Salt Water Withdrawals

triangle summer

As quoted from my timeline: WHERE IS THIS BEACH AND WHY AM I NOT THERE? Everyone seems to be leaving for Boracay this weekend for the annual labor weekend festivities, except for a handful of us workaholics. WOOT. With my new job, I can only manage a few day trips here and there; random escapists […]

Sun vs Scissors: Dirty Ice Cream; Team Manila Vintage

dirty ice cream

TM shirt found from my black hole of a closet, bought from their garage store at Ecoville. My fave among the 3 other (lost) designs puschased summer of ’05. Originally a square tee until this girl ran with scissors. Blame the heat. Boy, if this shirt could talk… DIY cropped Team Manila tee Feel free […]

On Style Weekend, Manila Bulletin: Lovely Days

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More than two weeks ago, shortly after I landed, I updated a few of my SocMed accounts with a partial photo of a feature that carried a caption that stated, “Manila welcomed me with coffee and a feature on Manila Bulletin’s Style Weekend ♥ oh yea, and traffic. Great to be back!” It certainly took […]

Montessori

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Catapulted back to a time when firsts are fresh and school is cool. Clutching metal lunchboxes and worrying about who you’ll sit next to in the school bus, life seemed larger and mysterious and exciting at that time. In a lot of ways, it still is. Granted you still see it through a child’s eye. […]

Chambray

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cham·bray |ˈ sh amˌbrā; -brē| noun a linen-finished gingham cloth with a white weft and a colored warp, producing a mottled appearance. Shirts, fashion tops, dresses, jackets, even rompers, skirts and trousers. It comes in different colours, too. Red, Black, Grey, and several shades of Blue — from deep indigos to faded light blue — […]

Finding MrDarcy in New Shoes

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Tick-tock. Time’s running out. Hurry and get on that friggin’ pumpkin carriage for pete’s sake. Tick-tock. Move over Cinderella. It doesn’t matter if I’m missing out on snagging Prince Charming, I’ve got a pair on that I’m not planning on losing. It may not be comparable to your glass slipper, sweet pea, — nor would […]

A Dash of Red; Style Sighting

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Celebrating the day of hearts with a serving of Red. Just a dash of Red. And a moment of style spotted then featured. Say hello to Shai Coggins of Good Style Social, “a blog dedicated to finding stories and products that promote beauty, fashion, and all things that make us look good outwardly, whilst helping […]

Stacked x Military-inspired; Tog du jour

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A provocative, avant-garde twist to a typically mannish military-inspired style with its body contouring form, roughed up with ruching details and silver hardware, add to that the alluring dip of the neckline that can go deeper, zipped down. The modest hem length balances out the sexy, just a couple or so inches above the knee; […]

Palazzo Pant x Rope Around Your Neck; Tog du jour

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Make all your decisions without fear or favour. Don’t listen to the voice of the masses or to the ingrained belief that you can’t or you shouldn’t. Wouldn’t it be better to ask, “Why not?” Trick is to know how, and how to know. Train your brain to see what works best and never be […]

Denim Dilemma: Printed vs Distressed

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Livening things up in the t-shirt and jeans front are two fantastic details in active rotation: Printed Jeans AND Distressed Jeans. Casual and hip, tough and urban. They’re just the right amount of oomph the simple look needs to make the style staple a little more interesting. But you can’t wear them both at the […]