Monday, November 14, 2011

At first blush

If this outfit doesn’t give it away, I don’t know what else would. “Is it your birthday today? You look so fashionably dressed”, exclaimed a store manager from a random store. True enough, I was probably still basking under my after-birthday glow, so to speak. Capped my self-declared birthday weekend with some family time over at Greenbelt; sorely missed malling as I’ve turned into a work-junkie on weekends.
I made my birthday as an excuse to dress up. I know I know, it’s a little too flashy for day wear but we were scheduled for an early dinner anyway. People must think I’m crazy for wearing this in broad daylight while strolling around the mall. Cake topper on the loose, anyone? This outfit has got to be one of my favorites. How can it not be? So there’s pink, corset, drapes, tulle, pearls, glitters and more pink! Argh! I might have died and gone to Barbie heaven.; all my favorite elements in one outfit. I felt like a debutante too, only 4 years late. HAHA
I got the skirt from People Are People branch in Bacolod. I’ve grown to appreciate the store the moment I set foot into their Bacolod branch. I’ve been on the hunt for a drape-y skirt for the longest time and this is just per-fect-ion! I love that it’s pink and made of tulle. I wore this blush zip front corset from Topshop to not stray away from pinkish blush tones. I just adore Topshop corsets and they fit like a glove too! A decent belt could’ve nicely concealed the point of convergence, though.
Topshop seam detail corset | People are People tulle drape skirt | Call it Spring Glitter Pumps | LV Monogram Speedy 35
I accidentally picked this pair of sparkly pumps en route to the airport during my Davao trip a few weeks back. I have a strong affinity for anything sparkly – be it glittered or sequined, and tried this pair out just for the heck of it. It’s probably one of the sweetest mistakes I’ve ever made as I egressed the store a few grands poorer. Why does it have to feel like a Cinderella moment every single time?
On to my day, my family had a lovely early dinner at Felix in Greenbelt. Early -- because It's a Sunday and you fairly know how the- I have school/work tomorrow, feels. I had pan-seared foie gras and the kids had this chicken dish with spinach and mozzarella cheese. YUM!! Notice how we're all dressed so differently; Ela (who takes most of my outfit photos, by the way) in Hamptons-chic, Isa in preppy-chic , and me.. well, just tres chic. JOKE! :)) 
Blowing thank you-kisses to everyone who made me feel extra special on my birthday last Thursday and the days after :) You guys/girls know who you are - and that includes the superb staff of Felix who gave me the cake! I’m putting off my 11.11.11 entry as I failed to have my outfit photos taken, maybe next time! Haha

Oh, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SISTER ISA :) ENJOY YOUR DAY! Her friend Hannah made this video compilation of local fashion bloggers sending their well wishes to Isa on her birthday, which is just waaaaay too cool for life!  I’ll see if I can post it here :) à tout à l'heure! 


Abi said...

Hey Ana!nice to meet you last Friday! di agad kita napansin nastress ako sa init at ICS! haha.

btw, I love your pumps! I have this thing for whatever glittery and sparky! ganda lang!

Liezyl Gomez said...

achib mo naman girl! love the skirt and sparkly shoes!!

ellie estrada (noelle) said...

pretty! Not at all over-dressed, believe me it's a perfectly valid, fun flirty birthday outfit. Happy Birthday :)


Ana Maria said...

@Abi - Hi Abi ;) Nice meeting you too :) OO NGA. GRABE INIIIT o_o you looked really nice! I love the outfit ;)

@Liezyl - Thanks so much Liexyl <3

@noelle - Thanks so much Noelle <3

roxy said...

ang pretty mo ana :) super stunning :)) pink really looks good on you :)) happy birthday :DD

Ana Maria said...

@ roxy - WOOW <3 that made my day :> Thanks Roxy ;)

mestizay said...

you look absolutely beautiful!
your skirt reminds me of cotton candy!
I love your outfit Ana!:)

I hope I meet you soon!

Yna Amores said...

babe inggit ako sa shoes mo! love it!!!

Ana Maria said...

@mestizay - Hi Maureen ;) hope to meet you real soon too! Thanks so much for the sweet words :) AHH that's it! Cotton candy's the perfect description for the skirt ;)

@Yna - Hi Yna love :) Thanks :3 bought out of impulse but I love them anyway. They motivate me to get up in the morning and work! haha

Reg Rodriguez said...

fab outfit!!! :) it's nice to read about someone who takes their birthday seriously too, hahaha! belated happy birthday:)

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Ana Maria said...

Hi Reg ;) Thanks so much <3

rizzalana said...

everything's gorgeous here ana! ;) i'm such a fan of blush colors.

and I drool over your shoes. Loving the hair too. Happy Birthday dear! ;)

Anonymous said...

love your shoes and your hair!

toni perfumed red shoes

xoxo valerie xoxo said...

love your outfit! perfect birthday outfit ;) those shoes are so pretty!

Jenine Semilla said...

effortlessy fab! :)

Rahel Stephanie said...

You look so chic bb! Fantastic outfit : )

and happy birthday to your sis!


ps. totally love your blog, so instant follow! Hope you'd check my blog out as well and follow if you'd like : )


that blush tulle is to good for perfection. it is beyond perfection! very pretty on you!

Francesca said...

i love your shoes! :D

dina vanessa mercado said...

lovely are pretty and you have a very gorgeous outfit... love it!!! sexy and chic.... yummy foodie... happy birthday to your sis... enjoyed your blog, following you now, hope you could visit my blog too..kissess!!!

Valerie said...

This is such a pretty outfit! It looks great on you. Pink is definitely your color. :) Thanks for visiting my blog. xx

Chyrel Gomez said...

I feel bad. Sorry for the late greeting but Happy Birthday, still. You are one lovely celebrant! :)

Noelle Chantal said...

Lovely outfit! And I agree, the skirt is very cotton cande, so cute!! :)

Pineapple Monsters said...

I think it's totally ok to wear something extraordinary because it's your birthday! Love your pink outfit! :)


Charlotte Beecham said...

love your blog. your style and vibe are great. would love it if youd check out mine and follow me back if you like! It also features my recently launched scarf line "Charlotte & Lisa" - i think its suiting to your style!

Momma's Runway said...

I love your pumps,girlie! And your candy dress from Co-exist! So candy! :) Just droppin by..hope you could visit mine sometime! New to fashion blogging:)

Momma Y

Kookie B. said...

Very pretty! I like your corset, Ana!

Ana Maria said...


The Hormonal Girl said...

Bonjour! Tu parles fraincaise? Mon prenom est Asia. Lets be GFC friends! =)

Love, Asia