Sundry Fashion Fusion

So, my new wardrobe hunting begins…

One boring, Saturday afternoon, a friend invited me to go to Shang and shop. I told her that I would accompany her but I wouldn’t buy anything because I already splurged on a lot of things the previous week.

But what can I say? Girl Friend + Mall = Shopping. Nobody can really mess with that equation.

And… Can you actually resist these boots??

Yeah? Even if it was on sale??? Nah. Didn’t think so. Before my lifestyle changed, I would probably silently admire this and not buy it. But damn, now? I do wear it because I can and I have places to wear it to!

This is my new favorite pair of shoes. It’s just … love! Haha! This is definitely something unexpected for me! Yay! Thank you Els for pushing me to buy this! I wanna go back for the “almonide” one!!

Top: Black off-shoulder, Mango

Bottom: Folded jeans, Flea Market

Shoes: Black, shoe-string boots, Schu

Necklace: Gold drop down, Flea Market

Sunglasses: Vintage aviators, from my dad

Everything is just starting to sink in– the thing about changing your lifestyle and spinning it to the opposite direction is that, well, you gotta change almost everything. I realized that ever since I was out of the 8-5 job, I re-arranged the furniture at my pad and now, half of my clothes, I can’t seem to wear anymore. It’s not the size, nor the “fad” factor. It’s just that, it’s not applicable anymore. I find myself looking inside my closet and it seems empty because (almost) nothing in it is something I want to wear, anymore. Or I find myself pairing things that I would not even dare wear to work, because it’s too laid back.

I must say, it took awhile for me to see this or rather, accept it? Haha. I always have a hard time letting go of my clothes, my shoes and my bags. I guess the classic ones I keep, just in case.

It hit me recently, when after a long, long time, I found myself splurging for new and different clothes and the whole shebang. I need to save up and begin the year with new stuff that apply more to me or to my current lifestyle. The good thing, it’s an excuse to shop. Hahaha! The down side, well, we all know the down side.

By the way, I wore this 2-3 weeks ago, when 2 friends invited me to judge a play. Haha. I found the experience really nice. Being with students really, really, makes you feel like you’re one (again). It was my first time to judge a school play or any play for that matter. πŸ˜›

Oh, and I really love this top! I like the twist detail!

Happy New Year! To a great year and to new beginnings! Cheers!

Top: Twisted gray halter, The Flower Collection

Bottom: Folded jeans, Flea Market

Shoes: Gray peep-toed stilletos, Stella Luna

Necklace: Gold drop down, Flea Market

Bangle: Black, gift

Sunglasses: Aviators, from my brother

Since this is what I wore to one of my most memorable Christmas Parties of this year (and since, I’ve been wanting a Greek inspired outfit for the longest time), I decided to post this as my Yuletide outfit. Or as Ancient Greece would have it, the Winter Solstice.

I’ve always loved Christmas, from the parties, reunions – awkward ones and the happy ones, gift-shopping, gift-giving and all that, oh-so-yummy food. This year’s Christmas seem to have more depth than the past Christmases that I’ve had, or am I just maturing? Or was it the roller-coaster ride year that is, 2009?

I must say, there were a lot of changes and trials this year and I am thankful for those who helped me and for surviving all of them. Needless to say, for what it’s worth, I am still thankful for everything. I know for a fact that I learned a lot.

Oh! This is one of the effects of the year ending. I get to recount everything that went good and bad the past year. So that when the new year comes, I am able to set new goals for myself.

To more great finds, great clothes, great eras, great themes, great shoes, to the year that has passed us and to a whole, new, roller-coaster 2010, CHEERS!

I now bid all of you a Great Yuletide Season and a Wonderful New Year! Thank you all and see you all next year! πŸ˜€

Dress: White empire dress, The Flower Collection

Belt: Gold Satin, The Flower Collection

Shoes: Gold Gladiators, Mendrez

Earrings: Gold drops, Eagles of Hope 2008

Headband: Gold twist, SM Dept. Store

This photo was taken by Elyoo last month. It was a random favor for a friend. Anyway, I really like the photo, hence, the post. Nothing much to say here, just that maybe, I realized that I was actually conscious that someone was taking my photo in front of strangers.

Oh, this was also the day that we discovered that a hamburger food chain’s burger was not made from 100% beef. Hahhahahahaha!

***Thank you, Els!!!*

Top: Gray Tank top, Vietnam | White vest (?), Pieces

Bottom: Black shorts, self-made

Bag: White sling bag, Flea Market

Shoes: White glads, VNC

Necklace: Flea Market

Sunglasses: Vintage aviators, (from my Dad during the 70’s)

YOU!!! Baby!!!! Hahahaha!!! And so the consequences of the resignation have started. Sorry for being gone for more than a month! I have been adjusting to the new lifestyle and the lack of some things. Hehe.

And since I cannot shop until December comes… Let me frustrate you as well. I drool over the things I stumble upon the internet.

Websites are evil temptations! Haha!

Photos courtesy of Aldo and American Eagle

I remember having a conversation with a friend wherein he asked me if I wanted his Tita to buy me shoes as she was going to the US. I politely declined because I want to buy MY shoes. Not because I was territorial or anything but mainly, for me, the best part in buying shoes (or anything for that matter) was the experience of getting into the store, walking through all the racks picking out the things that tickle my taste buds, asking the sales person to get me the sizes and colors of the shoes that I desire, fitting them one by one and picking out the best pairs, falling in love with these pairs, hearing that register print my receipt, carrying the paper bags home, opening them and breaking them in.

We also talked about how some wear shoes that aren’t right, so these Principles of mine came out in the conversation.

SFF’s 10 Principles of Footwear

1. If it’s a size smaller or bigger, no matter how gorgeous it is, put it back and let it go.

2. If you can’t imagine an outfit existing inside your closet that will match it, DO NOT buy it.

3. Invest on classic pieces – it’ll be very much worth all the money you spent for it.

4. Don’t spend to much on seasonal or “trend” shoes, they will NEVER come back in the same way.

5. Don’t buy shoes you can barely walk in – rather than looking good, you end up looking, well, having a weird limp.

6. Always have a classic black pair and a nude one – these go with anything.

7. Never leave a pair unused for more than 3 months, it’ll be brittle and useless (and heart-breaking).

8. If it gets soiled, clean it IMMEDIATELY. But make sure you clean it the right way.

9. As much as possible, AVOID buying the last pair.

10. Clean out your shoe closet at least once a year. By “clean-out”, I mean, get rid of the pairs that you haven’t worn for more than 3 months.

That’s it so far. I bet this list can still go on. These are just my own basic principles for my shoes.

Tata!

Shoes: Denim, stilleto pumps with beading, Syrup for People are People

Whaaat????? Hahahahahahahah! I know I haven’t been around in awhile, with the storms that passed here in the Philippines and all. But more than that, I prepared myself for my biggest day–yes! I just quit my job last Wednesday. Had a long talk with my boss but yesterday, it was finally official. Memos are out and I can now declare it.

I JUST QUIT MY JOB!

I know I made the right decision because I have never felt this good and happy the past few months. When I finally had my exit interview, I really felt happy and most of all, free.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved my job, I learned a lot, am friends with most of my officemates, will sorely miss them, yada-yada-yada. My officemate is probably right, “I will never find another office like this”. But the thing is, I felt so constrained and frustrated because it wasn’t enough or something. I needed to break free.

Just 3 more weeks and I’m out!

I have never felt so excited to go back to my roots. I will make my dreams and goals happen–freely.

I don’t want to delve in the details of the quitting day anymore. It’ll be too long to write. Haha. Anyway, I just felt that this outfit was perfect for the celebration. Totally opposite of the corporate considerations that I have to think of when dressing up for work. I felt like I was in College again — tank top, mini skirt… (oh, the days.. haha)

I am so ready to face the unemployed world and just take a break. I haven’t had a break since the Senior sem break (I worked straight out of College, just a day after Graduation. Hahahahah! Crazy, I know.)

Production, here I come! Oh, how I’ve missed you! I have so many plans right now, so many things that I want to do and I will make it happen!

By the way, I really, really like this necklace. πŸ™‚ I have one in gold too. Will feature that soon.

*excited for November* Here I go! Wish me luck! See you around, loves!

Top: White tank, Aeropostale | Gray vest (is this a vest? haha) | Pieces

Bottom: Denim Mini Skirt, Robinsons Dept. Store

Headband: Slim scarf, Gozum

Necklace: Silver drop down, Flea Market

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