An older look which I only got to posting here today. A lot of people were fooled into thinking this was a dress, when in fact I was actually wearing two separate pieces. Sometimes you’ve just got to improvise. In this case, I didn’t have any dresses with this kind of silhouette, as you all know how much I absolutely love wearing loose shift dresses. So I made my own version of the off-shoulder top and peplum skirt dress, and put it all together with my trusty shiny belt.
I know I could’ve put some sort of color contrast with the shoes, but I couldn’t help breaking fashion rules for this particular pair of wedges!
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!
Quick post! I’m here in Kyoto, relaxing after a long (but good) tour day. I hope everything’s been just as good back in Manila! Though I’m pretty sure it’s even better, since I just found out a few minutes ago that all my friends and my boyfriend are going out tonight without me! Ahh, if only teleportation existed!
Anyhow, before flying out to Japan, I was swamped with a lot of work and errands and couldn’t really prioritize my personal style as much as I wanted to! Took a break from heels and opted for statement flats from last season’s Tory Burch. Recently, I’ve been trying my best to revive all the unused flats because I’ve been giving my heels way too much attention in comparison. By the time I get back from Japan though, my flats will probably appeal to me more as I’ll need to rest my feet from all the walking! It has only been 3 days and I feel as if my legs can fall off any minute now…
Obsessed with this unconventional silhouette! <3 I call this my “polar bear” top because the shape and color reminds me of one, and well, I just like giving strange names to my clothes (i.e. “eat-all-you-can”, “cheesecake”, ”McDonalds”).
Jokes aside, it’s always fun to play with different shapes when it comes to fashion. Having legs that look like weirdly-shaped twigs (Need. More. Thighs.) make it so much easier for me to highlight them with tops that are bulky and loose. Plus I’ve always had a penchant for clothes that are so comfortable, they make you want to go right back to sleep.
Black and/or white with blue color accent is quite big nowadays. You see it all over the fall collections of high street fashion brands such as Zara and Mango, and even Forever 21 is crazy about this color combination.
Lucky for me, blue is my favorite color, and now is the perfect time to stock up on so many pretty blue things!
A light powder blue is one alternative to those who think bright royal blue is too bold. I’m also crazy about ultra light powder blue wash jeans, which I think is a very good compromise between pastel and normal wash denim.
I know I’ve worn this skirt like a hundred times already, but leather skirts are a must this season! Japanese magazines such as SCawaii, Jelly and ViVi are pairing all their cutesy tops with kickass leatherette to produce the most interesting results. Pair with an embellished or studded purse to add to that subtle rocker look.
Before I end this post, let me emphasize the pearls on the collar of my top! Isn’t it such a genius idea, especially for people who aren’t so keen on wearing accessories? One of the best things this season are embellishments attached clothing! It’s an effortless way to present yourself while still being practical and fuss free. I have this top in black also, and I wear it every time I travel!
And here I am wearing another pair of printed bottoms. However, I must say that these ones are rather different. They look and feel like pajamas, which is a really good thing because I’m the type of person who could wear pajamas the whole day if I’m only staying at home. To make this trend less “sleepy” and more pajama “party”, I decided to wear these loose pajama-ish pants with dressier items such as this top that reminds me of butterfly wings, a studded clutch and a spikey headband.
Let’s also not forget how much a pair of statement heels can change everything. And by everything, I even mean things like mood or confidence. Call me shallow or whatever, but heels make me happy! I owe so much to all my shoe fairies for building up my shoe collection in such a short span of time. You guys know who you are!
Going back to the topic of pants, it took me so long to warm up to non-skinny cuts. Now that I’m more experimental about fashion and my own personal style, I think I can live with more of these in closet.
OT: How are you guys finding my new layout?
Quick post! This is a compromise between my own personal style and Japanese MODE style which is my primary fashion inspiration for a while now. Again, it’s all mostly black with white, and a single item that’s another color. Usually yellow. I should make a separate tag for all my outfits with the same black-white-yellow color scheme. Any suggestions what to call it besides “bee colors” or “taxi colors”?
Cat ear pearl headband! I’m obsessed with everything that has pearls recently. I really think pearl and crystal embellishments are going to be huge in the next couple of months. Or just for me, at least!
My new fave shoes are these sky high two tone peep-toe platforms that are insanely comfortable! I walked 6 hours in SM Mall of Asia wearing these, and I surprisingly didn’t experience any unfortunate cuts or bruises at all. I wish I could get these in other color combinations.
This skirt makes an appearance for the nth time. I can’t get enough of pleather!
Anyhow, I’ll be in Singapore starting Friday for some sort of youth summit, but I made my July 26th free so I can meet up, have coffee, do a mini-shoot or just hang out with other bloggers (still don’t know who, but do comment if you have anyone you’d think would be game to do a meet-up), just like how I was able to spend some time with Cheesie and Bobo in KL last November. Can’t wait!
Everybody knows that I cannot last a week without wearing at least one floral print item. Don’t know where to blame this on, other than my pure love for anything that is dainty! And I guess there is nothing daintier than flowers!
Good for us, flowers in fashion come in different sizes, styles and colors. We see them pretty much everywhere - on tops, bottoms, bags, shoes, wallets, accessories, etc. However, not a lot of people dare to wear them all at the same time!
I’ve paired my favorite floral items with stripes, polkadots, and basics, but recently, I decided to challenge myself by mixing floral print on floral print… on floral print. I know wearing two kinds is already pushing the limit, but three kinds… Really now?
And so I hereby christen this blog post “floral overload”. The inspiration behind this? You know how some people love to mix different colors in one outfit, and how other people describe it as “rainbow vomit”? I figured there should also exist “floral vomit”!
(Oh, the things I am able to think of…)
I tried to keep these two outfits look coherent by:
1) Mixing floral prints of different sizes. (Corset - large, pants - medium, blazer lapel - small)
2) Choosing one main color that is present in all the floral print items. (In this case, pink is the common color.)
Yay or nay? Did I end up looking like a crazy flower lady (which I am, by the way)?
If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’d know that I’ve been looking for the perfect varsity jacket for the longest time now. I’ve been seeing them on ViVi for months, but I still haven’t been able to really get my hands on a classic black and white one without any sort of odd and gaudy text written on it. Most varsity jackets I like are legit ones that are used by athletes and I can’t wear them because I’ll just look like a poser (not that putting the word “sporty” in the title is not poser enough - sorry for being misleading as usual) with all the text printed in front or at the back. I never owned this kind of jacket before in my life because I was never the sporty type, but I do love how they can pass off as something so wearable even outside an athletic context (if there is such a thing). They look great even with a simple tee and a classic pair of skinny jeans!
Say hello to my new ombre hair! Or not. Last week, I managed to fool a lot of people into thinking I finally got to fulfill my Jem and the Holograms / My Little Pony / Lisa Frank dream hair. Little did they know that this is all just Photoshop! It’s really easy to edit your hair when it’s blonde, so do expect more of these in the future, just for fun!
Here’s another one of my black and yellow outfits. Really a classic combination that can never do any wrong. This was inspired by bees, obviously! Complete with the big bug eyes in the form of giant Lady Gaga-ish sunnies!
In other news, I’m totally hooked on this new anime called Kids On The Slope. Must watch!