I’ve been gone for awhile and a lot has happened since. I was enjoying living the life of a single girl, as what they say.
Parties here and there! I was practically enjoying my single life when bam! Yep, there she was — and the bigger and faster roller coaster ride of my life just passed by. I discovered a lot of things, my principles were shaken, my beliefs challenged. I found her. I found that person. And from the single parties, although, this was really, REALLY fun, I am now happy – married to the person that I want to share forever with. Everything changed, from my lifestyle, HER lifestyle, I even moved out of the house that I lived in for the past 7 years!
With all the dresses, the bags, the shoes (oh! the shoes! the lovely, lovely, love affair with the shoes! – I still love shoes, haha!), I can safely say, that I have found The Most Important or should I say, Valuable Accessory that I’ll ever own. My wedding ring.
You’re responsible for your wife or husband. Whatever happens to him/her, whether you were there or not, that’s your responsibility. Not being there when something bad happens is the same as being there when something good happens. Once you have that person, remember, that everything that happens to him/her is YOUR responsibility. YOU become responsible for his/her well-being once you choose to love him/her and vow your life to him/her. – My Lola (Grandmother)
Photo courtesy of Elyoo
I am not signing off. I’ll get back to clothes and shoes (ah! the shoes!) once we’re finished with our Home.
Funny thing, the dress I wore during this photo was the same dress I wore to our wedding and the same dress I wore when I confessed my feelings for her. haha. This dress is overused!
I just can’t wait to have the legal wedding! This isn’t giddy-ness, it’s happiness.
If I were in your shoes, I would get confused too
If I were in your shoes, I would be happy at times and I would be sad at times too
If I were in your shoes, I would lash out too
If I were in your shoes, I would want to leave and stay at the same time too
If I were in your shoes, I would love and hate myself too
But I can never be in your shoes.
All I can do is imagine how you feel
All I can do is try to understand why you do the things that you do
All I can do is promise that when you return, you still have a family to go home to
and all I can do is pray and hope that you will get better soon.
Shoes: Heels, Charles and Keith
It is soooooo hot! Summer has landed! Time to keep those jackets in a box and bring out all the shorts and tank tops. I love summer as much as I love the rainy season. During summer I get to wear those tank tops and shorts the way they are supposed to be worn without feeling cold. No layers to hide ’em!
It’s time to hit the beach or the pool, whichever you choose. Another thing that I love about summer is that I get to ride boats going fabulous beaches where you can just slow down, think about nothing and relax underneath the sun or walk around the shoreline with just the moon and stars as your guide. An advantage of living in a tropical country, you can never run out of beaches to go to! So, since, I’ve been itching to leave and take a break, I thought I’d welcome summer with a navy-inspired outfit.
I can’t take my mind of the road trip, the wind, the sea, the sand and all that jazz. I can’t wait!!! Vacations are sort of an escape. More than the family vacation, I’m thinking of trying to travel alone this summer. I’ve never done that…Maybe, this year is the year to do it.
Just pack-up and go!
Top: Blue stripes, Filinvest Bazaar
Bottom: Khaki shorts, self-made
Shoes: Gold Gladiators, Mendrez
Bag: Blue Clutch, ForMe (gift)
Accessories: Gold Headband, SM Dept. Store | Gold-rimmed Aviators, MNG | Gold Hoop Earrings, Flea Market | Red scarf, SM Dept. Store
This past week, I met up with my old officemates and I must say, one thing I miss about working in retail (more than the free clothes) is wearing power outfits. Since, I left, my style changed because of my current job and just a whole lot of changes in my environment as well. There are just times when I miss the style side of the corporate world or just the plain and different attitude you have when you power dress.
I don’t know but masculine outfits really look sophisticated and sexy on a woman. Sorry for the bias, men. Haha. But don’t you just agree? It brings out an aggressive and confident attitude that says, “I mean business.” And sometimes, or well, more often than not, in the corporate world, you kind of need that confidence to be able to step up and be noticed.
I really want that white, tailored suit that they wear on the red carpet. It’s just hard to find one and well, wear it here on a normal day. I guess this is just a step closer in quenching that frustration of mine.
I had a great time seeing the world that I left behind. I felt no regrets at all. I just miss the people I used to work with. They’ve evolve into my friends. Well, not all. But you know what I mean. I hope we get to hang-out and just catch up more often.
Top: Black Blazer/Jacket, American Eagle Outfitters
Bottom: Black slacks, Flea Market
Belt: Black voile, The Flower Collection
Shoes: Black patent pumps, Le Donne
Bag: Beige quilt bag, Eastwood City Bazaar
Accessories: Gray dangling earrings, Flea Market
SFF turns 1 today!
It’s been a year and as I look back at all the outfits I have worn the past year, I saw the slow changes in my outfits. It took awhile to decide on what specific outfit it is that I’d be featuring here for this specific occasion. At last, this outfit won me over. Since, I’m always told that I do dress up in costume-inspired outfits, then, why not do a costume-inspired one, from one of my favorite countries-Japan.
This Modern Kimono has been in my closet since November of last year. It was given to me by my brother as his pasalubong when he visited Japan. He knows how much I wanna see Japan and he knows how much fond I am of Kimonos. According to the store owner (from where he bought this), this is what women use there as blazers for work. It’s considered as something formal too.
Anyway, a lot has happened in a year! I wonder what will happen next or how I’ll look like next month, next year.
On an entirely different thought, I remember one thing that Rachel Zoe said on her show, “Fashion is a great way to express yourself without saying a word”. That being said, one of the principles I uphold in styling myself is, it doesn’t matter how much your outfit costs or if it has a name slapped on it, what matters is how you wear it and how it makes you feel.
Expensive does not equate style. Style is an extension of your personality and a reflection of your present state.
Top/Dress: Modern Kimono, Japan, gift
Inner: Black tube dress, Flea Market
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Days toward Valentine’s, a lot of things just started to happen to me. I have been telling my friends regarding recent events and it was just weirdly coincidental. They kept telling (as a joke), “Valentine’s kasi (It’s because of Valentine’s)”. We just laugh about it. But really, there’s something weird about this year’s Valentine’s Day. At least for me and a friend of mine.
It is the date season isn’t? And it’s that day when people’s romantic status are emphasized, celebrated or whatever it is that people do during Valentine’s.
Yes, that is a black heart. Coincidentally, the only origami that I know is a heart. This is made from the label of a liquor. It’s got a lot of folds and layers. It’s has different imprints that are not easily seen. It’s compact and seemingly small. It reveals different things when it unfolds itself. When unfolded, it is just a rectangle, a very simple rectangle.
This is a cute date dress huh? I got this from a friend. She wore this during their (her and her hubby) first year anniversary. With a little sewing here and there, it fit me! I like it. It’s sultry and sophisticated at the same time. Just enough for a dinner date.
Happy Valentine’s Day, my loves! Let’s all celebrate! Taken or not, dating or not, recently taken or recently single, whatever that status is, celebrate! Valentine’s Day is not exclusive for couples. Haha! 😛 Everyone’s got a heart, right?
Dress: white, low V-neck with gems, bought from a friend
Shoes: Strappy stillettos, VNC
I am sorry for the long absence, I had ugly allergies and well, I’ve been doing a lot of things lately. Anyway, recent events made me realize things and really, really made me feel so happy!
It’s really those little things that make my heart flutter. This blog was created with no intention of anything. Friends just pushed me to show the outfits that I create or wear. I am no high-fashion-girl nor am I an expert at fashion. There are still a lot of things that I haven’t worn or even know. I just wear things as they come to my imagination. This blog’s first year anniversary is about to come! I cannot believe it. And I thank those who read it and wait for an entry.
Another new addition to my wardrobe is this skirt, given to me by a good friend as a gift.
Anywho, back to my musings. Fashion is all about influence and your own creativity. Although greatly influenced by the environment you walk on, the people you go out with and what’s available out there, your fashion is YOU and no one else’s.
For me, fashion is something personal and it reveals something about the person wearing it. So, when people compliment or as ask about the clothes that I wear, it really, really makes my heart flutter.
It feels good that people appreciate what I wear and moreover, I am overwhelmed by those that approach me telling me about references towards this blog and well, by the number of people that visit it. It’s not much but still, thank you so much.
In Filipino, the term is, “nakakataba ng puso”. I don’t really know the exact English translation of that. Sometimes, translating something loses its core meaning.
I look forward to my first year! Hope you do too!
Wow! What a mushy post!
Top: Black tank top, Flea Market
Bottom: Satin balloon skirt, gift
Belt: Black voile belt, The Flower Collection
Shoes: Black peep toes, VNC
Headband: Black belt from a jacket
Accessory: Blue necklace, gift