Warm Sunshine

“But once in a while, you pick the right thing, the exact best thing. Every day, the moment you open your eyes and pull off your blankets, that’s what you hope for. The sunshine on your face,warm enough to make you heart sing.” ― Sarah Ockler, Bittersweet

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I love the sun! I think the sun’s rays make me look very photogenic, yay for sun!A funny tidbit about me though: Every time I think about the sun, I always find myself singing a song from the children’s show, Barney. The song goes like this,

O Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me
O Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Hiding behind a tree
These little children are asking you
To please come out so we can play with you
Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun
Please shine down on me

Well that’s all that I can remember about the song, but I can never seem to forget it. I used to watch Barney shows when I was tasked to watch over my little brother, we are aged 9 years apart, please don’t judge me. Barney songs are just too catchy for my life, I know a few more others by heart actually, including the I love you song.

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Just What I Needed (Soneva Organic Spa)

I told myself that after all the craziness has died down, I would treat myself to a day of pampering. This promise was something I looked forward to, with everything that has happened. True enough, a pampering session was just what I needed.

The invitation from Soneva Organic Spa could not have come at a better time because I was really stressed out. After a grueling semester that just kept testing my willpower, I’m finally done with it all! I’m graduating this April! Celebrate with me!!!! As always, thank you UP, for one hell of a college ride.

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A Floral Affair

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Have you noticed that a lot of my outfits lately have at least one floral component? Well, I realized that just now. Teehee. I didn’t know I had so much floral items in my closet until I looked at my Lookbook profile, so many flowers! Anyway, florals are still in anyway, since it’s still the season for spring and summer prints, so my posts are still appropriate.

Anyhoo, for this post, I’ll be showing you guys two of my current favorite floral items, in two looks, so don’t forget to hit the read more break, yeah?

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Manila Sundance Bazaar 2014

Before hitting the beach and basking under the hot summer sun, what do you do? Summer shopping of course! Well, aside from getting your beach body ready, you have to get your wardrobe ready as well.

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I went to the beach-themed Manila Sundance Bazaar a few weeks ago to do just that. I visited my bazaar-loves and here are my shop picks for great summer finds.

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Giveaway: Paradise Treats 3rd Anniversary Part 1

Paradise Treats, one of our favorite proudly Filipino made online clothing shops, is celebrating their 3rd year anniversary!

To celebrate this milestone,Paradise Treats has partnered with a few bloggers, like me, to host giveaways! I will be having three giveaways, with three clothes and one winner for each one. This is the first part of the giveaway series, and I can’t wait to post the next one!

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Hit the read more break for the Rafflecopter widget, to send in your entries!

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Unbroken

“If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

I googled “1920s fashion” and the first photos that came up were from the movie, The Great Gatsby, starring Leo Dicaprio and Carey Mulligan. 1920s was the theme going for a ball I attended last week, the Upsilon Sigma Phi Batch 2013 Induction Ball, held at the Glass Garden in Marikina.

I didn’t have time to go shopping for a dress, so I tried looking into everyone’s closet at home. Sadly, no luck there. So what does a girl with limited time, and limited resources do? Call a friend! I contacted April of Abrille clothing and asked if she had anything that would pass as anything Great Gatsby, and she showed me this dress. It didn’t truly shout 1920s like those flapper dresses, but with my lack of options, I went with it. After all, when I went on Google, there were a lot of long lace dresses, especially in creams and beiges. So, yay, problem solved!

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Rags 2 Riches: High Seas

"It’s all the little moments that make life one big adventure."

Last Saturday, Rags2Riches (R2R), the country’s foremost for-profit social enterprise, launched its newest bag collection for Spring/Summer 2014: High Seas. Held at Privato Hotel, the setup was made to make anyone feel like you could set sail anytime with one of their beautifully handmade bags.

To see the whole collection: Hit the play button

Rags2Riches High Seas 2014 from Rags2Riches on Vimeo.

I especially loved the Hamptons setup (photo below), it took at lot of restraint not to sit on that hammock. haha. One look at it and you’ll yearn for a beach getaway, ASAP.

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See that big blue stripe bag behind me? the one behind my hand? That’s the Cruiser bag. I fell in love with it immediately, and guess what, I took it home with me that day. It was one of the roomiest bags I’ve seen from Rags2Riches ever, and it’s perfect for on-the-go girls like me who like to stuff everything in one bag, laptop, DSLR, vanity kits included. As of this writing, I’ve already toted it around around 3 times, and I can’t believe how much space it has inside!

Another plus is, it’s perfect for my upcoming summer getaways. I have two confirmed trips this season, one overseas, and one to the ever popular Boracay. Both fashionable and functional, I am extremely happy with my purchase. I can’t wait to make new memories and take on adventures with my new Cruiser bag!

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Spring Fling

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"It’s summer when she smiles, I’m laughing like a child,
It’s the summer of our lives; we’ll contain it for a while
She holds the heat, the breeze of summer in the circle of her hand
I’d be happy with this summer if it’s all we ever had.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

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Spring is a prelude to the hot summer sun, and before I go posting looks with crop tops, fringes, cutoff shorts, I’m showing you guys a more conservative but still season appropriate look.

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Topshop x Adidas: Urban Sportswear

Spazz with me, the Adidas x Topshop collection is finally coming to Manila next week! Yay! Just last Thursday, Adidas globally launched the collection, and here are a few photos of the pieces you’ll be seeing soon.

Two visionary labels collide as the ADIDAS ORIGINALS archives are raided by the best of the TOPSHOP design team. Classics are re-animated in bespoke prints and re-engineered by cutting edge designers to create the ultimate capsule collection. Iconic silhouettes have been taken right back to basics then cut up for a fresh take on urban favorites. Basic fits are slimmed down while attitude is ramped up.
 

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Sunshiny Days

It is getting hot out here! Summer is definitely just around the corner, which means, yay for me, getting nearer to Laboracay weekend! Still, I have to work on a decent beach body so I look acceptable with the competitive Laboracay crowd. Get fit regimens, anyone? I need suggestions to get my body ready in time. EEEEP!

Anyway, now back to my look, it was really hot the day I wore this out, and since the dress’ material is actually very light, I decided to take it out for a spin.

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