This is what happens when Pucca meets Japanese Harajuku style… in the Philippines? Wasn’t sure if I could pull this look off without help from a Japanese glam team, so I took some cues from my own shoot in Tokyo last March. JAPAN’S IMPACT! My first-hand experience over there gave a major boost of confidence, so forgive me just this once for trying something new out!
JRunway is the first ever Japanese multi-brand store in Southeast Asia, and it showcases more than 15 hottest fashion brands from Japan. Currently, these brands are available at 68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura, #01-54, Singapore 238839.
Not in Singapore? Don’t fret - They recently opened an online store, Shop JRunway, and are currently working on delivery to Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Australia. I’ll definitely keep you guys posted on any updates! I’m so happy Japanese brands are slowly becoming more accessible now. Just a little longer!
In the meantime, I’m inviting everyone to visit their new Special Feature page, Trends page to read about what’s hot in Japan right now, fashion snaps, news, recommended items, etc. Recognize anyone from their favorite fashion bloggers page? /wink
Every fortnight, they will publish a new Feature Page, but for now, the theme is Trendy Office Lady Style. So different from what I’m wearing in this post, but I think my usual style is very office-friendly! You can find more office-friendly fashion on JRunway.
Haven’t done color blocking in so long. My comfort zone is black and white paired with a single color, and I can’t believe I almost let myself forget that color blocking can be fun too. It is during these times that I’m glad I document my outfits. It’s a lot easier to spot certain patterns if you see your photos next to each other. More than just showing people my style, I think my Lookbook serves as a constant reminder that I’m a work in progress. And that white tops really go with everything, lol.
Le Bunny Bleu’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection just came out last weekend, and here’s a teaser before I reveal all the new shoes in a separate post. I don’t normally go for mid-heels (not low/not high), but my recent trip to Japan made me reconsider switching my high heels for a more practical height. Comfort before anything else! Crissey and I spotted a bunch of girls wearing similar sophisticated-but-kawaii shoes in JR Osaka Station. If you’re going to wear mid-heel pumps, might as well wear the cutest, most comfortable ones!
Considered it perfect timing when I visited Le Bunny Bleu Shang, and spotted this bejeweled pair in black. The ribbon is super understated, so it’s not too cutesy for my current, more “mature” personal style. My mom accompanied me to the store, and was actually thisclose to getting one for everyday office use! I could see this being a great everyday shoe because rounded toes are generally more forgiving than pointed ones.
Paired my girly shoes with an equally-girly dress with musical notes on it! It’s the first time that I’ve ever worn this print, and I’m obsessed. Need more of this in my life!
Le Bunny Bleu Philippines can be found at 5th Floor Shangri-la Plaza (654-2599), and 2nd Floor Glorietta 5 (955-7225).
Yesterday was the first day of autumn (Autumnal Equinox), and while we don’t have four seasons here in Manila, it’s definitely becoming a lot cooler nowadays!
I just got back from a short trip to Osaka, and noticed how so many Japanese girls were pairing their leather jackets with pencil skirts, platform boots and beanies. Instant casual “fashion editor” look! I’m in too deep - I got about 3 or 4 pencil skirts in Japan. This is saying a lot because I usually go for girly A-line skirts!
A lot of people think that my wardrobe is bottomless, but I actually repeat clothes a lot. I’ve always found it practical to invest in classic pieces that work for my body type. If they fit perfectly, I’m definitely wearing them again. If I find a certain style that is versatile enough to go from day to night, I’m definitely buying it.
This is why I have a ton of shift dresses in my closet! Move over, bodycon dresses, because shift dresses are much more comfortable and sophisticated. They’re great for work too! I usually wear shift dresses to my meetings because they automatically make me look decent and professional. (The last thing you want to do in a professional setting is distract people with unnecessary skin exposure!)
But what *can* you do to modify a knee-length shift dress? I love wearing shift dresses as is, but different occasions call for different styling. These kinds of work dresses need not always be boring, since there are various ways to make them more exciting:
1) A) Use a belt to shorten your dress to your desired length.
This is a technique that I often use for all my good but awkward length dresses. I’m just average height (I’m only 5’3” without heels!) with a short torso-longer legs proportion, so I always play with proportions, and try to elongate my figure by showing off my legs. (This explains all my leg-baring OOTDs!)
B) Use a belt to define your waist.
This creates the illusion of a curvier figure, and also acts like an additional accessory to the whole outfit. I chose a skinny black belt with a gold buckle to match my favorite gold jewelry.
Choosing the best belt for your body type is important, unless looking frumpy doesn’t bother you at all. If you’re petite or pear-shaped, go for skinny belts that won’t overwhelm your frame. If you’ve got an hourglass figure, make sure your belt emphasizes the tiniest part of your waist (don’t go for the ones that rest at the hip). If you have a long torso, you can get away with wide belts.
2) Wear a blazer over your belted dress, and match it with boots/booties.
Perfect way to make your work dress go from day-to-night. Choose a non-black blazer to make your outfit pop, and skip the office pumps for edgier shoes!
3) Wear a knit top/sweater over your dress, and accessorize with a statement necklace.
It was only recently that I appreciated layering over dresses! I love how my skirt collection seems like it has somewhat doubled, now that I can make my dresses look like skirts too! Best to go for cropped sweaters and knits to balance out the length of the shift dress.
Also, statement necklaces are always your best friend.
The bag (SM Parisian) and dress (from SM Woman) are available at The SM Store in SM Makati. You might also want to check out the sleeveless version of this dress, as well as the rack of SM Accessories where I got the statement necklace in my last photo.
Have fun shopping!
Suddenly, something that looks straight out of my summer wardrobe! The weather has been horrible recently, so I decided to go for pink and purple pastels as an attempt to make things a little bit less gloomy. And Just G just happened to have the perfect dress for the job.
Here’s something to add to your growing Just G dress collection! <3
Just G’s new campaign is out, and I’m loving the change! Usually, they go for the typical dolly look, but this time, they went for a much edgier style! I’m so excited to see what they have in store for us Just G lovers in the next couple of months! Crossing my fingers they’ll add more black, haha!
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