Queen B

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Dress: OVS | Shoes: SKECHERS | Bracelet: FOREVER21 | Necklace: TERRANOVA | Watch: SWATCH

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After an hour of thinking of using ‘Queen B’ or ‘Human Error’ as my blog post title, I finally made up my mind. I chose ‘Queen B’ because my dress says “BELLA” and I want to write something positive. Most of the time, the subject tells what the body is all about. Simple things really matter sometimes.

 Bella means beautiful. We, women, always want to feel beautiful. We are all beautiful but admit it or not, sometimes we find it hard to acknowledge our own beauty. When we look in the mirror, we see ourselves the other way around — “I LOOK UGLY”, as we may always say. Sometimes, we need to tell ourselves that we are beautiful because we really are. Now I’m challenging every girl out there to finish the sentence below. Just write down everything that makes you feel beautiful. Write as many as you can. I will also write down mine!

“I believe that I am beautiful because…” 

…God made me and He said I’m beautiful.

…I was not afraid to cut my mermaid hair and try a new look.

…I know my flaws and imperfections.

…I am unique.

…I am an amazing daughter, sister, friend and lover.

…I am weak but I am strong.

…I know who I am.

…hatred is not my thing.

…I believe in what I can do.

…I am confident.

…I could go out with my bare face.


I have to end my post here before I could write a noble :p Now, it’s your turn! Feel free to share yours below :)

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DIY Acid Washed Ombré Shorts

Since the Philippines is a tropical country, my shorts are my best friends for life! I sold most of my shorts when I had a garage sale and brought few here in Italy. And now I’m getting addicted to buying shorts again, as well as turning my old pants into shorts. Yes, I cut another jeans again and I brought out my creativity. Artsy-farsty!

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Things you need: BUCKET, BLEACH SOLUTION, WATER

I think I cut it too short. My bad! But I’ll find ways to fix it :p Anyway, after I cut my jeans, I decided to bleach the bottom part of it. I used a small bucket because I want a dramatic division line. You could achieve it in few steps!

1. Fill the bucket with 1/4 water and 1/4 bleach solution, mix together. (Don’t forget to use gloves so it won’t damage your hands)

2. Fold the shorts vertically (I folded mine 2x).

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3. Dip it in the solution. Wait for 30 minutes.

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4. I checked it after 20 minutes and as you can see, the color changed. But I want it lighter so I waited for another 10 minutes.

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5. Rinse it with water and then dry it!

Here’s the result!!! Yay! I’m into D.I.Y.ing shorts these days. I still have another pants to cut! Watch out! :)

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Ragged

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Top: AHLENS | Bottom: TERRANOVA | Shoes: VANS | Bracelets: FOREVER21 |

Eyewear: RAY-BAN

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I channeled a ragged vibe yesterday throwing my favorite item at the moment, my boyfriend jeans. Before I bought my pants, I was actually thinking of ripping my old pants. Luckily, I found a pair of ripped jeans at Terranova and I got them at a very low cost — from €29.99 to €5.99!!! That’s the last piece so I got them though the size isn’t my size. The size of the jeans is small yet it’s a bit big for my waist. Anyway, the belt could do the adjustments anyway :P Hooray!

We’ve always envied men for their comfortable clothes, but I think we got a remedy, the Boyfriend Jeans!!! It is one of the hottest trends right now. Boyfriend jeans are loose-fitting, slouchy and create a baggy look. It is also often rolled up on the ankles. I love wearing boyfriend jeans because they’re very comfortable and I could style it in so many ways. I tried to pair mine with my Vans and a crop top to create a casual daytime look. Have you got your boyfriend jeans yet? Grab yours now! :)

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Young Blood

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Top: TALLY WEIJL | Bottom: TERRANOVA

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Here comes the hardest part again — thinking of something to blog about. I have only one subject on my mind, it’s ‘life’s toughest questions I’ve encountered that I find hard to answer’. Here are the questions:

  1. Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?  Seriously speaking, I don’t know. You may say that my life has no direction but really I don’t know. I still have no plans about anything. The path I’ve chosen is very far from where I want to be and what I want to do. Whatever will be will be. I’ll let you know after I graduate. Lol.
  2.  Why are you, you?   Is this even a question? Or does it really have to be a question? I am me because I am me. No exact reason. No explanation needed.
  3. If not now, then when?   One of life’s toughest questions. I guess it depends on the situation. I believe that things will happen at the right time with a good reason. But sometimes, we have to do an action to make things happen (for us to be successful).
  4. What if…?   It’s very hard to answer life’s ‘what ifs‘. It makes us overthink and worry about the future. I used to live in ‘what ifs’ but then I realized that I have to live in the present moment. Things will come and happen. Learn how to take risks.

    I want to stop wondering ‘what if’, I want to know ‘what is’.” —OMC

  5. How tall are you?   Like seriously, you want me to answer that?! You may leave my blog now. Hahahaha. Of course, I’m just kidding. It just hurts when someone asks me what my height is. Most of the people think that I am younger than my brother and I don’t know if I should be happy about that. What do you think? Haha.

 That’s all I have for now. Feel free to share yours below :)

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How To Repair Damaged Shorts?

Isn’t it annoying when your favorite shorts got damaged/stained? VERY ANNOYING. But in my case, it was my brother’s shorts that got damaged so I didn’t panic. In fact, I am very very happy that it got stained in the laundry. Lol. *insert evil sister laugh here*. I really want that shorts of his. See the pink spots? I did a little makeover by ripping it. Tutorial below!

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In ripping the shorts, you’ll need: 1. Scissors | 2.Cuticle Pusher | 3. Emery Board

Here are the steps (full description of each number below):

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  1. Basically, I cut the shorts first since it’s a bit lengthy. You should also consider the style. Decide on how do you want your shorts to be ripped. You could research or use your imagination.
  2. Cut it! Be careful when cutting. You could draw some lines if you’re not sure with your cutting skills :p
  3. If you are a first timer, I suggest that you should cut a small section inside first.
  4. Distressing makes it easier for you to pull the threads out.
  5. Threads are much visible when you reverse your shorts inside out.
  6. Pulling the threads could take a little longer but when you got the steps, everything will be easy.

Here’s my finished product! It took me a lot of patience. Haha. But for the sake of customizing  my brother’s damaged shorts, I worked hard and put in my best effort :p

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Since the shorts still have visible stains, I decided to bleach it. I sprayed some Clorox to the damaged areas then I left the bleach solution for about 30 minutes. Then ta-da! It turned out so well. And don’t forget to wash it before wearing! I can’t wait to rock my DIY ripped/acid wash shorts! :)DSC_0297DSC_0296

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Letters To Juliet

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Top: BLANC ET NOIR (SM DEPARTMENT) | Bottom: OYSHO | Sunglasses: FOREVER21

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I wore a very comfy outfit to Verona since I knew that we will be roaming around the city. My shorts and my top are both made of chiffon fabric, in which I actually have a love-hate relationship. I love chiffon because the material has a very gorgeous drape and it is very light but it is pulls/fray-prone so we have to be careful most of the time. Also it feels hot especially when worn on summer days BUT the top I bought from Blanc Et Noir is different. I don’t feel uncomfortable at all, same with the shorts I bought from Oysho. I felt so carefree. On the other hand, I fell in love with those Birkenstock-inspired sandals I bought a week ago. I was actually eyeing for a white sandals but that cute baby pink pair caught my attention so I got them instead. Aren’t they lovely? And the bag that I wore was given to me by my grandma. That is by far my new favorite accessory. It is consists of three clutches with the same style in different colors. You could wear it altogether or individually because it has buttons (I don’t know exactly what to call those). I chose an all white ensemble so I could pair them with colored accessories. I just added some flavor to it :)

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Verona, Italy 2014

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Dad and mom’s love lock❤DSC_0134DSC_0145DSC_0149DSC_0153DSC_0156DSC_0157DSC_0158DSC_0166DSC_0180DSC_0181DSC_0201DSC_0214DSC_0215DSC_0216DSC_0230DSC_0281 When my mom texted me that we’re going to Verona, I felt really really excited. I thought our summer adventure’s over but it wasn’t. Who would not love to travel? I love travelling simply because I want to discover new things and learn different cultures. Verona is the city of love and romance and was known for the Romeo and Juliet love story. Everybody knows how tragic their love story was because of their feuding families. Nevertheless, Romeo and Juliet still fight for their love. And Juliet, on the other hand, committed suicide when she discovers that Romeo was dead beside her. Okay, enough with Literature. Haha. Writing a letter on Juliet’s wall has always been a part of my bucket list and I am very happy that I finally removed it from my bucket list. We’re so lucky the place wasn’t crowded that time. It’s just funny how I hate History class but like visiting historical places. Weird, eh? Lol. I am very thankful that I got to visit the city of love and romance with my first loves — my dad, my mom and my little brother. That’s the highlight of our Verona trip. I made a travel video again! Feel free to watch :)

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Blue Jeans, White Shirt

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Top: H&M | Pants: ROGUE | Shoes: LINDA | Rings: TERRANOVA| Belt: GUESS

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Did you notice something? Obviously, I cut my long mermaid hair! Yes, I chopped it off! It’s been 4 years since I cut my hair short and I just thought that it’s about time to let go of my long hair AGAIN. I know I’ve said before that I won’t cut it again but some changes won’t hurt. I cut my hair short because of three reasons: I’m bored with my hair, I want something new and my hair’s really damaged because of hair dyes. “S” is important because I’ve been coloring my hair a lot of times. My brother was actually the one who forced me to cut my hair, and since I’ve been wanting a summer makeover, I let my mom cut almost 20 inches of it. I entrusted my mermaid hair to my mom :p I know it’s too long! Anyway, I don’t why my brother always wants my hair to look scraggly. I find it so hard to make it messy since it’s very soft and straight. Lol. Right now, I’m very happy with my new hairdo. Short hair is a trend right now though. How do you find them? :)

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Bergamo, Italy 2014

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Walk The Rainbow To The End

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Dress and Clutch: H&M | Sandals and Sunnies: bazaar

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Random thoughts are running through my mind right now which is pretty normal to me. I was staring at my photos, thinking of something. I was reminiscing at the same time. I can’t believe I’m no longer a teen anymore and yes, it hasn’t sunk in me yet. I still feel like a 16-year old high school, enjoying my teenage life. I suddenly missed my teenage years and my childhood years too. There comes a point in our lives when we realize that real life hasn’t started yet. When were kids, we thought we knew what we want to be when we grow up; but when the time comes that we need to face the real world, we don’t know where we want to be, we don’t know what we want to do. From “When I grow up, I want to be…” to “What do I really want to be?”, from dreams to reality. To tell you honestly, I still don’t know where would I be 5 years from now. I can’t see myself anywhere and that disappoints me. The thing is, sometimes, we chill too much to the point that we tend to forget that we’re growing up. Sooner or later, we will face the real world and we have to manage our own lives. We have to walk in the path that’s aligned with our own desires. We shouldn’t be afraid of switching paths, of making wrong decisions because sometimes things have to go very wrong before they can be right. We have to fail so we could learn how to stand up. If you’re experiencing the same dilemma as mine, we don’t have to pressure ourselves. Let’s take it easy. Of course, the future is very important, but the more we overthink, the less we can decide on what we really want to do. However good or bad our situations are now, it will change. Life is fun, let’s enjoy it while we’re young! Always remember that there’s always a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, keep walking :)

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