Holiday schedule is tight, so here’s a quick style blog!
I usually gravitate towards deep jewel tones and festive sequins for holiday outfits, but for Christmas this year, I wore a fresh, pastel ensemble—a nod to the Pantone Colors of 2016.
The entire get-up was inspired by the buttondown skirt, really. I was out at the mall hunting for a new pair of jeans, but I didn’t find any that flattered my frame. Then, I spotted this skirt, slipped into it, and knew in an instant that it would complement more than three items in my closet. Also, it got me doing a little twirl in the fitting room. That’s what sealed the deal for me.
Photo Credit: Joanna Cabangon
This outfit is what happens when you invest in good basics.
I banned myself from shopping this November (it went well!), so I worked with what I already have in my wardrobe for office wear and weekend ensembles. I have a good mix of trends and classics in my wardrobe, and most of them have a wear-now, wear-later allure. Which means that I can find fresh ways to wear them over and over again, the way I did with this slip-dress-over-a-tee outfit. Continue reading
Photo Credit: Joanna Cabangon
I’m back at it with the phone photos.
Today, I’m featuring a beautiful jumpsuit I ordered from Mango online. It has a smocked back with lace-up tassel details, and wide-leg pants that made it easy to move around in. It was one of those wardrobe pieces that was really begging to be taken to a getaway.
Naturally, I imagined wearing it to a more picturesque place. You know, so that I can take that “perfect snap” of my #OOTD to share on social media. Lo and behold, that picture never happened, because real life doesn’t unfold the way our feeds do. And sometimes, you get photos depicting more or less that. Continue reading
Photo Credit: Bryan Caranto
I was initially gunning for a street style shot for this outfit, but my brother abruptly invited us to a photoshoot. So I had my photos taken in the studio instead! (Awkward ko na naman sa shots, pasensya na.)
This cardigan was on sale at H&M last June. I bought it because I thought I needed to add a yellow color to my sartorial repertoire. You see, my wardrobe is a spectrum of monochromes, rosy neutrals, and deep jewel tones. Continue reading
“Preowned, Preloved” is a short essay I wrote profiling the wagwagan (also known as the night market) in Baguio. This was written back when I was in university and is slightly edited for this post.
Note: I plan to write a longer version as soon as I have the time, so this essay is open to constructive criticism! 🙂
“When Papers Talk” is a profile essay I wrote for a creative nonfiction class (Creative Writing 140) back in university. It is about my youngest sister, Ayette, and her unique way of communication. *This essay is unpolished.
The shortlist of what’s inspiring me this month.
- A new pair of eyeglasses, displayed above. I have a hard time finding frames that suit my face (so maybe it’s a good thing that I don’t have to scout for sunglasses at all. I can’t wear them anyway!), but apparently, clubmasters work for me.
- Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, which is my Book of the Month.
- Embroidered Denim–I swear, this Fall 2016 trend was made for me.
- Coffee dates at Satchmi. I rarely tag places I dine or stay at, but Satchmi deserves a special mention.
- How to Get Away with Murder S3—something to look forward to every weekend.
- Colourpop Baracuda, for a swipe of dusty rose.
- Ballerina Flats, Flats with Frills or Ruffles, and Slides with Bow Accents. (I’ll blog about the Fall 2016 shoe trends soon!)
- A Horror Movie List for flicks to sit down to come my favorite holiday, Halloween!