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Dressing up on the beach is really tricky but at the same time a challenge I enjoy doing. Why do I say that? Mainly because when you buy your outfit pre-vacation: your skin is lighter, hair is the perfect color (for me blonde) and you tried to get ready for your vacation by being a little too watchful of what you eat. Then when you beach vacation starts: you eat (a lot!), stay in the sun longer (because you have so much fun and it’s always picture perfect under the sun) and your hair becomes more brassy (in case for my blonde hair – thanks to the sea).

 

Cue Beyonce’s “Deja Vu”

   

Zambales Life

 

For this summer, I tried (planned?) to be as colorful and bold on my coordinates but whenever I see monotones, my mind always says, “that’s perfect for you!”. So what better thing to do? Pack all the most colorful pieces you have and bring some blacks and gray. It’s just a matter of mixing and finding the balance for your coordinates.

Summer Coordinate

Geometric Print Sleeveless Top from Uniqlo. Swim Shorts from Robinson’s. Cover-up from H&M. Shades from Sunnies Studios.

Fashion has no rules. Style is what makes you an individual. Experiment with your coordinates. Have fun under the sun and get a tan. And most importantly, be confident.

‘Til the next pose & post!

Black and Boxy

First style post from my vacation in the province of Ilocos. I’ve been wanting to go to the Ilocos province for quite some time now but rarely has the chance maybe because of the distance from Manila or most pf my friends have already visited the province once or twice. So as part of my birthday treat for myself, I’ve decided to finally visit Ilocos. Stay tuned for my travel diaries soon.

Boxy Style

When it comed to vacation outfit, nothing beats a comfortable outfit. A short and and some t-shirt would be the usual suspects but how about we play it up a little bit.

If you been reading my blog for some time now, you have probably know my affinity with monotones. For this style post in Ilocos, I brought some of my blacks for this trip. Like I said most tourists opt to don short and t-shirt as their uniform as they ar the most comfortable when travelling (walking, visiting galleries and historocal places, etc). I’m no different, shorts and tshirt are my idea comfortable wear. The key is to be comfortable but stand out at the same time.

My all black ensemble also highlights my pink-dipped blonde hair which I’m loving now and planning to keep the entire summer.

Boxy Shirt from Penshoppe. Easy Shorts from Uniqlo. Gray Overnight Bag from Terranova.

 

Old School Backdrop Meets Modern Style

 
Don’t be afraid to wear all black on your next vacation. The goal is comfort and to stand out from the crowd of tourists. Always look the best whenever you are out and about. If black is not for you, choose what suits you best. The end goal is for you to be comfortable on what you wear without compromising your own style.

 

Syquioa Mansion

 
‘Til the next pose & post!

Blue and Blacks

Nowadays, I’m into visiting museum. For the second half of 2015, I visited three museums and looking forward to make it four or five before the year ends. Well, thanks to my very busy schedule, I’ve planned multiple times to visit museums but somehow the plan is just a plan. 

Casually Sitting In The Little Corner

 
For me, museums are the perfect venue for your OOTD shots. So I make sure to plan my outfit whenever I visit one.
It has been ages since a proper outfit post for my blog. A warm sunday trip to the outskirts of the Metro calls for some cool, comfy outfit for a trip in a museum.

   

Museum Day.

 

Long Drop Top from Factorie. Black Leggings from H&M. Hat from H&M. Sneakers from New Balance.

Blog post about this museum trip, coming soon. So better watch out.

‘Til the next pose & post!

Finally Some Sun, Sands and Sea

Summer is always part of my calendar year. I make it a point each year to have a vacation ~ enjoy, rest, chika with friends andΒ  hit the sands and sea. I am the type of person who prefers vacationing in comfortable place instead of doing adventurous type of activities. You get it, I am not an adventurous. Period. I prefer my vacations lounging in the sands doing nothing. And I guess I am lucky enough that I’ve met some friends who prefer their vacations the same way I do.

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Hey Pangasinan!


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Finally Some Sun, Sand and Sea


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All Ours

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Cant see anything beyond

My summer this year, started a little bit late due to some major changes. My family decided to cancel our supposedly family vacation. Though that’s okay because we are expecting something super good soon (Keep posted about that!). Upon hearing that news, I immediately called my college friends for an improptu summer planning. I didn’t really call them, I just sent them a message on viber and the planning continues in just two short weeks. We can say that we are lucky enough because we never experienced any trouble during the whole planning stage up until the very end of our vacation.

For this summer vacation, we decided to visit Bolinao, Pangasinan.

I want to say that the place is exquisite. Just the perfect thing I have in my mind. Not crowded (like Boracay) and the sea is amazing. The sands are good but of course nothing beats the Boracay sands or Caramoan’s.

We arrived in Bolinao, Pangasinan just a little pass 6:30am and the first thing we visited is the local church. During my travel for the last couple of years, my fondness for old church architecture has grown. I find them really fascinating and complex. I am no person to talk to about architecture or engineering but let’s say that I love looking at complex designs and different styles.

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Off to the sands now. Will I pass on without my pre-requisite outfit shot?

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Snapeee Pic : orangediaz

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Black Tropical

For day one, I decided to wear monotone or dark esemble. This is very deviated from the colors for summer. Normally for summer, we see ultra brights, and rarely monotones. Top is Uniqlo, bottoms are from Folded and Hung. I love the print from my Uniqlo’s sleeveless top. It’s from the SPRZ NY collection of The Museum of Modern Art. It has the pop of art which nowadays are very big on street style trend from the major cities in the world. The top is comfortable, so as the bottoms. Who needs to wear uncomfortable clothes in the beach, right?

I’m never been afraid to stay under the sun and get my skin burn (a lot). Anyways, my tone will just return to it’s original color maybe after less than two weeks. I always get scolded for staying prolonged time without sunblock. And, I always complain that my skin itches or hurts a lot. Maybe the next time I visit a beach a sunblock with high SPF will do me some good.

Look at the “oh-so-nice” sceneries.

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The "Not-So" Enchanted Cave


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Lost Blonde


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Inside The Cave


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Rock View Beach


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Stare At The Sun


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Amor loves shooting a pic when I am not ready


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Vanity Overdose

We stayed at Patar beach for more than 4 hours. What we did? Pictures!

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Burn For Burn


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Sun burn

Who wants to miss out on the perfect sunset? Bolinao’s Patar beach has the unobstucted view of sun setting down. Consider it this way: Philippines has the best sunset view in the world and Bolinao has one of the best. You do the word association: Best sunset in the whole wide world. The unobstructed view is awesome. The waters from the South China Sea or West Philippine Sea is perfect for this sunset. I am so lucky to have experienced this. Still what I want to see is the sunset from Manila Bay. Hopefully soon, I can check it off from my bucket list.

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From My Instagram Account: @orangediaz


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I Super Love Snapeee

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Almost forgot: Selca Time!!
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Me, Amor and Ehlaine

Our second day started way early than the usual mornings for vacations. We started our day at around 5AM. At that time, I need to wake up because we need to visit one of Panagasinan’s major tourist spot. We never really planned to visit the place but since it’s just an hour and half drive away why not go there. It’s like having two vacations in one? This place I am talking about is the famed “Hundred Islands”. We’ve been planning to visit this place for years now but for some reason, we always end up somewhere else.

Before travelling to Hundred Islands, it’s time again for my day’s outfit. First day is all abouy monotone. This time around, I decided to go pink ~ bright pink to be exact. Capping it with a nice printed snap back which is becoming more and more popular these days, thanks to hip hop culture and Asian countries like Japan and South Korea. My pink top is from Forever 21 and bottoms are from Uniqlo. I like how the pink blends well with black. I should wear more of this combination. Before shooting the outfit post, I decided to tucked the shirt in which the way I look at it looks more stylish than not tucked-in.

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Bright Sun Parade

Hundred Islands as usually does not fail me. Though I wish that all the 123 or more islands are visit-able ( Do such word exist? ). I have to say that my favorite island is the “Turtle Island”, it looks like a turtle from any angle. Too bad there’s no shore line in Turtle Island.
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Turtle

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One of the best in Hundred Islands

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Bats


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Some Cave

And some of me.. πŸ˜‰

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Boat

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Make sure to continue reading my blog πŸ˜‰

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Photo Credit: Instagram @elhizamour

Before we end our two-day vacation, we need to visit one of the most renowned church in the Philippines which is the Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag Church which is located in Manaoag, Pangasinan. At first sight from afar it reminds me of The Antipolo Church but up close it is so different. We have to thank our Lord Creator for giving us the chance to visit such places and creating “beyond words” islands and places here in the Philippines.

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The Manaoag Church

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I pray for my loved ones

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Water Candles


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Trying to light a candle

I am so looking forward for our next getaway. I really had so much fun from that two day vacation.

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On the way home, my playlist was 2NE1’s “Crush” album and SNSD’s “Mr. Mr.” mini album.

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Come Back Home

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Love Lots!!!

‘Til the next pose and post!

Hiatus

Hi,

I’ve been on hiatus for the last few weeks but don’t you all worry. I am just revving-up my blog and will come back better and with a new outlook.

I promise to post more on the next few days.

Summer is here. So meaning: more fun and more adventures.

‘Til the next post and pose!

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Have some cake first

PS. Have some cake first until my next blog entry. Mwah!

Flavor of the Month: Pink

New year, new beginnings. Such a cliche but we always believe on that. Many of us change the way we live. Like staying away from vices and living a healthy lifestyle. Some change their perspective and some like me change their hair color.

For last year, I sported blonde hair all year long. And to be honest, it is quite a hassle and such a high maintenance stuff. I easily get annoyed when I see black hair growing from the roots. I really wish someone would invent a pill when you take it, you instantly change your hair color. That would be really fantastic because for people like me who wanted to try different hair colors and experiment from time to time, that would save us time coloring our hair and trips to salons.

For the start of the year, I colored my hair pink or what the hair pro says “Mystique Heather”. I’ve been planning to try “out of the box” color for quite some time now but I guess I dont have the courage yet. Aside from that, I was hesitant to try it because it might not fit my skin tone. It is very crucial that your hair color is with harmony with your skin tone or else it will turn out very un-classy or I may use a Filipino slang “chaka”.

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Pink Bangs


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First Selfie of 2014


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Pink Angst

Originally, I wanted to do something very purple but I think my hair decided to go pink. The color in hair color book looks like more purplish than pinkish. Well anyways, it has already been done and even though I was quite disappointed that I didnt quite expect this hue to come out, I am so pleased with the result. Think of supermodel Kate Moss, ANTM winner cycle 18 winner Sophie Sumner, Jia of Miss A (Kpop group) and not really a lot more. This color is hard to maintain but I will do my best to keep this color until my birthday. Yeap, I am turning 27 very soon and that’s close to 30. Scary right! I will not be able to sport this hair color when I turned 30ish because it is so juvenile. Hahahaha.

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The Kate Moss

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Jia of Miss A

By the way, I really like that my hair is turning cotton pink as the day progresses. From very dark pink to light pink.

So wish me luck with my “pink” hair month.

So, do you love me with pink hair?
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Til the next pose & post!

Instagram Dump : The Year 2013

They say pictures tell a story, and many thanks to INSTAGRAM for letting us post these memories. You might have been very tired of reading #Selca #OOTD #Nom #WhateverYouWantToHashTag on your feeds but sorry, i am not sorry.

2013 was a blast and I promise to make 2014 as more exciting as ever. So here are SOME of my fave photos from my instagram profile. (Im missing tons of photos, I honestly don’t know where they are)

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Thank you Mister Oldie 2013, you have been nice to me. Hello Fresh 2014, let’s make some great memories together.

Cotton and Leather On A Rainy Saturday

What do I love about rainy days? One is you can bring out all the sweater and jackets you have saved for cold December nights, and wear them out. Second, you can do layering with thick garment to thick garment. Third, it is an excuse to wear your leather garments that is a big “no-no” on a very humid Manila temperature.

I have noticed that three weeks have passed without any outfit post for my blog and tada, here it goes.

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Rainy Day OOTD

For this ensemble, I use a cotton “Converse” tracksuit jacket for my outerwear as a shield from the rain. Though to tell you honestly, cotton on a rainy day – I’m not really a fan because it tends to become heavier when wet. Good thing is that evening no trace of rain is present and the temperature is kind of chilly too. For the bottoms, it is my favorite pair of leather leggings from local brand “Una Rosa” and to finish off the ensemble, I wore a leather sneakers from “Wade”. My look is reminscent of sporty casual urbanite though I am not really a sporty type. So I guess that you will seldom see me in the same ensemble but with the trousers still stay true to my style. What I am really loving with sporty look is that they are so comfortable. I always see this kind of look with very minimal or no accesories at all on airport fashion. Where comfort needs to go first before anything else but celebs still look very stylish (I need to ace my airport fashion for a trip this January).

I have to include this on this post: Me and my very long time friend Tin dined at a super trendy Japanese Restaurant in Jupiter Street in Makati named “Mitsuyado Sei-Men” and the food is Divine with capital D. Japanese cuisine is on top of my fave so I am a littles biased here but to taste is to believe.

Here’s what we had for dinner:

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Delicious Japanese Dinner

Of course the prerequisite “Ebi Tempura” and “Japanese Grilled Beef” and the main cast, the cheese and curry noodle (That’s not the exact name because I forgot what it is really called). Cheese and curry are like perfect combination. I liked them as an individuals but as a duo it is even better. I will definitely back and tag along my mom at Mitsuyado Sei-Men. Just beside the restaurant joint is the super popular Yamato Bakery and Cafe. Too bad that I wasnt able to take home a cronut because it was too late and only the leftover cronuts are available like two or three (I decided then not to buy that time) but you really have to taste their great selection of pastries. I specifically loved the “Salad Bread”.

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Tin and Me


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With Aprons On

After a long long time, I had a chance to taste Coco Royal again. Coco Royals are juice or a healthy soda from Thailand and they are so delish. Coco water and fruits are great combination.
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Next Face Of Coco Royal?

Saturday was a great night with my long time friend. We made tons of chika and catching up for like 3 or 4 hours. How we miss the days that we see each other everyday and I am very grateful that I have friend like her ( Tin and Russielle – we miss you Russielle. Dont you worry you are our central topic. Hahaha. Joking only).

Again, here’s my very comfortable outfit last Saturday night. Dont you forget to hype this at Lookbook and Style Share

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What’s important is that you are comfortable with what you are wearing, dont be afraid to mix and match and have so much fun dressing up.

Since this post has Japanese influence. I really wish that I will be able to go to Japan next year (Paging someone). First thing I will try are those “Purikura”. Have you remembered the once popular neo-prints? Purikura is like that but it’s better. You can slim yourself, put makeup, concealer. So it is like a photoshop neoprint that will make you even more “kawaii”. I dont know but I am keeping my fingers crossed and I want to spend a vacation (or even migrate) in Japan next year. Big dream right? I will be super broke if I live in Japan because I will be shopping non-stop.

Till the next pose & post!

PS. I am so sorry for the lack of photos at Mitsuyado Sei-Men and Yamato. This was supposedly an outfit entry but decided on my final edit to add the place where we had our dinner. Promise, I will be back soon and will make an appropriate entry for the said restaurants.

The Two Bs: “Blonde” and “Bangs”

I have this affinity to my mid length blonde hair. For the past year, I didn’t change my hairstyle. I just love how my hair looks. And suddenly, maybe a day of debating, I decided to change it up (hopefully for better).

I cut my hair to this severely short do. I may rant that I miss touching the ends of my slightly long hair but to be honest, I am loving my new hair. I had an almost the same style few years back when I was sporting a black hair with full bangs amd full bodied hair. When I turned into a blonde some months back, I thought blonde and full bangs will not go on the same plane but I proved myself wrong.

Thanks to my new hairstylist from Bench Fix Podium branch for giving me exactly the cut I was aiming for. By the way his name is “Son”, so maybe if you like my new do you can find him at the Podium branch. I was really hesitant to have my haircut at Bench Fix because of some feedback shared by some friends ( and ex-friends) but again this proved me wrong. I will definitely going back and have my hair cut (and hopefully colored) at Bench Fix Podium. Hairstylist Son was really nice and great on his craft. I just showed him a pic of the hair I want to have and we meticously brain stormed some minor adjustments to suit my personality and face frame.

Don’t be afraid to change and amp-up your looks. Like I always say to one of closest friend, “Kelan mo pa itratryan yan pag 40 o 50 ka na?” (Translation: When will you try it when you’re already 40 or 50 and too old to try it?).

Have fun, experiment and be youthful.

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From this

Here’s the full bangs, short blonde haired me:

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I didn't have anything done YET on my face

Till the next pose & post!

PS. I just love the selca posts above. πŸ˜‰

Growl Like A Wolf

This Saturday is quite unusual for me. First and foremost, it is my first time to attend a KPop concert. Me and my “Ate Sher” attended “KPop Republic” which was headlined by DalShalbet, SHINee and of course the reason I’ve been forced to watch the concert, EXO-K!

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I like KPop, from the music quality to the visuals. I would be lying if I say that KPop and JPop don’t influence me at all. I really like watching KPop MVs and live performances. Let’s say I’m a quiet supporter of KPop but not really a die hard fan. My all time fave groups would still be 2NE1 and Miss A, EXO is trailing for the 3rd spot – every member is so good looking. Oh, I forgot BigBang ~ and GD! Hahaha (or should I use kekekeke?).

When we entered the venue, I didn’t expect that KPop fanatic would wear tees of their fave groups. I’m used to the usual Lady GaGa concert scene where once in a while there are some very ecletic personalities sporting a very Lady GaGa outfit, but for this concert it is quite different. Like I were saying most concert goers are wearing their idol’s tees very proudly (and the crowd is very young). And let me tell you, I am planning to buy the EXO jersey with number 88 at the front & back. Jersey tops are quite trendy nowadays. Well thanks to Korean idol groups.

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Another thing I was really surprised were those lighsticks. OMG, those are like visual orgasm especially during the performances when they shake those little things in sync with the song. I just so love it. Here’s how the whole arena looks like with the lightsticks etc.

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There are different lightstick depending which idol group you support. Well, I didn’t buy one and forgot to take a picture of one. Maybe google can provide me some pic.

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Like I said the reason I was forced to watch the concert is because of EXO-K. EXO is actually divided into two groups which are EXO-K and EXO-M. The last few months they are performing as a whole EXO, and considering that only EXO-K is the only ones who performed last night, they still gave a very spectacular performance. EXO only debuted last year and they are still considered as rookie group but they killed the music charts in Korea the last few weeks and they slayed their performance in Araneta Coliseum.

I was actually surprised with SHINee. They are so great, like very great. Live performance (not lipsynch) and their choreography is ah-ma-zing. Let’s say that I will be keeping my eye to SHINee and maybe they gained another fan through me. SHINee’s stage performance is worldclass with the fireworks and all. No wonder, KPop is really big all over the world irregardless of language barrier. Eye candy is really a factor. I can definitely and surely say that this would not be my last KPop concert. When EXO will be back in the country, you can count me in.

For my outfit, I was not informed that most concert goers will be wearing their idols’ shirt, I should have buy an EXO one. Joking. For my top, it is actually a thin knitwear from highstreet brand “Stradivarius”. I bought a knitwear one size bigger to achieve the oversized look. Oversized looks are big on Korean idols look. For my bottom it is a pocketed black shorts from “Romwe”. Bag is a steal from “Cotton On”. I love how the bag has two tones and lastly my boots are from local brand “Milanos”, a line of men’s shoes from the biggest retailer in the Philippines which is SM (ShoeMart)

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For my accesories, I went for what I called “Digitalis Party”, in simpler term ~ all rings.

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Hype this look at Lookbook and heart this ensemble at Styleshare

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Just a note for the future first time KPop concert goers, ready your eardrums for nonstop screaming, actually it is nonstop screeching of the other concert goers. Everyone’s going wild especially when their fave idol is flashed on the screen or when the crowd favorite idol is singing his part. Extra caution: For KPop boyband concerts.

I want to see 2NE1 and miss A in a concert soon. Too bad, I missed BigBang last year.

Til the next pose & post (and the next concert, Kpop or not)!