Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I'm not a sucker for polka dots but this pattern always catches my eyes. It gives this certain vintage appeal that is hard to resist (like a vintage pinup girl model). It looks so young and cheerful; flirty and fun.

To tone down the prints of this flirty polka dot blue dress (which is up for grabs at ebay) and make it more appropriate as an office attire, I grabbed the most light colored blazer I have in my closet which I also blog here. I really like how the two pieces, with the chunky mary janes, complement each other making the whole look - sweet and preppy.

I accentuate the dress by wearing accessories in the same circle patterns. I chose a small and neutral colored pearls,with some trinkets, not to bring attention away from the polka dress. 

For the last part of the photo ops, I take off my blazer because 1) my ever reliable and patient photographer, Sam, has instructed me to 2) I'm sweating already and 3) thought my arms looks a little bit smaller (yes it did depending on the angle haha) in this dress which I am hiding for sixteen months because of an after birth cellulite..well until now actually.

 This cinch waist a-line dress is made of a very light material which may be too dangerous when the wind blows.

Blazer - thrifted 
Pearl necklace (single) - SM Accessories
Layered necklace - ebay
Shoes - asianvogue
Photo: Sam


happy chic

Sunday, June 17, 2012


An attempt to color block using the symbolic colors of the Philippine flag might sound too patriotic to me. But the fact hat they complement each other is enough to justify the peg. The rule of thumb on color blocking suggests that a combination of more than three colors in an ensemble makes you a walking color wheel. As you can see, I have used six colors: red-blue-red-violet-black and brown.

You  can never go wrong with combining these three tried and tested primary colors.

To avoid distractions and keep the colors on top.

All the while I thought that the belt I am wearing is color blue.Haha.

Soooooo, do I look like a walking color wheel???or a trying hard cartoon? 
(whispering..) I just want to let the colors pop in the photos. This is the moment for colors :)

While I am writing this blog, the stop motion video "Three Primary Colors" by OK Go for Sesame Street pop out in my head and I can't help singing "there are 3 primary colors.. only three are primary is true.. the world is full of every kind of colors.. but were just talking red, yellow and blue..." 

I have to say that I used a violet belt because blue and red makes purple!!

Blazer - Michael Klein
Inner Top - bargain
Necklace - multiply
Belt - SM Accessories
Pants - Bench
Shoes - Asian vogue
Photos: Judy


Thursday, June 14, 2012

THE BIG RED SALE by SM Accessories

There's enough reason to spice up your closet this coming weekend! 

The SM accessories will be having THE BIG RED SALE at SM Manila and SM Delgado Iloilo for as low as P50 on June 16 to 17, 2012!

   Share the good news to everyone!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012


I got ecstatic about getting my hands over this oversized poncho when it was put up on sale five months ago in a popular online store. The deciding point, however, is how much money will I burn when I have to place an order abroad against digging its local branch hoping to get lucky to have the same design in the sale rack. I guess being so strapped for cash at that moment is a blessing in disguise :)

I paired the oversized poncho/cardigan with a fitted dress and glam it up by adding a vintage inspired collar necklace in gold tone. Since I have short legs (as what I am often say), I chose a short dress which has almost the same length as the poncho to look taller.


You get more value to the hard-earned money by shopping wisely :)

Poncho - Forever 21
Dress - Thrifted
Shoes - Asian Vogue
Photos - Sam


Thursday, June 7, 2012


A basic shirt over a skinny pants is definitely one of the ensemble that never fails to give that casual classic look. Look simple yet elegant by adding any type of statement necklace, the chunkier the better.

Whatever fashion trends you follow, you will still go back to the basics.

Top - Forever 21
Pants - SM Surplus
Necklace -ebay
Shades - Fly
Shoes - Asian Vogue
Photo : Judy


Sunday, June 3, 2012


I've been wanting this hallway as a peg for a serious outfit post. But whenever I am ready to take a shot, it's either I forgot my camera or I have more important urgent papers to finish. I promise next time I would go there in original plan.But for now, here's a casual office attire I managed to slip into in five minutes!

An overused turtleneck top
uneven polyester cardigan
bandage skirt
snakes skin necklace
4 inches black wedge   
and  a dab of concealer on the eyes

Got to go! ( in panic mode)

Longsleeve - Bayo (local brand)
Chiffon Topper - gifted
Skirt- bargain 
Necklace - SM Accessories
Shoes - Asian Vogue 
Photo: Benj