Beauty talk: 2 brands I like right now

11 years ago, I started a style blog (and you’ll still find all my posts here). I wanted to document my life and #OOTDs in college. I’ve “quit” this format since 2013, but once in a while I do miss being unapologetically indulgent and vain. Continue reading “Beauty talk: 2 brands I like right now”

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Loose Silhouette / Gaucho Pants

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I’ve been coveting this silhouette for a long time. Perfect for impending Christmas reunion dinners. Finally found a pair that’s just right 🙂

Caftan + Currently

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First attempt at a “joy” purchase post-closet purge (well actually Ranie paid for this): scored a very unique-looking duster yesterday for less than P500! I want to find infinite feasible opportunities to throw it on.

DRINKING: A cup of Via Brew from the gift pack I won from yesterday’s Cultural Night raffle. I was originally handed a beautiful white desk lamp (perfect for the new room!) but the flustered Japanese girl realized that I was supposed to receive a tumbler instead 😦 Oh well! A gift is a gift and nice coffee is nice coffee.

READING: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James. I am taking a break from the female memoirs I have been reading back-to-back: Joan Didion, Carrie Brownstein, Gloria Steinem, Piper Kerman, etc.

WRITING: About Nepal, living independently, ICT in the Philippines, and some personalities. Can’t wait for the official piece for Romi to come out over the weekend!

EXCITED ABOUT: PICO DE LORO THIS WEEKEND! WE WILL CLIMB THAT FREAKIN’ MONOLITH WE WILL WE WILL WE WILL

FRUSTRATED ABOUT: Traffic and the fact that fiber internet is not available in our area!

THANKFUL FOR: Ranie, who can still be cute sometimes. Holiday spirit still being palpable even as I’m essentially out of happy money (but spending for the future, for a change! A nice state to be in). The flexible working hours. The feeling that I am productive. December, my favorite month

PLANNING FOR: Furniture acquisitions, next year’s planner, how to have 1 million by next year, better and better things.

I tried the ‘KonMari’ method

I was at home all day, on account of #APEC and no urgent work deadlines. We’re moving to the new house (!) by the end of this month, so I thought I should get started on clearing my clutter and making the load lighter – literally! Yesterday I attacked my shoes, today I took on the big task of my messy wardrobe. I fulfilled the task using the KonMari Method.

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Marie demonstrating how to fold socks so they ‘stand up.’ Image from Business Insider

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Blue on Blue

It started out tied in a knot, but I wussed out

Librarian Look

I love looking like a librarian

Forces of Fashion, Vogue September 2015

From ‘Forces of Fashion,’ Vogue September 2015

New boots

Doodle: Poncho

NAILED IT WTF

MJ Daisy

Currently enjoying this because why can’t we wear summer scents during rainy weather? Lasting power almost next to none though, albeit it settles on my skin into a soft, indistinguishable scent.