I pick myself up off the ground...

Updated on Nov 05, 2008
brown Valentino belt - brown Nine West shoes - green Mango dress
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To have you knock me back down…
AGAIN AND AGAIN.
When I ask you to explain
YOU SAY YOU GOTTA BE
CRUEL TO BE KIND.

Bad day thus the dark colors. Wore this to watch James Bond 007: Quantum of Solace with my boy.
Such dark and broody colors which somehow makes me resemble a tree.
But i loved it so that’s what matters right?

I got my blood test results today and apparently I need to start to go on a diet for my own heart’s sake. Trust me, if it were up to me, I won’t since I really like my body and my food just the way it is.
But apparently, my cholesterol was high…
Which I don’t understand since my food intake is limited due to my allergies!!!
And I still think most clothes from retail stores are loose on me (like Zara) so I don’t understand where the cholesterol is coming from or going to.

I totally love my body the way it is and wish to weigh no less than I do. (I was stick thin. 79 lbs. to be exact last year so I’d rather maintain my 105 lb. body and fit into my clothes, Thank you very much.

Now why can’t my blood levels cooperate?

Grrrrr.

Seriously.

Anyway, I just needed to vent out. I cleaned out my closet today and actually found a lot of stuff I need to use but totally forgot about. Like this brown coat and the ankle boots I’ve worn like 5 times only in 2006. I wore a brown version of my James Perse draped coat, black opaque stockings I found randomly in my closet and a vintage brown snakeskin Italian belt. Added my YSL Muse bag and last year’s Nine West Croc Skin lace up booties.

Today’s inspiration song was from Letters to Cleo…

Oh, I can’t take another heartache
Though you say you’re my friend
I’m at my wits end
You say your love is bonafide
But that don’t coincide
With the things that you’re doing
When I ask you to be nice
You say you gotta be
Cruel to be kind, in the right measure
Cruel to be kind, it’s a very good sign
Cruel to be kind, means that I love you
Baby, you gotta be cruel to be kind
Well, I do my best to understand dear
But you still mystify, and I wanna know why
I pick myself up off the ground
And have you knock me back down
Again and again
And when I ask you to explain
You say you gotta be
Cruel to be kind, in the right measure
Cruel to be kind, it’s a very good sign
Cruel to be kind, means that I love you
Baby, you gotta be cruel to be kind
Well, I do my best to understand dear
But you still mystify, and I wanna know why
I pick myself up off the ground
And have you knock me back down
Again and again
And when I ask you to explain
You say you gotta be
Cruel to be kind, in the right measure
Cruel to be kind, it’s a very good sign
Cruel to be kind, means that I love you
Baby, you gotta be cruel to be kind

Comments (49)

NathaliaV
NathaliaV on August 01
beautiful
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on March 18
awesome sweater!
candydoll
candydoll on June 19
Love the coat!
lolika
lolika on November 09
I love this outfit so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 09
Thank you so much dear! I am glad you do!!!!
vro
vro on November 09
Great style, good combination, love the bag!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 09
thanks so much! the bag was a good buy! i had to wrestle it off someone!!!!
ninaestacio
ninaestacio on November 08
BABE. OMG. THIS IS SOOO "SEVERE". HAHAHA! I LOVE ITTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TO BITS YOU HAVE NO IDEA!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 09
Thanks babe! haha bond girl moment! wahahaha i dont know what got into me but i suddenly layered and layered! woot woot! cheers cant wait till our lechon day! xoxo
sansSucre
sansSucre on November 06
love ur style~~!! btw ur cheeks r sooo pretty :D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks babe! =) i use a light pink blush from nars!
inKARLcerating
inKARLcerating on November 06
omg! u have a muse bag!! youre an HEIRESS! HEHEHE love et babe JL!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Awww thanks darling! I got it in Greenbelt 4 before Yves Saint Laurent was replaced by Marc Jacobs! There was only one brown one that got shipped and one white one! I wanted the brown so I had to convince the saleslady to give it to me and not to the girl who reserved it! hahaha
NinaS
NinaS on November 05
ok. i need to raid your closet! i love everything you wear! and you...on a diet?? you're gonna disappear if you lose weight. but i understand u need to work on the cholesterol.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
And i want to raid yours! Seriously! =) I love everything you wear !teehee I know I totally do not want to lose anymore! =( Perhaps i'll try eating healthier instead? more fruits and veggies less dairy!
hammiesmommy
hammiesmommy on November 05
Sorry about the diet. But you look great hun. I like this combo a lot :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks dearest! =) I am very much flattered! xoxo
Kye
Kye on November 05
I also have high cholesterol and I'm only 22, I think it’s got to do with the amount of processed foods, what really is in our food? At least you found out now when you have time to change. Hot belt.
Maeko
Maeko on November 05
Well that's just bad news today, isn't it? But I did have to cut a LOT of my filipino food diet out of my life due to my entire family but me having high cholesterol. I became a vegetarian, cut out all meats, cut down on high sodium stuff (like soy sauce), changed oils and found new ways to cook things. Have you thought of going vege?? It changed my health. I have lupus....
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Hey dearest your comment made my day totally! I was inspired by it actually! And yes Filipino food is sooo unhealthy! too many cholesterol in almost anythin especially the bulalo and lechon! hahaha I want to try being vegan but I cant eat the alternative protein sources since Im allergic to nuts, peanuts and soy =( SIGH! My allergies are diet in itself! haha You do? Oh no Im so sorry to hear that!
Starrgirl
Starrgirl on November 05
oo I love the cardi gorgeous. The whole diet thing does not sound fun :(
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks dear! I could not get enough of it! and yes i am hating it too! boo diets!!!
pristinemarie
pristinemarie on November 05
JL, you look good in darker colors =)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks so much dear!
fionnawithxlove
fionnawithxlove on November 05
your poses are so cool and even in dark colors you look great! and is that the inside of your house? if they are, i love your stairs, too. lol
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thannks so much gorgeous! And yes it is =) Teehee this is my fave photo spot teehee
TheDemoiselle
TheDemoiselle on November 05
Love the neutrals so much!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thank you very much!
tahda
tahda on November 05
these outfits are both amazing
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
thanks so much!
Njohn
Njohn on November 05
You look so stylish! really liked this look. Lucky you got a YSL muse mag. My sister used to go crazy over that bag.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks so much! it is indeed something i did too hahaha im lke your sis!
shinanayshinanay
shinanayshinanay on November 05
ýou look really chic!!! and i really dont tell everybody this!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks so much! in that case I am very very honored dear
FranciscaCouto
FranciscaCouto on November 05
i love the cardigan, looks so comfy!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks dear! it is indeed!
Le_Trix
Le_Trix on November 05
I love that coat/sweater. I'm so sorry to hear about your health. I'm sure there must be a way to simply change what you eat vs. go on a diet! You already look so thin! I would hate to see you looking like a stick!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks so much dear! I shall start investing on healthier food no fastfood or junk food at all! haha Me too! Trust me I could actually use a few more pounds!
splashofcolour
splashofcolour on November 05
If the only worry is cholestrol then all you need to do is eat low cholestrol foods, you shouldn't need to go on a proper diet that would make you lose loads of weight :) The problem with cholestrol is more in what you eat, not so much in how much you eat. This outfit is great by the way, loving the dress and cardigan.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Time to stock up on fruits and veggies then =) haha i refuse to eat less so perhaps i'll try to eat better this time -)
Laura
Laura on November 05
you look great dear! and i love this long cardii! :D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks babe! i love your most recent post! you look phenomenal!
rainelyn
rainelyn on November 05
aghh im sorry to hear about your health probs. i try to ease up on my kanin and ulam but it is sooo hard right! well, you looked great for your movie date. tell me that the movie was good!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks love. You are filipino? I didnt know! You looks so fab in every outfit! and yes kanin and ulam are sooooo Filipino but Kanin is such a food staple you cannot not eat it with the food here! haha The movie was good! James Bond is hooot!
SaraElizabeth
SaraElizabeth on November 05
i love your style
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thank you so much! love yours too!
jenesaisquoi
jenesaisquoi on November 05
you don't need to go on a diet! just change your diet or add foods that lower your cholesterol. that sucks though!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
what a nice diet dear! i shall try that out =) time to eat healthy definitely... heehee thanks for sharing!! =)
jenesaisquoi
jenesaisquoi on November 05
it's probably the meat! i don't eat meat so i know that i will nevvvver have high cholesterol
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
good point sweets... time to start eating healthy...but i dont want to change my diet of steak and rice! =( hahaha i shall look for those kinds of food... but at least i can still eat right? hahaha counting my blessings...thanks luv! xoxo
iceeeee
iceeeee on November 05
siiiis! diet?! grrrr... tell ur body to flush all the cholesterol out. =( you watch na nga lang when we eat tapos ganyan pa? hmph... tapos they capped your essential wine drinking to a few glasses pa. that is just NOT fair!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
I know! haha the problem is how do i do that? kakainis! i barely eat a thing!!! i mean nut-free and chocolate-free since like 2003! hahaha jeeez! i can only say, we only live once so i must enjoy all thats bawal? hahahaha kidding! miss you brow!!
fayeangelica
fayeangelica on November 05
I love everything about your ensemble and I adore your Muse bag. Fan of the dark colours!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks dear! =) haha it was a lovely surprise when i got home and saw this! i had to cry! haha cheers!
famousjenny
famousjenny on November 05
very chic! i love the dark colors.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks so much! i am into bright candy colored ones! it was good for a change
hirondelle
hirondelle on November 05
love the way the cardi is so long in the front and its colour! ur lvelyyy:)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
AND I LOVE ALL YOUR FUR!!! xoxo
fashiolution
fashiolution on November 05
i love it! i love wearing matching movie themes with my outfit (not sure if that's what you did though, but you look like a hot bond girl!)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Me too! hahaha like when I watched House Bunny i was totally in pink! it totally gets you in the mood to watch right? hahaha
gerri
gerri on November 05
very classy!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks so much!
holliegolightly
holliegolightly on November 05
you look chic as always! I love that dress belted. hope the blood levels cooperate with you. I know it sucks when your body doesn't want to cooperate with you.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks darling! I do hope so too for the mean time, time to eat healthy! teehee
songofstyle
songofstyle on November 05
is this your hourse? its a gorgeous place! and the outfit is amazing!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Yes it is! thanks dearest! and can i say you are so gorgeous! you look like zhang ziy but waaaaay prettier!
anggina
anggina on November 05
oh dear!the bag is amazing!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks sweets! =) I totally wrestled someone for this hahaha
scenestealer
scenestealer on November 05
You remind me of Olga Kurylenko. Only you're way sexier, Partner! Mwah!
scenestealer
scenestealer on November 05
Yep. :D And only more stylish, beautiful and fab!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Hahaha is she the Bond girl?
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on November 05
love this! you always look so fabulous! i hope you get better, and hey, you might lose weight dieting. =D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
And yes i concur! haha but not us! i love to have my clothes curve around my body thank you very much! haha
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks dearest! I do hope so! no to weight loss! Yes to eating teehee!
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on November 05
not that you need to, but i know so many girls feel like they have to =)
piasunga
piasunga on November 05
Aww feel better cuz :) love your outfit!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks cuz! miss you xoxo
sare
sare on November 05
you look beautiful and stylish, as always. good luck with the diet - i understand your frustration, i have to base my diet around low iron levels and it's just not something you want to have to prioritise.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks dear! so do you! i love all your outfits and your hair! haha its actually very important to be healthy but mcdonals every now and then is rewarding right?
Christine
Christine on November 05
Just gorgeous ESPECIALLY with the cardi :)))
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks so much darling!
h8nd5
h8nd5 on November 05
love the bag !!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks dear! It was gifted to me last year for my birthday i think!
plastikneon
plastikneon on November 05
Really pretty!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks so much!!! =)
Nanny
Nanny on November 05
Yeah, sometimes cleaning out a closet can bring a lot of surprises, lol! You look lovely, as always. Just yesterday I bought a brown knitted coat very similar to yours. Sorry to hear about your need for a diet! I think you mustn't lose any weight, 105 lb still is not much at all! Maybe you can try eating healthy but still within a certain level of calories?
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
I know! I totally had outfits planned for the week but i wont follow since i do whatever my ipod makes me in the morning hahaha Thanks dear so do you in your photos! I cannot wait to see the coat on you do tell me when you've posted it! and i refuse to diet! haha i shall still eat like theres no tomorrow more veggies this time though! hahaha
lycaong
lycaong on November 05
oh my babe this is so chic! swear!!! you worked it babe!! diet?? no!! why??? thats super weird you hardly eat anything due to your allergies!!! awwww hug!! sana im the one who needs to diet!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks babe! A tad darker than usual haha but i was dark and twisty that day so my outfit had to be in sync with the mood! haha I know NO NO NO DIET! or maybe eat-all-you-can diet? teeeheee I wonder how that happened since I barely eat protein haha
mi7esng
mi7esng on November 05
I LOVE IT JL!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks M! I miss you and ur fashion moments!
supshion
supshion on November 05
i love this look!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Thanks babe! darker than usual =)
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on November 05
It was a bad day for me as well. :( I love this look, reminded me from a scene from the Devil Wears Prada. Haha love it!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Hmmmph day Wednesday holds true to the name! and they say Manic Monday, i do not concur! hahaha i remember the scene was that when she went to James Holt's party or the Green outfit when she got the impossible manuscript?
faa
faa on November 05
fab! the movie's out over there? oh my, its only out tmr in malaysia! grr.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Yes it is! just yesterday actually! it was nice though knowledge from Casino Royale is essential to understanding the movie...thats why i struggled a lot since i forgot! haha
inKARLcerating
inKARLcerating on November 05
babe ung sa second pic werdyu get that sweater? super nice!!!! swear!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 05
Hey babe! i got it from james perse online! haha totally worth it i got it in black and i was so satisfied i got it in brown as well! hahaha worth it super! xoxo
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