Saturday, February 27, 2016

On Wednesdays, I Wear: Peplum-Hem

I am drawn to dresses and long to mid-length tops that have peplum hemlines.  
Here's me, on a series of Wednesdays wearing the peplum-hem dressy tops.

















































Live in style, everyday!

Around Cebu City: Taoist Temple

Cebu City is my birth place and my the city I call home but I seldom have the chance to explore the city's "tourist" attractions because of life's daily demands.  Anyway, we had the best chance to do so - me, my forever travel buddy, sister and cousins finally revisited one of Cebu City's famous attraction, the Taoist Temple.















Taoist Temple of Cebu is located Dona Modesta Singson Gaisano, Cebu City, 6015 Cebu



Travel and Live in style, everyday!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Work Style: Marsala Meets B/W

Here's me in one of my non-uniform outfits for work.  





What I Wore:
marsala pencil skirt with slits & b/w top - Cyecle
black blazer - July
white pumps - Payless Shoes
silver garter belt & sunglasses - G. Country Mall Department Store
accessory pearl earrings - Siam Night Street Market


Live in style, everyday!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Shoe Review: Katie Judith and Chinese Laundry

My penchant for shoes runs incessantly.  There's so much to like and love and definitely buy in shoe shops.  I am doing a review of my shoe purchases last year.  What I love about these pairs is that the brands are new to my ears and to my knowledge.  So I did a slim research about the brands.


KATIE JUDITH is founded in 2009 and is one of the distinctive brands owned by I.T Group which targets to explore styles in hard-edge glamorous rock. With the aim of bringing inspirational young casual wear, it focuses on exploring cutting-edge silhouettes and spiced up with rock and sexy details, such as distressed fabrics, washed denims and lace, touching up with military studs and snaps, all together to project an edgy, sexy and powerful image.


It was sort of the "Great Hong Kong" sale at the CITYGATE OUTLET. People were hyperactively shopping from one boutique to the other.  I blended in to the crowd and my last ultimate target store to shop is I.T.  I am intrigued to what this store has to offer, I haven't researched about it so the thought of entering and rummaging to the everything-is-on-sale at the shop was a challenge.


Upon sight of this unique and pretty pair, I fell in love right away. The brand Katie Judith was unknown to me at the time of purchase.  The original price in the tag was really spendy at 899 HKD, since it cost this much so I assumed quality is good,  Well, looking at the craftsmanship and the materials used, I was confident that my splurge is really worth it.  But I did not spend that much since the item was at 70% off, a treasure find right?


Opening Hours:Mon-Sun 11:00-23:00
Payment method:Cash / Credit Card


CHINESE LAUNDRY was launched in 1981 and was founded by Robert and Carol Goldman, and is a privately held women's footwear company. From its beginnings as a shoe manufacturer selling to mass merchants, the company has steadily expanded its influence in the fashion footwear industry. 


With groundbreaking styles season after season, Chinese Laundry lives at the forefront of fashion footwear for young women. Chinese Laundry is the perfect expression of its signature combination of outstanding quality and value with a unique and inspired point of view. From stylish daytime looks in innovative fabrics and leathers to evening collections in eye-catching metallics and satins, Chinese Laundry consistently provides a mix of styles and trends that are ideal for today’s fashion landscape.


What I love about this pair is the simple, yet elegant style and the color combination is a double "C" for classy and chic.  One more thing, this was on sale too at 50% off from Php 2,999.00

Chinese Laundry is available at the ladies shoes department store in SM City Cebu.


What's your latest shoe purchases? Share your stories, ladies!

Live in style, everyday!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Trend Alert: S/S 2016 - Turban

Turban days are here again!

Spring and summer days are fast approaching and trend alerts are knocking on our doors, ringing on our phones and flooding our social media notifications.

 I like reading fashioners.com for trend alerts for all seasons of the year.  


Here's my take on one of the season's Hair Accessory Trend: TURBANS


Here's a brief history about Turbans via the wikipedia.

turban (from Persian دولبند‌, dulband; via Middle French turbant) is a type of headwearbased on cloth winding. Featuring many variations, it is worn as customary headwear, usually by men. Communities with prominent turban-wearing traditions can be found in the Indian SubcontinentAfghanistan,South Asia the Arabian Peninsula, the Near East,North Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, and parts of the Swahili Coast.
The origins of the turban are uncertain. Early Persians in modern Iran and Phrygians in modern Turkey wore a conical cap (Phrygian cap) encircled by bands of cloth, which historians have suggested was developed to become the modern turban, but other theories suggest it was first widely worn in Egypt. An early attestation for knowledge of the turban is found in the Roman author Ovid's Metamorphoses, dating to the 1st century BC.

Why do people wear turban? Well aside from making it as a fashion accessory for the hair, there are more important and valid reasons why this is being done by people.  

All Sikh Gurus since Guru Nanak have worn turbans. However, covering one's hair with a turban was made an official policy by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. The main reasons to wear turban are to take care of the hair, promote equality, and preserve the Sikh identity.


What I Wore:
gold turban - Choies (choies.com) // top and skirt - Palacio de Fashion // gold t-strap mary janes - Janilyn  // watch and gold stretch belt - G. Country Mall Department Store // sunglasses - SM Kids Department Store // pearl accessory earrings - Siam Street Night Market, Bangkok // "love" bracelet - Ayala Alabang Town Center


What I Wore:
black turban - Choies (choies.com) // yellow embroidery top - Palacio de Fashion // stretch pants - White Gold Department Store // yellow embellished shoes - LandMark Department Store, Makati // stretch belt - SM Ladies Department Store // sunglasses - SM Kids Department Store // pearl accessory earrings - Siam Street Night Market, Bangkok // pearl accessory necklace - Choies (choies.com)


Live in style, everyday!