We all had fashion phases we opt to forget. I have them, really. Growing up, I was never really into fashion or beauty. It was in high school that I discovered my love for fashion. I remember the first time I bought a fashion magazine (it's Candy magazine's Jan Feb ish), I instantly fell in love with all the styling and photos. I've gone through Candy, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and now Preview. I can say that these fashion magazines honed my style.
My current style is urban chic, sexy, clean, and sohisticated. My love for body-hugging dresses, huge clutches, highest heels, gold accessories, clean lines and the occasional short shorts define my style. Since I'm working in PR, I spent most of my days meeting with clients so it's very important to look nice and put-together.
Recently though, I learned how to dress the "street smart" way. Short shorts, sheer tops, and oversized polos found their way to my closet. Even if I like dressing street, I still opt to appear clean and stay away from all the unnecessary accessories.
Dresses make up the most space in my closet, next to them are my bondage skirts in mid to high hemlines. Recently, I became obsessed with sheer tops and huge clutches. I'm guilty of (over) wearing my heels. And to tell you honestly, I don't have flats - not even a pair (except for my trusted pair of Havianas, if that counts).
I also have a thing for prints (as seen in the photos above) and dark nails. Thank God I am blessed with a skinny frame, prints don't make me look big but they don't overpower my petite frame too. As for the dark nail, I dunno, I just find them bold, sexy, beautiful, and chic. As Rachel Zoe puts it,"you either have your nails painted in a really dark nail color or nude, nothing in between."
Florals recently became a favorite. I purchased floral dresses and skirts. The love for everything feminine (which is not so much my style) have been in my mind lately. Dainty florals, pink makeup (particularly lipstick) and wavy hair is now an obsession.
I like wearing my dresses and skirts short, I like wearing my jeans tight, I like wearing my heels high, and I like maintaining my hair long. Makeup is an essential arsenal. But I like wearing my makeup light, save for the night where I like to wear smokey eyes and a nude lip.
And the most abused item in my closet? My LBD. Fashion magazines, the people along the streets of Manila, LookBook, blogs, and movies are my fashion inspirations. What I love most about fashion is that it makes life beautiful, it makes you feel powerful, confident, and it makes you feel better. I consider it an instant pick-me-upper. Whenever I feel down, I just put my highest heels on, read a fashion magazine or a fashion blog post, or go shopping. Fashion keeps me grounded and inspired. It makes me sane and happy!
|Clubbing at Republiq in a Forever 21 dress|
|Strolling at the streets of The Fort in a Bayo shorts, Zara shoes, and Cole Vintage top|
|Clubbing at Encore in a Debbie Co dress, Nine West clutch, and thrifted cuff|
|Post-drinks at The Fort In a white lace dress from an aunt|
|Cocktails with a girlfriend in an Ensembles dress and Nine West clutch|
|Clubbing with my friends in a printed Forever 21 dress, Nine West clutch, and thrifted accessories|
|Along the streets of Eastwood City in my favorite Forever 21 printed dress|
|Off to lunch in a printed Plains and Prints dress and Celine bag|
|Post-dinner at Greenbelt in a Kamiseta top, printed Petit Monde skirt and a black bag (a gift from aunt)|
|Another night out in a Forever 21 dress, Nine West clutch, and 50th Ave accessories|
|Going out in a Zara dress|
|At Astoria Hotel in a Forever 21 dress and Zara heels|
|At The Glass Garden in my sister's dress and neckpiece|
|Coffee with friends in a fuchsia top and lace skirt - both from Forever 21|