Saturday, October 4, 2014

Flower Power

Dress: from a local store | Yellow Cardigan: thrifted | Bag: Nina Ricci (vintage I got from a thrift store) | Shoes: Fashion | Hat: from a store in Baguio | Eyeglasses: Divisoria buy

Wohoo another outfit post! Can we just take a moment to appreciate this sudden diligence in blogging? :D

Actually, I just squeezed these outfit shots in between taking couple photos for our guest book and practicing for our engagement shoot. Myk and I decided not to have our engagement/prenup photos taken by a professional photographer because of two reasons: 1.) We wanted to cut down on costs and 2.) We wanted to be as creative as we can about the whole thing and get as much fun out of it for future fond memories.

It's down to three months 'till the big day and my hands are so full. I'm always constantly wishing there's a day between Saturday and Sunday so I can accomplish more.

Anyway, I hope you guys like the outfit. I forgot to photograph details of my thrifted cardigan. It has a cute scalloped lapel and ribbon at the wrists. Also, it's been a long time since I've worn my thrifted Nina Ricci bag. It's still one of my best thrift finds. I also have an authentic Lanvin envelope clutch that I bought for so cheap.

That's it for now. Hope you guys are having a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Boyfriend Shirt

shirt: Myk's | skirt: thrifted | bag: thrifted H&M | shoes: SM Department Store

Have you guys watched the Korean drama It's Okay, That's Love? Well, this outfit is inspired by Gong Hyo Jin's style there. I never thought I'd wear a tube midi skirt one day, but here I am, wearing one, and feeling great in it. I was worried it will make my legs look even more stunted but surprisingly, I looked okay in it. 

You might have seen this shirt from my instagram account a few months back. I bought it for Myk. I was so smitten with the design, which was fashioned after the Snellen Chart but with the words "The Only Thing Worse Than Being Blind Is Having Sight And No Vision" written over it. I just had to wear it once. I just HAD to! hehe. But I guess after getting married, I'd have more chances of wearing it. 

I know this looks so summery but on the days when it's not raining, it actually feels like summer here in the Philippines! That watermelon tote was a lucky find at the thrift store. It's an H&M piece and looked so dirty, I had to soak it in laundry soap water for days. 

I'll be updating our new site soon for wedding details. But worry not, this blog will still be alive for my outfit posts and whatnots.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CNBLUE Can't Stop Manila 2014 Concert

I'm a huge CNBLUE fan. Probably not as big a fan as some of the die-hard Boices out there but fan enough to brave a 7-hour night commute from the province to the city while a huge storm is brewing (okay, we didn't really have an idea that it's going to be THAT HUGE of a storm. Our weather forecasting bureau here sucks big time) to make it in time for the concert with some more hours to spare. 

It's CNBLUE's second concert here. We also went the first time but didn't document it here so I figured I might share the experience this time. 

I first heard of CNBLUE back in 2011 (I think?). I saw their newly-released MV LOVE Girl circulating on kpop-related tumblr blogs that time and found the video too cute for words. But it wasn't until the kdrama You've Fallen For Me that starred Jung Yong Hwa and Kang Min Hyuk that I became really interested in their musical talent (because let's face it, a lot of fans are only fans because these boys are cute. Nothing wrong with that, ehehe). 

So yeah, that pretty much jumpstarted a lot of cyber stalking. We watch every single drama Yong Hwa is in and that even includes his variety show guestings. In fact, he introduced us to our favorite variety show, Running Man (how hilarious was Episode 9?)

When you get into the kpop world, there's no turning back. Un-fanning is not in any kpop lover's vocabulary. You get sucked more and more into this world and there's no way out. 

CNBLUE is a cut above the rest. They command the stage so much that even their entrance alone sends your heart palpitating. And that's saying a lot since I'm mostly a passive person. lol. 

This year's concert was extra memorable. The boys learned more tagalog words, Jung Shin spent his birthday here and they were all thankful to the fans who came despite the God-awful weather. Despite the weather, the atmosphere was very festive outside the concert venue. The fan clubs are giving away paraphernalias to use for the concert and everyone's just friendly - easily jumping into conversation with the person next to you and gushing about the boys. It's like one big happy family where we all share a mutual interest, you know?  

I wish we can do this every year. I just can't describe the feeling. I feel so alive whenever I watch a CNBLUE concert. hehe.

Anyway, I managed to capture these photos from my humble vantage point. If you are a BOICE too, hope you like these!

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?


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