Friday, January 9, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions!
but before that my photo out on Christmas...

deconstructed vintage sailor dress, vintage studded suede belt, vintage bag, metallic flats from local dept. store
Christmas Day in MOA. Super wild that if you're not careful you might get stepped on by a stampede or something. But I had no choice because it was not my decision to make (to go there esp. on christmas day).

Okay, so on to the New Year's Resos! Better late than never. They're not necessarily fashion-related.

1. Shift style from eccentric and whatever-goes to chic, classic, and timeless. - this spells very hard work to me because most of my fashion life (ever since i dressed up on my own) I've taught myself to dress apart from everyone else which almost always equals different, unique, eccentric, and well, sometimes odd and grungy.

2. Cut back on shopping sprees and impulse shopping... Nuff said. It's a very bad habit to break. Still, it must be done this year.

3. Invest in a bag and jewelry that will last me a lifetime. Or maybe somewhere over a decade just to make up for it's cost... It would be a tad difficult to do this while I'm also cutting back on shopping and,

4. Save, save, save!

5. Maybe a new hairstyle would be nice. I've looked the same for years with my long hair. I just vary the shades (dark brown, light brown, reddish brown, and now black) but the cut is still the same. A former helper visited us and told me that nothing's changed and well I looked really young. Don't know whether it was a compliment or an insult to still look the same after 10 or so years right?

6. Raid my own closet! I haven't been able to get the most out of the clothes in my closet because I've been too busy shopping all the time. But because I won't be spending much on clothes this year, it-must-be-done.

7. Travel - locally or internationally. I've been scrimping on traveling for years believing this isn't necessary, but this year I should at least check out some cool spots (not necessarily beaches because I'm not too fond of tanning) as well as explore the world bigger than my own. This shall be the year. Heck! I must post the contents of my travel bag...

8. Buy a new camera phone/ camera... Because I broke ours during a crazy, fun night and now it's so difficult to keep track of recent fun sessions. Sob.

That's most of my resolutions for this year. I will do some more pondering then maybe add more resolutions later on. But the gist is - be a better person in 2009.

Do share what your resolutions this year are if you have some!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Holiday Outfits

One of the great things about the holidays is you get to wear your fave ostentatious outfits without anyone questioning why you suddenly dressed up like it's Halloween again. It's the time of the year when you get to wear standout sequins, colorful jewel tones, and ginormous blings to wherever, whenever; corporate meetings excluded. To me it's one of the best times of the year because I get to dress in up my lovely jackets, coats, and boots that are stashed mostly the entire year. Except that it is in this season that I get them out of hiding and onto my shivering body for my own visual pleasure. I try not to dress to please anyone else but myself which may sometimes mean that I look out of this world because in other words, I dress up in fantasy clothes. And no, my fantasy clothes don't include anything skimpy, lingerie, sexual, etc. thank goodness. But, I do dress up in jackets and long-sleeved tops even when it's 90-effin-degrees or adorn my shoulders with cape fur at work... But you get the picture.
I've been a bad blogger (but a good girl, yet still no nice presents Santa?). So here's a backlog of outfit posts during the holidays. Oh, and please excuse the headless pictures.
vintage dress with drapings and gold applique (similar dress on Ebay here), bazaar wood cuff, online gladiator stilettos, vintage clutch, cuffs from bazaars
vintage lace/tulle gown, animal print coat (for kids) i got as a gift, Macy's peach open toes, vintage clutch
"Male Kate Moss shirt", fringe skirt, Janeo shoesgrey motorcycle jacket from china, vintage chain belt, prp shoes, mom's vintage black maxi dress

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Presenting the Christmas Wish List

Christmas is nearing and the first thing that runs through our minds would be - Christmas wish list! And because no matter how hard I pray, it's never gonna snow here in the tropics, I can at least hope for cool nights wrapped up in a luxurious mongolian gilet while sipping a warm white chocolate. Of course, other than that there are parties to attend to and outfits to worry about. Here's the list of the things I wish I'd be wearing (and carrying!) to those parties or night outs.

Nathan Jenden Miyamo Organza Dress - Wouldn't it be nice to stand out in the crowd in a citrusy colored cocktail dress? I certainly won't mind looking like a burst of color amidst a sea of black.

Mike & Chris Nolan Leather Jacket - This would be lovely with almost all outfits! What a great compliment to basics and girly dresses.

Maddalena Marconi Jeweled green Reptile Clutch - I just love how the color pops out and the encrusted jewels.

Dolce Vita Cage Shoes - Sexy! The color is better than my usual black pick. Although this in black would also be nice...

Christian Lacroix Assymetric Pleat Dress - The craftsmanship and details are amazing. And I just adore anything Christian Lacroix.

Missoni Embellished Necklace - Very quirky and huge. It would be an art piece on an all black ensemble.

Miu Miu bustier prom dress & D&G fitted Bustier Dress - Bustier dresses are just love. The former brings me back to the 80s minus the huge hair. The latter just brings me to the future. I can wear this til I'm 59!

Maje Carlinda Mongolian Gilet - Great addition to anyone's wardrobe. I used to be disgusted at the sight of black fur. Now, I'm all regrets for not purchasing the ones I've stumbled upon before!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Kirsten Dunst for Boy by Band of Outsiders

Miss casual cool chic in clothing that speaks her style.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Holiday Chic

Sources: fashionspot,lefashionimage,cobrasnake,brunodayan

Monday, December 1, 2008

Shoe Lust: Black versus Nude

1. Christian Louboutin Forevertina $945
2. Giuseppe Zanotti black patent leather platform wedge sandals $608
3. Velvet Angels Tootsie Platform Pump $264
4. LAMB Hunter Multi Strap Ankle Bootie $380
5. Stella McCartney Wooden platform boots $837
6. Velvet Angels Tootsie Platform Pump in Natural $280

Friday, November 14, 2008

Vintage-Inspired Dresses

With the return of the shapely silhouette of the vintage dress, more and more designers are turning the dresses of yore into inspirations for their collections. Here are some pretty frock picks for December.