Really Ripped Jeans

by DanikaRio on September 3, 2014

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I wear denim jeans like second skin. And I love them more when they’re ripped like this. For this casual work look, I paired my pants with a blazer, new strappy flats (that I’m looking forward to abusing) and a playful top that I picked out ages ago from Bangkok. This tee is actually really old and I hardly use it. But I still keep it in my closet cause well, Rio. Haha. And also cause Rio De Janeiro is one of my favorite places in the world even if I’ve never been. Anyway, just thought I could use the colorful illustration to cute up this basic look. :)

Rio top: from Chatuchak, Bangkok  /  blazer: CLASSIFIED  /  denim pants, strappy sandals: NAVA BOUTIQUE

A Touch Of Fall

by DanikaRio on September 2, 2014

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Fall season is my fave! I know, it’s funny cause I live in a country where Fall does not exist. But maybe it’s precisely the lack of it that makes me like it. I don’t know. Maybe. But what I do (nevertheless) is adapt its typical palette. Black, emerald, maroon, navy, camel and brown are my go-to colors as of late. I don’t wear thick coats or anything. I mean, hello. Manila weather. What is 40 Degrees. Light jackets are okay. They do their job well when the airconditioning in the workplace becomes unbearable. A touch of Fall is fine. On most days, practical is still the way to go. :)

[look #1] green turtleneck (old): CLASSIFIED  /  leggings, sunglasses, gold earrings: NAVA BOUTIQUE  /  jacket w/ faux leather sleeves: from Hong Kong  /  pointed flats: FOREVER 21  /  backpack: BALLY (vintage)

[look #2] maroon top, sunglasses, bag (old): NAVA BOUTIQUE  / lace skirt: CLASSIFIED  /  sneakers: NIKE

On Instagram: August

by DanikaRio on August 31, 2014

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August was bittersweet. It’s by far my toughest month this year, but at the same time, also the best. :) So many challenges but so much growth. Things haven’t been easy, but I praise God because He gave me the opportunity to trust and depend on Him. He allowed me to see that I am nothing without Him. And that when I am weak, He is strong.

“Consider it pure joy when you encounter trails of many kinds, for this develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything.” ~James 1:2-3

Thank you, August! And hello, September! :)

*images from my Instagram. Follow me: @DanikaRio