Rarely do I wear high-waist skinny pants on their own as I think they are generally unflattering, especially on no-butt, no-hips, rectangular, wide and short-waisted me. If I can’t wear a contrasting oversized/chunky jacket over my whole outfit to maintain the skinniness of my upper frame and legs, I’ll be totally fine wearing my own favorite high-waist a-line skirts over all the designer high-waist skinnies available in this world. Must keep the jacket on all the time.
I remember seeing a few Shibuya 109 girls rock them so well, but they were exceptionally tall (taller than most), had the best body proportions (long torso, super skinny waist and legs), and probably had the same weight as the average 15-year-old. Personally, while I don’t easily gain weight (FOR NOW) despite having no exercise or diet, I tend to easily bloat around the abdomen area. Luckily, it goes away in the morning, but after every meal, I feel like the food makes itself so comfortable in my stomach that it refuses disappear until the next day. Now, you can understand why my clothes are always so loose and bodycon makes me… well, very conscious.
Thank God for these magical pants though. First time in my life I can say that there is hope of high-waist pants. The peplum detail hides the most unflattering part of my body. The little skirt effect makes such a huge difference, and it only takes less than a yard of cloth to add it on. I swear anyone can look good if you just know what kind of clothes to flatter your body type! I’m not really sure if high-waist pants can suit pear and apple types as well as rectangle and hour glass types, but I figure (no pun intended) a lot will depend on what you style it with.
You can see I still wasn’t completely comfortable with it though, as I didn’t tuck my top in my pants. Maybe another day!
And the addiction for bell sleeves and cut-out shoulder details continues with this more-than-adorable pastel dress that I can’t get enough of. Got it in blue as well, in true Tricia fashion where I get the same style in different colors. I don’t know if this dress is still available on the website, but after receiving this in the mail and wearing it, I regret not getting the yellow and green ones too.
Trends come and go, get revived after years or decades, and are often reworked to become more current, less dated. Bell sleeves from the 60s are officially back this spring, but with a more updated feel to them! The 60s has always been one of my favorite eras for fashion, and reviving trends from that time is always a good idea, don’t you think?
Apartment 8’s Blair is back with her signature girly look! This top is yet to be released, and I’m so excited to be the first one to wear it. The halter neckline is definitely rocking it this season, but don’t you just love the little ruffle detail on the side? So fresh! Watch out for the white version soon too!
This blush and white theme (plus some help with Mr. Photoshop and Ms. Lighting) is emphasizing my tan so much! Loving every bit of it as for the first time in my life, I seem to look more mature and sexy than the usual cutesy-cute. What do you think?
(Bershka clutch, Stradivarius heels, Robinsons Teens Wear Liberte top and Never Been Kissed shorts) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
The message on this Bershka clutch hit too close to home so bought it even if it’s not exactly the usual kind of bag I’d get for myself. As of this writing, it is somewhere in my room, doubling as some sort of decoration. Or more like a reminder. With the amount of work that I have (which I am wholly thankful for), nowadays I can’t help but feel like a robot that has programmed itself to do the same exact thing everyday just to get all the work done. But that shouldn’t be the case at all, as I made this blog for myself and for my dreams. Note. To. Self.
In other news, these shoes from Stradivarius are slowly making its way to the top of my favorite summer shoes list! The heels aren’t high so it’s a good pair to use everyday. I hope they make other colors!
(Sheinside sweater, Lush Scarlet Boutique satchel, Mango heels) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
It’s the second day of March, and probably officially the start of summer. I need to set my heavy layers and chunky knits aside for a while, unless I’m asking for it - inducing headaches, fainting in the heat, or drenching my clothes in buckets of sweat, I mean.
I can’t completely let go of long sleeves and high necks, however. I guess those are just too integrated with my personal style that I can only compromise on other things instead. Goodbye to my floral pants and skinny bottoms for this one. I’ll need all the air my legs can get because I’m all covered on top! It’s always a balancing act in the end.
On a semi-related note, I think this is the start of my yearly spring fairy phase where I transform into someone who doesn’t seem to like wearing black at all. Will last until June at the latest, prolly! :D
P.S. Should I cut my hair this short?
I can’t even start talking about this top. I have to have it in all colors possible! For girls with small shoulders like me, this is seriously the best style to show them off. The high neckline and the cuffed sleeves make it all the more perfect. Striking a balance between sweet and sexy is difficult, and this top pulls it off so well by providing peekaboo cutouts in the right places.
Somehow, before I knew it, I found myself going back to this sweet style again. I blame it on the major life changes that has been happening recently. Let’s just say that it involves a lot of ties being cut off, both in physical and emotional aspects. Because I can’t go on sulking forever, I’ve just learned to accept these things that I can’t change and have no control over. Praying about them every night keeps me sane.
Anyhow, speaking of going back to sweet style, I’m quite proud that this has zero black or white in it. Huzzah! I missed this so much. Apartment 8’s Blair is back with a new look, and no, it’s not about this wig that people think is my real hair, or my newly revamped pre-summer layout. XOXO
I just want to fill my closet with sweaters. I’d also wear cozy oversized sweaters to sleep if only the weather in Manila permitted it. It’s been 4 years since I started documenting outfits, and I am still obsessed with these knits. Who can blame me for always choosing comfort and functionality over everything else? They serve as easy solutions to chilly but lazy-to-dress-up evenings, as well as perfect layering pieces for traveling in winter or spring. I get cold easily (I don’t exactly know why, but I’ve always been like this since I was a kid) so I can definitely live in sweaters and jackets all throughout the year, regardless of the season.
On a related note, I congratulate myself for the conscious effort to not wear black. Huzzah! I’m actually on a quest to give my other clothes a chance to shine. And giving our laundry person a break from washing the same black stuff over and over again because maybe it’s getting boring!
Here’s something fairly simple and light, in anticipation of spring and summer. It recently turned February and it’s only a matter of time before stores here in Manila pull out all their dark, rich colors and replace them cutesy pastels and florals.
I’m a little particular about the kinds of pinks that I get for myself, since I don’t find all pinks suitable for my taste and personality. This pink, however, is so incredibly perfect that I just had to temporarily ditch my ongoing black-and-white (with oxblood) streak. Let’s see if I can continue wearing lighter colors after this!
Recently I also splurged on some spring make-up from MAC and Etude House (OMG, non-Japanese brand make-up for a change!) Hopefully I can blog about my purchases tomorrow or Wednesday. Super happy with all of them so far. <3