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.
(b+ab x Angelababy top, b+ab x Hello Kitty iPhone case Forever 21 skirt and hat, SM Accessories bag, ring and earrings, Naughty Monkey heels) Hype this look on Lookbook here. Thanks to RG for taking my photos!
Pearls, not diamonds, are a girl’s best friend. My love affair with pearls goes a long way, for me to able to say this. As a kid, my mother would often mention that wearing pearls is the best way to make yourself look elegant without looking too overdone. Just look at Audrey Hepburn! She was able to pull off a super sophisticated look by just wearing pearl accessories with her little black dress.
I have pearl earrings in all shapes, styles and sizes, but I can’t seem to get enough of them, it seems. When I saw this b+ab x Angelababy top, I went on major delusional mode, and got it from the rack without even bothering to look at the price. It turned out reasonable (THANK GOD) when it was time for me to pay, making it probably my most favorite purchase from my recent Hong Kong trip.
Tiny pearls shaped to create this lovely pattern? SOLD. The fact that it’s also part of the Angelababy collection made it even more special. I can’t stress my love for her enough, but so can’t the rest of the world. I bought her Japanese magazine covers when she was doing a lot of modeling work in Japan, and even kept a copy of the b+ab FW12 catalog with her on the cover after buying this top. I follow her religiously online, and I am so happy that she’s been going places and making a name for herself outside Asia as well.
I sound like such a creeper, but I solemnly swear that the mere sight of her pretty face and perfect features make me so happy and inspired! Girlcrush alert. She seems like a sweetheart too. <3
Toughened up a little by wearing a hat and a black pleather skirt, but still kept it feminine by wearing…
…the most adorable polkadot heels, which I now aptly call my official New Year heels. I’m a month too early, but these will be perfect for that Chinese (and Filipino) tradition of wearing round shapes that we can associate with money and prosperity. The more round shapes, the better, so polkadots are the easily the best choice!
This iPhone case was part of b+ab’s old Hello Kitty collaboration, which I was still lucky to stumble upon last month in Hong Kong. It came in different colors, but this black and gray one looked like it was made just for me! It was the safest choice, and you know how I always wear the safest choices, which is also the reason why I have such a boring and predictable style, lol. Anyhow, it features the b+ab bunny mascot hiding behind the iconic Hello Kitty bows. Too adorable for words!
Thanks to Beauty & Butter for my nails! I must mention that they have an unlimited manicure promo happening right now. For only P499 you can get full month of hand pampering. You can get your nails prettified as often as you want within 30 days by simply presenting your Unli Mani Card at any Beauty & Butter branch. I go to the one in Megamall - maybe I’ll see you there soon? :)
Bag and ring from SM Accessories.
Stay tuned for my My Own Fashion Week post tomorrow! And advanced happy birthday to me in a few hours. I’ll be turning 17…