regrets over ample coverage

i don’t have too many regrets in life. sometimes i wonder what if, especially for unfortunate events like a falling out with a best friend or a tragic accident but i manage to brush them off, comforting in the thought that everything happens for a reason. one thing i do regret though is cutting off all of my maxi skirts for shorter ones to wear for the super sunny days here in our country and when i say sunny, i mean really really scorching hot. coincidentally, just as the weather here in the Philippines is getting a tad colder and i’m longing for my maxi skirts, the long garment has also graced a number of runways for fall/winter 2010. i have always loved the bohemian and feminine feel of maxi skirts. it gives me a reason to be lady-like but still be allowed to tuck a part of it in when i sit down, just like how we used to do in high school. those girls who went to an all-girl catholic school, admit it, Β we were taught social graces in classes but in classrooms when the teachers are not around, we sometimes sit with our legs apart or tuck in our skirts in between them. haha!

yellow floral-printed maxi dress – props
black cardigan – thrifted
black beaded sandals – people are people
brown bag – chatuchak, bangkok
long necklaces – carbon finds
rings: rectangle jewel stones – carbon find | round white stone – props
bangles – chatuchak, bangkok

a thousand years ago (in college actually), i made a maxi skirt out of a pair of denim jeans. it took a seventeen magazine DIY, a pair of strong scissors, a huge-ass needle and all the free time in the world. this is the end result. please excuse the scruffy face of a chinky-eyed morena who doesn’t know how to smile then. paired my denim maxi skirt with a pair of chuck taylors, a black studded belt, simple black tee and the used-to-be amazing hoop earrings. i was ghetto back then okay? LOL.

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  1. ching says:

    wow DIY…you got skills!


  2. Melai says:

    Lovely yellow maxi mah dear. And I love the fact that you didn't have a lot of regrets in life. Such a positive way to look at things πŸ™‚

    Melai of Style and Soul


  3. Sarah says:

    I LOVE the maxi dress on you! How do you get your hair to look so dang awesome?!


  4. julianne. says:

    i love that dress. its beautiful.<3


  5. aizkim says:

    you made that skirt? Wow, you've got the hands for fashion early on. Super adore you in that yellow maxi…very pretty!


  6. Kara says:

    I am in love with your maxi dress!! all the colours pop and are perfect! don't cut this one!! haha. But made props for the DIY!! That's skill lady! πŸ™‚



  7. Ladawan says:

    waaahhhh i love your maxi dress Gizelle!


  8. dred says:

    eyeing the TC classroom. was that on the 3rd floor? haha

    yeah i love maxi skirts and dresses too coz they cover up my being bow-legged.LOL and i used to pin my skirts when playing the chinese garter so as not to expose the undies. haha

    anyways, i love the color and print of your maxi. πŸ™‚


  9. Amanda says:

    That dress is so great on you! I love the accessories too :]


  10. Denise says:

    i think i have a Tomato dress just like the print ng maxi dress mo.

    you look so cool dear.


  11. cherie says:

    yellow lovin it! love the print and color of your maxi dress, it looks adorable on you. such a positive outlook in life is so refreshing, keep it up gizelle πŸ˜‰


  12. mera says:

    omg your dress! I have the same exact color of my mukna (muslim clothes used during prayer) I didn't know that would look cute on maxi dress πŸ™‚


  13. the power of DIY. i love maxi dresses. they're just hanging on the streets of tabo. lol. they said long/full-length skirts of the 50's are coming. what do you think?

    Fashion Toy Gun


  14. Marta says:

    the dress is so fabulous! unfortunately i have to wai till it's summer to wear such maxis back!


  15. Sweet says:

    Maxi is really the best thing ever….love the maxi from Summer bad thing I sold all my maxis in Cebu during my garage sale hahahaha…will make an effort of buying new maxis here… πŸ˜€


    this posts reminds me of high school and how I do not sit properly like a lady…



  16. Mode Junkie says:

    that dress is soo gucci babe. i just canΒ΄t remember which year. but the print and the colors!! awesome.

    PS: thanks for the super sweet comment on my blog!

    xoxo Mode Junkie


  17. dotie says:

    I might not have gone to an all girl catholic school but I totally feel you..I had to wear maxi skirts as my highschool uniform as well and it was not pretty ;P
    love your maxi dress though…

    eclectic du jour


  18. Weesha says:

    You look amazing! love the dress and the bag ❀


  19. the yellow looks perfect on you, pai.


  20. emily says:

    love the dress, so pretty and summery! i have a new obsession with long dresses.


  21. i like your maxi dress


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