Rain or Shine

IMG_9598Although it’s the start of summer in this side of the world, Switzerland’s weather at this time of the year is pretty unstable. When we got here, it was hot enough that I wasn’t wearing any coat. Thank God I was wearing a sleeveless top so I immediately felt cool after removing my coat. However on our second day here, the weather took a quick turn deciding it still didn’t want the sun to shine so brightly after all. It was quite enchanting seeing the cobblestone streets and sandstone buildings of Zürich drenched with rain.

The weather, certainly, did not hinder us from exploring more of this mountainous country. You can see in the photos that it was drizzling when we were at Switzerland’s city of roses, Rapperswil. In our short stay there, we went around Altstadt, which is its old town. The rain might have been an inconvenience to others, but to me it just added more to the medieval ambience of the place.

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When I was planning my outfits for the trip, I checked the weather forecast so I would know what to wear. I don’t mind shivery cold weather, I embrace coldness (with arms wide open haha!). But I cannot withstand heat and sweating. So even when I knew it was going to be quite colder because of the rain (and the possible wind that comes with it), my wardrobe was still light.

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I might not mind piercing breezes but I do mind getting sick. It would be such a bummer to be sick on a trip so I still made sure I’m protected from the rain. I brought my hat (and umbrella) with me to protect me from rain. My kimono was also excellent in keeping me warm and cozy even with the rain. I matched my outfit with these sneakers because I always get annoyed when my feet get wet (haha!). Plus, it goes well with the neutral tones of my outfit.

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Traveling or not, always check the weather before heading out home. I learned this the hard way. I was wearing my favorite studded shoes from Zara and it was pouring the whole day in school. Naturally and unfortunately, my shoes became extremely soaked. So now, they have stains and the straps are detaching. 😥 

I know you don’t want to bid adieu to your favorite pair in this tragic way so make it a habit to check the weather. Besides, weather apps aren’t only useful when you need to check if there’s school the next day. 😉

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Forever 21 hat | Zara kimono | Copper top | Copper culottes | Prada bag | Adidas sneakers

The Big Three

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If you’ve been following my blog, you would know I’ve talked about my three current favorite style staples. Coincidentally, I wore all of them together today. I actually did not notice, but a friend pointed it out while we were brainstorming on the title of the post (she was actually the one who thought of the title).

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I love these lace-up pointed shoes. I just recently bought them, and I feared that they would be so uncomfortable and painful to wear. However, I’ve been wearing them all day and my feet didn’t hurt at all! I actually have blisters on my right foot (from other pair of shoes #tiisganda) but they didn’t hurt at all even when I didn’t put bandaid! I guess the only downside is that the laces get untied from time to time. No biggie, it’s just comparable to wearing lace-up sneakers. ☺️ Now, I want a black pair also!

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The choker bug has been rampant in the city, and I obviously got bit by it.

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If you’ve noticed, there is literally no post in my blog that I haven’t worn my Pandora bracelet. Each charm (and even the bracelet) has special meaning to it, and I’ll share that in another blogpost. 😉

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I’m keeping this short and sweet because I’m quite in a hurry since I still have a long exam to study for! Please pray for me and my classmates. Haha!

Penumbra choker | Disney Couture necklace | Trippy Swag top | Mango culottes | Michael Kors watch | Pandora bracelet | Furla bag | Zalora shoes

On Point

Every person has his or her own preferences and favorites. And in my last post, I shared how I am (and how I fell) in love with culottes. Now, I want to share another favorite of mine – pointed shoes.

My penchant for pointed shoes started when my mom bought me a pair a few years back. And ever since, it just snowballed from there – I can’t get enough of them! If I love culottes for its versatility, I love pointed shoes because of its oomph factor.

I always want to look chic and polished. But for a college student like me who lives far from my school, time is my mortal enemy. (…and traffic. 🙄 I’m currently stuck in traffic as I write this! 😡) I still have to be in Katipunan area by 7am even when my classes start at 8:30am because I need to drop off my siblings at their school. So I really need to be quick! So, I ask myself, what would Blair Waldorf do? (Haha I love her!) Adorn my feet with my trusty pair! 😊 and ta-da, I’m ready to go! Even in a very casual and laidback outfit (like a plain white tee and denim shorts combination), one can still achieve the chic and polished look by simply wearing black pointed shoes.

Here is what I wore for school today. I matched this outfit with this pair of shoes for that extra oomph. 😉

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These photos are from our Australia trip last year. I try to optimize what I bring to trips so there would still be space when I shop (cough luggage weight limits cough) without compromising my outfits. Hence, I bring pieces that I can pair with almost any outfit. And I can never go wrong with my black flats.

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Clearly, they’re overused and battered. 😅 I definitely need a new pair! And if you still don’t have one, stand up right now, go to the mall and buy yourself a pair. I assure you they’ll be one of your greatest investments. You won’t regret it. 😊

Outfit 1:  Forever 21 top | Rhipe’s Backyard skirt | Old Navy shoes

Outfit 2: Forever 21 blazer | For Me top | For Me shorts | Old Navy shoes | Prada bag

Outfit 3: Forever 21 cardigan | Forever 21 tank top | H&M pants | Old Navy shoes | Prada bag

Playing It Culottes

12921909_10209176864124516_1419112263_oToday was very sinful. It was my tita’s birthday celebration at Diamond Hotel, and as usual, my  siblings and I were very excited for it because this means buffet (on a side note, their buffet was very delicious; their baby back ribs were TO DIE FOR)! 😋 It’s one of my goals this year to become more fit and healthier. But events like this make me forget my goals. 😅 I promise, though, that I will atone for my sins tomorrow. 🙏

Aside from the scrumptious lunch, I was also thrilled because this was a chance for me to dress up. Hence, an opportunity for a blog post! 😝 I am still studying (at UP Diliman), and the outfits I usually wear are more casual than what I was wearing today. Although, I admit  I can’t resist to dress up from time to time. 🙊

Culottes are my current addiction. Every time there’s a chance for me to dress up, I wear culottes! I love how they are very versatile. The first time I ever wore one was during a Christmas dinner, so I paired my favorite Mango culottes with pointed closed-toe high heels and a cherry-blossom shade crop top, and voila, I’m all dressed up for the Christmas dinner (sadly though I don’t have a full body photo when I was wearing this). A month ago, I also matched these same pair of culottes with a white ribbed top and my trusty Stan Smiths for a school day. Unlike my previous outfit, this one is very comfortable and on the go –  yet still maintaining a polished look. 😉

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Today, I opt to wear a casual yet polished look. I didn’t want to look too dressed up since it was a lunch event. Here are some photos of my outfit:

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Sidenote: I actually brought a compact camera with me but when my brother viewed the first few shots he took of me, it said “No Memory Card.” I told him that maybe it’s just a glitch, but it soon dawned on me that I forgot to put back the memory card! 😓 So we just used my phone camera to take these shots. 

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 Greenhills ribbed top | Sky Castle Co. culottes | Michael Kors watch | Cartier Pandora braceletsValentino bag | Adidas Stan Smith shoes

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New Kid On The Blog

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I’ve always half-joked about making a blog. But it never actualized because I doubted I could maintain one. Actually, right now as I compose my first ever blog post, I still can’t believe I’m finally making this happen!

Ever since high school, I have been following Filipino bloggers like Camille Co, Laureen Uy and Kryz Uy. They highly influenced my style back then, and still do even until now. They did not only further my passion for  fashion (cliche!) but they got me interested about blogging. As the years passed, I’ve stumbled upon more bloggers – both local and international ones, with Kim Jones, Nicole Warne and Jessica Stein as my new favourites. As my cluster of style icons grew, my desire to start a blog also increased. Albeit this, I was still skeptical and scared. You might ask, how come I am starting a blog? What pushed me to start my own blog was my cousin.

Last Chinese New Year weekend, my cousins and I went to Hong Kong. It was all fun and smiles, of course, until we had to go back and face the realities of student life and employment back in Manila… Approximately a week after that, my mother so excitedly shared to me that one of my cousins with us in HK made a blogpost about our recent trip! I said to myself, if she can, then so can I!

And now here I am, ending my first post. Hope you’d stay with me through this! ☺️

Forever 21 hat | Greenhills top | Rhipe’s Backyard skirt | Adidas Superstar sneakers

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