I’m sure I’m not the only one who owns clothes that are well-loved, but very rarely used, if at all. They somehow survive wardrobe pruning and purges for years, waiting for us to find the right combination of clothes to wear with it. Continue reading →
As a someone who hates shopping, you won’t see me jumping to buy the next big trend in clothing. I like to stay in the bounds of timeless clothing (except, of course, if they were souvenir shirts, or geek ones that had movie references.) When everybody started wearing printed leggings, I was so sure that they wouldn’t suit me.
I’m not as sure now. Continue reading →
When getting dressed, we have to only consider not just our personal style, but also our activities for the day, as well as the weather.
Today, I had to wear something for my appointment in a casual place, and it had to feel cool for me to survive the humid weather, but it also had to be ready for a rainy afternoon, as most afternoons have been recently. Sounds easy enough, except it also had to be appropriate for the meeting I suddenly had with my former office, which had a corporate dress code. Oh, and it had to survive a 1.5-hour commute without getting wrinkled. Continue reading →
As someone who hates shopping, I try to take care of my things so that I won’t have to shop for its replacement in case I wear it out or lose it. This is why the phrases “from ages ago” and “I can’t remember where I got these” pop up lots of times in this blog. Continue reading →
I had the big chop.
I was nervous. I wasn’t sure if a pixie cut would suit me. My salon would style it, of course, but I had no idea if I could pull it off on a daily basis. Plus, I was comfortable with braiding and curling and styling my long hair. I’ve always had long hair, save for that one time in high school when I tried cutting my hair short myself, and those few months from late 2009 to early 2010 when I had an apple bob right before I started this blog.
But I needed a change. Continue reading →
I decided to start the year wearing something that is not my usual pair of jeans.
If you asked me last year if I would wear a skirt even though I wasn’t required to, I would’ve said “ABSOLUTELY NOT.” With conviction. True, I’ve worn a dress once last year just for fun (because it was a really nice dress, wasn’t it?) But I did keep insisting that I still wouldn’t wear a skirt if I didn’t have to.
But, after a year of blogging about clothes and other girliness, I told myself that maybe it was time that I actually broke my no-skirts-unless-absolutely-necessary rule.
That day, my friends, is NOT this day.
Because that, my friends, is NOT a skirt. HA! Yeah, its actually a skort.
My brother once told me that guys hated skorts. I don’t really get why.
But there it is: me in my skort, one that I’ve had for years, but almost rarely wore outside. I wore it during my graduation outing with my family, and posted the photo online. Monumental, that day. I think that was the first time the innerwebz saw my knees. Hrhrhr.
Okay, I’m going in circles now. MY POINT IS THIS: I started this year in a skort because I have decided that, yes, perhaps I might wear skirts and dresses this year. I’m still not sure yet, but I do blame this blog for slowly, but (apparently, oh so surely) tweaking my personal preferences.
SO. My January 1, 2011 outfit: Blue shirt from I-can’t-remember-where. Brown satchel, a Metrobank freebie. My skort from I-can’t-remember-where-either. A 10-year-old heart necklace from Davao (I think). Bracelets. Boots.
Title from “Wait It Out”, Imogen Heap.
Every time I’m reminded of the price, I feel my bank account crying. But the dress is definitely worth it! Agree?
I think I tried out around 8 dresses before getting to this one. Some of them I put on and took in a matter of seconds, but some I actually considered. I narrowed it to the top 5 to the top 3 until I finally decided on this one. Haha!
Like I said before, I don’t really do dresses unless I really needed to. But when I need to wear them, I actually like how I look in dresses. With this dress… I LOVE how I look in this dress!
This is my dress for Cocoy and Estela’s wedding. Their theme was black and red.
Title from “That’s when I Love You”, Aslyn.
Red blouse, Shaw Blvd. MRT Station, P150. I got it from the same place I got this red blouse.
I like this blouse, but I think this is only the second time I’ve worn this since I bought it on February or March. Maybe it’s because it’s too striking red? Or maybe because a couple of months ago I couldn’t wear this if I was feeling bloated. (This was after lunch. So…yey for my sort of well-balanced diet?)
I was kind of expecting my dad or one of my brothers to be all strict about it being…body-hugging… but they actualy liked it. Haha!
I should start wearing this more often.
By the way: that necklace and bracelet combo is from my mom.
About the photo
I haven’t taken a photo of myself in a while (obviously, since I haven’t been updating this blog much)…and I think it shows. Boo. But, anyway. I missed putting white spaces in my photos. So there you have my wall. And the lone, surviving star decal thingy. Wheeee~
Title from “Oh!”, Eric Hutchinson
When the Legally Blonde: The Musical began its ran in 2007, I have been so in love with it. I had practically the whole selection in my head, and I can sing along to the soundtrack. I’ve never had the chance to actually watch it live, though. (MTV’s broadcast doesn’t really count as live, of course.)
Until a friend told me on the 24th of June 2010 that he had an extra ticket to the Hot Pink Preview…which was on 24th of June 2010. I almost jumped and screamed in my desk in my office, but I (barely) managed to stifle my excited shriek.
Of course, wearing Elle’s signature color was a must! I had my housemate prepare my pinkest, Elle-est blouse, this one I got as a hand-me-down from I-don’t-even-remember-where-anymore. (It doesn’t look so hot pink here, though, because of the yellow light.) Also, I borrowed Karess’ pink bag. I would’ve worn pink shoes if I had them, but I had to content myself with these denim flats, also borrowed from Karess.
Yep. Some of the best outfits come from other people’s closets. Haha!
When I found out over a year ago that Atlantis Productions was bringing Legally Blonde: The Musical to Manila, I freaked. In a good way, at first, because I was FINALLY going to be able to watch it. And then there was a doubtful pause as I realized that we didn’t have blondes in the Philippines, which means that a wig was going to be used, which means that it was going to be horrible. (I never doubted Filipino talent for a second, but, come ON. ELLE IS A BLONDE.)
I bought a ticket, anyway… And then, as mentioned above, I got a ticket to the preview.
And let me say this: obviously fake blonde wig aside, Legally Blonde: The Musical Manila was AWESOME. I already knew the show inside and out, but they still managed to make me laugh at the jokes I already knew. Very, very nicely done!
I still have the ticket I originally bought. Am I still going to use it and watch the show for the second time? Oh, most definitely. It was that good.
Title from “Omigod You Guys”, Legally Blonde: The Musical Vocal Selections.
There is a shirt that was made just in time for the Eraserheads Final Set. There were many shirts designed and printed for the event, but there was one that stood out for me. I bought it just in time for the concert, so, even though the neckline wasn’t quite…right for me, I wore it anyway.
I haven’t worn it since, mostly because awesome memories were connected to it, and I didn’t want to “taint” it with new ones—yes, I’m an Eraseheads fangirl—and partly because, like I said, the neckline wasn’t quite right. Kind of like my Tetsuwan Atom shirt.
So, like what I did to that shirt, I took my sewing shears and snipped away. I tried a different neckline this time, though. Watcha think?
Despite my concern, though, the shirt hasn’t quite been tainted yet. Whenever I see this in my closet, or before and after wearing it, I sigh and remember the Eraserheads’ Final Set. And then I sigh once again as I remember the years I grew up to their music.
Thank you, Eraserheads, for being the first Filipino band I truly loved.
“Eheads Final Set 3709” shirt, from Noytee. I can’t remember how much I spent for this. Haha! Also, my DKNY bag, a silver chain necklace, my pig necklace, two kinds of bangles, my watch, and my ponytail thingy (yes, I kind of wore it as a bracelet).
Lyrics from “Ang Huling El Bimbo”, by (obviously) The Eraserheads.