Back to Basics


Black Mesh and Lace Top: Forever 21
Dark Blue Denim: Faded Glory
Black Platform Sandals: SM Parisian Plus
Black and Silver Bangle: C and A

This outfit goes a little back to basics. A black top, good-fitting jeans and comfortable heels (which are so hard to find!) makes for an outfit that would last me the whole day.

Lately, whenever I look for basic pieces in solid colors, I look for ones that could be layered but also stand in itself. That meant either the piece has a really flattering fit or it has details that make it unique and interesting. In this case, the dainty lace trimmings and the mesh part that covered the collarbone had me at hello.

You know that cliche they say about black making you look slimmer? It isn't always the case. BUT, what I do know is that black tends to hide the things you'd want to never see in photos. Like sweat marks during a hot and humid day, which is almost everyday in the Philippines, or bulging spare tires (read: bilbil) that you forgot to suck in before smiling for the camera. Or if you're a messy eater who always finds a drop of sauce or a trickle of coffee spilled onto your top, black is the safest color for you.

Especially on first dates. Believe me. I know from experience.

What's your safe, go-to color?

Belated Bloomer


  1. I have a similar top. :)

    I also wear black when playing safe. It's a lot more slimming than other colors.

  2. Love that top! It looks great on you! I love black as well, but purple too and navy.

  3. Gorgeous top :)



  4. Basics, but with a twist! I love the shoes you paired with this look, and the lace detailing on your top is so pretty :)

  5. Hi Abi!
    I love your top and I definitely love black!!!love the wedge too!pretty!!!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog!


  6. I love your top Abi! I think it is very versatile. Great for both casual and classy look. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Following you now. Hope you can follow back! :)


    1. I agree. I plan on wearing this top with a black lace maxi, but I'm afraid of looking too goth or pang-patay. Haha!

  7. Whenever I want to feel sexy I wear black! It just looks good on everyone! Love the mesh top :-)

  8. Pretty sis! :) Nice blog. Love reading your blogs :)

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