Monday, September 24, 2012

WAITING, NOT IN VAIN (photos updated)

We arrived at the House of Representative at 10 A.M.We had our pre-plenary hearing until 12P.M. We took our lunch, stayed in a coffee shop, and took pictures in between while we are waiting for our cue to hit the Plenary hall. The hearing started at around 7.30 P.M and ended at 8.45 P.M.We were caught in a heavy traffic due to heavy rainfall and stream of flood in the main road. I was, then, so preoccupied on the spectacle of lightning I am seeing in front of the windshield, when my tummy started screaming.We took our dinner at 11P.M and got home at 11.30  P.M. This is the longest day of my life.Wheew.

Top - gifted
Blazer - thrifted
Skirt - thrifted
Bag - gifted
Shoes- bargain
Photos: Sam

These are some of the photos that I took while waiting (NOT) in vain :)
Sam :)
Bless :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012


I know it's not a big deal if I'll tell you that I am color blind.But since I already bring it up, I might as well share a little odd about myself. My eyes can actually see the color itself but my brain had a hard hard hard time telling my eyes what color is it. There's also a creepiness in it which I am quite bemused - I can see colors like periwinkle, pomelo pink, and some colors with complex color coordinates. I tried to search the internet what causes it but it only makes me more mixed-up. The only thing that is certain to me now is that I will never had a chance to drive my own car unless I ask for a medical help. Sometimes, I wish all colors will either mixed themselves together or just disappear once in a while so that I have only two colors to choose from, White and Black. But how's life without colors? Terrible, isn't it? Right now, I am enjoying a bottomless call-a friend "can you tell me what color is this?" lifeline. And I am glad, until now, they never failed to answer that old-time question.


Top - Hennes and Mauritz (gifted)
Vest - Hennes and Mauritz (gifted)
Pants - Gap
Earrings -  SM Accessories
Belt - SM Accessories
Shoes - SM Parisian
Sunglasses - SM Accessories
Photos: Nice

Hugs and Kisses from a girl who wanted to fill the earth with bold striking colors without the need to name a color,

happychic ;)

Friday, September 14, 2012


PERSONALITY plus STYLE equals PERSONAL STYLE. Establishing your personal style is very tricky since you have to know what type of personality you have. Take a look of yourself, check out your clothes, including your shoes and accessories, and see if these pieces reflect YOU.Are you a conservative type who wears a blanket from head-to-toe? Or a girl who always wants pinks, laces and bows all the way? Or a vintage-modern fashionista in stiletto? Whatever your personality is, make sure that it flatters your body and you are comfortable wearing them. Otherwise, you will be a mockery for others. Think: Don't dress to impress because it might go the other way around.

If you'll ask me what's my personal style, it would be from casual-classic to modern-vintage. I am obsessed with one-of-a kind patterns and eye-catching bold colors. I'm also into staple pieces because it gives me more flexibility to mix and match without looking too over the top.

Anyways, I got this dress from a thrift store two months ago..I love how the egyptian images and the bold lines create an eye-popping one-of-a kind vintage pattern.

Originally, the length of this dress is up to my ankle but my inclination to shorten the dress arises on the day that I am about to attend a yearly work activity outside the office. So there, I grabbed a blunt pair of scissors and help myself cut the hem. Thank God, although the hem is a little bit jagged, the fabric's thread is still intact.Then I pair it with a black pumps and a statement geometric earrings.

Dress - thrifted
Earrings - SM Accessories
Shoes - Korean
Photos: Sam


Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I am speechless. Let these photos do the talking :)

Dress - thrifted
Denim - hand-me-down
Earrings - New Look
Sandals - gifted
Bag - gifted


Monday, September 10, 2012


Ripped/tattered/distressed jeans (or whatever you call it), is a style of denim jeans that has rips, holes, tears, frays and other signs of distress found on the different areas of the garment. In 1950's, this type of jeans became synonymous to poverty. In 1970's, it became a symbol for freedom of expression from political views to religious beliefs and a fashion statement associated with rock and roll lifestyle. In 1980's, it paved its way to the retail industry as the newest trend in leisure wear. By 2012, ripped jeans have reached fashion icon status which are often spotted on celebrities and designer labels.

If you want to create a bold fashion statement, ripped jeans is one of the option. It only depends on the person on how to incorporate this type of jeans on other pieces, set within the limit of her/his fashion preferences.I, for example, who always go for a casual/chic look, would not wear ripped jeans with a black make up and metallic all over (Does anyone here knows an exorcist??). It is so over the top and creepy, right?    

As I always say, I go for a casual and chic look.So I paired my tattered jeans with a statement high-low top and a mesh cut-out fish mouth sandals, perfect for my first day in English class :)

Ripped jeans is CHIC or CHEAP?
What do you think?

Top - Bargain
Pants - Thrifted
Shoes - Hand-me-down
Bag - Hand-me-down
Photo: Sam
Reference credit to Wise Geek and tkbbblog


Sunday, September 9, 2012


Landscape of trees.Architectural structures.Historical landmarks.Natural harbor.My eyes is filled with excitement as I lurk in silence, thinking if I could stop the vehicle and run into the spots I have been eyeing for quite sometime ever since I started blogging. But I didn't bring my camera so I just crossed out the S-H-O-O-T above my head and settled in sightseeing.Sigh.

So how come I have photos here? Thanks to Sam for bringing her camera.

While waiting for our lunch to be served, Sam and I sneaked outside the restaurant and took a snaps of few pictures along the natural harbor of Manila Bay.

Some women might feel uncomfortable in wearing pleated skirt because it tends to add a little volume on the waist or hips. However, one way to balance the fullness of the skirt is to pair it with a top that has a lesser volume like fitted top or/and a tailored blazer.

As guided by the  trick on how to wear a pleated skirt without looking too bulky, I paired the gray skirt with a black fitted top. I only added a red slim belt (because thick belt will make me look shorter) and a gold geometric earrings to get that simple vintage appeal appropriate as an office attire.

Top- Thrifted
Skirt - Thrifted
Belt -  SM Accessories
Earrings - SM Accessories
Shoes - Bargain (Korean shoes)
Photos taken by: Sam