My best friend and I had this promise that after we graduate and have a job part of our savings would be spent in traveling together. Yup, I know i know, I still haven't graduated from my 6 years course but I do earn a little in blogging and I think I can consider my blogging career as a job although my earnings there aren't comparable to the income of real employed professionals. Noreen and I's plans are finally coming into reality (although we're taking baby steps haha!) We decided to have our first travel together to somewhere we can drive to and after having 3 options we ended up in Camp Netanya in Mabini, Batangas. 
Camp Netanya is the perfect place for those who just want to relax, enjoy and take a lot of good photos. Noreen and I took our photo shoot to the next level and we literally spent 4 hours or more of our stay in taking pictures. Watch out for my next post :) All my photos were taken by Noreen and I'm so proud that she was able to easily capture and shoot my pictures the way I wanted it to be. Kung alam nyo lang kung gano sya ka supportive! Mas nangitim ata kami sa pagpipicture kesa sa pagsiswimming. Hahaha!
By the way, Noreen and I went on a day tour. Water activities are included in the package but since the weather was not that good all water activities were cancelled during the day. (I think it includes the kayak ride and island hopping tour to sombrero island) We just decided to roam around the place from the roof deck called lovers' deck (I think haha) til the ground floor. There were many hole in the wall doors and spots that we discovered and our favorite is the gym near the spa where we spent most of our time relaxing and working out (HAHAHA JOKE!) (You might have watched Noreen giving us a tour in that room in my instagram stories!!!) that we thought wasn't included in the day tour package but turned out to be free anyway. Hahaha! 
The day tour package consisted of a plated lunch. I really don't know what kind of dishes these were but for short, we ordered fish and chicken with steamed veggies and an iced tea. 
Outfit. My first outfit for this beach trip consisted of this off shoulder top from Zaful and pair of shorts from Shein. I wasn't really expecting this top to fit like this on me. I mean I loved it! I also love the color and the lace detail in the middle. As for the shorts, what I loved about it is that it's not only stylish but also very comfortable when worn. The fabric is not thick nor thin that's why I decided to wear it on a beach trip. The belt is just a plus detail on the outfit. This outfit wasn't really planned but I'm happy on how it turned out.

Zaful Off shoulder top- $16.49
Shein Shorts- $13
Till our next trip, bff! See you soon! :)

See you in my next posts! :) Let's keep connected through instagram: @shairangelique

xoxo,

It's funny how we thought that friendships can easily change in a span of years without any communication to one another. It's safe to think that there may be awkward moments when you and your friends meet, that a lot of things might have changed with how each other look personally, or how each other's career are growing. It's totally fine to be in that awkward state at first but it's rare on how two people manage to catch-up after 5 years without communication to get along crazily as if nothing have changed. 
I had undergone a short term depression a month ago. A lot of things and problems had bothered me to the point that every morning that I wake up I feel like I've lost interest in everything. Nothing keeps me going and I cannot bring back the positivity of my old self. I felt like I have no one to talk to, that no one will understand what I am feeling, and I'm completely freaking lost in the society that I live in. I posted consecutive rants on my twitter account on how things were a mess for me during those times. It was surprising that there were few friends and even strangers who messaged me about the matter. I'm really flattered that most of my high school friends were concerned and tried to make time to talk to me or at least catch up with me in the middle of their busy lives.  
Here's to one of the highlight of my 1st year high school life. I can still remember on how Kiara and I shared a lot of funny and crazy experiences way back high school. I used to be really fat and her being thin during high school. We used to have crushes who didn't liked us back :( or zero admirers that we wished we had (HAHAHA). A lot of things had changed since the last time we talked during high school and the first time we talked after 6 years. She's now an incoming 2nd year med proper student while me, alive and still kicking as an incoming 4th year dental proper student. But in spite of all the years that had passed, she hasn't changed. She's still my crazy, talkative close friend who always makes me laugh. She told me a lot of stories about our batch mates during our catch up date. (Mukhang ang lakas ng signal sa UST. Daming chika e haha!) She showed me some pictures of them with the love of their lives (those high school sweethearts whom we thought were still together but eventually broke up during college or those whom you never thought would be couples haha so cute!) or their total transformation from being a nobody to being a public figure (I didn't even recognized some of them) or those who chose to settle and build their own families. All of these things made me realize how much I missed being a high school student. I'm really looking forward to a high school batch reunion soon.
Outfit. I didn't know that dressing up in a smart casual outfit would be my thing for the past couple of days. I ordered a shoulder rolled sleeve top from Shein because I was supposed to match it with a pair of shorts for a beach trip last week. Last minute before the lunch date, I wanted to wear something really casual so I decided to wear this top instead. Haha! Ang changes ko :) I'm not really a fan of polo blouses (unlike my mom) but I learned to appreciate it when I realize that it can make any outfit look effortlessly professional looking. I decided to pair it with a denim skirt and sandals for a more casual vibe. The top is pretty comfy and large enough to move freely in it.

Drop shoulder rolled sleeve shirt- Shein // $15 or Php 780
I missed her big time! Looking forward to our movie date next week! :)

xoxo,

Hey guyssss! I'm officially on summer vacation!!! That got me excited! Haha! Anyway, I just made my latest summer wish list for Zaful! They have a lot of new items in stock (their swimsuits and play suits are my favorites! It gives that senorita vibes!) plus they currently have good deals and discounts for their customers!!! Aside from that you can get additional 10% off discount upon check out by using this code: ZFNancy. Sharing with you some of my top 6 favorites from their site! :)
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Both looks really cute especially in casual road trips
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Loving the classy touch these 2 outfits give
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Perfect for shopping and date days
Watch out for my next blog posts! :)

xoxo,


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We’ve heard a rumor that you’re not much for dreaming. Honestly, we’ve been told that you don’t see the point. Why dream about something when you could have it? You don’t have to tell us twice. You believe in living your best life and making your dreams become reality. So what’s holding you back from taking that vacation you’ve been talking about all year? Start making those dreams come true and check out our guide on how to dress for some of those popular vacation destinations you fully intend on visiting. Because, girl, you’re more than just talk. You’re action. And that’s what real dreams are made of.

Mexico

Nothing says summer vacation quite like time spent on a tropical beach with a fruity umbrella drink in hand. That’s exactly why we think it’s time you cash in those miles and get your cute yoga booty down south to Mexico for a little R&R. Who couldn’t use a little guacamole/margarita therapy every now and then? When it comes to packing for paradise think like a local and stick with embroidered dresses, floral prints, sandals and shades. Then sit back and let the magicthat is Mexico happen. You won’t be sorry.

Las Vegas

You have been #blessed this last year with more good fortune than you know what to do with. There’s no sense in letting that luck go to waste. Treat yourself to a bit of glitz and glam ingood old Las Vegas and let your vacation work for you. Hit the tables for a little lady luck and then cash out and spend your winnings on cocktails poolside at one of the many impressive hotels. Don’t show your hand too soon to all of your new adoring fans. Wear a sexy, strappy one-pieceswimsuit to sunbath in the desert heat and we’re sure you’ll soon have everyone taking the gamble on getting to know you.

Hawaii

Work hasn’t exactly been a joy lately and you honestly could use a little island living to learn how to relax again. Do yourself (and your sanity) a favor and hop the next flight to Hawaii and let those ocean breezes carry your stress away. Pack light for this vacation in the way of short shorts, breezy tops and floral sundresses. Compliment your look with a fun and stylish bamboo square bag and some sweet shades and you’ll have everything you need to get LOST island style.

You are a woman who’s intent on living her best life and at Red Dress Boutique we want to help you do it. Lean in to your dreams and make them a reality. After all, you only live once. Wouldn’t you rather enjoy it?   

xoxo,