Archive for March 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
― Max Lucado, He Still Moves Stones
Friday, March 29, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Who says buying clothing from thrift stores (ukay-ukay) isn't a good idea? Well, think again. I got my top here from my trusted thrift store in pristine condition - pure white, no loose hems, with tags and all, and guess what - from a high street brand! What's even great about it is that i got it for only one hundred and fifty pesos!
Honestly i love thrift shops! I would spend hours going through piles of cheap pre-loved clothes, and perhaps spend a whole day in Bayanihan Building (The heart of Ukay-Ukay in Baguio). Here, you get to find lots of unique pieces of clothing - a combination of vintage and current trends, which is very helpful for bloggers like me. You's be surprised to find some pieces that were not even used at all!
Blogging is just a hobby for me, 'coz i really have a full time day job which makes me quite busy most of the time (That's why i only blog during weekends). And to be more honest with you, i am just an ordinary wage earner that means if i'd spend all my money in my fashion vice, then id be dead now because of overwhelming credit. But that's not me! Thrift shopping is another resort for me to stay fashionable. The tip there is to be very meticulous on the pieces you'll buy and to be very patient - who know you might get the most priceless find!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The first thing to remember when mixing prints is that there is a process on how items should be layered— pulling random printed garments from your closet and combining them altogether is not a nifty idea. It takes strategy, and of course confidence to pull it off. Unless you want to look like the patterns of a kaleidoscope
The fuss-free way to incorporate different prints into a particular outfit is to focus on a main piece and match a different printed item that is within the same color family. The combination could be as simple as combining a black and white abstract-printed dress with a black and white striped sailor top. A more advanced example would be pairing items that are complementary in colour: blue and orange, yellow and violet and red and green.
Different prints but with complementary colors will also make the outfit appear brighter when worn together. Pairing stripes and florals is one of the easiest ways to pull-off the mixed print look. A bold striped blazer would lookstriking over a girly floral dress.
Another easy pairing is to combine artsy polka dots with stripes; this could be as simple as wearing a polka dot top with a striped sweater, but do remember to vary the scale of the print to add more visual interest. The one i wore here is just an example :)
Let me know what you think!
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
Monday, March 11, 2013
This is just a quick post. March will be a very busy month, so please have patience with my super short notes. I promise to keep up with everyone after the holy week. You know, marketeers, that's what we are - always busy during the first semester of the year.
Just a style tip here - if unsure of what color of shoes to wear with a bright colored outfit - you'll never go wrong with nude!