UP Pride

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Maroon UP jacket, denim shorts, black boots. Wear long white socks, scrunched up at the top, and black over-ear headphones as the main accessory of the outfit.

UP Pride, I think, as I don my jacket over my shirt. Yesterday, UP lost against UST in both women’s and men’s basketball game. But I am proud of how they played. They played hard, and they played well. I will forever be cheering for the UP Maroons, not just the basketball team, but also the other varsity teams.



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Underneath my UP jacket, I proudly wear the other UP color, luntian. This green crop top  doesn’t need a necklace as an accessory because of its feather prints on the neckline. To show off both colors, simply tie the jacket around the waist.

The only downside is that your outfit doesn’t scream UP anymore. If they don’t immediately get that you’re wearing your UP pride on your sleeve (or whole outfit) you can easily be confused as celebrating Christmas a wee bit earlier.

Originally posted on September 14, 2015 @ 7:00 am


Museum Dress

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White backless dress with a gigantic bow at the waist, bright Filipino-textile boots, and a small brown leather backpack. Completed with a simple pear necklace, owl earrings, and hair untied.

I wore the exact same outfit, only with my hair in an intricate braid, in Singapore last year while going around their National Museum. The boots were comfortable to walk in and the simplicity of the dress perfectly matches the detail and brightness of the boots.

I bought the dress on an online sale and I was pretty happy that it fit really nicely. The material of the dress is stretchable so it fits most people. I think it’s a great design, especially if you’re buying or selling this online. There is less pressure on getting the exact measurements of the body to fit in the dress.

The boots are actually my sister’s. She bought it at the night market in Baguio. So far, we haven’t seen anyone wear the same thing ever.

Originally posted on September 13, 2015 @ 4:56 am


Comfy Rainy Friday

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A really loose grey and white Mossimo sweater, black stretchable mini skirt, and knee high rain boots. Perfect with a pendant watch necklace and side braid ponytail.

Today’s outfit was imagined while I woke up shivering from the cool early morning rain today. Something comfortable and warm, yet able to pass for either casual work Fridays or the chill night out after.


I bought the sweater from last September 5th’s Trendsetter Bazaar for a whopping Php100!! That’s just around $3 for this really comfortable sweater. I pinned the front of my top under the corset I was wearing inside the sweater to show off my skirt. If I had let it hang loose, I’d lose all the silhouette of the outfit and hide the detail of the nice skirt, too. A total nuh-uh for me.


I paired my simple attire with an intricate ponytail just for a bit of detail to balance the whole thing.

Originally posted on September 11, 2015 @ 3:09 pm


Qipao Inspired

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Qipao inspired top, black jeggings, black heeled boots. Finish with a dozen or so bangles and a simple ponytail.

This silk qipao inspired top has been in our closet for a while. I’ve been wearing this since I was in college and I am glad that it still fits me pretty well. The jeggings are from Uniqlo, part of the many jeggings they have in a multitude of colors. The heeled boots are apparently a new style from Payless.

While I was taking the photos, I was quite worried about posting this online. A big topic in my circle would be the issue of cultural appropriation. While this isn’t necessarily a real qipao, I was worried that the semblance of it would create an unnecessary fuss. Upon looking into it, I was relieved to see that the qipao was mostly a fashion item during the earlier years of China.


Originally posted on September 10, 2015 @ 10:08 am


Double Bow 


A white Lace-top-layered-polka-dot-bottom dress with a big bow, black cardigan, brown Loti shoes, and my gold owl necklace. The look is completed by the gold wing ear cuff and the big bow hair style.

The brown Loti shoes are from Payless, Robinsons Magnolia branch. I just got them yesterday and I was so excited to wear them. That’s actually the main reason why I concocted this outfit. I was looking for a nice dress to match with the Loti shoes. I really didn’t wear this dress very often because the intricacy of it was kind of difficult to find matches for. I was unbelievably glad that my shoes were simple enough to balance the details of the dress.


The idea of the double bow really came to mind when I was tying my hair up in a bun and I thought it was time for a more fun way of doing my hair up. It certainly wasn’t the first time I made a big bow out of my hair but it didn’t make it any less difficult! I think it took me four tries before I got my hair to stay like this. My arms were a bit sore after, to be honest. But I think the result is worth it!

Originally posted on September 10, 2015 @ 12:38 am


IMG_8991 IMG_9006 IMG_8990Distressed jeans which are folded twice, brown suede boots, and panda crop top. Paired the jeans with a thick, studded, brown leather belt with a big buckle. Accessorize with a black watch, a long, gold necklace with a big pendant, and really reflective, round sunnies. Wearing my hair in an unfinished and loose braid makes it look more casual.

Originally posted on September 8, 2015 @ 9:17 am

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