I can't stress enough how versatile skater skirts are.  I mean, you can instantly have your second look after putting on this simple fashion staple.  Pair it with a dress, a long top or in this case, a romper.  

I've already shown you 2 stunner prints in our Better Days Collection.  In case you missed it, click here and here.  If I'm not mistaken, this is the first time we included a playsuit in our closet.  I love the print and fit.  As always.  I don't know if it's just me but I think the pattern and colors really give out a playful vibe!  It has a stretchable fabric that hugs you comfortably (if that makes sense  HAHA!).  See?  Style and comfort together in one chic piece!  This won't even give you a hard time "peeing" because you can pull it down easily.  I feel you ladies.  That's the downside when wearing rompers.

Honestly, I had a hard time choosing a color for the skirt because we had a wide selection from pastel to neon (and more).  But since I'm a little bias when it comes to teal or anything similar, I chose this one.  :)  The look became preppy and more feminine.  

How about you?  What's your favorite piece to wear with skater skirts?  Don't have one yet?  Hurry and get it from our shop!  

What do you think?

Romper and Skater Skirt from The Chic Closet
Shoes from Mel
Earrings from Forever 21

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your sweetest drug,

Hey, everyone!  What's your plan this long weekend?  Are you going to BPI's Big Outlet Sale?  See the poster below for details.

See you there! :)

your sweetest drug,

I haven't prepared my drafts yet so here's a spontaneous post.  HAHA! But hopefully you'll find it helpful.

So lately, my hair color starts to annoy me.  If you can remember, I tried red-brown hair last year and super loved it!  You can check out my post here.  It was shoulder-length before and now, it reaches my bra strap.  (I'm amazed how we can use our bra as a unit of measurement for hair.  HAHA!)  I want it longer, long enough to have it permed and have soft curls, so I didn't go to a salon for any trim.  As it grows, of course, the color starts to go down.  It wasn't too obvious (I think) until now.  As you can see in our latest photo shoot here, it looks like ombre.  Ombre is fine and I love it.  Sometimes, it looks okay on photos too especially when I curl my hair.  I'm also considering this hairstyle but I want it properly done by a stylist.

Kris has been consistently begging me to go for digiperm but I'm still waiting for at least 3 to 5 inches more.  I am now thinking of doing either of the following:  new hair color or bangs.  Need a little help here.  :)

While you are thinking about your choice, let me share a few tips first on how to change your look without having to spend so much money.

1. Bangs

Since I already mentioned it, let's start with bangs.  I know most of you are scared of committing to this style because it's so hard to maintain it.  If you're hesitant about having full bangs, try side swept.

2. Hair Part

This is the easiest way to change your look instantly!  If you always part your hair to one side, try to part it to the center.

3. Hair Length

If you think you can rock short hair, go for it!

4. Frames

I recently changed my eyeglasses and bought a bigger frame.  What's your pick?  People can now see my eyes better (plus the horrible eyebags).  You can also try different shapes or even contact lens.  Check out Michelle Phan's video on how to find the best eyeglasses for your face shape.

5. Lip Color

If you are fond of nude lips, try rocking bold pink or a classic red (or vice versa).  You don't even need to buy more lippies, try mixing what you already have.  Find out how here.

6. Eye Makeup

Same with the previous one, try to experiment with your eye makeup.  Change up your look by wearing cat eyeliner.  Your options are endless. :)

7. Accessorize

Accessories play a part when it comes to dressing up.  Watch, earrings, necklace or bracelets can revamp your outfit.

8. Curls

You don't need to spend at least 3 thousand for a perm because Youtube has a lot of videos on how to make those gorgeous (short-term) curls.  One technique works for me!  Just twist your damp hair, tie and leave it for hours.  No heat needed!

Can you think of other ways to have an instant makeover without splurging?  Let me know in the comments below. And don't forget to give your advice about my hair problem too.  HAHA!  :)

Good luck!

your sweetest drug,

Here's the part 2 post featuring the other 2 Korean restaurants we tried last month.

After Yoogane, we decided to try the Ortigas area.  Second stop, Ye Dang.  It's located beside Metrowalk.

I heard that this BBQ place has been around for a long time.  I then realized that it's true because the ambiance looked a bit "old" already.  :)

I saw an area where you can sit on the floor.  Cool!

We were not in the mood to try their BBQ because well, maybe we didn't like the place that much.  We just tried 1 dish and good thing, they served free side dishes. There's tofu, spinach, radish kimchi, anchovies, pancake (pajeon), cabbage kimchi and our fave, sweet baby potatoes.

around 200 php

I forgot the exact name but I think it's similar to beef stew.  It tasted like "nilaga" (a Filipino dish).  The huge turn off was the raw meat.  We didn't confirm it with our server but it really looked and tasted like raw beef strips. Anyway, we tried to eat some and selected only the "cooked" meat.  

Maybe the stew was not a good choice but I read good reviews on their BBQ, so you can try those instead.

Parking: Yes
Service Charge: None
Serving: Dishes are good for sharing
Damage: 300 to 500

Lastly, Jang Gae Nae.  It's located in Escriva Drive, Brgy, San Antonio.  We were surprised upon seeing the crowd.  Almost all tables were already taken.  

Again, free side dishes!  Oooh!  You're gonna love Korean restaurants.  HAHA!

This time we had: bowl of salad, tofu, kimchi, radish kimchi, sweet peanuts, bean sprouts and sweet eggs.  Noticed the generous serving?

It's the perfect "but wait, there's more" moment because they also served free soup and pajeon!  We didn't expect that.  HIHI!

around 150 php

Since it's the last resto to try, we surely didn't miss tteokbokki, a popular Korean street food.  Kris liked it too!  I told him that I always see this snack in Running Man.

Beef Ribs (290 php)

We wanted to cook BBQ on our table but unfortunately, we ordered a cooked dish.  Oh well, at least it's delicious - perfectly cooked.

They also have mint leaves aside from the usual lettuce.  The Korean food trip won't be complete without the "meat wrapping", so you have to try it!

Parking: Yes
Service Charge: None
Serving: Dishes are good for sharing
Damage: 200 - 500

After the sumptuous meal, I dragged Kris to a Korean store beside Jang Gae Nae.  

I bought metal chopsticks, instant ramyeon, strawberry wafer, chocolate ice cream and my fave, frozen milk shake!  

We still have a few Korean restaurants in our list so we have to schedule another food trip.  I enjoyed the experience except the lingering smell of BBQ.  HAHA!  Make sure to tie your hair and bring extra clothes.  

What do you think?

your sweetest drug,

I have to delay the Korean food trip part 2 post because Kris has the memory card.  Ugh, I'm so forgetful.  Anyway, let me introduce these new members of the family today instead.  :)

Let's start with my new shampoo from Human Heart Nature.  

129 php

The conditioner version was already sold out at Landmark so I bought this one instead.  It's not as minty compared to Head & Shoulders.  Are you familiar with the icy cold feeling on your scalp?  HIHI!  It doesn't lather well but that's not a big deal for me.  So far, I think it's working.  The only problem is that, I notice that it's starting to cause dandruff.  

Next, items from Mango, Spain!

After 2 months, it's finally here!  :)

We only paid around 6,000 pesos for everything!  Plus, the 250 php shipping fee.  We didn't buy it straight from Spain (just in case you're wondering).  We found an online shop that opens pre-orders from several shops in Europe (Bershka, Pull and Bear, Zara, etc.).

Since we purchased everything from Mango's outlet shop, we got up to 80% discount (end of season sale).  Kris bought 2 pants, 1 sweater and 1 t-shirt.  The rest?? ALL MINE! HAHA! (well, except for a dress that's too big for me) Because of this, I have no right to shop this month (and the next).  :P  I also bought 2 items from Suite Blanco, a bag and pair of black comfy shoes. 

580 php

Yay for my new weekend bags! 

580 php

I like the fabric inside.  

340 php

More accessories...

290 php

A Mango wallet for only 300 pesos?  *gasps  Perfect timing because I badly need a replacement - using it now!

210 php

180 php

The top one is an ombre mullet skirt and left is an oversized sleeveless top.  My fave is the sailor cardigan with the cute anchor embroidery.

I think I won't find the same prices (even if already discounted) here in Manila.  I couldn't say no!!  HAHA!  Well, except for the 3 clothes above because I think they are still expensive. *wink

Last but not the least...........

My new red lippie!!!  Thanks to Kris (AGAIN)!!!!  He surprised me.  HAHA! <3

I wished for Riri Woo, but I learned that it is VERY similar to Ruby Woo.  No complaints!!  Besides, it's Kris' pick!  HOHO!  I haven't used this yet but will do start soon because I'll be posting a review. :)

That's it!  What's your favorite from the bunch?

your sweetest drug,