romwe winter clearance sale (up top 70% off)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

In true Fashion Eggplant/Sarah/Shopinggera tradition, how's about we end 2013 with an announcement of ROMWE's biggest sale of the year.

ROMWE's Winter Clearance Sale has the best of 2013 at up to 70% off. Now's your chance to finally click "checkout" on that wishlist you've been harboring for months.

Sale starts today. Get busy cause once they're sold out, that's it. Definitely no more restocking to make room for ROMWE's new offerings for 2014....can't wait for that, it promises to be awesome! :D


or take a minute to check out some of my favorites below...


The sale is also a great opportunity to stock on transition pieces for the upcoming spring/summer like these pretty mini dresses and light jackets. Kinda hitting my head against the wall right now cause I purchase quite a few of these at full price...no regrets though...

But note to self for 2014 is to be a little more patient, a little less impulsive and wait for opportunities like this. :P



animal cruelty protest - woman tortured and force fed in shop window

Monday, December 30, 2013

I wouldn't normally post something like this but I believe in shock value and people really need to be reminded of this issue and many others similar to it...


“A young woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high street shop window as part of a hard-hitting protest against animal testing.
Jacqueline Traide was tortured in front of hundreds of horrified shoppers in a bid to raise awareness and end the practise.
The 24-year-old endured 10 hours of experiments, which included having her hair shaved and irritants squirted in her eyes, as part of a worldwide campaign by Lush Cosmetics and The Humane Society.
The disturbing stunt took place in Lush’s Regent Street store, one of the UK’s busiest shopping streets.
Jacqueline appeared genuinely terrified as she was pinned down on a bench and had her mouth stretched open with two metal hooks while a man in a white coat force-fed her until she choked and gagged.
The artist was also injected with numerous needles, had her skin braised and lotions and creams smeared across her face.
Passers-by were gobsmacked to see Jacqueline, a social sculpture student at Oxford Brookes University, forced to have a section of her head shaved.
The gruesome spectacle aimed to highlight the cruelty inflicted on animals during cosmetic laboratory tests and raise awareness that animal testing is still a common practise.
The Humane Society International and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.
The campaign, launched to coincide with World Week for Animals in Laboratories, is being rolled out simultaneously in over 700 Lush Ltd shops across forty-seven countries including the United States, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Russia.
Lush campaign manager Tamsin Omond said: “The ironic thing is that if it was a beagle in the window and we were doing all these things to it, we’d have the police and RSPCA here in minutes.
“But somewhere in the world, this kind of thing is happening to an animal every few seconds on average.
“The difference is, it’s normally hidden. We need to remind people it is still going on.”

For more information about the campaign, visit www.fightinganimaltesting.com

new from gold dot

If you're looking for something new and not just a re-hash of what's already been done...head over to golddot.com.ph.

Their new collection will have you ushering 2014 not just in style but in comfort as well with prices that won't scrape much off the top of your money pile.

Flats start at about P900...



holiday sales you shouldn't miss

Sunday, December 29, 2013

It isn't quite end of season sale yet but I've already spotted a few holiday sales that were too tempting to resist.

I didn't really have time to shop pre-Christmas even if I was out almost everyday and events took place in the malls. Our schedules were tight without much room to browse and now that events season is over, I'm really enjoying my free time with Nikola and the fam. It's also my opportunity to finally go shopping for myself and where better than scour all the exciting holiday sales that are happening now.

Here's a few of my purchases and ongoing holiday sales that are too god to pass up.

First up, Jeffrey Campbell at SM Fashion Forum!
 JC's hardly ever go on sale here but now, several of them are marked down. I couldn't resist these JC Benni's which are perfect for our weather all year round.

jeffrey campbell sm fashion forum
Penshoppe! Penshoppe has one of the best fitting pants locally, trust me. They fit like a glove and flatter in all the right places + they're extremely affordable. At full price, they only cost about 1k/pair. On sale, they're ridiculously cheap. Got this polka pair for only P399 while the baroque zara doppelganger was a steal at just P799.

penshoppe fashion blogger
Mango Touch.

I love stalking this store each time they go on sale, they have the prettiest shoes and bags with generous mark-downs...think 50%-70% off...

mango touch fashion blogger
RAOUL, Marc Jacobs and Kenneth Cole at Designer Blvd...got these luxury bags for a minute fraction of their original price plus I love how they don't scream designer...

raoul philippines
What about you? Have you been shopping lately? I would love you to add to this list. :)

persunmall wishlist for 2014 fashion trends

Saturday, December 28, 2013

I sold most of my clothes at last month's Bloggers United and I'm back to revamping my wardrobe.

To avoid overspending and make sure that everything I purchase can be easily worked in to the clothes I still have left in my closet, I create collages.

These take only a few minutes to create but make it a lot simpler to visualize different mix and match possibilities.

For this month, I chose to base my picks according to 2014's hottest fashion trends (read more here) which Persunmall happens to have an abundance of.  Shopping under one website has a lot of benefits like additional discounts upon checkout and waived fees on shipping charges which gives you more budget to spend on clothes...that's always a good thing! :)

So anyway, my favorites from Persunmall!

Just click on the corresponding numbers below each set to check them out.

persunmall
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |

persunmall
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

persunmall
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

2014 fashion trends - the good, bad + where to buy

Friday, December 27, 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, here's a summary of 2014's fashion trends: what to look out for and where to get them.

Colors are pretty much an extension of Fall 2013: metallics, icy pastels, black and white, white on white are still tres chic this coming Spring.

2014 fashion trends
2014 fashion trends
2014 fashion trends for women
2014 womens fashion
2014 spring summer fashion trends
As for silhouettes, think boxy and avante gard-ish along with classic tailored pieces. The oxford shirt makes a strong comeback but with contrasting collars this time around...

These photos were taken from runway shows in Paris but you can easily find more affordable alternatives in your local mall.

For eye-catching, out of the box bomber jackets try Forever21, Zara, Romwe and Jhajing (on instagram)

ss14 fashion trends
Boxy jackets can be found at Nava, Zara, and Stradivarius among others...

spring summer 2014 trends
For a large assortment of affordable, designer inspired coats, visit Romwe.com

coat trends 2014
For collared shirts, my favorite go-to shopping places are Uniqlo, Pink Manila, Romwe, and The Ramp.

spring summer 2014
A big favorite of mine among these trends are these shift blouses...the extended sleeves found on the runway ( as seen in the photos below) can be bought in Zara but don't really suit petite frames like me. For a slightly more universal cut, try SM Ladies Fashion.

spring summer trends 2014
I don't really care for tea length skirts, I think they are difficult to pull off unless you're tall and stick thin so I'm veering away from this one...

2014 fashion forecast
Tuxedo stripe pants - skip the black with a white stripe, too predictable, go for a reverse effect instead. Saw a lot of these at Sm Ladies Fashion and some of them were even on sale.

trouser trend 2014

Contrary to popular belief, wide legged pants are flattering on almost anyone, just make sure you find the right cut for your body type and try to wear with heels as much as possible to elongate your figure. Try Topshop and Dorothy Perkins for denim, Petite Monde for a variety of colors in fluid materials.

2014 pants
As for trends, 2014 still bears a strong influence from 2013's favorites - mod, glamorous tribal (think lustrous fabrics from morocco and embroidery from india), a slightly refined version of grunge, and yep, crop tops and sweater dressing aren't going anywhere anytime soon...

And finally....

My favorite subject. SHOES. For 2014, it's pretty much a mixture of everything...there's kitten heels, platforms, sandals, sneakers, boots, square toes, pointy square toes, flatforms, wedges, knee-high boots, ankle boots, mid-calf boots, pumps and many, many more...it almost feels as if different designers took their inspiration from different decades, starting as early as the 1900s with Miu Miu's lace up boots...sort of reminds me of what the pioneers wore. And then of course on its polar opposite are the elegant and to die for pumps by Christian Dior...

2014 shoe trends
Just like with clothes, I think the key for 2014's footwear is comfort and confidence. Wear whatever makes you feel most confident and comfortable in because when you feel good, you look good and naturally stand out in a crowd.

the lakeshore

I was going through my pile of press kits today checking if I may have missed something out when I found a folder about Lakeshore. I don't even remember it being handed to me but it was thick so I decided to take a look...

What I discovered was pretty cool...too awesome not to share.

The Lakeshore is an affordable housing development in Mexico, Pampanga. You can purchase a house and lot starting at just under a million pesos...perfect for what I have in mind....

A weekend getaway!

Our businesses are located in Manila so it isn't very convenient to move to Pampanga even if I'm sometimes tempted to entertain the idea because it's so congested in Manila already...

Pampanga is too far for us for an everyday commute but it's the perfect distance for a weekend vacation when you've had too much of the city already.

The Lakeshore is the first master-planned community in the Philippines that is built around a 12 hectare man-made lake. You can go fishing, swimming, kayaking and sailing!

Coming soon are restaurants, cafes and a shopping arcade.

the lakeshore pampanga
The Lakeshore also has an events place that makes a perfect backdrop for weddings and other celebrations. 

the lakeshore pampanga
the lakeshore pampanga
Here's a 30 second video to give you a preview of the lake...


For more info on The Lakeshore, visit: http://lakeshore.com.ph/index.php

They're currently having a red tag sale on their homes and events.

You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter for quick access to their floor plans, payment plans and photos.

ps. pls invite me over when you get your place! :P

cream factory giveaway winner

Happy Holidays! Hope you're all having a wonderful vacation with your loved ones.

Mine has been great except for the fact that I've been extra lazy and taking every opportunity to stuff myself with all the gifted goodies in our refrigerator...it is the holidays after all so I'm not really putting pressure on myself for being "a little bad"...we all deserve a break to enjoy everything once in awhile. :)

And lastly, I' just so happy that the weather is finally getting colder but it makes me miss Christmas again...

Anyway, just wanted to chat a little bit...haven't had the chance to do that in awhile. :)

Congrats Girlie Kilario, you won my Cream Factory giveaway!


Forwarded your email address already to their office, expect to receive word from them in the coming days. Thanks for joining everyone! :)

freeway holiday prints : moroccan and macro florals

Thursday, December 26, 2013

With the party season in full swing, what to wear?  But no worries! Freeway releases yet another visually arresting collection of Moroccan Patterns and Macro Florals!  If you are up for laid-back catching up with your girlfriends, amp your look with Moroccan patterned pieces! Perfect for the breezy December weather because of its sultry prints intricately put together to highlight feminine silhouettes, this collection comes in pops of fresh colors combined with warm and muted ones creating a balanced modern fun feminine look!  

freeway moroccan prints
freeway moroccan holiday prints
freeway moroccan prints
Macro florals collection boasts solid shades of blue,green, and red flower patterns in crisp, classic, and tailored cuts which show the smart independent woman! The lookbook photos are paired with lovely shoes from So! Fab and Janylin.

freeway macro florals
freeway macro florals
freeway holiday 2013
For more information, visit freewayonline.com.ph. You may also like our Facebook page (facebook.com/freewayonline) or follows us on Twitter and Instagram @FreewayOnline

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Memorata Leading Lady!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

It's my second favorite time of the year!

Pre-Christmas is all about shopping for others, post Christmas is another story in itself. It's time for us to repay ourselves for being such generous little elves. 

Welcome to the season of self-shopping! Yay!!!

As much as I'd like to go Beyonce and just throw money at everything that catches my eye, I've learned to be a lot more practical and careful about my purchases even during moments of splurging.

What constitutes a good buy for me:

  1. comfortable
  2. perfect balance between quality and price
  3. something that creates a good base for numerous outfits


All of the pieces that I'm wearing in this ootd fall into that category.

I've worn this skirt from Shana more than a few times and I've only had it for a couple weeks. These leather mules from Memorata by CLN are the comfiest thing ever despite their height and I love how it elongates and slims my legs. A white camisole from SM ladies fashion ties it all together and it's a basic piece that I think every woman should have in their closet. 

ps. Speaking of Memorata, I just received the best news for Christmas! So happy to share with you guys that I was chosen to be one of Memorata's Leading Ladies! Can't be happier! Their brand is such a perfect fit for my style and I couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect collaboration. Hope I do well :)

memorata by cln leading lady
memorata by cln mules
leather ruffle hem skirt street style
mules street style
memorata by cln
What do you take into consideration before taking the plastic out? ...I'm curious :O

Have a MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone! Cheers and goodwill to all! :P

sm ladies cami | shana skirt | memorata by cln mules | zara hat | veloci watch

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note to self (ootd)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Note to self: is to maybe never do the whole shades and hat thing together again unless maybe it's a flat brim...gotta try that...seeing it again now looks a little too touristy for my taste. But that's just me, what do you think? In fairness, it was a little sunny that day... or maybe I was just really excited to wear all my birthday presents at the same time. :P

This was taken during a chill afternoon somewhere in McKinley and I took it as an opportunity to get some reading done with nice background music provided by my UrbanEars Humlan headphones. What I love most about my Humlans (aside from being washable) and all other headphones by  UrbanEars is their minimalistic style. They look right at home with any outfit and can even pass as a fashion accessory. Love how it offsets my black and white outfit.

shana philippines
urbanears humlan
shana philippines
urban ears humlan
zara leather cap | shana "s" sweater and leather skirt | jeffrey campbell melina via SM fashion forum | sm parisian bag | rayban erica sunglasses |  urbanears humlan in tomato (available at digital walker, istudio, astrovision, and beyond the box. MORE INFO HERE)

photos by Tin

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free hello kitty planner from sm kids fashion + announcements from complex lifestyle, suiteblanco, marc jacobs watches, stockton row

Don't know what to do with your 13 month pay and all those "ang-pao's" from your ninongs and ninangs? Here are some pretty cool ways to spend your moolah this holiday shopping season...

Visit Complex Lifestyle...

Looking for some unique footwear such as Keds’ cosmic-printed sneakers and Sperry Top-Sider’s Authentic Original’s with frosted soles? Those are just some of Complex Lifestyle Store’s latest offerings this holiday season, the new mecca for trendy urban shopping has got a carefully curated collection of footwear, apparel, eyewear and timepieces for the globetrotter, tech geek, contemporary artist, prepster and high-street purveyor. 

Shop brands such as Sperry Top-Sider, Keds, Creative Recreation and Polo Ralph Lauren in its line-up. Nike, Havaianas and Onitsuka Tiger are complemented by local apparel game-changers ZOO, UNSCHLD, i love koi swimwear, and accessories from WIP Caps, Kameleonz interchangeable sunglasses fresh from California, Baggu, quirky Tetropack knickknacks and gadgets from Urbanears and Marshall Headphones.

Visit Complex Lifestyle Store at Eastwood Mall, Glorietta 5 and Shagrila Mall

complex lifestyle store
You can also get these cool, affordable watches from Marc by Marc Jacobs.

The Critters Collection is inspired by the 20s and 30s and feature streamlined silhouettes with abstract prints. Choose between 4 quirky critters: bunny, cat, zebra, and dog.

They're perfect for girls with a fun sense of humor.

Marc by Marc Jacobs watches is available at Wrist Pod boutiques nationwide.

marc by marc jacobs critter collection watches
If you're looking for something to spruce up your wardrobe, look no further than Stockton Row. A new player in the metro's accessories market, Stockton Row is becoming a fast favorite among the fashion forward set with their well-made and uber stylish designs that lend an effortless cool look to any ensemble.

Check out Stockton Row at Cura V in Rockwell or visit: seektheuniq.com

stockton row
Usher in the new year with style.
Suiteblanco's offerings for Holiday 2013 are G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!

and very affordable as well.

I'll let the photos speak for themselves...

suiteblanco manila holiday 2013
Get a new Hello Kitty planner from SM Kids Fashion for free!


Time to stock up on super cute Hello Kitty sleepwear that both you and your daughters will love!



Purchasing a single receipt worth Php300 of Hello Kitty merchandise entitles you to a stamp card and free first stamp, another 4 gets you this super limited edition planner. Pretty good deal right?

Promo runs from November 15 - January 15, 2014 only so hurry and shop our favorite feline at SM Kids Fashion Children's Wear, Girls Teens Wear and Character Section at The SM Store.


Happy Holidays everyone! Only 2 days 'til Christmas!!! :)

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

romwe winter clearance sale (up top 70% off)

In true Fashion Eggplant/Sarah/Shopinggera tradition, how's about we end 2013 with an announcement of ROMWE's biggest sale of the year.

ROMWE's Winter Clearance Sale has the best of 2013 at up to 70% off. Now's your chance to finally click "checkout" on that wishlist you've been harboring for months.

Sale starts today. Get busy cause once they're sold out, that's it. Definitely no more restocking to make room for ROMWE's new offerings for 2014....can't wait for that, it promises to be awesome! :D


or take a minute to check out some of my favorites below...


The sale is also a great opportunity to stock on transition pieces for the upcoming spring/summer like these pretty mini dresses and light jackets. Kinda hitting my head against the wall right now cause I purchase quite a few of these at full price...no regrets though...

But note to self for 2014 is to be a little more patient, a little less impulsive and wait for opportunities like this. :P



Monday, December 30, 2013

animal cruelty protest - woman tortured and force fed in shop window

I wouldn't normally post something like this but I believe in shock value and people really need to be reminded of this issue and many others similar to it...


“A young woman was restrained, force-fed and injected with cosmetics in a high street shop window as part of a hard-hitting protest against animal testing.
Jacqueline Traide was tortured in front of hundreds of horrified shoppers in a bid to raise awareness and end the practise.
The 24-year-old endured 10 hours of experiments, which included having her hair shaved and irritants squirted in her eyes, as part of a worldwide campaign by Lush Cosmetics and The Humane Society.
The disturbing stunt took place in Lush’s Regent Street store, one of the UK’s busiest shopping streets.
Jacqueline appeared genuinely terrified as she was pinned down on a bench and had her mouth stretched open with two metal hooks while a man in a white coat force-fed her until she choked and gagged.
The artist was also injected with numerous needles, had her skin braised and lotions and creams smeared across her face.
Passers-by were gobsmacked to see Jacqueline, a social sculpture student at Oxford Brookes University, forced to have a section of her head shaved.
The gruesome spectacle aimed to highlight the cruelty inflicted on animals during cosmetic laboratory tests and raise awareness that animal testing is still a common practise.
The Humane Society International and Lush Cosmetics have joined forces to launch the largest-ever global campaign to end animal testing for cosmetics.
The campaign, launched to coincide with World Week for Animals in Laboratories, is being rolled out simultaneously in over 700 Lush Ltd shops across forty-seven countries including the United States, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Russia.
Lush campaign manager Tamsin Omond said: “The ironic thing is that if it was a beagle in the window and we were doing all these things to it, we’d have the police and RSPCA here in minutes.
“But somewhere in the world, this kind of thing is happening to an animal every few seconds on average.
“The difference is, it’s normally hidden. We need to remind people it is still going on.”

For more information about the campaign, visit www.fightinganimaltesting.com

new from gold dot

If you're looking for something new and not just a re-hash of what's already been done...head over to golddot.com.ph.

Their new collection will have you ushering 2014 not just in style but in comfort as well with prices that won't scrape much off the top of your money pile.

Flats start at about P900...



Sunday, December 29, 2013

holiday sales you shouldn't miss

It isn't quite end of season sale yet but I've already spotted a few holiday sales that were too tempting to resist.

I didn't really have time to shop pre-Christmas even if I was out almost everyday and events took place in the malls. Our schedules were tight without much room to browse and now that events season is over, I'm really enjoying my free time with Nikola and the fam. It's also my opportunity to finally go shopping for myself and where better than scour all the exciting holiday sales that are happening now.

Here's a few of my purchases and ongoing holiday sales that are too god to pass up.

First up, Jeffrey Campbell at SM Fashion Forum!
 JC's hardly ever go on sale here but now, several of them are marked down. I couldn't resist these JC Benni's which are perfect for our weather all year round.

jeffrey campbell sm fashion forum
Penshoppe! Penshoppe has one of the best fitting pants locally, trust me. They fit like a glove and flatter in all the right places + they're extremely affordable. At full price, they only cost about 1k/pair. On sale, they're ridiculously cheap. Got this polka pair for only P399 while the baroque zara doppelganger was a steal at just P799.

penshoppe fashion blogger
Mango Touch.

I love stalking this store each time they go on sale, they have the prettiest shoes and bags with generous mark-downs...think 50%-70% off...

mango touch fashion blogger
RAOUL, Marc Jacobs and Kenneth Cole at Designer Blvd...got these luxury bags for a minute fraction of their original price plus I love how they don't scream designer...

raoul philippines
What about you? Have you been shopping lately? I would love you to add to this list. :)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

persunmall wishlist for 2014 fashion trends

I sold most of my clothes at last month's Bloggers United and I'm back to revamping my wardrobe.

To avoid overspending and make sure that everything I purchase can be easily worked in to the clothes I still have left in my closet, I create collages.

These take only a few minutes to create but make it a lot simpler to visualize different mix and match possibilities.

For this month, I chose to base my picks according to 2014's hottest fashion trends (read more here) which Persunmall happens to have an abundance of.  Shopping under one website has a lot of benefits like additional discounts upon checkout and waived fees on shipping charges which gives you more budget to spend on clothes...that's always a good thing! :)

So anyway, my favorites from Persunmall!

Just click on the corresponding numbers below each set to check them out.

persunmall
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |

persunmall
 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

persunmall
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

Friday, December 27, 2013

2014 fashion trends - the good, bad + where to buy

As 2013 comes to a close, here's a summary of 2014's fashion trends: what to look out for and where to get them.

Colors are pretty much an extension of Fall 2013: metallics, icy pastels, black and white, white on white are still tres chic this coming Spring.

2014 fashion trends
2014 fashion trends
2014 fashion trends for women
2014 womens fashion
2014 spring summer fashion trends
As for silhouettes, think boxy and avante gard-ish along with classic tailored pieces. The oxford shirt makes a strong comeback but with contrasting collars this time around...

These photos were taken from runway shows in Paris but you can easily find more affordable alternatives in your local mall.

For eye-catching, out of the box bomber jackets try Forever21, Zara, Romwe and Jhajing (on instagram)

ss14 fashion trends
Boxy jackets can be found at Nava, Zara, and Stradivarius among others...

spring summer 2014 trends
For a large assortment of affordable, designer inspired coats, visit Romwe.com

coat trends 2014
For collared shirts, my favorite go-to shopping places are Uniqlo, Pink Manila, Romwe, and The Ramp.

spring summer 2014
A big favorite of mine among these trends are these shift blouses...the extended sleeves found on the runway ( as seen in the photos below) can be bought in Zara but don't really suit petite frames like me. For a slightly more universal cut, try SM Ladies Fashion.

spring summer trends 2014
I don't really care for tea length skirts, I think they are difficult to pull off unless you're tall and stick thin so I'm veering away from this one...

2014 fashion forecast
Tuxedo stripe pants - skip the black with a white stripe, too predictable, go for a reverse effect instead. Saw a lot of these at Sm Ladies Fashion and some of them were even on sale.

trouser trend 2014

Contrary to popular belief, wide legged pants are flattering on almost anyone, just make sure you find the right cut for your body type and try to wear with heels as much as possible to elongate your figure. Try Topshop and Dorothy Perkins for denim, Petite Monde for a variety of colors in fluid materials.

2014 pants
As for trends, 2014 still bears a strong influence from 2013's favorites - mod, glamorous tribal (think lustrous fabrics from morocco and embroidery from india), a slightly refined version of grunge, and yep, crop tops and sweater dressing aren't going anywhere anytime soon...

And finally....

My favorite subject. SHOES. For 2014, it's pretty much a mixture of everything...there's kitten heels, platforms, sandals, sneakers, boots, square toes, pointy square toes, flatforms, wedges, knee-high boots, ankle boots, mid-calf boots, pumps and many, many more...it almost feels as if different designers took their inspiration from different decades, starting as early as the 1900s with Miu Miu's lace up boots...sort of reminds me of what the pioneers wore. And then of course on its polar opposite are the elegant and to die for pumps by Christian Dior...

2014 shoe trends
Just like with clothes, I think the key for 2014's footwear is comfort and confidence. Wear whatever makes you feel most confident and comfortable in because when you feel good, you look good and naturally stand out in a crowd.

the lakeshore

I was going through my pile of press kits today checking if I may have missed something out when I found a folder about Lakeshore. I don't even remember it being handed to me but it was thick so I decided to take a look...

What I discovered was pretty cool...too awesome not to share.

The Lakeshore is an affordable housing development in Mexico, Pampanga. You can purchase a house and lot starting at just under a million pesos...perfect for what I have in mind....

A weekend getaway!

Our businesses are located in Manila so it isn't very convenient to move to Pampanga even if I'm sometimes tempted to entertain the idea because it's so congested in Manila already...

Pampanga is too far for us for an everyday commute but it's the perfect distance for a weekend vacation when you've had too much of the city already.

The Lakeshore is the first master-planned community in the Philippines that is built around a 12 hectare man-made lake. You can go fishing, swimming, kayaking and sailing!

Coming soon are restaurants, cafes and a shopping arcade.

the lakeshore pampanga
The Lakeshore also has an events place that makes a perfect backdrop for weddings and other celebrations. 

the lakeshore pampanga
the lakeshore pampanga
Here's a 30 second video to give you a preview of the lake...


For more info on The Lakeshore, visit: http://lakeshore.com.ph/index.php

They're currently having a red tag sale on their homes and events.

You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter for quick access to their floor plans, payment plans and photos.

ps. pls invite me over when you get your place! :P

cream factory giveaway winner

Happy Holidays! Hope you're all having a wonderful vacation with your loved ones.

Mine has been great except for the fact that I've been extra lazy and taking every opportunity to stuff myself with all the gifted goodies in our refrigerator...it is the holidays after all so I'm not really putting pressure on myself for being "a little bad"...we all deserve a break to enjoy everything once in awhile. :)

And lastly, I' just so happy that the weather is finally getting colder but it makes me miss Christmas again...

Anyway, just wanted to chat a little bit...haven't had the chance to do that in awhile. :)

Congrats Girlie Kilario, you won my Cream Factory giveaway!


Forwarded your email address already to their office, expect to receive word from them in the coming days. Thanks for joining everyone! :)

Thursday, December 26, 2013

freeway holiday prints : moroccan and macro florals

With the party season in full swing, what to wear?  But no worries! Freeway releases yet another visually arresting collection of Moroccan Patterns and Macro Florals!  If you are up for laid-back catching up with your girlfriends, amp your look with Moroccan patterned pieces! Perfect for the breezy December weather because of its sultry prints intricately put together to highlight feminine silhouettes, this collection comes in pops of fresh colors combined with warm and muted ones creating a balanced modern fun feminine look!  

freeway moroccan prints
freeway moroccan holiday prints
freeway moroccan prints
Macro florals collection boasts solid shades of blue,green, and red flower patterns in crisp, classic, and tailored cuts which show the smart independent woman! The lookbook photos are paired with lovely shoes from So! Fab and Janylin.

freeway macro florals
freeway macro florals
freeway holiday 2013
For more information, visit freewayonline.com.ph. You may also like our Facebook page (facebook.com/freewayonline) or follows us on Twitter and Instagram @FreewayOnline

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Memorata Leading Lady!

It's my second favorite time of the year!

Pre-Christmas is all about shopping for others, post Christmas is another story in itself. It's time for us to repay ourselves for being such generous little elves. 

Welcome to the season of self-shopping! Yay!!!

As much as I'd like to go Beyonce and just throw money at everything that catches my eye, I've learned to be a lot more practical and careful about my purchases even during moments of splurging.

What constitutes a good buy for me:

  1. comfortable
  2. perfect balance between quality and price
  3. something that creates a good base for numerous outfits


All of the pieces that I'm wearing in this ootd fall into that category.

I've worn this skirt from Shana more than a few times and I've only had it for a couple weeks. These leather mules from Memorata by CLN are the comfiest thing ever despite their height and I love how it elongates and slims my legs. A white camisole from SM ladies fashion ties it all together and it's a basic piece that I think every woman should have in their closet. 

ps. Speaking of Memorata, I just received the best news for Christmas! So happy to share with you guys that I was chosen to be one of Memorata's Leading Ladies! Can't be happier! Their brand is such a perfect fit for my style and I couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect collaboration. Hope I do well :)

memorata by cln leading lady
memorata by cln mules
leather ruffle hem skirt street style
mules street style
memorata by cln
What do you take into consideration before taking the plastic out? ...I'm curious :O

Have a MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone! Cheers and goodwill to all! :P

sm ladies cami | shana skirt | memorata by cln mules | zara hat | veloci watch

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Monday, December 23, 2013

note to self (ootd)

Note to self: is to maybe never do the whole shades and hat thing together again unless maybe it's a flat brim...gotta try that...seeing it again now looks a little too touristy for my taste. But that's just me, what do you think? In fairness, it was a little sunny that day... or maybe I was just really excited to wear all my birthday presents at the same time. :P

This was taken during a chill afternoon somewhere in McKinley and I took it as an opportunity to get some reading done with nice background music provided by my UrbanEars Humlan headphones. What I love most about my Humlans (aside from being washable) and all other headphones by  UrbanEars is their minimalistic style. They look right at home with any outfit and can even pass as a fashion accessory. Love how it offsets my black and white outfit.

shana philippines
urbanears humlan
shana philippines
urban ears humlan
zara leather cap | shana "s" sweater and leather skirt | jeffrey campbell melina via SM fashion forum | sm parisian bag | rayban erica sunglasses |  urbanears humlan in tomato (available at digital walker, istudio, astrovision, and beyond the box. MORE INFO HERE)

photos by Tin

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free hello kitty planner from sm kids fashion + announcements from complex lifestyle, suiteblanco, marc jacobs watches, stockton row

Don't know what to do with your 13 month pay and all those "ang-pao's" from your ninongs and ninangs? Here are some pretty cool ways to spend your moolah this holiday shopping season...

Visit Complex Lifestyle...

Looking for some unique footwear such as Keds’ cosmic-printed sneakers and Sperry Top-Sider’s Authentic Original’s with frosted soles? Those are just some of Complex Lifestyle Store’s latest offerings this holiday season, the new mecca for trendy urban shopping has got a carefully curated collection of footwear, apparel, eyewear and timepieces for the globetrotter, tech geek, contemporary artist, prepster and high-street purveyor. 

Shop brands such as Sperry Top-Sider, Keds, Creative Recreation and Polo Ralph Lauren in its line-up. Nike, Havaianas and Onitsuka Tiger are complemented by local apparel game-changers ZOO, UNSCHLD, i love koi swimwear, and accessories from WIP Caps, Kameleonz interchangeable sunglasses fresh from California, Baggu, quirky Tetropack knickknacks and gadgets from Urbanears and Marshall Headphones.

Visit Complex Lifestyle Store at Eastwood Mall, Glorietta 5 and Shagrila Mall

complex lifestyle store
You can also get these cool, affordable watches from Marc by Marc Jacobs.

The Critters Collection is inspired by the 20s and 30s and feature streamlined silhouettes with abstract prints. Choose between 4 quirky critters: bunny, cat, zebra, and dog.

They're perfect for girls with a fun sense of humor.

Marc by Marc Jacobs watches is available at Wrist Pod boutiques nationwide.

marc by marc jacobs critter collection watches
If you're looking for something to spruce up your wardrobe, look no further than Stockton Row. A new player in the metro's accessories market, Stockton Row is becoming a fast favorite among the fashion forward set with their well-made and uber stylish designs that lend an effortless cool look to any ensemble.

Check out Stockton Row at Cura V in Rockwell or visit: seektheuniq.com

stockton row
Usher in the new year with style.
Suiteblanco's offerings for Holiday 2013 are G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!

and very affordable as well.

I'll let the photos speak for themselves...

suiteblanco manila holiday 2013
Get a new Hello Kitty planner from SM Kids Fashion for free!


Time to stock up on super cute Hello Kitty sleepwear that both you and your daughters will love!



Purchasing a single receipt worth Php300 of Hello Kitty merchandise entitles you to a stamp card and free first stamp, another 4 gets you this super limited edition planner. Pretty good deal right?

Promo runs from November 15 - January 15, 2014 only so hurry and shop our favorite feline at SM Kids Fashion Children's Wear, Girls Teens Wear and Character Section at The SM Store.


Happy Holidays everyone! Only 2 days 'til Christmas!!! :)

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