#ATEfied Kimono Wrap Top

And that, my friends, is as creative as I’m going to get in the title making business. Please don’t leave me.

In a previous post I told you guys about Altered To Enhance clothing and now I’d like to show you guys how I wore my favorite piece to date (not just from ATE but everrr).

Wrap tops are not my favorite which is a dumb thing to say given the fact that I’ve never owned any in my entire life but the concept of it just seems like a lot of work. I never liked the thought of any garment cupping my boobs which is basically why I stayed as far away from it as possible but when I saw this top on the racks of ATE’s newest boutique at The Axis, I just couldn’t resist.

There was just something about the structure and flowyness (not a real word) of this top that called out to me compelling me to even bother to put it on my body. Sometimes I’m a little bit more judgmental of clothing and will not even bother to put a piece on if I feel the slightest bit of uncertainty. Having to take your shirt off is A LOT of work. But I’m glad I did which should tell me to follow my own advice once in a while. TRY ON CLOTHES.

Everything about this top was perfect- the billowy sleeves, the subtle fall of the neckline that says, “I’m here… but am I, really?” and the faint kiss of blue that yes, matches my hair. But that’s a completely different story.

My culottes are also from ATE which  perfectly matches my top but you can already see that.

Where would I have to go to wear this outfit? Someone please invite me out so I can wear this outfit somewhere!

Thanks, ATE. All my love!

Issa P.

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Altered To Enhance Clothing (ATE) by Tatah Costales Now Open At The Axis

Every piece of clothing has it’s own story whether from the way it was made, how it was worn or when you wore it. What makes a piece even more special is when it was made to cater and enhance the best parts of your body which is what Altered To Enhance (ATE) has successfully been doing for thousands of Cebuanas.

With clothes-filled racks, you’d think at first that ATE is an off the rack establishment but as you steer your attention around the room, you will find yourself looking at cones of thread, fabric and buzzing sewing machines which is really where all the magic happens! A.T.E.’s high point is their customized or as the name states, altered to enhance services which basically allows you to choose a style that they currently offer, pick out your own fabric and have it fitted properly on your body so you no longer have to worry about loose fitting clothes and even paying extra as it all done within the confines of ATE’s cozy interiors.

ATE first opened their doors a few years ago somewhere along Mabolo and needless to say, every Cebuana just had to their hands on an #atefied piece. It also helps a lot that Cebu’s favorite Ate, Tatah Costales and her team have always been very hands on in assisting their customers making every piece you leave with even more special.

Recently, ATE opened their 2nd branch, located at the second floor of The Axis now making themselves more accessible to us southern Cebuanos and it’s been the best thing ever! Here’s a little sneak peek for anyone who is interested in dropping by:

ATE is my go to place for wedding outfits, formal dress up parties and chic ensembles. Their prices range from P450.00- P1,250.00 depending on the design.

To find out more about them, their designs and operating hours, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

I can’t wait to show you my personal pieces from their collection (soon nalang because #backlogs)

Issa P.

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