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Fiigirl: Très Chic

As you know I turned 25 two months ago, and since then I’ve been thinking a lot about how difficult fashion can be sometimes. I’ve always gravitated towards pink and super girly things, which are unfortunately not always befitting older women. Worse, I have very few clothes that are appropriate for my age. A week ago I was scheduled to go to a book launch of my favorite fashion blogger, Tricia Gosingtian, and I was worried about what to wear to the event. Tricia has easily transitioned from being cute to sophisticated, and I wish I was that successful. I just can’t seem to let go of my affinity for anything young and girly.

Luckily, Fiigirl–an online shopping site based in China–sent me a really nice black dress, which arrived a day before the event. Talk about timing.

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The transaction was actually made in August, so it took about a month for the package to arrive at my place. This was the dress I was expecting to receive, according to the website:

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Product description (taken from the website):

Features:
* Sleek popular design
* High class standout quality
* Very soft and comfortable to the touch
* Material: Cotton
* Pattern: Solid pattern
* Color: Black/rosy
* Size: M, L

I picked this style because I thought it looked so chic and definitely office-appropriate. Here’s the actual dress, I got the medium-sized one:

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Online shopping is quite tricky because you won’t see the item until it arrives at your doorstep. I’ve heard (and experienced) a lot of horror stories about online shopping–from clothes not looking the same as posted, too small or too big, etc. Thankfully the dress I got from Fiigirl is almost similar to the one posted on the website.

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It’s not as cottony and stretchy as I hoped it would be, but that’s fine because the dress fits–although it’s a little tight around the armpits and a little loose at the shoulders. I’m not broad-shouldered so I understand that part. I just hope the sleeves were a tad shorter and the asymmetrical v-neck was more prominent like what is shown in the website. I think that’s the most interesting part of the design and the dress could have been more awesome if it was more noticeable.

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Nonetheless the dress still looks chic to me. LBDs are a woman’s must-have and I’m glad I finally got one that’s appropriate for my age but still fashionable. The best part is, it looks great with any shoe color.  Zalora sent me these gorgeous heels a week ago and I’m so glad it went well with the dress. They’re very comfortable too!

I wore very minimal accessories because I wanted the dress to be the key piece of this look. Tricia took a photo of me during the launch, I just hope I didn’t look fat in it, hehe. Overall, I’m satisfied with dress. It’s pretty and very affordable so I’d give it 4 out of 5 stars.

triciaTricia + Me at her book launch. Thanks to Candy Magazine for the photo! I gave her a subtle cat ears headband which I made the night before the event. I was so happy she liked it! She’s the nicest, I swear. Be sure to check out her book, 150 STYLE ESSENTIALS FOR EVERY GIRL! #fangirling

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Fiigirl dress | Pill shoes from Zalora

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Good Friday

I know, I haven’t posted anything for almost a week and for that I apologize. The past week was so stressful I decided to take a small break, but that doesn’t matter anymore because I’m back. And I’m back with a bang!

I’ve always believed that there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been through many hardships and emotional blows, but they’ve never tainted my outlook on life and discouraged me in pursuing my goals. They’re like accessoriesthey give more flavor to an outfit, and in this case, life. As Leslie Caron said, In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness—otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?

And speaking of happiness, yesterday was a very good day for me. I received two great newsthey’re not that huge, but again for a small town girl like me, they’re a great feat already.

1. Candy Magazine’s It Girl on the Web Style Feature

I was talking to someone online when that person told me she saw me on candymag.com’s Style Files. I was so surprised because I never thought I would get chosen for a number of reasons. One, Candy Magazine is a pre-teen/teen magazine and I’m already way beyond my teenage years. Two, I am not as adventurous as other fashion bloggers. I’m a dress/t-shirt and jeans (or shorts) kind of girl and I find it impractical wearing clothes I am not comfortable in. But hey, I got picked and I couldn’t be happier. Yeahboy, that’s one tick off my checklistEarlier this year I saw myself on Chalk Magazine and on a Dove billboard.

Oh hello there, Harry Styles! 😛

I see syntax errors. Lol, sorry about that. I was in a hurry answering the questions.

Click HERE to read the whole feature. Below are some lovely comments I’ve received from people. I’m so touched. Thanks, guys! 🙂

2. New Glorietta Vibe Modelling Opportunity

I only stand 5 feet but I never saw it as a hindrance to modelling, but I also do not deny the fact that tall girls look great, if not better, on the runway. I’ve always believed, however, that there’s room for everyone in the fashion industry. Case in point, Glorietta, one of the country’s premier shopping destination, in cooperation with AVA Philippines, is currently looking for models of all shapes and sizes who will walk the runway in an attempt to break the current Guinness record for most people on the runway, which is held by New York EXPRESS I think.

Seeing this as a great opportunity, I joined yesterday.

And before the day ended, I bagged the 3rd spot! Yay!

Thanks to everyone who supported and voted for me. I really appreciate it a lot. I couldn’t have made it without all your help yesterday.

See me walk the runway on November 29, 2012 via live-stream! Tweet me @dafnyduck with the hashtag #NewGloriettaVibe as well!

Again, thanks to everyone, especially to those who shared and retweeted the link to my photo. I love you all! xx

 

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