Wednesday, 23 April 2014

I'm Only Me When I'm With You



A lot have happened this past few days and I would love to share with you my highlight for the week. The other day, Nicole and I visited our best friend in Taguig City. It feels great to hang out with them again after the longest time! and be able to catch-up with each other's lives and just have fun. We did tons of crazy activities in the house and one of them is fangirl over One Direction. Well, that's Saskia for you. Haha! We watched "This is Us" again after watching them for the nth time already and sang almost all their songs in the karaoke. Mary Grace and I even "converted" Nicole to the 1D fandom! that is one of the few nights I will treasure forever. Just having them beside me and forget about the negativity around is what made everything surreal. I don't how I would deal with the harsh reality of life without them.


My outfit for today speaks so much about friendship - it's colorful. If it's not, then that's not real friendship. 
Friends are very important to have in life, close friends and acquaintances. They are right below family, sometimes can be above. Friends will always be there for you no matter what, the ones that truly care for you. They give the sense of belonging somewhere and knowing that you're not alone in this world. Sometimes they are the only family a person has. They cheer you up when you're sad, make you happier when you're happy and there when you're just in the mood to chat. Without friends, a person can be lost and wouldn't feel like they are here. Being friendless can cause you to be depressed because you wouldn't have anyone to run to for help. Even family can be your best friends because you share your inner-most feelings with them having that trust it would stay there. A life without friends is like a flower without sun. The sun helps the flower to grow and show its true color, to be radiant and vibrant. Friends help you grow and make you feel great and happy, enjoy life to the fullest. Friends.....a very important factor in a human beings life, cherish and love them like no other.


People often ask me "how come you have so many best friends? aren't you supposed to have only one best friend?". I thought about it too before but then isn't labeling your friends to "just friends, best friends and close friends" the same with your parent's having favoritism in the family? That is why I treat everyone equally and call them my best friends so as long as they don't use my trust for their own sake. I don't have high standards for choosing my best friend, I just like to have people around me who I can let my steam off and rant about almost all the nonsense things but in the end you know they love you and they love you back no matter what. 


I don't want to make this post any lengthier so now onto my outfit for the day... I love colors. Anything colorful makes me happy, it gives out a positive vibe and makes you appreciate the goodness of life. Anyway, the blue cropped top I'm wearing here is from Forever 21 (kuddos to Nicole for lending me this!) I matched it with this ethnic high-waist shorts I bought from the thrift shop for 250 pesos then topped it off with my favorite wedge. What do you think of my look? 


#AppreciateYourFriendsDay
Stay Sassy! 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

SUITBLANCO: Spring Summer Collection

Youthful, fresh and charming. So is the first lookbook that the Spanish firm uses as the perfect tool to show off a collection which has lots of secrets to unveil.




The lingerie style gains importance and its discovered in midi cut dresses, romantic skirts and smooth tops.  Garments made with simplicity and good taste; light see-through fabrics which include lace edgings or lace bands; embroideries, crochet openwork figures or macramé knots; frills and pleats. A group of pure lines that claims for a high level trend. The harmony of these forms goes with a palette of sweet shades which go from off white to pale pink and that blend perfectly in with the skin.



Facing this relaxing and bohemian mixture, another group of looks which bets on volumes and chromatic intensity is introduced. Dresses, crop tops and miniskirts or pleated shorts.  Strawberry red, deep sky blue or pure white as the background base. Over these colors, oriental inspired flower prints. In a few words, strength outfits which show personality and enhance the feminine beauty.




Both groups are combined with a renewed collection of cheerful accessories. Shoes, in bright colors and decorated with dies, braids and studs; bet on ballerinas and flat sandals comfort.
In the jewellery collection the use of natural stones and flashy beads stands out. They turn earrings, necklaces and rings into special pieces which, despite its discretion, enhance the look.



I invite you to visit SUITBLANCO'S new site  
www.blanco.com and discover as well the video for more information.

What do you think of their new collection? 


Monday, 14 April 2014

Guess Who's Back




*cue Eminem's song* Guess who's back. Back Again. Sassy's back. Tell a Friend. Hahaha!

Wow can't believe it's been 2 months since the last time I checked this blog! I've been very busy with school and training that I barely have time with anything including this... but I have to admit, all the sacrifices I made is worth it in the end. We won the Pump Up The Animo 6 (an inter-collegiate cheer leading competition) and successfully represented the #TeamCLA!

Anyway, here's my comeback post for everyone! Special thanks to my Dad and Mom for bringing me to Caleruega in Batangas for this photoshoot. My parents took time to bring me to Batangas, otherwise they could have been somewhere else doing something more important than this one. I feel really special and appreciative. Thanks :)


So, I decided to go all out for this shoot and I wore my new favorite skirt from Sammy Dress. I like the texture of the skirt plus how it complements well with my skin. I find leopard prints easy to mix and match with, but I guess it's also agreeable that animal prints in general tend to overdo a look. I made sure this one didn't, so instead of matching it with an over the top layer I settled with a simple black bustier and a classy gold and black necklace from Sammy Dress. I topped it off with my overused black pumps from Parisian. 

By the way, I'd like to thank Sammy Dress for the skirt and necklace! Honestly, you might find this overreacting but I really couldn't put into words the first time I opened the email from one of their staff and asked me to choose whatever I want from their shop! More so, when the package finally arrived and I was able to try the clothes on. Thank you so much to the people behind Sammy Dress! More collaborations to come, hopefully :) 


I feel really bad for not updating this blog like it used to before, things are running quite different now and I'm still in the process of adjusting with the change. However, I promise starting this summer (and after I pass this freakin' paper I'm currently working on) things will go back to the usual! I'll start updating MORE via my Twitter and Instagram of what's happening around. I'm so so so so excited to show you my other outfit looks which I tend to spoil (you'd know if you're my Instagram follower) hahaha! 


While writing this blog post I'm also thinking about how to make my blog interesting. I've been in the blogging industry for 2 years now but I still couldn't think of any way I could make my blog BETTER. Instead of  just doing collaborations with online shops, I'm thinking of collaborating with fellow bloggers, photographers or friends too. I dunno, just to add a bit of fun in here I guess. What do you think, though? I've been pondering it for quite a while now, I've had a lot in mind but time seems to always be lacking. 

Let's see what happens next...




What do you think of my comeback look? 
Stay Sassy! 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Do Not Live in the Land of No


Hello everyone! It's Monday. I decided to update this blog after realizing how unproductive yesterday was. Anyway, I don't want to be melancholic with my blog posts again (or maybe not aha), I just want you all to take time and appreciate this unusual fringe-on-fringe look I came up with and my new hair-do. LOL


I'm just kidding

I don't have a new hair-do nor will I ever. I get separation anxiety when it comes to my hair, to be honest, so I guess snipping it off won't be a good idea. What do you think though? Does short hair suites me? Or what hairstyle would you think will do? Tell me what you think, it might come in handy in the future!


What I'm Wearing:

Top & Shawl: Mom's Closet || Skirt: Morgan || Shoes: Parisian || Headpiece: SM Accessories


Most of you are prolly curious how I came up with my post title "Do Not Live in the Land of No", It's from a book called A Girl's Guide to Life by Katie Meier.  According to the author, the "Land of No" is a place inside many girls. Each girl might have her own version of it, but the general atmosphere is one of the same. In the "Land of No," girls see themselves, but they see themselves as less than who they really are. They see themselves as incapable of doing something. They see themselves as weak, lost, powerless, boring or less than other people in different ways. (Meier, 2010) This is where insecurity comes into play. A person who is insecure lacks confidence in their own value and capability, trust in themselves or others, or has fears that a present positive state is temporary and will let them down and cause them loss or distress by "going wrong" in future. As early as now, prevent yourself from living in the "Land of No" and start trusting yourself and be confident in everything you do. :)


What do you think of my #OOTD?
Thanks for visiting my humble blog and Stay Sassy! ♥

Sunday, 9 February 2014

All Too Well: A Valentine's Day Special


"And maybe we got lost in translation
Maybe I asked for too much
But maybe this thing was a masterpiece
Till you tore it all up"

"All too Well" by Taylor Swift is by far my favorite song from her latest album "Red". It for me is so lyrically accurate that you can see the story as it unfolds in your mind's eye. Since it will be Valentine's Day tomorrow it will be more apt to talk about something Love related...lest I come across as being bitter. I asked my Twitter followers this question last night, "is being single scary?" and here are the top 3 answers:

Chesca - "It isn't scary because being single saves the individual from the limitations that come along with being in a relationship." 
Mijie - "Being single is not scary at all. Tested and proven. At first I also thought na scary nga or baka hindi kakayanin but in the long run, it was a self accomplishment. You realize you can do things independently and feel satisfied.. As the cliche goes - you learn to love yourself more."  
Xandra - "For me? Being single is not scary. Lalo na po kung may mga kaibigan ka po na pwedeng pagtreasuran ng good memories that some people couldn't."

It is heartening to know that a lot of people find singleness a good thing. From my personal experience, I can truly say that there is such a thing as "single-blessedness". But before I arrived at that realization I had to go through a lot of emotional roller-coaster. Those trials revealed to me that my desire to be attached simply came from the fact that I am 'empty' within. Once I realized that, I set about a journey of self-discovery which brought me to the realization that I do not need "others" to complete my 'sense of self'. Once this was uncovered, peace of the heart followed naturally. All that was needed was to slowww things down just enough so that we could smell the flowers, we always pass by in the wayside, which we take for granted in our desire to get ahead! As my Daddy's wise words would say "Do not look for the right guy...be the right girl first, then the right guy will just come along." Good things come to those who wait!

To those that are currently attached, just remember that the affairs of the Heart is not only for Feb 14. My parents have been together for 25 years and they never celebrate Valentine's Day. When I asked them why, they simply retorted "every single day of our relationship together is a celebration of the Love we both share."  To those that are single pringles and unattached (like moi) don't frown, be pro-active. Call up the gang, organize a pajama party or pillow nights, order your favorite pizza for everyone and rent movies (love story for relevance). Don't allow any situation to change you into someone that you are not, if you don't like the situation then change it! It is all in your power of choice....choose wisely. Trust me, it works!


I hope this post helped you in one way or another and if you have any questions regarding the topic just let me know... alright? write it down at the comment box below :)


So, what do you think of my look? 
Stay tuned for my Midnight Bonanza by ML blog giveaway next week!
Happy Valentine's Day & Stay Sassy! 

(c) Jiddu Sacro

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Oh, Pretty Woman




"Pretty woman, walking down the street
Pretty woman, the kind I like to meet"


I remember back when I was young, whenever I hear the song Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison over the radio I always strut along to its beat and act like the woman being pertained to in the song. Crazy. Reminiscing those times literally makes me laugh out loud but back then I'd take it as a serious thing. I'll rummage my Mom's closet and look for an outfit that fancies me even if its twice my size and match it with 2-3 inch heels. Look at the mirror and pretend to be in a music video and whatnot. Those were the days... I can't believe its been so long! 


I've mentioned earlier that I used to ransack my Mom's closet and quite frankly, I still do now! Anyway, the brown polka dot dress I'm wearing is from her. It was a gift from my Dad back when they're still dating. They told me that this dress was an "in" thing in the 90s and I'm glad my Mom was able to preserve it after so many years. I sure am going to do the same, maybe I can pass it down to the future generation as well.


Ironically, this is (almost) the same dress Julia Roberts wore in her movie Pretty Woman. If you haven't watched or clearly understood the message of the movie; it's a story about social standing, respect to others and change. It's a must watch for everyone!



I'm wearing:
Belt: Gap || Shades: Sunnies by Charlie || Shoes: Parisian || Dress: Mom's closet

The bottom line of this post is, everyone should take time and appreciate vintage fashion. Some people might find it "baduy" and too old fashioned but if you come to think about it, that's where real fashion comes from. The Attic Bazaar: Where Decades Collide an event organized by The Business Management Society is the perfect place to reminisce the good old days. Little by little the past is making a comeback. We see how old inspires new. The ingenuity of people drives them to recreate something from the past and make it entirely their own. Old fads are continually being revamped to suit the needs and tastes of society today. Iconic elements in fashion, food, and entertainment from various eras are being revived and reworked with modern touches to produce something original, yet still reminiscent of the past. Through this bazaar, we bring you the throwback of the century. 

With its modern vintage theme, the Attic Bazaar is a place where people can revisit the past. With over a hundred concessionaires, one will truly be able to have a unique shopping experience. It’s definitely a treasure trove where you’ll be able to buy great finds. There will also be a series of events such as fashion shows, live performances, and many more that are in line with the “old meets new" concept.

The Attic Bazaar will be coming your way only at the SMX Convention Center Hall 3, this February 22 to 23, from 12nn to 10pm. Tickets are priced at low price of Php 50! So what are you waiting for? Join us as we rewrite history!


From the organizers of Soleil, Seoularis, and Times Square Fashion Bazaar, now on its 28th year, the Business Management Society of De La Salle University presents to you: “The Attic Bazaar: Where Decades Collide”.

For inquiries and interested tenants please contact, 0917-924-7987 or 0917-303-6639.You may also send us an email at apply.atticbazaar@gmail.com.

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Proceeds will benefit Jaime Hilario Integrated School in Bagac, Bataan.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside



I really can't stay
Baby, it's cold outside
I've got to go 'way

I'll say this for the first time ever... totes loving the weather here in the Philippines. I really hope it stays like this all year long so I can finally wear my trench coats and boots outdoor without getting weird stares from strangers.


 I decided to take advantage of the cold weather and pulled out my best "chill" outfit in the closet and ended up with this look: cream-colored long sleeves, trendy skirt matched with a brown Ugg boots. Then I topped it off with a pearl necklace and fringe bag. Some people thinks that wearing skirts, shorts or dresses in a cold weather is inappropriate, well, I think not. Just because it's getting cold outside means that you can't wear skirts or dresses anymore. Always remember; it's just a matter of balancing and styling. If you think your bottoms is too short and scared of how cold your legs are going to get, wear a thicker top or boots to avoid freezing. Believe me, it works!


 What do you think of my look? 




Hey everyone! I'm baaaack! I apologize for being on blog hiatus AGAIN. I'm guessing all of you are already used (or maybe even sick) of my inconsistencies but hopefully it won't stop you from visiting the blog. Apparently, I'm still in the process of getting used to juggle both blogging and schooling at the same time and quite frankly, it's not easy. However, like what I've mentioned in my earlier posts 'there's no room for giving up!' blogging is my first love and I'll never leave this for anything. Believe me, TST is never nearing the end of the line, well, it's just getting started... ;)

I just want to say thank you to those who continue on supporting my blog and visits it daily. I appreciate it so much! and to those who keeps tweeting and messaging me for a blog update... here it is! Expect that I'll update this once or twice a week. Also, a huge shout-out to Fashion Blooms & Mart of China for the packages I received this year. I'll blog about them as soon as possible. 

Anyway, I have a lot in store for everyone this 2014 and I can't wait to unravel them one by one very soon. By the way, to those who joined my DRESSALE GIVEAWAY or planning to join, I'm going to hold it for a while... someone tweeted me a link directing to Dressale reviews and most of them, if not all comments was negative. I did my own investigation and frankly, I was stunned at what I discovered. Honestly, as I'm writing this I just want to delete the giveaway post and forget about it. But of course, I can't do that since it's partly my fault. I already contacted the person who approached me to host the giveaway and I'm still waiting for her reply. I just really want to confirm the issue before making the move. No worries though! I still have A LOT of giveaways coming up ;) just wait.

Stay Sassy! ♥