Walk Tall

"Walk tall, or baby don’t walk at all." - Bruce Springsteen

That’s the thing about great clothes, they can help lift your mood and let you walk tall. I find myself doing that a lot lately, putting on outfits to cheer myself up, or to boost my ego.

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It also helps if you’re in high heels, makes walking tall even more convincing.

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I wore this out went I went to a meeting, to make it more appropriate, I wore a blazer on top of my chiffon blouse. I wasn’t particularly in high spirits that day, so to add to my confidence I decided I needed a diluted version of a power look. I think it did the trick, I breezed through that meeting, and ended it on a good note.

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Colgate Optic White Dream Wedding

Every girl dreams of a perfect wedding. Ever since attending my first wedding as a flower girl, I have always been fascinated by the flowers, frills, laces, and the excitement. However, in a lot of those weddings, there were a few hiccups and mishaps. 

This time around, a brand we’ve all grown up with, Colgate, with it’s Optic White line, gives brides-to-be one less thing to worry about - that perfect white smile. Last week, they launched their Dream Wedding contest where brides-to-be will get a chance to work with the wedding dream team, Jason Magbanua and Pat Dy.
In the video, you’ll see three lovely ladies, Maggie Wilson Consunji, Stephanie Kienle Gonzales and Cat Arambulo Antonio talk about their big day, and how Colgate can help any bride-to-be.

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At the launce of Colgate Optic White Dream Wedding, I got to listen to these lovely ladies, along with the brand’s ambassador, Solenn Heusaff and the event host Patti Grandidge Herrera, and their wedding stories.

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Awkward

"Life isn’t meant to be easy. It’s meant to be lived. sometimes happy other times rough. But with every up and down you learn lessons that make you strong." - Unknown

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Life has always been a series of ups and downs. One minute you’re extremely happy, the next you’re faced with an incredibly difficult situation. Life is life that way, throwing curve-balls when we least expect it. What gets me through is the belief that whatever life throws at me, I will conquer, because it can only make me stronger as a person.

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I dress with my mood sometimes. I was feeling really down on this day, so I decided to put on somber colors, gray and black. I was with a lot of fashion bloggers that day too, so I couldn’t disappoint. After all, you wouldn’t want to be under-dressed among a set of well dressed people.

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Review: Princess Hazel Salon and Spa

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With all the hard work we put into our daily lives, we all deserve the royal treatment every once in a while. At Princess Hazel Salon and Spa, they do just that. Coupled with the luxurious interiors, they treat each client with such excellent service that you’ll really feel like a royalty, even just for a day. On those days where you feel extremely burned out, you deserve to get pampered at a space where it is a feast for all of your senses.

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Dancing In The Rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”― Vivian Greene

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When I bought this dainty umbrella, I thought it would be great as a prop for a shoot. If it isn’t obvious, the whole look revolved around the umbrella. I started with color coordinating with the prints, then after much thought, decided on pastel palette.

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Justice Fab Fair for Ultimate Justice Girls

Justice, my favorite shop for all things girly, colorful, and sparkly, staged it’s first ever Fab Fair at its newest branch in Glorietta 2. Tweens and their families and friends were treated to an afternoon of fun with glam sessions, loomband tutorials, and other fun activities for everyone. I personally saw all the girls squeal because of the glitter tattoo booth, and at the loomband making area, it was all a beautiful chaos of girls having fun everywhere.

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Intro to Normcore

Mandals, plain tees, boyfriend jeans, chokers, 90s fashion, these are the things all over my fashion newsfeed lately. After browsing through my favorite sites, I learned that the term for this mundane, or simply boring type of dressing is normcore.

So how do you do normcore? Before, fashion was everything about being different, expressing you individuality. Normcore works opposite that by encouraging you to blend in, to be anonymous. Think of unremarkable pieces put together, and that’s normcore.

It’s also reminiscent of early 90s fashion, that sort of cool slacker skater -ish looks comprising of Birkenstocks, denim cutoffs, pain T-shirts, and the occasional plaid button down. As far as normcore is concerned, the plainer the look, the better.

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Beauty Scents: A Fragrance and Cosmetics Outlet Store

"Happy girls are the prettiest" - Audrey Hepburn

I have always admired Audrey Hepburn, not as the Hollywood icon that she is, but in the way that she carries herself. She is always impeccably dressed, and well made up. For me, she is the epitome of elegance and subtle glamour.

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Anyway, I found one of these quotes on a wall at the newly opened Beauty Scents outlet store in Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Beautyscents is the Philippines’ first and biggest fragrance and make up outlet store for luxury brands.

The interiors are very minimalist and inspired by New York Downtown SoHo, which is good to keep the focus on the colorful packaging of the makeup brands and fragrances sold there. They carry a lot of brands, from Christian Dior, Guerlain, Bulgari, Jean Paul Gaultier, to celebrity perfumes from Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey and Britney Spears, to Japanese brands like Majolica Majorca and ZA cosmetics, they have it all.

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The principal display is this mini movie set, complete with director’s chair and a spotlight. Since majority of their stocks are actually scents, they feature a brand for a month. For this month, they featured different scents from Bulgari. I love this set up, so simple, and yet has so much character.

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Fine China

"Trust, like fine china, once broken can be repaired, but it is never quite the same" - Unknown

I really love the color blue. If you look at my wardrobe, I have more blues than any other color. I have teal, turquoise, powder blue, royal blue, cyan, you name a blue hue, I probably have it. Blue is one of those colors that can flatter all skin colors, as well as the color green.

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Aside from blue being a really flattering color on any complexion, I also love how a dark blue instantly brightens. It was one of the reasons why I got this dress from Dorothy Perkins. I love how the print resembled designs on fine china too. The blue and white really reminded me of those antique porcelain teapot sets, so I was incredibly drawn to it.

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Aside from having a really flattering silhouette, I liked that the length was just right. Not too long for my short physique, and the fabric was very comfortable to move in. I loved that it has this sheer panel just near the hem of the skirt, which adds a romantic flair to the dress.

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Bensimon DIY: An Afternoon of Creativity with Bensimon

I love DIY projects. I’m not a DIY maven, but I adore projects by P.S. - I made this.., and try to replicate clothing and jewelry projects best as I can. remember how I used to make a lot of beaded jewelry when I was younger? Or the tutorial I posted for this flower crown? You can tell i have a little artsy fartsy in me. Again, just a little.

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When I got the invite for #BensimonDIY, I was excited. I haven’t done anything crafty in months! I thought this was a great opportunity to wake up my artistic sensibilities. Fast forward to the day itself, I actually had no idea what to do. I went to Common Thread Powerplant Mall without any inspiration or research, my head was completely blank.

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