Wednesday, 19 October 2016

How to Finally Wear Your Night-Out Clothes to Work

Our party clothes tend to live in the back of our closets and left unused during weekdays. Once Monday hits, we’re back to our  usual proper workwear. But here’s the good news: we’ve gathered ways on how you can pull off wearing your night-out pieces—a.k.a crop tops, sequined skirts, and party dresses—to work and still look professional. Once you discover these styling tricks, your party outfits can finally be considered as ‘work appropriate’. With pieces that are already in your closet like button-down blouses, combining these with your weeknight get-ups will totally give your daily work wardrobe the spice it needs.
Here’s how you can finally make the most use out of your party clothes:
Layering is key. Simply wear your crop tops over your button-down shirts.


You can also try layering a turtleneck with a low-neck top for instant sophistication.

If you have plans on a weeknight, grab a blazer or jacket to wear with your favorite slip dress. This will easily take you from desk to after-work drinks.

If your office is more lenient with work attire, dress down your skirt with a slouchy sweater for the right balance of glam and casual. 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016


This is a ridiculously easy DIY and the perfect Halloween accessory for a fun and creepy little touch. Though I was inspired by all things Halloween, it’s actually cute and quirky enough to use year-round.
I only had little googly eyes to work with when the idea popped into my head, so I didn’t run out for more, but any size eyes would be adorable. The main concern though, is keeping them on. While you can use a hot glue gun, this E6000 adhesive holds forever, so I strongly suggest using it if you want your eyes to stay put.

Here’s What You Need…

* Small purse or clutch, any material will work {mine is Nicole Miller from a few years ago}
Googly eyes, size of your choice
* Flat back crystals in black, {optional}
E6000 Adhesive + q-tips
* Check out Anya Hindmarch and Sophie Hulme clutches, bags and accessories for inspo creating two large googly eyes instead… scroll to the bottom to shop.


In a ventilated area, squeeze about a quarter-sized amount of glue onto a thick, disposable surface.
Grab a q-tip, dip it in your glue, then pick up your googly eyes one at a time and apply them to your clutch.
You can space them out evenly but randomly, as I did, or cover your entire purse with them. It’s up to you!
On one side, I added black gems for an extra little shimmer… I left the other side with eyeballs only.
TIP: Gems with pre-adhesive will not stay on for the longterm, or maybe even for five minutes.. Even though my black stones were sticky-sided, I glued them on anyway.

And… Voila!



The Biggest Street Style Trends We Saw During Fashion Month

Aside from keeping our eyes glued on the runways during fashion week, another way to scout trends is by looking at the street style of show goers that include celebrities, editors, models, bloggers, and every fashionphile in between. From the fresh way to wear your button-down shirt to the bedroom look that simply won’t go away, check out the 6 trends we loved from the streets of New York, London, Milan, and Paris, and try them out yourself!

Cold Shoulder

The styling trick that was such a huge hit throughout fashion month was wearing blouses asymmetrically to show off one shoulder. This lends you a sexier look and gives your go-to button-down a much elevated update.

Athletic Pants

Another favorite among the fashion crowd is the striped trousers which gives off an athletic vibe. With a wide-leg cut, this piece can polish up a sporty outfit or give a twist to any of your wardrobe staples.

Pajama Dressing

Pajama dressing has been around for a while now, and it’s certainly not going anywhere anytime soon. Fans of this trend are opting for bold prints with statement footwear that surely makes this bedroom look work on the streets.

Army Green

Monochromatic outfits were trending on the streets, and the people’s choice of color goes to army green. Try this if you’re into military chic, and you can never go wrong.

Daytime Shine

If there’s one thing that street style stars have taught us, it’s that there are absolutely no rules in fashion.  So by all means, bring out your metallics even if the sun is high and pair them with your favorite denim or opt for some lightweight fabric for a daytime-appropriate getup.

Mixed Stripes

Mixing stripes is this season’s It-way of doing print-on-print. Whether your pieces are in vertical or horizontal stripes or in different colors, pair them up like it’s nobody’s business!

Dress Over Shirt

We’ve seen various layered outfit that involve dresses, but this season’s break-out look is the dress over a button-down combo. Go for a pastel palette or a see-through frock with a printed shirt for a fresh take on this trend.

Monday, 17 October 2016

5 Trendy Statement Pieces to Add to Your Lazy Outfit

Let’s face it, it takes an effort to pull off an effortless style. And maybe at least once a week, you find yourself trapped in a fashion rut with nothing to wear that sometimes you just end up wearing the most basic outfit ever. But here’s the thing, it’s completely fine to opt for a lazy outfit. In fact, all it takes to still look put together—despite wearing a lazy outfit—is through statement pieces that will polish your entire look.
So for those days when you’re too drained to formulate an outfit, go ahead and be in your comfy clothes, and simply add these classic outfit-saver items. Scroll down to see the five statement pieces that will help complete your lazy look and give it the punch it needs.
Flat Mules
Almost like a pair of slippers in disguise, this pair of shoes have been making its rounds in the street style trend. Perfect for those lazy days; especially because you just slip it on.

We’ve spotted the #KenGi duo sporting this fashion item. Ideal for denims and low-neck tops, add a neckerchief to your lazy outfit to give it a more polished look. See how else you can style this trendy pieceNeckerchief
Bright colored bag
It’s time to give your go-to black bags a break. Bring life to your monochrome outfit by wearing a bright colored bag.

Printed/Embroidered Bomber Jackets
Don’t worry about only wearing a tee and bottoms with this jacket. Unlike plain bomber jackets, this gives more detail to your entire ensemble and it will take off the focus from your basic outfit.
Statement Bomber Jacket
Statement Slip-Ons
Here’s an easy way to look stylish but be comfortable enough to run your errands. Simply grab yourself a pair of printed or platform slip-ons, and you’re good to go.

Sunday, 2 October 2016


I’ve had these Alberta Ferretti ankle-strap-ribbon-wrap-bow-heels Pinned for ages so I’d remember to do this simple DIY that not only amps up any pumps you have, it’s also functional… it literally straps you into shoes that are either a little too big, slip when you walk, or are difficult to walk in because the heel is so high. We all have a few pairs like that in our closet that we love so much but never wear because of it. This is a simple and fabulous solution, if you ask me… {though I’m sure I’m not the first to think of this genius idea 😉 }
I used a contrasting velvet ribbon so you could really see how easy it is, and I actually love the look of these two colors together, so it worked out. I looked for a matching satin ribbon, but none of my blues worked… which, of course, forced me look elsewhere, and that’s where creativity lies. So, fun. Anyway, do it… it’s perfect for Halloween costumes too!


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Alberta Ferretti S/S 2014 heels
I’m sure it’s easy enough to tell from the photos, but you basically cut two ribbons, matching in length {of your choice}, pull the ribbon up and under your shoe, close to the heel, pull up, cross over the top of your foot, then wrap around your ankle. You can tie the bow in the back or on the side, or wrap the ribbon all the way up to your knees if you like.
IF you don’t want your ribbon to show on the outside of your shoe {and don’t need it to help keep your shoes on} you can wrap the ribbon around your feet and ankle BEFORE slipping your shoes on and get the same effect.
Also, if you prefer, you can cut the ribbon and glue it to the side of your shoes for a forever detail.

Because SHOES!

Friday, 30 September 2016

What to Wear In Italy According to the It Girls

Since Isabelle Daza’s wedding—which happened a few weeks ago— our Instagram feeds have been filled with enviable snaps by none other than Manila’s It girls. With gorgeous travel photos, Anne Curtis, Solenn Heussaff, Georgina Wilson and the whole squad have wandered Italy in style. For a country as beautiful as Italy with its cobbled streets and pastel colored houses, it’s fitting to wear something just as light and romantic. Think flowy skirts, floral prints, and bright dresses.
So if you’re traveling to Italy anytime soon or planning a trip to cities like Rome, Florence, Milan, or Venice next year—and you’re looking for perfect OOTDs to match the beautiful sceneries—look no further, here are a few outfit ideas for your Italian getaway.
Photo via @annecurtissmith
With the sun-kissed glow you’ll get from the Tuscan sun, a white dress like Solenn’s would be perfect to show off that tan. For cute and comfy separates, try Anne’s top and skirt combo with a pair of flats—perfect for a long walk around the city.
Photo via @annecurtissmith
    If you’re planning to go on a boat trip, look for a printed sundress that will easily stand out. Top your outfit with a hat for the full Italian getup.
Photo via @annecurtissmith
Once you have time to go on a beach trip like the Amalfi Coast, wear a cute one-piece swimsuit with a midi skirt so you can easily put it on and off whenever you want to go for a swim.
Georgina Wilson
Photo via @ilovegeorgina
Go for vivid colors like Georgina. We love this mustard long-sleeved dress and white sneakers combo.
Jess Diaz Wilson
Photo via @jessdiazwilson
Even Georgina’s sister Jess rocked playful, bold colors. This denim top and printed skirt look would definitely make you stand out.
Liz Uy
Photo via @lizzzuy
Liz Uy proves you can never go wrong with denim stripes.
Photo via @beasoriano
On days that feel colder than usual, bring a classic denim jacket to complete your look like Bea Soriano.
Photo via @isabelledaza
Want a low-key but classy look? Take it from the bride herself, Isabelle Daza wears a basic top and shorts with two statement pieces: a printed and fur-lined loafers.
Martine Cajucom 
Photo via @ilovemartine
For a fun and easy look, steal Martine Cajucom’s outfit as she paired a T-shirt with a denim skirt. To add that extra pop of color, carry around a bright colored sling bag.