As I’ve mentioned on my previous post, Randy and I have been going to the chiropractor for weeks now. Bakit kamo? Remember when Raviv fell into the Lake at Nuvali and Randy swooped in to the rescue? After that, Randy’s arm and back have been aching like crazy. To the point that one time, he slept on the recliner. He hasn’t been able to bike, run, or even walk our dog. He has seen several doctors/healers: cardiologists (with an “s”; he got scared the pain might be related to his heart), orthopaedic, physical therapist, and even manghihilot (not the type who does bulung-bulong, though). Then his friend, Dr. Raffy Barrozo (who studied Homeopathy, Naturopathy and Ayurveda in India and Sri Lanka, and Oriental Medicine in Japan and Korea) recommended that Randy see a chiropractor.
After Randy’s first session, he seemed satisfied. And because he knows that I’ve been suffering from chronic upper back and neck pain of almost a decade, he suggested I go with him on his second session.
Randy got a 12-session package; I got a 6-session package. Randy goes to the chiropractor 3x/week; I go 2x/week.
We went there for my 4th session yesterday, and here’s what I wore.
- red long-sleeved collared blouse: Old Navy Stretch
- boyfriend jeans: Uniqlo
- handbag: LV Mulicolore Alma
- wedge sandals: Grendha
- freshwater pearl long-strand necklace: Greenhills tiangge
So sa tinagal-tagal ng huli kong OOTD post, sobrang simple pa ng comeback ko. At ang taba ko pa rin. Rather, antaba ko pa lalo. LOL. Actually, I didn’t at all plan to post this OOTD. After all, I just grabbed this blouse at the last minute this morning when I realized it was my chance to wear my long sleeves because of the weather. Then when Randy saw me, he said, “Wow!”
That was a big deal to me because these days, he rarely tells me I look great (sniff, sniff). In fact, when he was taking my picture earlier and I told him not to get low angle shots because they make me look “malaki”, he told me: “Eh malaki ka naman na talaga.” (‘Wag na ‘wag kang mangalabit! Gigisingin ko si Raviv! Hehe)
Anyway, the next question in your mind is probably: “At ano naman ‘yang pearl strand drama mo?”
Well. That was inspired by a mom I saw at Poveda last Sunday. Brain Train sponsored its musical entitled “Level It Up”. Since we had a new marketing personnel, I came with them to man our booth to supervise. And I entertained myself by looking at the moms’s outfits. There were plenty of well-dressed mommies, but two outfits stood out for me.
First runner up:
Laidback yet elegant. The jumpsuit and ballet flats looked very comfy. The “ribbon”back detail added a certain flair. The short hair made it all very chic. The gold-studded belt added a hint of elegance. And of course, the well-shaped and flawless legs finished the look.
I hate that I wasn’t able to take a front view photo. None of the two photos did her any justice. This mommy was wearing a simple, nicely-tailored top; slim black pants, Tory Burch wedge sandals…and the perfect accessories! She layered her pearl strands perfectly, wore simple yet elegant hand burloloy… and I now realize: iba talaga ang dating ng classic Chanel flap bag.
And so the following day, I was inspired to wear the medyo pangmahirap version of this mom’s outfit. My answer to her Chanel was LV; Grendha to her Tory; and a freshwater pearl strand to her strands and strands of South Sea. 😉 Parang “The Look for Less” lang ng magazines.
I actually saw several women wearing avant-garde tops and flamboyant dresses. And they looked terrific. But for some reason, these two women really stood out for me. I don’t know why. Maybe because they looked so comfortably elegant in their clothes. They moved around comfortably, unlike others who obviously looked either too conscious or uncomfortable. Like there was a woman who had a very pretty face, but a bit on the heavy side. Perhaps to make her look slimmer, she wore really high wedges, mga tipong 5 inches. But it was obvious she wasn’t comfortable. You can see it by the way she walked. She looked pained. Sayang.
Another thing about the two women who stood out in my eyes is that they were both slim. There. Kelangan talagang pumayat.