4.13.2015

Uneven

If there's one thing we never miss while looking at ourselves in the mirror, it's obviously our flaws. Let's admit, we often see it more than the unique beauty each of us have. Do our flaws really stand out than our beauty? Just like you, I sometimes think so but I also think that its only probably us being blinded by negativity that led us to not appreciate our flaws. Well its about time to wake up! Your picture and screen perfect idols are always covered up and got a lipo because they can't manage to embrace their flaws (duh!). I'm just saying, let's stop the insecurities after all our flaws are part of our unique beauty and nobody has the right to tell you you're ugly. Let's start appreciating the little things just like how I admired the uneven hems of the skirt that I'm wearing and the different patches of stripe prints that put together this chic set from Pinkaholic.

Wore this look on a casual day enjoying hot chocolate at its finest at The Chocolate Chamber while trying out the classic, must-have Happy Skin X StyLIZed lippie collection. I'm sure I've already made feedback on my instagram few months ago but I only tried the nude lippie (my favorite!) that time now that I've tried the three of them, I can finally say it should be in every girl's beauty loot whether you're a light make-up junkie like me or a heavy one. I believe every girl has that classy side!

Now I'm fully aware the full body shots are blurred, no its not your eyes dear. We were rush shooting at the peak heat of the day, everything looked perfectly well when we were at it but when I reviewed the photos again about sunset, real things showed up! No regrets though, hope you learn something from this as much as I did.

What do you think about my look?

[Pinkaholic top and skirt set (old), GTW by SM jacket, Happy Skin X StyLIZed acrylic clutch, Extreme Finds accessories, Sunnies Studios eyewear]

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4.01.2015

Fringe & Marble


As I was driving on the way to the airport last Friday, it was raining and until the day I arrived at my destination I heard about few more rains and a strong but short-felt earthquake was experienced back home. I guess the few rains were nature's sign of warning everyone to get ready for the coming intense heat, don't you think? 'Cause if I'm not mistaken, it's insanely hot in Cebu today total opposite to where I am right now. Hello from sunny fifty something freezy degrees America (again)! I'll be spending a few weeks here because of the break and I'll be showing you travel posts ahead after all these backlogs. Long have I waited for this day to finally come! March was such a hectic month for me- requirements, tons of study, shoot when I'd get to have a short break in between while I'd get the chance not to wear my uniform, final exams, and the packing rush and catching up on shoots after my final exams. Phew! That was quite a shortcut! Anyhoo, now that we're finally here let me share you the product of loving this hobby so much. Few weeks ago, my blogger friend Benj and I decided to do a collaboration. Though we're total opposites when it comes to style, the lines still intersect at some point; we both love art and are expressive of it in our own ways. She loves almost anything basic and artsy fartsy while I tend to be the "the world is my runway" type. Lol! And this is just the product of that combination. Hope you enjoy these photos! You can check out how she did hers too and see the difference yourself! Xo.

I'm definitely in love with these marble heeled mules that I stole from my aunt's shoe cabinet! Can't help but admire its elegance while playfully toning down the whole ensemble with this fringe top. I guess you could say this is how I'd work with basics.

What do you think about my look?

[Cotton On long cardigan, H&M jeans, Trendphile top (old), Charles & Keith mules, Romwe hat, Prada bag]

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2.28.2015

Courtney

Today marks the last day of the love month and no matter how predictable it may seem that I've worked today, let me tell you that if you're taking risks and sacrifices doing what you really love and sharing that passion to the people that matter most to you, you are an inspiration of love. According to my teacher during my 7am class earlier; life is about sacrifices. Even though she was uplifting every student in the classroom talking about grades and our last push for the finals, I knew she linked that with everything that life is really about and she was definitely right. No matter how little that sacrifice is as long as its very important to you go for it, keep trying and working. After all, there's nothing much worse than feeling guilty and regretful just because you didn't did the best you could right? Love is about sacrificing too. This is quite deep for an intro but one of my closest friend in college lost her father just few hours ago and because she's like a sister to me, I really want to share her pain even just half of it if only I could so that she wouldn't feel so loaded. Her elder sister asked me to accompany her at her place (since she's not from Cebu) and asked me to tell her the sad news at the same time and I had no idea where and how to start. It was all new to me and it's clearly not easy. Nevertheless, I've learned so many things despite this very busy day and this is just the highlight of it. I hope you learn something today too wherever you may be, reading this post.



Moving on, one of the things I love about being a blogger is showing the world how much our economy has grown and appreciate our talented countrymen especially the ones who produce products from our very own resources. If you've been following this blog or my social media accounts then I'm sure you've witnessed how much I love Abby Jocson's bags. If you haven't heard of her yet, read here. I have quite a collection of her designs already and since she started releasing her Valentine collection last year with a quilted heart bag (worn here and here), her different take with this year's Courtney still kept me in awe! Because of that, I decided to mix dainty and classy through my favorite Just G dress which I wore as top and this pastel pink skirt from What A Girl Wants. If I had a date over exams last February 14, this would've been my outfit but I'm more than glad to be of help if you're running out of date outfit switch ideas.


What do you think about my look?

[Just G dress (worn as top), WAGW skirt, Abby Jocson bag, DAS heels, Forever 21 accessories]

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