The light scent of dried oak and apples



I haven't realized how much I miss dressing up for myself until I'm putting together this outfit post! For the past months, I've been a lazy dresser and I've been dressing down because of dress codes and such in the office and also because my office mates are not as open-minded as I am when it comes to fashion (they are waaaay older than me) so I have to adjust. I don't know if you've noticed the lack of fashion posts but that's how my fashion life went.


Similar outfit ensemble: Bloom Fairy in the City


Anyway, I wore this ensemble at the RL Style Talks last December. The event was on a Saturday and I have work on Saturdays so I left the office at 12 noon to make it on time. Unfortunately, I was late but anyway, believe it or not, I commute like this. hehe. Tricycle, jeep, bus, then MRT, then taxi, then jeep --- I rode all of these just to get to the venue. I know right, tiis ganda ito! hahaha. But I'm already used to the lifestyle --- dressing up as if I will not commute. :)



WEARING: Lace dress- hand-me-down | White Skirt- hand-me-down & revamped | Gray Beret- Divisoria | Boots c/o rosewholesale | Necklace c/o Born Pretty | rings c/o Sammy dress


This lace dress is too short for me so I wore a white mini skirt underneath. I then paired it up with my Php 20.00 gray beret and a pair of ankle-high brown boots. My Php 50.00 purple metallic backpack (which I bought from the closet sale of a fashion editor of Chalk Magazine) probably doesn't match if I'm going for a vintage style look but I'm not so I guess the backpack pulled it off! :)

Oh hey, all in all, this outfit only costs me Php 70.00 (around $1.46) because the lace dress is a hand-me-down, the skirt is also a hand-me-down which I revamped, and the boots and accessories are sponsored. So yay for a very cheap outfit ensemble! And I quote London Tipton, "Yay Me!" :">



Photos by Divine Aquino






P.S.  You can use the code BYYT10 when you go shop at Born Pretty to get a $10 discount code.

RaeAbigael

Rae Abigael J. Caacbay is a ballerina, visual artist, and a BS Interior Design graduate based in the Philippines. She went through a quarter life crisis by the end of 2016 and though she's lost in the middle of fulfilling her dreams, she still keeps on moving forward anyway. Most of her work focuses on interior design, writing/marketing, and painting.

40 comments:

  1. Hand-me-downs are the best! When I was working last year, where I was the only female and the only one born in the 90s, it was also impossible for me to dress up much, so I feel you, Rae. Your lace dress is adorable!

    May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

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    1. thank you May! I actually don't know what to feel (and do) anymore. haha. I want to dress to express but my environment is kinda taking that away from me. But i still dress up from time to time. hehe :\

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  2. nice dress rae :)
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  3. the bagpack is so cool
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  4. Cool, I love it!! Have a good day!
    Sexy venetian vampire costume by SMIFFYS on my last post HERE!

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  5. The dress is lovely on you! Great way styling the lace dress with the boots!

    besos,
    M
    The Flower Duet

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  6. I like your hat and dress! You look very beautiful!The dress is such a beautiful color !

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  7. Good pairing of the skirt! I really love those inner skirts to go with short dresses. I wonder how manufacturers could make such short dresses as if the whole world is so short. I love the grey beret and boots look. Kinda autumn. Thank you for your heartfelt comment on my sad post a while back. Appreciate it!

    Jo
    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

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    1. Hi Jo, thank you! Maybe this dress was meant for shorter girls? But the fit is actually perfect except for the skirt part. hahaha. I don't know. Anyway, you're welcome! Have a nice day :">

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  8. very pretty!

    Eliana,
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  9. Girl, you're slayin! Looks so good <3

    / Alix N,
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  10. Rae, what a great idea to put a long shirt under the shorter dress... you look lovely as always xox

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    1. I had no choice, it was either I wear a skirt underneath or wear the dress as a long blouse. I choose the first one. hehe. Thank you Launna! :")

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  11. This is such a pretty dress, I love the lace! I feel like I usually wear the same old boring clothes to work, so I am often uninspired with my outfits. Plus it's hard to feel outfit inspired in this freezing cold weather we have over here right now. I hoping all that will change soon though!

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    1. Apparently, here in my country, I can wear laces all year round. hehe. I hope you can wear whatever makes you happy really soon! :)

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  12. Nice look! I really love your dres! :)

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  13. I like your lace dress, and that's what I would have done if it was too short. You look great! Mod-vintage! :-) /Madison
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  14. OMG!! I will definitely admire you wearing this and you will ride all means of transpo in manila! :) Ikaw na! I think you can pull it off and I don't see anything wrong about it. Para maganda ka pa rin dba? :D

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    xx,
    Jewel
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  15. I love this look lots! I really like your blog, let me know if you would like to follow each other!

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  16. Sometimes it feels good to be able to dress up and look good for our ownself don't you think? Your hat looks really good on you =)

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  17. I love your outfit and especially that long-sleeved lace dress - it's beautiful! Your hair looks pretty.

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  18. Your dress is super lovely and I absolutely love your backpack! :D
    Thanks for your comment! :D

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