levis launches coolmax in time for summer

Thursday, April 30, 2015

This summer has got to be one of the hottest yet! 

I was in a casual meeting yesterday and I remember asking how he manages to put on office clothes everyday.

There are days when I can't even imagine covering my legs especially after putting some lotion on (non-negotiable due to really dry skin) which is why I've been pretty much living in shorts and dresses.

The problem with that is that I'm slowly running out of mix and match options without my trusty jeans in play.

If you feel like I do, here's something you might be interested in...

The new Levi's CoolMax, launched just in time for summer!

levis coolmax
levis coolmax price

electrolux little white book: do more with less + win prizes!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

"Do More With Less"

Across the world, Filipinos are probably one of the most resourceful people when it comes to upcycling. Just take a look at your vicinity, what do you see? Tires to keep roofs from flying off, soda bottles as lamp shades and flower pots, etc, the list goes on.

At the center of it all is the traditional Filipino mom.

Known for never throwing anything away because "sayang, magagamit pa yan"!

Often the subject of malambing insider jokes, this time around, that particular frugality and practicality is what inspired Electrolux to create their latest campaign which is to "DO MORE WITH LESS".

DO MORE WITH LESS
electrolux little white book

A TWIST ON FORMAL

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Semi-formal evening wear doesn't always need to consist of heavily embellished chiffon pieces or tight body con dresses.

Cocktail dresses and high heels tend to suffocate me so when the need arises, I try to be more creative and find alternative ways to adhere to the dress code.

This is one example.

ZARA CHAIN BOOTS STREET STYLE
ZARA CHAIN BOOTS

kathryn bernardo for oracare

What mouthwash do you use?

Does it contain alcohol?

Oracare Mouthrinse has no alcohol, no sting, color or sugar yet it effectively eliminates strong mouth odors while providing a pleasurable gargling experience.

It's extremely gentle so you can use it everyday.

This is one of the many reasons why OraCare is the mouthwash of choice for teen queen Kathryn Bernardo.

kathryn bernardo for oracare
kathryn bernardo oracare 

progress pre-school GOLD "I choose" april winner

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hi Mommies and Daddies! First of, I would like to thank you all for sending in your entries. As promised, here are the first 2 winners of National Bookstore Gift Certificates and Progress Pre-School Gold Milk! ☺

close up forever summer ticket giveaway

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

This is probably what you've all been waiting for!

A #CloseUpForeverSummer Ticket Giveaway!!!

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closeup forever summer ticket giveaway

instax diy day year 2

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It was time to get crafty for #TeamInstaxPH's DIY Day Year 2!

Held at Shutter Master Pro Cafe/Photography Accessories shop in Quezon City, it was one very creative hipster-ish day.

team instax ph
instax diy

MATABUNGKAY BEACH HOTEL RELAUNCH AND REVIEW

Saturday, April 18, 2015

I was quite hesitant to accept the offer to spend my weekend at Matabungkay to cover the relaunch of the Matabungkay Beach Hotel.

I was almost dead-set on saying no but 3 days before departure, I suddenly began to miss the beach so at the last minute, I decided to opt in.

Still, I had very low expectations because of the unfavorable reputation this place has been receiving over the past several years.

The road leading up to the resort didn't help ease my apprehensions either. It was littered with shanties, sari-sari stores and not so appealing resorts along the way.

But once we entered the actual hotel compound, things began to appear more promising...

MATABUNGKAY SHORELINE 2015
matabungkay shoreline

OOTD: HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR FALL WARDROBE FOR SUMMER

Friday, April 17, 2015

Most of us can't afford to shop for a new wardrobe each season and sometimes, finding a sweet spot in between transitional periods can be tricky especially when your closet consists mostly of blacks, whites and grays like mine.

The arrival of summer had me baffled at first but I think I've finally found a way to incorporate my "mostly fall wardrobe" into looks that are summer appropriate.

Read more for tips! ☺

SUMMER 2015 STREET STYLE
parfois suede bucket bag

progress pre-school GOLD "I Choose" twitter giveaway!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Summer is here and I am soooo happy I don't have to wake up at 5am anymore to prepare breakfast! :P

I've really been enjoying the extra hours of sleep and our more relaxed schedule since school let out. But that's just me, my daughter is the exact opposite.

She's been on vacation for just a few weeks and yet she's already learned how to swim, surf and dance.

As if that wasn't enough, football and voice lessons are also on her agenda as well as many others.

Just talking about it already makes me and my wallet tired but I couldn't be happier or prouder to have raised such a driven little girl!

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progress pre-school gold multi achiever promo

how much would you pay for a wedding dress?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

How much are you willing to pay for a wedding gown?

How much is too much for a dress you're hopefully only going to wear once in your entire life (the odd halloween not included :P)?

Kitchie was commended for choosing a gown that only cost P700. Although she looks great and comfortable in it, I think she could've done better.

But of course that probably wasn't her priority but being the nosy person that I am, I decided to go looking for better option that are also pretty affordable.

Think less than P10,000.

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all eyez on me

Saturday, April 11, 2015

"Live the life of a thug nigga, until the day I die
live the life of a boss playa {All Eyez On Me}
cause even gettin high.. ..{All Eyez On Me}
Live the life of a thug nigga, until the day I die
live the life of a boss playa, cause even gettin high..."

Hahaha, sorry can't help but reference Tupac each time I wear this dress. It's just begging to be sung!

BALENCIAGA FIRST WHITE STREET STYLE
white balenciaga first street style

CHANEL INSPIRED BOOTS AND BIPOLARITY

Friday, April 10, 2015

Here's another "Oh my god, I left my pants at home" moment again... ☺
PLAID SHIRT STREET STYLE
PLAID SHIRT STREET STYLE
This is an outfit I shot several weeks ago but forgot to post, I just remembered because I wore it again last week during my recent trip to Baguio (check out my trip on instagram: @saratirona).

LE BUNNY BLEU SPRING/SUMMER 2015 COLLECTION

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Before heading over to the beach for Holy Week, I made it a point to visit Le Bunny Bleu's boutique in Shangrila Plaza to pick up a pair of comfy summer shoes.

I was greeted by lots of fresh designs from their Spring Summer 2015 collection.

Read More to check out which particular pairs caught my fancy. ☺ (+They also have an ongoing irresistible sale you shouldn't miss! More after the jump!)

LE BUNNY BLEU SPRING SUMMER 2015
LE BUNNY BLEU SS15

OOTD: CLOTHES THAT NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Back to basics.

Like I said in this post, I have been feeling the need to tap back into my boho roots this summer and I am making a conscious effort to try and not be as easily sucked into new trends again (try lang ok? :))

The thing I love most about Boho Chic is its timelessness.

Some of the pieces I'm wearing here are over 5 years old and yet each time I step out in them, I am always complimented and asked about where I got them.

PARFOIS SPRING SUMMER 2015 SUEDE BAG
SPRING SUMMER 2015 SUEDE BUCKET BAG

parfois spring/summer 2015 launch: #thebohoexperience

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Have you been a follower of my blog since the beginning (of time? di nga...) haha. If you have been, I apologize for dragging you along with me through all my horrible style phases. (I hope you didn't get orange hair too!)

Thankfully, I think I'm finally past my experimental stage (hopefully) and I'm slowly easing my way back to my roots: Boho!

Remember back when I used to have long ombre hair and I was always dressed in flares, wide legs, turbans, kimonos and I even used to sew my own clothes? (#ehdiwow)

When you're into style blogging, it's super easy to get sucked into different trends without even realizing it. One day you look back and realize how much your personal style has changed (it's quite horrible really). The only good thing about being experimental is that through time, you realize what works best for you.

And looking back, I think I was prettiest when I was Boho. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Okay, okay, seriously, I think that's really who I am deep in my core (?! :P) I have always said that I was born in the wrong decade. Kerouac, Fleetwood Mac, I have always been obsessed with anything to come out between 1965-1975.

And luckily, along with this realization came an abundance of hippie goodness at the launch of Parfois Spring/Summer 2015 collection held at Pio's Kitchen last week!

"Read more" about this super Instagrammable event and their awesome new affordable collection...

parfois totes 2015
parfois 2015 collection

I'm a stylish mom on a budget

Monday, April 6, 2015

When you’re a mom, you know all about the ridiculous rate that your children go through clothes at. And when you’re on a tight budget you have learned every money saving technique known to man when it comes to dressing your kids. You’re a dab hand at finding special deals, you have mastered the art of the hand me down and you make sure that you keep an eye out for coupons that may help you save on anything you’ll need to buy.

But what about you? Has your wardrobe been neglected because you’re spending your entire clothing budget on your kids? You’ve gotten used to wearing the same clothes over and over again and so long as it’s not falling apart, it’s not a problem. But let an interview opportunity or meeting with a potential client come up and suddenly you realize that neglecting yourself was a bad idea!

So how do you keep yourself in style on a tight budget? By doing the following!

STRIVE FOOTWEAR LAUNCH

Saturday, April 4, 2015

As cavemen (and women), we all walked on natural surfaces such as soil and sand...and that is what our feet is specially designed for. But along with progress, modernization and style came cement, wood flooring and high heels! :P

How many of your suffer from lower back pain? Raise your hands!

STRIVE MANDALS
STRIVE MANDALS

CALTEX PARTNERS WITH ROBINSONS REWARDS

Friday, April 3, 2015

Want more reason to fuel up at Caltex? Introducing your new gas girls!!!

Hahaha, just kidding, we'll be wearing shorter shorts then. Just kidding, again! :P 

"Read more" to find out why...

SARAH TIRONA CALTEX
caltex partners with robinsons

Three Ways To Optimize Your Look This Year

Now as always, people all over the world are interested in optimizing their physical appearance. If this is the case for you, it's important to note that there are numerous ways that you can enhance your visual appeal. To make it happen, consider implementing some or all of the following beauty techniques: 

layering

progress pre-school gold multiple intelligence recognition day

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Just to clear things up, I didn't graduate from any masters course last week. :P

I was wearing a toga to celebrate and represent other moms who have a more progressive approach to parenting at an event set by Progress Pre-School Gold to recognize multi-achievers.

Multiple Intelligence opens many doors of opportunities for our children. As parents, it is our responsibility to expose them to as many activities as possible that might interest them....especially now that it's summer and they have a lot of idle time. 

Who knows your kid might be the next Lisa Macuja or Kuya Kim? Kuya Kim??? Yep, read on to find out why...

sarah tirona ppsg
progress pre-school gold multiple intelligence recognition day

Pearl Rings: A Lovely Alternative

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pearl jewelry has been a popular option with women for centuries. Even though many people think of pearl necklaces when they hear about this type of jewelry, rings are a very popular choice. These rings feature the same beautiful pearls that are popular with jewelry lovers around the world. 

Why Rings?

SHOPWISER PH HAUL - CHEAPEST STUFF ONLINE

I rarely patronize online shops because I live right next to Greenhills where similar stuff can be found (and tried on).

However, there are a few exceptions to that rule and one of them is @ShopwiserPh on Instagram.

Shopwiser sources straight from China, Japan, Korea, etc to bring you the cheapest prices both online and offline.

Their inventory ranges from high quality traincases, acrylic make-up organizers, light up pillows for kids, authentic designer VIP gift items from Chanel, YSL, bags, bedsheets, to Psorzema Cream and many, many more.

My personal haul consisted of:
Etude House Brow Stencil Set
BlueIdea Shiatsu Massage Cushion

Wanna know how much? "Read More"

SHOPWISER
etude brow stencil

Thursday, April 30, 2015

levis launches coolmax in time for summer

This summer has got to be one of the hottest yet! 

I was in a casual meeting yesterday and I remember asking how he manages to put on office clothes everyday.

There are days when I can't even imagine covering my legs especially after putting some lotion on (non-negotiable due to really dry skin) which is why I've been pretty much living in shorts and dresses.

The problem with that is that I'm slowly running out of mix and match options without my trusty jeans in play.

If you feel like I do, here's something you might be interested in...

The new Levi's CoolMax, launched just in time for summer!

levis coolmax
levis coolmax price

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

electrolux little white book: do more with less + win prizes!

"Do More With Less"

Across the world, Filipinos are probably one of the most resourceful people when it comes to upcycling. Just take a look at your vicinity, what do you see? Tires to keep roofs from flying off, soda bottles as lamp shades and flower pots, etc, the list goes on.

At the center of it all is the traditional Filipino mom.

Known for never throwing anything away because "sayang, magagamit pa yan"!

Often the subject of malambing insider jokes, this time around, that particular frugality and practicality is what inspired Electrolux to create their latest campaign which is to "DO MORE WITH LESS".

DO MORE WITH LESS
electrolux little white book

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A TWIST ON FORMAL

Semi-formal evening wear doesn't always need to consist of heavily embellished chiffon pieces or tight body con dresses.

Cocktail dresses and high heels tend to suffocate me so when the need arises, I try to be more creative and find alternative ways to adhere to the dress code.

This is one example.

ZARA CHAIN BOOTS STREET STYLE
ZARA CHAIN BOOTS

kathryn bernardo for oracare

What mouthwash do you use?

Does it contain alcohol?

Oracare Mouthrinse has no alcohol, no sting, color or sugar yet it effectively eliminates strong mouth odors while providing a pleasurable gargling experience.

It's extremely gentle so you can use it everyday.

This is one of the many reasons why OraCare is the mouthwash of choice for teen queen Kathryn Bernardo.

kathryn bernardo for oracare
kathryn bernardo oracare 

Monday, April 27, 2015

progress pre-school GOLD "I choose" april winner

Hi Mommies and Daddies! First of, I would like to thank you all for sending in your entries. As promised, here are the first 2 winners of National Bookstore Gift Certificates and Progress Pre-School Gold Milk! ☺

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

close up forever summer ticket giveaway

This is probably what you've all been waiting for!

A #CloseUpForeverSummer Ticket Giveaway!!!

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closeup forever summer ticket giveaway

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

instax diy day year 2

It was time to get crafty for #TeamInstaxPH's DIY Day Year 2!

Held at Shutter Master Pro Cafe/Photography Accessories shop in Quezon City, it was one very creative hipster-ish day.

team instax ph
instax diy

Saturday, April 18, 2015

MATABUNGKAY BEACH HOTEL RELAUNCH AND REVIEW

I was quite hesitant to accept the offer to spend my weekend at Matabungkay to cover the relaunch of the Matabungkay Beach Hotel.

I was almost dead-set on saying no but 3 days before departure, I suddenly began to miss the beach so at the last minute, I decided to opt in.

Still, I had very low expectations because of the unfavorable reputation this place has been receiving over the past several years.

The road leading up to the resort didn't help ease my apprehensions either. It was littered with shanties, sari-sari stores and not so appealing resorts along the way.

But once we entered the actual hotel compound, things began to appear more promising...

MATABUNGKAY SHORELINE 2015
matabungkay shoreline

Friday, April 17, 2015

OOTD: HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR FALL WARDROBE FOR SUMMER

Most of us can't afford to shop for a new wardrobe each season and sometimes, finding a sweet spot in between transitional periods can be tricky especially when your closet consists mostly of blacks, whites and grays like mine.

The arrival of summer had me baffled at first but I think I've finally found a way to incorporate my "mostly fall wardrobe" into looks that are summer appropriate.

Read more for tips! ☺

SUMMER 2015 STREET STYLE
parfois suede bucket bag

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

progress pre-school GOLD "I Choose" twitter giveaway!

Summer is here and I am soooo happy I don't have to wake up at 5am anymore to prepare breakfast! :P

I've really been enjoying the extra hours of sleep and our more relaxed schedule since school let out. But that's just me, my daughter is the exact opposite.

She's been on vacation for just a few weeks and yet she's already learned how to swim, surf and dance.

As if that wasn't enough, football and voice lessons are also on her agenda as well as many others.

Just talking about it already makes me and my wallet tired but I couldn't be happier or prouder to have raised such a driven little girl!

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progress pre-school gold multi achiever promo

Sunday, April 12, 2015

how much would you pay for a wedding dress?

How much are you willing to pay for a wedding gown?

How much is too much for a dress you're hopefully only going to wear once in your entire life (the odd halloween not included :P)?

Kitchie was commended for choosing a gown that only cost P700. Although she looks great and comfortable in it, I think she could've done better.

But of course that probably wasn't her priority but being the nosy person that I am, I decided to go looking for better option that are also pretty affordable.

Think less than P10,000.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

all eyez on me

"Live the life of a thug nigga, until the day I die
live the life of a boss playa {All Eyez On Me}
cause even gettin high.. ..{All Eyez On Me}
Live the life of a thug nigga, until the day I die
live the life of a boss playa, cause even gettin high..."

Hahaha, sorry can't help but reference Tupac each time I wear this dress. It's just begging to be sung!

BALENCIAGA FIRST WHITE STREET STYLE
white balenciaga first street style

Friday, April 10, 2015

CHANEL INSPIRED BOOTS AND BIPOLARITY

Here's another "Oh my god, I left my pants at home" moment again... ☺
PLAID SHIRT STREET STYLE
PLAID SHIRT STREET STYLE
This is an outfit I shot several weeks ago but forgot to post, I just remembered because I wore it again last week during my recent trip to Baguio (check out my trip on instagram: @saratirona).

Thursday, April 9, 2015

LE BUNNY BLEU SPRING/SUMMER 2015 COLLECTION

Before heading over to the beach for Holy Week, I made it a point to visit Le Bunny Bleu's boutique in Shangrila Plaza to pick up a pair of comfy summer shoes.

I was greeted by lots of fresh designs from their Spring Summer 2015 collection.

Read More to check out which particular pairs caught my fancy. ☺ (+They also have an ongoing irresistible sale you shouldn't miss! More after the jump!)

LE BUNNY BLEU SPRING SUMMER 2015
LE BUNNY BLEU SS15

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

OOTD: CLOTHES THAT NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE

Back to basics.

Like I said in this post, I have been feeling the need to tap back into my boho roots this summer and I am making a conscious effort to try and not be as easily sucked into new trends again (try lang ok? :))

The thing I love most about Boho Chic is its timelessness.

Some of the pieces I'm wearing here are over 5 years old and yet each time I step out in them, I am always complimented and asked about where I got them.

PARFOIS SPRING SUMMER 2015 SUEDE BAG
SPRING SUMMER 2015 SUEDE BUCKET BAG

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

parfois spring/summer 2015 launch: #thebohoexperience

Have you been a follower of my blog since the beginning (of time? di nga...) haha. If you have been, I apologize for dragging you along with me through all my horrible style phases. (I hope you didn't get orange hair too!)

Thankfully, I think I'm finally past my experimental stage (hopefully) and I'm slowly easing my way back to my roots: Boho!

Remember back when I used to have long ombre hair and I was always dressed in flares, wide legs, turbans, kimonos and I even used to sew my own clothes? (#ehdiwow)

When you're into style blogging, it's super easy to get sucked into different trends without even realizing it. One day you look back and realize how much your personal style has changed (it's quite horrible really). The only good thing about being experimental is that through time, you realize what works best for you.

And looking back, I think I was prettiest when I was Boho. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Okay, okay, seriously, I think that's really who I am deep in my core (?! :P) I have always said that I was born in the wrong decade. Kerouac, Fleetwood Mac, I have always been obsessed with anything to come out between 1965-1975.

And luckily, along with this realization came an abundance of hippie goodness at the launch of Parfois Spring/Summer 2015 collection held at Pio's Kitchen last week!

"Read more" about this super Instagrammable event and their awesome new affordable collection...

parfois totes 2015
parfois 2015 collection

Monday, April 6, 2015

I'm a stylish mom on a budget

When you’re a mom, you know all about the ridiculous rate that your children go through clothes at. And when you’re on a tight budget you have learned every money saving technique known to man when it comes to dressing your kids. You’re a dab hand at finding special deals, you have mastered the art of the hand me down and you make sure that you keep an eye out for coupons that may help you save on anything you’ll need to buy.

But what about you? Has your wardrobe been neglected because you’re spending your entire clothing budget on your kids? You’ve gotten used to wearing the same clothes over and over again and so long as it’s not falling apart, it’s not a problem. But let an interview opportunity or meeting with a potential client come up and suddenly you realize that neglecting yourself was a bad idea!

So how do you keep yourself in style on a tight budget? By doing the following!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

STRIVE FOOTWEAR LAUNCH

As cavemen (and women), we all walked on natural surfaces such as soil and sand...and that is what our feet is specially designed for. But along with progress, modernization and style came cement, wood flooring and high heels! :P

How many of your suffer from lower back pain? Raise your hands!

STRIVE MANDALS
STRIVE MANDALS

Friday, April 3, 2015

CALTEX PARTNERS WITH ROBINSONS REWARDS

Want more reason to fuel up at Caltex? Introducing your new gas girls!!!

Hahaha, just kidding, we'll be wearing shorter shorts then. Just kidding, again! :P 

"Read more" to find out why...

SARAH TIRONA CALTEX
caltex partners with robinsons

Three Ways To Optimize Your Look This Year

Now as always, people all over the world are interested in optimizing their physical appearance. If this is the case for you, it's important to note that there are numerous ways that you can enhance your visual appeal. To make it happen, consider implementing some or all of the following beauty techniques: 

layering

Thursday, April 2, 2015

progress pre-school gold multiple intelligence recognition day

Just to clear things up, I didn't graduate from any masters course last week. :P

I was wearing a toga to celebrate and represent other moms who have a more progressive approach to parenting at an event set by Progress Pre-School Gold to recognize multi-achievers.

Multiple Intelligence opens many doors of opportunities for our children. As parents, it is our responsibility to expose them to as many activities as possible that might interest them....especially now that it's summer and they have a lot of idle time. 

Who knows your kid might be the next Lisa Macuja or Kuya Kim? Kuya Kim??? Yep, read on to find out why...

sarah tirona ppsg
progress pre-school gold multiple intelligence recognition day

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pearl Rings: A Lovely Alternative

Pearl jewelry has been a popular option with women for centuries. Even though many people think of pearl necklaces when they hear about this type of jewelry, rings are a very popular choice. These rings feature the same beautiful pearls that are popular with jewelry lovers around the world. 

Why Rings?

SHOPWISER PH HAUL - CHEAPEST STUFF ONLINE

I rarely patronize online shops because I live right next to Greenhills where similar stuff can be found (and tried on).

However, there are a few exceptions to that rule and one of them is @ShopwiserPh on Instagram.

Shopwiser sources straight from China, Japan, Korea, etc to bring you the cheapest prices both online and offline.

Their inventory ranges from high quality traincases, acrylic make-up organizers, light up pillows for kids, authentic designer VIP gift items from Chanel, YSL, bags, bedsheets, to Psorzema Cream and many, many more.

My personal haul consisted of:
Etude House Brow Stencil Set
BlueIdea Shiatsu Massage Cushion

Wanna know how much? "Read More"

SHOPWISER
etude brow stencil