When Seafoam Green is in Fashion

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Pearl Earrings: Cultus ChiChi | Floral Corset: Topshop | Mullet Skirt and Pearl Bangles: Forever 21 |Red Clutch: MarisRed Heels: Zara | Gold Belt: Mango

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As a teen, I listened to a lot of Incubus songs. My junior high school seat-mate was the biggest Brandon Boyd fan ever and her eternal love for him and consequently, Incubus, rubbed off on me. Although I wasn’t that much of a huge fan (I didn’t even include the band on my music-centric blogpost: Soundtrack of My Life), I managed to purchase their Morning View album (but then again, I did purchase some stupid Craig David album when I was in 6th grade) and maybe, when pushed to admit, I included at least 1 Incubus song on my varied High School mix tapes and actually belted out to the jazzy tunes of “Are You In?“ within the confines of my room when I was 15.

I was most especially in love with the line: “It’s so much easier when sea foam green is in fashion…“, which didn’t really mean anything prolific or earth-shattering, but sounded trippy and cool enough to my pretentious 15-year-old self.

Years later, post-college, I came across an article somewhere stating that the song was actually inviting people to be a part of a “swingers club.” Woe to my childhood, a 15-year-old, no matter how “high functioning” should not be listening to those types of songs in the first place–not that I was oblivious about those things but you know, how hugely inappropriate.

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Knowing my love for cropped anything and floral prints, my boyfriend gifted me with two corsets (the one I’m wearing and another in white and blue) from Topshop last June. He is the sweetest man ever, I swear! I was beyond ecstatic. It was hard not to fall in love with this corset in particular, the red accents were so refreshing in the midst of seafoam green–who would’ve thought that this particular color combination could work?

Plus, can I just say that it’s so rare to find a man who not only condones shopping but also encourages my love for fashion? I find it so adorable and sweet when he texts me to “wear something nice on Sunday” because he has a camera in tow or when he leans in to state “I love that you look so classy all the time”, which is practically something he tells me every time I regale him with a new outfit.

Like the corset, it’s so hard not to fall in love with him more.

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This pair of dangling earrings are from my boyfriend’s sister Katie. She gave me this pair (and a lot more) from when she visited a month ago and I absolutely love it. Katie designs and sells accessories in the US, plus she blogs too!  

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I absolutely love this clutch! In fact, I love Maris Online! I’ve been on an envelope clutch binge and this was the first shop I turned to when I was looking for a red one because they had a showcase that came in a variety of colors and textures. The great thing about it is that it fits a lot of things! I can actually fit my ipad in it if I wanted to! It’s nifty and practical plus it’s affordable! I implore you to check it out!

Anyway, enough of my rambling, here are some more photos of the outfit! Also, get a chance to win a shopping session worth 5,000 pesos with me on the 29th of September, scroll for the bottom for more details!

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I will be at a “meet and greet” session at CC Double O in SM Megamall with fellow bloggers Crissey (aka the bulilit best friend) and Marj. All you have to do is attend for a chance to win a 5,000 peso shopping spree! For more updates, follow me on twitter (tweet me if you’ve plans of going so I know who you are), and instagram!

  • I Am A

    Color scheme is amazing!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://14thave.tumblr.com Monique Tendencia

    The colors are so refreshing! It makes me want to redesign my whole blog with that color scheme.

  • Claire Torres

    I think that you are THE prettiest face in the PH blogsphere. Just need to be said!

  • Marie

    Gwapaha oi!

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Thank you!

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    I love the color scheme too!!!

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Thank you!!! :)

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Haha thank you!!!

  • http://www.plurk.com/autumnsong/invite Daal

    I love love love the color! :D

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    I know!!! I think it’s such an innovative combination!!!

  • http://14thave.tumblr.com Monique Tendencia

    By the way, will you be at BU4?

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Of course! :) I shall see you there if you decide to visit.

  • Jennifer

    I’m a huge Incubus fan. They have performed in Manila thrice already, and I watched all of them. Hahaha. Anyway, on the topic of ‘songs you listened (and belted lyrics out) as a teenager but wasn’t aware of the meaning”, I’m not sure if you listened to Third Eye Blind back then. I used to memorize by heart the song and sing along to it, not knowing that the song was about drug addiction! Errr. (I had no idea what crystal meth was, I was only what, 12? 13?)

    Also, how cute and supportive is your boyfriend? Lucky you!!! Charming and classy couple. :)
    So adorable, Domz! :)

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Haha 3BE was my fav brand and although I was mildly aware, I guess the gravity didn’t really dawn on me!

  • R.A. Cruz

    aw, I only discovered your blog just now when I’ve fanned you on lookbook a long time ago lol
    i love your corset. I’m such a fan of floral corset tops <3 I love Incubus as well and I also have a boyfriend who's very supportive of me during shopping and blog shoots. lol following you now ^_^

    ~<3~
    http://thefabulousgeek.blogspot.com

  • Trisha

    I’m just going to reiterate the fact that your boyfriend has an out-of-this-world awesome sense of style. It’s kind of his uncanny ability, well mainly because not many guys, as you mentioned, condoned shopping or possesses a knack for fashion. I absolutely love this outfit! It has green and red together and it’s not Christmas-y! Yay! P.S. Your pouting picture is just so adorable! You look like a 2-year old kid throwing a tantrum haha — Much love from Vancouver.

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Thank you!!! Wow we have a lot of things in common! ;)

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Hi Trisha!!! Thank you so much! I do act like a child sometimes so that’s a vivid example!!! Hahaha

  • Mawee Borromeo

    Hello, Domz! :D I love this look of yours so much i decided to draw it! Haha! Hope you can check it out here: http://blog.maweeborromeo.com/post/32193055831/heres-a-quick-illustration-of-my-favorite-local#notes

  • http://domzistumbling.tumblr.com/ Dominique Tiu

    Hi Mawee! That’s so cute!!! Thank you! :)