(Top from Taiwan, Chicwish skirt, Kate Spade bag, Choies heels, Daniel Wellington Classy Sheffield watch - For the love of Daniel Wellington watches, here’s a useful coupon that you can use if you’re going to order from them any time soon - “2014-Tricia”) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Almost forgot about this set of photos from exactly a month ago. I dropped by Belle de Jour's Brew Your Best Year event which was super fun, albeit too short. We were asked to define our short-term and long-term goals within 5 minutes or so, and I pretty much sucked at it because I'm not one to think too far ahead. Life has brought me to where I am now, and I believe I had very little to do with it.
Anyhow, I don’t know why I look different and extra-squinty here. When Rg takes my photos, I somehow end up transforming into another person who just looks like me. Or maybe the other me is myself when I take my own photos and this is the real me. Must stop confusing myself now…
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!