INSPIRED: Eclectic Bouquets

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Falling for Kate

For those of you who just tuned in to my blog (naks), I want to state right off the bat that I am not a girly girl.  I am subtle girl.  Pogi girl if you may.  But there’s only one thing that turns me into a full on floral loving, bow donning, polka dot hugging girly girl:  Kate Spade.

They have a couple of local stores here in the Philippines.  Although I really love the accessibility, I have to hate customs and taxes for almost doubling the price of their products.  Worse, I can’t even buy online when they’re on sale because they’ve already set up a local store.  So while I look for ways to buy their sale items, I explore their new arrivals.

The Spring 2013 catalog is filled with golf references but these are the pieces I fell in love with the most.

L-R:  Avery Capri, Robbie Skirt

L-R: Avery Capri, Robbie Skirt

L-R:  Dawn Dress, Rhys Dress, Rosina Dress

L-R: Dawn Dress, Rhys Dress, Rosina Dress

L-R:  Roslyn Top, Shannon Top

L-R: Roslyn Top, Shannon Top

The clean lines, solid colors and simple shapes just draw me to this collection.  They’re quite preppy too.

But of course I cannot deny that I loved Kate Spade bags primarily.  I mean, who wouldn’t?

 

Clockwise from top:  Battery Park City Ruthie, Cabana Tile Sydney, Garden Grove, West Valley Valentine

Clockwise from top: Battery Park City Ruthie, Cabana Tile Sydney, Garden Grove, West Valley Valentine

Come on!  You have to admit these pieces are just charming.  I like the fact that they’re so tastefully crafted that these can easily go from corporate to casual.

And let’s not forget, those charming iPhone cases!

L-R:  Petula Stripes, Get Carried Away

L-R: Petula Stripes, Get Carried Away

These two are fantastic additions to an already witty line.  I swear if I just didn’t drop my phone so much, I would have opted for these charming ones instead of a clunky Otterbox.

Which, by the way, I am very grateful for, given that I drop my phone for some reason at least twice a week.

Le sigh.  I wonder what else could come my way.  Looking at pretty things certainly brighten my mood, but the fact that I have decided to be more prudent and channel my funds to more meaningful causes just brings so much pain to my heart.

Or rather my shopping heart.  It’s a different one altogether.

And given that I had a pretty awful day in the office, I’m glad it’s these sweet little nothings that perk me up.

These and phone calls that last forever.

Good night everyone.  See you tomorrow.

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Images from Kate Spade | Shop their latest collection here

Embracing the pink

So lately, I’ve been embracing the color pink.  The more usual me would automatically reject that color, but yeah, now, I’m just letting it pop out anywhere.

I thought, since I’m turning over a new leaf being all girly and all that, I might as well own the feminine side of me that has been asleep for the longest time.  After adding a few touches here and there, this is what I got:

Casio A-178 Watch from Watch Up | Nine West Crackle Wallet | Candies Ribbon Cuff

I personally love the pop of blue.  I was wearing a paperbag pencil skirt at that time (hot pink, obviously) and the classic plain white shirt.  All girl and pink to the 5″ platform heels I sported that day, so when this blue came out, it was a flash of cute relief.

Or at least, that was what they told me.  LOLZERS.  <—- Yeah I can’t pull that off

Admittedly, my iPhone is screaming for a new screen protector.  Which reminds me… I need to come up with my own holiday wishlist.

Yes, I purposely hid my nails.  My girly mode has not yet reached them (aka I haven’t had my nails done yet).

You know you love Candies.

As we grow old, more and more friends of mine are venturing to far more creative endeavors to expand their wealth.  Hahahaha.  And I mean that in the most positive way.  Recently, my good friend Jeane launched her handcrafted accessories line, Candies.

What I like about this line — above everything else that I’ve posted here — is the fact that Jeane gives her customers an opportunity to customize their bling.  Same turnaround deliver, same quality.  But that doesn’t mean you won’t fall in love with her classic pieces.

They can be blindingly neon…

Or happily golden and slightly subdued.

You can’t go wrong with Candies!

What you’ll like best perhaps is the blingified USB charger for Blackberry and iPhone.  Say goodbye to tangled cords!

It’s never too late to start your own arm party and neon clashing, so start now and start it right with Candies. :)

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/candiesaccessories
For orders, contact Jeane Samson at 0917 554 6827.

BARO x Trinkets MNL Summer Giveaway Winners!

I know I am so late in posting the winners for this promo, but hey!  They’re here now!

In the two weeks that this promo ran, it was shared and retweeted 138 times!  Each instance merited an entry of course.  I used the ever reliable Random.org to help me pick out the winners.

Congratulations to… drum roll please!

Winner #1:  Claudine Mabasa!  You won BARO’s Polka Kaftan  and Trinkets MNL’s beaded necklace, threads bracelet and a pair of feathered earrings!

Winner #2:  Melinda Guillermo!  You won BARO’s Mithra Top and Trinkets MNL’s beaded necklace and threads bracelet!

Both winners hit LIKE and shared the promo link on Facebook. :)

Congratulations both!  I will contact you respectively.

Till our next promo!