Summer is slowly creeping up on us and I must have been nuts to wear this thickish sweater during the day (when it can get unbearably warm/humid) but the weather was mostly cooperative last Tuesday. Unfortunately, it took a turn for the worse and started pouring rain come nighttime. It wouldn’t have been so bad but it was also the night of Sugarfree’s last gig.

How very appropriate and dramatic, Mother Nature.

I got the bunny sweater for PHP50 at some ukay place along 15th Avenue I chanced upon when I went to pay my internet bill last month. While browsing through the racks, a handful of old women entered the shop and started cooing at the clothes (and chatting about healthcare jobs lol); I caught one of them eying the stuff I had picked out. That’s how I know I’m at the right place/buying the right things, really.

Today, I am wearing a dress that my mom hates. Or dislikes. I offered to lend her this dress the other night and she scoffed at me. I hope I don’t turn into those moms in their late 40s/early 50s who wear halter tops (exposing their saggy backs) and leggings and gaudy gold jewelry (okay, I might rethink that last one). I’m not saying that my mom does; she doesn’t. I just hope I don’t outgrow my preference for GRANDMA CLOTHES! GRANDMA CLOTHES!!!, even when I am a grandma.

My boyfriend thinks the shoes don’t match. I kind of agree. I would have preferred if I wore this with my brown belt and some brown wedges instead, but I do not own the latter (yet).

Thrifted old lady dress; black braided belt from SM Department Store; Michael Antonio platform wedges; accessories from Quiapo.

I’m on the fence on these wedges— while I do love the added height (I was towering over everyone else on the train, but that’s not saying much since most Filipinas are dinky anyway), it requires all my concentration/attention. No iPhone-ing, no walking fast (I was uncharacteristically walking slowly today), and no running to catch train doors!

Also: MY HAIR REFUSES TO HOLD RED DYE. The red fades so quickly over the bleached parts.

Talk about accidental, unwanted, and half-assed ombre hair.

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  • Reply Lauren March 4, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    OMG you were the one who bought the Michael Antonio wedges!!! I was watching them on eBay but totally forgot to bid haha. That last dress looks great on you. :D

  • Reply Xyla March 4, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    My sister thinks I buy grandma clothes (from ukays) too.

  • Reply Jayrin March 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I disagree, I think the black suits the dress perfectly. :) I love love the shoes! May I know how much?

    • Reply Helga March 4, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      800, got them from ebay! They were used but in pristine condition =) They still have that “galing sa US/Balikbayan Box” smell haha.

  • Reply Mimi March 4, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I ABSALOOOTLEHY (!!!!) adore the shoes! I want one for myself :(

    On another note, I’ve been trying to finish my mini polka dot bloomers and I actually want to give you one coz it reminds me of you. :P Email me your address and I’ll send it over when I get to finish it. hrhr. I’m feeling generuhz.

    • Reply Helga March 4, 2011 at 6:25 pm


      • Reply Mimi March 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm

        Got it! Will work on it next week. Its almost done actually. I don’t know why I can’t get myself to finish the hem part lang. mewp.

  • Reply sam March 4, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    where to get???

  • Reply Jad March 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    pretty! plus you lost weight! :) hearting the wedges, of course, and the hair color.

  • Reply Leng March 4, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Helgers, the dress is fab. very mad men!

  • Reply kenna March 5, 2011 at 2:53 am

    I really love the wedges and the shorts! You look tall in the 2nd photo. And really really pretty in the first one.

  • Reply DK March 9, 2011 at 9:52 am

    those grandma dresses are very popular in the Anonas ukay-ukay. the one near the train. they have racks of those. from really pretty ones like yours, to really horrible ones (like the ones na andun pa rin until now)

  • Reply seylena March 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Hi/ fan mo ako. hindi ko type ang unang blouse mo, the color makes u washed out at mukhang cheap ang tela. yun lng. the rest of your outfits are great

  • Reply bibing kinitan April 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    bagay naman lahat sayo kahit anong suot mo. you’re so pretty! :D

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