December 14, 2011

Dear Santa, My Christmas Wishlist

While I'll be probably getting myself a pair of flats, a dress and bronzer this Christmas, it also wouldn’t hurt to have one of these too... I won’t be buying them, but if there’s a chance maybe! Isn't it that’s why it’s called wishlist....anyways here is my list.

Dear Santa,
Beige Vail Wedge
Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch

Clear Acrylic Cosmetics Organizer

Urban Decay Naked Palette 2

Style A to Zoe by Rachel Zoe

What's on your list?


December 13, 2011

This season make it right: Decoding the Smart Casual Attire

Are you still confused on what to wear on the 19th or to an upcoming corporate event? The memo says, dress smart casual......erm hmmm what is Smart Casual? So a lot of you have been asking what exactly is smart casual, how does it look like? All the pictures carry the “casual” word on the title, does this mean all of them are appropriate? Fret no more ladies, today we are decoding the smart casual look, so that you’ll be party ready for our first time outside the office holiday celebration.

Smart casual is a combination of casual and dressy, at the office, smart casual clothes are the kinds you’d wear on casual Fridays. The basic rule to achieve smart casual wear is to achieve a 60-40 balance of formal versus casual apparel and accessories. This in mind, I have put together 5 options for you this coming Monday.

Look No. 1
Smart – Blazer + Accessories + Pumps/Best flats
Casual – Basic jeans + T-shirt/ Tank Top

Look No. 2
Smart - Dressy Top + High Heels + Accessories
Casual – Leggings (Try Leather!) 

Look No. 3
Smart – Tailored Top + Accessories + High Heels
    Casual – Fun Skirt (Circle Skirt) or Dressy Flats

Look No. 4
Smart – Pumps + Accessories
                           Casual – Dress, above or just below the

Look No. 5
Smart – Office Skirt or Slacks + Pumps or High heels
Casual – Fun Blouse 

Have fun shopping ladies and stay chic!


December 07, 2011

This season make it right: Holiday Gift Guide 2011

    Who isn’t aware of the difficulties surrounding the seasonal shopping experience, I’m sure you ladies have your heartbreaking experiences too! I have an unusual fondness for shopping for the ladies in my life.  So I’ve been constantly dropping by at the malls to score the perfect chic yet inexpensive gifts to give out to friends and love ones this coming holiday.

Here is my list:

Ceramic Oil Burner – Our Home P150

Clutch bags – SM Department Store (prize starts @ P200)

      Yves Rocher Jardin Du Monde Body Wash – SM the Block P250

    Foot Cushion – Dr. Scholl’s available @ Watson’s
    Faceshop Nail polish – P99 and 
PJs! Or beautiful sleepwear – Velvet Rose P990
 Bath and Body Works moisturizing hand soap – P350
 BBW traveling lotion and shower gel – P700
     Lip Gloss - Maybelline Shine Sensational – about P400
 Forever 21 accessories – budget P500 up

       Enjoy your shopping!


December 05, 2011

The 50's Lady

          Hi ladies, who here love skirts? I’m not talking about the bandage skirt, they had their time already, right now I really love flirty and feminine skirt and this style does it for me!  The full circle skirts are back in style, with shapes that accentuate curves and foster femininity.  Think of Ms. Carrie Bradshaw , in Sex in the City! These skirts are so comfortable and easy to wear. .and while these skirts do have a 50’s flavor to them, it’s possible to wear one without looking frumpy.

Here’s my take, Circle skirts are feminine when worn with a lace bodysuit; Vintage when paired with a loose blouse and sky-high pumps; and geek chic with a buttonned up polo and brogues. (menswear-inspired lace up shoe)


 In addition here is Instyle’s tip on how to wear your Circle Skirts.

  •  Go with above the knee-length. Today's full skirts should fall to or slightly above your knee -- anything lower will look too retro. Also, this is the most flattering length for legs.
  • Look for minimum fullness. Avoid circle skirts with crinolines or layers underneath that make them puff out. Layers give a more costumey effect. 
  • Experiment with patterns. This season's full skirts come in many rich patterns, from polka dots to flowers to geometric prints. Choose a pattern for a modern look.
  • Stay simple on top. The sleeker the top, the more chic you'll look in a full skirt. Try a short-sleeved, close-fitting sweater, a simple cardigan worn buttoned almost all the way up, or a basic tank or shell. Avoid patterns on top, and choose a color that complements a shade in the skirt.
  • Pick the right shoes. Since full skirts are feminine and flirty, the shoes you wear with them should be, too.
Thinking of buying one?

Soft gray skirt with bow, P2795, Topshop.

Beige and black skirt with a garter belt, P1695,Promod.

SM Dept. Store P545