Here’s to my long weekend that’ll probably be spent at home doing movie marathons and having frequent naps. The good part is, I finally have some time and energy to put something on my blog. But I really wanna go to the beach, someone please take me to the beach!
I have to say, I’ve been leaning on the skirt + sneakers combo a lot lately. It’s just super comfortable and I found it very easy to move around in when I wore this last week to the office and on to a late night ingress for an exhibit. Looking at these photos, I totally feel like a teenybopper (minus the zits and One Direction fandom).
M&S shirt, Forever21 skirt, WAGW belt, Solemate sneakers
Hello! Check out these cool igloo-looking things from BE Resorts, Mactan!
As you can see, the sky looks gloomy here. It was raining that day but we still decided to go. What? Just because we were shivering the whole time, it doesn’t mean we didn’t have fun! Haha.
I love this place and I’m definitely going back! If you want to go there, the day use rate is only P750.00, inclusive of lunch (buffet, hooray!), 1 drink, towels, pool and beach use. They also have really cool rooms but I’ve only seen them in photos since my friends and I didn’t need to book a room. Also, BE Resorts has a lot of Korean guests (like, a lot!) and it kinda felt like we weren’t even in the Philippines anymore! Lol!
Summer has officially started here in the PH! I won’t even bother complaining about it because I’m sure you already understand. Lol. It makes me want to go for a swim all day, every day!
BE Resorts is located along Punta Engaño Rd, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines.
Yay for this pair of tropical print pants that I wouldn’t wear again anytime soon because it would be too obvious for a repeat! Lol! I love them anyway.
The secret (well, it’s not really a secret) to not turning into a ball of sweat during the summer is to wear clothes with light and thin (but not too thin that you almost look naked) material so the air can easily pass through and prevent you from perspiring too much under the sun. If you decide to wear jeans, opt for a breezy shirt. And no matter how cute your sweaters are, try your best not to wear them. I wore one today and realized it was a bad move. Haha.
It definitely feels like summer already because the heat is starting to get annoying. But then, it’s the time again to get excited for fun activities like hitting the beach or going on random adventures in some place you’ve never been. What are your plans this summer? :)
Before I go all summery with tropical prints and bright colored OOTDs, here’s a classic day-to-night look that I particularly love. Let’s just say these pieces weren’t exactly on top of my list a year ago. Turtlenecks? Lengthy pencil skirts? My last year self would’ve said no.
My lack of curves don’t bother me anymore. Haha. I got this turtleneck top and pencil skirt from WAGW (Again? I know). I even got the top in all four colors! This skirt is uber comfortable too! The back slit doesn’t only make a statement but it also makes it easy to walk around in. And I know I should have worn heels with this outfit but I was just too lazy to do so.
Say hello to the iconic snapback that has been trending on Instagram for the last couple of weeks! The WAGW #selfie cap. It took me some time to give in though. I kept on re-posting photos of people wearing the cap on Instagram for work and I asked myself, “why am I not wearing this too?”. At first I was hesitant because I am honestly flooded with insecurities but then I thought, WHAT THE HECK? WHO CARES?! Knowing the purpose behind the campaign, I wanted to join in to show others that no matter how many flaws we can find in ourselves, there’s always somebody out there who can see the good in us. No matter who we are and what we look like, we are wanted. And don’t let anybody tell you otherwise! :)
I felt obliged to dress up because I was going to meet one of my fashion idols on the same day. I literally ran around the mall at around 9:00PM just to get my book signed! I was one of the last few people there. Lol!
So yeah, I got my book signed. Ha! I took a very shake-y photo with her too. I am not posting our #selfie here because I looked like crap and my hands were shake-y. Come on, it was already 9PM! #reasons
Time: a friend and an enemy.
I feel that time is going way too fast and sometimes I fear that I can’t keep up. I have so many plans but it seems that I’m still stuck with my “ideas” and not progressing into actually making those ideas happen. This is how I see time as my enemy. I want to accomplish something as soon as possible but I’ve got so little time to do everything at once.
I am overly compulsive at times and I’d like to get things done right away. But we don’t always get what we want, do we? Good thing I’m still young and I’ve got a long road ahead of me. This is how I see time as my friend. As much as possible, I’d take any bit of optimism that I can get and remind myself that I CAN turn my ideas into reality at the right time. And when that time comes, I’ll be the happiest!
WAGW top, pants, belt, & bracelet, Timex watch
Hello. I don’t have anything inspiring to say. Actually, I can’t think of anything to say… at all. So here are a few photos of me feeling girly while twirling around rather awkwardly in my pink skirt.
Oh hey, there’s an idea. Why not pop in a few food photos so I can finally put some sense into writing this post? Ha! So, anyway, I just found another reason to love Cebu even more and it’s in the form of a place called La Creperie Paris. The crepes were soooo good, we had to order again after we cleared our plates.
The chef is also French and I could just imagine crepes in France tasting as amazing (or even more) as these. Good food and good service; that’s what this creperie is all about!
Do you know any new cool food places around here in Cebu? Let me know! :)
OOTD's - swarming up social media platforms like crazy nectar-loving bees. When I saw this pullover from an online shop, I knew I had to get one for myself or else I wouldn't be able to sleep soundly that night. Okay maybe that was a bit exaggerated.
It’s a good thing that this pullover has tiny holes in the sleeves because it allows the air to pass through. Ha! I just can’t let go of my sweaters yet. Come back cold weather! Screw you summer heat!
Let’s Stylize pullover, Solemate sneakers
I am so happy my baby hedgie Pizza will be staying with me from now on! Haha. Okay, I have nothing else to say for now. Bye!
And I’m back! Back in Cebu and back to personal blogging. I just got back from Davao City and Cagayan de Oro. I was there for work stuff and I am so glad to be back home! It’s not that I didn’t enjoy my stay, but you know what they say, home is where the heart is! Right, right?
Anyway, since I didn’t go there to have a vacation, I couldn’t actually call this a “travel” photo diary because these don’t really capture the real beauty of the places that I’ve been. This is just a really random photo diary that was a product of my boredom and my fondness of VSCO filters. Mehe.
My favorite go-to food place when I’m in Davao is Pastanni (@ Abreeza Mall). It’s like a mini Italian fastfood that offers really good food for an affordable price! For Cagayan, I always make sure that I go to Happy Lemon (@ Centrio Mall) to get my favorite Green Tea Rock Salt and Cheese!
So that ends my photo diary. I hope you liked it. :)
As much fun as it is to own a large collection of many different watches, knowledgeable watch aficionados know you can really get it all done with a mere three. In a pinch, if our feet were held to the fire, we’d admit you could actually just get a Rolex Submariner or Omega Speedmaster or some other classic sport watch, and probably call it good. But, that wouldn’t be as much fun or offer as much true versatility as having three watches. Another great benefit of having more than one watch is that when one of your watches is at the Rolex watch service, you have something else to wear.
A Sport Watch
This is a great place to start. As said above, many of us could get by with a great sports watch in today’s climate of more relaxed dress codes. A watch from Omega’s Seamaster line is a safe bet and a very good value. The classic Rolex Submariner is an obvious choice in this category. The Omega Speedmaster Professional is an excellent chronograph that fits the sports niche well if you don’t need a dive watch (or plan to swim with it). It gives you a complication (the chronograph) and incomparable NASA history. For a little more exclusivity, consider something like the Patek Philippe Nautilus or a Blancpain Fifty Fathoms.
Big watches are “in” and many are wearing large sport watches for everything. Still, in the opinion of many traditionalists, a smaller watch is better than a large sport watch for business wear. They fit better under a shirt cuff for one thing. We recommend you seriously consider a smaller watch that can serve the purpose of an “all-around” watch. This is a watch that looks great with a suit but can still go swimming or take a little abuse at the gym. The all-time great example may be the timeless Rolex Datejust. The older (and easily sourced) 36mm-cased models were perfect for the job: a good size for business wear, honest 100-meter water resistance, sturdy Rolex construction for the knocks and bumps you might encounter.
A Dress Watch
An all around watch is fine, and we all love the sport watches, but there is no real substitute for a true dress watch in your collection. Nothing looks as good with a tuxedo at black tie dinners or at weddings or other elegant affairs. At one time it was said a dress watch needed to be worn on a leather strap, but times have changed and that is no longer a hard and fast rule. A Rolex Day-Date is a great dress watch, either on its signature “President” bracelet or on a strap. Remember that in dress watches, thinner is usually better—and there’s no need for date or other complications. Less is more in dress watches. A platinum or gold Patek Philippe Calatrava would be an impeccable choice in the dress watch category.
Whatever your choices, eventually you will need to have them serviced. You will find true CW-21 Certified Watchmakers and very attractive pricing at the Rolex service center.