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Charriol: Cherie Amour Jewelry Line

Posted on Sunday, 21 September 2014

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Charriol is an international luxury brand that specializes in fine Swiss timepieces, jewelry and accessories. I’ve worn my Charriol watch a couple of times, but now it’s time to focus on their jewelry line!

Show “amour” to the chéri in your life with Charriol’s Cherie Amour collection! If I were only a married man, I’d give my special ladies one item each from the collection - the necklace to my mom, the bracelet to my sister, the ring to my wife, and the earrings to my daughter. I just might propose this idea to my boyfriend, just in case he wants to surprise me 15-20+ years from now.

What I love about this collection most is the juxtaposition of the dainty, sparkly hearts, and Charriol’s iconic sterling silver twisted cables. These feminine pieces will definitely speak to every girl’s heart! 

In the Philippines, Charriol is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI) - a member of The SSI Group - and is located at Greenbelt 4, Power Plant Mall, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Tower, Gateway Mall, SM Mall of Asia, 158 Designers’ Boulevard Alabang Town Center, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Midtown, Newport Resorts World, The Podium, Rustan’s Ayala Cebu, Abreeza Davao and Limketkai Cagayan de Oro.

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SM Makati: Shifting Workwear

Posted on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

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A lot of people think that my wardrobe is bottomless, but I actually repeat clothes a lot. I’ve always found it practical to invest in classic pieces that work for my body type. If they fit perfectly, I’m definitely wearing them again. If I find a certain style that is versatile enough to go from day to night, I’m definitely buying it.

This is why I have a ton of shift dresses in my closet! Move over, bodycon dresses, because shift dresses are much more comfortable and sophisticated. They’re great for work too! I usually wear shift dresses to my meetings because they automatically make me look decent and professional. (The last thing you want to do in a professional setting is distract people with unnecessary skin exposure!)

But what *can* you do to modify a knee-length shift dress? I love wearing shift dresses as is, but different occasions call for different styling. These kinds of work dresses need not always be boring, since there are various ways to make them more exciting:

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1) A) Use a belt to shorten your dress to your desired length.

This is a technique that I often use for all my good but awkward length dresses. I’m just average height (I’m only 5’3” without heels!) with a short torso-longer legs proportion, so I always play with proportions, and try to elongate my figure by showing off my legs. (This explains all my leg-baring OOTDs!)

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B) Use a belt to define your waist.

This creates the illusion of a curvier figure, and also acts like an additional accessory to the whole outfit. I chose a skinny black belt with a gold buckle to match my favorite gold jewelry.

Choosing the best belt for your body type is important, unless looking frumpy doesn’t bother you at all. If you’re petite or pear-shaped, go for skinny belts that won’t overwhelm your frame. If you’ve got an hourglass figure, make sure your belt emphasizes the tiniest part of your waist (don’t go for the ones that rest at the hip). If you have a long torso, you can get away with wide belts.

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2) Wear a blazer over your belted dress, and match it with boots/booties.

Perfect way to make your work dress go from day-to-night. Choose a non-black blazer to make your outfit pop, and skip the office pumps for edgier shoes!

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3) Wear a knit top/sweater over your dress, and accessorize with a statement necklace.

It was only recently that I appreciated layering over dresses! I love how my skirt collection seems like it has somewhat doubled, now that I can make my dresses look like skirts too! Best to go for cropped sweaters and knits to balance out the length of the shift dress.

Also, statement necklaces are always your best friend. 

The bag (SM Parisian) and dress (from SM Woman) are available at The SM Store in SM Makati. You might also want to check out the sleeveless version of this dress, as well as the rack of SM Accessories where I got the statement necklace in my last photo.

Have fun shopping!

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Just G: Pink and Purple Pastels

Posted on Sunday, 14 September 2014

(Just G dress and bracelets, Le Bunny Bleu flats, Status Salon hair extensions, The SM Store SM Accessories earrings) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Suddenly, something that looks straight out of my summer wardrobe! The weather has been horrible recently, so I decided to go for pink and purple pastels as an attempt to make things a little bit less gloomy. And Just G just happened to have the perfect dress for the job. 

Here’s something to add to your growing Just G dress collection! <3

Just G’s new campaign is out, and I’m loving the change! Usually, they go for the typical dolly look, but this time, they went for a much edgier style! I’m so excited to see what they have in store for us Just G lovers in the next couple of months! Crossing my fingers they’ll add more black, haha!

Just G boutique stores can be found in SM Megamall, Market Market, Sta. Lucia, SM Southmall, Eastwood City, SM North Edsa, SM Manila and SM Cebu. Just G and Gingersnaps share spaces at Shangri-la, Rockwell, Robinsons Metroeast, SM Baguio and SM Pampanga. They also have department store corners at SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Landmark Trinoma, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Festival Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Cubao, SM Pampanga, SM Southmall and Robinsons Ermita. 

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SM Makati: Different Ways To Style A White Button-Down Shirt

Posted on Monday, 8 September 2014

If you’ve been following my outfits for a while, you’ve probably already noticed the abundance of white tops in my wardrobe. I’ve always believed that the classic white shirt is the most essential style staple. It’s a perfect blank canvas that can suit different styles and different occasions.

While there are different kinds of white tops, I’m very partial to the white button-down shirt. Once you realize how powerful it is, you’ll find yourself looking for various versions of it, or you’ll want to always challenge yourself on how uniquely you can style it. Take a cue from the sophisticated Carolina Herrera - she wears her white button-down to all opportune moments, including formal events!

Recently, I found a good white button-down shirt while shopping at The SM Store in SM Makati. I wore it in 3 different ways to prove my point. Actually, I could go on and on for a week wearing the same shirt… if only it weren’t gross, haha! 

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French school girl look! I wore my SM Woman white button-down with an SM GTW plaid high-waist skirt and a pair of loafers from SM Parisian.

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Style tip: Don’t be afraid to play with prints and colors. 

Red and green isn’t just for Christmas, and you can actually mix to different kinds and sizes of plaids together! 

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Hype this look on Lookbook here.

SM Woman top + GTW by SM skirt + SM Accessories earrings + shoes = only P2000! I swear I can’t even get a top for this amount in other stores.

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Pastel party look. Less is more! Ambassador of modesty speaking - No need to reveal too much skin or wear too-tight bodycon dresses to impress your date. There’s nothing sexier than a slightly unbuttoned white shirt!

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Style tip: Have you ever been to an event where literally EVERBODY is wearing black? Stand out in a crowd by looking pretty in pink like Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods! While I’m often guilty of wearing black all the time, pink and pastels always make for a unique and refreshing look.

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Hype this look on Lookbook here.

SM Woman top + GTW by SM shorts + SM Accessories bracelet + earrings = only P1600! What a steal!

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Casual, conservative chic! Here’s one look that is so versatile that you can wear it to events, to work, to church, or… to EVERYWHERE! 

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Style tip: Throw in a metallic clutch and pointy heels to dress up your casual denims!

Avoid looking too bulky or too covered up by bunching up your sleeves a little. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again and again = Showing off your legs? Wear a conservative top. Showing off your chest? Cover your legs. Balance is key!

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SM Woman top + SM Woman Jeans jeggings + SM Accessories necklace + earrings + clutch = 5 items for only 2,500! 

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Another awesome thing about white button-downs is that they look wonderful with just about any accessories. 

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The SM Accessories section is quite the treasure trove lately! I usually go straight to where all the gold and black accessories are. Here, I layered two necklaces (one thin and one thick) together, and finished the whole look off with these unique-looking earrings.

This is only the first of my many The SM Store Makati posts to come! I’ll be blogging about them every week, and you can also find my posters when you go to SM Makati. In the posters, you can find some of my current discounted picks! At the moment, Badgley Mischka shoes have a 30% discount, while S&H shoes and United Colors of Benetton bags have a 15% discount from September 5-14.

Have fun shopping!

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Black-Red-Violet by Status Hair Premier Salon

Posted on Thursday, 4 September 2014

Before anything else, let me congratulate myself for resisting the urge to dye my hair these last 3 months! I fell in love with dark hair again, and wouldn’t mind keeping it for the rest of the year if I didn’t have a salon sponsor. Thanks to Status Salon, I can experiment whenever I want!

Last week, I was stressing out so much that I wanted to do something different. Of course, my hair was my first target. I think I let my hair get enough rest!

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And besides, my hair was starting to fade from black-brown to simply dark brown.  

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It took me about 15 minutes to decide what I wanted to do with my hair. Before going into the salon, I already set my mind to the same bright red that I did last year. However, Status Hair Premier Salon (formerly Louis Philip Kee) C5/Acropolis had a new hair color chart, and the red-violet tones were glorious! 

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So I went with the darkest red-violet that they had. Because we were dyeing it over dark hair, the result would be super subtle and not at all loud. YASSS. JUST WHAT I WANTED! I’m still not over dark hair, so this was perfect. 

If you put this color over bleached hair or light brown hair, the results would definitely be more striking, though I’m not sure if it’ll fade back to brown in a few days/weeks. Red dye washes out so easily! 

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Baby dye dye dye! I was so excited because it’s been a while since I last changed my hair color.

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They let the dye rest on my hair for about 30 minutes. 

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Roots took about 15 minutes. 

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Dun dun dun. Before the reveal. 

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At this point, I couldn’t wait for my hair to dry already! (Hair looks darker when it’s wet.)

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With Roseann, one of the owners of Status Salon! Love her ash brown pixie cut!

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Finally! Hair that’s dark when it needs to be dark, but red-violet under certain lighting. Since the salon had yellow lighting, I couldn’t really see much difference.

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I only got to properly see the result when I took photos the next day. This was what the color looked like under natural lighting. I dub thee my best hair color of the year. It’s perfect! Subtle edginess! It’s still dark so it won’t look gross even if my roots grow out. 

If it’s not directly hit by sun/light, it looks black. If I take photos under the sun or if there’s a huge light source in front of me/behind me, it’s red-violet. 

Want the same hair color? Just look for Jon of Status Hair Premier Salon C5/Acropolis! As of this writing, he’s working on my hair extensions so I can still enjoy my long hair look whenever I want. I asked him to add a few bright purple streaks since it’s not my own hair that’s going to be bleached anyway. Can’t wait!

For price inquiries and other concerns, follow Status Salon on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

If anyone’s wondering, Louis Phillip Kee C5/Acropolis is now called Status Hair Premier Salon. But it’s still owned by the same owners and the branch still has the same hairstylists. The rates are a little more affordable now though! Yay! :)

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Just G: Dainty Details

Posted on Friday, 22 August 2014

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(Just G top, skirt, jacket, Le Bunny Bleu oxfords) Hype this look on Lookbook here.

Just G will forever be my top-of-mind store for casual denim + lace + floral print combos. They have a knack for making the daintiest details super wearable and not at all over-stylized. Nothing they sell is intimidating, and while the brand may have an image that they only cater to teens, I find myself still wearing the brand well into my quarter life like it’s perfectly normal. Classic is called classic for a reason. Raise your hands up in the air if you’re already finished with college, and you’re still buying clothes from Just G! 

My last 3 Just G looks have all featured denim jackets, but this one is my most favorite so far. Soft denim is everything - lightweight and incredibly comfortable! Moreover, the motorcycle jacket style is forever chic in my book. I already wore this jacket with a pair of skinny jeans and a plain white tee for a perfect “model off-duty” look. 

Just G boutique stores can be found in SM Megamall, Market Market, Sta. Lucia, SM Southmall, Eastwood City, SM North Edsa, SM Manila and SM Cebu. Just G and Gingersnaps share spaces at Shangri-la, Rockwell, Robinsons Metroeast, SM Baguio and SM Pampanga. They also have department store corners at SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Landmark Trinoma, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Festival Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Cubao, SM Pampanga, SM Southmall and Robinsons Ermita. 

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