Black Cropped Top: Suiteblanco | Tartan Pencil Skirt: Dorothy Perkins | Bag: Chanel | Bangle, Spiked Heels, Necklace: Forever 21 | Chained Bracelet: Michael Kors | Bangle: Hermes
This was the outfit I wore to my 25th birthday party celebration at Pablo’s Pub located in BGC’s newest hub: The Forum. I was gunning for something intimate so I opted to celebrate in a tamed atmosphere, inviting only a handful of those whom I consider nearest and dearest to me. Besides, I don’t really have the necessary people skills to play the role of a good hostess so I figured, if I keep my guests to a minimum of 20, then I won’t have a hard time hustling. I’ve also had huge club parties in the past and I hated the experience as I ended up always having to divide my attention every split-second (not to mention, worrying if my guests are all having fun or enjoying their booze or still conscious).
So anyway, since it was a post-dinner party, I wanted to go in something dark and sensual… something a bit dramatic but still trendy and not too seedy or hooker-ish. I decided to pair this Fall’s key print–Tartan, something I’m crazy of as of late (a less casual option with its sleek and classy cut) with a mid-rib cut-out top.
Anyway, here are some more photos for your better appreciation:
So I’ve been spring cleaning my closet again recently—which is, evidently, something I’ve been doing quite often. Remember my post from several months ago entitled “Spring Cleaning“? Well, you can bet on the fact that my closet has grown by 15%. Even my helpers at home are in a slump, wondering where they can fit my new shoes and clothes. Yes, I’m truly a hoarder (I should get featured in some reality show)–I buy loads of apparel and neglect to dispose those that need disposing… I just can’t totally let go of some pieces even if I’m not that in love with them anymore.
I figured the best way to get rid of them was to either throw those that aren’t as presentable and sell the rest in Blogger’s United. Although the latter way is a good option, the former one is actually bad for the environment. I recently read an article online about how “fast” and “disposable” fashion is contributing to pollution—that discarded items end up being incinerated or thrown in landfills and such (or at least, those that aren’t usable anymore).
As of late, I’ve made a pledge to be more mindful of how I can possibly impact the environment–not just in fashion but also in terms of my lifestyle. For clothes, I try to reduce the volume of my shopping and I re-focus my desires to quality wear (if there is a more environmentally friendly option, I always opt for that one) vis-à-vis buying cheap and trendy items that don’t surpass 3 washes. I’ve also made valiant efforts in using eco-friendly bags and yes, recyclable containers for my “drinks.”
Now, I put an emphasis on the word “drinks” because I love my snack fixes accompanied by something cold and sweet. Back when I was young, upon visiting Manila or other countries, I would rush to the nearest 7-Eleven store (which was always right around whatever corner our hotel was situated in) to grab my Slurpee fix. I used to have this impulsive and indulgent habit of mixing up all the flavours available (a habit my young brother has also acquired).
So I was pleasantly surprised to find out that 7-Eleven is employing the “BYO Cup Day”—BYO stands for “Bring Your Own” on November 7 (11-7). On this particular day, customers can bring their own container—which can be anything, so as long as it is “leak proof” or “clean” or can fit their “MaCUPangyarihang Bilog” (their standee with a whole that measures 9 inches in diameter)—and avail of Slurpee for only 29 bucks!
So be creative! This is apparently something that we’re part of globally… having been done in other countries like Malaysia and Australia already. Since my hinge is being eco-friendly, I plan to bring this plastic globe I have at home which can be twisted in the middle to expose its hollow insides. I can use it to put Slurpee in the same way a bowl can hold liquid! How about you? What do you plan to use? If you think your cup is creative, follow 7-11 on their social media accounts and hashtag #BYOCupDay and tag them.