Saturday, August 31, 2013

Teenage Dream

IMG_9967Remember my post dedicated to crop tops (a.k.a. midriff tops) some weeks ago? I believe I told you how much I wanted to have one for myself. But despite the overwhelming number of designs, fabrics, and cuts available in that style, I couldn't find at least one that fit the image in my head. This one turned up just as I was about to give up my quest to find the perfect one. :)

The next question was, what should I pair it with? Ideally, I would've chosen something conservative, a maxi skirt or a knee-length bodycon skirt perhaps. Then reality hit me and I realized I had neither. I settled with this skirt and decided to go for a black and white ensemble. Not bad, right?

P.S. I left the house with my skirt completely ironed but I was so shocked to see it in this state after getting off the car lol.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Skater Skirt

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I've had this skater skirt for a while now but I never had the chance to wear it until this day. What I like about this skirt is that it's not your usual plain-colored skater skirt that you can find just about anywhere. The splotches of gold are a nice touch so the skirt instantly glams up any top you pair it with. I used a brightly colored necklace to complement the outfit and finished it off with a pair of nude heels to balance out the look.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Geek Chic

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For those of you who don't know me personally, you might be surprised to know that I actually wear glasses. I wear them to school everyday and wear contacts only when I go out on weekends. This is the first time I posted pictures of myself wearing glasses and believe me, it took quite a while to convince myself to post these photos. For a look far from my usual, I tried experimenting by using them to complement a laid back geek chic ensemble. What do you guys think? :)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

bebe Pre-Fall Collection Launch

Bebe ad material  Last friday marked the launch of bebe's pre-fall collection 'California Sentiment'. A fashion show was put together to showcase the new collection, and was quickly followed by an exclusive shopping event. This new collection includes fabulous pieces perfect for day or night, as well as sophisticated activewear that flatter every body type. Bodycon dresses and miniskirts, cutout dresses, flowing high-low dresses, moto jackets, established denim, sheer blouses, and peplum tops are the collection's key pieces. With the earthy, transitional summer-to-fall palette of deep red, gold, and warm neutrals, this collection gives off the vibe of a true blue California girl!

The bebe 'California Sentiment' collection is now available at the bebe boutique on the Ground Floor of the Shangri-la Plaza Mall. Expect to find new and exciting pieces every week and a new collection every month!

Click the link below to see photos of my outfit!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

How Can We Help?

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(Image source: Rappler.com)

As you all know, Tropical Storm Maring has brought extreme floods and destruction in Manila as well as in some nearby provinces. It has been raining on-and-off for several days now; with the rainfall greatest during the first two or three days. Many lost their homes to the flood while some got separated to their families. To those who haven't been affected by the typhoon and are willing to help, please please do. Below are some ways you can help out. You can give donations (either in cash or in kind), volunteer to join the relief operations, or, in case you can not help out physically, your prayers would be appreciated just as much. Let us all pray for everyone who has been affected by this calamity.

REPORT AND STAY ALERT
RescuePH.com
If you know of people who need to be rescued, add them to RescuePH.com database. You may also tweet the name/s, exact location and flood situation and use the hashtag #rescuePH.
Emergency Hotlines
DONATE AND/OR VOLUNTEER
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
Volunteers are needed to re-pack relief goods. Pls go to National Resource Operations Center (NROC) NAIA Chapel Road, Pasay City. Call 851-2681 or 511-1259.
 Philippine Red Cross
Call the Red Cross chapter nearest you to find out how you can help.
University of the Philippines
Relief Ops of UP Diliman at CHK gym. Immediate need of donations and volunteers.
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
The IPOD V (I am PUP Operation Damayan Volunteer), the official volunteer group of PUP Community Relations and Extension for Development Office, is now calling for donations and volunteers. You may reach the group through their contact number: 09169374280 or by going to South Wing, Room 308 at PUP Mabini Campus.
Enderun Colleges
Please send your food donations to Enderun Colleges, Mckinley Hill, Taguig City. The students will cook and prepare meal packs for distribution to evacuation centers.
UA&P
UA&P Relief Operations: You can drop off your donations at Escriva gate, Pearl Drive gate, or Prom A.
Muntinlupa City Hall
The Muntinlupa City Hall is calling for donations of relief goods and volunteers for rescue and relief operations.
Sagip Kapamilya
Drop off your donations in kind at the Sagip Kapamilya Headquarters at 13 Examiner St., West Triangle, Quezon City.
Reedley International School
 Reedley International School is accepting donations at Josol Bldg, E. Rodriguez, Jr Ave.
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM)
 PLM is accepting donations until August 24, Saturday.
Ateneo De Manila University
Send your donations to LS Covered Court until 8:00 p.m. on August 21.
Victory Center
Victory Santa Rosa accepting donations everyday until Sep1, 10am-7pm at Victory Center,Laguna Bel Air2,Santa Rosa. Victory Ortigas is accepting donations in the form of instant noodles, canned goods, bread, bottled water, coffee, mats & blankets.


DONATE IN KIND
LBC
Drop off your donations at LBC branches. They will be turned over to Red Cross.
Air21
Air21 accepts donations in all Mail and More branches nationwide and will distribute to areas affected by the flood.
McDonald’s
Help victims of #MaringPH by donating goods in kind to any McDo store located in MM starting today until Aug 25.
Santuario de San Antonio
Santuario de San Antonio  in McKinley Road, Makati is accepting donations.

DONATE IN CASH
DSWD
DSWD Peso Current Account: # 3122-1011-84, Landbank of the Philippines Batasan, Quezon City.
 DSWD US Dollar Savings Account Foreign Donation # 3124-0055-81 Swift Code TLBPPHMMXXX. Landbank of the Philippines, Batasan.
Gawad Kalinga
Gawad Kalinga is asking for cash pledges to buy relief goods for the villages affected in Taguig.
#GilasPilipinasMaringFund
Deposit to Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc. – BDO Acct# 00-5310-41016-4 or BPI Acct# 1443-0533-32. Just deposit with the note #GilasPilipinasMaringFund.
Philippine Red Cross
There are many ways to send your cash donations. You may also send them via SMS. Text RED AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4143 (Smart).
GMA Network’s Telethon
Operating hours: August 20 4pm-11:30pm, Telethon number 9811950; August 21, 6 AM – 11:30 P.M.
Ayala Foundation
Make a donation to Laging Handa.

Info grabbed here.

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Bagful of Fun Pizza and Pasta Party

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Parachute bags are eco-friendly convertible bags that are perfect every occasion. All bags are made of nylon, a lightweight material that is also used in making parachutes. They have backpacks that turn into tote bags, body bags and nursery bags, travel bags into messenger bags, and so much more. Click the link below to see pictures of some of the bags they offer. My personal favorite is the messenger/sling bag that turns into a huge travel bag. It would come in handy especially during shopping!

While I was going about my usual day, I was surprised to receive an invitation from Parachute bags to a pizza and pasta party at Woodfire Bistro, celebrating the launch of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection. I was running pretty late that afternoon because of the heavy traffic but it was such a relief that the event hadn't started yet when I arrived. I was glad to see some familiar faces but at the same time, was able to meet some new friends. After giving us demonstrations on how to convert the bags from one style to another, we were informed that it was time for the games! Nobody expected that there would be games considering that the place was not that spacious. We were asked to fold the bag into a pouch, and whoever finishes first wins. You see, the bag has to be neatly folded for it to be zipped in place. Congrats Tracy for winning! She was so fast compared to everybody else. I didn't stand a chance, haha. :)

Thank you for having me Parachute bags!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Trend To Try: Fitted Crop Tops and Bustiers

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Ever since I saw this particular kind of crop top at store boutiques, I've been wanting to buy one for myself. It was a bit too revealing for me at first but as time passed, I mustered up the courage to find the perfect one and try it out. I prefer wearing mine with a high waisted knee length bodycon skirt, or with high waisted pants, showing just the right amount of skin. I think you might want to steer clear of very short shorts or skirts when wearing this kind of top to avoid looking skimpy, unless you're going to the beach or to a party where everyone's wearing the same lol.

The reason for this post is to give you ideas on how to mix and match that crop top or bustier that's been hiding in your closet for several weeks. It's about time to gather your courage and wear it outside! If you already have one and have been wearing it to various occasions, I hope I gave you even more outfit possibilities. And if you're that person who never had one, this is the perfect time to buy!

Click the button below for more photos!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

TCFS Store Opening

IMG_9640 While I was walking around SM Mall of Asia one afternoon, I spotted this new boutique called Too Cool for School that sells various makeup products in such awesome packaging! The store was made to look like a kids' classroom with erasers, pencils, chalkboards, doodles, and dinosaurs all over the packaging of their makeup. There were also fake body parts and chemical containers scattered around the store. I even joked once that I should have been the one to bring the brand here in the Philippines because everything about it was so 'me'. So imagine my surprise when I encountered this brand again at the most recent BDJ Rendezvous and was even fortunate enough to get invited to their store opening at SM North Edsa last July 19.

The brand originated in Korea and quickly gained popularity. Soon after, they opened stores in various places all over the world such as London and New York. They currently have two branches in the Philippines -- one at SM Mall of Asia and the other at SM North Edsa. And I heard they're going to open another one soon! :)

At the event, the place was packed with people, but despite that, I got to take pictures of some of their products. The guests were given time to check out the products and consult the TCFS staff if they had any questions. Afterwards, there was a short program, which included the ribbon cutting to officially open the store. The guests were then treated to yummy snacks at Mann Hann.

When I received this muscle tee from Dirty Bizzz, I instantly decided that it had to be paired with this leather shorts for a super edgy vibe. I wore minimal makeup and black boots to complement my look. To top it all off, I used my red Nine West bag for a hint of color.

Thank you Too Cool for School for having me at your store opening! :)

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