This time, baby, I'll be Bulletproof

Updated on May 18, 2010
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Casual day means casual outfit. It was a pretty stress free fuss free day and I wanted the outfit to reflect that thus the very laidback look…aside from the sunnies and chain strappy sandals, that is! I wanted to go all military again with a hint of tough chic- inspiration for the look was La Roux’s song Bulletproof…I am soooo addicted to it.

Bulletproof-ish vest came in the form of my mesh tanktop with silver zipper hardware. I layered it under a semi-sheer grayish green tanktop I found in my closet that I have no idea where it camefrom until now. Wore it anyway since it looked great over the top. Paired it with army green hot pants from Mango. I am not entirely proud of my thighs as they are not exactly hot pants-worthy but I had no choice since I could not find three of my army green pants (SOB!) so I settled for the shorts instead. Not entirely happy about that because I seriously miss those pants and find it uncanny that I am losing all three at the same time. Something seriously fishy is going on there that i need to investigate and locate said missing trousers. Added the army dogtag necklace I have worn about a gazillion times already and finished off with chain strappy heels which have a slight army green and gold finish. Grabbed my fringed studded purse and was good to go.

The shades, on the other hand are an achievement since i DIY-ed them for GLARE which is our upcoming sunnies line. It’s a pretty easy thing to do- the challenge was locating the Gaga-esque framing which served as a base for said sunnies. Inspiration for this look was Rihanna’s lace glasses from Sioux which cost a whopping $210.00. You know what they say, never buy… DIY! And I did. I actually found an uber fabulous DIY-er Fabgelous, who’s Filipino, like me! He’s a genius!

Check out article link HERE for said inspiration.

TO CHICTOPIA ADMINISTRATION and STAFF:

Your new policy is a major bummer. I was about to comment on other people’s posts which has been a ritual I look forward to everytime I log on my net, I was met with this DISCLAIMER:

“To enhance the experience for Chictopia members, we’ve limited the number of comments someone can contribute to 40 per 24 hours. Come back in a few hours and you can start posting comments again!”

I mean this is no disrespect and I look up to the Chictopia team for what it has done to take fashion to a whole new level. I am saying this out of love for what Chictopia stands for and represents. So I hope you can hear out my opinion on the changes you’ve made on the site and network.

As a Chictopia member, I believe that rather than to enhance the experience of Chictopia members, this new provision rather limits our priveleges and our freedom to share our thoughts and opinion. I have been a Chictopia member since August/September 2008, I have always loved looking at my fellow Chictopian’s posts and commenting what i think about their respective look. I look forward to browsing in the style gallery and in the new photos gallery and praising people for their impeccable fashion choices and vision. It seroiusly completes my day. Even if it is one word or adjective to express my sentiment on a post, it gives me such joy to say what I want to say with no daily quota or limit. I think it helps to voice out my personal opinion on how I find a certain look or post from someone. Likewise, I always look forward to what other members have to say about my own post.

This new “RULE” is a major limitation to our freedom and our right to be heard. Chictopia used to be an avenue where people are free to express themselves limitlessly. I personally loved it because I can say as much as i want to say to people from different parts of the world and share tips, ask questions and get inspiration from trends on a global scale. This is a major misjudgement- since this will NOT enhance our experience but rather, be a hindrance to the growth of the community.

In my opinion, 40 comments is not enough to say all that we want to say. It’s like saying, people are only allowed to like 40 things about fashion per day…it’s not feasible and exactly what people in fashion are trying to go against. Fashion is supposed to be limitless, without boundary and walls. Giving this quota is doing just that- it gives limits, boundaries and walls.

Change is never a good thing when you alter something that works well for the worse. Please do not change a system that works quite well for your members! This exact freedom to interact and communicate is why we joined this community and not other fashion blogging sites.

WE LOVE CHICTOPIA AS IT WAS BEFORE ALL THESE PROVISIONS, SITE CHANGES (which made the site less user friendly and harder to navigate) AND REFORMATTING. Your original rules and guidelines were what urged Chictopia to grow into the global network it is today. Don’t change the Chictopia we all love.

I hope my fellow Chictopians can campaign to bring the OLD CHICTOPIA back!

Comments (101)

NathaliaV
NathaliaV on August 06
chic!
MandiElyse
MandiElyse on May 07
Great styling!
Vicbong
Vicbong on March 24
sooo chic!!
urzicutza
urzicutza on February 16
You look amazing and the outfit is the same! love it!
tweesy
tweesy on September 24
love it
vieleong
vieleong on September 13
Love, love, love the shades!
a_chang
a_chang on August 29
soo chic! love the glasses
flor32896
flor32896 on August 13
cool.
anchor
anchor on August 09
like it
angelluv203
angelluv203 on August 01
very cute....love it
PepperoniAnyesse
PepperoniAnyesse on July 31
very chic
Bennie52491
Bennie52491 on June 23
LOVELY COOL
KimKimura
KimKimura on June 12
those shoes are SICK!!!! love em!!!
lilyob1989
lilyob1989 on June 05
Those sunglasses are wonderful x
goddesss
goddesss on May 24
love the necklace
sissymi
sissymi on May 23
and again.. i love your shoes!!!
alohatahira
alohatahira on May 22
very lady gaga, but i love it!
SidneyAllen
SidneyAllen on May 22
Army chick looks great on you! I too, am addicted to La Roux's song Bulletproof! Love your inspiratoin! I was excited when I read the title! This outfit is deffinently bulletproof!
spanishlavenders
spanishlavenders on May 21
i love the photo! amazing glasses. sexy shoes. love the layering of your sheer and mesh tops
freidalance
freidalance on May 21
i LOVE it. its a CHIC for me.
DollSue
DollSue on May 21
Love the combination.
catherinepajarito
catherinepajarito on May 20
nice shot..:)
randelluh
randelluh on May 20
this is so cute
Bernadeth
Bernadeth on May 20
very laidback indeed!and theres a rockstar feel to it!loove it!
appletwo
appletwo on May 20
i love love this outfit!
ItsMeEloise
ItsMeEloise on May 20
aaahhh fringe purse!
stylenomad
stylenomad on May 20
I love how you are rocking this look and your attitude is the perfect accessory that completes this outfit!
shadowskill
shadowskill on May 20
well said. love the shoes by the way.
DevianGrey
DevianGrey on May 19
clicked 'chic' for the look and the admin comment. brave.
yayyraia
yayyraia on May 19
Wow, I love what you've said. May I post this on my next post here?
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on May 19
go ahead :) xx
sacullotes
sacullotes on May 19
You're right. The new chictopia isn't chic-friendly anymore :((
claire90
claire90 on May 19
i made these glasses too......its kinda hard to find this shape goggle tho......
architect96
architect96 on May 19
great look!
juicyxoprincess
juicyxoprincess on May 19
this look is great!!! and I love that your standing up against the comment limit because I completely agree with you!
libys11
libys11 on May 19
awesome entry, JL!! im glad to hear that chictopia has responded to our needs re: the comments! :D i love this look!! so laidback and effortlessly chic!
thepauperprincess
thepauperprincess on May 19
LOVE THE DIY PROJECT IT TURNED OUT SWELL AND I APPRECIATE YOU STANDING UP FOR OUR RIGHTS. THE NEW CHICTOPIA IS HARD TO NAVIGATE AT TIMES.
warda
warda on May 19
love how you layered in this look! and i soooo agree with you on this new chictopia thing... i liked the old one better, this layout is confusing and hard to use :(
Jacquar_Kimbro
Jacquar_Kimbro on May 19
wow soo edgy and i love it!!!!!
AnnaBorisowa
AnnaBorisowa on May 19
Love this glasses!
mypointmystyle
mypointmystyle on May 19
love your shoes! ;)
Walking_Felony
Walking_Felony on May 19
awesome outfit! :) I love your shoes and sunglasses! :)
starshipnarcissus
starshipnarcissus on May 19
lovely..so chic! I didn't know about the new rule..but I don't like the new layout either. The writing is so tiny.
Bruna_Lima
Bruna_Lima on May 19
cool chic chic ;
inBW
inBW on May 19
cool glasses !
classietrashie
classietrashie on May 19
Oo I love the tanks layered over one another, especially that zipper tank!
Jennylovely
Jennylovely on May 19
You always top yourself!! Even a simple tan and short combo looks chic and fashion-forward! I'm a click-aholic when it comes to your posts! I would post more but finding someone to take my picture is a hassle...guess I need my own paparrazi!
demonie26
demonie26 on May 19
cool shades..:D love it!
erikareyes
erikareyes on May 19
love this look dear! good job on the diy! :)
solybBy
solybBy on May 19
i freaking love your shoes .... i want them :( hehe but im loving your military flow :)
gixxy
gixxy on May 19
i totally agree with you. these changes make my head ache. even the layout is poor
heyjoy
heyjoy on May 19
awesome heels! and i completely agree with you on the new format of chictopia! >< i hope your letter gets them thinking
goldencor
goldencor on May 19
I love your sunnies! :)
AmeeeBeeee
AmeeeBeeee on May 19
Love the studded accessorries,especially when paired with the lace sunnies... gorgeous!... i want those shoes..... also.. I read your description.. and your legs are totally hot-pants worthy!!... you look stunning :) x
theclassicsilhouette
chic!!!
little_vixen21
little_vixen21 on May 19
so chic :) so inspirational.. fierceful :)
little_vixen21
little_vixen21 on May 19
nice so cute love the look :)
catherinepajarito
catherinepajarito on May 19
love it..:)
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on May 19
fierce fierce outfit!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love the outfit esp the sunnies!!!! chic!
fashiondestroyer
fashiondestroyer on May 19
love the accessories
FairyColors
FairyColors on May 19
great purse, dear!! love it <3
Millo22
Millo22 on May 19
Love love love it!! and the shoes are amazing :)
jazzyhwang
jazzyhwang on May 18
hot hot hot hot hot!! i love the glasses--they're so..lady gaga-ish! and i totally agree with you--i miss the old chictopia when all we had to worry about was the friend-request limit!
FabyLovesYou
FabyLovesYou on May 18
love outfit!!!
PaulaFranchesca
PaulaFranchesca on May 18
so cool! and i agree, i'm quite new here at chictopia and i was dumbfounded when i saw a new format. eep.
imjustmefashionblog
love it!
kristenmay
kristenmay on May 18
cooool! those shoes are hot!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on May 18
love this casual look babe and i can't wait for ur sunnies line!!! ;)
stephaniex3
stephaniex3 on May 18
<3
cayeconcepcion
cayeconcepcion on May 18
i love this!i agree with what you wrote.change shohuld always be welcomed but with exception.it may be the old chictopia but the old one is what really represents chictopia.
arnyfull
arnyfull on May 18
love d shades
mandigarcia
mandigarcia on May 18
loove this look! :)
vernenciso
vernenciso on May 18
love the outfit and I agree, bring back the old chictopia!
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on May 18
i have the same rant message on my latest post. i couldn't agree with you more. i'll repeat my rant here...I don't get the changes!!! see, i was supposed to be the first one to leave a comment on your post but i get that comment limit notification. total bummer! anyway, i was supposed to say that you looked so badass in that outfit and that gelo is truly a DIY wonder boy.
deeuh
deeuh on May 18
It's tough and feminine at the same time! I love it :)
Donata
Donata on May 18
love the layering jl! great look!!!
maharot1525
maharot1525 on May 18
i super super agree with you!!! and the old chictopia should really come back...
avipie
avipie on May 18
I totally agree!!! the new rule really does limit our freedom to praise our fellow fashionistas. I hope they would reconsider... nice outfit! =D
jillvogue
jillvogue on May 18
OMG this outfit is so hot. I really want to know how can I buy the sunglasses you wore.
paxie_aiza
paxie_aiza on May 18
i totally agree!!! I was dumbfounded when I saw the new layout again. There's even a limit to adding friends. What a bummer. Anyway, you always have rockin' outfits babe!
SimplyHope
SimplyHope on May 18
Amazing shades!!!! Chic outfit as usual:D
maryiangge
maryiangge on May 18
i agree to protest the new disclaimer! you look hot though.
inKARLcerating
inKARLcerating on May 18
i agree abt yer post =p rules oh rules
NaomiDee
NaomiDee on May 18
this is such a cool outfit...you look amazing as always :)
inKARLcerating
inKARLcerating on May 18
omg top 1 ka na pala s style icon! jusko dapat lng naman d b babe!? JL ftw!
meganroses
meganroses on May 18
i like this one...very cute!!...i like your tan!
cherry8888
cherry8888 on May 18
Love it! Especially the shoes!
SarahJaneR
SarahJaneR on May 18
love the layered tanks and shoes, great sunglasses and bag as well! great casual ensemble! I am personally not enjoying the new Chictopia site and policies. I have so many friends who post in a day and I want to comment on all of them, why should I be restricted in doing so? I will definitely campaign with you for the old Chictopia!
TheFashionJunkie
TheFashionJunkie on May 18
Another gorgeous look - great shoes!
Proxxy
Proxxy on May 18
so cool! major props for calling out the site too :)
MankiiVintage
MankiiVintage on May 18
great look and you are sooo cool because of your mail to the chictopia admins and staff! Can i copy it in to my posts? ALL chictopians should copy this text into their posts, you dont think so? Maybe, the site would changed back into the user friendly it was before????!! you are my HERO now! xoxo Mankii
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on May 19
go ahead! lets ALL campaign for the old Chictopia back! :) btw love the prints on your posts! you so work prints fabulously!
fashionluvr
fashionluvr on May 18
Love the whole look. Your style is so consistently amazing, I'm in awe.
iamdenie
iamdenie on May 18
cool shades and outfit, JL :)
Laura86
Laura86 on May 18
you look amazing like always!
ChloroformPerfume
ChloroformPerfume on May 18
wow, these shades make you look supercool! they're amazing and so is the whole look!
a_chan
a_chan on May 18
Love the outfit
MegAverbuch
MegAverbuch on May 18
SO need those goggles! SICK!
MegAverbuch
MegAverbuch on May 18
HOTTTTTTT !
Fashion_Addict
Fashion_Addict on May 18
omg love evrything!!!!!!! shoes are perfect!!!!! luv it!
rockjazz
rockjazz on May 18
love the sunnies!!
aika_Gay
aika_Gay on May 18
cool glasses :D
aika_Gay
aika_Gay on May 18
cool glasses :D
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