Friday, October 31, 2014

alexander wang x h&m: the entire collection + price list

This is it guys! This post might be a bit on the photo heavy side but I'm pretty sure you won't mind. :P

For your consideration, the entire Alexander Wang X H&M collection and their prices. Tick off what you want and make a mental note of possible purchases because we'll only have 10 minutes each to shop the collection. It's gonna be crazy/wild so best to screen cap your choices, do the math and come prepared.


Here's what to expect on November 6:

THE LOOKBOOK:

CATALOG WITH PRICES:
Like what you see? Here's what you should take note of before lining up on November 6:

  •  Colour codes shall be provided on site (the colour codes determines your shopping hours/group)
  • 10 minutes allotted shopping time per group in the Alexander Wang X H&M collection area, other areas of the store will also be open during that time
  • Each customer is limited to purchase 2 pieces/product/per color
  • Your place in line does not guarantee availability of any items from the alexander Wang X H&M collection
  • Return policy: there is a strict 3 days return/exchange policy, no refunds or exchanges will be given after this time. Items must be in perfect condition and please bring your receipt. Accessories and undergarments are not refundable for hygiene reasons. Items that are not the correct size may be exchanged but cannot be replaced with a different item. 
  • No substitution in line is allowed. Actual customer should be in line. 
  • Hashtag: #ALEXANDERWANGXHM


The first 10 customers on November 6 will also receive a special commemorative book called The First 10 Years. 

The book celebrates the first 10 years of iconic designer collabs at H&M (Alexander Wang is the 10th). This limited edition book contains the whole history behind each collaboration to date. 
It also includes interviews with many of the designers, sharing insights into the collaborations as well as a look back at how the work process and launch of the collections. 

Save the date November 6, 2014: Alexander Wang X H&M. (I die.)

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morellato drops: charm watches for fall/winter 2014

What is it about charms that get us all giddy like a doggy with a frisbee?

It puzzles me really. Women of all ages even girls as young as Nikola go ga-ga over these miniature replicas you can string as jewelry.

We both have a growing collection that we add to during every special occasion/monumental event in our lives. It's nice to have a reminder of how blessed we are...maybe that's it. Maybe that's the reason behind the big success of charm jewelry or maybe they're just too cute and adorbs!!! :P

Either way, I'm pretty sure that most people will appreciate it as a gift this holiday season.

Morellato has a wide selection to choose from at surprisingly affordable prices (i.e. you can get an entire bracelet loaded with a few charms for around P3,000 only). 

morellato philippines
There's lots of new charms to choose from this Fall/Winter 2014. Choose between rose gold, yellow gold or silver and you can either string them onto gold/silver jewelry or even braided leather or satin in different colors. I got me a black leather bracelet that I loaded with pearls and silver charms encrusted with cubic zirconia. I wear it everyday and layer with the rest of my charm bracelets (because I have more precious moments in life than once bracelet can contain -haha, excuses).

morellato fall winter 2014
morellato charms fall winter 2014
morellato gold charm bracelets
morellato jewelry set
But what if you already have a ton of charm jewelry or are not fond of frills?

A direct to the point, on the go woman who doesn't have to time to load on piles of jewelry but still appreciates pretty things?

Morellato Drops are perfect for you and you won't see these anywhere else. They're protected by patent and only Morellato has exclusive rights to the design.

Making its debut this holiday season, Morellato Drops are perfect to wear as an everyday watch but are also delicate and glitzy enough to match with all your cocktail dresses.

morellato drops
There are many watch faces and gold tones to choose from to match your taste and best thing? You get to personalize and adorn them with charms that bear a special meaning to you. How precious!

How totally perf! Hahaha, not to mean to sound too much like a ditz but these are really pretty in person especially when you put them on and pair with an existing charm bracelet. They are so attractive.

morellato charm watches
But wait, there's more If you still find that too dainty for you, they also have gorgeous watches that scream luxury but without the hefty price tag.

Get a matching pair for you and your beau. They have beautiful pieces for men as well.

I got my eye on that gorgeous gold number:

morellato watches
Just like shoes, you can never own too many watches!

For more on  Morellato Drops and their Fall/Winter 2014 collection, connect with them socially via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram @morellato_phils


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Thursday, October 30, 2014

ootd: coven-ish + easy last minute halloween costumes

Been awhile since I've had a "legs for days" post. :P I've been embracing flats so much lately (they're sooo comfortable!) that I've put most of my heels in storage. Looking at these photos though, they make me remember how flattering heels can be. Flats can never ever make my legs look this good (sad :( ) so I guess it's back to more "tiis-ganda" moments again this season... :P

Anyway, with Halloween tomorrow and me procrastinating (as usual), been researching for easy last minute DIY costumes. If you have a lot of black in your closet like me, a stylish and super easy costume would be dressing like any of the girls in American Horror Story: Coven. Just pick out your most stylish LBD/ensemble, add a hat, some boots and a solemn attitude and you're good to go! :P

Wednesday Addams is also another super easy option. ;)

  • OR you could go as Facebook - just write book across your face with eyeliner :P
  • Holy Cow - wear a halo, wings and cow print whatever
  • Pot Head - DIY a headband and attach a small pot to it
I might go as Cher from Clueless since I have a lot of plaid skirts and button downs in my closet but I haven't fully decided yet.

There's a lot of cool ideas on Pinterest.


floppy hat street style
azalea residences baguio
lace shorts street style
forever 21 black sweater and lace shorts | suiteblanco clutch | romwe hat (see here) | zara sandals

photos by anagonzales.com

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

globe gcash bazaar - 5 reasons why you need gcash charge this christmas season

I was first introduced to Globe (Gcash) Charge earlier this year at a press conference (see here). During that event, we were able to test out the new, portable credit card terminal in a controlled environment.

This time around,  an actual bazaar was set up with real merchants using the device so we could actually experience what it's like to pay using Globe Charge.

We were given Globe Gcash Debit Cards loaded with cash that we could use to buy anything we wanted from the bazaar.

These Gcash Debit cards are pretty cool if you sell online. You can register them and connect with your existing GCash account so they share the same balance and you can even register your card with Paypal for one-click hassle free shopping with international websites.


Tell you the truth, paying via Globe Gcash Charge is exactly the same thing as paying via a traditional credit card terminal. It takes the same amount of time, same procedure.


Below are photos from the bazaar and here are my TOP 5 
REASONS WHY ALL BAZAARISTAS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS NEED TO GET THEMSELVES A GLOBE GCASH CHARGE TERMINAL:
  1. No lost transactions - sure clients can say they will return after withdrawing some money from the ATM but they can also get sidetracked and not go back for the item.
  2. Earn More - people don't normally carry large amounts of cash with them, if you sell high ticket items with no credit card payment option, there's less chances of you moving your stuff
  3. Zero Interest - for a limited time period, Globe Charge is offering 0% interest, this will woo your customers into shopping more.
  4. Convenience - people will shop with you more if they know they can buy anytime without having to go through the hassle of withdrawing money first.
  5. Safety - since you and your clients are holding less cash, there's less chances of getting mugged.


According to The Bagmaster and BC Fragrance, their sales have more than doubled since they started accepting Credit Card payments.


Get your own Globe Gcash Charge terminal for only P999 at select Globe branches nationwide.

For more info, you can visit this link or visit: globe.com.ph/globecharge or email: chargeinquiries@globe.com.ph

ps. would you like me to get one for Bloggers United so you can buy my stuff using your credit card?

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5 Vitamins to Take Daily

Have you ever walked into a vitamin store? There are a seemingly endless array of supplements and vitamins, all promising different results. How do you know which ones you really need? These vitamins are great to to take regularly (with the approval of your doctor, of course).

Calcium

Calcium keeps your teeth and bones strong. Plus, it helps with the functioning of blood vessels, muscles and the nervous system. Take 600 mg of calcium every day; even better is if you can find calcium that also has 400 mg of magnesium. Just make sure not to take the calcium within two hours of the multivitamin - it can affect absorption.

Folic Acid

Any woman who may be pregnant should be taking folic acid, which helps prevent defects in babies. For anyone who isn’t pregnant, folic acid is still beneficial, as it helps make red blood cells and DNA. Women who are pregnant should take 400 to 800 micrograms of folic acid daily. For everyone else, you should have the right amount of folic acid in your daily multivitamin.

Multivitamin

Most people take a multivitamin every day, but do you really know what you should be looking for? It’s best to choose a multivitamin that has vitamins A, C, E, D and K, in addition to iodine, potassium and zinc. Multivitamins should have 100% of your daily vitamins and minerals. Stay away from megavitamins, though - the vitamin and mineral levels are usually too high. Professionals recommend cutting your multivitamins in half and taking half in the morning and the rest at night.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Fish oils, certain plants and nuts contain omega-3 fatty acids, but it’s possible that you’re not getting enough through diet alone. Omega-3 keeps your heart, brain and joints working properly. Aim for 600 mg of DHA every day; the other types of omega-3 fatty acids are ALA and EPA, but it’s DHA that you want.

Vitamin D

If you don’t get outside as much as you’d like, you may need some extra vitamin D. Even if you do get outside, hopefully you make it a habit to wear SPF, which protects your skin but also blocks out the vitamins. Take 1,000 IU of vitamin D every day.

On the road to improving your health? Find out more about stocking up on necessary vitamins.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

melissa mini me launch at geleia shangrila

When I buy shoes for my little girl, I always consider comfort first and then style. Yes, style, these little girls already have their own sense of style at such a young age.

I've bought many pairs that have never been worn because - it's not her style.

I believe in free will and freedom of expression through dressing (hello, blogger  :P haha) so instead of getting angry, I just stopped buying her clothes and shoes on my own.

 Now, we shop together and I don't mind because it's actually a lot more fun.

A few days ago, we even got to do it for work! How perfect is that?

Melissa Shoes invited me and Nikola to the launch of Mini Melissa's at Geleia Shangrila:


We even got to dress up in identical mini me outfits! It was so amusing to see all these little miniatures of ourselves running around the place:


And just like any event where kids are involved, there were fun activities lined up for them. Nikola got to design her own DIY Passport Holder using felt pieces:


Back to the shoes...

When Melissa first landed on our shores sometime in the early (year) 2000s (if I remember right?), most of us clamored for their pretty, rain-friendly and super comfortable heels. They were the most practical thing to wear to work (and play) because they never gave you blisters or sore feet and you could even wear them in the rain!

Back then, the styles were very basic. Ballet flats, pumps and strappy wedges. That was pretty much it.

Fast forward to 2014: Melissa now has several successful collaborations with topnotch designers like Vivienne Westwood, Karl Lagerfeld and my favorite, Jason Wu.


But really, not even those big names could surpass the cuteness that is Mini Melissa's:


Just like us moms, I was surprised to see all these little girls suddenly transform into junior Imelda's! They went crazy for the yummy smelling, embellished maryjanes and boots! I really can't blame them cause these are just too adorable. They almost look like toys and your kids will look like dolls in them!

Think Suri Cruise and Blue Ivy who have been "street style" spotted more than a few times in different pairs of Mini Melissa's!


But seriously, you don't need to have the income of Beyonce to be able to let your little girls enjoy the comfort and charm of Mini Melissa's since they are pretty affordable with a price range of P1,999-P2,250.

Considering these shoes don't break (seriously, they don't :P), I think that's a pretty small price to pay.

Also most important of all, your kids will actually wear and love them.


Mini Melissa shoe are available at these Geleia branches (ATC, Trinoma, Mall of Asia, Shangri-la Plaza, SM Aura, Greenbelt 5, Robinson's Magnolia, SM Megamall) and at Rustans Makati, Shangrila, Alabang Town Center, Flatshop (Eastwood and Greenhills), selected Shoe Salon stores and Shoe Thing (BGC High Street, Greenbelt 5, Trinoma, Eastwood and Lucky Chinatown)

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