All the rain in this town

Looking good while being rain-ready was the objective of this outfit. Wellington boots, Redfoot. Trench coat, Greenhills shopping center.  Skater dress, Dorothy Perkins.  Satchel, Marikina Riverbanks Mall.

My schedule for the day was to hop onto public transportation to travel across three cities to throw a farewell lunch, then go back to my city for a dinner date, all the while staying dry against the recent heavy rains, and cool against constant Manila humidity.
The easy answer was to wear my Redfoot wellington boots. They’re rain boots made for charging out in the rain, a fact that most people apparently find hard to believe. Whenever I wear them, someone somewhere would gush (or snicker) about how fashionable I was still being despite the rain or floods outside. When I tell them that they’re actually bota,I always get disbelieving looks.

They’re surprisingly super comfortable for rain boots: I’ve already tried standing and walking and commuting in them for hours. They’re also foldable, so in case I wanted to show up to my appointments wearing nice heels, I could just roll them up and put them in my bag. I’ve done this before, but for this outfit, my Redfoots were my shoes.

To match them, I wore my Burberry-lookalike trench coat from Greenhills, which I bought years ago, before I even knew what the brand Burberry was. (Oops? Forgive me for not knowing fashion history. I just bought them because I needed a rain coat.) There’s also my leather satchel from Marikina, and my humidity-friendly Dorothy Perkins dress worn with opaque black stockings. And, of course, my trusty umbrella, which you don’t see in this photo.

Do you have other outift ideas for the rainy weather? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below! 🙂

Title from “The Aspidistra Files” by Stars.

what you love is more than you can afford

what you love is more than you can afford

Yellow and red shirt, Red Girl, Robinsons Galleria, P250. Black jeans, JackSon, Circle C, P250. InStyle Clogs, P400.

Today we arrived in BAGUIO! Yey! This is one place I absolutely love, but have only visited so few times. I can’t afford to go there with my own money yet because I don’t actually have a travel budget. All my leisure money goes to music, movies and food. Hehe. I really need to include travel in there.

ANYWAY. On to my clothes. I know I said in my previous post that I only had very few yellow shirts, yes? Well, this is one of them. I bought it in Robinsons Galleria, in one of those temporary stalls in the lobby. The shirt has a red vest thingy on it, which makes it fun because I don’t have vests in my closet anymore. Do you think I should try vests on again?

About the photo
Like I said, Baguio. My brother took this shot for me while we were waiting for our lunch in Wood Nymph, an authentic Korean restaurant–and I say authentic because all the customers were Koreans! This was high noon, thus my weird, trying-not-to-squint face.

Title from “Only Son”, Local Natives.