Month: July 2015

Almost Monotoned Layers

I made a mental note to myself that whenever I travel, I will always incorporate of what and who am I on  all my ensembles. Traveling tends to go a little hectic and most of the the time, the last thing on your mind is “What should I wear?”. Good for me is that I have this Obsessive- Compulsive trait which definitely has its share of pros and cons, I always choose and plan ahead of time what would I wear for the entire duration of the vacation taking into consideration what places we will visit for that day, etc.

My must haves for a city vacation: light, breezy materials. Singapore is known to be way humid than the Philippines and the last thing I want to look like is that you look like “a hot mess” (like humid sweaty kind of hot) on your vacation photos. I packed a lot of lightweight materials for this Singapore trip. Another thing I can never let go is my forever love affair with anything that is black.

Haji Lane

For this first style post in Singapore, I used layering to make it more dimensional and complex without sacrificing comfort. Remember that black compliments any color so this is the time that you can have eccentric prints and graphics to mix with your black ensemble. I also loving the length of the cardigan as it is quite a popular trend all over the world. Straw hats are very unconventional but who says that they are only made for the beach? As much as possible, very minimal accessories to give you more comfort when moving or walking while enjoying the sceneries.

ION Sky

Long length cardigan from H&M. Printed tank top used as inner wear from Uniqlo. Light leggings from Cotton On. White sneaker from Moonstar. Hat from Forever21.

Last thing you will see me are on baggy oversized pants while on vacation. Not just me. ☺️

What To Do In Henderson Waves

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Palawan (Part 7): Pocket Beaches and Lagoons

Last few islands for our second day of island hopping tour and El Nido keeps on revealing its beauty.

One of the last islands we have visited is the Cadlao Island/ Lagoon. Once you step in this lagoon-slash-island, it gives you the feel of being transported to prehistoric time as if any moment now a dinosaur will come out and play. Seriously, no dinosaurs in this place but extra careful with the monkeys. The water is calm and a little deep at some point. Perfect spot for beach bumming if you are too tired staying and tanning under the sun as the beach has eternal shade from the high limestone formations.

 

    

Frontier

  

Rugged Rock Formations

 
Pasandigan Beach is our next destination, just a short ride from Cadlao. This beach is for you if you like long walks in the beach. From this beach, you can see the El Nido town. In fact, some of the tourists opt to kayak from El Nido town to Pasadigan Beach.

   

Serenity

  

Airblown

 
Last island for the day and last island destination in El Nido is Bukal Island. A pocket island near Bacuit Bay. Calm and shallow waters are here perfect if you need that much needed photoshoot for your Instagram. Not much activities here but travelers can stay here for the night to experience an authentic island accommodation which is sleeping under the night sky either with or without a tent, which by the way is not my style.

 

Photoshoot Galore

  
  

El Nido Captured My Heart

 
On our way back to El Nido Town, we were lucky enough to experience and see the sunset in the middle of the ocean. As you know by now, sunset is my favorite part of the day and I make it a point to capture sunset wherever I go. I will never get tired of watching the sunset.

 

Sunset In The Middle of The Sea

 
That wraps up the second day of our island hopping in El Nido (and third day in Palawan). Bittersweet moment as this travel series is coming to an end.

 

The Not So Sleepy Town of El Nido

 
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Palawan (Part 6): Shrine in A Tropical Island

After enjoying the waves and shore in Helicopter Island, our tour commenced and got a very pleasant surprise which is in Matinloc Shrine.

Matinloc Shrine is one of the abandoned islands in El Nido. I really wonder what happened to this place but despite the island is an abandoned one, a lot of tourists are frequenting this place because of many reasons. In terms of design and architecture, Matinloc Shrine boasts a design reminiscent of Grecian aesthetic. The place also has that eerie feeling but not that scary feeling. Who will get scared with group of tourists enjoying the trip under the afternoon sun? Not me.

   

The Shrine

    

Port Like

  

Where People Bask Under The Sun

  

Stage?

  

From My OOTD Post

  Aside from the shrine in the island, it also has a very good view deck which will let you experience an unobstructive view of the neighboring islands and the vast waters of El Nido, at least on this side of town.

 

This View Is Heavenly

  

Giddy Kid

    

Happy Summer Crew

 After enjoying Matinloc Shrine, we stopped by a neighboring island to have a little rest and lunch. I have to say that each corner in El Nido is a gem.

 

Corner Pocket Beach

  

Amazing Rock Formation

    

Me and Lara Tried Snorkeling, The Rest Bummed By The Beach

 El Nido never cease to amaze me every time we visit any place. Hands down, El Nido is definitely one of the best places in the entire world.

  
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