Gray Matters Most

Gray has been my to-go-to color and it has been a constant color on my OOTDs. I know I’ve said this before that whenever I go to a store my eyes gravitates first to grays and blacks. Another reason I love picking up grays for my OOTDs is because it is one of the colors that you can easily mix and match with almost everything. If you want monotony and minimalist, pair it with black. If you want to go all out kawaii, pair it with killer colors. You can never go wrong with grays, in my own opinion.

Gray

In The Midst Of All The Colors

What is really fascinating too is that it my gray wardrobe pieces can easily coordinate with my ever changing hair color. This is a proven fact – I’ve tried pink (light and dark), purple, lilac, violet and blonde, and all those hair colors really coordinated well with gray pieces.

Minimalist Kawaii

Gray Oversized Top from Uniqlo. Black with Red Accent Sneakers from New Balance.

Since, I kind of said it this post that I almost tried all sort of colors, please stay tuned for my next entry to know more how I get those funky, kawaii and pastel hair colors. Details really soon (I promise!)

Purples and Grays

‘Til the next post & post!

Laiya (Part 2): Vantage Point For Sunrise

Long overdue part two of my blog post of my beach trip in Laiya, Batangas.

For our second (and last day) of this quick getaway, we have decided to wake up early to catch the sunrise. The previous day, we were excited to catch the sunset but it so happened that Laiya in on the other side of the sunset. Upon learning that, we have decided to ring our alarm early so that we can catch the glory of sunrise. You could have known by now that everytime I go on beach trip, I never watching the sun rises and sets.

Sunrise

All Smiles

Golden

There is something about sunrise and sunset that I find amazing. Both time of the day exudes romantic and optimistic feel. Aside from that, this is the perfect time to have your photos taken, more commonly known as “Golden Hour”. Most people opt to enjoy golden hour during sunset (given the time) over sunrise. Though both time of the day provides a soft light and shadows to any photos which gives an automatic filter (without using one and less post-production process for photos).

Lost

Happiness

Also for the second day, we have the chance to enjoy the pool and see more what Sabangan Resort has to offer. We really love the ambiance as if you are in a secluded jungle because of the big trees surrounding the area.

Serene and Waiting

Pool Time

Rare

I really had fun with this beach trip with my best friend. Thanks to her, we have shared precious memories and thanks to my best friend that I have Instagram worthy and blog worthy pictures.

Greens

Come and Get It

Follow Me

Sitting and Smiling

Footprints In the Sands

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Sunrise

Thanks You Sabangan Beach Resort

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Laiya (Part 1): Sweet Beach Trip

I love beach trips. You could probably say by now that beach trips are my kind of vacation. These kind of trips are more memorable if shared with a best friend who will also be your photographer and constant “talk-mate”.


Though it has not been long since our last beach trip together, my college best friend is currently not based here in the Philippines. So we always make sure that whenever she’s back in town, that we book this kind of mini vacation.


For this weekend trip, we decided to visit one of the nearest beach destination in the Metro. Quite honestly, the term “near” is somewhat not appropriate given the travel time (including the horrendous traffic in the Metro plus the actual travel time) and the proximity of the beach destination.

We have visited Laiya, Batangas. Laiya is a sleepy town/ muncipality in Batangas known for its beach and resort accomodations. There are plenty of resorts to choose from but we have decided to stay in Sabangan beach Resort.


Sabangan Beach Resort boasts a nature style ambiance with modern amenities. Another great thing about the resort is it has its own beach front which is a a must consider when choosing or booking for this kind of trip/ vacation.

Day 2 of my short travel series in Laiya coming soon.

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New Stripes

Stripes are something I can consider as staple in my closet. I have almost all manageable style of stripes you can think of and my most favorite one is the black and white thin style. As far as I remember, I have been wearing stripes all my life. I even saw a baby picture of myself wearing this style.

 

Kawaii Pose

  

Vacation

 

As you would have known by now, I love simple and clean aesthetic. I even reference my style as “minimalist kawaii”. Stripes are something that I can easily mix and match to my style. You can wear this style no matter the season is. You only need to know when to wear the best perfect stripes for the occasion or season.

 

Simple Yet Cute

  

Playground

 

I really find it amazing when I see a stripes style with an “attitude”. Something shouts “I am not a normcore stripes” but at the same time still a classic staple. I find this very amusing top from Uniqlo UT collection which features capsule collection for different themes. I personally love these shirts from Uniqlo that I always make sure to include Uniqlo on my shopping trip every time. Aside from that, Uniqlo has got me hooked because of their clean and classic aesthetic.

  

By the way, I am wearing a combination from Uniqlo. Both top and bottom are from Uniqlo. Top is from Uniqlo Dick Bruna UT Collection.

‘Til the next pose and post!

Wraparound

I have this fascination that you might have noticed from the last couple of resort wear style blogs I posted before.

 

Long Stretch

  

Wrap Me Around

 

The last couple of beach trips, I always brought with me some wrap arounds, cardigans or pullovers. I really find it useful to bring at least one on your beach trip as you can use it in different ways.

 

Easy

  

Garden Resort

 

It also adds a little touch of drama to your beach wear.

 

Details

  

Golden Sky, Blue Sea

 

Oversized Wood Cardigan from H&M.

  

‘Til the next pose & post!

Deep Blue

This probably the quickest that I’ve blogged so far. Just arrived from an out of town trip last night with my college best friend and I’ve already done a little bit of edit and draft. This is a really good sign.

This is the first outfit blog from my recent trip in Batangas (where else but to the beach). We are so lucky to be living in a tropical country that makes it far from impossible to visit a beach whenever you want to. Well, except maybe for a few days when rain is unbearable.
 

Summer in September

  

Close Up and Make Up Look

 

Recently, I have this fascination with blue tones. Whenever I do my shopping, blues always attract my eyes. I also think that blues mixes well with my peach/ pink hair. The combination of blues and pinks brings a more youthful feel.

 

Sitting Pretty

  

Backdrop: Sabangan Resort in Laiya

 

Sleeveless Top from H&M. Black Swim Shorts from H&M. Matte Black Shades from Sunnies. Straw Hat from Forever21.

Can I Get Another Beach Trip?

‘Til the next post & post!

Pro-Contrast

Summer might be officially over but my summer pool photos and coordinates are still deep. Reason for that is that I was very busy that I barely have time to blog. Just waiting for things to stabilize and will definitely go back to regular programming.

Fixing

For this style post, let’s throwback to my first trip to Boracay this year when summer was in its full power.

 

Hot Summer

  

Pool Of Dark

 

I opted to wear a dark themed coordinate which contrasts my light dipped dye hair.
 

Summer It Is

 

Sleeveless Top from Forever 21. Shorts from H&M. Round Sunnies from Coachella X H&M. Long Sleeves Plaid (used as a wrap around) from Oxygen Clothing.

‘Til the next pose & post!

Ilocos (Part 2): South

The trip to Ilocos wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Southern Part of the province known as Ilocos Sur. We were not able to go around as much in Ilocos Sur as we did in Ilocos Norte and just decided to go straight to the heart or capital of Ilocos Sur which is Vigan City.

Tourist

Kawaii In Vigan Signage

      

Sitting In Plaza Square

   

Vigan City is known as a heritage city because it houses the famed Calle Crisologo which is a street-full of old houses which makes you feel like you are transported back in the 1880s.

 

Calle Crisologo

  

Old Houses

  

Nice BG for OOTD Post

  
 I honestly think that this trip to Vigan is a some sort of a field trip though the difference is I now appreciate more these kind of trips to the museums and historic sites. I like looking at old artifacts and learn more about the history and heritage of the place. Putting that in mind, I will never pass on a chance to visit a museum. For this trip in Vigan, we visited three museums. If you love museums like me, Vigan is a must visit place then.

 

Looking At Old Books In Crisologo Museum

  

Mansion Turned Into A Museum, Syquia Mansion

  

Burgos National Museum

  

Resting From All Those Museum Walking

  

Afternoon In An Azotea

 
Last but not the least, the Bantay Bell Tower. Wow. I’ve visited and seen a lot of Bell Tower and Lighthouses all throught my trips in the Philippines but I can say for now that the Bantay Bell Tower tops my list. The place is packed with tourists locals and foreigners alike and I wish to come back when there are less people which I think is rare feat. Quite honestly, Bantay Bell Tower is not even part of our iterinary for this trip but decided the last minute to visit the place as recommended by the locals. Make sure to go inside the old tower and go up the watch tower and be captivated by the view of Vigan from above.

 

Majestic

  

True Enough

  

Wind Blowing From All Directions

  

View From Bantay Bell Tower

 This wraps up my visit of the Ilocos province. I have been wanting to visit the province for so long and it was actually worth the travel to the North. I had so much fun seeing the cityscape, beach and heritage sites. I also had so much fun eating Ilocandia cuisine which I believe is one of the best in whole country, make sure to eat the famous empanada and try the variation from Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. Thanks Ilocos for the hospitality, this trip checks one of the places to visit in the Philippines.

‘Til the next pose & post!

PS. To where next then?

Light and Stripes

Ever since I moved to a light pink hair, my affinity to something light or nude has increased as well. It is not something new but amidst all my monotone gradients in my closet, I find myself buying more and more pastels (or light colors). I honestly think that some of the hair colors have sipped in my brain so that nudes and pastels will rule my buying impulse.
 

Basic, Clean and Sweet

 

For this look, I’m going for a sweet, basic look that compliments my light pink hair. Thanks to my light pink hair, I always get stopped at shops/ boutiques and get compliments for my hair. I think so far, this is the best hair color I had and planning to keep them until the end of the year.

Sweet Pose, All The Time

Boxy Stripped Top from Uniqlo. Dry Pleated Relaxed Pants from Uniqlo. White Leather Sandals from Milano.

Light Tones, ‘Erday

I’ll be making a blog post about my hair pink soon and all the products I used to inspire you to be not afraid to be more experimental with your hair. So watch this space.

Kawaii Selca (I wanna learn more about makeup application!)

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Ilocos (Part 1): North

I have been wishful thinking for years that I will be able to visit Ilocos Province. It is one of the places I want to visit in the Philippines because of beautiful sceneries, food and of course the beach. Ilocos is located on the northern part of Luzon. For this trip, we are lucky enough as we were able to visit Ilocos Norte (including Pagudpod) and Ilocos Sur.

We started our extended weekend trip in Ilocos Norte specifically in Laoag City. Laoag City is known as the norternmost city in the Philippines and the capital of Ilocos Norte.
 

Always My Fave

  

Church

  

What Are You Waiting For?

  

Chillin’ at The Malacanang Of The North

  

Find Me, Find Me, Find Me

  

I’ll Never Get Tired of Greens and Blues

  

Baby, Baby 🎶

 

The following day was supposedly a beach day but the sun did not show up. Nevertheless, we still headed to Pagudpod. The rain will not stop is to explore the sleepy town of Pagudpod. There are a lot to see in Pagudpod and eventhough the skies are not generally beach friendly we still enjoyed our trip to Pagudpod.

 

Watchtower

  

Eerie Feels

  

Dip and Dye

  

Blown Away

  

Edge of Glory

  

Big Fan

 This is just the first part of my Ilocos travel diary. Part two is all about the heritage province of Ilocos Sur. Stay tuned.

 

Dream-Like

  

Owning This Little Piece of Heaven

  

Even A Blocked Sunset Is Still Gorgeous

 
‘Til the next pose & post!