Sunday, December 14, 2014

#OOTD: Nightmare on Maud Street

I did a denim on denim styling here. I tried to use different wash of denim to show off their varied wash and to somehow camouflage the shirt as not being denim. Joggers have been on trend too. It has been a trendy design on classic pair of trousers like the smart jersey jogger pants I wore from my previous post. I am not a fan of drop crotch pants but this Cotton On joggers fit me like a glove. The skinny fit sold me because it doesn’t look too drop crotch when it sits in my thighs.

These outfit posts sometimes are just non sense right? But it’s just what is on my mind. I just want to share my style and hoping to inspire people to be themselves. I pull my confidence from what I wear so I really try to dress up even for a walk to the grocery. 

About the look:
Jacket from H&M (Bought this from Malaysia)
Denim shirt from the thrift (I only got this for 2 bucks!!)
Jeans from Cotton On (was on sale)
Shoes from Roger David (was on sale for 15 bucks!)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sam Smith Just Made our Christmas Even (More) Merrier!

Check this soulful rendition of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas courtesy of SAM SMITH! No less! Can you get any better than that. I just can feel Christmas listening to him sing with his soul out with this classic Christmas song.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

#OOTD: Grayed Out

One day, I just decided to get dressed for success. If you are to claim your win, you must be prepared and by that I meant like this. I started to assemble this look with my new smart joggers from ASOS. It is a good spin on a very formal suit pants. The cuffing on the ankles made it casual and cool. I just picked out several gray tone from my closet and decided to use my ASOS navy blazer which comes really handy when you need it. For my shoes, I went with my Zara Oxfords which are so sturdy and classy. 

I am planning on starting a Youtube vlog! I am not certain if it will work out but I guess I am going to find out when I start filming! Haha. I am camera shy though. Good luck with that.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Leather Kind of Love

Sanderson Leather Biker Jacket from All Saints.

Jasper Leather Biker Jacket from All Saints.

Leather jackets are worthy of the splurge. These are investment pieces that can last a lifetime and can be your heirloom as well. Hand it over to the next generation down on your family tree, it instantly becomes a vintage piece. All Saints clothing has a wide range of pieces from menswear to womenswear. I absolutely adore these two in particular. 

These jackets can instantly make a simple or boring piece look more interesting. Imagine these outfits without the jacket. It   just leaves them to a casual daily look. As they say, you can never go wrong with black. I reckon if women have their lifesaver little black dress, us guys have black leather jacket. You can wear almost anything with it.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Super-Skinny-Jeans State of Mind

The currency of my creative mind tells me that I am obsessed with super skinny jeans. That of from ASOS, I was reluctant to try their stuff as I don’t have the chance to fit them but after several tempting moments, I got down and purchased myself a pair on my birthday(to have an excuse to shop). I must say, I am quite distressed of not receiving an invitation. Corny jokes aside, I was extremely happy about the purchase. I bought their Extremely Super Skinny Jeans line in true blue I suppose. It hugs really tight to your body but you can still sit down without cutting circulation.

Although the fit might not be someone else’s cup of tea, I don’t really care much as I am really satisfied and felt really confident wearing it. That’s the bottom line of fashion. As long as you feel like you can carry yourself with anything, go for it! It didn’t bother me that I might look like a sausage from the extremely tight fit. But pair it with a slightly loose or boxy top to balance out the outfit. To maybe hide out your jewels if it gets really tight.

This isn’t a sponsored post of ASOS. But let me share with that they are having 20% off on regular priced items. You just need to download their mobile app. This promo is available thru mobile only. Just key in MOBILEAPP at checkout. 

A tip for those interested in purchasing a pair of these, if you don’t like a super snug fit but still want this cut just size up about 1-2 sizes. These pair are right up my alley as they don’t flare like most other skinny jeans. It is so unflattering  and uncomfortable when I see my pants flaring like its not supposed to! So, I really recommend this. A must have for me.

Friday, October 31, 2014

How to Get Away with Guilt

Since it was my birth month, I spoiled myself pretty bad. But I thought it was all worth it. Everything was going well until today I decided to count how much I spent last October for myself and the guilt was real. It struck me like thunder and lightning. And I will never allow myself to do more this month or for the coming months! I need to put shackles to myself. Restrain me. Save me.  

In finding ways to make the guilt go away, I have thought ways to keep myself feel better. For instance, rather than losing my wallet, I could have spent it all on something I really wanted. That’s a good one right? Here in Melbourne, inspectors in trams and public transport check myki cards (transportation tickets) and if you get found to be freeloading, you’ll be fined by 200 bucks! So just think of being robbed by a hottie inspector and your guilt may go away. 

I don’t do shopping just to show off or anything. Sometimes or most of the time, I just can’t resist the impulse that commercialism has to offer. Especially for someone like me who is as implusive as Rebecca Bloomwood in Confessions of a Shopaholic. I don’t want to go downward spiral just to get everything that I materially want. If there is even such a word. But when shopping I always don’t pay full price, I go for the sale items which are half off the original price. I mean who can resist a genuine leather jacket for 100 dollars which really fits and you fell in love with right after you saw it and can keep you warm in long winter nights.

Nevertheless, finding reasons to make yourself free of the guilt is not a good thing though. Because in the first place you need to find a reason first of getting a product right before purchasing it. It is not a smart practice to make yourself feel better after splurging. What I usually do is, if I saw a good buy off a rack and my heart starts to pound, I quietly turn away and if my conscience wouldn’t let me sleep today. That’s the time to buy it. But when you get back to get it, it's already gone. You can make a scene.

But hey, It’s my birthday anyway! So sorry not sorry. Right Kim K?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sneaking to the Top

Sneakers and runners are becoming staple pieces not only for the sporty but for the fashionistas as well. These foot-friendly shoes tries to break the norms and gives us more options in styling our clothes. Women wear their dresses and pair it with Airmax’s or Vans sneakers. The kind of usual scene I see in the streets of Melbourne. I love how this trend is out of the box. You don’t have to conform with the norm. Because that’s what fashion really is.

Love this (top) gold tipped sneakers. The golden touch emanates some sophistication that makes for just an ordinary shoe. It is a showpiece. They look like they are Adidas shoes. 

This sneakers(below) definitely has that clean lines and monochromatic tones to it that gives the expensive appeal to it. What is good in fashion is that you can wear apparently what you feel you like wearing. Unless, you intend on minding on other’s prejudices you will be defeated. So be yourself. Shake it off. Obsessed with black and white.

Meanwhile, let’s enjoy this trend and be happy because we are doing our feet some favour here. Than wearing hard soles and high heels. If you’re into wearing them. 

*These photos were from Highsnobiety which they covered from Seoul Fashion Week SS 2015.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Shopping is the New Yoga

Lately, I am scrambling myself over the web for good finds. Online stores like ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Aliexpress and Zalora have a wide arrays of selection for men. The convenience of not having to work your lower body muscles just to score a best buy in stores is the plus factor for online shopping. And a lot them offers free shipping at a price point which is awesome. Right?

What I usually do when shopping online is to rummage thru the sale tab and start from there. Because you might find some pieces that you have been lusting for forever only to find them on sale! I also make rounds and check working discount coupons online that can save you some bucks.

Meanwhile in ASOS, I was going gaga over these pair of gladiators! Since its about to get hotter here in the Southern Hemisphere, this is a good addition to my wardrobe. These are perfect to pair up with shorts and a dressier top to get that casual chicness I see mostly in the streets here in Melbourne. It retails at AUD $57.

Also, this ASOS cropped extreme super skinny jeans is a staple and a must have. My favourite skinnies from Oxygen is getting worn off already so I might be putting this in the cart already! And ASOS is having a 70% off sale and an additional 10% off on top of that, you just need to key in 10MORE as promo code! This is about AUD $38 on sale plus a 10% off of that which I thought is a  pretty good deal. Splurge now here or regret later!

 This Penshoppe shirt(below) is from another online store called Zalora. I am quite amazed at the wide selection of Mens shirts there. Plaids are all the rage right now and to play up on the grunge fest especially for those having the fall season right now- this is definite fall must have! So stock up on these. You can style this just by tying  it around your waist and just wearing a statement tee and skinny jeans. 

I am in love with this contrast sleeves shirt from 24:01(below). It looks so sleek and expensive (it is affordable at AUD$30 or Php 1199). Simply dress it up with those tailored chinos or dress it down wearing shorts. I’m obsessed!

Splurge now or regret later! Take a look at Zalora’s big range of men’s shirts here

Whilst online shopping does not allow us to do what yoga is supposed to do but your horizon for available markets is going to get a stretch. I shall leave you then guys and I have a lot of stretching to do! xox

Friday, October 24, 2014

Button Down for what?

As I was going thru The Man Repeller, I got inspired to do a blog post about styling button downs. I thought that since I have a bunch of button downs laying around my closet, I really don’t have much idea on how to style it more. So I picked up on those pieces that they featured on the site.

I am just crazy over this first look. It is so simple and effortless looking. The fabrics worked so well together. I may not know what fabrics these are but I want to have one for myself. I just really love this. It feels so soft and comfortable just by looking at this photo. Looks effortlessly chic.

 This is all about layering and a play on textures and prints. Being playful and taking some risks pays off sometimes so give it a go and it might work.

 Oh my god, this is so sick. I really am into tailored looks. I haven’t thought of layering anything longer than this tailored jacket. Quite simply, it worked for this look! Bravo. Thank you Man Repeller for showing us new trends. 

 This last look I have been sporting around since 2012. I button up the first few holes and let the rest lay as it is. Going against the norm. I was surprised that throwing on different outerwears into this look didn’t look frumpy and bulky. She used different lengths and cuts here. So that’s the hint, play on different lengths to be able to get this look. 

Fashion reflects ourselves. And it also shows how far we can go just by simply putting on garments. How imaginative and creative we are. I will try to create a spin on these looks! Hopefully, I can!

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Basics are essential to anyone even for the fashion enthusiast. Lately, I noticed that my choices are being dominated by monochromes like a basic white T-shirt or black shoes. Basics does magic sometimes when you are running out of ideas for an outfit. It’s a life saver so it’s a must to have a couple or more. You can never have too much basics in your closet. Sometimes, when you keep it simple it is where your style and personality comes through. Not overshadowed by being too loud. 

If you want stay away from being tagged as goth god add simple details to your style like putting on a form fitting tshirt or rolling up the trousers a couple of inches to inject casualness into the ensemble or accessorize using handbags or adding an extra pop of colour like wearing printed socks. I’ll take funeral chic if people will. Lol.

 Others may think that black is boring, but you can play with different textures like this layering outfit with the speckled black top and the leather bomber jacket which gives a shine and gives the outfit an extra runway boost or street style kick.

And so I have been obsessing myself with these monochromes with the blacks in particular. This Dr. Martens monochrome with the black stitching rather than the yellow is just perfect. This one this called 1461 Mono. I know that the yellow stitching is quite iconic and a signature look for a Dr. Martens shoe but its just my choice. 

Last two weeks ago, I made up my mind to get a pair of boots but my mates held me back so I didn’t get it. I think that was a smart move as when I saw this pair. I thought it was more like my style than the bulky boots. And I thought, it adds more height than the boots which cuts of my ankle. You cannot go wrong with this. But I haven’t bought this yet. Haha.

And these pair of Nike Rosherun in midnight fog are running away from me. I have been chasing store after store for these elusive sneakers. After two hours of being on the shelves they are gone like that. Hopefully, I can get a pair of these with my size. Anyhow, these shoes are super comfortable and pairing it in my outfit will not cause any trouble. It’s one of those staples that are a must have! 

My birthday is just around the corner and I think having these in my wardrobe will be a perfect gift! hint. hint. Haha.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Kenny Humphrey

I have always thought that I am the less popular in class. The one who is not famous, doesn’t mingle that much but is into what is pop and new. Like a complete contrast of what I show and what I have inside but that was jurassic years ago. A lot has changed since High School.

Gossip Girl has reminded  me of what I am in the social strata, the Humphrey’s. I can say that I am not those privileged kids who gets the most coveted toys when they want to but just enough to get the cravings satisfied. I guess I fall on the middle class. Being in the middle has been fine with me. But I also dream of getting above of course like who doesn’t?

I was reminded of Jenny Humphrey in Gossip Girl when she broke free from her family and the crazy world she stepped on and just took her sewing machine away and took a lot of guts. I hope I can do that and just run away and do what I want. But honestly I can’t. Certainly, I am not that type of person who runs away from responsibilities to just be free of worry and drawbacks. Nevertheless, I believe that I can still be who I wanted to be without rushing on decisions and evading on your responsibilities.

Ahem, Ahem. Sorry for being too melodramatic. Let’s fast track on to the fun part. I wanted to learn how to sew and grabbed this sewing machine in this high end suburb in Melbourne.

The sewing machine is really quite heavy. Channeling my inner Jenny Humphrey here. Lol

I love posing like this. Got this from Blogger extraordinaire, David Guison. He’s my inspiration. I just decided to be casual and went with my flip flops from Havaianas. 

What I wore: Thrifted Bershka cardigan.
tanktop from Folded and Hung
My favourite skinny jeans from Oxygen
Thrifted sling bag
Snapback from Glued

and that’s all for now. xox

Friday, September 26, 2014

Aspiring in Spring

Spring has sprung. This is my second spring time here down under. Definitely, I have been excited for this season as I can really go out without being too covered up and worrying to have a jacket always ready at your side. But I really loathe summer is because it is barbecue hot! Like seriously, I wouldn’t even dare going out. 

It is that time to get those shorts and get your cotton on! Yeah, I connect that with my outfit today which is mostly from Cotton On. I was really on my feet to go out today and enjoy the sun. 

Sometimes, negative comments get to me so deep I tend to curl up and do self-pity. But after this stage, I just try to learn from it and just be wiser this time. Failures are supposed to make us better and not bitter. Without failures, success I reckon would be impossible. No one will make that iPhone 6 Plus not to be bendable. Of course after that bend gate scandal they will definitely do something about it. Just look life as that. Haha. I mean I should.

What I wore: Cardigan, Denim Top, Skinny jeans from Cotton On, Boat Shoes from the thrift, bag from Sirrico, Watch from Tomato

Sunday, September 21, 2014

#OOTD: Plains and Prints

For sometime, I have been trying to put prints and colours into my outfit choices. I bought the swirl and Koi printed top from the thrift and so is my go-to black jacket. I wore a maroon skinny jeans from Cotton On. To bring balance into the outfit, I pulled over this basic black jacket from the thrift.
To seal the look I wore a grey boots from Kmart.

Most of my clothing choices are either too basic and simple so sometimes I have get out of my comforts and do little or two inserts of prints into what I wear. Sometimes, it brings joy if what you wear has happy, vibrant colours or prints. It pays off sometimes when you take risks not only in fashion but in reality per se. If something works because you tried is a well deserved risk and vice versa. We don’t get to have all so sometimes its okay to be adventurous right? 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I am Blessed.

Looking back last year at this time, I stepped foot into a foreign shore not just another land but a first world country, Australia. I never knew what sort of life I will be experiencing here. Now, looking forward from that time I have taken huge steps to get to where I am now. Though uncertainty still lingers, I can say that I am on the luckier player of the cards. Quite so often, I tend to compare myself to others but doing that would be so futile. We can never have the same fate or life. We can only have what we have for now. Be satisfied with it.

My heart swells with gratitude with all the people who have helped me pave way for my settlement here. It is an immense journey of being able to get on your knees from being dependent from your parents all my 27 years.  Especially when there are a lot of people who are so eager in lending their kind hands to a needy like you. I have yet to know my fate here. Whilst waiting I am industriously working my all to be self-sufficient.

 Beyond happiness is what I feel right now. It maybe because I have gone a long way since I got here but more than that is because I keep myself grounded and with content in my heart.  I am proud of my self. I might be just lucky but I believe that I am more blessed most definitely because God never fails. I can never have everything that I want for sure. I just remind myself everyday that not so long ago I wished to be in this place and now I am here is now a reality. As they say, count your blessings!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Men in Celine

 I applaud men who step out of the normal to take things to a higher level. Not everyone would take this lux Celine bag in the streets just because it’s not manly or too gay at that. But when you see men take their style game up, it breaks down the walls of mens fashion. Rather than just the predictable.

This fashion forward thinking man, carries a Celine Phantom bag in canvas. Love the colours! You can go to the gym with or go for a shopping afterwards.

This is my ultimate goal, to have my own Celine Mini Luggage. Preferably, the pebbled black one. I love basics. You can just do anything with it. But everything comes with a price of course which is just beyond my bank or most of us. I know this is too much but it’s not impossible. Right? It’s good to have something that you look forward to. Love love love it! I will work hard for this!

Kisses for Brekky!

My jam!!!!!!! just wanna share. I just heard this over Myer a few weeks ago and I used my Shazam app to find out who sang the song. Lucky I have this app! Anyhow, just take a moment to listen to this feel good song.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Keep Calm then Freak Out!

Halloween is just around the corner of Elm Street, Oh no I mean just around the corner. This new season of American Horror Story: Circus makes you just want to say “wake me up when September ends”! I have this thing for dark and dirty past. I love digging in to other people dirty little secrets on TV but sometimes on real life too. Lol. The setting of the new season feels dated into the past.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

If you still can’t get enough of Booties.

After Nicki’s bumtastic Anaconda, here is JLo’s Booty featuring the current It girl, Iggy Azalea. I love the tune in this song. But I am really intrigued about the whole video!!! It’s seksi this teaser. It’s definitely wet.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ali Must Die!

Don’t you just love to kill….the director and the writers? They are so good. After like, luring you to like Mona. I actually hate her there because she’s a bitch but after this episode there’s more to the story than just what is being played on TV. This is the ultimate fatal finale!

I got this interview from the Epoch Times website. I thought I just wanna share to you all.

“I was told the day before the table read. She gave me the call. I always heard rumors that when a series regular gets killed from a show, they’re going to get the call from the creator. So when I heard that Marlene was on the other line, I was like, ‘Oh my god, is this my time? Has it come to an end?’ She was so sweet and so wonderful about it. She was like, ‘Hey, I want you to know that this is happening — you are getting killed. But don’t freak out you still have a job. You’re not leaving the Pretty Little Liars family, you’re just going to be the flashback girl like Sasha [Pieterse] was for three years,’” Parrish said.
“I was so relieved because I thought I was getting killed off my show and that was it and that was my last episode. That would’ve been so sad because I love being a part of the show and I love Mona. I’ve played her for five years now and it would have been so sad to part with her. I parted with ‘alive Mona’ but I’ll still be haunting Rosewood in some flashbacks.”
Parrish believes that the backstory will be revealed through the flashbacks.
“I’m hoping they’ll show more about her life with her mom because that was really the first time anyone’s seen her mom and showing that, you’ll learn more about Mona. I’m hoping they’ll show why she became ‘A’ and why she did the things she did and all the things that happened in between. The flashbacks will be really, really great for fans and for me to get answers finally.”
I just love dark dirty histories just like this. 
A lot of reasons pushed Mona to do what she did.

They are so happy. But I am really infuriated by Alison if she really did murder Mona! Sociopath girl. You must die. Haha.

I saw this from a fan. And I think they have a good theory here. The first picture might’ve been alison because her hair is that long and has those tresses but the bottom pic shows a flat blonde hair that we(fans) are guessing is Cece Drake?? 

Meanwhile, let’s a moment to watch this Halloween special while they(the show) torment us for about 2 months before the Halloween special shows up on TV.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fossil Fueled

Following my recent post, I have to do a separate post for my new squeeze. This ultra chic tan brown wallet from Fossil gave me the urge to just go with it and don’t ever think thrice. I lost my wallet few months ago and my cards are just scrambling around my bag so I really need a new one. It is really hard to search for your cards scattered in your bag like when purchasing something I think the register need to give me 3 minutes to frantically search for the damn card. Not a good scenario. So when I saw this, I thought I really need it.

It has this simple design but means business look. It is not bulky unlike other wallets that I have owned before. There is a designated card holder, a coin purse at the back and a zipped storage for your mobile phone( which I won’t be using as that because my phone is a bit large for it). Really sleek and just with pure functionality. Got this for AUD 40 which originally is 60 bucks but it was on sale. I know it is not the best buy out there but I always have this motto in shopping that when you saw something that you really need and you have enough money, then go for it because next time it might be on other’s hand already when you see it on the streets. And you like wanna just die in regret for not buying it! EXCUSES. EXCUSES. HAHAHA.

I really really love it! It is just perfect for me!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

That Kind of Day

Don’t you just have those days that you just want to go out and do something like go shopping even if you don’t have much of a plan what to buy. Well, that day came today and I went to Southwharf DFO(direct factory outlet) in Melbourne to check out the stores there. Not long enough I stumbled upon a gorgeous Fossil wallet that really suited my needs and aesthetic! I mean halleluiah. Haha.

And a super nice salesperson came to me commenting on how she likes my bag and my outfit and of course I was so flattered that someone could be that vocal about her thoughts. She was awesome and cool. She even knows Filipino words. Francesca was her name. And we shared some thoughts about fashion and that she is studying fashion design. How amazing is that? I was even more inspired to get myself to fashion school. So I told her I have a blog and asked for it and I wrote it down. It’s lovely to meet new faces. Gives you more perspective of how every person is different and the same.

What I wore today: Moto jacket- a hand me down from a friend
                                Skull Tshirt- Thrifted
                                Pants- Oxygen
                                Shoes- Stray
                                Bag- SM store

And it’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week!!!!! I am eggzoited!


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