Never mind that my title totally sounds like a campaign for recycling. Dresses are really my lifesavers this summer, and I must say that this particular one is such a fun piece to wear. White dresses make the best templates for experimentation. Imagine it like a clean sheet of paper that has yet to be modified in any way. The possibilities are endless!
White on white with a hint of rose gold always makes for a clean, classic look. I haven’t been wearing these kinds of outfits recently but all the pretty S/S 2014 collections made me temporarily drop my favorite dark hues.
I’ve had this dress in my closet for a while now but never really got to properly wear it out until now because I felt like it was too plain to wear on its own without any accessories.
If I wanted some contrast, I would’ve worn the black version of this Morellato jewelry watch set (it exists), but I wanted to do something high key for a change. What do you think?
I personally love the pop of white accessories against the white dress, especially since I’m not too fond of wearing anything too loud. I’ll just let my hair color and plum lipstick do all the talking!
Morellato’s got some really nice watches to complement their accessories. Obsessed with the subtle crescent moon on this one!
Debuting my shorter haircut and edgier color with new Just G items! Going inside Just G recently has filled me with so much glee, seeing how they’re slowly transitioning from their super bright and colorful S/S collection to a more neutral but still distinctly girly F/W collection.
For a change, I veered away from all the blue and cutesy floral prints this time, and instead wore light colors and neutrals. How can I not? I still haven’t gotten over my hair transformation, and color clashing would be the last thing I want. As one friend said, “It’s like you had one of those major makeovers on ANTM!” NGL, those makeover episodes are my guilty pleasures.
I spotted two army-ish jackets on the racks, got possessed by the Just G spirit, and wore them with contrasting girly elements. If you were expecting me to wear them the cliche way with badass accessories and combat boots, you probably haven’t hung out here long enough to know how I roll.
I think I live for juxtapositions.
This white eyelet tube dress is something that people would normally pair with sandals and flower crowns, but I decided to go for a more modern luxe appeal by pairing it with gold accessories and pointy ankle-strap wedges.
Camo-print and shiny sequins together makes for a perfect day-to-night look.
This jacket is everything! The fact that you can tighten/adjust the waist part to how you want it to look like (i.e. tight style would emphasize the female silhouette while loose style would look great with a pair of black skinny jeans for a more androgynous feel) makes it all the more deserving for a place in every girl’s closet.
Counting down the days until I just totally give up on accessorizing. I’ve been stuck in a rut recently, though it’s proving to be a good exercise in terms of challenging myself to wear the least number of extra items (besides the essentials to cover my body parts, lol) without looking incomplete or underdressed.
Today marks the unofficial final day of stressing out for that secret project I’ve been talking about. Unofficial because I still might have to do some final touches. Only until then can I officially say that I’m free! Thankfully, my trip to Hong Kong with Crissey last August got rebooked to next week, because we were supposed to fly on that unfortunate day when the runway got flooded by Maring/Habagat. Anyhow, good thing we decided to put our safety first! I wouldn’t have been able to relax anyway, knowing that my project wasn’t finished yet.
Only a matter of days or weeks now before I can finally make an announcement. It’s on its way to completion but I don’t want to jinx it by pre-empting. Scared and excited!
If you’ve been following some Australian, Thai, Singaporean, Indonesian and Malaysian blogs, I’m pretty sure you’ve already encountered Reebonz in one way or another. It’s an online destination for 100% authentic designer brands sold at affordable prices, with sale events that change almost everyday. Before you know it, you’ve already added Reebonz in your must-visit-daily bookmark folder. Come back to this post and comment if you end up doing the same after signing up and/or making your first purchase!
(Zara top and heels, Yesstyle inset skirt leggings, Mango bracelet) Hype on Lookbook here.
Anyhow, I’m writing this as a collaboration of sorts, and luckily, they gave me some cash credits while I tried out the whole Reebonz experience.
Recently, they gave out $40 as their “Welcome August!” treat! Since it’s the first of September now, maybe they’ll give out credits again. A lot of items, of course, cost more than $40, so they just deduct the credits from the total amount when you check out.
In my case, I also added a few dollars (you can pay through credit card or bank transfer) to get this bag, but it wasn’t bad at all because at the time of purchase, there was a 20% coupon code for US brands. So I had a 20% off and cash credits subtracted off the total amount! I felt like it was my birthday!
I first saw this bag on Kryz’s Reebonz post, and fell in love instantly! Lissa also posted about her Marc by Marc purchase here. It’s so me in a lot of ways, black and white and all, but my favorite part about it is that it’s big enough to fit a lot of stuff, but also small enough for my height and body type. Yes, you also have to consider these factors since designer brands are investments and should be thought of very carefully before purchasing (unless you are a billionaire heiress, or unless you are Napoles, lol). It’s easy to fall into the trap of buying one and ending up letting it wear you instead of the other way around!
During the time when Reebonz let me choose, I was surprised this style (Marc by Marc Jacobs Alley Katz Bunny) was still available! If you’re lucky, a certain style would have 2-3 stocks left, but most of the time there’s only one stock left for each item. This is why people go crazy over Reebonz sale events! When there are 40%-50% outlet sales, the good bags (especially Balenciagas) are usually gone within the first hour or so. It’s a battlefield out there, I tell you! I heard that in Singapore, some office ladies go straight to the website as soon as sale events go up at noon.
I ordered the bag, then they shipped it out 5 days later. It arrived on my doorstep in 4 days. So total of 9 days! My shipment apparently got stuck at FedEx for 2 days because of Maring/Habagat/typhoon. They sent it straight to my house as soon as the weather got better. You can track the location since FedEx emails details like a responsible boy scout. I dislike having to send messengers to the post office to get my packages since it’s such a hassle, and usually these packages also charge expensive fees too. Seriously takes the fun out of online stores.
But I didn’t have to pay anything for my Reebonz package which was A+. I think a lot of Filipinos are afraid of ordering from international stores because of the taxes, etc. but thankfully, for this website, you won’t have to feel the wrath of the Pasay post office a.k.a. the bane of my existence.
Overall, this first experience was good. It arrived in this big black box with a big glittery bow! It was wrapped in thick plastic so the box won’t get damaged. Inside, there was a cloth pouch where the bag was carefully stored, and there was a thick, black paper wrapped around the pouch as well. Sealed with a cute Reebonz sticker. Class!
If you’re interested in checking Reebonz out, click here to join! Membership is free, and you can enjoy brands like Chanel, Givenchy, Prada, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Chloe, Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, etc. You can also follow Reebonz Philippines’ FB Page here.
Something about white dresses scream simplicity, purity and elegance, and it must be me just associating it to bridal gowns, and well, first communion dresses.
Skip the puffy sleeves, eyelet fabric and ribbon belts, and you’re left with a basic white dress that can serve as the perfect blank canvas for anything and everything.
Obsessed with these little white dresses (or LWDs) nowadays. Coincidentally, I’m also wearing an LWD in the photo for Preview’s Virtual Style Awards nominations, which I’m honored to be part of, along with Camille, Kryz, Laureen and Kookie. Winning the award is a long shot (especially with my more-basic-than-basic life and style, and the fact that this 4-year-old blog has never hosted any promos for people to follow it and therefore being left behind a bit) but the recognition is enough to make me cry virtual buckets!
Vote for your faves! My un-high fashion smile invites you in!
I went through the very cliche route in styling this dress and paired it with dressy heels and a gold clutch, but I can’t wait to wear it again in a completely different way. The challenge is on.
P.S. My hair is growing at an abnormally fast rate. Let’s grow it back to the way it used to be, shall we?