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1 of 30: Sweater and Leather Weather

February 2, 2013
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Don’t you just love my title? I’ve had it in mind since the day I wore this outfit…which was last December. Witty, eh? *Sarcasm* image

Also, I’ve been trying so hard to keep myself from adding the word forever just so it won’t sound like a cheezy blog title…

Oh screw it, I’m gonna say it anyway. Sweater and Leather Weather Forever.Aaaaah, that feels so good.

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Sweater: Night Market | Leather Skirt: Wearelse Boutique (Patrick’s Gift) | Booties: Asianvogue| Disco Beanie: ExtremeFinds | Accessories and Bag:Sponge and Bob | Gold Bangle: Forever21 (Patrick’s Gift)

I wore this outfit on New Year’s eve when I, together with my family, went to Baguio Country Club’s Christmas Village. I rarely go out so everytime I do, I make sure that I’m dressed to the nines.

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I am actually doing a 30 for 30 challenge and this is outfit 1. If you don’t know what that is, you may refer to the post here.

Detail Shots:

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I got this sweater at Baguio’s night market during one of my bestfriend’s birthday. I saw something similar at forever21 a few weeks back which cost about 2000php and I was really drawn to buying it, but it’s a good thing that I didn’t because this one costs  33pesos (less than a dollar)! Oh the perks of living adjacent to Baguio!

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My new favorite skirt by far! They boyf, his sisters and I went shopping in Wearelse before New Year and this is one of the things that I managed to snag. Also, do you see that gorgeous bag I’m carrying? It only costs less than 500, SCORE!

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WARNING: From this point forward, I’m going to write down my thoughts a.k.a. a mediocre write-up. You may continue at your own risk OR you can click on the X button up there.

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On New Year’s eve, a Facebook friend posted, “Ano ba magbabago, pwera sa isang numero sa kalendaryo?” (Gutierrez, 2012). That quote stood out from all the “Happy New Year” and “Welcome 2013” status updates, since I had the same mind-set. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the fireworks, food feasts and family reunions as much as the next guy, I just don’t understand the concept between celebrating it.

Most people would say that the New Year is a chance for everybody to start anew. But come to think of it, do we really need the calendar to give us permission to change? Is it necessary to wait for January 1st to start progress? If we only “change for the better” during the start of the year, what happened to the rest of last year?

I’m not being sardonic; I believe in change. Unlike most people, I like change, regardless of what form it comes in, especially improvement. I just don’t think it’s essential to make it a new year’s resolution; it should be a liberal component of our everyday lives without taking heed as to what day it is.

My Facebook friends probably think I’m being hypocritical right now since a day after New Year, I posted about being nice to people on 2013 (non-verbatim). To be honest, however, I’ve settled on that resolution (as well as a few others which I’m not sure whether I should mention or not because this post is becoming a little too narcissistic with all the “I’s” and “Me’s”) on a random day last year and it’s still a work in progress. I admit that some actions (not people) still irk the bajeezus out of me but I try (again, TRY being the operative word here) my utmost best to take them all with a grain of salt, since I know that my actions probably make people want to question humanity or even kill themselves. Oh, I am aware, trust me.

I realized that I have digressed. Apologies.

Let me get to my point, I am not questioning people who made their New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, I salute them for wanting to make breakthroughs; I am also hoping that they can keep their settlements not just for the whole year but for the rest of their lives. All I’m doing is merely suggesting that everyday should be a constant battle to make ourselves better in every aspect that we have and believe in. Oh and by the way, don’t give me that “it’s too hard, I can’t do it” crap! It doesn’t have to be an immensely dramatic development, start small and build your way from there.

Well that’s it. My two cents. Whether you take it by heart or not is completely up to you.

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Happy New Year!

XO
Gelabeansss

Photos by Patrick Julaton 🙂

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30 for 30 Remix

February 1, 2013

Hey guys who actually read this blog! Welcome to my new site! Yes, I have finally moved to WordPress after a long and grueling debate inside my head. I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time but I thought it’ll be too much for me to handle. However, I’ve now made the decision to actually do it.

Let’s start my new blogging experience with a challenge, shall we?

I mentioned in my old blog that I am doing the 30 for 30 remix but never got into explaining it right away. So for those of you who do not know, the 30 for 30 remix is a challenge that has been and is being done by several style bloggers wherein they will choose 30 pieces of clothing (sans accessories) and come up with 30 different outfits using only the pieces chosen.

I discovered 30 for 30 through Kendi Skeene’s blog and found the concept of it interesting. My interest spiked even more when I found out that local bloggers Laureen Uy, Bestie Konisis and Ericke Tan were able to surpass the challenge.

Without further ado, here are the components of my 30 for 30 remix:

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(Clockwise from left) 1.White Peplum Top, Jellybean 2.One Shoulder Batwing Top, F&H 3.White Cut-out Top, Jellybean 4.Denim Button-down, SM Department Store

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5.Galaxy Cape Top, SM Department Store 6.Knit Top, Forever217.Floral Corset, KHT Chu 8.Metallic Corset, TNC Manila

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9.Pink Pants, Forever21 10.Liquid Leggings, SM Department Store 11.Gold Shorts, Wearelse Boutique 12.Denim Shorts, Wearelse Boutique 13.Floral Shorts, SM Department Store 14.Leather Shorts, Anxiety Clothing

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15.Leather Skirt, Wearelse Boutique 16.Black Skirt, Blanc Et Noir 17.Green Bodycon Skirt, SM Department Store 18.Leopard Skirt, Wearelse Boutique 19.Gold Skirt, TNC Manila

 

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20.Knit Sweater, Baguio Night Market 21.Yellow Blazer, SM GTW 22.Denim Jacket, DIY 23.Back Cardigan, Mom’s

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24.Bodycon Dress, Jellybean

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25.Harness Boots, AsianVogue 26.Nude Wedges, Parisian 27.Floral Mary Jane, Forever21 28.Nude Mary Janes, AsianVogue 29.Sude Booties, SM Department Store 30.Leopard Booties, AsianVogue

Some might think that this challenge is too mundane or even frivolous for me to be proud about or to even consider doing. But for me to be able to accomplish this will definitely be an achievement.

You see, it is a poignant fact that, in society, there is a stigma in repeating clothes over and over and I am rebelling against that. The thing is, for people like me, it’s not always practical to buy new clothes on a daily basis and even if I can, I will still probably abhor the practice of the elitists and fashion snobs.

To make the long story short, I am doing this to prove a point. A point that I have been fighting for since I have changed the name of my blog; you don’t have to spend a million bucks just to look decent. You just have to be creative. It doesn’t matter if I don’t become famous for doing this, all I care for is that there will be at least one person whom I will be able to inspire.

There’s also a catch. While I’m on this challenge, I will not be allowed to shop for any article of clothing for more than 3000php. It’s not really part of the rules but I’m still going to do it anyway. Trip ko eh, kanya-kanya!

Anyway, I hope this whole post made sense to you guys, somehow, it did for me.

Wish me luck!

XO
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