The life, style, and derp of a small-town girl. Dress-up misadventures, crafting frustrations, and little obsessions can be found here.

This blog is full of my face. You have been warned.

 

vandressed:

Dress me up, dress me down.
I’m Vanessa, and I love dressing up. I’m a cosplayer, a lolita, and a frustrated girly-girl.
VanDressed will be my online dumpsite for all things that are related to dressing up, like shopping hauls, fashion (mis)adventures, and even some crafting/propwork. Starting this blog has been in the back of my head for a long time, and it’s finally here! You will find all manner of entries, from wig and makeup trials to OOTDs, costume progress, sewing/crafting projects, features on the people who inspire me and my style, and the occasional underwear-related post. If any of that sounds even remotely interesting to you, then hit that “Follow” button! :)——————————Photo credits (L-R): Jio Verona, Keru Bear, Martin Callanta——————————Facebook || YouTube || LOOKBOOK.nu || Instagram

My blog’s just over a year old now, and I thought it would be good to revisit this! My very first post, and a summary of stuff you’ll likely see here. :)

vandressed:

Dress me up, dress me down.

I’m Vanessa, and I love dressing up. I’m a cosplayer, a lolita, and a frustrated girly-girl.

VanDressed will be my online dumpsite for all things that are related to dressing up, like shopping hauls, fashion (mis)adventures, and even some crafting/propwork. Starting this blog has been in the back of my head for a long time, and it’s finally here! You will find all manner of entries, from wig and makeup trials to OOTDs, costume progress, sewing/crafting projects, features on the people who inspire me and my style, and the occasional underwear-related post. 

If any of that sounds even remotely interesting to you, then hit that “Follow” button! :)

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Photo credits (L-R): Jio Verona, Keru Bear, Martin Callanta

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My blog’s just over a year old now, and I thought it would be good to revisit this! My very first post, and a summary of stuff you’ll likely see here. :)

Have some casual Vanessa!
Spent the holidays with my parents and aunt at a lakeside resort. We were feeling the resort lazies right away, and didn’t really dress up for Christmas Eve dinner anymore.
I went with my trusty boots (I’ll write about them soon!) and denim for a more relaxed look. I actually brought fancier clothes, but didn’t bother anymore. XD
Pictured here are the gifts I gave to the family members present, and some members of my dollie crew. I couldn’t bring everyone, but we did get a little holiday-themed shoot going during our stay at the resort. You can check out my slightly-dusty doll blog here. :)
I’m working even harder now to catch up with my content, and I’m hoping I can post more consistently in 2014.
Cheers!
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Photo credits: Venus Lopa
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Have some casual Vanessa!

Spent the holidays with my parents and aunt at a lakeside resort. We were feeling the resort lazies right away, and didn’t really dress up for Christmas Eve dinner anymore.

I went with my trusty boots (I’ll write about them soon!) and denim for a more relaxed look. I actually brought fancier clothes, but didn’t bother anymore. XD

Pictured here are the gifts I gave to the family members present, and some members of my dollie crew. I couldn’t bring everyone, but we did get a little holiday-themed shoot going during our stay at the resort. You can check out my slightly-dusty doll blog here. :)

I’m working even harder now to catch up with my content, and I’m hoping I can post more consistently in 2014.

Cheers!

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Photo credits: Venus Lopa

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I think redheads have more fun.

Blond was the first hair color I ever really adored, and for some time, I did believe that blonds have more fun. Blond hair goes really well with pretty much every color I like to wear, and then some. But then I got my hands on my first ginger wig.

The shade I got was a nice, warm shade of auburn, and it felt so easy to pull on. I’m partial to warmer hair colors, and this shade fit the bill. Aside from catering to my redhead obsession preference, I found that this wig color also adds a little spunk to outfits. I honestly wouldn’t have tried this color scheme for my outfit if I didn’t have wigs in this shade.

Worn in these photos is my latest ginger acquisition, which pretty much combines all the things I like in wigs: reasonable length, curls, and ginger. I’ll probably take photos with the rest of my ginger wig collection sometime. XD

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Photography by David Sison

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Knits in Summer (hype it on LOOKBOOK.nu)
Summer is normally hot, and it seems to be hotter in the Philippines. I’m still a big fan of knits, though, and I still wear them around, even during the hotter days.
I love this top, it feels very casual and relaxed. The lace collar details also makes it feel a little girlier, I think. Paired it with shorts just to make sure I don’t end up feeling too warm. It’s definitely more ideal to wear this in cooler places, like malls. XD
Outfit Breakdown
Knitted top: thriftedCamisole: offbrandShorts: offbrandShoes: Comfort PlusBag: M’Lady
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Photography: JR Madrasto
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Knits in Summer (hype it on LOOKBOOK.nu)

Summer is normally hot, and it seems to be hotter in the Philippines. I’m still a big fan of knits, though, and I still wear them around, even during the hotter days.

I love this top, it feels very casual and relaxed. The lace collar details also makes it feel a little girlier, I think. Paired it with shorts just to make sure I don’t end up feeling too warm. It’s definitely more ideal to wear this in cooler places, like malls. XD

Outfit Breakdown

Knitted top: thrifted
Camisole: offbrand
Shorts: offbrand
Shoes: Comfort Plus
Bag: M’Lady

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Photography: JR Madrasto

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I rarely like wearing pants.
Yeah, sure, they’re good for certain situations/places. I prefer skirts/dresses for “dressing up,” though. 
I’m trying to see where my style will go this year, and I’m considering wearing pants for more looks. That’s a big maybe, because I like frills and flowy things. Maybe I’ll figure out how to make pants work for me, beyond basic practicality?————————————-Photos by: Betsy Nacionales————————————-Facebook || YouTube || LOOKBOOK.nu || Instagram 

I rarely like wearing pants.

Yeah, sure, they’re good for certain situations/places. I prefer skirts/dresses for “dressing up,” though. 

I’m trying to see where my style will go this year, and I’m considering wearing pants for more looks. That’s a big maybe, because I like frills and flowy things. Maybe I’ll figure out how to make pants work for me, beyond basic practicality?

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Photos by: Betsy Nacionales

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Just got home from Hong Kong! Prepping my entry for that one, but here, have a photo set! I absolutely adore layers, and I wish it was easier to get away with it in the Philippines. The cold weather in HKG was perfect for layering all the fluffy winter clothes that I love!
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frostloop:

Going around with Vanessa. Sta. Rosa, Laguna then East Raya, Pasig. 

December 16, 2012

… wait. Do I tag lolistein, herecomesvanessa, or her new blog, vandressed? Or do I tag them all? :))