Sunday, July 29, 2012

Cold & Windy


Guess what? That black tank top is my latest DIY project! Refer to the link above to check it out. Try it yourself and share it to fellow DIY enthusiasts! :) 

The belt is really vintage. Mom said she kept it for almost 10 years. 
It's still stormy here in Manila! The weather's unpredictable and it's been turning gloomy and glad for the past days. Weird weather huh! Though I thank this weather today for giving me a chance to wear this coat. 

It's actually for winter.. but it's already too cold and windy outside! Hmm I pray that the weather may not cause any harm to those living in the mountains, or river side, that people may be safe and away from dangerous floods, and that they find shelter in the arms of their fellow countrymen.
I look so serious! Haha, I'm actually slowly changing my mood in my blog. I'm trying to relay a more sophisticated aura in here, can you feel it? Lol I love my outfit today, and if you do too, tell me what you think!

I'd love to hear your ideas!
-- Kam <3

DIY Black Uneven Hem Tank Top

STEP 1: Get your old shirt and lay it flat on the floor/table

STEP 2: Using a tank top, trace the outline so you could make sure that the tank top you're going to do will fit you perfectly.

STEP 3: Cut it out using the outlines you've traced.

STEP 4: Fit your top and mark how short you want the center part to be, connect it to the corner on the side most part of the garment. Fold it so that it's even with the other side when you cut it.

STEP 5: Cut it out and make the final adjustments!

You can jazz it up if you want! In my case, a plain blank top would be perfect. I recycled my own plain black shirt because it's been in my closet for years and It wasn't even that useful. Now I could wear it with a maxi skirt, even a mini and it would look perfect with jeans and denim shorts. Cute eh? I might add a ribbon on the center, or maybe pockets on both sides. Hmm?

Tell me what you think guys! I'd love to hear your ideas :)
-- Kam <3

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Settle Down

Boots: ZARA

Messed up lighting

Pretend Heels

I wore my boots day, all because of the weather. It's really cold and stormy! No choice but to shoot indoors. I just did that DIY Collar last night, I was so bummed about a new outfit post because I haven't posted one in a while I've been really busy with school, exams and performance tasks. I'm really into vintage right now, and I'd like to be more sentimental and expressive with my outfits. When it's cold and stormy, you have to be extra comfortable with what you're wearing. Don't forget the sweats!

If you have any suggestions and recommendations on editing softwares/sites that I could use to make my photos look more vintage looking, please comment below and suggest some links. :) I'm actually planning on buying a film camera, tell me what you think!

Do you love Ed Sheeran? I've been playing his songs over and over for the past week and I'm thinking whether I should blog about it or not.

One more thing, um I'm saving up for good fashion magazines like Preview and Vogue. If you know good ones that are being sold here in the Philippines, you know what to do. I love hearing feedbacks from you guys,

Keep in touch!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Thoughts from the Suitcase: STUDENT

You're on your way home, drained and exhausted because of the endless work in school. You're thinking about the jokes, the laughs you've shared with your best pals. You're looking back to all the questions you've answered incorrectly, the chances you've missed, the opportunities you've taken for granted. Probably replaying problems you've worsen, the puzzles you've solved, those you've comforted, those you've hurt. It could be the pricey pen you've just bought and is now nowhere to be found, maybe you've strayed away from a relationship, or maybe today was the day you looked into someone's eyes and saw nothing but fireworks. What happened in school? Friends, foes, studies, studies, studies.

*segway moment* It's evident that this is not any fashion related post that I usually put here in my blog. Even though I've taken the road of shoes and sparkles, that doesn't mean I've lost the part of me where I could write about life, my life in particular. I'm hoping I will not just release my thoughts or pop those bubbles on top of my head, but I also want to relate to other people: students, like me.

It seems like my bag was going to swallow me alive. It's been hours and I still haven't decided on what to do first. Have you ever felt that way too? Ugh, oh boy if only I could care less about my studies.

You know what cheers me up? All those things that I've done right for the day. Thinking that even though "great" wasn't the word to describe it well at least I've done my best. I've learned from my experience and next time, I would improve. For me it doesn't matter if it would take months, as long as I'm learning and the progress is worthwhile. I've learned these perspectives from different kinds of people. Teachers, speakers, students, and strangers. A speaker named Rissa Kawpeng said that "You cannot climb without stooping down" which is true- try going up the stairs without looking down to see where you're walking, you'd fall right?

Just believe in yourself. Believe that your best can take you far. Most especially trust God, for He will stay by your side, cheering you on. His words will light your path and strengthen you in His own way. In every struggle that you face is every lesson that you learn.

Now, don't go dragging your bag down the hallway; pick it up and carry it with confidence- not too much though. You have done your best, welcome the positive vibes with open arms.

Monday, July 9, 2012


Red DKNY Bag
Red thrifted top

"You've got to love what you do for you to succeed. You have to be passionate about it, give it all you've got."

Red as tomato, cute huh :) It's really scorching in Manila, and sometimes the sun's not up but the air is really humid. Hmm and tank tops should always be ready in your closet, prepare it for emergency reasons. You know, when the weather suddenly makes you sweat. Though I'd rather wear something really comfortable than something that has a very thin cloth. That's why you should choose your clothes wisely; don't just buy it because it's trendy and it physically looks lovely but also check on the material. You have to make sure that it's durable, the quality wouldn't make you wear your garment no more. For me, this top is a comfortable and pretty piece. Actually, I was thinking about doing a pin-up-sailor-inspired outfit since the top could match with something navy blue. Since I wasn't certain about that specific match and I still don't have any (I think) I went with this ALL AR-RED *haha* chic look.

Keep in touch guys, Tell me what you think :)
- Kam

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Forest Minded

Pearl brown collar necklace
Pastel blue top
Teal green asymmetrical skirt
Shoes: Charles&Keith

Looking down. Boo awkward fingers

I love this shot! <3

 It's actually my first time to wear an asymmetrical skirt, not bad :) I'm actually loving this piece because it's the kind of cloth you'd love to rub your face on.. *what the heck moment* Yeah, just like what they do in commercials. 

Something new..
A little background about the shoes that I'm wearing.
Well yeah most of the heels/wedges that I'm wearing aren't mine, they're my mother's. Since we have the same size and likes she'd rather buy a pair for the both of us, and that's how I save money. Haha! Well this one is a special pair, I've worn this for 2 consecutive months (during Sundays) back when I wasn't running a blog yet. It's been part of my growth as a person, and as a potato.. *tears*

My second favorite shot for today

Earth toned outfit
Don't you just love it when the sun is up and the weather is yours to enjoy? I love it when the sun shines bright, not too hot, air's not to humid, and the wind is chilly! I found another good place to relax, right where I attend Mass, really coooool :)

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