Fashion

Mix and Match: My Wedding Bustier Top

I intentionally had my wedding gown made in separate pieces so I could create new looks even after the wedding. In this video, I show you how I’ve paired the bustier top with different items in my closet.

Look 1: Paired the bustier with my light gold pleated skirt. Can be worn for an early evening or afternoon event with simple accessories.

Anyone else here who’s re-styled their wedding gown pieces to be worn with different articles of clothing? Would love to see how you did yours. You can tag me on Instagram: @MissIngridNieto to share your looks.

Wedding gown by Johanna Design Studio

Beauty and Style, Fashion, Image Consultancy, Practical Advice, Practical Beauty

THE BENEFITS OF PERSONAL COLOR ANALYSIS | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

As promised, here’s a deeper explanation of personal Color Analysis, the benefits of getting yours professionally done & a walkthrough of some color systems that have been developed through the years. In this video I also show you more of my color mishaps and illustrate how these can throw off your whole look.

In case you haven’t caught it, here’s the Color Analysis 101 (Part 1) video:

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Wardobe Mishaps That Make You Look Unpolished and Unprofessional | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

Looking polished and professional doesn’t mean you always have to be decked in designer goods from head to toe. Sometimes, it’s the simple things like making sure your clothes are pressed, there are no loose threads and you wear styles that are apt for your body type and proportions. See what little habits you may be guilty of that give off the impression of being unkempt and unprofessional.

 

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Wardrobe Audit: Get a Leaner, More Practical Wardrobe | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

Do you have tons of clothes but still feel like you have nothing to wear? Maybe it’s time for a wardrobe and lifestyle audit! In the video I talk about 5 tips that you can do as you start to work with a leaner, more practical wardrobe. #PracticalLiving #PracticalWardrobe

 

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BUILDING A PRACTICAL WARDROBE

Having a practical wardrobe doesn’t mean that you compromise your style. While it may seem like a tough thing to do at first, you will realize that dressing will become easy and you won’t have to spend excess money on things that are not right for your body and lifestyle. When I started working and earning my own keep, I was often tempted to splurge on clothes and shoes because I somewhat felt empowered that I was making my own money and I could decide where to spend it. Of course, that didn’t last for long. I made purchasing mistakes, learned to manage my money better and here I am after a decade from then, talking about these lessons so you don’t commit the same mistakes I made.

I don’t talk about #KonMari in the video, although I admire Marie Kondo’s method of decluttering and letting go of things that no longer spark joy in a person’s life. Still, there may be things in your closet that may appear to spark joy in you but is no longer functional for your current lifestyle and season. Check out the 5 Steps I talk about in the video and tell me how it goes for you in the comment section below.

 

Fashion, Reviews, Video Blog

Fujifilm Ph and Sample Room’s Content Creation Workshop

IMG_5296readyLast weekend, I got to try the X-A5 mirrorless camera at the Sample Room & Fujifilm Content Creation workshop held at Space 1851 Manila along with other content creators and bloggers. The Fujifilm X-A5 is an entry-level mirrorless camera which is packed with features that allow users to take beautifully composed shots that are immediately ready for upload and sharing.

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Angelique Manto, a sports reporter, host, Fujifilm ambassador and my fellow Thomasian (Go USTe!) shared some tips and tricks on Instagram curation, how she takes photos and why she loves using the X-A5 on the go.

 


After the workshop, we were tasked to take different photos using the X-A5’s Bright Mode, Portrait Enhancer and the Night+ Mode. These automatic modes are supposed to make it easy to just snap and share for people on the go.

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Bright Mode ON

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The Bright Mode is great for flatlays!

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The Fujifilm X-A5’s Portrait Enhancer has 5 levels that make selfies and portraits look flawless but natural. Don’t worry, it’s nothing overboard like FaceTune or Camera360.   1 – Level 5 | 2 – Level 1 | 3 – Level 2 | 4 – Level 3 | 5 – Level 4 | 6 – Level 5

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Fun in the dark room! Shot this using the Night+ Mode which still keeps the details sharp even in low light conditions. 

I wish I had time to try out it’s video capabilities but let’s save that for another day. I devoted my time to planning out and capturing my shots since they only had a limited number of units for us to borrow. If we’re talking social media photography, I think this is a good camera to start with because it’s easy to use, lightweight and has preset modes that don’t need much filters and lighting fixes. Of course, if you have a signature look for your photos, by all means, edit away! The camera retails at P29,990 and is bundled with an XC15-45mm lens. For a list of other available XC lenses, you can visit the Fujifilm PH website.

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#WeddingVlog06 Our Engagement Shoot | INGRID NIETO Vlogs

Behind the scenes at our engagement shoot. 🙂

Dave and I didn’t really plan on having an engagement shoot. We were thinking kasi, parang ang ganda nung we go to different countries, enjoy the sights and learnings and then have local photographers take our photos there, even after the wedding na. We were surprised when we were given this gift of a pre-nup shoot. Yes, we had to plan, lay out the logistics, make a schedule and talk to people, but I’d have to say our shoot is one of the most enjoyable days that we’d recall with much fondness. Thanks to the photographer-lover tandem of Strong and Rachel, my friend Apple Quibete for making Dave and I look sharp in front of the camera and Hanna, my designer, for the beautiful pre-nup clothes.

Follow our pre-nup team here:
Hair, make-up and grooming by Apple Quibete (@makeupbyapplequibete)
Photography by @StrongAndRachel
Dresses by @JohannaBespoke

 

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WARDROBE BASICS: The Black Uniqlo AIRism Tank Top in Black

I’ve done another mid-year closet purge and have gotten rid of a lot of items I haven’t worn in the last six months. These past few months, I’ve really been working on simplifying everything in my wardrobe. While it’s been great trying to keep up with trends without breaking the bank, I feel like I’ve gotten to that point in my life wherein I just want to stick with the classics. Why?

  1. They don’t go out of style
  2. It’s easier to maintain and accessorize
  3. Lesser wardrobe purging–you get to use everything on rotation and it’s fun to mix and match!

One of the wardrobe basics I realized I didn’t have was a black tank top. My old one went missing when we moved houses 9 years ago. Through my Sample Room membership, I availed of a Uniqlo AIRism voucher that allowed me to get my free sample of the Uniqlo Seamless Tank Top.

 

The Airism material as you can see in the video, is lightweight and thin. It’s perfectly comfortable when worn as innerwear–it doesn’t make you feel stuffy, allows your skin to breathe and it does not feel sticky even in sweaty situations. The black tank can be used as a top just because it’s a more solid, dark color, while the nude and white versions are best used as inner wear due to the thin material.

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The Uniqlo AIRism Seamless Sleeveless Tank (black) worn as a top with the Uniqlo EZY Jeans

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The P590 price point isn’t bad for the quality of the material and the multiple times it can be worn. Aside from the basic colors, the tank is also available in pastel hues and striped versions. IMG_2641-001 copy

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The Uniqlo AIRism Seamless Sleeveless Tank (black) tucked into waist-high slim-cut pants looks like a sleek, black jumpsuit.

 

 

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For the guys: Milanos and Salvatore Mann 2012

Most guys I hang out with don’t take dressing up seriously, unless there’s a formal event or their boss required them to. The story is different when I am at John Robert Powers–as instructors, both women and men are required to dress appropriately, infusing one’s personal style. 

 I know it’s easy for girls to mix and match fashion items. We buy scarves, tops, skirts, accessories and shoes and we’re able to wear them in hundreds of ways. For guys, I’d have to admit that I only know a few who are quite experimental when it comes to personal style. It’s not that I’m forcing you guys to be all out fashionistas, but to be mindful of wardrobe basics that can help you get ahead in your chosen field. 

 Some may think it’s superficial but you’ll have to admit that the way one presents himself/herself does affect your perception of him/her. It helps you determine if you can trust the person or not. It helps give you an idea if the person pays attention to detail and how he/she arranges things together. For guys who would like to step up their presentation game, check out the Milanos and Salvatore Mann catalogue below and get ideas on how to mix and match suits, slacks, jackets, shirts and polos.
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Shoes – Who would have thought?

I remember my Multiply days. I’d count online shoe shopping as therapy. I didn’t have to even purchase them. The fact that I’d click and see the many colors and shoe designs was enough to make me happy.




It’s been years since my “Multiply Shoe Collection”. I happened to browse through some of my photos from this year and 2011 and realized that I seem to have acquired similar-looking shoes! Talk about the power of visualization!







I don’t think I’d call myself a shoe addict yet. 🙂 There are pairs I’ve purchased myself while there are shoes that were just given to me (God thankfully provides through different people 🙂 ). When I go looking for shoes, I make sure that I purchase pairs that I’d actually use.

I’m also not the type who would splurge on signature heels. While I do appreciate stylish shoes, I feel guilty spending an arm and a leg for a single pair which is why I really love Parisian shoes! 🙂 They’re priced right but the quality and style aren’t compromised.