Half-hazardous

Updated on Dec 28, 2008
Zara dress - Cintura belt - bracelet - Miss Sixty shoes - Fendi purse - Aldo ear
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joannaladrido 's Thoughts:

Wore this to the Sunday night mass/ shopping/ dinner with my boy and the whole family.

Life has somewhat been “BLAH” lately. Maybe the waning days of 2008 are just passing by and I cannot wait for the great things in store for 2009.

I once said in my New Year 2008 entry..“Cheers to a new year, another chance of getting things right.”

Seriously, there’s always something about a new year that seems so optimistic. I guess it’s just always better to begin again and for most of us, a new year provides the opportunity to do so. Another 365 days of chances and choices.

I look at the year that has passed and feel grateful. Again, there was much drama and this year, I stayed away from it and chose not to mind it. Life’s too short to waste chasing drama and totally unnecessary issues. A lot has changed… especially my hair that miraculously kept on getting shorter and shorter. I look at how I was when the year started and laugh at how I look like a completely different person at the year’s end.

Naturally, the year was also filled with triumphs and grand victories. I graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned my college degree this year. (FINALLY!) And while my plan was to take up graduate studies in France on Neuropsychology, things shifted course mid-September when I discovered I had a heart problem and would be unable to sustain a regular job like most people my age. I won’t lie when I say that it shattered me at some point but I had to rally and rethink things. Sometimes we have to roll with the punches. Things don’t always turn out how we want them to.

And now, I am very fulfilled with our fashion line, GLITTERATI since it is something very personal and close to mine and Nina’s hearts. We love fashion and we cannot say it enough. It will still always be our first. I guess the heart thing came as a blessing in disguise since I am very happy to be working on something that I know I am passionate about. I live and breathe fashion. I cannot wait for the new things we have in store for 2009.

This is the reality: with the right look, and a little luck and timing, your life could change—- not just overnight but in the span of a three minute song. I have seen this happen a million times——just from a different angle. I didn’t think it would happen to me. “Perhaps luck exists somewhere between the world of planning, the world of chance, and the peace that comes from knowing that you just cant know it all. Life’s funny like that, once we let go of the wheel, you might end up right where you belong.” I’m not in it this time for quantity but for quality. Again, I ask—- now that I’m where I always wanted to be, I wonder where I’m going next…..

A VERY VERY EARLY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!!!

xoxo

Comments (55)

NathaliaV
NathaliaV on August 01
beautiful
Georgina4
Georgina4 on August 12
Love the belt!
jacketspace
jacketspace on May 26
this whole outfit is so Sex & the City (not just the belt) ;) love all your clothes!
fab_gab
fab_gab on May 13
this dress was from Zara? how did i miss it?! I love the whole look. your style is always inspiring.
1234565
1234565 on February 06
beautiful
angelgo03
angelgo03 on January 05
such a cute dress jioanna!
gyebbie
gyebbie on January 02
That dress is so fresh. This is my favorite outfit of yours so far :)
IamME
IamME on January 02
i love this dress!
fugee
fugee on December 31
love this JL!!! totally fabulous!!! and that fendi bag is a wow!
fantastico
fantastico on December 30
great look! I really dig your whole aesthetic, it's very cool and inspiring, as is your success. best wishes for the new year!
lisaden
lisaden on December 30
aw! i am so won over by this!
orsola
orsola on December 30
joanna this outfit is again great! i love everything of it. and i love what you wrote in the post too. you know sometimes also bad things can bring us to do things we would have never thought about before but that's exactly what's right for us. glitterati is your passion's product and will be for sure a success. there's nothing better than make one of your passions your job. happy new year too!
stephers
stephers on December 30
I want that dress!
sandybags
sandybags on December 29
wait so where do I go get the belt? I'm in love with it. bcbg has one and it's 150$! ahhh. I need your belt! :) gorgeous fit!
supshion
supshion on December 29
WOW!!! i love all!!!
ninjaneko
ninjaneko on December 29
the dress is so beautiful. i haven't seen that in zara trinoma. :( i also love your entry :) i'm sure your parents are very proud of you :)
clgd
clgd on December 29
my fave blog of urs! congrats for ur summa cum laude and tke cre of ur health! :) i like ur belt! :D good day ms ladrido! :P
marybeatrice
marybeatrice on December 29
i totally love the blog! ;) happy happy new year!
Pink_Champagne
Pink_Champagne on December 29
love the print dress!!
toosexyformyshirt
toosexyformyshirt on December 29
By the way - I always love your writings!
toosexyformyshirt
toosexyformyshirt on December 29
Awesome shoes!
mi7esng
mi7esng on December 29
*BOW to the Queen, :)*
iheartdresses
iheartdresses on December 29
wow this is definitly one of my fav posts of urs:) the words u spoke are so true and honest and i think u have much potential to offer the world, especially with glitterati:) u seem like from wat ive read of ur posts so far changed and grown through the year and ur outfits get better and better:) love that dress too, very floral and pretty! u look great jl and good luck for 2009!:) happy new year!
stefasyon
stefasyon on December 29
Very well said! The dress is amazing too!
glasnost
glasnost on December 29
i like this dress :)
deena
deena on December 29
Really love the dress. I'm surprised it's zara. I thought it's something more expensive. I guess you're the one who make it look more =)
anavb
anavb on December 28
i love your dress,belt,shoes,you look fantastic
mestizay
mestizay on December 28
whoa well said jl! i saw u in the 17mag with your hair really long.:) goodluck to you!:)
mandark
mandark on December 28
happy new year! that's a lovely dress =)
Patito
Patito on December 28
i'm in love wuth the shoes, and the dress it's so cute!! i love it too
nnabeela
nnabeela on December 28
I adore the dress and the bag!
Kalin
Kalin on December 28
Cute dress!
fauxfur
fauxfur on December 28
I'm pretty sure I'm in love with all your shoes.
TheEchosAnswer
TheEchosAnswer on December 28
The dress is gorgeous!
Cameleon
Cameleon on December 28
Beautiful and honest post.. It's really what a lot of us feel at the end of a year.. Love the dress too!!
jetaime
jetaime on December 28
woww! this is my favourite outfit of yours to date! the floral dress is just so perfect with the studded belt! AMAZING!!
mzkris
mzkris on December 28
love this...really cute dress
chica0770
chica0770 on December 28
cute shoes & belt :)
fashionwannabe
fashionwannabe on December 28
omg.....that belt.i want it, amazing
thelovehanger
thelovehanger on December 28
i love that dress!! and with the belt, it's awesome!
Gingergirl
Gingergirl on December 28
I really love your sandals, baby!
dieciocho
dieciocho on December 28
cool dress, love it with the belt ant the shoes! very stylish!
serena11
serena11 on December 28
Loooovely dress. You look ethereal :)
PaulaVillage
PaulaVillage on December 28
GREAT BELT :O
Majeigh
Majeigh on December 28
Love the dress :P
maitabaello
maitabaello on December 28
great blog and great shoes!! happy new year:)
VANESSADATORRE
VANESSADATORRE on December 28
thx Joanna, so cute as always!! love ur dress!! http://www.miticavanessa.blogspot.com/
ShuErn
ShuErn on December 28
Ah, you never failed to amaze me. Your post is inspirational. It's always good to be grateful and sometimes stop and look back. =)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 29
thanks so much! i know! it helps to see where we came from to prepare to where we should be! xoxo
Tashhh
Tashhh on December 28
Your thoughts are refreshing. :) I'm looking forward to the new year as well. And that dress is gorgeous, I love the print.
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 29
thanks so much dear!!! i am honored!!!
sweetcandylove
sweetcandylove on December 28
love everything here JL! i love your fashion line and it's really great. i'll continue my patronage to it. good luck to 2009! i'm pretty sure it would be great for you!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 29
oh wow thanks so much dearest!!! you are so nice! i cant wait to see you in the tulle skirt! haha cheers and good luck in 09!! :D
supervillain
supervillain on December 28
Wow, substance AND style! You never fail to surprise me. Best of luck to you and your line! Though you hardly need it. You seem to make things happen already. (:
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 29
thank you so much! what a lovely thing to say i am very very honored you think so! haha cheers!!!!
lish
lish on December 28
this entry's so heartwarming. such an inspiring post. though i don't know you personally, i can see that you're a beautiful person inside out.happy new year to you. :D
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 29
wow thanks so much i am so happy and touched by the comment dearest! so are you! happy new year!!!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on December 28
I love your dress JL. I love what you wrote here, may you continue inspiring a lot of people ;) Goodluck with all your endeavors and happy new year!!!!!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 29
thanks so much!!! you are too nice!!! cheers!!! :D
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on December 28
i love what you wrote here, joanna. And wow, you're a Summa Cum Laude pala! What course did you take and what school are you from? aww, you look really lovely in this photo. that dress looks great on you. btw, i saw you on the December ish of Seventeen mag. You did say there that you were planning to study in France. That would have been a great experience though. :)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 29
awww haha i bet you are too my dearest!!! i love your job! cheers to a new year!!! xoxo
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on December 29
amazing, amazing, amazing! Beauty and Brains indeed! the best of luck to you! mwah!
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 29
thanks so much kookie. haha yeah i graduated Psychology from DLSU-Main haha and thanks i love the dress. i thought i was going to france as well! hahaha sigh!
shmicole
shmicole on December 28
you really inspire me joanna! ;)
joannaladrido
joannaladrido on December 29
thanks so much babe!!!
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