Every day that passes is a day closer to me wanting to revamp my whole closet to make room for sportswear. I dropped by some outlet stores in New Hampshire yesterday and was thisclose to buying a ton of sweatpants and running shoes that I don’t even need… since, well, I’m too lazy to exercise, let alone run.
There are other ways to sport (yes, I went there) the look, and luckily, there have been a lot of fashion-friendly sportswear-inspired stuff coming out lately.
I wore this set on a day when I didn’t want to think of what to wear. I was so burnt out from work that I just wanted to wear something simple and fuss-free! Thank God this set and pair of shoes came in the mail.
The camo kicks are everything.
Here’s a little more dressy but still inspired by sportswear. This is not your ordinary varsity jacket. Houndstooth prints are huge at the moment, and I love how this particular one comes in bright blue, and not the usual black and white. In usual Tricia fashion, blue is always appreciated.
Houndstooth and stripes are patterns that I love as they are always classic, and they often come in black and white a.k.a. my uniform colors. There are, of course, other variations (i.e. breton stripes are often blue or red), but the black and white versions of these patterns are often top of mind.
I’ve been wearing simpler and simpler stuff the past few weeks, but it works when I have so many things to do. I’ve been reducing my use of accessories to only earrings (which I feel naked without) and my favorite vintage Casio watches from Time Depot. The patterns, however, help a lot in making these outfits look more complex than they really are!
I just arrived in Tokyo after surviving on 2 hours of sleep and hours spent on the plane and the train. I am too tired to go out and shop, but I already locked onto some fall/winter B&W patterned goodness. So many striped, houndstooth, and plaid prints right now - I can’t deal! I don’t know how it will fare with my wallet and my savings.
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.
Metallic snakeskin sneaker wedges and a leather snapback cap to contrast a formal button-down and a houndstooth-print skirt. What did I tell you? I really live for juxtapositions.
I’m currently on my last stretch with my secret project, and I’ve got the draft/proof on my hands right now. Lots of stuff to fix, but the fact that it’s a tangible thing already is telling me that it’s finally time to announce it! I didn’t want to jinx it so I just kept quiet all these months. Sound familiar? I did the same when I came out on the cover of Preview last September 2012. I didn’t want to announce it until it actually came out because I feared there could still be a possibility they’ll leave me out of the cover story, lol.
But anyhow, I’m coming out with… A BOOK! Thanks to Summit Publishing! It’s a very simple style book (Sorry I’m not sorry it’s not going to be the next Twilight) with lots of photos of me (what’s new) wearing different style essentials for every girl, with descriptions of the items, how to wear them and what to pair them with. I guess you can say it’s like a printed version of my blog, but with a more articulate me talking! Content mostly by me! No assistants involved. This is why I’ve been looking extra haggard these past few months. Anyhow, pictures will all be the brunette version of me because I feared that no one will buy my book if I had an un-relatable hairstyle (case in point, my current hairstyle). SO MANY FEELS (AND FEARS).
The book will be available in 2-3 weeks if everything goes smoothly. AHH, I get goosebumps every time I think about it because I’ve been doubting myself for a while now and my biggest fear is for no one to buy it. It’s going to be sold at a very reasonable price (other magazines are even more expensive) so I hope at least one person buys it. I’ll be a happy author! <3 WIll have to ask them again how to go about making the book available in other countries like the US, but we’re definitely going to try our best to make it happen.
It’s another season of cut-outs, and I am so in. Well, it’s been around for a long time, but I couldn’t really push myself to go completely out of my comfort zone with waist-baring, back-revealing ones that will compromise my usually-conservative style. I find that there are more options for cut-outs now, and my favorite kind would be the ones that show off the neck and shoulders.
Here are three outfits that clearly show my growing obsession for cut-out details. They range from subtle to something more obvious, and I can’t wait to get my hands on more creative cut-out placements in the future.
Pardon the overuse of girly skater skirts for these looks. This formula has become some sort of uniform for me recently!
Seasons and trends will come and go, but neutral colors in classic shapes, and sleek straight lines will never go out of style. I’ve always been a firm believer of investing in timeless pieces that you can use 5 to 10 years down the line, and lucky for us, there are brands that cater to just these!
One of them is ESPRIT, which I have often adored for their simple yet city-ready advertisements featuring top models like Gisele Bundchen, Erin Wasson, and now Dree Hemingway and Liu Wen. On a geeky perspective, the minimalist and fuss-free way that their pictures are usually shot comes very close to home! On a style perspective, everything that ESPRIT offers has a certain kind of modern yet laidback elegance to them that is so easy to style. So easy that you don’t need a lot of accessories to achieve that perfect, modern city girl look that is appropriate for all ages.
Here are four outfits that I styled using some items from their recent collection. Arranged from lightest to heaviest for all kinds of weather conditions.
(ESPRIT top, pants and bag) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Print pretty. Oh, I know — this look is typical Tricia. Plain button downs with printed bottoms make for a fun and chic look that can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the items you style them with. Wearing this outfit with flats would scream Parisian chic.
(ESPRIT top, cardigan and bag) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Sweet sophisticate. One of the reasons why I deliberately chose these colors to play with is because they are no-brainers when it comes to dressing from day to night. This look is quite appropriate for a lunch out with friends or even an after-work girls’ night out over drinks.
(ESPRIT top, blazer and bag) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Too cool for school! Two tone everything is all the rage, and this blazer trumps everything else in my closet right now. Pair with short shorts to balance the weight out.
(ESPRIT top, jacket, skirt and bag)
Fashion front row. Here’s something for cooler days! Who needs a lot of bling when you can layer these fabulous pieces on top of each other and still be able to create something that’s fashion-editor-worthy? For this one I was inspired by Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Rag & Bone, and Thom Browne which are only among the few that utilized houndstooth for their recent collections.
Photos by Rg Gabunada