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Lust for Life

I’ve had a rough week. Actually, it’s been going on for months now and that’s mainly because I’ve made choices that demand everything I have. I feel good about it though—that only means I’m much braver and more aggressive now in pursuing my dreams. As Richard Nixon once said,

If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories.

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That applies to fashion as well. I’ve read a lot of times online that long skirts are not advisable for petite women like me. They say it makes us look smaller. Heck no, although I did subscribe to that rule in the past. I avoided anything that fell below my knees. And then one day I just got tired of wearing shorter skirts and decided to try on longer ones in 2011.

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My first ever long skirt is this black maxi from Forever 21, which I bought online. Black gives a slimmed down illusion so it helps petite girls look less wide. I used to pair it with oversized shirts, which apparently didn’t work.

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I always try to make my outfits look balanced. And since a maxi skirt covers the whole lower extremity of the body, why not show a little bit of skin up there. (*wink*) A tank top or bustier looks great with maxis, IMO.

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See, if I didn’t take that risk, I would have not known that small girls like me can wear maxi skirts. I don’t even think I look shorter. What about you?

Bustier from Eastwood bazaar | Forever 21 maxi skirt and vest | Thrifted sequined flats and bag

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Boutique de Reines Giveaway 2.0 is still ongoing! I will be at the Ateneo de Naga University on February 28 for the Alternative Class Program. See you there? 🙂

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Last week I attended L’Oreal Paris PH’s fashion show featuring Albert Andrada and Ezra Santos—one of the first shows during the Philippine Fashion Week—which I blogged about here.

Since becoming a blogger in 2010, attending Philippine Fashion Week became one of my goals. Getting invites was not that easy though, at least initially, because they cannot be bought nor requested. The PFW team/agencies choose who to attend. Last year I got to see Oxygen, GUESS, and VANS‘ Spring-Summer 2012 collections, thanks to Connect Agencie.

Last week I was supposed to attend three shows, but due to illness and bad weather I had to cancel the two others, featuring Dax Bayani and Vania Romoff’s respective collections. At least I got to attend to one though.

Anti-Fashion Manila bustier| Liz Claiborne watch| Forever 21 necklace, skirt, and heels

I think I’ll never overcome my love for mullet skirts. There’s something about it that makes any wearer look sexy but classy at the same time. And they are quite comfortable, mind you. I feel like I’m one of those girls in a feminine wash commercial. Lol. I think I would still be wearing my mullets even when they go out of style.

Everyone at the office and on Facebook loved my new hair cut by the way, which makes me even happier 🙂 I had worn my hair long for a lengthy amount of time, so it’s refreshing to sport a shorter hairdo. I tried copying Sarah Barthel’s hair style. If you don’t know her, you should check out this music video by Phantogram.

Gorgeous, isn’t she? Hype my look on lookbook and chictopia! 🙂

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