Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ringing in 2010!

We didn't do anything special for New Years Eve..We live on the 43rd floor, so we had quite a show! People in the city have been lighting off fireworks for days, but that was nothing compared to the fireworks that were lit off last night.

Here are some photos from last New Year! It's hard to believe it has already been one year since Daren and I visited New York. We tried to stand in Times Square to watch the ball drop, but it was just too dang cold. At 10 pm we ended up riding the subway back to our hotel in Brooklyn, ordered some and Chinese food and watched that ball drop on TV haha.

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Gift

Outfit Details
Dress - Designed by Daren!
Shoes - CMG
Headband - Greenhills

This dress was late Christmas gift from Daren..He actually designed it, went and bought the fabric, and then had our seamstress make it for me! Our seamstress forgot about us until this past weekend, but when she finally came, she brought this beauty with her! It was certainly worth the wait..It has all of my favorite things, a full circle skirt, and nice cotton bodice, and of course the big polk-a-dots! Who could resist twirling around in it? haha. Lately, we have been having a hard time finding new locations for photos..The rules around our building are strict, and say we must have a permit, and obtaining one has been so hard! So, we just took photos in the mailbox room of our building.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Candy Cane

I bought this whole outfit last weekend at the Local Bazaar...I instantly fell in love with this dress, and once I tried it on, I knew it was meant to be worn for Christmas. Yesterday was Christmas Eve, I wore this to help prepare the turkey dinner..All I really did was stir the mashed potatoes, but hey, it's something, haha. After we were all stuffed, Daren and I went across the street to take some photos with the huge Christmas tree at the mall. This tree is seriously like 30 feet tall!

Today was Christmas here..We all actually opened gifts 3 days ago (haha we were impatient!) so we did unchristmas-y things... Unlike the the States, a lot of businesses are still open during Christmas. We went to the mall and ate lunch, then Daren and I went to the internet cafe to play Counterstrike...I'm not very good, but it is still pretty fun..I also went and bought the 500 days of Summer soundtrack, and I cannot stop listening to it! How was everyone else's christmas?

Today is my dad's birthday!!
Happy Birthday Dad, I love you!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Do

Outfit Details (even though you can harldy see it)
Dress - Christmas gift from Daren
Cupcake Necklace - From the local Bazaar
Flower Headband - Made by me

I went with Daren's mom to the salon yesterday to get my bangs trimmed, and I ended up also getting a hair treatment which made my hair darker somehow, haha. They blow dryed my hair straight, and I'm not used to seeing myself like this now. Back in California, before we moved, my hair was straight all day every day...I hated my curly hair. The humidity here is something else, and straightening is an impossible task for me, but after a few months I learned to embrace my curls!

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and I can't wait to whip out my Christmas dress! Daren's family will be making a delicious turkey dinner (something we missed out on for thanksgiving). Sadly, pumpkin pie, my favorite holiday food is not available here in the Philippines! I am going to have my dad send me some of those cans from the states so I can make some later to make up for it!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Feather Necklace

The other night, Daren and I decided we would swap one small Christmas gift each...His was a box full of 20 or so guitar picks (he is always loosing them!) and new guitar strings...Mine was this awesome feather necklace! I decided to make a whole outfit based off the necklace, and I knew my freshly hemmed Ukay find would match perfect.

Outfit Details
Dress - Vintage, From Ukay-Ukay here in the Phillippines
Sweater - From the bazaar that was held near our house this past weekend
Necklace - Gift from Daren (that he also purchased at the bazaar.)
Shoes - CMG

Man, these photos made me realize I need to get my bangs cut ASAP! haha.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Shirtdress

Outfit Details
Dress - GreenHills (please excuse the wrinkles! haha it was the end of the day when these were taken)
Belt - Vintage
Headband - Greenhills
Sunglasses - Gift from my dad!
Shoes - Artwork

I've been meaning to post this for the last two days, but I have been so busy! I finally got all my family's gifts sent out...And now today, I have to venture out to finish getting all Daren's gifts. Man, i can't wait to be done! haha.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Floral Dress

My Grandma Colleen gave me this dress during my last visit to California..I really treasure it! I love the colors, the floral print, and of course the collar! I wore it to go buy last minute Christmas gifts, and I actually ended up buying more things for myself than anyone else! Ooops, haha.

Outfit Details
Dress - Vintage, gift from my grandma
Shoes - CMG

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I know I'm a little late on the wagon, but I have finally given in to the Twilight frenzy...Before last week I had zero interest in the books, or the movies, and I couldn't understand the hype..I reluctantly watched the first movie, and to my surprise, I liked it! The following day Daren and I along with his parents went to see New Moon. And for the past 4 or so days, Daren's mom and I have been completely wrapped up in the books from morning until the night! The books are much more interesting than the movies..But now I'm a little sad, tonight I completed the last book in the series! Now what will I do with myself? haha

Outfit Details
Dress - Vintage, thrfited in Redlands, Ca.
Shoes - CMG
Hair Clip - Made by me

I'm happy to finally be wearing this dress! I fell in love with it the minute I saw it in California, but it's length was down to my ankles. It's been just sitting in my closet until recently, I got it hemmed! I think it is my favorite dress at the moment. =]

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Preparing for X-Mas

Sorry for the lack of updates! Around here, we have been getting ready for Christmas! Today, we all went and got a tree and a ton of ornaments and spent the rest of the day setting it up. I have also been busy crafting gifts for my family..Daren's brother and his wife are leaving to California soon and I am hoping I will be able to send my family's gifts with them so I have got to get a move on.

Outfit Details
Shirt - Forever 21
Skirt - American Apparel
Boots - Reflections
Leaf Fascinator - Made by me