New items, mostly vintage, up for sale at the Shop. The numbered descriptions will lead you directly to the item's page.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
I have seen many people use Pinterest but never really thought of joining until I saw cute pictures from a friend in Facebook. During night time these days, my room is cluttered with paper getting some scrapbook pages done, and I thought I could use some inspiration, especially color combinations and page layouts, not from actual scrapbook pages but from other sources, like weddings, floral arrangements, table settings, parties, etc. So I went to Pinterest, and.. I guess I'm hooked. I like it that I can make "boards" so my pictures are organized. Now, I won't have tons of pictures in my PC and my PC's memory will be allocated for work and photos from my camera. :)
The photo above is a photo I "pinned" from Color Collective, a really great source for color combination inspiration
Also, another great feature of Pinterest is it links back to the original source. No need for me to memorize or copy the link of the source. I respect copyright and a person's creativity, and I hope everyone respects it too.
Pinterest is a thrifty way of having fun, and getting inspired.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
January is end-of-season sale, but January was also insurance-payment month. And, as much as I would like to spend all money on beautiful things, it is best to save away some amount for when I can no longer afford to work as much to buy beautiful things on end-of-season sales... One day in January, before Sinulog and during the sale season, my cousin and I went out to the mall and this was what I wore. Before we went out of the house, she asked me if I am still sleepy. And I asked why? She said because I look like I'm wearing my sleep clothes. I actually was. This thrifted lightweight blazer is very comfortable that it was the first thing I got from my closet when the weather is shiny but a little chilly. Underneath it, I wore a camisole that I bought several years ago and has small tears already. I was almost wearing my sleep clothes, and I kind-of liked it. ^_^
blazer - thrifted
cami - thrifted
trousers - thrifted
sandals - sale
bag - gift
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Life has become more fast-paced, and people are praising the idea of multi-tasking. Often multi-tasking works, but often, it stresses you out, and leaving you accomplishing nothing, or, worse, accomplishing only mediocre things. It's still the second month of the year, and already I'm already dreaming and daydreaming of days and days of doing nothing and days and days of not worrying about anything. It has been stressful, especially with the earthquake that took Central Visayas by surprise (duh! They don't announce their arrival.) last Monday. It was my first time to experience that kind of shaking, and I couldn't move. I actually felt like fainting because our apartment's wall was swaying and there was a loud sound, like the sound of the engine of a volkswagen, underneath me. :( scary, truly scary.
Anyway, this post is, er the pictures, are dedicated to my sister.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Last December, I went to see a fashion show for works created by former college schoolmates. The collection were vintage- and fashionable mommy-inspired. The top dresses were by Sew Maui. She loves backless numbers and I love how she pairs them with a demure top. Very classy. The bottom dresses are by Shyne Allere. I especially love the last dress. Very fiery! :) All accessories used were by Chastity Manuel.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Hi, hello, how are you? Am still aliiive. :) The cold breeze tonight reminded me of the very cold nights in Baguio last summer. Although I may not have been very impressed, I still found the city very charming with its houses, pine trees, cheap taxi fares, strawberries, and very cold early mornings. Our 2011 Baguio trip is documented here, here, here, and here. And, speaking of Baguio, is it true that it is now called "The Old Summer Capital"? Why? When I was a child, we learned through our books that Baguio was the summer capital of the country. Growing up, I read and re-read a collection of short stories about life in Baguio and the Cordilleras. I cannot remember each story but I can still recall the feeling they invoked in me. I recalled most stories involved the night, and walking a long, long, lonely, and cold road to home. I also recalled dining scenes in most stories involved a kind of root crop. What happened to the summer capital? They said it has now been replaced by Boracay because in recent years it has been the popular choice for summer vacation trips. I have not been to Boracay, and I am not curious (weeh).
One of the souvenirs I bought from the Old Summer Capital of Baguio City is this green knitted cardigan am wearing in the pictures.
floral dress - thrifted
green cardi - knitted from Baguio
gray belt - thrifted
nude pumps - thrifted staccato