Stripes x Stacked Rope x Blue-Grey Mix; Tog du jour

Sasha Manuel, Tog du jour, Outfits, Lookbook, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Challenge for the day: Casual dinner plans + dry heat No biggie. Solution: Easy pairing of light pieces; denim cut-offs + thin t-shirt Threw on a new Lucy Raglan striped tee from Cotton On I recently bought with an old pair of cut-offs and thought of a blue-grey mix with my usual tough zing. I [...]

Fixated: Ear Cuff, et al.

Sasha Manuel, Sportsgirl, Ear Cuff, earrings, Pinkie Ring, Accessories, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Current fixation: Ear cuff. Must be the short hair. Easier to accessorise the ear or perhaps makes more sense to pay more attention to ear ornaments since it won’t get lost in the mess of my hair. But, yea, ear cuff. It’s unquestionably something that I’m experimenting on at the moment. One of the fashion [...]

Beach Day, Sweaters and the Perfect Shade of Green

Sasha Manuel, Photo By C, Tog du jour, Topshop, Cotton On, London Rebel, Rayban, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Sun was out. Weather was not too warm, a little chilly for someone who grew up in a tropical country, and twas not too windy. It’s a perfect day for the beach. That’s exactly where we spent one late afternoon down at Glenelg South. Blue excitedly jumped in the car, kids strapped in with beach [...]

Colour Crushing on Tangerine and Nectarine

Sasha Manuel, Zara, KitKat Orange, Chick Flick, Aldo Shoes, Orange pumps, Tangerine, Tog du jour, Outfits | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Adding a kick to the somewhat even tenor of my fashion MO, I was surprisingly drawn to Pantone’s 2012 color of the year — Tangerine (colour trend, eh?). I have to admit that as soon as the faculties of sight aided by the brain became recognizant of the colour’s piquancy, it was clear that I [...]

The MinkPink Maxi Skirt

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Loving how fashionistas have embraced the maxi trend with outfits that borders boho and prep. I decided to jump in and dish out one look even when the weather’s too cold for skirts. With a little ingenuity, I was able to air out the MinkPink Maxi Skirt I ordered online (I reckon I mentioned it [...]

Vintage Enchantments

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On rare occasions, I’d get lucky and score a fabulous vintage piece but, most of the time, I’d settle for vintage-inspired ones. They still look great anyway, not to mention, the former is so hard to come by. I’ve always had a soft spot for Vintage Fashion. It sets off a cascade of notions filled [...]

Hip to be square

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“I used to be a renegade. I used to fool around. But I couldn’t take the punishment and had to settle down. Now I’m playing it real straight and, yes, I cut my hair. You might think I’m crazy but I don’t even care. Because I can tell what’s going on. It’s hip to be [...]

Again, it’s a sleeve thing

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It’s better that there’s a good mix of style found in each wardrobe, IMHO. There is beauty in variety, don’t you agree? I’ve been telling myself that I needed to add more interesting pieces and challenging myself to make bolder style decisions whenever I’m out shopping. However, my fascination with the flowing, batwing and kimono-esque [...]

Crushing on Midis

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When you consider the varying points where hemlines of skirts fall, you might think that options are a bit limited. I’ve observed how most women prefer if not minis (yes, even micro minis), it’d be maxi skirts or dresses esp since it’s quite the rage right now. However, though I do think both minis and [...]

Feather, Leather and Tassels

Sportsgirl, Accessories, Necklaces, Feather, Leather, Tassles | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style

Sometimes, I wonder what goes through a woman’s head when the decision on which accessory to pair with what outfit she has planned for the day had to be made. I know of some who would go for earrings more than rings, necklaces over bracelets or a combination of a couple of these jewelry. But [...]