Saturday, December 15, 2012

Quickie Holler!

Heya! I'm just writing a quick post to say SORRY for not updating my blog for the past few weeks. I've lost contact with the online world recently. Was too bizzy with work and gimmicks.

Anyway! I'm still here! And I'll TRY to write more - TRY being the operative word. Hehe.

See ya guys tomorrow at Bloggers United 4! I'm so frickin excited I don't think I can sleep well tonight. Haha!

Friday, November 9, 2012

27 Dress-Ups 07: Pink Perky Fridays

Throughout the week, we’re lost when in comes to dates in the office. There are just two days that we become highly aware of – Mondays and Fridays – the former being the mother of all awareness that it’s back to work, back to business, and the latter boiling down to the weekend’s anticipation. Fridays bring ambiguous feelings toward work – either you’re so pumped to get it over with that you’re breezing through everything, or you’re so down and lazy bringing all the negative vibes in your work. Well, instead of sulking through work and almost throwing up every next bit, it’s surely miles better to choose to be positive!

What better way to bring sincerely perky vibes into the workplace than with dashes of bright, happy colors. They surely brighten up the environment and the mood (well, for the fashion frenzied anyway). And what happier colors are there other than pink and yellow?

I just love the patterns of this pink polo shirt. They’re quite unique and exquisitely crafted if you look closely. They naturally take the edge off of any dull plains.
These colors were also treats to the eyes of boyfie’s nephew, who we babysat before work. Nevertheless, they’re certainly powerless when the infant started to get all fussy and wouldn’t stop crying for like an hour (which seemed like eternity to us.) That really took out a lot of energy! (Not to mention the strengthened regard to NOT have kids till we’re surely prepared! Haha.)

I know I got a little – well, maybe even a lot – silly when it came to taking these photos. I figured – fun outfit equals fun poses. Teehee! We all deserve a break! Have a fun weekend!

Monday, November 5, 2012

27 Dress-Ups 06: Going Rockchic

Starting the week strong – that’s what this rock chic look is for. Who says you can’t go rock-ish in the office, right?
This earthy printed dress was too formal with its silky ruffle neckline, so I hid that beneath a lace bolero and voila – something not-so “are-you-going-to-a-debut?” Hehe.  That’s the trick with too formal dresses – you just have to pair them with jackets, cardigans or covers that would “tone their formality down.”
I just love these strappy heels. They’re one accessory that can surely pull off a head-turner look.
I know Mondays are quite heavy to take for some because it’s the start of the week and all, so being all back to business but glam at the same time wouldn't really hurt just so it’s not all bad. Try it! :D Have a productive week ahead!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

27Dress-Ups 05: Hot like the Devil's Home

Pair a little colorfully textured top with some flowy maxis and what will you have? – A hot as hell outfit! Tsss! (like the sound a sizzling plate makes. Haha!)
Before, I would never have the courage to be fashion-forward with my looks. I guess with time came my confidence. The clothes also surely give you a sense of security and power, which is surely what the essence of the expression “power-dressing,” is.

Who says you have to limit yourself to boring slacks and skirts? Try experimenting with pleated maxis like this or even printed skirts and dress pants.
These maxis were actually too long for my five-foot frame. What more fabulous fix than high heels? I got these wedges from So! Fab and I tell you, they’re one of the coziest for the feet, aside from being truly “so fab.”

Cheers to a hot, hot week!

Bloggers United 4: Finally it's Set! (Get a chance to win tickets!)

I'm so psyched that finally I got to watch out for the fourth installment of Bloggers United 4! During the last BUs, it was either I didn't know where or when it was or I was stuck in the sea of school and extracurriculars. Now I'm free and I'm all set to go on December 15th/16th! FINALLY! :D

I just bought my ticket online recently. Well, I actually bought two 'cause shopping would be lonely with just by myself, right? But then I thought, hey, why not get a chance to meet people and treat them to a date then?


I'm launching my very first blog giveaway! Woot woot!
Hehehe! More about this silly photo soon :D
Up for grabs: A ticket to Bloggers United 4: An Interactive Shopping Affair @World Trade Center c/o World Bazaar Festival on December 15 or 16,2012 (I'll be picking 2 winners OR MORE!)

Joining is very easy, like all others. Here are the instructions:

Step 1: You gotta add me in GFC (Google Friend Connect) if you have one.  (Plus pogi points in winning!:D) There's a widget somewhere there in the sidebar, just hit + >>>>

Don't have an account? No problem! Step 2 doesn't require you one!

Step 2: Review my past posts (or wait for the ones to come before the contest period ends) and pick one you like. Make the most creative comment in any one, and voila, you're in!

Step 3: For some more winning pogi points, share Fad Salad or this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter! No need to tag or hash tag anything, just be sure to post the links for reference, of course. You can also add/follow/+fan/hype me or Fad Salad up in FB, Twitter, Lookbook.NUChictopia, Fashiolista, BlogLovin and NuffnangX (search for: Fad Salad/

Step 4 would just be for formality and increased chances of winning: Comment below this thread with your name, e-mail address, the link of your comment or the post you left a comment on and the link of your Facebook and/or Twitter account and your share (if you did).

So how will winners be picked?

I'll judge the comment based on creativity or wisdom (haha, no I mean, those who'll even impart tips and great critiques) with a point scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest. Then, I'll up the points from all the adding/sharing which would be the following:

  • Adding me in GFC - 5 points
  • Having another friend add me in GFC - 5 points each friend
  • Sharing Fad Salad/this giveaway- 5 points each share
The ones with the most points would win. That's it. (:

Contest Period: Today up till December 2, 2012 9:00 am, Manila Time (that's exactly 4 weeks so there's so much time to join!)

How do the winners claim their prizes?

We can meet up whenever before or during the event. I might be going during the second day only but I might also go on the first. We'll see. We can just talk it over text once the giveaway's done. (:

Now, I'm not expecting many adds or shares 'cause this may not be too big a deal, but those who would take the effort would really deserve more chances of winning, right? And unlike most online giveaways I browse, I don't like leaving everything to fate and randomness (not that there's anything wrong with that), but I think these prizes should be given to those who'll be most creative and "effort-ful." Also, just to give the emphasis, I might be picking more than two winners so get yer creative juices flowing!

And for all you bloggers out there who'll be joining BU4... See you there! Can't wait!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

27 Dress-Ups 04: Monochromatix

Oh, hello blogging. We meet again. After all the busy-ness, finally!

It’s the middle of the week and it all feels so dull. There are just these unavoidable times when you can’t help feeling out of your game. Good thing at the end of it, I still feel pretty fab despite the monotony. Haha!
As a tribute to monotonous middles of the week, I sported monochrome hues in this look. Grays and black and whites just really feel so natural to me. I bet they’ll never go out of style in whatever generation to come.
Of course, pops of color would be advisable. A pinch of red timelessly does the trick. Maybe a red belt or something would make this look better. But I was too in to a monochrome look to even consider.

Well, have a less dull week ahead. Hope we all have more exciting surprises along the way. Happy halloween btw! Hope we have a halloween thing later at work so it'll fun! :D

Friday, October 19, 2012

27 Dress-ups 03: Off to Party Weekends

Here's a tribute to the most anticipated days of the week - WEEKENDS.

Of course, to have some relief of all the stresses incurred during the week, some working people love partying the night away on Fridays and Saturdays. Well, I'm not really a party girl, and I've actually never been to a club before, but if I were going there, maybe here's what I would wear...
Got this hot leopard print dress at 350 bucks from Jewels. I just love how it gives you a sexy silhouette. And my leopard print sunnies surely match them.
 Because the print is loud already, no need for big and bold accessories. The 2-tone leather and espadrille wedges are stylish enough to pull the look off together and make your feet last throughout the night.

And oh yes, I wore this at the office. (Sorry boyfie. I know you might not approve.) Surely got the "fashionista" comments and vibes from my workmates. Hehe.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, these 27 dress-up photos are all taken when I reach home. They're all morning-after photos which is why I look a little washed and worn out already. Haha. Happy weekend everybody!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

27 Dress-Ups 02: Laid Back Gray

I love wearing dresses. They're so easy-breezy! With a touch of a few accessories, any dress can create a great chic look. Of course, the dress has to have a nice print or color and just the right shape that could perfect accent the feminine curves.

When it comes to colors, one of the most versatile is surely gray. It looks complimentary to almost any skin color, I think. Of course, to remove the dullness, it can be mixed with colorful and also complimentary accessories. This time, I wore it with my tribal necklace and my pink flats from Paris (from Mom's recent Eurotrip. Hehe).
This dress from Forever 21 surely fuses comfort, style and functionality into one. As you can see here, it actually has pockets so if you're a light traveler, no need for any purse at all for your essentials.
And yes, this is really office worthy. This look's the cross between semi-formal and business casual so it's a big check for our dress-up weekdays. Not to mention, it's also so comfy to wear amid the work stress. Hehe.
It's a little overexposed (little then over, haha) with the shots taken from our backyard so I took this photo in our living room just so you could see the actual print and the tribal necklace.
Have a chill rest of the week.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

27 Dress-Ups 01: Pegging Prim and Proper

Hey everyone! Feels good to be blogging again!

Got my very first parcel yesterday! I ordered 3 tops and a vest from an online shop for the very first time also last week and my orders arrived when I was sleeping last Saturday. Imagine my half-dazed surprise when I woke up and a torn parcel was beside my pillow already. Mom got excited and carried away so she ripped em up herself when it arrived, according to her. Haha.

Was quite disappointed with the peach top there tho. It was white in the photo and yet it arrived that way. Haha. Anyway, they're all so pretty and fab so it's okay! And they were such a bargain! I got them at Buy 1 Take 1 @ 350 from Supra Fame. I must say, online shopping was quite satisfying, I know I'll do it again some time. Hehe. Can't wait to wear 'em all! :D

In other news:

It's back to dress-up weekdays in the office, but of course, we won't settle for looking dull and uptight. I decided to challenge myself with 27 different looks that would qualify in our dress-up rule, without sacrificing being fab.

Just to give a general idea what are the do's and don'ts during dress-up days, let me enumerate some of the general mandates:

  • No plain tees. Jackets or blazers must be worn on top if T-shirts are worn.
  • No leggings (except for preggies) and jeans. Slacks and skirts are preferred.
  • No sleeveless and anything revealing. Dresses must be at least 3 inches above the kneecap or longer.
  • Shoes must have at least an inch of heels. (But our team leader told me that flats are acceptable for closed shoes)
So here's my first look - 27 Dress-Ups 01: Pegging Prim and Proper
I've worn this dress as a top before, and now I decided to "set all its colors free." Teehee! I paired it with a knit cardigan and my vintage beige shoes to create a preppy chick look.
The vintage necklace and Asian-inspired cuff added a trinket-load of fun flair to the look.

Of course, the printed sunnies top it all off to give off a cool, stylish vibe. Comfort and style will always be my main considerations in my looks. And...
Bottom line is: whatever you wear, JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT! :D