Thursday, January 25, 2018

#TrioThursday: Navy Blue and White

Warning: This post is a poor attempt to update this blog from an addled brain caused by a crazy traveling schedule that has just started today. Currently, blogging from my hotel room here in Jakarta for a business trip where I desperately tried to make the post in time for the hashtag's day but failed to do so. 

Some of the looks below are way back from 2016 but the point of this set is simple: this highlights how your navy and white items (breton striped top, a blazer or a ruched printed gingham top) can be accented with touch/es of red - even if it comes in the slightest form such as a lipstick shade. 💋

Will still try to come up with content in the coming week while being on another vacation (this time with family) but just in case it won't happen, you can always find me active in my social media. 😉

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Siargao: The Sponsored Looks

Summer is approaching fast enough and you can just simply tell coz I still remember the cold spell this time last year. Oh well, climate change and such.

As for me, I like getting ahead of things so before all the people come flocking to the place because of the self-titled movie (which I must admit I haven't seen yet), I saw a window of opportunity to visit Siargao with a few friends on a budget. Since this is quite a sudden trip (it was booked 2 weeks before), I had to rely on reused items and quick delivery from my partners Rosegal/ Sammydress and Zaful and here's a preview of the with all the items linked.

We made the journey via a stopover at Cebu where my friend Roy is staying. Didn't hurt seeing the place again and getting cheaper fares from the queen city of the south. His place for work isn't bad either with this pool view. Do you still remember this white swimwear from last year? Linked.

taken at Be Resort in Mactan Cebu (see more of the product in this post)

Prior to this trip though, I was able to secure these accessories from Rosegal. They're the perfect beach companions to ensure you look chic by the shore.

Taken at Magpupongko Rock Formation

I didn't have time to shop for rashguards for this trip (or maybe because I was still thinking if it's practical to get one). But luckily, some of the sponsored gym clothing from Zaful and Sammydress are dual purpose. They served me well during surfing.
Taken at Talisay Beach (see more of this product in this post)

Of course, a beach trip wouldn't be complete without the dresses. Here's what I brought from Zaful.

Seems like 2.5 days wasn't enough in the island. Our flight back to Cebu was cancelled and luckily still got some extra 'fit to shoot. Like this swimwear that matched my sponsored skirt from Zaful. ;)

Taken at Cloud 9 Siargao (see more of this skirt here)

Lastly, remember this swimwear from last summer. I didn't get the chance to use for beachin' so yay! 

Taken at Naked Island. See more of this swimwear here

This nautical stripes bag from Sammydress also held all my important stuff for my airport looks. 

P.S. All styling are by yours truly. This post was made in collaboration with Rosegal, Sammydress and Zaful. You may use RosegalChenSammydressChen and ZafulChen to have additional 10%-20% off. :)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

#TrioThursday: #TimesUp

Three unposted black on black looks in line with the recent Golden Globes' movement. My favorite looks were that of Diane Kruger, Dakota Johnson and Kendall Jenner's after-party look. Who's yours? ;)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hello, Yellow

So, Pantone declared that Ultra Violet is 2018’s color of the year. Riiiggghhtt. And as of last year, many celebs were already quick to adapt to the trend. It was seen in S/S 2018 runway (along with many other spring colors though) mainly in the form of lavender but one key color also stood out in most of the collections – yellow.

It’s been three years ago since I realized that a mellow yellow dress is also flattering to my skin tone when I first featured it here. Last year though, I got more comfortable with the hue as there were quite a few more added to my wardrobe as seen here. And now, here’s a loud egg yolk color from Rosegal that instantly caught my eye upon checking their collection. It’s a minimalist fit-and-flare dress featuring spaghetti straps that simply screams sunshine and optimism and just seasonally appropriate. What’s not to love?

Lavender, being a close relative of Millennial Pink, may look more appealing to this generation but while it’s still early to call it, I’m quite positive that this will be more popular than Pantone’s declaration? Just look at last year’s Greenery vs Red. :P And besides, what with all the things happening in this world, we all need more yellows in our lives. Right, Chris Martin? ;)

Oh, I've linked also below the bag from Sammydress that kinda reminds you of the future Duchess' look, right? ;)

P.S. All styling are by yours truly. This post was made in collaboration with Rosegal and Sammydress. You may use RosegalChen and SammydressChen to have additional 10%-20% off. :)

Friday, January 5, 2018

Tiny Cats

With a recent peeling procedure done on my face for "rejuvenation" purposes, I just know that this trend of itty bitty eyewear is more impractical to me than say, the next health-conscious stylemonger. But if you see them all the rage in streetstyles or from style icons themselves, Hadid sisters, they're just so hard to ignore. 

With some articles labeling them as "throwback essentials", these '90s-inspired cateye sunnies were shrunk to a tiny size and came coated with a range of colors as seen from the S/S 2018 catwalks. Are the tinted hues safe from eye fatigue though? 🤷Perhaps it's the reason why, the best way to wear them is to actually bring them down your eyes. That is to say, totally not covering your eyes. Haha! But in a totally cool way if you know what I mean...

All practicality aside, this trend is just too good to pass up. And if they come from a good price such as this red pair below from @sleekcollective, it can be fun to try one or maybe more? This just goes to show how sunglasses have been upgraded from UV-protecting accessories to essential statement making elements. This style is just expected to become even bigger in the coming months though so I shall miss the secretive stalking my oversized black sunnies affords me for some time... 😅

Dress/ Shoes: Mango; Hat: Rosegal; Bag: Merci Paris

Dress: Zaful; Earrings: Mango; Shoes: Rubi

Top/Bag/Shoes/Belt: Mango; Skirt: Unbranded