Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fashion Confession #34: Styling Stripes (with Looks by Lau)

Hello Dahlings!:)

        It's been said that stripes are one of the trickiest to style because it can easily make someone's body look quite widened and unflattering but is it really that hard to style? If you've said yes or hesitated to say no, don't worry. The beautiful Christina of Looks by Lau and I have your back here to help as inspiration to styling stripes.

        Christina's got on a top with skinny vertical stripes that's better to ease in to if you're just starting out with stripes and more flattering than if it were to be thicker stripes. She kept it classy with a long white blazer and hat. Perfect for everyday wear. Check more pictures and details of Christina's outfit here.

        For those who want to try something a little more out there with the stripes, girl , I got you. It's been scientifically proven that horizontal stripes can trick the eye into making you look a little slimmer. I've got on flowy high-waisted striped pants which help to elongate my body and make me look a little taller. Because one red lip isn't enough, I added a red lip clutch. I think it brought a bit of a pop art feel with my striped pants and the funky lip clutch.

        So, was it that tricky or did we nail it? You decide. The only question left now is: are the pieces we're wearing black with white stripes or white with black stripes?

How do you like my lips now? 

| Top: Binkydoodles | Pants: Monki | Gold choker: Accessorize | Clutch: H&M |

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My 1st Blogaversary

Hello Dahlings!:D

        I know. Trust me, I know. This picture of me is really random. My friend left her snapback lying around so it definitely called for a "snapback-turned-around-in-an-attempt-to-look-cool" selfie. I was fixing the hat onto my head and had no idea I set the timer when it clicked. And viola, an unintended selfie that looks like I posed for it. You can still see my bloody hand adjusting the hat. 


        After skimming through my planner, I've just realized that it has officially been one year on September 3 (yes, I'm a little late.) since I've started blogging here on MIFC (An acronym a close friend of mine suggested. *cough* Jayson.) I'm completely floored as to how a year has passed already and so much has happened in just a year.

       During this past year, I've had the privilege to meet other fashion bloggers and trip in my heels as I walk toward them, went to my first ever fashion show in Hong Kong fashion week, collaborate with companies I truly believe in, make more friends, watch my blog grow, document almost every outfit I had in mind and watch my style and confidence evolve. I'm grateful to everything that has happened throughout my fashion journey here on the blog and I thank you for taking the time to look at my blog and appreciate what I've posted.


        Apart from all my outfit posts, I'm planning to post fashion DIYs and expand my channel to include beauty related things as well such as reviews, nail art tutorials and so on. You'll also be seeing more collaborations with other bloggers as well soon.

        Stay tuned to see what I post next because girl, you know you can't get enough of this mama. Also, because I'm nice and you're nice and we all want to be nice:3

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fashion Confession #33: Off Da Hook with the Boyfriend

Hello Dahlings:)

        If there's only one pair of jeans I would wear during the summer, it would most definitely be the boyfriend jeans. (or Captain America's jeans) Its loose and baggy silhouette allows my legs to not feel claustrophobic and constricted. Just add on a loose parody tee from Off Da Hook and it's instantly the epitome of comfort. Not only are their T-shirts thick and incredibly comfortable, they've got playful, almost rebellious words printed on it as if to say "Hey, we're not a million-dollar brand but we've got chic, comfy designs to make up for it." A swipe of rosy cappuccino lips, a statement necklace and killer white heels to finish off the outfit and voila! It looks like I've actually put in a lot of effort dressing up. 

| Parody Shirt: Off Da Hook | Boyfriend Jeans: Pull&Bear | Shoes: Edge by Zalora | Bag: Topshop |

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fashion Confession #32: Birthday Suit

Hello Dahlings!:)

        Not only was this outfit worn on my birthday (July 18), Most of the pieces were given as birthday gifts, giving yet another meaning to the title "Birthday Suit". Funnily enough, my gifts and everything else became clear hard-core obsessions. It's because - 

        Wait, I can't sum this all up in a few sentences. They need to be given the spotlight they so rightfully deserve. Here, let me break it down for you: (Warning: lengthy, not for the faint of eyes)

The Crop Top
         Every part is at the right length. Every part. That's bloody rare. It hits just at the smallest part of my waist, accentuating it. I'm not really fond of my arms so I don't always show them. The sleeves' length are perfect; not so short that I feel uncomfortable and have to lay a jacket over my shoulders to cover my arms and not so long that it'd be too hot.

The Bag
        The faux baby crocodile-embossed leather which means it looks amazing without harming any animals in the process? The big zipper hole with a twist lock to secure it on the other side of the bag? The mini yet roomy size it offers that it stores everything from my huge portable charger to mostly fiction books and so on? THIS BAG CLEARLY WAS MADE WITH ME ON THEIR MINDS. 

The Heart-Shaped glasses
        Allow me to emphasize again on its brilliance. HEART. SHAPED. GLASSES. 'nough said.

The Arm Candy
        Who doesn't love Aimee Song's arm candy? I have rapid heart palpitations everytime I see & observe a new post that includes up-close pictures of her wrist decor with absolute adoration and envious scrutiny. Aimee Song/Vita Fede-inspired open circle bracelet & Michael kors-inspired belt bracelet. One is real silver & the other, stainless steel. This way, I know I can keep them in good condition for a long time.

The Bottom Half
        Pants. Flowy. Breezy. High-waisted. Elongating; especially to a curvy, short-ish (5 ft 3) girl. Yes, perfect pants for this season's weather.
        Shoes. Comfortable. Subtle Flatforms. WHITE. Do I even need anything else to say?

 | Top & Bag (Both Gifts): Topshop | Pants: Monki | Heart Shades: Aldo | Necklace: Forever21 (Old) |

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fashion Confession #31: Darkened Stars

Hello Dahlings!:)

        It has been a saying and a belief that certain stars have special magical properties. To some, when a star darts through hurriedly, it's the perfect time to make a wish and watch them come true. To others, a star that radiates the brightest is one that will guide you to the way you need to go, whether it'd be out of the lost or towards a new change.

       My breezy and easily dressed romper of what reminds me of darkened stars has seen me through many new changes; the reveal of my new teeth as I sat on the dentist chair and had my braces removed, the new haircut I donned as I watched my hairdresser chop off 6 inches of heavy tresses off and the enlargement of photos on this blog post and on many more that will come on my blog after realizing how tiny the photos on past blog posts actually were. 

       And just like the stars that gleam in the night, my darkened stars have radiated a light, albeit a different way, and collected precious memories through the new changes I believed it guided me to.

 | Romper: Monki | Necklace: Accessorize | Bag: Topshop | Gold Cuff: Forever21 |

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fashion Confession #30: Layers and Cutouts

Hello Dahlings:)

        The palpable heat of a growing summer forces us to lose our layers upon layers of long-sleeved shirts and sweaters but to ditch layering completely? Not a bloody chance. I've traded in my soft, cozy armor of clothing layers for decorative hardware. More specifically, in this case, layered necklaces. The layering of necklaces satisfies my layering cravings without compromising my comfort in the blazing heat.

       Cut-out boots co-exist harmoniously with my stubborn need to not abandon, no matter how hot the weather, the beautiful creation of what we know are the almighty, empowering boots. Take note, however that these boots here are not just your ordinary ankle-boots, they have cut-outs. CUT-OUTS. The cut-outs give my feet access to the lovely breeze keeping them fresh, cool and truthfully, stink-free. 

      With all that's been said, what we all can take away from this is that we can all trick & kick summer's fiery heat's tushy (bum, or le buttocks for those who don't know me and the terms I use:3) because of the little tricks like layering necklaces instead of clothing and cut-out boots that enable me to wear them all-year round.

       Now, I'm about to embark on an amazing adventure to the mall with one of my best friends and my boots - because these boots are made for walking ;D (Literally. Not just to quote the song.)  Ciao! ~

So, what do you guys think of my outfit?:)

| Shirt & Gold Necklaces: Forever21 | Shorts: Monki | Hat: H&M |
| Boots & turquoise necklace: Cotton On | Bag: DKNY |

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fashion Confession #29: Plaid Skort

Hello Dahlings!:)

        It's been raining heavily for the past week, it's almost impossible to get good shots with good lighting. The heavy showers threatened to destroy my beloved camera and my mini photo-shoot but I've managed to wedge in a time slot in the midst of all the drizzling to capture photographs good enough for the blog with the downside of  mosquito bites all over my legs after rainfall. 

        Moving on, amidst my procrastination when revising for my exams, I've managed to acquire a few new pieces to my wardrobe; one, being this plaid skort that I'm wearing. I love the oxymoronic idea of this piece. It's got the very classic plaid pattern that's been around for ages but has the geometric, fashion-forward cut of the skort. I left my skort to take the spotlight by keeping my hair in a ponytail and wearing everything else in white. I've recently been infatuated with white, the color or rather the absence of it. It gives off such a fresh, clean and crisp look. When I wore this outfit to school, I strutted through the hall doors to complete my examinations with confidence without feeling overdressed or inappropriate but still sustaining my sassiness;D *snaps fingers left, right and left again*

So, what do you guys think of my outfit?:)

| Top: Maple | Skort: Topshop | Shoes: Zalora | Cardian: Bershka |