Cookie Cookie Cookie starts with “C”

Cookie Cookie Cookie starts with "C"Cookie Monster shirt, Tiendesitas, P150.

Let this be known: Cookie Monster is my favorite Muppet of all time, because (1) he loves chocolate chip cookies, like I do, and (2) he’s blue! Haha! He’s so cute.

I love this shirt! The material is thick but still feels cool (which I LOVE in white shirts), and I love how long it is. And the embroidery is just excellent.

I think I should’ve worn a necklace with this shirt, though. Or a bracelet. Or something.

And, yes, my photo is blurred. I think I moved a bit.

Meanwhile, enjoy this vintage “C is for Cookie” video!

And what it all comes down to, my friends

And what it all comes down to, my friends…is that everything’s just fine, fine, fine
– “Hand in My Pocket”, Alanis Morisette

Purple vintage shirt, Circle C, P85. Tuesday uniform coat, office issue. Slacks, hand me down. Naturalizer shoes.

Today I woke up to realize that most of my office clothes are still at the launderer’s. That left me to work with my t-shirts. And my pair of slacks. It’s Tuesday today, so I wanted to wear pink… And that narrowed my selection down to this purple vintage shirt right here. That plus my Tuesday coat (which I fortunately didn’t wear last week) plus our trusty ID made me look all office-y. Wheee! I didn’t even have to wear jewelry. Haha!

I love how our office gives us the freedom to wear anything we want, even though we were given uniforms (which we are strongly encouraged to wear). Anything we want, as long as it’s excellent and corporate and we look like we’re working in the building, that is.

You better get me to school on time

You better get me to school on timeSchool of Rock shirt, Circle C, P75. Pigtails. A huge, red bracelet. Jag jeans. My Sony Ericsson W760i.

I love School of Rock.

I love military green.

I love cheap clothes.

I LOVE THIS THIS T-SHIRT.

Okay, so that’s not really the logo of School of Rock, but I think the creators of this shirt nailed the branding, don’t you think so, too? And, look, it’s 75 pesos. Circle C is love.

Title from “School of Rock” by Jack Black, from… School of Rock. Haha!

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.

How am I a stranger to you when we’re friends?

How am I a stranger to you when we're friends?Blouse from Shaw MRT Station, 120.

I have a love-hate relationship with this blouse. Sometimes it looks really nice on me, but sometimes it looks really…unflattering. Take this day, for example. I looked okay on-stage, people said, but, in my photos outside my usual Sunday venue I looked like I squeezed myself into this blouse.

But then I take this shot haphazardly in my room, and…well…I think it looks okay, yes? I guess I’ll just chalk it up to the camera angles or something. Or maybe rushed shots really do work sometimes. 🙂

Title from “Bears” by Sam Isaac

About the photo
I usually like the lighting in my room, but in this photo… it looks like my arms went sunbathing without the rest of my body knowing. Bleh. Oh well. I still love this shot 😀

I just wanna stop and thank You

I just wanna stop and thank You

Red smock blouse, Shaw Blvd. MRT Station, P150. Darn. I have to ask the lady there what the name of her store is. There are a lot of clothing stalls in the Shaw Station, but the one I usually go to is at the EDSA Central End, Southbound side.

Valentine’s Day. We were to wear red and/or white, but I chose to wear red for fun. Also wore dark jeans from Circle C—I didn’t realize they were dark green until I saw this photo—and a brown bracelet. And brown leather shoes from Otto.

Title from “How Sweet It Is to be Loved by You”, Marvin Gaye. Because we sang it.

I see a new lover coming

I see a new lover comingYesterday we swung by Tiendesitas to have dinner after our trip to Enchanted Kingdom.  We were exhausted and hungry, so, in an effort to ignore my growling tummy, I turned to the clothes shops nearby.

See, I’ve only been to Tiendesitas once in my life, and that was within the year of their opening.  At that time, we went shopping around for Christmas gifts. If I remember correctly, we bought a couple of lamps and other house decors, and more than a few trinkets and keychains. I don’t remember seeing (or much less going to) the fashion section there… Either it wasn’t there before, or I just blocked it out since, y’know, I hate shopping for clothes.

So, anyway, I’ve heard people saying that you can buy nice clothes there. But since I’ve always viewed Tiendesitas as (1) far from our house, and (2) on the high end, I never really had the drive to go back and check it out.

Well, as it turns out, the clothes there are good mix of proper and funky, laid back and formal. As for the prices, I saw more some mall-priced clothes, some tiangge-priced clothes, and some ukay-priced clothes.

In the short time that Ate Steph and I browsed 3 shops, I was able to buy a 50-peso senseless shirt and a 150-peso excellently embroidered shirt.  I almost bought a long purple tank top for 100 pesos, but I didn’t get it because I already had one. (Which, in hindsight, was a pretty lame reason. I should’ve gotten it.) To say that I was happy with my purchases would be an understatement. Will blog about them soon.

There was a band playing nearby; I reckon we did our non-shopping for 3 songs, which is roughly 10 minutes. That’s pretty good time, if you ask me. Now, what I need to do is learn how to commute to Tiendesitas…

So. The verdict? Tiendesitas = non-shopper-approved!

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Title from “Chances Are”, Apostle of Hustle.

You’re gonna get your trousers changed

You're gonna get your trousers changed

JackSon Jeans, Circle C, P250.

If you’re wondering what brand JackSon is, it’s one of those unbranded brands. LOL. Y’know, those clothes you get in thrift shops…Clothes that are brand new, but not exactly branded, but…have a logo on it, anyway? Yeah. That kind.

And if you’re thinking that “JackSon jeans” sounds familiar, it’s probably because I’ve been mentioning it many times already in this blog. This particular pair of skinnies is my favorite pair of jeans at the moment. It’s dark so it goes with my office blouses, but can also work (of course) with Chucks and a t-shirt. Also, the embroidery on the back pockets are cute–nothing overly spectacular, but pretty good for a 250-peso pair of jeans, yes?

(And in case anybody’s wondering: I had my hair trimmed yesterday, and I did not like my new do. Therefore, no shots of my hair for the past two days. We’ll see tomorrow.)

Shot at our office library. Many thanks to Ana for the shoot.

Title from “Failure”, Kings of Convenience.

Believe, oh, please believe in all your wild dreams

Believe, oh, please believe in all your wild dreams“The well is full and you can fill your cup.”
– Hearts and Minds, Matt Pond PA

I didn’t really like shirts with big flowers sewn into them…except this one. Not that I had anything against big flowers, it’s just… I was more for the plain t-shirts or rock girl-ish designs. (And plain corporate blouses, of course, for work.) I believe this top was bought for me by my mom—gosh, when was that? I can’t remember anymore. There was a time when this was the girliest thing I wore on normal days. (Of course I was girlier in formal events and stuff.) But now, I think I have several girlier tops. Hehe. Who would’ve thought, eh?

About the photo
Bright sun + overcast noon sky + orange bricks + my lumix = this photo. I HEART MY NEW LUMIX.

I hate my hair today, by the way.

You get to where you get

You get to where you get“…on the backs of those you trust”
Marching Orders, Andrea Wittgen

Blue shirt, Teens Extreme, Circle C (from my mom). Jeans, JackSon, Circle C (bought by me). Clogs, InStyle, Circle C (bought by me). Silver sand dollar necklace, inherited from my mom (who got it from a friend in Canada). Silver cuff bracelet, inherited from my mom (from the 80s!). Denim bag, Heartstrings (given to me by…someone in the 90s).

BLUE!!!! Looking at this photo now, I realize that if I added just one more blue thing to my outfit, I’d probably explode. Haha!

I love how this outfit is part given to me by my mom, part given to us by somebody else, and part  bought by me. And put together by yours truly. Yey! Will you agree with me that I’m sortakinda developing my style? Not quite yet? Okay. Fair enough. Haha!

About the photo
Taken at the Wack-wack Country Club right after the Century lunch for the bloggers. I honestly didn’t know that Century was repackaging their gourmet line…in BLUE. So I was pretty much (unintentionally) going with the color theme for the day.

Today’s song gets geek props for mentioning Mordor. Yeah~