Navy is the definitely the new black. Blue has always been my favorite color, but sadly, I only really got to build my navy wardrobe this year. All this time, I’ve been so fixated on black that I haven’t been able to pay any attention to any other alternative. Until now! I find that navy is a lot less harsh than black, yet still manages to give off a similar whiff of sophistication. I’m obsessed. I need more of it in my life.
To be honest, navy used to irk me a bit whenever I’d go shopping. Store lighting makes it so difficult to differentiate the two sometimes, and of course, the last thing I want to bring home is an item in the wrong color. I’ve been consciously looking for it nowadays, but I guess I have to wait until the F/W collections are available before I can go out and splurge on all things navy. It’s already July anyway? Just a little longer!
So much ’90s inspiration in this look! I remember catching Léon: The Professional on TV some time ago, and instantly falling in love with young!Natalie Portman as Mathilda. That was probably the first (and only) time I thought of the choker necklace as an accessory that can instantly give even the most ordinary outfit a million cool points.
Nowadays, I wear it as a sort of security blanket because I’m simply too used to wearing high necklines and collared tops. Exposing too much chest and neck skin makes me feel naked sometimes, lol. #conservativegirlproblems
Good news! I was instantly greeted by the rain as soon as I got back in Manila. Someone is obviously too happy that summer is over! I feel like I’m back in my element now that the weather is a little bit cooler, and I’m not sweating like an angry bird on a treadmill anymore.
Attending A/W fashion shows in Tokyo has officially set my mood for dark color dressing! I’m slowly getting over my annual fairy phase (a.k.a. summer mode in Muggle speak), and there’s nothing like a classic shift dress to set the new season off to a promising start. Motel Rocks makes the best cold shoulder dresses, and this one is quite a gem. It can already see myself using and abusing this dress until the holiday season!
P.S. I’m blogging early today because I’ve been passing out at 8 PM every night since I got back. Jetlag is a good thing, in my case! Forces me to sleep early and wake up early too!
There is never enough red for me nowadays! After braving the transition from blonde/brown to red/red-violet dye, I really feel certain that my sudden obsession with the color has a deeper morning to it, rather than it just being a shallow and fleeting fancy. 2013 is definitely my year of major change and adjustment, and changing hairstyles only marks the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I attended a much-needed recollection/retreat a day before my birthday, and it made me realize how silly I’ve been, stressing over issues that I can’t change and being paralyzed by the fear of not being able to get it all together once I reach a particular age.
I was asked to reflect upon two things - the first was my best 2013 moment, and the second was my most difficult challenge. And I had the same answer for both. It was the idea of growing up, which eventually turned into the acceptance of it. This most fulfilling moment was strangely also my most challenging moment, and it made all the sense in the world. Overcoming major hurdles, realizing things you’ve never had to think about before, and understanding your place in the world little by little, even when life gets hard, are all factors in making a moment truly great and wonderful. Well, at least for me. I don’t think I would’ve been able to say these things if I turned all weird and acted like a teenager forever.
Turning a quarter of a century old? I used to dread it but now I love it. I used to think that 20-21 is a good age to be stuck in forever, but… no. 25 is the age to be.
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Not quite spring, not quite fall, this is pretty much all my current feels manifested into one single outfit. Add the poker face into the picture and you’ll get one very confused combination. How do people all around the world cope with fashion? It’s currently summer in most places, but brands have already started releasing their fall collections in tiny fragments.
Yellow is such a huge color trend this season, and I’m more than happy about it as I’ve always sported yellow color accents throughout the years. However, because it’s already the second half of the year, I can’t help but be a little compelled to set aside all the bright colors and pastels, and opt for darker elements instead. So here’s an idea - why not create a spring/summer to fall/winter gradation where it becomes heavier as your eyes go down? In Miley’s words, the best of both worlds!