Wednesday, May 2, 2018

#TrioThursday: Wicker

I’d like to think the world has finally reached its peak French Girl obsession with these bags of the moment. Straw, wicker, raffia – woven bags are officially everywhere! And they’re not just styled by the beach, you see! Have you seen a style influencer carry it with her winter wardrobe last season? Do you think they match? Probably not. But does it look cool? Hands down, yeah! :D

If you’re into anything vintage, by now you’d know that this is actually a seasonally-backward trend. French actress Jane Birkin was probably the inspiration for living this 24/7 fishing basket life. She styled it with everything (even with a cocktail dress at Cannes Film Festival mind you!). And I intend to do the same with my recently acquired basket bag from Mango. It has its advantages.

Everywhere I went, strangers from all walks of life, from the sales girl at the grocery, random people in the gym to the hotel receptionist in Jakarta, went out of their way to praise my basket bag. I honestly think it’s one of the reasons why those little girls donned in white telekung solat took a photo of me (as though I’m a celebrity lol) while passing through a mosque in Jakarta. Hehe.  

It’s that one bag I couldn’t pack away with my floppy or wide-brim hats as they go so well together as proven by the three looks below. Oh, and a floral dress. And you’re about to see more of it in my summer escapades. :D







Dress: Zaful (see here); Bag/ Hat/ Sandals: Mango

Dress: Rosegal (see post here); Bag/Hat: Mango

Dress/ Bag/ Hat: Mango

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

It's Gonna Be May

Apologies if you're too tired of this April 30th meme but I just couldn't help it. April was such a traumatic month for me. There were just too many losses (friendships, financial loss and so much more) that still hurts to talk about as of this moment. Oh boy, I'm just glad they're all over. 

A few things to look forward to this month though: (1) A secret project. *wink* (2) Also, excited for my Mexican friend Luis from the US to finally visit in the second week and show him the islands. :) Yep, that means swim season has finally started for me. HAHAHA!!! I will be back in Cebu (see my last visit here) and check out some new places hopefully. No more simply poolside pics just like below but there'll be actual white sands in my feet and a whole new set of content featuring of course summer wardrobe from my clothing partners. I'm not excited, YOU ARE!!! So Bye, bye, bye, April! It's gonna be May! Lol!