Off shoulder frocks are still very much alive and kicking, and I hope they don’t go away any time soon because I have yet to collect off shoulder dresses in all the styles and colors possible.
I particularly love this dress because it is so adorably confused. It’s as if it doesn’t know if it wants to be summer with the tropical print, or fall with the red/black leaves.
Speaking of fall, I really want to make it a goal to catch the fall foliage every year, and be a legitimate leaf peeper. Crossing my fingers that when I go to Korea this October, the leaves haven’t completely withered yet! I can already imagine all the photos!
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!
Relaxed weekend outfit. I haven’t worn dresses like this in a long time! Now that it’s officially summer in Manila, simple, one-piece items are slowly becoming my uniforms. I refuse to think anymore when the temperature is this high.
What’s worse is that whenever I go inside air-conditioned places, I still get cold enough to need to wear a jacket. Someone teleport me to a place that is 10 degrees Celsius right now. Maybe back to sakura-filled Japan because I’m obviously still not over it.
The last of my multi-color skater skirt collection! I’m slowly warming up to green nowadays, especially after watching Wicked a few weeks ago. I have no idea why I’ve been disregarding this color for the longest time but better late than never, right?
Also, the black and white plus color accent combination still remains to be classic. Best way how to dress on lazy days.
That rare moment where I’m wearing sneakers! I should put a mark somewhere on my fashion timeline to commemorate the start of my sneaker addiction. This particular pair is only one of my very few patterned shoes so it’s extra special. I usually just go for the usual plain black or white, but all the Tretorn x Florence Broadhurst designs are way too adorable to resist. The ones I’m wearing here have horses on them!
I’m pretty sure we’ll see more checkered patterns next season, but I’m certainly not wearing them just because they’re currently trendy. My mom has always had a penchant for plaids and checkers, and I’m certain that she passed it on to me. Every time we’d go shopping together, she’d automatically go to either the section where all the black are, or to the section where all the plaids and checkers are. I found myself developing the same habit throughout the years.
I’ve also been very partial to sharp angles and straight lines, etc. (as mentioned here) so this pattern is expected of me and my style. Crissey is the exact opposite - she is drawn to curved lines, and this clearly reflects on her drawing style, as well as on some of her fashion choices. In a way, I guess we are what we wear.
Speaking of Crissey, fate brought us together last Sunday when we coincidentally went to the same store in the same mall at the same time. Neither of us knew each other’s whereabouts so we totally freaked out at what happened. That night, we talked about horror movies (she loves to scare herself, and I also get curious, lol) until we fell asleep. I woke up at exactly 3 AM after an immensely strange dream where I saw Crissey die as she fell into a large gap while we were going down the escalator. In an attempt to find her body, I looked down the gap only to find it pitch black. After a few minutes of mourning because I didn’t know what to do and I really thought she was gone forever, Crissey miraculously found her way back up and immediately told me, in her usual cheery tone, that she fell 21 stories… and that “OMG, Greenhills pala yung nasa baba!" I was dying (lol) of laughter when I relayed the story to my brother. That punchline I can’t even.
Also, I should mention that in my dream, while we were going down the escalator, Crissey was holding a giant squash and a broom. Stop haunting my dreams, witch (of course, the moe magical girl type) Crissey!
Dumping all these outfits in here before the year ends. 2013 has been a great year for me, and it is probably one that I will never, ever forget. I think my style has changed drastically this year, especially after I got my hair cut and dyed a totally different style from what everyone has been used to all these years. Looking back, it was one of those many decisions that I need to put into my list of impulsive things I did that changed my life for the better.
Today also marks the last day of my 31 Days of Style with Candy! You might have noticed that I’ve been extra active on Lookbook this month and this was the reason why. It’s mostly a story about layering and wearing outerwear. I hope it won’t go away any time soon for those who still need inspiration for cold weather dressing in the next couple of months!
Speaking of Candy, I did a number of medium-length hair tutorials for them last November! I don’t think I’ve mentioned this here before but it’s better late than never, right? I noticed a lot of the girls who went to my book signing events also cut their hair to medium-length - you girls might want to check the videos out for a last minute New Year makeover!
I’ll be leaving for Taiwan soon so I’ll just be queuing posts again while I’m gone! Happy New Year!