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Comeback

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We’re Frances Joyce and Frances Claudine Vasquez a.k.a. Joyce and Didi; we’re sisters and fashion bloggers and we just came back from the afterlife. We deem it necessary to reintroduce ourselves coz it’s been like forever since we last published an outfit post and yes, we do apologize. How are you guys doing? It’s been a delightful summer to the both of us. We had respective commitments and we were productive. Joyce is still unemployed but overall, she’s happy. Didi’s done with her internship and is already bracing herself for her final school year. 

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In the course of our hiatus, we received a couple of messages and tweets regarding our comeback post. We felt so loved and so we dedicate this bright and breezy outfit post to you guys coz we’re a firm believer that clothing can potently express feelings much the same way as words and actions can. This was shot at the Haciendas de Naga poolside when we had our summer-ender bonding with our aunt and cousins. Oh how bad we missed posing for the camera and we’re actually finding the right words to type right now. It’s been more than a month since we last updated Frances and Flair and the breather really proved that fashion blogging is really a part of our system now that not being able to blog makes us incomplete. Thank you for being patient and supportive.  

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On Joyce: bustier floral top (Didi’s), Straps and Laces; sunnies, SM Department Store; denim top (worn on waist) and denim shorts, thrifted; arm candy, CaLee Shoppe; flip-flops, Havaianas 

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Joyce: “My outfit screams SUMMER HANGOVER. I chose a vibrant orange bustier and pastel-colored shorts which I think made a cute combo. I tied the denim top on my waist to add some attitude.”image

On Didi: silver bustier and US flag bandage skirt, Koreana Shop; denim vest, thrifted; sunnies, Les’ Moda; watch, Guess; sneakers, Juicy Couture

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braided bracelet, Clarissa’s Arm Candy

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Didi: “I’ve been envying Lookbookers on their seamless outfit posts wearing denims, bustiers, and printed skirts so I decided to combine all three as my outfit of the day. I feel like I’m a laidback rocker chick heading to a concert when I’m actually to dive in a wave pool. But hey I changed into my trusty bikinis after this shoot, just in case you’re bemused.”

 

We hope you’re pleased with our revival. As they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder and we hope that in this particular case, it rings true.

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Always, 

Joyce and Didi

Bye Bye Summer Woes!

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The heat is really unbearable these past few weeks and as promised, here is a summery outfit update that we would like to share with you guys for you to have ideas on what good-to-go get-ups you could wear to beat the heat. What other good way to be stylish and comfy for summer than wearing sheers, shorts, and dresses? 

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We had a family bonding at SM City Naga last Black Saturday. As always, we wore matching outfits yet this time, minus the heels and excessorizing to totally feel comfortable.

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We had a quick shoot at the mall’s parking lot before heading inside.

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On Didi: sheer top, BobYayin Collections; aztec denim shorts, The Chic Project; Ray Ban sunglasses, borrowed from uncle

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Shorts are definitely in every summer especially if you have this adorable denim shorts from The Chic Project. Invest on pieces that can be worn throughout the year and we bet shorts can be your best friend.

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Didi: “Thank you Mommy Nia for these bangles!”

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On Joyce: summer dress, Mom’s; cat-eye glasses, Ikonic

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bangles, gift from our fab grandma Mommy Nia

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We wore our oh-so-comfy-and-color-yummy Solemate flats we bought at SM months ago. We’re glad that we now have the chance to frequently use them. So summer-appropriate! 

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Hype our looks:

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We hope you guys are also finding happy ways to enjoy the summer. Do yourself a favor – dress the right way to instantly abate that often cruel heat. 

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Always, 

Joyce and Didi 

Oh Summer!

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Hooray for summer! School’s officially over for Joyce who just graduated last Saturday. Meanwhile, Didi will have her internship this April which means that we have to make the most out of our free time together. We’re currently in our hometown pigging out, pampering ourselves, watching chick flicks, straining our eyes by reading good books, and bonding with our family. 

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These photos are for A-Fash‘s project with Reuben Malimban, an amateur photographer based in Naga City. It was really fun working with him for he knows how to tolerate our crazy antics. He’s very professional and he really knows how to capture the best moments as evidently seen in these photographs. 

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We sported the pin-up look minus the hair and make-up. We badly want to swim after the shoot yet we didn’t do so because we still had a couple of commitments at school that day. Hopefully we’d be able to publish several summer outfit posts on the coming days. 

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On Didi: Corset top, Fièvre; hipster shorts, thrifted; pumps, Rusty Lopez

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skull bracelet, Sassy Pink iDesign by JuvyBee; blue and white braided bracelet, Skull|Tape Clay Accessories; neon blue bracelet,Kikay’s Kit; nautical braided bracelet, Clarissa’s Arm Candy

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Didi: “I modified this corset top from Fièvre to make it appear sexier.”

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On Joyce: vintage romper, thrifted; “Love” necklace, Skull|Tape Clay Accessories; peep-toe heels, thrifted

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mustache ring, Fashion for Less

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As promised, here is the video of us responding to Reuben’s question, “Who should and who should not read your blog?”

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Here you will witness how we cruelly treat each other yet to us they’re done out of sweetness, haha! Hope you guys will like it! 

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Since we won’t be together often anymore because the elder sister will soon be battling in the real world accomplishing the things on her bucket list one at a time, there will be major changes in this blog. Frances and Flair will stand the test of time and will go the distance. To our warmhearted readers who constantly ask us about this matter, we will still continue blogging as sisters. We’re very passionate about this that a million miles could never stop us from doing so. Thank you so much for all the love and support! Words are never enough to express how grateful we are to have the best readers in the world. We hope to inspire you more in the coming years. 

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Always, 

Joyce and Didi 

For the Love of Summer

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Our outfits are inspired by our favorite fashion blogger,

Doina Ciobanu. She has this innate elegance and beauty and at a very young age, she has achieved so much. Plus, her branded clothings and stuff are beyond amazing. By the time that we get filthy rich, we could be like her yet one thing’s for sure, we will never abandon thrift shopping! *laughs

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The splash of colors is so palatable that we instantly fell in love with the photos upon seeing them. Thanks to our ever talented and sweet friend, Fadi Ghaleeb. We’re sure as hell he’ll be more successful than that Nigel Barker guy someday. 🙂

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So here are the solo shots and outfit details:

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On Didi: hat, thifted; bikini top, Folded and Hung; slim belt, thrifted; maxi skirt, thrifted; heels, thrifted

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Didi: “I love this nautical look. I love the Philippine flag colors! :D”

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Didi: “We’re too lucky we have Kuya Fadi as our photographer; this is a breathtaking shot!”

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wooden bracelet from grandma, ring from Divisoria

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Revelation: We bought this lovely hat at a thrift shop in Ligao City for only Php 35! Yes, we’re dead serious. 🙂

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On Joyce: hat, grandma’s; bikini top, Penshoppe (Didi’s); maxi pants, thrifted; belt, gift; jelly wedges, Landmark

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Joyce: “Did I manage to do the booty tooch right? Haha!”

Booty tooch is a term coined by Tyra Banks. For more knowledge about it, read here.

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rings, Divisoria

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We do hope you love this set. Don’t forget to like or send us a message. We would definitely appreciate it. Watch out again for our next fab post. Hugs! 🙂

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Always,

Joyce and Didi