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 […]

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 […]

Denim Dilemma: Printed vs Distressed

Sasha Manuel, Collage, Printed versus Distressed, Printed Jeans, Cotton On, Distressed Jeans, Ripped Jeans, Denim, Mango, Outfits, Tog du jour | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

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 […]

Spidey x Mullet; Tog du jour

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With a mullet top and a pair of hosiery on. Toyed with the idea of creating a mesh of textured visuals that can either make you smile or hurt your eyes. Toughened up prints by way of accessories and a pair of suede ankle boots; toss the spidey tights in there for good measure. I […]

Oz Online Shopping, Sportsgirl; Marino Rocks, Tog du jour

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All in the name of research. Save for the strain the activity would put on my wallet, it’s one of the things I appreciate about what I do. Who can say no to online shopping? And though I can easily pop in at any Sportsgirl store, I’ve been curious on how they go about their […]

Utility Jacket: Cutting the girlishness

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Though I admit I can be such a girl sometimes — yes, I’ve even been called out on acting like a big baby — but, growing up, I’ve always been such a tomboy and I mean I look veeeeery awkward in a dress. But puberty and a few boyfriends (HA, like they were many!) came […]

Oz road trip style mémoire; The Great Ocean Road x Melbourne x Sydney

Tog du jour, Outfits, Sasha Manuel, Sydney, New South Wales, NSW, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

Australia tri-state road trip: South Australia > Victoria > New South Wales (then back to SA). A good 10 days with roughly around 20kg of fashion presented a style challenge for this particular fashion blogger. I was absorbed in playing tourist and keen on staying cool — quite literally since temp shot up to 40degC-ish […]

Tog du jour x Southbank, Melbourne

Street Art, cheeky humour, Southbank, Melbourne, Australia | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle

SOUTHBANK. Walking its stretch is something I don’t mind doing. On top of the number of pretty establishments lined up along the South bank of the River Yarra, there’s always something extra going on — baskers, they call them. From a bike show to someone in costume, the life they bring to the area is […]

Road Trip Stop: Melbourne and a pair of #JCShoes

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

Seriously, road trips are loads fun but can be exhausting. First time to do something like it so the adrenalin produced by all the excitement plus all the amazing sights I encountered along the way made up for it. ‘Twas Day Four when we finally reached Melbourne CBD (crossed South Australia – Victoria state border […]