4.15.2013

Laced Vents

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Forever 21 Plus Black Shawl Vest, White Lace See-through Sleeveless Tank Top, Forever 21 Plus Ankle Skinny Jeans, Steve Madden Black Bejeweled Sandals, Silver Tassels Fringe Necklace, Filipino Plus Size Blogger

Asian Plus Size Blog, Forever 21 Plus Black Shawl Vest, White Lace See-through Sleeveless Tank Top, Forever 21 Plus Ankle Skinny Jeans, Steve Madden Black Bejeweled Sandals, Silver Tassels Fringe Necklace



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Black Scarf Vest and Skinny Denim: Forever 21 Plus
Silver Bejeweled Sandals: Steve Madden
Silver Fringe Necklace: Bazaar
Watch and Bag: Mango

Today's weather forecast is 35°C. Imagine the amount of sweat we'd all be producing here in Manila by lunch time. Recently, these dog days of summer are increasingly getting hotter. To avoid fainting from the heat or getting sweat marks on my clothes, I often choose tops like this that has built-in ventilation, a.k.a holes or cut-outs and are most likely lacking in sleeves as well. I also opt for breezy and light fabrics that wouldn't trap the heat. If only shorts were office-appropriate, I'd probably wear them to work too.

I wore this to a meeting with one of my sister's wedding suppliers, and I knew the cut-out and the see-through lace wouldn't really give a good impression, so I layered on a scarf vest from Forever 21. I love vests like this, they make an outfit instantly chic-er just by layering them on.

What are you doing to cope with this summer heat? Any plans to head for the beach?

Hugs,
The Belated Bloomer

34 comments:

  1. You should totally get that black and white maxi you were talking about! I love that lace top and Steve Madden makes the best sandals!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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    1. I know...crossing all my fingers and hoping they still have it in my size!

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  2. You look great! Love the shape of the vest and the detailing on the shoes is so pretty! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  3. I love your outfit, you put everything together perfectly! Fresh and gorgeous!

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  4. Being an American, I have to remember you are talking about 35°C; not 35°F. Otherwise, you'd be frigid cold if it were 35°F with this outfit.

    Your outfit here is hot. The top and sandals are both charming. Your usual face, smile, and hairstyle are all awesome. Abi awesomeness. :)

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh yeah, I have to edit that in. :) Thanks John!

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  5. This is such a cute look. we absolutely love lace at the moment

    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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  6. So cute! I love those sandals :)

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  7. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Abi!! I love your style and this outfit is just too cute! :)

    Have a Magnificent Monday!
    xoxo
    Crystal

    My Blog, Crystal Chizoba
    My YouTube Channel

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  8. Great outfit, I think the vest is a great piece to make the outfit. When it's hot I like wearing flowy things like dresses and skirts.

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh, that reminds me about a skirt I bought last year but still haven't worn!

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  9. Love the outfit! Sundresses and skirts are my favorite form of ventilation, personally but this is such a good idea
    thanks for stopping by my blog!
    xoxo
    Birdy
    www.thetwirlteam.blogspot.com

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  10. Whoa, that tassel necklace is really unusual. When you say you got it from Bazaar, do you mean a store or a marketplace? Just wondering!

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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    1. Bazaars here usually means stalls are set-up with their unique offerings of food, clothes or accessories, so it's similar to a marketplace but not quite. :)

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  11. i just spoke with my mom, she said she doesnt even want to leave the house coz its soooo hot in the philippines right now! hope you stay cool!


    Delightful Ideas

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  12. Your rhinestone sandals are SO cute! I can't wait till it's summer here.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  13. Oh you look cute - I like that you added the vest, definitely needed consdering your plans for the day. And OMG so hot in Manila! I'm envious.

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  14. i love your lace top and that silver polish is so nice ;) i'd have added a vest too - great minds think alike!

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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