Wow, I can’t believe how ancient my last real post was. I can see virtual cobwebs already when I logged in to write about a new look as it has really been a while! Thank you followers who never left despite the absence.
As I have been MIA for the past few weeks (months?), here I am, coming back with a vengeance. Hahaha! It sounds so mean but oh well, I just sincerely want to put up something that has quality this time.
This shoot is really a very memorable one- because Ryan made it possible! Before heading to my hometown, we dropped by a thrift shop as I wanted to buy a variety of interesting clothes that I still lack of. It’s really impressive that he has a good taste in picking shorts. Hahaha.
Aside from that, he gave this necklace and another accessory that I have been lusting over for so long (but for some reason, is quite hard to look for/make)- a floral wreath. :D
He was also my photographer for that day.Sweet. Unfortunately, I can’t post the other shots as I’m encountering an error in Tumblr! Boohoo. I’ll try uploading the others including his own edited works again.
For the whole ensemble, I just went for the summery vibe + mixed prints I know it’s quite uncoordinated but I do hope I pulled it off well. If you have time, please hype this in Lookbook. :)
Outtakes mode! Rawr. I need to have new photos asap. This is another version of my last look. However, the vibe of these set is different. As what I have said in the title, it felt “badass”. Hahahaha! Yep, no judging.
This is one theme that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time already- a Japanese student with the pretty short skirt and structured blazer as a uniform! I hope my interpretation is good enough. :D
I’ve always been envious of students from foreign or international schools who sport cute uniforms.If this was the case during my high school days, dressing up will be no-brainer fashionable and something that I’d look forward to! However, it’s okay. I tried to make the most out of accessorizing plus sporting the cutest bags and shoes possible with our brown dress uniform before. I was not very in touch with my “fab” self though during my awkward stage of life a.k.a teenage years so I think I’d do a better job as a stylist now. :b
Anyway, let’s have the breakdown of what I’m wearing this afternoon (my 3rd and last set that day with Ate Kat). This Mango blazer was a Christmas gift (again) from the sweetest person ever- Ryan! I think my blog has been peppered with my special mentions of him. Hahaha! Ayiee. Sorry naman. :))
Aside from that, I finally got to take out my plaid skirt which was sewn by Ima (sister of my Lola). Since I reaaaally really want this print, I remember us buying this cloth and I was able to use this a few times in college. I gained a *little* weight so its fit was a little tight now.
Sadly, that’s my last LB post already as I run out of outfit shots. I’ll try to upload more soon once I get a new Adobe Photoshop (I erased mine. Booo!) and have the energy to come up with new styles already. Haha! Till next time! :)
I was super excited when Ate Kat contacted me again for a photoshoot. If you’ve been following my Tumblr, you can say that the photos that she took of me looked pretty cool. It’s also not everyday that I get to have my pictures taken “professionally”, thus, I agreed to her invite without hesitation.
Our shoot took place at Globe Asiatique where she currently lives. It happened late afternoon so the “magic hour” will be captured. Aside from that, we went to the roof deck as it was the best location for it.
Lookie! With the “magic hour” that I’ve mentioned, this is what I’m talking about. The sun’s golden afternoon glare gave the photos a warm feel. I have seen it from various top bloggers and luckily, I was able to try it as well.
Here are some headshots with my trying-to-look fierce-face. I hope I pulled off being fashionably snobbish well! Heehee. :)
My favorite whole body shot is this one. Agree? I kind of lacked practice in posing in front of the cam that’s why I’m pretty happy with this one. It’s been a while since I used these SM Parisian shoes. Unfortunately, it’s already damaged and weathered (scratched leather and all that) so this might be the last time that I’ll use it for Lookbook’s sake.
Evening’s already starting to set in so we had to hurry in wrapping up the shoot. Thank god for Photoshop and le photographer’s skills. The picture didn’t look as dark as expected!
I used this blouse before during our company Christmas party last 2012. In an instant, I fell in love with this piece the time I saw it on the racks. I am currently on a “gold and shimmers phase” and this is perfect. Surprise! Its price was slashed by 50% too. What a steal. :D
Now, let’s go to the shots overlooking Manila from the top. The bokeh looked so good! I just hoped I made a more upbeat facial expression here but it’s okay.
Going back to my blouse, I also loved the sheerness of the bell sleeves that added more drama to it. Aside from that, the cuffs (I hope it’s the right term) has a thick band of sequins too so further accessorizing is not necessary anymore.
That’s it for now. I have two more outfit shots from this photo session so watch out for that! I think that this is a good look entry start for 2013. My blog goal is to post more quality entries. :)))
Photo credits to Katrina Santos
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A few weeks back, my guy and I had a weekend trip to Tagaytay to relax and have our December getaway. :D
As I am not yet done editing the photos, I will provide a separate post for that instead. Let’s now go to my recent Lookbook post! These photos were taken using a Blackberry only, would you believe?
The walking-on-the-road-kind photo is really one of the fool-proof ways to make the composition look better, moreover, cooler. He was the one who suggested shooting at the dirt road and of course, I was game. Good thing, there were only few vehicles/people that passed by. :b
My eyes were looking quite tired during that day so I decided put on this Mango shades again. Also, I wanted to add an extra something to my look. the shoes that I was using here was from So! Fab. I love everything about it- the 3 tone color block, peep toe design, wooden heels and the price. Good buy indeed! However, the fabric that was used is velvet so it’s kind of hard to clean.
Usually, I use this long skirt as a dress. This time, I opted to wear it ala maxi high-waist version with a lace top and belt. My Bayo messenger bag says hello again. In all fairness, it’s the sturdiest of all the messenger bags that I’ve tried. However, I am still on the lookout for another one- something that is lighter and in a different design.
By the way, Christmas is just around the corner. Hopefully everyone will have a great holiday ahead. :)
Finally. After a few months, I was able to have a fun shoot again with ate Kat. I’ll post everything and the links soon! :)
It’s been a while since I posted something again. Since my blog life is not the be and all (is this correct? hehe) of my life, it sometimes takes a backseat in my to do list. More over, the photo editing and writing takes much of the time in my hands, thus the lag. Anyway, let’s go now to my most recent outfit post!
I am more inclined to girly dressing and all that shizz that’s why this look is somewhat a breath of fresh air. I decided to go with rockish|edgy vibes and came up with this. Gladly, I think I was able to pull it off.
Let me do the breakdown of each detail. The boots were given by my aunt as she don’t have an instance that she can use this for. I was hesitant at first as I don’t know when I can use it as well. Good thing, now is the perfect time to take it out for a spin! :)
Now, let’s go to the highlight of the post: this Plaid polo from Cotton On. Actually, its my boyfriend’s! Cool, huh? He looks really good when wearing it as well. Yihee! It’s a good his-and-hers stuff. Naks.
One of the early Christmas gifts that I got from him was this shades from Mango. I love it so much as it’s hard for me to find shades with the right framing on my face. All I can say is that, this one has perfect shape! I have been ogling and thinking about it for so long since we saw it at Rockwell. At last, it’s at the palm of my hands now.
Here are more of the outtakes that were also taken at the back of the house. Please pardon the ruined facade! Hehehe. This and the photo below are those that looked decent from the batch.
If you have time, please please please hype this in Lookbook! :)
Happy halloween! Since it’s THE long weekend (Yey!), here’s a little quick post about my old shoot (3rd set) with Zabs. Ugh, why was I feeling so haggard this time? I must get more rest and prep up better before mini shoots like this. Anyway, it’s alright. let’s move on shall we? :)
If you have noticed, I just mix and matched the clothes that I packed that day and here’s one of the outfits that I’ve come up with. The accessories that I used + the skirt were quite bold but I hope that everything still blended well. What do you think?
My hair looks pixie-ish here. Thank God, it’s already getting longer! Sorry for the continuous spazzing about my locks. I just can’t help it. I’ll try to shut up about my random comments already. Next time, I’ll try another hair color and make it a shade lighter again na lang.
Hello “big purse” aka as my Charles and Keith bag. I figured out that it’s not really suitable for everyday use. I always carry heavy stuff and it’s not meant for carrying much load! I’ll just us this for dressier events. At least now, I have a formal bag to use. :)
Photo credits: http://zabischic.tumblr.com/
Please excuse my pale face in these photos. I can see my humongous eyebags here. Oops. They are the fruits of oversleeping (or the lack of it). I’m trying to have a better lifestyle from now on. Let’s see how far can I go with that one!
I admit that sans makeup, I kind of look sicky. Makeup is my best friend- not to look “clownish”, mind you, but to look healthier. Hehe. Well, it’s not too late to change. I am now having a bigger appetite, starting to include veggies in my diet and trying (really hard) to sleep early. Next goal? Exercise. I have the best motivation at the moment anyway. Heehee. ;)
Okay, okay, enough with my random ramblings. I am pretty pleased with my background, in fairness. Geez, why haven’t I gone here before? Hmm. Luckily, no one in the nearby townhouse was out this noon. Woohoo! I was more comfortable in having my photos taken.
We tried to further experiment with the background and stuff. This seems pretty nice. Naks. Anyway, since I am currently on a print-on-print phase, I came up with this look. Polka dot|Floral combo is one of the staples in my mix. Hopefully, I can come up with new print combos soon!
It’s been a while since I pulled out this boater hat from the closet. However, I used it as a “prop” instead as my hair is in its awkward stage and hats don’t look good on my head yet.
My peep-toe boots are making its way back to my looks! I think it’s edgy enough and suits the fun vibe of my outfit. I sure wouldn’t want it to just collect dust at the corner of our house. It’s about time to take it out for a spin once more.
Yey, I got a happy-looking shot here. The fierce/poker face/sad looking faces don’t suit me anymore. I’ll try to incorporate more smiles in my next posts. Seriously, what’s there not to be happy about right? Even though there are some stuff in our life that are not going as we want them to be, we are still assured of more bright sunny days. Think positive.
Don’t forget to hype this in Lookbook! Thank you. Happy weekend!
I am pretty pleased with how this look turned out. It looks so refreshing, thus the title! This time, I tried to come up with something more youthful, fun yet still appropriate for corporate or formal situations. Another plus point is that this post goes well with my blog’s feel. What do you think? :)
It’s also cool that my background and the lighting suited my concept really well. Yay! Ang saya, parang nasa garden lang ang peg. Haha. I used my eldest sister’s point and shoot camera for the first time thus the different quality of the photos.
Uuy, my locks are starting to grow longer already (I can tie it up now unlike before. Woohoo.). I’ll stick to long hairstyles again from now on- enough with the experimenting!
Hmm, anyway, enough with the random blabbing already. I am actually wearing a romper from H&M which was used as a top. Oops, I forgot to tuck in the back part well. Sorry about that. The two things that I like about this romper is its hue and versatility. The minty color complements my skin tone really well as I actually look waay fairer when wearing it. I don’t have a lot of light colored stuff so this piece is a great addition to my wardrobe.
Lastly, I am also wearing one of my favorite skirts- this one is from Topshop. What’s not to love about it, right? Although I am skinny, it hugs my waist and thighs well. Aside from that, I got it in a quirky color and a different length. I am trying to steer away from blacks and short skirt acquisitions recently.
On a deeper sense, I feel like I’m also starting anew little by little. At present, I’m ready to embrace a better philosophy in life. I now know what to prioritize, what to enjoy and what to get rid of. My mindset is becoming more long-term and focused on the essentials (which ranges from anything materialistic up to the intangibles, such as relationships with people that really matter). Yaiks, I’m getting old. Hehehe. As what my title says, it’s about time to start fresh!
Thank you to THIS article for opening my eyes. :)
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