After so much time, I got the chance to blog again.
Since, this was way long overdue, I was still sporting pink pastel hair and still kinda long. I already moved to kind of dark brown silky shiny hair. There are just those time that you will feel that you need to move on and have a change.
The entire look is still very summer despite that this was taken early March: from stripped top, baggy (ahjumma-kinda look) pants to juicy blushed face.
Waiting for a Summer Breeze
Stripes are staple to my closet and I have tons of them. This stripped shirt is from H&M. Baggy straight pants are trendy nowadays and we even sometimes joke around that it is kind of reminscent of “ahjumma” style. I think I have been watching a lot of K-Drama recently tho. Straight baggy cropped pants are just perfect for summer season as it is relaxed and can easily mixed with almost everything. Lastly, finished the look with a clean beige slip-ons from Cotton On.
‘Til the next pose & post!
PS. Summer is in full bloom here in the tropics. I honestly wish we have spring or autumn over here.
Gray has been my to-go-to color and it has been a constant color on my OOTDs. I know I’ve said this before that whenever I go to a store my eyes gravitates first to grays and blacks. Another reason I love picking up grays for my OOTDs is because it is one of the colors that you can easily mix and match with almost everything. If you want monotony and minimalist, pair it with black. If you want to go all out kawaii, pair it with killer colors. You can never go wrong with grays, in my own opinion.
In The Midst Of All The Colors
What is really fascinating too is that it my gray wardrobe pieces can easily coordinate with my ever changing hair color. This is a proven fact – I’ve tried pink (light and dark), purple, lilac, violet and blonde, and all those hair colors really coordinated well with gray pieces.
Gray Oversized Top from Uniqlo. Black with Red Accent Sneakers from New Balance.
Since, I kind of said it this post that I almost tried all sort of colors, please stay tuned for my next entry to know more how I get those funky, kawaii and pastel hair colors. Details really soon (I promise!)
White has been a staple color for the summer season. All throughout my vacation and out of towns this year, it seems that the prevailing color is white. Well quite honestly, white has been the “to go to” color for summer. Maybe because it was said to attract less heat? I really do not know but white is almost synonymous with summer.
White and Serenity
Captured The Light
It is quite easy to don a white ensemble as it matches perfectly with almost all colors just like black and gray for a basic normcore look or you can match white with loud colors like pink or purple for a youthful summer look.
For this coordinate, I paired a white printed shirt with my fave color as my bottom and topped with a wide brimmed hat.
Staples: Black and White
Summer printed white shirt from H&M. Hat is from H&M. Bag from Cotton On. Shades from Sunnies.
Please watch out for the first entry from my Summer Diary series this year coming very soon. So watch this space! I think you might have guess where the first destination is?
By now, you should have known that my to go to color is black. I think the last couple of OOTDs I posted have either black on it or it is an all-black ensemble. Whenever I go shopping, my brain autopilots to the blacks first then to grays and lastly to the other colors.
This is my second style post from my February vacation in Ilocos region and stay tuned to my travel diaries which are coming really soon. Going for a minimalist kawaii look which is quite a trend now on Asian Style scene.
Black and Pink Hair
This all black ensemble compliments my pink dipped blonde hair that I have been rocking since the start of the year.
Modern Look Versus Vintage Backdrop
Long Tailed slogan shirt from Oxygen. Tattered Skinny Pants from Topshop. Bag from Penshoppe.
I made a mental note to myself that whenever I travel, I will always incorporate of what and who am I on all my ensembles. Traveling tends to go a little hectic and most of the the time, the last thing on your mind is “What should I wear?”. Good for me is that I have this Obsessive- Compulsive trait which definitely has its share of pros and cons, I always choose and plan ahead of time what would I wear for the entire duration of the vacation taking into consideration what places we will visit for that day, etc.
My must haves for a city vacation: light, breezy materials. Singapore is known to be way humid than the Philippines and the last thing I want to look like is that you look like “a hot mess” (like humid sweaty kind of hot) on your vacation photos. I packed a lot of lightweight materials for this Singapore trip. Another thing I can never let go is my forever love affair with anything that is black.
For this first style post in Singapore, I used layering to make it more dimensional and complex without sacrificing comfort. Remember that black compliments any color so this is the time that you can have eccentric prints and graphics to mix with your black ensemble. I also loving the length of the cardigan as it is quite a popular trend all over the world. Straw hats are very unconventional but who says that they are only made for the beach? As much as possible, very minimal accessories to give you more comfort when moving or walking while enjoying the sceneries.
Long length cardigan from H&M. Printed tank top used as inner wear from Uniqlo. Light leggings from Cotton On. White sneaker from Moonstar. Hat from Forever21.
Last thing you will see me are on baggy oversized pants while on vacation. Not just me. ☺️
Do blondes really have more fun? That is one question almost everyone is trying to answer. Some beg to disagree especially the brunettes, while blondes definitely agree on that statement. I’m back to being a blonde, specifically an Asian blonde, for almost 10 months of being a brunette. Nowadays, more and more Asians are being more experimental with changing their hair color as influenced by a lot of factors like emerging cultures, entertainment industry, etc.
Day Out In A Black Ensemble
Blonde In A Garden
This style post is my first post after going blonde again. For a day out in a museum tour, I opted to wear something breathy and light, in terms of materials used or fabrics. It is still summer here in Manila and that means temperature on 30s mark during broad daylight. Despite that it is still summer, I decided to wear an all black ensemble for a day out. The trick for using black ensemble, again, is to choose light fabrics. Black may not be a summer color but this classic hue can work it in any season.
Drop tail top for Factorie. Opaque light leggings from H&M. Wide rimmed hat from H&M. White sneakers from Moonstar.
It has been a long time since I properly had an OOTD post. An OOTD post in the city to be specific. The last few OOTD posts were summer wear. This time around, I am back with some street wear post.
Street wear has been my staple aesthetic whether for some cay out with friends or for the weekends. Due to the tropical location of the Philippines, it’s kind of hard to do layered fashion, maybe only for the exemption for the months of November, December and January. For the rest of the year, you have to stick to single layered fashion or you can still have layered look but you need to be meticulous on choosing the type of garment used.
This look is for a day out with a friend in a food destination in Quezon City.
Jersey top is from Factorie. Hard wooled leggings from H&M. Sneakers from Nike,
Ending this post with some selca with my brown hair. Already transitioned to blonde after 9 months of being a brunnette.
“There’s this saying: in an all blue world, colour doesn’t exist. If something seems strange, you question it; but if the outside world is too distant to use as a comparison then nothing seems strange” ~ Alex Garland, The Beach
Pop of Color in Sea of Blue and Green
I Have Soft Spot For Rocks
For my second style post in El Nido, I decided to wear something colorful. Though blacks, whites, grays and neutrals are considered my home in the color wheel, once in a while I want to wear pop of colors. Summer would be and always be the perfect time of the year to wear brights. This OOTD screams bold and carefree. Be bold to choose striking colors and don’t be afraid to standout. Be carefree like a summer sun, always shining and smiling.
Enjoying The Sands In Helicopter Island
Red pink tank top is from Forever 21. Bright board shorts from Robinson’s Department Store.
More Summer Diaries posts coming soon, stay tuned! ☀️
Starting off the summer diaries with some OOTD post. El Nido is a true heaven in Earth. This vacation in island paradise is the perfect idea for a summer getaway. Words can’t express how beautiful and perfect El Nido is. No wonder Palawan is called as “The Number 1 island in the World”.
For our first day in heaven, I mean El Nido, I opt to go for nautical theme. Nautical trend is really easy to pull out as you only need blues (and/or black) and some stripes. Nautical theme has been big for quite some time now, thanks to tons of summer videos since last year. Remember Sistar’s “Touch My Body” music video? And stripes are forever staples for spring/summer trends every year.
Long sleeves outerwear is from Forever 21. Striped tank from Coco Republic. Board shorts from Folded and Hung.
Accessories: Wide brimmed woolhat from H&M. Eyewear from Sunnies Studios.
Blue Skies, Sea Fever
Can’t wait to share more photos from our El Nido trip. So stay tuned. 🙂
Early call time, chilly mornings and long trip to beach – those exactly described our second day in Baler. Coincidentally, it was also my birthday. That trip to Baler was actually the first time that I celebrated or more appropriately, spent it out of town on a vacation. Don’t worry, the day after our Baler trip, I was able to properly celebrated a private birthday party with my loved ones.
January is a month when the mornings are above the usual chilly conditions and less people are going to the beach. I always prefer going to a beach when there are less people. Though if you ask me like three or four years ago, I prefer the crowded one and a blissful nightlife by the shore. Well, people can change or this maybe a sign of maturity ( i was supposed to put in “sign of aging”).
I was all prepped for our second day of sightseeing in Baler with my coordinate.
Knitted cardigan is from H&M, sleeveless top from Uniqlo and denim shorts from Cotton On.