Sunday, June 21, 2015

Finally

After several years of hiding behind the walls of world wide web, I can now say that, this blog reaches my Facebook. Finally! Yes, I have already decided to share my blog to my other social media accounts. It might sound a little crazy but that's all true.

Most of the people I met through blogging told me that I surprised them in a lot of things. Here are the reasons:

#1. I don't share my blog on my Facebook. Because of that, I got a lot of whys. Well, the main reason why I do not publicize my blog on Facebook is that, there are lots of people who can see it.  But that's the purpose of blogging, right? I have a lot of friends on Facebook, each has a different personality. Maybe I'm too shy to share my outfit posts. Or maybe, I was afraid to be judged. Contrary to what a blogger needs— a large audienceI made it a point not to publicize my blog because I think, it does not have to be that way and that, it would be successful without sharing it on Facebook. Then, it happened. 
#2. Only few know about my blog. I'm talking about the people I meet in school, work, and everything that is related to my personal life. And when someone finds out about it, I just wanted to run away from them. 'Cause really, I don't know what to do. Lol. But when someone from school came to me and said that she knows my blog, I was like, girl are you serious? How did you freakin' find out?! Hahaha! But to tell you honestly, it feels good to hear that.

#3. I have no Instagram. Some, okay, most of the people who know that I am a blogger were surprised to hear that I have no Instagram. I remember one time when someone I met from a shoot I have collaborated with almost shouted in the room are you serious?! Oh yes I am. Very. No doubt. So why don't I have an Instagram? Every time I get this question, I always give the same answer: I don't want to get addicted to it. I noticed that most people with IG were caged to their phones 24/7, before eating, they do every styling they know and sometimes, it gets to the point where they do crazy things just to get that perfect shot to be Instagram-worthy. I don't have anything against with people who loves Instagram. I just don't want that to happen to me. But there came a time when I asked myself, what if I have an Instagram? Sure, I'll have another set of followers. I'll gain more clients. And I'll get the exposure all bloggers want. Then I realized the importance of IG to every blogger, so I have decided to make one. Some brands prefer to have a lot of media platforms, especially Instagram.

Someone asked, wouldn't it be impossible to get a large audience without sharing your blog on other platforms? I say no. Though I didn't do all the sharing in the world, I get a lot of clients, followers, friends and good people to work with. 

Blogging helped me in so many ways. It made me realize who I really am and what I can do. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and meet great people. This blog has opened a lot of doors for me. So I am very thankful for keeping this blog. There's no reason for me to hide it. Once a secret remains not a secret anymore.
Top and Kimono from Bazaar | Shorts from Ellery Clothing | Shoes from Chloe Edit c/o Zalora Ph

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Timeless Pieces

Whether it's prom season or not, black ball dresses will never go out style. Just like what Taylor Swift says in her song, it never goes out of style. 

With its sleek and timeless appeal, most girls prefer wearing black during events. Contrary to my personal style girly and everything pastel I challenged myself to try doing away with what I have become used to and try something new. I tried wearing the basics. And I don't regret shifting to black and whites. It made me feel more confident and matured.

And because I haven't posted anything for almost a month, I want to make it up to you. With this comeback post (Whoa, big word, huh?), I bring you the top three dresses from Pickedlooks which I personally chose. Pickedlooks is not a stranger to me anymore. I have already made several posts featuring them before. And I thought, why not make another one? They deserved to be featured again. I tell you, this store has everything you need. They have the trendiest designed gowns perfect for every event. 

Not yet convinced? Well, below are just a few of their beautiful gowns for every beautiful girl like you! Let the gowns speak for me.


Trumpet/Mermaid Sweetheart Chiffon Sweep Train Split Front Prom Dresses. This has got to be my favorite among my choices. I love everything in this gown. It's very simple but very elegant. I wouldn't be surprised if everyone in the room gives you that oh-my-gosh stare when you wear this, 'cause really, who wouldn't?

Chiffon One Shoulder Sweep Train Sheath/Column Rhinestone Prom Dresses. One of the trendiest styles these days is the one shoulder dress. No wonder why almost every girl chooses a one shoulder dress because it is very appealing and looks sexy... and tall when worn. Plus the slit, oh my, you will get the attention you deserve on that night, girl!


Tulle Scoop Floor-length Ball Gown Appliques Prom Dresses. This dress is perfect for a classic inspired debut. Ball gowns are never too old for an eighteen year old, right? Right! And just look at the details of the top, it is very chic! When I saw this gown, it made me feel like I'm in the '80s. Go get it girl before it runs out!

What are you waiting for? Check out their site and fall in love with their designs! ♥


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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ending Comes With A New Beginning

At this moment, I am still stuck in a phase where my mind grasps the thought that I cannot ask the driver for a student fare anymore and that, I will now enter the so-called real world.
Five days ago, I was with so many people dressed in identical caps and gowns at Manila Hotel to attend a very special event. And that day marks the end of my life at CEU.

It may be the end but I see it as a new beginning. Very cliche, I know. For us graduates, as we step at the center stage and take a bow, we welcome the new chapter of our lives. It may be thrilling because there are lots of competencies out there juggling that job interview you've been dreaming to have ever since and all you think is how you will ace that. Now, I am grateful to land a job in a well-known media company in the Philippines before I even graduate. Imagine, a college girl already has her job before her graduation. Lucky I am says other people because only few are given this chance but to me, it's not just luck that I have. I have my confidence and rosary with me. That's what keeps me achieving things I want.

So, on to my graduation outfit. I opted for a simple, chic, and elegant look. I did not put any blings and tings on me because I just want my look to be simple. With a white dress and black pointed heels, I achieved the look that I want. Don't you think? :)

Dress from ForMe | Heels from H&M | Bag from River Island


If you know me well, you would be shocked if you see me wearing a bunch of accessories hanging on my neck or arms. You'd probably be surprised to know that I'm not fond of accessories because my style is very girly. The usual girly girl has always her dress, skirt, and necklace with her. But to me, I just have my necklace hidden in its box. Haha!

But then, like what I have said, my style is girly so I just can't take those accessories away from my closet. I need those, too. You know, for emergency purposes. Lol. And as summer starts, different styles of accessories come in the market. Just to help you out in finding high-quality shops online, I found a gorgeous selection of jewelry at ZALORA. Aside from its cute and elegant designs, the accessories are very much affordable! Trust me! I also thought of looking for shops that sell today's trendy necklaces such as chokers and quartz charms which I found at Copper and Accent Archive. Just in time for the summer trends, right?

These are the top three shops that I chose because they are very stylish yet affordable. :)

2. Copper
3. Zalora




Saturday, April 04, 2015

Five Ways to Shine at Prom

It's the time of the season again when teens get adrenaline rush 'cause, you know, promposals are everywhere. There are times when I just want to go back in time and spill the secrets to myself on how to shine at Prom. Since it can't be, then I'll just have to tell it to you.

#1. HAVE A PEG
First things first, before anything else, plan ahead. If you already have something in mind, it's better. If not, try looking for a peg. Best option is your favorite celebrity! Choose a style that you liked the most and bring that to your makeup and hairstylist. Trust me, it'll be easier for the both of you. Unless you choose a peg that seems impossible to achieve on you like having big curls knowing that you have a short bob. Trust me, you don't want to look like you have headphones on you all night.

#2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT DRESS
One of the most important (and exciting) things to keep in mind on standing out in a crowd is having the perfect dress. Every time I hear events, in my mind this calls for an ootd! Whenever I plan my outfit, I get excited. That adrenaline rush in my veins keeps me thrilled on the event. Girls, can you feel me? Anyway, aside from giving us excitement, choosing the dress is one of the most crucial parts of planning your Prom night. It is not easy to find the perfect dress especially if you're running out of time to go to every boutique you know. Good thing, there are several online shops that are rising today. Gone are the days you get stressful looking for a couturier. To make it easier, I'll suggest you'd pay a visit to Gudeer.com. They have a variety of stunning dresses to choose from.


#3. GET THE PERFECT HAIRSTYLE
Curls, up-dos, or just sleek straight hair is what will make your night. It is very important to achieve a hairstyle that really suits you. In my case, my hair draws my confidence. So when it comes to hairstyles, I am very particular to what style I'll have. As the saying goes, the hair is our crowning glory. The dress you choose might be the most beautiful but without the all-good-perfect-hairstyle, it's no use. The hair will make or break your look.

#4. BRING YOUR CONFIDENCE
What more should you not forget than bringing your confidence with you? No matter how you look that day, having your greatest confidence will make you shine. Smile to everyone you know and you don't know. 

#5. WEAR YOUR BEST SMILE
Now that you have all things packed up, one thing you should not forget is to wear your best smile. That will keep heads turning on you all night. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Take Me to Prom Again

Have you ever wished that you could go back in time and attend your Prom Night again?

I do! I want to go back to the time when we're too busy preparing for that one special night. During high school, we were unfortunate because we didn't have our Prom. All we had was a Graduation Ball. It's very similar to Prom but the participants are just Seniors. So most likely, we had Prom. Not just that "Prom" Prom. Haha get what I mean?

I miss the time when I was looking for a perfect dress to wear. That thought really excites me every time! Who wouldn't be? Girls would really love that, I guess. One reason why I wanted to go back to that night is that, I want to make things right. I want to have, if not the most beautiful, the dress that I will look and feel beautiful on. Back then, I was not that lucky to find the "perfect dress". I was lacking in time so my mom and I just rushed to the mall to buy a dress three days before. Ha! Imagine my agony lol. So, when I found PromTimes.co.uk, I was really excited to look at every dress they have. It feels like I am buying one for myself for my Prom.

At PromTimes, we believe our customers are more than just a transaction. We focus on the way we can win together: inspire our customers and grow our business. This also reflects our mission: to gain each customer's satisfaction. We serve customers from virtually every country in the world , and our goal is to be able to serve everyone worldwide. But our vision won’t change: Dresses, Made Well, Shop Well!

At PromTimes.co.uk, we strive to provide our customers with the best products with the best service at the best price.
- PromTimes

The dresses below are my top picks. I know that by "top" there should only be 3-5 pieces but can you blame me? All the dresses are sooooo beautiful! And there are more dresses in store. If only I could include them all here. I just want to have them all. The problem is, I don't have events to go to wear these dresses. Ugh! If only! I am not exaggerating here but I really can't express through words how beautiful the dresses are. Let them speak for you. PS. Click the picture to know more details.