OUTFIT / Comfort clothes

Top / H&M + diy
pants / Jeanasis Japan
shoes / Dr Marten's  

Me enjoying the vastness of our room before putting our queen-sized bed in it. I rarely wear shorts here . 1.) because of the nasty sandflies. I thought mosquitoes are the most annoying biting insect in this planet until I came across with sandflies. So they bite you and they leave nasty dark marks on the skin plus their bite leaves a burning itchy sensation. omg you can just please give me moquitoes anytime of the day but sandflies are Satan's insects. 2.) it's still winter here and any clothing that invites the crisp cold air is a no no. That's why my culottes are my best option. It's like a hanging movie that leaves you curious of the ending . They're pants but a halfway there kind of pants and I love the silhouette. I normally see old women in culottes here . OMG. I just love how old people dress. They really put a lot of thought and effort in what they are wearing. It's bloody genius. I am a huge fan of minimalism and all white and stuff like that but whenever I see them in their matching jewel tones ala Jil Sander 2009, it makes me happy for some reason. The way they create a theme for their outfit is just inspiring. Cue: Anna Piaggi + all the stylish nana. Yes we all have comfort clothes. Me being a clean-loving creature , an all gray monochromatic ensemble would do. But I still love colors on other people. 


CLOTHES / COS (y) Cables

 Cable knit Jumper / COS 

I've seen a great deal of cable knits in stores back in the Philippines. I've always hated it when Zara or Uniqlo release heavy cable knits that are just unbelievable for Manila's t-shirt weather however when I came here and experienced cold mornings of 7 degrees Celsius, I have learned to appreciate the resilience of a cable knit jumper against an awfully cold environment which I surprisingly love/ hate. This is the star of my wardrobe. I couldn't count the nights I've slept in this warm fibrous thing. It's like giving you micro hugs that translate into super fine warmth. I wouldn't go crazy and collect more but having one from COS is enough. I love love love this to death. 


LIFE / New Space

I couldnt contain my ripe excitement to share tidbits of our house project : rennovation. It was a minimal revamp of my partner's house . We changed the brown blinds to light roman blinds in white. We've been selling old furnitures and buying new ones for the whole week. To compound, we have been painting incessantly walls , doors , tables, and doors. A true mark of a grown up individual! It was my birthday and when I got home , the carpet was scraped off and the new PVC floor boards in oak white were installed flawlessly by my man. The best gift ever is having a white room and waking up with the sun bursting inside the small space , illuminating every bits and corners. I just love love our new place. I think I've finished 3 books ever since we moved in. It just makes the mind more relaxed and inspired. Also, we did some closet editing and we donated heaps of clothes to the Op shop so yeahhh.. more space, more fun.