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

Everybody says time heals everything

I decided to start the year wearing something that is not my usual pair of jeans.

Everybody says time heals everythingMy face looks funneh. LOL.

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.

there’s something to remember and something to forget

there's something to remember and something to forgetSuperstar Shirt, Myx, SM Department Store, P275 (many, many years ago). Cardigan vest, Circle C.

I think I mentioned before: blue is my favorite color. Also, the star is my favorite shape. Therefore, put them together in a rocking shirt (most preferably using denim), and I’ll probably love it forever.

I bought this during the time when baby tees were the thing (and low-rise jeans weren’t). That time, I willingly wore this shirt outside.

Today, though, it looks teeny tiny on me, and I haven’t worn it in more than a year. The quality’s still good, though, so I didn’t want to wear it out while inside the house. I figured that this shirt, one that served me well for years, might serve somebody else for more.

So I reluctantly put it on sale… and sadly sighed when another girl bought it. I just hope she’ll love it as much as I did.

Title from “Great Divide”, The Cardigans.

I get the news I need on the weather report

I get the news I need on the weather reportI can’t remember where I got this. But I do know that I have never—and I mean NEVER—worn this before. I’ve tried it, sure, but I always take one look in the mirror and then decide to wear something else. 🙁 I think it’ll work better with a body type—or fashion style—a bit different from mine. It looks okay, I think, but it just never seems to work for me.

I love it, though. The material feels really nice, and it feels nice and cool when I wear it. The design has little ladies with umbrellas, cute silver dots, and STARS! I bought it because of the stars. Hehe. It’s long enough to be a skirt for girls who aren’t as tall as me, or you can wear leggings with it. You can also wear one of those thick belts with it!

I haven’t worn it, and the material is still good and not flimsy at all, but, yes, I’ll be selling this in my garage sale. 🙂

Title from “The Only Living Boy in New York”, Simon and Garfunkel.

I cropped my face out because my hair was a mess. Haha!

There’s a light on the porch here for someone

The problem: My closet is too full. Some of my clothes get all wrinkled in the closet because they’re squished together.

The other problem: My closet is REALLY too full. I “lose” some of my clothes because they’re stashed in the back of my closet. I actually forget they’re there.

The goal: Redeem some closet space

The plan: Do a grage sale.

It’s settled! I’m having a garage sale! I’m not yet sure when, though. Probably this Saturday, if I’m able to prepare everything by then. Cramming much?

Like I said in my previous post, I love all my clothes. And some of them are really good (and some are geeky, actually) so I’ll be posting some pieces for you guys to reserve if you like them. And then you can pick it up during the sale, or we can meet up. 🙂

I really hope the people who will buy my clothes will love them as much as I do!

Title from “Neighbor”, Band of Horses

One rock ‘n’ roll too many

One rock 'n' roll too manyLast Sunday at our house in Tandang Sora, I looked at my cabinet and I said, “Wow, my closet is full.” The same night in my apartment in Mandaluyong, I looked at my cabinet and I said, “Wow, my closet is full.”

That means I had two closets full of clothes. And not teeny tiny closets, either. For each closet I had ample hanger space, and at least four tall piles of folded clothes (supposedly segregated into shirts, shorts, blouses and sleepwear). That’s for EACH closet. And I had TWO.

I therefore concluded that I had WAY too much clothes.

But, we all wonder, how is it possible for a non-shopper, a girl who HATES shopping, to have too many clothes?

The answer is easy: I love my clothes.

See, I hate shopping for clothes, right? That means that when I DO buy something, that means I really really like it. That means that if I had a choice, I wasn’t going to get rid of them quickly, because getting rid of my clothes meant needing to buy new ones which meant going to the mall (or thrift store) and going shopping. Which we all know I hate.

Last summer I already attempted to discard the clothes I haven’t been using. I don’t think I was very successful. I ended up just using the stuff I haven’t been using. Which really isn’t a bad thing…

But I realized that I do have to get rid of some pieces soon. All the clothes still in my closet rock, I believe that, but there is just too many of them!

So here I am amidst clothes and clothes and clothes. I’m not sure what to do with them yet, but I am sure that they have to leave my closet. Soon.

But I still have one more question on my mind

But I still have one question in my mind
This yellow blouse was a Christmas gift from Sara last year. She made the yellow and white flowers 😀

I’ll be honest here: I’ve never worn it. 🙁 See it was so cute…too cute. Haha! At the time, I wasn’t sure if I could pull off “cute” nicely.

“It’s too cold for it, anyway,” I had said.

Summer of 2010 came around, and I still didn’t wear it. I wanted to wear it, I really did, but, again, it was too cute, too girly. And I didn’t know what to wear with it. Or so I said.

Now, it’s almost the cold season again, and I still haven’t worn it. But LOOK! I know what to wear with it now! Ahahaha! I found my white headband hidden in my drawer. These are too tight for me; I get headaches if I wear it for too long. So I’m going to buy me another one that fits me properly. And then I’m finally going to wear this cutie blouse.

Question: do you think I can pull off cute?

I didn’t bother putting on make-up lol. But it kinda matches the whole… light, fluffy feel of the photo, yes? No? *ahem* Never mind.

Title from “The Bird And The Worm”, Owl City.

That’s when I love you

All of these moments just might find their way into my dreams tonightBlack dress, Kirei, P2000++. Strappy sandals, a gift Ana. Red accessories, borrowed from Karess.

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.

everybody’s got the love but they keep it inside

everybody's got the love but they keep it insideRed 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

See, dreams really do come true

See, dreams really do come trueWhen 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.