Cebu Fashion Bloggers Colors of Marrakech Christmas Party x Thanksgiving Party

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:

https://www.katebackdrop.de/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

Stay fashionably forward,
Issa P.

 

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Cebu Fashion Bloggers Celebrates with Shangrila, Mactan

I’ve been extremely blessed to have surrounded myself with a good bunch of friends throughout my blogging career. While I started blogging way back in 2004, it wasn’t until sometime in 2012 that I actually started taking blogging seriously and in a more “professional” direction. I quickly joined Cebu Fashion Bloggers after going more public and I’ve been a member since.

Many, many years later here we are still celebrating our friendship and what a lovely celebration it was having Shangrila make the occasion more momentous!

It was indeed a night filled with fashion, laughter, great ambiance and amazing food as the city’s top hotel & resort graced us with miles of freshly caught and lavishly prepared seafood. Not to mention, the set up that the staff had prepared for us truly whisked us away and left us enchanted- it was as if we were in a completely different city!

Thank you Cebu Fashion Bloggers for many wonderful years of events, friendship and adventures & thank you Shangrila for creating the perfect backdrop for a wonderful night that we will all truly remember!

For bookings, reservations & inquiries- find Shangrila’s contact details here.

xx,
Issa P.

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[Vlog] Earth Tone Lookbook- Cebu Fashion Bloggers’ 9th Year Anniversary

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

Special shout out to all the bloggers/ content creators seen in this video:
Issa Perez– @issaplease
JL Arnaiz – @joymiearnaiz
Jesse Jake Daan – @jessejakedaan
Marco Paulo Diala – @countocram
Kätrinä Enrera – @keiseee
Sweet Aurestelle Veloso-Selma – @sweetvselma
Jean Candice Yu – @jeancyu
Ching Sadaya – @chingsadaya
Sophia Sanchez – @iamsophiasanchez
Ronah Frances – @rondoesthings
Doyzkie Buenaviaje – @doyzkiebuenaviaje

You may reach out to Cebu Fashion Bloggers for sponsorships, collaborations, partnerships, features and inquiries!

Happy blogging, everyone!

Follow me on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu00yNL0T0xgu-_7PQxm1Tw

#wearecfb #cebufashionbloggers #DineShangrilaMactan
#CFBAnniversary

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What’s In My Bag? feat. Metro Gaisano Shoe & Bag Sale

It’s quite a silly video, isn’t it?

My favorite red tags are back and are making a long term appearance ’til the end of the month! Yes fellow shopaholics, shopping this entire month will be a little less guilt free with the awesome sales that Metro Gaisano has to offer- this post specifically highlighting their bag and shoe sale!

For the entire month of November, indulge in various sales all over the Metro stores ranging from their shoes, bags, make up, home items and everything else in between!

Travel bugs out there will be pleased to discover that Metro is specifically holding a Travel Gear sale from October 27- November 26, 2017 with various travel gear items up for grabs from suit cases, carry on bags, travel gear items and more! Scroll down for a little sneak peek:

Happy shopping,

Issa P.

 

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No Bathing Matter- My No Ligo Look ?

We’ve all been there, right? You know, days when you just had to pull yourself out of bed and didn’t have the time to shower? No? Ok then, that’s just me.

Here’s my situation: I am extremely kandingun aka in english, scared shitless of cold water. I only function in warm water but we haven’t gotten around to setting up our heater yet so I’ve had to succumb to ice cold baths ’til godknowswhen. So some days, like this day, when I have to wake up a little earlier than I usually do and bathing is purely optional (I bathed the night before OKAYYY), then I’ll just throw on something cute and head on out.

I was dragged to a meeting I didn’t have to be at with the promise of food and grocery shopping after. I simply could not resist the thought of hash browns and a replenished pantry so, yeah.

When you go out batheless, the last thing you want to do is state the obvious so a chic outfit is always necessary but at the same time, you don’t want to try too much. If you weren’t in the mood to shower, what makes you think you’re in the mood to actually dress up?


I just threw on a light brown dress from Let’s Stylize and an over sized kimono paired off with over-sized glasses (to hide my make- upless face) and some mules I got from ParisianSee, I look like I actually tried. My fashion tip: Keep a statement kimono, cover up, jacket on hand to spice up an outfit. I do it all the time!

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What do you think of this look?

Also, who wants to buy me a wire for our heater?

xx,
Issa P.

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Pleated Pants & Pastel Pinks

The quality of these photos are absolutely horrendous but since I no longer have these pieces in my closet (I have my sister to thank for that!), I figured I would probably forget to ever wear them again for another shoot so… here you go! Here are some bad photos I took at my mother and brother’s birthday dinner along with a sentimental photo which I just really like to put out into the world because #familyiseverything! I realized I’ve never really told you anything about my family but then again… you probably read about it all the time on my “other” blog. lol.

  
Top & bottom: Gaisano Grand, Car-car| Flats: SoleMates (SM Department Store)| Watch: Fossil


There was literally no OTHER pose than this.


Our little fam bam – 1 cousin and 1 father. We are extremely small and I have no relatives who are my age which should explain why I am extremely awkward, I act like I’m 40 or 12 (no in betweens) and why I like to exude dominance among most people. HAHAHA. Yes, I’ve actually thought about it.

What’s your family like?
Issa P.

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Urban Lifestyle Open At Vibo Place & Why You Should Check Them Out!

There’s been an influx of concept stores popping up here and there all over the city of Cebu which is a great way for Cebuano’s to show their love for the local industry. Whether it be a food market for local home chefs or a retail shop for local sellers to display their products- I’m always in to support this great movement! Despite the many international brands coming into the city, which are great in their own sense, I still think it is important to support ang sariling atin and what better way than to not just buy local indigenous products but to also support local businessmen and women, as well.

Urban Lifestyle is the newest concept store to open in the city and is located on the second floor of Axis Entertainment Avenue at Vibo Place. They cater a lot of local brands, carefully curated and placed to fulfill each and every customers cravings.

Here are a few other reasons why you should check them out:

  1. You’ll be supporting local
    I cannot say this enough but I really do believe that Cebuano’s should support each other whether it be in their craft, their business ventures or even hobbies. If we shop at expensive international brands, why can’t we shop at equally good local brands at less the price? #supportlocal

2. They’ve got a wide array of items to choose from for MEN & WOMEN
Shopping is as much for men as it is for women and Urban Lifestyle has made sure to provide their male and female customers with a wide variety to choose from whether it be casual wear, accessories, beach outfits or even thingamajigs for your personal spaces. I personally love all the brands they currently carry at the store and would swear by the quality in goods and also designs of these brands.


3. They’ve got an awesome backdrop for your ootd’s
In a time where Instagram is life, Urban Lifestyle has made sure to fulfill every millennials incessant need to take a good photo with an ass kicking backdrop to match.  Not only are their items good but so is their urban (duh) interiors which is totally #awesome. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t take advantage of the backdrop because… I did.

4. It’s a great place to hang out with your family/ friends.
Urban Lifestyle is a great place to visit to shop and when you’re done, it’s also a great place to hang out as especially because of all the other great things you can do around the area. If you’re hoping to grab a quick meal, some good coffee or a fun activity, there’s always something fun to do there.

Congratulations, Urban Lifestyle! <3

Issa P.

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Cebu Fashion Bloggers 8th Anniversary Dinner Photo Diary

I started blogging about fashion about 5-6 years ago- it was an unsure time when people didn’t even know what blogging was and having a group wasn’t especially a part of the norm. I fondly remember the day when I was scrolling Google search engines typing Cebu fashion bloggers/ Fashion bloggers in Cebu/ blogging groups about fashion in Cebu and the like when I miraculously chanced upon a group of fashion bloggers located in the city. It’s no surprise that it was among this group that I actually found my place even after being affiliated with other blogging groups. Being a part of the Cebu Fashion Bloggers turned my life and blogging career around for nothing but the best and a couple of days ago, we gathered together to celebrate such a wonderful union!

I can’t remember when I exactly became a part of the family but I remember the feeling- it was nothing short of amazing! It was back when studs, mesh and Jeffrey Campbell heels were in season and the words minimalist and fashion would never be caught dead in the same sentence. I was suddenly submerged around like-minded people who had fashion as a common denominator and compassion, passion and camaraderie as extraordinary add on’s. It was a simpler time back then and though the times and styles have changed, many years later- the love is still the same.

In this group, I’d be a hypocrite if I said I haven’t made my set of mistakes- I’ve lost my identity, I’ve sided with the wrong team, I had my misconceptions and as unguarded and unfiltered as I am, I’ve definitely pissed off a lot of people. That’s just who I am and luckily, I never found myself alone and afraid. My Cebu Fashion Bloggers family has always had my back and has guided me throughout the ups and downs of my career. They’ve helped me find myself, explore my options and helped me break down my walls that I so strongly build and for that, I am and forever will be grateful.

Many of you will notice that our family is small but we are one- we love each other, look out for one another and we try our best to help each other grow. There is no competition among us in fact, we are the first to help each other achieve a look, a vlog, an entry or project that one cannot simply achieve alone. We support each other, give each other insight and we like to spend endless of hours laughing and making joke on FB messenger! HAHA. Yes, we are small and that’s not to say that it’s the best group out there but it is definitely the best one for me.

On our 8th year in the industry, after having conquered our own set of accomplishments, failures, nuisances and what have you- we emerge better than ever. We’ve got so much to look forward to and we cannot wait to show you guys what we’ve got!

Thank you to everyone who’s supported us throughout the years. There are not enough words to express our unfathomable gratitude.

More power to all <3

CFB CLASS OF 2017
From top left: Jean Yu of LifeonaFlavoredRunway, Jesse Jake Daan, Sophia Sanchez, Ching Sadaya
Doyzkie Buenaviaje of ILuvCebu, Toni Pino- Oca of PerfumedRedSohoes, Marianna Varella, Sweet Veloso of Life Is Sweet, Ronah Frances of Ron Does Things, Marco Diala
Gizelle Sembrano Bunagan, JL Arnaiz, Katrina Enrera of Keisee In The City
ME and Kathrynn Dawn Sy

Set up: Gizelle Sembrano Bunagan of Cuckoo Cloud Concepts
Tables: T&C Events and Rentals
Calligraphy: Charm Pia Tan
Location: Circa Dos

https://youtu.be/FdLbThYFlOE

xx,

Issa P.

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[VLOG] Surviving Manila Traffic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czk5t9b2u8M

Currently in Manila and on our way to ABS CBN’s multi- channel network Chicken, Pork, Adobo’s Christmas party. Yes, I am a kapamilya. *insert fireworks*

In lieu of this, we’ve been sent over here for a week to get to know one another, learn a few tips and tricks of the trade and of course, to have a really good December! So here’s to new adventures!

Enjoy this vlog of our first day here in Manila in all its glorious TRAFFIC.

I die,

Issa P.

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Getting Over My Slump

[Dress worn as top: H&M| Shorts: Tailor made| Flats: Tiny Ensembles| Bag: Nine West]

If I have periodic absences with my blog postings, it is not because I do not have anything to write about, it is simply because I do not want to. When I don’t post a selfie or my outfit of the day, it’s not because I don’t have anything to wear- I just do not want to have my photo taken. When I refuse to take my camera out and take product shots or film a vlog, it isn’t because I have run dry of ideas, I simply cannot find the willpower to do so. My personal notebook is filled to the brim with backlogs, content ideas and drafts which you will eventually see online, someday, but sometimes I find myself in a slump.

Slumps are difficult things especially in a world that requires us to be consistent, relevant & present. I find myself faced with this challenge more often than I would want but I am trying and finding out ways to conquer it. So here are a few ways that I get over my “slump” which I hope will be beneficial to you as well:

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1. Set goals

I always believe that goals should be SMART-  specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bounded. I like to carry a notebook with me where I have written down my short and long term goals which I often take the time to look at, internalize, tick off and create new goals with. I find that these goals keep me inspired, excited and thirsty for life and at the same time, being able to achieve them gives me a sense of fulfillment. However, I constantly have to remind myself that some goals take longer than others to achieve which is why it is important to always count your blessings. Every single one.

Try setting daily, weekly, quarterly, yearly and life time goals but also remember that if you can’t achieve some of them, there are other mountains for you to conquer. Life has its reasons for not granting us everything we want… we’ll realize why in the right time. Hopefully.

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2. Set a routine

Nothing great happens simply sitting down, wishing and waiting for something to happen. I find that practicing a routine is effective in jump starting my day and in conditioning my brain to get things done. Try waking up at a specific time, stretching/ reflecting/ getting ready in the morning and accomplishing your daily set goals. If you can’t get everything done in one day, don’t beat yourself up about, tomorrow will come and you’ll have another chance at it. We don’t always win.

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3. Be contented with what you have

Contentment, I believe, is a crucial factor in staying motivated. I admit that sometimes I get impatient and anxious that I’m “not quite where I want to be at 25” but when I sit down to count my blessings, I come to realize that I am blessed beyond belief and that makes me OK. On my personal blog, I am trying to make it a practice to list down the things I am thankful for at the end of each day. I’ve only started writing it, but even just collating thoughts can be extremely helpful.

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4. Be ready for adversities

What would life be without a little trouble, eh? Arm yourself, toughen up and face challenges like a boss- storms will pass and the water will become clear again, it’s all about how you swim with or against it.

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5. Have a good support system

I used to think that I could do everything on my own and that if it was my own struggle, I had no right sharing it with others but it was when I was going what felt like the hardest time of my life that I realized how wrong I truly was and I regret doing it later than sooner. Friends, family and loved ones weren’t given to us just for the good times, they’re there for us even when we are at our worst and that is something that no one should take fore granted. Surround yourself with people who love you, motivate you and see the dreams and the good in your heart- they will bring out the best in you and possibly the fire you didn’t know you still had in you. Life can be pretty amazing, especially when you least expect it.

 

Whether you’re just being lazy, going through a quarter/ mid-life crisis or for whatever reason you have, do know that you’re not alone in this world. We all have those days and no one can judge you for that but your struggles can and will be conquered if you allow it to.

So keep on keeping on. You are loved!

xx,

Issa Perez

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