OUTFIT | Red, White & Blue

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Red, white, and blue are summer colors for me. While it’s no longer technically summer here in the Philippines, the weather continues to be reminiscent of the summer past — dry and warm. More than a week after a major earthquake hit our region and I am still shaking and on alert, with my door always open just in case I need to run fast to avoid falling objects crushing me. That earthquake was terrifying, and it didn’t help that it was the second major earthquake the region experienced in two years. We already know our country is located in the so-called “ring of fire” but I can never be prepared for the tremors, the noise, the screaming, and the devastation after. Many perished, and many lives were literally shattered, but we continue to live another day.

I’m wearing thrifted polka-dot turtleneck top from Toledo, thrifted Lee Denim shorts from Balamban, gifted Sag Harbor bag, gifted Aldo sunnies, and department store flats.

OUTFIT | One Direction

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I’ve lived in Cebu City for many years now, and I am, admittedly, a laagan. I used to live in a neighborhood near Raintree Mall in Ramos St., and I used to frequent the arcade, which is why I was surprised that I haven’t been to this bridge connecting the second floor of the arcade. I found it funny that I wore almost the exact same top as the One Direction guy in the poster.

Knitted over Knitted

There was a picture of a woman wearing a white knitted skirt and I could not get the skirt out of my head. So I searched for a similar skirt, and voila! I found one at a thrift shop (where else?) and it was also on sale. 🙂 I’ve worn this exact outfit twice already and maybe I’m going to wear it again (change the bag and shoes, maybe).

I’m wearing thrifted Gay Giano knitted top, thrifted knitted skirt, garage sale flats, thrifted quilted bag, and vintage belt. Happy holidays!

OUTFIT | Men’s Wear

I love cute and girly dresses, but on the other side, I also love, love men’s wear. I find them comfortable, and sometimes sexy. I also really love this pair of shoes I bought from Janilyn (okay, I’ll say it here: I love Janilyn, it’s my favorite shoe store). My mother laughed at me when I wore this because she said it reminded her of her grandfather.

How are your Christmas preparations? I’ve been doing some DIY decor in the apartment (be sharing them in the next posts). I’m wearing thrifted black blazer, thrifted shirt dress, sister’s bag, Juan by Janilyn shoes.

OUTFIT POST | Red Silk & Jeans

I’m wearing a vintage silk top I bought from one Sunday of thrifting adventure with my bestfriend and her sister. The plan to wear this kept getting postponed until one Sunday when my boyfriend and I decided to use the Fully-booked gift certificates we received from our lawyer couple friend.

This pair of pants is my version of the skinny jeans. Yes, skinny jeans are sexy but they don’t work for everyone, including me. I have ample hips and thighs. Many think those are signs of obesity, but I say those are signs of being curvy. Skinny jeans doesn’t work for me because it doesn’t give me a good figure. Wearing skinny jeans reminds me of Tuding’s skinless chorizo (delicious, by the way). So this pair is my version of the skinny jeans: high-waist, flared at the bottom, hip-hugging, and in dark wash. The high-waist is one particular feature I love, because I have a long torso and short legs. The high-waist “corrects” my proportions.

I used to be trendy when picking jeans, but that didn’t always work. So, I try to pick jeans that work for me even if the cuts are not trendy. In fact, because not all cuts flatter me, I only have three pairs of jeans, now four when I picked up another light-washed pair from a thrift shop.

I’m wearing vintage silk top, thrifted denim pants, Linea Italia flats, and leather wallet from Mama.