22 December 2014


Today, I finally experienced my first legit free day (read as: a weekday when I did not go to school to attend to some duties) ever since I went on holiday break (last Tuesday). While I'm very thrilled to be finally f r e e (!), I can't help but think that my vacation won't be enough. There's just a lot that I want to do-- from binge-watching, reading books, to working out, selling my pre-loved clothes, and writing-- and two weeks just don't seem enough.

Speaking of writing, I'm finally posting again on my blog! This time though, I'm going back to my backlogs. I chose this one among the three/four looks I haven't posted about because it's the most appropriate this season!

Yes, my friends! That's a cape-- well, a hybrid between a sweater and cape, really. And that's why I deem it "approriate" this Christmas season. The material of the not-sweater (there's the title!) kept me warm, although the absence of sleeves kept me cool. When dressing up in the Philippines, it's more of a half-half kind of thing, really; it's generally hot, but inside malls and other establishments, it's pretty cold.

When wearing sweaters, I can either go the preppy or the casual-hipster route-- clearly, I went with the former. However, normcore/basics was the craze, so I decided to wear boyfriend jeans and mandals with them. By the way, the jeans are DIY (do-it-yourself)! Yup, I did the slashing all by myself. ;) Will post a tutorial soon so you can try making them for yourself. :)

The cape in action! It took several takes to get this shot haha

Sweater-cape: Kashieca
Boyfriend jeans: DIY
Sandals: Birkenstock
Button-down: SM Woman
Charm bracelet: Pandora
Coil bracelet: Charriol
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Rings: Inftnitine
Watch: Casio

I actually used this to join the #HMlovesPH contest; alas, I did not win. By the way, the Charriol bracelet is my mom's-- just borrowed it for this shoot haha!

Well anyway, that's all for this post! Will post a DIY tutorial for the boyfriend jeans next; will make sure to do it during the break! That way, you guys can do it in your spare time. ;) Other than that, how will you spend the holidays? :) I'll be flying to Palawan in a few days! Definitely excited for it. 'll try to take as many photos as I can during the trip, so stay updated by following me on Instagram: @_erikarosales (I'm so much more active there!)

Wishing you guys a happy holidays!

x Erika Rosales

PS: Since I'm on vacation, I'll be responding to the comments that I have missed ever since. I'll also be following back people! ♥

1 comment:

  1. Very cool and edgy look :)