Temporarily brought the long hair back for this outfit! I’ve been missing my hair a lot recently, and it’s comforting to know that there will always be a quick fix to my hair woes - wigs! This particular one I love for the pink-brown shade and pink highlights. Trimming about 3-4 inches off this wig just made me realize how there could only be one reason why I surprisingly didn’t do a shabby job! I mean, considering that this was my first time cutting hair, I think I did pretty well! I must’ve been a hairstylist or haircutter in my past life.
Found yet another perfect spring/summer dress - off shoulder, breezy silhouette, with tasteful blue + blush floral prints. I really think that there will never be enough off shoulder/cut-out shoulder details and loose dresses that can ever satisfy my fashion lust. The only thing I’m looking forward to now is a fall/winter-appropriate version of this dress to add more confusion to my already confused wardrobe. Maybe in a classy plaid or houndstooth print that I can already imagine would look great with a pair of black knee-high boots.
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. It’s not just me - they also often give a certain amount of cash credits regularly for members, encouraging you to buy and buy… until you die. They expire though, so it makes you want to buy ASAP. Way to pressure us shopaholics! They also send you emails notifying you about the expiration of your credits. Love/hate it.
Anyhow, 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.
I’m actually waiting for another bag right now, and it’s been 9 days since I ordered. I haven’t received an email that it’s already on its way here, so let’s see if it arrives some time in the next few days (since it takes about 14 working days for delivery according to the invoice I got after I ordered). If it doesn’t, then… *cue tumbleweed and kroo kroo bird sounds*
(EDIT: It arrived exactly 14 days after ordering. I’m now a proud owner of a Medium Proenza Schouler PS1 in Paprika!)
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.
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?