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Nicole Aguinaldo | 21 year old fashion and lifestyle blogger from the Philippines.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Soft & Subtle

Spring and summer isn't just about bright colors and floral prints. 

According to Pantone, Inc., the world's authority on color, we can expect soft pastel hues and subtle warm tones to make their own mark for S/S 2015! This particular color - a kind of pale salmon pink - immediately caught my eye as I was looking through the list, precisely because of this one-shouldered dress from TOPSHOP

The color would have gone particularly well with cool pastel shades in blue or lavender but I decided to go for a classic look with nude pair shoes and bag. Then I put on this amazing twisted double strand pearl necklace from DIOR to elevate the femininity and elegance of this cocktail dress. 

The truth is although I can't say enough about how much I love its color, there are other things to love about this dress. Its soft flowy material, the uneven hemline that's always flattering to most figures, and yes, the one-shoulder style has always been one of my favorites!


Outfit details:
Dress, TOPSHOP
Necklace, DIOR
Heels, FOREVER 21
Clutch, SHOP GEORGINE

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Special thanks to:
Sheila Recasata, MD

PHOTOS BY NICCO RECASATA
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Steady As She Goes

The summer season is upon us here in Metro Manila, but who says we need to fret and fry under the heat? Instead let's all revel and shine in floral skirts, neutral tank tops, and bright-colored cotton cardigans!

That's exactly what I did the other day for an afternoon event. The outfit consisted of this smart chic floral skirt with faux pockets from SPRING DAISIES, a basic black tank top from SFERA, and this bright royal blue cardigan from ZARA. When the heat got a little too crazy, I simply took off the cardigan and I was good to go anew!


Outfit details:
Top, SFERA
Watch, TOMATO TIME
Cardigan, ZARA
Heels, FOREVER 21

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Special thanks to:
Sheila Recasata, MD

PHOTOS BY NICCO RECASATA
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Prom-Perfect with Jellybean

Every girl dreams of prom night from the moment they start middle school. For most girls prom is the first time they truly get to dress up in their Sunday best, wear heels, and even get to wear some make up and fix their hair a special way!

And so in the weeks (even months) leading up to prom night, most girls (and their moms!) would spend many hours searching high and low for the perfect dress to wear to one of the most important dates in a teenager's social calendar. 

With all the excitement that the special occasion generates, it's easy to go overboard and overspend and end up overdressed. Take it from someone who's been there and done it not once, not twice, but thrice, the best time I had was when I wore a simple but elegant dress with the barest of frills because believe me, the last thing you want to do on prom night is to be tagging and pulling at your dress to make sure it is in place.

Now that we're in the midst of prom season in the Philippines, here's an outfit inspiration courtesy of JELLYBEAN

It was such a pleasant surprise to find many lovely choices in JELLYBEAN! I always loved the casual dresses and shirts there but I never knew they carried elegant pieces you can wear to special occasions.

I chose this cream-colored dress with delicate lace-trimmed front bodice. I love its simple but classic elegance. I also found a beautiful pair of matching lace pumps. What's great about JELLYBEAN is that it also carries simple accessories like the pearl earrings I'm wearing.

So if you're one of those still searching, head on to the nearest JELLYBEAN branch or follow them on Facebook and Instagram and find your very own prom-perfect outfit.


Outfit details:
Dress, heels, and earrings from JELLYBEAN
(Like and Follow JellyBean on Facebook & Instagram)

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Special thanks to:
Sheila Recasata, MD
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PHOTOS BY NICCO RECASATA
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