Sunday, July 26, 2009

Boredom Is Dangerous

So I must be crazy. Or at least that's what my sister thinks.

You would not believe half the things I have been doing these past few days ever since my lappie went into rehab. I've had nothing to do and was already bored to death so I've been doing stuff which would usually take a lot of coercing/threatening/blackmailing before I would willingly do them.

Just to name a few of them:

I actually got to read an entire magazine and not just flipped through the pages/pictures.
I also managed to add more lbs. thanks to the my food outing everyday after work.
And the craziest thing I have done has got to be when I decided to set up my own personal spa & salon at home. I have taken to doing my own foot scrub with mani & pedi, my own hair color with hot oil and I even ended up cutting my own hair.


See what I meant when I said boredom is dangerous?
So I'm begging you to please bring back my lappie and save me from myself.

On me: Promod tunic shirt, white jacket from Surplus, leggings from SM, Promod feather necklace, clutch bag from SM, People Are People sunnies, CMG ballet flats

Monday, July 20, 2009

Trying My Darnest

So I did mention on my previous post that I might go on M.I.A. for quite a while due to my lappie being thrown into rehab for the meantime. But I also remember promising that I'll still try my darnest to do an update if I can.

So this is where my little story begins.
Honestly, I am in no condition to be blogging right now. Aside from the fact that I have stayed up for 32 hours already, I am also on a sugar rush high in my pathetic attempt to stay up for another 6 hours. I'm amazing, am I not?

Just say yes, dammit!!! My temper is kinda short-fused with my lack of sleep right now.

Now let me also tell you another story about the photos posted in this entry.
I may be all smiling in them but I'll have you know that I went through a lot just to have them taken.

Apparently, it rained the night before so the grass was still wet while I laid on it.
And right after having the shots taken, I immediately felt itchy all over my exposed arms and legs. I don't even want to know what were on the grass. All I know is that my skin is now red all over and has itchy, little swollen dots.
Geeez... I never knew I had such sensitive skin. I'm just tragic right now!

So this is me trying my darnest... all for the sake of fashion blogging.

On me: mom's white shirt, What A girl Wants cami, thrifted maxi dress, Fossil trinity necklace, People Are People sunnies, sister's white thong sandals

Saturday, July 18, 2009

10 Facts About Me

I got an award today from Honey of Playing Dress-Up.

So I'm supposed to tell you of 10 true things about me that you may not know.
So here goes...

  1. I read books backwards, from end to start.
  2. The grey streaks on my hair are natural, not artificially colored. I had them since I was a kid.
  3. I'm a sucker for romantic comedies and romance novels. Actually, I'm writing a romance story right now.
  4. I also have a thing with romance movies where the heroine/hero dies a poignant death.
  5. My favorite junkfood are those locally made Taquitos in red packages. I think it's the one in beef flavor.
  6. I grew fond of cooking from my mom and now cooks off from recipes I find on the internet.
  7. I originally wanted to be a teacher or a pediatrician. Then I realized I was not so good with kids. So I took up Information Technology since computers don't have feelings.
  8. I hate packing for a trip. I pack at the 11th-est hour.
  9. I spend weeks waiting for Preview's latest issue but only spend an average of 6 minutes flipping through the pages.
  10. I am terribly conscious of my thick thighs. And I also want to get a nose job.

I really had fun thinking of 10 trivial things about myself, especially since I have a big mouth that simply blabs away just about anything under the sun.

So I'm passing this award to those blogs that I also love! If you get it, do the same by putting in 10 facts about you that not so many may know and tag other bloggers with the same award.

I'm tagging...

Chic In The Tropics

Pop Your Fashion Pill
Trust Me - It's Paradise
Parade of Dresses
Tan Shoes With Pink Laces
My Sweet Revenge

F.Y.I This may also be my last post for a long while. My dear lappie just crashed on me, I guess because of overuse. So I may not be able to post much for the coming weeks. But I'll still try my darnest, I promise!

That 70's Show

I felt like I was going out for a party instead of work when I wore this silver, electric-pleated skirt. Here I go with my electric pleats fever again.
I saw this at a thrift store and fell in love with its clean lines and disco-ball shine. It actually reminds me of 70's disco nights.

But since I was headed for work, I decided to pair it up with my usual white collared shirt to look more office-ish, and some black to toughen up the look.

Now remember those Marilyn Monroe moments I was talking about on my previous post? Well I had another taste of it while wearing this skirt. The skirt is actually made of a very lightweight material that sways seductively everytime I move.
And the blowing wind that day also did not help me any.

On me: mom's white shirt, thrifted electric-pleat skirt, random necklace, Topshop footless leggings, People Are People shoes

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tender Loving Care

It's almost my restday from work and I'm just dying to get some decent sleep around here. It's unbelievable how exhausted I have been at work this week and I did not even realize it until it hit me.

It got so bad today to the point that I immediately zonked out the minute I got home, still with my full work clothes on. And to make things worse, I''m also experiencing some kind of memory gap. I keep losing my stuff, not remembering where I left them.

Not good signs, I know.

But I'm not entirely worried since I know that it's nothing that a good beauty sleep and some pampering wouldn't cure. I'm planning to visit the salon and spa over the weekend for some TLC. And of course, I plan to get some blissful sleep and maybe even sleep until past noon.

On me: thrifted lace dress, random camisole, Carlos Sanatana glad shoes, random bracelets from bazaar, Figlia oversized bag

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I'll Stop The World & Melt With You

I'll stop the world and melt with you
You've seen the difference and

It's getting better all the time

There's nothing you and I won't do
I'll stop the world and melt with you...

Yep, I'm listening to some Jason Mraz tunes and I'm lovin' it.
Sunny day we have today and somehow it reminds me of the beach with some reggae songs playing in the background.

But since going to the beach is just not possible right now with my crazy work schedule, so I settled to spending some quality time with friends over pizza & pasta, and of course, some gossip on the sides.

L-R: Bart, Flem, Aiys

I had a great time guys! It was great to chill out with you and not talk about work and stress for a change. Hope this is not our last.

Wish Lynel and Charlie were there too! We missed you guys!

On me: thrifted cardigan, sister's sheer dress, random cami, LV & Ann Taylor hinged bracelt, Figlia sandals

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Garage Sale

My mom has been nagging me endlessly to stop shopping for clothes. I think if I were still 9 years old, she'd surely put a ban on me and ground me for weeks if I disobeyed. Aren't I glad I'm already beyond that?!

Now here, it's not that my mom has anything against fashion. It's just that I really have no more space for all of my clothes. Well, unless I decide to use my bed as a makeshift closet and completely forgo sleeping in the process.
So not happening!

So I thought of doing some sort of garage sale. I absolutely have no idea how to go about it so I'm just glad that I have tons of friends who offered to help me, while the rest of them have demanded to get the first pick on the items. Selfish much?

Now I'm all giddy and excited over this since this will be my first time to do a garage sale.
And I have already decided that the proceeds will definitely go to my shopping bills. Anything extra from that would simply mean another shopping escapade for moi.
Gawd, I'm so predictable already. Lol.

On me: thrifted lace top, What A Girl Wants cami, thrifted jumper skirt, Vivacci rust MJs

Monday, July 13, 2009

Preview July 2009

I'm staying up late today coz apparently, I just got home from the mall for some "light shopping." I needed to buy some toiletries which I have been putting off for like the longest time. I also went to pay some bills and check if my fave local fashion mag is already on the racks. And I was not surprised not to see any yet. Guess I'll have to check again by next week.

Anyway, here's our monthly dose of the cover's sneak peak.


I was really surprised they chose a veteran actress as their cover model. Preview never fails to surprise me. And to my delight, Maricel Soriano did not look like any veteran actress at all. If anything, she's totally rockin' that luxe-street look. If only I could look as fab when I turn 50.

Know more about Preview by checking out their official website at

Friday, July 10, 2009


I give you three seconds to guess the reason behind this post's title.
Timer starts now.




Yes, it's beacuase of those electric pleats in this dress' bottom.
Most guys at work thought that the style is definitely vintage and they were right too. And another officemate even gave me a crash course on it. She said that the reason it's called electric pleat is because the material is "cooked", meaning pressed with intense heat for it to remain eternally pleated.

Thanks for the brief history Sherl!

On me: thrifted dress, random belt, Figlia bag, CMG ballet flats

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Steppin' It Up A Notch

I felt really lousy the other day 'coz I violated our office's dresscode policy. We were supposed to be in casual business attire but I was too much in a hurry to think of what to wear. So I ended up grabbing the safest (and nearest) thing I could get my hands on. This turned out to be my dark denim pants, which of course, were in no way considered as casual business.

So today, I felt that I needed to make up for my oversight the previous day and decided to step it up a notch. Which reminded me of my black and white cutout oxford shoes.

I miss these babies!

It's funny how my hand is always holding on to my bangs on all of my photos. Goes to show that they're long overdue for a trim. Or maybe I'll just visit my overpriced stylist (peace Francis!) and get an entirely new hairstyle. And color too! Those roots showing are just plain horrible.

P.S. Random fact about me: Those grey streaks on my hair are absolutely natural. I swear! I had them ever since I was a kid.

On me: Dunhill men's shirt, Promod fitted vest, leggings from SM, cutout oxford shoes from SM

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fickle-Minded Girl

I was, and still am, very exhausted with the new project that I'm helping out with at work right now.

Normally, I would be stressing myself out with these kind of things and would eventually end up attacking some poor, innocent bystanders.
But lucky, poor, innocent bystanders, I've been keeping my cool lately.
Maybe I did learn something from my previous supervisor after all. Thanks to Emmy, who's the very definition of grace under pressure!

Now this time, I decided to unwind by meeting up with my blog-resident-by-now friend, Jumax, at our usual coffee place. Our Bo's sessions really work as therapy to my old, beaten soul.
(soul my a*ss! we all know I don't have a soul. lol.)

We then decided to eat lunch at Cafe George, Jumax's favorite. It was my first time there so Jumax introduced me to their garlic bread with spinach & cheese dip. Now let me tell you, that uber gooey spinach & cheese dip was the bomb!

Hot day that was, by the way. So I decided to put on some summer dress. We've got some crazy weather out here. It just can't make up its mind, it's as fickle-minded as a girl.

Oh wait, I AM a girl. sheeesh!

On me: Speed Control maxi dress, mom's white shirt, Charles & Keith convertible bag, Icing statement rings, sister's thong sandals

Photo Credits: Photos by Jumax. thanks btw! you're the best.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Marilyn Monroe Moments

Rebecca Rose left a comment on one of my recent posts saying that I am the queen of skirts. I wouldn't have noticed it myself had she not mentioned it. You see, I have always leaned towards dresses and skirts. They're the first thing I look for everytime I'm in a thriftshop.

But I have to admit that wearing them sometimes becomes a chore, for one must always be careful, else accidents may happen. Allow me to cite a few of them:

wind blowing your skirt ala Marilyn Monroe, only, you're not Marilyn Monroe
shaving/waxing your legs, else you'll end up having man-legs
having to sit down all prim & proper (as if I am!)

and the occasional sneak-peak from under the staircase

I'm telling you, it takes quite some courage to wear a dress/skirt.

So I tried wearing pants this time around. I brought out my cropped pants and wore them to work. All I can say is that it felt good to not have to worry 'bout having Marilyn-Monroe-moments for once.

On me: thrifted cardigan, What A Girl Wants cami, cropped pants from SM, random gold beads, People Are People shoes, Charles & Keith convertible bag

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Ms. Conservative

Crystal blue waters
Hot, blazing sun
Endless white sand
Fresh island breeze
Free-flowing booze
Wild partying with friends

Perfect weekend plan? Definitely.
Current location? In my 'ol room, stuck all alone.

I'm supposed to be sailing away right now, off to an island retreat. But bad luck just won't leave me alone. I was scheduled to work this weekend. Which explains my 'Ms. Conservative' outfit instead of donning one of my skimpy bikinis.

I could cry right now.

On me: thrifted mustard cardigan, high-waist pencil skirt from SM, skinny belt from Ross, Carlo Santana shoes

Friday, July 3, 2009

To Be Audrey Hepburn

To be Audrey Hepburn.
One can only dream of becoming one of the biggest style icons for our time.

Break At Tiffany's anyone?

I actually thrifted this dress for only $3. I'm also in love with its interesting neckline. I wish I got to take a better photo of it to show you its detail.

On me: thrifted black & white dress, Ann Taylor pearls & hinged bracelets, platform pumps from Ayala

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Back To Regular Programming

Before you all shoot me dead, let me start by saying that I officially hate my IS provider. I had no connection for 3 effin' days and it took 4 irate phone calls for them to actually start working on it. So much for customer service, eh?

Also, I have been tied with the new project at work that I have mentioned on my last post. Not to mention that my current schedule is simply killing me. Talk about rush hour.

So I have been operating on a 3-hour sleep and 6 cups of coffee for the past 4 days. I must have a death wish!

The only thing I'm looking forward to right now is that I'll be on my rest day tomorrow. So expect more posts from me over the weekend. And yes, I still have a few more things I'd want to rant about.
Oh life, so much drama.

On me: thrifted balloon top, Promod bib necklace, Promod bubble skirt, Mags bracelet watch, Naturalizer plaid office bag, People Are People shoes