21 September 2010

classic never goes out of style


to resolve my dilemma in picking out the grey and camel-colored shoes i needed, i asked two friends if i should go with the clogs or the classic booties. one told me to choose the clogs as they are very much on trend right now and only a few people are wearing them here in Cebu. i thought about it and realized that yes, clogs have hardly touched cebu --- well, not the cool kind, at least. the other friend told me to choose the booties as it is more me. i wondered if my friend thought i couldn't rock the clogs and defensively asked, "so i do you mean i won't look good wearing clogs?" he was surprised by  my question because that's not what he meant at all, to which he explained, "choose the booties because you have more a classic and timeless style."

when i shop, i always look for something that i can wear again and remix with my other clothes. i'd look for something that i can still see myself wearing in maybe a couple of years. for shoes, i always look for a pair that i can pair with a dress, jeans, shorts or a maxi skirt. with being overwhelmed in choosing among so many amazing shoes, i almost forgot what my real style is. shame on me. i have nothing against clogs. in fact i am so amazed at how other style bloggers rock them. i must admit though that i was very much surprised at how far the clog went and i think it will go farther than expected, it not having reached most of the philippine stylistas yet. maybe by january and the next months leading to summer. however, the clog is not for me. in the end, i chose a boho strappy pair of camel shoes with wooden heels and a pair of grey booties. it took me hours to pick them out and my sister even called me out for choosing similar styles for my shoes but that's me and at the end of day, it's about how i feel wearing them. 

polka dress - platinum mall, bangkok
black peep-toe booties - gifted from harry
long black cardigan - thrifted
white braided double-length belt - pratunam, bangkok
necklace: leaf and small clutch bag - carbon finds
gun-metal bangles - carbon finds
rings: clustered white beads - chatuchak, bangkok | owl - carbon find
brown sunnies - carbon find


Follow vanilla ice cream

29 comments:

dennicapearl said...

your owl ring is absolutely beautiful :D


<3 dennica pearl
- through the eyes of a pearl
- vintage shop

julianne. said...

diiieee over that dress.<3

FASHION ICE said...

love the blog! im wearing polka dots at this very moment, super chic!
Come Follow & Vote for me xoxo

Fashionista- I am your fashion mannequin said...

you look great as always!

Denise said...

ooh wow I love your owl ring dear! and the outfit rocks!:)


I am inviting you to join my MY VERY FIRST GIVEAWAY! You can win a pair of brogues from shoeology, GCs from Golddot, and accessories from Anagon. :)

Ladawan said...

accessories, the black polka dress and the booties...i love it!

Len David said...

Hello Gizelle! I am going to Cebu on the 5th of October for an event. I would like, maybe a list of ukay places I can go to? :) Around town at least? :)

By the way, your accessories are awesome. I tried putting on some accessories for myself but I feel like it isn't me. Just like you not feeling good about those clogs.

I am in love with polka dot anythings :)

Jing said...

this is one of my faves among your outfits,G!everything's perfect!the boots,cardigan and that dress is a beauty!the belt caught my attention too.you're so chic dai!

i don't go with what's "uso" pud.I'd still go with outfits that best describe me.:D

Leeann said...

Cute! I love all of the accessories, too :)

Meream said...

You are definitely a booties girl :) I wish I can wear heels but nah, I'm a menace to society when I wear high shoes. You're lucky and skilled. Haha

Lisa said...

Thanks for the comment. I'm such a fan :)

I don't think the clog is for me either! They look so clunky.

dollparts said...

i love everything you're wearing! the shoes and dress especially.. that belt looks awesome too! i'd also go for the booties. =)

dred said...

love the polka dress coz you know i'm impartial about everything polka.haha

i totally love this vintage rock chic look.xx

http://dredreveries.blogspot.com

Marta said...

what a gorgeous dotted dress! i am almost obsessed with this particular print!

Kookie B. said...

oh i love the dress!!!

Lianne said...

Wow i love it!maybe we could follow eachother?:D
http://justthrowntogether.blogspot.com/

CC said...

Why have I not been to your blog in so long? :\
LOVE the outfit. Your accessories, especially that belt, are so gorgeous. :)
Xx

Lane :) said...

that owl ring is so cute! <3

maggeygrace said...

can't go wrong with polka dots :) Lovee it! you look so classy- like a modern Jacquie Kennedy :)

kathifoldsfive said...

paaaaai this is one of my absolute favorite outfits on you. i love polka dots. and your legs look awesome! and why is it that harry always knows how to give the perfect gifts? haha

Flashes of Style said...

lovely polka dots! <33

Blowraspberry said...

very cute polka dress and owl rings..

http://ladymitroz.blogspot.com

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

i like your owl ring..

Niviarsiaq said...

love the belt and shoes!! You are always so great about picking the perfect accesories for each outfit. so inspiring!!

Melai said...

Gizelle I sooo agree with you, classic pieces are timeless and musthaves in our closets. I love that our style makes classic pieces merge with those in trends! :) Love love love your outfit. I love how harry knows what to give you! Aaargh those shoes!!!

hearts,
Melai of Style and Soul

vdcouture said...

yeah that's true and im so in love with this look the dress and the belt <3

vdcouture

Kara said...

glad you made up your mind about the shoes!! they look great and this dress is a classic too! :)

xo

Sweet said...

I do agree with you being the classic person...you are indeed a timeless chic Gizelle..can't wait for those goodies...

Kisses
Sweet
PensandLens

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

cute rings..

Post a Comment

thanks for dropping by!
scoops of your thoughts really make me smile...