Settling Dust


Vintage Christian Dior cashmere sweater, Levi’s jeans, Versace x H&M boots

Two days ago, I stepped out of my bathroom from my morning shower, dressed up, put my moisturizer on, did my hair and after all that, I looked at myself in the mirror. Then I had an epiphany: I am happy. I’m genuinely happy. I’m getting happier as I get older. I have a a good-paying job. I live in a first world country. I have a lavish lifestyle that I think I deserve because I work hard. I don’t have a romantic love life but that’s being easily covered up by the love of my family and friends. I used to hate birthdays but during the past three years, I’ve celebrated the bests of my life with the people who mattered to me the most. I used to say that I’m not a family person but lately, I’ve proven that I love them more than ever and I’m willing to do everything to protect them in case someone threatens their peace.

I think I am in a phase in my life where the dust of my childhood and adolescent years are starting to settle down. I’m getting rid off the young and temperamental me that I was and getting to know myself better. I’ve opened up to different people with differences from me and learned a lot from them. Through that, I learned tolerance. Most of all, I’m blessed and totally lucky. I used to wish I was a world wide phenomenon of a fashion blogger but I don’t see it happening sooner but my blogger life isn’t that bad at all with the friends and meaningful relationships I make through my site. Realizing all these things, it makes me happy.

Let me end this post with a prayer:

“Dear universe, thank you for showering me with all these blessings even though at times I don’t feel like I deserve them. I offer the tears and sorrows of my past and lift up the anxieties of my future to you so I can enjoy the beauty of the present. Thank you!”


photo by Ashley Dy


My boy Kiko and I decided to hangout for an easy breezy autumn photo shoot in Shinjuku Gyoen National Park. It was such a beautiful afternoon and how lovely to take our shots during that day. I wore this Christian Dada AW 2014 turtle neck sweater I bought during their reopening last month which I couldn’t stop myself from buying. It was slowly getting colder then and I “badly needed” a new good sweater that will warm me up when the temperature drops like hell.


T by Alexander Wang coat, Christian Dada turtle neck sweater, GU Japan black pants, Versace x H&M boots, Gucci ring and H&M wide brim hat


Can I just say how happy I am now that I can finally wear my oversized coat again??


This sweater costed me an arm and a leg but I don’t regret it. It’s definitely beautiful and very warm to wear.

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My brother was kind enough to give me his Gucci ring which he got from his friend. Haha!


My Versace x H&M shoes which has been serving me well for a very long time now. I don’t know when I’m gonna make it retire but I badly need a new pair of boots. Anybody nice there who wants to gift me one…or two?? Hahaha!!!

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I’m celebrating my birthday today. It’ll be over in a few minutes here in Asia but will still be on going in the western hemisphere. I wanted to celebrate it alone but then somehow, I mysteriously dialed my mom’s number and all of a sudden, I was on my way to my parents’ house with a box of chocolate cake. My mom cooked a Filipino tomato stew dish called “afritada” for me and even put three candles on my cake while everybody, my stepdad and siblings, sang happy birthday for me. I think it was the first time they did that for me ever.

If there’s something that moving out from my parents’ house taught me, it’s the value of my family. I realized how important they are to me no matter how much I don’t wanna live with them. I used to say I’m not a family person. I still think I’m not but now, I guess I value them more than ever.

Thank you very much to all those people who greeted me on my birthday. I think my birthdays are getting better as I get older. Speaking of older, thank you for those people who tell me that I don’t look my age. It just shows that I have chosen the right moisturizer. Haha! Thank you.


photos by Kiko Cagayat


By the way, Eastdane and Shopbop are having a BIG SALE now until the 1st of December. Go and check them out before all items go gone gone gone.


On Pair Looks and Sandals and Socks

Third time’s a charm. My friends from Tokyo Fashion featured me once again in their site and this time, I shared the spotlight with my baby girl Ena. I remember how I was bored that day and decided to go to Harajuku and thanks to Instragram, I found out that Ena was also in the area. We decided to hangout out and lo and behold, we were both surprise to see ourselves in matching outfits. Great minds think alike. LOL! We hanged out around the area and bumped into the Tokyo Fashion team and chatted for more or less an hour.


On me: gifted draped knit jacket, Christian Dada t-shirt, Forever 21 shorts and Sam Edelman sandals (Check out our Tokyo Fashion feature HERE for more photos and details of our outfits)

* I’m not the greatest fan of pair looks. I actually abhor them especially those lovers who go to theme parks and decide to wear the exact same item. I find it too cheesy and corny. Yeah I already know you’re a couple because you’re publicly displaying affection to each other but wearing the exact shirt, shoes etc is just like pouring two bottles of maple syrup on the pancake. It’s just too much. Maybe I’m just a bitter single bitch who’s just jealous because I don’t have someone to wear the same black outfits with.

* The moment I wore those sandals and socks combo, I know some of my friends are gonna hate on me. When Tokyo Fashion decided to take snaps of our outfits, I knew right then the whole world’s gonna get me. I’ve seen comments in TF’s Facebook page saying how tacky sandals and socks are when combined together. I’m actually aware that most people in the world think of it that away. Well, I don’t. I think it actually works when worn with the right outfit. Plus, I live in Tokyo which is the most perfect place to bend any fashion rule or norm there is. I might as well do it and have fun with it.


photo by Tokyo Fashion