24 April 2014

Hey There, Stud // Bluer than Blue

The weekend was one well-spent, I must say. And so I bring you two outfits in one post! I'm certain most people went either out-of-town or out-of-the-country for the long weekend. But for us, we did Visita Iglesia last Thursday, and stayed at home on Friday. The day after, we went farther than we usually did-- I guess that counts as going out-of-town? But for a day only (or more like, half a day).

Last Saturday, we went to Sta. Rosa, Laguna. I have always wanted to visit Nuvali, and so we did. It was a good few hours away from home, so I got to practice my driving! (In my outfit photos below, you might see the car key peeking from my pocket heh) The scenery was lovely. However, it may have been a bad move for us to go there during summer because it was scorching hot! Oh well, that's life in a tropical country for us.

There were some factory outlets in the area, especially in Paseo, so we went to check them out. Surprisingly, I didn't get to buy anything that day haha! Outlet shopping is actually one thing that I love when going to the United States. Unfortunately, outlet shopping is not that popular in the Philippines.

Before we move on to my OOTD, here are a few (really few, just three) snaps from our Saturday adventure. I meant to take pictures of the food we ate for lunch at Crisostomo at Solenad, Nuvali-- a modern Filipino restaurant; but alas, I was too hungry that I dug in the moment the dishes landed on the table. What a shame, they looked and tasted great.



Now let's talk about my outfit that day! I knew it was going to be hot, so I wore a sleeveless crop top. The top's actually a size bigger for me, but it's alright because I believe it just gave me the right kind of coverage haha! I wore a navy blue lace bandeau inside since the sides were low (sadly, I have no detailed photo of the bandeau). And since it's a hanging top, I paired it with high-waist shorts. Can I just share how much I love the shorts? Aside from the cool studs, it also has a button fly!

To add to the toughness of the look, I sported my Adidas Originals Honey EF hi-strap white sneakers. I love the pair so much because they're unique! My quest for all-white sneakers was a tough one. I wasn't sure at first whether I wanted sneaker wedges or high-cut ones. But then my mom found these in Hong Kong and I fell in love with them! I mean, check out those studs at the back! (PS: Hong Kong's one of those countries where you can find unique shoes!)

My outfit was actually heavily spiked and studded haha! I went with edgy silver accessories, hence the spiked bracelet (a gift from a friend) and layered rings. Of course, shades were a must! I have been wanting a pair of round sunnies; thankfully, my Secret Santa granted my wish! The shades are just sooo versatile.







Crop top: Forever 21 || High-waist shorts: Terranova || Sneakers: Adidas
Bandeau: Cotton On || Bracelet: Tomato || Rings: Aldo Accessories || Watch: Casio

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The next day was Easter Sunday! It was indeed a happy Easter for me and my family. In the morning, a package arrived from our relatives in Chicago. We have been waiting for it to arrive! It was filled with spreads and sweets (like Speculoos jars, limited edition Oreos, etc.). But aside from those, there were also clothes! Some of them were requests from us; but some were voluntarily bought! I must say, my uncle and grandma have good taste. In fact, I loved the pieces so much that I had to wear one of the clothes that they gave!

I never knew that I could pull off tea-length skirts until I tried on this royal blue piece. Blue's my favorite color, so it's no doubt that I was totally enamored by it. I found the liveliness of the color appropriate for a remarkable day such as Easter. I wanted to be simple that day, so I paired it with my favorite white crop top and pale pink wedges. (Yes, the shoes are pale pink, excuse the lighting and settings) I wore wedges because I thought the length of the skirt would make me look shorter than I already am haha! In the end, I felt so regal in this outfit-- must be the color of the skirt, yeah? I mean, it wouldn't be called royal blue for nothing.

Since the skirt's blue, I matched it with silver accessories. I follow this rule that cool colors go best with silver, and warm with gold (but it's fun to break the rules from time to time). From yesterday's edgy silver pieces, I went with delicate pieces for Sunday's outfit. For that, I decided to wear my Pandora charm bracelet. Yes, I jumped on the bandwagon during its hype. But I think it's a good investment because I've decided to add a charm for every milestone that I will reach. Right now, I have an opal charm to mark my 18th birthday (since I was born in October), and a clover for good luck. I also have a safety chain which is not only useful, but also beautiful (it's somehow like another charm too)!



*yep, one of those typical weird-looking legs poses lol*


*Kinda feeling like Michael Jackson here, 
if only I lifted both of my feet (is that even possible when wearing wedges???)*









You might have noticed that I'm wearing lipstick. When I realized that I actually don't look bad with plum-tinted lips, I wanted to get a lipstick in that shade! So I asked for MAC Rebel. It's also one of those goodies from the package. My uncle bought me three of it, so I thought, "hey, why not wear it regularly?" So there, you'll be seeing me wearing Rebel on my lips from now on haha. It's amazing how the color of your lipstick can change your look, isn't it?

Crop top: Apartment 8 Clothing || Midi skirt: Forever 21 || Wedges: CMG
Charm bracelet: Pandora || Watch: Casio || Lipstick: MAC (in Rebel shade)

That's all, folks! I hope you enjoyed reading this 2-in-1 post. Do leave a comment below, I'd really appreciate it! Also, feel free to follow my blog via email or Google Friend Connect. Also, follow my blog with Bloglovin! I'm sure to follow back. :)

x Erika Rosales

PS: I've been nominated for a Liebster award, thanks to An-Katrien of Teacups & Dresses! Will post about it soon :)

88 comments:

  1. Love those skirt ♥ looks pretty
    xx
    theanotherpartofme.blogspot.com

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  2. Love your outfits, :)
    what websites do you get your inspiration from? :D

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    1. Thank youuuuu! Well, I look at Lookbook for pastime, but I also follow certain fashion bloggers :) It's a long list tho! :))

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  3. Both the looks are fabulous!! <3

    Thanks a lot for your sweet comment on my blog!! I'm following you now on gfc and google+!! Hope you will follow me back on both!! :)

    Keep in touch
    Charu
    http://www.myglossyaffair.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Charu ♥

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    2. It would be great if we follow each other on bloglovin too!! Just follow me and I will follow back <3

      Kisses

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  4. Love the both outfit, the sunnies are super cool love it!

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  5. amazing post, I like your blog :)

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  6. lovely pics!!Amazing!
    Such a beautiful skirt!)))
    I`ll be happy if we follow to each other!Just let me know in my blog)
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    1. Thank you Alena, followed you! ♥

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  7. Thank you so much, dear!))Followed back!

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  8. lovely outfits, love your sunglasses
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    xx

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  9. I followed you back gfc, and also g+
    http://www.noveltyeye.co.uk
    xx

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  10. Those shoes look really cool! The spikes add a nice touch ^__^

    Regards,

    Miss Eliza WonDerland
    www.misselizawonderland.com

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  11. Me encanta la falda y las sandalias¡¡ muchas gracias por seguirme y aquí estoy yo también.
    besos
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  12. love the whole outfits<3
    anw,follow me back maybe?x

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    1. Thanks sweetie, just followed you back! ♥

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  13. Hey beauty love your new post =) Keep posting .
    Regards from Bosnia ♥
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  14. Hey love, liking your toe nail color. <3
    If you would like to, do you want to follow each other's blogs? :)

    xxx MODEmoiselle
    or connect with me via Instagram :)

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    1. Hey Fenny, thanks! Followed you on Google+

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  15. Love the sneakers <3
    You're so cool
    would you like to follow each others on blog and also instagram? :)

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    1. Thank you, you as well!! Just followed you :)

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  16. Aww dear such a nice look! Love your whole outfit!
    Lovely pictures!
    kisses xx ( 4f4? )
    dimitriscode.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much!! Followed your blog :)

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  17. love that skirt :) and the view is very nice :)
    anyway mind for following each other?
    tell me
    xx
    theanotherpartofme.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank youuuu!! Would love that, followed you! :)

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  18. Round sunglasses! I want a pair, but I don't think they fit with my face shape. Love how you easily transition between casual with a bit of edginess to really feminine in that flowy skirt. That blue is so gorgeous on you!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. Thanks so much Sabrina, such kind words!! ♥

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  19. wooow! you loog amazing!!
    you have a great blog! very good post, great job dear!
    i wanna ask you how about follow each other? let me know, please if you atart and I will follow you too inmediatly :)
    have a great day sweety!
    xoxo from Spain

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    1. Oh thank you! Followed your blog :)

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  20. Amazing photos and outfit!! <3

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  21. Obsessed with your blog and those sneakers!! I love how you go from street to chic so effortlessly.

    Meag xx
    travelwritedraw.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Meag! You are awesome :)

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  22. Those are the cutest shades! I'm in the market for a round pair of sunglasses. And the blue of that skirt. I'm loving it. Great style Erika!

    Briana
    herringboneheroine.com

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    1. Thank you so much Briana! I'm sure you'd rock a pair once you find one!!

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  23. I love the stud detailing on your shorts - and on the shoes as well! How wonderful you got to enjoy some beautiful weather over the weekend!
    chic on the cheap

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  24. I really love your pictures! and all your accessories are gorgeous!

    xx Cissy
    www.idreamofbunnies.com

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  25. Lovely pictures, those sneakers are ama-zing!! LOVE them :) Xx

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  26. Cute outfit!! Those shoes/sneakers are awesome!!
    Best,
    Olivia Abdelmalek

    http://cleopatraskloset.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Olivia! :) Just followed you ♥

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  27. nice looks *_* your blog is very lovely and interesting. im glad if you visit my blog, too <3

    xx
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    1. Thanks so much darling!! I just did, and I loved it so I followed you! :)

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  28. wonderful look and pictures doll. please come and visit my blog. xo

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    1. Thanks Sophie, already did and loved it! xx

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  29. Beautiful pictures and outfits!

    Come by soon!

    xx

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  30. Sounds like a great weekend! I adore the cobalt blue skirt! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  31. Hi Erika! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! I love your skirt, this is one of my favorite colours! Following you as well on Bloglovin!
    xo Charlotte - aliceroxy

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    1. No problem Charlotte, thanks for returning the favor! ♥

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  32. Sounds like a beautifully busy weekend. Love all the studded details and I really love your cobalt skirt and your blog! Following your wonderful blog back now! Keep in touch.

    i can’t afford my lifestyle

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  33. Hello doll!
    Very nice outfit, rebel and glamorous, like the both :)
    I like your blog and would be happy if we follow each other!
    Just let me know in my blog
    Have a nice weekend :)

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    1. Thanks Alissa!! Just followed you :)

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  34. Amazing out - fit!
    I follow you <3

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    1. Thanks so much hun!! Following you now too :)

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  35. second outfit is adorable!

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  36. Really nice pics and beautiful looks my dear :)

    Hugs
    Svetlana from Lavender Star // BlogLovin //
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  37. What a gorgeous skirt, I love that shade of blue!

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  38. beautiful skirt!!!!!!!:))

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  39. such a cool look!!! love your accessories <33
    would you like to follow each other ? :)

    xx,
    www.liviapangdoko.com

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    1. Thank you Livia, already following you ♥

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