Showing posts with label levi's. Show all posts
Showing posts with label levi's. Show all posts

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Spring-Summer Fashion | Skinny Ankles

If there is another part of my body that I love, aside from my uber Betty Boop boobs, it's my skinny ankles. I may have chicken thighs, but boy do i deceive a lot of people when they look at my ankles... Runways have been seen to sport the skinny jeans but still staying true the long flowy skirts and palazzo pants.

For me, I think jeans still do flatter most body type. Even skinny jeans as long as they the right cut like Levi's Curve ID jeans.

Although, shorts and skirt served me well and to be honest I hate wearing jeans because of ginormous tummy, I like me some nice fitting capri pants that can take me from work to happy hours. Thank God jeans that shows off my nice ankles are in season as I often find myself in a situation that needs me to wear some jeans (like everyday, at work!). 

They were first called capri, named after the the Island where it was first made popular in the '50's. My grandma calls them clam-diggers! Now, they are called, Skinny Ankles. :)

Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday made capri's a sensation!

And now, they still look the same, in both understated and bold colors... It's funny how we recyle fashion and put our own twist in it every single time.

Here's Levi's take on an iconic fashion piece.

This whole look is set to inspire carefree summer feel but Skinny Ankles are also great to wear for casual cocktails and evening date. Levi's came out with different shades like bright indigo, sunset coral (see photo above), tomato red, faded and worn out jeans to match the feel of the summer heat. But all of these combined with the right top, shoes and accessories can take you from spring/summer to fall/winter. After all, jeans are an all-year round essential item.

I am curious about the shade, tomato red. It's seems to be ideal for some color blocking or to make it simpler but still classic is to pair it with white tee and and some mean black pumps. Besides doesn't it remind you of some pin-up girls in the 50's with bandana and checkered shirts?

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Levi's I Believe Badge Contest. Winners Announced!

Here are the winners of the Levi's I Believe Badge Contest!!!


Jermae touched me with these words and picture. I just know mom would picked this if she were to decide the winner... So, I did! Sucha strong belief for a mother of three. You rock, Jermae!

Jessa Otero

Most definitely, it does, Jessa! :) And I hope that it'll find its way to you and the guy you're meant to be with!! :)

All of you are each getting a thousand pesos worth of Gift Certificate from Levi's. Please email me at shensaddiction(at)gmail(dot)com for your mailing address.. You'll receive your prizes via mail delivery.

For everyone else who joined, thanks so much!! Much much mroe contests to come!!

much love,

P.S. I only have two winners because some of those who joined have won already in other Levi's I Believe Badge Contest and the rest didn't make the cut.

Thanks for joining!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Levi's I Belive Badge Contest

Contest Time!!

The time of change is the time for believing. In order to change our life and style, we need to believe that there is really something out there for us. Something that would inspire change in us. Quite admittedly, the past few years have been so difficult for me. But since I didn't stop believing in myself to surpass all the challenges that was thrown at me, I found out that change is not too intimidating and that it is something I really needed.

The big change that happened in me didn't seem to so wonderful at first. I really thought I was being punished or something. It took me a long time to believe that that change was indeed for the better.

We all undergo changes and oftentimes, we try to veer away from it. Maybe, this is the time to finally admit that change is good and that it's time that we start believing in something again.

Let me make changing and believing a little more fun to you guys.

Levi's, the brand that changed how we see our jeans wants to know what we believe in. And if you're creative enough, you'll get a change to win a Php1,000.00 worth of gift certificate.

All you have to do are the following:

1. Think of something that you truly believe in.
2. Take a picture of yourself representing that belief. (You can even include your friends and loved ones, even your pet!)
3. Go to Levi's I Believe Facebook App ---> Click I Believe.
4. Upload your picture and type in what you believe in.
5. Share your I Believe Badge on your Facebook Wall. Attract your friends to join this contest and make their I Believe Badge.
6. Make this badge your Facebook Profile Pic for the duration of the contest. On the description of your profil pic, write "Please visit to make your own Levi's I Believe bagde."
7. Comment here the link to your facebook page so we can keep track of your entry.
8. Please follow Shen's Addiction.

Three winners will be chosen base on the originality and creativity of the badges. :)

The three winners will receive Php1,000 worth of Levi's GCs each. Winning entries will be featured on the Levi's GWI website once it's up and running.

Contest will start today, August 23, 2010 and end on September 15, 2010 (my birthday)

Please take note:
1. Don't use photos of celebrities.
2. You may use photoshop or other photo editing tools to help with your creative process.
3. No need for lengthy explanations. Concise is better. :)


much love,

This contest is brought to you by Levi's. :)

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Jeans For Your Curves

There are just some things that I could never make myself do. One of those is shop for jeans. Ever since gaining a lot of weight for the past two years, I realized that looking for a pair of jeans that fit seems so aggravating. It lowers my self-confidence and usually, I end up buying just because I feel like I should after trying on different sizes and styles that I’ve exhausted my sales attendant from going to and fro stockroom to get me a larger to a more larger sizes. Suffice it to say, I leave the store dissatisfied. And with how expensive a pair of jeans is, my wallet definitely feels the same way as well.

But how could I hate my now curvaceous body? Hehehe! A lot of people tell me that my “new” body looks alright and I am quite filled up in the “right places. Hmmm.. My perpetual “stomach in, chest out” must work well when I’m in public. I love that my tush seems a lot curvier now and my thighs aren’t stick thin like it was when I was in my teens. Actually, if it weren’t for the commercialization of “thin is beautiful”, I could say that I love my body now. Actually, I wish to have a body like Kim Kardashian.

Still, I know I had to do something. I know that I can’t be forever helpless of not knowing what fits me, right? Then realized that I needed to lose some of the weight I gained. Not all of it since I love the curves that I have acquired. I enrolled into a diet program and gym membership and transitioned myself into a healthier and curvier me!

Still, I can’t see myself fitting another pair of jeans. I usually am in dresses or leggings. I am scared of seeing my tushies pressed against a pair of jeans that doesn’t flatter me at all. I am scared of the back of the jeans gaping open or when my belly is overflowing from the waist line.

When I heard that Levi’s are coming out with jeans with women in mind and their curves the focus, I was intrigued. I needed jeans that hugged my curves, not pour it or supress it! I want jeans that think of the curves and not the size. Oh no! Not the size please!

When I attended an intimate luncheon with fellow bloggers, we were tasked interpret the styles we believe in. We were to make a mood board with use of magazine clippings. Believe me when I say that I did have a hard time coming up. So I just let the ideas flow and started tearing out pieces that attracted me and those that I would wear.

After that, I noticed the following things:
  • I dress according to places I am going.
  • I love dresses, especially cocktail ones.
  • Black is a staple for me because it makes me look thinner.
  • I love oversized shirts. Better let people think I’m pregnant instead of chubby.
  • I use a lot of accessories to distract people from my body size.
  • I hardly wear pants because I feel conscious wearing them.
  • Short dresses make me look taller.
  • I use a lot of makeup to keep people looking at my face instead of my body
  • My outfits are really outdated
  • I love jackets because it hides my true size

When I started researching, I found out that I’m not the only person who feels this way about their body and the clothes they wear. Many women are often ashamed of their bodies, even those who don’t have anything to be ashamed of.

The sad thing is many women don’t even know if they are indeed wearing the perfect jeans for them. Looking and refitting my jeans I have at my closet, none of them fits me perfectly well.
  • Some of them are gaping at the back which shows my undies. (totally unacceptable)
  • Some of them give me bulges, meaning my belly is spilling like crazy and end up looking pregnant.
  • Some of them aren’t just my size anymore. It’s either too small or too big.
  • None of them hugs my curves. How do I know? I can pull them down so easily that I feel like my tush is a washboard.

It seems that Levi’s has answered all these dilemmas by giving what women want. Jeans that hugs us so right, you’ll wonder how you have ever lived without it. No need to feel ashamed, these jeans are costumed not for our size but according to our curves. Can you believe that I am size 26 in these new jeans? Two sizes down compared to other brands! I know, right? But like I said, size is not the important thing here, is the ohh-la-la curves.

Fortunately, I don’t need to bear with those if I have the perfect fit jeans hugging my hips. No more uses for belts (leave that to the guys). No more mom-jeans that make our tush look ten times bigger! Skinny jeans won’t ever make me feel fat when I have jeans that are shaped to contour my curves and enhance it. All those jeans problems thrown out of the door, just like that.

With fellow beauty and fashion bloggers, Levi's Ogilvy Ladies and Nuffnag Peeps.

Are you like me who had those problems? Aren’t you just glad that finally, there are jeans available in our country that cater to flatter our curves than hide it? I know, I am!

Thanks to the wonderful people of Levi's and the team they work with, curvier is better!

Much love,

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