I like songs about drifters

The rule in dressing for flight days is to choose comfort over style, but preferably come up with something that has both. It’s so very to easy to want to look nice and impressive in an airport, but the truth is that you’ll spend lots of time walking or sitting and waiting or standing in line. Comfort, then, is a must. Continue reading →

We drew our own constellations

We drew our own constellations

I spent two days—count ’em, TWO DAYS—to come up with this outfit. Mainly because of these two pieces:

Trilby from Lucban, P75. I’ve always wanted a fedora, and when I saw this during the Pahiyas festival, I bought it at once. I didn’t notice that it’s a tad too small for me. I haven’t worn it since, and I was thinking of sell it (or giving it away) and buy another one. But I ended up deciding to keep it. It’s been in my closet for half a year, patiently waiting for me to put it on my head.

Leather ankle boots from Bass, a gift from a friend. I was a bit hesitant about these boots. I mean, as many of you know, I LOVE boots, but…ankle boots? I wasn’t quite sure. I didn’t know if I had the jeans to wear them with (my other jeans keep bunching up around it), and I didn’t know if I had any other outfits to go with them. Ah, but I tried them, anyway.

So I had two things I definitely wanted to use—actually, I NEEDED to use them if I was to convince myself that they had a place in my wardrobe.

After many trial combinations and variations and mix and matching, I finally threw them together with my a graphic shirt from Circle C, a robot necklace from my brother (which you cannot see in this photo), my favorite unbranded jeans from Circle C, and my favorite satchel from Metrobank.

And, whaddya know? I think this combination might actually be working. Yeah?

“listen to all the translations
of the stories across the sky”

Title from “Constellations”, Jack Johnson

but I keep you warm

but I keep you warmZara coat, somewhere in Spain. Jag jeans, P250. Clogs, InStyle clogs, P400. Crocheted beret, Baguio bangketa, P10.  Mother of pearl bracelet, Circle C, P100?

I’ve been wanting a coat for the longest time. I’ve been wanting a trenchcoat, actually, just because it looks cool in John Woo movies. But I never got one, because, let’s face it: the Philippines is a tropical place, we don’t have winter, and it’s HOT in Manila. So no coat for me. Until my dad bought me a coat in Spain. I LOVE IT!!! I’ve been using it in the office sometimes, but never outside.

Until now.

Oh, Baguio, how I love you for your weather.

Title from “Tip of the Iceberg”, Owl City.

The way you wear your hat

the way you wear your hat

This here is my cowboy hat. It’s not leather, and it’s not even real suede, but I love it. While at the Pahiyas festival in Lucban, Quezon back in mid-May 2005, I saw farmers and cowboys wearing old, worn-out hats like this one, and I knew then that it was the predestined time for me to finally have a cowboy hat. I found a store by the street carrying it in blue, black and brown. Bought this one for 250 pesos, and never regretted it. Not that it wasn’t a bargain to begin with. I had too much of a hard time hiding my giddy face, so I didn’t bother asking for a discount.

I’ve used this hat for costume parties, for trips under the sun, and for no reason whatsoever while working at home. I’m pretty sure I wore it at least once while dueling with my thesis.

About the photo
I discovered that my dresser light provides great lighting. Karess kept the room lights off to get a dramatic effect. Nice one, roommie.

Title taken from “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” by the Gershwins (and Fred Astaire)