Thursday, March 22, 2012

In the Navy

I have been loving the color yellow lately, perfect for the soaring heat of summer.  Its Friday and time to dress down. I wore my fave white pants (the only one actually), with light linen material, and a blue striped cotton top.  To add some professional look to this so casual ensemble, I put on a yellow blazer.  

While I looked like I was going on a yacht cruise, it went well for an office setting.

Pardon the display of the same bag all over again, I am just so lazy to change.  That is nice with a white bag, it goes well with all colors.

(Blazer: SM / Shirt: Zara / Trousers: Travel finds / Shoes: Tory Burch / Bag: Prada)


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The B/Y

A dress in block color paired with a matching block colored shoes can pass for a color blocking.  Confusing? As long as two colors look good together, you are good to go.  At any rate, combining primary colors of yellow and blue will always give you a safe color combo.

And when the heat of summer seems unbearable, light material and cool colored dress can provide some relief.

(Dress and Accessories: SM / Shoes: Ghills Bazaar / Bag: My current fave Prada)

Taking advantage of the few days that I can still wear my clothes and heeled shoes. . .


Saturday, March 10, 2012

The B/R

Another classic color combo that has likewise passed the test of time is the red-black scheme.  I guess anything paired with black is classic.

When the day seemed to be slow moving (aka tinatamad), color red is said to be most engaging.  Its a symbol of high energy even to the point of aggression, which I needed to get through the day.

This is another version of my favorite peter pan collar.  

I did not use any accessory here to emphasize the simplicity of the blouse.

(Top: Ghills Bazaar / Skirt: SM / Shoes: Aldo / Bag: Prada)


Thursday, March 8, 2012

The B/W

The most classic color scheme of all --- black and white.  It never goes out of fashion and surely suits one's every style.   For days when your fashion sense seems to escape you, stick to something classic.

My virginal look (nye!).  Whenever I wear this, I am reminded of my first communion. :)

(Dress: Zara Dubai / Shoes: Aldo / Bag: LV)


Sunday, March 4, 2012

On With the Next Challenge

It is confirmed, I am seven weeks and one day today.

People around me have asked how come I do not look as ecstatic as I was during my first and second pregnancies.  Do not get me wrong but I really feel so blessed and thankful for having been given a chance to be a mom again to another bundle of joy.  It is no doubt that my life revolves around my kids and this joy will not be an exception.  I just could not express this inner bliss.  If there is a postpartum depression, I surmise there is likewise a condition known as pre-partum, which hopefully is shortlived.  I just could not put a high-spirit-face.  It is probably being overtaken by the fear of going through the pain of cs again (ohh the degree of which is still fresh in my mind), the anticipation of the inevitable physical changes, the sad fact that I could not cover my white hair for the next nine months or so, the forethought of what-if another placenta previa again, or the complications of pregnancy at my age.  But do not get me wrong, I am no doubt happy to be expecting again.

My DH and DD are teasing me that the real reason for the gloominess is the anticipation of the inescapable fact that I will grow big and ugly (stated as a matter-of-fact), which would prevent me from continuing on with my blog.  I would have wanted to post pictures of me during my previous pregnancy just to prove a point but this may cut short your interest to read on at this very moment.  Believe me, whether I was carrying a girl or a boy, I was never a radiant preggy. :(

Selfish as it sounds, it may be one of the reasons indeed.  When I belatedly found reprieve in blogging, the thought of cutting it short is appalling.  I am quite sure nobody would want to follow a blog with nauseating pictures.  So I have resolved to continue blogging and to take pictures of me only in those rare moments when I can still sightly display myself with my fashionable contribution.  But when even the rarest moment would escape me, I would just inspire you with beautiful people and things around me.  First, I have to overcome this sluggishness or feeling that I could not even do the bare minimum except office work which I am compelled to.  Hay. . . challenges . . . challenges. . .  

Sorry, this post is so long but it might be worth sharing what my DH did -- in an attempt to empathize with me and in anticipation of the hardship the next nine months will bring.  He gave me something that he knew would give me an instant gratification. . .

I wanted to own a white bag for the longest time.  However, owing to the fact that I do not have the skill to take care of my bags the way they should be taken cared of, I always deferred.  But when I saw this bag, there was an instant connection.  Gladly, my DH willingly gave in.

Meet my new baby. . .

Yay! Another reason to do an outfit post.  Thanks DH.


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chronicle of a Working Mom (Summer colors in the office)

It is quite obvious from my previous posts that I have been loving the color blue not only for its aesthetic value but because of the comfort it provides (at least the eyes) from the excruciating heat of summer.  I think sporting summer colors are not just limited for students relishing the summer vacation or for people enjoying the outdoors.  Even office people can adopt a summery effect in their office attire provided the  professionalism look is still there.

This blue blazer has been with me for few months already but for lack of a nice bottom to pair it with, it got parked in the closet.  Glad I chanced upon this skirt when killing time at the mall.  What more could be cooler than pairing blue with color white.  They are just perfect for the summer.

I got here an extra with me who was dashing in his superman costume.

(Inner Top, Shoes and Accessories: Ghills Bazaar / Blazer: Alexane by SM / Skirt: Forever 21)

What is your office summer wear version?