Wore casual summer brights and shiny gold accents on that one sunny day before the typhoon came. I haven’t done print on print in so long, but I’ve always loved the effect of pairing stripes and florals together! Makes for a fun, youthful look.
Thanks to Swedish watch brand TRIWA for my new favorite sunnies and watch! I don’t accessorize heavily, but when I do, I make sure I throw in a classy watch that can double as both an accessory and as a functional timepiece.
(Just G romper and bracelet, Lowrys Farm jacket, Randa wedges) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
(Just G top, skirt and bracelet, Persunmall heels)
(Just G top and skirt, Kate Spade clutch, Topshop sneakers) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Perks of living in a tropical country - summer clothes all year round! Just G has always been that one brand I like that doesn’t strictly follow all the seasons, so it’s always a breath of fresh air to go into their store in December and not find heavy outerwear or dark colors. Their latest collection features a lot of coral hues and cool blues which are perfect for casual day dressing.
I don’t always go out wearing fancy clothes the whole day. I usually wear simple and comfortable outfits like these whenever I have to go on a quick coffee run or do errands at the bank, grocery shopping, store pull-outs, etc. I do try to put in a little bit of effort every time though, like how I paired my romper with a jacket and my printed tee with a floral skirt in the first two looks to avoid looking too sloppy or lazy, and how I played with different patterns in the last one because I felt like I need to do something with my outfit if I didn’t want to wear fancy shoes and accessories!
Printed skirts are always a spring/summer staple, but these particular ones from Just G are too mind-blowingly adorable to miss!
I browsed through ViVi August 2013 just now and they’re just as hungover with resort prints as I am. Usually, I see a lot of green in these kinds of prints, so this skirt from Just G is super unique with its vibrant blue and orange color. Paired it with a simple, semi-sheer lace top (What can scream “spring/summer” better than this?) that’s perfect for hot, humid weather.
Notice how I also wore coral lipstick to match my skirt and shoes! I’m always wearing pink or nude lipstick so this was such a refreshing change. What do you think?
This skirt is quite the head-turner! I chalk it up to the bright fuchsia pink that adds an element of fun to the whole outfit. You can’t not be cheerful with this skirt on because all the pretty colors will definitely keep your mind just as bright.
Have fun looking for the perfect printed skirt!
Gray need not be such a dreary color. One way to make it look more playful is to pair it with girly pastels such as the light coral hue on the skirt that I’m wearing.
Stef, one of my friends in high school, introduced me to this combination a long, long time ago. Both computer geeks in our own right, we would change our layouts in our little blogs (hosted on Pitas, if I remember correctly) as fast as I would change my hair color nowadays. It was one of the most crucial moments of my life, in terms of 1) deciding that this thing that we were doing was roughly what I wanted to pursue in university 2) developing my eye for colors and color combinations.
What worked on our computer screens also worked when it came to fashion.
We had a gray + any-color-you-can-think-of phase. Every week we would change our layout themes just to suit not only our fickle-mindedness, but also to satisfy this inexplicable obsession with pairing everything with gray. In fact, I think I’m slowly picking this obsession up again. If you haven’t noticed, I changed a lot of the colors of my blog to gray recently.
We were so into it that we even convinced our batchmates to add a bit of gray to our batch shirt and banners during our pink (2nd) year.
One of my most favorite blog themes during my geeky high school days had a gray and pastel pink or pale mint color combination. It worked - the contrast between something that we usually associate as masculine and a completely different thing that we usually think of as feminine. Who would’ve thought that gray could actually look girly and that light coral could look mature?
And with that story, I’d like to impart the idea that if you’re not so much into looking at other people’s outfits for color inspiration, you can always look around you and still pick up a few things here and there.
For example, I love looking at furniture and room pictures on my dashboard during my free time. When I see a room with a color combination that I like, I try to mimic the same feel and effect using similarly-colored items in my closet.
Be inspired by everything, and you’ll realize the beauty that lies in even the most mundane things in the world.
Title is from my cardigan’s carrot-like color. :D
While this looks like the new Love Bayo x Sylvia Park collection, it’s not. I just wish. </3 I was in the Love Bayo x SoFA Young Designer Competition, and I knew her collection would win as soon as her first design came out. I was an instant fan - one of her dresses reminded me so much of Alice in Wonderland, which was just absolutely perfect for the “Modern Fairytale” theme of the contest. I wasn’t surprised that she was the designer chosen to have her masterpieces sold in all of Bayo’s stores. There are Bayo stores in almost every mall, so her win was definitely a deal of epic proportions.
I haven’t had time to visit the nearest Bayo store to get my hands on any of her stuff yet, but based on the photos I’ve already seen online from the launch (which I wasn’t able to go to because I was in Indonesia)…
Just take all of my money. Just take all of it, okay? It’s all lovely, classic and dainty with my favorite lace and florals. Very Bayo-esque in every way possible. I’m so happy they gave a budding young designer an opportunity to showcase her work, because I’m all for fresh, underrated talent.
Anyhow, enough spazzing! Here’s my outfit today:
Vintage Casio watches are all the rage right now, and this small golden one would have to be my favorite. Reminds me a bit of C-3PO from Star Wars.
Don’t you just love my nails? Thanks to Beauty and Butter, I got this pale blue-violet shade with some shiny gem accents. Some of my nails are also only half-painted, something I’ve been seeing a lot on Japanese magazines.
My mom thinks they’re odd though, lol. I’ll just nod my head because she took my photos for today. XD
Not a skirt. Whoever invented skorts, I think, was a genius. The illusion of a skirt is there, but they are much more comfy to wear! This particular one also has pockets… which automatically makes everything more convenient.
Whoa, this necklace is huge. And wonderful in so many ways. Ever since I got it, I’ve been wearing it non-stop. It’s heavier than most, if not all my existing necklaces, but there’s something so elegant about it that it makes me want to buy some more exaggerated accessories. I’ve never had something like this before, and because of this particular statement necklace, I’m sure you guys will be seeing some more in the near future.
Hope you liked this outfit!
Whenever I run out of time to think of what to wear, I’d always either pick a bright piece of clothing or a pair of kickass heels to distract everyone else from seeing how I managed to leave the house with not so much effort. Or I just make my eyeliner darker so the attention will all go to how thick my make-up is.
I managed to do all three for this particular look, and it worked! No accessories, no frills. The make-up, the bright color of my top, and my 6-inch wedges made all the difference in the world.
It took me a long time to get over depending on accessories too much. No, wait. I actually decided not to pile on too much, because there was this one time I ruined one of my clothes because some of my sharp, intricately designed bangles brushed through them and caused the fabric to run. AFRAID!
Now I’m in the process of trying to master the art of minimalism and just being super casual and realistic about my daily outfits. Well, I’ve a long way to go, especially since I don’t have any plans of retiring my heels in the near future.
But really, a huge part of trying to pull an effortless-but-not-really look lies in how you do your make-up and hair. For some reason, anything looks good as long as you groom yourself a little. Bouncy hair, a little mascara, blush and lipstick can go a long way.
Just look at a certain percentage of the comments that I get in my social networking sites! Sometimes I get more compliments on my hair and make-up than my outfit. It’s never a bad thing for me though! :)