My kind of basic black

7:45 PM

According to style experts, every woman should have a "little black dress" as a closet staple. I don't disagree with that. In fact, that is totally right. If I would have to show you my closet (which is something I won't do for this post), you'd find that I personally own a lot of basic blacks - top, skirt, blazer, vest, pants, shorts, cardigan, and the list goes on. Name it, and I probably have it in black. 

Sequined top, belt and bag with fur flap, thrifted | Necklace, Anagon
Since I've started living the fashionista life, I have come to realize that one of my most essential blacks in the closet is my BBST - basic black sequined top. I swear, you really should have one, or even two in your closet! It gives that "pow!" to any look. 

If you frequent my blog for quite a long time now, you'd notice how my black sequined top has consistently reappeared on numerous outfits. I couldn't quite remember how many times exactly I've worn this item but until now, it still seems to be in very good condition, with all the sequins still intact. It has been serving its purpose well and you won't be seeing it in my closet sale anytime soon, haha. Just to remind you, I've worn this when I hosted Bloggers United Bazaar (Part 1) and during the Globe Tattoo Awards (to name some). 

Skirt SM Dept. Store | Shoes c/o Payless
Usually, most girls would probably never wear this item ever again to any other special occasion. But since I'm not like most women, I don't really care. Not even how many times I'd get photographed in it. 

Wait, do you remember what I said about repeating outfits? Just NEVER MIND! And because I don't give a damn, I wore it again to another hosting job last week. My mind was in a cloud of doubt on what to wear,  and so, I went for something safe with this top, black midi skirt,  Payless printed shoes and made sure accents of gold are consistent in my head-to-toe look. 


Once again, my BBST never failed me. I was pretty confident while I hosted the media launch of 3D Vizion, which featured technology, lifestyle and business bloggers. Yeah, it was really not my crowd. However, it was refreshing to meet new people who write about something else other than fashion.

Left hand: (first) black square bangle with gold piping, c/o Pinkbox

In my next post, I'll tell you more about 3D Vizion and its latest glasses-free 3D screens. Meaning, you don't have to wear glasses just to be able to see a video material in 3D. The images basically appear to pop up on screen. Amazing. But because I'm not the best person to write about technology, my boyfriend JR will do a guest blog again! Excited to see what he has come up with. Ciao bellas! 

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18 comments

  1. great look! Love it!! <3
    xoxo,
    thelivingcloset.blogspot.com

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  2. I'll definitely get my own BBST now! Love your outfit Melai! :)

    Nix

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  3. cant believe ur top is thrifted!
    love the outfit!:)

    Salvee
    http://salveelangella.blogspot.com/

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  4. Omg melai! Not until today did i realize how sexy you are! My gosh you are SMOKIN! Lololove your color. Ganda ngpgka morena mo.:D

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  6. Melai I super love this outfit on you! So subtly sexy!!! :)

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  7. Really love the chic lady look Melai! :)

    Kaye
    http://thestyleflux.blogspot.com

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  8. rock star in a girly mood ang vibes. ang cool!

    JC
    ferreroandfate.blogspot.com

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  9. I love this Melai! It's Sophisti-chic ;)

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  10. Hello everyone!!! Thanks for your comments :) Love it! :)

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  11. and i cant believe thats a thrifted sequined top! not really a big fan of midi skirts but you just made me think twice about buying one, melai! muy bonita!

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  12. I love your sequined top and yes, I got a couple of LBD myself and YESSSSSS to outfit repeats! :)

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  13. I'm in love with your skirt and your shoes! Great combo! :) Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! :)

    xx,
    Nikki
    http://chalksandheels.blogspot.com

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  14. *runs to buy a sequined top* --now that you put it that way, I want one for myself! :) Love the belt Melai! You look very, very pretty in this outfit. And the hair!--ang ganda mo lang teh!

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