Saturday, March 31, 2012

Everything's Coming Up Roses

Manila weather continues to be elusive. Recently, the days have been gloomy and the skies heavy with rain. I love the cloudy days, but dressing up also becomes confusing since it's supposed to be summer. But still, I am thankful for the colder weather because I don't have to worry about sweating. :D

Anyway, here's an outfit I wore during one of the sunnier days of Manila.


dress - custom-made, cardigan - Okasyon,
flats - Payless ShoeSource, rose ring - a gift

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

For the rain

Manila weather has been leaving me quite dazed and confused recently. Last week the days were intolerable as the temperature rose to almost 37 degrees. And just today, I even contemplated on wearing boots going to work because of the rain. Hay, crazzzy weather.

Here's an outfit dedicated to the rain. I do believe I'm also channeling a bit of Lisbeth Salander here.

denim jacket - Market Market, turtleneck - thrifted, leggings - a gift,
boots - a gift: from Japan, bracelet - a gift, cuff - 10 Peso store (!)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Making up for lost time

Here are some photos taken way, way, waaay back. Back when my hair was still straight!

shirt - thrifted, shorts - random tiangge, sandals - Payless ShoeSource

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Blue Moon

My mom and I went to a little spa place called La Vie inside Victoria Towers in Timog and each had foot spas. It was truly a nice experience as our masseusses were very gentle on our feet. One thing that made me really happy, though, is their selection of nail polish. I now have the color of ruby slippers on my toenails and I can't help but think of The Wizard of Oz every time I look at my feet.

Anyway, after our pampering session, I saw an Everything 99 (its real name) shop and immediately made a beeline toward the store. The items inside didn't look like cheap overruns, unlike in some of the similar "Everything insert-price-here Stores". There were even clothes and belts and bangles of every size and color. I couldn't resist rifling through them all.

The frustration of not being able to choose which one to buy made me slowly realize that I didn't really need a new stack of bracelets or a new headband. I was ready to leave the store until a box full of shiny things caught my eye. Rings!

My heart excitedly leapt at the sight of this ring. I had seen it before at an online store and had wanted to buy it, but forgetfulness got the better of me. I knew I had to buy it this time so I asked the saleslady if a ring also cost 99 pesos. She told me it was only 50 pesos as the rings were on sale. GASP!

Here is another ring that I purchased. Total damage for the two rings: 99 pesos. *O yeah, o yeah*

The title by the way is a reference to the rarity of my posts (which is terrible of me, I guiltily admit), but also because of the appearance of the full moon tonight. Does it look a lot bigger than usual, or is it just me?