Monday, October 17, 2016

Poem: Confessions of A Girl

CONFESSIONS OF A GIRL


With herself at twenty, she realize
That life is vast, too arduous to summarize
Unbeknownst, transition occured rapidly
She was urbane then, now she defies the world madly


Twenty years, she have had just enough or so
She wanted to cease but something is urging her to go
She is not faultless, yet she is trying to be good
Still not heard, often misunderstood
Miseries never fail to cross her way
How she desired happiness will forever stay


She have sought for acceptance, not rejection
She is living in accordance to people's expectations
She feels alone despite she is in a crowd
She have excelled, were they really proud?


She grew in the world with her own hands
She have struggled to discover where she really stands
She have landed on the ground and have reached the peak
She seemed strong although she is still honestly weak
She may appeal clumsy with unstable personality
Immature, irresponsible and unwitty
But she says, "If you take time and sit with me,
You will happen on that there is more that just what you see."


She have fears but she is confused where to seek shield
They gave her wounds but she is unaware on how it could be healed
Her life is cruel at times and have brought destruction
She is tired yet challenged with her life's imperfection
This her story, this is her strife
And these are just confessions of a girl's unhappy life.


---END---
Original: 4-20-2003


My Realization:


Juvenile years are indeed demanding and bewildering.  This poem I have written a decade and three years ago is a manifestation of the kind of life teenagers, possibly a greater fraction of the young population, are probably experiencing and struggling in their youthfulness.  But as of this writing, 13 years later, this poem reawakens a memory of my old younger self of how inevitable life's challenges were and uncovers a reality of how my life has positively evolved 360 degrees from then on.


Fashion Experiment

DRESS on DRESS on PANTS


sheer tierred dress worn as top + peach textured dress worn as skirt  - Sigh Styles closet / black stretch pants - unbranded / peach floral brooch - G. Capital SRP / floral sneakers - Guess at Ross -Woodstock, Georgia, U.S.A. / hair clip - SM Accessories / sunglasses - G. Country Mall / earrings - Siam Street Night Market / lipstick - MAC Toledo



Live in style, everyday!


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fashionably Creative, I Am

" The truly creative person seeks to reveal and not to conceal.  They tell the truth about the truth." 
- Rod Judkins from the book, The Art of Creative Thinking.


Fashion is one form of the arts and so fashion is one outlet for creativity.  I am currently reviving what I used to be fond of doing - creative personal styling.  Many of my days for the past years were somewhat wasted, in the sense that I have suppressed my freedom of self-expression for personal style.  


Here I am now, catching up and exploring the umpteen possibilities I can exploit to reveal the creative person in me, through fashion.  I am breaking barriers, disclosing what is real, because I am confidently declaring that I am fashionably creative.


My fashion sense may seem atypical, unconventional, maybe unwearable for day-to-day, appears to be tainted with a flight of fancy, unpredictable - either in merrymaking mood or a stoic display of my favorite palette: black and white. But, that personal style extremely satisfies my cravings for creative self-expression.  


 I strongly desire to be an instrument for  inspiration to other people, to help them bring out the truth of who they really are, fashion-wise and to motivate them to take off those shackles of hesitancy.

What I Wore:
Dress / sunglasses - G. Country Mall Dept. Store / 2 sets of silver earrings worn as 1 piece hoop-chain earrings - gifted by mom / cobalt blue stretch belt - Landmark in Makati / headband - Ald0 / Lipstick - Avon 

Live in style, everyday!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fringe Style and All That Jazz

Social media has been an incredible source of inspirational quotes and words of wisdom.  The latest one that hit me is a quote from Reyna Biddy that I stumbled upon at Instagram:

" Trust in your craft enough to admire it, study it, perfect it, breathe it.  Never stop getting better at whatever it is that you love to do."


Foremost, what do I love to do?
My younger years basically can attest my propensity for dressing up and it turned out that it was not merely just an inclination but a passion that I totally fell in love with.


Dressing-up or personal fashion styling has become a craft that I have mastered over the years. My fringe style and all that jazz metamorphosed into a vehement passion that I have nurtured and closely perfected.  There might be times that I marginally opt for the uncomplicated, the plain Jane they say. But what is true of us would spontaneously surface and resurface no matter how firm we suppress it.  


What I learned over time, is that we have to trust in our craft, just like Reyna Biddy publicly expressed. Do aim for the betterment of what we started and what we always are inclined to. Unceasingly challenge oneself and continue doing what we are passionate about and painstakingly loving what we love to do.


What is your craft? Have you given your 100% on your craft? Share you stories, ladies.


What I Wore:

black DRESS worn as top - Forever 21 / knit stripe skirt - unbranded / hot pink fringe vest - unbranded / fuchsia fringe peep-toe sandals - Kay in Hong Kong / sunglasses - Chatuchak Market in Bangkok/ cobalt blue stretch belt - Landmark in Makati / necklace - SM Accessories in SM Seaside City / lipstick - BYS 



Live in style, everyday!


Friday, September 23, 2016

100% You

Quoting J.A. Byler today:

The best thing about being 100% yourself is that, while you may face rejection, you can NEVER be replaced". 


Individuality may no longer be a dilemma to people as the world nowadays is congested with amplitude of opportunities to express oneself and boldly explore sole distinctiveness.


Just being you, 100%, is the key to unlocking the endless possibilites that awaits us all in this jungle of circumstances - mixed with a heap of success and luck.


What I Wore:
cotton + mesh top - Palacio de Fashion / black and white sweater tied on the waist - G. Capital SRP / black and white jogger pants - G. Fiesta Mall / sling bag - gifted / peep toe silver pumps - G. Metro Ayala / sunglasses - Aldo


Live in style, everyday!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

What I Wore to America

I had the best chance to step my foot, for the very first time, on the land of the free and the home of the brave - United States of America.  And I was there for one month and have experienced a number of firsts in my lifetime.


But right now, I am sharing some of my #OOTD  during this trip.  You might see that there's less than 30 outfits since I was not at all times keen to take snapshots of what I wore. 

 I was very challenged during preparing my clothes for the month-long trip.  I had to pack wisely and still made sure that my personal style is not sacrificed considering I am only given 56 kg  of baggage allowance.  And I was also ready to take on another challenge of mixing and matching only a number of wearable pieces for a 32-day, in exact, of work and vacation trip and with a weather that my body is not accustomed to.  It was end of fall season and opening of spring that time.

Let's start off with my outfits in CALIFORNIA, U.S.A, where I spent 8 days in this state.

Day 1 -
 arrived in Anaheim, California and had lunch right after we checked in Knott's Berry Farm  Hotel




What I wore in Los Angeles, California:

 This is what I wore when we were brought to Universal Studios in L.A. by my officemate's aunt.  My first time in Universal Studios, another of my "firsts" experience since I have not even gone yet to Universal Studios in Singapore.

This photo was taken in one of the alleys in Rodeo Drive.

What I Wore in San Francisco, California:




The remaining days of my trip in the U.S.A. was spent in the state of Georgia.  I had to be there to be with my sister in preparation for her wedding, and of course to be her Matron of Honor on her most awaited big day.

Below are photos of some of my outfits in Woodstock, Georgia:

 The picture above was taken on the first day of Spring 2016 in the U.S.A.  It was my first time to welcome the first day of any spring season - another first in my lifetime.

 This is what I wore during the first tea party that I attended, another first in my list!  It was the birthday of my sister's sister-in law.  Me, looking prim and proper for an all female party.


 This is what I wore during the Easter Sunday Mass in the Roman Catholic Church in Woodstock.  Another first on my list - first time to celebrate Easter in another country.

Wore this heavy knit for a cold day shopping tour around Woodstock, Georgia


Preppy look for some shopping at The Outlets in Atlanta

"howdy-rowdy" inspired outfit for a stroll and sightseeing at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

 My Pink and Blue ensemble at the Coca-Cola Museum in Atlanta, Georgia:, see photo below


My next series of post will be probably be about my trip in America, do look forward for it.  I am really excited to share the places I have gone to and the varied experiences I had in America.


Travel and Live in style, everyday!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Yesterday , I Learn

Carrying a halcyon composure is the key to keep your focus intact in times of unprecedented commotion.
-- Sigh --

Friday, September 9, 2016

Rose Quartz and Serenity

It's already in the "ber" month now, but I believe it is never to late for me to wear 2016's Pantone Color(s) of the Year:
 ROSE QUARTZ and SERENITY.





What I Wore:
embellished (faux pearls) dress - South Shores @ SM City Cebu  // rose quartz kimono blazer - H&M @ San Francisco, U.S.A. // serenity pumps - Payless Shoe Source @ SM City Cebu // South Sea pearl earrings and gold chain bracelet with South Sea pearl trinkets  - my mom's // white sling bag (not pictured) - Mango


Wore this outfit for my cousin's 18th debut party, wherein I defied the party's dress code, black and white, and dared to strut this year's Pantone colors.


Live in style, everyday!

Poem: A Self-Delineation


A SELF-DELINEATION

Wanton lips, embed in an uncorrupted mien
Thin gams, spare arms, utterly lean
With hair blowzy, always on a pony
A simple, naive confirmation with an unwonted story

Timid and reticent at first sight
Flaming and aggressive deep down inside
Appeared contented and worry-free for the future
Still delving for truth, craving for adventure


Moves, often at leisure, too feminine
Fulfilling them with grace and success in serene
Though creative imaginations flow freely her thoughts
But her doubts and fears are perplexing her both

Endless dreams, constant inspiration
Invincible principles, self-declared limitations
All contouring the pathway she had stepped upon
Pursuing and enduring what she had begun


Bestowed with gifts that others may also have
Using them all for happiness and love
Cruising over one's unsure destiny
And discovering the veracity of life's mystery

Life, whiles cruel, full of imperfections
Still living to the fullest without hesitations


In the absence of beauty, her sweetness and simplicity reigns
Donning a smile above all gains and pains
Uncover what lies beneath her frailty:
A heart of gold, a simon-pure personality

---- end ---

Date of Composition: 6-12-2001  


My Realization:

This poem was composed a decade and 5 years ago. This self-definition have changed through the years.  It is quite ridiculous reminiscing back how our younger years were challenging, unstable and somewhat dramatic. But those circumstances we have encountered have magnanimously helped us mold the kind of person that we are now at present, a better version of our then feeble, juvenile selves.




Fashion Experiment:

Dress on Dress

dress 1 - black dress worn as top / dress  2 - silver sequined + red empire tube dress in bubble hem  worn as skirt




Live life to the fullest, and Live in style, everyday!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Sporting A Skort

Have you worn a SKORT?


skort is generally a pair of shorts with a fabric panel resembling a skirt covering the front, although some may be skirts with a pair of integral shorts hidden underneath.[1] - via wikipedia


History of the SKORT:
The term "skort" (a portmanteau of skirt and shorts) is used idiomatically in some regions. While some garments sold as culottes resemble shorttrousers, to be a skort they need to look like skirts. They are distinguished from trousers or shorts by a fuller cut at the bottom (hem) than at the waist.   - wikipedia.com


Skorts were developed to provide more freedom to do activities such as sports, gardening, cleaning, or bike riding, and give the appearance of a skirt.  - wikipedia.com



The outfit is accessorised with my faux gold and pearl set from Choies,com



Live in style, everyday!