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PMS: Passion Meets Style

Weeks ago, I received the most awesome e-mail I can receive from a reader. It was from Jen Semira and she has the sweetest words for me and my blog. Her message made me appreciate my blogging even more ( ’cause most of the time I just get frustrated with what I write.. and can’t write, or buy or wear or do).

She recognizes my passion to succeed and achieve.

I never knew I was able to come across such a message about myself to some readers. I admit I can be a delusional dreamer – I have some really high goals for myself and I see that as a good thing. However, there are times when I can also be my very own downer so hearing encouraging words from people I don’t personally know yet know me somehow makes me so grateful and inspired.

I was surprised Jen knows about my old blog, Silly Inspirations, too. Hmm, so she was one of the few who witnessed my stressed-out-college-senior self, HAHA. Despite that, or maybe because of that, she thought I can be one of the bloggers who can embody the brand of accessories she just launched – P.M.S. Passion Meets Style. Belt Ceramic BanglesMatte Gold Leaf BangleVintage Key Connector RingGold and Purple Enamel Choker

Thank you, Jen. 

Not solely because of the offer for blog collaboration (although I was sooo thrilled about that, too), it was more about knowing that somewhere in the world wide web someone reads.

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Like and follow P.M.S. on Facebook and Twitter to know more about this amazing and affordable online accessories shop. I can’t wait to wear these and show them to you in my future outfit posts!

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The Wallflower

Hello, October!

Dang, didn’t even say goodbye to September. Sorry for my two week blogging hiatus. When time speeds away from you, you’ll find it hard to keep up. I just want to maximize everything I’ve got, you know. Oh now I sound like a dying woman. *knocks on wood*.

Anyhoo, I missed shooting and editing outfit photos so here’s what I’ve got for you. Hi readers! You there? I hope so.

This is inspired by The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Okay, not really. Not because of the story (read the book, haven’t watched the movie)… but because of word “wallflower”. Pffft. Too shallow, never mind I mentioned. Haha.To those who are curious as to how I take my outfit photos, I use a tripod and a camera on self- timer mode (I don’t even have a remote yet) so basically it’s a one-woman team. But I find it fun that way. I have a white wall in my room which becomes my empty canvas in pictures where I can edit in whatever I want to make the photo interesting – for instance, my floral wallpaper.

Hope you can HYPE THIS ON LOOKBOOK!


Brave Soul

I haven’t been everywhere. In fact, I haven’t been anywhere. I flew out of the country once, just a few months ago, and it was one of the best experiences I had. The trip made me realize how little I have experienced life and how much I am suffocating myself inside my own tiny bubble. Sigh. Traveling is one of the luxuries I wish I can afford more in the future – one that I will certainly work hard for.

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”

My insights about traveling (or my lack thereof) were brought about by the self- portraits I recently took. My overly-eager-in-post-processing self even took the extra mile to make the photos in line with this post’s themeThe outfit reminds me of a gypsy, a lost wanderer, a brave soul – someone who would not think twice of going to new places, someone with a desire to explore the world, someone I would want to be like, in some extent.

The top is the exact same one I wore previously. This is an attempt to show you how mixing and matching can create two different looks with the exact opposite vibe. In fact, everything I have here has already appeared in past posts. Can you pinpoint which ones? 🙂

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”


Blossom

Floral headwrap? Floral necklace? Floral skirt? Floral ring? Am I puking rainbows or what? Haha. 

This too floral of an outfit? Yeah, I can wear this. Heck, I can pull this off. But then I have to prepare myself for comments and teases from friends. Someone put this girl in a vase. No, I’m kidding. I think people are used to me and I am used to people. And I’m not even the kind who wears really attention- grabbing clothes. I am just a girl who is being… too girly.

With my already too-cute-for-words outfit, how do I go around wearing this? Tip #1: NEVER SMILE – at least for pictures. Haha. As everything else, attitude must be balanced. Say hello to the fifth member of the mean girls!

Remember what I told you about my interest in button- downs with shoulder cut-outs? This is my other one in super light pink from Jelly Bean. I love it to bits!I bought this envelope clutch in a night market in Hong Kong. The skirt? Pffft, cheap buy from atiangge. The necklace was a bargain from SuperSale Bazaar (I bought it from Camille Co. HIHI). The thing about me is that, I’m a certified cheapskate.How else can I better emphasize my floral theme than by adding doilies clipart, free for download from puglypixel.com! Aside from my love for dressing up and posing for pictures, I equally enjoy editing photos. I overdid it this time, didn’t I? I don’t know, I just got sooo inspired by cool graphics and design blogs lately. Since unlike other fashion bloggers I only have my white wall, I think it’s up to me to make things interesting. So yeah, I’ve decided to make this blog my online scrapbook. And I hope I’ll get to improve my photos too as I go on – ’cause most of the times old photos just make me cringe. Taste level improves, I think. As of the moment, this set is my favorite of the bunch. Hope I won’t cringe at the sight of this next week! Haha.

By the way, TIP #2: HYPE THIS LOOK ON LOOKBOOK!


Fashion Meets Function: GLAM 810D

I had the privilege to spend five days abroad with my best-est girlfriends in college and I had the best time ever! We arrived home a couple of nights ago and while I am so eager to share with you our experiences, allow me to fast forward to this day in Macau. Knowing we were going to explore different hotels, I dressed up a little bit. I wore this top with a sexy see-through back detail and paired it with high-waist shorts in the same color. I styled the ensemble with an extra cute feather necklace also in soft pink, a ring with a color that pops, black flats for comfort and a zebra- printed bag that complements everything. What do you think?

I had something else that completed the whole look though.Pocket mirror? Make-up foundation? Or maybe, just maybe…. a mobile phone.It is ALCATEL ONE TOUCH GLAM 810D – an innovation that combines style with function.

I never thought I can include mobile phones in the fashion accessories category but this one is so chic I almost wanted to wear it around my neck or put it inside a transparent bag – and I’m just sure it won’t catch the attention of bad guys around, if you know what I mean. 😛Aside from the pretty over-all look, the phone sparkles in the front when I receive text messages or calls because of its tiny luminescent diodes. The said LED matrix can be customized and it even shows the time which is a super plus for me since I don’t wear watches really often.When opened, it reveals a QWERTY keyboard with a Facebook button that can make social networking more convenient. The phone also lets me take pictures and videos with its 2MP camera. What else can we girls ask for? Oh, it’s a dual sim phone.The best is yet to come — this mobile phone is extremely affordable with a price tag of only 3,599.00php! Aside from this color, it is also available in white so your options are Mystery Pink and Light Chrome.I don’t want to play the part of a cheesy sales agent but I can’t help but say, “What are you waiting for? Avail of this amazing phone at Alcatel One Touch kiosks and cellphone stores nationwide NOW!”. To know more, visit the Alcatel One Touch Facebook page.

Stay tuned for my complete HongKong-Macau photo diary posts.

Photos from Aivi Cruz and Kim Tan-Afuan.

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