When your collar looks like this, who needs accessories? I’m quite the practical dresser, and I live for fashion hacks like this one. We definitely need more of these bejeweled collars in the world because they’re so instantly and effortlessly glam!
Posting this outfit while I’m freezing my ass off in the US is making me miss the warmer weather a little bit. The wind here in Chicago will be the death of me!
Day to night dressing is super fun and not at all challenging for me. Knowing that I can totally transform an outfit’s vibe with the help of styling thrills me and makes me want to invest on certain style essentials even more. I mean, let’s be honest - buying things that you can only use once isn’t very economical, and it occupies a lot of space too. I’ve actually been feeling bad for leaving a lot of my older stuff (especially shoes) unattended lately. Somewhere, in the world, a girl is wishing to have another pair of feet just so she can simultaneously wear more fabulous shoes. #shoeaholicproblems
Will update everyone if ever I decide to do a garage sale! My room is seriously a mess right now. Half my bed is occupied with things.
That moment when red hair makes things look a lot edgier than they actually are. I’m loving every bit of this change. Yes, and that includes the redhead club welcoming ritual where you suddenly bleed red dye and your towels look all weird and bloody after a good shampoo.
And to think that a few weeks ago, I remember tweeting about how red toothpaste makes it look like your gums are bleeding. Little did I know then that I was going to experience the same thing with my hair…
While the pencil silhouette is one of the oldest silhouettes that we know, it’s definitely not the most outdated. Pencil skirts have recently crossed over from the confines of the workplace to a more mainstream fashion context, much to the delight of girls all over the world who prefer longer hems. It was all over S/S 13 runways, but it seems like it’s not going away any time soon! Saw photos of the latest Burberry S/S 14 show on their Instagram, and pencil skirts were all the rage!
I’m not one to often wear bodycon or anything tight-fitting, but these skirts are an exception because they are so sophisticated and great for day-to-night dressing. You can style it in your own way, according to your body type (I once saw a photo of Liz Uy wearing a pencil skirt with a fitted tank top that emphasized her fit/curvy body). Fortunately, my body type permits me to wear them with oversized tops to balance out the tight bottom.
Tall girls can get away with wearing flats with pencil skirts without looking frumpy, but for us normal girls, nothing is more ideal than pairing them with sky high heels to elongate the body.
The pencil skirt has been around for as long as we can remember, but this season, its comeback will leave you wanting more. Next on my list - printed ones that would look great with my casual tees!
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I enjoy fashion, but I think I enjoy being comfortable in my clothes more than anything else. There are some trends that I can never totally follow because I end up feeling conscious of myself or feeling like a Christmas tree, which is exactly why I tend to stick to simple outfits and comfortable silhouettes.
One comfortable piece of clothing that I particularly love is the oversized shirt. I have been collecting oversized shirts in basic black and white, but have also recently been feeling a braver than usual with printed and colored ones.
It’s easy to look sloppy with oversized shirts, especially if you pair them with oversized bottoms, so the key to making it all work is to flaunt your legs with short shorts or skirts, or strike a balance between loose and tight with a pair of skinny jeans.
If you’re going to wear something that has a relaxed or conservative fit, try to pair it with items of the opposite style - in this case, a structured skort, gold accessories, and a metallic pair of ankle-strap heels. This is my no-fail and most effective way of making a plain and casual outfit look better yet still completely wearable and appropriate. I think I should make ~*balance~* my style mantra or something.
Other ways to style an oversized shirt - tie it up, fold the sleeves, cut the sleeves, use a belt, bling it, or cut the neckline bigger to turn it into an one-shoulder top.
Anyhow, on a semi-related note, my hair has been growing so fast, I’m suddenly forced to make a decision to cut it shorter again or at least grow it back to chest length. My boyfriend is always fine with any decision I make with my hair, but personally prefers it long (What is it with boys and their fascination with long hair? 5 out of 6 Shinhwa members like it too according to their People Inside interview), while my mom recently told me to keep this length as, in her words, “It doesn’t make you look complicated.” I don’t know if I should be happy or sad, having sported long hair almost all my conscious life, lol.
Not quite spring, not quite fall, this is pretty much all my current feels manifested into one single outfit. Add the poker face into the picture and you’ll get one very confused combination. How do people all around the world cope with fashion? It’s currently summer in most places, but brands have already started releasing their fall collections in tiny fragments.
Yellow is such a huge color trend this season, and I’m more than happy about it as I’ve always sported yellow color accents throughout the years. However, because it’s already the second half of the year, I can’t help but be a little compelled to set aside all the bright colors and pastels, and opt for darker elements instead. So here’s an idea - why not create a spring/summer to fall/winter gradation where it becomes heavier as your eyes go down? In Miley’s words, the best of both worlds!
I don’t know if my parents and siblings had anything to do with my favorite color, but I’ve loved blue for as long as I can remember. Give me 50 shades of blue, and I can assure you that all of them can be pulled off easily by almost anybody. In my opinion, blue is a little understated, but classic in its own little way. A cool cobalt blue can actually deliver just as well as flaming hot red! Sky blue is also a versatile color that can be used for all seasons. Usually, we associate this light kind of blue with spring/summer, but contrary to popular belief, they can also work well for fall/winter. Here are two examples that demonstrate the power of this super cool shade! It has largely to do with what you style your items with. In this case, pairing light blue with black, white and metallic silver is a good idea.
If my bottoms can be called pleated peplum shorts or just plain pleated skorts, I have no idea. All I know is that I am absolutely smitten by it and its very fall/winter kind of red color. It’s a very in-between period right now when it comes to wearing seasons, especially with the gloomy weather we’ve been having here in Manila recently, but I’m slowly (and unconsciously) warming up to holiday colors.
It’s the first I’ve paired red with silver, and it’s amazing how it worked. I’ve always been a bigger fan of gold accents, but silver works in such mysterious ways. So mysterious that I always surprise myself when I bring them out of my closet so I could match them with existing outfits. Ones that don’t normally fall under the category of “things that conventionally look good with silver”.