Sunday, December 30, 2012

CLOSER TO NATURE

Below are snapshots of random things I spotted around. Enjoy! :)



Currently away from the city now to spend new year in a place where living meant going retro and back to basics.
Finally the break that I have been yearning for is here. To read books, cook filipino dishes, thrift shop, watch old flicks, wake up to home-cooked breakfast, see carabaos, ride horses and go fishing are just some of the things I plan on accomplishing. But sadly I've only got 3 days left til we head back to Davao, so I have yet to figure a way to complete the list.

Today's a Sunday and after so long, I finally can call it 'Family day'.
It's such a wonderful feeling to be reunited w/my loved ones and there's no better place to spend the holidays w/them than in the province.

It is through simple times like this that I truly appreciate the beauty of life.

Happy Sunday guys! :)

Friday, December 28, 2012

BACK HOME



Jacket: Vivilli
Shorts & Earrings: Forever21
Bag: Charles & Keith
Shoes: So! Fab
Vintage top from my Grandma's closet

Christmas is over and I am now in Davao for a few days to run some errands then head back to the province once again for New Year.
 One of the things I was looking forward to was the End Of Season Sale at Forever21 so as soon as I arrived in the city, I headed to SM Lanang and rummaged through the racks of marked-down items!  I knew it was going to be a long day and I am the type to easily get cold but I didn't feel like wearing jeans since it's pretty hot in Davao, so I thought layering something over what I was already wearing would be the best way to keep myself warm inside the mall. 
The jacket's pretty thick and honestly it's not the easiest to wear knowing how hot Philippine weather is! I'm just glad I finally had the chance to use it since it's been hanging in my closet for quite some time already.
I hope you like the look! :)

xx,
TWR

Sunday, December 23, 2012

SIMPLE

Glittered High-waist Pants: SOUL
Studded Jacket: Vivilli
Shoes: Primadonna
Clutch: Accessorize
 Nails by Coco Luca

9AM and my alarm rang. It was one of those mornings when you would want to stay snuggled up in bed and just disappear in the sea of pillows and blanket. I thought for a split second of giving in to temptation but reality kicked in and I realized today's Sunday and I've only got a day left to pack, buy gifts and prepare for tomorrow's flight.

I couldn't be happier that I finally can take a break from this busy city. I'm longing for that place where I can lay in a hammock and read a novels without getting distracted. That sanctuary where there's nobody else but me and my thoughts. I've been bombarded by the hustles and stresses of the urban and I just couldn't wait to be back to paradise. And by paradise I meant the province where I spent the first 3 years of my life in. Not Davao though, but a very rural place 3 hrs away from it.

Anyway enough with all the drama. I'm getting homesick again so please pardon the emotional approach.
Can I be honest? I don't know how the heck am I going to relate this outfit to what I just said above! haha The only thing I found common in them is Simplicity.
 Simple Life -- rural living.
 Simple Outfit  -- Black & white.
Nothing too fancy. Just plain and uncomplicated.

Hope you like it! :)
Advance Merry Christmas everyone!

xx,
TWR




Thursday, December 20, 2012

CAMO

Camo jacket: Romwe
Cut-off shorts: One Teaspoon
Corset: Bazaar Find
Bracelets: Russet
Ring: Anagon
Recessionista find: Thrifted Belt

I've been waiting so long for this Camo jacket to arrive and finally it did a couple of days ago!
I wasn't quite sure on how to wear it so I played safe and just paired it with denim cut-offs and boots!
Something very predictable of me, don't you agree? haha
Besides, I'm just going around High Street today looking for gifts so being in something casual and comfortable is one practical decision.
I hope you like today's look! :)

xx,
TWR


Monday, December 17, 2012

EXTENDED! BIG MOA LOVE XMAS GIVEAWAY

EXTENDED
til the 27th!
Winners will be announced on the 28th!


Want a shopping date at Forever21 MOA with me?
Just follow the steps listed above! :)


Friday, December 14, 2012

BU 4 TICKET WINNERS


Congratulations to all of you! 
Just go to Bloggers United at the World Trace Center tent (Sat or Sun) and your names will be under Cheyser Pedregosa! :)

SEE YOU GUYS! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

OLD ROSE

Bag & Shoes: Charles & Keith
Shorts: Romwe
Necklace: Accessorize
Blazer: On The Dot

Fall / Winter collections are everywhere and amongst all the colors that are currently trending, I fell in love with 'barely there' tints the most.  So yesterday when we were asked to be in neutral tones for a shoot with Defensil (which explains the make-up),  I grabbed the opportunity and came in an oldrose-themed look.

Normally for neutrals I would go for beige and brown but it can get pretty boring at times so I thought it would be nice to stick to washed-out pinks for the mean time until maybe when F/W season ends. It's one color close to cream that I actually find quite easy to work with!
Why don't you try it yourselves?

I hope you like it! :)

Still not used to seeing myself in full make-up. I look like someone else! lol
Thanks Marj Sia for doing it, btw! :)

xx,
TWR


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

10 FREE TICKETS TO BU 4


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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

PHILIPPINE STAR FEATURE

Appeared in last week's issue of The Philippine Star.
Thank you Charles & Keith! :)
Would you believe I bought 7 copies as soon as I knew about this? I just still couldn't believe it, I taped a copy on my wall! haha

(You can read the whole article online. Just click this.)



Monday, December 3, 2012

HELLO SUNSHINE


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Shoes & Bag: Charles & Keith 
Shorts: Forever21
Sunnies: Cotton On
Bracelets: Mia Casa
Recessionista find: Belt thrifted for 150php!

Starting the day earlier than usual again. Currently at Starbucks with Pam and our groupmates  layouting a Thai resto and a modern bank.
I apologize for the lack of blog posts. Been swamped with tons of school work! It's that time of the semester when everything you've learned for the past months will be tested through mentally agonizing exams and never-ending drawings. 

Okay enough about school. Christmas break's coming in two weeks time. Finally. 
Wish we had winter  in the Philippines. Sigh. When will my dream of being in boots and fur coats come true? lol
 And speaking of boots and winter, I spotted this pair from Charles & Keith's Fall Winter Collection. It's currently my favorite! I like how easily I can pair it with casual clothes, and it's very comfortable I can walk in it the whole day! :)
Hope you like the entire look! 
Good morning guys :)

xx,
TWR