I know I’m rarely seen wearing this many colors all at the same time. What happened and why did I suddenly turn into a colorful spring fairy? It seems that the transition arrived a little bit too early this year!
Last night, after the Gingersnaps 20th Anniversary event (will blog about it soon), I had an hour to kill at the mall while I waited for the boyfriend to pick me up for dinner. I pretty much headed straight for the racks where all the pinks and pastels were. Resisted the urge to spend unnecessarily, but I was thisclose to buying at least 1 bright and colorful item in every single clothing store.
It is way too early for this.
P.S. My hair is growing at an abnormally fast rate. Haven’t decided yet if I should keep the length or grow it out!
Wearing army green before the time of the year arrives when I transform into a frolicking floral fairy for spring/summer. I’m starting to wear brighter colors again, and this is only among the many changes in my life since the year started.
I have recently expressed interest in learning new things and have taken the initiative to “level up” for personal development. I admit that in the past 3 years (since college graduation), I’ve been too pre-occupied with my career, existing hobbies and blog to do anything else with my life, and I’m starting to miss school and learning. I was never the type of student that hated school anyway so I’m really set on taking a few lessons or courses here and there, if time permits.
I really want to brush up on my Nihongo because I’ve been going to Japan a lot and it would not only be practical to be able to converse properly, but also be a good way to spend my idle time. My dream is to be able to watch J-dramas and anime without relying on subtitles. GANBATTE TO ME!
I also want to learn how to cook, thanks to my boyfriend who can cook and bake like a boss. Never found it appealing until I saw him in action. Believe it or not, I don’t even know how to cook rice or fry an egg. I just know how to microwave instant noodles and leftovers, and dial certain phone numbers for my junk food cravings. If you leave me alone on an island, I’ll probably die within a few hours.
Exercising is still very unappealing to me until now, but I think I should at least find an alternative to the gym that will keep my organs from failing me in the future? I keep telling myself to go out for a run or for a swim, but my butt seems to be glued to my bed. I need to stop being the self-proclaimed ambassador of sedentary lifestyles.
Driving is also my priority this year even if it sucks to drive around Manila (Jeepneys and buses will be the death of me, huhu). I fear for my life, but I have start depending less on other people for transportation.
Or depend less on other people in general. I already do a lot of things on my own but I’m still not as independent as I want myself to be because of the obvious lack of necessary life skills. Turning 25 has made me overly self-critical, but I know for a fact that there is always room for self-improvement. I never want to stop learning. My thirst for knowledge has never been stronger.
First time in a long time to wear creepers, and I’m still a little on the fence about them. I often see Luanna from Lookbook rocking them so naturally, pairing them with her effortless punk, grudge style that I could only wish to pull off. I do love that they give a much-appreciated height boost without sacrificing on comfort and that the thick soles make them perfect for cold weather dressing, but I still prefer sleeker, more sophisticated footwear that can give my legs a more svelte silhouette.
Anyhow, one day, I just thought it would be cute to wear a more cutesy, not-so-badass outfit with these shoes. Of course, there had to be cats involved.
Ever since I dyed my hair back to brown, I’ve been dressing a little less edgy and a little more vanilla… which I think defines my style a bit more accurately. Glad to be back.
Loved my blue Sailor Moon skirt? I have it in magenta as well! Couldn’t get enough of it so I ordered it in red and green yesterday, lol. I can never have too many of these bright A-line skirts in my closet, especially now that we’re months away from spring. Someone is clearly excited.
I missed a sponsored trip to Switzerland last week because my trip to Taiwan made the visa processing time too tight. I couldn’t really do anything as I really enjoyed my Taiwan trip and wouldn’t trade it for the world, so there’s no use sulking about missed opportunities. It only means that there’s a better time for me to go to Switzerland!
Nothing’s confirmed yet, but I’m eyeing to fly to Tokyo again to visit friends and enjoy cherry blossom season. And some time in May, I think I’ll be going to the US (Las Vegas and San Francisco?) with my family to visit my brother Calel. This is my motivation to finish all my pending New York, Boston and LA travel diaries or else I’m going to have a very hard time! Where are you guys going for spring/summer break?
It may be because after winter is spring and because I’ve been too fixated on black and red lately that I’m embracing anything that’s girly, pink and floral as early as now. I haven’t had a similar obsession with pink before, and I totally blame EMODA S/S 2014 pink gingham and florals for everything. I’m crossing my fingers my schedule will allow me to fly to Tokyo this spring so I can visit friends and shop ‘til I drop!
I saw this button-down and sweater during Mango’s End of Season sale and immediately knew that I had to wear them together like this. Not quite F/W, not quite S/S, but I guess this is what makes it all the more interesting-looking.
I queued this post so my blog won’t be dead while I’m in Taiwan. I hope you guys are having an awesome time back home!
Constantly wearing simple and modern outfits made me miss my old retro-girly style a little, so here’s a quirky twist to that classic vintage look we love, all thanks to my new gray polkadot sweater from Gap. I wore it with a midi skirt for an all-out ’50s feel. God knows when I last wore polkadots, and we all know that it’s been a very long time. I think I’m starting to grow fond of them again!
This is only the first out of three outfits I created for Gap’s global Styld.by campaign. Can’t wait to show you the remaining two!