‘Tis the Season to be Jolly

When I was a child, I had always looked forward to Christmas because I get to visit my relatives, eat more than my little tummy could take, and receive innumerable gifts. Now that I have grown and started making a living, the tables have turned. I am now one of the gift-givers, and seldom the gift-receiver. I was surprised at first and a little bit sad of the turn of things because I love getting presents no matter the value. Later on I realized that as a giver, I actually receive something at the same time, and that, I figured, is the best gift of all.

They are my little cousins, holding out a gift we gave them.

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My Christmas Reward

Moments ago, I was panic-buying at TriNoma though I was and still am not sure if I could come home for the holidays. With lots of optimism, I withdrew my budget for gifts. When I got there, I was totally at a loss of what to get for my loved ones. Screw my forgetfulness, I ended up grabbing the most fitting items I could see. And just as expected, the stuff I pulled out cost way more. So, HUHU I had to have my card swiped, which I was terribly trying to avoid. I felt  extremely bad for not sticking to the budget but, hey, I comforted myself that the things I got were all cutie patootie. Quite expensive, yes, but totally worth it. Defensive, eh?

Of course, I bought some for myself as well. I worked hard, dude, so it’s just fair I give myself presents, too. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with accessories, particularly those with lace and ribbons. I got a bow clip just a week ago. Now, I have two more to add to the bow collection. 🙂

This being the second. It’s a necklace, a little flashy and sparkly because it has gold chains (faux gold, of course) and black beads, but the flashiness was toned down by the bow’s so-called innocence. Just perfect for my growing black, gold, and gray “wardrobe.” (As if I got a huge closet, LOL.)

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SHOPPING 101

The dress I bought won’t fit me. But it’s my size!” This is one common woe I hear from shoppers. More often than not, many of us rely on the size tag of an item and just suck up to its ugly fit. Sayang ng pera.

I really liked this sheer floral top I saw at NafNaf. The size is S for small (the smallest size). I’ve been always a small-sized gal but this one still seemed to be a bit loose at the armpits. I didn’t buy it. P.S. I can’t rock Korean peace signs. 😐

Trust me, ladies, even if a dress is your size, there are instances that it won’t look flattering on the bust, waist, armpits, shoulders areas, among others. And the best way to avoid buying the wrong size is to use the fitting room (Yes, even if you’re just window shopping.). Try the item on first before purchasing it. It will save you time, money, effort, and stress of returning the item and arguing with the salesperson.

I usually buy at the teens section because my frame is sometimes too small for ladies wear. This one is a size S from Soiree. I showed it to my friend and she said it looks nice. I thought so, too.

I also used to be the very shy shopper, but now I know better. Aside from trying on items I plan to buy, I also take pictures of them to give me a better idea of its appearance. Aside from that, my taste in clothes could be different from others, so I also show the photos to a friend, and ask her opinion about it.

Shopping is fun and rewarding. Do not ruin your experience by buying a cute top but with dreckitude fit.

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2011 Collection

  

“Louis Vuitton Malletier — commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton , or shortened to LV — is a French fashion house founded in 1854. The label is well known for its LV monogram, which is featured on most products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewellery, accessories, sunglasses, and books. Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses. Louis Vuitton sells its products through small boutiques in high-end department stores, and through the e-commerce section of its website.” ~Wikipedia, 2010

LV 2011 designed by Marc Jacobs took a really oriental turn in its Spring Summer 2011 collection. Mao-neck pieces were all over the runway. LV made it a little more fierce by splashing some colors. The following were the highlights of the collection:

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Chanel Spring Summer 2011 Collection

I have been very open about my love for fashion. Sad to say, I only know minuscule things about it. A true fashion enthusiast, I believe, should know every prominent label in Milan, London, and New York. He/she should be adept in executing the current trends, e.g. the colors, textures, and designs for Spring Summer 2011. In this post, I will attempt to share the trend for S/S 2011 and perhaps give a few insights of what’s in store for next year’s fashion industry, well, according to Chanel.

Fashion ignoranti like me only know well a few fashion labels–most of the time, the popularly-used ones. Who has not heard of Chanel? This uber famous brand is founded by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. It is recognized as the most established in haute couture, ready-to-wear clothes, handbags, perfumery, and cosmetics among others (Wikipedia, 2010). No wonder, every fashionista in the world worships Chanel.

Winter is almost over, and summer and spring are upcoming. What way to rock those seasons best but wear Chanel’s S/S 2011 collection. They are chic, some are cozy, elegant, and adventurous.

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