Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Relax, It's Just Fashion

The title of this post is inspired by one of Star Cinema's movie this year entitled Relaks, It's Just Pag-Ibig.  F.Y.I., I am not promoting the movie, I just like how the title sounds and how it will fit to what I am about to share in this post.  

Fashion-wise, 2014 has been a year for the revival of my love for dressing-up.  But, there are those days where I tend to wear a more r-e-l-a-x-e-d fashion.  Here's how I dress-up in my most "relaxed" mode.

Loose clothing is always associated with relaxed/comfy fashion.  Loose clothing ultimately gives you all the freedom for movement. 

Donning a mishmash of clothes also defines the slacken state of dressing-up.

Wearing easy-breezy outfit is a de-stressing activity.

Being nonchalant is the simplest and most basic expression of a relaxed attitude even in fashion.

T-shirts gives that instant unbending appeal. When paired with the right bottoms, the look becomes effortless but still chic.

Before the year ends, let me share to you how satisfying and heart-warming  it is to be able to share what we love to those who deserve to receive it.

Part of my being into fashion is the fact that there is a non-stop accumulation of anything wearable. With the buildup of clothing in my closet,  I decided to share them with those girls I saw at our church on Sundays.  On my birthday last November, I finally handed them down my dresses, tops, bottoms and some accessories.  Since it was my birthday, I also gave them pastries and drinks for their afternoon snacks.

There are 29 girls ages 11-20 at Saint Mary Euphrasia Training Center in San Roque Talisay City.  Though I was not able to personally meet them, but seeing the photo below made my heart gasp for breath as I felt so happy to have shared  a portion of my love for fashion.

Today, December 31, 2014 marks the last day of the year 2014.  See, how time flies so fast.  365 days done and gone.  And few hours from now, we will be welcoming another brand new year to enjoy and live.  Happy New Year in advance and I look forward to a more fashionable year for all the ladies who love and live fashion.

Live in style, everyday!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

What / Where I Ate: La Gondola - Gourmet Walk Waterfront Hotel Cebu

It was again October.  That would mean, we were to celebrate my parents' wedding anniversary again.  Thank God we have the wonderful chance to celebrate together my parents' love story.

We normally have the celebration in our house where we get to invite our relatives.  But this time we opted for a sumptuous luncheon with only us ( parents and the children) and headed to LA GONDOLA for a taste of something Mediterranean.

LA GONDOLA is located at the Gourmet Walk of Waterfront Hotel - Cebu City

LA GONDOLA offers a bona fide Italian dining experience from antipasti to dessert.

 SHAVED VEGETABLE SALAD -  a mix of raw veggies and fresh herbs and raw f-l-o-w-e-r-s!

And here's the signature Italian foods that we ordered.  3 kinds of pasta and a pan pizza.
 CARBONARA SPAGHETTI - my sister's all-time favorite pasta

 SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE in red meat sauce.
Another Pasta in Pesto sauce

 And one of LA GONDOLA's highlights is the magnificent, piping hot pizzas served straight from its wooden brick oven.  My family's favorite ( that exclude's me) is the HAWAIIAN PIZZA.

Opted for a cold latte instead of fruit smoothies or fresh juices or ice-cold sodas.  I need to be persistently stimulated for the past three months to keep abreast of all the demands of my work and personal life...and caffeine does that for me.

 And now, onto my outfit... My sister and I agreed to dress lady-like for this lunch date.

What I Wore:
print dress - 138 Mall
black sheer cardigan - G. Fiesta Mall
yellow patent flats with faux diamonds - Landmark Makati
belt - Landmark Makati
cube purse - bought in Bugis Street, Singapore

Operating Hours of LA GONDOLA:

11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Lunch
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM Afternoon Menu
6:00 PM – 10:30 PM Dinner

Live in style, everyday!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Staycation At Plantation Bay

Last month, I was delighted to have spent a weekend with my family at my most favorite beach resort in Cebu, 

I am fashionably ready for this short vacation. I packed those light and breezy but chic set of outfits. 

 Posted here are the three outfits that I donned during this momentary staycation.

Outfit #1
tropical print mullet dress + white / gold platforms 
dress - White Gold; platforms - from Hong Kong; sunglasses - G. Country Mall; necklace - gifted

Outfit #2
peach craze: sleeved embellished top + skort  
platforms for my feet
knit top - Chic Vintage; skort - Eazy Fashion; sunglasses - SM; platforms - from Hong Kong necklace - gifted
 This peach ensemble is a medley of textures.  The top is knit with lace, eyelets and appliques.  The skort is some what jersey meets spandex.  And I maintained the color theme to my accessories and swimming bra-top.

Outfit #3
matchy separates in black and white floral print + embellished thongs
top + short - G. Capital; thongs - 138; sunglasses - SM

More photos about this vacation HERE.

Live in style, everyday!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hong Kong 2014

My business trip to Hong Kong last month is my third time to step on the soils of the region.

We went there to attend the VitaFoods Asia 2014 Expo held in AsiaWorld-Expo.

 Those are not my hands.  Taken at the Avenue of the Stars.

 Cable cars at Lantau island.

 Photo taken while we were waiting for the Symphony of Lights show at the Avenue of the Stars.  The show happens every 8:00 in the evening.

 Had the chance to stroll and shop at the Ladies Night Market in Mongkok.  The market is located 2 blocks away from City View hotel where we stayed.

The busy airport of Hong Kong.  More photos HERE from the trip.

Do keep coming back for  my next travel posts! 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sigh Style Tips: White Out

Seldom do I wear white, for fear of easily getting stained or filthy.  But I do get attracted on the color, especially on shoes and tops.  But for bottoms, as in, p-a-n-t-s / j-e-a-n-s, never.

I have bought a white bolero a few years ago, but seldom do I wear this.  What attracted me to purchase it are the details which included rosette appliques and silver sequins, plus the fabric is sheer.

Recently, I got the chance to wear the same bolero for two religious events: a Sunday mass and baptism of my office mate, who invited me to be her godmother which I gladly accepted.

Here's how I wear it plus paired it with my white patent leather embellished shoes that I bought in Hong Kong last September.

Look #1
Scarf-inspired dress, cinched with a belt, underneath the bolero.
dress - Cyecle, belt - Landmark Makati, bolero - G. Main, sunglasses - XOXO, shoes - from Hong Kong, watch - Anne Klein (gifted by my mom)

F.Y.I. - A BOLERO is defined by Merriam Webster as a short jacket that does not close in front.  Another online dictionary defines it as a very short jacket, sometimes without sleeves and mainly worn by women.

Look #2
white sleeveless top with inverted heart-shaped appliques, underneath the bolero, worn with straight cut denim pants, accessorized with pearl necklace. 
bolero - G. Main, sleeveless top - Cyecle, denim pants - Forever 21, sunglasses - G. Country Mall, sling bag (as seen on 1st pic) - Celine, shoes - from Hong Kong

Do you have your own style story on wearing your white outfits? Share them too.

Live in style, everyday!