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Thursday, June 15, 2017

TechnoMarine - A Timeless Gift Perfect for Dad


A watch is always a safe bet when choosing a gift for Father's Day. It is practical, useful and rarely encounter any objection to wear. The Technomarine watch is a great example of this.

Show Dad How Much He is Loved

This coming Father’s Day, give dad a timeless gift from TechnoMarine, one which perfectly embodies his tough and strong nature, yet also captures his passion to live life deeper. With 30% discount on selected men and unisex TechnoMarine watches, dad can finally feel how much he is appreciated and respected. Let this Father’s Day be a special occasion to honor dad and reward him of his enduring love and efforts with TechnoMarine. 

This promo runs from June 1 – 18, 2017. Photo shows UF6 models which are a combination of class and adventure. Visit TechnoMarine boutiques at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier, TriNoma, Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, and all MyDiamond boutiques nationwide, or follow TechnoMarine on Facebook: https://www.faceboo
k.com/TechnoMarinePH/and follow them on Instagram @technomarineph.



Gift Idea for my Dad

My dad is not fond of accessorizing. The only thing you'll catch him wearing is a watch, if at all. Let me give a tip to my mother about this Father's Day promo.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Artful Chapter Goes Formal as Repertory Philippines Turns 50

It is not very often that I get invited to a formal affair. So I was kinda stumped on what to wear when I got an invitation to attend a musical gala celebrating Repertory Philippines' 50 Years of Telling Stories. Such an important event demands attendees to dress up in their best. 



Before we go into that, let me tell you what the celebration is all about.

Repertory Philippines Turns Gold 

Repertory Philippines turned 50 this year. Oh yes, 50 years of producing quality stage performances, 50 years of training stage actors, and 50 years of making the Filipino audience realize the beauty of theater. Did it succeed? You bet it did.




Come Home to Rep

The celebration was not only extended to the audience. It was mainly an invitation to Rep Babies to come home to Rep and perform on one stage and remember where they all started. It was such an exciting show to watch that I felt very happy to be among those who witnessed this historic performance.

I noticed that black dictated the night when it came to color of attire.  As you can see below, all Rep actors wore black during the curtain call. Everyone was certainly looking their finest. 





Formal Attire

So now back to the topic which my readers would be very interested in. What was my attire for the event? Did I have to buy something new? Actually I didn't.

I played it safe and wore a Studio black dress my mother bought several years ago from SM. She got this classy dress at 50% off. There was no specific reason she bought it but thought it would come handy some day. I'm really glad she did. All I did was accessorize it with a slim black belt with silver buckle, I paired it with plain suede black pumps from Figlia.



My mother chose to go in black as well. Wearing her long time favorite Criselda Lontok of Rustan's blouse and long skirt with a printed shawl from H&M, she was ready to go but not without her plain black pumps as well from H&M. Mind you,that dress is about 15 years old. I really should take note how my mother takes care of her clothes.

So you see dear readers, you don't have to miss any event which requires you to wear something formal. When in doubt, wear black and keep it simple. 
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Yes to Fit and Fab While Working Out

I think I just hit a snag with my work out plans. I'm feeling a little bit uninspired lately. Of course, I have not lost sight of the main reason for doing it which is to keep me healthy and strong. But honestly though, I need something to perk up my usual routine.



I have actually started varying my physical activities to make it more interesting. It seems to have a good effect but I think I need something more. Then I took a good look on what I was wearing... then it hit me. Why not invest on some new pieces of active wear?

Good Ol' Reliables 

Don't get me wrong, my work out outfits had served me wonderfully. It's just that I feel I could do better. Who wouldn't want to look fab even with all the exertion that comes with keeping fit? Besides, the desire to look good for one's self requires no reason.



Fabulous Online Finds

I lost no time in doing an online search for my active wear wish list. There were lots of choices but my interest for these two outfits from Fabletics was more than the others. The first is youthful and practical while the other is so pretty and feminine.



Just thinking about having these outfits is already giving me the thrill.



Keeping Fit is Not All About What You Wear But...

Make no mistake. Keeping fit is not all about what you wear BUT if it will encourage you to keep at it, if it will make you more comfortable to do your routine, if it will make you feel good without breaking the bank, then go for it.

Definitely a YES to being fit and fab while working out.


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Friday, May 26, 2017

Smart Tips for Better Smartphone Photography

Smartphones have clearly become indispensable to many. Being a mobile personal computer with advanced mobile operating system, it has managed to take the place of many gadgets including the traditional camera. Of course dslr cameras would always be preferred by professional photographers but for purposes of many like myself, a smartphone is good enough to capture images we would like to explore our creativity on.



Smartphones as Cameras

The advantage of smartphones over cameras is its multiple functions. It is very practical to bring since people automatically take their phones with them to remain connected. Smartphones have also made it possible to share pictures online in an instant.


Tips for Better Smartphone Photography

I came across these easy-to-follow tips for better smartphone photography as recommended by Aura Frames, maker of smart digital picture frames. By simply downloading the free app, Aura can sort a photo collection using advanced facial recognition software, identifying pictures of your family and friends. For rookie photographers like me, learning to use the smartphone to its fullest potential as a photo-taking gadget while waiting to have my own dslr camera is priceless.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Something Old, Something New Series 5

I get it, the weather is so hot, it takes so much effort just to dress up, more so to be fashionably dressed up. I refuse to look dowdy. Summer is just too beautiful to waste on feeling low.




You don't need to shop for new clothes to look awesome this summer. Raid your closet or better yet raid your sister or mother's closet(with their permission of course) to come up with exciting mix and match outfits. Here is what I came up with.

Something Old

Summer is all about color, so color it is for my top. This Kamiseta checkered blouse is easy to wear and easy on the eyes. This is courtesy of my mother's magic chest of clothes from yesteryears.


Something New

Got this fringed denim shorts on sale at SM Clearance Outlet in Quiapo. Incidentally, this is the very first SM Department Store which my mother frequented when she was a young girl, it being located just in front of the family owned restaurant Ambos Mundos Restaurant. Denim shorts are practically fashion staples especially during summer.


Completing the look is my Rubi slippers which allows me to walk comfortably even in such warm weather. 



It wouldn't be long before the rainy season is upon us so we might as well enjoy summer, heat and all, fashionably of course.


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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Something Old, Something New Series 4

Here I go again. 



After successfully raiding my mother's chest of treasured clothes (again) which she said she purposely saved for me, I believe I came up with another winning combination. This time, with a blouse and skirt from Kamiseta



If you have read my previous posts from the Something Old Something New Series, you will end up with the conclusion like I did that my mother seriously favors this brand. With the fashion ideas I'm getting even from styles from many years ago, I can easily understand why. 

Something Old

I actually used two old pieces from Kamiseta, a floral shirt and a white maxi skirt.

Floral Shirt

With summer making itself felt, I cannot resist this comfy cotton shirt that came with multi-colored flower prints. It has a flat collar with two small pockets.  It is buttoned up in front.



White Maxi Skirt

This A-Line maxi skirt comes with 2 side strings to tie at the back. It also has one pocket. 


Something New

I did not use any new clothing item this time but I did come up with something new. Noticed how I wore the blouse and skirt. Instead of just wearing it the ordinary way which is either to put the blouse over the skirt or tucking in the shirt, I gave it a unique twist by cris-crossing the skirt strings from the front to the back. This technique gave shape and edge to the look.

With clothes that still look like new, who needs new clothes?


I liked the look so much that I wore it to watch the last of Ballet Manila's Revenge of the Classics feature which was Don Quixote. If I may say so, my look is as classic as the show I watched. Bravo!
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

My Take on the Classic Denim Pants and White Shirt Combination

Denim pants and white shirt combination is always a fashionable outfit. Except probably for strictly formal events, you can dress up or down this classic combo to fit any occasion. Here is my take on the classic denim pants and white shirt combination.



Uniqlo Long Sleeved Shirt

My choice for my top is a white Uniqlo long sleeved shirt from the Ines de la Fressange line. The red-lined buttonhole is an interesting yet simple detail. It is made of light cotton material that is so comfortable, I hardly noticed I was wearing a long-sleeved top.




Kashieca Denim Jogger Pants

I paired this shirt with my Kashieca denim draw-string waist jogger pants. I simply love the fit, not too tight nor too loose. It is just right as it allows me to move with freedom without losing that fashionable edge.



Charles and Keith Sneakers

Just like any girl my age, I am most comfortable wearing sneakers. The navy blue Charles and Keith elevated sneakers gave the perfect touch to the smart casual look I wanted to achieve. 


Complete the Look

I decided to accessorize with a classic pair of pearl earrings. With my hair tied in half-pony tail and a smile on my face, I was good to go for my family's post Valentine eat-out.



Hoping it's not yet too late to greet my readers a Happy Hearts' Month!


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New Year's Day OOTD

Year 2016 was good to me but I cannot help but be excited with the Year 2017. For my first post for the year, I present my New Year's Day OOTD. This outfit is just perfect to start off what I hope to be a fashionably fun year ahead.


Billie Cap Sleeve Skater Dress

Description: The Billie cap sleeve is a fit and flare dress. This features a fitted upper body, cap sleeves and a flowing skirt finishing above the knee line. 

Composition: 95% Cotton 5% Elastane



Venus Double Sole Lace Up Sneaker 

Description: A modern update to a classic silhouette, Venus from Rubi features a distinctive double sole and a cool minimal upper.

Coming in a range of basic to trend fabrications there is a Venus for every girl, outfit and mood!





Chilly Day

After going to Church, our family decided to watch a movie at the mall. This is where it got a bit chilly. Of course, my reliable black cardigan comes to the rescue. 


Dress and shoes from Cotton On
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