Jumping on the midi circle skirt bandwagon with this one. You can pair anything with this skirt and still end up looking ultra feminine. This is exactly why everyone needs to have at least one of these in their closets.
Apparently, I’ve also caught the holiday fashion bug with the colors I used for this outfit. How is it already November? My heart and mind are still stuck in June!
Fighting off the gloomy weather by posting a bright, summer outfit that I wore a few weeks back to a weekend road trip with my closest friends. Couldn’t pass up the chance to shoot an outdoor outfit post because I rarely go out of the city! You may have also noticed how I have managed to successfully settle within the confines of my little studio and plain white wall nowadays. It’s too convenient. /cry
Anyhow, I just had to wear my new wedges out because I couldn’t find anything more perfect to match with my whole outfit. Who says summer sandals can only be flat? I got these RANDA babies from my recent trip to Tokyo, and I couldn’t be happier with this purchase. I’ve always adored RANDA shoes, and Japanese shoe brands in general because they are really some of the most comfortable (if not the most comfortable) shoes in the world. If you go around Japan, you’ll be amazed at how some girls can survive to walk for hours in 4+ inch high heels and not die at the end of the day. A lot of it has to do with the quality of shoes that they wear!
Another spring/summer outfit wearing the same wedges!
Fortunately for us who can’t go to Japan all the time (though thankfully we can now have multiply-entry visa, lol thank you PM Shinzo Abe) just to buy quality kawaii shoes, RANDA has recently opened its global webstore that can ship to over 120 countries. YES, the Philippines is included. You just need to have PayPal.
Hopefully more Japanese brands can go global in the next few months/years!
Their S/S 2013 collection called CHIC & PURITY is every spring lover’s dream! I couldn’t resist getting a pair of Metallic-line Ankle strap Wedge Sandals in Beige for myself when I visited their Shinjuku store. It was only a few steps away from JR Shinjuku Station!
I spent about 30 minutes deliberating on which pair I should get. Everything was so pretty, but as a normal traveler I couldn’t buy too many shoes or my luggage could go overweight (and back then, I already bought too much EMODA for the touchMe show). T_T
I settled for classic nude wedges with gold accents in the end. In all honesty, my feet can withstand hours of walking around in these high heels. What is this sorcery?!
Two-tone open-toe shoes for their main poster. I love how RANDA offers cute and trendy but classy designs that can cater to different ages and styles. The model on the left has a more mature, chic style while the model on the right has a more sweet, innocent style.
HOHOHO I’m on a roll! I come bearing more good news! RANDA is officially on sale starting today! It’s CRAZY - I found a pair of $60 flats that went down to $20.
Here are my faves from the global webstore. Enjoy shopping!
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!
Welcome to another round of My Own Fashion Week! This time, I’ll be having an Australian edition where I incorporate Australian brands and items from my recent Melbourne trip to my daily personal style entries.
It’s the first day and I’m cheating already, by posting an old look that I already posted on Lookbook! I know I am partly to blame, since I got quite sickly today and I decided to spend the whole afternoon resting in bed instead of going out for work and errands. No chance to dress up there!
But moving on, this top was recently sent to me by an HK-based store that sells different brands from all over the world. I was torn whether or not to include this look in my November Hong Kong MOFW instead, but I figured Aje deserves an entry and a spotlight of its own.
Aje’s collections are totally lust-worthy, and I’m happy to be able to wear and style their The Patchwork Romantic Spring/Summer 2011-2012 Skotolo top in my own way. The oversized, puffy sleeves, with the off shoulder cotton, make for a wonderful, luxurious gypsy look. Think Esmeralda in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, minus the sexy, plunging neckline.
And the back of this top! Where do I even start? I never wear anything that’s too revealing, but the unique gold, silver and white sequined cross over straps totally won me over. I take interest in the fact that from the front, my outfit looks incredibly girly and dainty, but from the back, the slight skin exposure makes the whole thing look a little bit more playful and less conservative.
Clearly, I am still not over spring in Melbourne with this floral outfit. While the rest of the world is enjoying the autumn foliage and preparing for winter, I am with the Aussies, celebrating spring and summer!
Subtle print-on-print on the 4th day of My Own Fashion Week, Singapore Edition! These shorts from Ellysage are quite a huge statement. The loud tropical print is quite unlike me, but I love it for being the first of its kind in my closet of black and white.
Since I don’t think loud print-on-loud print trend suits me well, I decided to play the shorts down a bit by wearing a sheer floral-print top and a light beige chiffon blazer that is actually quite nifty! Under sunlight, the floral print of the top shows through the thin fabric of the blazer.
Just to give this outfit a pop of color, I decided to turn to green and turquoise accents! I made sure there was a bright contrast between the color of the blazer and the color of the shoes, since I didn’t want to wear accessories (again) and this is one of my no-fail ways to make an outfit look interesting as is.
On the third day of MOFW, I decided to wear two things that I love - the color blue and outerwear. I’m one of those weird people who gravitate towards any kind of outerwear when in the midst of clothing. The temperature in this part of the world never becomes cold enough for coats to be acceptable and appropriate, but there’s never enough cardigans and blazers to combat the intense airconditioning we have in malls and establishments.
I tend to stock up on outerwear often because I like to balance my outfits out, skin exposure-wise. I love short shorts that show off my legs, so I usually cover my arms up as an attempt to save my conservative image (lol)
Super in love with this blazer that fits me perfectly! The silhouette is so me - not too shapeless, but not too boxy either. Just the right amount of chic.
Welcome to the first day of MOFW Singapore! To those who missed my last post, I’m challenging myself to do “My Own Fashion Week” featuring clothes and brands from the country where I last made a travel photography diary. Luckily, I have quite a few gifts from Singaporean blogshops recently, so what better way to celebrate them than to create a mini-event on my blog! I’m so excited for it, since it’s also a motivation for me to blog everyday.
My next MOFW will be in October, after I post pictures from my recent trip to Melbourne!
This skirt! <3 Not only does it give me the illusion of hips (I’m like a shapeless tree trunk, btw), but the length is ideal for a fun office/work look. The color is a beautiful shade of mustard too, so it’s not overwhelming at all.
I matched it with a cream-colored top with a ruffle detail on the shoulder for an all-out girly effect. Sometimes I love breaking the symmetry of my outfits just so it won’t look too boring!
Because I wanted to start this new concept off with a bang, I decided to get in touch with my girly side again by wearing a pseudo-dress. It may look like a one piece, but the two separate pieces look like they are a match made in heaven. You can never go wrong with pairing a ruffle top and a chiffon drape skirt!
Test your creativity out by improvising! This look actually reminded me of an old pseudo-romper outfit that was born out of my lack of proper rompers in the color that I wanted.