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Friday, June 20, 2014

Mint in Manhattan

Happy Friday, everyone! I'm glad the weekend is finally here and I'm extremely excited about this post! Yesterday, Marco and I had the pleasure of meeting Van Le of ForeverVanny and her boyfriend, Shun, for a really cute and fun double date. Through Twitter and Instagram, Van and I have been in contact and so we planned to do a collaboration for both of our blogs. When dinner at Maharlika was brought up, it turned into a double date instead of just a simple girls day. But I certainly didn't mind! They're such a cute couple and there wasn't one awkward moment between any of us. We all hit it off immediately and you probably wouldn't be able to tell it was our first time meeting each other. We spent the afternoon walking around Alphabet City and taking photos before grabbing dinner and going to multiple locations for dessert. Read more to get the details of this look and more shots from my outing in Manhattan with Van and our boyfriends!

Shoes: Sam Edelman Trina // Bag: Louis Vuitton Mahina XS
Photography by: Van Le of ForeverVanny,
Shun Suga, & Marco Panlilio


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Shades of Grey

We all know that color is not a popular palette in my wardrobe, but hopefully that will be changing very soon. I've been really busy lately and everything has been pretty hectic, but thankfully the week is almost over. I've had jury duty since Tuesday and it's absolutely draining just waiting around. But anyways, back to the clothes... I decided to wear this lace patterned crop top with these black high waisted shorts from Aeropostale. Because of that black and white contrast, I wanted to balance it out with another color. I paired my grey Community Iconic Cape from Aritzia. As for the footwear, I decided to wear my Sam Edelman Trina sandals. Read more to get additional details about this outfit and shop this look below!

Top: Aeropostale // Shorts: Aeropostale // Sweater: Aritzia
Shoes: Sam Edelman // Watch: MBMJ
Photography By: Marco Panlilio


Monday, June 16, 2014

Triangl Swimwear

It's no surprise that Triangl Swimwear has taken over social media. The exposure they gain from sites such as Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram (@triangl_swimwear) alone has allowed their products to become so highly coveted. I, myself, discovered Triangl through these social medias and it was the photos that sold me to purchase my very first one a couple of months ago. I fell in love with the simplicity of the design, the vibrant colors, and the way it just fit the bodies of the girls that wore them. Read more to get a full review of the Triangl bikinis that I have, the Chloe and the Tilly. Maybe it'll give you that extra push to order one of your own!

Photography By: Alyssa Olivares
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June | Current Cravings

There are a couple of things that I've got my eyes on. First, the Citizens of Humanity Chloe Shorts which can be purchased at Aritzia. Who doesn't love a good pair of denim shorts? Next up, NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, perfect for the summer because it comes with broad spectrum SPF 30 to keep your skin beautiful and healthy. I've also got my eye on the Triangl Tilly Sunburst bathing suit for the summer. I have one set that I purchased last year that I absolutely love in the "Miami Mint" color, so now I have my eye on this beautiful orange/peach color as well. Next are the Saint Laurent Paris 'Tributes' which are a pair of sandals that I have adored since I saw my aunt wearing hers along with her Hermes Birkin when I was in Manila over Christmas. Sigh, maybe one day! Bringing it back down to reality, I want the Aritzia Wilfred Beaudry Blouse in white so much! I have it in mint and it's such an amazing shirt that a white one would be such a perfect summer staple. With the blouse being sold out online and in stores everywhere, I'll have to wait until there's a restock. Last but not least, the Prada Cuir in caramel. I laid eyes on this beauty last week in Bloomingdales and now I'm officially saving up for it! I have yet to own a Prada handbag and I've been searching for something this color so this is going to be the perfect bag for the fall and I'm already so excited for it!

That's all for now. You can shop these items with the direct links above or some similar items below! Thanks again for all the love and support, it truly means so much to me! I'm so glad that I have been able to keep up with posting and all the comments and feedback are always great to read because it helps me a lot. I'm always open for more suggestions so just shoot me an e-mail or leave it in the comments of the posts! Thanks again!


Monday, June 9, 2014

Powder Blue in Bushwick

Saturday reached the mid 80s, a beautiful day to be out and about. While wandering around The Bushwick Collective, it took a while to find the right graffiti-covered wall to use as a backdrop for my photos, but Marco and I finally decided on this black and white piece against a brick wall. I paired my powder blue tank by Wilfred Free with my super light wash TNA denim shorts from Aritzia. To balance those light shades of blue, I decided to put my Saint Laurent Classic Y Clutch to good use along with my white and gold Dolce Vita's.

As you can tell, I'm a casual dresser. My outfit needs to be comfortable, first and foremost. I find that dressing for the summer can be quite challenging because you try to balance looking cute with an outfit that will allow you to stay cool but doesn't share way too much skin either. Read more to check out more photos from this day and other details about this outfit!

Sunglasses: Gucci // Sandals: Dolce Vita // Watch: MBMJ
Photography By: Marco Panlilio

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Perfect Red Plaid

Finding the perfect plaid shirt has always been a struggle for me. Either the grids weren't right, the colors were no good, or the material was just cheap or too thick. Lucky for me, my patience had paid off when I came across the Wilfred Free Rollinson Blouse from Aritzia which you can find here. I paired it with a plain white tank from Nordstrom and my scuba leggings from Forever 21. I love being comfortable in an outfit, not having to worry or fuss about any straps, something being too tight, too loose, etc.

An afternoon strolling through Greenwich Village called for something a little more cool and casual. Since the sun was already setting, I figured a good leggings/button down combo was the perfect match for this time of the day. Read more to get the full details of this outfit and shop similar items below!

Top: Nordstrom // Blouse: Aritzia // Leggings: Forever 21
Bag: Saint Laurent Paris // Shoes: Nike ID
Photography By: Marco Panlilio


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sweaters & SoHo

I can't believe it's June already! Where has the time gone? It feels like just yesterday I was in the Philippines ringing in the New Year. But anyways, enough about that. Yesterday was beautiful and I could probably stroll through SoHo a million times and never get tired of it. It's definitely one of my favorite parts of Manhattan, from the cobblestone roads to the cast-iron buildings, and not to mention the endless possibilities of food choices and shops. I spent the day with my boyfriend in the city, mostly on a little bit of a food adventure. Considering it was a beautiful 70-degree saturday, I opted for something that wouldn't make me sweat or feel cold either. I paired my distressed lightwash jeggings from Aeropostale with my new Aritzia pieces, the Community Iconic Cape which you can find here and the Wilfred Tandis T-Shirt here

I love wearing white/cream pieces. You can tell it's one of my favorite colors, or lack of, to wear based on my past posts. I just love how it brings out the color of my hair, especially since I got a touch-up on my balayage, and my tan as well. You can see a slight difference in hair color in this post. I got it done on Tuesday and my hair has now taken a step back from the brassy look and leans towards a lighter brunette color. Since the day consisted of cobblestone streets and a lot of walking around, I decided to ditch the heels and go with my reliable Dolce Vita Archers which you can shop below! Read more to see the details of this look and shop similar items as well!

Top: Aritzia // Sweater: Aritzia // Bottom: Aeropostale
Bag: Louis Vuitton // Shoes: Dolce Vita
Photography By: Marco Panlilio