October 28, 2016

Pretty Things Inside: A ForMe Clothing Haul

If there's one local store I go to on purpose every time I go to the mall, it's ForMe. This routine has been established after that one fateful day when I finally purchased a pair of their Super Skinnies and the rest, as they say, is history. I fell in love with the practicality of the brand - it's not way too pricey for working girls like me which I think is the target market generally and the designs are all pretty with a punch of fun, formality and feistiness. In a nutshell, it's right up my street.

So when I finally had a chance to drop by the boutique in Trinoma this week, it wasn't at all a surprise to come out of the store not empty-handed. In my defense though, all these items were on sale. (I heard they're still on sale at the moment, so go check them out over the Sale Weekend!) They have a rack that contains all the "Last Chance To Grab" items and that is where you will usually find me. I've already mentioned before that I have stopped splurging on clothing because I have finally found my style and that just includes a plain white shirt, pair of nice fitting jeans and comfortable footwear. One more thing is because I have a whole lot of passion to consider first before even thinking of buying new clothes. Unless it's something I specifically or really need for an event, which rarely happens too. All right, enough blabbing... onto the pretty things.

A white dress. This is definitely a size or two bigger than my usual size but I thought it will work well with my body shape just the same. It appears as a shift dress made of textured material with embossed details and with zip sides in gold detailing - the selling point for me. I have worn it with pointed heels, strappy flats and white sneakers and it looks good on all of the looks.

The printed black tops. The material of these tops are lightweight and the cuts are interesting. The collared long sleeve top has a cutout back that opens up to expose some skin. The illusion is that you have a covered up front and then at the back is where the party's at. The other is one of those boxy type blouses that's surprisingly flattering when worn. I loved the little pops color, dove gray and neon blue respectively, to break the rather monochrome theme going on. It's easy to wear, in more ways than one.

A pair of washed off jeans. Like I said, I loved them for their Super Skinnies so whenever I can find a pair of jeans on the rack, I look for one that I like and this one is grey in color made of denim-stretch material and with default folded ends. Although had I known they won't be as skin-tight as the Supper Skinnies in the long run, I would've gone for a size smaller because I find that since it's made of stretched denim, my pair is now a bit loose on me on the waist department. I usually go for the lazy tucked in look when wearing these pair and I really like it - slouchy feels and all that jazz.

October 27, 2016

Life Lately 1.0

Hello there. So... Things are a bit slow on the blog front for a couple of months now, as you can probably tell by the absence of posts. But if you follow me on Instagram, my username's @jyscmll, you would have seen that I'm more out there the past months that I have been gone here. Head over to check how it's been going on in my weird world without vowels. I'm still getting the hang of Instagram Stories though, but we'll get there. Baby steps...

Speaking of baby steps, I have also been taking some more of it towards a few changes for the blog. Nothing major, I really just wanted a more personal blog name, an easier page to navigate and slightly more aesthetically pleasing website both to your eyes and mine. I have been working with someone who's designing it for me for months now and hopefully we can get to the bottom of things during this last quarter of the year. Fingers crossed.

It's not an easy job to create something you, your own boss, would approve of. I know that now. Especially when it comes to a passion project you are so invested in. However, it's always rewarding to see when your vision slowly and finally comes to life. I have to pick out which font, and what size to use. How to find and use a host for all my blog images. What theme and filter to use for the photos. Navigate and transfer everything from one host to another. It takes a lot of time, energy, patience and passion and those things do not come around in bulk, they will run dry at some point.

Which is mainly the reason why I haven't been posting or haven't posted anything at all. I feel like I've been putting off publishing anything until the last changes have been made, final touches have been added and the new site's ready to launch. But since it's been taking a lot of time than I expected it to, my fingers are now itching to go back into typing and my camera's gathered enough dust on the shelf that I think it's time to dip my toes back into beauty blogging like I used to. With or without the newness of it all. So check back my little corner of the interwebz in the next days, I have a few things beauty and style lined up. Do drop by if that's something you're interested in. I'll see you then!
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