September was a busy month for me. I took a short course on bread making and baking at our town’s TESDA and would be home on most days tired with sore feet. We were not just baking, we were also washing tons of bowls, whisks, and pans, and scrubbing tables and floors. In between classes, I had time to relax to celebrate our island’s provincehood and take a quick stroll at our neighboring city, Dumaguete. Continue reading “September #OOTD (and some realizations)”
To me, preparation is key, especially when attending formal events, like weddings. While my boyfriend is calm and collect when it comes to “dressing up” and needs only five seconds and his deodorant to look good; I, on the other hand, take the whole night fitting and figuring out what to wear, and my whole lunch time to do make-up and “fix” my hair. My little apartment also resembles a war zone with many clothes, contraptions, pins and brushes flying every where. It doesn’t help that the wedding my boyfriend got invited to (I’m +1) was on a Friday (my worst day of the week) and on a rush hour.
My initial plan was to wear a yet un-worn white eyelet skirt + a silk top, but the couple warned ahead not to wear white. And because I am a stranger to both, I don’t want to make a scene, just in case they take their dress code seriously. Some couples do. When it comes to weddings, it’s really appropriate to wear what the couple wants — it is after all their day. As the master of the ceremonies said in the wedding reception, this is not about me, this is about them. I don’t want them to remember me as the “stranger guest who ruined our wedding day.” LOL (But seriously, the proper etiquette is the best way to go).
I opted to wear this monochromatic blue ensemble that hides my most undesirable body part (the arms). I found the outfit a bit plain but I didn’t want to add any other color so I added a vintage brooch pinned at the waistline, the most “creative” accent I can come up with. The top is vintage from my Moalboal secret, vintage skirt (also worn here and here), vintage brooch from Grandma, P30 earrings from downtown (also worn here), vintage Anne Klein bag bought from a friend, and thrifted Enzo Angiolini sandals (also worn here)
It’s a hot summer afternoon and my eyes are heavy after eating pandesal and kalamansi juice. It is but fitting to post something that will make a summer afternoon perfect: the beach! Last Holy Week, I joined my boyfriend and his family in a road trip to Badian, a small town southwest of Cebu City. While I am not a beach bum, it would be sad for me to stay inside my little cave while other people are having fun.
I’m loving white and blue for the beach (vintage top and shorts worn above) and one-piece vintage swimsuit (worn below). Very nautical.
The Philippines has 7,100 (give or take) islands. This summer, we also have 7,100 islands to choose as destinations. It’s truly and really more fun in the Philippines. Ohyeah! Happy summer!
Photos: Joel Lopez
Lambog Beach, Badian, Cebu
As an alternative to my trusted personal computer that I’ve been using for more than 5 years now, I use an MSI X320 laptop. When I travel and is compelled to work, I bring my laptop with me. Or when I have the urge to work outside, I bring my laptop with me. The laptop has crashed several times, thrice to be exact, and I don’t know if that means it needs to be replaced. While I know that the laptop, like any other gadget, will have an end to its lifespan, I haven’t been inlove with another laptop that will replace it. The MSI X320 is already decommissioned. The model was made to imitate Mac’s Air. While I could not compare the two because I haven’t used any Mac laptop yet, I really really love my MSI laptop because it’s thin, its minimal, and its not heavy. What I also love about it is, the MSI shop at SM-Cebu has excellent customer service.
I’m wearing vintage Carlisle silk shirt, thrifted men’s pants, thrifted flats, men’s watch, gifted earrings, and Bench summer bag.
While I had fun and learned a lot during the two-day pop-up at Parkmall, it was very tiring. When I got home, I was sleeping like a log, snoring, and dreaming of a parade of the world’s most notorious criminals, a plane crash that happened in the south of Cebu, and the end of the world. I was happy with the sales, and the fact that I’ve given more than half of my cards to anyone, including cute and flirty dogs.