I recently moved all the cute and flirty dresses on the top of my pile of clothes because I’m so ready for that one time every year where I suddenly transform into a floral fairy. Summer’s just around the corner here in Manila, and I can definitely feel it already! A part of me hopes that the chilly January-February weather can last forever, but summer, while it is my least favorite season, also has its good points - one of them being the license to wear pretty floral prints, braids, and pastel-colored sandals everyday.
I’m still drawn to the blacks and whites in my wardrobe though I’ve been trying my best to pair them with spring-ish stuff in preparation. Though I’m pretty sure I’ll still be wearing a lot of neutrals when I go to Tokyo in two weeks! Heard it lightly snowed again today!
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!
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!