Pink It Up

For the longest time, pink has been the no-no color of my wardrobe. I was one of those girls who despised anything girly, or anything that symbolized it. Who would've thought that I would be so drawn to this color and its different shades now? Take my blush jumpsuit, for instance. 

These trousers fit me like a glove, which is rare, given my petite physique. The length was just right and the waist was neither too tight nor too loose. The color of pink might be a little hard to match, but a classic black or white top does the job. I was able to enhance it with my shoes, like my slip ons and black suede mules. 

Try to pink up your wardrobe, perhaps starting with a blush top. Pink isn't so bad, afterall.


I rarely do this, but here it goes: a little insight on my own personal life currently. 
As you may or may not know already, I've gone into my second year at FIT (woohoo)! Also not so woohoo because I've unwisely packed my semester with 20 credits, 5 in-class classes and 2 online classes, and 22 hours weekly at my internship. On top of that, I'm a part of FIT's on campus boutique in one of their departments and I'm a secretary of the NRFSA at FIT. I love what I do, but it does tend to make me a little high strung and very stressed. I've just been taking it one day at a time, knowing that a semester is only 15 weeks. 

I love Kol/Her, and this is really where I get my creative rest. I will try my absolute best to stay regular here, but if I go into a lull, you'll know where I went (into the responsibilities and homework swimming pool). 

Nevertheless, I've been experiencing wonderful things too, not just all downs. I've had the wonderful opportunity, through my internship at Doneger (one of the world's leading fashion forecasting companies), to sit front row at the Sally LaPointe S/S '17 fashion show, to attend the Alice & Olivia S/S '17 Presentation, and to be a part of the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Show rehearsal. 

All I can do now is to be grateful at where I am, and to just always remember my mission of why I'm here. 

photo credits: Jeru Sanchez

Top: Cotton On (similar here) || Pants: Zara (similar here) || Mules: Zara (similar here or here) || Slip Ons: Urban Outfitters



 A person's first appearance or performance in a particular capacity or role
Synonyms: launch, premiere, introduction, inception; informal kickoff

Friday, September 9th, marked my 18th birthday. In the Filipino culture, this age is widely celebrated and is said to be when a girl turns into a lady.
 It's basically my womanhood kickoff. 

Filipino girls dream of big, grand debuts. Mine wasn't as grand, but it was very special. It was spent with the closest people to my heart. And, although my friends and relatives overseas weren't able to spend it with me, I could feel their presence. A clear roofed tent, mango birthday cake, cupcake tier, succulent and cactus as a token of appreciation for the guests, song renditions, tears and laughter. It was definitely one of my favorite nights. 

The color of blush and this wide legged jumpsuit complimented each other very well. The subtle color with the fluidity made this outfit perfect for the day I officially became a lady. A feminine color, but with the utility of a jumpsuit. 

Reminder to self on the woman I aspire to be: 
"She is clothed with strength and dignity;
She can laugh at the days to come. 
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue."
— Proverbs 31:25-26

Thank you to all who have greeted me, made my night so special, and to those who continue to love me and support me, especially my wonderful family. 

Blush Jumpsuit - Asos || Leather Slide - Urban Outfitters 

Photo Credits: Jeru Sanchez

Quietly Lovely

I noticed a thing of beauty that is the City of Toronto. Toronto's modernity, peace and subtle beauty. It was quite lovely.

Subtle beauty tends to be looked over. People pass by without realizing that they just witnessed something lovely. I may fall to this mistake, at times, but I try to stop and look at the beauty. Take it in.

A classic piece in my wardrobe, which you may have seen before here, is my minimalistic striped jumpsuit. I'm able to wear it in any season and layer it in any way. Suited up with a change of shoes. I dressed it up and down with a change of shoes; my loafers and heeled sandals.

My stay in Toronto was short-lived, but I'll definitely visit again.

Striped Jumpsuit - Singapore || Top - Primark (similar here) || Loafers - Bershka (similar here) || Bag - Urban Originals (similar here)

Photo Credits: Jeru Sanchez

Adventures Await!