feels like we only go backwards

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[top: tobi, aztec shorts, necklace: fishoutofwaterla, sling bag: topshop, heels: zara]

If you read my blog, you know this is my daily uniform: short shorts and a white top. Even though I like to pretend that I have all the time in the world to dress up, I really don’t. It helps that I own tons of shorts and flowy white tops.


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photos: Jason Hermosa


infinite love without fulfillment


[sunglasses: rayban, lipstick: mac’s lady danger, dress: american apparel, army jacket: thrifted, bag: wholesale7, creepers]

Yes, I’m still alive. I haven’t fallen off the face of the blogosphere just yet 🙂 I try to update as much as I can every week because there’s nothing I look more forward to than reading your comments and emails but I neglect my blog sometimes because of work and what not :/

Sharing with you guys what I wore to a (typical) bipolar day in LA. It got cold all of a sudden over the weekend, so I threw on this Army jacket I found and fell inlove with at a thrift store over this tiny floral dress. I love floral prints & army green, I like the balance between both fabrics.


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Happy Monday everyone!

so many fish there in the sea, i wanted you, you wanted me

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Pictures I took last week that I forgot to upload. Mehhhh… I have nothing to say today. Mondays, am I right?

call it what you want




[sunglasses: zara, shorts: romwe, horn necklace: enlightened goddess from hamptons heartbreak, shell necklace: melrose trading post, beaded purse: vintage, flats: urban outfitters]

I feel like I’m in that awkward stage between feeling like I know what I want and really having no clue of what I’m doing and where I’m going, or maybe what I really want is to go along for the ride. Maybe I do know what I want, which is right now, to stay afloat.

For now I will stay suspended in the surface.


Hope you guys had a great weekend!

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bells and whistles


[jacket: the ramp, top: topshop, pants: romwe, bag: topshop, heels: rajo for parisian]

Living in the more tropical side of the Philippines, I could not wait to go back to LA while it’s still cold so I could layer it up with some jackets and tights and boots and wear faux fur. Haha!! I’ve always known Los Angeles had the most ideal weather in the country but boy did I take this cold for granted!! I don’t remember it being this cold when I was in highschool, or maybe that’s because I was always in my uniform and that I got here during summer time while it was still hot and I adjusted better with the changing seasons o_0 Now I seriously don’t have enough clothes for this weather! I had to change into a sweater before meeting my friend downtown.P1090130 P1090134 P1090147

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big distraction


[top: cotton on, belt: designerIT, skirt: copper, flats: suelas]

It’s February 1 and it’s the beginning of Laoag’s Pamulinawen Fiesta. This is the time when they clear up Laoag’s main street, Rizal St. for never ending parades all month of Feb.P1090058

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[top: topshop, necklace: sugarkissed, pants: romwe, bag: celine, heels: forever 21, sunglasses: mango, earrings: romwe]

My pants from Romwe finally arrived!! I thought these would feel hot because it’s knit, but it’s surprisingly easy breezy. Makes me feel like I’m wearing Missoni. Haha!

When I was still in school, I hated wearing pants. In Ilocos, girls’ day to day outfits consist of jeans, a baby tee, and a pair of slippers. I felt like pants were the uniform for conformists.

Pants eventually grew on me 😉

Check out this adorable layered necklace from Sugar Kissed.

My mom’s inability to keep track of her bags is both a curse and a blessing for me. Check out this Celine backpack I found in her closet!

beating heart baby

[my sisters top: folded and hung, mullet skirt: style district, cluster of bones necklace: os-accessories.com, bendable ring: wagw, ear cuff: sugar & spice, clutch: louis vuitton, wedges: das]

This is what I wore to the Mr. and Ms. University at Mariano Marcos State University Batac. I was so excited to be one of the judges! The contestants were  so pretty and so tall too! Will post pictures from the pageant next time.

My gorgeous OS cluster of bones necklace and my fabulous pink wedges from Das make its debut!

ph: vince c.


One of my three dates, Vince!

I hope everyone had as much fun as I did on your 11.11.11…