Maglakbay sa simula

When I started this blog, I hated shopping, didn’t wear dresses unless I had to, wore nothing but Chuck Taylors, and thought stockings were only for the 80s. Around the same time, I was also wishing that I could muster what I needed to fulfill my high school dream to travel to Japan. (I really like Japanese food.)

Somewhere along the way, I convinced myself to buy this dress from Get Laud‘s online shop, and, after months, convinced myself to wear it for no reason after much preparation, part of which I (re)learned the happiness and convenience of stockings, like these opaque black ones. Somewhere along the way, I learned how to appreciate ballet flats, and that jackets and business blazers could somewhat be accessories. Somewhere along the way, I managed to book a flight to Japan with what little money I had, and convinced myself that I had what it takes to make it happen in a year, including saving and growing what miniscule money I had left.

I haven’t quite flown to Japan yet, but today I spent the afternoon running visa-related errands. And the morning before that, I was attending a seminar about growing my funds for the future. And the hour before leaving the house, I was pulling this outfit on, after discovering that the clothes I planned to wear were much too warm for the humid weather.

I present to you an outfit that is composed of (mostly) five-year-old stuff, but this is the first time I wore them together like this: dress from Get Laud!; office-issued uniform blazer from my former work; opaque stockings from City Lady; red ballet flats by Old Navy; my leather Beatles bag; Inuit silver earrings. And Chatime milk tea. Hehe.

I tried to balance the corporate-y look of the blazer and stockings with the fun print and casual shoes. What do you think?

Title from “Sino Sa Atin” by the Eraserheads. Translated to English: “Travel to the start”.

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