What do you get, when you wake up on a particularly “lazy” day and had to go to a “mandatory” meeting (aside from cursing the various karmic forces conspiring to ruin your day)? A relaxed corporate outfit, of course! The secret I’ve learned (after working corporate for the past 4 years), is that: putting on blazers can make even the most casual outfits look a bit formal (unless of course, your outfit is comprised of lingerie separates… if that’s the case, I implore you to grab something to wear first).
Working on that rule, I decided to don a blazer on top of this casual tank and lace bandage skirt number. Anyway, I could just remove the blazer when the meeting was over so I can transition from corporate to casual with ease! Simple! This linen piece was an acquisition from my most recent trip to Singapore and was surprisingly expensive for a blazer from H&M. I’ve been leaning towards the white, cream, and beige colors as of late, and plus the cut was slimming–hence the purchase. Besides, the blazer seemed timeless so I figured, I’ll be able to put it to good use eventually (and again, I hope).
I also chose to wear this relaxed trapeze-cut cotton shirt from Alexander Wang shipped straight from Canada by my best friend (aka life partner)–it’s been with me for a while and I was just waiting for the perfect opportunity. I’m truly a sucker for plain cotton shirts… I’ve a cubby filled to the brink with plain colored shirts and sleeveless tops in an array of colors (mostly white, grey, and black though), which I wear on off days (as in days where I have to do quick errands and don’t want to be seen by anyone).
Here are some more photos:
The funny thing about me is that, even on days where I’m doing my errands, I have to match everything I wear. I’m neurotic that way. I think that both red and beige combined, make quite an elegant palette. Plus, the leafy prints on my Mendrez wedges add quite a nice touch to the comfortable pair (and they match the design of my necklace too)!
Before I forget, allow me to announce the winner from the “We Can’t Stop” blogpost from July 4! Drum rolls, please!!!
I will have the Mendrez staff send you details on how you can claim your GC! Thanks for participating!
Speaking of closets, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for a closet tour as of late. Heaven only knows why, my room’s not exactly the paragon of cleanliness. My helpers have all given up on arranging my clothes due to the sheer volume. I’ve actually provided teasers via twitter earlier this month so I think it’s safe to share it to the whole world.
Warning though… it’s getting a bit disorganized. The room used to be the attic actually–a study room at that. Since my closet could no longer fit my original room, the attic was transformed to become my closet… which was perfect because it had a huge ass mirror already and several bureaus.
First off, I have 6 open shelves–it’s actually deep as it can hold 3 rows (4 for some…)! The first shelf contains only fancy shorts, the second shelf contains my fancy skirts, the third shelf contains all my cropped tops and leotards, the fourth shelf contains my sweaters and pullovers, the fifth shelf contains my fancy tops, and the sixth shelf contains my cotton tops.
The drawers below contain my house clothes, my underwear, my gym clothes, and the like.
To date, I have over 50 plus pairs of shorts, 60 plus pairs of skirts, over 150 tops including sweaters! To think, I took this photo after Blogger’s United already…
My blazers have a special closet, and they’re all about to burst already! I have over 60 blazers… which I hardly use because I’m not really fond of blazers that much. I take them out once in a while when they complement my outfit but I don’t wear it on a day-to-day basis (which is just weird because they’re the epitome of corporate attire).
Below are trousers hung on built-in hangers inside… I’ve over 30 pairs as I don’t really use trousers/jeans (I’m highly allergic to fabric detergent, the culprit of my contact dermatitis during college years).
The felt box under houses my swimsuits and I have over 80 pairs! The reason for this is that… I’ve developed this irrational habit where I collect pieces for so-called “upcoming trips” (as in Labor Day Boracay, in other words) as well as, keeping the prototypes of my favorite Glitterati designs.
My dresses are kept in racks because apart from the lack of space, I don’t want them creased (though anyway, when I wear them, I always have them ironed again). I have roughly around 200 casual dresses… the formal ones are kept in a cabinet under an opaque plastic cover (I didn’t bother to take a photo anymore as it was dim).
This is my rack for unbranded belts… I don’t really have a lot, probably a little less than 50. The designer ones, I keep in a box inside the second bureau.
My “pile” of accessories. Don’t even bother to ask me how many are there as I’ve lost count already.
These are my bags and they’re piled up on top of a table. They were originally stowed away in boxes under the bureaus hosting my accessories… there are 3 cabinets to be particular. The problem was that, I had to bend down ever so often to grab a bag and I told my helpers that if I had to bend down one more time, I was going to get premature arthritis…
So eventually, they had all my bags put on top of the table so I can grab them quickly.
All my designer bags and clutches are kept inside their respective dustbags to protect its leather. Some (like my Hermes) are kept inside its original boxes. I don’t have that much bags, probably a little less over 50 for both unbranded and branded. As you can see, it’s a medley of brands… from Celine, Givenchy, YSL/Saint Laurent, Burberry, Gucci, Balenciaga, Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, Jimmy Choo, Hermes, H&M, Zara, and the like!
Finally… my shoe rack/the leaning tower of Domz’s shoes! I have over 100 plus pairs of shoes–80 plus in this photo, if I’m not mistaken. The others are inside my other room (they’re ones I no longer use).
So these photos were taken mid-July… from then, I’ve gone on to a total of 7 shopping trips (with 4 new pairs of shoes to add, a dozen of tops, dresses, skirts, and shorts… and thankfully, no bags) to date. Let’s hope that I am finally able to organize all of my closet items (and I hope my mother doesn’t stumble upon this post).