Every once in a while, there’s nothing like kicking off those heels and putting on a pair of comfy sneakers. There’s just something so comforting and, in a way, necessary about taking that much needed break from everything. We all live such fast-paced lives that we tend to forget about the beauty of taking a step back.
The funny thing about life is that people spend half their lives trying to fit in and the other half trying to stand out. I mean, how could you spend half of your life trying to be like everyone else only to end up spending the rest of your life trying to be different? It’s just one of the mysteries of life I am determined to figure out.
People spend the first half of their lives trying to fit in and the second half trying to stand out. You may not realize it right now but our lives somehow end up this way, one way or another. We grow up trying to be one thing then one day we just go in the completely opposite direction. There’s no explanation for it, it just happens naturally. By now, you’re probably wondering where I’m getting all this. It’s just one of those things that have been in the corner of my mind that slowly worked its way up to the surface. One day, I just felt a bit of a shift in the way I saw things which spiralled into something unexpectedly life changing.
Traveling is something everyone has to try at least once in their lifetime. You get to explore new places, discover new things and get a new perspective on all sorts of things. You end up learning so much more about the world and, of course, yourself. There’s nothing like taking yourself out of the everyday hustle to simply do whatever you want, wherever you want, and however you want it done.
Sometimes, I wonder If dressing like a man will give me the authority that all men seem to acquire with no effort whatsoever on their part. By simply being men, they automatically get this dominance, like a superpower. No, I am not a feminist on a rampage. I’m just contemplating on the age-old question, “does the suit make the man?”
Have you ever heard of the term “The Gray Area”? I first came across it when my friends were talking about a strange situation wherein there’s this guy and this girl who like each other, act like they like each other, but never admit to any of it. They’re apparently considered to be in the gray area. I even Googled the term, It’s actually a real thing—I checked. It made me wonder about what it’s like to be in this gray area situation. I mean, is it nice there? Do people even know they’re actually in the gray area? When people figure out that they’re in this limbo like space, do they try to get themselves out of it?
There’s nothing like cozying it up in your favorite sweater in this unpredictable weather. Summer is really over and I, for one, am having a hard time coping. I just love basking in the sun and taking in all the chill vibes the world has to offer. I am definitely already missing the Summer season. You know what they say, all good things come to an end, but there’s always something better around the corner.
Out of all the colors in the universe, the easiest ones to wear for any body size, shape, or form are the monochrome tones. It’s no secret that wearing white gives you a fresh and youthful glow while wearing black does wonders to your figure. I have nothing against being loyal to basic colors and styles but I am all for kicking things up a notch to come up with even more fashionable every day outfits. So here are my tips and tricks to taking your favorite monochrome pieces from bland to fab!
For those of you who know me, you know how much I just love a challenge. So I decided to challenge myself to come up with an even more affordable outfit. In line with my Unbranded Movement, I can easily come up with awesome head-to-toe outfits that cost under a Php 1,000. For this challenge, I decided to cap it at Php 500. Php 500 for an entire head-to-toe outfit? Seems impossible, I know. A pair of shoes alone will eat up the whole budget. For the seasoned bargain shopper though, nothing is impossible. I was actually able to put together a complete outfit for only Php 500!
I have always held fashion brands at the highest regard but, the reality is, not a lot of women can actually afford this luxury so I am starting a new movement—The Unbranded Movement. I know the title needs a lot of work but my point comes across and that’s what matters. This in no way means I’m anti-branded products. If the product (branded or not) gives value for your money then, by all means, buy it. But if you’re just buying it because of the brand then that’s not a good idea. Society has always put branded items on a pedestal but ultimately the brand shouldn’t matter.