The first two weeks of classes for lil’ Ms. GJG have somehow put a toll on me. My flu developed into an incessant cough-fest, made me a tad bit weary. Nonetheless, I allotted a day all to myself where I had to do errands and attend an afternoon tea event. I was really looking forward to attending the FW ’14 launch of a clothing brand as it is one of the homegrown brands that I really love, but the horrible traffic and insane parking queue made me miss the event! Still, here’s what I wore during that day of supposed “me time”. Kebs when I passed by the grocery and I was wearing this. Lakas maka-Stepford wife lang ng dating!
I’ve found the best dress to wear to an afternoon of tea. It’s so simple yet exudes sophistication. The color and style make it fit for anyone who likes easy-to-wear clothes- which is something that I’ve been meaning to have as part of my wardrobe staple. Best of all, I got this dress for Php 699 lang!
At first I was unsure if the pinky peach color (Korean pink- as what my sister-in-law calls it) would suit my skin tone, but when I tried it on, it seemed like a good fit naman, don’t you think?
As what Coco Chanel once said, “Before you leave the house, remove one piece.” While it is okay to go all out when it comes to accessorising, (haven’t we all tried that at some point in our lives?!) I believe that less is more.
I notice that fashion icons such as Alexa Chung, Chloë Sevigny, the Olsen Twins, Kate Moss and Carine Roitfeld like to keep it simple. They opt to settle with one key accessory that can define or highlight their look. I honestly think a part of me likes their style that way and have been unconsciously adopting it as my own. A part of me also thinks I need to keep it simple, especially when I dress up and I know I’ll be bring my kids along with me, since I’m a hands-on momma. But don’t worry, you can see more accessorising on occasions that call for it.
I really like this particular look on me as I feel like I’m channelling Astrid Berges-Frisbey, who exudes femininity even when she’s not trying.
Thank you Camille King for taking my wonderful photos. Visit her website http://camillekingphotography.com to book a photo shoot. I swear, she’s so good with directing, even with kids! Thank you also Eliza for my hair and make-up. She’s currently one of the MUA of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert! Get in touch with her and follow her daily chronicles (go book a trial make up session with her!) on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ThePaintersWife