Wednesday, May 28, 2014

pink pants

Despite my few number of posts, by now you would've noticed that I do a lot of shopping at HM. Now before you start hating on my deal-searching tactics when it comes to shopping, let me share that this entire outfit was on sale at HM last year from a random drop in at their impressive union square store in San Francisco ( I officially give you all the more reason to hate on my stinginess hahaha!).  The trick for me about randomly perusing sale racks is to search for a trendy article of clothing that i want to dare try or something totally out of my comfort zone. As far as I know, I do not like wearing pink. Or at least that is what I have always told myself. When I came across  this pair of hot pink pants, I noncommitally told myself, hmmm I think maybe I can pull this off and a few minutes later, I saw this beautiful floral sweater that was so perfect for spring and decided that I scored and found an outfit. So the next time you scour a sale rack on a mall trip born out of boredom, maybe try taking an adventurous plunge of purchasing a deal of something you think you would never think of wearing. 
Thank you for reading and see you in my next post!

Sweater/Pants: HM   Shoes: Nine West  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff  Earrings/Watch: Baublebar/Michael Kors

Photos by: Vanessa Horn (

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Seattle is still not as warm as I hope it would be so in a my haste, I just grabbed this black peplum sweater. Hmmm..peplum and I are not best of friends. Lol. My longer-than-normal torso screams "no!"  to some of the prettiest peplum pieces I have seen. On the other hand, finding one that fits you right can make an outfit, so a fitting room trip is a must. Now black and gold accessories are a different story. I love these two colors together! Gold can definitely fill that missing void when trying to dress up a black outfit.
Thank you for reading!!!

Top: Zara    Bottoms: HM   Shoes: from   Jewelry/Watch: Forever 21/ Jewelmint/House of Harlow/ Marc Jacobs watch    Bag: Prada   

 Photos by Tim Calamiong (Instagram: @calamiong)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

lincoln park

Second post, here we go! Trying to get the ball rolling as much as I can, so please bear with me and my procrastinating ways, haha!  It turned out to be a beautiful afternoon in Seattle, after a dreary start to the day, so I decided to drag my trusty photographer/cousin Tim and headed to Lincoln Park, because, well, Seattlelites and Parks are a given on a sunny day. We tried to take photos that would showcase the scenic views and share it with everyone but it just was not working out, sorry about that! So for now, you are stuck with a brick wall and me… and some greenery.

I have been dabbling  with mixing  prints since last year, nothing too drastic but just articles of clothing or colors that complement  each other.  It feels like stepping out of my comfort zone  but only taking baby steps, so don’t expect me don a full on Lady gaga inspired outfit in the near future… No. haha!  I decided that adding a neutral shoe helps to tone down how busy an outfit looks so that is what I did here. :)

I just want to say thank you for everyone that took a little bit of time out of their busy lives to read my blog. I greatly appreciate the love! Shout out to my cousin Gea and my brother Naz for helping my technologically illiterate brain understand possibly 3% of what has been done to this blog so far! :)

Thanks for reading!!! :)

Sweater: Forever 21 Jacket: from Bottoms: Gap Shoes: Corso Como Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Watch/Jewelry: Michael Kors/Jewelmint

Photos by Tim Calamiong (Instagram: @calamiong)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

why not us?

First Blog entry accompanied by a much needed smart/witty/memorable caption. Very daunting. Let me preface by saying that I have a deep love for the Seattle Seahawks. They absolutely bring me a rollercoaster journey of joy/fear from the months of September-Feb (excluding the pre-season since that to me doesn’t contain any excitement factor… Or maybe I should try again this year and see how I feel :).  That said, our Quarterback Russell Wilson has been known for his “Why not us?” line during the post season, all the way up to all his post-Superbowl win interviews.  I must’ve watched EVERY SINGLE INTERVIEW I can find of him that every morning I am woken up by his robotic voice chanting WHY NOT US, WHY NOT US. Lol.

So after this extremely unnecessary intro, I really just wanted to say that it took me years and years of pondering and self-prodding and courage to finally make my very own Style diary.  I love fashion, having been fortunate enough to be part of the Industry for over 10 years, I really, really do.  Back in 2007, I immersed myself in fashion threads/forums when these things were starting to gain popularity.  Fashionistas would post OOTDs and I always thought to myself that I wish I could… So after 7 years of wistfully wishing I could, here it goes. After all, I wouldn’t want to disappoint Russell Wilson. :)

So when my dear hubby asked me why? I said to him as we were driving home “Why not me?” :)

GO HAWKS!!!  Thank you for reading!

Bottoms: HM  Jacket: Michael Kors  Shoes: Dolce Vita  Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Photos by Tim Calamiong (Instagram: @calamiong)