I am desperately searching for something real...

Updated on Nov 18, 2008
gold My jewelry collection necklace - black Zara shoes - black Louis Vuitton bag
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From my not so little black skirt transformed to the perfect little black dress, I got so inspired and realized how much I missed the no fail combination of Black and Gold! It used to be my daily outfit of choice until recently but since it was another confused day, cloudy and sunny at the same time, I decided to go for the classic black, white and gold.

I missed using my gold accessories like the necklace I am sporting and my fringe Zara suede flats so I decided to go for the simple and minimalist approach. And use gold to accent my favorite white tank top and Black jersey bubble skirt.

Afterall, I was only going to the hospital for my routine checkup with my cardiologist and so, armed with this outfit, the latest issue of Vogue and a big smile, I went on to face the day and whatever it might bring!

It was basically okay, I was doing good except that I might have diabetes too over the cholesterol and heart thing (my dad has diabetes so there’s like a 70% chance one of us three children might have as well). It’s really okay and it doesn’t really bother me that much. It was more expected than a surprise that came. There are so many fabulous food for diabetics out there anyway so it’s okay.

Anyway, needed to do some major wallet wrecking so did retail therapy after. It ALWAYS ALWAYS works. And I’ve officially succeeded out-shopping myself.

It takes me a really short time to decide things I want to purchase. I don’t really fret about it for days or think about it first to check if I can fit it with the things I already have in my closet.

My rule is: If I see it and fall in love with it, I get it. Pure impulse shopping. No room for regret.

I know I’m not exactly what you’d call a “SMART SHOPPER”. Ive accepted that and I do not pretend that I’m a smart consumer either. I know what I am and what I am not. But at the end of the day, i do not consider shopping a great challenge or a sport.

Personally, (and I do not mean to impose this on everyone…) SHOPPING isn’t about being SMART. SHOPPING is about being PASSIONATE!

Now if only passion and money to spend are directly proportional, Id be the happiest girl in the world! Haha.

Anyway it was a terrible day so I had an excuse to shop. (Not that I ever needed one…) but I am putting a rest to buying anything until I’ve worn all the things I bought! I have to passionate and practical at the same time…right?

Came up with my Christmas List as well today! I can’t wait! I seriously love buying gifts for the people I love!!!

Song inspiration for the day was REAL by Plumb…such a poor little rich girl’s song. I love it!

_Look at me I’m twenty three
Beautiful a sight to see
Tonight

A little dress to draw the press
And I’ll be leaving
All the rest behind

Well be pleased girl
If this is what you wanted
The whole world is watching you take the stage
What will you say

Aren’t I lovely
And do you want me cause
I am hungry for something that will make me real
Can you see me and
Do you love me cause
I am desperately searching for something
Real

I close my eyes imagine time
Will not forget
My sacrifice

I numb the ache and decorate
My emptiness
Stand naked in the light

Well be pleased world
If this is what you wanted
This young girl is everything that you made
What will she say

The world goes home
The lights go down
My lipstick fades
Away_

Comments (70)

NathaliaV
NathaliaV on August 01
beautiful
KrisztinaLittleK
KrisztinaLittleK on February 20
nice
michel3186
michel3186 on May 27
i love this outfit on you!
4everUSMC
4everUSMC on April 15
posh
bjkdAnc3r
bjkdAnc3r on March 18
love the belt!
Rica
Rica on June 27
chic!
proto
proto on May 28
i want that belt!
1234565
1234565 on December 31
amazing belt
Tailorstitch
Tailorstitch on November 22
the belt...the shoes....everything is on point!!!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 22
Thanks so much dear!!! xoxo cheers!
chechil
chechil on November 21
ur so stylish ! love the belt :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 21
thanks!!!
lisaemily
lisaemily on November 20
i loveeeeeee that bag!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 21
Thanks so much!!!
Rosa
Rosa on November 20
black and gold are indeed failsafe treasures. I am in serious need of those shoes though, they're toooo gorgeous.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 21
I knooow! the best combo all the time! teehee thanks get them in zara dear! xoxo
supervillain
supervillain on November 20
Again, the belt!!! Amazing.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 20
thank you sooo much!!!!!! xx
antipatika
antipatika on November 19
I love the way you accessorize. I really wish I could raid your cabinet. :p
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 19
Thank you so much!!!!
thenoircollective
thenoircollective on November 19
i love that belt so so much!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 19
thanks dear!!! really cheap too!! xoxo!
stormy
stormy on November 18
you have the best accesories.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 19
Thanks a lot dear! xoxo
Nanny
Nanny on November 18
You look fab, I adore your belt! Was looking for something similar recently but only found cheap looking plastic stuff. I'm so sorry to hear about the diabetes! You're right, there's a lot of good food, but this still doesn't sound like fun at all! All the best, honey!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks darling!!! at least i can be healthy and fit and fab! i miss my sweets though! im the kind of girl who eats cookies for breakfast! hahaha and thinks that the point of a meal is dessert in the end! teehee look it up and try to order online at http://cintura.multiply.com
songofstyle
songofstyle on November 18
this is FABULOUS!!! gosh i love the way u dress!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks dear! i love the way you dress!!! totally!!! xoxo ;)
Zhenshina
Zhenshina on November 18
You are just one super stylish lady Joanna...... :D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks so much dear! what a lovely lovely thing to say!!!!
nicole
nicole on November 18
everything about this outfit is perfect. and HELLO! that belt is to die for. your rockin it girl!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks so much dear! the belt is available online at http://cintura.multiply.com
InstantVintage
InstantVintage on November 18
So based on what you said, I should get those FW07 Chloe wedge combat boots because I REALLY love them...Cool! LOL. And I don't need to tell you that you look awesome in this - I love the belt.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Yes yes dear!!! get it get it and im sure you'll love it!!! teehee!!!! wish i had enough money though to live my philosophy then everything would be perfect! hahahaha thanks dearest!!!
pigegeon
pigegeon on November 18
you belt is so badasssssssssss!! it's gorgeous! and the shoes. i love your shoes hun!! you look fab as always. xox
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks so much dearest!!! they match so well right? cheers and thanks so much!!! xoxo
Ciga
Ciga on November 18
tremendous!!~i'm in love with your belt!!!~~
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
I love that word! thanks so much! cheers!
Kalin
Kalin on November 18
Love love love that belt : )
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks dear!!!
Carlene
Carlene on November 18
It's strange and oddly refreshing to see you in flats. Particularly flats as unique as those.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks dear! i knooow! i was practically born in heels! hahaha thanks so much! i do love the details on these flats! oxo
caramia
caramia on November 18
Love this! I'm becoming more of an impulse shopper myself because I'm tired of regret.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
I knoooow! i especially hate the feeling when you dont buy it, come back the next day to find out someone bought it already! i want to cry when that happens!!!
materialgirl83
materialgirl83 on November 18
i totally adore your belt. lauren conrad from the hills has one like that only it cost more! what a great find! the whole outfit is supurb!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
ooh i love it! I love LC's style in the hills so much!!! glad to hear!!! thanks! indeed it is! there is a lot of cheap thrills here!
murph
murph on November 18
those shoes are amazing.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks so much dear!!!
trulyscrumptious
trulyscrumptious on November 18
love the belt!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thank you so much!!!!
suibug
suibug on November 18
perfection from head to toe!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks so much! cheers!!!
coco_h
coco_h on November 18
i love this look..as always. when i go back to visit u gotta hook me up with all the fab stores u seem to have been getting all ur fab clothes from! =P
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks so much! and of course i will! just hit me up! xoxo SHOPPING TRIP!!!
BehindtheSeams
BehindtheSeams on November 18
love this one!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks dear! love love love your style!!! xx
megz29_29
megz29_29 on November 18
amazing belt!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks gorgeous!!!! =) xx
lynnisms
lynnisms on November 18
Your belt is GODLIKE. Wait, did I just say that? I meant, your outfit is totally supercoolandawesome.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
i love that!!! one of the greatest fiercest comments i ever got! you rock! xx
AshMash
AshMash on November 18
You're so fly...let's be friends. :P
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Sure my dear! ahahaha
underthestares
underthestares on November 18
I love this whole oufit! It's so simple, but it looks beautiful on you. I want a nice belt like that.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks so much dear! simplicity works at times! thanks! to get the belt order tat http://cintura.multiply.com
Noir
Noir on November 18
I like so much the shoes from Zara.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks dear! totally comfy too!
KP0ssible
KP0ssible on November 18
I want your belt. i dig.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks so much!!! i am honored! xoxo
jessy_H
jessy_H on November 18
im jealous of that belt its lovely! :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks dearest! its from a local online store at multiply!!!!
jenesaisquoi
jenesaisquoi on November 18
wow great belt!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thank you so much!!!!
nonchalant
nonchalant on November 18
lovely shoes!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks its from Zara!!!!
charmsyeong
charmsyeong on November 18
the belt really ties the whole outfit together! love it :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thank you so much! love this belt!!!!
gabiatch
gabiatch on November 18
black and gold is sooo....feminine. i love it. and your shoes omg <3
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks so much! cheers!!! indeed love black and gold!
lovelydress
lovelydress on November 18
lovelyyy shoes!!! i love your outfit :) in england is always raining, so waking up and see the sun is like a present :D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thank you so much!!! i am very very flattered! haha yes here it is always sunny teehee!!!
Coconut
Coconut on November 18
I love your shoes !!ALWAYS AMAZING
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thank you so much!!!!
Dansvogue
Dansvogue on November 18
ooooh! i love your outfit!:)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks so much!!!!
lifeinsideamusicbox
lifeinsideamusicbox on November 18
that belt is amazing! also i love your shoes, theyre so cute!! good luck w/the health issues, i know stuff like that can suck (especially inherited things that you just kind of have to wait for) but you seem to have the BEST attitude... positive! :) very cute outfit as always, btw.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thank you so much!!!! i knooow! haha but its okay right? anyway the belt is from an online store, the shoes are zara!
wattabouts
wattabouts on November 18
i sooper agree those colors never fail! i hope your good though. with all the doctor's appointments and stuff =)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks so muh! i am indeed! cheers!
louiseorvalentine
louiseorvalentine on November 18
your belt is so awesome!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks! cheers!
Rae_88
Rae_88 on November 18
Girl, do you ever have an off day? Lol ... looks great!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
hahaha thanks so much! i do sometimes too dear! teehee xx
Gboy
Gboy on November 18
lovely belt J!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks G!
h8nd5
h8nd5 on November 18
omg this flat ... this is mine :))
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
we totally have the same shoes right? hahaha loves it!!!!
modedamour
modedamour on November 18
want your belt!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks! you can get online at http://cintura.multiply.com
glamourstains
glamourstains on November 18
You are just so classy all the time. I'm jealous.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
oh thanks so much! you are classy toooO!!!
fugee
fugee on November 18
love that belt and your shoes!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks!!!!
littlemissR
littlemissR on November 18
thats a great belt!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thank you!
Cocco
Cocco on November 18
love the belt and flats are so nice!!!love the outfit...so simply and so chic...:)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks so much dear!
ivywang
ivywang on November 18
Hmm, love the belt.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thank you so much!
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on November 18
yay for the Sex & The City belt! Love it! :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
i knooow right?have a new found love affair with studs! hahaha
amoedo
amoedo on November 18
ill be happier if i had the money to be such a passionate shopper! love this look. always works
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
me too!!! hahaha cheers!
kringles_pringles
kringles_pringles on November 18
Now, Idol, I am bothered by your health condition? What is it really? On a much lighter note, gold, white and black never fails! :) I was going through my closet again at midnight, YES! haha and played dress up - playing again with my skirts because I'm inspired by you. :) You'll be well. XOXO. :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Haha its nothing reallty! it'll be okay! its a series of messed up things with my body ahaha anyway yes indeed! the no fail cmbo! glad to inspire you!!! cant wait to see em! xx!
mestizay
mestizay on November 18
ooh the cintura belt that we have alike!:) nice outfit!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
yes it is! told u i wore it this day as well! haha
ThinkBig_
ThinkBig_ on November 18
The bag is gorgeous; I'm envious.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks so much! my grad gift from my mumum! haha its simply great with everything i wear!!!
Haylilly
Haylilly on November 18
drooling all over ur belt!! :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks so much dear!!!
vickivinas
vickivinas on November 18
oh....love your shoes! you look great! : )
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thank you so much! cheers! ZARA!!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on November 18
The belts from their sex and the city collection!!!! I love it!!! I'm not a smart shopper either and I have no regrets! Hahahaha really cute shoes btw :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Yes it is! i loved it sooo i needed to order and since i needed a bronze black belt it was perfection! i am in love with studs!!!! teehee and yes no regret! pure impulse shopping!
shmicole
shmicole on November 18
i love your cintura belt! ;) and those shoes! lovely!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks so much! cheers! they totally match!!!
inKARLcerating
inKARLcerating on November 18
i sooo love that song!! awww.. great picks! usually, i download the songs you put here.. thanks JL.. great choice ey.. in music and in al yer wardrobes! so so classy!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks darlin! yes indeed! i love it too! poor lil rich girl's theme song! hahaha and im glad you do my dear!!! haha glad to inspire you musicwise and fashionwise! xx loves it!!!
angelgo03
angelgo03 on November 18
the belt balances the feminitiy of the outfit! way coo. is it zara? (as usual)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
Thanks so much! its actually cintura ;) heehee i get few modern belts but when i do it has to be love as well dear! hahaha and this one was!
anggina
anggina on November 18
love the belt dear!!it's fierce!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on November 18
thanks so much my dear!!! cheap too!
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