First Rule of Thumb

On me://Shirt & Necklace - Cotton On//Sweater and boots - Local Store//Jeans - Mango//Ring - H&M//

A pop of bright color - the easiest way to make an all black outfit livelier. But I didn't have to say that , did I? First rule in the book. In my case, I think it's been way overused. After doing the November monthly review, I realized I've been wearing black a lot lately, with just a hint of color here and there. I just can't help it. There's something about wearing black that makes me feel like I'm this really cool chick, you know? Specially after having my hair done, haha... 

So this was what I wore to school on Saturday, to do a presentation. Afterwards, spent the afternoon with Penguin watching YouTube videos and checking out shoes online. His. Did I ever mention he's a shoe freak? Well, I just did. And I'm not talking the normal kind, but he's crazy about the special kind - Jordan retro collection (top on the list), Kenzo X Vans, Adidas X Jeremy Scott, The hundreds hoya, Louboutins, oh... I can't even remember them all. This month, he purchased a few pairs from those that I mentioned, and he's on the hunt for the rest. Sadly, most of them are impossible to find here. But you know what's crazier? He influences me so much that I'm actually starting to consider collecting my own pairs... not that I haven't started with my own blogger shoe essentials. But you know... oh, let's just see.

Anyway, I'm blabbing and I should stop now. Tell me what you think of this outfit!

-- Photos by Penguin --


  1. Lookingg cute!



  2. I really like the Adidas X Jeremy Scott collection. I super love the winged shoe! Inspired by Hermes, the Greek God. I haven't seen that shoes here in Cebu. Dito pa! Hahahaha!

  3. I really love this look, the red shirt is definitely the perfect pop! And your skull necklace is wicked.
    That's so funny that he collects shoes! That's really cool actually

  4. love the outfit ! :)
    really like the boots :)


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  5. Love this look! My favourite colour to add to black is red. Love those boots in particular xx

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  6. Haha, Carla, you ARE one cool chick!
    Your new hair suits you too. I seriously love it on you.
    Plus, nothing like a pop of color. Ha, first fashion rule I ever learned. But it's a classic fun twist to add!

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  7. love love love the outfit,
    the pop of red is so chic.



  8. The pop of red is perfect for that outfit! Good rule!

  9. Cute! Love the splash of red!
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  10. I love those pants! They are fabulous and great outfit for a presentation.

    xo Jenny

  11. i love yout haircut!
    and those pants<3
    Thanks for your comment:)

    xoxo form Poland

  12. I like your red shirt! Great oufit!
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  14. Love your layering, but I am seriously in love with those great pants paired with the shoes! Awesome look!


  15. Beautiful outfit, I love the pop of red! :)

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  17. I love your shoes, they remind me of the JC Litas.

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  18. Your hair is so lovely, makes me want to cut my hair shorter =)Great outfit post, love a pop of bright colour, the shoes are so awesome too!

    New follower right here =)

  19. Hi!! just came by your site today, love what you've done with it!! you're so cute!! I love your outfits. This pop of red in this outfit is so eye-catching and goes so well with the rest of the ensemble. I've been trying to convince myself to wear more colors... especially red! It's such a beautiful holiday color


  20. Very well done! The red provides a great pop of color. Thank you for your kind comment. I'm your newest follower on GFC.


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