WE DITCH THE WHOLE SCENE AND END UP DREAMING

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it enough in my blogs and tweets that I’m a Taylor Swift fan (believe it or not, haha)!! As for how she manages her personal life, only one thing I can say, she may have the weirdest ways of coping with failures (whatever kind) but she gets over them and turns them around to something positive. She’s a fighter and she knows how to use her resources to get back on track. With that said, you can only imagine how happy I was when I got a pair of Limited Edition Keds by Taylor Swift trainers!

These are definitely one of my favorite pairs of shoes right now — thing is, I don’t want to overuse them!

FLOWER POWER

APTFLORALDRESSYou might not know this but May is sort of the flower month. So, since today marks the first day of the month of May this 2013, I felt that it was only fitting to post an outfit which had me wearing something with floral prints. Also, if you might have not noticed, floral prints are a big thing this spring 2013!

PHOTO DIARY: SINGAPORE NIGHT AND DAY 2

SINGNIGHTDuring my first (and last for the trip) night at Singapore, we decided to have dinner where the locals (as well as a bunch of foreigners) would frequent. With that said, my family and I turned to the tips given to us by our friend on the plane. This place is apparently a must-visit-food-spot when you’re at Singapore and I’m happy my family and I got to go!!

This place had a variety of stalls to choose from! From Singaporean dishes to Filipino cuisine, how cool is that?

As a testament to its long legacy and reputation, Wee Nam Kee is definitely a must-try restaurant when you visit Singapore!! People were practically swarming over the stall just to get a plate of their famous roasted and steamed chicken rice.

Before my trip, I made it a point to ask my boyfriend about what food I should try while I was there and he told me to make sure to have some Chicken Rice. I’ve tried it before but then this became one of my ultimate favorite dishes after the trip, be sure to have some when you visit!

Many of my readers commented on my Instagram photo telling me to have some Chili Crab, well, I did and it was delicious! From that meal, I can not say that I am a fan of Singaporean food.

After dinner we went to Marina Bay Sands to catch the water and light now. SPECTACULAR. I didn’t want to blink the entire show cause I was scared I’d miss out on something, hahahaha!!

I wish we had shows and stuff like these in Manila. *sigh*

We decided to head back to the Merlion to grab a cup of coffee before heading back to the hotel. The place looks so nice at night, and the breeze was just right.

These are photos from our last few hours in Singapore. I was so sad I had to leave, my stay was way too short. Which only means, I’m going to make sure to go back real soon!

After a quick walk around Raffles Hotel we hopped on a cab and headed to the airport. Pauline and I wanted to buy these but we had no space in our bags anymore. Booo. These were my favorite chocolates growing. After a three hour and ten minute flight, we were back in Manila. Back to reality for me. Till my next travel post, hope you liked this one! x

BABY I’LL TAKE YOU THERE

SING2As the saying goes by the Dalai Lama goes, Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. I was fortunate enough to do such a thing this year. I always love the feeling of traveling to new places. You learn so much things and it’s the most amazing feeling ever.

Never did I expect that these oxfords would be one of the comfiest pairs of shoes I’d own. I used it going to Singapore and flying back to Manila. I like how it’s so light weight and how soft the soles are, the moment I slipped them on while out shopping I knew instantly that I had to have these shoes. Luckily, they had my size and in the colour/style I wanted.. That’s definitely FATE! They were meant to be mine! Haha!

Just like in Manila, since it was so sunny out, I made sure to bring along my I Heart You Shop sunnies with me. I love the shape and size of these frames and they fit my face perfectly!

These photos were taken outside the Raffles Hotel, such a beautiful place. It had this whole New Orleans sort of feel both outside and inside the hotel. Beautiful place.

When I travel, I can never be sure of the weather (just like how bipolar the weather in Manila can get). So to be sure, I always take a ton of my Goody elastics with me. From my sisters, to my mum and myself — these always come in handy!

Btw, on the last day of my stay at Singapore I knew my family and I would do much walking so I thought it would be cool to wear a long sleeved top (since I figured it was going to be cold on the plane) and paired it with my favorite American Apparel shorts and new pair of Cole Haan Gramercy Oxfords!!

Okay, as you all know, I am such a huge One Direction fan (believe it or not) and since I haven’t really included them in my blog for quite some time now, I think it’s only fitting that I do so now. Well, this song has definitely got to be one of my favorite tracks by them, cause not only is the song such fun to listen to but the video is just hilarious!! My sisters and I love to blast this in my car and sing out loud when we’re all together! Hahahaha!! Well, I hope you enjoy not only the song but ogling at the boys too! Cheers!! x

MAKE IT MINE

SING1Alright, I know I’m supposed to be blogging about the second of three Coachella inspired looks but I just can’t wait to share this outfit post with you all! As some of you might know, I took a much needed vacation with my family to Singapore (more on that soon) and this is what I wore out and about on my first day there.

Before I left for Singapore I made sure to ask my friends who live there what the weather was like. All of them said it was hot, almost as hot as Manila but with a cool breeze. Taking that thought along with me while I packed, I made sure to take this super cute sparrow printed dress along with me.

Whenever I travel, I make it a point to only carry around a small bad/purse with all my necessities with me so that I’m not hassled when going around.

Since I could only pack so much in my luggage (wanted to make sure to make room for when I went shopping) I didn’t get to bring much accessories with me. Luckily, my SM Accessories earrings can instantly give my girly outfit that much needed edgy-ness that I love oh so much. Also, they are so light to wear that I didn’t have to worry about taking them off while I was out the entire day!!

Oh btw, I forgot to mention this but, another thing I love about this dress? This cute cutout at the back, this surely helped keep me cool under the hot Singapore sun!

Random but when I was getting ready to head out, for some strange reason I decided to part my hair on the right again instead of my usual center part. I wanted to ask, which do you think is better? Right or center? let me know!

For some reason, whenever I go on vacation, I always find myself listening to Jason Mraz. I don’t know why but I think he’s one of those artists that when you listen to him, his voice just seems to make you feel so relaxed.. so calm.. and so happy! Which I think are stuff you’d like to feel when you travel. Anyways, here’s the song Make it Mine, the lyrics, the video and the beat are awesome!! Oh and cool how the video shows him touring/traveling which I thought connects to this blog as well! Well, I hope you enjoy it! x

WE’RE UP ALL NIGHT TO GET LUCKY

COACHELLA3_1Well, this is the third and last Coachella outfit for this year. What a better way to bid the festival farewell than by wearing a very ME type of outfit meaning by wearing something cool, casual and black! I added pops of colours to the look to keep everything festive and summer-ish since black isn’t a very summer-esque colour! SInce I can’t seem to part with this color, and it’s this time of the year, you can still go for good old black but I suggest sheer fabrics and accessorizing it with bright or cool colors to soften the look.

COACHELLA3_2Keeping things casual, cool and breezy by pairing my chiffon black top with some denim shorts and high-cut Chucks. I’d like to think that this outfit is something I’d catch Miley wearing, right?

COACHELLA3_3I originally bought this cap when I went to Sinulog but I never got around to using it cause I was scared I’d either lose my hat or dirty it when I went out, haha! It’s such a cute and fun looking cap that it instantly gives off that very summery vibe!

COACHELLA3_4Aside from my bright floral cap, I also used my cute Bershka oversized clutch to give my outfit that extra hint of colour. I love whats written on it, cause like what I said in my Instagram post, it’s exactly what I’m doing!!

COACHELLA3_5I find these geometric SM Accessories pieces too irresistible! I have earrings and a ton of necklaces from them that come in this shape! I believe that these pieces are such classic ones that will never go out of style. They can also dress up the simplest outfits.

COACHELLA3_6For my makeup today, I went for the barely-there type of look to match my laid back outfit. I just filled in my brows, slapped on some mascara and finished off my look with the Viva Glam Nicki Minaj lipstick (which totally goes with my cap and my bag)!!

COACHELLA3_7I know Daft Punk didn’t perform during Coachella but this song has been on repeat non-stop since I first heard it. It’s got this really sick beat and the sound is just amazing! I’ve been a Daft Punk fan since they released One More Time and they never fail to amaze me. My dream is to catch them live, hopefully it happens one day! Well, enjoy their latest single, haha! Cheers!! x

JOIN THE DOC MARTENS SCHOOL CONTEST

I think the poster says it all, but calling all you Doc Martens fans out there — this might be the contest for you! Get creative with your photos cause that’s definitely a plus.

Can’t read what’s on the poster? Well, here, I typed it out for you, haha!

1. Win a free pair of Dr. Martens shoes AND your WHOLE school a discount this May!
2. Nominate a friend or yourself to represent your university by sending over your BEST photo in DMS to drmartensph@gmail.com following this format:

PHOTO
NAME
AGE
SCHOOL

3. All entries will be collected by the Dr. Martens team and we will select a winner from one of the participating schools

4. The winning photos will be judged by a renowned panel of individuals (Fashion Blogger, Designer, Stylist, Photographer) and will come out in a well-know magazine with their new Docs for the Back to School issue.

5. The winning school will be entitled to a special student discount for 3 weeks (May)

To all those who decide to join, the best of luck!!! x

WHAT’S IN MY MAKEUP KIT?

MAKEUP_1I’ve been asked by many of you, my readers about what makeup I bring around with me on a daily basis. Well, allow me to shed some light on that matter and talk to you all about what is inside my daily makeup kit. For the record, I don’t bring all my make up with me so these are what I stuff inside this cute Harajuku Lovers pouch of mine!

THE SUN

THEVoiceWhile I was getting dressed for a night afternoon out with friends, I don’t know what came over me but all I wanted to do was make sure to wear red and black. Maybe it’s cause I’m pretty darn excited cause the Voice season 4 is finally back on (it came back on last April 1 actually) and if you watch or know about the show, it’s logo is black, white and red! I wonder who is going to win this season?

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