes me want to invest on certain style essentials even more. I mean, let’s be honest - buying things that you can only use once isn’t very economical, and it occupies a lot of space too. I’ve actually been feeling bad for leaving a lot of my older stuff (especially shoes) unattended lately. Somewhere, in the world, a girl is wishing to have another pair of feet just so she can simultaneously wear more fabulous shoes. #shoeaholicproblems
Will update everyone if ever I decide to do a garage sale! My room is seriously a mess right now. Half my bed is occupied with things.
My love for sneakers and sporty/street-meets-chic style is growing at epic proportions. If I didn’t have to challenge myself to wear new things everyday, my daily uniform would probably revolve around snapbacks and sneaker wedges paired with girly elements like lace and a-line skirts.
Snapback caps, however, aren’t the only things that automatically give an outfit a street/sporty vibe. I recently discovered how big, bulky watches can also add to the effect.
And coincidentally, my new Baby-G matches the exact metallic quality of my sneaker wedges. Pairing shoes and bags is an easy way to make an outfit cohesive, but pairing shoes with timepieces also creates interesting results.
Obligatory “must sell this watch” pose, lol. My denim jacket also has silver studs. Match your metals!
Have not adjusted the time and date yet when I took this. After taking this photo, I spent the next minute laughing my ass off since the watch reminded me so much of the Google Authenticator “G” logo. G is for Google. Baby-G. Just G. Tricia G. So many Gs in this world.
If anyone’s interested, this watch model is BA-110-8A and it’s available for P6995. More details here.
The first out it can very well look like something straight out of a tennis match, thus the title. Well, not really. Apologies for that one sentence of pretentiousness - I actually know nothing about tennis. And I still remain allergic to sports or any kind of physical activity. Still, no one has convinced me enough to encourage me to take up any form of exercise.
Matching sets are definitely my thing right now, and I promise to retire them temporarily as I just realized how I’ve been consecutively posting these same-theme entries. I also realized that I love them so much because they possess similarities with pajamas (oh yeah, I went there!). This is how much I badly need sleep. A few days ago, I also read “large fires” as “large fries”. Game over!
After watching the Gin no Saji anime, I found myself more fascinated towards animals I would often just overlook. I never thought pigs were cute until I saw Hachiken’s pet Butadon. Aki’s fascination for horses was also quite contagious, and I could see why with how they depicted horses in the series. (Aki’s great grandma was the cutest in the whole series though!)
As a tribute of sorts, I wore a horse print top and a horse print skirt! These are separate items that coincidentally complemented each other, and with matching top and bottom craze going on, I guess this just proves that “sets” don’t have to be the exact same print. If anything, the same theme (horses) and color scheme (pastels) can do.
Also, with every wash, my hair seems to change color! Red really does wash out easily! Definitely have to go for a whole head retouch next month before I leave the country again!
That moment when red hair makes things look a lot edgier than they actually are. I’m loving every bit of this change. Yes, and that includes the redhead club welcoming ritual where you suddenly bleed red dye and your towels look all weird and bloody after a good shampoo.
And to think that a few weeks ago, I remember tweeting about how red toothpaste makes it look like your gums are bleeding. Little did I know then that I was going to experience the same thing with my hair…
Quadrilaterals are always, always welcome in my closet. When wearing patterns and silhouettes, you’ll notice that I like sharp angles instead of round, curvy lines. Boxy shift dresses »> bodycon dresses. Even my taste in bags is quite boxy! I don’t know why I’m so fixated with squares. I’d be the best person to base the main character on if there were ever a square version of Junji Ito’s Uzumaki (spiral).
Lucky for me, this year is a year of checkers, with the originally spring/summer trend even trickling down to autumn/winter. I was browsing through the RUNWAY channel webstore the other week when I noticed how there were so many checkers and all sorts of square-ish patterns, plaid and tartan prints, and boxy shapes in the recent collections of Japanese fashion brands! Even Zara has a ton of them right now, and I hate it because I’m so tempted to buy everything. In Crissey’s words, “Kamukha mo yung buong recent Zara." (You look like the whole recent Zara.)
Anyhow, I underwent a pattern obsession recently, and managed to find 3 different items that fit the bill.
First one is this dress that is boxy in every way possible, just the way I like it. Wore it with my new favorite oxfords, and a tiny cross-body bag… which is also square. Sue me. Maybe next time my hair will become triangular just so I can have more right angles.
Second one is this cute fit-and-flare dress. This is an outfit that’s very reminiscent of my 2011 retro-girly phase, except I tried not wearing a satchel with it to avoid looking too cliche. Still, I ended up pairing it with an even more retro-looking bag because I couldn’t help the cuteness that is JumpFromPaper.
2D cartoon-like bags are starting to become more popular nowadays, and it’s all thanks to JumpFromPaper. Katy Perry sported one before and people just immediately fell in love with the quirky concept. I think it’s quite ingenious too!
Of course, I can’t leave this entry without putting on some printed pants which I paired with a printed top. Print-on-print is something I rarely do, but grid patterns that remind me of my old Math notebooks work surprisingly well with other geometric elements. Like lines. And more boxy bags. Don’t misunderstand though - I can be a little geeky, but I definitely do not enjoy math!
All the elements of a lazy outfit are present here, and I’ve no shame because I really like my outfits fuss-free, simple and wearable. As I always say, comfort is always the top priority. Second priority would be my hair, lol.
Loose top, black shorts, giant bag, and oversized sunnies? Surely a formula for a lazy day! The only redeeming factor of this outfit are these unique-looking shoes that don’t even have high heels. And probably the exterior of my bag. With a tote as big as this, it’s so easy to dump all the contents in without arranging it properly. There is no way the interior will save me from this mess!
I don’t know if my parents and siblings had anything to do with my favorite color, but I’ve loved blue for as long as I can remember. Give me 50 shades of blue, and I can assure you that all of them can be pulled off easily by almost anybody. In my opinion, blue is a little understated, but classic in its own little way. A cool cobalt blue can actually deliver just as well as flaming hot red! Sky blue is also a versatile color that can be used for all seasons. Usually, we associate this light kind of blue with spring/summer, but contrary to popular belief, they can also work well for fall/winter. Here are two examples that demonstrate the power of this super cool shade! It has largely to do with what you style your items with. In this case, pairing light blue with black, white and metallic silver is a good idea.