July 27, 2016

Staying Dry and Fashionable This Rainy Season

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
You’re looking at Tagaytay Homes for Sale and all of a sudden it’s raining cats and dogs, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to let up any time soon. Some people decide to just throw fashion out the window when the rain starts to pour and just settle for ugly pants, shoes, and a top because, hey, why dress up when you’re going to get all wet anyway?

Fear not, though, for you'll never have to ditch your sense of style
this rainy season again! Here are a few tips for dressing up during the rainy days.

1. Color up your outfit. Your outfit doesn’t have to be as depressing as the weather, so add a little color to brighten up your days, even if it’s going to be overcast most of the week.

 Photo courtesy of galantgirl.com

2. Accessorize with a cute umbrella. There are so many cute umbrellas available in stores like Japan Home, or get one (or three) of those colorful, decorated, or patterned one at the department store. This will add a splash of color to your outfit.

3. Pick out a jacket. It can be anything, a faux leather one, a sports jacket, a themed hoodie, anything. A jacket will always be the perfect piece of clothing for the rainy days. Or, if you don’t like wearing something that thick, you can go with a cardigan or a long-sleeved shirt.

Photo from polyvore.com

 4. Get yourself some rain boots. Go boring with brown or black, but there are many available designs and prints, such as polka dots, character prints like superheroes or cartoon characters, plaid, and much more! If you don’t like boots, why don’t you try out some jelly creepers? They come in all kinds of colors and all heights of heels, so you can look stylish, and you can avoid getting your feet wet.

5. Try out water resistant watches. You don’t want to be late for school or work, or anything scheduled if your watch gets wet, and you’re stuck at 8am! You have your phone to look at though, but hey, watches are accessories too. 
Photo courtesy of technomarine

6. You’ve tried out the jelly creepers, but what about jelly bags? Keep your leather bags at home and your belongings dry with jelly bags. They come in all colors and in transparent versions, too. Plus, they’re totally cute. 

Photo from aliexpress.com

7. To avoid frizzy hair, tie your hair into a bun, a pony tail, or a braid. If you don’t want to tie it up, spray a little anti-frizz product on before you leave the house. 


Photo from totalbeauty.com

8. To keep your make up looking fresh, use a primer before putting on your foundation and the rest of your war paint, and to keep it all intact, spritz on some setting spray. Use a lip balm or a moisturizing lipstick or you’ll end up with chapped lips. 

9. Layer your clothes with a scarf on your neck to keep you warm on the bus, or a hat or a beanie to keep your head dry.

If it's really raining hard outside, it's probably best to stay at home and keep yourself warm. There are a lot of affordable electrical appliance in the Philippines that could keep you entertained and comfortable at your own home. Healthy and stylish is always better than sick and trashy. So be patient!

Also, aside from keeping your style on point, remember to take vitamin C to keep you healthy and protect you from illnesses that can be caught from getting drenched in the rain!

Micah Suarez is a freelance writer / researcher. She is also a book-buff and a movie-buff or in other words, a certified geek. Micah is an environmentalist, and though she doesn't have a degree in science. research has taught her a lot of things. Her experience in writing started when she was on college that later developed into freelance entries.  You can contact her through : micha.suarez1@gmail.com

July 24, 2016

OOTD: They can say whatever, I'mma do whatever.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

I recently saw a pic of Kim Kardashian wearing a mesh dress and a camo jacket (see the photo here) so I decided to use it as inspiration for today's outfit. I didn't completely copy her style, though. As always I still put my own personal spin on it and made it distinctly me. I think it's good to be inspired by the style of celebrities or other people but I also think it's important that you stay true to yourself. Instead of recreating someone's look from head to toe, try to simply incorporate a few elements from their outfits.

On another note, I never realized how annoying it is to wait for your hair to grow out. My hair is now at an awkward length (longer than a bob but still not long enough) so lately I've just been putting it up in a semi-ponytail/semi-bun/whatever it is. I'm just waiting for it become long enough for me to be able to put it up in a nice, sleek ponytail because to be honest, I just can't be bothered to blowdry my hair and style it everyday anymore. I swear, I'm becoming lazier and lazier everyday!

Mesh Top: FOREVER 21
Pants: BENCH
Sunglasses: RAY BAN

July 18, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Plus-sized Prom Dresses

Monday, July 18, 2016

You've got curves and you're proud of them. You like your voluptuous body and you want to show it off, but often end up frustrated when looking for dresses because you can only find plus-size dresses that hide curves instead of hug and flatter curves.  In the recent years, many designers have started creating and selling plus-size formal dresses in boutiques and online sites so that teen girls no longer leave shops in frustrated tears, according to nydailynews.com.

Look for dresses that fit every girl's personal style and won't make them feel old, fat, or unfashionable. Whether you have a little extra junk in the trunk, well-endowed breasts, or a thicker middle, you can still play up your other assets. Don't be afraid to show off some skin, look sexy and confident and have fun.

Know which designers carry plus-size prom dresses and which styles look best on your body type. For taller, curvy girls, try a prom dress with an asymmetrical neckline or an empire waistline as these both show off your smaller waistline and your height. The designer Faviana specializes in these types of plus-size dresses. The Faviana One Shoulder Jersey Dress 9368 would look flattering since it gathers at the torso making your waist appear tinier. It also features a beaded one-shoulder strap and hand-beaded detail near the middle calling just enough attention to your curves. Faviana also carries the Navy Long Beaded Dress 9382, which features a cinched waistline, accenting your curves, as well as a high mesh neckline with a sweetheart one underneath. The entire gown is covered in sparkling sequins so you will feel stylish.

·    Find a dress with a halter neckline as it will support a larger bust line better. The Jovani JVN42892 features a high halter neckline, a sexy open back, and a fitted look that flares out near the bottom. It will hug your curves perfectly and comes in flattering colors like basic black, wine-red, and blush pink.

·   Show off some skin and especially some toned legs in a shorter fit and flared dress. This works especially well if you're plus sized and shorter, as those dresses elongate you and slim you.  The Hannah S chiffon A line dress 27118 features many benefits, including a flared chiffon skirt, as well as high beaded neckline to assist with larger bust lines and a defined waistband.

Wear a ball gown if you do want to camouflage some problem areas and still feel like a princess on Prom night. The Mori Lee ball gown 98063 will make you feel sexy and feminine as the cap sleeves and bodice is decorated with intricate beadwork. In addition, the dress includes a beaded V waistband that cinches your waist and lace-up corset style back, as well as a flowy tulle skirt.

All of these gowns come in variety of sizes, some ranging all the way up to size 30. You can find these dresses, as well as others at Peaches Boutique in Chicago.

Shopping for plus-size dresses doesn't have to stressful. The key is to start looking for styles early so you get a feel for what looks good on you early. No matter which prom dress you select, remember to hold your head up high and ooze attitude as you're a beautiful girl just the way you are.

July 17, 2016

The One-Stop Shop For Everything Glamorous

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Let's face it, we've all been there before. There were times when we were unexpectedly invited to some fancy dinner or party but simply had nothing to wear that was fit for the occasion. Well, those days are over! You hear me? O-V-E-R.

A few days ago I was online shopping (and by that I mean browsing through countless online stores looking for nothing in particular to waste my money on) when I stumbled upon Babyonlinedress.fr

Baby Online Dress is an online haven dedicated to selling the most beautiful formal gowns to make you feel like a princess or even a queen.

Luxury and glamour, that's what this online store is all about! They have a wide selection of dresses that simply exude chicness. There are so many styles to choose from that it's basically impossible for you not to find something that would suit your personal taste and preference. Plus, all the styles come in various colors as well! 

Whether you want to be a bit demure or prefer to be a little more extravagant with your choice of dress, Baby Online Dress is sure to have it! Just take the time to browse through their beautiful selection and check out each and every design that they offer.

There's always that part of us that secretly craves the spotlight whenever we;re attending some formal gala, and that's nothing to be ashamed of. These gowns are guaranteed to turn heads and keep the attention focused on you.

So get ready for the next fancy event you'll be going to and start shopping for the most glamorous outfits now! Click here to view Baby Online Dress's entire collection for any type of occasion. 

July 12, 2016

ROFL: Understanding Internet Speak

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
The evolution of the English language, along with the rise of internet gave birth to a distinct form of communication. Studying the English language may seem like a simple endeavor but translating it to other languages gives it a completely different angle. For example, “Aprender ingles” translated online means “to learn English.” As it continues to grow, the language becomes more and more complex until it reaches a point where a generation modernizes their way of communicating, culminating in something known as internet speak. These are a few examples of what we now call internet speak:


It may be difficult to understand some of these acronyms, but one thing’s for sure, they’re definitely fun (and short) to use! ICYMI and JSYK, if you’re enrolled in International School Manila ATM, you may also learn internet language online 4SHO and just use it IRL!

About the author
Micah Suarez is a bookish type of girl who just got out of college with a degree on the arts; she currently works as a freelance writer and accepts projects whenever it fits her taste. Her passion for writing and researching started in college that later evolved to guest blogging and freelance entries.

July 9, 2016

OOTD: I took a pill in Ibiza to show Avicii I was cool.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

A classic long vest is a closet staple and a must-have in anyone's wardrobe. Long vests are great for layering when the weather's not quite cold enough to wear a jacket or blazer, just to give your outfit that extra stylish oomph. Plus, they're extremely versatile as well as you can wear them throughout different seasons. You can also wear them with different styles (i.e. with shorts and a tank top for a casual look, or leggings and boots for a more high-end appeal, etc.).

Invest in a good quality long vest in black or any other neutral color. Trust me, it's a worthy addition to your closet!

I've also been completely obsessed with chokers lately. I'm sure you've seen plenty of people wearing them this past month or two, and it's not surprising considering how stylish they look. They definitely add an edgy and cool factor to whatever outfit you're wearing. It's strange that this trend is still around today because chokers first rose in popularity during the 90's, but I guess that just shows the enduring influence of fashion and style, and how cyclical it really is. 

Jeans: FOREVER 21

July 6, 2016

OOTD: We're changing our ways, taking different roads.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Oversized is kind of my thing. I love anything baggy and loose and I always make sure to buy jackets at least a size or two bigger. For today's look I'm wearing my favorite oversized jacket to create my own version of the Canadian Tux.

Wearing denim on denim can be quite tricky. I mean, no one wants to look like Britney Spears or Justin Timberlake from the 2001 American Music Awards, right? The key to wearing two denim pieces in one ensemble is to choose two different shades of denim so as to provide a nice contrast in your overall look. Wearing two similar shades can end up looking extremely bland and monotonous, though with the right accessories I guess it could still work.

The most important thing is to incorporate pieces into your outfit that will showcase your own personal style. In this case, I opted for my signature patterned tights and went for a sexier look.

Living in a country as "conservative" as the Philippines (although I don't even know what that means anymore, because to be honest the majority of the people here are far from conservative), I've always received a few unwanted stares whenever I wear these tights. Even some of my friends comment that I look 'slutty', but to be honest I disagree. I spent my teenage years watching Gossip Girl and for some reason I just never thought that Blair Waldorf looked slutty when she wore tights.

Top: BO+B
Shorts: FOREVER 21
Tights: FOREVER 21