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THE TARTAN

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Tomorrow's midnight and the day after tomorrow. Before heading to next year, let's go back to this year's one of the many season trends --- the tartan. Whilst most choose to combine the iconic red and black one, I opt to be in lightest mode. The entire look actually is so light and only the heels darken the ensemble a bit. This is my another go-to-church outfit. Did you guys and gals enjoyed the tartan trend too? 

DRESSALE $200 GIVEAWAY

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Five days more and fireworks all over the world will surely be amazing again! Better way to start the new year to all fashion-hearted ladies out there is to join and win this big giveaway. Been so long since I hosted a blog giveaway and this time I've partnered up with Dressale to give away their best selling dresses. The winner will get one of the gorgeous dresses of her choice, worth $200. There will be one winner for each dress from the collection. Oh yeah and this will be great if you are to attend a prom next year, am I right? And because Dressale wanna greet you all Happy New Year too, non-winners who joined will be receiving a $15 coupon to spend on the site. Just enter the easy rafflecopter below to enter.

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ANGELA • ROI HANDBAGS

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Every color means something. Recently I discovered a brand where fashion meets philanthropy --- Angela  Roi. They invited me to feature their sophisticated handbags. Owned by a couple Angela Lee and Roi Lee, their collection of handbags are minimalist styles of tote, shoulder, and cross body bags. Each style comes with various color options and are made of vegan leather and durable fabric. What captivates me the most about the brand aside from the elegant style which I really adore is their Donate by Color mission.

"We believe we can use our resources productively in a way to impact the greater community. We believe fashion can be utilized to both an artistic and charitable effect. Our company presents an opportunity for us to intertwine consumerism with philanthropy." - Angela & Roi

RIVETS PEEP-TOE BOOTS

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These boots captivated my eyes when I visited Aupie. You can click on the photos to see the items. They are so fierce yet so chic, these boots are my current favorite from the store and also the bags and clothing. When black and white trend is on air, the perfect color match will be (as always gorgeous) red and of course for me is this royal blue one. I think this collection's still fit for the holiday season, the glittery see through shirt with the gold printed skirt and the basic black type one above. Ahh-- they are actually on my wishlist! Wait, why am I suddenly being fallen in love with blacks by the way? Gee, black is timeless anyway. Yeah? So what do you think of them?

HO, HO, HO!

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Shake it up, shake up the happiness! Wake it up, wake up the happiness. Come on all, it's Christmas time! Merry Christmas to all! Come on let's sing! I hope you have a blessed one and enjoy the day spending it with your loved ones. Not so much to say for this post guys, just wanna greet you my wonderful readers a Merry Merry Christmas! Thank you very much for joining me here on my blog for this year. I hope you stay in touch for next year! 

SHADE OF GREY

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Good morning! These were taken day before yesterday after we had Misa De Gallo and before we attend the Sunday Mass, the Fourth Sunday of Advent. This dress is perfect for the event and I must say appropriate for the place. Is it not? Stayed for a simple yet catchy outfit. No stack of accessories, only a pair of earrings because I feel that the dress alone can stand out on its own. Feeling like it's winter too here to wear this but the good thing was --- it was windy that morning. And yeah later is Christmas Eve already! So I'm gonna leave this post to you now and go ahead to the kitchen to help prepare for the Noche Buena, will be doing a simple dessert for later's. Happy holidays to all of you! :)


WHITE CHRISTMAS

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"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas just like the ones I used to know where the tree tops glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow. I'm dreaming of a white Christmas with every Christmas card I write. May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmases be white." ---Okay! So here I go again singing in my post. Whilst we never experienced white Christmas here in our country, winter white dressing is still on trend here. Above is my kind of winter white outfit, simple and cozy yet stay classy. What do you think of it? Finished it off with royal blue jewelries and touch of gold. Instead of a silvery or shiny gold belt, I think this cropped top over the white dress is better, its silvery design down there will do the trick. By the way, I saw these lovely pieces from Pariscoming.com and they have really so much more attractive pieces just like the ones you'll see below. You'll really never go wrong with prints. When I'm too lazy to dress up and mix&match clothes, I go for printed ones. Dresses or jumpsuits are great. You can click the images below. Do you love them too? 

DENIM AND KHAKI

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"So if you're out there I'd swear to be good to you but I'm done lookin' for my future someone. 'Cause when the time is right you'll be here but for now, Dear no one, this is your love song." This is my last song syndrome for the day, the title is Dear No One by Tori Kelly. Who knows this song? I already closed my music player and really my mind is still singing while I'm posting this. Anyway, how was your week everyone? Weekend again tomorrow, it's Saturday again and just three more days until Christmas Eve then the Christmas Day itself. 

Finally I was able to score this pants on sale from Choies and happy that these pair fit me so well. I've been wanting to have khaki and red pants hence was so excited to wear them out. In addition to my excitement, it is leather well faux leather I should say. I found myself lately that I always keep my eyes to leather or faux leather pieces. Keeping this look neutral and just added acid wash denim shirt. I feel like so-put-together in a casual corporate attire here. Imagine this ensemble with the unbutton shirt , pants, and heels alone with my hair down. Same yet different, right? What's better? Ahh---now that I thought I'll be wearing this ensemble again. Let's see. :)

YULETIDE WISHLIST

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Colder, it's nearly coming! Do your wardrobe needs some more sweatshirts? Steal these cute ones from Udobuy and Save $20. They are so stylish that the sweatshirt itself can pull off a simple cozy outfit. It's all about the print and these prints are so perfect for Yuletide season. Who's with me? Whilst in here we still have this summery mood all day and only at night it's windy, I would still love to wear cute sweatshirts like these. These could also shoo the boredom and if you feel so lazy for the day. My favorite is the first one and second third and haha, yeah all of them! What's your favorite? You can click the images above. What's more from Udobuy? There will be one lucky client who'll get $100 Super Value packs at the end of December! That could be you or you or you. 

BASIC BLACK TYPE

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Holiday parties here and there. While this basic black dress will also be my option for holiday parties, I also wore this to attend the Misa de Gallo. It's so cold waking up at 2:30 in the morning for the 4:30 am mass. I know, I know, 2 hours preparation and just for a basic outfit! Well the main reason was that I wanted to straighten my permed hair for this certain look and because my hair is so thick I needed more time to fix all strands. Gee. So what do you think of it? I actually put a gold belt (the usual black and gold details) at first but finally opted the royal blue one for a change and it was perfect that it matches my earrings. My favorite part of this outfit is the dress' lace part at the back. I love it! You can get this for only $9.99 at Ahaishopping plus free shipping! The quality is good I can assure. We (with my mom as always) shot this at a subdivision near the church where we had the misa de gallo (okay truth is hours after, you know, waiting mr. sun)!

Find out more holiday dressing style inspiration on heartifb.com.

O’Bazzië Classics Coming Soon

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Satchel lovers, guys and of course gals! I want to introduce to you this brand called O’Bazzië Classics which will be launched on Spring 2014 (March) based in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Founded by 21-year-old Nigerian American University student and social entrepreneur Ebenezer Obasiolu, he is also the CEO and Chief Designer of the said brand. I feel honored to have been invited and be able to interview Mr. Obasiolu and to feature the brand as its vision and mission statement is to create simple, well-designed, classic leather accessories with a timeless fashion personality while providing educational supplies to school children in Africa at the purchase of every O’Bazzië products. 

"I was born in West Africa and I have firsthand experience of how the lack of educational supplies have prevented the children in a community or village from attaining education. My parents have always instilled the importance of education in the hearts and minds of my siblings and I, therefore it'll be of great honor to share such gift with children in dire need. Currently, at the purchase of every O’Bazzië Satchel, we have decided to gift a satchel full of classroom supplies to school children in West Africa. We do not view this act as 'donation', rather we view it as an honor to gift and impact the lives and future of a community, a village, a nation, a continent and a generation." said Obasiolu.

PROM DRESSES 2014 WITH DRESSV

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Who's going to experience the magical night next year? A-h-h! I'm so excited for you beautiful ladies as I was when I had mine. Five years ago and our junior-senior prom is still memorable until now. How about you gals who had already experienced promenade, how was it? It feels so princess-y, ain't it? Girls wear corsage given by the guys and; their partners wear matching boutonnière on the left chest given by the girls. In here (well in our school), prom usually held with a program and we had waltz. Together with my other friends, I was also picked and was able to dance the swing for a special dance number. Because of that I needed to have two dresses, long gown for waltz and a short one to perform the swing ('cause I thought it would be comfortable for me to dance with a short dress, you know swing? then you can relate. Haha. unless you can do those footworks with the long gown).

So speaking of the dresses, I found this online store that specializes on prom dresses and they have many choices of princess-y gowns from their New Arrivals. Surely you'll love them as I do. Without further ado, I wanna introduce you the Dressv Prom Dresses 2014 Collection. 

SWEETS WITH SAMMYDRESS

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Wanna be sweet? Having a lunch date with your girlfriends? I think this outfit will suit the agenda. I've got this sweet dress from Sammydress a week ago and was excited to try it on. However it's not a get-together date but I wore this to go to church last Sunday, the Second Sunday of Advent. This dress is just so comfortable and that the fabric is so smooth like silk. Wear this dress alone even without any accessories and it'll save your stylish day, the print alone just did the talking and that it brings out your femininity. The cute little sling bag, also from Sammydress, gave more sweetness into this outfit and I'm really loving it! Ain't you? So this is my sweet version of this dress, and I'll be styling this again with a different look. Watch out. :)

MIRROR MIRROR ON MY EYES

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A song is playing? Down below this context you can pause it for a while. :)

Smile brightly, I'm just thankful because I have memories with you. I can hide them and take them out when I'm alone. Whether you love me or feel sorry, I feel the same way. - My Wish (Lena Park). ---  I tried to make Korean song cover for the second time. But sadly I couldn't find an instrumental one so... Anyway, it wasn't hard for me to read some hangul words maybe because I know Chinese too and Korea's language have some sort of Chinese history that's why some of the words are 'sounds-like'. Well it's not a professional cover one but I hope you'll still listen to it. :)

Can't wait for the Heirs Episode 17 to air in Seoul, and yeah here in the Philippines there's no live streaming so will be waiting for a day or I think two and then I'll be able to watch it online after they aired it in Korea. Who's with me with this Kdrama? Anyone? Did you already watch the preview for the next episode? Ah...I did too. Well actually this is my first time to watch online while it's being aired in the country of origin though at first I already knew it'll be aired here too in Tagalog subtitle soon. Yeah I'd already assumed even before episode 1 was finally being filmed haha. It seems that Lee Min Ho (yes I'm a fan too but not that kind of sasaeng ones okay, if you know what I'm saying here lol. I actually did really want to watch how Krystal Jung acts, ah she's so cute. Also 'cause most actors there I've already seen them on To The Beautiful You series..) have contract with the abs-cbn that they always air his dramas on the said channel station. Oh and it's only now I found out "Faith" is set to air too by 2014. Back-to-back LMH on 'abs-cbn's primetime bida'? However I prefer to watch it with the English subs, the script and emotions are more genuine than if it's dubbed plus there are cut scenes and sometimes those cuts are the good ones. Moreover, watching it with the original language can also benefit the foreign viewers like me. Wish I could watch their dramas without subtitles someday so I can focus more and more on their faces haha! Though now I understand more basics, words, phrases already. 

And of course, this is initially a style blog (but just recently, sharing my thoughts to you guys feels so good hence I've been posting long preface here if you noted) so now let's talk about the outfit. I want to wear this leggings again shortly so expect an outfit post perhaps by next week with a different look yet same pants. The top (worn it here) is obviously too loose for me and I'm not too comfortable to wear it as it is so instead of wearing something under it like a bandeau or tank or shirt, I saw this tie and took it and voila! No cleavage (as if I have lol). This is my simple tip if you too aren't cozy showing off more skin. The sunglasses go well with this shiny pants. I love them! I got this from Aupie, check them out they have lots of stylish chic and elegant pieces too. 

Good night from here and Good morning to the other parts of the globe. :)

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

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It's all about the 'first'. First of December, first Sunday of the month, and first Sunday of Advent --- the first season of the Church year leading up to Christmas. I am sure all of you too are excited for the midnight of 24th and on 25th itself. Colorful lights, decorations, Christmas songs and carols are all over the cities and yeah countries. Specifically during nights when you go out and you feel the Christmas breeze and you close your eyes and take a deep breath with it. You do that too? Feel so relaxing right? Especially when you're tired from tons of tasks you worked the whole daytime, thinking of the outlines you listed on the planner or on journal, getting ready again for 'tomorrow's' agenda, etc. I love night skies when there are full of stars above and the moon shines so so bright that I can't stop staring at them while random thoughts are coming up in my cerebrum (okay it's simply brain haha). 

I intended to post this yesterday right after we went home from church (...and right after we shoot) but without a computer I can't blog, obviously. My syoti (younger brother in Chinese) used the laptop to watch kdrama 'cause it's Sunday. I guess he wanted to stay out in front of the desktop for awhile leave his work there and take a rest for one whole day and for sure he watched until past midnight.

I always make sure I wear appropriate clothes when going to church and finding these pieces (the shirt and skirt) from mom's old clothes was so good. Her clothes during her twenties and they'd really waited for my turn to wear them. Of course, I say Appropriate church attire with the capital A. Why is that there are still who goes inside wearing revealing apparels when big signboards on the doors are already posted? I mean for me there's nothing wrong if she wears casual dress, knee length skirt or an inch above (as long as it's not more than a mini skirt and no shorts please!), or oftentimes sleeveless top as long as she doesn't look like she's going to a night party. I even opt to wear a bandeau top instead of bra when I'm wearing see through shirts (even just slight) like this one I'm wearing here. Okay enough with the opinion. What do you think of my hair parted in the middle? My hair actually don't have its own part I think? May it be middle part, left-side part, or right-side part, happily it always follow what I want for a certain hairstyle of the day (without the help of any hairspray, hair cream or whatever) and for this look it was middle part! I also thought of cutting the permed part, they're very loose already but I think I wanna leave them for a year more and that means no haircut for one more year. :)