Happy Girls are the Prettiest

I am a deliberate kind of person. I have this habit of keeping a record of my to-do list every morning. Even in blogging, I have this specific set of clothes in mind to wear before asking my dear boyfriend/photographer to take photos for my Look book.  I want things keenly attended and planned to. But the photos below are unplanned but gave me a very good realizations. I do not like my office uniform, but it was just me. But I am thankful that I have a work and I have a working uniform. One Thursday afternoon in our office, I just asked my boyfriend to take photos of me not expecting that my look would be a blog-post or even Instagram worthy. I gazed at the result picture on my phone and  seen how happy, carefree and bright I look. I realized that the radiance of a person does not come from the fancy things she wear outside but thing that is oozing from within.  Being beautiful outside came from a beautiful soul. A soul that is not worrying, grudging nor angry. A soul that is at peace and care-free. As the most quoted line of Audrey Hepburn, “Happy girls are the prettiest!”

Happy Girls are the Prettiest
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DIY – How to Tie a Skinny Tie into a Neck Bow

Have you experienced looking at the mirror and asking yourself “What’s lacking in my outfit?” Like it seems dull or needs a little “oohhmmpp.” Several times, I’ve been to that kind of situation and believe me, it is taxing. Choosing or even looking for the right accessories from your closet, or changing clothes took more time. This will make you even late to your office time. The following tutorial is one of my favorite morning savers for work especially when accentuating stiff and formal corporate outfits.  Here is  a one creative way on How to Tie a Skinny Tie into a Neck Bow. How to Tie a Skinny Tie into a Neck BowWhen you feel like your outfit is lacking something, what do you do? Share your ideas!

How To Sell your Preloved Clothes on Instagram

Since I started fashion blogging, I have this habit of acquiring clothes beyond my consumption. There were times I buy clothes thinking I will wear this one of these days and blog about this, but didn’t find that chance. Bad thing, we also have a prescribed uniform in our office and i wanted to really follow the policy than ditch my job. On the fourth quarter of 2013, I came to realize that I have a room filled so much clothes and it became unmanageable for me. Then I decided to reduce my clothes, sorted some to give away and some to sell.

How to Sell your Preloved Clothes on Instagram

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If you have the same problem and thinking of the same, read more on How to sell your preloved clothes on Instagram.

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Food Review – Panaderia Pantoja

Panaderia Pantoja Makati Hello my all dears. Just about last week, I’ve been in the tough decision regarding my blog. One food establishment invited me to their event and an array of questions started to play on my mind like, “Why me, I am not even writing about foods. My blog’s niche is petite fashion? “. But then I realized that to engage in blogging means exposing yourself and even your blog to different worlds.

Anyways, to cut the long story short, I attended the event. I have doubts at first that the invitation may be bogus or a scam, but after a few exchange of email with Ms. Christina (the one invited me through email), with her polite and formal responses, i then convinced myself that it is worth taking the benefit of doubt. And I am so grateful that I attended the Panaderia Pantoja 60th Year Celebration at their Makati Branch.

Panaderia Pantoja Makati

Panaderia Pantoja Makati Store

Panaderia Pantoja History

In 1950s,  Mr. & Mrs. Aurelio and Celino Pantoja started Panaderia Pantoja as  a local community bake shop in Tanauan, Batangas with only P50,000 as starting capital and a Pugon given to them on their wedding day. Their flagship products were all handmade – pandesal, jacobina, paborita. In 1970s, Mr. Arthuro Pantoja, the 2nd Generation of the Pantojas, started mechanizing the operations. On its third family generation, Mr. Anthony Pantoja introduced systems and policies to improve operations. Now, they already have 6 branches within Calabarzon and Metro Manila area and is still expanding.

Pantoja Experience

Filipinos really love bread, I can prove that! We love our traditional pandesal and coffee in the morning, our pancit bihon to come with tasty (loaf) bread, we love our red or white sauce spaghetti in toasted garlic bread, ensaymada as a “pasalubong”, and to bite cracker biscuits while doing something.

The first thing that caught my eyes when we entered the shop are these yummy sweets. The Brownies, Crinkles and the Inipit. I am born sweet tooth. Whenever I have extra coins when I am in my kindergarden, I always look at our neighbor’s sari sari store to look which sweet candy I have not bought/tasted yet. Hehe. Pantoja’s brownies has enough sweetness and enough moist also. It is not hard to bite and not dry in the mouth. Their crinkles is bigger than the average size crinkles we buy from bakeries.

Delectable Sweets at Panaderia Pantoja

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Valentine’s Day Idea – Heart Shaped Paper Clip

Hello my all dears! Heart’s day is coming and I know, most of us are already preparing for this special day. To some who are single, they are already looking for someone to celebrate, but to some with partners, they are looking for ways to make this day extra memorable. Either you belong to one of my stated group, here is one idea you can make your invitation or greeting unique and special.

Heart Shaped Paper Clip
Valentines Day Idea – Heart Shaped Paper Clip How To. Expand to see how to.

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Lookbook – Royal Blue

It is so heartwarming to witness your friends ascending to their next calling in their lives – one of is witnessing them getting married and building their own families.

Last Sunday, I witnessed the wedding ceremony of my dear friend. It happens that attendees get touched, and cried and feel inspired especially when you see that the couple really found true love.

By the way, may I share a funny coincident regarding what I wore that day. I am not a bridesmaid, flower girl or a part of the entourage of the wedding ceremony. But I found out that my royal blue dress is the same with the color motif. So organizers has mistaken me a part of the entourage.

Royal Blue Dress for Garden Wedding

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Lookbook – Simplicity

I have a confession to make my dear readers. Sometimes, I feel envy at fashion bloggers- their post, their outfits, their closet full of clothes, their mob like readers and more. I sometimes feel that they are more blessed than me or what. But I then decided to be appreciative and be content, for it the secret of happiness.

Here are some reminders helped me to embrace simplicity and contentment.

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” – Oprah Winfrey

“Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.” ― Laozi

“Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.” -1 Timothy 6:6-8 ESV

Water Fountain

Water Fountain

Water Fountain

Wishing you an abundant 2014 ahead, with contentment and peace from the Lord!

Outfit Details: Old Sling back Crocs, White Tees, Floral Shorts, Black Sling bag bought from Japan Surplus Shop.