July 2016 #OOTDS

Let’s a take a break from the travel posts (but I would still blog some more travel-related posts next week because I have some backlog stories to share), and talk about outfits! Haha.. I was (and still am) seriously considering converting this blog into a travel blog because travel-related posts seem to be the more popular posts. But I just can’t resist the temptation of posting outfit photos because outfit photos were the core and the backbone of this blog since its creation. I will resolve to publish only one #ootd post per month because, the truth is, I also don’t go out often. Continue reading “July 2016 #OOTDS”

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September #OOTD (and some realizations)

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)”

La Vie Parisienne & Does It Live Up to the Hype?

One hot summer afternoon, I was in the vicinity of the “pink house.” My cousin and I called it the “pink house” and I thought that if I had money, I would buy the house. Until the house opened to the public, and I had no money. Continue reading “La Vie Parisienne & Does It Live Up to the Hype?”

#OOTD These Days

Life’s been busy and fun lately so entries in my blog has been scant. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t take the time to take pictures of #ootd or outfit of the day, except I was too lazy to upload and write. I’m still loving vintage, maybe even more so. I’m also taking time to wear clothes and use accessories given to me as gifts from family and friends. Continue reading “#OOTD These Days”

OUTFIT | Starting Summer a Little Early

I admit, I quite enjoyed our cold January weather. But the Philippines will always be a tropical country, and because it’s now March, I could not help but think of summer. I’m not a beach babe, and I don’t have anything in particular to look forward to this summer, but summer has always meant a long “vacation” for me. Continue reading “OUTFIT | Starting Summer a Little Early”

Thrifted Moschino “Garden” Skirt

I was lucky to snatch this Moschino Cheap & Chic skirt with cute stitching. The stitching reminded me of the many cross-stitch pieces I made when I was younger. I thought it would be the best skirt to wear to a children’s party. The skirt though was too tight I can barely breath in it anymore. That skirt will have to go to someone with smaller hips soon. I paired it with a vintage neon top, gifted handbag and Juan by Janilyn l0w-heeled pumps. Continue reading “Thrifted Moschino “Garden” Skirt”

Of Fairytales and Princesses

When I was a child, I wanted to become The Little Princess, and then I wanted to own The Secret Garden, then I wanted to become Laura and Mary Ingalls and do what they do in their little house in the prairie. When I transitioned to reading more mature books, I wanted to become the heroine in each of Sidney Sheldon’s books (strong and fierce) but also be carried away as a damsel in distress by the male characters in Judith McNaught’s books. All my life I’ve lived in a double-standard society where women are expected to achieve much but expected to behave in a certain way. This double-standard society I continue to embrace and hate (sometimes at the same time). Continue reading “Of Fairytales and Princesses”

Small Town Girl Diaries: Double Standards

Nov. 25 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Despite being one of the most liberated countries in the world, the Philippines continues to be a double-standard society, where certain acts of men are accepted and tolerated, while the same acts of women are frowned upon. My only solution to the complete elimination of violence (physical, sexual, mental and economic) against women is empowerment and the only tool I know that could lead to empowerment is education. Continue reading “Small Town Girl Diaries: Double Standards”

OUTFIT | QUBE

One weekend, my boyfriend and I dropped by The Henry to check out art at the QUBE Gallery. They were selling art pieces from Cebuano and Boholano artists, proceeds of which would go to the survivors of the Oct. 15 earthquake that hit Central Visayas, most especially Bohol. I was interested in Sio Montera piece above but it was sold already. There was also a floral canvass painting that interested me but it was already wrapped in plastic ready for the new owner. Beside the gallery, we found another cube, which made for good photographs.  Continue reading “OUTFIT | QUBE”

OUTFIT | Red, White & Blue

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Red, white, and blue are summer colors for me. While it’s no longer technically summer here in the Philippines, the weather continues to be reminiscent of the summer past — dry and warm. More than a week after a major earthquake hit our region and I am still shaking and on alert, with my door always open just in case I need to run fast to avoid falling objects crushing me. That earthquake was terrifying, and it didn’t help that it was the second major earthquake the region experienced in two years. We already know our country is located in the so-called “ring of fire” but I can never be prepared for the tremors, the noise, the screaming, and the devastation after. Many perished, and many lives were literally shattered, but we continue to live another day. Continue reading “OUTFIT | Red, White & Blue”