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!
(1 - EMODA top, Chicwish blazer, Esperanza boots, 2 - Sheinside top and sweater, Kate Spade bag, Coach heels, 3 - Zara top, Forever 21 blazer, Coach bag, Charlotte Russe heels, 4 - EMODA top, necklace and cardigan, FashionCookie ShoeAvenue heels, 5 - Hot Mess top)
We all know that denim never goes out of style, which is exactly why it was top of mind when I started listing down items for my book, 150 Style Essentials For Every Girl. I don’t think there’s any place in the world where nobody is wearing denim, and this is only testament to how important and versatile it is for everybody, fashion-conscious or not!
I started my interest in denim when I was in 6th grade, when I asked my mom, for the very first time, to buy me a pair of elephant pants because it was all the rage among my friends then. Thank God OOTDs weren’t invented yet because I was such a fashion victim, lol. I continued to wear them as I transitioned to high school, until I outgrew pants in general and instead turned to shorts and skirts.
But there was never a time when I had zero denim in my closet. I always had a pair or two until I was able to afford getting my own clothes and choose the styles that I liked. Eventually, I learned that skinny jeans suited my body type best, and got them in different denim washes, this classic, dark blue wash included. I have friends who prefer lighter washes, loose/baggy styles, or ones that come with a few rips here and there, but they’re denim all the same!
Speaking of denim…
In the spirit of Christmas, Wrangler Philippines decided to give away my #TriciaGosingtianStyleBook as gifts to 10 lucky winners everyday until the 23rd! It’s only the 5th day today, and so far, 50 people have already won their own free copies of my book. Super easy! It’s also my way of thanking you guys for all the continued support.
Anyhow, all the winners had to do was follow and tweet @WranglerPH a Tricia-inspired denim outfit photo! The 10 best ones for the day will be announced every 8PM. You can keep on joining everyday until the 23rd.
What’s even more awesome about it is that the denim contest is open to Asia! So to those from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, etc etc who were asking me how to get a copy of my book, this is your chance!
Milking my red hair for all it’s worth by dressing up to make it stand out as much as possible. This means a lot of black, gray and white, and the occasional pop of color that, for me, is a no-fail way to make a seemingly simple outfit look more interesting than it actually is. Outerwear in black is also always classic.
My love for red includes all fifty shades (lol), but right now, I’m particularly loving the super bright kind of red that matches most of my lipstick, and the darker shades of oxblood that is a wee bit more understated than most reds we come across on a daily basis.
This morning, I stumbled upon some older photos of myself, way back when I had really long, light ash brown hair. I looked so different, and I could see why I used to only stick to dainty floral prints and cutesy clothes. It’s amazing how hair color can instantly change your overall look.
Another interesting story from this morning - the first thing I heard from our household helper was that my mom ordered me to eat some leaves. Half-awake me went all like, WHAAAT? And then I found out later on that my mom bought arugula (my fave, btw).
Totally reminded me of that time when I asked her to buy Lays and Ruffles potato chips, and got actual lace and ruffled ribbons instead. Classic!
I clearly had an EMODA hangover when I wore this a few days after I got back from Tokyo. I know I kind of retired this kind of MODE style for a while, but my trip to Japan made it all come back to me. Japan, just take all my money.
Now that I’ve been in the US for more than a week now, I’ve come to realize that I’m such a good girl here when it comes to shopping. 9 days and I’ve not bought a single item of clothing. My MOFW project has been on hiatus ever since I started working on my book, and the timing could not any better. It seems like my “ultimate vacation” mode includes taking a break from clothes shopping as well. The only thing I bought in New York was a new lens for my camera. Talk about my geeky priorities.
In other news, I’m on my way to Boston in a few hours to visit my aunt who’s been living there since the ’80s. She comes home to Manila every few years but it’s my turn to pay her a visit. I’m so excited because I can get to chill for a change (Chicago and New York were a bit stressful with all the touristy stuff we did), but also so scared because it was freezing in New York today and Boston’s weather is going to be so much colder!