Sweet Child of Mine

Updated on Nov 16, 2008
Topshop top - Chanel belt - Hong Kong skirt - Zara shoes - Louis Vuitton purse -
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This was what I wore since I was nostalgic for that time when I was a little girl and we’d be asked to come to school in our Sunday Dresses. There’s a rather simple explanation to why I suddenly remembered Sunday dresses really… which goes: because it was a Sunday and I wanted to dress up!

I went to an ALL GIRLS EXCLUSIVE school back in elementary and high school (I see shocked faces already!) kudos to my ultra conservative parents though I later saw the benefits of doing so… after seeing all the disadvantages, as usual. And back in our school, we’d have these Mass services and theatrical plays to attend and at such a young age the ultimate dress code for these events, even if they were just held in school, was a Sunday Dress.

I never quite understood it really when my mom would make me go to school looking like a porcelain doll in Queen Alice gowns with layers and layers of chiffon, satin and petticoats, which made me cry and run around dress stores kicking and screaming because I hated the petticoats since it was too “ITCHY” for me to bear. If this was Sunday dressing, I thought as a kid, and I went to Church in jeans and shirts, shouldn’t THAT be my Sunday dress?

(Apparently even at such a young age, I was quite literal!)

But anyway, I never really appreciated those dresses back then since can you imagine going to school in stockings, ribbons and a poufy chiffon dress? Seriously right? It’s every ADHD kid’s worst punishment. Not to mention I live in a place where the lowest possible temperature is like 18 degrees Celsius.

And when I got too old for all those cutesy things (aka NOW), all of I sudden, I realize, those things actually worked! Thus the very kiddie outfit! And as you can see, now that I’m 21, I no longer found the petticoat itchy but rather cute that I had to get this skirt in two colors just because of the hem details, something I hated so much back then.

Again, my boyfriend was the one who picked my outfit from my closet since I had that frustrated, on the verge of tears face to signify I thought I totally have no clothes to wear in my walk-in closet while garbed in an already complete romper outfit and garments scattered on the floor. He looked around and helped me decide and then I realized that he can actually do this for a living. (Kidding!) Though based on the past two outfits he’s helped me pick, it’s quite obvious what look he prefers on me.

Full Tulle Ballerina Skirt, Tank top, Classy Shoes.

So thats what I wore. And apparently, it was so perfect for the look I wanted but could not translate from my closet. I know I am back to being feminine but who doesn’t love the girl’s girl vibe right?

I know I love it.

And I hope it was pretty okay. I wore this for Sunday Mass, Shopping and Dinner with my boyfriend and my brother at Rockwell who left me to shop while they did some manly bonding stuff like sit down in the couch while I try clothes on and wait for me to ask how I look on the clothes and so and so. Though they did do some shopping too! Actually they beat me on that area. It was the Rihanna/ Chris Brown concert tonight, which I did not attend so the mall was pretty vacant. And totally shopaholic friendly!!! I loved it!

I still had no luck of having the right sizes in all the shoes I wanted to buy (I think I used up all my luck on the Zara shoes I got last Wednesday) so I ended up getting dresses and skirts instead.

Then treated myself and the two boys in my life a hearty meal at Pancake House where they serve breakfast all day, everyday. My comfort restaurant in all time where I drown all sorrows in Blueberry Pancakes.

So I hope the very kiddie look worked somehow.
And it made me look a bit sweeter than my edgy look yesterday!
Lemme know what you think!
TTFN! XOXO

Song Inspiration: SWEET CHILD OF MINE by Guns N Roses

_She’s got a smile that it seems to me
Reminds me of childhood memories
Where everything
Was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Now and then when I see her face
She takes me away to that
special place
And if I stared too long
I’d probably break down and cry

Sweet child o’ mine
Sweet love of mine

She’s got eyes of the bluest skies
As if they thought of rain
I hate to look into those eyes
And see an ounce of pain
Her hair reminds me
of a warm safe place
Where as a child I’d hide
And pray for the thunder
And the rain
To quietly pass me by

Sweet child o’ mine
Sweet love of mine

Where do we go
Where do we go now
Where do we go
Sweet child o’ mine_

Comments (61)

4everUSMC
4everUSMC on April 15
sweet
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on March 18
nice skirtt!
DiorKiss
DiorKiss on October 13
You have the most awesome style and the best outfits! I particularly like this one, you look gorgeous.
jetaime
jetaime on October 13
LOVE the skirt!!!
kazariensweets
kazariensweets on July 12
very cute <3
kazariensweets
kazariensweets on July 09
love lace!!!! way cute <3
katieladrido
katieladrido on January 15
fabulous! thats my sister!!!!
adrienneee
adrienneee on November 27
I adore this outfit!
Jorgeismyname
Jorgeismyname on November 24
YOU ARE ELEGANT, AND SExY AND EVERYTHING!! =) keep this way!!
Greeen
Greeen on November 20
I love that skirt! :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 21
Thank you so much! cheers!
supervillain
supervillain on November 20
I like how you don't stick to one style. This is an interesting contrast from your edgy and rocker-ish ensemble in the previous entry. And it so works! (:
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 20
Thanks so much dear!!! haha i am very very honored teehee cheers!!! and yes i like to mix it up feminine on some days, edgy on some! teehee xoxo
lilisasa
lilisasa on November 20
envy the shoes! i didnt see the shoes at any of Zara stores here ;(
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 20
thanks so much dear!!!! i wonder why they didnt sell these shoes here!!!! :(
TwoGirlsOneBlog
TwoGirlsOneBlog on November 19
love the skirt!! well... the whole outfit really!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 19
Thanks gorgeous!!!!
katethegreat
katethegreat on November 19
Oh, man, I've got to have those shoes.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 19
Thanks dear! visit Zara and they might have it in stock! =) from the recent collection!!!!
Chicimiki89
Chicimiki89 on November 18
wow i love this dress+shoes!! very nice=)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 19
Thank you so much dear! xoxo
presidentp3
presidentp3 on November 18
love the outfit! the shoes and accessories are great!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks so much! i am hnored!
nora101
nora101 on November 18
I love the shoes and the skirt I'd give anything for a walkin closet I have a closet upstair one downstairs 2 dressers plus a bucket haha I can never find ANYTHING its all over the place. I know what you mean about having a ton of clothes and no outfits that’s one of the reasons this site is so great cause it gives you inspiration for the clothes you already have rather than goin out and getting more stuff
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Hahaha ooh i know how that feels! everything is so mixed up and its such a hassle to search hahaha get one dear! everything in one place is so convenient and it works! hahaha there are just days when you think evverything you own is sooo off and looks hideous on you!aha right?
tiffiluvu
tiffiluvu on November 18
This is such a vintage original outfit! I love it! And the skirt iss sooo cute!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thank you so much!!! i love the skirt tooo!! xx
Maiden
Maiden on November 18
OMG those shoes are sooooo sexxxyy!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks so much!!!!
simpletonfashion
simpletonfashion on November 18
wow i love your outfit! especially your skirt it's absolutely darling :D. i think it's so cute your bf picked this out for you, he did a great job! haha
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
I know right? isn't he amazing? my stylist! hahaha thanks so much! sometimes it takes a man's perspective to set things just right!!! hahaha
Kristabelle
Kristabelle on November 17
Wow, I have seen those shoes everywhere, but I love the way you added them to this very sweet outfit. Bella. Bella.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks so much dear! I love doing the unexpected and the shoes seemed perfect and unexpected wth the skirt! cheers! thanks so much!!!!
Grammarous
Grammarous on November 17
Not little kiddie at all! I dare say I'd call this punky glam. The tough heels, the rocker tank - I will most definitely try to pull this one off myself :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thank you so much!!! punk glam indeed! i love that! and yes do so! and lemme know when i am excited to see it!!!
wattabouts
wattabouts on November 17
that skirt looks so fab!. haha i find myself allured with skirts lately, and i really loved it.!. i think your one of my greatest fashion inspiration. =)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks so much! i am glad! skirts are lovely!!! arent they? and i am very very honored you consider me that! thanks so much!!!!
joannabanana
joannabanana on November 17
i love your skirt sooo much!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thanks so much dear! got it in hk from before and how i wish i can go back!!!!
oliviooso
oliviooso on November 17
OMG. i love your skirt!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thank you so much!!!!
bird
bird on November 17
such a sweet and pretty outfit
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thank you so much!!!!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on November 17
Im soooo inlove with the skirt JL!!!!! and those zara shoes almost killed my feet but i love them anyway!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
Thank you so much lissa! I got it in two prints but same lace detail in hong kong! haha let's rotate it! i love your skirts too! xoxo and yes the Zara shoes are pretty lethal but they look fab! haha
hirondelle
hirondelle on November 17
oh my god this skirt is soooo beautiful!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thanks dearest!!! a good find from abroad! i miss Hong Kong so bad!!!!
faa
faa on November 17
ooh my god. beautiful skirt!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
oh thank you dear! gotta love lace tulles! haha cheers! xoxo
misfakk
misfakk on November 16
lovely skirt its so sweet!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thank you so much =) xoxo
coco_h
coco_h on November 16
hey, i just want u to know that ive been eye-ing chictopia for quite some time now and most of the time spent is on your page.simply because i adore your style. ive succumbed myself into and now an official member. =P stay gorgeous, beautiful. and yes i do know what u mean with our gala uniforms. fellow ex-kulasa...
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thank you so much! gotta love chictopia right!!! haha and what a lovely thing to say! glad to know i somehow helped inspire your style! i am very very honored! welcome to chictopia dearest and you are very stylish and gorgeous as well! haha cheers! and go kulasas!!! wooot!
mestizay
mestizay on November 16
i loooove the shoes!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thank you so much dear!!!
Hermionegranger
Hermionegranger on November 16
lovely! I like the colorsssssss
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thank you so much dear!!!
inKARLcerating
inKARLcerating on November 16
again! this happend bfore.. i saw this pic on the thumbnails and i was like :oh joanna looks so childish, young and innocent in her new post" and tadah! the blog title is just perfect! heeh. u look like a french doll! i love the sweetness
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
Oh thanks so much babe! i love it! haha you are totally psychic! haha thanks so much gotta love guns n roses right? xoxo
maitabaello
maitabaello on November 16
i love the outfit, so sweet yet the shoes add an edge to it :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thank you so much dear! i am very very honored!!!
lunchbox
lunchbox on November 16
Nice!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thanks so much!
Chuen
Chuen on November 16
Cute! Love your skirt =)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
Thanks so much! =) xoxo
jessy_H
jessy_H on November 16
love it sweetie :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thanks so much dear!!!!
iheartdresses
iheartdresses on November 16
oh lovely and feminine outfit!:) and i love love love the shoes!:D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thank you so much! the shoes are Zara dear! haha and i am honored!
fugee
fugee on November 16
love the skirt!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thank you so much dear!!!!
Carlene
Carlene on November 16
Deliscious shoes!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thanks so much!!!!
hammiesmommy
hammiesmommy on November 16
Hey! I went to an all girl school for a year in Manila. It was an interesting experience LOL. Anyhow, you look fabulous as always!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
Hahaha i can imagine!!! hahaha thanks so much! cheers!!! xoxo
LiV
LiV on November 16
so ladylike! lovely. :-)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thanks so much dear!!!!
littlemissR
littlemissR on November 16
pretty skirt!!! and i love love pancake house!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
Thanks so much! and yaaay for pancake house!!! comfort food to the max!!!
kringles_pringles
kringles_pringles on November 16
Totally not so kiddie but a charming and sweet lady! :) I love it (as usual, hehe). :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
Thanks so much dear! haha i am very very flattered! cheers! xoxo
fifthofapril
fifthofapril on November 16
Me loves it! And I do agree, you do have the cutest skirts! :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
Thank you so much! I am very much into skirts! haha
bleedforfashion
bleedforfashion on November 16
You have the cutest skirts!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
Thannks so much my dear!
lifeinsideamusicbox
lifeinsideamusicbox on November 16
love this! and totally understand the inspiration - it makes me think of my adhd self as a kid having to go to mass on sunday after having been (literally) wrangled into some elaborate ensemble... also I *love* your shoes btw... very pretty outfit!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
haha i knooow isnt it annoying? hahaha and thanks for the lovely compliment in your comment dear! the shoes are from Zara latest season!
h8nd5
h8nd5 on November 16
so pretty:D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
Thank you dear!
Nanny
Nanny on November 16
You're so pretty and I totally love the skirt! Wearing this style to school is something I cannot imagine, though. Must have been the cutest sight, a class full of girls in tulle! :o) Here it's all jeans and sweaters and also has been when I've been at school. I didn't even have a sunday dress!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
Thanks so much dear! So are you! and i know right? imagine what they put us through when we were kids! hahaha the heat and that tulle---layers of layers of it! haha and thank you dear!!!!
tahda
tahda on November 16
I love how you belted that skirt. so cute.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thank you!!!!
fashionablyearly
fashionablyearly on November 16
love the skirt, and the louis vuitton obviously! xx
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
of course! louis is love dear! haha and thanks so much cheers!
farsprinsesse
farsprinsesse on November 16
love the skirt! you have a very good style!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
wow thanks so much! i am very very honored!!!!
megz29_29
megz29_29 on November 16
lovely skirt and shoes!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thanks dear!!!!
juliegirl
juliegirl on November 16
gguauu!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
ummm thanks? =)
VANESSADATORRE
VANESSADATORRE on November 16
Vuitton is timeless!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
Indeed! i agree! thank you so much!!!
PaulaVillage
PaulaVillage on November 16
so CHICCCC :) i love your shoes!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thanks so much! and yes they're from ZARA
modedamour
modedamour on November 16
very chic as always, luv your style
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thank you so much! cheers xoxo
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on November 16
you have such an amazing sense of style!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
oh thank you so much dear!!!
angelgo03
angelgo03 on November 16
i love the skirt joanna. looking lovely!as usual
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thank you so much! cheers! xoxo
jetaime
jetaime on November 16
your skirt is just amazing! I can't take my eyes of it!! the lace peeking through is gorgeous!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 17
thank you so much dear! i am very happy with it too! it was just hiding in my closet! teehee!
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