Wednesday, April 8, 2015

This Blue Dress










Myk and I celebrate our 9 years of being together today. Nothing special. We'll just hang out at home and cook something, that's special enough to me though. I love doing mundane things with my husband. 

Going out and spending so much on restaurant food is out of the question at the moment. We are both saving money to get our own place. We're currently living in his parents' home. His family migrated to Canada a couple of years back and he has lived alone in their house since. 

The prospect of having our own house thrills me. I can decorate my own place, cook in my own kitchen, put up my own floor to ceiling bookshelves. hehe. Exciting possibilities! We still have a long way to go before we can own one though (my God but houses are expensive in the Ph!) but the journey is what makes it so fulfilling. 

And because we've been saving these days, I have been slowly weaning myself off of retail therapy. I get my clothes from thrift stores though, cheaper than buying elsewhere. Sometimes, I'd get so jealous of the pretty dresses I see on bloggers and itch to buy the exact same thing. But I hold off and use the future house as my motivation. hehe. Priorities. 

Sometimes I wonder if it's even worth continuing this personal style blog. I can only show you guys style inspiration. I can't show you where to get your clothes because nearly all my items are thrifted. 

I also thrifted this dress. It's such a pretty vintage frock I was saving for the summer season. I thought I'd change my hair style a bit and had my sister do an around the world braid on my hair.

Well, I hope you guys are having a great week! Stay strong!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Be Still, Quiet. Silence Is Your Arsenal.






I actually prepared a lengthy blog post but ended up deleting it and replacing it with another mundane blurb. I do that a lot these days. Censor myself. It's as if I lost my writing backbone, if ever I even had one. Part of that is because I couldn't care less anymore.

It's like I automatically shut out anything and everything that will arouse ire in me. And that's a good thing, right? It's not that I'm choosing to be apathetic. It's just the I have outgrown the taste for meaningless arguments that offer so little value to one's growth. So I hold back and I dismiss anything that is not worth my time.

If this isn't maturity, I don't know what is.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Flowers on My Collar




I scrambled to wear this long-sleeved top. I was desperately chasing after the balmy weather because I knew, despite the top's spring vibes, that I can no longer wear it come the tropical summer season. It's much too stifling of a top to wear sensibly on a sweltering day. And now that it takes a long time to commute from our current marital home to my childhood home town, I pay more serious attention to my choices of garments.

Admittedly, I was only drawn to this top because of the floral embroidery at the collar. It's always nice to have such accents pop out of nowhere.

And this skirt. I found a thrifting place at my husband's home town and it is filled with lots of goodies. He literally had to drag me out of there or I might have gotten us bankrupt. There were second hand shoes from Jill Stuart, Zara and even Prada. People here have so little appreciation for those and it's a pity. If only I wear heels though.

I bought this skirt there just when I was looking for the perfect blush-tone skirt to go with a floral top I thrifted a couple of weeks back. The joys of thrifting!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Another Baguio Post








Just popping in real quick to share this post with you guys; This is my second day outfit for our most recent Baguio trip. The dress was thrifted, the shirt is from a local store and the shoes and beanie are both bought online.

Baguio never fails to give us perfectly-lit photos! Anyhow, I'm off to enjoy the start of my weekend. Hope you guys enjoy yours too!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Colorphile








It would seem like all I ever do lately is pair a knitted top with a midi skirt. It has become a staid formula I have managed to inject in my wardrobe. This was taken yesterday, in the midst of all the going to and fro to my husband's (now mine) municipality to my old residence. It was a pleasant enough day and we really put it off until the golden hour so I'll be bathed in beautiful light. I mean, really, with the soft rays of the sun shining down on your being, who needs make-up? Although I could use some more  lip color. I look too sickly for comfort. Husband's family probably already thinks I'm too puny to procreate (Calm down people, we haven't even been married two months yet! lol /facepalms). 

So in between being gawked at by joggers and cyclists (who also had the same idea to catch the last rays of the sun whilst sweating buckets), we got our shots! Hope you like it. :)


Sunday, February 22, 2015

In Citrus






top is thrifted| skirt was hand-made by me| bag is from a local store| shoes are from Staccato 
photos by Myk

It's so hard to feel morose when I'm decked out in two of the most cheerful colors ever known to man: yellow and orange. Well, to me, at least. I know a few people who will flat out say black and grey perks them up. As for me, I'm perfectly content looking like a citrus-flavored cupcake.

What color gives you a temporary high?




Friday, February 20, 2015

Pastel Frocks and Sunny Afternoons









I love February not because it's the love month but because of weathers like this. It's our version of spring so pardon me if I'm enticing you with pastel dresses and mildly sunny afternoons. If only it will last forever.

I've been enjoying married life so far although it was tough adjusting to a new home, new faces and new routine. I was completely struggling to keep up with my old schedule but the husband tends to disrupt my usual routine. I even have to adjust to having cats around. Husband has three cats at home!

We do a lot of cooking these days. lol. And planning. So much planning. We have yet to have a proper honeymoon. We're thinking Disneyland! That's what's getting me excited. hehe.

Have a great weekend!

 

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