Giordano leather jacket, Celine sandals, Charles & Keith bag, Corset top from Landmark, Skater Skirt from a bazaar.
Finally, the much-loved and anticipated month is here (December, Decembrrr or Decemblur. Whichever you like)! The weather is reminiscent of these photos from a Tagaytay trip last November. My siblings, nephew, sister’s boyfriend and I went out for a dose of joy ride.
This set was shot at Mushroom Burger (with a funny yet witty Mcdonalds-ish counter display). Outside, there was this motorcycle parking slot at a far corner adorned with pretty hanging white flowers. I just had to get my pictures taken there. #vainproblems
Moving on to what I wore, my leather jacket is the perfect armor for the chilly wind. I have always wanted to get one so this pick from Giordano is a great choice. Also, corset + skater skirt (yes, I am jumping into that skirt bandwagon) seems to be a no-brainer combo for me nowadays. It is a lazy dressing cheat that will still make you look put-together.
As you may have noticed, I have been tinkering some parts of my blog little by little. Finally, I had the energy to update this space again. I just got an Iphone 5s recently so I guess I have no excuse to not update on a regular basis. Hahaha.
Crossing my fingers that my last quarter of 2013 onwards would be nothing short of awesomeness, cyberspace and real-life wise. Tata!
It was just one laidback Sunday. We tried using the camera of my sister’s Samsung Mega to take these shots. Impromptu much? Definitely.
I just pulled off whatever it is that I can use as an outfit post.I came up with the usual tutu thingy. (Urgh, note to self: Girl, you are not a ballerina and in your mid 20’s. Give those kind of frilly things a break!). Yep, that’s me talking to myself on being a more mature dresser.Hahaha.
What I like the most here is that I finally have a corset top! Woot woot. Although I am not well “gifted” up there, I think that this thing suits me to a tee. Look at those pretty prints! *u* Props to Landmark for fab and affordable finds.
I would have opted for brown shoes but decided to just go for black booties instead. It somehow mellows down the “girliness” of the look. My bag is quite an old one from Charles & Keith. As for the accessories, I am currently obsessed with this sparkly bracelet. It seems to be peppered with gemstones that turn iridescently blue or green. Nice find!
Please bear with the randomness of this post. It’s only now that I got to have time in Tumblri-ng. Will just cap off this OOTD with an annoyingly pa-cute photo. Toodles! :b
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.
17 Mar 2013 @ 04:41PM /
TAGGED AS: personal Lookbook
Japanese Schoolgirl Kind of Day
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! :)
Shimmers in the Dusk
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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The Roads Lead Me to You
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. :)