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!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Outfit Recap: Spring Theme (April 23 - 27, 2014 + New Posting Format!)

Ookay, so this is going to be a long post, longer than usual, because I have decided to cram all my photographed outfits of the week in one blog entry. The editing process was a tad more tedious than I expected, mainly because I had a hard time picking which photos will make it to the final entry. Lol. It sounds ominous. I finally made it to 20 edited photos. I hope all of them are loading properly and did not cause your browsers to die. hehe~

I'm going to do some sort of outfit journal, hoping to regale you with stories about how I got the clothes and where I got the inspiration from. This way, I'll have more time for separate entries for other things like, random photography that does not have anything to do with fashion, stuff I make in the kitchen, weekend escapades, or my current kdrama/jdrama/anime obsessions.

Alright, here goes nothing:

This Week's Theme: Spring

I styled this week's outfits with one theme in mind: spring. We don't have spring here but if we do, the pieces I used here will definitely be some of my staples - pastel shirt dresses, floral shiftdresses, high-waisted shorts, sheer tops and midi skirts.

April 23, 2014 Outfit: Floral on floral ensemble
Wearing: Floral shift dress I already wore before, floral shirt dress (worn as an outerwear): both thrifted
Yellow oxford shoes: local store | headband: local store | bag: borrowed from my sister

I had this urge to experiment on floral patterns. My style of dressing is very safe, what with the conservative and rather judgmental society I live in, so outfits like this are not exactly a crowd-pleaser. But I liked the effect of the pastel flower outerwear with the more earthy tone of the inner floral shift dress. Added with the pink twist headband, I looked far fresher than I really felt that day.

April 25, 2014 Outfit: Pale pink dress
Wearing: Pink shirtdress and inner collared button down: thrifted
Yellow tasseled shoes: | bag: still borrowing the bag!

This dress used to be two sizes too large for me. It was originally a vintage piece with puffed and padded sleeves and a hem length that sits on one's shins (if you are short of stature like me). I bought it thinking I'd have it tailored. The tailoring process was...a process. I spent more on the altering of the dress than the cost of the actual dress so I regretted the purchase for a while. On the other hand, regrets don't sit well with me so I had to make the most out of it. I had the collars cut off and the sleeves removed the second time I had it altered (the first altering wasn't working for me) and then gave it a school girl panache with my trusty white collared button down. 

April 26, 2014 Outfit: Muscle tee and plaid midi skirt
Wearing: Except for the headband (and my undergarments, of course, lol!), everything was thrifted

In my previous posts, I shared to you some of my favorite S/S 2014 outfits from Stylenanda. I've been siphoning inspiration from their styling and it's probably evident in this outfit (the shoes, the bag, the headband). This is my favorite outfit of this week! I'm usually in my element in midi skirts so it's not surprising I felt very comfortable in it. 

April 27, 2014 Outfit: Embroidered blouse, high-waisted shorts
Wearing: All thrifted

I hated this outfit with a passion. I don't even know why I went for it. I think it was because I was in a hurry to pack up (I was planning to spend the weekend at Myk's) and I grabbed the first interesting thing I saw. The blouse, which was really cute with its interesting collar and pretty embroidery, just did nothing to flatter my already-unflattering figure. The ruching in front made me look like I gained three layers of fat, especially when I sit down. Heol. Never again! Hehe.

So there, dear readers! Which outfit is your favorite? I think this is going to be my outfit post format from now on. It allows me to talk more about what I'm wearing and save the other, more personal topics for another blog entry. Also, this actually challenges me to start working with my wardrobe and using stuff I already own. Most of the time, I wear my thrifted clothes only once. I thrift at least once a week so the new ones hold my attention more. I think I did a good job re-wearing clothes and giving them a different flair this week. 

I don't go out everyday, since my work is home-based. But I'll try to snap photos of what I'm wearing when I do go out.

This ends my lengthy blog post. I hope you made it this far. Ehehe~ Thank you so much for reading and I hope your week has been stupendous!


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