A hint of red

I don’t know if anyone has noticed but if you follow me on Instagram, you would know that I dyed my hair red just this June.  Now, I am due for a touch up.  I present to you my red hair peg.

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Will I still be a respected member of the development banking industry with this shade of red?

Sounds to me like I shan’t giveth a fcuk.

Ha!  Can’t wait. <3

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).

I cannot delay these anymore!

At the risk of sounding shallow, I am about to post all the things that are essential to my wardrobe and whims.  Hahahaha.

But really, these are the things that I have constantly postponed getting because I keep telling myself, they won’t run out, or that they’re always there.  Now that I have school and I actually feel the need to be constantly mobile, I have to remind myself that I lack the following:

Photo from Villman

I didn’t really think I would need additional storage so soon!  It was a couple of weeks ago when my external hard drive started flashing red.  I only have about 20G of space left in the 500G baby, so yeah, I need space and I need it soon.

Photo from Sabo Skirt

Some of you might think a good pair of denim shorts is not essential but it is.  Ask my family.  They would know.  BWAHAHAHA.

 

Sage Ballet Flats by Ichigo Shoes

Again, let me just reiterate:  one can never have too many shoes, particularly flats.  Now that I am constantly everywhere, trying to accomplish a smoother work-study-life balance, I need good comfortable shoes to keep my feet light and quick.  I already got my running shoes, so yeah, these commuter babies are the next ones I need.

And last, but certainly not the least,

Oxford Laptop Bag by Beabi

I currently use the gigantic laptop issued to me at work.  Because I am so behind in documentation, I take it wherever I go, and it’s becoming really hard to lag around a Havaianas canvas tote bag.  I mean, if I have that bag, I shouldn’t really expect to be taken seriously.  I need something that looks official and holds all my shit together.  Coz I have so much shit I don’t know where to place.

So there.  A blog especially dedicated to the list I have been avoiding for the longest time.  Now where’s that long overdue bonus?!

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.