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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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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!

OOTD: The Soldier’s Daughter

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Those who know me personally, surely know that I came from a family of engineers and soldiers. In fact, my dad is a retired personnel of the Philippine Air Force. He is a aircraft maintenance engineer and takes care of the helicopters and airplanes of the country. His job is to ensure its safe to use.

Though dad is retired already, I still love the memories I got (more of the privileges) that I experienced as a daughter of an Air Force personnel. Those are nothing big or grand but the simple treats that are provided for us during annual family gathering of their office, free dental services, leisurely walk at the Air Force Museum and personal tour around the quarters of the soldiers.

I must admit that I somehow dreamed to be a soldier but my height and body structure did not allow me to do so. And to make that frustration alive, I wore something camouflage during the 3rd and last day of the conference I attended in UST. Como is a well known trademark of soldiers’ uniform during red alert or emergency situation.

Here’s the look:

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 In this look:

White laced cardigan and yellow pants- tiange at Metropoint

Camouflage sleeveless top– Revamp by Nikki Manas

Printed Flats– Sole Mate

Tortoise full framed eyeglasses– Firmoo

My friends Carlito and Glenn joined me with this casual photo shoot. Here are some more photos that we had during the last day of the event.

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Thank you Carlito for all the photos. 🙂

These are the proof that teachers doesn’t only teach but also research, model and shoot as well. As versatile as we can be!

OOTD: Check and Go

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Just last week, I was sent to a 3 days conference in UST. It is about research papers from different parts of the country. I must say that I really appreciate the papers that were presented but too bad for me because, I was not able to get any of it as a reference for my thesis paper.

Anyway, going there doesn’t require me to wear formal. Yeah! With that, I can go casual and be comfortable with anything that I will wear. Talking about freedom right?

First day, I wore my classic pieces to test the waters as they say. I want to see first how the people at the event look like then by the second day I will try to wear something that goes with them. That’s why I think, my first day attire is not that worth posting. I just wore a pink blouse and a denim pants partnered with a canvass shoes. It is easy going and very safe to blend in a university.

While for the second day of the conference, I wore a very comfortable checkered dress and an elevated pair sandals (just in case it will rain and the roads will be wet again). Wearing that attire made me feel child-like. It brought me back to the days of playing while wearing my little dress.

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 In this look:

Blue Green Checkered Dress- Fab Chic

Elevated Black Sandals– bought by mom at Baclaran

Silver necklace with heart pendant– won from a blog giveaway

Silver heart chained braceletChouette,Hongkong

Silver Couple’s WatchUnisilver

Two of the younger delegates, Janina and Glenn. We're both from the same university in college. They are like my own brother and sister :)

Two of the younger delegates, Janina and Glenn. We’re both from the same university in college. They are like my own siblings 🙂

Simple yet lovely. Nothing beats casual-formal wears. Always ready to go.

 

OOTD: Refreshed

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“I am blessed.” I always claim that. I am not just lucky. I have things that others would love to have. I am not rich but I am happy.

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That’s why I make it to the point to reach out to everyone and share what I have. Also, I want to appreciate every blessing that comes along my way.

Last August, as all you know I was announced as the winner of July Giveaway sponsored by Tin-Tindahan and Style Profile Online (SPO). I really do cherish the prize I won from them.

As a prize, four apparels were sent to me plus some make up goodies. Now, I am very glad to show you how I fit in those fabulous and trendy clothes they gave me.

So here is one of those outfits I was able to figure out as I mix and match. This one looks really hip especially during hot-rainy-crazy weather.

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 In this look:

striped cotton ombre green shirt- Tin-Tindahan and Style Profile Online (SPO)

jeans vintage-faded shorts– Tin-Tindahan and Style Profile Online (SPO)

black embedded belt with gold rose accentGenevieve Gozum

floral flat shoes- So Fab!

I use minimal accessories in this look because it was a lazy day for me. I went to the mall to run some errands and I need to be very comfortable with what I wear. And this one just perfectly fits!

What type of outfit makes yo feel comfortable sweeties? I want to know your comfty peg. Hit on the comment box and let us share our fave fashion finds. 🙂