Lacking, Finding, Wanting, Choosing

Again with the lack of posts..

There’s been so many changes in my life the past months.  I’ve finally let go of the so-called corporate world and quit my day job.  My freelance online remote job for an american spring break travel agency for the past 3 years now sustains me and soon will help with my sister’s online work too.  

I should’ve done this years ago..then, I could’ve maximized the freelance work more like I’ve done the past 3 months so far!  I couldn’t do this before because I didn’t have enough time because the day job ate up most of my day.  Much gratitude here for this good fortune. (=

So there, stable finances so far.. Now there’s so many wants lingering.. I’ve just been delaying procuring these wants so that eventually the craving fades away.  The last craving was this fecking beauty!

I almost got these but delayed and delayed and convinced myself that I didn’t need them, which was a fecking fact. I do not need them, the stock mags work just fine.. but maennn..

Damn sexy.

Of course we weaklings never run out of things to want.  This time though, this is much more feasible.. a SoFA College workshop.  

Now this might not be a need, but for the fashion enthusiast in me, this is well worth it.  Much cheaper than the sexy mags above but I can definitely use what I learn here to get me places and is not just for its pleasing aesthetic purpose like those ADV.1s above.

I only recently saw this and haven’t enrolled yet.  Pray slots are still available. 

Photo credits:

Sulit.com.ph

HCCP club - Sir Henry V.

School of Fashion and the Arts website

What will be, will be. (=

-N.


I didn’t do anything today… procrastination to the highest level! :|  
So I’ve been browsing my online life and noticed that I’ve had my tumblr since May 2010!.. I mean it’s been almost four years but I really haven’t done much with it but just link my instagram account (http://instagram.com/nquintos)..  So I figured I microblog a bit and see where it takes me.. (LOL)
Anyways since it’s already a Thursday 2:16am to be exact, here’s a little throwback on how I looked 4 years ago (HA HAH!)  I look so pale and awkward! (>,>)
Judge away! this was 4 years ago HA HA! I’d still wear this out though, definitely a classic (<,<)
I still have all of these pieces! except for those classic wedge heels that I sold on ebay..

I WORE:
Zara basic blazer, from ebay
Topshop tank top
Zara basic shorts, Zara
Celine wedge heels

I didn’t do anything today… procrastination to the highest level! :|  

So I’ve been browsing my online life and noticed that I’ve had my tumblr since May 2010!.. I mean it’s been almost four years but I really haven’t done much with it but just link my instagram account (http://instagram.com/nquintos)..  So I figured I microblog a bit and see where it takes me.. (LOL)

Anyways since it’s already a Thursday 2:16am to be exact, here’s a little throwback on how I looked 4 years ago (HA HAH!)  I look so pale and awkward! (>,>)

Judge away! this was 4 years ago HA HA! I’d still wear this out though, definitely a classic (<,<)

I still have all of these pieces! except for those classic wedge heels that I sold on ebay..

I WORE:

Zara basic blazer, from ebay

Topshop tank top

Zara basic shorts, Zara

Celine wedge heels


ZARA.COM SALE PICKS!

Peep toe wedge ankle boots from Php3990 to Php1990!

High heel asymmetric peep toe shoes from Php2990 to Php1990!

Sandals with metallic detail from Php2290 to Php1590!

Platform court shoe with ankle strap from Php3590 to P1990!

I just wish you could order online!

Photos from http://www.zara.com/ph/

-N












White’s Hot Fashion Face-Off: PARTY WHITE!

It’s been a loong and busy past couple of weeks for me. Lately, I’ve only been getting five hours of sleep or less what with a day job, and this home work type of job on the side.. All in the hopes of sustaining all my drama in preparation for THE job that I really have wanted ever since I can’t remember..*) So I apologize in advance if I kind of look zombie-ish in this second post I am doing for Colgate-Palmolive’s White’s Hot Fashion Face-Off. Pray the floaty-feeling doesn’t show much on my face..(sheeesh)

So moving on, here is the Party Look that I styled for the contest.

I recently discovered that we were allowed to use other colors for the clothes and not only white. Here I decided to use a sheer long-sleeved blouse together with a sparkly skirt and the highest gunmetal heels that I own. *)

I then wore the Rajo Laurel wrap over my top and skirt, and pulled two corners of the wrap around my waist and tied a tiny knot at the back to secure it in place.

I wanted to create the illusion of a mullet skirt/dress using the Rajo Laurel wrap so this is what I did.

I think being a Libra rubs off on how I dress myself. I always consider balance when thinking out any outfit. If my bottoms, skirt or shorts are really short, then I go for a long sleeved top, three-fourths sleeves or maybe a blazer on top of a sleeveless shirt.

This being said.. come to think of it, I had never tried a sleeveless coat/jacket/vest over a long sleeved top before. So I decided to try it out! I think the sheer sleeves and the metal elements make the look a little bit more interesting.

This post needs more happy photos of me. LOL!

To top it all off, add this cool white biker jacket when on you’re way home to keep warm! Can you believe its mid-November already?!

How about an early Christmas present for me? *) Please keep voting for me guys and help me win this big break! Go to The White’s Hot App EVERYDAY on www.facebook.com/WhitesHotPH and vote for me until November 24! You can also get a chance to win RAJO LAUREL GCs worth P5000! Quitting is out of the question! Thanks so much! *)

Super thanks! to:

Photography: Leah Camille Itliong

Make-up: Jennelyn Mortos

Special thanks to my brother Mikee!

Super thanks also to my sithters Pixi and Trish! *)

White’s Hot Fashion Face-Off: CASUAL WHITE!

Remember this post?.. I made it to the top 10! I’m soo grateful to the Lord for this unexpected blessing! *)  

The ten finalists including me, were sent Rajo Laurel accessories last Tuesday that we will incorporate with two new outfits that we are to style and post on our respective blogs.

The Rajo wrap is just immaculate with its pure white color and very soft texture.  The fabric belt that came with it is equally pretty as well, it being in just the perfect shade of red.  One could say these two pieces of garments are something of a staple to your wardrobe as there are various ways that they can be used.  Very ingeniously versatile.

So we are to post two looks for the White’s Hot styling contest.  The first look is the Casual White Look and this is the first outfit that I came up with..

 

 

I decided to break the monotony of the color with an off-white, lace, sleeveless top together with these cute pair of semi-high-waist shorts that are just the right “short” for me to still be comfortable to move around in.  

 

 

White doesn’t have to be boring if you know how to work around it.  Wearing layers of the same color in different types of fabric is one way to do it.  You can also use tone-on-tone or different shades of the same color to make it a bit more interesting.  This technique, of course works with other colors as well. *)

 

 

 

All the finalists were asked to be as experimental as possible with the Rajo Laurel wrap and the belt as well.  The obvious choice would be to use the wrap as a vest and then use the belt around it, as how Solenn wore it on the Youtube video.  So I asked myself how else could I use these two garments, without being too conventional.

 


So here I used the belt as a sort of scarf around the wrap and gathered the edges of the wrap on one side..

I made sure to gather the wrap short enough, so there’s space for the lace top underneath to show.  In other words, I used the wrap as a one-sided cropped top to add more depth and oomph to my Casual white outfit. *)

I then added white accessories and used these taupe booties to make the look a bit more edgy as a contrast to the soft white tones and textures in the clothes.




So what do you think of my Casual White look?  Please do vote for me and get a chance to win GCs worth P5,000 from nothing less than fab designer Rajo Laurel!  Visit the White’s Hot Facebook page for more updates and do follow my blog as well. 

I will be posting my second  White Look for the Contest on November the 14th too so watch out for it and  please be voting for me so I can style Solenn Heusaff for a magazine spread soon.. /shiverssss.. This is so surreal and all too awesome!  Help me live the dream! I will forever be grateful!*))