Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011: The Year that Was

2011  really went by so fast! We still came in for work today, tsktsk...but since we had a benign duty; my friends and I just reminisced what we were doing this day last year. Actually I did thought of what had happened to me the whole year and I'm really happy to have been through it all that it made me a better person :)

It was also fun to read what I posted a year before, how toxic my duty was and how optimistic I am for the coming year. (you can read it here)

At duty with my best friends Almy and Raffy
Here are more photos of what happened to me this year:

The Empty Street

Took some photos with my workmates at Ayala Ave. after our duty last night. The streets of Ayala and Makati Avenue were closed since December 29 in preparation for the New Year's Eve countdown party.

Ayala Avenue

Friday, December 30, 2011

New Addition

A couple of days ago, I saw this poor dog outside on the street near our house on my way home, it was still a puppy with its collar bit off. It was never aggressive. The next day, papa got so excited telling us how he was befriending the stray puppy over breakfast and how he wanted to adopt it and give the puppy a new home. awww... :) Meet "Budoy".

Papa giving Budoy his first bath in a long time.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Holidays 2011

I'm so lucky to have the time to be with my loved ones this Christmas, often times as a nurse I was on duty at the hospital during Christmas/ New Year so I really don't celebrate it that much with my family. This year I had to spend Christmas Eve with my family, my boyfriend and his sister :) I already knew that I had all that I wanted this Christmas, the TIME spent to celebrate Jesus' birth with the people I love. Here's what we had for Noche Buena:

Lechon Manok

Sunday, December 25, 2011

My latest landmark bazaar haul

Went to landmark with the bf and her sis yesterday evening to buy something to wear to a baptism the next day. I saw the perfect dress almost instantly and then did some more shopping at Landmark's bazaar section. Here's what I bought:

Green polka dot and lace polo (perfect for the New Year), Peter pan collared top, black and rust jeggings :)  

Landmark has always been my go- to place for affordable chic clothes.

I also didn't include the dress that I'll be wearing tomorrow because i'm already laundrying it. hehe.. The best part is, I only spent merely 2,000 pesos for everything :)

Anyway, I just posted a new batch of vintage pieces so please check back soon.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Flower Child

Dropped by C3 Events place at San Juan yesterday for our clinic's party, together with our 2 sister companies; Toki and Key Square. It was really fun to see our colleagues dressed in their own 70's inspired outfits! :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Baby its cold outside

I was invited by my boyfriend to attend their Christmas Party today and here's what I wore: (the dress code was smart casual) 

baby pink sweater- Plethora , Gray pleated skirt- Plethora , Brogues- Achive Clothing

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Back to School :)

This is it guys! It's official! I'm going back to school this January :) Just another dream of mine coming true.

I've been wanting to study Fashion Design for years now but because of my day job as a staff nurse, it was hard to do them both at the same time. Now that I'm working at an Aesthetic Clinic, it really gave me an opportunity to pursue my passion. It was also a surprise that the Fashion Institute of the Philippines is just a few blocks away from the clinic. Grabe God has a plan for everything talaga :)

So before I came in for duty, I went to FIP and enrolled.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Gift Guide

Gone are the days of giving hankies and picture frames for the holidays, here's my Christmas Gift Guide for fun and cute gifts to give that are still within your budget :)

The Money Maze-  National Bookstore

Shop Update! :)

I know I haven't been blogging these past few days and I missed it a lot :) I was busy fixing my inventory after the flea market so that I could post the unsold items online. Here are some of my picks for this week's new upload:

Yellow Crochet Vest

Monday, December 12, 2011

Day 10: My Dream Wedding

Aahh... the enigmatic event that every young girl dreamed of.. well including myself :)

But I never really dreamed of it in detail when I was younger; I just wanted to find my own true love; if it truly exists. I'm in a long term relationship right now, 5 years to be exact. He did not propose to me formally or anything, but we talked about spending our lives together. :) We even went to a Wedding Expo a couple of years ago just to have an idea on how much a wedding really costs; and we just got all giddy and had our hands all sweaty when people asked when our wedding date was going to be. Haha! I know it was a risky move to bring my boyfriend there which I thought could possibly scare him away, but 2 years later he's still here, and we're both still madly in love with each other :P

So here's what my dream wedding looks like:

Vintage, Eco- chic, Rustic, Military Wedding! :)

An exquisite vintage inspired gown

Seller Feature: FBTL Manila

Here's another shop to love girls! but first, meet Daphne of FBTL Manila,

Nickname: Daphne Calilap
Age: 23
Profession: Blogger, Entrepreneur

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 09: Contents of my fridge, MTV cribs style

Haha! nothing fancy here :) just a little tour of our family fridge!

Bills and other important reminders posted on our fridge door :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 7 and 8

Day 07: A photo of myself not taken by me

My Brown Bag Market Experience

Here's a little run through on my first flea market experience yesterday at the Filipinas Heritage Library. :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 05: A Day in my life

Here random photos taken throughout my usual work day.

I start the day with a short prayer, thanking God for giving me another day to live. My room is at my lola's house but I basically live with my parents next door. Here's a photo of a view of our garden, the one that I see everyday whenever I go back to my parent's house next door for breakfast :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 03 & 4: A photograph of my mobile phone and a photo of myself 2 years ago

I bought this phone because of its sleek design, piano black finish and sweet specs! :) This small gadget does the job every time! I can take perfect photos with its 5MP camera and upload it right away on my blog. The QWERTY keyboard is also always handy for fast no- look typing :) It also has powerful speakers that's really surprising for its compact design. I've got it last February and I've always loved it ever since.

Plethora Shop's Big Holiday Giveaway! CLOSED :)

This is it girls! :) Check out the prizes after the break! :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 02: My Favorite Pair of Shoes

From all of the flats that I've owned, this particular pair is my favorite! Just the perfect blend of sexy and cute.

Leopard Print Shoes

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Im up to the challenge! Day 01: A photo of you, taken today.

The 30 day blog challenge that is... :) My friends Love, Khel and Marion decided that were going to do this 30 day challenge to help us post more topics on our blogs, Love already started a couple of weeks ago and most of us really just dragged this piece of paper around but haven't really posted anything from the list. 

I really haven't posted anything for days because I was preoccupied with the upcoming flea market; I wanted to think something other than that event just to clear my mind and then I decided to take on this challenge :) hopefully you could get to know me too in a more personal level. So lets start:

The list

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Soft bohemian

Wore this to work yesterday:

Top- Jewels, Lace Skirt- Plethora Shop, Gladiator flats- Rosanna Pena

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Seller Feature: Pinkpum Shop

Here are more cute, fun and affordable gift ideas for you girls! Meet Pinkpum Shop's owner Krystle.

What style of accessories do you sell?

Simple. Easy to wear. Fun, Cute and cheap!

This one is a personal favorite, a necklace with your favorite word

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Black lace and more shops to love

I wore this black lace top with my fave flats to work today! :)

Black lace top- Plethora Shop, Linen pants- Plethora Shop, Leopard flats- The Landmark

Seller Feature: Curls and Twirls

Meet Gen of Curls and Twirls!

Nickname: Gen
Age: 23

Profession: Entrepreneur, freelance illustrator and writer

Monday, November 28, 2011

My First Stracurl @ Beauty Brick

I've been growing my hair out for months now, the whole waiting time; I was on the look out for the perfect salon to have it done. Finally, I've decided to get a perm at Beauty Brick.

Here's a little rundown on how my experience went: 

While waiting for Mr. Shin, his staff asked me to look at some clear books of hairstyles so that the stylist would have an idea of what I wanted.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Seller Feature: Fashion Fruit

Being in the business for quite some time now, I was very honored to have Ms. Gea of Fashion Fruit sponsor my next giveaway. This was a great opportunity to get to know Gea and here's your chance to get to know her too! :)

Pretty Ms. Gea, featured on Entrepreneur Magazine

Nickname: Gea Dey
Profession: Entrepreneur 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Seller Feature: Les Roux

Ever wondered what Les Roux meant? yup, rolls nicely on your tongue eh? Here's another reason to get to know Les Roux ( Be warned! this post is photo heavy, its hard not to post all of their stuff here! :) )

Nickname: Ally
Age: 25
Profession: Entrepreneur

What style of clothes do you sell? 

Pretty Me: We offer trendy, but not over-the-top designs. From casual preppy wears to dainty cocktail dresses. We manufacture limited quantity of designs while some, is sourced it out abroad to give a different twist to our brand.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Seller Feature: Price Least

Here's our first seller to get featured for our Big Holiday Blowout, Meet Price Least :

This leather jacket is so bohemian :) I love it
Name : PriceLeast

Age: 2 online years old 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

First package

The first package of prizes for our giveaway came from Price least, get your fashion fix in the least possible price!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Giveaway Galore! :)

December is the perfect season for giving, I've already been contacted by a number of bloggers to become a sponsor and I'm even planning a Big Holiday Giveaway myself! 

A short note for Carla :)

You could get this for free!

I recently sent some items to Carla of Carla's Closet; she's such a sweet girl :) check out her sneak peek here

And the Winners Are...

see if you won after the jump!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cool Green

Sorry for the sucky photos :P Here's what I wore to work today:

Vintage Dress- Plethora Shop, Cardigan- Plethora Shop, Leopard Flats- Landmark, Hobo bag- SM 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Perfect Sunday Date

At last! A decent photo :) c/o the boyfriend :) Thanks to perfect lighting outside Glorietta. Just an update, my lola's OK now, she got discharged yesterday from the hospital and is already resting at home. Anyway, here's what I wore today on my date with the BF.

pussy bow blouse- Plethora Shop, Black shorts- Market Market, Leopard flats- Landmark

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 20 Flea Market Sneak Peak: Maroon Bow Blazer*

This lovely Maroon Blazer would fit preferably women with medium to large frames, the bows are just adorable. Perfect paired with neutral colored blouses and dresses.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tables Turned

On my way home from meeting Ruffa and Mike, I got a text message from my younger sister telling me that Mommy (our grandmother) looked like she suffered a heart attack. I then called her phone but she didn't answer; so I just walked hurriedly home, anxious.

I saw my grandmother, awake but unresponsive, she was so weak that she can't even speak. A few minutes later the Paramedics came and gave her the needed medical attention. She didn't have a heart attack, she 
got hypoglycemic and her BP shot up.

My mom and dad opening the gates for the EMTs

Meeting Ruffa and Mike

Ruffa and Mike
I could spend the whole day in front of the PC surfing around the internet about photography. Luckily, with all those hours spent; I discovered a gem right here, Ruffa and Mike a young couple so madly in love so contagious you could see it from the couples in their photos. They're quite new in the business but as I went through their blog, I've never seen an impressive portfolio from an up and coming talent as theirs.

So when my close friend Marion  asked me for some recommendations I just showed her Ruffa and Mike's blog and she was sold with the idea! and yesterday evening we met up with them.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Leopard, Leather and Lace

Shot a photo of myself on the newly installed windows at our building for you to catch a glimpse of my outfit of the day.

Jacket- thrifted, lace dress- thrifted, beige hobo bag- Parisian, Black flatforms- Parisian

Monday, November 14, 2011

Skipped Step 1!

"Find a background that contrasts with your outfit" - Yep that's it; for all the many times that I've watched the Chictopia video I still forgot it, so I just brightened up the photo.

Sayang my pants were pretty pa naman! tsktsk... :P Anyway, I'm learning through my mistakes naman e; hopefully this wont happen again. In fairness naman, may improvement ang face!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

And More Shoes...

Managed to take a few outfit post with my girl Khel at the clinic comfort room, hehe.. yuck naka smirk! ;p
I let my hair down for a change; nothing special about my outfit, just my laid back look for the weekend.

Salad vintage tee- thrifted, Yellow cardigan- thrifted, white denim pants- True Love by SM , gray brogues- Archive

Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Challenge + Day 15 Sneak Peek

I saw this video above while I was logging in my Chictopia account. I know I have just been shamelessly plugging most of the time here in my blog just because I really don't have much interesting events happening in my life other than my shop; I'm really happy thrifting beautiful clothes and sharing it to all of you. But upon seeing the video I felt challenged that I need to put up more outfit posts than I should; no excuses. :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Day 14 Flea Market Sneak Peak: Lime Polka dot Blazer*

You would definitely need more guts to wear this whimsical piece right here. The dots in lime and cream would help you stand out in a crowd.

Day 13 Flea Market Sneak Peak: Sheer Lace Blouse*

This vibrant orange blouse might be shocking at first but with the right styling with muted colors this top will complete your look :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 12 Flea Market Sneak Peak: Mint Green Lace Dress*

As you can see, I am totally obsessed with lace; now every time I go thrift shopping, I seem to be attracting positive vibes and finding pretty lace dresses every single time!

I hope there's enough for everyone :)

Mint Lace Dress

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Global Pinoy Bazaar + Sneak Peek

Right after the orientation, I met up with my lil sis at Rockwell to become more inspired (my younger sis, is planning to put up her own business too; she is more passionate about food so we found inspiration among the different pastries and goodies Rockwell and the Global Pinoy Bazaar.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Phase 2: Brown Bag Market Orientation + Sneak Peek

Sorry for the late post guys, I went to the orientation yesterday and then a bazaar in the afternoon; I had so much fun with my lil sis that I didn't get the chance to blog about it right away. Since I brought my trusty camera phone, I shot away :)

This is the first time that I am going to represent my shop personally so I was really anxious about meeting the veteran concessionaires, but I just thought that I too has the same passion that they have for their shops, in the end I was just overjoyed and happy about meeting people that were as hyper as I am in talking about our business.

The orientation was at 10 am; surprisingly I arrived earlier than expected hehe...since I was the early bird, I helped out Nori, the event organizer in distributing the materials for the orientation.

Free Fliers!