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Not Feeling Blue Anymore

Remember the blogpost where I went all emo? Let’s just say that I didn’t expect for things to make an unexpected turn and guess what, I’M IN CALIFORNIA!

2F&F Leather Jacket

1American Eagle Outfitters red blazer

6From HK top . S&H wedge sneakers

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I wasn’t planning on coming here anytime soon. In fact, our plan was for me to visit during Summer so I can attend San Diego Comic Con. Somehow it changed. I told myself, fudge it! I miss him too much! I’m going! I’m doing this!

I’m not the brave type. I may look adventurous due to my travels but I’m really not. Okay, maybe a little bit. LOL. And then one day I started thinking, if I really want to be with him, if I really want my Christmas to be happy again then maybe I should do something about it. I already did the whole US tourist visa thing, which was kind of stressful then why not use it?

So that’s what I did. I booked a ticket, told my supportive parents about it, packed and braved the 13-hr flight and the whole scary immigration thing ALL BY MYSELF. #thethingsyoudoforlove

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You know what they say, follow your heart. Even if it takes you all the way to California ♥

–the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair–

P.S. Thanks love for taking my pictures. You really are my number one fan ;) :* 

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My life has been a series of ups and downs, lefts and rights, lately. Kind of like this dress I’m wearing.

3 1Black and White dress from Belgium (Thank you Tita Cor!)

4Michael Kors watch

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6Parfois bag . Payless heels

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I wore that gorgeous dress my Tita gave me last week to work. I was a bit high from all the sweet comments in my previous look that I know I have to play dress up and be all posh again. Heehee.

I’m not going to bore you with so much details but let’s just say that I’m pretty thrilled to leave the Philippines again soon. *wink wink* I thought I was going to experience a lonely Christmas this year but God answered my prayers and finally I can use that visa a week from today. My mind is currently crowded with so many things and my heart just can’t stay put. I’m trying so hard not to overthink but damnit, I’m excited! Haha!

“The threshold is far too large for just one person. It contains two eardrums larger than a dozen marble ballrooms, and empty, echoing veins, like tunnels, you will walk them until you grow old and die without once retracing your steps.”

Where do you think Desire will take me this time?

–the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair–

Romanticizing the Wardrobe

If you want to make an outfit look sweeter with a hint of sophistication, go for laces.

2Elishop top

3GMall skirt

4Charles & Keith bag

5Zara heels

6Michael Kors watch

7 8More pics because Pinx loves me and she takes amazing photos. Hihihi.

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See what I did there?

I was going for something classy again because of work but I wanted to give it a little hint of sweetness. Thus, the lace skirt. It was an amazing find at one of the local malls here in Gensan. It doesn’t only look romantic, but the color makes it very unique too, not to mention the pencil style makes it a perfect addition to my classy look addiction. LOL

You see lace clothing doesn’t only come in white color and it doesn’t necessarily mean it will make any wearer look old. Yes, it’s a perfect way to romanticize any outfit but sometimes with one wrong move, it can be a fashion police worthy article. The secret? It all comes down on how you style it.

Don’t pair it with the same pattern of laces. If you don’t know how to pull lace-on-lace, ditch it. Go for something that is unexpected like a simple white t-shirt, a see-through button down or in my case, a silk black top. Another one is to never mix it with thick material. Lace is usually made up of wool and is considered a thick type of clothing. Pairing thick clothing with one another will make you look bulky. Unless it’s a coat, forget it.

All of the things mentioned above is just me. I’ve never studied in any fashion school so if you have other opinion, don’t hesitate to comment below. I’d like to know more about styling too!

–the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair–

Feeling Blue

For the past few days I’ve been feeling down lately. I’m usually extra emotional when Christmas is approaching. I know it’s supposed to be a happy holiday with all the gift giving, family reunions, office parties and charity events, but somehow with all these activities around me, I feel like something’s missing and that gives me a heavy heart. I think this year is more emotional than the past years because last year’s Christmas holiday was awesome for me and I know I wouldn’t be able to experience it this year. I won’t go into details anymore. Let’s just say I was high from love last year. :D

I should blame my hormonal state for wearing too much blue lately. But I can’t really help it since blue is also one of my favorite colors. Here are pictures of the outfit I wore last week.

1 2Thrifted top

3Forever21 jumper skirt

4Centropelle heels

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 I guess we all do feel a little depressed sometimes and that’s okay. It’s okay to feel down and blue but it’s how you cope from it that’s important. Like no matter what we encounter in life, it’s how we move on and move forward that’s important. How we should never lose hope of a happy future because we all know everything’s going to be okay eventually. You know what they say, when life gives you lemons, make lemonades.

–the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair-

All White

Wearing an all white ensemble can be tricky. Others who are not really good at pulling it off usually look washed out, bare and boring. But there are a few things that you can do to pull off this style.

1MANGO button down

3Elishop shorts

4Michael Kors watch

5SM Parisian shoes

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2Stolen shot. LOL

When you go for a monochromatic look like an all white ensemble, play around with strong colors for your accents. In my case, I went for a deep shade of red for my lips (MAC Ruby Woo FTW!) and also for my shoes. Another thing to consider is a classic color for your accessories, which is why I chose gold for my look. Gold and white will always go perfectly together as it creates a posh and classy outfit.

So what do you think of my look? How about sharing me your thoughts on the comments below or maybe even your links to your own monochromatic looks?

–the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair–