Friday, July 31, 2015

The Hunt

There comes a point in your life when you start thinking about the future.
A future where there is depth in all aspects of your life.

So for this post, aside from my usual life peg, 
get to know some of my personal views in life.


On marriage. 
More often than not, people tie the knot for the wrong reasons.
Some marry for companionship while others marry for power and fame.
Whatever the reason may be, one's happiness is at stake.

At the end of the day, our choices do define us.
Let's hope and pray that we find a person who will 
pursue us every single day, even after marriage,
because that is the kind of love worth sharing.


On Career Growth.
We have to continuously find purpose for what we do.
Money can be one thing, but a driven life is another.

Most of the time it's the struggle which makes us want to give up but this
is actually the exact same thing that molds us into becoming a better person.

With the right support system and a positive outlook, 
we learn new things about ourselves and the world we live in.


Hope you learned a thing or two from me.
Our lives may be far from perfect,
but each day is a chance to prove our worth.

Why not start recreating yourself by revamping your look?
I don't know about you, but dressing well gives me more confidence.
Try out different styles too look fun and fearless.

A casual yet sophisticated ensemble like so is one of my recommendations.
A stylish top combined with acid wash jeans and pumps would do the trick :)

Top (recreated, originally designed as a Side Split Maxi Dress) by Forever21
Acid wash jeans by Forever21
Gold and Black pumps by Forever21


Stay inspired Bellas!

Love,
IamMyOwnStylist

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Weekender

 Hello readers! As we start another week, I'm bringing you some good vibes with 
today's fashion post plus a special feature of a dining place for food enthusiasts.


For a casual weekend look, 
start by choosing a dress with interesting cuts and a neutral color like so.


Then pair it with your favorite heels and sunnies to complete the ensemble.
And voila, you have created a simple yet sophisticated look.


As promised, here's a restaurant that you should try out.


TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie opened last October 2014 in SM Megamall
and up until now, mall goers have been flocking to this place,
with most days still being fully-booked.


I'll let the photos do the talking.



US Premium Beef Rib Curry

Specialty Noodle Soup Combos

Pan-fried Boneless Chicken in Teriyaki Sauce

Fish Fillet with Pumpkin and Crabstick in Creamy Sauce

Crispy Barbecued Pork Snow Buns


If you're a food-lover like me, then this place is a must try for your taste-buds.
Experience Hong Kong in Manila. 

Amongst all the food on my table, I personally love the Beef Rib Curry,
the Pan-fried Boneless Chicken and of course the Pork Buns! 
It took about 45 minutes for the snow buns to come out but it was worth the wait :)


Love lots and until the next post,
IamMyOwnStylist

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Secret Garden

Today's peg is Victorian-inspired with a solid lace bodice.
I gave my ensemble a fresh look by pairing it 
with some chic sunnies and floral pumps.



The Victorian period is one of my favorite eras as it is a vision of
grace and elegance. Giving it a more modern take, 
I made sure that my look is of ease and comfort.



For this look, I'm wearing one of my favorite brands, Forever21.
Forever21 is my go-to brand for stylish yet affordable fashion wear.

I love their wide selection of fashion pieces; 
I can be fun, flirty and feminine at one time & chic, mysterious and edgy at another.

Lace Dress from Forever21
Floral Pumps by Forever21

Remember readers, fashion is all about style and personality.
You don't have to follow what's on-trend to look good.

Take for example the ensemble I'm wearing, you can rock it in more ways.
You can dress it up with some white sneakers for a punk or laidback look,
or even pair it with Balmain lace-up boots for a more sultry vibe. 


Whichever getup gives you the most confidence, 
then that's when you're most beautiful :)


Love,
IamMyOwnStylist

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Dreamer

Today's post brings some nostalgia as this was my graduation dress back then.
I managed to find this thru my stack of clothes in the closet.
You can probably guess how old this dress is.


Little black dresses or LBDs are very good investments.
With the right style and silhouette, they will remain a classic!

Dress from Apartment8

Since I'm no longer a student, 
I paired it with some chic heels for a more playful peg.


A big congratulations to the recent graduates of University of the Philippines.
Special mention to Tiffany Grace Uy, Summa Cum Laude of UP.

I may not personally know her but more than the grades she obtained, 
I am impressed by her passion to contribute to medicinal research 
particularly in the field of breast cancer.


It's not everyday that you get to hear young people talk about service and 
love for country and I salute her for that.

If there's one thing I learned in the corporate world as well as in my craft as 
fashion blogger, it's that you have to have a lot of heart in what you do.
For one to be successful, one should be consistent and committed.
Always have the end goal in mind, because in that way,
you are reminded of what you want and 
that's where you draw inspiration from.


Life is a blessing and we should learn to celebrate and cherish it.


Love,
IamMyOwnSylist


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Brighter than the Sun

If there's one color that can make you standout, it's definitely yellow.
Now that school has officially started for the young ones,
here's a little outfit suggestion from yours truly.

Pair a yellow ruffled top with some dainty jeans to keep you 
looking fresh and charming all day.


And if you're already working like me,
I suggest changing the color of your pants to something more corporate.
Bring a blazer along just in case it gets a little bit chilly. 


Bright colors bring out your natural glow.
So whether you prefer sporting a pair of colored pants


or those basic black jeans yo go with it, you'll always look all dolled up.


Which look do you prefer?


vs



Love,
IamMyOwnStylist

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Going Basic

We all have those days when we're too lazy to dressup.
So here are 3 quick tips on how to look fab without you even trying.


The first golden rule is to pick basic pieces. 
Whether it's a top and bottom combo or a dress, go for a neutral color.  
Colors such as black, beige, gray and white are sophisticated to look at.


Dress from Topping
Flats from Tomato
Sunnies from Fly Shades

The second rule would be to choose a style that fits your personality or mood.
One of my personal recommendation would be sheer fabrics.
It's stylish and sexy, simply perfect for the weather in the Philippines.



Last but not the least, wear a red lippie. 
It screams confidence and instantly makes you look all made up.
No wonder it's the weapon of choice of Hollywood celebrities.

Until next time!

Love,
IamMyOwnStylist

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Gift of Glamour

Hello readers! 
I'd like to share with you a new jewelry brand I discovered.



It's called


Glamulet is Canadian jewelry brand that has won recognition all over the world.
Made with the finest materials of 925 Sterling Silver as well as 14k and 18k gold, 
Glamulet is the perfect gift for you and the people you love.

If you've heard of Pandora
Glamulet is just as good but what makes it distinct is its competitive pricing.


Sleek and classy I must say.
This is the perfect gift to celebrate an anniversary, 
or a token of gratitude for someone special.

Whatever the occasion, Glamulet understands your needs and will fit your style.


What makes it even better is that as soon as you finish 
personalizing and customizing the charms of your choice, 
just order them online and the jewelry pieces 
will be shipped to your doorstep in 3-7 days. 


The packaging is simple yet superb.
Glamulet will provide you a gift bag with a white box and 
a beautifully tied ribbon to match your jewelry of choice.



So if you are an avid fan of charms and everything sparkly
and all those in between, then Glamulet should be your top choice.



For my readers who reside in the Philippines,
you can also checkout the store via 
http://www.glamulet.ph/

Stay Glamorous!

Love,
IamMyOwnStylist