Sunday, April 26, 2015

How to Break the Bad Mood


Have you ever woken up on the wrong side of the bed and had everything else that happened that day be the "worst possible thing" that could happen that day? I have. And when you wake up in a bad mood, it's a hard tone to break because it essentially is the first emotion you feel that day. But that doesn't mean it's impossible to turn that frown upside down. So, even if you didn't wake up with a smile on your face, SMILE. It helps brighten mornings not only for you, but for those around you as well. A smile is contagious.

Other things you can do to break the bad mood:

Dress Happily

Some people have style that is reflective of their mood, and not a lot of people actually know that it can be the other way around. What you wear can change your mood as well! If you wear something that makes you happy, you look at yourself in the mirror and you'll think, "It's not going to be such a bad day after all."

Have Something to Look Forward To

Whether it's giving yourself an extra 30 minutes of sleep, watching the new episode release of your favorite TV series, or having dinner wiht your friends, these little moments you sprinkle throughout the week can help you break the bad mood.

Stop Reading "Hugot" Articles

It's these articles about things past relationships, being unhappy, and generally being unsatisfied with life that's getting you down. The next time you see a friend share another one of those articles on your timeline, scroll along. As long as you keep moving, you are doing fine. Don't let anyone else say otherwise.

It may be difficult to be all rainbows and sunshine, but it wouldn't hurt to try NOT to give yourself a hard time. ;) It's much more work being in a bad mood. You'll be alright. After all, you've been crushing it like a boss since the day you were born. You've gone this far.

Have a great week!

Photographed by Maita Piedra.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Swimwear Shopping


Hey, Philippines! Lately I've been feeling like the struggle to get out of the house in this heat gets more and more real as the summer days progress. But with this hot season also comes endless beach trips and pool parties. So, if you're looking to get some stylish swimswear this season, but don't have the time to go out and shop, have a look at Zalora. I've found that they have some pretty cute swimwear you can take with you on your next trip.

New customers get 15% OFF on Zalora with discount code: ZBAP0fg (not valid for items on sale).

Get these swimsuits:

One-piece swimsuits are a great way to flaunt your curves without revealing too much. I keep a stock of these in check because as much as I like tanning in a bikini, one-piece swimsuits are multi-purpose. You can wear it on its own and enjoy the sun, or throw on a pair of shorts or a skirt and run around the beach town in style. This is definitely my go-to when I'm on family trips or if I am not yet familiar with the beach I'm going to as I feel more at ease that way. Anyone else feel the same?

Nowadays, you'll find that one-piece swimsuits are more diverse in terms of style and design so you'll definitely enjoy finding the right one for you.

On the other hand, bikinis are my go-to for when I want to lay out in the sun since it allows me to even out my color easier. I prefer strapless bikinis for tanning, but I've found tie-around bikinis to be much sexier. It's all about personal preference.

Shopping for swimwear can get overwhelming because everyone is trying to make their swimwear look good on the models--which is fine, because that all boils down to marketing. But what's important for you to do is to make sure that you feel 100% comfortable in what you'll be getting because if you end up on the beach with a swimsuit you don't like, then you'll risk being unable to enjoy vacation. So don't be afraid to take your time with looking around and checking out different styles. You'll want to enjoy your relaxation in style. After all, it's high time you give yourself a break... even if it's just for a quick dip at the pool. It would be a shame to let a beautiful day go to waste, no?

Share with me your swimwear picks from Zalora!


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Why Dress Codes Are a Challenge, Not a Limitation


Let's be honest: dress codes can sometimes feel limiting especially for a person who enjoys the freedom to dress up however he/she pleases. As with work, there are days when I'm tempted to just pull up in a loose top and jeans for maximum comfort. Although this would be okay in theory, seeing as there wouldn't be any inappropriate skin-baring, it still does become inappropriate in the sense that it makes me look unprofessional. But dress codes don't just apply at work. Sometimes, you'll find them in the shape of party themes, costume events, etc. And when these days come, I take on the challenge instead.

If you're someone who feels like dress codes "cage" your style, flip the switch on that mindset! Take on the challenge too, and find a way to work with your wardrobe to come up with an outfit that fits the code without skimping on your personal style. Because if you think about it, if you're constantly free to wear what you want without being challenged, you won't be able to see what other looks you can actually do with the clothes you already have.

Posting this on a Sunday to (hopefully) inspire you to take on the week ahead in style! ;) See how you can stay true to your style in different setups or scenarios. It can be fun! And if you have any stories to share, go ahead and comment below. Let's have a chat!

DKNY mesh sleeved pullover; Levi's button-down; custom white pencil skirt; Something Borrowed heels (via Zalora PH)



Sunday, March 29, 2015



Have you ever impulsively bought something you ended up not using at all? This has happened to me on a number of occasions. As much as I would like to justify why I bought them in the first place, there is no hiding that sometimes, it's just one of those "I-may-need-it" moments. Weak as it may be, I give in. Later on, it gets given away instead.

I was beginning to think it would be the same for this Lorde dress which was an impulse buy as well, seeing as it was only PhP300. At the time, I wanted an easy white dress and I liked Lorde, so I went with it. Two weeks later, and after several tries at thinking about how to wear it, I couldn't quite crack the code and was beginning to think about selling it or giving it away.

Then it hit me--I figured out how to wear it. Now it has become one of my favorite casual dresses. And what a steal it was! I guess impulse buys aren't so bad sometimes. ;)

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