My Life's most precious jewels

3:07 AM frances 0 Comments

Recently, I was asked to share some story behind my jewelries; where I got them, when, and what certain time do these pieces represent in my life. It was then that I have come to reminisce some of the memories attached to my most prized jewels and how meaningful they are to me.

Growing up, I was used to seeing my parents arrange their small boxes filled with jewels from gold rings, bracelets, fox tail necklaces, anklets, and the like since jewelries have been a part of my dad's job for the last twenty years. Back then, I didn't really paid much attention to these pieces. I was not fond of wearing jewelries and accessories until my dad decided to give me a golden ring on my 16th birthday...

My dad told me to take very good care of it because jewelries are something that must be kept for a very long time, aside from the fact that they serve as a good investment, they signify important memories and things in every persons' lives. It was then that I have come to appreciate such pieces, I take utmost care of my ring because to me it represents my dad's love for the family. Every family member - my mom, my two siblings, and I - each of us received a piece of jewelry from dad. He gave each of us heirlooms to save and take care of.

The other ring (silver), was originally my mom's but she later on decided to give it to me. Funny 'cause it didn't quite fit me though (it was a bit big) that's why I wear it often but still, I appreciate the fact that my mom gave me one of her prized possessions telling me, "this one's one of my faves, but I'm giving it to you. Save this one and consider it as a momento and a gift from me"

Now I have a growing collection of jewelries and it elates me knowing that these jewelries mean something in my life than just pure accessories.

Thanks to Invaluable, I had the chance to share with you a piece of my story regarding my most prized possession that will surely be passed on to generations. I encourage you to check on their page! Invaluable is the world's largest online auction marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles, jewels, and estate sales. See what more beautiful things you can find, check on their page now at


Somewhere in between

11:55 PM frances 0 Comments

Summer season is over! (at least here in the Philippines), time to grab some sweaters and pullovers for the cold season a.k.a rainy season. Since this is a tropical country, there seems to have a love-hate relationship between our weather. You come look outside your window and its raining so hard, and the next thing you'll know it's already scorching hot again and the cycle repeats at least thrice a day which started to annoy me. I never get to decide on what kind of outfit to wear for the inconsistent and very moody weather.

Luckily, last week, H&M held their 3-day Sale and my mom got the chance to haul some brand new clothes for me! *squeals* she bought various tops which are mostly "basic" and this knitted top was a stand-out for me and is one of my faves. It is a light-type of sweater which is so comfy, plus sooo chic with its back deets. Perfect for the cold-hot weather ;)

top - H&M
necklace - Forever 21
shorts - Bottomline
slip ons - Primadonna


Plains n' Grids

2:43 AM frances 0 Comments

Summer classes are officially over! Finally had the time to go out and unwind just a week before my semester starts. I definitely deserve this after all the stress and cramming that I have drowned into in the past months, it was totally a struggle.

Given the striking summer heat, which makes it more irritating to go outside since I'm not a fan of sun bathing and the like, it took me a while to pick out my outfit. I first thought of putting on some jeans and a black top but naaah, I won't feel comfy in them since it's hot. I finally decided to go for some skorts and a cropped top with a lighter shade (of black lol) plus my latest pair of croc skin slip-ons that gave my ootd a touch of edge & street-style.

Strolling around the city made comfortable with my slip ons! I sooo love them *heart eyes emoji* and to fight sunlight - the fashionable way, yasss to sunnies. Mine was bought by my mom and I love how it perfectly suits my face shape - which is round. It was then that I realized people with round-shaped faces should wear sunnies with pointed edges or square-y in shape to lessen the emphasis on the roundess of the face. Geez, thanks mom!

sunnies - Pacific Blue
ribbed cropped top - murashopph (instagram shop)
necklace - H&M
grid skorts - Bottomline
slip ons - Primadonna
sling bag - Mango



3:43 AM frances 0 Comments

Our university's summer vacay has just begun but instead of boring myself at home I decided to take advance classes this summer. A few months from now I will be a graduating student and I don't want to waste any time, I gotta be productive. Given a short time for vacation, my clique and I decided to bond at an Art Museum somewhere in Antipolo. 

In picking out outfits one should always remember that comfort always goes on top of the list. Before I plan outfits I always consider the place I'm going to, the type of event, and the weather (well, weather's mostly sunny here in the Philippines so...) Knowing it's summer I have come up with this simple ensemble. Comfy yet stylish! You can never go wrong with basics.

ribbed crop top - murashop (instagram shop)
highwaist jeggings - forever 21
necklaces - forever 21
watch - esprit


Cafe Shibuya

4:41 AM frances 0 Comments


 One of my favorite things to do aside from traveling, is discovering new cafes. I'm a foodie and caffeine is my drug. I have a thing for coffee, tea, sweets, and pastries especially red velvet and cheesecakes! Before the month of March ended, my bestie and I decided to hang out and chill at Cafe Shibuya's new branch at Trinoma.

The cafe is actually open, located along the mall's hallway. The staff were very accommodating and the place is neat and cutesy in their wooden chairs and tables - korean style. Not to mention their newspaper-style Menu, very creative!

We got dessert toasts in three different flavors: Mango caramel, Strawberry matcha, and Ferrero hazelnut. Sounds mouth watering eh? well indeed they are! Cafe Shibuya has been famous with their toasts because of its uniqueness. Compared to normal toasts these are bigger, and tastier! Plus they have a wide variety of toasts to choose from.

To go with our toasts we also had Matcha green tea frappe and not included in the picture, we also tried their Summer garden pasta which is a basil pasta topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, and bed of olive oil. It's a little spicy for me but nevertheless the pasta was great.

Cafe Shibuya's located at Trinoma, 2/F near FredPerry
Main branch: UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City



3:03 AM frances 0 Comments

I know I have been using this excuse to almost every event: SCHOOL. I'm not a geek or anything but I have set this one on top of my list of priorities. Anyway, this will be a late post and by late, I mean three-months-late post hah! can you guess how busy I have become during the semester?

My semester has just ended and I'm sooo happy and excited for summer break (not to mention my summer classes) it's the time of the year to go out and have adventures with your friends and/or family, dye your hair, drink fruit shakes while skinny dippin' on the pool, or even eat a box of pizza while laying on bed watching chick flick movies all day!
These were actually taken last Holiday break! And I only had the time to post it this summer break woah. Well obviously, I love black. Black for me is such a happy color and I love how it could go well with any other colors like you can go with black & white, black & gray, or even a black on black outfit for a more edgy look.

And guess what, this whole ensemble (including the shoes) costs only Php1000! Hah, talk about cheap finds!

top & shorts - Bottomline
cut out boots - Kuripot Queen (online shop)



5:41 AM frances 0 Comments

After a looooong hiatus, I'm finally back! I have failed to update my blog for almost a year due to tons of school works. Anyway, thanks to the holiday break I finally got the time to catch up with my girlfriends, besties, and former classmates way back highschool. Surely missed hanging out with them! It's been quite a while. Of course, I will never let my holiday break pass by without getting to bond with these two! 

 (from left to right) Angelica, Caroline, and yours truly

These two have been my blogger besties ever since! We have a circle of friendship (consisting of 8) but these two are the ones whom I can relate on in terms of fashion, blogging, and everything in between. And to suffice our sartorial & blogger needs (the what? lol) we decided to bond-slash-shoot at Global City. 

As for the shoot that I have mentioned, tune in for my next blogpost for the photoshoot outcomes! So excited to blog about it, I just have to fix some things on my blog and still have some school works (yep, again) to accomplish. You know, first things first! ;)

We had some slight difficulties during this shoot because of  some DSLR technical probs (which resulted to some crappy photos) but all in all, it was fun! 

And of course... Selfies!!! 

After strolling around the streets of Global City we have decided to chill at Aura and eat. What I love about my clique is that we are fond of trying out different food stalls, shops, cafes, and the like. And so, we decided to eat first at Shine Bakery & Cafe.

The place is good, the interior is nice and cute! And the food is delish too! Next on our list was The Royal Touch. 

For a cupcake / pastry / sweets lover like me, I must say, their cupcakes are the best! Totally! I had their salted caramel cheesecupcake and I was blown away by how it tasted. T'was perfect! even their red velvet cupcake is a must try! 

We took more photos at the rooftop because the lighting and view was pretty good...

Tune in for my upcoming posts!

And here's a "pa-cool" pose to end up my post. Ciao!