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Sunday, April 12, 2015

OOTD Combinations of Old and New, the Result was Unexpected

Sometimes, planning a wardrove everyday is a  luxury.  Sometimes you just can't find the right combination, sometimes you just want to feel  comfortable  but most of the time we wish to look more presentable and beautiful.
My Outfit of the day was not really special, in fact the long skirt was just a recycled one.  It was more than a decade years old and had undergone several repairs. I just thought it will look great with my black blouse with accented open shoulder style or what my friend called as "cold shoulder" style.

my rules are simple, if my top or blouse is flaunting too much skin, my skirt or pants must be conservative enough to cover the legs.  If the length of my skirt is above the knee, my top is usually long sleeve.  
  I matched my Outfit of the day with my black shoes.    
And like I said the result was unexpected.  officemates younger or older complimented my style and I told them the history of my long skirt, and how I arranged my closet in a way that I will know what next combination to wear.


Thanks so much to those people who love my style..




Saturday, August 16, 2014

Red and Red Combinations

Beauty is how you feel it.









Sometimes, you just found yourself getting your dainty dress from the closet, and you wore it like you never wore a dress ever since, and people will notice you and tell you how good you look and will request you to dress up that way often.   Why not ? I mean why is it  a big deal for me to wear a dress?                                                                                                                                                    

Dress by Bobby Fajardo (Robinson's Metro East)
Let me tell you a short history of this dress.  My cousin was getting married in a civil rite, and I didn't have a new dress to wear, but I know I have enough choices at my closet, budget was quite tight anyway,  but still I tried to look for one...  I had few qualifications, If I saw one that is reasonably cheap, well at least P500.00, I guess it will be my fate to buy a new dress, but price must not be the only deciding factor, it  should also fit me or should at least look good on me.    Since I am from Marikina, my feet led me to Robinsons' Metro East.  Robinson's has always been my source of  precious clothes.. I always found one that fits my qualification.   I was lucky that there was a sale going on, and this dress that I spotted was 50% on sale.  I am not really a fan of printed clothing but the design of this one will give an optical illusion to the one looking, bulges and stomach they seemed hidden somewhere hahaha.                                                                                                                              

Bag Kenneth Cole, Wallet Kate Spade, Red Accessories by Halo
My choice of accessories were almost instant.  The  my printed dress will look good with my red Kenneth Cole bag and other red accessories.  Wearing my gladiator sandals with red strap was instant.
Shoes by Vellyn

Although I am on a heavy side, I still love to wear above the knee clothing. If I have black or gray combination I usually wore black stockingss.  I am not really confident wearing  dress exposing my legs, so during those years when stockings were out of trend,  I used leg make up instead.Black stockings are "in" today but I realized I don't want to be typecasted for  always wearing it.  So I am trying to get used to wear a dress without putting cover ups to my legs.




I like this dress, it encourages my confidence, .  I wonder if all Bobby Fajardo's clothing lines are meant for chubby girls...I guess I will need to visit Robinson's Metroeast again and I will see for myself...






Friday, August 15, 2014

My Day of Gray,Black and Silver

It was not one of those normal day when I know I have enough energy.  But I need to report for work, I need to dress fine... But I don't know what to wear yet... Looks like I am running out of jeans or slacks and I feel like I need to wear skirt or dress etc.  But my tired spirit dictated and I listened... Wear something comfortable....Wear a flat shoes, loose blouse and old pants...

I ended up with this Gray with black combination loose blouse. I bought it from my office mates and the price was less than P500.00.  I combined it with my gray pants, and another shade of grey colored shoes.

Whether I  looked good or not  I need to have a picture or pictures for the day... We experience days like that when we feel more comfortable wearing loose and long blouse, pants and  flat shoes. Gray is one of my favorite and comfort colors,  it's like having an alternative when I think I wear Black too often


I just feel tired that it looks natural to rest my back at the wall..I did not expect the drama effect,  hahaha











Thanks to those who acted as my photographers...


I usually combined my blacks with gray and silver.














I have such a very big feet... well aside from the fact the it is long it is also very wide.  My shoes size is 10 1/2 depending on the the designs of the shoes. Sometimes it can reach up to size 11.  My shoes are mostly customized and I regularly ordered from Vellyn's.   I can give you the contact number if interested.

My Shoes by Vellyn 

Moral lesson of the day, even if you don't feel good, don't forget your style... and that means comfort...







Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunnies, Sunglasses.......


Before I start with this blog, I would like to acknowledge this link for helping me know my sunnies: If you love sunglasses you should know its parts.  http://www.sunglasswarehouse.com/thesunauthority/sunglasses-diagram.
This Photo was taken at Hongkong, Disneyland, Sunglass by Mango

Well we call it sunnies or sunglasses and we use it to protect our eyes from the sun.  But this simple eye wear became part of my everyday wardrobe.  My eyes are kind a weak when the sun is rising at the peak... so I can't  leave the house without my sunnies.  When I don't feel good and definitely not looking good, the more that I have reasons not to leave my sunnies at home.
This Photo was taken at HK Disneyland's souvenir shop

 I like sunnies and I realized I should collect more especially if I am  using it everyday.  I thought one with a brand is enough, I mean it's ok if my sunnies are not Oakley, RayBan or whatever, I need to have a spare sun-glass because I'll never know when are they going to break especially that at times I am a bit careless..

My sunnies that my cousin gave me had a beautiful leather pouch but it's not hard enough to protect the sunnies.   So one day, I left my bag  at the couch, then my dog Peso climbed the couch and sat on the bag. The sunglass was still there and as expected, one TEMPLE  is already detached from HINGE. OK my growing passion for sunnies made me realized it's important that I know its parts.  The Temple is often called the arm,  the one that extends to the ears to keep the sunglasses in place. Hinge is the portion of the frame that connects to the Temple.


This Photo was taken at Singapore Incheon Airport sunnies by Guess
My second sunnies looked protected with its hardbound, solid, bulky case. So I am confident it is shockproof.  I was also very careful with it because for someone like me, that sunnies was expensive.  I used the sunnies everyday except when it's raining. One summer day  I just heard a click sound while wearing the sunnies.  I didn't know  it came from the sunnies, and when I was on my way to LRT station I just felt that the frame of my sunnies is becoming loose and when I checked on it, the "eye size" was already out of the frame.  I was a bit disappointed with the brand, and when  I asked one Sales lady of a particular eye wear brand,  she said  one of the possible reason is I am acidic.  The sunnies that I used is made from plastic and the plastic material has the tendency to become brittle when exposed to acid.  I am really acidic, I am aware of that, will it mean I will avoid plastic sunglasses? of course not..  I learned my lesson well, so I should have  spare sunglasses and I should use it alternately so each of them will have rest from acid exposure.  Now I have reeasons to collect...

Sunnies by Guess
More than protecting our eyes from the sun, these sunnies normally bring out the glamour in us.  Who does not look good when wearing sunnies? Instantly the "movie star" look in us shines unexpectedly.                    
Sunnies by Armani Exchange
But I believe, we don't need to spend much when it comes to sunnies or sunglasses, of course if you can afford the branded type go for it.  But if the budget is limited, try to look around, there are lots of good sunnies and yet a lot cheaper.  After my experience with the branded that broke down without a warning, I realized brand is not important, as long as it can go with your lifestyle, well that's enough.  I would like to recommend i2i eye wear collection, for a very reasonable price you can get a good sunnies that never break easily.   I wore it when I was at the Potipot Beach Resort. It indeed matched my rush guard..

I bought one sunnies  at Maldita Outlet in SM San Lazaro, it  costs around P300.00 only, I didn't buy it because it is cheap(that's a bonus), bought it because it really made wonder to my face when I wore it.
Sunnies by i2i
Sunnies by i2i
Sunnies by Armani Exchange
Again I am lucky to have generous cousins,  Ate Tina went home to the Philippines and one of her too many gifts for me was the Armani Exchange sunnies.   I use it alternately with my i2i and Maldita.  Honestly I would like to start my sunnies collections, but my targets are those not so popular brands that I see in  malls, it costs cheaper but it does not look cheap


But most of all always remember that we use sunnies to protect our eyes, looking gorgeous is just secondary..


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Outfit on a Cowboy Attire Party

All photos were taken December last year, during our office christmas party and the theme is Mexican or cowboy attire.  I didn't have budget to buy a new costume so I just search the closet, and got disappointed not to find a checkered polo.  Instead I got  long sleeve shirt with animal print designs, wore a blue leggings that my cousin and I bought at H&M Singapore, I did'nt have a maong pants, I mean I gained inches my maong can't fit me anymore. And pardon for wearing a Reebok rubber shoes instead of  boots....I really wish I had one, but it will be hard to buy one with my size.... My friend told me to try At Payless shoe store.  I also wore a long Maong chaleco  or vest with hood.  I think cowboys wear vest right?  My officemate/friend braided my long hair and I ended up looking like indian and cowboy at the same time.  Well I just thought, if all of them will be playing cowboy, someone must play like Pocahontas or An indian....  To avoid the confusion, my officemate lent me his extra cowboy hat. Now do I look like a real cowboy now?



without the hat, I think I looked like an indian in disguise





Saturday, July 26, 2014

My Outfit at the Beach

                                                                                                                                                            Going to beach, believe it or not there is a proper attire for it.  When I went to Boracay Island, I just wore a plain shirt, jogging pants, a pair of slippers, my hat and my shades.  I need to be comfortable because I will be transferring transportation one after another.  The bags to put in your things are another thing. It is recommend to use a back pack instead of those baggage with wheels. But it's your choice...
 


I wore only two types of Swim wear, I wore a two-piece suit, the top is like a halter blouse with v-neck and the length is long enough to cover the stomach, the bikini is something I cannot wear alone or without  a spandex shorts. My second swimwear is just customized hahaha. I wore a top shorter that the mid rib but longer than the normal brassier.  Liberated? well not really, I wore them with cover-ups.  Again I am lucky to have generous cousins.  Liza gave me the two cover ups the night before I left for Boracay. She's not as big as I am but she insisted her cover ups will fit me. Though I was doubtful I brought the cover ups at home and when I tried it, l was surprised to see that both fitted me like a miracle hahhaha.  But I like Boracay, you won't see people looking at you with weirdness because only  ignorant people believe that fat people are not allowed to wear swimsuit. hahahah.   Boracay will give that kind of freedom...Who cares? the point is we are dressing up for the occasion.... Beach is made not for people gifted with shape but for everybody, If I am an eyesore, that's the problem of the one looking at me hahahaa. do i sound bitter...?

My hair was curly long and unruly so it was a good decision to get a braid. It  added to my already over confident aura hahaha.

Guys don't forget your sunnies, it's a must when strolling.



My second set of swimwear, see if you don't want to bare swim with the cover ups.... 

Still shy to wear swimsuit? this is the trend now... wear a rash guard instead.... petite ladies can easily buy one at Greenhills. I got mine at Robinson's Metro East.  Bigger women like me can try the male version.  The brand I used in our Teambuilding at Potipot Island Zambales, was Sun n Sand. I am not ashamed I used the biggest size in men's... I still look feminine anyway hahaha.   Rash guard is good specially if you don't want to get a sunburn.  My rashguard has the sun proof quality, I really did not get a sunburn although I soaked myself until past 12 nn.        You can match your rash guard in many ways you can.. My sexy office mates wore bikinis matching the colors of their rash guards, one wore a spandex knee length leggings... I wore a short obviously LOL..
                            

Again don't forget your sunnies, not just to look good but to protect your eyes from the sun
 

About hair, since it is shorter this time and there was no one offering braid services, I found it good to just tie it.  I guess that kind of hair style is matching with the rash guard hahaha..

Having fun, my legs look good here hahahaha

With my pretty officemates
I did not write information about Boracay, I have written a hub about it prior to this blog. If you guys are interested visit this link:  http://maria-cecilia.hubpages.com/hub/Exploring-Boracay-alone-or-with-friends





Watches My Passion......


Sometimes, I can't help but compare this passion to my passion for Philippine Local Dogs or Aspin.  OK I am known as a dog lover.  A passion I can't explain really especially with the Aspin or Askal to some, those who are like my adorable Peso.  Whenever I see one local dog I don't know why I can't miss to give it a second look... Same with watches.... I don't know but where ever I go it became my habit (bad habit) to look at the wrist that wore a watch. Inside LRT, FX or PUJ....  Even with officemates, they got used to me looking at their wrists and asked them about the brand LOL... I just don't know where I started liking watches.. Was it another influence by my father? When I was in my freshman in highschool, father gave me a Casio watch with a game called the Pyramid...when I was in college he gave me this orange Alba Wrister watch, that I really liked a lot.  I matched it with an orange protector which was was a trend then.  I guess it all started then.   I started collecting watches in college, the only branded watch that I had then that I bought from my own savings was a yellow Swatch. It was P700 only then.. Gee now you know I am old.  I am not particular with brands, but more on style of the watches.  I lost all of them, hard to maintain conditions and battery when you don't have your own money yet.  But I have two watches now that I used when I was still in college and up to my early years of  working.. My gold plated Citizen watch from my father and this small Seiko watch from my mother... I am still trying ways to revive the Seiko and my Citizen needs repair too. Yes I need a reliable watch maker....

 I will be very happy to see these two watches working  again..

This is my favorite Korean Actress Hajiwon, she's wearing an ODM watch, she wore the same watch in her drama "Secret Garden".  Believe it or not I really searched for the watch and prayed that it will have an affordable price.


This style of ODM watch is called Bloc. I love the four circles.  The price is just around 4k but because it was discounted, I paid for only 3,500.

This watch is worth P1,500 if converted to peso, but I bought this one as my souvenir from Hong Kong Disneyland.  Cousin said you can't buy this watch anywhere.  This is authentic from Disneyland. so considering the fare going to Hong Kong and entrance fee to Disneyland, I guess this is not cheap LOL...

Most of my branded watches were gifts from cousins.  Cousin Liza bought the Coach and Gshock when she went to Hongkong, my Anne Klein at China during her Asian cruise.

If you are a watch collector you put a certain criteria on when to buy your next watch and what is your next target.  There are too many branded watches out there, in fact they are overwhelming.... In my case in order not to be too impulsive, I am considering the style that I have in my collections.  I love the stainless steel bracelet watch, but looks like I need more ladylike watches, branded or not...

I am happy with my collections... Though I still don't have that Silver or Stainless or Sterling Philip Stein watch, Tissot or Marc Jacobs.  They are too expensive.. I guess proper collecting of your passion must be put into balance too, if you can't afford it yet, try to save but don't sacrifice... spending for our collections must be reasonable too right?