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Palm Beach

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With P still MIA, last weekend was quite different than my usual. My family and I took a trip to Palm Beach in Laiya, Batangas for the wedding of my cousin. I've never been to a beach wedding before and can I just say, it's one of the loveliest things to witness. The grit of the sand and shore was a beautiful backdrop to all the prettiness happening in the forefront. Also, how cute was it that their wedding march was Amber? Congratulations, Ate Kai and Art!

Check out my little friend for the day!

           My cousins, Ate Lorie and Ate Jill and my brother, Vito

Lighting of the lanterns

It follows the concept of a hot air balloon. You burn the wax in the center til it fills the lantern up with hot air.

One by one they started rising

What a breathtaking sight!


SM: Shoes

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My first stop whenever I visit SM is the shoe section, specifically Parisian. They have such fun designs if you're looking for a trendy fix. They keep getting better and better at picking their stocks! Check these out!

 Nice cage detail! The color and details are perfect for any season.

The perfect marriage between dainty and rock and roll. I'm partial to the nude version. What about you? 

The second color scheme looks so good! Really easy to pair up with anything!

How cute are the pop of colored garters on these slingbacks?

Love the heel! Tone this down with some mannsh trousers to avoid being too glamazon.

Looks familiar? These are so perfect.
Possibly my favorite of the bunch.
 I kind of like it with untied laces? On purpose, you think? It makes it look more laid-back. Takes a bit of the edge off, which is a good thing.

Riding on the fierce trend!

My second favorite! Love the mesh and the color tone. The heel shape too! I can imagine these with my paperbag trousers and a corset top...

 The season's wedge. I have them in white! So fun with the floaty dresses and boyish hats.

Pretty floral wedges. I like the substantial height! Picked them up last March, in fact!

How cute are these?! I haven't seen them in Mega though!

The Stomp-off

Race you to SM! ;)
Let's have a throwdown!

My fashion buddy for the night!

Black cut-out top, Tiger skirt from Lola, Topshop tights again, Monica Fig wedges, pearl bib necklace

I love my new sheets with the chandelier pillows! Makes sleeping more fun than it already is.
See how they match the caftans from the show??

This is me computing how much salary I have to fork over this weekend. Oh well! It's hoarding time! :)

*P says hello from HK! He's hoping to do a post once he gets a laptop!

SM: Play

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I don't get to go out and party at night as much as I used to so it's such a pleasure when I can hike up the hemlines on my skirts, dresses, and shorts, when I can lose the sleeves, and when I can throw on a truckload of accessories.

This segment is called Play. It's for a night on the town, dinner with the girls, someone's party, or any time you want to take it up a notch. Count on SM to take care of all your fashion needs!

Fantastic skirt detail! Love the plum shade too!

This top would be adorable with ratty denim bottoms and a sharp hat.

Cute poofy gold skirt with peek-a-boo tulle!

Some slick black dresses for a polished look. (Are you noticing the shoes already??)

Love the color palette on these "inspired by-" dresses! I really like the gray stripe that intersects by the V of the neckline. So flattering!

More things that need to go into my closet - stat. I can't decide if this scalloped skirt looks better in nude or black! Thoughts?

These leggings are so cool! And check out the fringed top, don't they look like eyelashes? Is it just me?

Great back detail! You could take this to the beach as a cover-up as well.

I know I keep saying that I need this and that but I seriously need this. The print looks like my bedsheets! I think that's reason enough.

And this too. No really! I love the hot pink accent at the hem! These two tops were included in the beach portion of the show (hence the lack of pants) but these are too pretty to just be worn at the beach!

Another fantastic billowy top! I love how it poofs at the back when worn.

A lovely slouchy tank in a vibrant shade. This can go with a million and one things.

 I like the overall look of this model, the blazer, the hot pink hat, the white shorts and even the big hair! 

More of a day look but I love the color of the trousers.

I am getting this adorable skirt at the soonest time possible. So good!

Love the drama on this top!

The different textures on this dress make for such a fun piece. How easy would it be to throw this on and run out the door?
Both subtle and loud detailing brings visual interest to a basic. I love how the circles moved on the third dress.

And how's this for my personal finale? Dang these are awesome. I can't believe they're from good, old SM! These trousers are made of love and I must have them! I wonder what particular house brand they are from.. Will look into it.

I predict that a trip to the neighborhood SM is definitely in my nearby future!