"I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence." -- Yves Saint Laurent
I love dressing up. It doesn't matter if I just go out to get coffee, lounge around the house or I attend social gatherings.. I always make sure that I carefully choose what I wear. It gives me that sense of excitement and joy that makes me feel good about myself. I think it doesn't really matter how expensive or cheap one's clothes are. It all goes down to how it makes us feel when we wear them. From lingerie to your t-shirts, to your skirts, to your handbags, to your shoes.. Every little detail should make you feel fabulous! Some people might not believe it, but hey! It definitely works for me. Caring about what I wear and how I look creates a wonderful effect on my perspective and my mood! Having said that, I would like to quote a distinguished stylist, fashion editor and designer:
"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak" -- Rachel Zoe
Modern Vintage Polka
Black Polka Dot Vintage Dress with Illusion Neckline, Red Cloche Hat, Black Oversized Baroque Sunglasses, all from A'postrophe, Glorietta 4 (02)519-5556. Red Satin Jewelled Peep-Toe Heels from Stella Luna, Adora Greenbelt 5.
Black&Red Retro Inspired
I just finished making this dress today. Sophisticatedly casual and charming.
Red Slim Belt from Apostrophe. Black T-Strap Sandals from Forever 21.
You can also read more about this dress here: Yet Another DIY Dress
Fun and Feminine
White Tank Top with Ruffled Detail from The Gap, Electropleated Maxi Skirt in Light Pink, Hat from Apostrophe (Glorietta 4).
Subtle MOD (60's inspired)
Shift Dress from Promod. Mulberry Alexa Bag in Black. T-Sandals Montego Bay Club from Payless Shoes.
Easy A-line shift dress to achieve the effortlessly chic look. I love 60's inspired outfits! A subtle hint of that era makes the look chic without looking like you're going to a retro costume party ;) As Nina Garcia puts it: A "just-in case" dress. As in just in case you are invited to a dinner party or out on an impromptu date and only have 5 minutes to get ready.
I like to wear it with sandals or flats in tropical weather and I'd wear knee-high boots with it in a much colder weather.
Smart and Sweet
Orange Blazer from Cotton On. Drop Earrings SM Accessories. Black Aztec Print Tank Top from People are People. 3D Jeans Freego. Leather Belt Jaeger. Ankle Booties from Kurt Geiger.
I love to play with looks like this. From daytime jobs to movie dates at night. Smart, sweet and chic! I take off the blazer during the day for a more casual look and put it on to move one notch smarter. Accessories play a big role as well especially if you want to transform from casual day to sophisticated night. They instantly change your look without getting to change outfits.
Black Vest Forever 21. Combat Boots Steve madden. Studded Belt SM Accessories. Black Beret Accessorize of London. Leather Studded Cuffs SM Accessories.
Driving around and running errands on hot humid days can be a pain and stress you out. I usually turn it around by dressing up (or dressing down!) no matter how tedious and boring the jobs are.
Earth. Comfy. Carefree.
Brown Buttondown Shirtdress from CacheCache
Ankle Booties from Kurt Geiger
Top from Zara. Ankle Booties from Kurt Geiger. Fedora from UniQlo. Shorts from H&M.
Denim Shirt from Cache Cache. Combat Boots from Steve Madden. Leather Leggings from Zara. Evora Bag from Louis Vuitton.
This outfit just makes me feel so comfortable anywhere, anytime!
Peplum Dress from Ms.Selfridge. Leather Bag Prada.
Peep-toes from Zara Shoes. Gold Choker H&M.
Blue Blazer and Short Suit. Shoes CMG.
Hermes Kelly Bag. Necklace H&M.
Hair extensions from Tokyo Posh.
I feel lucky that because of what I do I have the liberty to dress for work and for play. When I do meetings, training or other corporate projects, I get to wear smart-chic outfits!
Amour Is Love
Cocktail Dress from Amour Manila by Cheena NgLio. Shoes by Steve Madden. Amour understands a woman's body, curves and all. I love how this dress flaunts and conceals the right areas! I feel absolutely sexxxy wearing this dress.
Lovely As A Sunday Afternoon
Blue Maxi Dress from Hongkong. Black Top Havaianas. Leather Rucksack from Bag Candy. Sunnies Tom Ford.
Hat from Bohol.
Lazy Sunday afternoons are precious. Relaxing and fresh. This outfit reminds me of walks in the park and enjoying
the simple joys of life.
"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman."
-- Coco Chanel