i love pink

Yeah, I admit. I love pink. Proof of that are my pairs of pink high tops, pink flip flops, pink mules, and pink ballerina flats. Though, it wasn’t always so. Actually, I used to hate pink. I was such a tomboy that I would not be caught dead wearing pink. But that was before and no longer. I looove pink! Well, at present anyway. Another color I find myself being drawn to lately is lavender. I even bought a wonderfully soft lavender lace fabric on a whim. *sigh*

Anyhoo, I’ll be posting up a storm soon. At least, I plan to… I hope to… *sigh.* Have a great week! Thanks for dropping by.

Such is life… Jette



DIY: Little White Dress (part 4)

So, here’s the fourth installment of the DIY: LWD (proposed four part) series, as promised. Though, I could still think up several more ways to wear the dress, modify the look, really. Well, in any case, I’m sure I’ll be talking about it here. So, I won’t say that this would be the final installment of the LWD series just yet.  Anyway, as I’ve mentioned here, I planned on adding appliques on the upper part of the LWD’s bodice. Well, I did just that. Here’s the work in progress. SAM_5967 And as proposed, I’ll be the one to wear the dress this time around. Now, the thing is, with the new design I had in mind, there’s simply no occasion, special or otherwise, in my simple existence in which I could wear it to and not seem overdressed. You see, I bought a gorgeous lavender lace fabric a while back and I’ve been itching to use it, one way or the other. So, the new design I came up with turned out to be too dressy than I had hoped, with the lace and all. And I thought, the only time I could probably don the outfit is when I get an invite to a wedding or such. But no such luck. So, I thought a photoshoot would suffice, if chanced upon. And chance upon it I did. As summer draws to a close, Nashy, Mauski and myself have been planning some day trips to various beaches. So, I thought I might slip  in a photoshoot session in one of these trips. With that in mind, I prepared some accessories to go with the beach setting. I made an anklet, a toe ring, a hand harness, and an armband. And just the previous weekend, on Saturday, that opportune time for the photoshoot came. Without further ado, here are the photos…

Yeah, I know. Awkward, as always. *sigh.* Anyway, these were taken by Mauski, by the way. We did these just before heading home. The beach was a two-hour or so drive from the city and we missed our bus. Nashy didn’t go with us that day, busy. I’ll be posting some pictures of that trip here in a future post. But for now, ciao! *update* Oh, by the by… here’s a quick recap of how my sisters wore the LWD…

So, there. Thanks for dropping by! Such is life…. Jette

Fashionable Week in Photos: May 06-12

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photos: zimbio / dailymail uk


Happy Birthday Mum!

I’m not as vocal as Kat. But here, I can say “Luv yah!” I’ll admit. I’ve realized, we’re helpless without you… Thank you so much!

Here’s for many more birthdays to celebrate!

Such is life… Jette


nude + color

Yeah. I’d have to admit, I’m a fan. Of Blake Lively. She’s really beautiful. And she’s married to Ryan Reynolds! Hah! Yes, I had been a Van Wilder fan. Perhaps still is. I just love that movie! And, Ryan Reynolds. I can watch that movie over and over, still. I’ll not get tired of it. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds make such a lovely couple, yeah? Anyway, hope you had a great day peeps!


DIY: Braided Back Tee

Had a great day at the beach today, with Nashy and Ms. Mimi. It’s been a while since I’ve gone swimming, and today, I made up for lost times… kind of. Perhaps, I’ll jabber about that on a later post. For now, I’ll just be talking about this tee…


It’s The Mister’s and I’ve had my eye on it for the longest time. It’s an old shirt, which I think had been a favorite of his. But from the moment we spotted it on the shop’s rack, I had been secretly hoping to own it. Basically, I love the shirt’s color…  But it was too big for me. Then recently, I finally found an apt style  to turn it into. I got the inspiration from AquiSo, I plucked up the courage to ask The Mister for his favorite shirt. And few snips here, some braiding there, and a few sewing here, I’ve made a new beach cover up/ tee.  Unfortunately, my restyled shirt didn’t turn out as great as I’d hoped. But I love it nonetheless. I debuted the it today at the beach. I paired it with a customized camo shorts that The Mister designed.

Lookie here…


Anyhoo, I’ll be posting more photos of this trip in a future post. It was a lovely day and I did a lot of swimming, which leaves me wondering why I didn’t crawl straight into bed as soon as I got home. In fact, I don’t feel tired at all. That’s weird. Especially for me… Oh well…

Such is life… Jette

Fashionable Week in Photos: April 29-May 05

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Cream Delight


Punk: Chaos to Couture

What: The opening of 2013 Costume Institute Gala 03 Met Ball

Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art,Costume Institute, New York

When: May 6, 2013 (show will run from May to August 2013)

Gaaah! This is is actually one of the fashion events that I always look forward to every year. And now, without further ado, here are my favorites on the red carpet, in no particular order:

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And yes, I’ve included the “too much” and the “not quite” which I think are worth the notice. I’m sure you could pick them out from this lot. 🙂

After party…

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photos: zimbio / dailymail uk


Recycle, Reuse: Green Jacket + DIY: Cuff Clutch

Hello! Finally, I get to post this… I’ve been slacking off a bit, I guess… Ideas keep flooding my head that it’s frustrating… you know? There are so many things I want to do but just can’t quite figure out how to accomplish them all, at once, right away…? Impatience is my bane right now. And procrastination. And… I feel kind of lost. What’s all this for, anyway? Self satisfaction?… then how come I get more frustrated than ever thinking about the things I want done but can’t quite and deadlines I’ve set for myself. Geesh! These things aren’t even a matter of life and death. There’s got to be something else behind all these worrying. Right? OK, nuff said.

Anyway, the victim of my “recycle. reuse” project is this green jacket I bought from a thrift shop weeks ago. Well, I thought the fabric and the design was interesting as I removed it from the rack and inspected it. I didn’t bother trying it on. So, come time I decide to wear it to the office, I didn’t quite like how it fit me.

OK, it doesn’t look that bad in this picture, maybe? But truly, that jacket hung, creased, and twisted in all the wrong places that I ended up wearing it like a cape majority of the time. Then, inspiration hit me. Why not turn this jacket into a cape? Sure, people would probably stare at me with face askew, wondering why I’m wearing a cape in this tropical country. Maybe? But I will not be deterred. So, a few cuts here and some sewing there, the jacket is now a cape.

That black thingie I’m holding is a DIY cuff clutch.

From the moment I saw Leighton Meester rock a black Louis Vuitton Lockit Devotion Clutch during the 2011 Met Ball, I was smitten. Then, I saw Angelina Jolie carry a gold version during at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival premiere of ‘Moneyball.’ And that was it! I knew I had to have one.

Louis Vuitton Lockit Devotion Clutch

Or, at least make one. Sooo, I bought a cheap black clutch, an owl cuff bracelet, and a chain. I attached one end of the chain to the cuff bracelet, then attached the other end to the clutch using a safety pin, and voila!


I used a safety pin to attached the chain+bracelet so I could remove it anytime. And while deciding which photo to post here, I ended up enhancing the photos- adjusting light and color, using filters, and adding texture. Here: 


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