Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mani(c) Monday - March 25, 2013 (Late Post #2)

I know I was supposed to post this up a couple days ago, but got a little sidetracked from doing so.  Regardless, this is what I had on my nails over this past week, yet another neutral color although it is one of my faves.  This time I'm wearing DS Classic by OPI, a holographic sandy beige shade that looks flattering throughout the year on a variety of skin tones.  DS Classic by OPI happens to be one of my most used polishes, and is one that I will definitely repurchase due to its wearability and flattering appeal.  I typically recommend this nail polish shade to people who are looking for a generally flattering  shade that has a bit of pizazz to it, although it does seem to be quite conservative.  I'm sure you wouldn't be able to tell from my picture, but this polish picks up the light beautifully when hit by sunlight due to the holographic qualities.  I have a string of days off in the upcoming week, so you'll have to see how daring I'll be in my polish choices.  All photos taken by me.  =]

DS Classic by OPI

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mani(c) Monday - March 25, 2013 (Late Post #1)

I've been very negligent in terms of being consistent in posting my Mani(c) Monday nail posts, so this week I'll have two separate posts up.  One will be going up today, and there will be another one going up tomorrow, so be sure to keep an eye out for the other one.  In this post, I am wearing San Tan-Tonio by OPI, a mid tone toffee brown shade that seems to almost blend into my skin color.  The color definitely shows up lighter on my nails than it does in the bottle, but that actually works in my favor in terms of suiting my skin tone.  I tend to gravitate towards using this shade during the warmer months since it seems to blend in with the elements of the spring and summer seasons, particularly when I've gotten a bit deeper complected.  I really wanna dive into my selection of blue and minty shades for spring, but we'll have to see what I can get away with for for now, there will be more neutrals like this.  All photos taken by me.  =]

San Tan-Tonio by OPI

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Chevron Chic

Even though I have been eagerly anticipating the start of spring, I've been squeezing out every last bit of layering and the elements of winter wear in my wardrobe.  I based this outfit primarily on the long sleeved top I got by Andy South, focusing on the geometric angular detail of the downward chevron created at the bottom, a signature element of the designer.  Being an avid fan of neutrals, I didn't draw too much contrast in this look, and kept the color palette in the range of the oatmeal color as well as the black.  To accentuate the chevron detail further, I wore a square scarf by Marc Jacobs with the point facing the bottom of the long sleeved top, which also helped to keep me warm on this particularly gusty day.  I found this outfit to be very comfy yet very chic for going about completing daily tasks, and I will definitely be busting it out again when the colder months approach.  All photos taken by Zeric Villanueva ... a couple more detail shots to come (that will be taken by me).  =]

Outfit Details: long sleeved oatmeal and black top with chevron detail by Andy South, black denim skinny jeans by Levi's, Shoes: Areas distressed black suede ankle boots by Jeffrey Campbell.  See other photos for accessory details. 

Black silk and cashmere blend square scarf with border detailing by Marc Jacobs, black and gunmetal aviator sunglasses by Marc by Marc Jacobs, silver stainless steel armor ring by L'Mond, silver stainless steel mesh band watch by Skagen, Arena Giant leather bracelet with silver hardware in Latte by Balenciaga.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Covered In Camo

Transitioning into spring after enjoying lots of the layered covered looks from winter is dwindling down, but I've been trying to make the best of what remains of this season.  Since 90s grunge kinda resurfaced as a current trend, I took it upon myself to incorporate elements of the style into my wardrobe.  I thrifted an actual military camouflage jacket for about $4, and felt it was seemingly lackluster, so I removed the sleeves and embellished the shoulders with cone and pyramid studs.  After that, I just rummaged through my closet to put together the rest, which is pretty true to the edgy side of my personal style.  Along with the other elements of this outfit, I particularly focused on the studded leather wrist pouch a.k.a. wrist fanny pack by Chief Hawaii, the perfect mix of statement accessory and useful portability (especially great for clubbing, or running errands). I found this outfit very easy to wear, which explains why I've already worn it at least twice since I altered the jacket.  Below I have shots of my 90s grungy outfit in my camo vest...and yes, these were shot in my back yard (in case anyone was wondering).  All photos taken by Zeric Villanueva (except the last one).  =]

Outfit Details: olive colored racer back tank top by RLX by Ralph Lauren, military camouflage jacket made into vest with stud detailing thrifted from Savers, distressed light wash denim jeans by Guess, Shoes: distressed black with black spikes Lita by Jeffrey Campbell.  See other photos for accessory details.

Mirror reflective aviator sunglasses by Marc by Marc Jacobs, multi stranded varied chain necklace from MetroPark, black leather with silver studs wrist fanny pack by Chief Hawaii (seen alone in the photo below), silver stainless steel armor ring by L'mond (not seen in this photo).

Monday, March 4, 2013

Mani(c) Monday - March 4, 2013

I know I skipped over a week, but in all honesty I wore the same color on my nails through that time...aaaaand, for once my post is on time.  Well, kinda (being that it is towards the end of Monday).  Nonetheless, this week I'm sporting yet another neutral color...mostly because I have to due to my work dress code.  What I have on my nails is Sand Tropez by Essie, a pale sandy beige shade dark enough not to look white-ish on my nails.  I am working on changing up my nails a bit, so that I can get more color variation in there (especially for the warmer months, but I'm gonna have to convince my managers that some of them are as neutral as I think).  All photos taken by me.  =]

Sand Tropez by Essie