warm adieu to 2010

Dec 30, 2010

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(moda blouse, A.Y.K skirt, Badgley Mischka heels, Luxe bag fr Chatuchak market)

2010 has been an amazing year for me.
Here's to happiness, good times and good cheer.
Happy New Year everyone!

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Dec 22, 2010


Despite being said that Christmas has become way "too commercialized", i think what matters is the spirit of giving and well-being when we give our loved ones the perfect gift. Just to see a smile light up a receiver's face makes the holiday stress worthwhile. I'm enjoying a few quiet days before Christmas and I've been reflecting the quiet holidays I'll be having. Christmas used to mean my extended families gathering and I used to abhorr comments I get from relatives, like "when did u become fat?" (believe it or not, it's a standard greeting in my country). But now I kinda miss my curious aunties and rowdy cousins.

Just one last outfit post before the holidays descend on us and I'd like to greet every visitor on my blog a Merry, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!




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( thrifted dress, vivienne westwood for melissa shoes)


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In case you're wondering, those are gingerbread cookie hearts :) Anybody has a good recipe for eggnog btw? Have a great day everyone!

Oh the holidays are here

Dec 15, 2010

Hello everyone, are u feeling the holiday rush yet? I sure do. I bought 50 rolls of gift wrapping paper and i'm still needing more. But once in a while, I reminisce how christmas used to feel so magical when i was a kid. So when I saw a literal "Santa's house" on our local mall, i excitedly went inside and snapped away.



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A miniature christmas village.




A vintage camera. Now imagine if the cameras we use now still look like this :)


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Hello Santa claus!


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And some pretty japanese lanterns light up the roof. At this point, I was happy as a camper clicking shots when a guard went up to me and said "Ma'am what are you taking pictures of?". Party pooper. What is it about slr cameras that make guards nervous? Needless to say, I got pretty mad and retorted a crisp reply.


Anyway, this dress-lover does wear jeans too and I've always loved the classic white shirt and denim combo. I just have to tweak my shoe and bag choices and then I'd be good to go.

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( Forlieri blouse, Cheap Monday denim, vintage bag and Julia shoes)

And have you heard that pink, specifically, honeysuckle, is the 2011's color. Isnt that great? Have a great day everyone :)

Dark Fairytales

Dec 5, 2010

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Over the weekend, I was reading Angela Carter's collection of stories and I love how her tales depict a particulary dark fairytale. The characters are quite familiar but not so because they all have a twisted tale to tell. There's Snow White who was borne out of her father's fantasy and not her mother's, a Cinderella who was wed to a Marquise de Sade and so on But what I liked most is that her writings are so rich, she interweaves stories with luxurious elements like a Poiret white gown, a blood red ruby necklace and hundreds of keys that holds treasures.


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( comme ca shirt, blouse and tutu skirt from HK and Manolo Blahnik slingbacks)


On a lighter note, have you done your christmas shopping yet? I haven't and I'm absolutely in scrambles to make a list. My only complaint is that the variety of merchandise have become so generic or is it just me?

Happy Weekend everyone!

Tex-Mex

Dec 2, 2010


Last Saturday, my dad and I held a Thanksgiving/ early christmas party for some of our friends. Our theme was Tex-Mex and it was fun cooking new dishes to serve to a party.


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Bokeh from the lights on the christmas tree


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A floral arrangement that was used in the party. Love all those yellow blooms.


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It was my first time to cook Tacos and I had no recipe at all butI tried duplicating the ones from Pancake house. The guests liked these tee hee :)

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Made a batch of wicked margaritas, to carry on the Tex-Mex theme.


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And meet the newest member of my shoe closet, it was my birthday gift to myself. I was lucky enough to snag these Vivienne Westwood for Melissa sandals. They had only one piece left in my size at Greenbelt and said that it was reserved for a VIP. But they released it to me since they probably saw the devastated look in my face. The balls on top of the shoe looked like they belong in the christmas tree! Too cute!

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Wearing a one shouldered jumpsuit for the party. I've been dressing so much casually these days and jumpsuits are an easy way to get dressed in the morning.

Have a great day everyone! 23 days till christmas!

Dentelle Blanche

Nov 18, 2010

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( vintage lace dress, marc by marc jacobs jacket, aldo pumps and chanel earrings)

Hello lovelies! First of all, I apologize for not getting back to your comments. I slipped and fell on my ballet flats as I'm going to the doctor ( an ironic thing to happen, i say) and I've been recuperating my sore arm and hip these past few days. I've been browsing the 2011 s/s collections and I admit, Dolce and Gabbana's sexy lace dresses are my favorite. White lace for me evokes a romantic casual mood so I was inspired to dress up in my own lace dress for meeting with friends.

Have a great weekend everyone!

So I gazed at the sea and found serenity

Nov 12, 2010

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( Marc by Marc Jacobs dress, Parisian shoes and straw hat from SM dept store)

Hello! So I'm wearing one of my favorite dresses and I'm thinking of "retiring" it as I have worn it quite frequently these past few years. I see nothing wrong with repeating outfits and a change of accessories plus shoes is an exciting challenge in my part in making the outfit look "new" again. My dad and I had a spare time before his appointment so we went to this beautiful hotel by the sea that allow visitors to stroll around their boardwalk for free. Isn't it the most wonderful thing when suprises like this happen?

Have a great weekend everyone!

Traipsing through the countryside

Nov 4, 2010

The past two weeks have been one of the most enjoyable breaks I've had so far, I'm sorry if it took me so long to reply to your comments. A vacation to another country is surely rejuvenating but nothing beats moments here with friends and family. All pictures here are taken at my Grandma's farm in La Union when we visited her for her 82nd birthday. I always love going to her place because of the quiet lifestyle and how pristine nature is there.



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Bought this parasol at one of the stores near the Grand Palace in Thailand.



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Me and my cousin Arianne.


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And enjoying the late afternoon sun.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures! I'm wearing a Penelope and Monica Cruz for Mango dress and Gucci kitten heel sandals. Have an amazing day everyone and thank you for the birthday greetings on my last post!




Birthday Wishes

Oct 22, 2010

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Because today is the day I can wish for anything:

.. I wish I can be at three places at once, to celebrate with my family in Texas, with boyf in Istanbul and wherever my best friend is

.. to have more blessings in every aspect of my life

.. to be able to travel and see more of the world

.. to do more good and bring a smile for others


.. a simple birthday dinner for me and my loved ones


Thank you for visiting and lovely comments as always,
Hugs and kisses, cherie

Out of the closet

Oct 19, 2010

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(Zara Woman trench coat, unbranded dress, stockings from SM and Celine boots)

Living in a tropical country means that most of my wardrobe are resort-like pieces, able to cool me off in the heat. But in the rare times chilly rain comes or in this case, a typhoon, I can wear my boots and trench coat for practicality.

Have a great day everyone and stay safe. Thanks for visiting :)

Geometric

Oct 14, 2010


Hello everyone! So things have been slow on the blog front lately due to me getting a bout of stomach flu ( i think i'll stay away from indulging in clams, for a while). Today has been the first day in which i've felt dressing up and I'd like to show a Marni dress I've recently acquired. This dress originally had a drop waist and tulip shaped skirt but I hiked the waist up a bit with a belt to give it some shape on my petite frame.

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I just love the geometric patterns and prints of the dress, it had me mesmerized when I first spotted it. The sabrina neckline is a nice touch too, I adore how modest and classy it is.

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(Please excuse the moon face and silly smile hihi)

Wearing a Marni dress, Aldo pumps, Necklace from Sm and Mom's bangle.
Thank you for visiting! Wishing everyone a delightful weekend. ;)

Mismatched

Oct 7, 2010

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Hi everyone! How's your Thursday? I was excited to experiment with my dad's pasalubong (gift), a nikkor 50 mm lens so I snapped my work outfit today. I wanted to keep my outfit from being too girly so I searched for the perfect accessory to go with it. I espied this floral fedora hat I got from SM a month ago and it just blended with my outfit. And oh, I'm having a nude shoe phase too!

Wearing a Celine blouse, thrifted skirt, Parisian shoes, Fedora hat from SM.





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