Hat: Zara | Ear Cuff, Rings: Pretty Little Blings | Sweater: Sugarfree | Ripped Jeans: Superb Bazaar | Heels: Chinese Laundry | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Alexander Wang (same as here) | Bangles: Forever 21, Ettika
Apologies for the week-long hiatus. I always feel so guilty when I ignore my blogging duties. It might not be my top-most priority but I do have a few blog commitments. In fact, typing my thoughts and word vomit down seems very foreign to me as of late. I hate sounding like a broken record but suffice to say, I blame no one but my day job. Given my extremely busy routine, it seems to me one of the very few silver linings of my job is being able to get away with wearing casual pieces.
Yes, I wore this to work and this was all a part of an elaborate joke. My FOSSIL and I tend to question a lot of glorified fashion trends made by local Fashion publications–you know how that line from Mean Girls go, “stop trying to make Fetch happen?” That’s how we feel when it comes to a lot of “authorities” coming up with narrow-minded rules to define “trendiness.”
So on one particular Friday, we took up our chosen non-style and made it happen. I opted for “Blogger Off-Duty” look while my FOSSIL opted for some busy print-on-print, severely broken, off-the-grid, bonkers fashion (I think she didn’t have the balls to post her photo). It was probably mockery to some extent (I’m not above myself to admit that I’m too acerbic for my own good) but a teeny bit of me wanted to understand the “hype” behind the caricature-of-a-trend I opted to imbibe. After all, I am the type of person to appreciate things only when I delve into it firsthand.
So this was my outfit. I usually only wear this white sweater when I’m (a) too lazy to dress up, and (b) required to do a menial task right before I hit the gym. On the other hand, the pants are flattering but I think it makes me look like a vagabond. The rest of my outfit’s accents were pieces I picked based on the fact that they had mismatched hardware and complemented the “I don’t care, I’m too cool to think of what to wear” look I was going for. I’d like to think I got the style down to a pat (but feel free otherwise to negate me); here are a few things I’ve learned from this whole playing “dress up” shtick:
- It’s cost efficient; it cut down the time I spent thinking for my #ootd from 30 minutes to just 5 minutes
- I felt so cool and young; though, whenever I dealt with my clients, they couldn’t take me seriously because my knees were showing
- I could care less; I also lost a parking ticket because I placed it at my back jean pocket and didn’t realise there was a gaping hole there as well
- I was so edgy because when people complimented me on my outfit, I could respond with: “Oh, this? I just rolled off the bed and looked like this” when in fact, every single thing about my no-brainer look was pretty much curated
I did learn a lot from this whole experiment. I don’t think it’s a bad outfit per se but putting it under the realm of “blogger off-duty” and claiming it as a style is plain ridiculous. Now that I think about it, I like my outfit, it’s cute… but it’s definitely not something I wear when I am too lazy to wear anything else. Call it casual, call it edgy, call it cool, and call it something else, but don’t call it blogger off-duty. Here are some more photos of the outfit:
Speaking of Casual Fridays, don’t you ever feel like you’re so gung-ho for the weekend by then that you tend to neglect work and spend an inordinate amount of time gossiping with friends in messaging apps? What if you could turn all that time and effort spent chatting into prizes, discounts and freebies? That’s exactly what WeChat wants to do with their new WeReward program.
WeChat has partnered with top Philippine brands like Lazada, Foodpanda, Urbn, Raven and Runtastic to give users an extra incentive to chat all day with their friends, colleagues and family with WeChat. Here’s how it works: each day WeChat gives users simple, daily tasks (like making a 60-second voice or video call) that rewards 30 points. Accumulate enough points and you’ll be able exchange them for real-world items, freebies and discounts from WeChat’s partners.
25 reward points gets you Php 100 discount voucher in Lazada through their mobile app. 20 points gets you in the hottest clubs in town, Urbn and Raven BGC as well as a free alcoholic drink. 15 pts gets you a Php100 discount on FoodPanda. 15 pts gets you a whopping 50% off on a Runtastic Armband in Lazada!
How to Access WeChat WeRewards
There’s literally no reason for you not to try WeChat. It’s free, easy to download and is available on all mobile platforms (iOS, Android, Windows, BlackBerry and Symbian).
Promo period is from May 20 to July 30, 2015, and is available for every member with a WeChat account. For more info on WeReward, simply open WeChat App, and look for ‘WeChat Team’ in your chat messages list. Click “WeReward” at the bottom of “WeChat Team”. Or, simply make a voice / video call now. (Essentially, it’s free, as long as you have data or wifi) and you’ll get your WeReward message with points right after.