Posts Tagged ‘Gray’
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
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. 😛
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
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)
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. 🙂 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
Lately, I have been grabbing all the opportunities that come my way. But most of them never push through. I’m wondering, how come? Or why?
I do believe in fate. So are these opportunities just trying to make me see something? But I’m really not meant for them? Or is there something better for me? Hmmm… really makes me think.
Anyway, although, it does make me think about things and myself, I do not allow it to bother me that much. Hey, the show must go on right?
ANYWAYYYYY, the dress was a gift. I’ve been meaning to wear it but I couldn’t find the right occassion up until yesterday. 🙂 love it 🙂
Dress: gift, Bangkok
Shoes: Gray peep toes, StellaLuna
Necklace: Flea Market
Sunglasses: Aviators from my brother
Jacket: Black blazer, Robinsons Dept Store
There are some rare days, when I feel like I want to look androgenous. Very rare days. It kind of looks powerful and hot hehe.
Or maybe it was the weather? Since it was really raining hard the entire week last week… Hmm
Or is it my frustration to wear a tailored suit? (like those white ones at the Red Carpet)
Or maybe, I have been watching too much Bones, that my addiction (and crush) with a Special Agent is taking over me.. Hahahahahaha!
For whatever reason, I do love this look (and the attitude / feeling that comes with it–but not on a daily basis). It was like wearing a costume again. 🙂
Top: White polo, ? forgot na | Black blazer, Robinsons Dept. Store
Bottom: Black skinny jeans, Flea Market
Necklace: Black and Gray, Flea Market
Sunglasses: Black aviators, from mah brother 🙂
This was only one show. But I am already okay with one show. At least for this year that is. First-timer, I won’t deny it. Hehe. I was like a little girl on Christmas Eve. I was just so giddy! (Thank you again, Jeffie and Pao Pao for the invites!)
*This is me trying to take shots of the show. But i couldn’t*
I was just in awe and before you know it, it was done. So, boo. No great photos during the night. Hehe.
*Watched Marlon Rivera’s show with Pao and my brother. 🙂 *
Met the nicest people, Jeff and his friends are sooo funny and nice. Saw Rica with her officemates, Nante with his officemates, Sir Ron Capinding and my brother introduced me to Mr. Frederick Peralta!!! Wow. Just wow. And as though things couldn’t just get better, we capped the night off with a fabulous and delicious meal at Sugi with Marc. Oh, such a great joy!
*This was actually my plan B outfit*
Although I was not able to wear what I originally intended to wear, I think the plan B outfit worked well. Most asked me why I wasn’t in a dress. haha. Well, I’m not predictable! Hahaha.
My main point, is that I would wear this pair of shoes no matter what. So, it worked out well. hehe.
This is one night to definitely remember!
Top: White bubble tube top, F&H
Bottom: Black skinny jeans, Flea Market
Necklace: Dark Gray, Kota Kinabalu Sunday Market
Pashimna: Blue, India, gift
Bag: Blue Clutch, ForMe, gift
Shoes: Dark gray peep toes, StellaLuna