Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's Greener Here!

Hello ladies! Are you done with Christmas shopping? All gifts under your tree? As for me, I am yet to buy more gift items and wrap those that I already bought. The month of parties and various events is almost and I know I better hurry. In fact, I am hosting a party this coming weekend. My college friends are coming and though we agreed on a potluck, I still feel like cooking a complete meal. So, good luck to me.

My 3 yo daughter and I to the Top Moms Tea Party by OFF and Nuffnang Philippines!

She's getting taller everyday.

What I wore: WWW sunnies, gold necklace, bag and belt from Istanbul, white tank from Forever 21, green cardigan from Landmark, Penshoppe cargo pants, and Parisian wedges.

That day at the tea party, the host was OFF! endorser and TV anchor Susie Entrata-Abrera. She is pretty in person and girl.. I envy her slim figure. And oh by the way, I think I saw former actress Ana Roces at the nearby grocery yesterday morning. She looked thinner but still gorgeous even without makeup and less styling. While shopping at SM Makati, I also spotted Cherie Gil together with a younger guy whom I don't know if he's her son or something. Cherie Gil is like a drama antagonist icon in Philippine showbiz. Too bad I was too shy to ask for a photo op. Tsk tsk!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Dark Side of BUM

It was last Friday, November 25, 2011, that BUM finally revealed its dark side. Bea Binene, Dino Imperial, Empress Schuck and other local models walked the runway. The BUM Holiday 2011 Collection featured corset tops, distressed jeans, jacket and hoodies, ruffled mini skirts and sheers. Check my photo coverage below.

Bea Binene, Dino Imperial and Empress Schuck

That corset top is cute.

So teeny? Or tweeny?

I like those tights.

Rock on!

Looking forward to own a pair of those jeans.

With fellow fashion and lifestyle bloggers.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sale Find: Red Hot Genuine Leather Wallet

Our family went to Metro Market Market for shopping and dining last weekend. Before going there, I already knew what I wanted to buy so after a bit of Christmas shopping, I visited the stores where I could possibly get a red wallet. I checked Riviera at the department store and Our Tribe, but I didn't see any design that I really like. Luckily, I passed by a Vedasto stall and chanced on this red hot wallet with a simple design.

It has enough room for my cards, coins and bills. It is handy and light. I did not get a big discount for it, just 10% off, but I consider it a great deal thinking that it is made out of genuine leather. I love my new wallet!

Sale Find: Red Hot Wallet
Sale Price: P612
Regular Price: P680
Sale From: Vedasto Stall, Metro Market Market

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Life is a Beach

And so my two week vacation is already over. I'm back to my city life again. If you ladies still don't know, I am a probinsyana or a girl from the province. I was born and raised in Tablas, Romblon. Last November 9 to 23, I had the chance to visit my family and relatives, and for the first time, frolicked in the most beautiful beach of the island. I am starting to miss the place so I am posting some of my vacation photos here.

This is what we call Bonsuran Beach in Gin-awayan, Ferrol.

That fantastic tiny island is just a few steps away.

Green hills, long beach line, clear water, and footprints in the sand.

Shadow of beauty.

Some rock formations at the islet.

There is beauty everywhere.

I know you are falling in love too!

I am definitely going back. Maybe this summer!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The BUM Grand Fashion Show

You think fashion week is over? Not in Manila because BUM, a local brand of clothing, is going to reveal its dark side in a Grand Fashion Show at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on November 25, 2011 from 1PM to 9PM.

Aside from the fashion show, there will be games, photo opt and cosplaying. Commercial model and actress Empress Schuck, Starstruck Kids finalist Bea Binene and actor model Dino Imperial will also walk the runway.

Admission is FREE see you there!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sale Find: Metallic Olive Green Sandals

I know most of you couldn't believe it that the brown strappy sandals I posted like 2 weeks ago was only P199. They were too pretty for the price, right? Well, you should believe it because here is another pair.

Sale Find: Figlia Metallic Olive Green Sandals
Sale Price: P199
Original Price: P899
Sale From: SM Department Store - Megamall 3 Day Sale

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sunday Best

Hello ladies! What do you usually on a Sunday? As for me, I started going to church again lately. In fact, this is what I wore to church two Sundays ago. Hubby was busy that day and he couldn't bring us to chapel nearby, so my daughter and I had to commute. As usual, I used flat shoes instead of heels.

What I wore: red top with puffy sleeves from Landmark, tights, belt and black and white skirt from SM, Zara flats, Paris Hilton Timeless Chihuahua flap bag, Guess watch and earrings from Forever 21.

I am currently on a 2 week vacation in my province in Romblon. That means, I can't go to church for two consecutive Sundays. Too bad my church do not have a branch in my hometown yet. Till next time!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

What's your favorite brand of flip-flops?

In a tropical country like Philippines, one should be wearing flip-flops or slippers most of the time. I remember the Nikon slippers for girls and Rambo slippers for boys when I was in grade school. In college, they were replaced with alpombra and Islander. Because of globalization, more choices came like Havaianas, Crocs and iPanema.

Now for the question about which brand do I consider my favorite, it is honestly iPanema. I bought my first pair last year for our Palawan trip. I chanced on a brown and white combination which was that time 40% off the regular price at Robinson's Pioneer. I didn't buy a new pair after that because they're still in a very good condition.

Last week, I decided to finally get a new pair of iPanema flip-flops. This time, I bought it from Bambu in Glorietta Makati. There in that outlet, they have a huge selection of slippers and sandals of unique designs and colors.

I had a crush on 3 different pink slippers but I ended up buying this floral and studded one. This design is called iPanema SOLAR. I had my pair in size 6 just perfect for my 2 week vacation to the province this week. Will post photos of me wearing them next time. See ya!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Copy Kate

I know I was not really thinking when I said I don't consider Kate Middleton as a fashion icon. She's just undeniably stylish in a comfortable way and that's what I want to be. Well yes.. let's say trying to be. Hahaha. Anyway, I have created looks for less of the Duchess of Campbridge so I guess it's time to copy her style.

This is what I wore to the cinema in the afternoon of October 29, 2011. Hubby and I, together with our 3 year old daughter watched Puss in Boots.

In the evening, off I went to the SMX Convetion Center for the Philippine Fashion Week.
Notice that during the day, I wore my Zara flats and Secosana bag but replaced them with Parisian pumps and Paris Hilton shoulder bag for the fashion event.

Anne Taylor polka dot top, jacket from Surplus Store, belt and ring from Landmark, denim jeans from SM Dept. Store, Fossil watch, and earrings from Turkey

A photo op with media and blogger friends before the iPanema Spring Summer 2012 show.

Another photo op after the show.

Now for inspiration: cream jacket, denim jeans, ruffled top and polka dots. Hmmm.. did you like it? :)

Source of Other Photos:
Honeylyn Bonagua
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Monday, November 07, 2011

Winners of Miss World 2011

This is one of the beauty pageants that people around the world are waiting for. Finally, here are crowned winners Miss World 2011, Miss Venezuela Ivian Sarcos, 1st Runner Up, Miss Philippines Gwendoline Ruais, and 2nd Runner Up, Miss Puerto Rico Amanda Perez. As we all know, three Filipinas competed for Miss World this year. That includes former PBB housemate, Riza Santos for Canada, Maya Olesen for Denmark and Gwendoline Ruais for Philippines. Only one of them won a major award but people are already very much happy that they competed well to their very best.

The winning moment of Miss Venezuela.

Saying thank you for all the support.

The winners of Miss World 2011.

Again, together with the rest of the candidates.

Miss Philippines Gwedoline Ruais crowning moment.

Miss Puerto Rico Amanda Perez' crowning moment.

Miss Venezuela Ivian Sarcos saind: 'Winning means everything to me and I hope to take advantage of being a winner in a productive manner. I’m unbelievably happy to have won and there are some incredible girls. I first and foremost want to help people in need. I would like to help people like me. I am an orphan. I would also like to help the elderly and troubled teenagers. As many people as I can. 
'Unfortunately I lost both my parents at a very young age which led me to study for five years in a nunnery. I spent my five years in there and my dream was to become a nun.'

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Sale Find: Black and White Skirt

This was the skirt I wore to church last week. It is light, simple and not too short so that's why I like it. I was actually looking for a plain black skirt when I spotted this item. I got it 50% off the regular price.

Sale Find: Blanc NOIR skirt
Sale Price: P325
Regular Price: P649.75
Sale From: SM Department Store - Megamall

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Spotted at the Philippine Fashion Week

This is not my first time to attend the Philippine Fashion Week, but I still get starstruck everytime I see local fashion icons and other celebrities. So far, the most memorable was being at the front row when I got to see models and celebrities very closely. For PFW last week, the fashion blogger that I am went back to the second row (media spot). Not bad at all because I was still able to take good photos.

Preview's Fashion Editor, also fashion icon, Daryl Chang.

male models

Heart Evangelista's Brapanese boyfriend, Daniel Matsunaga.

Again, Daniel with one of my blogger friends.

Lastly, that's me with PBB's Tom Mott.

I also spotted Sarah Meir together with her husband and daughter at the front row. Too bad the photo I took was blurry. They came later, probably when the show already started, so I didn't notice them moving to the front row. Paolo Bediones and Princess Manzon also attended the event, but I have no pictures of them.

For more celebrity photos at the Philippine Fashion Week, click HERE and HERE.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

City Rainbow

I saw this rainbow over Manila a week ago. That day, I had a lunch date together with some fellow bloggers and Persia Grill's owner and former PBB housemate and Trip na Trip host Kian Kazemi. I thought of the rainbow as a sign to wear something colorful that day. Hence, I did not hesitate wearing a mix of colors for my outfit.

The colors of the rainbow are red, orange, yellow, green, indigo, blue and violet.

The rainbow colors present in my outfit were red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.

What I wore: earrings, ring and orange ruffled top from Forever 21 and
red bangle, gift from a friend, and Figlia sandals.

Orange bangle and jeans from SM, green cardigan from Landmark,
and DIY leopard shoulder bag.

Kian Kazemi personally treated us with yummy food.
A very kind and accommodating restaurateur.

Thanks for the lunch Kian!