I got this knitted pullover at Neon Island’s pop-up boutique at the Supersale Bazaar last weekend; I specifically chose this design because I’m a fan of knitted sweaters… and the quirky “Meow” detail is just TO DIE FOR, don’t you think? Yes, I know I’ve said numerous times that I’m not really one for kitschy prints or hipster ensembles but this top was too cute to pass up and I had the perfect Seafoam Green accessories to complement it.
So for a dinner out with my friends Crissey and Feanne (plus my boyfriend Enzo and Feanne’s boyfriend JM), I wore this casual outfit. My friends, cat lovers that they are, fawned over the sweater relentlessly. So I told them to check Neon Island’s instagram out; this sweater came in different colors and designs anyway so I urged them to get one so we can all match.
It’s definitely a statement piece!
Also, off tangent, I apologize for the exposure of my recent photos (this one and the one previously); my help changed the camera settings and I can’t quite figure out how to fix it just yet, so my photos are all coming out extremely dark on some parts and overly-exposed on some. Despite the adjustments in photoshop, I assure you that I am in no way modifying my skin–as you can see, the shadows in my knees are still intact and not at all blurred, my allergy patches are still present, and my eye-bags are still obvious.
I like me for all my flaws and good attributes so I’ve got nothing to hide–not my underarms or my knees or even my scar.
On that note, I am also so in love with this book clutch from 37LA. Sent to me last Christmas, it had my favorite book’s cover printed on the face and I am simply enthralled. I read Kundera’s “Unbearable Lightness of Being” back when I was 17 and it had become an instant favorite (I even wrote a paper on it and a play using the book as a focal point). Although it’s a bit dark and cynical, I thought the realism and the angst relayed human emotions perfectly–there was something beautiful with all these characters’ miseries, I believe.
Fine, I’m a hipster, go sue me.
It’s ironic though that I wore this rather fun pop-art-ish outfit alongside this book clutch design.
A statement piece to top of all the statement pieces! I love the fact that DAS shoes are so comfortable and beautiful! They’re pricey but definitely stable and beautiful!
Bonus: me, cuddling my 3-month old puppy Emma after the shoot.
Anyway, before I end this post, I just want to share my friend Feanne’s facebook post in regards to what happened during our post-dinner dessert session at Cake Club. The world is full of crazy and desperate people, but it’s scary to be victimized all the same:
I was always under the impression that BGC is a nice safe area, but that was a costly mistake! We were robbed at Cake Club (High Street Central) last night, JM lost his bag with laptop and gear. We were sitting with a group of friends just outside the restaurant and we didn’t even notice the bag being taken from right beneath our noses! We only noticed when a waiter asked us to check our belongings because someone from the adjacent restaurant noticed suspicious activity near us. He saw a group of 5 people hovering near the area just texting but looking around (“wandering eyes”). And he noticed one of them – a young-looking guy maybe around 15 y/o in a red shirt – walk away with a bag that he wasn’t carrying earlier. When we saw the CCTV footage, we saw how the group was hovering beside our table and we didn’t even notice them. There was a stout lady with a few guys, all decently dressed, and the one in red took the bag in one swift motion. We reported the incident and got the event on blotter. The security was trying to be helpful naman but they lack initiative, I don’t think they have solid protocol for dealing with this and didn’t even bring up the idea of checking the CCTV footage until we asked (thanksDominique Tiu for reminding me). I’m not sure if we would have been accommodated as much by the security if not for the help of Tita Sandy Hontiveros, thanks Tita Sandy. Anyway, be careful everyone + I hope Ayala malls can train their security some more. The restaurant staff could’ve been more helpful too. And we should’ve been more vigilant.