Finally got my hands on the white version of this ever-so-popular sweater. I wore a similar item in pink some time ago, but I’ve always wanted a white one that I can wear with anything, regardless of the season. True enough, it perfectly matched the royal blue shorts and ankle strap heels I wore to an afternoon coffee date with the boyfriend. I changed to black skinny pants and black pointy pumps in the evening for a more polished look.
Ankle straps are typically not recommended for vertically-challenged girls because they visually cut the leg off at the ankle and give the illusion of shorter legs, but if the heel height is high enough and your legs are your greatest asset, why not?
Matchsticks on my top! And I’m literally little because without my heels, I’m only 5’3”. I always get “I thought you were model height!” kind of comments when I meet people in person for the first time. Thanks to proper posing and angles for this false-but-popular belief! And I guess I also have to credit my odd proportions and body type.
Last week, Crissey and I discovered (after 8 years of friendship, lol) that we are about the same height when sitting down, even if she is barely 5 feet tall. I only noticed it when we took some photos together recently. The best Trissey selfies happen when we’re sitting down. When we’re standing, the height difference is a lot more obvious! Discovery of the century!
Anyhow, life hacks to make it seem like you have legs for days? They exist, and they can help you even if you’re not wearing sky-high heels.
One way is to tiptoe instead of just standing flatly on the ground. Lots of personal style bloggers do this to look more graceful and to avoid looking stumpy. Another way is to plant your foot in front of the other. This is the most effective height-boosting pose for me! It also gives you the illusion of hips if you don’t have any (like me).
Try these out and let me know if these techniques work for you!
Suddenly, a bodycon skirt on my blog! It only means that I must really, really like it.
There are two reasons why I don’t wear a lot of tight skirts (or tight clothes in general). Firstly, they only emphasize my boxy, shapeless body type. Secondly, the only place that shows all the food that I eat is my abdominal area. I usually end up looking a little pregnant every time I wear something tight, and it just looks weird because the rest of my body is relatively petite. There’s also something about the tilt of my pelvis and the arch of my back a.k.a. complex stuff that I don’t want to think about, lol.
Anyhow, I couldn’t resist getting this one because of the glorious desaturated pastel print! The silhouette is sexy yet the print is sweet. Sounds like the best candidate to break the monotony and predictability of my outfits.
#sorryimnotsorry for the annoying word play in the title. I’m very much convinced that this is currently the best peach item in my closet, and that it is so good, I can already see myself abusing it this summer! The style is so me, and I wish it came in other colors too, like pastel yellow or powder blue! When I was in Tokyo, I found some organza-type baby doll dresses in MERCURYDUO. I got one in white though I was still on the constant lookout for pink or peach because of my sakura hangover. Thanks to Just G for always reading my mind and answering my prayers!
Peach (paired with light hair) never fails to give me a nice, golden tan. Cheating with fashion instead of braving the harsh sun? Lifehack for homebodies! :) Thankfully, Just G released so many peach and orange numbers in their latest summer collection to match both the iconic Just G blue and the warm summer heat. Check it out soon!
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I wear so much pink now, and I totally blame it on the sakura obsession I brought with me from Tokyo. It was actually my first time to see a fully-bloomed cherry blossom tree, as my past trips in Japan were (strangely) always scheduled after everything is over. I used to just see one or two rogue trees with a few blossoms, but never the kind where it has blossomed enough to fill a whole picture with pink! Too pretty! Will share the photos soon!
I’m immensely envious of everyone in Tokyo right now because they can experience hanami and all, but this only gives me more reason to come back next spring! On a slightly related note, congrats to one of my friends who just got engaged in Ueno Koen with cherry blossoms in the background. This scenario has always been my dream proposal so hopefully my boyfriend and I can cook something up in the future too! He already knows that I’ve always wanted a pre-nuptial/wedding photoshoot with sakura in the background. And a sakura-themed wedding. (He never reads my blog so I can freely talk about this stuff here without him knowing, lol. Unless one of my friends sells me out.)
I just want to sakura-fy EVERYTHING!
Relaxed weekend outfit. I haven’t worn dresses like this in a long time! Now that it’s officially summer in Manila, simple, one-piece items are slowly becoming my uniforms. I refuse to think anymore when the temperature is this high.
What’s worse is that whenever I go inside air-conditioned places, I still get cold enough to need to wear a jacket. Someone teleport me to a place that is 10 degrees Celsius right now. Maybe back to sakura-filled Japan because I’m obviously still not over it.