Friday, November 30, 2012

Baroque

I have a hunch that Baroque is going to be the next print du jour on clothing. It can be easily mistaken for scarf prints but when you look at it closely, baroque prints seem to evoke an exuberance, grandeur, and a more romantic vibe with its gilded, swirly florals. Again, I was playing out a fantasy when I wore this look out. I was pretending to be a cross between a lofty patroness of art and a Roman argonaut ready to go to battle. The only battle that I took on though was walking in these shoes despite the blisters that I acquired. Haha!

dress- Banana Republic
bag- Kate Spade
shoes- Jellybean
necklace- H&M
XO.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NYPD Blue

NYPD Blue. Err. Not exactly. I'm not about to go on a covert operation as part of the New York Police --- though I do like to think I might do some good work being part of the fashion police ---Haha! Anyway, an Empire State of Mind was what I had in mind when I put together this look to accompany my boyfriend to the 2nd Anniversary Party of Borough, one of our favorite restaurant/bars in the Metro that, yup, as the name implies, is a tribute to everything New York! Borough prides itself in serving New York comfort food, 24/7. Among my favorites are their grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup and chicken & waffles. But enough about the food, this isn't a food blog after all. Haha!

To party Borough-style on this momentous occasion, I put on a simple bodycon dress in thick black and blue stripes. I've never been to New York I must say. But every time I think of it I think of the towering buildings that cast a shadow on the city's streets set against the blue of the New York skyline. Black and blue would thus be the colors that (at least for me) embody the quintessential Empire State of Mind. What I like about this dress is that it's sleek and straightforward, yet not too simple as it gives me a sense of command and confidence. Also, I like wearing stripes as it creates an optical illusion. Stripes on a bodycon dress makes it appear that there are more curves than what I actually have. Haha! What I also like about this dress is that it's versatile in that it can be used as a sweater replacement. Its 3/4 sleeves also prove that not all night out dresses need to be about revealing skin. This one works just as well even though I'm somewhat covered up!

To finish off this look and throw in a dash of more girly colors, I wore my bright orange suede pumps. My dress made use of manly colors so I thought of throwing these pumps into the mix that made the look truly my own. And to my boyfriend's approval, he saw the combination of black, blue, and orange as very New York --- the New York Knicks for that matter, his favorite NBA team. Guess I worked it all out in this one!

dress- H&M
shoes- SM
clutch- H&M
necklace- Mom's
XO.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Feisty Feline

Everyone in my family including my boyfriend dressed up on the day we watched Breaking Dawn Part 2. My sister wore black and Mark arrived in my home in a black and red get-up which was so in theme for Twilight. I donned a grungy outfit that was somehow inspired by Bella and the whole feel of the movie. My shirt also has a cat print on it which can totally pass as a werewolf of the Quileute Tribe. Whut-whut! My mom had been so excited to see this movie that she reserved tickets earlier on and made this day a family date. Everyone was so cooperative by dressing up! As for the movie, well...we all liked it. I was pleasantly (and almost violently) surprised at the outcome of the film but it turned out really well, I must say. 

shirt- Empty
leather shorts- H&M
leopard brogues- Ichigo
leather bag- Esprit
XO.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Spotted

And I'm backkk! Oh how I missed blogging! So many things have happened since I blogged last. One of them is getting a job! And this, my dear readers, is one of my outfits that I wore to work. The office is located in the heart of busy and bustling Makati and even though the city has such a stern and stiff environment, my office environment wasn't stiff and too corporate at all which allowed me to be more playful with my sartorial choices. 

I rarely wear t-shirts anymore outside my home so this was a nice change for me. I just find it too simple and casual for my taste but there was a point in my life (3rd year HS) when all I'd wear were shirts, jeans, and chucks! This shirt however, is quite different since it has sheer sleeves. Wore it with bright blue pants that my boyfriend got me during his most recent trip to the states. He got me a lot of blue things and it's nice 'coz I wouldn't normally pick that for myself. :)

So what do you guys think? 

shirt- Forever21
pants- H & M
bowler hat- H & M
shoes- Hong Kong
XO.
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