Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I Heart Matilda

 
I’m starting to invest in office-appropriate separates that do not look too corporate and can still be worn on casual occasions. My pursuit for office-appropriate trendy clothes led me to IHEARTMATILDA , thanks to my sister Isa. Here's to resurgence of sartorial fulfillment whilst staying within the bounds of corporate-casual chic! 

Fancy collars are all the rage for a few months now.  I’m not one to shop for a certain trend (I shop only according to what I find interesting) which explains why I’m usually a bit behind trend, take color blocking for example – I have yet to do a post on that. When my sister chanced upon the IHEARTMATILDA website, I immediately checked out the available items and ordered away! I wore this outfit last Sunday to church then off to some errands which explains why I look haggard. Not to mention the occasional drizzling on a sunny day (hello frizzy hair!). Can the weather be any more unpredictable?
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Top and skirt from Matilda | Purple wedges from Janilyn | Heart-shaped purse from Zoo shop | Key connector ring from a random kiosk in ATC | Plastic brocade bangle borrowed from Isa (from Rosanna Aranaz)

The owner is particularly kind and sweet. I easily swoon over such sellers, making me an easy target for sales-talks. When I finally received my invoice, the seller's name rang a bell. I knew iiiit! It’s Jessica Gallegos from 5 and Up and Johnson’s Pure Essentials fame! Remember her? If you’re a Candy/MEG girl like I was, you probably have seen her in ads alongside Cazh Collings. They were the Pure Essentials bffs back in 2002! So anyway, it wasn’t only until I got my invoice that I was able to confirm it was her. Kilig. She’s byfar, the friendliest and sweetest seller I’ve ever exchanged SMS’s with J  I’m definitely ordering again next time! If you haven’t heard of the store yet, I suggest you visit their facebook page as their site is currently under maintenance. 
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I’ve been stocking up on midi skirts so I can finally give my pair of abused and overused Sevens a well-deserved rest. Common as they are, I never thought twice after seeing this skirt; I was smitten by the electric-pleated, turquoise chiffon fabric. Keeping this skirt company in the Sale Album is this adorable chiffon swing collared top (which I initially wanted in mustard but stocks were out!). Together, they make a classy and well put-together look that could take you from day and night dressing. J’adore
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These wedges remind me so much of my good friend Katrina’s senior prom gown! [Hi Prom Queen, I miss you :D Please don’t strangle me for mentioning this! ] I love the contrast of purple and turquoise :) reminds me of Gucci S/S '11! Yes, 'cause nobody does color blocking better than GucciTouchéAs for the accessories, my sister lent me this melon brocade bangle, fresh from Rosanna Aranaz' jetset style package! Look out beloooww! :) Seriously loving the colorful purse <3



I recently squelched my wilting Twitter plant with brain waves after sporadic dry periods. My heart literally skipped a beat when I saw Brandon's tweet on my feed right after I tweeted! At least man lang dito ay naging magkatabi kami :p   
It’s not every day we’re both up and online right on the dot! As superficial and corny as it is, I felt the need to capture this moment! Thank you cyberspace for momentarily bridging the gap known as time zones, spatial disparity and mere reality :) Ahh what I would do to be that person next to you.. 
Okay, okay I'm gonna stop myself before I start professing my undying love for Brandon Boyd. Believe me, you wouldn't want to get me started! Apologies for boring you out kids! 'Til next  

18 comments:

Anne Garais said...

nice skirt.. and i love the feather necklace you got there. :)

im now your follower. you can also check my blog and i'd love if you'll also give me a follow? :)

xo
http://anneholica.blogspot.com

Gellie Abogado said...

I love the bag! Adorable <3

xoxo valerie xoxo said...

i love your skirt! i've been looking for a skirt like that. haha :)

Ana Maria said...

@ Anne Garais - hi :) thanks so much! It's technically my sister's :)

@ Gellie - Hi Gellie ;) Thank you <3

@ Valerie - Thanks Valerie ;) they're not too hard to find ;)

eji patanao said...

hello :)) tama ka, your look is so vintage yet sexy :)) haha, parehas tayo, mababaw din ako pag dating sa mga crushes ko :))

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roxy said...

im loving your top ana :)) such a great find ! :) vintage na ang uso ngayon teh :) bet :DD

--roxy
thebabyrebel.blogspot.com

Ana Maria said...

@ eji - Hi Eji :) thanks for dropping by! Yes very mababaw actually :| siya lang talaga crush ko evarrrr! haha thanks so much ;)

@ roxy - Thanks so much :) Yes to that!

fashioneggpplant said...

your top is so cute! :)

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Ana Maria said...

Thanks so much fashioneggpplant <3

My 2 Pesos said...

I like the shoes. (:

Ana Maria said...

@ My 2 Pesos - Thanks so much :) so do i <3

Mira said...

Love your outfit :)

lapetiteblonde said...

love your skirt!!=)
kisses pretty and have a nice day=)

Ana Maria said...

Thanks Mira & lapetiteblonde ;)

Mona M. said...

your outfit is gorgeous! Love your bag,so cute dear!<3

Ana Maria said...

Hi Mona :) Thanks so much!

Chyrel Gomez said...

you did not bore me and i got kilig!! Syet naman!! It's soooo cosmic!!

BTW, i dunno if i mentioned this before but have you seen brandon boyd's girl friend? she blogs too.

kaka-inggit that girl! XD

Ana Maria said...

Hi Chyrel :) Yes Ive been hooked since I saw her blog, well for stalking purposes only :-/ I'm in love with her man! Some photos are just too painful to look at (like the one both of them were in a bath tub) :< HAHA