Monday, October 15, 2012


These photos where taken when I am about to hear tribulations from a soul whose happiness is as shallow as mine. Judging a person from how you see them laugh on petty things or how they make people happy is not always a "what you see is what you get" kind of thing. You have to knock on someone's heart to see what's really inside of them. Once they let you in, you might be surprised on how they manage to put laughter onto their faces; how they seek refuge by putting smile on people's faces; how they seemed so invincible like no one can ever put their souls down. The truth is what you see with your eyes is just purely superficial. You can never tell that their heart is already hurting, bleeding and dying in pain until you let them speak their heart out. Just listen. You'll help millions of souls even without talking.  

Setting aside the emotional thoughts above, pairing a basic white top with anything printed will always look perfectly. It is my first time to wear a printed cotton pants which I thought looked like a pajama.I'm glad it didn't when it is worn.

I can't resist this diamond hook earrings even it looked like a piece of aluminum dangling in my ears.

I was about to end this blog when I suddenly remembered my blog post about "which color best describe you?". I checked on the meaning of white and thought that I have picked the relevant color for this one-on-one conversation with a lonesome person. May she finds ways to start a fresh beginning and clear clutter and obstacles away as she goes on with the next day challenge of life. Chin up, girl!

Top - Benetton (gifted)
Pants - thrifted vintage
Earrings - SM Accessories
Shoes - gifted
Photos: Janice


Sunday, October 7, 2012


The sun's arrogant rays at my window forced me to jumped out in my bed and dashed outside the room to take my weekday morning routine in five minutes. I grabbed anything light and warm, hurriedly packed my things and settled beautifully inside the car, not for work, but to educate myself on how to put on a make-up. Hence, this is my first "absent from work" outfit post. In case you may want to know, I do not tolerate myself from splurging my leave credits on personal activities except on emergency situations or when time would make it useless.

I was looking for anything light and warm to exchange blows with the sun's boiling heat. I picked out my favorite wardrobe pieces, shorts and blazer, to grant me the much needed comfort while in style. I paired it with a warm colored tank top, colored fringe necklace and flat shoes to create contrast and color.
When I received this bag as a gift for my baby boy when he turned one year old last February, my heart beat so fast because I was kind of bowl over it.The bag is screaming GOLD!! It is also very stylish, functional and sturdy. I can actually bring the whole house with me.

If I will be given a chance to create an office dress code, shorts + blazer would be the required civilian clothing on casual Fridays (dreaming).

Top - bargain
Blazer -  thrifted vintage
Shorts - random brand
Bag - Naraya
Shoes - SM Accessories
Photo: Chilo


Saturday, October 6, 2012


Here is the scarf top I have featured in my first-ever DIY blog post here. As I what I am saying in my previous blog, this top has a fabulous fabric type and design but the style is outdated. To give the top a modern twist, I did an easy trick on the areas that needs a little improvement like tweaking the sleeves and tying the lower hem to make the top look smaller, and conceal the missing button in the lower hem.

I want to highlight the top so I wore a neutral colors like white and brown. I added a blue fringe gold necklace to complement the gold vintage button as well as to give the top a more pop of color.

I hope you like it as guys as much as I do :)

Top - DIY thrifted 
Pants - SM surplus
Necklace - multiply
Shoes - Korean
Photos - David and Janice

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Colors sometimes do the trick to combat weather and body temperature.People usually wear something subtle or striking when the sun is out in happiness, and dark colors when the sky is dull or weeping in sadness. Some studies also shows that colors may also relate with the person's current state of mind. Here is the list of colors and their meanings:

  • increased enthusiasm and interest
  • more energy
  • action and confidence to go after your dreams
  • protection from fears and anxieties 
  • calm feelings
  • to neutralize disorder
  • relaxation
  • acceptance, contentment

  • a solid wholesome feeling
  • to blend with the background
  • a connection with natural earth and the stability this brings
  • orderliness and convention
  • to spice things up when you feel time is dragging
  • to become more involved in something
  • to increase creativity
  • relief from things becoming too serious
  • clarity for decision-making
  • relief from 'burnout', panic, nervousness, exhaustion
  • sharper memory and concentration skills
  • protection from lethargy and depression during dull weather
  • a new state of balance
  • feel a need for change or growth
  • freedom to pursue new ideas
  • protection from fears and anxieties connected with the demands of others
  • calm and relaxation to counteract chaos or agitation
  • to open the flow of communication
  • to broaden your perspective in learning new information
  • solitude and peace
  • to use your imagination to its fullest
  • to re-balance your life
  • to remove obstacles
  • to calm overactivity or to energize from depression
  • to focus on personal issues
  • to develop intuition
  • to step outside of everyday life for a new and interesting way of viewing a problem
  • solitude and inner communication

  • to clear clutter and obstacles away
  • to start a fresh beginning
  • to bring about mental clarity
  • purification of thoughts or actions
  • to emphasize your willingness to comply
  • a neutral, non-invasive feeling
  • to reduce the intense energy of another color
  • to feel detached or isolated
  • to become inconspicuous
  • to open the door to mystery
  • to prepare for the unknown
  • a restful emptiness
  • increased personal power
  • relaxation and enjoyment of life
  • good health
  • success

I am baffled at the fact that at my age now, my love for GOLD and ORANGE is at the highest level. How ironic that these are the colors I hated when I still in my younger years. They looked old and a show-off to me. As  I grew older, my perspective in life changes and so as my favorite color, I suppose. I started doing things that I haven't done when I was young and single (Thank you discount online sites). My desire to make things happen becomes so evident especially when I got married.The desire, for example, to build a dream house, not for me, but for a young family my husband and I have started two years ago, is one of the things I am pushing to happen. That dream have emerged from the past, when I saw in my mother's eyes the yearning to own something her children might enjoy when she's gone. Before she took her last breath in 2007, she was able to pass the ball of her dreams to me and my siblings.

I have been braving both sides of the court in brisk jog until I tripped into the so-called life imperfections.Life is hard, I agree. We all wanted our life to go smoothly as we want it to be. However, disappointments along the way is inevitable. Life maybe difficult to handle but it pays off all the blood and sweat when you learn how to live your life even in just bread and water. When you still manage to crack a joke and put a smile in your face. I remembered my workmate once told me, which until now was stucked in my eardrums, "bringing up your own family is so tough that even an out of stock pantry supplies becomes so problematic." I got it. Life may become so stressful since you have to manage even the very small details of it. But that's how it is.

Life is so beautiful. Let's make life colorful by being positive and happy at all times. Personally, I think WHITE is the best primer of life.As we go on in our lives, a splash of all the colors would be great to balance everything. Well, that sounds good. A very tough one!

What are you wearing today? Did it reflect your mood and or emotions today?What's your favorite colors? Can you tell me if those color meanings listed above, to some extent, hits you on the spot? 

Credits to Emily Gems for the color meanings. The site is offering charms and crystals. See for yourself.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


It took me three rounds of serious thrift shop exploration before I finally submit my pocket to this grandma looking scarf top for P35 ($0.80). It's a bit weird on how I go back to the same spot where the top was hung and ran my fingers onto it thrice! I have realized, on the third time, that there so much special about this top -- the print is fabulous and the gold buttons is a simple floral stunner.

fabric design
vintage gold button

My problem now lies on two things: what will I do to give this top a modern look and how to fit-in on this roomy top without the aid of a sewing machine.


We will focus on three major turn-offs of this top - flair sleeves, big size and one missing button. So what we'll do is to perform three T's - Tweak, Tug and Tie.

1) You will be needing, off course, a "granny" top and two pieces of elastics.

2.) Reverse the top exposing the thread linings. Lay the sleeves in a flat surface. 

 3) Tweak the longest point of the sleeves.

4) Tie the portion you gather leaving 2 inches away from the end of the sleeves  (or it depends on length preferences) by using an elastic.

5) Do it on the other sleeves. Make sure that both sides have the same length.

6) Reverse the top. You'll noticed that the tweaking inside makes the sleeves frilly.

7) The last button in the lowest part of the top is missing. Tug and tie the mid-end of the top to conceal the missing button.


Have you noticed that the three T's gave the old-fashion top a modern twist? I am surprised on how the actual product looked like and I am so excited to sport the top on my next post. My P35 is worth it! haha. 

See you around,