Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Festival outfit (part deux)



Outfit details:
Top: Torrid 
Necklaces: Torrid
Skirt: ASOS (get it here)
Sandals: Bass (get it here)
Bag: Zatchels (get it here)

This outfit is another outfit I wore to go watch cultural festivals around my city. At this time when this photograph was taken I went to go see the Japanese festival which was okay. Lately all I have been wanting to wear is sleeveless shirts and skirts. Actually, I wear sleeveless shirts so much that I was surprised as I was uploading this photograph onto Flickr that I HAVE A FARMERS TAN. I don't even know how that's possible considering I barely wear t-shirts outside -- it's either sleeveless or long sleeve! It's so bizarre, really.

In addition I would like to add that I can no longer tie my hair in a bun like this photo here (*cue the sad violin music here*) because I impulsively went to the hairdresser and got an assymetrical bob. It's still kind of the same in the front but it's short in the back. Oh well, hair grows back, right? (I'll post a picture eventually.)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Yay for festivals!


Outfit details:
Top: Penningtons
Leggings: H&M (similar fit here)
Cardigan: ASOS (get it here)
Necklaces: Torrid
Bag: Leather Satchel Co. (get it here)
Shoes: Zara (similar here)
Lipstick: NARS Funny Face (get it here)

One of the things I have to do for my research work is go attend some festivals. All summer (besides going on road trips) I have stayed home for the most part doing reading and stuff, so I appreciate the fact at this point I have an excuse to stop being a hermit. I attended the Philippine festival yesterday and it was nice getting to appreciate my culture and learn more about it. It was getting dark so I couldn't take pictures outside but I managed to get some decent indoor shots at the venue (also this outfit was posted on my instagram post earlier on this week). If you noticed I am also wearing my hair in waves - people asked me how I got it like this but it is my natural hair texture. I kind of feel like Alexa Chung with this hair cut! Haha.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Preschool Fashion


Outfit details:
Dungarees: ASOS (get it here)
Striped sweater: H&M
Necklace: House of Harlow (get it here)
Watch: Casio (get it here)
Socks: H&M
Bag: Zatchels (get it here)
Shoes: Bass (get it here)

I like trying out new trends. In fact, it has been years that had I been wanting to sport dungarees/overalls but I couldn't find the one. ASOS released some a few months ago but they were pant-style which I didn't like. They recently released one with floral print but it didn't have the buckles. A few weeks ago they released this dungaree/pinafore dress and the moment I saw it online I was in love -- so in the cart it went. I wanted to wear this during my road trip because it looked comfortable but I only received the parcel after I had arrived. :( 

BUT! It was everything I hoped for and more -- it's stretchy, super comfortable, and easy to wear. I already looked like a preschooler or school girl so I added in the socks and penny loafers. Gab said I looked like a little preschooler, haha -- maybe a side ponytail would complete the look?

Would you or have you jumped on the dungaree/overalls bandwagon? Why or why not? 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

One shot




Outfit details:
Top: New Look Inspire (get it here)
Jacket: New Look Inspire (similar here)
Shorts: ASOS (get it here)
Necklace: eBay (similar here)
Bag: H&M
Shoes: Bass (get it here)

This outfit is probably the one and only outfit post that I shot with my camera in Wisconsin. I just shoved a bunch of things in my suitcase with regards to packing for my week long road trip and this is what I came up with. The trusty denim jacket I have on is one of my road trip staples - it's comfortable and it's warm. I paired it with the chambray top I have from New Look -- I was apprehensive at first because I never mixed chambray and denim together and apparently it is a fashion faux-pas. But you know what, I think I quite like the look! I paired it with my ASOS floral culottes and ta da, extremely comfortable.

Maybe you can tell but I was tired after being at the Dells for so long I needed something comfortable but I wanted something cute as we were going to eat in a somewhat fancy restaurant (using this term loosely). You will see the Bass Margie sandals a lot the rest of the summer -- they are the best thing to happen to my feet! They're comfortable and I think they're very cute -- I managed to even convert Gab (my partner) to wearing Bass shoes, LOL. We went wild at the outlet malls!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Outfits of Instagram

Sometimes there are days where I don't feel like lugging the DSLR around to take outfit posts - they're just way too bulky and I want to use a smaller purse -- or simply, I just forget. Luckily I bring my phone with me almost everywhere so I do manage to snap a few outfit pictures here and there! Here are some outfit pictures I haven't taken pictures of with my "nice camera" but I have with my phone. Forgive me if you saw these on Tumblr or on Instagram/Facebook already!




Outfit details:
Shirt: Penningtons
Necklace: Torrid
Shorts: New Look Inspire (get it here)
Bag: HM



Outfit details:
Bikini: Gabifresh for Swimsuits for All
Cover up: New Look Inspire


Outfit details:
Shirt: Old Navy
Cardigan: ASOS (get it here)
Necklace: Torrid
Shorts: New Look Inspire
Lipstain: Sephora (get it here)



Outfit details:
Dress: ASOS
Bag: Zatchels (get it here)
Sandals: Bass (get it here)
Watch: Thrifted


Outfit details:
Shirt: ASOS (get it here)
Pants: ASOS (get it here)
Jacket: New Look Inspire (similar here)


 

Outfit details:
Top: ASOS
Jacket: New Look Inspire (similar here)
Pants: Simply Be (get it here)
Bag: Zatchels (get it here)
Shoes: Kohl's (similar here)


 

Outfit details:
Top: New Look inspire
Skirt: New Look Inspire (get it here)
Belt: ASOS
Bag: HM


 

Outfit details:
Dress: Jessica Simpson
Jacket: New Look Inspire (similar here)
Bag: Zatchels (get it here)
Necklace: Gordmans
Ring: From the Philippines
Sandals: Thrifted

 

Outfit details:
Shirt: ASOS (get it here)
Shorts: New Look Inspire (get it here)
Bag: HM
Necklace: Torrid

 

Outfit details:
Top: HM
Skirt: ASOS (similar here)
Necklace: Torrid
Bag: Zatchels (get it here)
Shoes: Bass (get it here)
Lipstick: Sephora (get it here)

 

Outfit details:
Top: Penningtons
Leggings: HM (similar fit here)
Cardigan: ASOS (get it here)
Necklaces: Torrid
Bag: Leather Satchel Co. (get it here)
Shoes: Zara (similar here)
Lipstick: NARS Funny Face (get it here)

 These pictures were documented in random places. Some amongst my travels on the road a week or two ago, hence the mirror pictures.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Red + Stripes





Outfit details:
Top: ASOS (get it here)
Skirt: ASOS
Necklace: Torrid
Belt: ASOS
Bag: Leather Satchel Co. (get it here)
Sandals: Bass (get it here)

The colour red and the pattern of stripes are two of my most favourite things. I own a lot of red accessories such as my macbook case and various cellphone cases, and people who know me best will know that I own a lot of striped shirts. I suppose a lot is an understatement -- it probably composes half of my wardrobe, no joke. This skirt is my favourite to wear because it is so comfortable and it is striped (and also it is good for its length, good for those days when I'm not so inclined to shave my legs..) - what could be better? I've also been wearing this triangle necklace all the time, for those who follow me on Instagram sorry that you have to see this necklace all over the place. It's just absolutely perfect and it adds a little bit of 'something' to my everyday outfits.

 I feel like I'm dressing so simple and basic lately. It's less outrageous than I used to dress, but at the same time I like 'edgy' stuff too (in small doses). I like this. While I liked dressing whacky with various prints and bold colours with a vintage flair, I think I'm just changing. I think this outfit represents me truly right now where I am with regards to my own style philosophy. What that is, it's up to interpretation.

Also, you may have noticed that I updated my website layout just a tad bit! I drew the picture myself (yeah it's not perfect, har har) and I changed a bit of the buttons and some pictures in each section. I'm quite proud of myself! If you aren't already please follow my blog via Bloglovin or any other RSS feed since Google Reader's demise. I'd appreciate it!