I know, I know. I was again missing in action for a while. Blogging during weekdays is not an option because I’d rather stay in bed, rest and read a book. So yep, that leaves me the two rest days at the end of the week that has never been significant to me until now.
So last month, my co-Afash friend Remo had a project for his Oral Communication class with a topic related to fashion. It was particularly about styling a t-shirt in multiple ways. When he asked us to model for the photo shoots, I was more than happy to comply because first, I was already running out of photos for my blog (lol) and second, I missed being with my A-fash family. :(
Remo prepared six styles for both boys and girls. There’s edgy, laid-back, ragged, playful, classic and romantic. During the shoot, they took two kinds of sets. One was the basic ensemble. Basic as in with no add-ons. And the other one was styled according to the theme assigned to us. So this photo right here was the basic one. I personally loved the print of this shirt. It reminds me of Daft Punk, who has cool songs by the way (lol) #OkayRandom
Since the shirt was my key piece, I decided to pair it with something printed so that the ensemble will not be too simple. That’s the secret all the time when you want to look stylish even you’re just in those shirts. You have a wide variety of options to choose from in deciding what to pair it with. You don’t have to be all Plain Jane. Nu-uh.
Go ahead, make a guess on what style was assigned to me. *sigh* Classic. Seriously, can I never get enough of working clothes? (Haha) During weekends it’s like I’m in a laid back phase. Me and my favorite blouse and shorts combo gets back together all the time. At least there’s still something in my life that can get back together (lol) #OkayRandomNumberTwo
So on a Saturday without work and I was in corporate clothes, I was damned. Anyhoo, I still enjoyed styling this one. It never entered my mind that I can actually wear a shirt for work until this one. You see, I said this several times already but I will say it again. Never, ever get rid of your shirts. All you need is the proper styling and you’re good to go.
What are some of the things that you really need in your wardrobe? First, blazers. I swear they will always save you when you need to be extra dressy without exerting too much effort. Blazers work for my throw-on-and-go looks all the time. Second, accessories. Especially, necklaces like this one. They will save your plain and simple tops. Third, printed bottoms. They will spice up your get up when your top is simple. Lastly, neutral colored bags. They can go with anything.
Thrifted blazer; Tee Culture top; Candie’s skirt
Forever 21 earrings
Infinity bracelet (gift) ; Rings from my mom; Parisian bag
Like I said, each style was modeled by a girl and boy. Here’s my friend Mark in a classic outfit as well.
Here’s a very unprepared edgy outfit for me. (lol) I will no longer share the story behind this impromptu styling but I hope you got the idea of how edgy works. Some key pieces are dark colors, leather jackets, spikes, studs and skulls.
Photography by : Julio Alberto Bricia
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I’m about to write a post and for the first time, i’m staring at this draft blankly (LOL). I don’t know, I’m sure each and everyone of us have those days when our mood’s too off. I’m still writing though. You know me, I take blogging as a means of coping. (Coping talaga? Haha)
It’s just you know, when same things kept happening over and over again and you got fed up already. I mean it’s a different situation, different persons involved but still, the same outcome.
Anyways, aside from blogging, another thing I do to divert my attention is shopping. Does it work? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. But right now I have no idea (LOL).
These babies right here were bought 2 weeks ago. I should have posted this one immediately so I was still able to express how giddily happy I am. I’m lusting over this kind of style since last year and I never thought I can score myself a pair in a thrift shop. Not to mention that damn, IT’S VALENTINO. Something that’s with the same quality and style would suffice but now that it’s branded, I really am a lucky girl. As you can see from the first photo, this one’s too pricey for my liking. That’s why I thank God for thrift shops. I was able to buy these at such a very low price!
These bags, however, were bought just yesterday. Yes, these were the products of my I-don’t-feel-good-that’s-why-I’m-shopping mood. I was really looking for bags that I can use for work so maybe, this was not a bad idea after all. I love this brown one because it’s really classy. I also love that it can appear as two different kinds of bag.
When it came to bags, I tend to prefer neutral ones now. I love how simple yet classy this one is. This is also the usual size I go for because I bring a lot of things when I go out.
So that’s it! I still bought a few other things for the past few weeks, most of them were working clothes. However, I decided to post just these. You can follow me on Instagram instead for my ootds.
Changes. I have lots of them as of the moment. There are times when I miss how things used to be like waking up late in the morning even on weekdays, seeing my friends on a daily basis, having an ample amount of time to watch my favorite TV series’ weekly and of course, having photo shoots every Wednesdays. On the other hand, I feel relieved that I no longer have to face dreadful quizzes and examinations (LOL).
Speaking of changes, another thing that’s included there is my style. Weekends are the only time I can wear laid back clothes and yet, I still tend to gravitate towards classy pieces. In this ensemble for one, though my top’s cropped with shoulder cut outs, I still managed to look composed because I paired it with the right pieces.
This skirt is not just classy, it’s also unique. One of a kind pieces are my weakness that being broke is something I would endure (LOL). Skater skirts are cute enough but what really got me was the leather with heart details. ☺
Midrif top with shoulder cut outs (From a shop during BU6~ forgot the name though.)
Forever 21 earrings
Thrifted Morechino bag; Greenhills skater skirt
Bangles (gift) ; Forever 21 moustache bracelet
Greenhills Hello Kitty watch
Flats (Bazaar in Manila)
Photography by : Nick Pahati
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So.. changes. It doesn’t end there. Now that we’re on it, I’ve been thinking about something that I want to change for the past 2 years. My status. Maybe this feb-ibig meetup that will happen on Feb. 16, 2014 will help me. (LOL!) Okay, maybe that was such a lame segue to get everyone of you excited about this event. Harhar
Kidding aside, this event is really something to look forward to! It will be my first time to attend and I already can’t wait for the new experiences it’ll bring.
So what’s in store for those who will attend? There will be a blogger’s talk, games and prizes, you’ll meet new friends and.. *drum roll please* you’ll find your soul mate. Errrr~ I know you’re just as excited as me so you better be there at Naga City Hall, 1 pm wearing your best! Registration fee is only 100 pesos which already includes food and giveaways. See you there!! ☺
Yay to my very first post this year! Mehe~ It has been a week since my last post and so many things has happened already. I turned 20 last January 2 and now, my teenage years are over. ☺ Can I stop aging at 20, pretty please? (LOL). This time it was different though. Instead of the usual partying out with friends kind of celebration, I was in the bank embracing my new working girl life. It was both surprising and overwhelming that all the people I’ve known just recently were the ones who made my special day memorable. ☺
Another thing to be grateful about is this precious blog of mine that will be turning 2 years this month! Yay yay! As I’ve said, I did not expect that I’d be doing this for a long time. It just started out as a hobby when I still had all the time in the world to go online. Now, after 2 years, this is me squeezing a time to do this thing I love though how busy I am. It’s no longer just a past time because now, it’s already driven by passion. ♥
So…moving on, this outfit I’m wearing right here was during my shoot with A-fash before I went to Manila for my training. Our theme was sporty so I decided to have this varsity jacket as the key piece of my get up.
Since the varsity jacket became a trend a few years ago, I’ve always wanted to buy one. It was a good thing that I saw a lot of cool ones from Tee Culture while availing my prizes as a Teegrammer. Not to mention that the one I got came in my favorite color too! ☺
If you think these kind of jackets are for cold weathers only, you’re wrong. In terms of fashion, these have many uses. It can be worn with a dress, add a belt and you’re good to go for a smart casual attire. If you prefer to go for something hip, you can opt to tie it in your waist. Yep, these can take your styling a long way. ☺
Tee Culture varsity jacket
Red top (gift) , SM Department Store shorts
Cutie Patooties A-fash necklace
Look! An A-fash personalized necklace! A cutie patootie indeed. Thank you for this Pam! ☺
Oasap connector ring
Photography by : Jamie Lou Borile
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