All That Glitters is Gold

Updated on Nov 06, 2008
beige Trunkshow shoes - brown Louis Vuitton bag - black Mango Basics top
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I let my ipod (as always) decide my outfit today and the song that played first when I hit shuffle was All Star by Smash Mouth and there’s that line “All that glitters is gold only shooting stars break the mode…”

So I got out that gold pencil skirt I found in my walk in closet while cleaning yesterday which I inherited from my mom by the way, my favorite orange and gold Cleopatra collar necklace and my new shoes and went all bronzish gold. It was a shining shimmering splendid day! And I think I put King Midas to shame!

I love the color of the skirt that my mom gave me from when she was young and the fabric is pretty amazing too! What can I say but that my mom is such a fashionista even when she was young. It’s pencil-cut and high-waist and can go from bohemian to formal depending on how you styled it. I wanted to go for understated elegance and at the same time boho luxe so I added a thick cinch waist belt… since a waist is a bad thing to waste and was ready to roll.

If you’ve noticed, I’m one to mix basic tank tops with statement skirts so I invest in a lot of black, white, beige, all basic colored camisoles since they provide foundation for a pretty amazing outfit. At the end of the day, it is all in how we accessorize right?

My mom went to wear an outfit in similar colors as well. It was such a 20’s vs. 40’s how to where we represented the different age groups in the same theme: GOLD! She used brown/white/gold/orange as her colors which is very fall.

The shade of my skirt actually reminds me of the burnt sienna hue of fall leaves …not that we have them here. In my very tropic country called the Philippines, we only have two seasons- typhoon season where billboards fly in the air and summer where it gets hot as 40 degrees Celsius and you literally sweat without even moving a muscle. So you can imagine our airconditioning bill when it’s summer time and how it’d look awkward to wear fur out even at this time of year (though I do on chilly nights out to hotels).

I was inspired to go for gold today. And I hope I got it well! Lemme know! xoxo

_Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me
I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed
She was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb
In the shape of an “L” on her forehead

Well the years start coming and they don’t stop coming
Back to the rule and I hit the ground running
Didn’t make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb

So much to do so much to see
So what’s wrong with taking the back streets
You’ll never know if you don’t go
You’ll never shine if you don’t glow

Hey now you’re an All Star get your game on, go play
Hey now you’re a Rock Star get the show on get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

It’s a cool place and they say it gets colder
You’re bundled up now but wait ’til you get older
But the meteor men beg to differ
Judging by the hole in the satellite picture

The ice we skate is getting pretty thin
The waters getting warm so you might as well swim
My world’s on fire how about yours
That’s the way I like it and I never get bored

Somebody once asked could I spare some change for gas
I need to get myself away from this place
I said yep what a concept
I could use a little fuel myself
And we could all use a little change
Well the years start coming and they don’t stop coming
Back to the rule and I hit the ground running
Didn’t make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb
So much to do so much to see
So what’s wrong with taking the back streets
You’ll never know if you don’t go
You’ll never shine if you don’t glow_

Chictopian Maeko sent me a nice inbox message today that really made me smile:

“It totally floors me, flatters me, and encourages me when someone so stylish and acclaimed (on this site) favourites me and gives me a compliment.
Best thing to happen today other than Obama’s victory.”

Dearest Maeko, I love your style as well and I am very very happy you think I am acclaimed or stylish since I think that of you too! I love your style! I am very very flattered and inspired much more now! Cheers sweets!

Comments (52)

ioana24
ioana24 on August 08
nice
vuslat
vuslat on July 30
love it,,, glamorous!!
bkgurl33
bkgurl33 on June 10
fabolous look
kelechi
kelechi on January 12
Gorgeous!
KaileeBroadway
KaileeBroadway on November 20
very beautiful
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on March 18
amazing necklace!
RebekahChristie
RebekahChristie on September 19
everything about this outfit is amazing
danemaria
danemaria on July 18
really nice. classy and exotic all at the same time :)
Ofiellia
Ofiellia on November 13
Amazing necklace :D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 13
thanks so much! i got them here in a vintage store for jewelry called cru! they rework flea market finds!
triccia
triccia on November 10
HEART it!!!! Love the statement pieces --- necklace + shoes -- matched with the whole outfit!!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 10
Thanks so much triccia! Cheers! love statement excessories as well! hahaha
pairedparrots
pairedparrots on November 09
i love this bc that color is so exotic and definitely not worn enough in our generation's trends..props to u for pulling it off beautifully!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 09
Thanks dear! i love your style so i am honored! cheers!!! GOLD IS LOVE!!!! =)
shopruche
shopruche on November 08
I love the color scheme in this outfit!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 09
i am very honored! thanks so much!!!!
janemagnitude
janemagnitude on November 08
FABULOUS!! xoxo Magnitude
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 09
Thanks so much i am honored!!!
mijin2828
mijin2828 on November 08
i want to try this gold color someday~very nice!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 08
i am sure you will look phenomenal in it! lemme know when you do!!!
LaTerpette
LaTerpette on November 07
The fabric is amazing! You're really good at using color
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 08
Thanks so much! i love satin and in realized the color of the skirt is more rust than gold! haha
Bonitapplebaumm
Bonitapplebaumm on November 07
the necklace and the shoes play up the skirt perfectly! you look awesome.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 08
Thank you very much! i love spicing things up with excessories (as Rachel Zoe says) hahaha
MadameFlamingo
MadameFlamingo on November 07
that's such a goldies...... i love it...
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 08
Thanks dearest!!! xoxo love gold!!!
alinebijou
alinebijou on November 07
wow, this outfit is gorgeous!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 08
Thanks so much! xx
Kalin
Kalin on November 07
Crazy. You always look like you're going somewhere way cooler than wherever I am.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 08
Thanks dear! of course not! i love your outfits!
xfash
xfash on November 06
your closet must be ginormous! i love that you're inspired by the music you listen to. music and fashion definately go hand in hand. ps. dig the belt. i wore mine (in black) today too!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 08
Hahaha actually my brothers old room was transformed into a walk-in closet and yes music and fashion rock! hahaha thanks dear!
gabiatch
gabiatch on November 06
strikingly gorgeous!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks a bunch! xoxo
yexueli
yexueli on November 06
i love how you let your iPod decide your outfit. that skirt and necklace are both so gorgeous!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Maximizing my ipod even in fashion! hahaha cheers and thanks so much!
Kye
Kye on November 06
Striking.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks so much!
BehindtheSeams
BehindtheSeams on November 06
fab outfit!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks dear!! you are fab!
hammiesmommy
hammiesmommy on November 06
Love it :) Wish my mommy kept all her cool stuff to be handed down to me! You are looking fab hon, where were you headed ;) ?
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks darling! she didnt? Oh no!!! Haha i wish my mum kept all as well! she just kept the best ones! xoxo and btw i had drinks!
kooffy7
kooffy7 on November 06
well..... u didnt do well!! u did fantastic sweetheart... dang... gold suits u perfectly.. :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks sweets! i am very honored! and yes i love gold too! silver is a tricky color for me but gold has never failed me!
flairtoremember
flairtoremember on November 06
this really suits you!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks darling! i love your romantic feminine frocks! one of my fave chictopians so i am very honored
holliegolightly
holliegolightly on November 06
That necklace is fierce. Freakin' sweet. Your mom has to be a very stylish lady. I envy you having that skirt!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks dearest! indeed my mom is a fashionista i love raiding her closet! teehee
jenesaisquoi
jenesaisquoi on November 06
woah that necklace!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks dear! one of my favorites as well!
Coconut
Coconut on November 06
The necklace & the shoes are perfect !!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks dear!
Erzsebet
Erzsebet on November 06
Great, fantastic, as always... Your necklace is just brilliant :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thank you very much! I love statement pieces! i believe accessories make or break an outfit!
Carlene
Carlene on November 06
Absolutely stunning! There aren't even words.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thank you so much! i am very flattered!
TYed_up
TYed_up on November 06
looooove the gold.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thank you so much! go for gold!
raynbow73
raynbow73 on November 06
all i want to sing is "shinning happy people holding handddsssss"...
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Hahaha ooooh i love that!
raynbow73
raynbow73 on November 06
the belt and the necklace are stunning* as are u my dear*
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks so much! what a lovely thing to say sweets!
megz29_29
megz29_29 on November 06
I love your unique method of choosing outfits :) and I love that skirt!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks so much dear! The ipod is a genius! hahaha
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on November 06
i think i may have already commented on this photo, but i have to say that its gorgeous! i love your style!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks so much dear! you havent yet! teehee cheers!
misfakk
misfakk on November 06
omg love the shoes it baffles me
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks so much dearest! It is a pretty special pair! =)
sare
sare on November 06
you are such a classy lady. beautiful outfit.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks darling! you are pretty great yourself! xoxo
ninjaneko
ninjaneko on November 06
the shoes!!! i love the shoes!!! you're way beyond chic. :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thank you so much dear! cheers!
angelgo03
angelgo03 on November 06
joanna!! I love your shoes! Can I ask where did you buy it?
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks so much! I got them online from bourne heeled =) haha
ajyums
ajyums on November 06
you look expensive! : ) so glam!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks dear! xoxo
fayeangelica
fayeangelica on November 06
The skirt and the shoes are in a lovely colour! Ang ganda! And the necklace, fierce!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks so much! cheers!
Nanny
Nanny on November 06
You - look - amazing!!! I totally lack of words to say how much I like this!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks dearest! =)
Zanita
Zanita on November 06
so pretty! love the belt, very polished look.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks dear! The belt was an added bonus! i was so glad it worked!
glamourstains
glamourstains on November 06
oh wow, that skirt is gorgeous!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks so much! =) xoxo
pixienish
pixienish on November 06
lady, you fierce ahaha! this rocks :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Haha thanks so much! Loves it dear cheers!
nicolalim
nicolalim on November 06
G L A M :) So chic sweetie :D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks sweets! xoxo
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on November 06
Favorited!!!! I love everything about your outfit!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks babe! xoxo
inKARLcerating
inKARLcerating on November 06
classy sassy as always! favorited!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks babe! xoxo
lycaong
lycaong on November 06
joanna your my queen~~ you shimmer
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Awww thanks babe! Born to shimmer born to shine!
pnut
pnut on November 06
OH MY. i love that skirt and that belt! the color! ooOOO!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 06
Thanks dearest! Caramel is love! woot woot!
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