I’ve been lurking online again looking for interesting fashion buys to add to my ever growing collection of clothes. Lately I’ve been inspired by polka dots and vintage finds much like the housewives of the 1950’s mostly because they always look so happy in accomplished in photos. lol.
If you follow me on my Instagram, you’ll notice a little pop of vintage dressing every once in a while on my feed and I’ve been keen on adding even more pieces from this era of fashion.
Upon my quest, I was able to run into a quaint site called Zapakawhich is a lovely e-commerce site that is sure to entice any vintage fashion loving woman. So far, here are some pieces that absolutely blew me away…
While I am in love with these designs, I am a bit concerned that they silhouettes probably won’t suit my petite figure but I just can’t help but gush at them anyways! I am absolutely in love with the white Marilyn Monroe-esque dress and I think that all the details on the polka dot dress are absolutely amazing.
In all honesty, I feel like my first two options are a bit costume-y and I would have to keep it in my closet for a very special occasion so a nice compromise for little ol me is this straight cut baby doll dress with these amazing ruffled neckline and sleeve details. What a beauty! As
As I did more research, I found this cute video that zapaka.com posted which is such a nice inspiration for anyone who’s a bit hesitant to spice up their wardrobe. It’s always nice to work with some inspiration and if this isn’t it, I don’t know what else is 😛
Amazing things happen when you least expect it, like being the first ever person to win The Great Cebuano Flatlay Challenge despite possibly being the worst person to take flatlay photos on the face of the earth.
It was a fun afternoon filled with food & creativity and I got to play with my food and win some prizes which was definitely the sweet and sour sauce on top of my spring rolls!
Here were my winning shots:
ROUND 1: Greens & spices
ROUND 2: Appetizers
ROUND 3: Main Course (I used my cover up for my background!)
ROUND 5: Dessert
Please do not ask my for flatlay tips because I won on sheer dumb luck!
I hope this post makes you as hungry as it made me,
Davies paint in collaboration with SM City Cebu launched a sweet installation of bright sites & beautiful backdrops perfect for those hoping to liven up their feeds. This candy themed installation, located at the North Wing of SM City Cebu, is free for anyone and everyone who has a knack for quirky and fun photos.
Check out the photos I was able to take at the venue:
Our CFB Christmas& Thanksgiving party was a little early this year as the December months can get quite hectic. We opted for the theme Colors of Marraekech which is a bold and bright display of colors significantly associated with Morocco with hues of deep purples, teal and camel.
Dressing up in this theme sparked the inner gypsy- hippie in me and I gladly took the opportunity to take out my multi-colored cover up that I got on one of my thrift store adventures.
I wanted to stick to theme with the little dressing options that I had as I didn’t want to have to go out and spend for a new outfit. I figured the embodiment of this theme was something free, flowy and definitely colored so I came up with this:
Cover up: Thrifted| Top: Cotton On| Culottes: Taipei Night Market Find| Sandals: SM Department Store
The “walang suklay” look was not intended but it added a nice touch. Throw in a nice chain head piece and it might’ve looked a little put together- unfortunately, I threw mine out. boo.
Here are the other looks from my fashion forward loves:
Hope this serves as inspiration for those who need it! <3
On Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018, wasn’t a holiday but it might as well had been. Women and men all over the world paid homage to the movie Mean Girls, which is all know is a totally fetch movie.
Seriously, if you don’t know what I’m talking about you can’t sit with us.
All puns aside, I decided to play along to the tribute and deck myself out in a pink ensemble because we all know that “On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink.”
It was honestly quite fun to be able to dress up in theme and it was even more fun to see hundred and thousands of people on social media join in on the fun. While I doubt Regina George would have ever let me sit with them in this ensemble, I’m still glad I got to wear something that was pink yet was still a good reflection of who I am and my style.
Obviously I’m not a huge girly- girl but I like the think that I get to be more adventurous with my fashion options that way 😉
Thank you to Bree Esplanada for dressing me in his wonderful creation,
Careline & Ever Bilena for the wonderful spa experience,
Movenpick for hosting us,
E! for putting this awesome event together and Pixie Dust Creations for all the amazing work you’ve done!
The future is indeed bright for all of us and we are so thankful for you acknowledgement.
Happy anniversary to the Cebu Fashion Bloggers whose love for fashion, food, travel, lifestyle and everything else in between; has filled the internet over the past 9 years!
Thank you so much to Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa for creating and providing us with the wonderful backdrop of our event, for filling our stomachs with sumptous food and our souls with the happiest of memories.
As GM René D. Egle mentioned during his welcome speech, “it is only so often that groups last THIS long- so celebrate!” And we sure did!
We would also like to thank:
Executive Chef Roshan Fernando & team
Banquet Manager Neldon Rivera & team
Ms. Cassandra Cuevas
Ms. Jacque Bulawan
Ms. Feirlyn Decasa
A fashion secret of mine whenever I want to look like I tried but really didn’t is to overdress. By overdress I don’t mean by wearing a gown to the mall but instead, wearing statement pieces casually. A long dress? Skip the heels and sport a cute cardi. A full length skirt? A white tee. Just because you bought a piece just for a special occasion doesn’t mean you can only wear it then. If that were the case, would you even ever wear it again?
Sometimes dressing down = dressing up. Especially if you’re me. And you’re lazy. Which also means you’re me.
Shades: Forever 21| Top: H&M| Skirt: Gaisano Grand (Car- car branch)| Bag: Pop District Bazaar| Sandals: Car- car
Sinulog is right around the corner and you know what that means my fashion inclined friends- Cut & Style shirts!
I remember growing up and my Sinulog outfit was a pivotal part of my festivities and I would spends hours rummaging through my closet for the perfect street outfit. Over the past years, Island Sounvenirshas taken the load off my clothes (which I know I will never get to wear again after the festivities) and has not only provided me, but party goers and spectators alike, with colorful and festive garments that allow us to show off our cultures pride with their very own spin!
And of course, their back at it again this year with another round of their famous Cut & Style series for everyone to enjoy! Here’s how you to spruce up your very own Sinulog gear:
There’s no shortage of pieces to choose from at the Islands kiosks as they’re flowing to the brim with different styles and designs for you to choose from. Shirts range from P199.00 and up and once you’re done picking out the design of your choice, you can then pick out your embellishments or proceed to the check out counter if you’re more of a minimalist than avant garde.
Whether you’re a fan of feathers and embellishments or not (I heavily contest them on a spiritual level), you’ve got to admit… there’s something whimsical and fun about them especially with the spirit of Sinulog in the air.
At the 4th and final step of your Cut & Style adventure, you now have the option to have someone design your article of choice for you or you can skidaddle home and design it on your own! I opted to have Paolo & Eduardo cut up and style my own shirt for me because as much as I hate embellishments, I also loathe DIY-ing clothes but it seemed like a fun idea for the boys to do and I was surprisingly impressed. Catch the episode here.
Make sure to follow me on Instagram (@issaplease) to catch the final output!
Want to catch your favorite local celebrities walk the runway? Make sure to check out the annual Cut & Style runway fashion show on January 19, 2018 at the SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium at 6:00 pm.