Just another one of those lazy dress down days — spent the weekend goofing around so my mind is still on vacation. I had to catch up with everything and run errands — meaning I still have to look presentable haha!
It’s easy for leopard prints to look tacky, I just make sure to balance it out with more laidback pieces. (Forgive the blurred photo)
Leave it to me to add a bit of color to my outfit. And yes, it has to be bright neon. Why? Cos the rest of the look was already toned down! Theee only decent photo for this post. Sahree!
Opted to give my heels a rest and settle my feet into a pair of neon brogues instead. Brogues are the fashionista’s equivalent to comfy sneakers. They are another addition to my family of must-have lace-up shoes along with my oxford booties. These are shoes I didn’t expect myself to end up buying. It isn’t exactly my style but I liked this pair. You’ll either love it or… I won’t even.
There you go! Fashion is so diverse. You can wear anything as long as you can carry yourself. It’s all about the ATTITUDE. :)
As a way to wrap up 2012, I’m blogging about my realizations for the past year. Ready? :)
The best thing about each January is the feeling of being able to correct what’s been done in the past or better yet, starting completely afresh for the coming year — and the inspiration you get when you realize much more is in store. Are you guys excited? I know I am!
Weathering the storm. A battle I finally won. Let us forget about everything that hurt us. It’s all in the past!
Now after the storm, there are only clear skies for me and Sky (no pun intended). On that note, I leave you with this:
I am humbled by my mistakes. Learned from my choices. Experience is the greatest teacher in Life, and I’m her greatest student in class. :) I’m grateful for my family and friends who accepts me for every single flaw, big or small. :)
It’s 2013 — excited yet? :)
Guess who is back back back. I’m back!
So hello again. It seems to have been awhile since my last outfit post. You should know by now that I hardly ever post “regularly”. I must admit, blogging is not my priority (as if that isn’t obvious enough by my random posts). I would love for it to be, but at this point in my life it just isn’t. And so when I do have the time to blog, I try to make sure that it is worth your time or my time at least! :) Been on a hiatus for a while but now I AM SOOOO BACK with a vengeance! :) And as I slowly regain my life, my only rule for everything is: I can’t complain. I always make it a point to fix myself — because how you dress yourself is important whether you think so or not. :) (Forgive the bipolar statements)
On to the outfit. You can honestly never ever be sure about the weather here in Manila. With that said and that in mind, we all need to be prepared — fashionably as well! So I threw on a bustier paired with sheer maxi skirt. I always have a thing for corsets, bustiers, bralets (FOREVERRRR FAVORITE!!!). I can say, I have enough to put up a stall… in Greenhills? Lol. I love ‘em cos it’s easy to wear and it gives an instant oomph to any ensemble. :) I got most of my stash from online shops and bazaars. Check Boostee Yay, Anti-Fashion Manila, Twins Closet, and Glitterati for some nice, affordable finds. But I must admit, Topshop still has the best ones!!
Not much to say here. Lol. So there. A big fat YAAAAY cos my life is BACK ON TRACK! :)
Last Sunday (12.23.12) was one for the books. Getting cultured in the afternoon and getting stupid at night. I have the craziest friends!
What started out as a simple drinking sesh (BTW when I say simple I mean WILD, lol.) ended up to be the funniest weekend stay-in partaaay I’ve had with my closest of friends… As far as I can remember. :)
Sundays with friends are still considered family days in my books. Impromptu drinking sesh with Triad and company! :) Spent a big chunk of my night with them! Spontaneous hits once more!
Amazing solid hours of uncontrollable laughter, I must say, many thanks to my friends for always being there for me, for spending time with me, listening to all my RANTS in life and most specially for the FRIENDSHIP. :) So good to see old friends. What a refresher!
Happy Sunday indeed with the best set of friends and baby Skyfall! We’ll do more of this, guys! Cheers! :)
It’s been awhile since my last post. The last one was aptly a ranting. I have been rather busy fire-fighting in real life. Like the old adage goes, ”When life gives you a basket of lemons … it’s called a Lemon Rampage.” Heehee. I don’t recall who originally said this quote, maybe you do. I know I heard it before… and it gets quoted time and again, probably until you get to experience it for real. I reckon when you begin to feel like a sourpuss, then the lemon must have hit you for real.
I find it rather amusing to watch how life’s twists and turns happen to people. There will always be elements of either delight or pleasant surprise, or frustration and disgust. Except when life happens to me personally, and I don’t get what I expected and planned for, in a series of unfortunate circumstances, the humor escapes me.
So here I am. In a moment of weakness I told myself, maybe I should stop “hoping” and dreaming, as my frustrations seem to get a life if its own acquiring strength and power along the way. Then I remembered these very words, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” And in a rarer moment of lucidity, I decided to actually use my head to seriously think about how I am coping with my life’s frustrations. Not that I don’t use my head to think, but my head is mostly filled with shoes (What shoes to get next? Archi heels? Wedges? Booties? Or another glittery pumps?) and makeup (I always need another lipstick, lol) that to utilize higher brain functions such as evaluate and discern, gives me a serious splitting headache. :|
So what I did was grab my favorite Tequila, salt and a couple of lemon slices and try to make my own version of lemonade (without really making a lemonade). :) And with all the wisdom and intellect I could muster, I asked myself some questions that will help me better understand what I am dealing with and how I am coping with it:
1. Am I overrating a small problem and making it too big to have a solution? Or do I already have a solution except that I haven’t acquired the patience to wait for the solution to happen? Hmmm…
2. I doubt I am the only one in the entire universe of mankind who has to deal with their fair share of challenges and there are a lot more in worse situations than I am. Then why do I react like the world is against me and my life is completely ruined? (As a matter of fact, my life is not ruined at all. I like to think I am suffering because the attention I get feeds my ego :/)
3. Should I not be looking at what I have learned and how much I have gained since I am totally getting stretched and not many people have the same challenging opportunities than what I am facing? I have grown in leaps and bounds in the past months than in all of my lifetime and I have lived to tell everyone (????) about it. I am not a sicko, my faculties are intact, and I can still sing and dance if I want to. :p
4. And perhaps the best thing I can take away from all of these is that certainly in life, we do not always get what we want. Sometimes, even what we love and need get taken away from us yet it does not mean we should stop breathing.
There is no substitute to acceptance borne from clarity enabled by a shot of Tequila.
Yeah, life can be very hard and depressing. People can be so disappointing. Sometimes, friends let you down instead of lift you up. Sometimes the very people you have helped in the past will turn their backs on you when you need them or worst, will take you down. A lot more people can really be heartless and mean, I choose not to be like anyone of that breed. (Okay I’m sure eyes were rolling when I mentioned that I am not mean haha. WHATEVER)
However, it is during these times that I find it important to own up to what I am feeling at the moment, not to dwell on it but to know that it is happening and that I am frustrated. It is equally important too to embrace the reality that there are certain issues out of my control but in time, they will all pass. :)
Whatever it is that seems to be unresolved going on in our lives will soon have their own resolutions, in time. Nothing is permanent. Everything is temporary. Today, more than ever, I recognize the transitory nature of every matter and every circumstance in the universe and I find the whole concept absolutely redeeming. :)
Life threw me lemons but I didn’t just make lemonade. I did something more realistic — reached for a bottle of tequila and salt to go with the lemons! :) Soooo me! Genbooze style.