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OOTD: White and Silver in Summer Sweet Treats

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It’s May already! Time flies so fast, next thing we know we are closing the year. But before closing the year, may I ask, “Have you spent time with your treasured friends?”

As for me,( you been reading it) since it’s my vacation, I maximize the time I have to do the things I want and be with the people I love, my family, friends and myself.

In this post, I will tell you about someone who has been with me since my grade school years, someone who never left my side despite of my tantrums and someone to whom I share my greatest problems, triumphs, apprehensions, dreams, disappointments and happiness- my bestfriend. We’re actually equally opposite but I know that I can tell her anything without any reservation. Time tested our relationship already. We cried together for lost love, dream despite of limitations and pursuing life knowing we are still together side by side. We need not to be with each other nor talk everyday. We’re just secured with the fact that we are true and honest with each other despite of different circle of friends that we have.

Anyway, her name is Eunice and just before April ends we finally had our bonding! Super thanks to Starbucks Philippines! LOL!  Because of their buy 1 take 1 treat for Caramel Ribbon Crunch, me and le bestfriend rushed to Resorts World Manila (RW) and had that ever-desired time of our lives (especially MY LIFE, since she treated me... see how opportunistic I am? LOL)

We’re lucky enough to reach the line since we went out past 4pm already and the promo is until 5pm only. Good thing RW is just two streets away from my home and 3 streets away from hers. We just took a tricycle so we can less the chances that we will be late. 🙂 When we reached the counter the Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frap was already sold out, but good thing they have an alternative deal… and that is to buy any frappucinno beverage and take 1 free! Yey!

To cut it short, we had our drinks! Yipee!

To cut it short, we had our drinks! Yipee!

To make our bonding a little longer we decided to dine in at Mcdonald’ s and again it was her treat. I insist to pay my bills but she refused! She was a ever kind and lovely bestfriend. Isn’t she? LOL! But kidding aside, that’s absolutely true!

This is my bestfriend Eunice.

This is my bestfriend Eunice.

and this is... ME! Sorry! We don't have our monopad yet :)

and this is… ME!
Sorry! We don’t have our monopad yet 🙂

The theme of RW’s activity hall that time is all about sweet treats. And I just can’t go home without my photos taken in that adorable spot! There were stalls of cupcakes, French macaroons, ice creams, cake and a lot more. Nevertheless, with my white and silver outfit, my bestfriend just knows exactly what I want- to have my photos taken on that colorful and delicious-looking themed stage. Yey!

 

So here was my photos:

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In this look:

white meshed to- EZRA (bought from Zalora PH)

silver shiny shorts- Rvmped ByNikkimanas

zebra print loafers- Sole Mate

Just to be fair, I also took a photo of her and as I mentioned, as contrast with me, she doesn’t really want to have as many photos as I would want to have and that means one is enough.

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So that was our bonding. We actually talk much of anything, whether it is in past, future or present. And you know why I made a post talking about my dearest bestfriend? It is because today (when this post will be published- May 5) is her birthday! Yey! Happy Birthday Eunice! Wish you everything that your heart desires! I’m always here for you for this one more year and beyond. I love you so much! God Bless!

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Karutora: The Perfect Elegance

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I super love accessories but as I aged, I realized that having much of those will actually make the entire look funny and cheap. On the other hand, having enough of it can make a simple look fabulous and pleasing to the eye.

Last December, I discovered an accessories line that produce elegant and quality pieces that suits for everyday use. What I am talking about is Karutora. It is a well-known brand of Philippine pearls and accessories. An officemate of mine gave me a pair of simple earrings from their collection as a gift and I am stunned by its packaging. It is in a foldable gold carton with a gold ribbon. I thought it was really expensive but she spilled to me that she got it in a very affordable price.

The gift

The gift

simple yet elegant

simple yet elegant

Next thing I know is that I am at its place at Robinson’s Department Store having an extremely hard time in choosing what to get for the women close to my heart. I bought 3 pairs of it.

Aren't those lovely?

Aren’t those lovely?

I'm proud that I fix the carton all by myself!

I’m proud that I fix the carton all by myself!

And December seems to be my lucky month, because I also received another Karutora gift from my student. This time, it is a silver bracelet with an equally cute and elegant packaging.

Great!

Great!

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when worn

when worn

The lock is so secure!

The lock is so secure!

I still have those pieces with me and I am so delighted to inform everyone that it doesn’t tarnish and retains its exact splendid appearance. I personally love its quality at a very reasonable price which made it as one of my must buy accessories up to this date.

How about you sweeties? What’s your favourite line of accessories? Come and share it below, who knows I might feature your favourite brand soon!

 

OOTD: Royal Plains and Florals + A Road Trip to Tagaytay

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Hi sweeties! Happy Easter! How was your long weekend?  For Catholics like me, hope you were able to reflect on the passion of Christ with your family. For others, I hope you enjoy and were able to rest well.

With me, I was able to take that long vacation as an opportunity to enjoy with my family and also go to church to celebrate our faith. Part of this is our visit to some places in Tagaytay.

Anyway, in this post I will share to you my OOTD last Maundy Thursday as well as a mini travel post about our trip at the city of Retirement Haven, Tagaytay.

My mom’s cousins decided to have a simple get together during this year’s Holy week and we end up having a road trip along the South. With some kiddos, we visit places that they will surely enjoy.

The future generation :)

The future generation 🙂

Just to be comfortable in our whole day activity, I pick out an attire that will make me last through walking, and unpredictable temperature of the city. I brought with me a cardigan and a nice piece of shawl to accentuate my look and to be my company in the cold temperature we are actually expecting during the road trip.

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In this look:

White Cardigan- Lhot’s Fashion House

Blue Bohemian Top- 2K, Glorietta

Floral Printed leggings- Rvmped ByNikkimanas

Black Bow Sandals- c/o my sisters officemate 🙂

shawl- a gift many years ago 🙂

gold watch- Casio

Just a closer look...

Just a closer look…

black shouder bag- Lacoste

black shoulder bag- Lacoste

Plain and Florals

Royal Plains and Florals

Our first stop was Palace in the Sky. The breath-taking scenery on top of the big stones on the mountainous area which is overlooking the places nearby is awesome. We also climb up a tower where I was able to see a huge size statue of Jesus which I think was the best of the views I’ve seen at Tagaytay. Touching the statue was a unique experience. It seems to be moving because of the gentle breeze and cold air. As I look up into it, the blue sky made the view more solemn that will surely lead you to reflect and pray about that magnificent experience.

A stop over as we climb to the palace

A stop over as we climb to the palace

Our family did it! Yours truly, with my mom and siblings...

Our family did it! Yours truly, with my mom and siblings…

Me with my brother, mom, grandmother and uncle... Its hard to find the resemblance of my facial features to them because I got my look from my father. :)

The 2 generations. Me with my brother,  uncle, grandmother and mom… Its hard to find the resemblance of my facial features to them because I got my looks from my father. 🙂

I named this as the best photo I captured during our road trip. I am happy I was able to took a photo of this spectacular scenery. :)

I named this as the best photo I captured during our road trip. I am happy I was able to took a photo of this spectacular scenery. 🙂

Pineapples in Tagaytay are really sweet! I just don't know with this one. lol!

Pineapples in Tagaytay are really sweet! I just don’t know with this one. lol!

Next stop was Picnic Groove. I remember being in that place when I was in high school and having our field trip along the green grass with our lunch boxes. Lol! But the place seems to change and became commercialized. More activities are available to people to enjoy just like horseback riding, zip line, photo opts, foot spas and of course, picnic courses.

She is afraid of heights but she was able to conquer the hanging bridge at Picnic Groove! Brave kid!

Elisha is afraid of heights but she was able to conquer the hanging bridge at Picnic Groove! Brave kid!

An over-looking view of Taal Volcano from the deck.

An over-looking view of Taal Volcano from the deck.

Our family, decided to have horseback riding and walking along the place. The kids enjoyed the horseback riding and the 350php fee for an hour was really used up to its last minute. Their eyes were sparkling after that experience. Some of them even try it out for three times which I think, an authentic proof that they really enjoy the activity.

Horseback riding with my youngest sister, Elisha.

Horseback riding with my youngest sister.

Lastly, we went to Sky Ranch, a mini-amusement park at Tagaytay. The place was so nice and colorful! A perfect get-away for those who love carousels, ferris wheels, vikings and more amusement rides! Food concessionaires also offer reasonable prices at this place. That’s why, if you don’t really like to take the rides, you can just enjoy their sumptuous food with less guilt for your pockets.

The blue skies are magnificent! Isn't it? A great weather to enjoy the place!

The blue skies are magnificent! Isn’t it? A great weather to enjoy the place!

But since this was our last stop, we seemed to be “low-bat” already and just decide to sit down at a side and watch the mascots at the place doing their dance moves. (Sorry, I don’t really know what to call them.) And we just end up there until it’s time to go.

We're just okay watching everyone shouting around. We're too tired of the long walks but we still manage to smile. It was a happy day!

We’re just okay watching everyone shouting around. We’re too tired of the long walks but we still manage to smile. It was a happy day!

Though the places are not as grant as its name suggested I feel happy to reach those. I just hope that the government will take the necessary actions that will lead to its restoration. Those tourist spots are nice to go to. If only the city government will be able to do something to improve those, I am sure that more tourists will come and see its goodness.

Should I say more?

Should I say more?

The activity we had with our family was amazing! We seldom gather for this kind of event. Seeing everyone smiling and having a good time despite of the raging heat of the sun and long walks was really rewarding. Truly, a bonding time is a must for a family. But of course, during this season, let us also remember the true essence of the long vacation; it is not just to have a bonding, trip or a party but to strengthen our faith to our savior, Jesus Crist.

How about you sweeties, how did you spend your Holy Week? Hope to read from you. You just have to hit the comment box below. Have a great week ahead!

OOTD: Strawberries and Black

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I am known to be crazy about strawberries. I am mad about strawberries even it is in a form of food, flavor or just a design on anything.

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what’s under my shoes? I don’t know…

I seldom see apparels with strawberry print which is not too girly or overly designed with pink (because I don’t really like pink that much). That’s why when I see this blouse from Rvamp ByNikkimanas, I didn’t think twice of getting it.

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Just a happy child in me! :)

Just a happy child in me! 🙂

In this look:

strawberry printed blouse- Rvmped ByNikkimanas

black skater skirt- Rvmped ByNikkimanas

red flat shoes– Solemate

silver watch– UniSilver

pearl bracelet- Beauspeaks Ortigas Accessories Collection (hand-made by yours truly!)

Just a closer look to my shoes and hand-made bracelet.

Just a closer look to my shoes and hand-made bracelet.

I wore these pieces in my hazy Sunday morning to celebrate mass with my mom and sibling. I kept it simple and not so colorful to match the weather. I also think that black and red already goes well and to add more colors into it will be too much already. Those are actually aside from the fact that we’re really leaving too early to be too accessorized or fully made up.

My little sister tried his best to capture some photos of me. She’s just 8 years old and I think she did pretty well in this one. She took the photos from our most wanted spot at home… THE RED GATE! lol!

How about you sweeties, what are your favorite prints?  C’mon, share it with me. Hope to read from you soon!

OOTD: The Wedding

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December is always the wedding month here in the Philippines (maybe second to June or even first! Lol!) And one of the brides last December was my very own friend from college. I was so excited for her! Her groom was her boyfriend way back from high school (Talking about how long their relationship is… yay! It makes me feel giddy!)

That event actually made me the only single lady from my college group of friends which I don’t know if I should celebrate or mourn. But I am really happy that the event reunited our group and the photos will surely be a proof of that. The photos were taken by one of my good friend from college, Maricar.

 

me, April and Fatti

me, April and Fatti

The best set of girl friends I can have.

The best set of girl friends I can have.

Our college classmates.

Our college classmates.

Jessa, Henry, me, April, Fatti and Maricar at the bride's home after the wedding reception. We  just can't get over with our chit chats that's why we also invade the bride's place before going home.

Jessa, Henry, me, April, Fatti and Maricar at the bride’s home after the wedding reception. We just can’t get over with our chit chats that’s why we also invade the bride’s place before going home.

I was overwhelmed to see another real love story unfold in front of me. Their relationship had its own doze of struggles but their love never let it fade even after several years.

For my OOTD part, I seldom have my photos taken and put it in a collage but this is the only picture that I can retrieve from the event that is suited for this purpose.

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In this look:

bat wing golden blouse- Rvmped ByNikkimanas

pencil cut baroque skirt- Rvmped ByNikkimanas

black studded sandals- So! Fab

gold digital watch- Casio

weave shoulder bag- Minicci by Payless

Just to follow their wedding motif I wore brown and gold. I am not really fan of brown but since there is gold I know I was able to do a good mixing and matching of my wardrobe pieces.I had to add up some staple black pieces to make the look more elegant. And here was the output. I fully maximize my accessories in this peg since everything seems to be plain. So, what do you think about this look?

As April (my friend), took another journey in life, I hope she will find the happiness she deserves. And, I, the single lady, will continue my life with more happiness and dream for the same much awaited day with my prince charming.

How to find that one real love? Yay! A hopeless romantic here.

OOTD: The Gift

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Maybe you’re wondering why I entitled this one as “The Gift”. Oh well, it is simply because the dress I am wearing in this post is a Pre-Christmas present from a good guy friend of mine in college.

I don’t know why he decided to pick a dress for me and I am not ready for the answer that’s why I didn’t ask, I am still thankful though because I did not expect that a guy will add something in my collection. I am not just used to receiving apparels as a gift but I would love to experiment with anything that is given to me. *wink*

I hope I gave justice to the dress.

I hope I was able to pull out well the dress.

By the way, I wore these pieces during the Christmas Mass last December 2013. And since the dress is quite short and it is sleeveless, I wore a bolero over it when I attended the mass.

And because it was Christmas time, I was at home with my family and they were included in this post. I just want you to beware of the next photos! Lol! My dad wants to join me in the photos because he wants to exposed his “beautifully sculpt” body. (Talking about how happily crazy my family is.)

Dad and me :)

Dad and me 🙂

I am so happy to share with you guys how loved I am by the people around me and I think that was the best gift I should celebrate about.

How about you guys, what’s the best gift you had so far? Hope to read from you!

In this look:

green dress with mini-pleats- sponsored 🙂 by a good friend

black studded sandals- So Fab!

hand bag- Guess

gray bolero- Liberte

OOTD: The 70’s Fashionista

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We all know that fashion is like a cycle. What’s “in” now will be suddenly be out of style and will just go back after some years or decades. Currently, the fashion trend goes like what our parents or grannies had during the ‘70’s. Baroque styles are everywhere whether it is in clothes or just a background of our desktops.

Last December, I attended a wedding of an officemate and I decided to go a little bit chic and formal that’s suited for the event. Nevertheless, I splurge into a little baroque dress with some floral pearl ensembles.

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The red carpet compliments my over all look!

To go with the “fashionista” in me, I also decided to have a glamorous hair do with elegant hair pieces which really made me feel like a vintage queen during that day. My hair was braided by my mom’s friend and I just made it into a bun and accessorize it and viola! Truly, a master piece!

classic and elegant

classic and elegant

And to a modern touch to the look, I use a pair of black sandals with gold studs.   Finally, for accessories, I use the ever- elegant pearls from Karutora for my earrings and my own line of gross grain bracelets.

Lady Gaga shoes? I got them!

Lady Gaga shoes? I got them!

Having your own line of customized accessories is a great way to complete the look!

Having your own line of customized accessories is a great way to complete the look!

I enjoyed the day!  Being in the crowd and bond with my friends and colleagues made the day really amazing. The blushing bride was so happy with our presence and I think that’s the best gift we can give to her more than the material ones.

Me and my awesome colleagues

Me and my awesome colleagues

You can never go wrong with the vintage styles in formal events. Just spice it up with your own statement and you’re good to go.

I personally love this look! How about you? What are your thoughts about it?

In this look:

little baroque dress- Clothepedia

black sandals with studs- So Fab!

bag- Etienne Aigner

bracelet- Beauspeaks Ortigas

OOTD: F2 (Floral to Floral)

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I like how the sunlight strikes here.

I like how the sunlight strikes here.

Seriously, I have been hooked with the replay of Meteor Garden in Channel 2 that’s why I came up with this title. As you would know, my summer is my officially unemployed season. It means I don’t have anything to do during this time and I have that opportunity to stayi n front of television as long as I want and pigging out myself with anything I can find at home.

My OOTD here is something I wore when I had a visit to EDSA Shrine Church along Ortigas. Since I am visiting a church I tried hard not to wear sexy, tight fitting or see through outfits even though it is freaking hot outside. Sometimes, you really need to follow dress codes. And I’m good at that! *wink*

Because it is summer already, I choose to wear floral clothes. I know that printed to printed is a big “NO, NO!” to some stylist. But who cares? I feel like wearing this pair. In styling, one of my rules is SOMETIMES, YOU HAVE TO BREAK SOME RULES. That is to freely allow YOU to express.

For my photos I want to thank my younger brother for at least giving it a try. Since my other siblings are not at home during this time, my younger brother tried his very best to come up with a good photo.

so where's the sun?

so where’s the sun?

Zara Floral Top- Rvmped By Nikkimanas Floral Pants- Metropoint Boutique Stiletto Sandals- Lowrie Shades- Forever21

Zara Floral Top- Rvmped By Nikkimanas
Floral Pants- Metropoint Boutique
Stiletto Sandals- Lowrie
Shades- Forever21

I really the small opening at the back of my top. I feel so gorgeous wearing it without showing too much skin. 🙂

Front of Zara Top

Front of Zara Top

Back of Zara top

Back of Zara top

While, here are some of my accessories.

Shades- Forever21 Gold Digital Watch- Casio Gold Bracelets with Studs- Bazaar

Shades- Forever21
Gold Digital Watch- Casio
Gold Bracelets with Studs- Bazaar

Stiletto Sandals- Lowrie

Stiletto Sandals- Lowrie

Green Satchel/ Hand Bag- Xquisite

Green Satchel/ Hand Bag- Xquisite

Do I look like a walking garden? LOL! Overall, I had a great time wearing this. Yes, I did follow the dress code and also I feel so comfortable commuting under the sun.

Is my outfit a “YAY!” or a “NAY!” for you? Let me know. Hope to read from you soon sweeties!

A Book Cover

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Almost all of you know already that I am inlove with modelling. Last January, I am privileged to wear a designer’s gown for a photo shoot called “Fashion Couture”.

I love the effect of my extra long falsies here.

I love the effect of my extra long falsies here.

It is my first outdoor shoot and I am really excited about it. Also, in that photo shoot, there are two guest photographers aside from the one who organized the event which means that there could be variety of photos that will be taken.

The photo shoot was held at Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, Quezon City. The place was a well-maintained urban forest good for gatherings like picnics, nature tripping or just a peaceful and nature inclined photo shoot.

I love the gown by Mr. Adrian Rios. It is elegantly sexy yet still conservative. The black dress with floral details is outstanding in the green set up of wildlife. While the classic make up is done by Ms. Irish Clemente.

I also enjoy the challenging poses that the photographers asked me to do like lying on the soil, showering me with dry leaves, making me sit in a bark of tree and a lot more. I agreed to do everything for the sake of an artistic photograph. 🙂

Photo by: Ronald Adrian Panes

Photo by: Ronald Alfred Panes

Photo by: Ronald Alfred Panes

Photo by: Ronald Alfred Panes

There's something wrong here. Can you spot it?

There’s something wrong here. Can you spot it?

"Emo" pose. I had a lot of pose here but I think this one is the most expressive.

“Emo” pose. I had a lot of pose here but I think this one is the most expressive.

Classic

Classic

Thanks Camera 360 for the painting effect. Edited by yours truly!

Thanks Camera 360 for the painting effect. Edited by yours truly!

Nevertheless, the event was really awesome. I even had a book-cover like shot in that event (medyo feelingera lang) which is edited by yours truly!

Feels like I'm a book cover model of a classic novel. Yihhhiiiee!

Feels like I’m a book cover model of a classic novel. Yihhhiiiee!

What do you think about my shots? I will really appreciate your thoughts about it. Hope to read from you really soon.

Launching of Brilliant Earth’s Wisteria Collection: Autumn Inspired Jewelries

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IMG_5734“Diamonds are woman’s best friend.” as the old saying goes. That’s why I do believe that every woman is entitled to own atleast one piece of fine jewelry that will reflect not just her style but her personality as well.

Recently, I stumbled upon a website of fine jewelries known as Brilliant Earth. Its brand name captivates me as much as the elegant fine jewelries they have on their site. Soon I know that the mission of this particular company is equally superior and those are: to provide the highest quality of jewelry originating from pure sources and harvested using socially responsible practice; foster change by providing education about the social and environmental issues affecting the jewelry industry and identifies ways to help; and promote growth that supports underdeveloped communities ravaged by the jewelry industry by donating a share of their profits. A jewelry company that maintains the finest quality of each craft but still manages to be eco-friendly.

Aside from their elegant, vintage and timeless collection of jewelries they will be launching today, their newest and nature-inspired collection named as Wisteria Collection. This collection is inspired by the beauty of autumn season such as falling leaves and graceful curves of bare branches combined with fluid designs. Pavé diamonds are added to those designs that bring a dazzling light to the natural glamour of nature’s beauty. The exceptional designs from this collection aim to capture the light and the movement of magnificent autumn.

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The rings in this particular collection artistically manifest curving and overlapping bands that represent two lives intertwining like branches and vines during autumn.

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While the earrings as well as necklaces are infuse with subtle movement that manifest falling leaves.

Each piece from the Wisteria Collection is intricately and exclusively designed and made possible by master jewelers in their San Francisco studio. As part of their mission each fine piece in the collection is hand-crafted to order according to the highest standards of quality and beauty with assurance of no compromise between beauty and conscience. It is also bounded by ethical sourcing that only .01% of world’s diamonds meet Brilliant Earth’s standards for pure sourcing and exceptional quality.

This thrust is proven by the graceful curves, layers, texture and airy radiance of the pieces included in the collection that truly captivates the beauty of vines and branches. All of these results to dynamic and delicate, contemporary yet timeless and much nature itself fine jewelry pieces. A perfect reflection of every exquisite woman that can only be compared to nature’s eternal beauty.

Since, I can get enough of their collection, I must pick my personal favorite and that is the Allison’s ring. Simple yet delicately crafted. It looks so perfect for engagement, wedding or even just an investment. It is worth to own up to its last significant dollar.

Allison's Ring

Allison’s Ring

You may check out their site for more details about their company and the Westerian collection through the following links:

http://www.brilliantearth.com/engagement-rings/

http://www.brilliantearth.com/eco-friendly-jewelry/