sun’s out, gun’s out

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[aviators: mango, buffalo bone necklace: enlightened goddess from hamptons heartbreak, top: luna b, box bag: rebecca minkoff]

The secret to creating a true statement necklace, is piling on a few pieces 😉 I don’t really mind mixing metals, and I like the assortment it creates when you mix golds with silvers and gun metal. I’m so obsessed with my buffalo bone necklace from Enlightened Goddess,  I practically wear it everyday, with everything!

Wore this to a friend’s birthday barbecue. I hope it stays this warm for a long time. I hate cold weather and LA weather’s unpredictability. Hope everyone’s having a great Memorial Weekend!



where are you now



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[polarized sunglasses: similar, crop top: forever 21, trousers, lucite purse: hong kong, sandals: zara]

It’s hot and sunny, the weather’s perfect to put on some bright colors and to bare a little bit of skin. I saw Spring Breakers a few weeks ago and I’ve been stocking up on beach prints and bright colors ever since! For some reason it’s making me miss summer in Ilocos so much, I miss the sand, the waves, the colors of my home town.

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 [sunglasses: asos, blazer: forever 21, ripped boyfriend jeans, bag: rebecca minkoff, heels: zara]

I used to hate wearing pants because 1) they make me look shorter than I already am and 2) they remind me of high school in Ilocos. We weren’t allowed to wear shorts, or short skirts that were considered “vulgar” so everyone just opted for jeans. So it was jeans-sneakers-baby tee all day every day for most girls. This was during Britney Spears’ heyday and those awful bell bottoms she used in all her guest appearances with a teeny tiny top. So growing up, I only thought there was one kind of denim jeans, the ugly Britney Bell Bottoms.


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Do you guys prefer bootcut, flared or skinny jeans?

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do it again


[sunglasses: asos, earrings: romwe, bag: rebecca minkoff, leather vest: forever 21, corset: ishii villaseca, pleated skirt, heels: nastygal]

Isn’t it amazing how layering can do so much? Check out the difference a vest can do.


1) With just the corset and a circle skirt and maybe a pair of flats, this outfit is perfect for a sunny day like today. My friend Ishii gave me this painted floral print corset as a late Christmas present, and it’s beyond perfect! Her own design, so you guys better watch out for this girl.



2) Added a white leather vest and it does make a difference don’t you think? P1090467

3) For some reason, if you zip it up it morphs into this MOD, 70’s type of dress and it doesn’t even look like I’m wearing the same thing anymore!P1090463


I hope you guys liked this post today, have a great week everyone!

dots and dashes


[sunglasses: rayban, faux fur vest: the ramp, top: rampage, belt, shorts: folded and hung, boots: forever 21]

So it’s starting to warm up in Los Angeles, and I couldn’t be happier!!! I’m used to my sunny, tropical weather and the cold was just not working for me. I’ve just been having a Postal Service kind of week ^_^ and I hope you guys are having a great one too.


If it was chillier, I’d wear a pair of faded denim jeans with this outfit instead, but if it was night time, I’d wear a pair of black opaque tights under my shorts. P1090263 P1090247 P1090246

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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.

crazy with it, crazier without

P1080554P1080553 P1080577 P1080585[dress: zoo, earrings: forever 21, clutch: red dot, heels: balenciaga]

I’ve been stocking up on plain colored maxi dresses lately. With loose hair and a pair of flats, it instantly makes me feel like Serena van der Woodsen on a sunny day. Change it up with a pair of heels and a clutch and you’ve got the perfect dinner date outfit.

metallic bond

[earrings: my sisters, top: forever 21, metallic shorts: romwe, acrylic bag: red dot, aztec wedges: feet for a queen]

I’ve been looking for a pair of metallic shorts everywhere and I’m so glad I found these understated ones from Romwe. It has this distressed effect so it isn’t as shiny as tin foil, at least I don’t look like an alien during the day taking public transportation. Haha. Although I do find those pretty cute too…

My new favorite dainty hand cuff necklace from asos.

I hope everyone is a great day at work or at school. Cheer up ladies, it’s Friday!! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

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all that shine

[earrings: my sisters, necklace: asos, top: forever 21, shorts: hongkong, vintage sling bag: pierre cardin, shoes: puma]

Not all embellished clothes are strictly for evening wear. Here’s a good example of a sparkly outfit that can take you from day to night. With sneakers on, this outfit’s practically exercise friendly! (okay, not quite but you get the picture :p) then after the sun goes down,  and you have a dinner party to go to or a date, you can grab a pair of heels, curl your hair and smokey eyes for an instant glam factor!

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