First of all, I’m not going to pretend that I already know how to bike, but I do intend to learn soon! I never got to try biking without training wheels (my older brother got into a serious bike accident when we were little, and that somewhat discouraged me from trying the real thing out), but everything changed since I discovered Yowamushi Pedal. I didn’t know what to do with my life after the first season ended, lol. So happy it’s back!
Last March, Japanese news reported that there was a major increase of female cyclists because of YowaPeda. Apparently, since the show premiered last year, the number of young, female customers checking out bike shops have doubled in Japan. I’m not alone!
My mom knows me too well - she got me a second-hand (from my uncle) Japanese brand bike! WOOT! Way to go, mom! It’s not a road racer like in the anime/manga, but I totally need that basket, lol #priorities. Wish me luck! Hopefully I can find time to learn before Christmas/New Year!
Sooo this is my make-believe fashionable bike outfit. Just G’s current collection features some wonderful non-denim outerwear for fall/winter. This jacket is no exception! The quality is A+, and for such an affordable amount too. Just G, I still can’t believe you’re real.
Just G boutique stores can be found in SM Megamall, Market Market, Sta. Lucia, SM Southmall, Eastwood City, SM North Edsa, SM Manila and SM Cebu. Just G and Gingersnaps share spaces at Shangri-la, Rockwell, Robinsons Metroeast, SM Baguio and SM Pampanga. They also have department store corners at SM Megamall, Robinsons Galleria, Landmark Trinoma, SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Festival Mall, SM North Edsa, SM Cubao, SM Pampanga, SM Southmall and Robinsons Ermita.
I’ve just proven that hats, red hair and boots go well together! Makes for an edgy, somewhat “rocker” look. I totally abused this combination last year, and I will shamefully recycle it again. I decided to revive this bowler hat after almost a year, and it just so happened that the last time I used it was when I still had red hair.
While my navy obsession is still going strong, I find myself slowly making room for maroon, oxblood and wine as well. And anything that has both colors together is pretty much the icing on the cake. Case in point: this gorgeous rose gold watch with a navy and maroon strap!
Want your own Daniel Wellington watch? You can use the discount code TriciaDW to get a 15% discount until September 28th! Enjoy shopping!
(Zara top, INGNI skort, Balenciaga bag, Tory Burch Jesse Quilted Slip-On Sneakers, TRIWA Sort of Black Chrono watch, EMODA necklace, Kate Spade ring, nails by I Do Nails) Hype this look on Lookbook here.
Thank you Tory Burch and SSI for these glorious slip-ons! I’ve been constantly using and abusing this pair ever since they arrived on my doorstep. Who wouldn’t? It comes in classic black, and is one of the most tasteful and unique takes on the slip-on shoe trend I’ve seen yet. The quilted detail gives just the right amount of edge, making this pair such a dream for girls like me who prefer an understated but still elegant kind of style. Perfect everyday shoe!
In the Philippines, Tory Burch is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. (SSI), and is located at Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati, and Rustan’s Tower Shangri-La Plaza Mall. There is currently an end of season sale at all Tory Burch stores. Enjoy up to 30% off shoes, clothing, handbags and accessories until August 16, 2014!
Suddenly, a bodycon skirt on my blog! It only means that I must really, really like it.
There are two reasons why I don’t wear a lot of tight skirts (or tight clothes in general). Firstly, they only emphasize my boxy, shapeless body type. Secondly, the only place that shows all the food that I eat is my abdominal area. I usually end up looking a little pregnant every time I wear something tight, and it just looks weird because the rest of my body is relatively petite. There’s also something about the tilt of my pelvis and the arch of my back a.k.a. complex stuff that I don’t want to think about, lol.
Anyhow, I couldn’t resist getting this one because of the glorious desaturated pastel print! The silhouette is sexy yet the print is sweet. Sounds like the best candidate to break the monotony and predictability of my outfits.
I know I’m rarely seen wearing this many colors all at the same time. What happened and why did I suddenly turn into a colorful spring fairy? It seems that the transition arrived a little bit too early this year!
Last night, after the Gingersnaps 20th Anniversary event (will blog about it soon), I had an hour to kill at the mall while I waited for the boyfriend to pick me up for dinner. I pretty much headed straight for the racks where all the pinks and pastels were. Resisted the urge to spend unnecessarily, but I was thisclose to buying at least 1 bright and colorful item in every single clothing store.
It is way too early for this.
P.S. My hair is growing at an abnormally fast rate. Haven’t decided yet if I should keep the length or grow it out!
Wearing army green before the time of the year arrives when I transform into a frolicking floral fairy for spring/summer. I’m starting to wear brighter colors again, and this is only among the many changes in my life since the year started.
I have recently expressed interest in learning new things and have taken the initiative to “level up” for personal development. I admit that in the past 3 years (since college graduation), I’ve been too pre-occupied with my career, existing hobbies and blog to do anything else with my life, and I’m starting to miss school and learning. I was never the type of student that hated school anyway so I’m really set on taking a few lessons or courses here and there, if time permits.
I really want to brush up on my Nihongo because I’ve been going to Japan a lot and it would not only be practical to be able to converse properly, but also be a good way to spend my idle time. My dream is to be able to watch J-dramas and anime without relying on subtitles. GANBATTE TO ME!
I also want to learn how to cook, thanks to my boyfriend who can cook and bake like a boss. Never found it appealing until I saw him in action. Believe it or not, I don’t even know how to cook rice or fry an egg. I just know how to microwave instant noodles and leftovers, and dial certain phone numbers for my junk food cravings. If you leave me alone on an island, I’ll probably die within a few hours.
Exercising is still very unappealing to me until now, but I think I should at least find an alternative to the gym that will keep my organs from failing me in the future? I keep telling myself to go out for a run or for a swim, but my butt seems to be glued to my bed. I need to stop being the self-proclaimed ambassador of sedentary lifestyles.
Driving is also my priority this year even if it sucks to drive around Manila (Jeepneys and buses will be the death of me, huhu). I fear for my life, but I have start depending less on other people for transportation.
Or depend less on other people in general. I already do a lot of things on my own but I’m still not as independent as I want myself to be because of the obvious lack of necessary life skills. Turning 25 has made me overly self-critical, but I know for a fact that there is always room for self-improvement. I never want to stop learning. My thirst for knowledge has never been stronger.