Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Punch Drunk

As the calendar sheds a new leaf, I am stunned, dazed and confused as to how I got through the last 10 months in one piece. Everything went by so crazy-fast I must be racing down in a neat sports car all along. At New Year’s Eve, I was gazing upon the firework-lit sky, imagining how the New Year will come by. Guess what? It was nowhere near what I imagined it to be. After ten months, truckloads of disappointments coupled with unpleasantries and hurricanes of blessings later, here I am, 9 days away from turning a year older. Dear God, if you’re reading this, I pray my work schedule next week will permit me to finally go out and have fun :( an extra rest day won't hurt too. Or is it too much to ask? Yours truly.
With writing being my only escape, It feels extremely frustrating not to be able to produce quality blog posts for weeks. My job has taken me to different cities throughout the country for consecutive weekends, from Bacolod to Davao just recently, then Cagayan de Oro this coming one. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy travelling but I also miss spending weekends bumming and writing. Kids, if you’re still in school, enjoy.every.second.of.itttt!
I curtsied the entry of November in a very simple yet colorful ensemble I put together in less than 5 minutes. I completely fell in love with the colors of this top that I got last Friday en route to the airport. You see,I felt the need to take a breather. Consecutive weekends ambush-travelling weaned me from my usual R&R at the mall, I miss it terribly! Where were we? Oh yeah, the outfit. I’m not too crazy with how this top fits but I can't say no to the colors either. The price tag became the clincher as it was on sale at about 75% off. I despise how I keep on using sales as an excuse to buy. Never gets old, does it?

From fishing from shopping bags to unearthing from my closet; I used this strapless chiffon top with uneven hem as a skirt which totally disguised the two separates as a tunic. Finished the look off with my zebra-print peep-toes to give my outfit extra pizzazz. I over-siesta’d earlier so I was in a rush to have my outfit photos taken. I didn’t have the luxury of time to dab make-up on my face hence the sunglasses. Kept everything else in gold tone to match the hardware of my purse; being of legal age became my access pass to my grandmum’s purse collection. (I know I look awful in the next photo, but I love how the movement was captured beautifully. That's as candid as it can get!)
Running running as fast as we can I really hope we'll make it
Do you think we'll make it?
Topshop color block tank | Bought from the US top used as skirt | The Ramp zebra-print peep-toes | H&M Gold bangle | Forever21 gold chain fringe necklace | Vintage Chanel classic flap from my Grandmum
It has reached my radar that iheartmatilda recently wrote a short feature about my blog. Now, I still squint my eye in confusion as to how they were able to follow the narrow trail to my blog. I cringe in delight at this little feat as I am not one to claim a spot on the limelight. Neither am I the type to link people to my blog and ask them to “check it out”-- not that there's anything wrong with it, it's just not me. As much as I feel tempted to send in photos of myself wearing their clothes, I am overdriven by my shrinking violet-self and this pesky voice in my head telling me not to. But anyway, to the beautiful Gallegos sisters, thank you, thank you :) I’m really looking forward to meeting you. (..and I still want to get my hands on your houndstooth dress!). And to everyone who's reached the bottom of this entry, thank you so much as well. If you've been hanging around my blog, you'd notice how I'd get so into writing and I can't do with just a paragraph or two. 

P.S. It's not just you, I am deeply annoyed by the strand of hair caught by my lip smackers! Told ya' I was in a hurry, didn't had the time to brush it off my face.


Yna Amores said...

I love the mix of bright colors!!! And the zebra print was unpredictable but it works :)

I hope more blessings come your way Ana! :))

Liezyl Gomez said...

love the color combo! achieve mo ang feature babe!

mestizay said...

Love the colorblock dress! Looking lovely!

Nadine Natalin said...

i love your candy color dress :)

Ana Maria said...

@ Yna - Haha Thanks so much :)I guess it pays to be bold sometimes. The outfit needed all the 'jolt' it can get as it's too simple.

@ Liezyl - Thanks so much Liezyl :>

@ Maureen - Hi Maureen :D Thanks so much!!

@ Nadine - Thanks so much ;)

Pineapple Monsters said...

Advance happy birthday Ana! I hope all your wishes come true :) Congrats to your feature as well! Love your dress!


Carla Violet said...

cute dress... and congrats on the feature.. embrace it dear!


fashioneggpplant said...

congratulations on the feature! you look great! :)

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Ana Maria said...

@ Nix - Hello Nix :) Thank you thank you :)

@ Carla - Haha yes, thanks so much for dropping by :)

@ fashioneggpplant - Thanks so much Sarah ;)

Noelle Chantal said...

Congrats on the feature! I love those shoes! :)

Ana Maria said...

Hi Noelle :) Thanks so much!

Mara Feliz said...

Woah.. that dress is AMAZEBALLS! I'd wanna wear that everyday! hahahaha


Ana Maria said...

Hi Izzy ;) Thanks so much!

Yara Simón said...

That dress has such a fun vibe.