We could see a new start

One of the frustrating things about shopping is not finding what you need. I’d been dreaming of owning riding boots for years, except the boots I saw were suede, or had heels, or were too flashy, or didn’t have my size. I didn’t need another pair of suede boots–my shin-high ones were a lucky score in a thrift shop–because suede doesn’t agree with Manila weather very much, so owning two didn’t make sense. And I didn’t want to buy tall boots with heels because, at 5’6″, I didn’t need the extra height. As for boots that had too many embellishments, they just didn’t suit my style and the rest of my wardrobe. Continue reading →

Everybody wanna see what it’s like

Photo on 11-5-12 at 5.34 PM

I need a new necktie. I bought this one when I dressed as a Nerd Herder for the Chuck Season 3 premier day, but I really need to get neckties of other colors.

But the necktie isn’t the point of this post.

I started wearing glasses when, at ten years old, I realized that I was failing my math classes not because I sucked at math, but because I couldn’t properly see the math questions on the blackboard. I’ve been wearing glasses since, not because I want to, but because I need to. The truth is I don’t like needing to wear glasses, but what can I do? I’d be blind without them.

It really is an inconvenience—which is why I can’t understand why people who don’t need glasses insist on wearing glasses nowadays. You’re ruining your eyes, people!

So, since I don’t like glasses and I don’t like shopping… You can just imagine how drained I was when shopping for glasses.

Still, I kind of came up victorious, I think. My new pretties have ornamental silver flower things on the side, and though I haven’t worn full-rimmed glasses in a long time–I started wearing half-rimmed ones five years ago–I think that maybe I can pull this one off nicely.

I scored these lovely Covergirl frames with awesome photochromatic lenses for P6899 at The Optical Shop. The price itself is a bit steep, but I thought it was worth the value!

Title from “Greenback Boogie”, Ima Robot.

I pull my shirt on, walk out the door

Then I see you
You’re walking ‘cross the campus

-“Campus”, Vampire Weekend

Since what I’ve been working on for more than a month now has to do with youth and students and high school and college and students and teachers and campuses… Here’s me wearing a school-ish outfit.

I pull my shirt on, walk out the door

Sort of.

Depends on where you’re from.

*ahem*

YEY COOL WEATHER SO I CAN DO LAYERING! Heeheehee.

White striped blouse, found and owned from my mom’s closet. Black shirt, Giordano. Knapsack, Kipling, from 15 years ago (no exaggeration). Jeans from Jag. Still-being-broken-in ankle boots from Bass. Watch from Tomato. Bracelets I made in college. Glasses. And, student-mode-me in true form: zero make-up.

I almost wore my Chucks with this outfit, but, like I said, I’m still trying to break in my boots.

This was at noon. Harsh lighting+glass window+red tiles = dramatic lighting. <3

oh yeah, I’m looking at the sun

oh yeah I'm looking at the sunShades, Punya. Blue blouseDEI. Lace tank. Jeans,  Jag. Brown leather bag, Celine. Necklace and bracelet from my mom’s dresser.

It’s looking to be an extremely hot summer, but thank goodness for the human invention called the sunglasses.

The other day I was at People are People looking at sunglasses and fell in love with a pair. It was rather pricey, though, so I put it down and decided to buy it next time (if it was still there). About an hour later as I was browsing the new stuff at Punya, I saw an almost identical pair… except the hue was blue instead of black, and it was half the price.

That’s the best “except” I’ve written in a while, yes? Yes! It fits nicely on my nosebridge, and my eyelashes don’t reach it.  Oh, thank God! That’s always been my problem with shades and glasses. The one down side of having long eyelashes 🙁

Needless to say, I bought the shades. It costs P150, in case anybody’s wondering.

Title from “Looking at the Sun”, Gramercy Arms. Such a happy, summer-y song.