Tuesday, December 31, 2013

[Outfit Post] : The Year That Was

The year 2013 was a culmination of all things joyous and disastrous for me. A year that I will most certainly relive in my memories over and over. There had been tough times, too tough that there were moments you felt un-grasping that hold on anything you hoped for. Too many days darkened with fear, confusion, uncertainties and regrets. But there are people who stood unyielding behind my back, pushing me back to where I should stand. My family, my friends, my love, they are the source of my light. They paint colors to any bland canvass that was my life. And there is God, my forever Fortress. Thank you very much 2013! You are one of the most unforgettable.

I am quite grateful as well that 2013 was the year for this blog. I met new friends and it opened new opportunities for me to rediscover myself, my passion. Looking back at all these outfits I've posted, it makes me realize how far I have gone. So thank you everyone. I mean it from the bottom of my heart :-) 

Once again, Happy new year loves! God bless us all :-) 


Monday, December 30, 2013

[Outfit Post]: Advance Happy New Year!!

Good day everyone! Today is December 31 already here in the Philippines and we are just a few hours away from welcoming the year 2014. It is quite surprising, in a good way though, that I very seldom hear firecrackers in our neighborhood lately. Normally you would hear super loud "ka-BOOM!!" and "BLAAM!!" right after Christmas, at every corner of the streets. It's really quiet today hmm.. I liked it! Lol

So anyway, this was what I wore yesterday. I anticipated that the malls would still be crowded and hot for that matter, so good thing I opted to wear something breezy and comfortable, and of course, colorful! The typical Fabulous Geek-kinda outfit ;p Oh my gosh, this makes it my last #OOTD for 2013! 

Top ; AI Fashion
Accessories ; AI Fashion
Pants and Sandals ; The Landmark
Bag ; Heiress' Crown

Photos by this sexy guy here:
John Erick Basilan

I sincerely hope that we will all have a wonderful year ahead overflowing with blessings of health, love, fortune and clothes lol. Enjoy the countdown and fireworks display everyone!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Rant/Review on Virtual Styleish Online Shop

This is my first time in attempting to write a review about an online shop. I will be giving you a heads up though, as this post may possibly turn into a rant. Allow me to start now this lengthy speech. 

Unlike most style bloggers who shop at and get sponsored by well known shopping sites such as Romwe, Choies and the like, I only  shop at smaller local online shops. I believe they have the same designs which are up-to-date but you can get them for a bargain price. Well, of course, being the bargain hunter that I am, I patronize them wholeheartedly.

Now this one online shop is one of the many local stores that advertise through FaceBook pages and Instagram. The name is Virtual Styleish. I had been following this shop for quite some time now but it was only this week that I decided to give it a try. I had been drooling over Bangkok fashion lately and apparently, this local store could cater to my cravings as they have the widest range of Bangkok clothes that I have ever seen. The wholesale price is also quite enticing though you will need to purchase at least 6 pieces of clothing to acquire the wholesale price.

Upon seeing the dresses, I immediately placed my orders and sent a Private message to the owner for the invoice. I received her response the following day, which broke my heart. Four of the dresses were sold out. I immediately looked for replacements and placed a new order. Most unfortunately, either the designs or the colors were out of stock. The same scenario went on for about 6 to 7 times and my excitement was slowly turning to frustrations. Nonetheless, I tried to be considerate and understanding. We had been communicating for 3 days. On the third day, I was already able to finalize my orders. I transferred the bank payment first thing in the morning and thought that I was just waiting for a tracking number. Come lunch time, I received a message stating that my Peach romper was no longer available, to which I felt extremely aggravated but, I let it slide thinking it was a day before Christmas. I did tell her I was disappointed knowing I had already paid and the items should have already been reserved to me. I just decided to find a replacement, for the nth time. I felt depressed knowing that none of my original orders had been left. I also did not hear any apologies from her end.

I received my package last December 26. Much to my further disappointment, the 3 dresses I ordered were quite short, they looked like kids' dresses. Should I bend a little, I will turn out to be flashing at someone. The colors and fabric were not quite like the stock photos as well. One of the dresses I received was also of a wrong color. I originally ordered Peach and I got a hot pink dress instead. I liked it though so I could let that one pass. Below are the photos I took of the actual items received versus the stock photos:

I ordered this dress because I thought it looked formal enough to wear to the office and I loved the pastel Peach shade. What I got was this very mini dress of an almost old Rose shade. Even the waist band is almost below my chest. I cannot wear this at all. I don't think I can even wear it as a top. I will most likely sell this.

This dress, in fairness and all, quite looks like the stock photo. Its very pretty especially the ribbon detail on the sleeves and the cobweb detail at the back. I just didn't anticipate it would be so short. I will still be keeping this though.

My original order was the left one, a Peach dress. I got this hot pink dress on the right side. I doubt you can mistake the ordered color since she should be reading my orders. If I had placed the order via phone, I would've understood. NOT.

I honestly did not like the fabric of this top, it was very hot to wear I'd feel sticky if I wore it for half an hour. The garment looks and feels cheap. Plus the zipper detail at the back was not at all nice. I have nothing against exposed-zippers styles but this one definitely looks cheap. Well, you get what you pay for. :/

Now this top was the last from the bunch. It was a replacement supposedly for a peach romper. It quite looks like the stock photo. Although I thought it was made of cotton, turns out to be polyester. I liked the bunny too.

Looks like the stock photo except for the vibrancy of the design. Most un-special, just a shirt for the sake of having an item replaced. It's okay.

The last thing that really bothered me was the torn and crumpled receipt. I almost thought it was garbage. I reviewed the details and realized that the total amount was Php 1,440 whereas the amount I paid was Php 1,460. There was an excess of only Php 20 but still, it is my money and I work hard for every cent. I sent her a message stating I received the items already, and that one of the dresses I got was wrong and that I made an over-payment. The least she could do for me was to ask me how she could refund it back. She responded "Yes you have an excess of Php 20, okay Ma'am". And nothing more. It was unbelievable. 

I would not like at all to rant and swear after all the stress I experienced from them. But I sincerely hope that this shop could learn how to treat their customers properly and provide them with a good service this coming new year. Most definitely, this haul was a mistake and I learned from this incident. This will be my first and last purchase from Virtual Styleish.

Pissed Consumer,

Sunday, December 22, 2013

[Outfit Post]: Roc N' Rolla

Hi guys, so this was what I really wore for my birthday lunch date at ROC last week with John. I especially chose the color orange because I've always thought that this is what suits me best. And orange, I believe, is my lucky color. Besides, if you will notice, the sun is blaring above my head like crazy. It so feels like Summer here in the Philippines. Another color perfect for December 'Summer'? :-) 

I fell in love with the silhouette of this dress. The flowy structure creates an illusion of sexiness, agree? Do let me know what you think :-) 

Dress ; Joshan Online Shop
Bag ; gift from mom
Wedges ; Rusty Lopez

Photos by John Erick Basilan

Leave some love will you? :">


Thursday, December 12, 2013

[Outfit Post]: Happy Birthday to me!

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate".

~Oprah Winfrey 

Today, I turned 27 years old. Too many things come into mind, one trying to be more important than the other. At times I feel I have exhausted myself too much from thinking about my life, evaluating, judging, concluding. But today, I resolve to take a deep breath, exhale and rest. I will be happy today. Today is my day and I will enjoy it :-) 

Aztec dress ; The Closet Scribe
Photos by John Erick Basilan


Thursday, December 5, 2013

[Outfit Post] : Tutti Fruity

Exactly one week from now, I'll be turning a year older. I shall be placing another "X" across the 27th day of the calenda. The truth behind my age can no longer be denied by me. After all, who is quite fond of growing older? Nevertheless, pondering on that number will only take me a few moments. I am in love with my life and I am happy with what I do. That is what matters, agree? For as long as I enjoy every second of my days, nothing, not even age can depress me. 

On a different note, one strategy that I've learned is to dress up as happily as you want to. I guess it should be evident by now that I don't post outfits without loud colors and prints on my chosen ensemble. Colors make me feel young, alive and happy! Especially pastels. Like what I wore here. Baby pink + Mint green? What do you think? Don't these colors make you feel so sweet and calm?

Top ; AI Fashion
Skort ; AI Fashion
Bangle ; Forever 21
Celine-inspired bag ; LookSmart Shop

Let me know what you think! :-)