Mannish basics

Have you checked up on your closet lately? In all your shopping sprees, have you remembered to stock up on the absolute basics? I did a closet sweep last week and noticed that out of my many my white t-shirts, I didn't have THE white t-shirt: a Hanes v-neck cotton shirt! How could I have been so foolish all these years?

The small size fit me perfectly, and better yet, it only cost me a little more than P200. How cool is that?

So anyway, speaking of basics, I love how the combination of my straight-cut Levi's jeans, Charles & Keith leather loafers, and thrifted faux leather jacket looks like! It's relaxed yet extremely stylish. Perfect for errand days and for meeting with friends. I also love that I can easily amp the look up with some accessories and crazy high heels.

This will be my uniform all throughout the slightly colder months. 

This thrifted faux leather jacket is one of my favorite finds. I got it for only P280 and it was in perfect condition! 

While we're on the topic of mannish basics, I want to share with you something I recently, er, acquired from my boy's closet:

This is his old military-style jacket that shrunk in the wash. It doesn't fit him anymore, so I kindly took it out of his hands. Hehe. It fits me nicely - it's slightly baggy but I suppose that's the whole point of this piece.