Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fantasy Shoe No. 1 - Valentino Studded T-Bar Lizard Pumps

I want these studded, strappy Valentino heels so much that I remembered I haven't had a Fantasy Piece post in a while.

These shoes seem to be everywhere, on everyone. The Sartorialist snapped a few pairs of the kitten-heel version on spectators at Paris Fashion Week. Alexa Chung rocked the (only somewhat) more practical flat version at the Miu Miu show.

Photo taken from Net-a-Porter, where the fantasy aspect of this pair is reinforced by the unattainable price of $1,195.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Birthday Suit

Here I am in Manila during my birthday month in an outfit made of birthday presents. The bag was a gift from my boyfriend, Wayne. The top was a gift from my mom. And that hat, a gift from myself, is 90% paper (the remaining 10% is less-noteworthy polyester).

Nylon tote: Burberry, Top: Zara,Hat: Muji.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Balancing Act

When it comes to accessorizing, I tend to be too-bare or too-decorated. I've looked into a washroom mirror at midday and realized I should've put on earrings or been in the MRT in the morning and removed a ring and bracelet because I felt I looked too "busy". This one above, with a chunky agate necklace and a ruffled leather bag, I think I got right. I think. I think. 

Agate necklace: Aldo Accessories, Black ruffled leather bag: Steve Madden, LBD: Cotton On, Cardigan: Zara.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Imagine a Ruffled Dress...

If you try to imagine a dress covered in ruffles, you probably won't imagine this one. This refreshingly non-dainty take on a ruffled dress is by Japanese duo Hokuto Katsui and Nao Yagi for Uniqlo. Then tied at the waist with a neon green belt, I think it leans much more to charmingly quirky than overtly girly.

Dress: Uniqlo, Belt: Mango, Bag: Forever 21, Shoes: Charles & Keith

Monday, May 31, 2010

Summer Dress in the City

My feet never touched sand nor saltwater this summer. Instead, they touched a whole array of strappy flats which I wore with light sundresses. These gold rope sandals and white eyelet dress were my favorites. Maybe one day I can wear these to a seaside brunch or some occasion more appropriate than a suburban grocery run.

White eyelet dress from Topshop, sunglasses (which, by the way, makes my entire field of vision look lit by a warm sunset) also from Topshop, bag from Cotton On, sandals and butterfly necklace from Accessorize.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

New City, New Clothes

I've spent the last 2 months moving from Manila and settling into Singapore. It hasn't been too long yet but I feel like this new city is already changing the way I dress. I do more walking here (I used to drive in MLA) so I'm replacing high heels with comfy flats. I also live further away from work (a mere 10 minutes back home). More travel time means less time to put together an outfit. So I end up choosing very basic, non-fussy pieces and the same bag day after day. I even chopped my hair to cut down on morning prep-time.

I'm a bit nervous about letting go of heels, outfit-specific bags, and "fussier", less versatile pieces. Let's see how this all goes...

Dress from Cotton On, zebra print belt from Topshop, cross-body bag from Zara, and purple snakeskin sandals from Classified.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Killer Heels

Those sparkly gold heels were lined with sandpaper and shark's teeth. With some band-aids and pride, I managed to last until 6PM. But one last walk to the Starbucks a few blocks away did me in. I went home in flip flops.

(Tank top from Topshop, skirt from Forever 21, gray belt from Bia as a Christmas gift, and shoes from hell.)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

T-Shirt and Jeans

This doesn't happen very often. It had to be documented.

(T-shirt from Bench, jeans from Gap, boots were a gift from my mom.)

Monday, January 25, 2010

To Fozzy and Chips' Vintage-themed Wedding

This dress was not overtly vintage. I think only the ruffled sleeves and the eyelet at the back suggest anything vintagey. And the fact that the fabric was so thin I had to wear a slip!

(Dress from BCBG Max Azria, bag from Nine West, shoes from Schu.)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Why hello there...

This dress actually gave me discernible curves! Hooray for cinched waists, darts and pleats! :D

(Dress from SM, cardigan from the kid's section of American Eagle Outfitters, cocktail ring was a Christmas gift from my very fashionable co-worker Crissy)