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Seeing life through my kitty glasses

My best friend (since I was sixteen) sent me this awesome glasses for my birthday.
I. LOVE. IT.

fashionable reading glasses
My new Kitty eye glasses

I have always loved cats, and I have a (closeted) affinity to Hello Kitty, even if I don’t admit it to anybody but my husband and my best friend. But when you look closely, my Blackberry is sheathed in a pink and purple Hello Kitty silicon phone case. You will also see Hello Kitty figures in my closet and a pink Hello Kitty bag which I use for shopping. In short, I am a closeted fan of the pink feline, the same way I am a closeted fan of Britney Spears (haha!)

Anyway, with the too much cuteness presented to me, what can I do but wear the glasses over and over again?

nerdy girl
I love it when I go nerdy

Paired it with a frilly dress (with horse patterns!) and front bow which I found at my favorite thrift shop, black tights and baby doll shoes. Sorry I don’t have any full body photos of myself but I was the happiest nerd you could find in my office building.

Wore it again the next day, with my favorite plaid dress (gifted), black tights and brown boots.

nerd girl
kitty specs
chilling out
chilling out on my sister’s bedroom floor

Again, I managed to get past Human Resources with my office attire — and I continue to skirt past the office rules for corporate attire. Personally, I think I am not breaking the rules since I come to the office more fully clothed and presentable than some of the people I see every Friday. The only difference is that I veer away from the usual jeans and t-shirt combo which seemed to be very prevalent among my colleagues. And besides, I am not showing any skin, all my clothes are clean and well-pressed. So, I think I am still in the clear. I am just not sure if this will continue on until next year. I can continue praying to my lucky stars.

Haven’t posted some of my office outfit shots. Here’s one I wore two Fridays ago:

fashion at work
white V neck shirt for PHP175, collar necklace for less than PHP170, Ms. Selfridge clam digger pants bought on sale PHP500 and Ichigo two -toned shoes…and my favorite hat bought for PHP120 at the Landmark
kamikaze girl
wearing my favorite collar necklace
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Pop that collar!

Remember when guys used to wear the collars of their Lacoste shirts up and think that they reeked coolness?

In Manila, there was a time when you could gauge if the guy you see with his collar popped is also a certified douchebag. Fortunately, that phase faded on into the sunset, along with caps worn side-ways and the ugly chains dangling on their pants (the chains were used to ensure that their wallets won’t be filched by thieves).

Well, I never thought I’d go crazy over collars, not until I saw this in one of the issues of Vivi Magazine in Japan:

pic not mine
picture not my property

I have this exact issue of Vivi, with the adorable Lena Fuji in the cover, but unfortunately, my magazine did not came with the collar. In fact, I got the magazine already opened and without the freebie inside. I was tempted to go all bat shit with the seller, but then again, it was just a favor that I was able to purchase that issue through my Pinoy network in Japan.

Anyway, months passed by and I can’t seem to get over the collar phase. Unfortunately, I don’t know that many online sellers that I have even begun to contemplate making them myself. After all, how hard is it to make a collar right?

Fortunately, I was able to pass by the Landmark Department store yesterday and saw this on the accessory display:

Property of KamikazeeGirl

The collar necklace was sold at PHP149.00 while the long one, with many pendants went for as little as PHP179.00. Less than four hundred bucks for really nice additions to my accessory collection.

Here are the details up close:

Property of KamikazeeGirl

The attention to detail is flawless!

Wore the collar with a polka-dotted dress, wedge heels and chunky rings earlier. Sorry I forgot to take a picture. I came home at 11PM from a PR brainstorming which started at 6:30PM. I was too tired.

Anyway, I am looking for spiffy, formal-looking ones. Something like this:

PICTURE NOT MINE: from community.livejournal

I really don’t know where to look. Thinking of making my own collar — after all, there’s a lot of DIY online.