Saturday, April 7, 2012
[Lookbook 04.01.2012] Preparing to turn brown with brown
Just came back from a holiday with My Bibe in Negros Occidental in the Visayas. From the airport in Bacolod/Silay, we drove four hours down south to our main destination, Sugar Beach in Sipalay. Oh yes, it has to be a beach. After all, it's summer. And for me, summer = beach.
Wanting to escape the Holy Week crowd, we settled for this quiet spot that's thankfully off the radar of most Filipinos. We arrived at close to 8pm, so after dinner we went straight to bed. The next day, however, it was time to hit the beach. I know I'm not as white as some people (I'm only half-white!) but I do enjoy getting a tan. And as if to psych myself up into getting the color that I want for my skin, I slipped into brown swim shorts.
These shorts have been with me on a number of trips to the beach already. I love the length (not droopy), although I wish it had a more tapered fit. The yellow accents are also kinda cool.
I paired the shorts with an old blue tank top because I didn't want to look too matchy-matchy. Nevertheless, the tank's got brown piping around the sleeve holes and around the neck. So I guess I was still playing it safe.
Although it rained mid-afternoon, I was still able to soak up the sun. And by sundown, I partly got my deeper shade.
Tank top (Surplus Shop at SM); swim shorts (Speedo); sunnies (i2i); flip-flops (SM Department Store).