January 30, 2015

Sheinside.com’s Valentine’s Day Sale

Valentine’s Day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting. Although in modern times, Valentine’s Day was never meant for lovers only. Since it is the day where most people celebrate love which has many meanings; this day can also be commemorated with other loved ones and even your friends.

 

Valentine’s Day also marks the beginning of Spring – where after a long winter, flora and fauna starts to bloom again and give life to any place that was once gloomy and covered with snow. So this day connotes not only the celebration of love but also a new life.

January 28, 2015

Evening Dress: A Must Have in Your Closet

I am pretty much in love with wearing dresses… throughout the year 2014 I have successfully overhauled my collection of dresses from zero to almost half of my closet rack is full of dresses. Although I must admit that I don’t get to use them that often because wearing dresses can be a confidence boost for feeling such a girly-girl but there are times that I get too lazy and just put on jeans and a blouse whenever I go to work, church or do some errands. But at least whenever I need one I know I have something to grab from my cabinet.

 

January 26, 2015

[NEW IN] My Sheinside.com Collective Haul #7

So during the holidays, I went crazy with online shopping because of so many sales and discounts from my fave online stores. Well, it’s kinda my reward for myself and so that I will have a fresh set of clothes for the new year ahead…. (Lol! Crazy reasons to justify my somewhat uncontrollable urge to buy clothes…)
Anyway, if you have been visiting my blog regularly, you might well know that I am a huge fan of Sheinside.com and I mostly get my dresses from this online store. I just love the styles that they release especially those that are from their Pre-Sale Collection; wherein you can buy new arrival clothing items of up to 50% for a certain length of time and then they will go back to their regular prices after the pre-sale period. Sheinside also offer new promotions every week that helps you score discounts; so whenever I see an item on my wish list that is already on sale, there’s a great possibility that I will add it to my shopping cart.

January 25, 2015

Live in the lap of Luxury with Silk Comforters from Casasilk

Sleep… the luxury that I can’t afford even though it really costs nothing. I have been very stressed lately at work and due to other matters and I usually have like 3-4 hours of sleep when what are required are 8 or more hours. If I would be given a week off work, I would probably stay at home and sleep most of the time to catch up with the sleep hours that I often don’t get. 
I often think about how I can improve my sleep and then I realized it would probably be better if everything in my room is of best quality. Well, what can be more luxurious than an entire bed set up with beddings made of silk? Silk beddings, especially silk comforters are elegant alternative to usual cotton linens even if the latter contain 400 thread counts. 

January 22, 2015

Be Spring Ready with SheInside's "ONE BRILLIANT CHOICE" Sale

In most parts of the Northern Hemisphere, spring is coming. The vernal, or spring, equinox signals the beginning of nature’s renewal in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring is the time when green buds appear, birds chirp, and flowers begin to bloom. Spring time is the season of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection, and re-growth. That is why most people do or hold Spring Cleaning around this time of the year. Those things that we don’t use are either tucked away or disposed off and replace with something new.



 
And because of this, why not include your wardrobe while you Spring clean and replace them with new ones to rev up your spring spirit. Stay ahead with cutting edge styles from SheInside.com by not missing out on their latest sale promotion entitled: “ONE BRILLIANT CHOICE FOR YOU!” which will last until January 27, 2015.
 

January 21, 2015

Long and Formal Prom Dresses

I have never been to a black-tie event and I would love to attend one. I enjoy themed events because I believe it’s what makes a party or a gathering unique and memorable. A themed party creates a different atmosphere and will definitely get guests to be excited and interested to attend. Themed events doesn't have to be just for weddings and birthdays; school gatherings like prom and homecoming could also need some sprucing up and acquire a theme that will engage students and alumni.



Proms in my country can be formal or casual. During my junior and senior year prom, and I want to be honest when I say, I would burn all the photos of me during those prom because I was wearing outfits that were not very well thought of. How I wish there were more stylish stores like today who sell beautiful prom dresses back then.

January 18, 2015

Walk Down the Aisle in Empire Wedding Dresses

Preparing for a wedding takes a lot of hard work and a lot of things to consider. Nowadays the bride’s wedding dress is a one of the highlights of any wedding and it isn't pretty easy to choose one. A lot of considerations should be put into it and sometimes you get bombarded with too many ideas that you see on wedding websites, Pinterest, magazines etc., that most often than not a bride gets too overwhelmed and frustrated. I experienced the same thing during our wedding; spent days and days of looking for inspiration for my wedding dress and can’t decide what silhouette and style I like and would best fit my body type and height.



The following are types of wedding dress silhouettes that are most commonly seen on brides of today:
A-line - A dress or skirt silhouette that is narrower at the top, flaring gently wider toward the bottom thereby resembling the letter A. Works well on most figure types; good for disguising bottom-heavy figures.

January 17, 2015

Shades of Blue Prom Dresses

I actually miss being in school, not studying per se which is the hardest part of being a student. But when you start working and you work your butt off to earn a living you will realize how much life was easier when you were still studying and just waiting for your allowance to be given to you. What I miss most about school are the activities and my classmates and professors who you become friends as the years go by.




My favorite time during school year would be during field trips and school fairs because during these times, we get to have a breather from studying and doing home works and projects. I know you thought I would say that my favorite would be the school dance or homecoming or prom. Back in high school, prom wasn’t such a big deal in our school. Gosh thank goodness, I lost all of my photos during my high school prom because I didn’t want the way I look during those times hehehe! Well, my fashion sense back in those days weren’t as fashion forward as I thought it was. 

January 16, 2015

Fit for Royalty: Ball Gown Wedding Dresses

I love weddings… I think it’s one of the most special life events a person can experience. A wedding is a ceremony where two people who deeply love one another are united in marriage. In every culture there are different wedding traditions but the essence will always be that it is a celebration of love – of which doesn't only end with the couple getting married, but also the people that surround them and who made them who they are today.




I still believe, though, that everyone should have a more beautiful marriage than a beautiful wedding that a couple can prepare for their guests. But of course, as much as possible they want it to be a memorable day for everyone who will stand witness to when they profess to the world their love for each other.   

[GUEST POST]: A Dress Is A Girl's Best Friend

They may say the dog is a man’s best friend, but, let’s face it, with girls it’s a bit more complicated than that. For those of us who cannot afford to own a perfect diamond necklace, or a ring of the same kind, we can say that our best friends are dresses. They’re always there for us, they adapt to our mood and styles, and they make us unique. Even when someone else owns the same dress, no matter how unpleasant it may be, the dress is never the same, because of different accessories, shoes, makeup, jewelry, etc. It is you who give it a dash of uniqueness. 

Photo credit by Hello Molly

Being in use for centuries, dresses have changed to suit the needs for each and every occasion. When choosing one, pay attention to whether you will be attending a white tie event, a black tie event, cocktail party, formal event, a dinner party, regular party, a prom, or if you simply need a going out dress. All events have their own dress code, so make sure to ask around prior to it, what kind of event it is and what other guests will be attending it. It is crucial here to make sure the hemline is of proper length, since that is what sometimes makes the difference between an evening gown suitable for a white tie event and yet out of line for a black tie event.

January 15, 2015

Celine Trapeze-Inspired Bag and Echopaul.com Review

I am super duper excited with my new bag! This Celine Trapeze-inspired bag is one of my birthday wish list that I was able to get for myself for my birthday. Unfortunately I was only able to receive it just a few days ago because it was shipped during the holidays and it probably got stuck with the shipping company or the customs or the post office due to influx of cargos and packages being sent to the Philippines. Well, I must admit and say that my country’s postal and customs system unfortunately isn’t the most or even efficient in the world. So if someone from here is expecting a package from abroad it can take a month or two before you can claim it; sad but true story. So yeah it never got to me in time for my birthday or even Christmas.
 


Ok, let’s get down to business. The first time I saw this bag from fashion bloggers, I immediately fell in love with it. I did my research and I was flabbergasted when I learned that it is a luxury bag made by Celine Paris which cost a heck of ton of money which a common folk like me would not even dream of buying one. But I knew it in my heart that somewhere somebody will make bags inspired by it so I wasn’t that disappointed and true enough I started seeing replicas of it from online stores and other fashion bloggers. I got mine from Echopaul.com, it’s an online store that caters to women’s apparel and accessories including bags. I received a coupon code from Echopaul after hosting a giveaway on my blog sponsored by them. The cost of this bag is more than the amount of the coupon code given to me so I had to shell out some of my own money to cover for the remaining amount, which was fair enough. 

January 14, 2015

Back By Popular Demand: Sheinside.com's BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!

The winter season is officially over, the new year is here and spring is upon us… Have you started your resolutions for this year? Have you got some resolutions that you promised yourself that you will start in 2014 but wasn’t able to accomplish them? Don’t frown and don’t be too hard on yourself if you didn’t; a New Year and spring time marks a fresh start so you always take on that resolution and do your best to accomplish them this year.
 


As for the fashion fervors out there, I know you’re already looking forward to the fashion trends of 2015 and are excited to revamp your wardrobes. Well, well, well, if you’re reading this blog post you’re in for a treat my lovely ladies! One of my favorite online stores, Sheinside.com just launched their new promotion wherein if you buy one item from the collection you can get another item from the same collection for FREE! Yes! You read it right one item for free! Think of it as Sheinside’s way of saying thank you to their clients for supporting them throughout 2014. The BUY ONE GET ONE FREE promo will run from January 12-19 2015 only, so don’t let this chance pass and go get your fave items from Sheinside before they ran out.

 

January 13, 2015

Sweet Dreams And Sleep Tight With Casa Silk

Oh the luxury of sleep… I miss sleeping as much as I want to without worrying that I need to get up and get ready for work. I love to sleep but my current work and other things that I get busy about don’t permit me to sleep as much as I want to. Although as much as possible my husband and I made sure that our bed room would be the most relaxing place to stay in our apartment. That's why even if we don’t have the poshiest place to live we make sure that we get a comfortable sleep especially when our world is turned around because we work at night and sleep during the day.



Even after getting married we didn’t mind that much the kind of bed or the mattress that we have, how much more our linens. We just took what we can get from my husband's house and from mine so that we can have a decent bed. But when we had the chance, we bought a good spring mattress and my husband constructed our bed from scratch. And of course we bought quality linens too, those with high thread counts that I have no idea what these thread counts on linens even do for us. 

Pretty Little Prom Dresses

For most school girls, even at the start of the school year, they already look forward to the upcoming prom and homecoming events. As early as now, I bet they’re already planning their outfits for those two major events a female high school student will ever experience.



Proms doesn’t always have to be a super formal event, especially nowadays that people are becoming more and more creative with the theme of their events, think about Garden Party, Great Gatsby, Shabby Chic, All Pastel themed-events, they’re becoming more the norm now than boring traditional prom parties. So your prom outfits need not be boring as well. If I am to attend any of those parties, I would rather be in something that represents my style well and where I am comfortable. Nothing beats genuine confidence because you’re comfortable, relaxed and able to have fun at the same time with what you’re wearing, than being in a super uncomfortable old-school prom gown.

January 10, 2015

Roots Market Bistro

I don’t know if it’s just a fad but there has been an increase of farm-to-table restaurants sprawling in Metro Manila. I only pass by them usually because most of them are on the high-end side and most often than not are way beyond my budget when dining out. But when we were in Greenhills, San Juan (one weekend) we were drawn to this new restaurant in the newly renovated Promenade Mall which is called Roots Market Bistro.


First and foremost, what enticed us to try this restaurant is the ambiance and the decorations; the wood tables, benches and lighting looks really nice and cozy. And you guys probably already know I’m a sucker for restaurants with great ambiance and those that are Instagram-worthy.


January 8, 2015

Wardrobe Must-Have: Silk Camisoles

Even though I love fashion, I am not very technical about it. I try as much as possible to learn or ask about certain stuff and to know the difference between one type of apparel from another. Like for example, what’s the difference between trousers and pants or crop tops and tank tops and camisoles or chemise. Speaking of camisoles, I did a little research about it and found out that a camisole is a sleeveless undergarment for women, normally extending to the waist and is usually made of satin, nylon, cotton, Lycra, spandex or silk.




A camisole or cami is a loose-fitting sleeveless woman's garment which covers the top part of the body but is shorter than a chemise. A camisole normally extends to the waist but is sometimes cropped to expose the midriff, or extended to cover the entire hip region. Camisoles are usually manufactured from light materials because they are commonly and/or originally used as undergarments but recently camisoles have been known to be used as a fashionable clothing item as it is.

Sheinside's Big Sale!

Happy New Year everyone! A new year means new chances and opportunities to better ourselves for the future. The mistakes and downfalls of the past year should now be contained in a box and put at the far end of our memory, but lessons it brought should be carried over to the new year ahead. Have you got any resolutions that you weren't able to achieve last year? Don’t be sad now, accomplishing it this year won’t be that bad and maybe it wasn't meant to be done last year but this year might be the time. 



When it comes to fashion, the new year also encourages us to be done with the old and be in with the new. I haven’t got the time to know what’s going to be the fashion trend next year though. But since winter is almost over, I think as early as now we can already do some spring cleaning. As for me, I already gave away a bag full of clothes that I am not able to use for more than 2 years; it was liberating actually. I finally had the courage to accept that they won’t fit me anymore hehehe. But doing so made a huge space in my newly built closet and you know what it means? I can now shop for new clothes to fill that space up!

January 7, 2015

How About Greek Goddess-Inspired for Prom?

Are you on the ultimate style hunt for the hottest look for Prom Dresses? It’s time to outfit yourself in all things prom chic by shopping this online fashion boutique called MissDressShop. If you’re looking to get inspired, scour MissDressShop virtual racks and complement your gorgeous choice with dazzling shoes, a sensational clutch bag and sparkling jewelry to match. From timeless one shoulder prom dresses, sassy and short dresses, high-low dresses to a wide selection of other styles in your choice of shape and color, your one-stop shopping destination for this season is not far out of reach. Show off your personal style that’s made to turn heads with these top dress looks for this year!




Prom is an event that you will get to enjoy only twice in your lifetime. Therefore, to make the most of it, you must look your best in the best prom dresses. But we all know like any other formal wear we often times don’t get to use them afterwards. So why do we have to have it made by a couturier or a designer when  there is hardly any use of these dresses later on, well, a wedding dress is another story.

Sleep in Silk

Whether we want to admit it or not, most of us and most of the time, we take for granted the quality of sleep that we get and so is what we wear when we sleep. Are you the type who will wear what you wore the entire day to sleep? Or change into PJs or an old oversized shirt? Well I am guilty of the latter, sometimes I just used an old-worn-out-oversized shirt of my husband to use as my sleeping clothes but most of the time I changed into a tank top and shorts before I go to sleep. They are not the most comfortable sleepwear, I guess, because I always wake up during the time that I am supposed to get a good night sleep.
 



But have you guys thought about wearing something luxurious when sleeping? Say perhaps a silk nightgown? I wonder how it would feel like wearing something so soft and comfy while sleeping. I think it will greatly affect my quality of sleep. I have browsed online for some sexy and upscale sleep wear but never had the chance to buy one for myselt. You know, owning one pair of luxurious sleep wear once in your lifetime wouldn’t hurt and at least you can say you sleep like a princess a couple of times in your life.

January 5, 2015

Bigbelly's: For the Belly Big Appetite

Bigbelly's is a family-owned chain of restaurants of the Sto. Tomas family that has roots in Lipa, Batangas and the food business isn't a new thing for them. They started with a kiosk in front of University of Asia and the Pacific (formerly named Orange Chicken) and then the family ventured out with a new set of menu and business name at some of the food court offices in BGC and Pioneer. Now they have 3 full-scale restaurants in Lipa, UP Los Banos and the newest addition is located at Robinson's Cybergate Pioneer. 


Long Prom Dresses by msdress.co.uk

I have never been to a black-tie event and I would love to attend one. I enjoy themed events because I believe it’s what makes a party or a gathering unique and memorable. A themed party creates a different atmosphere and will definitely get guests to be excited and interested to attend. Themed events doesn't have to be just for weddings and birthdays; school gatherings like prom and homecoming could also need some sprucing up and acquire a theme that will engage students and alumni.




Proms in my country can be formal or casual. During my junior and senior year prom, and I want to be honest when I say, I would burn all the photos of me during those prom because I was wearing outfits that were not very well thought of. How I wish there were more stylish stores like today who sell beautiful prom dresses back then.

January 3, 2015

Charaptor BBQ Bar & Grill: Unleash The Carnivore In You!

It was my sister's idea that we celebrate her birthday by treating us on a barbecue buffet but we won't be buying the meats and grilling them at home, instead we went all the way to San Antonio Village in Makati to look for this buffet restaurant called Charaptor. I've seen this restaurant popping in my Facebook news feed once in awhile and have been meaning to try it but I haven't got the chance until my sister suggested it.




Charaptor is I think the first of its kind in the Philippines. I have not encountered a barbecue buffet restaurant ever but this one I really got to try. If you're not familiar in the area, Charaptor is kinda hard to locate especially that Makati City have too many one-way streets that if you make a wrong turn you could end up getting lost so the best thing to do is use Google maps or Waze.

January 1, 2015

Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant at SM Jazz Mall in Makati

Vikings Luxury Buffet Restaurant has recently opened their 6th branch at SM Jazz Mall in Makati. During the day one to six of the launch (Dec 19-25), they had this promotion that the first 100 walk-in customers who will line up for both lunch and dinner will enjoy 60% off of their total bill and the and all the other customers after the first 100 will get 20% discount.


We lined up at Vikings during lunch on Dec. 24th. When we got there I thought we would still be part of the first 100 customers, but to my dismay I found out that we were almost one of the last few persons to line up. We were kinda worried that we won’t be accommodated because of the number of people who had the same idea like ours to just have their pre-Christmas lunch at Vikings . The line was so long that others who have lined up decided not to push thru and left. Fortunately enough there were a lot of customers who reserved seats that didn’t show up.

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