All-Day Pajama Syndrome

I’ve been working from home for more than five years, and I have gone from office girl chic to work at home mom shabby. Working from home in my pajamas has its perks, sure. But my fashion sense is slowly going down the toilet as my career as a WAHM progresses.  I knew things have reached a sad state when I have to Google, Google for crying out loud, what top goes best with what bottom.

As I have little to no need for a lot of presentable clothes anymore, buying new clothes for me has become less and less frequent. As a case in point, I haven’t bought a single new article of clothing for myself this year so far. I will probably buy a couple of shorts and a top this month, as is customary for me, but other than that? Zero. Zilch. Nada.

Come to think of it, online shopping has been kind of my savior. Without it, I’d probably have regressed to my high school attire: really huge pants and really huge tees. I shudder just thinking about it. I browse several online shops every now and then just to see what the kids are raving about these days when it comes to fashion. The kids. Never thought I’d say that.

Lookbook.nu is a good place to go, too. Although most of the links on the outfit description go to an international store, which just means gargantuan shipping fees. Zalora is a good online store in the Philippines to check out, if you want local. It’s one of the better stocked stores, and the best parts? FREE shipping is available on orders above Php1,000 and returns are free for up to 30 days.

Maybe I’ll do better fashion-wise next year, maybe I won’t. The yearning is present, but the motivation is just not enough. I might need more inspiration. Time to find my next fashion idol.

Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.

Violet/purple lovers, next year is your year! Time to whip out all your bright violet/purple clothes and accessories, as Radiant Orchid has just been announced by Pantone to be the Color of the Year 2014. That’s #AD88BC in hex speak for us designers.

It will be interesting to see how this lovely hue will come into play as the new year unfolds. Can’t wait to see design inspirations coming from this color!