Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Basic

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Instagram Haul! 

Chain necklace from @fashionspicemanila - it's such a statement piece! I love how it could add class and style to such a simple and basic outfit. It's a must have! 

Tote bag from @stylesnap - aside from its simplicity, this AA tote bag is pretty convenient to carry around. It also adds style to a basic outfit which I think is great 

Jeans from @vanillaskyonlineshop - need I say more? I love this Topshop inspired Joni Jeans! This piece fits me so well that I'm enticed to get more items from them. The shade is pretty plus it's comfortable and stylish! 

Back to basic with this outfit! A basic top with highwaist jeans and top it off with a bling, you're good to go. Don't forget that flannel wrap around which really comes in handy under this crazy weather! 

I'm glad I was able to shoot again for the blog. I realized that no matter how hard it gets, or how your schedule could get really tight, the good thing about college is that you get to squeeze in the things you love doing in between time slots. In my case it's writing plus blogging plus media productions (Always thankful for my org slash family, DLSU GMG for making this happen). College may be tough, but you can always have fun as long as you're doing whatever you love doing. 


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Laced

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Pink laced kimono from Revolution9 || Black tank top from Forever21 || Skater skirt from Terranova




 Believe it or not, I got this laced kimono only for 100 bucks! I must say, I think I inherited my mom's radar when it comes to sale and marked down prices. I love how laced pieces are really breezy. It doesn't go beyond the boundary of it being a hassle since it's always a comfortable choice. Also, I'm in love with the paleness of this piece! The top I'm wearing isn't really haltered, it's a black tank- well if you want to achieve a certain look, you have to be creative. I got my skirt and these pair of booths on sale too! Not bad eh? Also, if you want to know more about my necklace, here's a blog post I did before: http://kaminasuitcase.blogspot.com/2014/07/trends.html (I did alter it in some way. How? I'm leaving that to your imagination haha). By the way, I'm planning to blog about t-shirt alterations. I've got some tees that I'm not using that much anymore, which means I'll be doing another DIY blog post!

We have such an unpredictable weather here in the Philippines. As what I have usually mentioned in my past blog posts, it's really hard to dress for the weather especially when you know it could really get a wee bit bipolar. I hope everyone's safe, though! And I'm praying that our country could be more prepared when we experience typhoons. My heart goes out to those who have been affected, it gets really tough, but our faith will keep us holding on (plus our very own bayanihan which is always present in times of need).

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Less is More

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I got high waist jeans online! If you want your high waist jeans to be customized with your own body measurements, just head to @shopatkatz on instagram to order. 


Lately I've been trying out different ways on how to be minimal without looking too under-dressed. A play of colors or in this case, a unified color scheme could give that unusual day look. Why not add a tattoo choker for a mild-goth touch? There are times when I'd feel a little lazy to mix and match some items and whenever that happens, I'd go for a "less is more" type of look. I was somehow hesitant, wondering whether I could pull it of or not, but at least I tried. I like it though, this experiment ain't that bad after all haha!





Sunday, August 31, 2014

Accentuated Monochrome

Sunday, August 31, 2014
I'm a mood dresser, and the weather could really affect my mood. The weather has been really bipolar for the past few weeks for some reasons. I learned not to trust it whenever I'm dressing up since it gets really hot in the afternoon when it rains in the morning or vice versa. However, I make sure that I'm prepared. Last Friday, for example, I wore a plain muscle tee inside an over-sized plaid polo since it was gloomy in the morning and fortunately, I was finally able to dress for the weather since the rain down-poured all over Manila when the sun was about to set. Unlike the other day, I wore a bandage skirt because it was hot in the morning but it ended up raining in the afternoon. I had no back-up plan. Haha, one should learn to follow thy mighty instincts!

Accentuated Monochrome - black and white palette with a twist. It somehow represents the bipolar weather we've been experiencing. If I don't wear the white polo, I would be comfortable with what I'm wearing even under the heat of the sun and if I wear it, I'd be ready to walk with the chilly wind under those gray gloomy skies.

Details: Printed Cropped Tank Top - Bershka || Black Harem Pants - Forever 21 || Shoes - Parisian


Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Week in Photographs

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Evolve or Disappear 

Friday Stroll

Friday Stroll

Friday Stroll

Upside down ceiling decor found in Exile on Main St.

Book Shelf found in Exile on Main St.

Food! Exile on Main St. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Life in Transit

Friday, August 22, 2014


(c) Robbie Maroon


Change. Transition. 

Who would have thought that high school life was that fast? Yes, we've heard people tell us that we wouldn't even realize it until it's almost over. Next thing you know, you're already preparing for college. When you wake up the next morning, it's already your first day as a frosh. Then, you wouldn't be able to know what to feel when you've already spent 3 months with your blockmates and your first term is almost over. Since college life is a little bit too fast in DLSU because of the trimestral system, I must admit that the transition wasn't that bad after all. It took me days before actually getting used to not having the same classroom for the whole day, having a flexible schedule, meeting new people, acquiring that org dedication, feeling the school spirit, getting acquainted with the campus, knowing where to eat, learning how to spend freecuts and of course figuring stuff on your own. Also, I'm still in the zone of getting comfortable with commuting since college life means a whole new level of discovery and independence. Even though these changes happened, I could say that things still aren't completely sinking in. 

I still do find myself wondering what could have happened if there was a point in my life wherein I didn't make the same decision or I chose another track. Out of all the options that I had, what are the odds of being able cross paths with the awesome people I met in college. Nothing will ever be the same. It's amazing how it seems like everything was planned out beforehand when in fact it all depended on the choices I've made.

(c) Robbie Maroon

I'm thankful that the transition may have changed me in a way where I became more open-minded with the possibilities of more good things to look forward to, but at the same time, the people I spent most of my days with still remained. I feel blessed that I was given such an awesome bunch of high school batchmates and classmates who I now pertain to as a family. A draw-back that reminds me of where I came from and the past that made me into who I am today. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

TRENDS

Friday, July 18, 2014

            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! 
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