I used the disco ball as inspiration today and wore the shimmery bolero I got from MAFIA at a bazaar last September. Paired it with a plain oversize tank knotted at the waist since it was a wee bit too long and denim shorts from HK a couple of years back. Added a mirroir clutch and silver shoes with black socks to complete the look and I was all set to leave. My day was pretty packed today and I wanted to wear something glam and glitzy but also still casual and easy to move around in. This was the perfect choice.
I have to admit, I’ve been less into drama, scandals and intrigues and more into keeping things peaceful and mellow nowadays. Seriously. I am out of the loop, and got off the grapevine…I do not have the 4-1-1 on the juiciest gossip, catfights or “she said, he said” situations. I just cannot stomach the drama most people seem to chase as if it is a necessity in life, like coffee or oxygen (perhaps). Yes, I have officially grown up and I have to admit, I am not complaining at all with how things turned out for me. It’s refreshing to not have intrigue and incessant bad mouthing around me. I get to concentrate on more important matters rather than concentrating on making myself matter to people who don’t give a damn. Some might call me boring, (I find it odd how drama not present in your life equates to boring…seriously, there’s something wrong with that), but what the heck, I am not going to change a good thing.
People I bump into keep on asking me, “What’s new with you?” and I end up always racking my brains out. I answer with the safest and most honest reply I could, “Uhmmm…well I’m wearing new shoes today.” It might be totally avoiding the issue but I have new shoes- it’s with me, I am wearing it and that’s my answer! Nothing really is new with me..but my shoes.
Isn’t constancy such a wonderful thing sometimes?
I may be boring but hey, I overcompensate with a lot of FLASH FLASH FLASH (cue in Silver disco ball blazer I am wearing in this look). One thing I will totally never be bored with is DRESSING UP. I love to dress up…it’s like the ultimate escape from the humdrum blahs of daily life. I must admit, everything I wear needs to be a bit exaggerated and over the top in some way (I guess that’s just me) but ever since I was young, I was never used to blending in (fashion-wise). Even my rubbershoes for P.E. were the girliest shimmeriest flashiest ones ever. I always wore what I wanted to wear and I didn’t care what other people had to say about it. That is tough especially back here in the Philippines where wearing boots would result to pointing, whispers and a couple of sneers. I’m sure everyone in Chictopia from the Philippines would share that same experience probably countless times.
Such was my experience today. I wore this to my doctor’s appointment in the afternoon followed by a movie date with the boyfriend at night. The sequin thing was a tad bit too shimmery for an afternoon in the hospital thus the numerous stares I got. But THIS LOOK is casual for me, I did not offend anyone by being vulgar or indecent and I loved wearing it so I didn’t care.
I must say, I look up to and love fellow Chictopians such as lissakahayon, deathbyplatforms, patriciaprieto, ninaestacio, inKARLcerating, acedchua and many many more (you know who you are) for always challenging the norm when it comes to dressing up back here in the country. Seriously, it was tough at first (especially when no one in Manila knew about Chictopia yet but a select few). Now I see people in malls more glammed up, in high heels (and actually accessorizing). Chictopians changed the whole laidback local fashion scene and turned it fierce, fabulous and definitely a force to look forward to in the future.
Isn’t it just great how Chictopia is THAT influential and Chictopians got to be movers and shakers? I love it. xx
P.S. Sorry for the long blog entry I was in need of an avenue to release my thoughts!