Wednesday, April 16, 2014


"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because that is what love is. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident."

This look is part of my Coachella/Festival-Inspired Lookbook that can be found here.

What I'm Wearing
knit cardigan - Cotton On
chiffon top - borrowed from my mom
lace shorts - 168 Mall
sandals - Forever21
backpack - thrifted

Photos by Joren Villano

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Crochet Flowers

I've been enjoying making videos lately. The whole editing process gives me a a bigger sense of purpose than composing a blog entry. But nothing beats the actual writing process. There is something about words that give a deeper insight into a person's thoughts.

This look is one of four Coachella/Festival-inspired outfits that I put together for my new lookbook. It's basically me daydreaming about going to Coachella and what I would wear. I paired the floral dress with a crochet vest to give it a more bohemian feel. Then I slipped into a pair of tie-up wedges that give the illusion of vines wrapping around my ankles. I don't know if you noticed but I incorporated a moving picture in the post. I kinda like the idea of it so I'll probably make another one in the next post. 

Check out the new lookbook and don't forget to like and subscribe:

What I'm Wearing
floral dress & crochet vest - thrifted
tie-up wedges - Rusty Lopez
zipper bracelet - Leviathan Accessories
studded bracelet - from Thailand
peace bracelet - bazaar
rings - Forever21
belt - gifted

Get your hands on the exact same necklace I'm wearing at Born Pretty and get a 10% discount when you use the code "APCT10".

Photos by Joren Villano

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Blue Valentine

Valentine's day has passed and this year's was more sentimental than lovey-dovey. Joren & I spent hours sitting side-by-side on a bench outside our school building - it's the longest we've been together in a while (school has been eating up most of our time). Plus the combination of Quiapo day, Valentine's day, payday and Friday made for terrible traffic and we weren't about to launch ourselves into a two-hour car ride after a whole day at school. By deciding on a Post-Valentine's date, we managed to save time, patience and gas money.

The title of this post is based on the movie with the same name, which I watched after our date last night. I was expecting a happy ending throughout the movie despite all the signs that it wasn't gonna end up that way. In the end, I was left with the hope that Dean and Cindy would work it out. If not for themselves, for their children. Oh, and the way Dean accepted Cindy's pregnancy and raised Frankie as his own was remarkable.

On another note, here's my second lookbook on Valentine's Day Outfit Ideas featuring three outfits, including the one in this post:

What I'm Wearing
denim buttondown with crocheted collar - thrifted
lace skirt - thrifted
bejeweled flats - Jhajing