Saturday, August 30, 2014

Inspiration: RED Valentino F/W 2014

I've always been overly fond of RED Valentino's collections. They never run out of cute and feminine designs to come up with. This time, they tapped into Disney's Snow White. I've been associating the red, blue and yellow color scheme with our country's flag. Thanks to this, I'm now cured of that malady. 

I'm smitten with the A-line and pleated skirts, the bow bag and the swing coats! I even like that padded coat. I thrifted a Betty Boop padded vest a couple of months back and didn't know what to do with it. This look just gave me an idea. 

What do you guys think of this collection? 

We Carry On

It's my first time wearing a beret and I don't know what to do with it. lol. It sits so awkwardly on my head. Or maybe it's just the quality of the beret I got?

Let me tell you a story about this dress. I got it a discount store in Manila and they packed it in a clear plastic bag. Myk and I were roaming around a mall with it in tow when I saw this group of girls staring at me. I was just in a pair of jeans and shirt that day so it definitely wasn't my outfit. When we sat at the food court, one of the girls approached me and asked where I got the striped thing I have in my clear plastic bag. I was taken aback for a second (the place we were in is notorious for thieves and pickpockets so I was a little wary of strangers approaching me). Turned out she really wanted a similar striped piece. Too bad I was new in the place and the mall's layout was too confusing and too big for me to point her in the right direction. lol.

So there. Thought I'd entertain you guys with a bit of story about what I'm wearing. I have nothing else to tell except that Myk and I finally bought a new domain for the conjugal site we've been planning. I'm still keeping this blog as an outfit blog but I will put the rest in that space. Do you guys perhaps now a good artist who can make our website header? I'm in dire need of one. Thank you guys in advance!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Constant Pursuit of Time

Sorry for the long blog post intervals. It's been hectic these days and as much as I'd love to take outfit photos, I just feel eternally drained. I feel like I'm in constant pursuit of deadlines. Wedding planning is also taking up so much of my free time. I'm not complaining about that though. It's an enjoyable process most of the time when I'm not arguing with the husband-to-be about certain details such as number of guests and suppliers. I tell you, if you make it through the planning stage of the wedding, you'll probably make it through most of the hard stuff in your marriage. loljk. What do I know, right? Seriously, I really look forward to when I can already start DIY-ing some of our wedding decors. 

About the outfit, this is probably the newest thing I own right now in my closet. And I mean new, as in NOT new to me. I've always felt like my closet is so anti-retail. I liked how stretchy the fabric is and how it looks so sporty. I'll probably fit in A-Pink's Mr. Chu MV. lol. It's a tad short though, hence the shorts underneath. Paired it up with my gingham shoes. I've been waiting to feature these in the blog. I also have it in green. 

If the weather permits, I'm going to start posting more now. I hope my readers haven't completely written off this blog from their reading list yet. ehehe. How are you all doing?

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Has it really been over a month since my last post? I think this may be the longest time I haven't updated my blog. It's been so long that I had to struggle my way around blogger again. I have forgotten what goes where. lol. 

So...changes. If you have read my last post, you probably know I'm making a big, life-altering change in my life soon. In January, actually, since I'm getting married. And while I'm anticipating the day I'll be with my love forever, it's also a change that scares me. I still live with my family (as is the norm in most Asian countries) and it will be a huge coping process for me not to have my dysfunctional brood around. 

Another change I'm making is this blog. This blog is so dear to me but frankly, I don't know where I'm going to take it. I'm deciding whether to keep this blog or make a new one with Myk. The latter sounds like a great idea to me - fresh start and it represents the new life I'll be taking. I won't quit blogging though, that's for sure. 

Anyway, about the outfit. One of the reasons why I haven't been posting as much these days is because I haven't been feeling how I look. It's not just the previous summer season. It's also about my skin, my weight in general. I know, so trivial, right? I just feel so unhealthy these days. Seeing this last set of photos made me realize how unhealthy I've gotten. So yeah, I guess I'll be adding another change in my life soon.

The dress is a vintage dress I chanced upon in the thrift store. It's made from a soft denim fabric that I love. When I first put it on, I immediately thought of vintage nurses. lol. I don't know. It's the soft blue and white combination, maybe? Myk said I look like a sailor girl. lol. Appropriate since I've rekindled my love for Sailor Moon, after the remake has been released. lol.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

I'm Engaged! And Oh I'm Back!

Long time no blog! I was finally in the mood to snap some pictures. The heat has abated just long enough for me to get dressed without feeling like taking everything off. I just wish this endless summer will end. I'm not too crazy about the upcoming rainy season but this summer is especially tedious. 

May wasn't a good month for me either. I suffered from severe cramping early last month and had to go to the hospital for a check-up. It was nothing - just severe PMS that felt really weird because I haven't experienced that much PMS pain before. It's this heat, you see. A little over a week later, I was down with the flu. I couldn't eat or sleep well for two days. While recovering, I unwittingly transferred the virus to my 2-year-old nephew and he had to be hospitalized for a week. Poor guy! We've all recovered eventually.

Anyway, I'm not too ungrateful about this sunny season because I'll probably (most likely) miss it when the painstaking rainy season arrives. I'm not too keen about the inevitable flooding. It usually happens every two years. So, to pay homage to summer, I wore this very summery (to me, anyway) nautical-inspired outfit. ehe. Hope you guys like it. I missed shooting outfits. 

I also have other news:

Myk and I are officially engaged. It's about time, people would say, since we've been together for 8 years already. We took our own sweet time but it was all worth it. We got in this relationship at a young age and we were able to give ourselves a chance to grow individually. 

I have 7 months to plan this wedding and I'm already starting to stress about the venue. It will be a 50s and 60s-inspired wedding, obviously, what with my fixation with those decades. We'll definitely be pitching in a lot of shabby chic DIYs for that special touch. And gingham. I'm hoping to include as many gingham accents as my inner tacky police would allow.ehehe.

Well, that's about it. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mom Jeans

I wore mom jeans on Mother's day because I'm cool like that. loljk. Whenever I look at old black and white photos of my mom, I can't help but admire her style. I love her high-waisted pants ensembles the most so this outfit was sort-of an ode to her. 

This pair of vintage Levi's jeans was originally boot-legged style. I bought it anyway because I liked the upper fit and I figured I can have it altered. It was worth all the effort. It's now my favorite vintage jeans, yes!

Wore it with my boxy Breton-striped top for a nautical vibe and toted my denim canvas bag for some more vintage panache. All were thrifted. Score!

Anyway, this is the last outfit set from our most recent Baguio trip. I'm planning to post some random snapshots of our trip though so watch this here space again. Hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lady Pin-up

Oh hey my lovely readers! This blog has rusticated long enough so it's time for a new outfit post! As you might notice, I reverted to the old format. Myk said he liked that better. His opinion is really paramount when it comes to this here space. hehe~

For our weekend Baguio trip, I chose this gingham midi skirt. Last time I was in this exact same place, I was also wearing gingham! Lol! And since gingham is practically synonymous to retro, I added a few retro-inspired pieces here and there.

Also, I usually don't bother listing the make of my clothes and accessories anymore mainly because most of them have been dug out from the depths of thrift piles. The shoes, the watch and the headband though are new and bought from stores.

Hope you like this 60s pin-up style as much as I do! I "think" I'm back to posting more regularly now. I have a few more Baguio photos to post so watch this here space. Thanks for reading!


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