(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
Seems like printed bottoms aren’t going away any time soon. So obsessed. This particular one feels so comfortable, kind of like all the loose pajama-ish pants that I keep on wearing in the past. The print is quite original and eye-catching that when I went to a store in Melbourne and saw a skirt with the same fabric, I totally shrieked “OMG FAIRGROUND!”.
The colors are gorgeous as well. You can never go wrong with black, white and pink. Such a girly combination that’s sure to make any outfit look quirkier and more playful compared to any other color accent.
I paired my new pants with a gradient blazer, which coincidentally matched the pink of my pants! Usually we see suit sets with the same fabric or print, but who would’ve thought that this technique could also work?
Ombre/dip dyed hair was such a huge hit last season, but I think I prefer this trend on my clothes better than on my hair. Though it was fun photoshopping my hair in different colors back when I was blonde, I think I’ll keep it classy by keeping my hair just one color for now. I dyed it a shade darker a few days after I shot these pictures, but I’m sure you all would just be like my boyfriend who never notices these subtle changes until I point them out. Hee.
While I’m still not into piling on accessories, I believe this coordinate makes a huge statement! Just look at Elle Woods in Legally Blonde for some pinkspiration if you’re into corporate-ish items such as blazers and high-waist trousers but want to put a fun and feminine twist to them.
This is something I’d wear… in an alternate universe. Risked looking like some sort of walking rainbow vomit one day, just because I felt like not dressing up like myself.
I wonder if you guys ever feel the same way. Sometimes I even think about creating a tribute entry to some of the local bloggers I follow by doing my own interpretation of their personal styles. Or doing a blogger challenge where we dress up as one another just for the heck of it. Doesn’t that sound really fun?
Anyhow, thanks to Barney Stinson for this quote on my shirt and for influencing everyone with his awesomeness. I knew I had to get this statement shirt even if I rarely wear these kinds of things. I still want this Toxic Toy x Luisaviaroma one though!
CMYK-inspired colors! I didn’t get cyan quite right, but I think I got everything else spot on. Color blocking is something I’ve never totally gotten a hang of, to be honest. If I do decide to combine so many colors in one outfit, something geeky like this usually happens.
You know it’s time to bring out the lightest colors in your closet when you feel extra girly and it also happens to be 34 degrees outside. Thin, light fabric never fails to keep me feeling fresh all day long - no buckets of sweat trickling down my back and making the ugliest marks on my clothes. But then again, I was never really the type to sweat a lot… which I think is a bad thing too!
(All from Forever 21) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Super late post, but here’s what I wore to the Forever 21 SM City The Block launch last April 18. This is probably one of my favorite all-Forever 21 outfits to date, since it’s so incredibly me and my personal style.
Such a comfortable outfit too - loose and light just the way I like it. I don’t think I can ever outgrow oversized knits!
I swear I spazzed when I saw this skirt on the racks! I didn’t think I could find the most perfect mullet/high-low skirt for myself until I saw this white and pink floral-printed one that’s just the right amount of sexy and cute.
The shoes are a really good find too! P1995 for Jeffrey Campbell-looking platform boots. What a steal. I guess it was my lucky shopping day!
Below are a few photos of myself and the other Forever 21 brand ambassadors during the opening:
Me, standing awkwardly on stage. I can’t function properly in front of a lot of people. It’s a good photo of how my outfit looks from the side/back though! :)
So here’s a better photo so you can all marvel at her pretty face and wonderful, sophisticated sense of style! We both had a conversation backstage about our past experiences as Forever 21 brand ambassadors, how she, David and I are the only ones left from the original group, and how much we miss everyone else who shared the same journey at one point of our lives. Can’t believe it’s already been two years since it all happened!
And the Forever 21 craze still lives. So thankful.
Speaking of Forever 21, everyone reading this post should totally head to the Megamall branch right now for the 50% off sale! It’s only until tomorrow, so be sure to find some time to visit since you can most probably find your favorite styles at discounted prices. BDO cardholders can avail of 5% rebate with a minimum purchase of P5,000 for all 3 days, while F21 Mastercard holders can get 10% off on regular items, with a minimum purchase of P5,000, starting May 4 12 nn onwards until May 18.