Archive for December 2012

The Polka Dot Dress

Happy New Year to all!

Just like Mexican's who attempt to talk to spirits, Danish folks placing mistletoes under their pillows to find their "future" husbands, burning of scarecrow dummies in Ecuador,  dinner for one in Germany, celebrations in the cemetery for the Chile-ans, midnight moonlight kiss for lovers in America, and the Scottish who observe the "Hogmanay" or great balls of fire festival in celebration of the new year, the Philippines also has their own set of traditions.

My outfit post for today is inspired by one of the Filipino practices during new year, that is to wear "polka dots". Not only that, it is customary that Filipino households pile up round shaped foods in their dining tables before the new year starts. Philippines believe that this will bring them prosperity by associating the round dots to coins and wealth.

Nevertheless, I was just inspired by my colleagues facebook post today, and realized that i have to keep this as my guiding principle for 2013:

Expect GREAT things to happen, more so, ATTEMPT to do GREAT things for the glory of God!


What I Wore:
Dress - Forever 21
Ankle Strap Platforms - Brash Shoes for Payless
Gold Belt - Tango
Acessories -Pop Culture
Watch - Philip Stein

Enhancing the Basics

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.”

For me, fashion is creativity. You need not own the most expensive brands to be fashionable. Fashion is art, and is a form of self expression. It's a process of selecting pieces of clothing, then coming up with something unconventional, yet the result still looks elegant.

Here, i played with basic pieces from my wardrobe - a blazer, a  tank top, and jeans. Just got so tired of the basic jeans plus tank combo, so i just donned a simple blazer to accentuate the look. I could just add more accessories, or perhaps knee length boots if i want a more sophisticated "sosy girl" and glammed up look, but since i'm just going to the mall, i picked up the simple ankle boot wedges instead.

As I've mentioned, i stand 5'9". I need not to dress up loudly, just to get the attention. However, if i want people to look at me without screaming it out loud, i just wear ultra high-heels and voila! High heels, whatever your height is gives that instant confidence. So, always invest in a good pair of heels (preferably platforms for the extra comfort and support).

“I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”


What I Wore:
1. Blazer - Mango
2. Heineken inspired Tank Top -I got this froma tiangge in Greenhills for onlyPhp 200!
3. Black Jeans - Jag Jeans
4. Ankle Boot Wedges - Forever 21
5. Necklace - Accessorize
6. Watch - Vintage Casio model DB360 bought online FB user Pink Blossom

On Faded Shirt and Leather

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Hi guys! Just got very busy but I tried my best to squeeze time for this quick post. Went overtime last night and ensured that my marketing plan for 2013 was checked by my boss prior to our strategic planning workshop this coming Friday and Saturday. I had to study the pathophysiology of a new disease covered by a new 100million brand assignment I was tasked to handle, and of course, a lot is expected from me.

Anyway, I just feel good this week. Though my schedule was extremely tiring, I was able to accomplish a lot of things, and learned a lot of new things at the same time. I just get so excited with the amount of new learning I had to absorb that despite the expanse of information I need to grasp, and the volume of concentration and time I need to put into it, it didn’t matter at all.

Just a learning: When you put your attention and efforts into something, results will always follow. Sometimes it can get very grim accomplishing a task, but when you keep on trying… soon, you’ll succeed. When you try and try… the margin of error gets slim, while the opportunity for discovery and accomplishment gets bigger.

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
Mother Teresa

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