MIA: Philippine Fashion Week and Instagram happened.

A couple of days passed ( 10 days to be exact) since the last time I updated my blog. I missed posting and typing away that’s why I visited it again and trying to update it.

Why have I been on blog MIA?

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 Simple. Instagram happened and I have been busy being a correspondent for Clozette and travelling to Manila for Philippine Fashion Week.

No, I’m not complaining. HAHA! I didn’t bring my laptop with me so I can’t post and blog topic right away.

I am not saying Instagram was born just recently but it has become quite addictive that it became my sort of mini-blog for a while. And I feel as though I’ve cheated on this site. I used to love posting stuff and just documenting whatever interesting thing I did or experienced.

On the next days, I will be updating this with events I’ve been to in between my last post and this. There are a lot of things that I’ve been to that I think are still worthy to be shared even if it’s already late. Haha!

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Yes, it’s about my experience on Philippine Fashion Week, so stay tuned for that!

 and by the way, please follow me on Instagram, let’s follow each other.

It’s so nice to be back and home!

Have a great weekend everyone and Happy Halloween!

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APRIL.xx

 

 

Roar!

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Animal prints play off the idea of women being vixenish, wild, and fierce, so it’s no surprise that fashionistas have been spotted in the prints almost every season.

They are like neutrals. It never goes out of style, they’re season-less, and it keeps coming back.

You can wear them with almost anything; they add a little edge to your wardrobe.

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Like for example, today’s OOTD post. I’m super in love with this animal print maxi dress that was given to me. The print is so rad and vixen-ish.  The low back-less part was phenomenal. I’m a maxi dress sucker because I really find comfort whenever I wear one, and this dress I’m wearing with animal print detail is special. My favorite as of now and I will never get tired of wearing it. No need for too much accessories, you may do so if you want, just remember: don’t over it.

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animal print maxi dress: Koton | sunglasses: Bazaar find | watch: Guess

Easy and laid-back don’t have to mean boring! Let this animal print number inspire you to create relaxed yet stylish look perfect for the weekdays.

What do you think? :)

P.S. I will be busy for the coming days as I will travel to Manila for Philippine Fashion Week S/S 2015 as a correspondent for ClozetteIt will be my first fashion  week experience and I’m really excited for it and nervous as well because I don’t know what to expect there. I’m really hoping for the best and I know I will enjoy it!

I will be actively posting updates about it on my Clozette profile here and my Instagram account: @beybiapril 

See you all there! Have a nice day everyone.

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APRIL.xx

Try out.

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I’ve been blogging my personal style for more than a year already and as much as I hate to I admit it, that YES, until now I still don’t know what really my style is. I can be girly for today and then androgynous or go black and white the following day. Good thing was, it’s not a problem as I am enjoying experimenting and trying different style. Women should wear what they feel most comfortable in, something that will highlight who they are, right? I believe in due time I will able find my fashion niche that will be in parallel with my persona.

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I wore an old nude pants from Old Navy which was given to me years ago but I never had to chance to wear it because I thought flared jeans are fashion faux pas.( blame skinny jeans!) Haha,

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pants: Old Navy | top: Local find | bag: Guess | blazer: Forever 21

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Surprisingly, it did look good! I’m learning to love it now. Haha. Paired with a crop top and added a blazer to make it not too sexy but still classy. Oh well, as long as you feel comfortable, I didn’t actually care if it’s yay or nay. I was just freely expressing what’s in my mind, regardless my fashion faux pas. What do you think?

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April.xx

Call it what you want.

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Oh hello October! I can’t really imagine that time indeed fly so fast, but I’m not complaining! October is actually one of my favorite months because? YES! It’s the month of our semesters break. Our final exam will be next week, so I’m kinda on a review mode at the moment. I just can’t wait for this term to be over.

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Meanwhile, I wore this outfit when we had a shoot for a school project, we were asked to pick what country we would want to feature and we choose Spain. Why? for the basic reason that we were colonized by the Spaniards for 333 years and looking for a poser location will be an easy as we can’t afford to go to Spain just for a one school subject project. That would be silly! Lol and we just drove to a century old church made by the Spaniards located in a nearby town of San Pablo, Isabela.. we asked for permission and then… natural lights, camera, action!!! Haha

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off shoulder top: Stradivarius | palazzo pants: Calyn | purse: Jessica Simpson | eyewear: Rayban

I love printed pants, if you’ve been reading my blog you know I’m kinda a lazy dresser and I like pieces that instantly spice up an outfit. I’m all for statement pieces that don’t need a lot of thinking to pair with. You could wear this with flip-flops, a basic tank top with huge earrings and you will still look very put together.

It’s one of my favorite pieces because it never failed to make an impression, the print and the colors are perfect whether I want to dress up or dress down. What do you guys think?

P.S. here are some of the snippets in our project! yay!

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I had fun shooting with them though. ;)

Oh well, that’s it for now! Until next time again. Have great week or weekend! :)

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APRIL.xx :)

Narcissism ( random facts about me)

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There’s a trend going around Instagram which asks you to list down facts about yourself. I got tagged by my fellow blogger from Singapore, the very sweet Mitsueki to take the “10 facts about yourself” challenge, which isn’t exactly challenging because, come on, who doesn’t love talking about themselves in this day and age of internet and narcissism? loljoke.

The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it, though i was tagged weeks ago.. But never-mind. List the first ten facts about yourself. Tag your friends, including me, because I’m interested in reading facts about my friends.

10 Facts about me:

1. I blog to express not to impress.

2. I was born with Congenital Heart Disease; Coarctation of the Aorta. Okay, I know what you’re thinking, but I’m fine now.

3. Yes, I’m already 23 years old, and after stopping for 4 years from college due to my sickness, I’m so happy that I’m back on studying again after my cardiologist gave me the permission to study. I hope it’s not yet late; I just want to earn a bachelor’s degree.

4. I’m petite, 5’0 flat! Haha. My high heel shoes always do the trick. lol

5. I can sing and I don’t dance and fashion is my passion. It’s embedded in my DNA.

6. My brother is my photographer and he convinced me to try blogging since we both love fashion, but honestly? He loves fashion more than I do.

7. I can’t sleep when there’s a cockroach around. I’ll make sure wait it to come out and kill it first before heading back to bed. Hahaha

8. I don’t eat Eggplant, and I don’t have a boyfriend! Hahaha

9. I love shopping but I only spend within my means.

10. My real name is Aprilyn Nunez, but my friends and schoolmates calls me “April” and my family calls me “Baby” haha! Born and raised in Isabela Province, Philippines.

How about you? Why not share some FACTS about yourself and let people know it. I’m sure they’re dying to read yours. lol I’m tagging everyone who hasn’t done this yet, because I know you guys secretly want to join the bandwagon. Lol

P.S. I already tag some friends on Instagram, you can check the post here 

THANK YOU!

Have a great weekends everyone.

Follow me on Instagram: @beybiapril

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APRIL.xx

Love black!

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A week of non-stop bipolar weather in Philippines as it gets closer to the end of the year only means one thing for me, shedding off anything that’s happy and colorful and throwing back my lazy-to-go black and white clothes. I actually kind of miss wearing head to toe black and white, this look makes me feel more like me. I love wearing summer outfits but I actually prefer colder weather.

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I know, a bit boring I guess? but sometimes, the trick on doing an black and white ensemble is to pair on different textures of fabric. In my case, I matched my satin black skirt with a furry sweater with cute graphic details so I don’t look too serious and plain. Also, I’m kind of in the phase of not wearing too much accessories so I just wore a simple earring and tried not to add anything else.

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sweater: Eat.Pray.Love | skirt: Thrifted |sunnies: Local Shop | envelope clutch: Thrifted

I hope you guys are having a more productive day than I am and have a great week ahead :p

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APRIL.xx

 

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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April.xx