Thursday, December 31, 2015

Marsala Sightings

It is never too late to wear 2015's (Pantone) color of the year.  Here's a recap of the days when I was wearing MARSALA.


PANTS & BAG in MARSALA

PULLOVER in MARSALA
(hey, our SUV is in Marsala too)

PENCIL SKIRT WITH SIDE SLITS in MARSALA

PENCIL SKIRT WITH FRONT SLIT in MARSALA

Have you worn 2015's color of the year?  Share your fashionable stories.

Oh, this is the 80th post and the last one for 2015. 
Advance HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

Live in style, everyday!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

It's a Marc Jacobs Day

Hi.  
I am into Marc Jacobs today.


Meet the man behind the brand.


Marc Jacobs (born April 9, 1963) is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, with over 200 retail stores in 80 countries.[1] He was the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton from 1997 to 2014. Jacobs was onTime magazine's "2010 Time 100" list of the 100 most influential people in the world,[2] and ranked number 14 on Out magazine's 2012 list of "50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America".[3] via WIKIPEDIA


See his creations... clothes and bags...and there's more HERE.

Marc Jacobs, was one of the first fashion designers to establish this “street wise aesthetics – a [mash up of] a little preppie, a little grunge, a little couture."



What I Wore:
black knit textured dress - Marc Jacobs
bags - Marc Jacobs
floral sneakers - Tendertoes
sunglasses - SM Kids Department Store
pearl drop earrings - gifted by my mom


Live in style, everyday!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Random Acts of Fashion

Here's a mini collection of my random outfits lately.





WHAT I WORE:

two-tone grey long top - Palacio de fashion // cobalt skinny pants - Melvin // shoes - Simply Lolla // bag - borrowed from my mom // sunglasses - Aldo // silver magnet bracelet - Orotime Italian Trend Jewelry and Healthbands

heart print dress - G. Fiesta Mall Department Store // short sleeves blouse with inverted heart appliques + sleeveless tops with inverted heart appliques - Cyecle // maryjane flats - Syrup @ People R People // sunglasses - G. Country Mall Department Store // black + gold stretch belt - White Gold Department Store


dress - gifted by my sister // black & white sleeveless top (worn on top of the dress) - Chic Vintage // earrings - Color Stone // sunglassess, silver stretch belt, oversized watch - G. Country Mall Department Store

 black "Love" shirt - Love Moschino // black blazer - July // denim skinny pants - Tory Burch // red bag - Tommy Hilfiger // sunglasses - G. Country Mall Department Store // earrings - Color Stone

peach lace floral top - Palacio de Fashion // orange pants - Melvin // orange blazer - Kirin-kirin //shoelaceless floral sneakers - Tendertoes // gold stretch belt with faux stones - Shok-Shok Department Store, Tubigon, Bohol


Live in style, everyday!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Same Cold Feeling

The perfect clothing to match a cold weather and a warm cup of coffee is an oversized knit sweater to combat that "same cold feeling".  And that was what I wore on a random coffee date with my forever travel / food buddy in one of the Korean-themed cafes in the metro.



Oversized sweaters are just oh so comfortable and consummate for snuggling on a wintry weather.




What I Wore:
grey knit sweater - Asos
pants - Forever 21
shoes - G. Grand Mall Lapu-lapu City
sunglasses - SM Kids Department Store
bag - Kate Spade New York

Live in style, everyday!


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sunday Style: Black and White Kind of Day

Black and White is a forever color palette that I am so in love.


And when going to church to hear mass on Sundays or other days of the week, it is most appropriate to wear your best Sunday dress in a modest length and style, plus the color combination of black and white does not create optical distraction and imparts a classic, refined style.


I can always, and if everyday permits, wear black and white (head-to-toe) and which definitely will go on forever.


The appliques of the dress and the unique collar and that ribbon on the center attracted me to purchase the dress without hesitation.  Aside from having sewn in my favorite color, there is an intertwining of beauty and art in this lovely fashion piece.  I love embellishments and eccentricities in my clothes and I am certain that this dress can withstand years and years of fashion evolution.


What I Wore:
black and white dress with white butterfly appliques - Le Pucci
black sheer blouse underneath the dress - my closet
white pumps - Payless Shoes
sunglasses - G. Fiesta Mall Department Store
black straw hat - Cyecle
pearl drop earring - gifted by my mom


Live in style, everyday!







Saturday, December 26, 2015

Fashion Styling Concept: Bohemian Glamour

Christmas season is never complete without having to attend even a single Christmas party.  And one of the most awaited Christmas parties that I attended this year was our company's party which was to be held by division or by department. In our case, we prepared for a department party only since we do not belong officially to a certain division as we are directly reporting to the President & CEO of the company.  With this, we were at an advantage of being able to conceptualize anything under the sky and made it happen the way we imagined it to be.

And so, we agreed to take the BOHEMIAN concept and entitled our party as BOHEMIAN FLAIR.  To complete the concept, each one of us had to be in our most Bohemian-looking outfit.  And see below for the outfit that I have decided to strut on the party.

Foremost, let me define first what B O H E M I A N means..(via Pinterest)
(n.) Gypsy, Wandered. A person, musician, artist or writer who lives a free-spirited life and believes in truth, freedom and love.

 This was quite an unflattering photo, but this was the only most decent solo photo of mine that was captured.   We had a fashion walk to allow the judges to look over at our outfits and to judge how we  model on the catwalk.  Oh, I forgot to mention, the outfit and the modeling was a contest.  Yes, a contest.   And it soaked up us all in a "temporary intoxicating" pressure.

The list below were the awards that were declared:

BOHEMIAN PRINCE
- outstanding male, most participative, best dressed male, "head turner" -
BOHEMIAN PRINCESS
- outstanding female, most participative, best dressed female, "head turner" -


BOHEMIAN MODEL
- best catwalk during the fashion show -
BEST BOHEMIAN OUTFIT - Male category
- male with the best Bohemian/Boho outfit -
BEST BOHEMIAN OUTFIT - Female category
- female with the best Bohemian / Boho outfit -

 But can you think of what concept I had in mind in pulling off this look?  
I called my ensemble as BOHEMIAN GLAMOUR.

Here's a decoding of my BOHEMIAN GLAMOUR look:

1.) The dress - which was the centerpiece, was of multi-print vibrant flowy dress, typical peasant style off-shoulder neckline; length was maxi and I have to slice the dress on one side for ease on my strides and to inject a mod-chic style.
2.) The accessories - which gave more jazziness to the ensemble, was a conspicuous display of a well-coordinated in color and in material (f.y.i. color coherence is part of my fashion advocacy) trinkets that can sum up to femme elegance style (this is a self-declared personal style delineation) and that pink turban that shouted "boho" at its fineness.
3.) The shoes  - a semi-boot cut wedge sandal with ample fringe - will always complete a look, and the pair I donned did its job  seamlessly.  The fringe is a staple of Bohemian style.  Not to mention the fuchsia color of the footwear that perfectly coordinated with the dress and the rest of the accessories.

The most essential facet in my look, is my personal fashion advocacy - see HERE -, which on a daily basis (when not in uniforms) is being carried through, of Color Coherence / Color Coordination and Elegant Experimentation.


What I Wore:
maxi dress - G. Capital SRP Department Store
pink turban - Siam Square in Bangkok, Thailand
wedge fringe sandals - Kay in Hong Kong
peach feather / faux diamond + chain earrings - XOXO
"Love" earrings - Siam Street Night Market in Bangkok, Thailand
faux pink crystals+ stones  ring - Bellagio in Las Vegas, U.S.A.
long chain necklace - Forever 21
stretch bangles - SM Accessories
gold + black stretch belt - G. Country Mall Department Store


What I Wore:
scent - Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Blush Fragrance Mist
lipstick - Wet & Wild 511B Nouveau Pink / Nouveau Rose
nail color (pedicure) - fuchsia pink - Caronia (Stellar frosted) & gold  - Chic-Chic Mirror Nail Polish
make-up by Dani Shei 

And I went home not totally empty-handed as I bagged the BOHEMIAN PRINCESS award with this cute customized trophy and a little envelope with a quite substantial cash.

Here's a photo of the group:

Hope to have shared another fashion styling concept that you can take inspiration with on your next themed parties.


Live in style, everyday!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Sigh Style Tips for Christmas Day: Ways to Wear / Tie A Scarf

A few hours from now, it will be Christmas Day! What better way to meet the most awaited day of the year is by sharing one of my favorite skills which is fashion styling.  For tonight, since Christmas is a cold season, I am sharing the different ways on how to wear / tie a scarf to beat this freezing weather.

Sigh Style Tips:
HOW TO WEAR / TIE A SCARF

(1) EFFORTLESS CHIC

This is the most common, most basic way to use a scarf and put on the neck; and this is how to do it:
- Simply drape the scarf on the shoulder with both ends of the same length and then, you're done! - 


Below are some of the other ways on how to tie a scarf, with super easy instructions on how to get it done.

 (2) SIDE-SWEPT RIBBON

These are the steps to be done:
2.1) Drape the scarf over the shoulder, with both ends on the same length.
2.2) Make a single easy knot, but loosen a bit.
2.3) Then make a ribbon and move the scarf a bit sideward - left or right, to create a side-swept look.

(3) THE MODERN ONE LOOP

These are the steps to be done:
3.1) Drape the scarf over the shoulder, with one end slightly longer than the other end.
3.2) Loop the longer end around your neck once.
3.3) Adjust the loop over the neck and balance out the ends of the scarf.  Ends can either be same length or slightly different depending on your preference.

 (4) EASY KNOT

Below are the very easy steps to be achieved:
4.1) Drape the scarf over the shoulder with both ends of similar length.
4.2) Make a single, easy knot and drape the ends at the center of your top - blouse or shirt.


Hope to have shared another useful fashion style tips.

- a closer look of the side ribbon scarf -




What I Wore:
polka dot scarf - Chic Vintage
denim jeggings - Jag
aqua blouse with fringe  & fluted-hem long blouse worn underneath - Cyecle
black and white long sleeve top - Purple Tea 
black sequined baseball cap -G.Fiesta Mall Department Store (Men's section)
white pumps - Payless 
black glittery sneakers - Follie @ G. Metro Department Store
black square-lens  sunglasses - G.Country Mall Department Store
aqua sunglasses - Aldo
earrings - Siam Street Night Market in Bangkok, Thailand


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!

Live in style, everyday!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Trend Alert: Spring 2016 - Chest Bow

Spring is over and Fall is taking over.  
But I just want to review one of Spring 2016 trend: CHEST BOW.


I was reminded of this trend when I decided to wear one of my purchases from my vintage hauling sessions.  I was late to know that the top that I picked and bought was on trend last spring season.  


The topmost reason of taking this top home was because of the top's length that flows beyond my hips. Second reason was because the fabric was stretchable and third was due to the ostentatious oversize ribbon on the chest which was bonus for me.


 When given a choice, I have a propensity of opting for something complex, flamboyant at times and highly saturated, rather than the no-frills and plain-vanilla.  Life is short, ditch any fashion inhibitions. The look above is a demonstration of this statement.


It's almost Christmas, do I look ready for the merry-making season?  The bow says it all.

What I Wore:
top - Palacio de Fashion / leggings - Knits and Stripes (same HERE) / kimono-style cardigan - Mote (same HERE) / sling bag - Brera Art Lab (same HERE) / sneakers - Natasha (same HERE) / sunglasses - Aldo


Live in style, everyday!