You can call me Queen Bee and baby I'll rule.

Look! I'm alive! And here I am in my most glammed up comeback ever! Sigh, I still can't believe one of my long-time dreams finally ...

Look! I'm alive! And here I am in my most glammed up comeback ever! Sigh, I still can't believe one of my long-time dreams finally came true this year. Actually, there's two of them but I will blog about the other one on a different entry. For now, I just wanna share y'all what I wore at our company's Christmas party at the EDSA Shangri La Hotel last Saturday!

The theme was Casino Royale so we were supposed to channel our inner James Bond and Bond Girls. But Bond Girls are super glamorous and classy and sophisticated and I'm like, Niknok - socially awkward and weird and restless and clumsy and "gracefully challenged". To be perfectly honest, I really had a hard time deciding what to wear.

I had a plan - super tight, super short open-back little black dress, matched with a super sexy, super high death-defying killer heels. Bond Girl, bitches. (I have a photo of the outfit that didn't make it and will share it soon!) But I changed my mind just a few weeks before the party! I realized it'll be my first ever posh party to attend and as much as possible, I wanted to be comfortable in what I'm wearing so I can move  freely and have as much fun as I can! That's why I ditched Plan A, and went for plan Bee -- a look that's cute and sexy at the same time, something that isn't trying too hard, not too sexed-up, I wanted something that is more ME! Besides, who says major klutz like me can't be a Bond Girl?


I wore this black & gold dress from Forever 21. It was actually much longer when I bought but I had to hem it (cut it short) because I don't do dresses 3 inches above the knees. I like my dresses on or above my fingertips, my shoulders, back, and legs bare, and my soul exposed. LOL. Don't take that too seriously. 

My ankle strap wedge shoes are from Jellybean! I've been drooling over a pair of ankle straps for the longest time until that fateful day when I went to the mall to watch Thor, I saw a huge SALE banner outside Jellybean, went inside, and spotted these babies with the sweetest price tags on them! UGH. That moment was heaven. 

Dress, earrings, cuffs - Forever21, Wedge shoes - Jellybean, Clutch - SM Accessories

I was going for a Casino Royal look, but I came out looking like a high school Queen Bee out for some underage partying! Gossip Girl > Bond Girl. Hihi


Gold cutout cuff from Forever21 and clutch from WWW(SM Accessories)



Hair, make-up, and styling were all by ME! Haha. I'm a self-confessed make-up dummy and I've made it clear that I'm no make-up and hair expert but I am just that girl who [thinks she] can do everything on her own - so she does - not only because she can, but also because she wants all credit to herself. HAHAHA #greedybitch Is that a bad thing? LOL. I know it kinda is, but hey it doesn't look bad at all!

I'm not a huge fan of neatly combed straight hair and I would never be caught dead with limp greasy hair all up in my face so I made sure my hair was a gorgeous mess and went for tousled soft waves. As for the make up, I went for a washed out look so it's basically just smokey eyes and pale, baby pinkish lips. I skipped the highlighting and contouring stuff because duh, I don't know how to do them no matter how many YouTube video tutorials I have already seen. Ugh. Anyway, I still loved my DIY make up (for dummies). After all, the goal was to avoid looking greasy and muddy in an attempt to be sexy. I wanted to look as young and fresh as possible! 


I am so happy with my work! I can proudly say I have achieved the Niknok Style in this glammed up look! I  just can't be any happier with the outcome and I'm keeping my fingers crossed cuz I would definitely love to do this again next year! :)

Sorry for the blurry and grainy photos! None of my friends brought a decent camera because we were all too lazy to carry them bulky things around. So we basically relied on our phones! Now here goes more of those blurry and grainy photos from the lazy people:

Photos from Krstn B. :)




Luckily, there was a photobooth!

Still got tons of photos but this is enough proof of how awesome that day was. The party was filled with gorgeous people (aherm) and I wish I could show y'all how all the girls were so pretty and all the boys were so dapper that night but yeah, I'm just gonna leave all that to your imagination! All I'm sure of right now is that I had a blast and calling that night "fun" is one heck of an understatement!

It was a sick night - bangin' from start to finish. Even to that part when we ran in the rain and I had to freaking sprint the BGC streets in my five-inch wedge shoes. Eff yeah, even that part when we went inside a club looking like homeless kittens soaked up in the rain and to that part when I had to walk inside barefoot because I couldn't feel my legs anymore and I didn't bring spare shoes. Every split second of that night, from start to how-did-it-even-finish? was EPIC.

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