Posts tagged ‘fashion’

May 9, 2012

DiY Shorts part deux

Remember this photo? 🙂 yes.. My DiY distressed shorts that I blogged about here:  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 😉

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 😉

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.  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.

hip·ster (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 1990’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 is a style that defines all that you feel matters right now. Which goes back to my definition of style, “anything goes!” HAHA

Bottomline is, Hipsters are those people in the world who start movements in fashion and policy without commercialism. 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. 🙂

BISOUS,

NICA

March 15, 2012

Mustard part deux

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

Now the other one is mustard shorts! 😀

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

Hype this look here: 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 😉

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 🙂

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

Hype this look here: 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 customized 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 😉

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 😉 all I had to do is to cut the sleeves.

And I even made a cropped top! 😉

I can actually join KFC’s “street-wise” contest HAHA! 🙂

 

Bisous,

N

February 7, 2012

When Disney princesses become hipsters ;)

source: Tumblr

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December 14, 2011

I wanna be FOREVER XXI

Sooo excited to get this post published because I know a lot of people love Forever 21 like me.

If this picture is familiar to you then you might have read the previous post. These are my mom’s birthday presents from F21 SG ❤

You can stand under my umbrella..ella..ella..eyy..eyy..eyy 🙂

Mom knows how obsessed I am with nail polish and anything else that’s got to do with it. So she bought me a pedicure set and 2 hues of F21 nail lacquer.

Just last month, November 14, Forever 21 PH opened a branch in Cebu! So my friends and I went to the opening even if we were all broke (I only had 50 pesos in my wallet that time and nothing more)

L-R: my CDU friends El, Mary Fel, Essa & Aiken
Was really upset that time because I wasn’t able to take pictures :/
My phone died minutes after this shot

 Anyway, my mom arrived days after my birthday and I took her to the newly opened F21 since she needs to buy winter clothes for my dad (My dad is a stay in employee at Athens, Greece and he rarely goes out to shop for himself).
Of course I took a couple of stuff for me HAHA 😉

Newest turban being worn. ❤

I was really freaking out when I found  a row of gel eyeliners. Would you believe that it’s only 95php per tube? so I bought 2 since I’m going to be in Mindanao for quite a while and I’m sure it’s is going to be sold out in less than a week. I was dying to buy the one in Maybelline but it’s actually 400 bucks per tube.
Thanks F21 for this cheap bargain! ❤

Just last Saturday, I finally got my package from my close friend, Phyllis who has already moved to Miami years ago.

My new babies are very well taken care of. THANKS PHYLL!! ❤

So what if I can’t afford Topshop. I wanna be forever 21 anyway 😉 HAHA
And just recently, one of the most famous European brands, BERSHKA opened in Manila. And to honor that, I’m wearing a Bershka skirt right now haha.
Will cross my fingers for H&M  to open here in the Philippines too! But I tweeted them and they replied there are no plans yet 😦

Oh well hope you did not get bored with this post. More of Forver 21 soon!

Bisous.

October 3, 2011

New found love ♥

YES! I have found my new love on bodysuits 🙂
I shall start wearing and buying bodysuits without getting shy anymore.
It’s about embracing yourself! And to remember that you don’t live according to anybody else’s shadow.
BOW.

Posted my look already! HYPE it here.

Bisous,
N

July 16, 2011

Catch the VIRUS, and get infected! ❀

Yesterday, I got the privilege to attend the soon to be the hottest boutique in the city, VIRUS.
(Thank you Yenny for inviting me!)

Note: I’m sorry for the poor quality of photos. none of us brought a cam! HAHA but I trust my cybershot phone so.. 😉

At first we went to Kenneth’s to get dolled up 😉

On our way to Yenny’s, this is my fave shot by my love Essa 🙂

July 3, 2011

The W-Neck shirt.. whuuuut??

Haha hi guys! this is just a quick  post.  I know I haven’t been blogging lately and I know I have so many LONG OVERDUE drafts that were supposed to be published during summer..
but anyway, I promise to make it up to you guys when my life isn’t as chaotic as now.

 

Here’s the catch.
American Apparel  just launched their W-neck shirts.
(The Onion already made this joke in 2007.  Whoops)

 

Your thoughts? 😀