Tuesday, September 9, 2014

In With the Old

My mom once called me the girl from the old days because of my fondness to vintage clothes and the look of people from the 50s to 60s decade.

I used to hoard back with me at home, the old clothes of my aunts when I visit them on our province. It's like opening a chest of old trinkets and some memories attached to them.

But sometimes wearing those clothes at their exact state is not that wearable everywhere. So what I do so it won't go to waste is to alter them and make it look like the clothes that are trendy right now.

Just like what I did with this top which used to be a shapeless top with puff sleeves and bib-like lace collar. I had it lose its excess parts and the result is this teeny weeny cute crop top. Isn't just like the other ones we fancy? It now has a new life!

Then I paired the finished product top with this bright green midi skirt that matches the printed top perfectly.
I just added a simple, solid peach colored choker to not mess up with the busy print of the top.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fish and Chips then Dip

For a change, I'll be posting some of my cooking encounters in the kitchen. May it be a sweet concoction or some savory recipes. Like this one I'd be sharing with you in this post. If you are looking for something to snack on or even as viand then this classic fried pika-pika will do. You can even substitute the main ingredient with the meat of your choice like chicken or pork.
This dish does not take long and does not need an expertise skill so why not try this whenever hunger strikes?

  1. 500 grams white fish fillet
  2. 1 potato
  3. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 teaspoon pepper
  5. 1 teaspoon sugar
  6. 5 tablespoon calamansi juice
  7. 1/2 cup flour
  8. 1 whole egg

  1. Slice the fish into thick strips.
  2. Marinate the fish in salt, pepper, sugar, and calamansi juice.
  3. While waiting for the marinade to seep into the meat for a flavorful taste, slice the potato thinly.
  4. Mix the flour with the egg.
  5. Heat oil in deep frying pan.
  6. Dredge the potato slices into the batter then fry.
  7. After cooking all the potato slices, dip the marinated fish intore,maining batter then fry.
  8. For the dip, mix mayonnaise, half teaspoon salt, half teaspoon pepper, and a tablespoon calamansi juice. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

My Love from the Star

There's this kdrama called My Love from the Star that made a serious buzz especially on those k-fans obviously, and not to mention girls who are obsessing over adorable Do Min Joon! Why not, if the plot is so interesting and unusual, you'll be really hooked till the end. The story is about an alien, Min Joon who visited the earth but for some reason cannot go back to where he came from therefore, stayed for a very long time until he met the famous actress, Seong Yi who looked so much like the girl he helped and fell in love with but unfortunately died. But aside from the same face, this woman in the present is nothing like the sweet, lady-like and conservative Joseon dynasty girl , instead she is self-centered and snob or so what everyone thought .  You have to watch their unlikely love story unfold. It was so kilig-overload and funny with just right amount of heart-pinching drama that will leave you wanting for more. 

 But what excites me everytime I watch the kdrama is Song Yi's fashionable outfits that are always  a statement and something that not everyone can pull off. Trust me this girl knows how to have fun with her style.

  I was inspired to emulate her edgy look in a more wearable manner yet still worth the second look.
  It's always easy to achieve the chic and sophisticated vibe with black and white but to be more playful I used different prints and texture to give it a fresher take.

  The top has a very masculine appeal because of its boxy figure but the detail on the sleeves are lovely enough to flatter the shirt and be an excuse to wear it and forgive the unwomanly curve shape.
 I'm now on my rings phase now so no doubt I'd be wearing  gold and silver metal rings on all my fingers.
This mint  bag is the only colored piece in my whole ensemble that is a sweet twist to the tough peg of my look.  Surprise, surprise I haven't left the pastel-loving side of me.

  Since the top is manly enough, it's best to balance it out with a trumpet skirt that is made more cohesive with the look with its houndstooth print.

  I've been donning soft and girly looks for sometime so being unpredictable as girly now, edgy the next is one style mantra I'd like to imbibe.
                                                                     (C) Claudine Asis
                   Top from Chocolate; Skirt from Muradito ; Shoes from Heart and Sole; Bag from Raspberry

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bang Bang

This blog has been in a coma for some time and I apologize for that but now that I'm back again in the scene let me share with you my outfit that is trying to cheer up everyone amidst the confusing weather we have here in the Philippines.
It's officially rainy season as ber months come nearer and sudden rain showers have made its point to us yet the temp won't go down and it still seems to fry me everytime I will go out, urgh! I hate this bipolar weather madness but opting to see the brighter side in everything, at least I could still use it as an excuse to wear an OOTD that goes against the usual dark and monochromatic colors usually seen in a typical rainy season ensembles.
I'm still hung up with summer's trendy cropped top and to even wear it in a vibrant yellow means I'm really not yet prepared with the back-to-school atmosphere, lol.
Paired it with this turquoise skater skirt that screams fun and too candy girl but nonetheless I'm enjoying it so who cares!
To complete the look I finished it off with the only printed piece in my outfit which are these floral shoes that I'm addicted to. Luckily it's dark colored so the print did not do any injustice with my colorful outfit.
Top from John Brianne; Skirt from Riss; Shoes from Kicks by SM Dept., necklace from Forever 21

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Milk and Coffee Marble Cake

I have found my new love! My new fancy is oh so sweet, gives me a good feeling, makes me happy when I'm down and takes away all my stress. Then who is it or should I say WHAT is it? seriously, I'm now obsessed with baking! I'm not yet a pro when it comes to this stuff but I consider it as a hobby and I'm super enthusiastic and interested in being good at it. I can now satisfy my sweet tooth everytime my craving kicks.
One of my out-of-curiosity-invention-but-not-new-actually is this Chewy Milk and Coffee Marble Cake. I swear this delectable treat is as mouth-watering as it looks.
So here is the short and easy recipe of this scrumptious dessert for you to try out also. All you have to do is combine, mix, and sneak a taste when no one's watching haha! Then once you're done, go ahead and sink your teeth at this sweet confection. Forget that diet because you deserve to have a guilty cheat day once in awhile for your pleasure!

Chewy Milk and Coffee Marble Cake
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
1tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup milk coffee powder
3 tbsp oil
1 whole egg
2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Toss all the dry ingredients except the coffee powder on a large bowl.
2. On a separate bowl mix the milk, egg, and oil then add on the wet mixture then blend well until air is incorporated and no bubbles are coming out.
3. Add the vanilla extract on the mixture.
3. Separate 1/4 of the mixture and mix the coffee powder until you get the desired color.
4. Pour the white batter on 8 by 8 pan then spread out.
5. Here comes the fun part. Pour the coffee batter in a swirling manner to achieve the marble effect. Do just what you wish it to look like, you can even draw a face in it if you're feeling so creative hehe!
6. bake it at oven on 350F degree for 20 minutes.
7. Voila, you ought to enjoy the fruit of your hard err... easy peasy work. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

To Dare or Not To Dare

That is the question my dears. Ever thought of doing something risky, unusual, and out of your box? For me it is okay to get out of your shell once in awhile to experience something new, just as long as it won't harm you and anyone else. Because if you would not dare to try then how will you know if it would work for you?

Committing mistakes are humane and so is in fashion, somebody said that fashion loves mistakes, it is ought to be bent, twisted, and broken- that is when you will know what and who you really are when you dress up.

Ignore all the naysayers who will bash you they might just be jealous because they can't rock that look but are dying to do so. For those who will leave you with good comments and praise you? Thank them and like them because it just goes to show that he or she has the eyes for beauty (wink!).

  So go ahead and wear what you want with confidence and a big smile because that is the best accessory that would catch the attention of everyone, including your crush. :)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Love Runs Out

How to give your usual shirt and shorts combo a twist? Layer a blazer over it and voila you'll instantly look chic!
shorts from Titty and Co.

I went en route the edgy look  with plaid and geometric lines to achieve the print on print look. 
Then I wore this statement kaboom shirt that needs no other distractions to make your outfit eye catching. But I added this simple choker for a feminine touch.
top from John Brianne

ring and watch from Wilson
bag from Raspberry

 Anything animal print is sure to be a stand out piece in your ensemble, more if it's embellished with gold chains that spells rocker diva.