if you find yourself squinting when you look at my photos, that’s because it was extremely hot when these were taken. the rain has decided to leave our city and has allowed the sun to shine at its fullest. it’s only February but we’re already dressing up like it’s summer. i guess summer has officially begun here. i’m screaming rain and colder weather but there’s no stopping the sun.
anyway, did an impromptu photo shoot with my friends in my room last night. only used my canon powershot sx20 and an ettl flash. dressed them up in clothes they don’t normally wear and i had a blast seeing them channel a different personality. will try to edit the photos as soon as possible so i can show them to you guys on my next post. plus, my friends are bugging me to post them ASAP as i’m usually the one who’s too lazy to post photos in facebook. i stopped at day 2 when i posted my bangkok photos last august 2010 because i was too lazy to continue on to day 5 and i haven’t posted my new year’s and sinulog photos yet. haha! who here is lazy and a slow-poke in posting photos to facebook?
printed top – thrifted
plaid vest – manager’s garage sale
denim shorts – beads and blooms
floral scarf – thrifted
clustered bells necklace – pratunam, bangkok
layered necklace – carbon find
rings: blue stone + alligator + armor ring – carbon finds
leopard print flats – parisian, sm dept store
…and so does the sun when it suddenly shows up bringing in warm air after i’ve bundled myself in a cardigan when i woke up cold this morning. the economy or gas prices are more predictable than the weather we’re having these past few weeks. after almost 3 weeks of really cold air, it was such a shock to be breathing and feeling warmer air especially in an outdoor meeting with a german and korean client and you see them sweating profusely. LOL.
anyway, speaking of reality, i am now finding myself being forced to scrimp and let go of my holiday-super-spending days after having computed my finances and finding out i might not be able to afford my way living if i continue to spend like how i am spending. bigger plans are in store for me this year and they definitely need money. i want to say f*ck money but hey, we need it to survive whether we like or not. money simply doesn’t grow on trees. switching to a day job caused my salary to get cut in half but i can’t complain because i’ve been a lot happier and at peace with myself since i moved. so no more new pairs of shoes or even thrifting escapades until june for me. i just hope i can manage this. wish me luck!
striped tee – platinum mall, bangkok
blue striped oversized cardigan – thrifted
skinny jeans – chillypapa
black studded flats – mongkok, hongkong
red studded belt – pratunam, bangkok
layered chain necklace – carbon find
silver bangles – forever 21 from sweet + carbon finds
rings + brown sunnies – carbon finds
december officially started and it’s starting to get cold here. welp, not so cold but i can get away with jackets and boots because i work the night shift and they blast the AC to wake everyone up! philippines does only have 2 kinds of weather — sunny or rainy, cold or warm. and i tell you, if it’s warm and sunny — it’s scorching hot especially around march and april! that’s why i love it when it rains — it gives me the excuse to wear semi-winter clothes.
this is my hair when i’m in too much of a hurry and i don’t have time to iron my bangs out or style my hair. headbands are saviors from bad hair days..haha! and my instant accessory is always one of my long necklaces which a pair with anything i wear. i’ve been known to wear lots (i say lots) of bangles too. you’ll soon see that on future posts.
ps. i’m still looking for a camera so for now, bear with my K800i shots…peace!
navy blue tee – benetton
grey button-up sweater – thirfted
skinny jeans – chillypapa
studded black boots – mongkok ladies market
grey bag – mongkok ladies market
head band – sm department store
long chained watch – elegant tang dynasty, hk
glasses – thrifted