Fun with clothes: Solo and Ukay Manila

Just when you think the stress has ended, UP’s final exams suddenly greets you at the end of the week. So I’m going to combat STRESS!!!! by being a little more girly today. I will just post about clothes. I think I mentioned before that my sister and I sometimes look too much alike that I try to dress so differently from her. So far, our pictures have proven that it can be done. (Yeah, I look like her fatter version. Haha!)

I am still attempting to do the perfect Power Butch impression, but I do want to give it a feminine touch. I know that sounds like an oxymoron, but someday I will get it right.

Anyhoo, I had fun with the new Larry Alcala shirt I had received from Solo a few weeks back.

I think this can be used for a nice Power Butch outfit, it just needs accessorizing.  I still couldn’t figure out what shoes should go with this ensemble so I went barefoot.

I love the details on this shirt. I was surprised to find out that the embedded Larry Alcala cartoons were actually quite velvety.

Last week I felt like doing a Power Femme. My order from Ukay Manila arrived at my parents’ house but it was only last Thursday that I was able to retrieve it. (My sister Alex got so excited at the sight of the package that she texted me to say that she wants to open it. Of course, I vehemently said, “No.”)

Sorry for the really bad lighting. I couldn’t find a better venue than the 11th floor gym area. The rest of the floors were so dark, you could hardly see a thing. A lot of the students said I look like I walked out of a role-playing video game and that I’m only missing a gun. Two guns?

Think Virginia Maxwell of Wild ARMs Advanced Third or Yuna of Final Fantasy X-2, though not nearly as exotic that I would look like a cosplayer entering campus.

Details: This is the Cream Poppy dress I got from Ukay Manila. I originally wanted to wear it as is, but then doubtfully asked my sister if it would look better with a belt. She thought my black belt didn’t suit it so she said I could borrow her Butterfly belt, which she also got from Ukay Manila.

I love that this is so feminine!

These boots from Crossings at the Shangri-La Plaza added the “power” in Power Femme. I find them adorable, but I think these are partly responsible for the “missing-only-a-gun” look.


  1. missy s

    October 5, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    ohw wow these are gorgeous pieces! they look good on you. 🙂

  2. skysenshi

    October 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    @missy s
    Thanks! 😀 I love these clothes.

  3. *MrsMartinez*

    October 5, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Don't say fat, say voluptuous haha
    Nice dress and I like the belt to go with it so Alex should definitely be your fashion consultant lol

  4. skysenshi

    October 6, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Yeah! I always ask her about my clothes before I run for the door. Haha!

    Unless she's somewhere else or sleeping. 🙁

  5. LeiaG

    October 7, 2010 at 11:57 am

    OMG, Bea! Hahahaha! Na-shock ako sa Cream Poppy dress photo mo!

    I like the boots!

  6. CaptainRunner

    October 7, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I guess the boots really does require the two guns 🙂

  7. skysenshi

    October 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Bakit ka na-shock? Haha!


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