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Friday
Mar012013

Neutralized

At 25 I think that my style has sort of "settled down". Well it wasn't that crazy to begin with but now that I know what works for me, I don't experiment so much anymore. I like pastels, dainty colors mostly, and a healthy mix of neutrals to keep everything grounded. As for silhouettes, I know to make my shoulders look narrow, to bare my collarbone, and create a waist where it's almost non-existent.

These are things I learned over the course of years! I wish there was someone to tell me about it earlier. I could have saved a lot of time, money, and grief over ill-fitting clothes. 

Remember my fashion battle plan? I've been keeping true to it! Here's something I wore the afternoon of the Magnum event. I was there to check out the preparations so I just wore a casual outfit that's easy to move around in. 

Fresh flowers

Kashieca knit top / Thrifted pleather skater skirt / Gold Dot flats / Pinkbox accessories

I changed into a dress and high heels for the actual party. This dress, can I just say, was such a lucky find! I didn't really have time to scout for something to wear before the event, so that same morning I went to the mall to hunt for something. Anything! I only had 15 minutes to do it too since I needed to be at a meeting. Long story short, I finally came upon this gorgeous find from Karimadon. Guess what, it's only P1,300! My budget was P3,000 but good thing I found this one!

Karimadon dress / Pinkbox accessories / Ferretti heels

I finally got these Ferretti heels after mooning over them for a while. They're ultra light; I even managed to wear them for a good three hours before I had to change into flats. Not bad for five-inch heels! 

So there you go. <3 Hope you liked the looks!

Reader Comments (25)

I love the dress! So chic and classy! I was a bit edgy when it comes to fashion when I was younger (heck, even had my head shaved ala GI Jane and a side shave just early last year) but it drastically changed when I turned 27. It's about time I guess! I wouldn't say that I'm now pretty and dainty cos personally I think I look kind of awkward when I wear colorful clothing. Haha. But I'm all for classics and neutrals! Great look, Liz! You always look great in short skirts/dress! :)

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKhristine

I love your outfits! I also enjoyed looking at photos you took from the Magnum party! I'm also into pastel and neutral colors! And more into skirt and dresses when in the mood. I think I'm also slowly realizing what works or not for me. On casual, barkada gimmick days, I'd go for shorts, blouse, and flats. I'm never the high heel type of girl. I reserve those for important, special events since I can't stand wearing them for too long (though I'm always told to wear heels considering my short height).

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNina

The Karimadon dress is so classy! Lucky you to have gotten such a find.

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPat

The dress looks so flattering on you! And that thrifted skirt, lucky you!! I totally get what you mean. At my age now, I think I'm becoming more sensible and even more conservative. I love buying clothes now that are somewhat classy that can be worn for work or normal days out. Since I'm graduating soon, I'm starting to build my work closet. Haha. Copied your battle plan idea too! :P Thanks!

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYana

I love the whole ensemble! That classic look with an extra pop of color here is really nice. The Karimadon dress is a great find indeed, suits you very well. :)

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLian

I like Karimadon, they have some really nice pieces! Not too pricey either. Love that skater skirt, it shows off your lovely stems.

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEula

Wonderful looks! :) I love the dress, ang ganda ng fit, plus it's simple and elegant, but I love the knit top more! Loving anything knit, at the moment. There's just something about it that makes it work for summer AND for cold seasons. Claps for OOTDs and OOTNs! :)

And if anyone here knows where we could get leather-ish shorts or skirts, please share :(

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaulina

Love that dress ha! Actually liz youre like an old soul hello 25 ka palang. Ang matude m magsalita hahah im turning 29 n gosh puro leggings p dn suot ko.

Love dat dress pwede panoffice lagyan lang ng black stockings. The best part is no need to iron na! Will def chek it out

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermiz eloise

Magnum event? But the pictures look like its a posh fashion party! And whoa...the guest list! Blood red roses and mirror are oh so opulent! This is why I love this blog, you don't have to spend a fortune to look like a million bucks! Great stems Liz!

My profession sorts of limit my fashion choices. I'm a boho kinda girl - maxi skirts and tanks are my favorite combo. But nobody will take me seriously if I look like Esmeralda. Haha. I only get to wear those on weekends. I like it though, it keeps a healthy mix of things.

Totally out of subject. But girls! Clinique bonus starts today! Heading out right after work! :)

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTin

Hi Liz!Ilove how you dress up yourself-its not OA like some of the fashion bloggers, dont get me wrong ha, i understand that each one us has different taste when it comes to fashion/outfit,(like me) basta all you dress up/you've post here is bagay sayo, very minimalist...and love your beauty tips too.

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOhms

Color and design looks lovely on you..and I love your necklace. :) Perfect match.

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercel

I'm only 15 so i'm not really into dressing up, my normal outfit was a tshirt, jeans and a pair of flat shoes. But I guess when i turn 21 I will start being mature when it comes to dressing up, thanks for your tips Ate Liz. Anyways, I love your dress and heels :)

I love your attire, your skirts really become you. Sana maka-skirt din ako as often as I want. Puro jeans, pants and leggings ang laman ng clothes cabinet ko. Looking at your OOTDs inspire me to add variation to my wardrobe.

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKris

what's a skater skirt?

okay, you owe us a blog post on how to "create a waist where it's almost non-existent"! but i saw you and your stomach is flat! :p

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterisea

@isea Here! http://www.oliviapalermo.com/how-to-rock-the-skater-skirt/

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaulina

The dress is so classy. I am leaning to basics and neutrals as of the moment. If I think I have enough, I move on to the wildly colored ones. I'm not sure what my body type is and whether I'm buying the right type of clothes. I always buy based on aesthetics. If it looks nice, then good. If not, keber! Bad habit, I know.

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJas

Wow that dress looks good on you! I like it! You got a pretty dress na mas mura kesa sa budget, and rush pa. :) Your first ootd looks casual and so comfy. And the necklaces look pretty too.

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica Santos

That dress fits right into my desired wardrobe color palette! I love the fit, the ribbon detail. I love love it! I might get one soon since it's not too expensive for a dress! :)

March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanine

I love both looks! Karimadon really do have great dresses, and that pleather skirt is to die for :) I love how you are able to accentuate your body type with the way you dress, I do think that it's the greater factor in looking good :)

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteraira de castro

my line of work kinda restricts what I could wear so I often stick to neutrals, classic pieces. But I tend to be more adventurous in clothes that I would wear on vacations. For events I prefer classic pieces as well.

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercouchpotato_md

Like the outfits!Understated but chic! I appreciate that you dont try to overcompensate for the outfit to look edgy. If you know what I mean. ;p Sorry but I keep seeing some local bloggers do that. Not good. Anyway, Im obsessed w skater skirts as of the moment. Hope you can share where you got yours! Thanks!

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

Fawned over that Karimadon dress as soon as you've posted a photo on Instagram! Oh and I would love to read up on some dressing tips from you. *hint hint* :)

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLysha

Pwede bang one day..as in one day lang...gumising na ako si Solenn? one day lang talaga.
Tapos balik Blue Ivy Carter ulit!
LOLZZZ!

March 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPong

Kudos for finding your style and settling to it by 25! :) Im still slowly easing into mine and I already have a toddler, lol. Im loving your Ferretti heels, btw. I should definitely check out the store and stray a bit from ny default Charles and Keith/Aldo combo.

March 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdianecapile

when it comes into dressing for an event, i really love how you do your fashion.. hay.. ako kasi palaging sinasabihan ng kapatid ko na bagay naman sayo.. di ka lang kasi sanay.. because, i always prefer wearing simple shirts and jeans.. thats one thing i like about your fashion style ms liz.. hindi OA like what Ohms have commented here.. =) good thing you find a dress not exceeding your budget =)

March 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRhania

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