I’m still an arrow unshot

I'm still an arrow unshot…fixed in a bow, I’m still, I’m still
– “Still”, Great Lake Swimmers

Off-shoulder blouse, Shaw MRT Station. Jag jeans. Nine West sandals, borrowed from Karess.  Moon guitar necklace, Circle C.

I have never worn this blouse before this shoot. It’s not exactly office material, and for some reason the time to wear it hasn’t come yet. Until this shoot.

Now that I know how it looks on me—you have to admit, sometimes looking in the mirror isn’t the same thing—I can’t wait to really use it in real life.

On a side note: I almost took a line from Electric Avenue for the title of this post. Something about hanging laundry. Or maybe that “rock it in the daytime, rock it in the night” coda.

About the photo
Photography by Veejay Jimenez. More photos here~

The atmosphere is crawling with airlines

The atmosphere is crawling with airlinesthat wind through the clouds and look down on the crowds.
-“Air Traffic”, Owl City

Green striped drop-waist top. Leggings. Sandals. Wooden beads necklace. Wooden heart necklace. Leather bag.

Okay, that green tunic has got to be one of my favorite summer clothes. It feels cool when I wear it! The leggings, too. Black, they may be, but I can still feel the wind on my legs.

It was really hot this day, but thanks to my outfit and the cozy wind blowing through High Street, I barely felt the sun at all.

Note the water fountain behind me. And note that I put on sunblock since I expected to walk under the sun for about an hour. And, for some reason there was sand in the grass we were walking on… All I needed was the smell of salty seawater, and I could successfully convince myself that I was on the beach. Haha!

Without giving anything away

without giving anything awayYou’ll find ships inside of bottles
– “Gold in the Air of Summer”, Kings of Convenience

Pink blouse, DEI. White camisole, Landmark. Jeans, HerBench. Wood bead necklace. Glass necklace, Punya. Blue cuff bracelet, Circle C. Bag, L’Oreal. Sandals, my mom’s closet. (She offered that I use her white sandals instead… I think I should have taken her up on that. Haha!)

Most of the items in this outfit have gone from my closet to my discard pile to my closet to my discard pile and back to my closet again.  While I was doing this year’s spring cleaning, I had decided to put that barely used pink blouse and that never used bag in my discard pile again.

Today I had to wear something cool and possibly airy to the Walkway in Fort Bonifacio, since, y’know, we’d be walking in the sun. I decided to try my hand again in the boyfriend jeans, seeing as my last one wasn’t entirely successful. I tried the white cami, too, which I haven’t worn in YEARS (I haven’t learned how to use plain white tops on my body type). And then my eyes fell on my discard pile and saw this pink blouse.  I threw it on, along with a couple of necklaces. And then I grabbed the sailor-looking bag.

Thank God I haven’t gotten rid of them! But don’t get me wrong: this isn’t to promote NOT discarding the stuff in your discard pile, guys. This post is to promote USING the stuff in your closet. Even old ones. Haha!

Needless to say, none of the items in this outfit will go to my discard pile in a looooooooong time.

but I’ve gone so far now

but I've gone so far now

Victory@25 t-shirt, 150. Jeans, unbranded, Circle C. Chucks. Black and brown wood bracelet.  Black and brown beaded necklace.

That shirt right there has got to be one of the best event shirts I’ve ever seen. It looks so…un-promotional-y!

Okay. It’s confession time once again. I’m having a reeeeeeeeally hard time keeping up with this blog. There are days when my mind draws a blank for song lyrics to use as titles, and I’m not a pose guru yet, and, let’s face it: I don’t have 365 outfits. True, I can shoot my accessories individually—and I’ve done that once or twice—but, really, I’m having a hard time right now. And you’ve probably noticed. (Or not.)

But I’m already three months in. I shouldn’t give up now, yes? I just have to get my creative juices flowing more. And look up fashion photography. And listen to more songs. I can do this, yes?

Title again from “If Only I Knew”, Jeff Hanson

Oh I want the truth to be known

blue blouse from DEIBlue blouse, DEI. Necklace from my mom’s dresser.

For the record: blue is my favorite color.

I might be wearing many different colors of clothes, but blue is my favorite color.

And just because I don’t think I say it in this blog enough, I’m going to say it again. Blue is my favorite color.

There. Glad we’re on the same page. Moving on.

This blouse was a gift from Hazel of DEI. It’s named Brielle in their catalogs. I think it was made for a skinny person (or at least the model in the catalog was skinny), but I think it fits well for us non-skinny people, too. I like how comfy and flowing and girly the material is! And the print is nice. Not too loud, but not too plain, either.

Thank you so much for this, Hazel! I must go back to DEI again and look at their new stuff. Hehehe.

Title from “True”, Spandau Ballet.

Oh villains fear him

Oh villians fear himTetsuwan Atom (Astro Boy) t-shirt from that ukay beside Lolo Oboy’s, P280. Tank top from Baguio ukay, P30. Unbranded jeans from Circle C, P250. Necklace from Punya, P80. Watch from Tomato. Chucks.

And here it is. My Astro Boy shirt with the collar area chopped off to transform it from a little boy’s shirt to a Flashdance-y shirt. Yey!

The print says, “Atom is a super hero”. And then there’s that awesome holographic design.

As I was getting dressed, I tried to convince myself that the weather was nice, and it wasn’t scorching hot… seeing as I was to wear two layers of clothing when most girls are wearing thin sleeveless shirts the past few days. Either I really did convince myself properly, or the weather really was nice. Or maybe this whole combo isn’t hot at all. Oh, man, I wish it was that last one so I can wear this again soon!

So. My first t-shirt cutting project. Success? Yes? No?

Title from the 1980 Astro Boy opening theme. Personally I like the 1960 one better, but that… is beside the point of this post. Haha!

honey, I swear, your love is my repair

honey, I swear, your love is my repairGreen empire blouse. Black tank. Necklace from my mom. Two-sided belt. Heartstrings bag. Jag jeans.

I think I’ve said before that most of my references say that I should stay away from smock dresses and empire blouses. I’ve been having trouble with this one in particular. On some days it looked fine, but in other days (particularly the days when I felt bloated) I looked…bloated. I realized just today, after taking a few photos of me in it, that maybe it’s one size too small for me.

You can go, “how can you not realize that?” Well, here’s the thing. I bought it a year or two ago. I thought it looked fine even though its size was Medium (I’m usually a Large). It certainly felt (and still feels) fine. So since I already had it on, and I was already having myself a shoot, I figured I could just do something about it.

Denim belt to the rescue!

I don’t usually do this with my belts, but for this ensemble it felt right. Er…Is it right? Or should I just get rid of the blouse and look for another one with the right size?

Title from “My Repair”, The Noises 10.

she’s touring the facility and picking up slack

she's touring the facility and picking up slackBrown turtleneck from that ukay beside Lolo Oboy’s, P120. Silver necklace with G-clef pendant, Cebu airport. Watch. Slacks.

Huh. I’m discovering that maybe I actually look okay in turtlenecks. Huh. Interesting. It kind of makes me look like a boss-type lady, if I match it with a sort of frown like this one. Haha! It makes me wonder if I’ll look even more bossy if I wore a pencil skirt and killer hills with this. Hmmmmm.

And, by the way, this blouse? It’s in near perfect condition. Pretty good for its price!

About the photo
Look at the cute magnets between me and the SUCCESS note on the wall. Haha!

Taken at 6 PM at the office. Thus the low lighting again. *sigh* I already tried to do color correction and lessen the yellow hue, but this is the best I can do. Any Photoshop tips, anyone?

Title from “Short Skirt, Long Jacket”, Cake.

Oh frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

Oh frabjus day! Calloo callayGraphic t-shirt, unbranded jeans and moon guitar necklace, all from Circle C. Boots from ukay sa Crossing. Beatles bag from Thailand.

My outfit for the Alice in Wonderland premier. Of course I was going to wear my little moon guitar necklace. It’s Alice size! Haha!

Title from “The Jabberwocky”, Lewis Carroll.

Shot taken by Sara in SM Megamall, right before closing time.

Because, because, because, because

Because, because, because, because

So I bought a new pair of Chucks.
Because I love Chucks.
And because I’ve never had red shoes.
And because I was going to the Red Shoes premier.

Time to see this pair: a split-second.
Time to try it on: 2 minutes.
Time to decide if I should get it: a split second.

This has got to be one of my fastest purchases. Haha!

Title from “We’re Off to See the Wizard”, Wizard of Oz.

About the photo
Pixelated, I know. Boo, low lighting. Boooooo! But then again, the low light made the red stand out more. Sorta.