Despite claiming to be a style blogger, I realize that most of my serendipitous outfits are usually just left to Instagram.
But ironically, these are the outfits people ask about. I get a lot more compliments for the photos that I don’t blog about rather than the ones I do. I even got messaged by a friend once whether I have a professional photographer always tailing me, praising the quality of my photos. But all praise is due to my quite talented photographer-friends (photografriends include Carlos, Chela, Gail, Chen, et cetera) and my non-photografriends (but equally as patient), who know a thing or two about framing and photography by now, due to being pushed (forced) to take my photos for me (Thanks Cheng, and you’re welcome.)
Since these outfits weren’t photographed with the blog as its end destination, I’m apologizing in advance for the lack of detail shots. (which I make up for with edits and gifs!)
This day was actually an errand day. we were scouting for shoot locations for a new film project of Carlos and mine. I know what you’re thinking: “Gurl, who wears a bodycon dress and heels to do errands?!”
These mules are my go-to shoes and if I know where I’m going, I usually prefer it over my Jack’s, because I just literally slip them on. Sure it has heels, but it’s only an inch so I don’t really feel it. I once commuted to BGC from Monumento and back again, standing the whole time on the bus and on the train, wearing these “heels” and my feet were a-okay!
On days when I don’t plan what to wear, a dress is the go-to option as compared to thinking of a top and a bottom, and how to match it, which opens up a series of possibilities I just have no time for.
And of course, a cap to top it all off (literally).
This Hail the Label jacket has also been my go-to because it’s pretty light and thin so it’s perfect for humid manila with lots of air-conditioned interior spaces. (plus, it’s not bulky in the bag, unlike other jackets.)
Not pictured here is my SM Parisian gray backpack, which is my go-to bag, being able to fit all my stuff, and its neutral color makes it easy to match (It matches my mules)
It was pretty unexpected that my outfit matched both shoot locations. Even my gray mules looked beige with the shadows.
Carlos needed a subject to frame and see how to adjust the glaring light from outside without underexposing the subject (yup, I’m definitely not defensive about the whole “this wasn’t meant to be a blog-shoot thing”)
Location 1: Juan Luna Building
Location 2: National Museum
A white wall is a favorite for outfit shots, for the reason of how it brings out the details.
But here, the tables are turned — my modest, modern outfit in contrast with the National Museum’s intricate, neoclassical architecture.
I know, I said “go-to” a lot in this post. But I’ll say it one last time here:
What about you? What are your usual go-to outfits?