zipper statement

i always have hard time dressing up for work on mondays — we have to wear something formal for business. good thing i saw this old skirt of my sister hanging in her closet. that’s the best thing about having 2 sisters — i can go through all of their closets..even my mom’s too! i can’t find any good high-waisted pencil skirts at the malls and have been planning to have one made instead. a good seamstress asks only P300 – P350 for labor anyway. but maybe i’ll find something when my mom and i go thrifting this thursday…CAN’T WAIT!
floral top – thrifted
pencil skirt with zipper detail – sis’ closet
suede booties – a gift from harry
metallic blue belt – props
grey tights – sm dept store
red bag – mongkok ladies market
rings – props
blue headband – sm dept store
glasses – thrifted

turqoise and coral


it’s the weekend! the malls will be jam-packed for sure…with people hurrying to buy christmas gifts. i’m almost done with my shopping. just have to buy the puma el rey’s for harry. and the electrolux refrigerator for mom and dad (hush!) i found these great sandals in celine that looks like belly dancers. i can’t describe it. have to purchase it tonight when i go out for dinner with some friends. i’ll show them in future posts.
i love the mix of turqoise and red. and i love this top. it’s my mom’s as we both love boho fashion. it’s so comfortable. i know i might be somewhat matchy-matchy but i can’t resist piling on my turqoise-colored and coral bangle (literally made from corals) and my red flats and bag. i love the back of this top too. i remember the drawings i used to scribble on my notebooks back when i get bored in class.

boho top – florence (thrifted)
tank top – thrifted  
black leggings – bought from my mom’s friend
red flats with gold chain detail – celine
beaded necklace – props
turqoise colored bangle – props
coral bangle with carving – boracay
gun metal bangle – props
red bag – mongkok ladies market
glasses – thrifted

baked scallops

met up with old co-workers today. first had breakfast at tara’s (buffet breakfast) where i indulged on dinuguan on top of my rice and spent time with the langgiks. then had lunch at kuya j’s stk for adoy’s birthday where i indulged on baked scallops! just felt good to spend time with people i don’t have to watch my step (or my mouth) with. just people i can be myself with. i know, i know i should learn to be comfortable with my new co-workers but with the drama that recently happened, i don’t know if i’m ready. after a few scallops, grilled pork and a little bit of cake and lots of laughs we finally went home at 1PM (which is already late considering we all came from the graveyard shift). felt so guilty after having eaten so much that i couldn’t bring myself to relax and sleep. i figured i should be cleaning my room since my puppy has been pooping everywhere..haha! the cleaning felt like doing yoga as we didn’t have a mop! phew! i don’t know how our manang can manage cleaning tile floor without a mop.
anyway, i’m reading audrey niffeneger’s second book “her fearful symmetry”…and so far i’m loving it. she’s becoming one of my favorite authors. i really love the way she describes things through her writing. it’s like being warped into another world. i also love gregory mcquire and his wicked years, haruki murakami and alice sebold. how about you? who are your favorite contemporary authors?
green floral top with lace detail – thrifted
skinny jeans – chillypapa
tan slip-on heels – follie (my mom’s)
canvas and tan bag – plains and prints
braided multi-colored belt – props
work watch – swatch
gold beaded bangles – a gift from my aunt
blue and gold polka bangle – mongkok ladies market
tan headband – sm dept store
long chained watch – elegant tang dynasty, hk
glasses – thrifted