Beauty and Fashion

Chic Brown Dress for Sunday School

We attend church services every Sunday and it matters to me to wear fabulous modest clothing items. Since I’m a busy girl, I have no time segregating my collection of modest clothes, so I just get any item in my garment bag. It would depend on my choice of footwear so I just choose one-color item for ease and comfort.

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Luckily, I saw this little brown dress with a white bow ornament in the waistline. It’s not too short and not too long, perfect for church activities. Though I preferred to wear a pair of yellow wedges for this look, I didn’t mind it as long as I don’t bring any of my pink bags. So I end up carrying only my scripture bag for the day since it’s dark brown.

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Obviously, I found this gorgeous piece in one of my favorite second-hand stores. It’s affordable, styling and fit for modest fashion. The purple flower necklace is just an addition to the look, obviously, because I just want to wear it.

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Beauty and Fashion · Travel in Style

Reminiscing Runway To Modesty Fashion Show

Fashion shows are exciting, especially for a certified fashion lover like me. When I was a kid, I used to daydream, think about the future and hope to sit in front rows of runway shows. For a little kid who also dreamed to be a lawyer, combining my two passions – fashion and legal profession – is unrealistic. Even though it was an uphill slope for me, I still dream about its final realization even up to these days.

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Claire Dienz and I dazzle with our chosen outfits.

Well, I’ve already spent days and nights sitting in front of catwalk shows after I learned to run a fashion and lifestyle blog. Remember, I was a frequent guest of Pablo Cabahug shows in the metro. I’m a fan of his creations. I also drop by at designated venues for Philippine Fashion Week events. In a span of five years, I’ve already made the other dream come true – to sit in front rows of my favorite  runway events. My next goal is to be a lawyer, finally, after years of facing such a failure. Will I be able to make it a reality?

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My friend, Iris, loves anything blue. 

I’ve learned that making use of what you have in life is the new game plan. So I continue learning about styling while preparing to give it a try again to be named as a lawyer. One of the inspiring things that I did years ago is creating a fashion show to support our church activities.

I cast my mind back to the days when I get to produce a fashion show – entitled Runway to Modesty. My church-mates participated the event that was held at Dipolog City Boulevard and we were able to present our part for the Family Week celebration at that time. Our goal is to inspire the audience to learn about wearing modest fashion clothing and its importance in life. As a result, my passion for fashion goes on and on and it inspires me to move forward.

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Aisie was also present at the event, hence, the photo opportunity.

I may not be able to give you the exact time it was held for the celebration, but I can still remember how we made it possible. Indeed, being passionate about something is a revelation that nothing is impossible. One day, time after time, something grander will happen.

Food Photography · Travel in Style

Vikings Luxury Buffet Favorite Dishes

Every fashion lover who loves eat-all-you-can dining style is wonderful. Why? We used to delay eating and finish photo shoots every now and then. Our goal is to look good on photos, dreading to look bloated on camera. But, eating all you can in a luxurious restaurant? It’s a different story.

I’m so lucky I can eat whatever I want without thinking I’ll get extra fat later. Well, I used to be so slim, with weight problems for so long. To gain an ideal weight for my age, I try to eat right and keep a healthy lifestyle. I want to look good in photos and in real life so I worked hard to achieve it. After all, fashion blogging needs discipline and willingness to live for the dream.

Here, in this post, are my favorite dishes at Vikings Luxury Buffet. We had a chance to try dining at their branch in SM Megamall.

vikings sushi

Kani Sushi rules. Who can resist delicious crabstick sushi here?

eggplant vikings

For so long, I’m craving for cooked Aubergine or eggplant. Even up to now, I still want it for breakfast. When I tasted Viking’s version of fried Aubergine, I got more interested.

cheddar cheese

All things cheese. Choose your own favorite. I’m still rooting for Cheddar cheese since I love the taste.

devilled egg vikings

Want more devilled eggs? It’s a luxurious way of eating eggs nowadays.

nachos vikings

Nachos! Great for snacks. And it’s served at Vikings Luxury Buffet generously.

pasta vikings

Choose your own pasta. My choice is White Vongole. It’s unique and delectable. Who wouldn’t try to eat an exotic dish?

polio cacciatore vikings

Sounds familiar. I’ve already tried this at home. The hunter’s chicken is so delicious. Now you know – I love Italian dishes.

salmon canape vikings

I’m so in love with Salmon Canapé since the flavor is interesting. It’s nutritious and tasty, too.

spaghetti montanara

Obviously, we fell in love with Spaghetti Montanara right there and then. You’ll be amazed of its heavenly taste. It’s not everyday that I get to try this one.

strawberry princess

The princess is always the last one to take the way, isn’t it? Strawberry Princess is sweet. You’ll love it.

It was an amazing day for all of us. We’ve gathered at SM Megamall to dine at Vikings Luxury Buffet, and enjoyed shopping later. For the fine dining experience and shopping, I paid less than Php700 and Php199 for a pair of flat shoes.

In Love With Karence

If Soulmates Exist Here and Hereafter

I’ll write something different today. Behind the glitz and glamour of fashion, there’s a story to tell for everyone who believes in forever. Why is it that the most beautiful things in this world exist? I wonder about it. In the end, I’ve come to realize that true love drives all men and women to make this world a beautiful place.

True love defies opposition in all things. Ardent lovers create a beautiful world. I’m so emotional about this topic because I’m a firm believer of eternal love and it doesn’t matter to me if my current experiences fail to tell it so. One day, I’ll be set free.

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As a writer, I imagine the beginning of all things. Was there love beyond the creation of earth? Do we have a mother in heaven? Why are we here in this planet? A lot of things bother me. Now, at this moment, I wonder if soulmates exist.

Do you have a soulmate? That someone who’s connected to you with the invisible red string? Find him. If you’ve already found him, be loyal to him. If ever you’ve found him and you can’t be together under the circumstances, listen to your heart. There must be another time hereafter that will lead him to you again. No one is certain about this. Yet, I’m sure that some people are lucky enough to live a lifetime of meeting their lovers without facing so many obstacles.

Let’s celebrate true love today. There will always be a time that you’ll enjoy walking in the pathway that will make you finally find that someone.