Cropped Sweater: Indie-Go | White Top: Mango | Denim Jeggings: BCBG Max Azaria | Bag: Alexander Wang (same as here) | Thigh-High Boots: Stuart Weitzman | Watch: Rolex | Bangle: Charriol | Necklace: Beyond Lockets
I’m deathly afraid of the cold–in fact, I would much rather sweat like a pig underneath an insulator than withstand hours exposed in some cold environment and consequently losing feeling on my fingertips (this has happened a lot of times to me already). Call me melodramatic but there’s no feeling like enduring freezing temperatures that permeate your bones. Given my susceptibility to cold, now you all have a perspective as to why I like posting chilly-weather outfits despite living in a tropical country.
To those with nothing better to do than snarkily question why some people like me, are fond of wearing coats despite the humid weather: to each her own. I mean, I’m not questioning other people’s poor fashion choices and faux pas, why should anyone else question mine or other people’s? So anyway, given that I have to withstand our air-conditioning system in the office (that is reminiscent of Alaskan nights… during Winter), I find no shame coming in for work decked in outfits like this. I can get odd stares from people but this is me, deal with it.
On the other hand, I do get it in a practical sense. Yes, the temperature inside the office might become unbearable but what if you have to step out for a meeting or so? Wouldn’t that render people sick? And this is why I am an advocate of layering. At any given moment, you can just remove an article of clothing and you won’t look too shabby or inappropriate. But as useful “layering” is to tons of fashionistas out there, it is also a bit very tricky because a lot of considerations come into play. Here are my foolproof tips:
- For the first layer, since this piece will serve as your outfit’s foundation, you should opt for something that’s more fitted than the ones on top. Make sure that it fits you like a glove to start off with a slim silhouette. Remember, as you pile on more layers, the wider/frumpier one might appear when you don’t do it right.
- I’m big on “balanced proportions” and with pairing outfits, when you opt for a top that is long, then you should pair it with a shorter bottom, or if it were a loose top then the bottom should be fitted and vice versa–of course, it doesn’t apply to every single outfit but it is a good rule to adhere to when in doubt.
- Experiment with different types of textures, lengths, and colors (maximum of 3) to avoid the added appearance of weight. I find that this particular tip is only applicable for layering (since I’m a fan of coordinating colors in general). It gives people a break with the silhouette that’s refreshing to the eye.
So I actually wore this outfit to a quick lunch date with my friend Jamm–I’m sure some of you may have heard of her already. I was invited by the Vikings Team to try out their new restaurant by SM Jazz and I figured, why not? Since it’s very near my place. Plus, Jamm and I have long been trying to book a girly date and what better time to do so than post-Christmas, with a variety of good food?Upon arriving at the venue, I was blown away. I knew that Vikings was good–I’ve never tried it but I’ve heard about great reviews. Personally, I thought it’s a run-off-the-mill buffet restaurant similar to the ones you get to see in malls. What I didn’t expect was a buffet that can rival a 4-star hotels, and an array of intercontinental food.Upon getting our seats, the entire restaurant was filled to the brink–unexpected for an early Saturday Brunch. The staff waited on us hand and foot, which wasn’t uncanny as they did the same with the other customers. When we got our food, we were surprised to find out that it tasted good as well!