(Yes, I’m sitting on a Little Tikes table.)
February was a month filled with so many firsts, so many spontaneity, and good (or even bad) memories. I joined our school’s fashion show for the first (and last) time, booked a trip to Korea with my bestfriend, and appreciated life more — through the #100HappyDays project hihi)
But now that it’s March, ibang usapan na ‘to. (This is a different matter) March is the month of lasts.
They say the value of something becomes far greater than it ever was once it’s gone. For the past 13 years, I was shaped into who I am now in a place I can call home.
Senior year has become such a rollercoaster (oooh so cliche) though I must really admit that it was. I met new friends that I can say will be the ones I’ll cherish forever. Though 10 months may sound long — as I have called it when school started; when I was a bit scared myself for what is there to come given my utter fear and worries from when I first saw our class list after its release; once you’ve met the right people, you realize that 10 months is a short time for you to be with the people you’ll be missing after you walk down the aisle in your white toga.
Honestly, when it was the season of CETs and other college-related things, I was still indecisive on what I really want for myself in the future. I felt scared.
I still am, really. But fortunately, I’m kind of sure of what I want now. Kind of.
(Also, many thanks to Midnight Bonanza by ML for sending me their lovely tops including the one I’m wearing here! I’ll be blogging about them on a different post.)
Camouflage top from Midnight Bonanza | Leatherette shorts & Black Beanie from NAVA | Navy Blue parka from Billabong c/o Camille Duque | Black platform sneakers from Charlotte Russe
School’s ending in two weeks and I’m honestly unprepared to leave my home for the past 13 years. What I really love, though, is that the people I love are supporting me and helping me as I go through life with so many questions and problems in life (except for my seatmates Chelsea and Camille for ruining my life through K-pop) (just kidding hehe I love you guys special mention yie) and they help me solve them. ♡
My priorities in life are still as confuzzling as ever. School, happiness, college, friends — these are the opposing forces that keep my life balanced at the moment.
Photos by Aly Cruz ♡
Thrifted Batwing cardigan | Forever 21 Cream-colored top | Forever 21 belt | Thrifted floral pants | Flipped Out Cockatoos floral oxfords
I’ve taken a lot of interest into loose (and very comfortable) clothing for the past months and it makes me feel like a grandmother. The floral pants I’m wearing are actually my current favorite and I’d always wear it when I’m too lazy to formulate outfits when my mom decides to drag me along to different places. AND, they’re thrifted — bought them for Php 70! The ends were actually loose so I sewed garters at the ends and YAY PRETTY FLORAL PANTS. I actually call them my “ahjumma pants” (ahjumma means married/older woman in Korean) because ahjumma’s in Korea are famous for wearing floral print pants; so here’s my take! Did I give justice to the ahjumma fashion?
Also, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! I spent the day with my friends and classmates and I didn’t feel lonely at all — despite not having a Valentine this year (just like the past 17 years of my existance!) Hope you guys had (or are still having) a great Valentine’s as well (with or without a Valentine)! Hihi ♡
Photos by Kam Almonte & Chelsea Toledo ♡
Striped top from NAVA | Black skirt from ROMWE | Black Mary Jane heels from Lovely Wholesale | POPCORN bag from ROMWE | Heart socks from Forever 21 | Phantom of the Opera necklace from my princess, Joey ♡
Though my blog title contains two digits that don’t have any relevance to anything in my life right now, it’s actually from Taylor Swift — because a striped, black-and-white knit top and a black skirt gave me Taylor Swift vibes. (Special mention to my friend Delar who loves her!!) Also, meet my chihuahua Bruce on the first photo!! He’s the clingiest and I love him to bits. ♡
Anyway, I’ve been resorting into using my iPhone rather than a digital camera or a DSLR for the past months due to its convenience. Although the quality isn’t as perfect as the ones from a real camera, I’m just actually really lazy to set-up everything (from tripods to self-timers), edit them on Photoshop (when VSCO exists), and do other things.
Now as for updates on my life: (1) I passed DLSU and CSB; (2) I might actually choose CSB over DLSU because of college program reasons; (3) I have a few weeks left as a High School Senior; and (4) I’m currently diagnosed with Senioritis and it. is. not. good.
Life updates aside, here’s to my first post of the month and also my second post of the year! And as happy as it sounds, realistically speaking, it’s not. I’m becoming a really bad blogger now with all the inactivity and laziness and I’d like to apologize to everyone I’ve let down. School and life in general has been making me busy (and/or lazy) and although there were times wherein I’d be all “oh I should draft a blog post right now”, it wouldn’t turn out as productive as I’d expected it to be.
Well, High school’s almost over so do expect more blog posts in the near future!
How is everyone? Feel free to talk to me on Twitter / Ask.fm / Tumblr or check out my Instagram because I’m more active there right now or might as well comment using the Disqus widget below!! I’ll definitely try to reply to everything as soon as possible. :-)
Yes, this is my first outfit of 2014. This was unplanned and I just got random pieces from my closet and tried them on and then “yeah, okay this is good”. Pretty spontaneous, really. I think that my spontaneity would be one of the things that would stay with me this year. I’m the type who’d be spontaneous with meetings and the like — and it actually runs in the family (e.g. my mom telling me to dress-up at 10 in the evening because we’re going to watch a movie, spontaneous dates with my friends that weren’t even planned at all, etc.).
As unplanned as my New Year outfit, 2014 has been spontaneously alright. I had an amazing retreat — the last one as a Paulinian, to be exact; I adopted a Korean foster sister for the first (and also the last) time; and I won a $100 Gift card from Nasty Gal (first giveaway win this year!! and hopefully not the last?).
I don’t usually dwell on failures but 2014 has also brought me disappointments: I didn’t pass a school that I was slightly hoping I would. I’m not bitter or anything but I guess as much as the first two weeks of my 2014 has been more on the positive side, this failure just shows how small things like these — whether good or bad, can foreshadow a whole lot more blessings (and obstacles that are blessings in disguise) in the future. Maybe failing this school will just bring me to a better one? A school that would be right for me? *cough*DLSU*cough* I’m pretty sure that 2014’s going to be a bit tough with so many last’s going on in a few months but these last’s can also lead to a lot of first’s and all I’m hoping for right now is for the strength to go on with all these things happening.
It’s a new year, a new life (somewhat). I know it’s going to be difficult but I’m hoping to become a better person this year (and being a more active blogger is part of that “better person”). :-)How about you guys? HOw was your New Year’s celebration? Any resolutions?
(Edit): I PASSED DLSU. I was planning to publish this last night but I forgot 3 My foster and I were asleep already and I woke up to tweets about the DCAT. I finally have a college to attend to in a few months!!!!! *throws confetti*
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I’ve done a total of 12 outfits for the past 12 months and for the year 2014, I’m hoping to be able to document more. I know I’ve been quite inactive but it’s part of my New Year’s resolution to be able to share my style to the world. If asked to describe my style, I’m honestly sure what it is. Let these outfits speak for themselves?
There are six more days before 2014 and I’m not the type to wear body-hugging clothes. Seashop, a fabulous shop owned by a fabulous 14-year-old girl, sent me this UNICORN midriff top! So I ask myself: why not wear one now? This might actually take some time for me to adjust to but, yay for change!
I spent my Christmas with my loved ones and it was fun! We went to SM Aura to eat lunch + dinner and what’s weird is that I didn’t buy anything. Maybe it’s time for me to save up for something big? Haha!
Here are some “important life happenings and treasures” for the months of October and November (that I wasn’t able to blog about properly):
5 years of being a K-pop fan and 5 years of waiting for this to finally happen. I’ve already missed 2 Super Shows and went through 2 sad nights filles with tears and rolls of tissue but I definitely didn’t miss this one. This was actually last-minute. My mom bought my ticket on the same day of the concert and she luckily scored a really great seat for me!
Yes, I watched Super Show 5 alone. Yes, I cried alone in between two strangers. This would be the second time I watched a concert alone and the feeling of loneliness just goes away as soon as you see the people you’d only see on your computer screen or on television. Everything was so surreal and I loved every minute of this concert.
I’ve been buying so much things from the thrift stores found inside my humble, little town. These babies cost me Php 290 and it’s a bit big for me but who wouldn’t say no to these? Score!! Hihi
I’ve always wanted to try midriff tops but my insecurity with my stomach has always been stopping me from purchasing one. Fortunately, seashop, a fabulous online shop on Instagram, was kind enough to send me this! I made the design myself (it was really hard choosing the “perfect” font) ♥ You guys should check out seashop! It’s owned by a more fabulous 14-year-old girl and they offer RTW pieces and customized ones as well!
It has come to the point where I finally try on a graduation toga. It all happened so fast and then it hit me — I’m graduating in 3 months. (And yes the photo above is my make-up face. Minsan lang talaga ‘to.
Also, follow me on Instagram if you’d like to see my random photos (from Bruce the Chihuahua to anything, really).
It’s kind of a wrong time for me to blog right now since I still have 2 days of academics left before Christmas break starts and the exams tomorrow are CL, English, and Math (bad combination) (and I still haven’t reviewed anything properly). I just wanted to post something.
I miss doing this. I miss posting the most random things that go through my head. I miss talking to my good ‘ol Tumblr friends. I honestly don’t know why (or how) I just slowly detached myself to my blog and to my Tumblr friends and I’m yearning for the past. Do I make sense? Haha.
Anyway, weird and serious thoughts aside, how is everyone?! Christmas is near and my family usually sets up the Christmas tree as early as September. *Christmas enthusiasts* But this year, we don’t have a Christmas tree because some of the parts are missing. :-(
I hope everyone else’s Christmas trees are alright, though! I like staring at the Christmas lights as they fade in and fade out.
Yes, finally! A new outfit post! You can never expect a really creative title from me.
A few weeks back (it seems like I always forget dates huhu), our Fashion Design class went on a mini field trip where we discovered a true gem in the arts industry. The late Badong Bernal was gifted in both set designing and costume-making. He truly made a mark in the Philippine history of plays and I’m glad that we were able to see his designs up-close!
My Fashion Design-Crochet-Thrift shop-DIY buddy, Ida and I opted to wear skirts although the usual outfit we’d be required to wear during a school-related field trip would be a top and a pair of pants. (Ooh, rebels)
I look like I’m floating here!! Sorry for the derp face.
CREEPERS! I’ve always wanted a pair of black ones and luckily, I found one at our local thrift store for less than Php 300!!
It’s a tradition for me to twirl around when I’m wearing a fluffy skirt.
Thrifted batwing cardigan | Cream top from Pink Manila | Pink tutu skirt | Pink socks from Topshop | Thrifted Black creepers | Bag from Fievre
I wore the black creepers because wearing a girly pair of shoes would just make me look girly….-er. Do you guys like the contrast?
And hello! I’m back, yay! I really missed blogging and talking to people on Tumblr. Huhu. My .com is still under construction so please do wait for that! ♥ Do you guys like my blog’s new look?
Photos by Ida Siasoco