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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

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

Actually, the weather is just confusing! Last week, when I woke up, the sun was suddenly gone and weather reports announced a storm passing by Manila and North Luzon. But then there were moments that were sunny. Confusing, confusing weather.

I do love the rainy weather (too) because it gives me a reason to pull-out the trenches and layer, layer, layer. Had I worn this with boots and a black trench, I could claim it as channeling Kate Moss, but for this one, maybe, just a semi-Kate Moss.

The glasses on the other hand is very old. It was actually my dad’s which we just found by accident in my mom’s drawer as she was cleaning up the entire house. Yes, my father was as thin as I was and so the glasses fit me perfectly.

I saw photos of my mom and dad when they were about college students and man, they were both so thin! My mom was actually thinner than I was!

*Kudos to Dad for owning such a wonderful pair of aviators!*

It’s such a great find isn’t it? I wonder how it looked like when my father wore it because I remember my mom’s face lighting up and transforming into this dreamy state when she saw this pair (after a loooong time now). Haha.

Top: White tank, Aeropostale | Khaki Knit trench, Candy

Bottom: Jeans, Riverbanks

Scarf: Brown and silver, Davao Market, gift

Sunglasses: Heirloom, from my Dad

Bag: Purple patent, 50th Ave, Robinsons

Earrings: Gold hoops, H&M

Shoes: Bronze peep toes, Mendrez

This past week, I found myself remembering my grandmother. I don’t know if it’s because of: a. Elyoo’s entry about her grandmother; b. seeing all the old photos that my brother and I salvaged by scanning them; c. this project that I had to design in which a character reminded me so much of my Lola. When I was creating my PD notes, she was actually my peg for the character.

Anyway, the dress below belongs to her. I think she wore it during the 40’s. The sewing is pretty messy, she said, it was one of the first dresses she’s ever made.

I believe that Lola is the most creative person in the family. Her creativity was expressed through “housewife” chores (maybe due to the era where she had her peak). She’s a great cook, a great designer and a fashionista in her own right. I adore her clothes, most of them, were sewn and made by her.

Lola is the biggest direct inlfuence on how I dress up. She’s taught me almost everything she knows about fashion when I was a little girl. I remember her telling the little girl that I was (as she was fixing my hair), what to wear, how to wear it and why. More than that, she taught me how to make and maintain them. The tons of shoe boxes in my shoe closet is exactly how she keeps hers.

“Always do your best to look appropriate and still stand out. You’ll never know who you might see.”-Lola

Lola’s very old now. She cannot even remember us anymore. But I will always remember her fashion and her teachings.

Dress: From and made by my grandmother

Belt: Black Patent, Gozum

Bag: Borrowed from Kia

Ring: just saw it in my jewelry box

Shoes: Black, patent and satin, VNC

Why is it that when women wear men’s clothing, it becomes more fabulous and chic? Haha! Wore this at work and a night out (not really clubbing, just a movie and fabulous dinner at John and Yoko) at Greenbelt. 😛 Oh!! Just a side note, watch “Miss Pettigrew lives for a day“. It is sooooo great. (and watch out for Amy Adam’s wardrobe there! 😉 )

* We are the stylish breed *

* Making the masculine, feminine and chic *

Top: Men’s polo, gift

Bottom: Black Leggings, Robinsons Dept. Store

Necklace: Gray necklace, Kota Kinabalu Sunday Market

Belt: Black patent, Gozum

Bag: Gray Patent, Tomato

Shoes: Gray and Black Mary Janes, VNC

Sunglasses: MNG


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