winners of bloggers united 5 passes

Friday, May 31, 2013

Hi guys! No more chit chat ha, super busy preparing for tomorrow so here's the list of winners na :)

  1. Ma. Margarita Manuel
  2. Sheryl Federico
  3. Dreamer Magbuhos
  4. Nadya Ferrer
  5. Jeena Aguilar
  6. Mikaela Villaflor
  7. Rin de los Reyes
  8. Jessica Tang
  9. Alexandrine Delfin
  10. Rochelle Divina Balista
Congrats guys! You all get to come to Bloggers United for free and bring a friend! :) Will leave your names at the registration table. Kindly inform them nalang that you won passes from my blog. Thanks and can't wait to see you all there!!!!!! :D

white on white + origami skirt

Hi! This is what I wore to the official opening of Suiteblanco Manila in SM Aura yesterday. It was kind of a "throw stuff together" outfit because I was initially planning to wear this pretty LBD I picked up at Suiteblanco a few days ago but then I realized the other day that the dress code for the event was summer and I didn't really shop for anything with that in mind. That's what I get for not reading my invitations properly. 

In the end, I decided to just settle with this white top (also from Suiteblanco) that I intended to use for a different outfit when I first picked it up. Paired it with my new origami shorts from Romwe for a summery white on white ensemble.

In other news, going cray today with all the last minute stuff I have to do before #BU5! Have so much to pack and tag with only a few hours left til the big day. Wish me luck and I hope to see you all there!!! :)

white origami skirt street style

white on white outfit


white on white street style

lime green rocco street style
top and bag from Suiteblanco | romwe white origami skirt | zara silver sandals | hued bags studded transparent bracelet | sm accessories earrings

Join My Giveaways:


suiteblanco manila opens in sm aura

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Suiteblanco officially opened its doors earlier today at SM Aura and boy, what a turn out! It felt like everyone was there. Bloggers, celebrities, socialites. I haven't seen that many beautiful people in a single place for quite some time. And they were there for good reason. The clothes and accessories at Suiteblanco are really to die for and with prices ranging from P199-P2000, it is sure to be a hit with the majority as well.

The event was held in front of the store where a stage was set up with DJ Callum playing cool tunes to set the mood for the day. Shortly after cocktails were served, the event festivities began and it was capped of with a fashion show featuring models wearing the latest collections from Suiteblanco...

suiteblanco manila sm aura

suiteblanco manila opening sm aura

suiteblanco rocks manila
Me and mah baby Tracy wearing matching Suiteblanco tops :)

 And now some snaps of my favorite looks from the show...








Love the cuts, colors and prints! For more goodies from their store, stay tuned for my next post where I'll share some photos I took of the pieces that caught my fancy while shopping inside Suiteblanco SM Aura.

Thanks for reading! :)


Join My Giveaways:


what to wear with vertical stripes

Hello on this much welcome rainy morning! Finally, I MISS wearing outerwear so much!

Anyway, a few days ago, I was asked by our baby Arnie how she could style a new vertical stripe skirt she recently purchased from SM Ladies and I thought maybe you guys have the same concerns since stripes is huge this season, so here's my two cents of not-so-expert advice again on what to wear with vertical stripe skirts, pants, and tops!

So first, let's determine what color combination makes up your vertical stripe item of clothing. I am assuming it's black and white but just in case it isn't....here are some points to remember....try to choose a coordinating  article of clothing that features the same color of your striped whatever. You can go with prints or colorblock with the same color or wear with a complimenting color (i.e. navy and white stripes with yellow or pink, etc).

Okay? :) Let's move on to black and white shall we? If you own stripes in black and white, you're pretty much home free! Pair with almost anything you own in your closet except maybe boho-inspired cuts and pieces. The key is to look sharp and polished. Black and white looks great with florals, silver, neons, primary colors and obviously, black or white :P Match with button-downs, jumpers/pullovers or cool crew neck tees for an effortless chic vibe. 

And here's my take on it...
Received this floral shirt a few days ago from Wardrobe Check and the pretty white bucket bag from Twirlshoppe (ps. the bag's only P600!!! :)) so I decided to marry them together in one look that you can wear for lunch out with the girls or to the office (just maybe wear a skirt that's a tad longer). Hope you like! :)

vertical stripe skirt street style

mix prints street style

floral and stripes street style

zara red studded pumps

white bag street style

zara studded pumps street style
tweed jacket (old) | floral button down c/o Wardrobe Check | white bucketbag c/o Twirlshoppe | zara red rockstud pumps | ysl vertical stripe skirt


Join My Giveaways:


dr. kong - footwear for everybody

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


What influences your decision to buy a pair of shoes? In my case, the design is what always captures my attention first and the rest is secondary.

I learned some new things about shoe shopping during the Dr. Kong press launch in Guevarra's a couple days ago that I'm sure will interest you as well.

First things first are you familiar with Dr. Kong? I've seen the shops in some malls but never really paid mind cause I thought they were seriously devout orthopedic shoes with the same orthopedic look. Turns out, they've been around since 1999 and have managed to marry both style, comfort and health resulting in footwear that doesn't only look great but feels great as well.

dr, kong press launch guevarra's
Shopping at Dr. Kong is unlike any other shoe shopping experience you've had before. They don't just suggest the latest styles for you, they actually have an in-store "testing machine" (sorry, that's the best name I can come up with, not really good with scientific terms but I'm sure there's an apprpriate name for it :P anyway...) which determines which shoe will work best to heal and correct your foot problems. Turns out most of us suffer from being flat footed which result in many other types of symptoms.

Parents like me should also be aware of the different footwear needs of our children during each stage of their lives and Dr. Kong addresses that issue with appropriate shoes for every development stage. There a re thin soled shoes for babies learning how to walk, flexible running shoes for toddlers and a wide variety of other styles, including school shoes, for older kids. Letting them wear the right pair of shoes helps in preventing future problems like knock-knees and flat feet.

Check out the new designs from Dr. Kong that are currently available in their stores:





The shoes are definitely well-made, affordable (around 3k), stylish and ultra-comfortable. I highly suggest women in the corporate world to invest in a black pair of pumps from Dr. Kong to avoid those dreaded varicose veins and bunions.



dr. kong shoes

dr. kong philippines

Aside from footwear, Dr. Kong also carries school bags and backpacks which are scientifically designed to avoid putting pressure on the spine's back plate. Constant pressure on the back plate of our spine can cause our kids to become "hunchbacked" and develop serious back problems in the future. Their bags also come with a waist strap which transfers the load to our pelvic region instead of our shoulders. 

And here's some great news for all you of you (most especially the ladies). Dr. Kong also carries magic gel shoe inserts for every style of footwear possible, (including thong sandals!) so you can virtually turn any shoe you have in your closet into a comfotable pair that you can wear all day, everyday! They even have strap guards to fix the issue of those burns we sometimes get from tough leather straps.  What's even better is that Dr. Kong's patented gel inserts are hypoallergenic and 100% re-usable and interchangeable. It's made of a special type of gel that you can re-stick over and over to different pairs of shoes. If you feel like it isn't as sticky anymore as the first day you purchsed it, all you have to do is wash it with soap and water and it sticks like a wonder once again! Neato! 

To shop Dr. Kong, you can visit their branches located at: Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Magnolia, Sekai Center and SM Aura Premiere

you can also follow Dr. Kong on Facebook and Twitter for more info

Join My Giveaways:


phfw 2013 day 4 outfit

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

 Hi!!! Sorry about the lag in personal posts and the sudden influx of infoblogs. A girl's gotta earn her living :P And I am honestly super swamped and drowning in backlog with not as much time to spend on blogging plus I've been contributing to some other sites and it's leaving me quite drained and a little daft between the ears. But it really, really feels good and refreshing to just write once again without having to focus on a particular topic/product.

Soooo, how've you guys been? It feels like I haven't spoken with a good friend in awhile (you). Me? I've been all over the place lately. For some reason, my May sched is packed more than usual plus I'm clamoring to get all my stuff ready for Bloggers United 5. So excited and I hope to see you all there, okay? :)

For a change of pace, I decided to skip some events today and squeeze in some much needed "me time". I can't remember the last time I had my eyebrows threaded! They were getting really bushy and in need of desperate trimming. I won't even mention my mustache :P Anyway, while waiting for my turn, I saw another lady with some sort of gunk in her eyes. Turned out she was getting her lashes permed! I decided to do the same and I love it soooo much! You should try it and it only costs P280 at Let's Face It. Gotta love that place. Thanks for the reco and photos Ana! :)

Oh yea, almost forgot to talk about the outfit. This is what I wore for day 4 of Philippine Fashion Week and the Penshoppe show. Went for something casual since I was just seeing an RTW brand. I just vamped it up a bit with silver sandals and gorgeous statement earrings from SM Accessories so I don't look like a total tomboy with my baseball cap! :P

philippine fashion week day street style


sm accessories earrings

baseball cap women street style


red celine nano street style

zara alexander wang inspired silver sandals
baseball cap (borrowed from bro-in-law) | rolling stones assymetric tee from bravado at forever 21 | ink blue pigskin leather skirt from forever 21 | hued bags clear studded bracelet | zara silver sandals


Join My Giveaways:


romwe leggings flash sale!!!


To celebrate the success of Romwe's Instagram Leggings Giveaway, they decided to create a multitude of new styles and to say thank you, they are holding a flash sale wherein you can shop for ALL their leggings styles for just $19.99!!!

So hurry, grab yourself a pair of Romwe Leggings this flash sale, snap a photo of yourself, join their Instagram contest to win more Romwe freebies!!!

Romwe Leggings Flash Sale duration is from 5/28-5/30,2013 only!


Join My Giveaways:


Change up your style with Firmoo Free Glasses for May

Firmoo May Classic & Chic Models -Free for New Customers

Hi guys! Firmoo has updated their New Arrivals for May. Moreover, they are available for Firmoo First-Pair-Free-Program. Now you may have the chance to get yours for FREE!
Oversize frame:
Oversized glasses have won wide following and endorsement from celebrities due to their flamboyant and bold impression. The large frames and sleek lenses make that superstar vibe instantly as you put them on. If you want to have a new look, oversized frames definitely worth a try.
glasses
glasses
Rectangle frame:
Rectangular glasses are the most common style you can see on the street. For a simple look, you can never go wrong with a pair of rectangular framed glasses. They are of traditional style, very charming. Sleek and slim rims outline a precise profile.
glasses
glasses
Vintage style:
We are always fond of wearing stylish and chic glasses but we often ignore one particular type-vintage glass. Sometimes it's just so cool to go back in time and have a feel of what fashion was wayback. They are also the perfect way to complete your vintage outfit.
glasses
glasses
Nerdy style:
A medium sized, round eye frame shows a charmingly studious look. If you want that geeky or school girl type of look, then take a look at the below nerdy style, though simple, these are very stylish and classic too.
glasses
glasses
Still not sure that eyewear can be fashionable? Then check out how some of these fashionistas style them:
glasses
glasses
glasses
glasses
glasses
glasses
(The above model photos are all derived from Firmoo+.)
New Customers, check more products for your first free pair at Firmoo right now! You just need to pay shipping. First come, first served! (Simply clicking "LUCKY DRAW" on this page, you may even get a totally free pair including shipping free.)
About Firmoo
Firmoo is the World's Most Popular Online Eyeglasses Store. We have always been committed ourselves to offering customers the best quality products at the most affordable prices which start at 8 dollars- 80%-90% lower compared to that in local store.

Friday, May 31, 2013

winners of bloggers united 5 passes

Hi guys! No more chit chat ha, super busy preparing for tomorrow so here's the list of winners na :)

  1. Ma. Margarita Manuel
  2. Sheryl Federico
  3. Dreamer Magbuhos
  4. Nadya Ferrer
  5. Jeena Aguilar
  6. Mikaela Villaflor
  7. Rin de los Reyes
  8. Jessica Tang
  9. Alexandrine Delfin
  10. Rochelle Divina Balista
Congrats guys! You all get to come to Bloggers United for free and bring a friend! :) Will leave your names at the registration table. Kindly inform them nalang that you won passes from my blog. Thanks and can't wait to see you all there!!!!!! :D

white on white + origami skirt

Hi! This is what I wore to the official opening of Suiteblanco Manila in SM Aura yesterday. It was kind of a "throw stuff together" outfit because I was initially planning to wear this pretty LBD I picked up at Suiteblanco a few days ago but then I realized the other day that the dress code for the event was summer and I didn't really shop for anything with that in mind. That's what I get for not reading my invitations properly. 

In the end, I decided to just settle with this white top (also from Suiteblanco) that I intended to use for a different outfit when I first picked it up. Paired it with my new origami shorts from Romwe for a summery white on white ensemble.

In other news, going cray today with all the last minute stuff I have to do before #BU5! Have so much to pack and tag with only a few hours left til the big day. Wish me luck and I hope to see you all there!!! :)

white origami skirt street style

white on white outfit


white on white street style

lime green rocco street style
top and bag from Suiteblanco | romwe white origami skirt | zara silver sandals | hued bags studded transparent bracelet | sm accessories earrings

Join My Giveaways:


Thursday, May 30, 2013

suiteblanco manila opens in sm aura

Suiteblanco officially opened its doors earlier today at SM Aura and boy, what a turn out! It felt like everyone was there. Bloggers, celebrities, socialites. I haven't seen that many beautiful people in a single place for quite some time. And they were there for good reason. The clothes and accessories at Suiteblanco are really to die for and with prices ranging from P199-P2000, it is sure to be a hit with the majority as well.

The event was held in front of the store where a stage was set up with DJ Callum playing cool tunes to set the mood for the day. Shortly after cocktails were served, the event festivities began and it was capped of with a fashion show featuring models wearing the latest collections from Suiteblanco...

suiteblanco manila sm aura

suiteblanco manila opening sm aura

suiteblanco rocks manila
Me and mah baby Tracy wearing matching Suiteblanco tops :)

 And now some snaps of my favorite looks from the show...








Love the cuts, colors and prints! For more goodies from their store, stay tuned for my next post where I'll share some photos I took of the pieces that caught my fancy while shopping inside Suiteblanco SM Aura.

Thanks for reading! :)


Join My Giveaways:


what to wear with vertical stripes

Hello on this much welcome rainy morning! Finally, I MISS wearing outerwear so much!

Anyway, a few days ago, I was asked by our baby Arnie how she could style a new vertical stripe skirt she recently purchased from SM Ladies and I thought maybe you guys have the same concerns since stripes is huge this season, so here's my two cents of not-so-expert advice again on what to wear with vertical stripe skirts, pants, and tops!

So first, let's determine what color combination makes up your vertical stripe item of clothing. I am assuming it's black and white but just in case it isn't....here are some points to remember....try to choose a coordinating  article of clothing that features the same color of your striped whatever. You can go with prints or colorblock with the same color or wear with a complimenting color (i.e. navy and white stripes with yellow or pink, etc).

Okay? :) Let's move on to black and white shall we? If you own stripes in black and white, you're pretty much home free! Pair with almost anything you own in your closet except maybe boho-inspired cuts and pieces. The key is to look sharp and polished. Black and white looks great with florals, silver, neons, primary colors and obviously, black or white :P Match with button-downs, jumpers/pullovers or cool crew neck tees for an effortless chic vibe. 

And here's my take on it...
Received this floral shirt a few days ago from Wardrobe Check and the pretty white bucket bag from Twirlshoppe (ps. the bag's only P600!!! :)) so I decided to marry them together in one look that you can wear for lunch out with the girls or to the office (just maybe wear a skirt that's a tad longer). Hope you like! :)

vertical stripe skirt street style

mix prints street style

floral and stripes street style

zara red studded pumps

white bag street style

zara studded pumps street style
tweed jacket (old) | floral button down c/o Wardrobe Check | white bucketbag c/o Twirlshoppe | zara red rockstud pumps | ysl vertical stripe skirt


Join My Giveaways:


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

dr. kong - footwear for everybody


What influences your decision to buy a pair of shoes? In my case, the design is what always captures my attention first and the rest is secondary.

I learned some new things about shoe shopping during the Dr. Kong press launch in Guevarra's a couple days ago that I'm sure will interest you as well.

First things first are you familiar with Dr. Kong? I've seen the shops in some malls but never really paid mind cause I thought they were seriously devout orthopedic shoes with the same orthopedic look. Turns out, they've been around since 1999 and have managed to marry both style, comfort and health resulting in footwear that doesn't only look great but feels great as well.

dr, kong press launch guevarra's
Shopping at Dr. Kong is unlike any other shoe shopping experience you've had before. They don't just suggest the latest styles for you, they actually have an in-store "testing machine" (sorry, that's the best name I can come up with, not really good with scientific terms but I'm sure there's an apprpriate name for it :P anyway...) which determines which shoe will work best to heal and correct your foot problems. Turns out most of us suffer from being flat footed which result in many other types of symptoms.

Parents like me should also be aware of the different footwear needs of our children during each stage of their lives and Dr. Kong addresses that issue with appropriate shoes for every development stage. There a re thin soled shoes for babies learning how to walk, flexible running shoes for toddlers and a wide variety of other styles, including school shoes, for older kids. Letting them wear the right pair of shoes helps in preventing future problems like knock-knees and flat feet.

Check out the new designs from Dr. Kong that are currently available in their stores:





The shoes are definitely well-made, affordable (around 3k), stylish and ultra-comfortable. I highly suggest women in the corporate world to invest in a black pair of pumps from Dr. Kong to avoid those dreaded varicose veins and bunions.



dr. kong shoes

dr. kong philippines

Aside from footwear, Dr. Kong also carries school bags and backpacks which are scientifically designed to avoid putting pressure on the spine's back plate. Constant pressure on the back plate of our spine can cause our kids to become "hunchbacked" and develop serious back problems in the future. Their bags also come with a waist strap which transfers the load to our pelvic region instead of our shoulders. 

And here's some great news for all you of you (most especially the ladies). Dr. Kong also carries magic gel shoe inserts for every style of footwear possible, (including thong sandals!) so you can virtually turn any shoe you have in your closet into a comfotable pair that you can wear all day, everyday! They even have strap guards to fix the issue of those burns we sometimes get from tough leather straps.  What's even better is that Dr. Kong's patented gel inserts are hypoallergenic and 100% re-usable and interchangeable. It's made of a special type of gel that you can re-stick over and over to different pairs of shoes. If you feel like it isn't as sticky anymore as the first day you purchsed it, all you have to do is wash it with soap and water and it sticks like a wonder once again! Neato! 

To shop Dr. Kong, you can visit their branches located at: Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Place Manila, Robinsons Magnolia, Sekai Center and SM Aura Premiere

you can also follow Dr. Kong on Facebook and Twitter for more info

Join My Giveaways:


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

phfw 2013 day 4 outfit

 Hi!!! Sorry about the lag in personal posts and the sudden influx of infoblogs. A girl's gotta earn her living :P And I am honestly super swamped and drowning in backlog with not as much time to spend on blogging plus I've been contributing to some other sites and it's leaving me quite drained and a little daft between the ears. But it really, really feels good and refreshing to just write once again without having to focus on a particular topic/product.

Soooo, how've you guys been? It feels like I haven't spoken with a good friend in awhile (you). Me? I've been all over the place lately. For some reason, my May sched is packed more than usual plus I'm clamoring to get all my stuff ready for Bloggers United 5. So excited and I hope to see you all there, okay? :)

For a change of pace, I decided to skip some events today and squeeze in some much needed "me time". I can't remember the last time I had my eyebrows threaded! They were getting really bushy and in need of desperate trimming. I won't even mention my mustache :P Anyway, while waiting for my turn, I saw another lady with some sort of gunk in her eyes. Turned out she was getting her lashes permed! I decided to do the same and I love it soooo much! You should try it and it only costs P280 at Let's Face It. Gotta love that place. Thanks for the reco and photos Ana! :)

Oh yea, almost forgot to talk about the outfit. This is what I wore for day 4 of Philippine Fashion Week and the Penshoppe show. Went for something casual since I was just seeing an RTW brand. I just vamped it up a bit with silver sandals and gorgeous statement earrings from SM Accessories so I don't look like a total tomboy with my baseball cap! :P

philippine fashion week day street style


sm accessories earrings

baseball cap women street style


red celine nano street style

zara alexander wang inspired silver sandals
baseball cap (borrowed from bro-in-law) | rolling stones assymetric tee from bravado at forever 21 | ink blue pigskin leather skirt from forever 21 | hued bags clear studded bracelet | zara silver sandals


Join My Giveaways:


romwe leggings flash sale!!!


To celebrate the success of Romwe's Instagram Leggings Giveaway, they decided to create a multitude of new styles and to say thank you, they are holding a flash sale wherein you can shop for ALL their leggings styles for just $19.99!!!

So hurry, grab yourself a pair of Romwe Leggings this flash sale, snap a photo of yourself, join their Instagram contest to win more Romwe freebies!!!

Romwe Leggings Flash Sale duration is from 5/28-5/30,2013 only!


Join My Giveaways:


Change up your style with Firmoo Free Glasses for May

Firmoo May Classic & Chic Models -Free for New Customers

Hi guys! Firmoo has updated their New Arrivals for May. Moreover, they are available for Firmoo First-Pair-Free-Program. Now you may have the chance to get yours for FREE!
Oversize frame:
Oversized glasses have won wide following and endorsement from celebrities due to their flamboyant and bold impression. The large frames and sleek lenses make that superstar vibe instantly as you put them on. If you want to have a new look, oversized frames definitely worth a try.
glasses
glasses
Rectangle frame:
Rectangular glasses are the most common style you can see on the street. For a simple look, you can never go wrong with a pair of rectangular framed glasses. They are of traditional style, very charming. Sleek and slim rims outline a precise profile.
glasses
glasses
Vintage style:
We are always fond of wearing stylish and chic glasses but we often ignore one particular type-vintage glass. Sometimes it's just so cool to go back in time and have a feel of what fashion was wayback. They are also the perfect way to complete your vintage outfit.
glasses
glasses
Nerdy style:
A medium sized, round eye frame shows a charmingly studious look. If you want that geeky or school girl type of look, then take a look at the below nerdy style, though simple, these are very stylish and classic too.
glasses
glasses
Still not sure that eyewear can be fashionable? Then check out how some of these fashionistas style them:
glasses
glasses
glasses
glasses
glasses
glasses
(The above model photos are all derived from Firmoo+.)
New Customers, check more products for your first free pair at Firmoo right now! You just need to pay shipping. First come, first served! (Simply clicking "LUCKY DRAW" on this page, you may even get a totally free pair including shipping free.)
About Firmoo
Firmoo is the World's Most Popular Online Eyeglasses Store. We have always been committed ourselves to offering customers the best quality products at the most affordable prices which start at 8 dollars- 80%-90% lower compared to that in local store.