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May 9, 2012

DiY Shorts part deux

Remember this photo? ๐Ÿ™‚ yes.. My DiY distressed shorts that I blogged about here:ย ย https://sugarcoatedscribbles.wordpress.com/2012/01/31/do-it-yourself-distressed-shorts-tutorial-by-nica-ubas/

SOOOOOOOOOO… I kind of got bored with it and thought that I have too many ripped shorts. So what I did was……

I cut off my polo’s sleeves since a.) I couldn’t wear it coz it’s TOO LARGE (and I just thrifted it anyway)
b.) I gave it to my mom as my pre-Mother’s Day gift ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had the sleeves sewn on the ripped parts to
a.) simply cover up the rips
b.) to create a more vintage-y look on the shorts

By the way, I wasn’t the one who sewed it.. I had it done at our family’s tailor. She does really exemplary job on sewing. She was also the one who made my mustard shorts and cropped polo

Please look out for my new lookbook post ๐Ÿ˜‰

BISOUS,

N

April 24, 2012

Let’s “be hip”

Being a girl who is on her 20s and tries to experiment with fashion and still trying to figure herself out is something I would likely to describe myself. ย But when people ask me about my “fashion statement” or my “fashion inspiration/s,” I would mostly end up answering “anything goes” or “I don’t particularly follow any trends.. I create my own..” –that sort of hypocrisy. At least, for the past years that’s what I’ve been telling people.

Just late last year, I’ve finally decided to actually fall into a specific kind of “fashion culture.” Actually, I’m not only talking about fashion here. I’m talking about the personal style that I’m adopting and why I’m taken to it.

I follow/read a lot of blogs.. no certain genre.. and the words “indie” and “hipster” have always caught my attention. So I did my research and found myself deleting my Flo Rida, Rihanna, Chris Brown, etc. playlists in exchange for Bon Iver, Lykke Li, Feist, She & Him, Radiohead, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Florence + the Machine, and other indie bands.

hipยทster (hpstr)
n. Slang
Hipster (also referred to as scenesters[1]) is a term frequently used to refer to a subculture of young, recently settled urban middle class adults and older teenagers. Usage of the term reappeared in the 1990s and persists to the present. The subculture is associated with independent music, a varied non-mainstream fashion sensibility, and alternative lifestyles.

In the 1990โ€™s, the hipster term came back strong in communities of young, middle-class urbanities. The dress was usual a causal mixture of grunge, jeans and tee-shirts that promoted Indie bands.

Naturally, wanting to “be hip” falls foul of the irony that no hipster would own up to. Being a hipster isn’t something you consciously strive for. It’s supposed to be a natural state, not something contrived.

But then again…. everytime we make deliberate choices about the image we present to the world, we’re working on it, even subconsciously. So I started with the indie music.. then everything followed. On this post, I will allow you guys to take a peek of my closet. No, I am not showing my whole wardrobe, just a couple of basic hippie clothes that I own.

Note: Hipster fashion is not easy to copy. Self-identity is heavily tied into what being a hipster is all about, however you will seldom find a hipster who accepts this title readily.

TOPS: bodycons, corsets, cropped, bodysuits, & vintage tees.

Hipster trends tend to change quickly, and when that trend is copied by others those in this life-style find new ways to express themselves.

BOTTOMS: vintage, ripped, high-waist, tattered

More than one type of hipster exists with a different lifestyles and clothing choices.

Basically, hipsterism isย a style that defines all that you feel matters right now. Which goes back to my definition of style, “anything goes!” HAHA

Bottomline is,ย Hipsters are those people in the world who start movements in fashion and policy without commercialism.ย In short, the hipster is a title that the world assigns to the people in our society who are brave enough to do their own thing, without concern for what the rest of us think.

So find your thing… find that thing that you love and do it for the rest of your life. ๐Ÿ™‚

BISOUS,

NICA

March 15, 2012

Mustard part deux

Holler! another outfit post by moi ๐Ÿ™‚
Remember when I said I’m making a separate post for my other mustard pre-made clothing? ๐Ÿ™‚ The first one was a mustard polo. I already blogged about it here.ย 

Now the other one is mustard shorts! ๐Ÿ˜€

Monokini used as a corset: Oxygen
Mustard shorts: Tailored
Boyfriend’s watch: Italian Brand

Hype this look here:ย http://lookbook.nu/look/3200275-Mustard-part-deux

Bicous,

N

March 15, 2012

Feed Me

I don’t usually wear sneakers but when I do, I make it count ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve been wanting to wear that cropped top I got from Let’s Stylize. I’ve had it for months now and so I decided to wear it na ๐Ÿ™‚

Feed Me cropped top: Let’s Stylize
Shorts I ripped myself: GUESS
Denim sneakers: Converse

Hype this look here:ย http://lookbook.nu/look/3196013-FEED-ME

 

Bisous,

N

 

March 8, 2012

Sears

Since I am a big The Hunger Games Trilogy fan and the movie is about to come out in 15 days, I made my own THG shirt instead of ordering online. I mean some people sell cheap customizedย THG shirts but the shipping fee makes it expensive. Why spend a lot of dough when you can make your own customized tee?

It’s quite simple. Since I have an extra plain white tee, I cut out letters from an unused polo.

After cutting out the letters, I pinned it on the shirt so it’d be easy. It was hand sewn by the way since I was too afraid to use our sewing machine HAHA! I owe my basic sewing skills to my home economics teachers! HAHAHA

I’ve always been Team Gale. Although I was quite disappointed that Liam Hemsworth’s portraying him. I mean, he was described as “good-looking, strong enough to handle work, and can hunt” but I guess we just have to wait and see. I know he’s a good actor. And ohhh.. I had to post those two similar photos because I can’t decide which filter is nicer ๐Ÿ˜‰

By the way, you can hype this look here.

And since I’ve already started it, I decided to “re-construct” my tees because butterfly sleeves make my arms look bigger ๐Ÿ˜‰ all I had to do is to cut the sleeves.

And I even made a cropped top! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I can actually join KFC’s “street-wise” contest HAHA! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Bisous,

N

March 1, 2012

M U S T A R D

Remember when I said I’ve had clothes made over Feb? Well, I’m going to show you the first finished product.

Hype this look here.

My mustard polo is made by our family’s tailor. I was satisfied with the results! How bout you? What do you guys think? ย I also had mustard shorts made but imma wear it some other time ๐Ÿ™‚

Can’t wait for the next batch of clothes! Will share more photos soon.

Bisous,

N

February 7, 2012

When Disney princesses become hipsters ;)

source: Tumblr

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January 31, 2012

Do It Yourself! Distressed shorts tutorial by Nica Ubas

After a long hiatus, I am back with something I’ve been dying to do ever since!
So without anymore long introduction, let’s get this DIY distressed shorts tutorial started.

note: I apologize for my nails. Please just ignore it HAHA I have this bad habit of waiting for the nail polish to chip off before I get them done. Also, i’m trying to make the captions as simple and as understandable as my brain can handle.

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Things you will need: Scissors, blade or cutter, needle, and of course your choice of shorts or jeans you wish to cut and distress.

The picture above is actually my shorts which is too long so i cut it off ย and showed the white threads for more vintage-y look. If you wanna do the same thing, I will show you how..

Choose or get your reference shorts so you’ll know how long you’ll cut. Make sure to do it slowly and don’t cut directly. That way you’ll avoid cutting it too short. (POKPOK shorts aren’t cool especially when your butt is showing)

If you want to show those white threads like mine, all you need to do is run the scissors to the right and vice versa.

NOTE: do NOT cut! just run it.

Don’t worry if you don’t get many white threads. If you’ll wash your shorts eventually it will all come out.

Next thing is to figure out where to rip your shorts. Be sure to have it above the pocket or else your underwear or legs will show when you wear it.

Using the cutter or blade, cut a line on where you have decided to rip.

Turn your shorts and locate the tear.

Using the needle, pull off the white threads depending on how much you want.

When you’ve pulled a lot of white threads, the blue threads will thicken so you have to cut it off or you may leave an inch of it before ripping another part of the shorts

taaaahdaaaah! that’s what I meant when I said you can leave some of the blue threads

I made 3! ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t want to distress the other one more because I intend to put on studs (which I will of course write a different post about it)

I hope you guys enjoyed! ๐Ÿ™‚ and if you wanna try it out, lemme know how it goes! ๐Ÿ™‚

BISOUS,

NICA

January 24, 2012

The Ponytail Cuff

January 24, 2012

Randominity of looks…

I got too lazy to do separate outfit posts and I’ve already got 3 pending. Then I realized ย that it’s waaaaaaay long overdue so I’m squeezing in 3 outfit posts into one haha.

 

P.S. please please please don’t forget to hype! The outfit title will link you to my lookbook account if you click it ๐Ÿ˜‰

XOXO

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Details:

  1. White sleeveless tank, Skin
  2. Various Flags heart connector ring, Forver21
  3. Guitar connector ring, Greenhills

Swag So Official

Details:

  1. Heineken Top, Mom’s
  2. Ripped skirt, BERSHKA
  3. Denim sneakers, Converse
  1. Over-sized polkadot dress, Mom’s
  2. Purse, Accessorize
  1. Butterfly Polo, Sunnyside Up
  2. Slacks, thrifted
  3. Vintage bag, Mom’s
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