I wear so much pink now, and I totally blame it on the sakura obsession I brought with me from Tokyo. It was actually my first time to see a fully-bloomed cherry blossom tree, as my past trips in Japan were (strangely) always scheduled after everything is over. I used to just see one or two rogue trees with a few blossoms, but never the kind where it has blossomed enough to fill a whole picture with pink! Too pretty! Will share the photos soon!
I’m immensely envious of everyone in Tokyo right now because they can experience hanami and all, but this only gives me more reason to come back next spring! On a slightly related note, congrats to one of my friends who just got engaged in Ueno Koen with cherry blossoms in the background. This scenario has always been my dream proposal so hopefully my boyfriend and I can cook something up in the future too! He already knows that I’ve always wanted a pre-nuptial/wedding photoshoot with sakura in the background. And a sakura-themed wedding. (He never reads my blog so I can freely talk about this stuff here without him knowing, lol. Unless one of my friends sells me out.)
I just want to sakura-fy EVERYTHING!
Statement on my top aside, here’s a sweet spring/summer outfit that I wore to a weekend out with my family. I’ve been favoring flat shoes or low heels recently, and I think it’s all because of Le Bunny Bleu’s influence. Their S/S 14 collection is perfect in every way - I had the hardest time choosing what to pick because I had about 5 different pairs that I really wanted to add to my shoe collection.
Ultimately, I chose this pair of oxfords in white, even though the black version was the first one to catch my eye. I have way too many black shoes already, and I believe that white shoes are going to be very trendy in the next couple of months. While most people aim to have abs this summer, I aim to simply lessen the amount of black I wear on a daily basis, lol.
My 2nd choice from the collection was a pair of pastel pink oxfords. Now that I think about it, I should’ve already bought it when I was in the store last week. When you buy 2 pairs from the S/S 14 collection, you can get a free Le Bunny Bleu stuffed toy!
They also launched a new LeBunny Bleu Lovers Discount Card! Customers who purchase any amount in the store will be given a stamp card. Each stamp card has 20 stamps (P500 value each with a total value of P10,000) which must be completed within 1 year.
Once you complete it, the card can guarantee a lifetime discount of 10% for cash and 5% off for credit card purchases. Exclusive promotions and sneak peek of new collections will also be granted to holders of the card.
As an added bonus, the first 10 who will get a card will also receive a special LeBunny Bleu Manila canvas tote.
Visit them at 5th floor Bridgeway, East Wing Shangri-la Plaza (654-2599) and 2nd floor Glorietta 5 (955-7225).
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!