Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Essentials

sunglasses - i2i New York, top - from my childhood, shorts - random store, 
bag - a gift, sneakers - Surplus Shop

A pair of sunglasses and a smile always makes a difference in any outfit.

In a rush and off to the MIBF! To the book lovers out there, are ya comin? :D

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Army of Me

Camo! This skirt is one of my favorites. I am thinking of having it altered to make it look more like a pencil skirt. The very feminine cut would heavily contrast the print on the skirt. OH, IDEAS!

top - thrifted, skirt - Artwork, shoes - Asianvogue

pictures taken by Risa

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Love is at your fingertips

As I learned from a fashion and beauty blog called The Beauty Department, inspiration can come from anywhere. I read this post at the perfect time since I was thinking of doing something fun with my nails. I couldn't think of a design, but then it hit me: the perfect design is just sitting in my closet!
And here's my inspiration, a hand-me-down shirt from my cousin. It looks so plain from afar but up close it has the cutest little hearts.
Anyway, here's what I did.

Before applying any color on my nails, I put a base coat. I then applied a white nail polish. I used San San's. It's very opaque. Some people even thought that I just painted my nails with correction fluid.
So after that I prepared the nail polishes which will make up the hearts. I didn't want to use brown like the one in my shirt, so I opted for pink instead. They look like the Powerpuff girls!
Next, I put tiny blobs of the nail colors on a piece of tin foil.
I then dipped a toothpick in a blob of color and put two dots beside each other on my nail. Gently, I dragged those two dots at a 45 degree angle and let them meet at the center. I got this technique from another Beauty Department post.
And here are the results! The hearts aren't uniform and perfect, but I am still proud of what I made.
Do you also do your own nail art? Where do you get inspiration from? :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's about time...

...I showed these pictures. They were taken at the opening of the UAAP games. My boyfriend and I commuted all the way to the Mall of Asia just to support our university's basketball varsity team. However, UST lost that day to FEU (by one point, hay). Still, they played a good game. Bilog lang talaga ang bola. And at least I got to see the new MOA Arena,  bond with my boyfriend, and meet up with our classmate from college.

The only thing in my outfit that's got yellow
on it (the university's color) is my headband

poncho - Market Market, jeans - Dickies, sandals - Payless, bag - my mom's,
headband - a gift: DIY by Carmelle, watch - Swatch, bracelet - a gift

photos taken by Justin

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


The first time I wore this dress, someone commented that I looked like a pineapple. I wasn't really offended by that person's comment. In fact I was amused with the thought of looking like a pineapple. The next time I wear this dress I'm gonna put my hair up in a (spiky) bun to make it look more convincing.

I think this dress makes me look like a real dalagang Filipina
dress - divi (I think), shoes - thrifted

photos taken by Justin

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Red Hat

Since May, I've been on a search for a cloche hat. I scoured stores, stalls, and of course, the ever trusty thrift shops, but I never found one. Not a surprise though. Since the Philippines has only two seasons, the hats that I usually see around are either big straw ones for the sunny days or knitted beanies for the rainy days. There was really nothing I could do but hope that someone would think of bringing back the hats of the 20's. Even if it's just the hats.

And someone did think of it. So whoever you are, thank you. I will forever cherish this red cloche hat. <3

blouse - a gift, skirt - thrifted, cloche hat - SM, shoes - thrifted
photos taken by Neil

Thursday, July 19, 2012

In Love

One thing I love about shooting with film is that you don't know what you're going to expect after each roll is finished. Yes some of the pictures turn out wonky, with underexposed faces and failed multiple exposures. But every roll has that shot which you've thought a hundred times how it's gonna look once developed, and once you see that it turned out how you imagined it to be, you're gonna love the process all over again. 

dress - thrifted

photos taken by Justin

To see the rest of the album and more film photos, please do visit my lomohome. :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Fantastic FantasticDIY Giveaway

Wanna win one of these lovely necklaces? FantasticDIY via The Capricious Club will give one lucky winner her choice of necklace and another 5 $5 coupons to spend at the FantasticDIY shop! Isn't that sweet?

So whatcha waiting for? Get clicking and join now! 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Green Dress and The Spider

This green dress is my (and my boyfriend's) absolute favorite. Whenever I'd be too lazy to think of something to wear, I'd ask him and he would eagerly say, "green dress, green dress!" Last Saturday was one of those days and I was happy to put on the green dress.

Getting all matchy-matchy with the background.

green dress - tiangge, ankle-strap shoes - Ferretti, bag - a gift
spidey tattoo - free (wala lang!)

Here's a close up of my temporary spidey tattoo. We watched the Amazing Spider-man last Saturday and I just wanted to wear this. It was my favorite accessory for the day and it made me feel like a kid, haha. 

photos taken by Justin

By the way, have you seen the movie? Andrew Garfield was great playing the web-slinger and he's just so cute. Hay, it should be nice to be an Emma Stone.

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