Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Leggin' Lovin

I am starting to get bored with my ultimate casual staple-- ze shorts. But I am definitely not wearing jeans on my days off (save them on dress down Fridays when jeans seem to be the first and last option when you want to be obedient to the office Friday dress code)! This is the reason why I tried exploring the world of leggings.

While leggings remind me of my ballet classes and the "let's get physical days," I've noticed how this thigh emphasizing pair has reinvented itself to [once] again grab its share of limelight in today's fashion trends. I honestly didn't want to jump into the wagon but since I have no justifiable reason and I wanted to try out something new (or at least something I wore when I was still in elementary and didn't really care), I allowed myself to give in to this leggings trend.

And wow, it's not as bad as I thought! It's actually as comfy and laid back as my favorite denim shorts (less the excessive leg exposure, LOL).

 Although there's currently tons of legging prints in the market, I am still a bit scared to go all out prints and neons so I settled with this black and white paisley print [at least for now]. I kept everything else simple so the leggings become the focal point of my outfit. I added bits of colors-- the neon collar tips, purse and ring-- to liven up the black and white.

 Sheer Mullet Top, Paisley Leggings (P160) - Landmark Dept. Store; Neon Collar Tips - Patrick Love Bird; Spike Gold/White Bangle - Reginas; Ring, Wrap Around Studded Bracelet - Girl Shoppe

Aviator Shades - Charlotte Russe c/o Pretty Girl and Co.; Watch - Anne Klein; Bag - Franco Sarto; Shoes - Androgyne Manila

I realized that choosing the right print for you or a print you know you can comfortably pull off will give your day's get up that instant funky-ness. I am happy with this first attempt, hence I am certain there will be more leggin' lovin' posts! ;)

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Blue and Gold of Miriam

The white pants was the foundation of what I wore today. I was about to put it to the laundry but thought it's worth wearing one last time. I honestly had difficulty thinking of what to pair it with since I rarely wear pants on weekends (shorts is my weekend staple). So after some random picking and throwing back of blouses and tops, I ended up with this mustard vintage Pepsi Cola sleeveless. The combination of white and mustard gave me an instant high. I thought I'd add hints of extra colors, but decided to stay within the bounds of red and blue--and gold.

I love how everything seemed to fall perfectly in place. This look feels so laidback yet the mix of colors is giving it that right amount of funky twist. I had this LSS the entire night though because blue and yellow will forever remind me of school!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Defiance

There was this itch of defiance tingling in my system while I was having breakfast this morning. While shorts is a weekend staple I thought since it's dress down Friday, maybe I can challenge the dress code policy of the office by wearing shorts. Well actually my defiant act seemed kind of discreet since my so called shorts disguises as a skirt! toinNeedless, my rebellious urge was still satisfied, so yeah, i am happy and it's friday! woot!!!

If I was notorious enough, I think I'd leave the blazer home. But nah, I am not ready for a memo. Besides, I really love this blazer. It's a perfect office cover up--it's simple/classy with subtle hints of funkyness and edge.

Animal print shorts w/ ribbon, Fashion Gym, Sta. Lucia Mall for only P100! ;) ; Green tank top, Mango; Blazer, February Love, about P500
flower pony tail, The Landmark P80; necklace, from an online store (i really can't recall =z ) P150; colorful stretch bracelet, Elan P60; colorful bangles, The Ramp; watch, Anne Klein; rings and lady bug earrings, Eastwood bazaar; sandals, Janilyn

Happy crazy Friday!!! =)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Color Black-ing

I feel kinda sluggish today due to my itchy throat and stuffy nose. If only I still have enough sick leaves to spare, I'd choose to stay home, lay in bed and hibernate like a Marmot. But since I didn't have much of an option, I just managed to drag myself to prepare and get dressed for work.

 I was too preoccupied with blowing my nose so I decided to skip the daily make-up routine. And since my mood was predominantly on the darker end of the spectrum, I couldn't think of wearing anything else but  black. Yup, I sometimes get a bit gothy-ish when I am sick. haha

Anyway, I decided to use my leopard printed blazer (again, I really love animal prints!) and my yellow-green beaded collar  neckalce to bring life and hope to my lamented look. mwahahah

And since I can't leave without either a bangle or ring, I opted for a gold and black piece to keep everything else neutral. The gold flats was a "running late" decision.. and the bag was the bag I used the other day (I got too lazy to change my bag.)

 So her yah go, my color black-ing look for the day. Sniff sniff. Haaachuuuu!

Tank top, from a bazaar; Skirt, Roxy; Leopard Blazer, SM Department Store P900 ish; Collar Necklace, The Ramp; Bangle, Landmark; Satchel (I bought it from a stall in Singapore, about SGD19.00); Gold flats, Step Rite-- It's a local shoe store in Pagsanjan, Laguna. It's been there for ages and we never fail to dropby the store every time we visit the area. I always come home with really nice and sturdy finds!