Friday, July 18, 2014

TRENDS


            Since I wanted to do something new, I decided to rummage through my mom’s reservoir of unused accessories, hoping that I'd find hidden treasures even if the chances are small. I’ve been getting into grunge fashion lately and luckily, I found tons of stuff that I would be able to use. I didn’t even know she owned these pieces! I’m quite thankful that we’re both okay with sharing clothes and accessories, who knows maybe I could make her wear grungy outfits too (I’m totally kidding, but why not?). I’ve noticed that people are getting into crystals, stones, minerals, pendants, etc. and I must say, I find them really pretty. Not bad for a change of taste, eh? However, I do know that these could be more than just blings; some people wear these because of certain beliefs and I do respect that. I actually am curious and I guess I’d be doing some research (aka link clicking) about them. 

On a side note, these aren't just for grunge fashion, some would be a little more on the bohemian, vintage, or minimalist side. 

1.) chokers with pendants

The last one's my fave!

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2.) plain black chokers without pendants 

Really classy and minimal

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3.)  stone-like beads (usually dark colored)

I love the details on these two

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4.) multi-layered necklace 

it makes me wanna go to coachella lol

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 5.) arm candies!!  

the best part is that you get to mix and match them 

here's another set
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it looks old, but I seriously think that's a good thing 

the one on the lefttmost has amazing tribal details on it

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Well that’s about it. I think these are just lovely. I can’t wait to add more to this collection, seriously! Who wouldn't fall in love with these gorgeous babes? I’ll probably be wearing these more often, stay tuned for outfit posts! 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Blanc Délicat





“Dainty White”
            I’ve sort of noticed that I’m starting to love this kind of white. I love how dainty and subtle it is, that somehow it gives off a classier look than the usual white (plus, it looks vintage to me). I seldom blog when I’m in flats, maybe because I thought only statement shoes are blog-worthy. I realized that I really shouldn’t underestimate the power of flats because most of the time, they give emphasis to the pieces you’re wearing. Also, black flats look great in almost everything.

I think I got that bangle from Hongkong… I haven’t really found the perfect pieces that would go best with that bangle, I’m kind of still in the process of experimenting. Oh and it’s actually been a while since I wore that ring so I totally forgot where and when I bought it (or was it given to me?).             

Friday, June 27, 2014

Queen City of The South


I find it easy to fall in love with beautiful sceneries. There are places with ethereal beauty that makes it hard for people to take the perfect photographs, only to depict it accurately in pictures. I had a great and lasting sojourn around town, even though it was only for 4 days. It feels great just to amble around homey places without the city’s cacophonous ambiance. It feels refreshing to be surrounded with people living in simplicity and at the same time, in contentment and happiness with each and every passing day. In places like these, the world’s complexity is obliterated, nothing is foisted within time, the culture is nourished, native language is treasured, and people grow in grace. 


Simala-Lindogon Church

Lawis - Looc, Argao Cebu

 Looc, Argao Cebu

Simala-Lindogon Church

 Looc, Argao Cebu

Lawis - Looc, Argao Cebu


   


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Palacio State of Mind







     I'm really into wearing palacio pants. It's always nice to give yourself a break from skinny jeans, jeggings, or other sorts of denim wear especially during the sunny season.  Also, I'm having one of those days when I'm just bored of those jeans. The one I'm wearing has this "katcha" (textile) type of cloth which really gives off that breezy feel, and that native type of vibe. The long beaded necklace gave the statement to this look. The plain white tee seems like a safe choice, but the colors are better off schemed that way rather than combining too much contrasting pieces in one outfit. 

                                                         
     Palacio State of Mind. Situations could sometimes be as tough as forcing yourself into a pair of skinny jeans and at times, you wouldn't even feel a single sense of relief for the whole day. Give yourself a break, it's okay to lay low and chill once in a while. 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hues



Bag - Steve Madden
Shoes - Charles & Keith

Denim polo - Cotton On
Top - Forever 21
Skirt - Bershka
   
     One thing I love about this look is how the color and the patterns coincide with each other. I had a hard time deciding on what accessories to choose since there are two colors that are standing out- shades of blue and pink. Well, you can never go wrong with a native looking necklace, it adds up to the total scheme of the outfit. It kind of gives a subtle summer-y vibe. It's actually funny how I wasn't really supposed to wear those shoes. I went out of the house wearing a black strap-ish wedge but as soon as I started walking, the back part where the zipper was started to bruise my feet. Good thing mom & I have the same shoe size and she was wearing those animal printed wedge. Yup, we swapped. Though the first wedge that I was wearing fit her more and didn't give her even the slightest hassle. Note to self, always choose the right shoes before leaving the house... Hahaha



Monday, April 14, 2014

Read, Write and Listen


     READ. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
     
       I remember buying this book for just a hundred bucks or less from my favorite Booksale store and it's such a good buy. I know most of you guys might have read this already (or have probably watched the movie) but I just can't let this precious thing slip away. It's a thick one with around 500 pages but as I was reading it, I noticed that it doesn't seem that lengthy at all and the plot is really worth the read. Due to the unique plot and the sudden twists and turns of the settings, I had a hard time analyzing Henry and Clare's situation at the beginning of the story. I ignored the fact that I was quite puzzled and continued on reading- well as of now I can't even let the book down. As a matter of fact, my habit of reading different books simultaneously (not literally) stopped because I felt the need to focus on this one. I'm not yet finished with it but I'm already thinking of maybe writing a review. 


     WRITE. Evernote.

Evernote software interface

      Evernote is a smartphone app which enables you to have your own virtual notebook wherein you can take down notes or write stuff on the go and organize them accordingly. I have been writing on my Iphone's notes and it is really not that effective for me. Also, I used to utilize Ms Word for write ups, stories, or blogposts but since I recently downloaded the Evernote software, it seemed like I'd be migrating there for good. It syncs documents within your gadgets and it works as a software to keep track of schedules as well. 


      LISTEN. Spotify.



       Here's another app that I am in love with (If you're into indie music as well then you're gonna love it as much). Spotify offers a whole bunch of different playlists that will suit your current mood. It suggests tracks and plays music on shuffle mode. However, you need to have a wifi connection to use spotify- well unless you upgrade to premium and download playlists so you could listen even without the wifi. This is really genius, I used it for once during an overnight in a resort (see previous post) and it's amazing how I was able to listen to playlists such as "Morning Commute" while on the road, "Song for Sunsets" while enjoying the view, "Your Favorite Coffee House" and even "Evening Acoustics" during the chilly night. You could also listen to old tunes from the 70's or maybe latest Part Mixes, EDM, and Holiday tracks depending on the playlist that you think suits best. There is actually, a playlist for everything and YES, there is a "Songs to Sing in the Shower"  playlist. 




Clouds and Distant Mountains


Bakasyunan Resort - Tanay, Rizal



     It was quite a long morning drive from Manila to Tanay but I did enjoy the scenery while we were on our way to the place. There were roads surrounded by wide plains and the tips of trees on the side were touching just right above the road. The thing with Bakasyunan is that you get to enjoy the view- clouds and distant mountains. It's not the kind of resort wherein everything's all foisted within an area because the place is really big. It is surrounded with trees and plants which is a good thing, because you really can't relax in a crowded place. You get the best of both worlds- fun and relaxation.