Saturday, February 23, 2013

La Vie En Rose

I've been listening to jazzy music and French songs a lot this February and one of the songs that got me enamored was Edith Piaf's La Vie En Rose. I fell in love with it even though it was sung in French. The foreign yet cadent words somehow resonated with me. I now fully comprehend why they consider it one of the Romance Languages along with Italian and Portuguese---for all I know they could be talking about a murder and it'd still sound beautiful to me. And apparently, not only did this song occupy my thoughts (for I tried memorizing the lyrics and I am proud to brag say that I have succeeded) but it also influenced my sartorial choices then. Don't you agree that this outfit screams vintage Parisian chic? By the way, my purse and skirt were all vintage since the purse was my mom's and the skirt was thrifted, so I guess I really got the "vintage" part right. Haha. 

cropped top- Forever21
skirt- thrifted at Quiapo
shoes- Payless
necklace- Forever21
purse- vintage
XO.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February Playlist

Found myself listening to these songs lately. They're on loop most of the day while I browse the net, eating homemade french fries in bed, in the bathroom while I take a warm shower, and playing in the background as it lulls me to sleep. :)

XO.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Heart Full of Love

This has got to be the most meaningful Valentine's that has happened to me yet. To begin with, this was the first time I had a real Valentine. Being given flowers for the first time felt so new and somewhat surreal to me. It was, admittedly, a foreign experience to me and my initial reaction was weird and funny to the people in my home who saw me cry and laugh upon opening the box, seeing the flowers, and reading the card. *laughs* Next, on Valentine's Day itself, my big sis and I took our mom out on a fail surprise dinner date at Casa Renato, a Mediterranean hole-in-the-wall resto, just outside our village here in West Fairview. My mom didn't believe us at first that we were gonna take her out and was even skeptical that we even had money to spend (haha!) but the night went extremely well and we all went home with satisfied tummies and hearts full of love (Ha! Les Mis reference yo!). 

And being the cheeseball that I truly am, I wore a sickeningly sweet and saccharine outfit that night. Pink, frilly, lace-y, with pearls to match---how girly can I get, right? :)

dress- SM
pearls and belt- Landmark
jelly shoes- Hong Kong
purse- Hong Kong
XO.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Heart On Your Sleeve

Why hello there. It's nice to be back blogging again. I've been stuck in a style rut lately hence the sudden hiatus here on blogger. Being away had been excruciating since I have always considered this blog of mine a part of myself like Voldemort's horcrux. So can I just exclaim that it feels so damn good to be typing away here on my laptop again! Woohoo!

And for my first entry for the month of February, I bring you a Valentines post! Actually, it's just a monthsary photodiary/outfit post but I figured it can pass as a Valentines post as well. Here, I aspired to make the kitchen my runway but I just fell with a thud. Allow me to recount what had transpired on our 7th monthsary celebration.

Being the self-declared protege of my cook of a sister, I surmised that I can finally conjure up a decent meal for my love. This dinner was supposed to be a surprise but the lid was blown off prematurely 'coz he had read my planner a few days prior. Even if that was so, I still continued on with the home cooked meal thing. I was happily preparing in our kitchen, feeling all mighty and good but things had gone awry the moment I abused the paprika. Boy, my dishes gave me a terrible coughing fit when it hit my throat. At least my homemade caramel syrup turned out fine 'coz my sour cream paprika chicken became chicken tikka/tandouri instead. Mark even asked if we were having Indian. Haha! I was close to tears but Mark was kind enough to finish them with much gusto. I guess that extinguishes my dream of becoming a Stepford wife. Hahaha!

As for my outfit, I thought the holes on my knit top resembled hearts, perfect for Valentines, that is if you like to take the day as literal as me. What do you think?

knit top- Mom's
skirt- F21
shoes- Jellybean
bag- Kenneth Cole
XO. 
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