Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hong Kong Chronicles: Day One

Top: H&M
Jacket: Mango
Jeans: Mango
Boots: Juan
Bag: David Jones

  • I'm back from a Five Day Vacation with my hubby and out toddler to a nearby wonderland called Hong Kong. We took the first flight out and got there before noon, checked-in and settled down a bit, grabbed a quick bite in McDonalds, then off we were to explore Harbour City and Gateway Malls... two of our favorite places in Tsim Sha Tsui.
  • My little toddler had so much fun... she loved staring at the ceilings and would draw laughter from some people when she would suddenly call "Yaya.. MILK!!!" (Nanny...Milk!) whenever she feels like having a drink.
  • I collected my Anniversary gift from hubby in Louis Vuitton... I was a bit sad because my favorite SA took his off that day, and we had no choice but to bear with an impatient SA -- but heck... I still went out of the store HAPPY!
  • Called it a day at 9pm...what a granny!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Of Polaroids and Melanie Huynh

This weeks outfits have been more of jeans + tank + sweater or hoodie + flatties... and I wanted to spare you all from the horror of having to stare at them in pictures...

So, as a weekend treat... I am leaving you with snaps of one style maven, Melanie Huynh, Junior Editor of French Vogue...

photos from: The Sartorialist

I just adore how innocent she looks... her perfect bone structure and her glorious gams!

Looky here! She even looks gorgeous as a pregnant lady!

I also want to share my new-found addiction to a little Polaroid maker... because I've always been drawn to the rustic feel Polaroid pictures bring. I sometimes secretly regret the day when I ruined my brothers Polaroid camera (which I think has been more than a decade ago already!), so I could have kept it to this very day.... but thanks to free applications, DSLR shots can be instant Polaroids in one click!

My days will be packed.... I am getting ready for a coming week of work+play+travel+shopping all in one...

Enjoy your weekend everyone!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Cold Spell

When most of us Filipino bloggers were complaining about not having 4 seasons to dress up to, in comes a really cold spell... mornings are usually misty, we get occassional showers and a cold breeze all day... and nights are just C-O-L-D.... well not COLD as in WINTER cold but COLD like Spring weather cold... you know what I mean.

I caught a flu bug during the weekend (baaah!) after managing to get out of the house each time we had the ooprtunity. I guess I caught the bug after galloping around an empty open-air parking lot with my hubby and sisters in law at 2am last Sunday (we watched The Curious Case of Benjamit Button) and were in high spirits even after the long movie.

I wore this one a few days back.... Just because I wanted a pop of PINK...

... and also wanted to take my pink heels for a stroll...

My friends said I looked like a rockstar.. more like Miley Cyrus (sorry but I'm not much of a fan)... but all the while I wished I'd worn my studded heels... or my booties to make it more rock and less girly!

Moving on... I'm having a very busy BUSY week... I promise to get back to all your lovely comments as soon as I can... I also want to thank everyone who takes the time out to post lovely words on my blog... may they be about my outfit, about my family or my cutie little miss TODDLER... those kind words REALLY make my DAY!

Tank: No Boundaries
Cardi: Local Department Store Find
Acid Wash Jeans: Mango
Shoes: Lucid
Studded Belt: Marshall's
Chain Earrings: Old Navy
Multiple Chain Necklace: F21

Friday, January 9, 2009

Teacher's Pet: Meet my Spectator Peeptoes!

I wanna be teacher's pet
I wanna be greatest the latest
The feelings that I can get

Teacher's bride (ooh)
I wanna be teacher's bride
I wanna be greatest the latest
And I will never be on your side
I have a lot of stuff that you can

Teach me and one more school At the start, I'm sure with a little
Homework, and I graduate to your your heart

Here's what I've been wearing on days when I just dont want to plan what to wear... in short, here's how my "deffault-outfit" looks.

I sometimes feel that the only thing missing would be wide-rimmed glasses and an apple... then I would be "Teacher's Pet". It also gives me an excuse to rummage through hubby's ties.... oh how fun!

...and to wear my high heeled spectator shoes!!!

Well... looks like I have nothing much to say.... so I'm wishing you all a very HAPPY HAPPY FAB-STYLISH WEEKEND!!!

Polo Shirt: American Eagle Outfitters
Cardigan: Zara
Jeans: MNG
Necktie: Hubby's
Shoes: U.O.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bell Bottom Blues

I think I can already her my dear iTunes complain... for some reason I've been listening to Santogold over and over... and over again... most especially "Shove It" and "L.E.S. Artiestes". I think I've actually memorized all the lines from the latter...
What I'm searching for
to tell it straight,
I'm trying to build a wall
Walking by myself
down avenues that reek of time to kill
If you see me keep going
be a pass by waver
Build me up, bring me down
just leave me out you name dropper
Stop trying to catch my eye
I see you good you forced faker
Just make it easy
You're my enemy you fast talker

Chorus:I can say I hope it will be worth what I give up
If I could stand up mean for the things that I believe

Her music reminds me of the tracks they play in Topshop stores here in Manila...mixing dub, indie rock and electronic music, which I have grown to be fond of in the past 6 months or so.... as it proved to be very refreshing to my RnB-ears.

Speaking of Topshop... I took my high-waisted, bell-bottom Topshop jeans for a stroll today. This pair has been with me since mid of 2008 and I've only worn it TWICE... don't get me wrong.. I find them really cute... but I'd have to battle with more than 10 buttons in case I have to go take a leak... heehee (these would be the kind of jeans you'd want to give your daughters once they reach 14 and start having boyfriends).

In this day where skinnies, tights and leggings are our closet staples… wide-legged trousers seem to give such a different vibe every so often. Take Nicole Richie and Katie Holmes as examples… don’t they bring hippie back with such style?
So, this is my take on this wide-legged-1970's wonder... Paired it with a semi-haltered top with a frilled detail, a cropped cardi when the building got a bit cold, a woven belt, platform shoes, and my trusty Speedy bag.

Pardon my make-up-less face… I’ve been having bad breakouts because of the “little” change in the weather and for now tea tree cleansers are my new buddies…

So...How do you ladies like my new layout? I was inspired by the Marie Antoinette DVD cover and decided to make my blog look Marie-Antoinette-ish... only setback though: I lost all of your links! I'm so sorry about that.. and will do something about it... as soon as I can!

Top: Dressing Room
Jeans and belt: Topshop
Cardi: Zara
Platform Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: Louis Vuitton Monogram line (Speedy 30)

Monday, January 5, 2009

HEY 2009!!! (A really long entry)

Hey everyone!

I’m so sorry for taking a holiday hiatus… I haven’t had the time to pose for outfit entries primarily because the holiday came and left in such haste… it was impossible to catch up on other stuff in the middle of all the gatherings, last-minute-shopping, preparations, parties left and right… plus little baby (now more of a toddler) has gotten way too active for a baby who just hit 1 (she is still adapting to her new nanny and has gotten into a cling-y-to-mom-or-dad phase).

BUT I’m back!!! And am hoping that you all lovelies had a great holiday as well!!!

I hope you all were able to give, receive (yey), share and spend time with friends, family and loved ones during Christmas... below is a picture of me (in my house clothes because the fan was blowing my dress up -- I didn't plan to do a Marlyn Monroe on Christmas... and just changed back when we left to our next stop), hubby and baby with some presents... and nannies and helpers with some of their loot...

I still have a LOT of pictures to sort through... And much as I would want to share them all with you... I must not forget that this is a fashion/style blog... And so, for the outfit post, here's what I wore to dinner last night:

Hubby and I went to a fine dining place called Cuisine, a part of the Embassy super club...they serve really good food! Our reservations were at 8pm... but I was still getting dressed at 7... so that explains why I had no time to change to a matching bag...

It's funny how it ended up clashing patterns with those diamond shapes on my tights... well... it was a good thing no one noticed (I think)... everyone was busy staring at my tights to notice the checkered bag!

I wore my F21 shoes with wooden heels... and almost stumbled into a little crater on the grass just before this picture.... I wanted a Holiday-Picture with the giant tree and hubby was way to mortified to take my picture with the world watching... so as I was rushing to the tree in hopes that he would NOT change his mind - after agreeing to take a few shots on our way back to the car.... my foot slipped into the hole and I almost toppled over... it was so funny I couldnt keep a straight face anymore!!

Dress: Custom Made
Patterned Tights: F&H
Shoes: F21
Bag: Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy 30

Looking back at 2008, it was a very eventfull year for me... I traveled a lot, learned a lot, laughed a whole lot, cried a bit, shopped a lot, got furious a bit, lost a bit and gained a whole lot (pounds, wisdom, friends, zits, purses, shoes...heehee name it!).

When each year comes to an end and I look back to the year that was, I keep in mind that depsite all the shortcomings that may have come my way, the mistakes and the wrong turns... but I look forward as a new year beckons and it gives much hope for a brighter one.

Tank: Topshop
Outer Top: Zara
Paris Necklace: F21

I remember a book I once read back when I was 14: The Precious Present by Spencer Johnson encourages us to live for today. The past gives us wisdom as we learn from our mistakes and triumphs... the future gives us hope... but we should live each day as it comes... and live it to the fullest... as if it were our last.

Cheers to a FASHIONABLE NEW YEAR everyone!!!