The current weather here in Manila is definitely not helping me become productive at this crucial time of the year, but at least it’s giving me a reason to bring out my cozy sweaters again. This might seem out of place considering everyone is still in major summer mode, but I can’t help but embrace the cold! This is definitely my element, and I just want time to fast forward a bit and get to the part where all the stores release their fall-winter collections.
Right now, everything seems to be in transit to something newer and potentially greater. Call it quarter life crisis but I feel like I’m right smack in the center of it all. I don’t really know what the world holds for me, but all I’m sure of is that my present choices can add up to that revealing moment in the future, wherever (status/job/etc) I find myself. It may be a vague period in my life, but I guess I have no other choice but to just my best!
It’s another season of cut-outs, and I am so in. Well, it’s been around for a long time, but I couldn’t really push myself to go completely out of my comfort zone with waist-baring, back-revealing ones that will compromise my usually-conservative style. I find that there are more options for cut-outs now, and my favorite kind would be the ones that show off the neck and shoulders.
Here are three outfits that clearly show my growing obsession for cut-out details. They range from subtle to something more obvious, and I can’t wait to get my hands on more creative cut-out placements in the future.
Pardon the overuse of girly skater skirts for these looks. This formula has become some sort of uniform for me recently!
Seriously feeling as mixed as the prints on my top. Don’t know if it’s stripes with leopard print, or leopard print with stripes, but it’s probably not important, or worth my time self-debating about. Yup, I should listen to what I type in here.
Paired it with something I’ll always be sure of - this kind of skirt. As much as I try to seem more mature now that I’m 24, I can never shake this cutesy silhouette off. Some things will always remain the same, I guess!
A must-have in every spring wardrobe is the floral print skirt! I’ve quite a few of them, in varying colors fit for both dark and light color schemes. This one is a confused don’t-know-if-winter-or-spring kind of skirt but I love it all the same, because it fits all the black things in my closet.
Anyhoo, as you all know, black and white is a huge trend this coming season, and it’s the perfect time to stock up on these classic two-tone goodies that can last you even until after it’s over. Recently, I’ve been trying so hard to ban myself from shopping just so I can save enough to splurge in my upcoming Japan trip, but the force is weak with this one! Just can’t get enough.
Also, I’m in a love-hate relationship with my current hair. I have a very strong urge to cut it short because the last 4 or so inches are immensely damaged (don’t know if it’s obvious in these pictures) from a recent dye disaster, keeping me from going out with straight hair or even putting my hair down in general. So many people have been telling me to get the same length as the wig I’ve been sporting in my last posts because it looks more chic, but I’m a little scared because my hair has always been my security blanket…
Quick post! Pair something girly like florals with something badass like leather, and this is what you’ll get - two opposite things that surprisingly work well together.
Isn’t this brown leatherette skirt such a steal? I found it at a random store in Cineleisure Orchard one night, just before I headed back to my hotel to call it a day. Talk about luck! Now, all I need now is a black pleated version of this skirt. H&M released it a few seasons ago, but it got sold out before I knew it. I did, however, find a leatherette circle skirt at Forever 21 yesterday, so do go to the nearest store before everyone else!
It’s not always about baring skin this summer. It’s still possible to cover up and be a little conservative without having to compromise comfort. Skirts like the one I’m wearing here are built for exactly this, I think.
A mini and a maxi in one - how completely convenient can you get? My love for these kinds of skirts can equal my love for mullet skirts nowadays. Countries with tropical weather like ours benefit the most with these innovations, really! <3
Hope everyone’s been enjoying their week so far. By the time this gets posted, I’m probably freezing my butt off somewhere in London where the weather’s been predicted to be quite horrible these days…