Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fab School-Rock

 I'm feeling a bit edgy today so I decided to put together this Rocker chic ensemble. It took me quite a while to figure out how to tone down the hardness of "rakista" fashion, but I think I somehow pulled it off.
 Of course it wouldn't be called a rock outfit if it doesn't have black elements in it, so I wore a black skirt from Imprint with matching black leather wedge boots from Yalida. I then paired it with a hot pink Forever Young tee to still make it feminine and youthful.
To finish it off and mix in the school-girl look, I accessorized my outfit with a navy blue leather backpack from Pony.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Comfortable Vintage

Christmas holidays are fast approaching and the weather is somehow cooler for days now. I figured wearing long sleeves might help in keeping me warm and it surely did the job. I also didn't have to sacrifice comfort with this vintage ensemble.
 For this outfit, I matched camel-colored Rafaella shorts on top of a sheer long-sleeved top that I found on an online boutique. I also wore a brown belt. The color schemes really added that vintage feel, yet it still keeps the look up to date.
I then finished it off with indigo Century flats with gold accents and a brown leather satchel to complete this classic look. It surely fits my "teaching personality" 'cause I do look matured enough here, don't you think? :)

Pastel Summer

 When I hear the word "summer" the first thing that comes to mind are summer dresses! Can you blame me? I love dressing up. It makes me wanna go to the beach or stroll with my friends in big hats and sunglasses...
 But since I'm just fantasizing, I simply embodied the summer spirit though we're still in the middle of the Christmas season. For this look, I matched a ridiculously cute summer dress from ValleyGirl with my HerBench white and blue slip-on rubber shoes.. this is to add a bit of boyish charm to my outfit.
To add a bit of contrast to the pastel colors of my dress, I added a brown belt with a matching leather bag. This is my way of being cutesy if I feel like one. :) After all, my choice of outfits ultimately depends on my mood.

Ausi Girl

 I'm sure you're all curious about the title of this post. Well, to clear things up, I'd like to say that this whole outfit is from Australia. My cousin living there was very generous enough to give me brand-new clothes and accessories fit for a self-proclaimed fashionista and all around "kikay" girl like me. She never fails to impress me with her excellent taste in clothes. Thanks ate Tash! :)
 In choosing the perfect ensemble, you have to be bold enough in doing so. It also takes to have an eye for colors that would perfectly match and complement each other. This black and cream printed dress really went well with my khaki Rubi wedge boots.  
 I further accessorized with a gold charm bracelet and a gold watch, then I paired it with [yet another] satchel bag from Gucci. I kind of looked like a spoiled Ausi girl with my bangs! haha :p
To finish it off, I wore ombre glasses from Gucci as well. What do you think? :)

Plains & Prints

 I don't know about you guys, but tribal prints are "IN" nowadays. It might sound odd but it's surprisingly fashionable and chic. For this outfit, I paired a plain black Bayo top with a tribal-printed mini skirt. If you're looking for tribal-printed outfits, you could look in fashion boutiques or local department stores. This one however, is from Ho doesn't know why? [pretty cool name for a brand].. :)
I'm also wearing black heels from American Eagle. It also had cherry prints on the soles to match the colors on my skirt. I paired it with a brown leather satchel. [I'm a sucker for satchels, obviously] What more can I say? This casual ensemble is really simple and very easy to pull off. Just learn how to mix and match prints and colors and you're good to go.

Edgy Black & White

 So for this outfit, I paired an Angel Biba white dress with black leather boots and accessories. With this "edgy" ensemble, it's somehow sexy in a sophisticated way. I know I'm not that voluptuous, but this dress definitely showed even my slightest curves! haha :)
 I recommend dresses that hug the body in the right places to petite girls like me.. Of course, you also have to consider the length. This outfit's length is just inches above the knee, and makes the illusion of a tall frame and at the same time, it's not too short for that classy look,otherwise it would look trashy.
I really love the diagonal black lines of this dress. It totally fits me because it formed the letter "V" for my surname! :) [okay, that was a forced connection]   It's not overdone with accessories, you just have to pair it with black accents for that "matchy" simplicity.
By the way , this Angel Biba dress is a brand from Australia; I'm also wearing Yalida wedge boots, and a black leather Guess satchel.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


 Here's something from my notes on one of my social networking sites:

         To laugh, is to risk playing the fool. To weep, is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out to another, is to risk involvement. To expose feelings, is to risk exposing our true selves. To put your ideas, your dreams, before the crowd is to risk loss. To love, is to risk not being loved in return. To live, is to risk dying. To hope, is to risk despair. To try at all, is to risk failure.

          But risks must be taken, Because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they simply cannot learn, change, feel, grow, love, live… Chained by their attitudes they are slaves.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

On Digital-Age Literacy

         Our past lesson has something to do with Digital-Age Literacy whereas my professor, Sir Paguio discussed extensively and elaborately the brief history on how technology was developed throughout centuries in general. He mentioned the term real-time webbed interactivity. And I would like to share some thoughts about that in particular.
         The sense of interactivity which dominates the digital media stretches as far back as we care to look into the roots of human creation.It takes us beyond more classic issues such as Eco's question of whether texts are to be used or interpreted. Almost everyday, I open my Facebook account, Twitter, or MySpace and it only shows that I am highly active in social networking. I've never thought that these simple digital interactions would have a significant impact and importance in my academics in particular. 
         Now that I have created my own blog, it gave me a sense of belonging to yet another site that enables me to have wider connections to people from different parts of the globe. What the rise of new digital media has done is to widen the focus of interest beyond the object created, to my participation in a process of playing out a multitude of interactions. And for that, I am Thankful.