Defying Negativity

5:17 PM

Top and Boots F-STOP | Houndstooth printed skirt Thrifted | Accessories Random
Bag courtesy of Closet Chic
Centipede body necklace gifted from Anagon

This was my outfit when I did a hosting job for My House Husband, Ikaw Na! Grand Press Conference. The thrift gods blessed me with this houndstooth-printed pencil skirt which looked good as new when I found it in an ukay shop in Cubao. I actually had this on sale for P300 during the DLSU December bazaar (F-STOP Vintage Collection) but to my surprise, nobody had the interest to buy it. And so, I decided I'll just keep it to myself because maybe it was really meant for me.

Everyone loved this skirt when they saw it! Aisa even said she would purchase this if she only knew that it is used to be for sale. Haha! The houndstooth print has made a huge comeback this season as seen on the Fall/Winter 2011 runway shows of Alexander Mcqueen, Salvatore Ferragamo and Marc Jacobs.

By the way, I got a few negative comments from anonymous people (which I opt not to publish) in one of my previous posts, Do you know why we wear red during Christmas? and I would like to say what's on my mind.

First and foremost, I created my blog and named it Style and Soul for a reason. If you're expecting to read about my recent shopping hauls and the things I do on a daily basis each and every time I publish and outfit post, then sorry to disappoint you.

Fashion can indeed attract but I aim to use words to make an impact. Whenever I feel like it, I blog about politics, society, life, God and other matters of my soul. This is the reason why I would like to consider myself different from other fashion bloggers. I want my "followers" to read, to think and to reflect. I don't want them to merely look at my photos, admire my outfits or even idolize me and at the end of the day get nothing out of my blog. Let me make myself clear: I don't blog for that purpose.  

In my Christmas entry, I know, it's none of my business how other people spend their money. However, I also have the right to express a personal opinion and I have an advocacy that I wanted readers to reflect upon. If some are getting offended or hurt, I will not make apologies because I was true to myself and to the message I wanted to get across.

If others want to blog just photos, just outfits or whatnot, that's their choice and I don't really care. But with my blog, I want to express myself to the point that blogging would seem impossible if I don't write something from my heart. Yes, this blog is about fashion. But this is also about the many other things, more important things than that.
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16 comments

  1. me want that centipede body necklace too *envy* xP

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  2. we can never please everybody. as long as you believe in your principles, stand up for it. im sure you have more supporters than those people trying to pull you down :)

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  3. All I can say is: Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

    My father once explained to me that just like our fingers which are not of the same length, people differs in so many ways. Different views or perspective in life, opinions, qualities or traits, and so on. And we just have to respect that.

    I commend you for being firm with your opinion. :)

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  4. ohmygod I want that necklace!! aaaah!

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  5. agree with the previous opinions stated. babe, i admire you for sticking to your guns with what you want. you know that. and this works for you, and you're happy with it. keep doing what you like and you know you'll go places with that than conforming to what you wouldn't want.:)


    proud of you!


    xx
    eden

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  6. Ay bet ko ang outfit na itei! At bet na bet ko ang centipede body harness!

    Melai, pareho na tayong she-bang-ers!

    Happy New Year, love! Here's to a better year for us bloggers!

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  7. oh dearie, i stand corrected, it should have been "feeling is subjective" instead of "objective". no worries dear, i'm not in any way pulling you down. i'm just sharing my thoughts, much as you do. :) my 2 cents, thick folds of moolah are meant to be spent. after all what are we all working hard for, ayt? keep blogging and continue sharing your thoughts. an unsolicited advice: be open as well to others' opinion opposite from yours.

    stay fasyon and happy new year! :)

    *happyshopper123

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  8. well said ms melai. :)

    ps. i love your shoes!

    happy new year!

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  9. Melai, I'm really in love with your centipede body chain! It looks so good on you!! ♥ And about the negative comments, I can't say na don't just mind them, 'cause that will be impossible. So I'm really happy that you stood with your principles. I'm here with you. ♥

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    Arnie
    http://arnievillanueva.blogspot.com

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  10. I actually really enjoyed your Christmas post =) As a matter of fact, one of the reasons that I've subscribed to your blog is because you had beauty, style, and brains. I enjoy reading content that i can take something away from, plus it doesn't hurt that you take awesome pictures =)

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  11. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    MORE POWER!
    Wish I can join you in the next bloggers united.
    Thanks for inspiring!
    God bless and Goodluck for the year ahead!

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  12. Honestly. I visit your blog because there is something to read. I like photos but if I just quickly scroll down to see the photos, that means I am bored. I like bloggers who "write" and who write "well".

    I am a writer before anything else and I've received my own dose of criticism (from friends, no less) but it's okay. If they want to complain about what I do --- then they should just blog about it, hahaha!

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  13. yes, the soul in your blog is why i love coming back here. although we don't always have the same beliefs..(hihi) but i adore your candidness and how you're unafraid to express your thoughts. <3 love yah, Melai!

    happy new year! :D

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥
    shopyapi.com

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  14. First, I love the outfit :)
    now on the negativity...criticisms mean you hit buttons.. they also indicate that you're making an impact.. so for a great 2011, congrats melai :)

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  15. I love your skirt! <3

    missy-daisy.com

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I appreciate anything you have to say. Thanks for dropping by. It means so much to me. Love, Melai

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