A tip when wearing a plain dress, go for the accessories to make a simple statement.  The whole look won't appear over-the-top even if you put on big or colorful accessories.  I did not wear a belt so that the focus would be on the necklace.  The black accents perfectly matches the color of the dress.  I also grabbed some gold and black bangles to add a little detail on the middle part.  

What do you think?

Dress from The Chic Closet (don't forget to visit our shop!)
Accessories from SM Accessories
Shoes from Charles & Keith

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your sweetest drug,

I was one of the chosen guests from the SM Parisian contest and was invited to the launch of the latest set of shoes created by the fashion icon Rajo Laurel.  SM Parisian, together with a few bloggers created an online contest weeks before the launch.  I just tweeted about my SM Parisian shoes, tagged them on the photo of me wearing a pair and luckily.... I got picked!  You can check my entry here and here.  I won an invite for two to the launch happened last Tuesday, September 25.  They also selected 3 winners of 2 pairs each from the Milanos collection.  WOW!  

So, let's take a look at these gorgeous shoes!!

I love the Red Tao, Blue Kabuki and Beige Hanami!!!!  very modern and geisha-like!

Heelless shoes with an Asian feel... spell shoe architecture...HAHA! So creative!

Red Sakura is so lovely!!  Kahimi looks nice too... and very affordable for only 999.75! Shiny and glittery!

Now for the gentlemen!  I want Brown Gohan and Gray Daimos for Kris.  :P

Leather set!

The designs are Japanese inspired, very artistic.  I super love the names!  I was expecting a "MICHIKO" too!!!!  *wink  I can't wait to try and see if they're comfortable.  

Check out this campaign ad.  Model is Jodi.  She's from UST too. :)  

Too bad, I wasn't able to see the shoes personally at the launch since I left early.  I saw some celebrities like Jolina Magdangal, Bodie Cruz, Crystal Belo, Franco Laurel and bloggers Verna and Verniece Enciso.  A very nice experience, not my usual crowd though...HAHA! :)

Check out SM Parisian now and grab a pair.  They said that this is limited, but they have sizes up to 11 or 12.  Nice.  

Visit SM Parisian's FB Page here for more updates.  

What's your fave pair?  

*photos from SM Parisian's fan page and Rajo Laurel's blog

your sweetest drug,

Having red and gold in an outfit makes everything look classy.  This is just one of the simple plain colored dresses featured in the September collection.  

Look for a bloody dark red instead of bright ones because this shade is much easier to match with. With plain colored dresses, you have plenty of options on how to style them.  You can go edgy or preppy... and a lot more!  Another good thing about them is that... you can pile on accessories.  Since there's no print or any loud detail on the dress, you can use a belt, necklaces, bracelets... you name it. :D

Go ahead and check out our latest set of fab finds!  You better hurry because we only have limited stocks.  Shop away!

Dress from The Chic Closet
Shoes from SM Parisian
Belt and Accessories from SM Accessories

What do you think?

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your sweetest drug,
I thought milk tea stores were the only ones having blockbuster lines.  It's so surprising that a donut store has unimaginable long lines no matter what time of the day!

If it's just for curiosity, I doubt it.  Imagine, waiting for at least 40 minutes?????  Their donuts must be really really good.  So, I tried it....and I have only four words to say... "It's worth the wait."

J.CO is from Indonesia.  It's nice to have an Asian brand here that sells amazing donuts!  They have branches at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall and Trinoma.  I don't know if there are new stores though.  The line is just so freaking long everytime I pass by J.CO.  

They are making each donut by hand.  They will mass produce the base and put on the flavor one by one, but it's not the reason for the long queue.  It's just that people really prefer this now and forgot other donut stores....HAHA! :P

Let's take a look at some of their precious creations!

Their best seller.... ALCAPONE.  My favorite too!  It looks so simple, but very very very delicious!  This must have at least one slot in your box!

They have coffee, tea and some blended beverages too.  They also serve yogurt.  I will try this on my next visit.

Now, the price.  A donut costs 42 pesos.  It will be too expensive if you buy per piece.  The 2 dozen deal is the most sulit.  The price is 550, so that would be 23 pesos per donut!  Woah!  Half dozen is 230 and a dozen of these heaven sent donuts costs 350.  Not bad!

If the flavor you want is not yet available, they can make them for you.  You have to wait couple of minutes though.

See??!?! Yummy donuts!!!  What I love most about J.CO is the sweetness.  It's just right.  :)

Sorry for the pictures below... donuts must have been destroyed inside the box while in transit. :P

They have cool names for the donuts too!

Choconuttzy - has peanut butter taste

Blueberry More - i love the cream inside

Heaven Berry - not the usual strawberry jam.. it has cream inside

Green Tease - green tea flavored cream inside, this is Kris' fave

Tiramisu - My fave next to Alcapone!  I love the hint of coffee!

I can't wait to try other flavors!  They also have black forest, mango, avocado and many more!!  

Visit their FB page here for more updates.  Yay!!! I love J.CO!! <3

What's your favorite J.CO Donut?

your sweetest drug,

This dress spells holiday!  HAHA!  It's a mullet dress with lovely dotted prints!  I love the fabric and the lace detail.  For sure, you'll love it too!  It's similar with this dress.  I have a powder blue version of it now!  So happy!  :)

With this kind of print, you must go with minimal accessories.  I put on my fave glittered belt to add to the 'holiday' feeling and paired it with my yellow candy flats.  They said that if you're wearing prints, the key is to look for the least striking color and play with that.  In this case, I chose the light yellow dots.  

Grab this dress by checking it out on our FB shop!  It's so chic and affordable.  It won't hurt your wallet! :)

What do you think?

Dress from The Chic Closet
Shoes from Cerafin Online
Belt from ALDO
Earrings from Forever21

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