What I Wore Today: Round Tagaytay

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Decided to take a short trip to Tagaytay during the long weekend....

with a stop-over at Italliani's Nuvalli for a late lunch




we never anticipated the amount of traffic we had to endure. seems like the rest of the metro had the same idea as us. decided to snap some photos along the way...


dark skies all day...with on and off rain

lookie, my TOPS payong! haha :)


these are DELICIOUS!
mochiko






leather jacket from ebay, scarf from greenhills, DIY maxi skirt (email me for orders;check my FB fanpage for swatches and ordering information)

How'd you guys spend your vacation? :)

I'll be announcing the Thriftshop Girl winners in a coule days. Just really, really busy. Gotta finish some things first. I have a new giveaway in a couple days so stay tuned!

What Do YOU Get Up For?

Monday, August 29, 2011

By far the most meaningful event I've ever been invited to since I started blogging was the launch of Golden ABC's most recent project called "Get Up."

For those of you not familiar, Golden ABC is the company behind some of our country's biggest fashion brands like Penshoppe, Oxygen, Forme, Memo, Regatta, and most recently, Tyler.

Last Thursday, a handful of bloggers, including myself, were invited to the Museum Cafe in Greenbelt by GABC for the chance to familiarize ourselves more with their latest advocacy and to be able to share it with you.
We were treated to a nice, sit down dinner which consisted of the following:
:)
delicious!
In between courses, they launched Get Up's promotional video, which I am in :P

To celebrate their 25th year in the industry, Golden ABC is launching Get Up wherein their clients have the unique chance of giving back to their community by shopping from their outlets.

For every P1000 spent at any Penshoppe, Memo, Oxygen, Regatta and Forme, GABC will donate P25 to the advocacy of your choice.


“GET UP” is a CSR platform which engages customers in raising awareness of GABC’s various advocacies in education, community building, environment, and arts & culture.



with CNN's Hero Of the Year, Efren Penaflorido of Kariton Klasrum

By shopping at Penshoppe, Regatta, Forme, Oxygen, and Memo, you are given the chance to help out and donate to its partner charities.
Here is the list of GABC's Get Up Partners:

  1. Children's Hour - Children's Hour is a non-profit fund-raising and grant-giving organization. They raise funds mainly by asking individuals and companies to donate at least one hour of their earning once a year. They then deploy these funds to carefully selected projects that help children in the areas of education, food, shelter, protection, and total development.
  2. Aklat, Gabay, Aruga Tungo Sa Pag Angat at Pag-Asa - The project seeks to achieve the twin goals of enhancing the public school's resources for supporting literacy development and for providing a basic early childhood care and development service for 5 years old through the preschool program as well as addressing caregivers and teacher's needs.

  3. Habitat For Humanity Philippines - Habitat For Humanity Philippines is a non-profit Christian ministry working to help build responsible and self-reliant communities by enabling Filipino families in need to acquire affordable, decent, and duranble homes. Established in 1988, HFHP envisions a world where everyone had a decent place to live.

  4. Museo Pambata - The Museo Pambata is a children's interactive museum, the first of its kind in the Philippines. In Museo Pambata, children can use their total senses and learn various concepts at their own pace. It excites the minds of the young, inspires them to learn more, and most importantly revitalizes what child learning should be - fun and exciting!
  5. Dynamic Teen Company - Dynamic Teen Company (DTC) is a group of concerned young people with a mission of making a small yet significant difference in other people's lives, particularly the small children in slurn areas who have no access to education, basic hygiene, and sometimes even love from their families.
  6. WWF Philippines - WWF Philippines implements conservation and development projects in 11 provinces and at least 28 towns. On a nationwide scale, WWF advocates for appropriate environmental policies, engage corporations for sustainable business and conducts environmental education activities in Metro Manila and other key cities and towns.
  7. Gawad Kalinga - The vision of Gawad Kalinga is building communities, empowered by people with faith and patriotism; driven by a culture of caring and sharing, dedicated to eradicate poverty and restore human dignity. Its missin is to end poverty to 5 million poor families by 2024, Land for the Landless, Homes for the Homeless, and Food for the Hungry.

    “GET UP is not just about what people wear, but it is also the call to action to do something valuable for others and the country,” said Bernie H.Liu, CEO & president of Golden ABC


During the event, some of us were asked the question, "What do you get up for in the morning?" That night, my answer was the environment since it was the first thing that entered my mind and this issue has always been close to my heart. However, after reading up on Get Up's partner charities, I was overcome with an overwhelming sense of realization that there is something more infinite and important than the environment. It's LIFE. Life is the web that connects us all and this time through this latest partnership, we have the power to inspire, the power to give life, and the power to provide the opportunity for others (be it other persons or wildlife) to live life the way they should and deserve to LIVE it.


So what do YOU get up for?



To find out about GOLDEN ABC, please log on to : http://www.goldenabc.com

To find out more about GET UP, please log on to : http://www.getup.ph

What I Wore Today: Get Up

Sunday, August 28, 2011




I wore this "get up" last Thursday when I was invited by Golden ABC (the company behind Penshoppe, Regatta, Forme, Memo, Oxygen, Tyler and Red Logo) to the launch of their latest advocacy campaign called Get Up at the Museum Cafe in Greenbelt.

I will write an in-depth article on Get Up in my next post. In the meantime, you can visit their website to learn more about this latest charity effort by Golden ABC.


Watch the video, you'll find a surprise :P

Heading to Tagaytay with my family today for some lunch. Hope you guys have a great long weekend too!

What I Wore Today: Seafoam Green

Friday, August 26, 2011


wearing a very old crochet vest gifted to me by my soul sister/cousin years ago
envi shirt, american eagle shorts and oro nero wedges
Just another quick outfit post of something I wore a few days ago to do some errands. Can't talk much, VERY busy day ahead.

I have a parent-teacher conference to attend at Nikola's school, then 3 events to rush to afterwards. Still don't know how I'm going to be able to do it. I'll just have to go with the flow.

Attended Golden ABC's Get Up launch last night. Will blog more on that in my next post. Have a great friday everyone! :)

What I Wore Today: Built To Eat

Thursday, August 25, 2011



summersault linen polo, dorothy perkins wide leg, accessorize bag, oro nero shoes
When I was younger, I used to go to Racks all the time with my family, usually for Sunday dinner. However, since the restaurant boom these past few years, there are just so many new places to try that you sometimes tend to forget the old favorites. A few days ago, during an insatiable craving for ribs, we decided to give Racks a try again. Still the same, hasn't changed since the 90's.

Whenever we go out on an "eating expedition", I also make it a point to wear loose clothing. Hence the outfit. :)

Only a few days left 'til the Thriftshop Girl giveaway ends! Join HERE. Good luck everyone!

What I Wore Today: Robin Hood

Wednesday, August 24, 2011



white boyfriend polo, suede leggings and brogues from greenhills
bag sm
cuff cole vintage
Just a short outfit post today. I don't have much time, still a lot left on my to-do list plus I have several DIYs that I can't wait to get started on :)

I've never been much of a leggings person cause I feel like they make me look like part of the Men In Tights. That's just me. I think it's the shape of my legs or something. :P

But on this day, I was in a mad dash to roll out so I grabbed the first couple of things sticking ut of my closet. I have to admit, they are truly comfy, especially on "Fat Days", but I'm like 5 years late already. :P I am such a rebel! When skinnies were "in", I was wearing wide legs. Now wide legs are in, I find myself wearing skinnies more often which I truly despised as well (because of the shape of my legs and how tight they can get).

Just a bunch of random ramblings today. Pardon me :)


watch out for my next giveaway! i'll be announcing it in a few days :)

What I Wore Today: Inside Tops

Tuesday, August 23, 2011



short sleeve cardi from be, blue polo from pink manila, DIY leopard print shorts, vintage belt, landmark clutch, JC lita's

If you recall from a few posts ago, myself and a few other bloggers were invited by Tops to get to know the brand a little better. As a token of their appreciation, we were given a couple of GC's along with some other stuff. Since all the Tops branches are located quite a distance away from my place, it took awhile for me to visit them.

Last weekend, I finally had the chance to check out their Jupiter, Makati branch and I was pleasantly surprised. I always thought that Tops was similar to the Surplus Shop or the many tiangge stalls selling "overruns". I was very wrong. It really is exactly the same as discount shopping at Marshall's and the like.
During my visit, I spied brands such as Melissa with their shoes selling here for only P999!
as well as Longchamp bags for only P5500!
They also carried other brands like Quiksilver, Hugo Boss, Victoria's Secret, Barbie, Elle, Terranova and H&M to name a few.
Since I was feeling quite generous that day, I decided to give my GC's to Dennis so he and Nikola could share them and these are what we came home with:
I brought home just one little itty bitty pair pf Terranova shorts which were like P100 only. I got Barbie and Old Navy leggings for Nikola and 3 pairs of pants for Dennis:
The Levi's were such a steal for only P900 each! And if you're wondering...no, they're not the typical discounted "daddy cut" pairs, they're actually really nice. Slim and tapered!

The rundown....
(I'm only speaking for the Makati branch cause I haven't been to the others)

For women - TOPS is great if you're looking to buy basics. Meaning basic denim, slacks, t-shirts and office wear. If you're looking for unique and more "fasyon" items, you'll have no such luck here.

Kids - very tiny section for girls. I only noticed ELLE and Barbie. Didn't notice anything for little boys.

Men - SHOPPING MECCA!!! I swear! They have so many awesome things for men from shoes to outerwear. They have a great selection of Puma sneakers, H&M Jackets, Benetton pleated shorts, Hugo Boss belts, Levi's, etc. Your man will go crazy, especially when they check out the price tags. You know how much of a cheapeskate they can get when it comes to fashion!!!! At TOPS, it's really, really cheap AND authentic. Not overruns as I previously thought. :)



Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What I Wore Today: Round Tagaytay

Decided to take a short trip to Tagaytay during the long weekend....

with a stop-over at Italliani's Nuvalli for a late lunch




we never anticipated the amount of traffic we had to endure. seems like the rest of the metro had the same idea as us. decided to snap some photos along the way...


dark skies all day...with on and off rain

lookie, my TOPS payong! haha :)


these are DELICIOUS!
mochiko






leather jacket from ebay, scarf from greenhills, DIY maxi skirt (email me for orders;check my FB fanpage for swatches and ordering information)

How'd you guys spend your vacation? :)

I'll be announcing the Thriftshop Girl winners in a coule days. Just really, really busy. Gotta finish some things first. I have a new giveaway in a couple days so stay tuned!

Monday, August 29, 2011

What Do YOU Get Up For?

By far the most meaningful event I've ever been invited to since I started blogging was the launch of Golden ABC's most recent project called "Get Up."

For those of you not familiar, Golden ABC is the company behind some of our country's biggest fashion brands like Penshoppe, Oxygen, Forme, Memo, Regatta, and most recently, Tyler.

Last Thursday, a handful of bloggers, including myself, were invited to the Museum Cafe in Greenbelt by GABC for the chance to familiarize ourselves more with their latest advocacy and to be able to share it with you.
We were treated to a nice, sit down dinner which consisted of the following:
:)
delicious!
In between courses, they launched Get Up's promotional video, which I am in :P

To celebrate their 25th year in the industry, Golden ABC is launching Get Up wherein their clients have the unique chance of giving back to their community by shopping from their outlets.

For every P1000 spent at any Penshoppe, Memo, Oxygen, Regatta and Forme, GABC will donate P25 to the advocacy of your choice.


“GET UP” is a CSR platform which engages customers in raising awareness of GABC’s various advocacies in education, community building, environment, and arts & culture.



with CNN's Hero Of the Year, Efren Penaflorido of Kariton Klasrum

By shopping at Penshoppe, Regatta, Forme, Oxygen, and Memo, you are given the chance to help out and donate to its partner charities.
Here is the list of GABC's Get Up Partners:

  1. Children's Hour - Children's Hour is a non-profit fund-raising and grant-giving organization. They raise funds mainly by asking individuals and companies to donate at least one hour of their earning once a year. They then deploy these funds to carefully selected projects that help children in the areas of education, food, shelter, protection, and total development.
  2. Aklat, Gabay, Aruga Tungo Sa Pag Angat at Pag-Asa - The project seeks to achieve the twin goals of enhancing the public school's resources for supporting literacy development and for providing a basic early childhood care and development service for 5 years old through the preschool program as well as addressing caregivers and teacher's needs.

  3. Habitat For Humanity Philippines - Habitat For Humanity Philippines is a non-profit Christian ministry working to help build responsible and self-reliant communities by enabling Filipino families in need to acquire affordable, decent, and duranble homes. Established in 1988, HFHP envisions a world where everyone had a decent place to live.

  4. Museo Pambata - The Museo Pambata is a children's interactive museum, the first of its kind in the Philippines. In Museo Pambata, children can use their total senses and learn various concepts at their own pace. It excites the minds of the young, inspires them to learn more, and most importantly revitalizes what child learning should be - fun and exciting!
  5. Dynamic Teen Company - Dynamic Teen Company (DTC) is a group of concerned young people with a mission of making a small yet significant difference in other people's lives, particularly the small children in slurn areas who have no access to education, basic hygiene, and sometimes even love from their families.
  6. WWF Philippines - WWF Philippines implements conservation and development projects in 11 provinces and at least 28 towns. On a nationwide scale, WWF advocates for appropriate environmental policies, engage corporations for sustainable business and conducts environmental education activities in Metro Manila and other key cities and towns.
  7. Gawad Kalinga - The vision of Gawad Kalinga is building communities, empowered by people with faith and patriotism; driven by a culture of caring and sharing, dedicated to eradicate poverty and restore human dignity. Its missin is to end poverty to 5 million poor families by 2024, Land for the Landless, Homes for the Homeless, and Food for the Hungry.

    “GET UP is not just about what people wear, but it is also the call to action to do something valuable for others and the country,” said Bernie H.Liu, CEO & president of Golden ABC


During the event, some of us were asked the question, "What do you get up for in the morning?" That night, my answer was the environment since it was the first thing that entered my mind and this issue has always been close to my heart. However, after reading up on Get Up's partner charities, I was overcome with an overwhelming sense of realization that there is something more infinite and important than the environment. It's LIFE. Life is the web that connects us all and this time through this latest partnership, we have the power to inspire, the power to give life, and the power to provide the opportunity for others (be it other persons or wildlife) to live life the way they should and deserve to LIVE it.


So what do YOU get up for?



To find out about GOLDEN ABC, please log on to : http://www.goldenabc.com

To find out more about GET UP, please log on to : http://www.getup.ph

Sunday, August 28, 2011

What I Wore Today: Get Up




I wore this "get up" last Thursday when I was invited by Golden ABC (the company behind Penshoppe, Regatta, Forme, Memo, Oxygen, Tyler and Red Logo) to the launch of their latest advocacy campaign called Get Up at the Museum Cafe in Greenbelt.

I will write an in-depth article on Get Up in my next post. In the meantime, you can visit their website to learn more about this latest charity effort by Golden ABC.


Watch the video, you'll find a surprise :P

Heading to Tagaytay with my family today for some lunch. Hope you guys have a great long weekend too!

Friday, August 26, 2011

What I Wore Today: Seafoam Green


wearing a very old crochet vest gifted to me by my soul sister/cousin years ago
envi shirt, american eagle shorts and oro nero wedges
Just another quick outfit post of something I wore a few days ago to do some errands. Can't talk much, VERY busy day ahead.

I have a parent-teacher conference to attend at Nikola's school, then 3 events to rush to afterwards. Still don't know how I'm going to be able to do it. I'll just have to go with the flow.

Attended Golden ABC's Get Up launch last night. Will blog more on that in my next post. Have a great friday everyone! :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

What I Wore Today: Built To Eat



summersault linen polo, dorothy perkins wide leg, accessorize bag, oro nero shoes
When I was younger, I used to go to Racks all the time with my family, usually for Sunday dinner. However, since the restaurant boom these past few years, there are just so many new places to try that you sometimes tend to forget the old favorites. A few days ago, during an insatiable craving for ribs, we decided to give Racks a try again. Still the same, hasn't changed since the 90's.

Whenever we go out on an "eating expedition", I also make it a point to wear loose clothing. Hence the outfit. :)

Only a few days left 'til the Thriftshop Girl giveaway ends! Join HERE. Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What I Wore Today: Robin Hood



white boyfriend polo, suede leggings and brogues from greenhills
bag sm
cuff cole vintage
Just a short outfit post today. I don't have much time, still a lot left on my to-do list plus I have several DIYs that I can't wait to get started on :)

I've never been much of a leggings person cause I feel like they make me look like part of the Men In Tights. That's just me. I think it's the shape of my legs or something. :P

But on this day, I was in a mad dash to roll out so I grabbed the first couple of things sticking ut of my closet. I have to admit, they are truly comfy, especially on "Fat Days", but I'm like 5 years late already. :P I am such a rebel! When skinnies were "in", I was wearing wide legs. Now wide legs are in, I find myself wearing skinnies more often which I truly despised as well (because of the shape of my legs and how tight they can get).

Just a bunch of random ramblings today. Pardon me :)


watch out for my next giveaway! i'll be announcing it in a few days :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What I Wore Today: Inside Tops



short sleeve cardi from be, blue polo from pink manila, DIY leopard print shorts, vintage belt, landmark clutch, JC lita's

If you recall from a few posts ago, myself and a few other bloggers were invited by Tops to get to know the brand a little better. As a token of their appreciation, we were given a couple of GC's along with some other stuff. Since all the Tops branches are located quite a distance away from my place, it took awhile for me to visit them.

Last weekend, I finally had the chance to check out their Jupiter, Makati branch and I was pleasantly surprised. I always thought that Tops was similar to the Surplus Shop or the many tiangge stalls selling "overruns". I was very wrong. It really is exactly the same as discount shopping at Marshall's and the like.
During my visit, I spied brands such as Melissa with their shoes selling here for only P999!
as well as Longchamp bags for only P5500!
They also carried other brands like Quiksilver, Hugo Boss, Victoria's Secret, Barbie, Elle, Terranova and H&M to name a few.
Since I was feeling quite generous that day, I decided to give my GC's to Dennis so he and Nikola could share them and these are what we came home with:
I brought home just one little itty bitty pair pf Terranova shorts which were like P100 only. I got Barbie and Old Navy leggings for Nikola and 3 pairs of pants for Dennis:
The Levi's were such a steal for only P900 each! And if you're wondering...no, they're not the typical discounted "daddy cut" pairs, they're actually really nice. Slim and tapered!

The rundown....
(I'm only speaking for the Makati branch cause I haven't been to the others)

For women - TOPS is great if you're looking to buy basics. Meaning basic denim, slacks, t-shirts and office wear. If you're looking for unique and more "fasyon" items, you'll have no such luck here.

Kids - very tiny section for girls. I only noticed ELLE and Barbie. Didn't notice anything for little boys.

Men - SHOPPING MECCA!!! I swear! They have so many awesome things for men from shoes to outerwear. They have a great selection of Puma sneakers, H&M Jackets, Benetton pleated shorts, Hugo Boss belts, Levi's, etc. Your man will go crazy, especially when they check out the price tags. You know how much of a cheapeskate they can get when it comes to fashion!!!! At TOPS, it's really, really cheap AND authentic. Not overruns as I previously thought. :)