Here is a quick outfit post featuring what I wore to the Life Documented Manila August workshop (read my post on it here). I had anticipated the typical Manila heat when I was getting dressed that morning, hence my opting to go for a look that was casual and comfortable without having to sacrifice my own personal style. I've had the Tuck and Tale top I'm wearing in my closet for a while now, but it wasn't until my most recent trip to River Island that I found just the right bottoms to go with it: Something that was high-waisted enough to cover my navel and match its cropped style, without making me look stubby. Read more under the cut!
If you've been following me for a while now, then I'm sure you've heard of Tuck and Tale. It's an indie-inspired brand owned by a personal friend that I used to go to school with (her brother was my class/bandmate!) "Clothing for the awesome and free spirited!" their bio says, and I couldn't agree more. If you're looking for high quality graphic tees, kimonos, denim shorts, and/or bralets to wear underneath said graphic tees, then they're your new go-to place. The top I'm wearing in these photos, for example, is so soft and comfortable that I'd wear it every day if I could. It's stylish enough on its own, even when paired with the simplest of bottoms, and it manages to keep you cool under the Philippine sun!
The necklaces I'm wearing are both from Stone River, a store I've previously written about here. The shorts, on the other hand, are from River Island. When I first saw it, I just about flipped; no lie. I've been looking for a pair of black shorts that were made out of soft, stretchy denim for a while now, as I'm big on monochromes and most of my black bottoms are either skirts, pants, or shorts that were made out of another kind of fabric (i.e. not the one I'm looking for). I loved that the pair I'm wearing above have gold zipper embellishments on the side as well, and the fact that it's a perfect fit without making me feel like my insides were being squeezed out. They're comfortable enough to move around in without having to worry about your butt cheeks being bared out for the world (as some high-waisted short shorts are known for doing), and so I see myself over-wearing this pair in the future.
My clear clutch is from Happy Pill X, which I also just received on the day of the workshop itself. I like that I could fill it with bright contents to give my otherwise monochromatic outfit a pop of color, what with the brightly patterned cat notebook given to me by a follower. It's perfect for when you're on-the-go and are only carrying a few things such as your phone and a notebook and pen (but definitely not your wallet, unless you want that to get stolen!).
And lastly, my Birks. I think you all can tell that they're pretty much the only pair I wear nowadays... Yay, normcore.