The Reluctant Stylista is a fashion and lifestyle blog written by Alex Lapa--the tomboy who suddenly discovered the joys and perks of dressing up. Original illustrations by Paolo Lazatin.
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Last February 5, Kira and I attended the blogger event introducing Australian make-up brand BYS. In fact, in these photos I was already wearing the BYS’ matte red lipstick. I’ll talk about the oh-so-vibrant makeup palettes and the event itself on my next post. It’s certainly exciting news for people on the lookout for variety and bolder colors in their palettes
My outfit that day was retro and nautical inspired (further proof that there’s more to my wardrobe than rocker chic and high street ensembles). This pair of high-waisted, wide-legged pants is one of my favorite items in my wardrobe. I wore them because just a week before, following the end of my detox diet, I was dismayed to find that the pants had become ill-fitting. I looked like I was wearing a sack! After getting back to carbs, though, I was filling out again, and thought I’d try it one more time. I hated the idea of giving these away because I think they’re perfect for me–I have a small waist, long torso and short legs. High-waisted pants lengthen my legs and the cut of this one shows off my waist while sloping gracefully over the curve of my back and my booty.
Top: Zara / Pants: Forever 21 / Wedge Shoes: SM Parisian / Earrings and bracelets: Call It Spring / Ring: Love Diva
I think this may be the first time that I’ used these earrings for myself. In fact, now that I think about it, I rarely wear earrings at all, mostly only for formal events. I originally bought these for a styling gig for Chalk magazine a while back. It came with another pair in red. I also bought matching silver bangles (below).
Yes I need to clean my camera lens.
This stretchy top is my go-to top for most of my basic outfits. I plan on hoarding more plain tank tops from Zara because the material is very nice–stretchy and sturdy. Reasonable for P800 because it has withstood more than a couple of washes and still looks new. It’s also a blank canvas that’s pretty easy to style and layer upon.
These pants were far longer than my short legs, but I’m an old hand at adjusting hems. I think I folded about 2 inches before stitching these up, and even then, I still have to wear 4-5 inches of heels just to get it to look right. I don’t mind, so long as I look like I have longer legs, hee hee. And I prefer folding to cutting, as you never know when you’ll need the extra fabric (what if I use it to dress up a taller model? Or I get 8-inch heels? HAHA).Related posts: