Transition

I do not share much about my day-to-day life on social media. While I do share posts that make me laugh, sad, and inspired and occasional strikes of vanity, only a few loved ones know what’s going on with me. There are many things though I keep to myself only. I’m a bit of a loner, and always been like that–there’s a sense of satisfaction one can find in solitude. I am free to do whatever I please, without outside pressure and learn from the consequences of it. Having this frame of mind and the challenges I experienced as a child, prepared me mentally and emotionally for that place I call ‘the real world’, that world beyond the reach of anyone or anything that would discourage me from pushing forward and pushing beyond my limits.
IMGP2268A lot of things have happened since my last personal post. I’m still having backaches every once in a while. My doctor has advised me to not put too much pressure on my spine, hence I’m not allowed to carry heavy loads and wear high-heeled shoes often. Unfortunately my condition is irreversible. I’m not sure how this will affect my future travels, but I am doing everything I can for this not to worsen so I’m keeping my hopes up. Also, I found a new job in a new city. Right now I am still adjusting and learning the ropes, but I do have a good feeling that everything will be smooth-sailing. New workmates are amazing and full of positive energy, which I really like. I love being with funny co-workers because they make the job less tedious. I’m honestly very thankful to God for blessing me with wonderful jobs for the past three years, so much so that I no longer dread the word ‘Monday’. 🙂
IMGP2344And like any other office, air conditioning can be very brutal so I am yet again stocking up on some comfy knits and sweaters. Rainy season has begun as well. I know this look is not exactly a rainy season color–I kinda feel guilty for not sharing any outfit the past summer so I hope this suffices, along with my next posts. Plus, I’m having a hard time transitioning from happy summer hues to dark, gloomy shades. Cold weather is nice but I absolutely hate getting wet and bringing an umbrella!
IMGP2287Also, school break will be over soon and in a few weeks I’ll be my usual cranky self, but I won’t be abandoning this blog. I may be posting less often but that’s only because I’m ashamed to show you my eyebag-laden face only my boyfriend can love. Lol. Kidding aside, this semester will be pretty hectic as I’m expecting more reading assignments and reports but I will make sure to post one look a week. If this doesn’t happen, feel free to call me out on Twitter or Instagram.
IMGP2315By the way, thank you to my friend JoeAnn for taking my pictures! It’s her first time to use my camera and take pictures for my blog and I must say she did an awesome job. 🙂
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ZARA knit sweater | Bershka floral skirt | Vida sandals

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Pure Heroine

So this was bound to happen. I’ve been wanting to name a blog post after Lorde for months but decided against it. I previously thought that doing so would only mean my obsession over her and her songs have reached an alarming rate. But I was wrong. Now since I’ve practically mangled her album, Pure Heroine, due to overplay and finally ready to move on to a new musical obsession, I can’t be any more happy than to dub this post Pure Heroine. This, however, doesn’t mean I don’t like Lorde anymore. I still do, and will just be waiting for the next album to wear out. Hehe. It’s funny and perplexing at the same time though how people accused Lorde of being pro-drugs because of her album title. Obviously, they confused it with the highly addictive drug, heroin. Hello, people, learn to spell. There could be some word play going on, so if anything, it’s witty.

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And speaking of wearing out, if you’re my housemate or officemate, you’ve probably seen me wear this look countless times. This whole outfit–from hat to shoes–is my current obsession. This is the most comfortable ensemble I’ve worn in a while. It’s very cold in the office and blazers, jackets, and sweaters are necessary to combat the chills. Our employers are not very strict when it comes to dress codes, we can wear practically anything, as long as our upper thighs aren’t showing lol.

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My friends know I love pink, but I always insist that it isn’t my favorite color. Weird, I know. Seriously, pink is like the happiest color and I like looking bright and happy. So imagine my delight when I saw World Balance carrying these adorable loafers! I mean, since when did this they produce this kind of style? Just late last year, apparently.

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It’s great that they’re trying to cater to non-sports enthusiasts aka lazy people’s needs (ehem *guilty*). World Balance is known for using materials of the highest quality, so why not let people like me experience their products? Good move, I must say.

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This sweater was a gift (?) from my mom. Actually, she bought it for herself before the new year but since I’m a good daughter and she loves me very much, she let me have it. And I’ve been wearing it since, along with the jeggings. I swear, jeggings are a gift to mankind!

I wish I had more pictures to show, alas there’s no more. I was so busy with yesterday’s shoot. These photos were actually taken while on location and the others were busy retouching the model’s makeup. I can’t wait to show you the outcome  though! Stay tuned! 🙂

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Bershka jeggings | World Balance shoes

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Maroon Valley

Christmas is just a few days away so I decided to wear a color I never wore for an outfit post before. I don’t know exactly why I had not tried it because I actually like maroon a lot. There’s something about it that gives me warm fuzzies, reminds me so much of love and celebration during Christmas time.

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It’s also my school color—kinda weird hearing myself saying “my” school though. About 10 years ago, I only dreamed of becoming an Isko, the term used to call people who study at the University of the Philippines. Now here I am living just outside its gates and literally attending classes. They say dreams don’t wait. Maybe some, but I’ve always believed that we can achieve anything, at any age, as long as we persevere.

IMG_3560I haven’t achieved all of my goals yet, but I can sense that I’m getting there. Sometimes I would even feel very restless when I don’t have anything productive scheduled in a day, especially during my break from work. It always feels like I wasted an opportunity to do something worthwhile. So being in graduate school helps lessen that feeling of restlessness.

IMG_3568Otherwise, you would find me in the mall or in front of my computer looking at clothes. And that’s exactly what happened to me last week. I wasn’t supposed to buy anything before next week but I couldn’t help it when I saw this bag at Dorothy Perkins. I’ve been searching for a good black bag, so when I saw this I knew I had to get it. Same goes for these Bershka maroon pants that I got from Branded for Less and bowler hat.

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Every day it’s becoming increasingly cold here in the Philippines so I took out my fantastic furry sweater which I bought for a very low price from an online tiangge. These pretty shoes, on the other hand, are from World Balance. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of sportswear because I’m not a very sporty person. But I was so surprised when I found out that World Balance actually has a line of shoes fit for girly women like me. As many of you would expect, I chose the pair with pink on it. I just thought these would be perfect when I finally sign up to a yoga class. They’re very comfortable, and the insoles feel incredibly soft. And it meshed well with the whole outfit, too. World Balance has just released their Sports Active and Street Casual Collection and I’m pretty sure there’s a pair there you’d be interested in. You can check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

IMG_3572World Balance GIA shoes | Dorothy Perkins shoulder bag | Bershka pants | Liz Claiborne watch | SM Department Store bowler hat | Pre-loved furry sweater

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