Selfie

Just in case you haven’t noticed – I’m a big fan of white tops. It can be a plain white tee, a blouse, a lacy top, a tank… Sometimes, I don’t even realize I have lots of white stuff that it’s still the first color I grab when I go shopping. Don’t get me wrong, I love color but you can’t ever go wrong with white.It’s a blank palette, like black, but not as intimidating. You can dress it up, down, or go all out glam. It’s perfect.

Top, Stradivarius; Tank (underneath), Promod; jeans, Lucky Brand; flats, Tod's; watch, Kate Spade.

Top, Stradivarius; Tank (underneath), Promod; jeans, Lucky Brand; flats, Tod’s; watch, Kate Spade.

I found this top while walking past a Stradivarius store in our neighborhood in Paris. We were always either too early or too late but on our last day, I knew I had to have it. Oh, and those red flats? I had absolutely zero intention of shopping during this trip since I am saving up for a new house (with the addition of Georgie, the house is kinda cramped these days), but when I saw those shoes, I made beeline for the store, asked the salesman for my size, and promptly went to the cashier. All in less than ten minutes. My friends were amazed. Haha.

Anyway, I am not very fond of taking selfies so this is my way of being a little sarcastic (and that sarcasm is directed at me, lol). Look at my instagram and you’ll know right away. I mean, I’m too plain Jane! I’m not insecure at all (I’ve long accepted that I am not Hollywood material) but I wouldn’t exactly invite trolls to nitpick my looks. But hey, sometimes, I like to pretend that this blog is still somewhat related to fashion (which was the reason I put up the original blog over at blogger in the first place).

 

 

 

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Printed Matter

The day was a mix of hot and cold – the sun was up, but the cold breeze kind of negated the heat so I decided on a fast becoming favorite sleeveless top from Target and some skinny jeans. Funny, I was never a fan of skinny jeans because I find them so restrictive but these jeans from Topshop are so comfortable, so soft, and fit perfectly that I bought two in different colors (I am thinking of getting two more pairs – maybe royal blue and mint green?).

And this top from Target’s collaboration with Peter Pilotto is a dream. I love prints and the vivid colors on this one makes me stand out in a sea of muted palettes (at least it seemed that way to me, hahaha). I’ve been a fan of Target’s designer collaborations since forever and I wish that some fashion mogul will bring the brand here to Manila. Pretty please? My Target x Missoni flats are still my favorite go-to shoes and they’re still as pretty as they were when I first took them them out of the box. 

Top, Target by Peter Pilotto; Jeans, Topshop; pumps, Coach.

Top, Target by Peter Pilotto; Jeans, Topshop; pumps, Coach.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOf course, no matter how comfortable Coach’s pumps are, I couldn’t very well walk all over Schonbrunn in them so I brought a pair of trusty slippers with me – a little glammed up version with gold metal chains just so I wouldn’t look so out of place roaming the palace grounds in flip flops.

Slippers, Comfit.

Slippers, Comfit.

I have a personal rule when traveling: bring only two pairs of shoes. I’m a shoe person and I’m pretty sure I will buy a pair of two wherever I am so it doesn’t make sense to bring a lot – plus it gives me more space in my luggage for shopping.

Pigeons and Prints

I have this thing for newsprint, even before Carrie Bradshaw donned that Dior dress on SATC: I have a dress, a top, a skirt, pants, and even two bags in this print. This skirt is the latest addition to my growing collection.

It was hot in Milan that day but the nights get much colder so I decided on a short skirt and a knitted top to balance out the cold in my legs. Hahaha! And what better way to pose in Milan than to stand right in front of the Duomo, feeding the pigeons?

Skirt, Romwe; top, Espada; flats, Tory Burch; bag, Longchamp.

Skirt, Romwe; top, Espada; flats, Tory Burch; bag, Longchamp; sunglasses, Michael Kors.

Ribbons

Top, Camille Co for Romwe; skirt, Anthropologie; sandals, CMG; necklace, Parfois

Top, Camille Co for Romwe; skirt, Anthropologie; sandals, CMG; necklace, Parfois

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It’s common knowledge that I love ribbons, glitter, sparkle, and anything girly. So when I saw this top while doing some online window shopping, I knew I had to get it. That and the fact that it was made of faux leather.

And what can I say about the skirt? It’s embossed, in one of my favorite colors, and it has pockets too! I got this one from Anthropologie, at 70% off! And I am so happy that they now ship to our dear PI and I no longer have to ask someone to get it for me.

Shot at the Nelson Mandela Park in Paris.

Off Duty

Agenda for this day was Disneyland Paris and go outlet shopping at La Vallee afterwards so it was a no-brainer that I would pick the laziest and most comfortable clothes in my luggage. I didn’t want to feel too hot (it was sweltering) but I know the early evening can be cold for a girl from the tropics, which was why I opted for jeans.

Oh, and I swiped on my Ruby Woo lipstick from Mac for some oomph to an otherwise boring outfit.

Top, Giordano; Jeans, Lucky Brand; Flats, Tory Burch; hat, random from a stall at The Grove in LA; necklace, Anthropologie; bag, Coach

Top, Giordano; Jeans, Lucky Brand; Flats, Tory Burch; hat, random from a stall at The Grove in LA; necklace, Anthropologie; bracelt, Pandora; watch, Kate Spade; bag, Coach.