12.03.2012

Neon Toes

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(Sorry if the photos are back to their grainy selves again. I don't know what happened, and couldn't figure out the right setting for the indoor photos. Please leave your tips at the comments portion below. Haha!)




Gray Top with Neon Print: Juana
Yellow and Black Bodycon Skirt: Forever 21 Plus
Gray Satchel: Greenhills
Gray and Neon Yellow Flats: SM Parisian Plus
Gold and Neon Yellow Earrings: Forever 21
Beaded Bracelets: DIY by me!

Sundays are my best days for dressing up, especially since comfy tees and jeans or sweatpants has become the norm due to the thrice-a-week rehearsals we've been having for an upcoming Christmas musical. Let me digress from the outfit by sharing a personal story.

Unbeknownst to many, I (ehem, ehem) can now sing! Believe it or not, I grew up with an unattractive-throaty-hoarse voice that made the boys relentlessly tease me as the platinum-blonde haired wrestler, "Ric Flair". It didn't help that I was also on the heavy side too. To add to the humiliation, when I was ten or eleven, my mom made me join a church choir. Due to the lack of vocal range and probably the raspy sound that came from my throat, the choir teacher told my mom not to bring me back. I was devastated and stayed away from any type of stage singing for years to come.

A couple of years back, a friend invited me to join their choir. I resisted, but she insisted, saying "If the heart is willing, the voice will follow." Feeling a need to give it another shot, I auditioned and got in. After an introductory session with the choir conductor, she told me to develop my singing because I had potential. Potential. Just that one word opened a plethora of possibilities and I was determined to give it my best shot.

Fast forward to the present and I will be among those singing in the Henry Lee Irwin Theater of my ol' alma mater, Ateneo. I've even got a bit of a solo. If I could talk to ten year old self, I'd tell her not to lose her spirit. Never mind the naysayers, I'll say, because there will be a time for blooming and yours will come in time.

What about you? What talent, skill or passion did you discover at a later age?

Hugs,
The Belated Bloomer



40 comments:

  1. Cute look! I love those shoes :)

    Kristine
    www.pugglewearsprada.blogspot.com

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  2. Love your shoes! So chic! Also your skirt is amazing! You look adorable!

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  3. What a great story!! Happy that you get to share your talent now.:) I love those flats, so cute!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  4. New follower dear,would love if you could follow me back and keep in touch<3
    Great blog!
    Kisses!

    http://countryoffashion.blogspot.com

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  5. I love this story! I can't carry a tune to save my life. Really, I've been told that my singing sounds like "a coyote in a blender". Oh well. I love your flats, too! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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    1. I started out that way too, but I guess singing can be learned? So there's hope!

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  6. Wow! Cute shoes! LOVE this outfit! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  7. Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving nice comment. Cute outfit! Maybe we can follow each other?

    www.cheekypetite.blogspot.com

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  8. The neon cap toes are so fun! And enjoy yourself while you're singing out there - you'll sound great!

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  9. I love cap-toe footwear - the neon is so fun! It reminds me of a pair from Old Navy that I missed out on, boo. ;o)

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  10. I love the neon tweed skirt with the matching shoes. I really want the skirt. You look fab! Thanks for stopping by my blog, would you like to follow each otheron bloglovin as well?

    WWW.ROXTHEFOX.COM

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    1. Thanks Rox! :D It's not tweed, just looks a bit like it. :)

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  11. You made wearing Neon looked so lovely, I wish i could pull the same thing.

    Mitch
    http://feastfulife.wordpress.com/

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    1. I'm sure you could, Mitch! Try it with a simple top or accessories first, para hindi mabigla. Then as you progress, you can slowly but surely turn yourself into a walking traffic cone. Haha! Kidding about the latter part. :)

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  12. I love the way you styled the outfit perfection with the neon touches.

    PS. Thank you for your comment on my blog. Would you like to follow each other? let me know.

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  13. nice flats dear! you look chic and stunning xx

    Letters To Juliet

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    1. Thanks Mitha! LOVE the name of your blog!

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  14. Great blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

    http://lepetitplastique.blogspot.com/

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  15. Those shoes are so fun! You look great :)

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  16. These look like the shoes you wore in the "Green ATS in Tagaytay" post. Normally, I don't usually like the cap-toe shoe trend (especially with metallic tipped cap-toes); but these are surely attention-grabbing, especially if this lovely top and skirt combination don't make a statement already.

    I noticed the more festive header. So uh... happy holidays, Abi! :)

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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    1. Actually, the shoes from the Tagaytay post are the same ones here: http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com/2012/09/neon-prints.html . These cap-toes are new! I'm a little neon-obsessed. :D

      You're always the first one to notice these things! Happy holidays to you too, John!

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  17. you are beautiful. I love your skirt.

    http://everythingsalwayssunny.com

    Kristin
    xxx

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  18. Wish I could be there to watch your concert :-)

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  19. Love this outfit, especially the shoes and the skirt!

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com.br/

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