drive me not

How's everyone doing? I was quite busy these past few days working on my learner's permit for driving and other stuff. I haven't been behind wheels my entire life (does Wii wheels count?). I'm used to having my dad (or somebody else) drive me before. Of course I always have the trusty metrocard or if not, I'll just hail a cab. Since I can live here without a car, I really didn't bother going to a driving school before. But now, circumstance is forcing me to go and get a license because I'll be working out of the city. It's exciting. It should be easy, right? It's not that I need to balance (a skill I don't have) or what. I have a mixed feeling about it. Please pray for those who will pass my way while I'm driving. =)

Moving on, I saw Giles Pre-Fall 2010 from WWD and just thought of sharing this to you. The collection has a fresh perspective of making everyday things grand.

I love how the garments are structured yet the soft draping gives every piece that perfect balance. My favorite is this fitted coatdress:

The bronze leather really oozes that edgy mysterious look with a little sultry touch.

Lastly, here's an overdue outfit. The hat and gloves really pop. I love playing with colors in winter. Why blend in if I can stand out? These photos show how I drown in the ocean of blacks.

Have great weekend everyone!


69 stylish comments:

Lenka said...

this last picture is from Times square?? I love this picture;-)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Love those fashion pics!!

You look so adorable in these photos too. I love your bright blue gloves and hat mixed in with the black and white coat. :)

PS. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. It has been quite a rough week...

Precious said...

Yeah they are lovely, thanks :)

The coat dress is nice love it... I would wander what to wear it with though


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M. said...

cute pictures and blog!

lovelove, M.

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Sidewalk Chalk said...

Oh my goodness, congrats on working to get your permit! You will do great -- getting lots of practice driving in helps. I think it's cool to live in a big city and not have to rely on a car --- can't really do that here in metro Atlanta because everything's so spread out.
Love your turquoise accessories!
- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Leah said...

Betz, good luck on your driving test. Hmmmm... that is coming from someone who CAN'T drive. Hahaha!

Love the pop of aqua in your outfit. Did you know that it is the color of the year?

Rica said...

hi betz,

you can do it! its very easy if you keep on practicing. i would suggest na since you're attending driver's ed, practice daan before ka adto para ma suweto naka. i didn't go to driving class but i took 70 hours practice and then decided to take the driving exam, and guess what? i failed three times! ouch! kulba man gud. anyway, if ever you are ready to take your test, don't be too nervous, it will affect you totally. i learned it in a hard way and i hope you will pass! driving your own is just amazing, you feel so independent and free.

i hope this help :)

love your hat and gloves!!

sassy rica ^_^

Jony said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)
Love those pics, you look great!

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mom & son said...

hi betzy!
good luck on your driving test!
kayang-kaya mo 'yan!
just study the manual and you'll be all set.

that's true! i love wearing colorful too during
the winter. i love your turquoise hat and mittens!

Gizelle said...

i sucked at driving video games..
but i found out that driving a real car was second nature to me..hehe.
at first, it will seem like the machine is too big for u..
but just feel the purr of the machine..and be one with it. u'll soon be a natural! :D

Christine said...

Goodluck on your driving! It's fun and sometimes therapeutic... well, in Manila, that's if you only drive around the village or out of town. Manila streets are... a bit too stressful to drive at! :))

Oh and I love the paperclips! :) Great photos!

monica w said...

omg i dont have a driver license either.
im basically need to move to a metropolitan city and live downtown where driving is unneccessary lol.

goood luck though!


driving license will be a new and exciting thing to have :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love those gloves and your boots! Good luck with the learner's permit and driving school!

Rebecca Rose said...

I dont drive either lol. I'm really scared, that is why sometimes I wishes we live in a bigger city where I could just ride any public transportation. Too bad here I couldn't.

Anyway congrats on the new job. Love your outfit and yeah I agree with you, why blend in when u can stand out hihihi. U are sooo fab!!!

Style Artisan said...

"Please pray for those who will pass my way while I'm driving."

You are too funny!

Wow...it's hard for me to comprehend living without a car! But, of course, life in Atlanta revolves around driving. I live 40 miles from my job. A car is a necessity!

Let us know how it goes!

Barry said...

I just read your comment on Leah’s blog about the poem I wrote, “Ode to Leah”. Thanks for your kind words, they’re much appreciated!

Barry from
“Life in Quotations”

Fashion Therapist said...

Good luck with the driving test! I'm sure you'll do great!

Nina said...

Hi Betz!

What a radical pre-fall collection ...

Good luck on your driving exam?! I'm praying that you pass it with flying colors.

You've changed jobs? Is it very far from home? I worry about long drives. It's one reason why the hubby moved us closer to my line of work ... the long drive just drove him (and me) bananas!

I love how you use the aqua colored accessories to finish your outfit. It just makes sense. You always look so polished!

Taylor Sterling said...

good luck and you look adorable!

Julia said...

Love the color on those accessories. Driving is fun! You get to listen to music and sing out loud and nobody hears you so you can act really silly. :)


Toni said...

just fabulous!
i love the pop of blue in your outfit, Betz!

Veren Hendra Lie said...

nice outfit!
thanks for your sweet comment, dear :D

CC said...

Love the jacket! :)

Kitsch said...

The collection is great. Looks like perfect for Lady Gaga. :)
Love your outfit. Like always :)
Have a great day.

Faridah said...

Really really cute outfit! I love the matching hat and mittens. So pretty.

Cheryl said...


Bagay nimo ang bronze fitted coatdress because you're so slim! ;)

Love that turquoise color popping on your head and from your coat.

Is it still snowing dinha? Dinhi nalanay na. Thank God!

PS: Good luck on your driving. ;)

Psyche said...

i absolutely love the pop of blue in your outfit. :D so it's really true that new yorkers live mostly in black?

Diane said...

Hy! Thanks for the comment! I like your outfit a lot, I'm also a person that isn't afraid of colors, even in winter :)

Thanks for sharing the Giles pics with us;)

Have a fun weekend


Sher said...

You look so sweet with your matching gloves and hat!

Hope you have a great weekend:)


AudreyAllure said...

that's such a stunning collection; & great pics!

xoxoKrysten said...

I was later than most getting my license because I didn't want to drive and I remember saying to my parents, "I'll just move somewhere where I don't NEED to drive." Well now, of course, I LOVE to drive!

Amanda said...

Good luck with your driving!
It's so hard to remember color in the winter because of all the gray that comes with it, but I'm glad to see those bright blues!!

daisychain said...

fab photos!

I'm almost 23 and dont drive! I did start to learn but it was costing me so much money, and where I live, everything is within walking distance or reachable by reasonably priced public transport, so I'll wait till it's truly needed!

lowra said...

thanks for your comment betz. love the whimsical Giles collection for pre-fall '10.



prashant said...

You look so adorable in these photos too. I love your bright blue gloves and hat mixed in with the black and white coat.

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em.me.ma said...

cute picturesss; love th boig city shots ;)


GirL With GLasSes... said...

i love the blue beanieeee!!!!!


Break said...

i love giles :) and your coat :)

fashion doll said...

i like this blog...so.. stylish!!
comment back!!!

Leia said...

You are so cute! Love the matching hat and gloves! :)

StuddedLilly said...

awesome blog! i agree, colors in winter are fun, im trying to do it more often, but i still find myself covering in black from head to toes on most days..its a habit?! lol


Jen said...

loving the pop of blue from your accessories! and those photos are absolutely amazing. i love the use of the giant props and such.
good luck with your driving test! i'm sure wii wheels must have helped even a bit :P

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

what a fashionista! Know what, i'm already into my twenty something and I still don't know how to drive. I just never got around to learning. hehehehe

Jannie said...

hi, betz! thank you for visiting my blog. :) i had fun looking through yours. i really love your fashion sense. the plaid jacket with the turquoise hat and gloves look very cute and chic on you. :)

must be really fun to live in new york. i have never been there before. i would like to visit it someday. :)

take care and have a great day. :)

Lily said...

Aaaah, you're so lucky to live in NY. Can't wait to go there myself one day. :)



Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

Good luck with your driving. Awww, man. I still need to START reading that stupid little boook. (I'm such a fail with driving. I'm not really looking forward, to be honest!).

I absolutely LOVE the collection and I think that the way that it was displayed is just so interesting!

And that is so right - why blend in when you can stand out?! So envious you live in the City!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

C. said...

the giles pictures are amazing!!! And lovely outfit :) following!

xo, C.

Tanja said...

Is that in New York? I would love to go there someday (-: lovely blog - take a look at mine if you like? i'm following you now!

- tanna


Sioux-San said...

I love your coat and the colour blue really pops out in which I think is cute! So, I'm following you now!


all about the style said...

It looks amazing !

Juliet said...

darling, thank you for your comment, so sweet!
I really love your blog, and your style!
And you're from NY!!! Oh my God, it's amazing, and cool! I have to go to Ny, because It's one of my dreams!;)

well darling, can I add your blog to my favourites?pleasseeeee!
xoxo from Barcelona!*

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Jen Adams Juan said...

Hi Betz!

I looove your hat and gloves!

P.S. Good luck on your driving. I'm thinking of taking my lessons some time soo too. :-)

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Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥ said...

oooh love this post, that photo shoot is amazing! so inspiring

♥ Hannah



Mimi said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am sooo jealous you live in NYC!! That is my all-time dream place to live. I plan on going to college there is everything goes well. :) You look great in your tweed coat and bright aqua hat and gloves. Good luck with your license!

Velire said...

totally agree with your not wanting to blend in..so thus lovin' the splash of color in your outfit! :D

ive added you up on my blogroll, hope ya dont mind. :)


stylingscholars said...

indeed, the hat n the gloves add flavor to plaid power:)) naaice!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Those pictures are totally woah, I don't even know if I like them lol All the settings are quiet unusual to say the least, they distract me from clothes too much... But I like the shoes :)

Yay for the colors in the winter outfit, you definitely stand out, love your pretty coat and shoes!

And best of luck with your driving lessons!! :)

Mom Daughter Style said...

those are very interesting accessories. i love how the blue pops out in your outfit. never been to NY but I hope it's in my future.

Jenny said...

I totally know how you feel! I'm just learning how to drive, and quite frankly, it freaks me out! Good luck!

Thanks for the comment on my blog!

the guilty hyena said...

Nice photo's the backdrop is very creative and tasty head-wear.


MissNeira said...

LOve the paper clips!

Dylana said...

Love your jacket!


E said...

That coat is utterly amazing. It reminds me of Versace.

Michael St. James said...

Love Giles designs! Good luck learning how to drive...It's a piece of cake!


Laura. said...

i love nyc <3