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