Dress up series vol.1 : Paperdolls

Remember those days when you were still a little kid and you are so fond of playing paperdolls and somehow you can't help but imagine that you were the one playing dress up? This post is a childhood dream come true! 

For my first dress up series entitled "Paperdolls", I broke it down to five divisions namely; About Floral Prints, Basic Movement, Summer in December, Cold Shoulders, and Casual Errand Day.

Who doesn't love floral prints right? It always be a young girl's favorite. It gives that warm feeling of spring. With this outfit, you don't have to accessorize much. I love how this simple dress could be easily paired up with a set of white sneakers. And the back detail just gives a cut of elegance to the whole outfit. Perfect for a garden lunch.
Floral dress (forever21) White sneakers (keds) 

Nowadays, teens would dress up and call it 'baesic' or 'basic'. So what is 'baesic'? It is often than not an outfit schemed in black, gray, or white. Usually a cropped top paired with highwaist shorts or jeans.

I styled it into three outfits; the first one is your 'ordinary school girl'. A long sleeved cropped top paired with a dark denim highwaist jeans and white sneakers. 
The second look is 'skater girl look'. A plain black tank top paired with a lightwash boyfriend jeans and blue sandals.
The third look brings baesic to an elevated look. Pulling off a formal attire with a black halter cropped top, highwaist pencil skirt, and a pair of elegant white pumps.
Black long sleeved cropped top and highwaist denim jeans (Greenhills) Black tank top (H&M) | Lightwash boyfriend jeans (greenhills) |  Blue sandals (Cotton on) |  Black halter top (H&M) |  Highwaist stripes pencil skirt (Forever21) | White pumps (Jannilyn) 

Summer in December is entitled that way basically because I had a lot beach getaways last december. Hahahaha hitting the beach because I can't take the cold weather.

Here are some dress up ideas for the coming summer season. 
Crochet bikini tops are my fave as of the moment. Mainly because it is easy to do it yourself (perks of crochet projects back in gradeschool). You could search up different patterns in google and pinterest. And you have an ample amount of time, you could sell them online.

When mixing and matching different bikinis to give different looks, I usually like the printed bottom vs. a plain top combo or vice versa. You don't have to buy a pair of bikini every beach getaway. Just do different combinations from your old bikinis to create a whole new look.

I really dig this bohemian/boho-chic style that's emerging now a days. Boho-chic style encompasses a hipster, gypsy, or depicts a free spirited woman. Patterns like tie die, paisley, aztec, tribal, fringed tops/bottoms, maxi skirts/pants would be your thing to come up with that bohemian edge. I just wish there could be a Coachella music festival  here in the Philippines so that I could showcase my inner Vanessa Hudgens hehehe.
 Black crochet bikini top (DIY) | White bikini top and floral bottom (RA swimwear- Trendsetters' bazaar) | Black aztec printed loose top (SM urban) |  White boho maxi dress (Greenhills) |  Floral bandeau (DIY) |  Denim fringe shorts (Fudgerock) | White fringed cover up (SM teens) |  Coral crochet bikini top (Thealessophile) |  Black maxi skirt (Forever21) |

My previous post on cold shoulders was kinda half complete. I would like to elaborate my fascination with off shoulder tops. In this segment, I would like to feature fashion blvd (click on the link and check out their store!); a clothing store located at Mondaze Lifestyle & Concept Store UG unit 104 Robinsons Metro East, Pasig City.

I styled off shoulder tops in 3 different looks; the first is a long sleeved off shoulder top- giving a formal, classy, and elegant look.
The second is  navy blue and short sleeved- a borderline between a casual and classy look.
The third is denim and bell sleeved- i love how it's sexy yet conservative when matched with a pair of leggings.
White x long sleeves (Divisoria) | Navy blue x short sleeved (Forever21) | Denim x belle sleeved (Fashion blvd

Running here and there with those handful of errands would make you look so damn haggard. But you can dress comfortably without having to compromise the way you look. Hahahaha, arte problems. 
Blending patterns with denims or plain blacks is the name of the game to get that on-the-go look. If you want to get a classy look, go for the nudes, golds, or textures. And slip on those pair comfy shoes who'll be your buddy for all the here and theres.
Stripes one piece (Trendsetters' bazaar) | Denim polo, black highwaist shorts (H&M) | Plain black t-shirt (Penshoppe) | Gray jacket (Uniqlo) |  Plain white v-neck shirt, black leggings (H&M) | Flannel (Greenhills) | Caramel brown sleeveless cropped top (Trendsetters' bazaar) | Denim highwaist jeans (Greenhills) | Blue tshirt (herbench) |  Black knitted top, Gray culottes (Greenhills) | White sneakers (Keds) | Black sneakers (Vans) | Brown bucket bag (Mom's) | Stripes shoulder bag (Greenhills) | 

I hope you guys liked the first volume of my dress up series. Stay tune for more looks♥



kea ortega

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