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My Hong Kong Lifestyle Haul

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

     Hong Kong is known as one of the countries where you can shop til you drop. It's a shoppers heaven and the infamous Mongkok and Temple Street are your best bet if you're looking for bargains and cheap finds. We went to Hong Kong last June 4 and stayed there for 4 days. It's my third visit and I don't shop that much as compared to my first and second visit some 10 years ago.

     We went to Hong Kong for my son's pre-birthday celebration and to visit Ocean Park Adventure courtesy of Klook Philippines. Booking our Ocean Park Adventure Tickets and 4G WiFi via Klook PH is one of the best decisions that I've made for this trip and I will muse more of that on my next post. But for now, I want to share my small haul which primarily consists of gifts for the birthday celebrants in the family and some goodies for the parentals, sisters, and pamangkins.

My Hong Kong Lifestyle Haul

WACOAL Passion for Product Sewing and Material Factory Tour

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

     The second day of our Wacoal Passion for Product Tour is one for the books. Our mission: discover how a brassiere is made and the intricate steps of making an undergarment- the Wacoal way! It's the day where we visited Wacoal Hokuriku Factory and Takeda Lace Co. Ltd. both located in Fukui Prefecture. It's an hour and forty minutes express train ride from Kyoto. 

     I'm so excited what's in store for me in these factories. I'm expecting that I will see the usual factory- unpleasant smell here, a messy corner there, and noise coming from machines everywhere. Upon stepping inside the factory, I was in disbelief with what I saw because it's totally different from the factory I knew. Read more below as I tour inside Wacoal factories and why the "Passion for Product" of Wacoal is becoming clearer now.

WACOAL Passion for Product Sewing and Material Factory Tour

My Japan Lifestyle Haul

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

     Hi dearies! Hope everyone's having a great week so far. I miss writing this kind of blog post. When I was starting, I write a haul post weekly because I want to share what I bought from my weekend shopping. I'm always on the look for new and exciting things thus I'll buy them and feature here on the blog. Shopping for beauty products is my kind of retail therapy that I seldom do these days. What we shop weekly now are necessities because of adulting!

     Anyhoo, I'm a fan of Japanese culture. I love everything- Japan!!! From food, toys, fashion, and my fave- beauty, I always make sure to try the latest in these categories. When I was in Japan last March, I had a chance to shop for items that I rarely found here in the Philippines. Read more below to see my Japan haul, enjoy!

My Japan Lifestyle Haul
I was able to fit in my stuff and haul inside this medium luggage :)

Via Venetto- The Heart and Sole of Value

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

    I've been to a lot of shoe stores in the past and finding the perfect pair seems a bit hard for my sensitive feet. I don't just consider the style but the comfort and value matter the most. In my search for the perfect pair of leather shoes that I'm going to wear on formal occasions, one name stands out- Via Venetto.

     Elegance in design is a timeless value, and this is not lost on the modern and sensible Filipina. She is stylish and has a knack for finding what is truly valuable in her every purchase. Accordingly, when shopping for herself, she looks for something that not only lasts but also highlights her inclination towards the tasteful and refined. After all, she has no time for things that offer a sense of false economy. Why Via Venetto has the heart and sole of value? Read more below :)

Via Venetto- The Heart and Sole of Value 

My Shopee Summer Must-Haves

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

     There's one thing that Filipinos love to do during free time or the wee hours of the night- online shopping!!! I presume that some of you may have already shopped online and it's an accomplishment if you have successfully purchased an item you've been longing for. Since it's summer, I have a list of must-haves that I want to buy online as online shopping is the most convenient way to shop at the comfort of your home.

     The blazing summer heat kept me under house arrest for days now. I need to replenish my summer essentials and I'm so happy that Shopee Philippines is here to save me from traffic and sunburn. For those who still don't know Shopee, read the post below and discover some of the summer must-haves that I highly recommend :)

My Shopee Summer Must-Haves

WACOAL Passion for Product Tour Kyoto Japan

Thursday, April 19, 2018

     Japan is my dream travel destination. Back in college, I decided to learn Nihonggo because I'm head over heels with Japanese culture. I love Japanese food, fashion, cars, and technology. The land of the rising sun has a distinct culture, a society that has a strong sense of national identity. The passion for everything they do is something I look up to and every time they introduce a new innovation in the market, I have no words but respect and admiration.

     Last month, Japanese undergarment cult-favorite brand Wacoal invited bloggers and influencers from Southeast Asia including the Philippines to discover what's behind the brand's success over the years. Their history and their core value make Wacoal not just a brand but a brand full of passion with the aim of making women feel beautiful inside and out. 

WACOAL Passion for Product Tour Kyoto Japan
photo by @gerryimages at Arashiyama Kyoto, Japan

SM Woman Summer 2018 Collection + Women's Month Offers

Monday, March 12, 2018

     We are celebrating International Women's Month and SM Woman wants to celebrate this with the launch of What Women Want- a month-long celebration that aims to give you amazing deals, discounts, perks, and promos from different brands at the SM Store.

     Did I mention before that half of the clothes inside my closet came from SM Woman? I so love SM Woman because I find the styles unique and easy to mix and match. I also like their collection which caters to all shapes and sizes. Last week, SM Woman unveiled their Summer 2018 collection with a fashion show held at SM Makati. See my picks and what's in store for all women below :)

SM Woman Summer 2018 Collection + Women's Month Offers

SM Woman The Styling Room Pop-Up Store

Monday, February 12, 2018

     Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I presume that you are all excited to celebrate the special day with your loved ones. Whether you are going on a romantic dinner date or watching a movie, you need to look stylish yet comfortable in your outfit.

     Looking for something to wear for your hot Valentine’s date? SM Woman opened the Styling Room at the ground floor concourse of SM Makati. The Styling Room is a pop-up store that features the latest styles specially curated for the Valentine season. Sharing some of the pieces that will make a perfect date outfit this heart's day below :)

SM Woman The Styling Room Pop-Up Store

OOTD: Classic

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

     It's been a long time since I posted an outfit of the day post of my son. I presume you've seen my Instagram post of his latest OOTD. It's not easy to make kids pose in front of the camera. If your kid is cooperative, you're lucky. You can take outfit shots anytime, anywhere. But in my case, it's always a trial and try kind of game.

     When my son is so game to pose, I'm trigger happy that's why I always bring my mirrorless camera with me. I don't have a scheduled post for outfit shots that's why I'm so happy when an unplanned photo session happens. Sharing my son's OOTD that was taken after attending a birthday party at Robinsons Magnolia. 

OOTD: Classic

Via Venetto Fancy Festive Footwear Collection

Monday, January 01, 2018

     The holidays aren't over yet! For some, January is the continuation of the holidays for those who are too busy last December and have no time to set their reunions and parties that month. There are companies who will still hold their Christmas party this month.

     This means there are endless parties, celebrations, events, reunions, and of course, presents to wrap and unwrap. This season is one of the most hectic due to all the prep we need to make: shopping for presents and making sure we're dressed to impress during celebrations. One of the best remedies to the Christmas rush is to find that one pair of shoes you can use for all the shopping and celebrations you need to attend!

Via Venetto Fancy Festive Footwear Collection

Fifth Rack White Plains Now Open

Friday, December 01, 2017

     Heads up, northern peeps! Don't stress yourself shopping for holiday gifts now that malls are so crowded because everyone is already in a rush. Did you know that you can score unique and one-of-a-kind pieces that you can’t be found in malls or other retail stores? 

     Thankfully, Fifth Rack Lifestyle and Concept Store opened their second branch located at 141 Katipunan Ave, White Plains, Quezon City. For those who have no idea about Fifth Rack, Miel Villamor, the owner said that she'd the store to be a one-stop shop for all sorts of unique apparel for men and women, but also items for kids, home items, and beauty products. Know more about Fifth Rack and the brands that you can in White Plains branch.

Fifth Rack White Plains Now Open

AVON Fashions x Jodi Sta. Maria

Thursday, November 02, 2017

     Do you have that 'one great bag' that you use from day to night? I presume that you have your favorite bag/bags that you abuse use every day to store all the things you need to school, work, and leisure.

     A woman with a busy schedule knows the need for a reliable bag that's not only stylish but flexible- can be used day and night. In line with this, Avon Fashions collaborated with actress Jodi Sta. Maria in supporting and conquering their battles, no matter how big or small. The Designed by Jodi  Accessories collection is dedicated to the busy and determined Filipina. 

AVON Fashions x Jodi Sta. Maria
photo from Avon Philippines Facebook Page

Penshoppe Anti-Bullying Campaign #IAmDifferent Launch

Monday, October 30, 2017

     I believe that we are unique, we are all different. Even identical twins can still be different emotionally that's why I support Penshoppe's latest campaign to raise awareness against bullying. According to the study, one is being bullied because he/she thinks and act differently. 

     I can still remember the time when one of my classmates was being bullied. He was teased and physically assaulted by other students from a higher level. It's a traumatic experience for the person being bullied and it will bring impact later on his life. Know more about the local retail brand's campaign on bullying and what you can do to help raise awareness in your own little way below.

Penshoppe's Anti-Bullying Campaign #IAmDifferent

Via Venetto for For True Fa-shoe-nistas!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

     How do you define a fashionista? Being a fashionista is not about simply following the trends, it’s about wearing it, enjoying it and working it. Whether it’s the latest look off the runway or a vintage throwback, a fashionista’s style is all about owning it. Can I say that Filipina fashionistas have practically unlimited choices when it comes to clothes and accessories? 

     Yes, they are because it's just a one stop at their favorite boutique, or even a weekend market, will present an abundance of choices for the ensemble. Needless to say, completing a fashionista look is a head-to-toe endeavor, with signature shoes as a style staple.That is where Filipino fashion icon Via Venetto truly shines. Know more about the brand's latest offering for a true fa-shoe-nistas after the jump!

Via Venetto for For True Fa-shoe-nistas!

The Perks That Come with Wearing a High-Waisted Bikini

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

      It all started with high-waisted skirts. Women fell in love with the new fashion trend that made them look stylish, made them feel comfortable and most importantly, made them appear slimmer without having to wear Spanx or tuck their tummies in. Then came the high-waisted pants. They made the same effect on women, especially those who prefer pants over skirts. It was only natural that this trend progresses to swimwear as well. Thus, high-waisted bikinis appeared.

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The Perks That Come with Wearing a High-Waisted Bikini

Cole Haan 2017 Fall Collection at Ayala Malls The 30th

Thursday, August 31, 2017

     What qualities do you look for or consider when buying a pair of shoes? For me, it's always comfort because I have a very, when I say very it's very, very, sensitive feet. I get blisters and corns easily that's why I always make sure to buy the style that will take me to many places, literally.

     I never thought that an expensive brand such as Cole Haan has designs that are fashionable yet comfortable to wear. Extraordinary comes to life when Cole Haan Philippines opened their 7th store at Ayala Malls The 30th and I'm one of the lucky guests who got the first dibs on the reveal of their 2017 Fall Collection. See photos and highlights of the store opening below :)

Cole Haan 2017 Fall Collection at Ayala Malls The 30th 

     Aside from the store opening of Cole Haan, that day was the big reveal of the latest collections- GrandEvølution, GrandMøtion and StudiøGrand.

Cole Haan 2017 Fall Collection at Ayala Malls The 30th 
Models wearing newest #GrandEvolutionWingtip. Experience the advanced cushioning and energy return of the new Dual-Density Grand Foam found the new #GrandEvølutionWingtip oxford.

     The store follows the design of the brand’s stores in the United States. The neutral color palette that's traditional and modern best describes the 107-square meter space. It is well lit that's why I was able to take a nice photo to show the details of the shoes. The display includes men's and women's footwear, apparel, handbags and accessories.

Cole Haan 2017 Fall Collection at Ayala Malls The 30th 
Cole Haan Wallets

Cole Haan 2017 Fall Collection at Ayala Malls The 30th 
Cole Haan Heels

“Extraordinary Comes to Life” Campaign
  • Showcases the fusion of functionality and style, a tribute to a storyline of movement, featuring dancers from New York City Ballet including Resident Choreographer and Soloist, Justin Peck. 
  • The new collection combines form and function in shoes that men and women, dancers and nondancers will love. 
  • This collection is made for me. For the most sensitive feet on earth! After trying a pair from this collection, I'm impressed because it's so comfortable to wear and very light.

Cole Haan 2017 Fall Collection at Ayala Malls The 30th 
image from Cole Haan's Facebook Page

Cole Haan 2017 Fall Collection

1. GrandEvølution
  • GrandEvølution collection reimagines the dress shoe for men and women and features lightweight materials and laser-cut perforations for breathability
  • The collection includes dress shoes for men and pumps for women. GrandEvølution collection is a direct evolution from Cole Haan’s first Grand franchise, ØriginalGrand.
  • The new collection adds traction and a modern look to the original outsole fluting--a perfect example of combining form and function.

Cole Haan 2017 Fall Collection at Ayala Malls The 30th 
Cole Haan GrandEvølution

2.GrandMøtion
  • GrandMøtion is a collection for men that includes sneakers and other casual footwear that they can wear from work to workout. 
  • The shoes, which are lightweight and comfortable, are must haves for the stylish guy's shoe collection.
  • This collection is what hubby recommends if you want comfort and style in one. He said that the design can be worn in different outfits- casual, semi-formal, and athletic weight. It's one of the athleisure essentials.

Cole Haan 2017 Fall Collection at Ayala Malls The 30th 
Cole Haan GrandMøtion

3. StudiøGrand
  • StudiøGrand footwear was designed in collaboration with three dancers from New York City Ballet, including principal dancer Sara Mearns.
  • The pairs in black, blue, and nude are highly recommended by yours truly. Look at the style, can be worn in all types of outfit- dress, jeans, shorts, and skirts :)

Cole Haan 2017 Fall Collection at Ayala Malls The 30th
Cole Haan StudiøGrand

     During the event, we had the privilege of wearing one of their shoes and boy oh boy it's so stylish and yet so comfy to wear. 

Cole Haan 2017 Fall Collection at Ayala Malls The 30th 

     Dearies, I can vouch for Cole Haan. Some of my relatives highly recommend this brand. They said that Cole Haan shoes are amazing. Craftmanship and quality are their trademarks that's why you get what you've paid for. 

Visit Cole Haan today!
Cole Haan is located on the ground floor of Ayala Malls The 30th at Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center.
The store is open Sundays to Thursdays from 11 am to 9pm and Fridays to Saturdays from 11 am to 10 pm. 
Like them on Facebook: Cole Haan Philippines

Good Times!~

AVON Celebrates Empowered Women

Thursday, August 10, 2017

    The Filipinas of 21st century are proudly empowered, women. Women of this generation can do almost everything not only for herself but for the people around her. Many Filipinas showed that we are unstoppable.

     Beyond their beauty, Filipinas are among the most powerful and fearless women in the world. We won several titles from different beauty pageants, we have brave Filipina soldiers fighting in Marawi, champions in the field of sports and a whole lot more. Avon celebrates empowered women of this generation and it's an honor to be a part of this celebration. Sharing more thoughts on Avon's products that fit the daily lifestyle of empowered women after the jump.

AVON Celebrates Empowered Women

10 Shades of Green and How to Wear Them

Thursday, August 03, 2017

     Green is a fresh color that represents harmony and balance. It is considered that green creates an equilibrium between the head and the heart, making the emotions and the thoughts to be in perfect balance and allowing humans to live happier lives.
     The revitalizing effects of green can be incorporated into women’s wardrobes through many shades of green and in many ways: clothes, accessories and shoes.

10 Shades of Green and How to Wear Them

Just Jewels Jewelry Shop

Monday, July 24, 2017

     Hello, dearies! If you're following me on Instagram, I'm sure you've seen one of my post scrutinizing and trying a gold diamond stud earring. I've been lemming for a small diamond earring (yellow gold or white gold) for years now because I want to replace my outer conch earring with something luxurious yet affordable one.

     After blogging about Just Jewels last month, I decided to visit their physical store. The branch that I went to was in SM Megamall. There was a sale during the time of my visit so customers were busy choosing and checking out different jewelry to add to their investment and collection. Sharing with you different kinds of jewelry that Just Jewels offers in their shop below :)

Just Jewels Jewelry Shop
SM Megamall Branch

Feature: AVON Panty Store

Saturday, July 22, 2017

     When was the last time you shopped for intimate wear? I presume some of you are having a hard time finding the perfect fit or that nice style of panties from one store to another that's why you end up with nothing.

     It's sad when you already found the perfect pair but it doesn't fit and quality seems not okay. I experienced a lot of these woes before and I must admit that spending a lot of time shopping for undies is a daunting task. But wait, Avon Fashions is here to help us in solving this dilemma. More information about Avon Panty Store below :)

Feature: AVON Panty Store

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