beanie baby

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[beanie: supreme, plaid shirt: cotton on, denim shorts: bershka, camera case: rebecca minkoff, id bracelet: vancity, boots: santee alley] 


tomorrow comes today


[military coat: u.s. army, sequin top: forever 21, belt: designerati, shorts: folded and hung, sling bag: topshop, slouchy boots]

First outfit post from LA!! I can’t believe I’m back here, it feels so surreal.

One thing I love about living in California is the weather, it’s never TOO cold. You can still get away with a coat and the tiniest shorts without looking silly. I’ve been looking for an oversized military jacket and I found this at a thriftstore in Ilocos, authentic from the US Army, pretty cool huh?


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My cousins took me to Chocolatier in Jupiter St before heading to the airport, their Ferrero concoctions are sinfully to die for!!598935_4824502083817_1598816812_n

LA bound.

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[sunglasses: urban outfitters, borrowed earrings: h&m, top: wagw, bag: topshop, watch: casio, skirt: style staple, boots: tonic]

Slinky long skirts that hug you in the right places don’t always have to look formal or like you’re about to receive a Grammy. I like to pair this sexy, long skirt with a thigh high split, with tank tops and a pair of flats or sneakers to give it a more down to earth sex appeal ^_^

Yes, thigh high splits, for a lazy uneventful day. Doable.


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Baguio Eats


[aviators: mango, sweater: topshop – similar here, skirt, boots: tonic]P1080738

Alvin and I have been planning to go to Baguio for the longest time. We were supposed to go with Ivon, and visit our friends Alex and Kathy but Ivon flaked on us last minute to get her hair permed (asdfuhsldkfj!!!!). We also planned to go to La Trinidad to go strawberry picking but that was a bust. Can’t help it if the weather in Baguio makes it such a sleepy place!! Lol.hill station

Our first stop on the gastronomic tour was Hill Station for dinner after we got to Baguio. It’s right next to Mt. Cloud Bookshop and North Haven Spa. I had the bacon wrapped prawns with wasabi infused mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes was really good, it wasn’t at all spicy like I was afraid it would be. Alvin had the Steak and Prawns Peri Peri. The highlight though was the Death by Chocolate Cake, it was so fudgy and not too sweet. It was practically orgasm in my mouth


First day I dragged Alvin to Cafe by The Ruins. I’ve been dreaming of their Champorado with Tinapa and Ensaymada for so long!! This is my family’s favorite restaurant in Baguio. When I was younger we would drive all the way to Baguio just to eat here, then go back to Ilocos the next day. It wasn’t as Ruins-y as before but it still hits home ♥20121220-091732.jpgcafe by the ruins

I went in there dreaming of Champorado and Ensaymada but ended up ordering something like their own version of grilled cheese but with goat cheese and Rizal’s Tsokolate. I thought we had enough time to go back anyway so why the hell not (Err, no we didn’t go back 😦 ). Alvin had Duck Noodle Soup which was soooo gooood!!


Took home delicious Potato Bread and Pan De Sal with us, Herbed Liver Pate and Herb Cheese.20121220-091552.jpg

We also wen’t to Visco’s Restaurant and Cake Shop to grab a bite of their best selling Strawberry Cake and Tiramisu.

Last stop before heading home was PNKY Cafe, Ivon told me about this place. Little did I know, my mom has been communicating with the owner golfpunkgirl via Flickr  all this time.P1080727



Their menu is more of like a scrap book, sharing with their guests photographs from their travels, clippings and handwritten notes. Toto, we’re home ♥


I had Pompei Pesto and Apple of my Pie for dessert. Alvin had Beef a la Seine, sliced beef sauteed with mushrooms, red pepper and STRAWBERRIES served with rice and vegetables. So good!! I liked his order better.


Brought home Ube Jam for my mom and brother.

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Everything in the restaurant is for sale, and I mean EVERYTHING.



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shiny, shimmering, splendid

black and gold
I’ve been looking for a gold dress everywhere, I don’t even care if it has sleeves or not I just want a loose gold dress. Maybe it’s that pesky festive holiday air… Don’t you ladies just love this one by Diane von Furstenberg?
Most girls are afraid of metallic clothes because clothing in gold or silver are mostly if not always worn for dressed up events. With the right accessories like combat boots or even a quirky pair of sneakers, anyone can pull off a metallic dress for day or for work even and not just for parties.

dancing with myself


It was supposed to be just a shoot with me and Ivon as always, but this time we decided to tag along some people we’ve been wanting to hang out with! Thanks Ronan, James, Vince and Marta!

So here are my favorite takes by Ronan Domingo =]


ph: Ronan Domingo

Key items:

  1. leather jacket
  2. body con dress from street beat boutique
  3. garter and thigh high stockings from lucky doll
  4. feathers feathers feathers
  5. plaid shirt from balenciaga
  6. american flag shorts from topshop
  7. boots from five by five
  8. silver hardware


…and here are my favorite photos that didn’t make both photographers cuts. This picture, to me looks like a still from a movie. Eyelovette!!!




ph: grabbed from James Burn

city reprise


[dress: street beat boutique, feather connector ring: quirkypedia, leather jacket, garter and stockings: lucky doll, wedges: five by five]

Here’s another set by Ivon Domingo


Shake yer tail feathers


I was so excited when Mika from Maris Online sent me an email about their new collection of feathered earrings. I’ve grown so fond of their feathered earrings, even my big sister is now hooked. They amp up even the most boring of outfits!

Thank you Maris Online! Will upload outtakes and outfit posts later.

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photos: by the wonderful duo glenn tumaneng & boycy serrano =]

still lost in pandora

ph: ivon domingo

I’m a nomad at heart.

[aviators: mango, earrings: aldo, necklace: forever 21, vest: zoo, bangles: everywhere, bag: thrifted, dress: greenhills tiangge, boots]

with my gorgeous photographer

All shots were taken by Ivon. I love you for letting me use all the rejected photos! Hahah =)