All dolled up

If you were able to read my feature on Candymag.com’s Style Files, I’m sure you’re already aware that I’m not much of a pink person. It’s a color that I try to avoid as much as possible because I just can’t pull it off. Unlike most girls, it doesn’t make me feel pretty.

polka dot blazer (Kimberly Te) | baby pink high waist shorts | shoes (So Fab) | nude tube top | pearl ring (Forever 21) | bangles | necklace (Amientottie Accesories)

Well, this is me trying to conquer my fear.

One thing I love about fashion is the freedom to experiment, and I don’t like being limited. I thought to myself, why not try? If it doesn’t work out, I can live with that.

My sister gave me the baby pink high waist shorts that I’m wearing in this photo. It’s been with me for a few months already, but this was the first time I actually took it out of the closet. As for the polka dot blazer, it’s one of the prettiest online purchases I’ve made so far. I also have this strap of pink fabric that I usually wear as a headband, but this time I tied it around a gold-chained necklace and had like a ribbon hanging around my chest. I guess you can call it” fashion recession,” but I prefer “resourceful.” ;)

Photos by Mark Clemente 

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By the way, for the winners of my blog give-away for the Multiply Shopping Party’s exclusive invites, please click here. And thanks to everyone who participated. You should expect more give-aways soon, so be sure to check back. :))

 

BLOG GIVE-AWAY: The Multiply Shopping Party Exclusive Invites

The coolest shopping party is about to hit the city, and YOU can be part of it!

In celebration of its new shopping platform, Multiply Philippines is launching an exclusive party that you shouldn’t dare miss- the Multiply Shopping Party! Join your favorite bloggers and online sellers in this awesome night of fun and fashion. Mingle with your friends, enjoy delectable food and drinks, and witness your fellow fashionistas rock the runway.

Excited? Join my blog give-away and win exclusive invites! :)

Here’s how:

1. LIKE Multiply Philippines on Facebook.

2. FOLLOW Multiply Philippines on Twitter.

3. Leave a comment below with your name and email address and tell me why you love to shop at Multiply, OR tweet me @marjramos “I love to @shopatmultiply because (insert reason here).”

Easy, right? Three winners will be announced on Sunday and will receive two tickets each. Comment away and come in your most fashionable attire! :)

I love hue!

grey sweater (Forever 21) | tank top (Forever 21) | bandage skirt (Forever 21) | satchel (Cole Vintage) | bright yellow platform pumps (Alice Viterbo) | tassel earrings (The Reap Accessories) | cross connector ring (Forever 21)

I brought bold and bright colors to the Hang Ten bloggers event last Sunday. To start off, I wore my new tassel earrings that were tucked away with a label that says “not for work.” Got this from The Reap Accessories when I dropped by Carnival de Rainhas bazaar weeks ago, and since then I have always visualized color blocking with it. It feels surprisingly light, and how unfortunate it can’t be for my everyday use.

As you may notice, I think I might have gone a little crazy while experimenting on a loud and colorful palette this time. But in an effort not to go overboard, I forced myself to go minimal on accessorizing instead. I call it fair trade. I’ve obviously been obsessing over color blocking for the past few months and I’m guessing the syndrome will last for another season. I’m enjoying it while it lasts.

FYI, I wore this on a rainy day. I seldom allow the weather to interfere with my fashion freedom anyway, so off I went wearing bandage skirt and high heels. Don’t judge though! I only get to go out on weekends, and I hate being deprived by corporate dress codes and stereotypes who, in fact, believe that vanity is on the same page with murder. Ugh! I say it’s a free country and fashion is under freedom of expression.

One of the many reasons why I love democracy. :)

Photos by Mark Clemente 

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Hang Ten Bloggers Event 10.09.2011

I was invited to attend the first ever bloggers event of Hang Ten Philippines last Sunday. It took place at their flagship store in SM Mall of Asia and activities included the unveiling of their window display contest winner. The bipolar weather wasn’t friendly at all and I had to brave the rain in order to get there, but it was worth it. I had fun meeting fellow bloggers during the event, participating in the human bingo game and styling a mannequin for the first time. It turned out to be such a challenge dismantling and assembling the arms, haha!

Also got to know more about Hang Ten Philippines. I really admire how the brand remains stylish while catering for a market preferring free, relaxed and unrestricted clothing. :)

Met bloggers Anton and Nikki. Hope to see you guys on the next event! :)

Btw, here's the mannequin we styled during the event. Not so bad, is it? :))

Thanks to the Hang Ten team and The LiST Group for inviting me! :)

To learn more about Hang Ten Philippines, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

I wanna be forever 21

I shop practically everywhere. And believe me that when I say everywhere, I mean everywhere… and that includes the children’s wear department.

I’m one of those girls who are always first in line whenever the teacher would say “find your height.” I’m always sitting in front when taking class pictures, and I always ask for the smallest size available when ordering my uniform for the Physical Education class. When I turned eighteen, I looked like twelve. Now at twenty one, I still look like I belong in high school. Growing up, it’s been my big fat frustration.

I’ve been the petite little girl all my life. I won’t lie and say I’ve always loved myself that way, because there were times that I wished I was a different person. But through the years, I realized that I’m not the only person on the face of this planet who has an insecurity or two. More importantly, I realized that depressing over who you’re not only deprives yourself from discovering who you really are and what you can be. I learned to embrace my flaws and love myself for what I am, and though I’m not exactly Miss Universe material, I am happy- because I feel forever 21. :)

polka dot dress (Forever 21 for kids) | jacket (Forever 21) | chained bag | leopard-printed pumps (Alice Viterbo) | bracelet (from Port 88 bazaar)

Photos by Mark Clemente

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