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 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 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 Seong Yi's fashionable outfits that are always  a statement and something that not everyone can pull off. Trust me this girl know 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

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

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Why Only Now

It's been a burn out week for me these last few weeks because of many school assessments that I have to finish at the same time I also need to study for the prelim exam. So this weekend has been a slight breather because there's not much tasks I have yet to do so thanks for that.

  On to the outfit, I went on a more relaxed number unlike some of my outfits that are too girly and more on details. It's the stress to blame I guess haha!

But seriously, when there are too much things going on with your life to the point that me and my classmates used to call ourselves now the walking zombies and immortals already, I now tend to get simple and plain with some activities in my life like dressing up.

  To avoid being a floppy dresser add at least one statement piece to your ensemble like a shirt with shout outs or stand out prints, colorful clothes, bold accessories, or even unusual shoes like this combat boots that looks hard to pair with everything but once you find its match, rest assured you won't be disappointed.
Good thing there are still pieces that won't make you look blatant and shabby like denims which can raise the ordinary to extraordinary (quoted from Fifty Shades of Grey :) ).

                                       All I can say is how I wish sem break would pull itself to us, sigh...