For the love of dresses and dressing up

05 January 2010

You must already know that I am a self-confessed girly girl who loves dresses and skirts. These days I tend to oversleep  though (blame my warm bed and the early January morning air) so I just slip on a simple tee-and-jeans combo just so I won't be late for work.

On the first Monday of the year I woke up late (again!) but could not NOT wear my new dress to work.

Chelsea mustard dress
YRYS thick black waist belt
Primadonna Oxford peeptoe booties

This photo was taken by Dane when we were on our way to Mini Stop for our weekly dose of ice cream-after-lunch. Ü

During one of my days spent just scouring the Internet for anything, I found this from College Fashion and bookmarked it with the intent of sharing it in the future, then completely forgot all about it. Today, I was going through my files in my desktop computer (as it shows symptoms of being infected with a virus again so I will have it reformatted this weekend) and I saw this. Perfect! It is a list of 25 Reasons Why You Should Dress Up. Not literally dressing up as in wear dresses, but generally just trying to look presentable and neat whatever outfit we choose to wear. The ones in bold typeface are my favorites. Ü

  Because life’s too short to blend in. Don’t settle for average.

Because you’re only young once. You’re way more gorgeous than you know & have a fabulous body you’ll one day look back on and wish you had! Take advantage now and show off how fabulous you can be.

Because fashion is a method of self expression. What are you trying to say?

Because you never know who you’ll run into. Brad Pitt at the grocery store? Hey, stranger things have happened.

Because it obviously annoys some people (like the guy who asks why YOU are so dressed up). The fact that it annoys them so much is all the more reason to keep doing it.

Because you never know, there’s always a chance you could get snapped by The Sartorialist (or maybe the girls over at Street Spotted)!

Because you deserve to look your best at all times.

Because you’ll never improve your sense of style if your default look is “I give up”. Yes, that was a Seinfeld reference. But it’s true!

Because dressing up helps you weed out friends who don’t love you for you. If they have a problem with the way you dress, they’re not the kind of friends you want around.

Because cute clothes and accessories are a great conversation starter. Wear something fabulous and people will ask you where you got it.

Because parties aren’t the only time to celebrate.

Because that fabulous party dress in your closet cost too much to only be worn once. Remember cost per wear?

Because it’s fun!

Because even if you live in an “unstylish” city & are scared to dress up, cities don’t become stylish without someone going first. I know it sounds cheesy, but be the change you want to see in the world. Everyone else can follow your fabulous lead.

Because dressing up helps you make fashion mistakes and get past them. Mistakes happen to everyone and that’s how you learn what not to do – get them out of the way now!

Because it’s a test of your confidence. Dressing unconventionally forces you to develop the self-assurance necessary to stand out from everyone else.

Because fashion is one of the rare instances where art comes alive. What artistic statement do you want to make?

Because if you’ve got it (great style, killer confidence, amazing legs), it’s just wrong not to flaunt it.

Because someday when you have a 9-5 corporate job and are required to wear business suits, you’re going to miss the freedom of dress you had in college. Experiment now! There’s no better time.  (Krissy's note: Not applicable in my case though as I have already graduated and am already working. Kinda true for me still though as we are not required to wear corporate outfits.)

Because glamour isn’t only reserved for the rich and famous, even though maybe they’d like you to believe it is.

Because if conspiracy theorists are to be believed, the world might end on 12/31/2012 – that’s only 1211 days from now (Krissy's note: Date the article is written which was 27 August 2009)! Even though we all worried about Y2K too, why not be on the safe side? Don’t spend the theoretical 1211 days you have left in sweats.

Because Carrie Bradshaw would not approve of your sweatpants and UGG boots. You can do better than that. And deep down, you know I’m right.

Because dressing well means you don’t have to do your hair at all – you’ll have that ultra fabulous, slightly disheveled Kate Moss look.

Because nothing beats the rush you feel when you look in the mirror and LOVE what you see.

Because you want to. That’s the only reason that matters.

Do you agree? I know you do! Because deep down, all girls love dressing up ;)

On a related note, Andhari, together with Shirley and Nikolett, has cooked up a fab Blogger Dress Party codenamed Project Barbie.

It is also known as Project Lovedress but I like the first name more :D In a nutshell, you just have to post a photo of yourself wearing a pink dress on February 3, 2010. Exciting, right? I already have the perfect dress in mind, I just have to have my photo taken. And that is where my friend Karlo comes in. Thanks again, Karlo! I am so excited! :D Want to join as well? Click here. ;)


  1. thats awesome krissy i like it.

    i also love dresses, and i want to wear dresses all the time, haha if only...... thanks i love your sweet mustard dress.

  2. hahaha I KNEW it! You'll surely join! I mean, pink? dresses? Those are just SO your things! Haha, I'm joining too :d although I don't have a pink dress, yet. I'll have it, I'm sure, hahahahahahaha...

    it's fun to act girly at times, huh? ;)

  3. krissy! love your mustard dress. and your figure haha. i wish im that slim! haha :p

    and thanks for posting the 25 reasons why you should dress up. haha nainspire ako mag dress up tomorrow for a day date hihi ^__^

  4. i love your yellow dress. Looks very bright and so happy.

    I am Denise Katipunera

  5. First, you look awesome in that yellow dress :D

    Second, cant wait to see you in your pink dress. :D

    Third, I was just wondering, are you a blog reader of Cheryl from Confession Of Twenty Something Years Old? Me and a bunch of friends are trying to get her to be featured in 20SB for February.So if you have an account in 20-Something Bloggers please help vote for her. All you have to do is visit here and write “I vote for Cheryl from Confession Of Twenty-Something Years Old” or “I second this nomination” :D

    thanks so much before, I hope you participate!

  6. gurl u are so thin! :)

    dresses are love ♥

    thanks for sharing project barbie! :) so cool!

  7. @ Rhiian, Annie Marie and Denise: Thank you! :)

    @ Tiara: It definitely is! I'm so excited! It'll be like a party where all of us will attend! :D

    @ Cha: Thank you! I am actually wishing I'd gain a little bit more weight. I am too skinny, and too skinny is also not good x_x Wow may date, enjoy! :D

    @ Teeyah: Ü

    @ Andhari: Thank you! Oh no worries, I already voted for her and for YOU as well for the Blog Awards! Yay! :D

    @ Mia: You should definitely join as well! :)

  8. What a gorgeous dress! I loved your inspirational words. You have a lovely blog here and I'm so happy I stumbled upon it.

  9. Ahh, you're so pretty! You're making me want to wear dresses more often ... if only it was warmer here. I like your reasoning 'because it annoys people' - I'm in a mood where I want to annoy people since my whole school is annoying me LOL.

    And yay for Project Barbie! :)

  10. pink... I'm breaking my head and brains for the past few days... how did the whole thing happen anyway, I shall never let myself go on twitter again :P

    I love the satorialist one :P hahahaha

    ps: I have no life, therefore, I can manage to do all those things, but ofcourse not at night, then I'm busy being Catwoman.

  11. Those are all great (and funny) reasons. You make that yellow dress look great! =)

  12. ice-cream moments awwwww. sweet. :D the more reason for you to dress up. i cant really dress up much (even though my friends seem to think that i'm dressing up like as if i'm trying to hit on someone like durh) because i'm scared that i may spill bloods on my outfit. *gasp

    i love that yellow dress!

    racking my head too thinking about pink dress.

  13. @ M.M.E.: Wow, thank you so much! It's always nice to see new people here in my blog Ü

    @ Nikolett: I say, to hell with people who are too affected with what other people are wearing LOL!

    @ Toothfairy: How can you say that, pink is the best color for Project Barbie! Haha I can't wait to see you don pink! :D Ooh Catwoman huh, that's perfect, but methinks you're a better Wonder Woman! :D

    @ Rick: Thank you thank you! :)

    @ Arlizan: Yikes, a dress spilled with blood is not a pretty sight x_x Can't wait to see you wear pink! Whopee! :D

  14. naku krissy kung pwede lang ill give you a few pounds of weight for free haha :)

  15. life is short, be fabulous hehe
    i LOVE this list!

  16. wait did i tell you I love this list???
    I LOVE IT hahah

  17. Just so you know, mustard is my color. I look good in it and so do you!

  18. @ Cha: Tara akin na :D

    @ Dave: Thank you! :)

    @ Manju: Indeed! Too many pretty outfits, too little time :D

    @ Miss Guimba: Wow thank you! This is actually just the second piece of clothing I have that is colored mustard :)

  19. Always great to see a fellow dress lover! If you love dresses, then check out All dresses, all the time! Really reasonable too!

  20. Cool dress, Krissy. You look fab! ;D


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