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Marj Ramos fashion blogPhotos by Mark Clemente

clutch bag (Gucci) | buttondown shirt (Calvin Klein) | nude suede pumps (Aldo) | rings (Pretty Little Blings)

Just a short backstory about this buttondown shirt. Originally, my mom bought this for my brother. My brother though, he said it was around two sizes too big so he couldn’t wear it. Instead, he gave it to my boyfriend. My boyfriend, on the other hand, thought it was one size too big so he also couldn’t wear it. Of course, you already know how this story ends. After all the drama, I ended up with the shirt.

Now I wonder why we girls are the ones stereotyped as picky when it comes to fashion. Men, really, have no sense of humor. :p

When I think about it, I’ve never really had any problems about wearing clothes that are bigger or smaller than my regular size. It doesn’t bother me at all whenever Forever 21 would run out of XS-S and I’d have to settle for medium. Some outfits work when they look less together, but even when they don’t, you can always just fake it ’til you make it, right? :)

  1. Fake It Lesson #1: I keep a styling kit not just for work but also for personal needs. I have pins, double-sided tapes, garters, clamps, and those kind of stuff you can usually find in your grandmother’s sewing box or at Home Depot. Save those. It might come in handy later!
  2. Fake It Lesson #2: You know those articles in BuzzFeed about random fashion hacks? Trust me, they’re the real deal. I always discover new tricks off the internet, so make it a habit to read. After all, it’s just one click away.
  3. Fake It Lesson #3: Learn basic sewing. Come on, I’m sure you had Home Economics class. Do I even need to explain why this matters?
  4. Fake It Lesson #4: Accessorize. FYI, don’t confuse accessorizing with excessorizing. Even if it’s just an animal print scarf or a studded bangle, it can go a long way and add character to your whole ensemble.
  5. Fake It Lesson #5: Do it with confidence. Otherwise, all else fails. So smile your way to faking it, and show them you’ve got the attitude! :)

P.S. Can you guess which fashion trick I used for this look? <3

xox,
Marj

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Marj Ramos fashion blog: Macadamia Natural Oil

I’m the typical kind of girl who can’t live in the same hairstyle for a long period of time. I’ve gone from super long to extra short, curly to straight, and everything in between. Redhead? Brunette? Blonde? Yeah, those, too. Been there, done that. My hair had gone through a lot of coloring, bleaching, digital perming, and yada, yada, yada. I personally think there’s nothing wrong about wanting a makeover every once in a while. But the thing is, without proper hair care, all these exposure to chemical treatments would ultimately lead to one thing- damage. Thus, when I received an invitation to the Macadamia Muse Party last week, I said yes right away. I’ve been treating my hair brutally over the past years, so the least I could do is to give it a much-needed hair pampering. The Macadamia Muse Party was held at the newly opened Piandre Salon at Two Parkade, 30th Street corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City. The place is very posh and everyone’s just nice and accommodating. I was initially asked which treatment I preferred, and because I have dry and damaged hair, the obvious answer was to go with their Damaged No More treatment. This process starts with Rejuvenating Shampoo, and is followed by their Deep Repair Masque plus Healing Oil Treatment. These are all Macadamia Natural Oil products that addresses damaged and chemically treated hair problems. The treatment lasted for about forty minutes. Definitely a quick fix to your long time hair problems! Depending on your hair length, price of the treatment starts at Php 900 for short hair. (And oh, it comes with a very relaxing massage. In case you wanna know.) ;)

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BDJ Box

I’m not a know-it-all when it comes to beauty. I’ve never understood why there are hundreds of different types of brushes. In fact, they all look the same to me. But over the years that I’ve worked with makeup artists in the industry, at least I’ve learned which brands to trust when it comes to my skin. And normally, these brands are just downright expensive!

Fortunately, I’ve discovered BDJ Box! :) BDJ stands for Belle de Jour (as in the planner, yes), but this one’s a beauty box that you can avail of via subscription. The contents vary every month, and each product is handpicked by the BDJ Box Beauty Ministry who are, well, skin and beauty experts. So, if you’re like me who can be picky about skin products, you can stop panicking now. BDJ Box partners only with trusted and high quality brands like Benefit, L’Oreal, Cover Girl, and the likes. For only P580/month, you receive at least three times what you paid for.

I know, I know. Even I was hesitant at first when I received their email. Nowadays it’s really hard to take a leap of faith. I mean, six hundred pesos is still six hundred, right? But just to give you an idea, here’s what’s inside my June BDJ Box…

BDJ Box

BDJ Box

BDJ Box

For the month of June, the box was oozing with deluxe-sized products from Benefit cosmetics. You can see it from the photos, but I’ll enumerate it anyway. I got two kinds of primer, a concealer, a BB cream, an eye cream, and two shades of lip and cheek tint. Come to think of it, not so bad at all. :)

Check out www.bdjbox.com for your monthly dose of surprise. :)

xox,
Marj

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Tutti Fruity

Marj Ramos fashion blog

Marj Ramos fashion blog

Marj Ramos fashion blog

Marj Ramos fashion blog

Marj Ramos fashion blog

Photos by Mark Clemente

sling bag (Nine West) | kimono (Eunice Sason Clothing) | sequined chiffon top | white denim cutoffs (Hollister) | woven belt (H&M) | ring (The Little Things She Needs) | wedge boots (Memorata by CLN)

Rainy days are here again! But before you tuck away those kimonos inside the see-you-next-year crate, think again. Here’s one way to wear those long, flowy kimonos if you’re anywhere but the beach.

It served you well as an ever-reliable swimsuit cover-up, but the best thing about it is that you won’t have to discard it as soon as summer bids goodbye. You can easily transition your favorite summer kimono into a rainy season piece. Because layering is always the thing when the weather’s all gloomy, you can opt for a Boho chic vibe instead while you stay in style. Don’t you just love how it can be both trendy and conventional? :)

By the way, since we’re talking about kimonos, let me share that this fruity one I’m wearing was designed by my former classmate from SoFA- the very talented Eunice Sason. She now runs her own clothing line and the great news is, she’s currently on sale! If you’re into hippie, laidback style, you’ll love her collection. So, go check! :)

xox,

Marj

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