Monday, October 5, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Orange
Orange 2
 Whenever it's gloomy outside, I feel the need to don brighter colours. I suppose it's my way of ensuring I get a ray of sunshine after a rainy afternoon.
Jacket - Le Tigre, Sweater - Moda Int. Jeans - Mavi, Boots - Aldo

The super sweet and stylish ladies at Haute World and Janetteria gave me this. Both of their blogs are definitely, to borrow Haute Shopper's term, *guilty pleasures* for me. Thank you so much! The award requires me to list 5 guilty pleasures. I don't feel much guilt when I do things I love but here goes:
1. Obsessive shopping: if I love a certain top, blazer, skirt, etc. I will buy the same style in a bunch of different colours.
2. Coats. I have an insane amount of coats. Although when Fall and Winter actually call for them, only about 3 are in regular rotation.
3. Black boots. I've lost track of how many pairs I have. Never mind that they all look the same. I know they're different.
4. Roasted marshmallows. If I can't get S to put them on the bbq, I stick 'em in the toaster oven.
5. Baking. I could spend the whole day in the kitchen, ignoring everything else that needs to get done, making sweets. And a mess. This, I do actually feel guilty about.
Now passing onto some divine ladies: Couture Carrie, Fab Blab, Fashion Titbits, LenoreNeverMore and We Were Damsels

Also, the sweet and well travelled Cheryl, passed this onto me. Thank you so much, love! Now spreading the love to some girls I love: Asian Cajuns, Drollgirl, Iva Messy, La vie j'aime, and Pop Champagne   
Lastly, the super sweet [this girl has sugar running through her veins] Nicole from My Teacups in Peony gave me this lovely. There are a few rules for this award, please see this post for info. Now passing onto some whose *scribblings* just keep me coming back: Always a bridesmaid...Finally a Bride, Dapper Kid, Haute WorldSavvy Mode, and Through the Looking Glass 
If you made it this far, woohoo. Thanks!
If you didn't, there'll be a quiz tomorrow :)
Hope you had a great weekend!
xx Ela

54 comments:

  1. That jacket is adorable! Love the color on you.

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  2. Congrats on all the awards. You deserved them all! And that orange coat is so cute. You look so cheerful. :)

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  3. Haha, quiz tomorrow! Bring it on, I read every word... TWICE! ;)

    Living in the northern part of the northern hemisphere, we can easily justify having gazillion similar-looking boots and coats!

    Glad to know you're also Pinay! I didn't know! Well, I sort of wondered if you are but didn't want to assume.

    Thank goodness your family's OK and safe and will be praying for your relative that lost everything...

    Have a great week ahead Ela! =)

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  4. You had me at "Roasted Marshmallows"

    That jacket! I LOVE IT! I have a black one but I need to stop being so morbid and get some color in my life! You look gooorgeous!

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  5. Looks like you are all set to go for future rain storms, love that look on you! :) I love to shop too, makes two of us! :) Hope you had a lovely evening and congrats on more awards!

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  6. Congratulations on your awards! :)

    Your no.1 holds so true for me.I have lots of tops with the same style but in different colors. Instead of black boots, mine are flat shoes.hahaha!

    Love your orange jacket, the color is so sunny! :)

    Take care, Ela!

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  7. Hi sweetie!!! Congratulations on all your awards and thanks so much for giving the Divine one to me! It was created by Anya, who I absolutely adore and I feel truly priviledged that you chose me.
    Baking is my guilty pleasure, too! :))) And S loves it but prefers to avoid the kitchen when I am in my "baking element". He says that the mess I make scares him. I wonder if anyone could actually bake in a clinically clean and flour dust free kitchen. Still, he loves the results. :) I've been baking bread all weekend. I love the smell of bread and it taste so much better than shop-bought. :)

    I've also got to say that I am so with you on coats. I don't have many, unfortunately. If I could buy more I would because they create different moods and are so luxurious and cozy. The jacket (short coat :) ) you are wearing is adorable. I love love love the colour!!!

    As for buying pretty things in different colours... Well, a few times I bought clothes I loved in pairs. Basically, I was in love and worried that I'd wear those items to death, so I bought two of each, in the SAME COLOUR. :) And I am so glad I did!

    Have a great day, sweetie!

    xxx

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  8. how GOOD do you look in orange!! ohmigod wow! i love coats, i wish it got cold enough here in Sydney to indulge in more!

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  9. I love the fact that you have so many boots! Lucky you!

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  10. Congrats again, dear! What a great coat! :-)

    XoXo

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  11. Aww thanks for the award! You're so sweet! Love the orange jacket. Not many people can wear orange but you work it!! Happy Monday!

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  12. Love that orange coat!
    Bringing a bit on sunshine on a rainy day ;)
    xx

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  13. Thank you!!! How sweet :)

    I adore the bright look you have for a rainy day-esp love the coat.

    Also, totally agree w/ your obsession w/ coats. I have WAY too many - well correction, my mom thinks i have too many, I think i need more, hehe.

    Hope you had a nice weekend! Mine was good and I am feeling better each day.

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  14. hmm if i lived close by you id come steal that jacket right out of your closet! and thank you for that sweet shout out :) i needed it this morning and you never cease to make me smile. have a great monday lady :)

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  15. Congrats on all the awards, Love your jacket as well.

    Was so happy when I visited and saw that big smile on your face =)

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  16. I know what you mean about rain! It's pouring here today, so sad! I love the orange jacket, the color is so fun and happy!

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  17. The awards? Congrats Miss!!! That jacket is fierce! Have a great week.

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  18. Love the mix of yellow and burnt orange!

    Missy
    For all things fashion:
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  19. I adore the orange of that jacket, it's divine! And I know what you mean about having heaps of what is the same item to everyone, they are different!

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  20. I too have a coat addiction, which is most ridiculous since I live in Florida. Ah ha

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  21. ELA! that jacket rocks my socks!!! love the bright colors on a gloomy day. i will try that some day.

    so glad to hear your weekend was better than last. i hope you're smiling big for me...especially after so many awards. fyi you're LOVED!!! and yes zara is on point right now...my other pair of shoes i have yet to debut. they're blue and lace up and i'm in love with them. i hope to go back again soon. I LOVE ZARA!

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  22. awwwwww, you look so adorable!!!! coats and marshmallows are two of my fav's as well!

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  23. Bring on the quiz.... I will totally get 100%!! And your coat..... ooooooooooooh I am in love!! I can't seem to wear orange, but I still try anyway. This is by the far the bestest orange piece I have seen in. Or perhaps it's just that you're wearing it, and I seem to be completely enamored with everything you put on. Sigh... in my next life I will be a supermodel like you :0
    Congrats on the awards... you know how I feel about you so of course I think you deserve even more than this... but it's a start ;)
    As for my bidding... I got outbid... BUT now I have an idea what to look for and I will keep my little eyes open.

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  24. Congrats on the collection of awards darling!
    Love the coat Fall color! Me, too colors have psychological effect on us I'm sure!...fab mood enhancer~
    xo*

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  25. you look so peppy and pretty in those ravishing colors!

    and i have a lot of black shoes. a lot of shoes, period. and boots. more than i have room for, and certainly more than i can count. but it never is enough now, is it? more! more! more, por favor!

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  26. Wow, this jacket looks great on you.

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  27. beautiful jacket!It looks great on you!

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  28. Oh thank you so much, Ela! Too, too sweet!

    And I love baking too! After my ballet dream, I really was considering culinary school instead of college so that I could be the next Jacques Torres. It's calming and delightful at the same time... makes me want to run to the kitchen and whip up something now ;)

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    ps- loooove this pop of orange! You look awesome in bright colors! It's a gray day in the ATL as well- these colors would brighten even Scrooge's mood ;)

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  29. LOVE you jacket. And congrats on all the awards! :-)

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  30. you are stunning. you need to wear orange more often!

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  31. I'm loving bright block colours at the moment! I even wore red and pink the other day but it look so fabulous in my opinion never mind the fashion rules ;-) x

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  32. I personally cant wait for the cold so i can bust out my scarves and leggings... ohhh and i love marshmellows i would put them on the stove with a toothpick when i was little

    you look great in the bright colors

    XX
    Vi from Cali

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  33. bright colors do the trick to perk up anything! especially rain

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  34. I agree, I do too much shopping too! = Broke poor.

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  35. Congrats on your lovely awards! You look so pretty in your lovely red coat!

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  36. ela, thank you so much for being abreast with the goings on for the victims of typhoon ondoy. really need to help them out esp these days:(

    in other news, you are looking fab and classy! missed your blog while i was away:)

    xxoo
    eden

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  37. Congrats on the awards!!! I love love love that orange jacket on you. Gorgeous color and shape :)

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  38. I've accumulated a lot of coats too. It's strange because I don't go around thinking, "Damn, I love coats!" Yet here they are.

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  39. I love this bright bright jacket....you look fabulous darling!

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  40. ohh you look fantastic! great color on you! I love to bake too hehe...and cook...oh and eat lol


    Congratulations on your awards!! thank you so much for passing one on to meeeee :)

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  41. ooo love the pop of colors. you do simple chic so well :)

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  42. Heeeeey miss! Did you see you won a necklace on my blog? :D

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  43. congrats and if i had cooler weather i think i would own tons of jackets too! but its way too hot and so i just have to look at ones like yours to get my fill :)

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  44. You have a ton of coats? That's the one thing I'm really lacking! :) I'm trying to broaden my jackets though.

    And thank you for the comment on my blog! I'm not sure about wearing those shoes to school, they're 3 inches high!

    -xtina
    www.thisisxtina.blogspot.com

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  45. WOW! That is a strong combination. It give you a lot of light.

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  46. I love coats, too! Especially that red one of yours!

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  47. Love that orange coat.. I needed one here too since its been raining quite often.

    rebeccaroseilican.blogspot.com

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  48. Ahhhh, totally loving the bright colours :) Congratulations on the awards, and thank you so so much for passing one my way!

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  49. Congrats on all your awards, darling Ela, and thank you so much for honoring me :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  50. Ah, I love wearing bright colors when it's drab out, too! That orange is so fabulous on you, and I love it against your dark denim!

    I'm so bummed that your SF trip didn't work out. I was really looking forward to it! Another time...

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  51. That is a very confoetable and fashionable outfit suited for rainy days. I love it.

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  52. I wouldn't mind being rained on if I look this fab!

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Hmm...let's make that an I.O.U ;)

xx Ela