My love for sneakers and sporty/street-meets-chic style is growing at epic proportions. If I didn’t have to challenge myself to wear new things everyday, my daily uniform would probably revolve around snapbacks and sneaker wedges paired with girly elements like lace and a-line skirts.
Snapback caps, however, aren’t the only things that automatically give an outfit a street/sporty vibe. I recently discovered how big, bulky watches can also add to the effect.
And coincidentally, my new Baby-G matches the exact metallic quality of my sneaker wedges. Pairing shoes and bags is an easy way to make an outfit cohesive, but pairing shoes with timepieces also creates interesting results.
Obligatory “must sell this watch” pose, lol. My denim jacket also has silver studs. Match your metals!
Have not adjusted the time and date yet when I took this. After taking this photo, I spent the next minute laughing my ass off since the watch reminded me so much of the Google Authenticator “G” logo. G is for Google. Baby-G. Just G. Tricia G. So many Gs in this world.
If anyone’s interested, this watch model is BA-110-8A and it’s available for P6995. More details here.
Been really itching to post this, but first had to get a go signal before I could properly share this in public. The first photo may already be familiar if you’ve been following me on Twitter, as I once used it as my Twitter profile pic. Oops! Talk about being impatient!
Some time ago, I did a shoot with Time Depot and Casio as an endorser of sorts, particularly for their retro/vintage watches. The sudden craze for these watches started last year, but it is definitely not going to disappear any time soon. I keep on repeating in my posts that fashion people are on a ’90s fashion comeback high, and this watch series definitely fits the bill if you want a stylish watch to go with this season’s trends.
And where’s a better place to buy these watches than from Time Depot, the official distributor of Casio in the Philippines? Their watches are priced lower than online sellers, are 100% legit and brand new, and most importantly, have warranties!
I can wear my vintage Casio watches with literally almost EVERYTHING. They are versatile enough to suit different styles such as edgy-street, flirty/girly-fun, and even simple-classic. There are silver ones and other colors but the gold ones are most recommended. Personally, it’s because they’re incredibly easy to match with gold jewelry and all sorts of arm candy.
If there’s any kind of jewelry that deserves to be on the spotlight this spring/summer, it’s rose gold. While it’s not as classic as gold or silver, the pinkish hue makes for a unique, stylish statement and a good conversation piece. I think it’s generally more popular in Europe than any other place in the world, but thanks to the team that brought Italian brand Morellato to the Philippines, we can now enjoy European jewelry trends without having to fly all the way there!
Rose gold is considered to be one of the most flattering jewelry colors, able to match fair to dark skin tones and even help the skin look more glowing. Recently, rose gold engagement rings have also been trending among couples! I can see why some girls would prefer rose gold rings - they are non-traditional yet ultra-feminine, and certain stones apparently look better paired with rose gold. The awareness for it just isn’t very high, so I’m blogging about it to hopefully encourage a bit of metal variety in everyone’s jewelry boxes. (Though I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of rose gold hardware if you’re an avid bag collector.)
Morellato recently came out with a series of rose gold jewelry that I just needed to have! Sometimes wearing too many intricate and chunky accessories all at the same time makes me feel uncomfortable and overdressed, but these fit right in my basic standards!
And don’t you think the butterfly theme is absolutely darling? There is no better theme to pair with girly, floral print summer dresses.
And this watch. How can you not love this watch? This is my second or third rose gold+white watch, and I don’t think I’ll ever stop loving the combination. It manages to look clean and elegant without that screaming LOOK AT ME factor that some watches have. Both casual and dressy, it can actually be a worthy investment.
Follow Morellato Philippines on Facebook and Twitter. Morellato can be found at SM North EDSA The Block, but will soon be opening in Shangri-la East Wing too. Excited because all my faves have been opening in this mall lately!
Thanks to RG Gabunada for the photos.
Lots of rare appearances in this post - rare appearance of a jumping shot, my teeth (apparently, I have them), the left side of my face (recently learned how to contour and highlight with make-up so I’m more confident with my other angles now!), sneakers and a retro plastic watch design that I thought would be difficult to find. Most of the vintage Casios being sold online are the gold or silver ones, but I almost forgot that Time Depot, being the official reseller of Casio watches here in the Philippines, don’t just sell G-Shocks and Baby-Gs but also other Casio designs such as this one!
This particular watch pretty much inspired my whole vintage preppy back-to-school look! Doesn’t it make you feel nostalgic? It reminds me so much of my childhood and the kind of watches that were popular then.
I wore this on a very hectic Sunday, so it was just fitting to have a digital timepiece on my wrist. Wore it with a matching white bag and white sneakers to somehow put the colors of the outfit together!
With UAAP season back again, I’m officially missing being a student! Time flies so fast - I can’t believe it’s been 3 years since I graduated. It’s odd how you can’t wait to graduate while you’re still studying, but miss it so bad once it’s over. Study hard, kids! You’re gonna miss it when it’s gone.
It’s about time I got a black watch! I’ve always had a penchant for white and gold ones that I never get to pay any attention to other colors. And besides, I think my style mantra already says so much about my color choices in general - stick to whatever’s safe, classic and will never, ever go out of style. True enough, I think this one’s for keeps. I’m a little crazy about Casio’s Sheen line nowadays, especially since I chanced upon a few advertisements of Mika Nakashima and Girls Generation endorsing them while I was in Japan. Flawless choice of endorsers, okay? <3 I’m so glad we have access to all the shiny watches here in Manila too!
Took these pictures while waiting for boarding at Kansai Airport. As with all my previous trips to Japan, this particular trip to Osaka and Kyoto felt a little too short. I could’ve used an extra day or two to travel to Kobe or something, but I guess I’ll have to wait until next time. Nonetheless, Japan was still awesome. Nothing new!
With all the traveling that I do, I’m pretty sure some of you guys are curious if I’ve ever had any airport nightmares. Luckily, I’ve never had any weird transfers or unexpected delays, or worse, missed flights. Knock on wood that these will never happen! I guess you can call me paranoid for always arriving at the airport way earlier than the preferred time. You’ll never know! Usually, the check-in counters for my flight are still closed when I get to the airport, lol.
Most people (myself included) nowadays just look at the time on their phones. But when traveling, I always make sure to have two sources. Obsessive-compulsive me is always on schedule (though if the need arises, I can always adjust and be flexible) and looking at the time on my wrist is waaay faster than having to bring out my phone from my bag or pocket.
This particular Casio Sheen watch that I brought to Japan has a face that is entirely covered with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. You’ll never need a lot of jewelry with this on your wrist.
You can get it here.
Kept the rest of my airport outfit simple and comfy because I had to wake up at 4 in the morning to get ready.
This necklace style, where the ends aren’t connected, are all over stores in Japan! On one hand, it just looks like the necklace is broken. On the other hand, it’s like the jewelry version of a scarf. Unique design!
Stay tuned for my Osaka and Kyoto travel diaries! I’m already bound for Tokyo mid-May so I might just do a single MOFW (My Own Fashion Week) for all. Can’t wait to show you guys what I bought! So many cutesy floral stuff for a change. <3 The exchange rate is wonderful right now so I was able to get a lot of clothes for cheap. AND ALL THE GOLDEN WEEK DISCOUNTS. I die!
A few days ago I got myself yet another watch from Baby-G! It’s a limited edition design that’s available in 3 colors - red (modeled by Jessica), black (modeled by Sooyoung) and white (modeled by Yoona). Jessica is my ultimate bias but I let Sooyoung win this time, because I feel like I could wear the black one more often given the colors in my closet, and because she is my second favorite in the group anyway! Legs for daaays.
The limited edition design is only available until supplies last, so I’m encouraging all the soshis out there to grab this design ASAP! It comes in the cutest box that’s also different from the usual Baby-G x GG packaging. Too cute. <3
I wore it with a coordinate that’s inspired by the recent SLY summer campaign. Some lovely Japanese researchers and students from Hakuhodo in Tokyo came to my house for one lovely afternoon of chatting and bonding over both Japanese and Filipino culture. That was fun!
(Time Depot Haurex watch, Choies shirt, Romwe skirt, FashionCookie ShoeAvenue wedges, Satchi Store clutch, Lannel Boutique Mac Pure Zen lipstick - authentic but cheaper than in stores, Japanese Candy Chapi Brown circle lenses) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Hello to my compromise between winter and spring. These artsy prints on my sleeves make such a good combination of dark, majestic colors and their pastel counterparts. So much that they me want to have more of these uniquely-placed watercolor-like prints on all my plain button-downs (if only I could).
This is generally a simple outfit, as usual, that makes use of almost zero accessories except my staple earrings. I’m not a huge fan of arm candies/arm parties where you wear a ton of wrist accessories all at the same time, but I’m definitely someone who values the beauty in simplicity and minimalism. This being said, I only wore my new Haurex watch as an accessory for this particular ensemble. The pale lavender-pink strap has to be my favorite part about it! It’s so hard to find this color everywhere. Anyhow, Haurex is a brand from Italy that is currently being sold in Time Depot, and this particular style is available in both 36mm for women and 40mm for men. All the colors are super sophisticated, perfect for those who want a simple but mature watch. I’m eyeing the military green men’s version next!