Wearing this outfit seems to be a bad idea what with this hot weather. Luckily, though, even if the sun shines its brightest today as we just welcomed summer in the Philippines, it’s a bit windy, with my dress taking advantage of the breeze, swinging with the wind.
This is the beauty of mixing clothes: You create new things out of old ones. I layered my sweater (which length I temporarily altered) with my asymmetric dress, which now looks like a skirt. Recycling diva!
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
- Shirt//Jack & Jones
Can you believe it’s already the end of the month? Time flies so fast, eh? It’s been a good start of the year for the blog, so I’m happy. I hope I can keep this up for the rest of 2014 and over. My Year of Creativity thing has been A-OK, too. Yay!
It’s a men’s shirt payday Friday. Too many things to be happy about that I can’t afford to bring myself down with petty negativity. Always look on the bright side.
“They are like trees growing beside a stream, trees that produce fruit in season and always have leaves. Those people succeed in everything they do." - Psalms 1:3
- Skater Skirt//Pinkprettyfly
- Boots//Rusty Lopez
- Flower Crown//DIY
It’s one of those days. I think there will be one day in a week when I’ll inadvertently come up with a cute outfit, which I hope would not turn you off and scare you away. Please stay. Don’t add up to the list of the people who left.
Skater skirts are cute, but the overflowing number of girls around who wear them makes me want to back off a bit. I guess it’s one thing to not tuck my shirt in for subtlety. That way I can still be different amidst all of them trendy girls.
“If we have all we need and see one of our own people in need, we must have pity on that person, or else we cannot say we love God. Children, you show love for others by truly helping them, and not merely by talking about it." - 1 John 3:17-18
Dressed Down Chiffon
- Denim Jacket//Thrifted
- Boots//Rusty Lopez
I have all the right to look corporate as I work at Makati Business District, but I have a knack for dressing down anything semiformal nowadays. I guess it’s more fun that way, and I sort of create interest to an otherwise normal outfit that blends with the crowd. Normalcy can be boring, which should not to be confused with simplicity or minimalism, though.
I won a picnic basket (and GCs)! The one with the typical checked lining! Haha! I actually am very happy about it though some people might find it trivial. Housewife being my dream job, you would understand why I find picnic baskets amusing. It’s actually a rare find, so hurray!
“But you must stay calm and be willing to suffer. You must work hard, telling the good news and to do your job well." - 2 Timothy 4:5
Our team surprised our boss for his birthday, and apart from organizing some stuff, I also made cards for everyone to write on their well wishes and greetings.
The idea is simple. Find an interesting print in magazines; it can be from a picture of a landscape or clothes or even food. Draw a mirror image of a letter at the back of the print then cut it. It’s crazy simple.
Here are some of my favorites.
K for Kim. From an image of a Salvatore Ferragamo scarf.
From a Lacoste ad.
Again, from a scarf (I think).
The letters are the initials of the senders. I put the letters inside a circle because everything looks better inside one. Always. It’s a fun and easy project. Try it!
“A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth." - Ecclesiastes 7:1
- Top//Lady Grace
- Skirt//Gifted, Beau Voyage
- Denim Jacket//Thrifted
One of the many designs I love by For Love and Lemons is their sexy double slit maxi skirts. I’m lucky to have been gifted a similar one by my friend Ivy when she went home from Brunei. I think she thought of me when he saw the skirt because I’ve been raving about it on chat. ;) I actually altered a single slit maxi skirt (also given as a present by a friend, Andrea) into a double slit, but I can’t seem to find a match to it yet since the hip part is too tight and the waistband too high. This maxi sure attracts attention. Even the guards in the building paid special notice. I love it when people are extra friendly, and it only takes a change of bottoms to do it.
”People with integrity have firm footing, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall." - Proverbs 10:9
- Blazer//Le Shop
- Faux Leather Leggings//Thrifted
- Envelope Clutch//Divisoria
Talk about hundred-peso shopping. The top and the blazer cost PhP100 each from last year’s Noel Bazaar. Even though the blazer appears too large for me, the oversize makes it looks like my boyfriend’s, and everything men’s worn by girls can be chic nowadays. I love that it’s light, so I can wear it under the sun.
I used to be gaga over bows, apparent from my sidebar design, but I learned to outgrow the affinity because there’s too much cuteness involved. But I can squeeze in ribbons from time to time, and these ones in particular look crisp more than childish. There will be moments when I could not resist the charm. Frustrated rock star fail.
“A good reputation and respect are worth much more than silver and gold.” – Proverbs 22:1
This is how I beg.
It didn’t work, though. Someone has to leave. He’s unstoppable. I’m unstoppable. This will go on ‘til his last day. YOLO.
“You lazy people can learn by watching an anthill. Ants don’t have leaders, but they store up food during harvest season." - Proverbs 6:6-8
Fridays are for second-skin jeans, loose shirts, and messy hair. Can it get any casual than this? Definitely, I’m not a glamorous person because I’m a makeup amateur, I can’t stand high heels, I can’t afford designer clothes, and I’m a copy editor who sits all day long reading law articles. Welcome to the personal style blog of a Manila commuter.
I wear fitted shirts less and less. I’m drawn to loose tops and men’s shirts. Comfy and chic.
“Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth." - Proverbs 16:13