Friday, 30 September 2011

Out with Friends, Part 2

Ended up meeting a girlfriend for lunch today. It rained a bit in the morning. It was a tad cool. I wanted to be comfy.

So, grabbed this sweater.

Roots sweater

Yes, I know it's big on me, but this sweater has a sentimental value. It's actually one of my first Christmas gifts to the hubby when we first started going out, teehee. The fact that I can comfortably wear it now and he no longer can comfortably wear it is another topic for discussion, HAH! 

Zara trench, 
7 for All Mankind jeans (Holt Renfrew Last Call),
Aerosole boots (Winners, recent purch),
scarf (gift from mom)

As usual, we over-ate, and had to walk it off. At the mall... *sigh*

Ah, good times!

Out with Friends

Met some friends for dinner last night to celebrate not just my birthday but also another friend's birthday who happens to have the same birthday as me:)

Alexandra Bartlett top (Winners)
True Religion jeans (Aritzia)
Nygard cuff (Sears), Payless booties
I've been wearing these booties so much lately, even I'm surprised at how much I like them. 

Love the subtle details on this outfit.

... ok, maybe not so subtle, this one

gift from mom, from the Philippines

And since I wasn't sure how cool the evening was going to be, thought I better bring a jacket.

jacket (Winners), scarf (gift from mom)

Needless to say, it was a fun evening.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

(C)olor, (P)attern, (T)exture, (S)hine

So says Clinton and Stacy of, what else, What Not to Wear! HAHA

I tried to keep that in mind last night when we went out for dinner. Sans pattern.

A/X dress, XOXO bandeau (Winners),
Nygard cuff (Sears), Payless booties

A bit of color enough?

hubby not wanting to show his face:p
Loved the back detail of this dress. There's a bow you can tie as well but it's not quite showing on the pic. Yes, the yellow peekaboo seems odd but this is not summer anymore after all. And I got it covered, does that make a difference?:p

Pleather jacket (Winners)
Christian Siriano for Payless clutch

Can I point to the clutch for the texture and shine? heehee

For what it's worth, I guess I can say at least I'm trying, right?

And since today turned out to be one of those sunny crisp fall day, decided to go for brunch somewhere outdoor.

What a gorge fall day it is!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

It's ok, I say, once in a while

For starter, because I haven't quite made any plans for this week (and next) that I'm off work, haven't really stepped outta' the house the last day or so.

I could post my entire outfit but I don't think any one would really want to see my knit sweater which I've had since uni days. Yes, it was comfyyyyy and yes, I went out wearing it. *eeek* Figure it was only for a very quick run to the store:p

Converse low-cut leather Chucks (Pacific Boarder, recent purch)

Was meaning to buy this a while back, but I wanted to buy it at the RIGHT price point, thus "a while"... heehee

It ended being just right for the outside on a day like today, which turned out to be sunny and mild...

Will be going out for dinner later with the hubby. Maybe I'll be more presentable later. Actually, I better be, as it's my birthday dinner. HAH!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

When Ballerina Goes Preppy (give or take, ok, more give, a pound or 2)

Today may, or may not, be the last chance I get to wear shorts.

Effeti Moda top & Kenzie shorts (Winners),
Esprit belt (gift fr mom, now on its last leg),
Diesel ballet flats & cuff (The Bay)

I almost forgot I had these earrings. I love how its color differ depending on the angle or the lighting.

gift, from India

Not quite sure if we're experiencing the beginning of an Indian summer (who came up with that expression anyways?). Although, you can feel it in the wind and looking at the clouds that the rain is just a millimeter of condensation away. Or maybe I'm wrong. Hey, if the weather people barely get it...

Rain, rain, stay away...

Friday, 23 September 2011


As I'm writing this, I'm officially on stay-cation! For the first time ever, hmmmm... It wasn't originally planned that way, but at this moment, I'm not caring if we're going anywhere or not, all I know is I'm off work!

Old Navy shirt dress, Gap leggings & belt,
Payless booties, Nygard cuff (Sears)
brand? from The Bay
Beautiful day for the official start of fall, relatively speaking. Regardless, it's Friday!!! Yay!!!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Ready for an Education

Woke up this morning, and what do I hear? Pitter-patter...

This week, so far, feels like one constant learning, as new situations pop up everyday. Feels like I'm in school all over again.

 H&M top, Dalia cable sweater (Winners),
Gap skirt, Aldo boots
I finally figure I might as well look the part. HAH!

Not sure how long I've had this necklace. Not sure why I like it so much. I just do. I just like how the smooth glass surface feels on my fingers every time I touch it. Find it relaxing, I guess.

Just looking forward to Friday...

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

First Day of Fall

Well, it's officially fall. It is, isn't it? And right on cue, the rain came. I don't mind rain, fortunately. Otherwise, we're really living in the wrong city.

Attitude blouse (Sears),
CK jeans (Winners)

Nicole Miller cardi (Costco),
Joe Fresh ballet flats (in navy)

... and as always, I'm a sucker for back details...

For whatever reason, I actually had more stuff to lug with me to work today. My lunch and my runners for my walk home, for starter. The rest, couldn't really say since I don't know myself... I remember I had this:p It was blue enough to pick up the blue in my blouse, I thought.

2010 Christmas gift from sis

Then of course I ended up not walking as I had to work much later than usual and I was just pooped. Oh poop!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Flower(ette) Power

This morning, I knew I needed to induce some color or more details in my outfits, especially after the blah days recently.

H&M blouse with tie-front (recent purch),
Gap 1969 Always Skinny jeans (in wine, trust me:p)

It didn't hurt that it ended being a beautiful day today. But, since we're heading to fall after all, it was a tad cool in the morning.

Gap jacket

Love the (tiny) details.

And here was the inspiration... sorta'...


Blouse - from H&M
Wide, pussy-bow blouse in an airy fabric.

Monday, 19 September 2011

It's a Monday kinda' Monday

It's so Monday today, a co-worker told me. I knew what she meant. It's that kind of Monday.

H &M top (recent purch)
Rock & Republic jeans
Clarks flat

And although it wasn't as warm as summer, I don't think it was cool enough for coats. That, or I just refuse to wear my coats, not just yet.

H&M scarf (also, recent purch)

By Friday, it'll be officially fall... *sigh*... Bah!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Canadian Tuxedo

Rarely, as in Rarely, do I try to pull a denim on denim look. I know, I know, some would even say so don't even go there. Granted the idea, in its most recent return, is also from the last season or 2, but today is quite an uninspired day, so meh...

SC & Co jacket & CK jeans (Winners),
Fruscio top (gift, Sicily, 2007), Esprit belt,
Clarks flats
Ok, it's not quite denim on denim, perhaps. Also, I have to say I have selfish reasons for posting even the most uninspired look. Firstly, I'm hoping that by actually posting such "outfits", that I can remind myself that I can always do better putting a look. Secondly, if the first reason is still not enough of an impetus to dress better, that it's still ok to have the downtime equivalent of an outfit. Maybe it's just me, but sometimes, I just don't have the energy to plan an outfit and I think that's ok. I just hope I don't have too many of those "downtime"...

Friday, 16 September 2011

Grocery (kinda') Day

Today's an errand kinda' day. Needed to re-stock some (Italian) stuff, so had to go to this specialty store that we love. So much that seriously, we got out there having paid the amount equivalent to that of our normal grocery shopping on a regular market which would normally last us for, say, 2 weeks. Cray cray!!!

Anyway, that's why the casual wear. Mind you, as you will see me write over and over again, I really could go to work wearing this. Again, is that good, or bad?

Joe Fresh tunic top, 
BDG jeggings (Urban Outfitters),
Payless booties, scarf (gift from mom)
Nygard cuff (Sears)

Thursday, 15 September 2011


Yes, it is! Well, it kinda' is, for me:) Thank god for that!

Chapter One jacket (Winners),
shirt (gift), belt and pants (all from Gap)

I just realize that I would've been a walking Gap ad, again, if not for the jacket. O well...

The dolphin ring on the most left, I've had since university. Let's just say I've had that ring since forever, hehe. The middle one is just some cheap-y one I picked up at The Bay. The one on my forefinger, got that from Mexico, I think.

That's what I love about accessories. Just like shoes, to an extent, it doesn't matter if you gain weight. Ok, your fingers can get chubbier but if it doesn't fit 1 finger, you have 4 others, no?

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Complete 180

If yesterday I said I'm the type of person whose feelings reflect in her clothes, today, I went to the other end.

I wore as much colors as I possibly can.

Joe Fresh top,
CK jeans & Adidas sneakers

Nicole Miller cardi (Costco)
 ... and in layers too...

Gap scarf
 ... let's not forget the ring...

from The Bay

I'm trying...

Tuesday, 13 September 2011


Some people dress up to brighten their mood. Feelin' a lil low, wear fuschia. I, on the other hand, happen to fall on the other end of the spectrum. When I'm feeling blah, I tend to look blah. BLAH! lol

Tristan blazer, Gap shorts
 One small consolation, at least it's work appropriate. But then again, I think I'm always dressed appropriately for work... I think... relatively-speaking...

gift from mom
From left: gift from mom (from the Philippines), BR,

Tried to bling it up a bit with my rings. But they looked kinda' monochromatic too, eh, now that I'm seeing it again.

O well, at least I got through another day...

Monday, 12 September 2011

Orange You Glad?

Today happened to be another out and about kinda' day. Needed to be in one office in the morning then another in the afternoon.

Zara top, AE Outfitter jeans,
necklace (gift, from India)

I always get compliments when I wear this top. Guess it's one of "my" colors. I should keep that in mind. 

Hubby asked me if I was really wearing this jeans. I couldn't figure out why. He, then, pointed out the "distressed" areas. And seeing that I wasn't just going to be in my office, he thought I would have put on a better pair. Goes to show how casual I've become with my work outfit.

The scarier part, I think I'm still better dressed than some. Seriously! HAH!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Animal Instinct

Had to go to an open house today for this new goal I have in mind. Looks hopeful, thus far. Looking forward to starting, I think...

Dress (H&M), Nygard necklace (Sears), Expression cuff & flats (The Bay)
I don't even remember how long I've had this dress now. I love the surprising (I think so, anyway) back detail.

And since I was out already, decided to just walk around and soak in some sun. So did everybody, it seemed.

Summer in September, yah!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Chanel-Meets-Annie Hall-Meets-Waitress

Just noticed how downhill that sounds, eh? No offense to anyone. The way I see it, why channel one person when you can channel 3, no? From the quintessential dame of fashion to a character who influenced fashion to your everyday working gal...

Needless to say, one reoccurring fashion style I dig time and time again would have to be menswear-inspired. I think it shows people that, really, it shows no limits.

Must've started from my youth when I used to borrow (or should I say, sneak out:p) my dad's Lacoste shirts. LOL.

Old top (Winners), vest (H&M),
AE Outfitters jeans,
Clarks flats
I changed my accessory as the cuff made it "too" masculine. So came a "Coco" moment. Piled it on, I did, as you can see.:p

gifts from mom

Too much? Not enough?... meh...

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Shout Out to Preppy Guys

My ode to all the preppy guys out there...

Ninety top, Kenzie shorts, Rudsak belt
and Guess flats (ALL Winners)
bracelet (The Bay)
 Dontcha' think so? All I need is the cable sweater wrapped around my shoulder, no? LOL. I thought I'd even wear my loafers, but I thought that might be a bit much, so I girl-ified it a bit with the shoes and the accessories.

I've had these flats for like, what, 2 summers now. And I will wear it til it wears out coz I don't think I'll get sick of it.

Then this I got earlier this year. And it matches my shoes! Oh, I know, things should not necessarily match, but it still worked out, I thought.


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