Into the sunlight

Nov 27, 2011





( Rebecca Taylor dress, Dolly girl by Anna Sui bag, Jellybean shoes, hat from SM)

I have to admit I haven't been feeling well lately, physically and emotionally. There are times when fate decides to turn your life upside down for no reason at all and you're left at grasping straws in the dark so to speak. They say you have to wallow in grief, if only for a while to be able to move on with life and I have allowed myself to do that in the past few weeks. But then, life has so much more to offer and I know that when I get through this, I'd be first to explore the things that are in store for me.

I haven't picked up my camera in three weeks and one beautiful afternoon, my friend tried to shoot me with my 50 mm lens. It's a prime lens and has a manual focus ring but it shoots splendidly. We ended up with a lot of blurry pictures and those above are the ermm "the best of the bunch" haha. The bag I'm using came from an Anna Sui "e-mook" (the bag is like a freebie inside of a magazine) I got at Kinokuniya and it's been my favorite lately.

Have a great weekend everyone and a belated Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it! xoxo

Never say never

Nov 22, 2011






( gitti skirt,  aldo shoes, parisian belt)

My friends often joke that anything pastel, lacey and chiffon-y is so me. And it is. I am a girly girl and I can never get enough of cute, pretty details in one outfit. It's funny because as a child I was a bit tomboyish and back then I used to pout whenever my mom puts a dress on me. Oh how times change. There just goes the saying "never say never" isn't it?

Have a great everyone and thanks for reading!

Take me somewhere I've never been

Nov 14, 2011









( forever 21 kimono, liberte dress, asos shades, parisian bag) 

In my travels, I always make time for myself to wander alone and immerse myself in the sights and people, even if it's just for a few hours. There's something very poignant about it, spending time with your own self and with your own thoughts. You get to examine yourself in a different environment and even surprised at how interaction with people rekindles our faith in humanity. In malaysia, I spent a rainy afternoon on a cafe, just sipping coffee and listening songs to my ipod, not the least self conscious about it. In singapore, I tried to take a picture of myself using a timer and a kind female traveler offered to take pictures of me. In return, I snapped pictures of her too and got to talk about recommended shopping spots. It was a pleasant encounter with another person of a different culture. In macau, I traveled alone for the first time and it was the scariest moment of my life. But I came home knowing that strangers can also be kind and they could be found in a lot of places. I know that I'm not the first to do this and that other people have a lot more experience travelling the world but experiencing it yourself, it's one amazing experience.

Shabby Apple Swim

Nov 9, 2011

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Most of my weekends, you will find me just relaxing by the sea and I'll be the first to tell you that I'm a certified beach girl. Swimsuits are a staple in my closet and in my quest to find new additions, I've stumbled upon Shabby Apple's swimwear, which are just gorgeous! I love maillots as they have this classic, ultra feminine look that I love and Shabby Apple have all this beautiful selection of swimwear. My top picks are (clockwise)  Pomodoro, in a lovely shade of tangerine and delicate details on the bodice; Farfalle, in a beautiful shade of turquoise with a delicate bow; and Lampone, in a classic shade of pink and ruffled details that I really adore. They also have beautiful selection of dresses and if you love feminine, classic styles, the site is worth checking out. Go to Shabby Apple's store by clicking here.

Also, Shabby Apple is offering my readers 10% off by using this exclusive code paradeofdresses10off and lasts until December 9, 2011.

Blow a candle

Nov 3, 2011

I'm well aware that I don't post personal photos that much on my blog and sometimes I feel like my blog is devoid of personality, so to speak. I celebrated my birthday last week with friends in Singapore and it was unexpectedly full of surprises though my trip itself was spontaneous (bought my plane ticket 3 days before my flight). Of course celebrating a birthday with my family was my dearest wish but going to Texas isn't an option hehe. Sharing some candid photos of my birthday trip with you guys!


My friends took me to a Turkish restaurant on the eve of my birthday. I've always wanted to try Turkish dishes but there aren't many Turkish restaurants in the Philippines. It's delicious! 


I got this dress at a thrift store about a year ago and never really had the chance to wear it as it was blingy. This was at the hotel after a night of dancing. 


My best friend and I unsuccesfully tried planking because the timer caught us. 


Generally just fooled around with the camera before sleeping. 




This steak lunch was a birthday treat from my best friend. We used to bond over finding new restaurants to eat in Manila before she moved to Singapore. 


Friends surprised me with this beautiful birthday cake! I actually got three birthday cakes that day and I'm one happy birthday girl!  


Thanks for reading as always and have a great weekend everyone!

p.s. Thank you to Pink Magaline aka Mrs Kolca for giving me a sweet blog award. Hugs!

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