Monday, November 28, 2011

only shooting stars break the mold

SM top, Topshop skirt, Forever 21 bag & accessories, black socks, Mango booties

All Star -- Smash Mouth

Friday, November 25, 2011


Topshop top, Topshop skirt, gifted coat from my boyfriend, YRYS belt, earrings & socks from the U.S., boots from Italy, Zara bag

Here's one of the first outfits I wore with my new do, so I suppose it has to be posted. I probably look like I'm stuck in the 80's or 90's with this one, but oh well, shoot me.

I don't consider myself trendy. I wouldn't say I'm old fashioned either, but I'm the last person you should ask about designers, runway looks, and the latest buzz in the fashion world. I don't really keep up with all that stuff as much as others do. When it comes to my personal style, I just listen to my gut, I guess? I always stick to what feels good, and don't really bother about whether it's soooo last season or not.

Nothing wrong with keeping up with the trends, of course! It always helps to keep learning something new. I admire people who are up-to-the-minute and can really own it. But personally, I'd rather do things at my own pace.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

23 on 23

I turn a year older today. Taller, maybe smarter, not necessarily wiser, more mischievous but a lot less cute than the little girl in this photo. I don't really have any wild epiphanies or big revelations to mark this day. Just a simple thought and prayer, hoping that by being present right at this very moment, I've somehow changed someone's life or made it a bit bearable at least. If not yet, I hope I can continue striving to inspire and allow others to do the same for me. Isn't that enough reason to stay and say, thank You for another day, another chance to be a better person?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

way before the cut

Zara top, Promod vest, Promod leggings, Burberry hat, bag & shoes from Italy

I haven't gotten around to taking outfit shots with my new hair yet. For the meantime, I'll probably be giving you guys backlogs. This is from, um, a month ago. I'm such an ace blogger. But hey, this means more time for everybody to mourn over my old locks! Hehe.

Sooo, no, I didn't cry when they chopped it off. In fact, I'm beyond thrilled I went for it and think it's the best decision I've ever made! Although those curls and I had the best two and half years together, it feels really great not to hide behind all that mess anymore. Anyway, HAIR GROWS. Plus, this is saving me shampoo!

Cutting my hair and baring all of myself physically kind of reflects what I've been going through these past couple of days. It seems a bit cliche, really -- girl gets a makeover, girl's life changes. I hope I can tell you more, but I don't want to overwhelm. One thing I can say right now though is that I'm finally asking for help, which is something I should've done a long time ago but at least I'm taking steps now. I'm just glad I'm not facing this alone.

I promise I'll explain the whole story when I start to get back on my feet. For now, I hope you take time to thank the people who consistently stay with you, even at your absolute worst, even when you repeatedly can't get your shit straight.

Thank you. You know who you are.

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Giordano Fashion Showdown

I generally don't like contests that involve getting highest likes/comments/text votes/audience impact to win, but oh well, let's do this for kicks!

I joined The Giordano Fashion Showdown with awesome girls and fellow bloggers, Ava, Kookie, and Aisa! We were tasked to style a Giordano ball tee of our choice, and our entries are now up over at the Giordano Philippines Facebook page. Check them out! So cute that the other girls picked the same design by coincidence! I feel out of place tuloy, haha.

So yeah, spread the love, and please vote for us by LEAVING A COMMENT on our photos. "Likes" don't count as votes, so MAKE YOURS COUNT or something. Thanks a bunch! :D

outfit 1

Giordano ball tee, Mango dress, Japan Home Center beanie, Topshop tights, Muji socks, Schu booties

outfit 2

Giordano ball tee, Cotton On bandage skirt, scarf from my mom, earrings from the U.S., clutch from Cambodia, Renegade Folk wedges