27 August 2011

Peasant Look: Maria la del Barrio's Skirts - vintage, worn, recycled.

I am hooked on this teleserye starring Erich Gonzales and I couldn't help notice how cute Maria la del Barrio's skirt is! Check this photo from their Facebook Page:

Actually there was one episode I am sure the skirt she was wearing appears to be old clothes sewn together. It was very unique and took the peasant look to a whole new level. Now that I am all about recycling and tree hugging, I can't wait to start my own DIY skirt from old clothing items.
image credit: Hibari

The result will be a playful, flirty piece similar to Besty Johnson's :) I also found this inspiration here. See the lady in the middle is working the look I am currently hitting on.

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These are my own vintage skirts though not made of old clothes but they came from my mom's :)

18 August 2011

Shopping: Forever 21 SM Makati goes on Sale

The best time to get a new wardrobe is during a SALE.

One of the best places to get them is Forever 21.

Aug 19 10AM-12nn:
10% off on regular priced items when you use your SM Advantage Card/BDO Rewards/SM Prestige Card

20% off on regular priced items when you use both your F21 Mastercard and SM Advantage Card/BDO Rewards/SM Prestige Card, with min purchase of P5K net of discounts

Aug 19-21: 10% off on regular priced items when you use your F21 Mastercard, with min purchase of P5K net of discounts

Aug 19-21: 5% rebate when you use any BDO credit card, with min purchase of P5K net of discounts

Forever 21 Mastercard holders can get in as early as 8:30am. Just present 1 valid I.D. to enter. One entry per card.

17 August 2011

Beauty: Zit Busters

I just feel like sharing products I am and only using at the moment.
I wish I am using more actually but oddly, these two work well to make zits go bust.
It's funny how it came down to 2 products when I used to have an arsenal of skin stuff.

1. Pond's Clear Solutions (I loved the Pond's White Beauty Naturals too, then I ran out).
Cool mommy-to-be Andi Eigenmann endorses it.

2. Lacticare Lotion - this thing belongs to my 1 yo son and whenever I get red patches or bumps, I just steal some of it.


This one endorsed by the pediatrician.

I should definitely get back on my regular regimen but for now, this duo works just fine.

No new clothes or fancy shoes, just life.

Get offline, start living.

You can start in Nuvali at Sta. Rosa Laguna.
Although there's more to life than shopping, you may fancy a stroll in Solenad 2 where stores like Nine West, Hush Puppies, and Payless Shoe Store can be found.

Find peace and quiet at Indulgence Spa.
I recommend their P250 chair massage.

02 August 2011

SM Accessories| City Safari by WWW

When it's raining, we wish it's summer. We wish we are not stuck indoors and can brave the city jungle. So what would you wear? Take a cue from the latest collections available from SM Accessories. Rawr.

I've taken the liberty to mark all the items I LIKE from their poster.

I just realized how cool it is to be able to pick out items from a poster, that should save us time browsing at SM. Worry not because 99% of the time, all items in their ads are really available on the racks. Take it from me, your Department Store insider ;)

Animal print headband - is a Hollywood staple. Here's how Ms. Hilton works it:

And it reminds me of you guessed it, Rachel Zoe.

It really brings attention to the face, so before putting it on make sure you have the right hair and makeup. Tie your hair back for a slimming effect unless you have really good hair like Paris. Prints are explosive and does not go well with Einstein hair. Keep it sleek and clean.

Lace's Bib Necklace from SM Accessories, WWW PHP 299

Bib Necklaces - I hereby declare them as classic pieces because they were once a trend and has managed to stay on. In my wardrobe at least. I've written many many times how a P199 bib necklace (most of my collection came from SM) can make old ensembles shout fasyon! in an instant.

In fact, I love how my necklace (photo shown above) I bought from SM Accessories enliven an old outfit last week.

Cocktail Rings - are great for casual wear, I feel like royalty when I am wearing one. Save for it's quiet hard to work and write with them. Definitely for fun and non-working days.

Now here's your assignment, which do you like from this other poster from SM Accessories' Q3 collection?

They also have an ongoing promotion because hey, it's Women's Month! :) Get a free shower caddy for every P 1,000 purchase at SM Accessories.

Only from August 1 to 31, 2011. Happy shopping readers! :)