Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Vintage Romance

How has your 2015 been so far? I hope things have been extraordinary! :)
Today's post is special because aside from my usual OOTD,
this look of mine serves 2 other purposes,
(Yes, you've guessed it right),
PROM and VALENTINES DAY.


It's not every day that girls get to experience being all-glammed up,
so for extra special events like these, I'm here to give some advice :)

Believe me or not, it may actually take days and even months (for some!) 
to plan and create the perfect ensemble. 

If u ask me, instead of choosing the usual LBD or LWD,
why not go for a Little Red Dress this time around.


Whether you're off to a date with your significant other or 
to attend a grand ball as Cinderella,
Red should be a color that every girl must consider.

Red makes you look sweet and confident.
It gives you that charming glow 


and at the same time some breath of mystery.


Remember, the key to any outfit are its details.
You don't need to over-accessorize to look like a million-dollar babe.

Like for instance, I wanted something classy, yet vintage looking,
so an off-shoulder lace dress is my best bet.
Add some pearls, wear some leopard pumps and voila!
An irresistibly stylish you.


If you're feeling a bit edgy,
then feel free to complement your look with an ultra chic sweater.
In my case, I chose a boyish cover-up to balance the look.


As for the hairstyle, I suggest letting your hair down.
I'd go with some sexy curls to vamp up your look.

And while we're at it, I would like to suggest a new product by Pantene:
3 Minute Miracle Conditioner
I've tried it and it does create wonders especially considering I style my hair everyday.
Cliche as it may sound, your hair is your crowning glory so condition it well :)


And  lastly, as they say,
you're never fully dressed without a smile.

A smile can in fact be your best asset and boys go gaga over it. 


Now that you're all set, remember to have fun :)


Dressing well is just one step to making the first impression,
so make sure that impression lasts :)


And oh before I end this post, check this out!
My pets posing for the camera :)


For those of you who are wondering where I got my burgundy dress,
it's from ROMWE, one of my favorite global online shops :)

Pair it with this leopard pumps from Payless ShoeSource, Inc. 
and you'll look hot in no time. That's comfort and style all rolled into one!


Hope you enjoyed this special post.

I'll bring you more of these prom inspirations and date looks
in my succeeding posts.

Love lots <3


Monday, January 19, 2015

An Encounter with Pope Francis

It's not often that Filipinos get to meet nor see The Pope. 
After all, 20 years has been a long time.

So when we heard that we were part of the Media Group, 
we just couldn't say no. 
Once in a lifetime opportunity :)


I'm sure by now, Pope Francis is trending all over social media because
the way he LOVES is admirable.

This is one of the many photos that has moved me.
Most of us fear of being near to people who are sick or who are simply "different",
but Pope Francis shows us that every single human being is worthy to be loved;

He kisses this man suffering from boils in Saint Peters Square.

Image above taken from http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/

Here is a video I managed to get as Pope Francis exits UST

video

More photos of the event

 Being part of the crowd and seeing how strong their faith are is truly overwhelming. 

 Can you recognize this celebrity in the middle? :)



 Though there have been several incidents wherein people passed-out because of the congestion,
I give commendation to the Security Group who made every effort to ensure the wellbeing
 of every single person present. 



If there's one message that Pope Francis hopes to instill in all of us
in his 5-day state and pastoral visit,
it's mercy, compassion and humility

He went all the way to Tacloban to comfort and strengthen 
the victims of typhoon calamities.

He chose to ride a popemobile fashioned by a jeepney, 
making him vulnerable to any possible threats.

Image above taken from http://news.yahoo.com/

And above all, he taught us how to love completely.

Thank you for visiting the Philippines Pope Francis.
We Love You.

Let's all strive in making better versions of ourselves, and hopefully
 inspire others to share God's legacy of love :)


Stay tuned for my next post :)


Love,
IamMyOwnStylist


Saturday, January 3, 2015

All that Sparkle

Time for my First Outfit Post for 2015.
A Happy Happy New Year to Everyone! :)


Welcoming the New Year with Sequins!
It's said in Chinese Tradition that to attract luck and positive energy, 
one ought to wear bright colored clothing for the New Year :)


I got my shiny top from Clothes Buffet Manila.
This was one of my favorite hauls during the shopping buffet event.

For those who weren't able to attend the First Season, 
it's a must to experience the next. I heard it's going to be bigger and better. 
Something we can all look forward to this 2015.


To style this look, just add a classy scarf to pump up your ensemble. 

There are hundreds of ways to style a scarf so be creative.
I've showed you the first three. 
Have fun figuring out the rest :)

Sequins Top from Clothes Buffet Manila
Skirt from Tops & Totes
Gold-tone scarf from Pashmina


Love,
IamMyOwnStylist



Thursday, January 1, 2015

Time to Draft

Aside from fashion, I super love to eat.
So if there's one restaurant that I would recommend to all my readers this 2015,
it would be DRAFT Gastropub.

DRAFT may have opened their very first branch as early as 2011,
but they still remain as one of the finest European Gastropubs in the Metro. 


Here are some photos I was able to take
during one of our dinners in early 2014.
These photos are all unfiltered so feast with your eyes :)

 Clam Chowder

 Seafood Risotto

 Roast Salmon


Tenderloin

Side Dish

 Truffled Mushroom Risotto

DRAFT is also known for having the world's best beers
 so time to Eat and be Merry.

DRAFT Gastropub is available in
 Fort | Rockwell | Greenbelt | Alabang

Stay tuned for my fashion post for 2015 :)

Love,
IamMyOwnStylist

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Orange Glam

Happy Holidays Everyone! :)

As we are about to close 2014, 
let's wear something bright to attract positive energy. 


I'm sure we all had our fair share of ups and downs,
but the fact that we've all made it this far means that we are all blessed.


Hopefully in 2015, we will be able to make better versions of ourselves :)
As they say, EXPERIENCE is our best teacher in life.

Halter Top by Details
Skirt by BABO

Stick to cooler and softer color choices this coming 2015!
I suggest combining hints of gold in your ensemble 
for a more chic and sophisticated look.


And if you're reading this, I ask you to join me and the world in praying 
for AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 that went missing last December 28, 2014 
enroute from Indonesia to Singapore.

155 passengers and 7 crew members were on board :(

http://cdn.inquisitr.com/
http://nbcnews.com/

Hoping and praying that they'll be found and 
reunited to their respective families.  


Monday, December 22, 2014

Printed Terno

Hello Readers! Happy Holidays to all of you.
For an everyday chic look, 
why not try something modern yet classy like a Printed Terno.


Whether u want to go simple or all out with your Terno, it's all a matter of taste.
In my case, it's animal prints. Pure sophistication to the nth level.



I bought this stunning terno from ZALORA
The top features a round neckline, close fit sleeveless printed fabric.
The skirt is pencil cut and can also be worn as separates for work wear essentials.


I paired my ensemble with white pumps to look dashing.
Black, red and nude heels are also a good choice.


Lastly, seal your look with your favorite lippie.
Choose Red for the Holidays! :)

So what are you waiting for, try this terno for a unique holiday look.


And since you're reading my blog, lucky you.
I have a special Zalora Voucher Code for all first-time buyers
who want to shop at http://zalora.com.ph/

Just type voucher code ZBAPQGWT 
for a 15% discount upon checkout. 

And get ready to steal the show :)


Best Regards,
IamMyOwnStylist