|What to wear, what to wear? This is always the question that I always hear in my mind when I'm looking for something that would compliment my brother's look. To be honest, I didn't have that much clothes growing up. I just had 3 jeans and t-shirts, lots of t-shirts. That was ok for me, since being a home body and the girl who just went to school and back home, that's just what you would likely to wear. |
I did not have heels, not a single one, until we were required to wear them during Senior's Ball in high school. Evidently, it's an unpredictable and an unexpected turn of events for me if you would see me now.
|I guess the term "closet build-up" was what really changed everything. While still in college, Janvie would say, "Invest in clothes." But I really hated the idea. You see I'm one of those people who just saves and who is really afraid to spend a lot on one thing, more so when that something can only benefit me for a short span of time. So it took me a little while to build-up my closet.|
We started out with the basics from the ever popular thrift stores (ukay-ukay) in Toril. It was a challenge since all you gotta have when you buy stuff from the big UK is L-U-C-K. But I think it's not the case, I think it's perseverance to hop from one stall to another to find what you want. Good thing for me, I had Janvie come along when buying clothes since most of the time I buy the wrong things.
|Years went by, and I finally got my own fashion sense. It's not yet the high-fashion sense that great designers have in common, but I'm workin' my way up. Hey you know what the say, "Great things take time."|
For this look, I want to deviate from the classy look that I always out on. I want to put on something a liitle more "astig". So I went through my closet and found my Khaki blazer. This was actually a great find for us, since Janvie also has the same one with a different size. We bough each blazer for P950 in Muradito all the way in Divisoria. Well, when we say perseverance, we mean it. I matched it up with my black-leaced romper which I bought for P287 in Forever 21. The sales there are crazy when you are lucky. And of course I topped it off with my ever faithful black booties from Primadonna which I just bought for P799.95.
|Janvie is the exact opposite. He's the type of person who starts pursuing something and influences others to do the same. Fashion is one of those pursuits and fashion is what we are in right now. Janvie was always the one who takes the first plunge and drags me along with it. So back then, when I used to wear jeans and t-shirts, he never gave up on his dreams of taking me along with him to fashion shows and gigs wearing heels and the classiest outfits there is. |
He was the leader. He was the creative and more stylish one. Janvie also started out with UK clothes and worked his way up. He never really imagined that he'd influence other people with his blogs and never really though that someday he'd become someone who he is today. It just takes a lot of sacrifice and perseverance. In fact, to be able to compensate his clothes-buying schemes, he got himself a job even before he graduated college, all for the "pursuit of happiness".
|Janvie goes off to work at around 9pm each night and always dresses to impress. This time, he wants to take things a notch higher by putting on something that says, "Hey, did you guys expect this?" His interest for something unpredictable made way for this look.|
He puts on a gray camouflage button-down, cuffed long-sleeved shirt on top of his gray tank top. Both of these garments were purchased from a store in Divisoria for a total amount of P500.00. He puts on black slacks and the adorable black loafers, of which people were envious of when we travelled to the US last June. But do not be deceived people, these were bought from a thrift store. It just proves to show that clothes can be deceiving and its not about the price nor the brand of the clothing, its about how you wear them that defines a stylista.