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Trend Alert: Denim Vests

Now that the weather has been hitting the low to mid-60s, it’s time to toss aside our jackets and start thinking about more Spring-friendly outerwear. Reminiscent of the 80s, the fashion industry has been reviving the denim vest.


Since a lot of my friends are metalheads, it’s not unusual for me to see them rocking theirs with all sorts of band patches and button pins. And that’s the beauty of this trend – you can be as creative as you want, and tailor it towards your own individual style. If you’re the arts and crafts type, or just plain adventurous, you can make it a DIY project. There are plenty of tutorials on the internet for refashioning denim: acid washing, cropping, lace paneling, and installing studs/spikes, just to name a few.

DIY: Studded Lace Denim Vest [photo credit]

Since I prefer a little feminine touch to everything, I decided to purchase a embellished denim vest from Hong Kong on eBay. With its silver sequins, chains, rhinestones, and deconstruction, it was practically screaming my name. And for less than $15 with free shipping, I wasn’t going to pass it up. :P


Personally, I have a rule when it comes to denim: Only one piece at a time. I’m not about that blue collar look, if you know what I mean. With that said, this trend makes a simple outfit look edgier. I can see it working well with black leggings and a casual t-shirt or tanktop, but wearing it over a colorful patterned dress or skirt this Spring is just as chic.

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Since the weather was gorgeous this past weekend, le boyfriend and I took a walk by the local marina before going out on a sushi date. Predictably, I brought my camera in hopes of finding an opportunity to snap some photos. I wore my new vest over a black maxi dress that I’ve had since high school.



Christmas in California [Part 2]

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Christmas in California [Part 1]

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I really want a Hello Kitty watch.

The other night, my friend Mia reminded me of my old silver GUESS watch that I misplaced a couple years ago. Determined to find it, I searched my house – and in the process, also found a super adorable gold Winnie the Pooh watch by Disney. Although the first is still perfectly functional, the latter is beyond repair. :'( Which is a shame because I liked it better!

I’ve been meaning to start wearing a watch again, mostly for two reasons..

1) So I can actually know when to take my break or clock out when I’m at work. It’s kind of annoying to keep asking your coworkers for the time. >.<; I’m not allowed to have my cellphone on me during my shift – but even if I was, constantly checking the time can drain my precious battery life. :P Even outside of work, knowing the time is always useful.

2)  Now that I’m going into my senior year of college, I figured I should start dressing more professionally – one accessory at a time. : ) I do believe that I dress my age, but aiming to look a little older wouldn’t hurt. Especially since I get mistaken for a high schooler more often than you would think! ._.

I know that it’s counterintuitive to want a Hello Kitty watch, and expect to be seen as more mature, but I’ve found ways around this. For example, I think the watch straps pictured above are incredibly cute. In fact, I can absolutely see myself wearing all of them. But if there’s anything I want to avoid, it’s exactly this: juvenile-looking designs. What this means? I’m looking for a watch with either a stainless steel strap, or at least a solid-colored one.Although this one is more acceptable, I still take issue with the fact that the strap wraps around your wrist twice. The modest analog clock on this one is perfect, though. Do want! :D But right now, I’m torn between ordering this one..

..and this one:

I found both on eBay, and are thus incredibly cheap – both in price and quality. I don’t think I mind, though. I just want a cute watch that will last me until I decide to buy a nicer one. What do you guys think – should I risk ordering one of these online, or spend the extra $20-$40 on something else?

Finding more Spring treasures in my closet!

Hey, guys – remember my last post about shopping your own closet? This weekend while I was home, I found even more pieces that are still in fashion for this Spring season! I forgot that I evened owned some of these. :P

In the Filipino culture, we don’t celebrate a girl’s Sweet Sixteen. Instead, we celebrate her coming of age with a Debut. If you’re interested, read the Wikipedia article I’ve linked to. : ) Anyway, I was lucky enough to have friends that chose me to be part of their “court”. Thus, I learned performed various choreographed ballroom dances. For one of them, I needed a pair of silver heels and my mom bought this pair for me at DSW when I was seventeen.

At that age, I wasn’t even aware of designer shoe brands! Now that I have more of an appreciation for them, I’m surprised that I’ve completely overlooked this pair by BCBGirls for the past four years. Although they’re half a size too large on me, it’s not significant enough that I have trouble walking in them. They’re actually surprisingly comfortable. Definitely going to start wearing them!

Two summers ago, my family and I went on a Caribbean cruise. I’ve completely forgotten which island we bought this tiered dress from, though. The tube top is elasticized, and the flowy skirt goes down to my mid-calf. Pictured below is a close up of the pretty floral pattern featured on some of its panels. I find it perfect to wear while walking on beaches or through parks. : )

Below are two Billabong tube tops that I purchased from PacSun over two years ago. They have paint-splatter print all over them, and bring a much-needed pop of color into my wardrobe. I once wore the black one to a party that was lit up by black lights, and I was glowing in the dark! :D

I bought the black miniskirt pictured below at Charlotte Russe about three years ago. The ruffles are super cute, but I never wore it much because I was extremely self-conscious of my legs. Now that I’m more comfortable with my body, I plan to work this piece into more of my outfits. :]

Shopping your closet is a great way to save money, and maximize the potential of your wardrobe. It’s especially useful to organize your clothes regularly when you think you need to buy seasonal trends – because chances are you might already own something similar! :o

On a final note, I’ve begun to watch the television series Dexter upon recommendation by several friends. Loving it so far! Does anyone have another series that they particularly enjoy that I can start after I’m done with this?

Kat Von D True Romance Beethoven Palette

Since I’ve found myself with a lot of free time lately, I decided to play around a bit with something my boyfriend bought for me last year – the Kat Von D True Romance Beethoven Palette.

Because I don’t usually wear loud makeup, I admit that I haven’t used this palette to its full potential. Up to this point, I’ve only used the more vibrant shades as eyeliners instead of as eyeshadows! Unfortunately, I lost the two mini brushes almost immediately, and I accidentally dropped the palette a couple of months ago. Lucifer (the black shadow) completely broke all over my floor! Hence the empty pan below, all the way on the left. The other shades survived, though!

Lucifer, Speed Blue, Razor Grey, Tequila, Rad Purple, Sinner, Leather, Galeano

I’m no expert at makeup, but I’ve had enough experience with eyeshadow to get by. Today, I faced my fears and used two of the most intimidating shades in this palette – Speed Blue and Sinner. The first is a dark, metallic blue that really stands out. Here, I used it in combination with Tequila (a shimmery, pale yellow) and Razor Grey (a shimmery, gunmetal silver) to soften its pigmentation.

Sinner is a dark, shimmery purple that applies much blacker than it looks in the pan. Again, I used Tequila as a base, but this time I blended with Galeano (a metallic, medium plum shimmer). I don’t like this combination as much, but makeup is about experimentation, right?

I don’t know how often I would use these colors – even when blended out, they’re definitely not for a regular, everyday look! The shades are very pigmented, and it’s easy to apply too much. Because my eyes are on the small side, they get lost in too much dark color. I guess I’ll have to keep playing around with the colors until I find a happy medium. : ) And though the packaging may be gorgeous, the expensive price tag ($34) and less-than-wearable colors may be a put-off for some. My final rating for this palette: 7/10

Until next time! ^o^

YesStyle: Asian Fashion

When I stumbled across YesStyle.com, I thought it was too good to be true! It’s a website that sells Asian fashion trends overseas. From reviews I’ve read, it’s a legitimate business – unlike the scams of TrendyOutfitter and CausewayMall. Which is a relief, because I’m constantly paranoid of things like that.

I found this super-chic black quilted bag by PG Beauty for only $28! I fell in love with it instantly. I was mostly torn between whether black went better with silver or gold, and ultimately decided on silver. I’m most likely going to buy it with my Christmas money after the holiday. <3

The details and closeups of the purse were only shown in the ivory color, but I could already tell that the stitching and material looked decent. Many reviewers say that the quality of YesStyle products are more or less comparable to H&M, depending on which Japanese or Korean brand you buy. I’m a sucker for contrasting and/or colorful inside linings, though.

I can’t wait to get it! :D YesStyle has a huge selection of clothing, too. Even though I wasn’t planning on buying anything besides the handbag,  I looked around quite a bit. The search and filter are so easy to use in order to find what you’re looking for. There are tons of sales, too! Depending on how my first order goes, I may just come back for more. ; ) Because these black lace dresses are to die for:

Their product photos are very thorough, and the way the clothes hang on their models is irresistible. The styles themselves are on-point with my personal taste! The only downside about YesStyle would be that the majority of their clothes only come in one size – and it translates into a US extra small or small. I’m sure there are a ton of looser styles, though, that flatter every body shape. But this may just be another motivation for me to drop a couple pounds. XD Until next time! ^o^