Fashion Tip: How would you style a simple black dress from day to night?

An often dilemma to us girls, it’s like saying “I’ve been shopping for years and I still have nothing to wear” LOL. So, I was thinking maybe this post could help.

How do we style a simple black dress from a day look to night look?

An excellent way to do that is by using a great staple, such as a little black dress, which was used to create all of these looks. Our day time look is made causal by adding a jacket, just be sure that the jacket is an appropriate feel for an office setting. The skinny belt also helps make the outfit form fitting, which creates a classic look. Pair rustic Boots with my LBD because I am loving the black and brown combo this season, but depending on how formal your work environment is dictates what shoes will look appropriate for your outfit.

To take this outfit into night for evening plans after work, simply switch the jacket and the shoes. A dressier heeled is perfect for a night out, as well as the weather. Another tip for taking your look from day to night is switching up the accessories. Your evening accessories will be more glamorous.

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What do you think? A simple yet useful advice and I hope it helped you!

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Yes?

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The weather in Isabela is so bipolar right now, one day it feels like summer in September and then it’s as windy and chilly as if you’re in Baguio the next.

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This is a total comfort dressing kinda outfit, I know its basic, and I know it’s nothing phenomenal either. But there’s just something about leggings and tank top that is so irresistibly easy and chic. I’m really into dressing simply, I think that the best outfits are always the ones that are totally understated.

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tank top: h&m | leggings: Joe’s | snapback: Penshoppe | bag: Guess

Is it a yay or nay? :D

Have a great day everyone!

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April.xx

Adieu

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As of this moment I am in the state of separation anxiety where I need to be brave enough to imperceptibly let go of what was once a routine. My all “MAXI” ensemble is one example.  Transition outfit gives me excitement though. Ohhh… goodbye summer! A brand new season calls for a change and so as the new days that are yet to come.

A sudden gush of emotions…summer, oh summer, I will see you soon again and fill me with guiltless nostalgia.

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I know I’m such a lazy personal style blogger and I don’t get to post photos that often and when I do, I don’t even post a lot. But please bear with me, I’m a student spending her whole day at school and I don’t have that much time to update. OK, forget it, I just really wanted to post my outfit last week when I watch a pageant… Again, it’s another unplanned and random photo-shoot.

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and the backdrop is too beautiful to ignore!

maxi dress: H&M | sandals: Aldo | vest: Thrifted | bag: Chocolate

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April.xx

 

Thank You Clozette!

Ever since I can remember! As a kid, I flipped through the pages of my sister’s magazine collections and just looked at all the beautiful photos and she was soooo obsessed with 90’s pop culture, plus my brother is also obsessed with fashion and pageants so I’ve always been surrounded by people who inspired me. Learning to sneak in their rooms to rummage through their closets and play dress up when they’re not home started as soon as I learned how to walk and turn door knobs. Haha! That’s the time I started my love for fashion and dressing up.

I have mentioned several times in my blog before that I am a “probinsyana.”  Hence, dressing up is not an easy feat for me at first because of the weird stares and snide comments that I get from neighbors or strangers in our area. I also have body insecurities, my legs aren’t flawless and I’m very very short, but I always watch my proportions and try to look as long as I possibly can. I have a weird nose, LOL. It’s a good thing I know my angles. :p haha! but it didn’t stopped me. That’s why I am very proud and thankful to Clozette for featuring me as their fashionista of the month for August.

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The experience was great and very fulfilling! I’m humbly bragging it. :) Now, I’m ending this month with this post, sharing how great my experience was, and my collection of my banners and some interview snippets.

The overall theme for the month of August was  “Last Burst of Summer!”— little farewell to the good’ol summer sun, so they conceptualized banners that will capture the month’s overall theme.

For the first week of the month: Summer Dresses

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Clozette: Do you have a special memory associated with your favourite summer dress? Please tell us about it :)

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ME: “My childhood! J Right now all I can think about is the summer, well technically I hate summer because of the scorching hot weather but I am in love with the fact that I can associate summer can also be with relaxation, beach, swimming pools and just about anything that relates to having fun by doing nothing. That was my all time favorite thing to do as a child. I miss when everything was simple and easy, like this one I’m wearing. Just simple and easy, yellow is the color of JOY. It’s a perfect outfit I think when going to the park, watching and reminiscing those days when my only worry was hoping there was someone fun to play with outside that day. I never took my childhood for granted, but boy do I wish I could go back! I still try to keep a piece of it by watching cartoons and actually going to the playground to swing!”

Week 2: Makeup and Style, whether rain or shine!

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Clozette:  What’s your beauty/style philosophy, especially now that we’re transitioning to wetter weather?

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ME: “I don’t think I’m the right person to ask about beauty tips.. Mehe!  Nonetheless, for the rainy season, always keep feet dry, take advantage of the season to wear trench coats (leather jackets on weekends) and platform boots, complete with a muffler/scarf and/or a beanie. I don’t use much products during the cold season, because I already like how my hair feels damp all the time and my skin less oily. Slather moisturizer and lotion as often as you can though. As for my style, I doesn’t really vary per season. Actually I just really follow the usual “Dress to impress” rule. :) Better to be  over-dressed than under-dressed! lol”

Week 3: Bold, Summer Colors we will always love.

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Clozette: Why do you think fashionistas out there love wearing bold colors during summer? Do you personally also wear the trend?

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ME: “One of the best aspects of summer fashion is the bright colors, perfect time to go bold. I think the reason why fashionistas love wearing bold colors during summer is that vibrant colors reflect the sunlight and give you an extra boost of energy. Yes, I do wear it. Why not? So Clozette girls! Don’t pack away your bright colors yet! Incorporate them into your fall fashions.”

Week 4: Things we’ll miss about summer

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Clozette: What will you miss most about summer?

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ME: “Just like anyone else, I will miss random beach trips, either with friends or family (beaches here are just hours away!) the sunshine, and  I will miss getting a tan and wearing summer dresses and cool casual clothing :) but that’s not really a problem since we are in a tropical country where summer is forever.” 

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This feature gave me more confidence and I’m very grateful for it.

Again, from the deepest part of my heart, and I know I’ve been redundant! lol THANK YOU so much for the opportunity! Cliche to say, but I will never forget all of these. :) you guys are the first one who recognized me so I am really thankful! :)
So, to all girls out there who want to venture into fashion but are hindered by several factors such as financial constraints, body insecurities, negative feedback, etc?
Never hold back because you’re worried of what other people may say. Rules are for squares when it comes to fashion, pair red with pink, wear boots with shorts in the middle of summer, mix gold and silver, who cares! Fashion should be what’s comfortable for you.
Use fashion to express yourself and not to impress other people. A designer bag will not make you more stylish so learn to work with what is accessible to you. Thrift shop is the best place to score unique clothes without spending so much, plus you can always d.i.y.!
As for insecurities, learn to embrace your flaws and use them to your advantage, I’m very flat chested, so that means I can wear the lowest neck lines without looking provocative ;)
 
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P.S.  Sign-up and inspire others with your style, loves. Clozette might be the start of your road to fashion.

Sign-up here: Clozette

Members get a chance to win great prizes like a free trip to Korea, a Prada Saffiano Bag, or Victoria’s Secret goodies!
 
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That’s it for now!
Goodnight everyone!
 
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Be Vibrant

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As frustrated as I am, I am blogging to get my mind off a few things. I’m trying to work on this report I have to do tomorrow but why can’t anything just enter my head right now? UGH! I mean I get it, but why can’t I seem to put what I know into a report? SIGH

Anyway, this is a continuation of my blog-post yesterday… We took the chance of shooting an OOTD before eating and to my bad? since the shoot was unplanned, i didn’t bring with me my camera. I used my Ipad and I hope… you won’t roll your eyes on me for that! Yay!

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Rocking this sheer yellow top from G.21 brand. It was a perfect sunny day and wearing a yellow, I think was a good idea. Since summer is almost backing off and the pre-fall looks will certainly be out very soon! that’s why I took the chance of wearing bold colors as it gives you an extra boost of energy.

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top: G.21 | bag: Call It Spring | watch: Guess | earrings: Fiesta Dep’t Store

what do you think?

Meanwhile, do visit Clozette.co to see more of my shares as I’am their featured fashionista for this month! I will be posting interesting photos in my profile for inspiration.

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And also, do sign up and be a member of this site growing fashion community and you will get a chance of winning a  fabulous #Prada #Saffiano Bag! Just go to http://www.clozette.co/sign-up to register.

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Isn’t that fabulous? :) Go click that link and move your mouse and be a member of Clozette!

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Dine: Caffe Zicarelli

I was bored the other day and I decided to go out and headed to the city to unwind since the past few days has been toxic for me academically speaking. It was our prelim exam. I travelled almost an hour coz I felt that I really needed to unwind, and shopping is the only therapy that came to my mind, and of course…

What’s the best way to do and to end your day after roaming around the city and after the impromptu OOTD shoot? Yes, you’re right! EAT!

I’m not a food blogger or whatever you may call it that has something to do with food but I’m sharing with you this local restaurant I found interestingly which was located at the mall and gave it a try since we were there already and we no longer need to go any further to look for a restaurant, and I got curious as well on what do they serve.

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It’s called “CAFFE ZICARELLI”

I know it sounded Italian, that’s one of the first things I noticed at. I’m a fan of pasta and pizza and the thought of the resto having an Italian name excites me.

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Whenever I dine outside, or trying a new restaurant.. Interiors and the totally of the ambiance would always be my priority next to the food. I don’t know, I always have this thought in my mind that when the ambiance is good, the more I will enjoy my food. haha but yea.. that’s just me being weird. LOL!

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I love the rustic vibe interiors of this resto, and some old memorabilia like pictures and collections (I believed) were posted and displayed on the wall which complements the whole  rustic slash classic vibe and ambiance of the place.

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My brother ordered this one, he finds it too salty though. But he finished it all and nothing was left. haha

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This was the only thing I liked from what we ordered! lol Who doesn’t love desserts? Though I’ve tasted better Panna Cotta’s before in compared to this.. but this is commendable. What I like about their Panna Cotta is that, it’s not really that sweet. I just love the balance of it’s sweetness.

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This is what I ordered, and so far… so good. :) I love the cheese burger but I’m not a really a fan of their Carbonara, there’s just too much Parmesan on it.

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Overall, I enjoyed it.. 7/10! if I would rate it :) I would recommend it esp. to my readers who lived from Cagayan Valley Region, just in case you will be here around Isabela. Give it a try and discover it more for yourselves. And they also serve coffees, pizza and frapps and cakes too! :) They are located at ground floor of the Northstar Mall.

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Meanwhile, here’s a sneak peek of my OOTD that we took on the same day that will be feature next on the blog.

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Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! :)

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Procrastinating

Hello guys. How’s your weekend been going? I hope you’re having fun as much as I do. Well, I’m not really doing anything special but I guess just being in touch with your love ones is the best feeling a person can get. :)

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I woke up very early to finish this post that is supposedly due last week, that’s why I’m here blogging on a Monday morning! haha. This is going to be a very quick post as I am going to prepare for my school later. Sorry for lack of post, I’ll try to post more often this coming week! :) Thank you readers for staying with me.. for constantly reading my complains and my dramas! lol Seriously guys, thank you very much for all the support! *virtual hug*

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Now, on my outfit.

Now that summer is nearly backing off, :) I choose to wear this printed and colorful dress when we went to church last week because I will be going to miss summer soon. This dress is just perfect and I’m loving its vibrant colors.  It reflects the sunlight and its giving you an extra boost of energy. The reason I think most fashionistas love wearing bold colors during summer.

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dress: Mart One | heels: Gibi | sunglasses: Bazaar | bag: thrifted

So there’s my post for today. What do you think?

I’m laughing now.. I know it’s nonsense.

but, hope you all enjoyed!

P.S. Do visit my Clozette profile here and don’t forget to sign up! :) You will love this site as much as I do. An online fashion social media? Tell me, who wouldn’t love it? :)

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April.xx