Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
During highschool when school is out, me and my sister used to teach swimming lessons to kids as a summer job. The pay was good and it was fun and fulfilling to see these cute little kids swim their way from one end of the pool to the other during their summer clinic graduation. But also every school opening my classmates would never fail to tease me for having chlorine-dry hair and sun burnt skin. I stopped teaching the next summer and the summers after that for I became conscious and bothered about the constant teasings. In the Philippines having a darker skin tone isn't considered attractive especially with the guys. And I was crushing on someone then.tehehe
But that was during my awkward younger days when I was foolish and without a sense of identity. Now I know better. Why would I give up something I love just to adhere to the concept of other people's perception of beauty? I am a sucker for beaches and every now and then I make sure to go on a beach getaway to recharge and unwind. So why would I deprive myself of the beach and other outdoor activities just to avoid getting darker? That would be such a sad and limited life.
Now, gone are the days of feeling pressured to achieve fairer skin. Multinational beauty product companies surely wouldn't get a dime from me. LOL Thank you very much but I am happy and comfortable with my own skin.Screw the standards. Life is too short to be spent on what the world wants you to be. :)
About the outfit:
Wearing thrifted floral dress, leather belt from dad, sunnies borrowed from bf, MCM bag, straw hat from Gaisano Countrymall, and wooden bangles from SM bazaar
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The boss treated us to a sumptuous buffet lunch at Pino, a restaurant that caters all Filipino dishes. I had too much of my all-time favorites baked oyster and fish kinilaw (raw fish cooked only in vinegar and spices) that even walking to the car took a lot of effort. lol
Anyways, I felt sorry for one of the waitress who accidentally spilled water on me coz she was really afraid that I'd go ballistic on her. People who don't me really think I am a snob and cold-hearted person judging from the sourpuss expression I always have on my face. But that's just really my natural facial expression, I don't mean to be mean-looking. So she was really apologetic I smiled and convinced her that it was okey, no harm done. She was so sincere that i really felt bad for her.
As for the outfit, I was feeling vintagey so i opted to wear this polka dress i thrifted a while back.
About the outfit:
Polka dress - thrifted (for PhP 10 = less than a dollar!)
Leggings = APM mall
Peach bag - from Gaisano Countrymall
Beige gladiator shoes - random buy
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
As much as I want to show you how perfect their daughter is, with her cute lace fascinator and other headpieces courtesy of her equally fashionable mom, I was not able to upload her pictures in photobucket because me and the boyfriend got into an argument about my blogging. So these were the only pictures I was able to save for my blog. And they are all about me. Camwhore enough? Okey, whatever.
I just wish sometimes the boyfriend will realize that I find happiness in blogging and embrace the fact that I need time for it.
Shirt - stolen from the bf's closet
Distressed jeans - thrifted
Peep-toe platforms - from People r People
Leather belt - borrowed from dad
Bag - MCM
Monday, May 3, 2010
Hey guys, guess who's back?
Yeah I know i have been delinquent on my blogger duties the past weeks but for starters, I have been really busy having assisted the boyfriend on client's weddings two straight weeks in a row. So when the boyfriend is busy that would only mean he will have a million more reasons not to be able to shoot some photos of me. Major boost for the business but a great bummer for my blog. LOL
So anyways the great heat wave is just killing me coz even if I'm wearing the littlest of clothes I still sweat like a pig! Eeeeeew! I don't usually drink lots of water but now my throat is always dry I am craving for water (cold water = i love!) most of the time.
I love summer but honestly I'm secretly wishing it's June already so I can already get rid of this sweat-inducing weather.
Okey, so on to the outfit...
It's funny how some people stared at me when I wore this oversized shirt. They must have thought I was crazy and obscene for not wearing anything underneath. Excuse me, in this kind of weather, I think we Filipinos are entitled to wear comfortable clothes that don't stick to our sweaty knees and skin. My remedy for their stares? I intentionally hiked up my shirt to expose my shorts. See people, i am wearing one! Surprise!!!
Enough of that conservative thing already. As long as you don't expose your privies, it's okey.
Oversized top - thrifted
Shorts - Levi's
Belt - borrowed from dad
Scarf - from SM
Aviators - Chris & Berns (Maze, Ayala)
P.S. Here's one of our client's engagement presentation. Such a very kind, sweet, and uber gorgeous couple. Very fun and light to work with. Check it out!