Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Ultimate Trendsetter

The most stylish sashayed in them. Us bloggers scoured thrift stores for them. But Michael Jackson rocked the shining shimmering blazers/jacket look 20 years ahead of us! We might not get inspirations from him directly but surely the fashion houses took a hint or two from him.
Rihanna in Balmain

My $1 thrifted Balmain inspired blazer

Weird pets? No, Paris you're not the first one to have a weird friend.
Remember Bubbles?

Paris Hilton with her illegal pet Kinkajou (a racoon like animal), Baby Luv

Michael Jackson is psychic!!
He probably knew years ago that there's gonna be an epidemic of Swineflu/H1N1 so he wore masks in advance!=P

RIP Michael, your music and style will surely live on.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Back to Basics + White T Revamp

DIY draped shirt with safety pins
Blazer: Plains and Prints; Topshop jeans; Renegade Folk shoes
Accessorize necklace; Diamond necklace a surprise gift from the boy; F&H sunglasses

I'm having DIY fever! I know my draping skills are non-existent but it doesn't stop me from trying..=) This one is super easy and would just take about 10 minutes of your precious time.. There are actually 3 safety pins on the shirt, 1 at the middle and 2 on each side. I need to practice more, draping is so fun! Oh and the shoes are new, so happy.. I got them on sale!=)

Uuggghhh the camera's so weird the shots were taken one after the other and yet they seem to have different lightings and settings. (except the 1st one because I edited it)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

TAGGED by EDEN: 20 Favorite Things

Cebu City's chicest girl tagged me! Super had fun answering this, very Gradeschool slumbook..=)

(My favorite things, bow!)

1. COLOR - BLACK!!Black is a no-brainer and almost every cut looks flattering in this color, IMO.
2. DESSERT - Recently - Frozen Yogurt (I'm addicted to this), forever - Sansrival (yes, even the 15 peso ($0.30) Burger Machine version makes my day!)
Favorite color and dessert!
(Top & Jeans: Topshop; Shoes: Renegade Folk; Bangle: Rockwell Bazaar; Bag; LV)

3. SMELL - anything that will make me smell like "sabong panlaba (laundry detergent) + fabric softener". Currently alternating these 3: Clean Fresh Laundry, Acca Kappa and Leyende Beach bomb.

4. FLOWER - Stargazers, the bigger the better.

5. ANIMAL - My doggy, of course!

6. MONTH - November. My birthday and the showing of New Moon!!! Double YEY!

7. BEVERAGE - Unhealthily addicted to Coke Zero. For alcoholic beverage -- Tequila Rose forever and ever and Grand Matador! Yes, the super cheap rhum (less than $2 for a big bottle) brings back fun memories of my younger years!!=)

8. SHOES - like Eden, I have a huge crush on the YSL cage shoes but I want the version Jane is wearing.
9. SNACKS - Anything sweet like pastillas, yema, ensaymada.. And tortillos (the red one) with salsa dip!

10. SONGS - Mariah Carey and Beatles songs.

11. BOOK - Twilight series! Shanghai Baby and Nakpil Orosa Malate (thanks to my friend Maneesh)

12. FRUIT - Banana and Peaches. Lately, I've been eating lychee from our free breakfast in the hospital yummy!

13. HAIRSTYLE - not too adventurous with hairstyles because my hair is stubborn at times haha..

14. PIECE/S OF CLOTHING - my thrifted $1 Balmainesque blazer, crazy printed Patricia Field scarf, drop crotch pants, tanks for layering.

15. STORES TO SHOP - Topshop, Folded and Hung, Plains and Prints, SM dept store, Landmark, Ramp at Crossings, Janilyn, Forever 21 and thrift stores!

16. SEASON - not a season but I LOVE the cold weather (COLD but not rainy ha). Perfect for layering! SF weather is perfect for me.

Blazer: The Black shop; Jeans: Topshop; Ankle boots: Centropel; Scarf: Bazaar; Bag:LV

17. HOBBIES - blogging, window shopping, practicing putting on make-up (I'm also a frustrated make-up artist), crafts and DIY and studying (haha only if I have new set of highlighters and colored pens!).
Last but not the least - CARDGAMES!!! Esp Pusoy and Tong-its! It's not even a hobby, it's an addiction already!
With my medschool friends.. I miss them, most of them transferred schools already =(
2 years ago was the peak of our gambling days. My friend was able to buy a dog worth P22,000 pesos ($400+) with his winnings! I, on the other hand, could not bet that big so the biggest amount I won was P1,800 (less than $40). Not bad no?
haha this was the day when my friends decided to gamble with 25 centavo coins! So annoying!
Med school is super stressful, we need to unwind sometimes.
Tsk tsk tsk excuses, excuses haha!

18. THINGS TO COLLECT - Shoes, magazines, accessories, cute notebooks and random McDonald Happy meal toys (esp Hello Kitty happy meal toys).

some of my favorite HIGH heels
(Boutique 9; Janilyn; Renegade Folk; Janeo; Celine)

Magazines (Non-Vogue or Non-US Vogue are my loves)
(Some of my fave issues)

19. MOVIE - Hav Plenty - Has anyone else seen this?

Photo credits:;
I didn't actually watch this in a movie house. Back in the days when there were still movies for rent, I chanced upon this and I loved it so much I told the video rent shop that I lost it and paid for the VHS copy!=) I super super love this movie!

20. RESTAURANT - Red Kimono for my favorite Japanese food, Cibo for Pasta, Banapple for almost everything!


Not part of the tag, I just want to show you what I looked like for the last 10 days! I was assigned at the H1N1 screening in our hospital and I sounded like a wind-up doll/broken record.

I ask this set of questions to every patient "Nanggaling po ba sa ibang bansa? Me ubo, sipon, lagnat, masakit ang lalamunan? Pangalan, pirma ho." "Have you been to another country? Do you have cough, colds, fever or sore throat? Please put your name and signature here"

I'm not kidding, we have an average of 160-200 patients a day, so you do the math.. Phhewww I'm glad I do not manifest a single symptom. Haaayyyy!
BTW, my second name is Nicole =)

I tag:
Rain of My lovestory
Denise of denisekatipunera
Hanna of littlemissdressup
Angelica of ModeJunkie
Marian of mariankihogo
Qin of qinatthedisco
Doc Khaz of beautifulthings
Allie of missmaterialist
Maggie of headoverheelz
Noelle of noellechantal
Monica of Frouflu
Kira of kirafashion
Janelle of thedarkhue
Kelly of mysocalledfabulous
Yves of urbanharlequin
Oskar of oskarsobsession


Hope you enjoy answering the tag!=)
I sure did!
Hope I didn't bore you with the lengthy post..=P


Stella is the smaller one..=)
Aren't they cute?


Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm gonna be a Mommy soon!

Tomorrow to be exact!! The boy and I are picking up our new dog tomorrow. I'm super super excited! She'll be my first pet! (2nd if I count the pet turtle I had when I was like 5 or 6..=)) Too bad, the little doggy won't be staying with me because they don't allow pets in my apartment complex. I'll probably get her to stay with me only on the weekends when I'm at home.. I'll put my DIY skills into good use, I'll make her a super cute tutu and probably some cute collar charms..=) Ahhhh I have so much plans, I'm sure we're gonna love each other..=)

I'll post pics as soon as I can..=)

Monday, June 15, 2009


In case you don't know yet, I'm a sucker for huge, ornate, intricate bib necklaces. Remember this old post of mine?
(Dress: People are People; Necklace: Madhuri Hemandas; Shoes: Celine; Bag: Louis Vuitton)

So imagine my reaction when I saw these on Aaaahhhhhh my heart stopped!!! These bib necklaces are from Filipina designer Nicole Whisenhunt. Nicole you are my idol! The prices were not shown but from the looks of it I know that I CANNOT AFFORD IT!! huhuhu...=( Bakit ba kasi Poorita Jones akes?!?haha.. If only I had the $$$$, in these case the PPPPP! (pesos!) Aren't they sooooooo BEAUTIFUL!! ahhh I can't stop looking at it! My outfits would be 1000x better if I had one of these.

Enough blabbering.. Here are some eyecandies for you to enjoy!

Nicole Whisenhunt necklace pictures from

Which do you like most?

p.s. I was super excited about this post I realized I abused the exclamation point so much hahaha..

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Like a Kid in a Candy store

I'm in DIY heaven!!!

Yesterday, my sister and I were supposed to go to a shoe exhibit but due to the super heavy traffic we didn't make it on time. Boo! So we decided to go to Carolina's instead, a store selling all kinds of fabric, sequins, beads, chains, feathers and basically all your sewing needs! I love this store so much!! I used to go to their other branch on Fridays after school and just spending hours exploring all the eyecandy in the store..=)
($1 thrifted top; SM dept store pants; SM dept store shoes; Get Laud brown tube; Louis Vuitton bag, Junkfood ring)
This is probably my favorite bottom lately. It looks like you dressed up but in reality it's easier to wear than my good old skinny jeans. I feel like I'm wearing a chicer version of my pajamas. So comfy!
The nude top is thrifted and I got it for 50 pesos ($1!!) only. I tucked the front part to show the details of my pants..=) This is the real length of the top.

Will post the loot soon.. Time for a new DIY project!!
I told myself that I can start on my DIY only after I finish reading my Physiology Board Exam reviewer book.
I'm finished with the cell, neuro and heart physiology part.
Ahhhhh Kidney why are you so complicated?? hahaha

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Batwings and a Beetle

Hello everyone!!=D
My friend Capella's cute beetle is guest starring in my photoshoot for today!=P
Isn't he the cutest? The shade of orange is amazing!
I edited the pics so that the orange shade of the car and the blue in my eyeliner would pop even more.

New location!!=)
(Dress: Bayo; Green Ankle Booties: Janeo; Bag: Vintage Nina Ricci; Cuff: Rockwell Bazaar)
Infront of my friends' new apartment..
Remember the time I told you I'll be going to a housewarming party?

This dress is from Bayo and I got it during one of their sale seasons for around 400 pesos ($8).
I am in love with the sleeves!

The shoes look kinda black in the other pics but it is actually dark green as in "table tennis green" If you are looking for a certain color, like table tennis green, or maybe a certain style, like my batwing sleeves, you can find it at
Red Tag with wholesale clothing.

Wholesale prices means you get more for your money and if you're like me who loves fabulous clothes and accessories but is always on a budget (I'm still kinda a student, you know), I'll give it a look.

Today my friend Maneesh and I went to the mall for dinner and a little shopping..=) He has been in a quite toxic rotation so he wanted a break..=) As for me, I'm still rotating in Community and Family Medicine and we have a lot of free time during this rotation but come August/September I'll be rotating in Internal Medicine (where my friend is currently rotating) and I will be a WALKING ZOMBIE when that time comes..=P