Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Florals for Fall


Floral prints are so quickly associated with the summer season. There is no question that when it comes to summer, it's all about color and fun, bright prints. But if you're one of those who fancies florals and would like to take this print with you as you enter a new season, don't fret! You can still wear florals transitioning into fall/winter. All you have to do is choose the right design and color.

During summer, we focus on bright and loud prints. And as we transition into fall/winter, the color palette of our wardrobe becomes more subdued or darker. So, when it comes to transitioning your floral fixation from summer to fall, take cue from that and choose floral prints in more neutral shades or on darker fabric, like this dress from Copper. Similarly, I've noticed that the floral prints are actually larger; just take a look at these pins on Pinterest!

Copper dress; ROMWE boots; BOZHIDARA backpack; Cotton On watch

So, even as we've bid see you later to summer now, there are still some trends that may transition well into the new season, given a different shade and/or design. :) 


| Photographed by Maita Piedra |

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Photo Diary: Manila Sundance Bazaar 2014


As you might have seen on Instagram and Twitter, I was happy to be partnered again with Manila Sundance Bazaar for their fourth run. This time around, they had a bohemian themed bazaar. Here's what went down during my visit there:

I was initially supposed to be selling as well, but I had family commitments to attend to so I could not make it on all three days. I still had fun roaming around and shopping, though! I got to take my bestfriend, Maita, with me. She also happens to be responsible for all the photos on my blog since the comeback, if you haven't noticed! ;)

Manila Sundance Bazaar is always one of the bazaars I look forward to because they aren't just like any other bazaar. They have a great line-up of sellers, fun raffle draws, and free drinks - and who doesn't love free drinks?

Thank you to Manila Sundance Bazaar and Marika Callangan for having me!


| Photos by Maita Piedra |

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dressing Up the Jogger Pants


Yes, those are jogger pants. Yes, I've succumbed to the trend. Yes, I get lazier as the week progresses. And YES, I have no regrets.

As I count down the days to casual Friday, I get more and more attracted to the slouchy pieces in my closet. My main piece being these jogger pants from Forever 21, which I got during their end-of-season sale, and as it turns out, it wasn't part of the sale. But I was much too in love with it by the time I got to the checkout counter, that I didn't put it back on the rack anymore.

It's just one of those days when you need your legs covered but don't feel like partaking in a battle of legs versus skinny jeans. So even if it's just Thursday, I decided to throw these on anyway. Balanced out the look with a fitted Cleopatra-esque top from Alla Moda Thrift Shop and stepped into a pair of platform heels that I haven't worn in a while.

To make it more acceptable in the workplace, I threw on a blazer while inside the office. Talk about working in your sweatpants!

Alla Moda Thrift Shop top; Forever 21 pants; Zalora Philippines heels; Cotton On watch


| Photographed by Maita Piedra |

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

3 Things I Learned During the Past Month


Did you know that before my blog post about lazy day dressing, my last post was actually published at the end of July? During my abrupt month-long absence from blogging, I had the chance to do a lot of "soul-searching". It was during that month that I went through probably one of the roughest emotional roller coasters I've ever had. Regardless, I learned a lot of things during the ride, which I would like to share with you, in hopes that it will also help you. :)

1. It's okay to not be okay and show it

Sometimes, the best way to remedy a broken smile is to show that you have it. I am personally guilty for having faked so many smiles because I didn't want people to ask me if I was okay. I have never been the talking kind. But when you find people whom you are comfortable enough with to share your thoughts, take the opportunity because you will feel much lighter afterwards.

2. You will never win a battle if it truly isn't yours to win

It's like the saying, "Whatever is meant to be will be." There are things that we fight for that was never intended for us. And while it might hurt to lose the battle, you will eventually see that you actually have something greater to gain in that "loss".

3. You are stronger than yesterday

I used to think that I already knew all that there was to know about myself. That was until my limits were tested and I was essentially pushed to be more than I initially thought I was. Sometimes these challenges may catch you off-guard, but these are the challenges that help you acquire new strengths while improving on the ones you already have.

Forever 21 knitted cardigan and bangle; Le Garb dress; Shopaholic & Hubby watch; Copper sneakers

I hope that the things I shared in this blog post helped you go through whatever you are going through right now. Remember to keep pushing forward - onward and upward! Hope you are having a great start to the week! :)


| Photographed by Maita Piedra |
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