sponsored post: season for dressing up

Right when September rolls in, there is always an excuse to dress up. With the commencement of Spring 2013 fashion week all over the world, the start of the school year and the corresponding homecoming activities, the beginning of awards shows like the Emmy’s and eventually to holiday parties until the end of the year, there is never a period in a year where fashion is most prominent and elegant.

When dressing up, it never hurts to dress to the nines especially when attending formal events. Designer dresses are great options to instantaneously create glamour while others choose to create their own statements with jewelry paired with simple dresses. For the young at heart, regardless if you’re in school or not, prom dresses become cool and quirky alternatives to creating a fashionable impression.

Always remember though that in this stylish season, the best accessory is a smile.

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summer layers: sheer + prints

phew! finally got the chance to do a post. this has probably been the longest time i’ve been away and i apologize for that. i might not have a lot of dedicated readers like other blogs but i think i’m safe to say that a few do follow my posts. right? *wink*
aside from the lack of internet connection at home for almost 3 weeks now, i’ve also been very (as in super) busy with our wholesale apparel business. it’s an awesome job selling clothes to people and sorting out dresses, tops, skirts, shoes and bags, trying them out every once in a while and giving styling advice to those interested but do not quite know what to do with the item. oh i wish i can just work in a clothing store (or manage my own) and make a living out of it. i’ve got shallow, shallow ambitions huh? but dealing with fashion makes me happy. note to harry: find a great paying job so we can live off your salary…hahaha!
on another note, a very exciting one, remember how i’ve been saying i’ve been brewing up something big? it’s almost at its completion. here’s a sneak peek. hope you’re excited! ♥ ♥ 

sheer printed dress – thrifted (and borrowed from mom)
black camisole – metro ayala dept store
black lace-up cuban heels – parisian, gifted from harry
turquoise belt – robinson’s dept store, dumaguete
stacks of bangles: brass + wooden – carbon finds
elephant necklace – carbon find
cross necklace – custom-made by sister
elephant tusk necklace – bangkok find
rattle snake connector ring – carbon find

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Silk Road Line Dresses Giveaway by Shabby Apple ♥ ♥ ♥

when in an outfit dilemma, dresses are my go to outfit savers. dresses help veer away the worry of thinking about pairing outfit items. they’re very easy to wear too and in just 5 mins, by adding on some accessories to go with the dress, applying on a little bit of make-up (blush and lip gloss) and i’m good to go.

Shabby Apple has an amazing line of dresses that range from sleek, ultra femme, chic and casual and it makes me wish so hard that the store is available here too. for Vanilla Ice Cream’s U.S. readers, you all have a chance to win one of the 5 dresses from their Silk Road Line. to enter is very easy (one entry):

♥ follow Vanilla Ice Cream through google connect or bloglovin’
♥ from the five dresses above, which one would you like to win?
 and how would you style it?
♥ leave your name and e-mail address
additional entries:
♥ ‘like’ Vanilla Ice Cream on facebook (one entry)
♥ blog or tweet about the giveaway or post it on your facebook page (one entry)

giveaway is open to U.S. readers only and will run until december 31, 2010

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