Category Archives: Outfit

College Graduation Outfit

My daughter will be wearing this simple white dress on her graduation day next month.

We also purchased this cute but elegant flat shoes to match her dress.

And as an accessory, we got this small black bag that can be converted into a wallet. We were thinking of a nice hairstyle that would look good on her while wearing this outfit. Can you suggest a graduation hairstyle for my daughter? 🙂

Basic items to build your wardrobe (for beginners)

I stumbled upon an article about power dressing and thought the list could be useful one day (especially for my daughter who will be hunting for a job a few months from now).

Build your wardrobe with the following basic items:

1. Black jacket or a well-fitting blazer

2. Black pants (not pleated)

3. Black skirt (slightly above or grazing the knee)

4. Inner tops (white/khaki/gray/light blue shirt that can be worn with pants or skirt). You can also invest on some tank tops, knit tops, striped baby t-shirts

5. Accessories  ( beads, dainty chokers, silver jewelry, pearls)

6. Black heeled loafers

7. Black boxy nylon bag (not to0 big but just roomy enough to store your essentials)

8. Makeup or Kikay kit (may contain eyebrow pencil, nude or brown lipstick, eye curler and mascara, face powder)

Buy the items that you need on a buy-when-can-afford basis. They need not be expensive. You can always look for cheaper but quality pieces in local shops.

Photos are all mine and have been published on this blog.

 

Where to find affordable summer clothes

My ukay finds

A friend who is a regular thrift-shop goer can attest to the affordability of summer clothes at pre-loved stores near their place. You can purchase a halter blouse and short or skirt for kids at $1 (P41) per pair. The clothes are overrun supply from local and international manufacturers. The ukay stores are open at a certain time of day.

My friend said there are varieties of clothes to choose from, one has to be patient and creative in choosing an outfit to mix and match. Ukay shops carry summer getup for both adult and kids all year round. So, now you know where to look for affordable summer clothes.

Light clothes are advisable to ward off the summer heat. I would love to see myself in a new summer dress while relaxing on rustic chair under our mango tree. Ah, summer!