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Sunday, December 9, 2012

no effort

more of what i wore and a review of shu uemura's tsuya skin at everydaysundaes

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

oh, boy!

last week, shu uemura launched their karl lagerfield collection here in cebu.
check out the full scoop and more photos over at everydaysundaes

| oh, boy! : she & him; "rave on buddy holly" |

Monday, November 12, 2012

careful where you stand

i know i only started this blog approximately four months ago
and now, me and my sisters have started out a new blog project together

its a style blog for fashion at different ages and on different parts of the world.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

reason to believe

~ peplum top : cotton on
~ skinny jeans : props
~ heels : aldo
~ bracelets : assorted china & bangkok finds
~ ring : forever 21
~ necklace : props

i am not gonna allow october to conclude without me wearing pink
and showing my utmost support for breast cancer awareness.

see, my mom is a breast cancer survivor 
and early detection was a big constituent in her survival.
it had been years since her surgery and of course we're still praying that it doesn't recur.

me and my sisters are highly at risk.
but i am not telling you this to scare you nor am i asking for sympathy.
i'm saying this to show that it is not something to be scared of.
there may be much to understand
but awareness is a major factor when you or a loved one has breast cancer.

there are a lot of helpful websites out there, like susan g. komen for the cure,
that provide useful and helpful information to get you through it.

i am not going to preach here as i'm scared i will be ranting in circles.
but ladies, do breast self-exams every month on a day that's not easy to forget.
usually seven days after the first day of your period.
visit breast self-examination on how to do it.
and once you notice something abnormal, visit your doctor immediately.


| reason to believe - dashboard confessional; "dusk and summer" |

Thursday, October 25, 2012

if not now, when?

~ printed dress : props
~ bag : props
~ rorschach necklace : props
~ forest green wedges : qupid
~ gold cuff : pink pvssy
~ ring : forever 21

been dying to wear this dress but never did
as i felt it was too short for my everyday office wear.
then i rummaged through my closet to find something to wear for my birthday dinner. 
then voila!

|| mini cappuccino brulee : madeleine {waterfront hotel & casino - lahug
|| chocolate fudge cake : madeleine {waterfront hotel & casino - lahug

my birthday cakes were to die for! seriously!
you should go check out madeleine's cakes.
the chocolate fudge by the way is made to order and not on their display nor menu.
you have to order it a day ahead and directly from the chef.
thanks to our friend who works at the hotel who introduced us to this.

my birthday dinner was only with family and i wouldn't have it any other way.
with my little sister in australia, she still joined us via facetime.

dinner was nothing fancy, just korean barbecue, at the banri.
we had a good fill, nothing to complain regarding the food.
service should improve though, that you nearly need to shout to get their attention.
also, they don't honor senior citizen's discount!
i don't really know where to complain for that 
but i hope someone from the government will read this and take some action.

all in all it was the birthday i wanted,
tranquil, warm and with family.


| if not now, when? - incubus, "if not now, when?"

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

no other way

~ extra long sweater : cotton on
~ cropped top : props
~ inner top : mango
~ ombre shorts : shorts from props; ombre DIY dyed last summer
~ lime green flip flops : cotton on
~ assorted wooden bangles : bangkok finds
~ leather flower ring : bangkok finds

this is probably the second time i've worn these shorts.
dyed it ombre yellow-pink last summer when ombre became really hot.
too bad my photo don't seem to do the colors some justice due to poor lighting conditions.
my bad, as i only remembered having my outfit shot
right when the sun went down.

shangri-la's mactan island resort and spa has always been 
a favorite of me and warren for a day or two of relaxation.
if only it was affordable!

so we save stays at the resort for special occasions, like my pre-birthday weekend.

on the first day, 
as much as we wanted to get out of the room and lounge by the beach
the weather was nowhere near cooperative with rain showers.
so i succumbed to my reading by the room's balcony
while warren occupied himself with his online stuff.
it was still relaxing as it should be, sans the sun & the beach.

the second day it may not have been as sunny as we wanted it to be
but no-rain was enough, for us to enjoy the beach.

as for the book i started reading,
i would wanna give my little review of it soon.


| no other way - jack johnson; "in between dreams" |

Thursday, October 18, 2012

time and tide

~ stripes top : props
~ red velvet shorts : props
~ navy blazer : max & co
~ wedges : parisian 
~ necklace : pink pvssy
~ rings : china finds
~ white bangle : rubi {cotton on}

unlike most of my other outfits, this one was not inspired by the shoes.
it was more about the red shorts, with emphasis on the red.
from there embarked the whole sailor pegged outfit.
sans the sailor hat.

there's virtually three pieces of red garments in my closet.
two tops that i wore only once to each of my in-law's birthdays this year,
{ wearing red is stipulated in chinese traditions during special occasions }
and these shorts that i got two months ago.

evidently, red is not my favorite color.
not that i hate it, just that am not that attracted to it.
a choice very well proven wrong by these shorts.

this may be the beginning of having more red in my closet.
reds that i buy because i want to, and not because i have to.

btw, am not sure if you've noticed but the pockets of these shorts
seem to be a tribute to mickey and minnie mouse.
warren said the same thing.


| time and tide - basia; "time and tide" |

Saturday, October 13, 2012

science of fear

~ army green blazer : la donna
~ animal print sheer top : props
~ black leggings : props
~ wayfarers : rubi {cotton on}
~ necklace : DIY 
~ leather cuffs : props
~ ring : www {sm accessories}
~ jeffrey campbell litas : blogger's united bazaar {from divine lee's stash}

i may never be able to get over how i got these fabulous jc's.
probably until the next blogger's united bazaar,
if i get another pair or two or even more from divine lee's pre-loved items.
lucky me, we have the same shoe size.
for sure her's will be the first booth i'll go to during bu4.

the only problem with these shoes isn't actually mine,
but warren's, since it adds a good five inches to my height.
making me six feet flat and three inches taller than him,
that he has to walk a few feet ahead of me when we're out.


| science of fear - temper trap; "conditions"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

between the days

~ ikat print dress : props
~ wedges : varsavia
~ snakeskin wood/resin bangle : pink pvssy
~ rings : china finds

i was in love with this dress because of the print.
and silently hoping, that it would fit me
as most free size dresses are too short for me.
but incredibly, it was just the right everything!
the right fit, the right coverage, the right length.

am wearing casual wedges to subdue the sexiness of the dress.
but for a night out with friends, i would wear this dress
with black heeled booties or gold stilettos, 
and some big chinky necklace or huge dangling earrings.


| between the days - merril bainbridge; "between the days" |

Saturday, October 6, 2012

orange blossom special

~ tipped collar embroidered top : props
~ gold high waist shorts : props
~ floral wedge booties : qupid
~ bracelet and leather cuff : props
~ oval ring : china finds
~ flower ring : www {SM dept. store}

floral much?
again, it all started with the shoes...
i wanted to go full-on floral on floral prints but when i looked in the mirror,
i couldn't do it! coward!
so i decided on this tipped collar top, which is still actually floral
but safe enough in solid cream color.

|| appetizers : puso restaurant {quest hotel}

i must admit, i am an appetizer junkie...
and good thing the appetizers at puso did not disappoint.
from sushi, sashimi, quiche to salads, i had 'em all!
followed by half a plate of carbonara and a few pieces of broccoli,
i still had enough room for my next favorite --- desserts!
the buffet at puso restaurant at quest hotel is worth a try.
at php495 +++, it's not bad at all.
especially the appetizers!


| orange blossom special - johnny cash; "orange blossom special"

Monday, October 1, 2012

my october symphony

~ white off-shoulder shirt : props
~ blue 3/4 pencil skirt : props
~ grey ankle boots : forever 21
~ pink faux alligator skin envelope bag : props
~ assorted bangles : from everywhere {china, bangkok, props, sm accessories}
~ butterfly ring : pink pvssy {platinum mall, bangkok}

i've had this skirt in my closet for the longest time
and it's the first time am able to wear it... i don't even know why.
though now on, i might wear it more often as the fit is really nice
and comfy enough as opposed to how pencil skirts could be constricting.
though, i just need to watch it when getting into the car
as the hem could very well get caught when i fold my knees
and i might just rip the skirt off me if am not careful.

it's october now, how time flies... and it will be christmas soon,
but first comes my birthday! {in a few weeks}


| my october symphony - pet shop boys, "behaviour" |

Saturday, September 29, 2012

purple love balloon

~ coral long back sleeveless top : props
~ black shorts : props
~ necklace & leather cuffs : props
~ rings : china finds
~ black open-toe wedge booties : rubi {cotton on}

a sun shiny morning so it seems...
and i wanted to wear these open toe booties.
so i wore shorts and the chiffon top with it
to attenuate the heat from our perennial tropical climate 
and the leather of the shoes!

|| nail polish : rubi {cotton on}

i love the color of this polish!
don't you?
{this is what am wearing in the outfit photos above}

if only it doesn't chip so easily...
it only lasts me a day or two and i had to re-apply again.
good thing though, the rubi nail polish dries faster than our local brands
and the brush glides so easily for faster polish application.

one way to make nail polish chip less is applying a clear base before.
but am not really a fan of bases as it could cause nail discoloration.
so i'd rather re-apply nail polish or none at all
rather than get discolored or yellowish nails.


| purple love balloon - cud; "rich & strange" |

Saturday, September 22, 2012

bare naked

~ top & shorts : PROPS
~ leather cuffs : PROPS
~ ring & necklace : china finds
~ shoes : people are people

the last time i wore this exact same ensemble was during lifedance 2012.
sans the heel of course.
its perfect for a hot, humid day {the usual weather in our country}
 yet dapper enough {i think} to wear to the club or a party.
i would wear gold stilletos with this if i was going to the club.
though i wore beige flat sandals to lifedance 2012 as it was an outdoor event.

well, nothing much happened this day
and as i make it a point to write about something else aside from what am wearing
i might as well give my review about urban decay naked palette.
i know i might be way behind in this review 
as their second palette has been released 
and i may even be a tad late if i review that also.

well then, humor me.

this is my favorite eye shadow palette so far.
i bring it with me all the time 
as it easily transforms my day make-up to evening
with shades ranging from the lightest cream {virgin}
the beige to brown family {with matte and shimmer finish},
to shadowy greys {creep & gunmetal}.

i've had this shadow early this year so you can say
my trove has really been used and even abused.
hence the photo above i got from

i'm actually wearing the shadow in my outfit shots above.
sorry that there's no clear shot of it,
but am wearing virgin, sin & buck shades.
it's like having make-up with the no make-up feel.

during the day, and when i can remember,
i wear the shadows over primer, a different brand,
even if the palette comes with a small primer bottle.
succinctly, the extra primer defeats its purpose,
to make the eyeshadows last longer.
let's just say, if on its own and on my dry lids {of course with moisturizer}
they last for a good four hours before i can say i am not wearing any eye shadow.
not bad with two to four hours of clubbing
but not enough for a whole day of what-nots
or a whole evening of partying.

it also comes with a brush which i don't really have any problems with.
though it has had mixed reviews.
not that i have a lot of eyeshadow brushes to compare with.
so just take it from that.
but if you're on the go and don't have much space in your purse
to carry around extra brushes, 
then the palette brush will serve its purpose. 

i am dying to have the naked2 palette.
let me save up for it...


| bare naked - jennifer love hewitt; |

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

desperately wanting

~ extreme mullet top : cotton on
~ dark blue jeans : onyx
~ white vest : SM dept. store
~ sling bag : PROPS
~ wedge peep-toe booties : parisian {SM dept. store}
~ leather cuffs : PROPS

i love this top!
this was one of my mom's pasalubong (travel gift) from her last trip to australia.
she got this at the cotton on store, on sale.
i've worn this top about four times in the past two months,
which proves that i really, really love it.
i wore it twice with shorts, the other time with leggings. 
it's like your most comfortable t-shirt, only more stylish cuz of the mullet.

and these jeans, is one of only two blue jeans that i own.
not that i don't like jeans, just that i get allergies
on contact with denim fabric.
and i'd hate to be scratching the whole time when wearing them.
good thing the fabric of this one don't give me such allergies.

on another note,
i've been waking up each morning since saturday
to a very painful and stiff neck 
which also goes down the muscles of my wing bone.
{called the scapula}
i take pain reliever just to get me through the pain,
but even so, the limited range of motion cuz of the tight muscles
is just so uncomfortable and so annoying.

i really don't know anymore what position is should take when sleeping.
i must have tried all possible relieving positions
only to wake up with the same thing the past few mornings.

i'm really hoping to be waking up tomorrow 
without such pain and discomfort.
let's wait and see.


| desperately wanting - better than ezra; "friction, baby" |