Alessi is Starting to Like Life at the Moment
I can’t wait to work long hours and start losing weight. I can’t wait to act on instinct, to function so smoothly and strategically, synchronized like clockwork. I look at my companions and wonder if I could be just as good as them, with their vigilance and skill. I know I can’t skip this crucial phase of assimilation and adjustment, but I’m just so eager to get past this...
Alessi Likes Self-Discovery
Some Marc Jacobs ad campaign with Sofia Coppola I like sharing my thoughts and stories because I get to know more about myself in the process. I touch base with myself and put my life in perspective, see it from a more definitive angle. Like every other local blogger, I’m admittedly obsessed with myself.
Alessi Likes Vintage Chloe Ad Campaigns
Chloe ads from 2005 to 2007 are so beautiful. I remember seeing that bejeweled mint dress from S/S 2005 on Mischa Barton back when the O.C. was still on TV and I was still in high school, and thinking just how lovely and sparkly it was. I also remember seeing a huge ass billboard of the S/S 2007 ad campaign in Hong Kong, and just marveling at its larger than life awesomess, thinking if...
Alessi Likes La Vie En Rose Sweets
Some gorgeous macarons by the equally gorgeous Cara Funk (yes Funk really is her last name, pretty badass, huh?) of La Vie En Rose Sweets. Now I know exactly what to get the next time I feel like rewarding/indulging myself. These macarons are so effective in the making-people-feel-good department, their magic is too good for words. Or not, considering I wrote a feature on them here.
Alessi Likes Practical Girls in the Real World
One of my favorite bloggers, Ingrid Holm, previously blogged about how “smart girls pay their bills and improvise.” Couldn’t agree more on the context of practicality. In the real world, practical girls have to carefully consider whether or not to purchase a piece to include in their precious collection of clothes, often at a bargain or from their hard-earned savings. They have...
Alessi Likes Happy Songs for Rainy Days
Happy Songs for Rainy Days by Alessi Brugada on Grooveshark To switch things up a bit, I made a playlist of happy songs to listen to during dull rainy days. It’s quite ironic, but it works nicely!
Alessi Likes This
“I think it’s great for two people to be together. That is a good number. I think, that to keep it alive though, you can’t spend every day together. It wears out the magic, Love means nothing to me if it’s not fortified with fierce, painful longing, brief explosive instances of furious passion and intimacy and then a sad parting for a time. In that way, you can give your life to it and still have...
Alessi Likes Reminiscing
Unloaded Tumblr’s mass editor with the intention of deleting some crap posts from the past, when I found a bunch of these photo collages I made back in 2009-2010. I don’t have the heart to delete my crap posts, they’re an absolute part of me. Even the hipster reblogs. Love, love, loveeee
Alessi Likes Friends and Family
Work may be dreadfully demanding (I’m not even in the thick of it yet), and I may not have that much money, but at least I have such wonderful loved ones.
Alessi Likes ZALORA: Collars and Skirts
Everything from Collective.com at ZALORA My love for preppy collars is apparent. Color blocked collars in white and pastel are even more mind-blowing, in a chic and reserved way. Best paired with frilly short skirts and platform heels.
Alessi Likes Skinny Jewelry
all photos from Pinterest I find skinny jewelry incredibly chic. Silver/gold bands look so delicate and nonchalant (what) on bare skin, it’s practically naked embellishment. Slinky strands of metal or thread with a lone rock/jewel/side cross are just as lovely, especially when stacked. It’s an entirely different kind of arm party, a grown up and classier one....
Alessi Likes Smart Casual
Hello there! How’s everyone? I’ve been enjoying the incredibly stuffy and vaguely humid Manila weather; I guess local climate just couldn’t decide on whether to be a rainy or sunny one and eventually broke down and became a mess of condensation. Here’s one of the more creative coordinates I wore for the remainder of monsoon season. Is this smart enough for smart casual? I...
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Alessi Likes Sunshine
I admit to picking rainy days over sunny ones my entire life, but monsoon week had me better appreciating the stinging burn of live sunlight on my skin and the heavy, almost damp high noon air. The overcast weather the day after monsoon week was a wonderful paradox of crisp cold and brisk heat, with sunlight filtering through stratified clouds; maybe that’s how spring feels. I’ll...
Alessi Likes ZALORA: Fundraisers
I feel so crappy for having neglected this precious little piece of cyber space of mine for the past week. My laptop died on me and have left me spending the weekend reading more of my eBooks and sleeping earlier than usual. Today it decided to come back to life after a few desperate attempts, so yay! Time to catch up on some “backlogs” (legit blogger jargon right there) Still reeling...
Alessi Likes Rainy Sundays
Being weird* I spent a beautiful rainy Sunday wearing this while having cupcake, lovely macarons from here, and catching up with one of my closest friends. More on the macarons some other time, it deserves an entirely differentl story. For once this warm thing of a cover up finally felt appropriate, we even had the pleasure of being greeted by a thunderstorm while we stayed outside....
Alessi Likes Hanne Gaby Odiele
Photos from here, here, here, and here. Here’s some Sunday inspiration coming your way. I cannot comprehend Hanne Gaby Odiele’s level of coolness. It’s quirky and trendy yet undeniably fresh.
Alessi Likes Words of Wisdom
I couldn’t agree more.
Alessi Likes Bling and Muscle Tees
Photos from Pinterest I’ve always loved incorporating a study of contrasts into outfits. You really can’t get any more contradictory than flashy bling and scruffy muscle shirts. Flashy on flashy can get old too. The sloppy shirt definitely tones it down and gives it an unconventional edge.
Alessi Likes Point-and-Shoot Cameras
This blog post particularly caught my attention. You can read it if you want, because I have some strong words to say about it: http://heartifb.com/2012/07/31/4-reasons-why-the-point-and-shoot-is-obsolete-for-fashion-blogging While I would like to agree with you on that, I just couldn’t. Saying that the point-and-shoot is obsolete for fashion bloggers would be hampering the creativity of...
Alessi Really Likes Sweater Weather
Well here’s nothing you haven’t seen on my Instagram (alessilikesit). I’m taking advantage of the monsoon season and am piling up as many layers as possible and looking for any occasion to get dressed in; sweater weather is a golden opportunity in this tropical country. Everything I’m wearing is ratty and thrifted, and well-loved. Between crazy PMS binge eating, a new...
Alessi Likes This Song
Anthony Valadez - Asleep feat Anna Wise Great discoveries include indescribably beautiful music like this. Such a gem of a chill song, definitely adding this to my rainy day playlist. Actually, this would suffice as the only song in my rainy day playlist. Excuse me while I zone out.