Tog du jour: Tough x Free spirited, Shwedagon Pagoda

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“For folks who really know me and how I celebrate my birthdays, this year offered a colossal difference to how I went about my special day. Moving to a new place (a different country) with no friends and family, I had to make an effort to fashion the occasion to be less depressing than one [...]

Halloween @ Black Market

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After filial responsibilities for a nation’s tradition to spend time and celebrate Todos los Santos at the cemetery, I dashed off to mark the holiday in a more Western way by 12:01. Halloween party at Black Market. Backtracking to 2 days ago, “Costumes K!” — a friend’s text message. I was, like, WHUT. How was [...]

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

Chambray, Sasha Manuel, outfits, lookbook, Tog du jour, Australia, denim shirt, Esprit, Trends | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

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

Sasha Manuel, Tog du jour, outfits, lookbook | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

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 [...]

Merlot. Stud. Clutch.

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The day after. License to gorge on as many chocs, lollies and all them delectable lunches and dinners hosted by your Valentine, has now expired. Good thing it’s nearly the weekend, eh? But before you go off and enjoy yours, let me share a little something about a new statement of love. Merlot. Stud. Clutch. [...]

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

Sasha Manuel, Tog du jour, Outfits, Lookbook, Palazzo Pants, Zara, Rope and Gold Coil Necklace, Sportsgirl | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

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 [...]

I need more skirts in my life.

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Q1 of 2012, I decided that I want to wear more skirts. Different kinds. I noticed that I’ve already started with a modest skirt collection but I also noticed that the selection isn’t varied enough. A few are the denim kind, there’s one that’s studded, one’s full black lace with cobalt blue lining, some are [...]