Grid-Print Coordinates: The Sweet Cloth | Necklace: Forever 21 | Heels: H&M | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Gold Watch: Gucci | Bangle: Hermes |
This is what I wore to a movie and dinner “Sundate” at Powerplant Mall with the boyfriend and sister. I’m a huge fan of coordinates and monochromes, which is pretty obvious given my fashion choices as of late. The selectively OC part of my mind is screaming in extreme joy from the influx of matchy-matchy coordinates–I mean, if you all recall, I’m a staunch advocate of the one hardware rule (as in, if you wear something Gold, it should be all gold, down to zippers and buckles). I like clean styles–not necessarily minimalist, but I think it’s really aesthetically pleasing and chic to be so… unadorned.
Anyway, in a matter of hours, I’ll be off to Cebu to attend a childhood friend’s wedding. I can’t wait to share my gown with everyone, made of course by our shop: Glitterati. It’s very intricate and detailed, the exact opposite of this outfit. It’s nice to head back home again stress-free (my last trip to Cebu was sort of an emergency), the prospect of seeing old schoolmates again is exciting–a well deserved break from my upcoming employment this Monday. Hopefully I can get a nice outfit shot in Cebu whilst my short vacation.
Back to this post’s outfit feature, here are some more photos:
People have been asking me to do a “What’s in your bag?” segment on my blog and finally, I’ve remembered to do so this time. As you can see, my bag is big enough to hold all my essentials… though I don’t really carry much. I’ll start off with my Coach wallet, something my parents got me from Japan back when I was still in High School. People who know me, know I am reluctant to give this wallet up—a product of Fengshui and superstition, maybe. I used to wear my Chanel Camellia wallet for 6 years prior until it got too ratty, but it never brought me the same monetary luck as the Coach one.
Next is my leather Longchamp pouch that holds all my receipts as well as my gift checks. I like to keep my bag neat and devoid of crumpled paper.
I also have with me my Escada Born in Paradise perfume–which is basically, my scent for the summer. It’s a limited edition perfume that’s very fruity and refreshing–in fact, it embodies my favorite beach drink ever: Pina Colada! Wearing the scent on my wrist and neck reminds me of my carefree tropical jaunts in Boracay!
My 2 mandatory gadgets: My iPad and iPhone 5s–these 2 are my essentials. I don’t think I can function with neither of them. My phone basically connects me to everyone and my iPad serves as a secondary replacement to my laptop when I feel lazy lugging it around. In this case however, I am bringing my laptop, which I hand-carry as it cannot fit my bag and it is encased in a plastic shell with the words “Konichiwear” on top. If you want your own designs on your laptops, check out Paperplanes Manila–they not only customize laptops but also other gadgets, decals, notebooks, plates, and more!
Then here is my Dior pouch from College (formerly a pencil case) with an adorable bottle cap keychain from HodgePodge (they customize and personalize it to your specifications) that holds a variety of essentials… there is my Clinique face mist for days that are too humid, there is a pill-box for my medicine (not in photo), there are earphones (not in photo), there is a pen (not in photo), there is a Gucci compact mirror, My Guerlain Face Powder, My LimeCrime Lippie Suedeberry Shade from Lannel Boutique (the cheapest online shop that specializes in Imported Cosmetics) and then something I can’t live without…
My Hygienix antibacterial hand spray! Like most Filipinos, I like to keep my hands clean and pristine at any given moment—think, after counting and paying money at the cashier! It’s also perfect for when you can’t find an accessible toilet as well. In fact, personally, even when there’s a public washroom right around the corner, I would never fail to use my Hand Spray before and even after washing to ensure that I kill 99% of the germs.
I’ve been using Hygienix Hand Spray since I started working. I like the mild and pleasant scent to it versus other brands’ really strong and chemical-ish ones. Plus, it doesn’t dry my hands!
Apart from that, they have two other variants as well. The first is the Ethyl Alcohol line, which is basically your alcohol in a bottle form. I have one on my desk and sink for regular use! It’s pretty much like the hand spray as it smells unpleasant and moisturizes my hands after use. The next one is the hand gel variant, which my officemates are fonder of. The smell is slightly different but pleasant, but it functions the same as the other 2 variants.
Hygienix is available in most supermarkets and department stores like SM, Robinsons, Landmark, Puregold, Ever, Metro Gaisano, Shopwise, as well as 7-11, HBC, and Mercury Drug Stores.