Skirting the Issue

24 April 2014

Penshoppe Top, Bazzar Find Patterned Skirt, CMG Bag, Ray-Ban Aviators, Forever 21 Metal Trim Sandals

When I was a kid, skirts were a staple. That proved to be disadvantageous for me since I grew up with mostly male cousins and running around was a frequent pastime. Fast forward to my late teens, shorts and pants were preferred for my years in UP and to the present day because I feel less restricted as opposed to a skirt which I have to constantly check if the hem is still in its proper place. I saw this patterned skirt in a bazaar however and thought that it was way too cute to pass up. It has a garterized waist (a definite plus for me since I eat very often...) and the length shows off just the right amount of leg.

Exposed Brick

23 April 2014

I love the idea of incorporating an exposed brick wall in a home-- it gives off a rustic and homey feel. While a brick wall is more often associated and thought of as most apt in the kitchen, incorporating it in a living room or even bedroom is also appealing. The trick is to have a well lit place to keep the brick wall from making a room dark. Place it in an area where natural light would flood in or accentuate it with lights. Want the texture of bricks but not a fan of the red tone? You can paint it with white. Though personally I'd stick with the original red. 

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The Week that Was

22 April 2014

{Bobbi Brown Tulle + MAC Snob}

The past week has been pretty relaxing. Pretty productive, too as I've got a good start on my blog editorial calendar AND I learned to salvage a lipstick that was waaay to light for my skin tone: MAC Snob. MAC in the Philippines does not offer this shade in the market and I found out later on why: it really washes you out. I wanted this lipstick so bad so when a friend of mine asked if we wanted any products from the US, this was the one I asked for. Anyway it did wash me out and fast forward to a few months after, I learned I could lessen the bright tint by putting on Bobbi Brown Tulle first and then putting on Snob after. Yay for a pretty lipstick that I don't have to chuck out.

{another addition to my growing succulent garden}

{stab of nostalgia}

My family and I went to Tagaytay last week and I was surprised that there were a few people flying kites-- still. Because last time I saw that was when I was a kid. My cousins and I built our own kite-- it only hovered a foot or two above the ground... But it was still pretty fun. 

{washi tape additions}
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