Friday, September 28, 2012

Archived: Book Shopping in Blue and S&R’s NY Style Pizza

This outfit’s actually already ages past. They were taken by my bestie, Martin, when I accompanied him to book shopping in a bookstore in Trinoma. I must say, the ambiance there was quite exceptional compared to others. It gives you the peace you need when trying to decide your next good reads.
Anyway, as for this casual outfit, I went for a very chic ensemble with main tones of blue and white. The brown belt and bag were in dull tones just so it’s not a monotony of bright and bubbly.
I added the yellow tassels for an extra flair of color. To frame the face, I let the curls and my braid fall to one side.
Later on that night, we stayed over in our friend’s house. Her mom’s like the superstar baker and that night, she served us the heavenliest moist rum cake drizzled with some condensed milk. I learned that the secret to moist cake is the addition of pudding to the ingredients. I will surely try that soon!
Sorry for the blurry rum cake photos. Couldn't get it right! Still looks yummy tho. Hehe.
They also treat us to S&R’s NY Style Pizza. I never thought that something bought from the supermarket could be so gourmet-tasting! Unlike other pizzas, the toppings were really a burst of fresh flavors and the dough was baked to be chewy and light.

It’s a must try, guys! Toodles!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Round Morato in a Maxi

As an initiation to a more independent lifestyle, my friends took me recently to my very first Saturday night out in the bright and busy streets of Tomas Morato. I was with two groups of friends – my officemates and my high school friends and here’s what went down all night: shopping in the boutiques in the ABS-CBN building (which I found out was like Divi placed in a nicer environment and only fully opened during paydays), helping this foreigner football player who got robbed (we really had our sympathies and empathy for him), a Yellowcab feast for 4, karaoke in Music Bank, then with my HS buddies:  drinks and K24/7, the awesome RNB band that played our high school proms, in this nice little bar called Tony’s, and lastly, “masa” that we are, we ended up in a Bentelog (twenty peso meals of rice, egg and a viand) place for an after-hours chow.
What was I wearing throughout the night? I pulled together a “classy” outfit – a printed black maxi paired with black leather and espadrille-heeled wedges.
I love the comfort that wedges give me. They’re such a treat for feet on the go throughout the night. They also protected my feet from being soaked in the puddles of that rainy night.
It’s my first time to wear a maxi, and I have to say that it was really comfy and I felt so girly. Hehe. It’s certainly a versatile dress that one can wear in many occasions.
Props to the stray kitty behind me. Awesome photo element, and in tune with my color palette even!

We’re going out Saturday again after payday, so see you there? (:

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Chic in Sheer

Thank you for visiting Fad Salad; my name is Ginyn. May I have your first name and the initial of your last name, please!
After an indescribably long hiatus, I’m back! The reason for such a great absence is the very reason for the opening spiel of this entry – my newfound career in the BPO industry! We just finished training and transition, and we’re off to production now. WUHOOO!

I must say, the whole experience has been great so far, with great being the operative and ambivalent word there. There were lots of fun moments, especially with my crazy “wavemates” and lots of nerve-wracking and overwhelming days especially during OJT! Overall, and unlike others with negative stereotypes about the job, I really find fulfillment and pride in what I’m doing. (Plus, the pay’s not really bad either! Hehe!)

Anyway, throughout the communications and product trainings, I’ve been trying to stay oh-so-fab with my outfits. Of course, despite the stress, one should fight with lots of vitamins and lots of positive energy. What better way to attract good vibes than to face each day dressed to impress?

I really do regret not taking more pictures since I thought my mom, who recently had her “business” Eurotrip, brought our cam and later on found out that it was just here in our home. I promise to make up for that these coming weeks for sure! Okay, here the first one goes!
Well in the company, we have dress up policies wherein we should all be in business attire. There are days, however, that we’re allowed to “dress down” where we can wear jeans and flats. I really take advantage of those days when I want to wear a pair of jeans for comfort. Of course, even if the bottoms of the outfit are just jeans, the flair of a colorful top will surely cure the spell of dullness.
Here I chose to wear my colorful sheer kimono. It’s actually an awesome top – a really good investment if you’re shopping – ‘cause it can also be used as a cover-up for summer outfits or swimwear. I actually first used this in our trip to Boracay earlier this year.
Of course it looks best pulled together with a black inner garment like a bustier, but who knows? Maybe other colors like pink or yellow will look great with it as well. I also wore a clack chain choker "to fill in the void," so to speak, of the big V neckline that the top made. That little blue Asian bracelet was just added for an extra pop of color.
I picked these heels from Figliarina to make the outfit a classy and a little on the high fashion look. The dull tone of the shoes makes the top the center of attention of the outfit. Btw, I recently found fondness in pairs of high kicks which give my short stature and consequently my confidence a little boost, and I’ll be showing them to you in my future posts.
Well, that’s it! More in store for you next time!
Thank you for visiting, and a have a great day!