classic never goes out of style

to resolve my dilemma in picking out the grey and camel-colored shoes i needed, i asked two friends if i should go with the clogs or the classic booties. one told me to choose the clogs as they are very much on trend right now and only a few people are wearing them here in Cebu. i thought about it and realized that yes, clogs have hardly touched cebu — well, not the cool kind, at least. the other friend told me to choose the booties as it is more me. i wondered if my friend thought i couldn’t rock the clogs and defensively asked, “so i do you mean i won’t look good wearing clogs?” he was surprised by  my question because that’s not what he meant at all, to which he explained, “choose the booties because you have more a classic and timeless style.”
when i shop, i always look for something that i can wear again and remix with my other clothes. i’d look for something that i can still see myself wearing in maybe a couple of years. for shoes, i always look for a pair that i can pair with a dress, jeans, shorts or a maxi skirt. with being overwhelmed in choosing among so many amazing shoes, i almost forgot what my real style is. shame on me. i have nothing against clogs. in fact i am so amazed at how other style bloggers rock them. i must admit though that i was very much surprised at how far the clog went and i think it will go farther than expected, it not having reached most of the philippine stylistas yet. maybe by january and the next months leading to summer. however, the clog is not for me. in the end, i chose a boho strappy pair of camel shoes with wooden heels and a pair of grey booties. it took me hours to pick them out and my sister even called me out for choosing similar styles for my shoes but that’s me and at the end of day, it’s about how i feel wearing them. 

polka dress – platinum mall, bangkok
black peep-toe booties – gifted from harry
long black cardigan – thrifted
white braided double-length belt – pratunam, bangkok
necklace: leaf and small clutch bag – carbon finds
gun-metal bangles – carbon finds
rings: clustered white beads – chatuchak, bangkok | owl – carbon find
brown sunnies – carbon find

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  1. Hello Gizelle! I am going to Cebu on the 5th of October for an event. I would like, maybe a list of ukay places I can go to? 🙂 Around town at least? 🙂

    By the way, your accessories are awesome. I tried putting on some accessories for myself but I feel like it isn't me. Just like you not feeling good about those clogs.

    I am in love with polka dot anythings 🙂


  2. this is one of my faves among your outfits,G!everything's perfect!the boots,cardigan and that dress is a beauty!the belt caught my attention're so chic dai!

    i don't go with what's “uso” pud.I'd still go with outfits that best describe me.:D


  3. You are definitely a booties girl 🙂 I wish I can wear heels but nah, I'm a menace to society when I wear high shoes. You're lucky and skilled. Haha


  4. Why have I not been to your blog in so long? :\
    LOVE the outfit. Your accessories, especially that belt, are so gorgeous. 🙂


  5. paaaaai this is one of my absolute favorite outfits on you. i love polka dots. and your legs look awesome! and why is it that harry always knows how to give the perfect gifts? haha


  6. Gizelle I sooo agree with you, classic pieces are timeless and musthaves in our closets. I love that our style makes classic pieces merge with those in trends! 🙂 Love love love your outfit. I love how harry knows what to give you! Aaargh those shoes!!!

    Melai of Style and Soul


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