Thursday, September 29, 2011



It's the end of September tomorrow, and then October will start, and then Christmas will come and go, and then I would not have realized I haven't blogged in a while.  Not because I am very busy but because I have been very pre-occupied with yes, this one.

In the above photos, am wearing a "victorian-inspired" jacket, a thrifted dkny mesh dress, and thrifted salvatore ferragamo flats.  It's been flooding up north, but here, down south, today felt like summer.

Advance happy weekend! And stay safe, and prepared. (in all ways, and means).

Monday, September 19, 2011

Another Road Revolution, this Saturday

Speaking of Road Revolution, there will be another one this Saturday.  A portion of Colon, P. Burgos, and Lopez Jaena Streets, in downtown Cebu will be closed.  A trivia, Colon Street is the oldest street in the Philippines. :D (I know you know that).  It's also the street where my favorite thrift store is located. (Did you know that?) :P

To know more about the Road Revolution in Cebu, like its Facebook page.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Some Film Photos

Hi, everyone. :) How are you? I'll share with you some film photos I took over the past months because I have no outfit, or fashion-related posts to share yet. :P


These photos were taken during the Road Revolution held in Cebu during the Independence Day.  I think the event was a success.  I had fun watching people drive their bikes around the rotunda, without fear and full of happiness.  I had too much fun, I forgot to take photos. That day was truly an "independent" day for me, being able to walk to and fro Capitol without fear of being hit by speeding vehicles.  To my cousin and to atty. tara, thanks for making us a part of that revolution. Sa uulitin! (sorry sa delayed post). :P

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

falling in love

Spending that time again / With the mem’ries from June to September
Downtime, your heart is breaking / Like glass it shattered
Then one day he came along / He started painting colors
But he doesn’t know that you cared

There you are staring at the stars
You’re falling in love again
You don’t care if it’s so much to bear
‘Coz you’re falling in love, falling in love again

He thinks of you tonight / You said you don’t feel the same
But somehow he’s getting in / Your heart is but denying
There’s so many possibilities / You got cynical
But deep inside~ you knew


And then you look back now / The pain is lost again
Your hopes are shining like the sun
And the mem’ries changed / It’s now but rearranged
‘Cause something good is happening / And you don’t wanna let it go

There you are staring at the stars
You’re falling in love again
You don’t care if it’s so much to bear
‘Coz you’re falling in love, falling in love again
There you are staring at the stars
You’re falling in love again
You don’t care if it’s so much to bear
‘Coz you’re falling in love, falling in love again
Falling in love again…

** After hearing this song from my cousin's facebook page, it's now on my playlist.  Reminds me of summer, and rainy days, and falling in love! Support local artists!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

An Uninspired Post


Sorry for the lack of posts.  Been uninspired by the blogging world lately, and been very busy with the real world, esp. with low exam grades.  I can't help but be uninspired. :( Hope you are doing great, and thank you to everyone who reads my blog, especially to RJ and Cecil. ^_^

In the top photos, I look like a capitana.  I don't know why, but when I think of structured vests, the first picture that would pop into my mind is a candidate for a public office campaigning.  Why do they wear vests? I don't have an idea! :D The vest is thrifted, and the dress is vintage.  I tried to sell the dress here, but there were no takers.  I kind-of hate this dress because the shoulders are very droopy; I think this was worn with shoulder pads, but I love the tie-waist.  I'm also wearing thrifted Christian Louboutin pumps I bought during our trip to Baguio last May.

In the second photos, I'm wearing a dotted dress I bought in a dept. store, thrifted sandals, and an handbag that's a replica of a Louis Vuitton bag.  What do you think of knock-offs? Do you think its infringement?

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Good Saturday morning! :) Let's eat some english scone, and drink some coffee, and indulge in some fashion magazines, and be inspired by a beautiful woman in the name of drew barrymore.

thrifted chambray, vintage one-piece bathing suit, vintage lee denim shorts


thrifted michael kors one-piece bathing suit, thrifted cotton pants, hat from ayala store

I went to the beach twice in August, at the start of the month and nearing the end of the month, I began to forgot this isn't summer anymore.  The month was dotted with holidays, and now they're over.  We've crossed to the "-ber" months, which, in the Philippines means Christmastime is nearing.

In these pictures, I'm wearing thrifted/vintage bathing suits, all one-piece because I am currently loving the allure of wearing one (:P, honestly, it's because I don't have flat abs) and they can be worn as tops.  Many people would cringe at the thought of wearing thrifted bathing suits, but many, I for one, don't.  Why I buy thrifted bathing suits?  Because I am not a beach babe, nor a swimmer.  I rarely go to the beach, hence, I rarely don bathing suits.  I don't want to spend much on something I would only wear once.  It's all about the "cost-per-wear" thing.  And, thrifted and, especially, vintage bathing suits are one-of-their-kinds.  It's really rare to find vintage-inspired bathing suits in the malls/dept. stores.

So, here are my tips for buying thrifted/vintage bathing suits:

1) Bring a tape measure.  You can't, or don't want, to fit those bathing suits in their unwashed state. Always bring a tape measure when thrifting.  Always.  It will save you lots of money, and unnecessary purchases.

2) Look for the tag/company/label of the bathing suits.  If the suits are made by companies who specialize in swimwear, like Speedo, then chances are those suits are of good quality.

3) Look for wear/tear, snags, fades, and thinning of the fabric used.  

4) Check the linings, if any.  If the linings are already loose and tattered, then ditch them.

5) Check the breast paddings.  Or if there are none, check whether you can have then sewed.

How to clean/wash your thrifted bathing suits, and bathing suits in general:

1) Look for the care instructions.  If it's still attached, then follow those instructions.  If there are none, or the instructions are in a language you do not understand, then:

2) Place lukewarm water in a tub/palanggana, place mild detergent, and put your bathing suits flat in the water.

3) Do not wring.  If there are dirty spots, use a toothbrush to eradicate them.

4) To rinse, just replace the soapy water with clean water.  Rinse until there are no more soap in the water/suits.

5) Some say it's best not to have the bathing suits sun-dried because the colors will fade.  I often forgot this, and do not follow this because I love the scent of sun-dried clothes.

** Repeat the cleaning steps until you are convinced the bathing suits are clean.