Last year, I went to Hong Kong with my good friend Jee, and she sold me the idea of layering tops over dresses. She wore a cute sleeveless dress as we enjoyed Disneyland together, but when I saw her getting a thin-fabric top from her bag on the way back to the city, I knew things were going to be interesting. Jee-nius idea, really. I don’t know why I’m only trying this out now.
Normally, when we travel, we think of bringing jackets in case the weather becomes chilly, but who would’ve thought you could achieve the same-ish effect for less luggage space? It’s also a pretty good way to re-work all your flirty summer dresses for the rainy season.
Next time I just might try layering tops under dresses too.
My top reads “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
Today’s outfit is “Today’s Outfit”. Sorry, I couldn’t help it! One of the reasons why I got this top was because I wanted to be able to say today’s outfit is today’s outfit is today’s outfit is today’s outfit. Today’s outfitception. I never want it to end. I have Kryz to thank for this! She wants everyone to know that WAGW MAN’s gonna have a big sale (up to 70% off) starting June 1 which is just a few days away!
You might have also noticed that I have pink and purple streaks on my hair. I recently bought 2 pieces of hair chalk during my trip to Japan at 630yen each (ouch) but @glameffect on Instagram sent me a whole box a few days ago. Don’t know if soft pastels or hair chalk (or if they’re the same anyway), but I like how they make it so fast to add colored streaks to hair now. People really do find ways to achieve things easier. Dried my hair out so bad though, so I just might stick to just Photoshopping fake streaks and ombres in the long run.
Say hello to what I call my ultimate dyslexia top! Some of the letters are flipped, making it almost impossible to understand at first glance. It would take you a good few seconds (given you have perfect eyesight) to take it all in and realize what the message is. If you don’t want to go through the effort, I’ll just type it out. It says, “Don’t you think now is the time to be adventurous while we’re still young?” While I think we can be adventurous at any age, I do feel that I’m in the prime of my youth and that it’s the perfect time to try out new things and have fun, without all the serious stuff (like health problems and physical limitations for example) that goes with growing old.
I don’t have a lot of graphic tops but I just felt drawn to this particular one as soon as I saw it on a mannequin in the MURUA store at Parco (same place where I bought my EMODA dress from my previous entry). I guess I thought it would be a good reminder to my ever-so-introverted and conservative self, to dare to go out more and not be so anti-social like I always am. Note to self: Be more adventurous, meet new people, be open to more opportunities, have fun, etc.
Anyhow, it’s not the first time I’ve mentioned MURUA here before. As with EMODA, it’s one of the most popular MODE brands out there, if not one of the pioneers of the movement. Recently, they got Kate Lanphear to style their fashion show, as well as to collaborate on some exclusive designs for the brand. How cool is that? MODE is really going global these days. I’m still waiting for the day when MURUA decides to open a global webstore just like EMODA. T_T
On another note, my bag is also from Japanese brand moussy. Got it from their Canal City store. Their recent campaign features Charlotte Free (and her fabulous pink hair), and I remember them also getting Agyness Deyn a few years back. I absolutely love visiting them specifically for the bags and shoes. This one that I have here is such a gem with its classic design with a hint of edginess, studs and all. It can also fit so many things inside, including my camera - my primary requirement for everyday bags.
P.S. Thanks to SNSD I Got A Boy, I am OBSESSED with flat brim caps! I need more!
These pants from the latest Fall 2012 collection of Tory Burch are my perfect fitting jeans to date! So comfortable and I absolutely love the gold details on the side that make it more than just your ordinary pair of jeans. I haven’t worn blue or dark blue denim pants in a while but I just might rekindle the flame of this old romance. Can you believe that skirts/shorts-loving me used to live in my jeans throughout my early college years?