Heyyy! How are you all doing? I'm sure you're all busy now because we're back to reality and the holidays are already over! Anyway, I just want to share with you my one and only new year's resolution for the whole year. This 2017 I'm finally saying "YES" to the challenges that I'm going to encounter. "Yes" is the magic word that I've always been afraid of because I fear failure and possible worst scenarios. As I age, I realized that whenever I say "NO" to something I reject many opportunities in life. I'm not talking about saying "Yes" like pressuring myself to do the things that I don't want to do but I'm talking about having the courage to do the things that I really want to do but I am afraid of. I'm not only saying "Yes" to these challenges just for fun but I want to grow as a person and gain lots of experiences. I've always been that person who's been trapped in the bubbly world of imaginations, what ifs and buts. This year, I'm challenging myself to try the things that I am once afraid of and grab the opportunities knocking. I mean, I'm 20 and I guess, it's about time to explore and have the courage to live the life of endless possibilities. Life is too short to ask "why me?" Instead, say "why not?" Opportunities do not always knock so grab the chance, say yes and be positive! I'm already claiming that this year is going to be better than the previous one! Cheers to more fun, experiences and adventures! 
Outfit. To tell you honestly, I'm one of those persons you'll rarely see wearing jackets, sweaters, hoodies or cardigans. Even if the temperature goes down to 15 degrees, I don't think I'll still wear one. Haha! I only have very few in my closet and most of it were given to me because I don't buy for myself. But apparently, people change (hugot ba yun?!) and so are my preferences when it comes to my style and clothes. This year, I'm starting to "Yes" in wearing denim jackets like this one (and those matte dark red lipstick from Colourpop. Haha!). It's actually a new addition in my closet and so far, my favorite. One thing that I liked about it is the fabric which is not too thick nor thin. I used it on a walking tour during a cold afternoon and it's just enough to cover up and keep me warm. It's a staple and versatile piece too in everyone's closet because you can literally wear them with anything! Thank you Shein for my denim jacket and Rosegal for my cute perfume bag (New favorite bag!!!). You can purchase this same denim jacket too by clicking this or you can check out their site for more choices!. :)
Denim jacket from Shein and Bag from Rosegal

xoxo,

1. Prayer Works. I've prayed for a lot of things this 2016 and I'm really happy that almost all of it were answered. I know some of it wouldn't come as it is without my hard works too. I always feel that I'm beyond blessed with everything that I have now- with the family and friends that I have, the foods that we share, the good health that each of the family member has and the extra blessings that I've secretly prayed for. I can say that 2016 has definitely been my year and while I still have 2 days remaining before this year ends, I want to spend it by sharing the blessings that I have to the people who need it. 
2. You have to accept the fact that most people's part in your life is just temporary. A lot of people come and go this 2016. I've gained lots and lost some too but I'm forever grateful to all those who stayed. I met some temporary people this year who left big marks in my life. They helped me grow into a more mature woman and I'll never regret having them in my life because they taught me so many things that no any other person can teach me. I just hope that when we cross paths again, they'll remember the friendship that we used to have back then.  
3. Life is full of surprises. Sometimes life just has its way of turning things the other way around, making impossible things possible. I've been in unexpected situations and had a lot of unexpected experiences this year (to the point that some of it still feels surreal until now. Haha!). It put me in situations where I have to choose between letting the opportunity pass and not care at all or spice things up and take risks. I chose not to be afraid anymore and just go with the flow as long as I'm enjoying it. I thank my friends around me who guided and supported me all throughout. I seriously learned a lot from those experiences.   
4. It's okay to focus on yourself sometimes. I cared for other people too much. I mean, I'm that kind of person who doesn't easily depend on anyone because I know that I can do things on my own and in my own terms. I grew up being independent. I know how it feels like to be alone that's why I always want to be there for someone else. I give even if there's nothing left for me. I even save money to buy things for other people. I don't know why I've never changed for the past 20 years (haha) but now, I'm learning to spoil myself with the things that I want. I'm learning to focus on myself and just be myself. I'm learning to enjoy this so called life and live the way I want it to be. 
5. Speak your heart out. Tell what you want to say and express what you feel. My friends taught me to stop being afraid of all those bubbly what ifs in my head and just speak my heart out because regrets can last a life time. Stay true to yourself and speak with confidence. To you who are reading this right now, this might be the sign you're waiting for. I don't want you to miss the most important chapter in your life. Confess whatever the hell it is! Spill it before 2016 ends. There's no better timing than now. 
Top from ToSave, Sandals from Paylesss, Choker from Rosegal
Advance Happy New Year! :)

xoxo,

Merry Christmas everyone!!! I can't believe time went really fast. It's that time of the year again to give the gifts we bought and wrapped at the last minute, look for our god parents (Hi to my beautiful Ninongs and Ninangs!), eat our hearts out without having excuses of getting fat, attend family and batch reunions and travel with the family. I mean, it's Christmas and it's given that everyone should enjoy the holidays, right? Above all those things, let's not forget the reason why we're celebrating Christmas and greet him through our simple prayers. 
For this year's Christmas season, I was asked a couple of times to make a list of the things that I want. I had a hard time thinking because I really don't have something in mind. I mean, I'm not obsessing for anything at the moment. Clothes? I still have some clothes that I haven't wear from sponsors. Gadgets? My laptop, camera and iPad are still in good condition plus I just got a new phone. Wait, let me think for a while. What about a rose gold New Balance and Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit?!! OMG! I finally figured it out! Hahaha! Anyway, my actual Christmas wish list cannot be found and bought from malls because they're too precious to be displayed on those racks and store windows. 
My top 5 wishes this Christmas are Good Health, especially for my mom, grand parents and everyone in the family; Knowledge, that I may be able to pass the whole semester and our upcoming oral defense this coming February; Skills, that I may perform well in the clinic and bring back my patients' beautiful smiles; Confidence, that I'll be able to trust myself and believe that I can do things as long as I'll work hard for it; and Love, that someone finds my wandering heart and fills it with the love and happiness that I truly deserve.
When you see it! Photo bombing level 10001. Hahaha! Anyway, this is the outfit that I wore during our pre-Christmas family dinner. It was the first day of my red days so I'm not really feeling well and I want to dress comfortably. Of course, I don't want my outfit to be sacrificed just because I felt lazy that day. Good thing, my palazzo pants from Rosegal saved the day! I love palazzo pants especially that it makes any outfit look effortlessly classy and polished. This pair fits perfectly on me (I got a size Large) plus it gives an illusion of longer legs. What do you think of my outfit? :)
Palazzo Pants from Rosegal, Sandals from Zalora PH, Bag from Primadonna
Merry Christmas from my family to yours! Happy Holidays everyone! :) 

xoxo,
I’m the kind of person who doesn’t easily splurge on things that I don’t really need or that is just “in” as of the moment. That being said, I’m one of those budgeting bloggers who loves investing on great quality pieces that I can use all over again without having worries of it being fragile or easily worn out.

Farbod Barsum is one of those luxury brands that I keep my eyes on as of the moment. I recently discovered it online and saw their collection of different luxurious bags. Farbod Barsum is a company founded in 2010 which represents the ultimate in couture exotic skin handbags and exotic skin accessories. They are committed to quality, luxury and refinement and it is clearly seen in the designs and skins that are used in producing their bags. 
Here are two of my favorite handbags from their collection- Cognac Alligator and Black Ostrich leg and Leopard print handbags.  
Another favorite from the collection is the Gunmetal Ostrich wallet. Aside from it, I also have my eyes on alligator skin wallet as well as lizard skin wallet. Santa, I hope you're reading this. Haha!
With every designer products coming and popping out, let us always consider the great quality each pieces offers. Let us also keep in mind that the best piece will always last a life time. For now, my eyes are  glued on those Farbod Barsum products, especially their luxurious handbags. 

xoxo,