Sunday, August 20, 2017

Heritages

Two months after the Filipino heritage month, I  for sure will take advantage of this occasion to talk about my last installment post of our Rizal Park Hotel staycation featuring another ‘fit of course. Lol. Bec write-up topics are hard to come by. Haha.

Anyway, I learned that the construction of this boutique hotel involved a lot of controversies but for whatever issues that are still yet to be resolved, I really appreciate the owner’s idea of bringing back the old glory of the Manila Army and Navy Club. It was said that the owner’s fascination with the history of the club led him to preserve this national heritage ( I did check some old pictures and did some comparison and I think they did a good job here). We seriously need to work on other heritage buildings we have left here in Manila.

Whenever foreign friends would ask me for reco in our country, I always tell them to go to the islands. Because seriously, what’s there in Manila to see? The current Rizal Park is photobombed (*roll eyes*), the National Museum is open yeah but still under construction (future post, hopefully) and there’s a new interesting National Museum of National History but the opening date is yet unknown (¯\_(ツ)_/¯).

Granted, we have Intramuros and Fort Santiago in here but there are still a lot around. There are still many historic buildings in Manila (and around the country) that needs to be restored like the Manila Army and  Navy club (right now looking at Manila Metropolitan Theatre, who knew we had our very own Met?). Budget will always be a primary hindrance so we need all the support from the government and the general public on this. Anyway, as this is long already, here in photos I present to you once again the grand Rizal Park Hotel featuring other areas unseen from the previous post and its neo-classical architecture facade.











Friday, August 18, 2017

Vertical Stripes

Forget the issue whether vertical stripes adds height or not, the combination of three details of this dress is the reason why you'll find this dress from Sammydress - alluring. Yep, it's the exact word I wanna describe this. First, the tube top. Second, the knot in the mid-section and lastly, the front slit. 

Though all of them are not exactly in the trend right now but for some reason when added altogether they work to make you look sexy in this dress. I don't know but that's how I feel whenever I wear this. And my favorite part? It's black and white combo makes it versatile for any pairing. See how I wore it in two ways below. :)







Vest/ Bag: Mango; Shoes: H&M






Vest/ Bag: Mango; Shoes: Keds

Thursday, August 17, 2017

#TrioThursday: Ring My Bell

Thursdays are for three ways to wear and also for throwbacks. What about throwbacks you mean? From the focus on shoulders last year, the trend ended up on voluminous sleeves which is as you know a nod to the influence of the 70's. The look is still going strong as of late and one advantage of the bell sleeve trend from the off-shoulder is that you'll never have to wonder if this is work-appropriate. Lol! Here we take a look on how I wore this Mango top to different days at work. :)

Top: Mango; Skirt: Zara; Belt: Dorothy Perkins; Shoes: Zalora

Top: Mango; Skirt: Apartment8 Clothing; Shoes: Zalora

Top: Mango; Skirt: Zalora; Shoes: H&M



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Suit & Suites

A weekend staycation at Marco Polo Manila for the 'rents' anniversary treat means I get to enjoy the hotel's indoor swimming pool with the family. The pool is located at the 22nd floor where one could have a good view of the Ortigas cityscape. 

Took this opportunity to feature this sheer bodysuit from Sammydress and body chain from Zaful. Love that I was able to turn it into an albeit modest swimwear cover-up and my favorite part is the zipped neckline that made it possible to highlight my new favorite accessory. Hehe. :) You may check the items in the link below.











Thursday, August 10, 2017

#TrioThursday: Pearl Party

Though my need for accessorizing has definitely toned down from the past years, sometimes I still can’t resist the power of a statement necklace. So when Fashion Mia invited me to style up this pearl bauble necklace, I didn’t pass up on the chance. I think it’s just the classy update that the three outfits below need. And it doesn’t hurt that it matches equally well with pearl-accessorized pointy flats below.


Thank you Fashion Mia for partnering in this post. :)


Top: Here; Jumpsuit: Bugis in SG; Shoes: Zara; Bag: Mango

Top: Mango; Dress: Apartment 8 Clothing; Shoes: Zara; Bag: Mango
Jumpsuit: Sammydress; Shoes: Zara; Bag: Mango




Monday, August 7, 2017

Millennial Pink

In 2016, a light shade of pink named Rose Quartz was named one of the two colours of the year by Pantone. This year, it was declared to be Greenery. So whatever happened to Greens and what is this millennial pink that’s taking over IG feeds, fashion lines and restaurant decors recently? Lol.

While we do know that us girls will always be partial to pink but this type is not saccharine like Barbie pink but rather one in a soft muted shade ranging from beige to blush. It’s hard to tell how it slowly crept into our lives but many sources say Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel might have been one influence.

Experts believe that this hue is currently in vogue because it represents androgyny and rejects the feminine/ girly girl associations of the color of the past. Add to it the fact that this is generally flattering to everyone and easy on the eye. I don’t know about this though because I’ve known men from way way back some guy friends who purposely dress up in soft pinks (to you know, score pogi points to girls, lol!).

As for the movie influence, what of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and my fashion icon Audrey’s Funny Face? Perhaps what I’m saying is, this color isn’t really something new and has been around for a while. It’s just having its moment today (and being monetized at that). As this article points out, “once it’s named. The trend is over.” So how long will this last? That one we have to wait and see. Not that I’m in favor of it dying real soon. Lol.

And as much as I wish that there exists a hotel like that of Grand Budapest’s, for now I’d be happy to achieve #millennialpink and #feedgoals in this not so new café with #interiorgoals.






Dress: Zaful; Skirt: Mango; Hat: H&M; Shoes: Zalora

Friday, August 4, 2017

Red Gingham

I love following trends. But as what was pointed out here, I really agree that it is important that you still stick to your personal style and not just buy something because everyone is having it. Of course when it comes to polarizing trends such as this (sheer dress, anyone?), I love the part where I challenge myself and make a certain look my own. And I am grateful to have partners that allow me to tackle on trends without shelling out a single centavo. Still, when it comes to choosing items to feature from their lineup, I rather prefer tried and trusted trends – something like gingham.

When combined with on-trend ruffles for summer, this gingham skirt makes for a truly versatile piece. And when paired with chic summer accessories like this ark bag that FINALLY has landed on my hands (I will discuss in my next post), it’s once again another perfect summer combo. :) This ruffled skirt is from Zaful by the way.










Top: Here; Hat: H&M; Shoes: Miss Selfridge