I enjoy fashion, but I think I enjoy being comfortable in my clothes more than anything else. There are some trends that I can never totally follow because I end up feeling conscious of myself or feeling like a Christmas tree, which is exactly why I tend to stick to simple outfits and comfortable silhouettes.
One comfortable piece of clothing that I particularly love is the oversized shirt. I have been collecting oversized shirts in basic black and white, but have also recently been feeling a braver than usual with printed and colored ones.
It’s easy to look sloppy with oversized shirts, especially if you pair them with oversized bottoms, so the key to making it all work is to flaunt your legs with short shorts or skirts, or strike a balance between loose and tight with a pair of skinny jeans.
If you’re going to wear something that has a relaxed or conservative fit, try to pair it with items of the opposite style - in this case, a structured skort, gold accessories, and a metallic pair of ankle-strap heels. This is my no-fail and most effective way of making a plain and casual outfit look better yet still completely wearable and appropriate. I think I should make ~*balance~* my style mantra or something.
Other ways to style an oversized shirt - tie it up, fold the sleeves, cut the sleeves, use a belt, bling it, or cut the neckline bigger to turn it into an one-shoulder top.
Anyhow, on a semi-related note, my hair has been growing so fast, I’m suddenly forced to make a decision to cut it shorter again or at least grow it back to chest length. My boyfriend is always fine with any decision I make with my hair, but personally prefers it long (What is it with boys and their fascination with long hair? 5 out of 6 Shinhwa members like it too according to their People Inside interview), while my mom recently told me to keep this length as, in her words, “It doesn’t make you look complicated.” I don’t know if I should be happy or sad, having sported long hair almost all my conscious life, lol.
I think the reason why I can never get over Just G is because they *always* have blue in their collections, regardless of seasons and trends. I was backtracking Just G posts recently, and boy, did I see a lot of blue! I hearby dub thee the unofficial color of this brand. It just so happens that it’s my favorite color as well.
In true Just G fashion, here’s a fuss-free, immensely wearable, simple but comfy outfit that focuses mostly on the unique gradient on my printed top, and on sweat pants as an item of clothing that you can actually wear outside of the sports context. This is actually my second pair of sweatpants from Just G, as they released a dark gray version latter half of 2012.
I also dyed my hair lighter again a few days ago! I feel like this level of lightness is more my element than dark hair, though I’ve gotten a ton of comments saying that dark hair suits me better. But in the end, I don’t really live to please anyone but myself, so I went to my trusty salon and took the plunge anyway.
I like how the eyes are naturally drawn towards the darker, more saturated part of the top’s gradient, since the rest of the blues are paler and lighter. It’s an effective way to downplay parts that you normally wouldn’t want to be highlighted.
"Fight, fight! Blue and white! Go, go Ateneo!" If I had to choose, my next favorite school color would definitely by UP’s maroon. So classy. Gryffindor lang ang peg. (And yes, Ateneo would be definitely be Ravenclaw!)
My top’s pattern is so pretty, you can make it into a hipster frame. Don’t forget the confused hipster expression.
Almost three months overdue, but not entirely irrelevant yet! May was a special month. I went on a sponsored trip to Tokyo, thanks to EMODA, but I also stuffed myself with so much food, it’s surprising I haven’t doubled my weight yet considering my no-diet, no-exercise lazy ass lifestyle. Thanks mom for the metabolism. FOR NOW!
Also, my IG is @tgosingtian and I use Afterlight or Camera 360 for most of my photos. Will make an updated post on the photography apps that I use soon! Keep an eye out for that!
Warning, food porn ahead!
1) Fatty but awesome ramen from Mitsuyado Sei-men along Jupiter! Met up with the girls of Stores Specialists Inc (SSI) to discuss some collabs!
God, I can’t even begin to imagine what I’ll do with all my iPhone 4S cases once I upgrade to a higher model. My current iPhone still works perfectly so I’ll wait for iPhone 6 to come out, I guess!
3) Brotzeit at Shang! Thanks to my brother Calel for introducing this place to us!
4) Because I ran out of Ramune Pink a long time ago, I got myself a new one back when I was in Osaka/Kyoto. The new packaging is a touchy subject, as a lot of people prefer the old one better. Me? I’m part of the very few who prefer this one than the black/silver one with stripes. I’m very partial to black/gold.
5) My default flats nowadays. Pointy shoes have a certain sophisticated feel to them, and I love Poppy Red Shoes for making these weaved ones available for all of us girls to enjoy!
6) Because Kozui (along Tomas Morato) will always be one of my favorites EVER. I really wish they’d open more branches.
7) Paid a visit to the new Morellato in SM North Edsa and got to customize my own bracelets! I had so much fun mixing and matching a whole selection of charms.
8) Annoying selfie! I liked my make-up here so I had to. I almost never wing my eyeliner nowadays, but I used to be so addicted to this extreme style the last few months!
9) Yummy oysters at Locale Gastropub in City Golf.
10) My fave Sea Salt Caramel Latte from Umami at The Grove.
11) My first hearty (because of the bowl) not-so-hearty (because of the size) meal in Narita Airport. Most of the restaurants were already closed by the time my brother and I arrived.
12) OOTD! SLY dress, Lowrys Farm denim jacket, and INGNI headband. Not in photo: black Converse hi-tops!
13) Straight bangs and side bangs! Had pasta dinner with pretty Camille and EMODA’s Kumiko somewhere in Shibuya before the touchMe show.
14-15) OOTDs! EMODA everything. Even iPhone case.
16) My kind of accessories. GYDA bracelet, L.CHANCE rings. All from Japan!
17) Another selfie. Tried out the hair chalk / soft pastels that Glam Effect sent me. Pretty cool but super drying! I’ll stick to photoshopping ombres!
18) Burger Mac & Cheese from Torch in Greenhills! Cast iron mac and cheese served with US Angus Beef patty, OMG.
19) Thanks SNS Accessories for the love and heart rings! Chanel Pearl Drop and Emprise on my nails.
20) OOTD! Dress from PINZA Shibuya 109.
21) Another selfie! EMODA top and earrings.
22) NY Cheescake and milk tea from Subspace Coffee House in Ortigas. Rg and I love hanging out at this dainty Korean cafe! If you’re a fan of K-pop, I’m pretty sure you’ll recognize all the songs that they play here. :) Sometimes they even do latte art inspired by certain boy/girl groups!
23) Vidakush sent me these perfect knuckle rings! Simple, just the way I like my accessories.
24) That awkward moment when I started to not look like myself. My hair went back to blonde over time, and my bangs? Non-existent! Gives off a mature feel, yes?
Got a haircut soon after because my forehead felt naked and I got so conscious when I looked at the mirror and found myself looking like my age (or even older). Bangs can really add to a more youthful appearance. Can I just look 18 forever? Lol
25) Started the month with food, and ended it with food. Happy Wildflour opened in Podium recently! So near where I live <3 Tried their apple pie and latte. Both were lovely!
It is seriously the worst time to exist right now, lol. Every store you go into, there will always be a giant % OFF sign, somehow, it will hypnotize you to go in and buy an item or two out of impulse. And what’s worse is that it will not be the last time you will be swayed into going into the store, because the sale periods usually last a whole week or a whole month.
Recently, I’ve been resorting to buying stuff online because of my hectic schedule (more info on that this coming August), and one of my favorite go-to places for online shopping is EMODA’s Global Webstore. Since they first opened, I’ve probably had around 4-5 different transactions because I signed up for their newsletter and I instantly die at the words NEW ARRIVALS and SALE. It doesn’t help that they ship straight to your doorstep within a few days. So unbelievably convenient.
I have actually resisted already at this point. If I hadn’t, I would’ve probably bought something every single time they released a new item online. This, considering I also make sure to drop by EMODA if I’m in Japan. RIP, wallet. Gomenasai, savings. I fear for my life when I get to see EMODA again (at The One mall) when I go to HK this August with Crissey (thanks to Access for arranging it)!
Anyhow, I managed to come up with some simple and clean coordinates with some of the existing EMODA items that I have in my closet. Also mentioning the discounts and linking back to the product page so it’s easier for you to shop if you like the items!
I didn’t follow the styling in any of the EMODA lookbooks for these. I think my style is generally sweet/girly, so I tried to make EMODA look wearable to those who have a similar style as me.
Strelitzia Dungaree Resort Short Pants (Original price:5,980 JPY; Sale price: 3,500 JPY), Micro Time Bag (Original price 6,980 JPY; Sale price: 3,980 JPY)- I actually love this bag so much that I also ordered one in my favorite blue color.
Top is EMODA from like 2 seasons ago! Also got it in emerald green!
Boader Art Crew Neck Top (Original price: 4,980 JPY; Sale price: 3,980 JPY), Micro Short Pants (Original price: 3,980 JPY; Sale price: 2,980 JPY), Bulky Rucksack (Original price: 9,980 JPY; 5,980 JPY), Color Clear Random Plate Necklace (3,980 JPY) - I have this in all colors, lol! Black, clear and white!
Gradation Palm Relax Shirt (Original price: 6,980 JPY; Sale price: 4,500 JPY), Gloss Circular Skirt (Original price: 5,980 JPY; Sale price: 3,500 JPY), Toy Double Mark Sandal (Original price: 10,980 JPY; Sale price: 8,500 JPY)
Sorry for tempting you with the discount prices! EMODA is definitely worth it, I swear to the Japanese fashion and Western high street fashion gods. The exchange rate is pretty decent right now - I remember a few years back, it was more or less yen divided by 2 = peso, but now the rate is so much better. 20,000 yen =/= 10,000 but actually around 8,600 or so.
Inspiration before I leave you to spend all your money on EMODA. Super love Mina Nagamine's style. I also follow her on Instagram and look forward to her look posts once in a while!
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Sponsored post. Thanks as always, Kumiko!
Lots of rare appearances in this post - rare appearance of a jumping shot, my teeth (apparently, I have them), the left side of my face (recently learned how to contour and highlight with make-up so I’m more confident with my other angles now!), sneakers and a retro plastic watch design that I thought would be difficult to find. Most of the vintage Casios being sold online are the gold or silver ones, but I almost forgot that Time Depot, being the official reseller of Casio watches here in the Philippines, don’t just sell G-Shocks and Baby-Gs but also other Casio designs such as this one!
This particular watch pretty much inspired my whole vintage preppy back-to-school look! Doesn’t it make you feel nostalgic? It reminds me so much of my childhood and the kind of watches that were popular then.
I wore this on a very hectic Sunday, so it was just fitting to have a digital timepiece on my wrist. Wore it with a matching white bag and white sneakers to somehow put the colors of the outfit together!
With UAAP season back again, I’m officially missing being a student! Time flies so fast - I can’t believe it’s been 3 years since I graduated. It’s odd how you can’t wait to graduate while you’re still studying, but miss it so bad once it’s over. Study hard, kids! You’re gonna miss it when it’s gone.
If my bottoms can be called pleated peplum shorts or just plain pleated skorts, I have no idea. All I know is that I am absolutely smitten by it and its very fall/winter kind of red color. It’s a very in-between period right now when it comes to wearing seasons, especially with the gloomy weather we’ve been having here in Manila recently, but I’m slowly (and unconsciously) warming up to holiday colors.
It’s the first I’ve paired red with silver, and it’s amazing how it worked. I’ve always been a bigger fan of gold accents, but silver works in such mysterious ways. So mysterious that I always surprise myself when I bring them out of my closet so I could match them with existing outfits. Ones that don’t normally fall under the category of “things that conventionally look good with silver”.
Apartment 8’s Blair is back with her signature girly look! This top is yet to be released, and I’m so excited to be the first one to wear it. The halter neckline is definitely rocking it this season, but don’t you just love the little ruffle detail on the side? So fresh! Watch out for the white version soon too!
This blush and white theme (plus some help with Mr. Photoshop and Ms. Lighting) is emphasizing my tan so much! Loving every bit of it as for the first time in my life, I seem to look more mature and sexy than the usual cutesy-cute. What do you think?
This is one cliche that I will always approve of. White has always been a staple color for spring/summer fashion, but with the black-and-white color blocking trend still staying strong, it’s the perfect time to invest in all the white that you need in your closet!
A white top can match pretty much anything and everything! I love this particular one as it has this trendy mesh detail that adds a subtle hint of sexiness. Add a pop of neon for more fun!
White pants can be difficult to pull off for most people (and not to mention, can induce major stain paranoia) but the right cut and the right fit can give you a fresh and unique look.
A white jacket need not look like a doctor’s white coat. This particular one has sequins on them, making it a good day-to-night add-on to a seemingly casual outfit. I’m actually just wearing a simple chiffon top and plain denim shorts underneath!