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!