Sunday, October 19, 2014

Going Bohemian: Dressve

Maxi dresses. I can't even begin to describe how much I love them. As a self-confessed beach bum, I think they are an excellent choice for a day on the beach. But they also deliver effortless style as a street wear. Hence, I wasn't surprised when I got this bohemian maxi dress from Dressve because I also happened to be on a search for a printed maxi (the ones I have are currently solid colored ones). 

The dress is made with cotton blend fabric for maximum comfort and excellent fit. The fabric is therefore cool to the skin during a hot day, which makes it bearable for me to put on this maxi dress even when it was streaking hot the day we shot these photos. The print also does the statement for this dress so I decided to keep my accessories to a minimum.

Do you share my love for maxi dresses? Or is this something you wait to wear until summer?  If you'd like to shop this dress at Dressve, you can find it here. I am eyeing a few other cute dresses from the site too such as this and this. Make sure to check them out for affordable yet trendy pieces!


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Transitional Fall Looks by Julep

Even though we don't have fall here in the Philippines, that does not stop me from checking out fall trends and being inspired by them. I do like to pretend we have snow here so I can wear a trench coat or scarf to layer my outfit. Hence, I always grab at the opportunity whenever I can or when I feel a cool breeze come in once in a while. There is one thing that I undeniably love about fall, though - the rich and darker hues. You can see it on every fashion piece possible - coats, dresses, shoes, and even nails!

Hence, I was excited to put together a couple of fall looks from Julep's nail polish collection. Check out my favorite shades from their nail polish collection and the looks I was able to create from these inspirations.

Fall Look for Night

Julep Beverly Nail Polish / Black Bodycon Dress / Beige Long Sleeve Trench Coat / Black Suede Shoes

Fall Look for Day

Blue Slim Ripped Denim Pant | Red Lapel Long Sleeve Plaid Blouse | Beige Vintage Knit Scarf | Julep Brielle Nail Polish

Which of these fall looks do you like better? Any particular nail polish shade you like to wear more often in the cold season?


Thursday, October 16, 2014

TBDress Style Guide: Mother of the Bride

In a preview post, I've talked about choosing bridesmaid dresses. This time out, I will be tackling the dresses for mothers. A wedding is a special occasion not just for the couple but for their friends and family as well. Hence, guests to the wedding invest time and effort in looking for the perfect outfit to wear fit for the occasion. But mothers should also be given enough attention to ensure that they also look their best for their daughter's or son's big day. As a mother, you probably have not shopped for a dress this importance since the time you got married yourself. Below are some shopping tips you can use to help make the shopping experience for you, plus product recommendations from

1. Speak with the couple about the wedding theme. The wedding could be formal, semi-formal or casual - either way, knowing the theme will help make it easier to choose the appropriate dress for the mother.

2. Know the wedding motif and theme. This will make it easier for you to pick mother of the bride dresses that will not only fit into the wedding motif but also in the theme. Is it a formal, semi-formal or casual event? These factors will impact the style of dress you choose.

3. Do this in advance. Make sure you give yourself at least 6 months of preparation to give enough time to choose a dress, schedule fittings and make any adjustments to the fit (where necessary). Don't wait at the last miute.

4. Consider your own personal style. Even though it is your daughter's or son's big day, do not allow yourself to feel uncomfortable just so you can fit in. Choose a style that reflect your personality and are comfortable with.

Now that you know the basics to shopping for mother of the bride dresses, the next step is to go shopping. I've picked out a few product recommendations from but you can also shop your choices here:

Which of these dresses do you like most?


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Of Lace and Pink + Linkup

You might scoff at me for my repeated insistence on loving lace but what's a girl to do? I LOVE lace! Hence, it was not surprising to me that I picked not one but two lace skirts from ThredUP as part of our collaboration. This lace pencil skirt is one of them. You can see me style the other lace skirt here.

I decided to go all-out with the feminine detail of the look by pairing the lace skirt with my pink sheer top. A hint of mint from my necklace helped to break up the color monotony. And for the final touch of glam, my sleek ponytail came to the rescue. 

If you noticed, I was all smiles that day - the weather was cooperating with us. In fact, the wind kept blowing my way and I think it helped out to create some beautiful shots. Here's to hoping for another fun and successful shoot outdoors!

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