In A Nutshell

December 21, 2012

my pregnancy in a nutshell

9 Beautiful Months

September 27, 2012

"A mother's joy begins when new life is stirring inside.. when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone." 
- Author Unknown

9 beautiful months and the husband and i are just excited beyond measure.

my sister/photographer. i love her aztec print pants that matches my jacket in this post :D

Getting Ready II: Organizing

September 18, 2012

39 weeks into my pregnancy and i am finally ready with my hospital bag as well as the little girl's. i never thought i'd ever be ready what with my crazy way of packing. i use all these little kits, pouches and mesh bags to categorize everything and more often than not, i end up packing more than what i really need- bringing out more things, needing more pouches, stuffing it all in my weekender and taking them all out again to re-organize. yes, i was, and never will be, a light packer. this is one thing my family has gotten used to but never really understood.

but after weeks of agonizing, organizing ang packing, i am now ready with three huge bags for a short 2 or 3 days hospital stay. im pretty sure my mom wont like this :D

note to self: purchase tons of those nifty and fancy luggage organizers that come in cute and quirky prints. any online store recommendation, loves? thanks in advance! 

Earth Tones

September 8, 2012

i was never a fan of the colors brown, taupe, nude and everything that resembles dirt and clay. back in highschool and college, i would always go for anything bright, loud and everything that reminds me of cotton candy. yes, i was a candy girl back then and i collected each and every issue that came out in the stands. and yes, my closet was an assortment of rainbow colored pieces and it took me quite a long time to realize that that was the reason why i was having a hard time coordinating my outfits. i've never heard of color blocking or the print on print ensemble, so everytime i needed to (play) dress up, i always end up looking for something new, wear it once or twice, and then store them in my closet for the next 12 months or so because i have nothing else that matches it nicely. haha. i was THIS bad at organizing. but with the influx of fashion and beauty websites and having read online articles like this one from The Beauty Department, you get to slowly sort out your treasure trove that is your closet and go for pieces that are timeless, practical and blends harmoniously with your skin color. after knowing that i have warm undertone that goes well with earth tones, i cannot help but hoard pieces in this color palette. i still have colorful items of course but im slowly incorporating this light and dainty hue into my daily wear :)

anyways, the next set of photos are taken from the recently concluded One Cebu Expo held at the Cebu International Convention Center where local designers, entrepreneurs and the like showcase their world-class products. and always, Janice Minor's pieces are stunningly beautiful. i love all her mirrors! such work of art!

few cutesy items. most booths did not allow picture taking.
my sister Rose wearing Skulls sheer top. Forever 21 jeans and studded loafers


August 27, 2012

i have a thing for skater dresses esp those that are made of jersey material. but unlike the high-low trend that i also fancy and collect, i only have 1 skater dress in my closet. with a growing belly like mine, its haaard to find something that comes in the same material as this F21 number. i love its scoop neck and back, the lightweight fabric, and how it hugs me in all the right places without looking like a budbud kabog :D if this ensemble blogged here is my 6-month favorite, this blue skater is definitely this month's favorite go-to piece :)

Forever 21 dress. Old Navy t-strap sandals. online buy ribbon belt.
photos by my sister


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