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Cuddle Me Baby

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Hello December! Finally the happiest and most colorful month of the year has come and you certainly know what that means – Christmas is just around the corner! Yey! 

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Who wouldn’t love Christmas? The 3-year-old-me would be just as happy as everyone else. 

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There will be gatherings here and there, presents, and food! Of course everyone will be preparing sumptuous feasts so I’ll be ready for additional pounds. *Ghad.. I’m getting fat.* Haha! (•‿•)

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Now lets talk about the outfit. There’s no better way to fight the cold breeze than wearing a pullover then match it with tights and boots. I tell you you’ll have a feeling you have a second skin. Haha! Perfect for the cuddle weather! 

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What I’m wearing: cross pullovers and booties, thrifted; tights, SM Department Store

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I love the aztec-cross print on this pullovers. It gives the edgy vibe on the outfit. ☺

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Its my first time to wear this kind of booties, did I pull it off well? 

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blue skull bracelet, CaLee Shoppe; red cross bracelet, Sassy Pink iDesign by JuvyBee

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Hope you enjoyed my post! Enjoy the rest of December guys! Love, love!

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Hugs,

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A-Fash x F.A.R.M.

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Just recently, the online shop of a social enterprise was launched in our school, Ateneo de Naga University. A group of young entrepreneurs, together with the existing project of Ms. Bernadette de los Santos, conceptualized the making of F.A.R.M. at Ateneo.

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F.A.R.M. stands for “Fabulously & Absolutely Rural Made”, which describes the totality of the project. The shop uses discarded buttons and fabrics to create unique and innovative products such as tote bags, purse, wallets, key chains, cellphone charms, and bracelets.  

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The project started with its owner Ms. Bernadette de los Santos, also known as Ms. Bidibidi to many. Ms. Bidibidi is a well known Bikolano artist and a social advocate. It was conceptualized in the later part of 2008 after she was awarded as the Outstanding Rural Woman of the Department of Agriculture. Because of this, she was called to serve more especially the rural women of Baao, Camarines Sur – her hometown.

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One of F.A.R.M.’s advocacy is green fashion. They help the environment by using recycled materials in making their fashion accessories. Other than that, the project also offers livelihood to rural women and scholarship to the youth of Baao. The project has helped many students and people of Baao and this story has reached the Ateneo de Naga community. F.A.R.M. at Ateneo was created to make F.A.R.M. products available online so that it can reach a bigger market. 

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head-to-toe thrifted

A-Fash  collaborated with the brand because we believe in its advocacy. Its products are not only fashionably trendy but are also crafted with utmost passion and compassion. Each of the items is made from the heart ❤ 

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This feminine tote bag is from F.A,R.M.’s newest line – F.A,R.M. Threads. They are made of purely recycled fabric and are zipped, lined, and supported in genuine brown leather strap. Perfect for all the school girls out there!

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stack bracelet bracelet, Sassy Pink iDesign by JuvyBee

The bracelet I’m wearing on my left is also one of F.A,R.M.’s products. It’s made of vintage buttons, cool right? (•‿•)

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So what are you waiting for? Order your favorite F.A.R.M. products online and be part of an extraordinary story! 

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Order online here and follow their blog here. ☺

Thanks again Jamie for the photos!

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Love lots,

Didi

Ohana

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It’s too evident that I’m a social butterfly – the type who won’t get left out when spontaneously invited to random events with random people. Last July 13, my gorgeous soul sister Agnes summoned me to attend the acquaintance party of the Ateneo de Naga University Media Studies Society (MSS). Since life at home has been driving me nuts and I badly wanna be reunited with my college friends, I said yes right away!  

The theme was Hollywood but because I’m not a student of the MSS no more (I graduated just last March), I decided to wear something that won’t go overboard so as not to be a scene-stealer. I didn’t actually have a celebrity in mind but I guess I still looked Hollywood-worthy! As to the other students who were there, a couple of them even had their outfits tailor-made and hell yeah, they were all good-looking. Too bad I failed to bring my camera; I badly wanna take photos of their outfits that time. 

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I was wearing: bowler hat, borrowed from fellow fashion blogger Yen Borile; shirt dress, Folded and Hung; wooden clogs, thrifted; accessories, Sassy Pink iDesign by JuvyBee

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The goal of my outfit was then contradicted when I had my solo performance and a duet thereafter with the aforementioned one and only Agnes! Her muse was Katy Perry and I dig her get-up so much! At first glance, esp. when we are total strangers to a person, we appear ladylike but wait til you get to see our crazy antics and we will prove you wrong! Haha! 

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My second favorite performance that night (ours is my top favorite of course, haha!) was the dance number of the “Bust It Boys”. It was so entertaining that I had to scream at the top of my lungs the whole time they were on stage. One of the things I love about MSS is the array of talents that the students are always ready to show with utmost confidence and enthusiasm. Seldom do I encounter guys who are men enough to comically shake some butt in front of an audience. I think they should be called “Bust It Men” instead. imagewith my good friend Jap who was quite surprised when he saw me 😀

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with friends Agnes, AJ, Dain and Kat image

with longtime friends/babies Monique and AA

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distorted faces with Agnes (again!) and Sid

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Just because I don’t have my camera with me doesn’t mean that I’ll just sit back and mope. All these snapshots are evidences of the silly stuff I did that night just to be in the frame, from extreme wacky faces to posing on the floor even with a skimpy dress on! Haha! 

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Thanks guys for the fun and unforgettable night! xx

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If you guys are to visit Ateneo de Naga University someday, make sure you meet some of the MSS people and you’ll surely have a memorable stay. We are like no other and our bond is utterly incomparable. Who says you can’t establish firm friendships in college? I’m proud that I’m part of this family and will always keep coming back to this epic bunch! 

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Always,

Joyce

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Photos from: Sid Luna, Kat Gonzales, Angel Anne Llanzana, Kristoffer Torres, Joie Villania, Kevin Chavez

Black and White Trend

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Last June 27, we were asked to wear black to express our stand against the pointless killings in Zamboanga where an alumnus from Ateneo de Zamboanga was killed together with 250 other victims. Intentions of prayers for justice and eternal repose was offered during the mass. The whole Ateneo community was one in the search for peace and justice.

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We showed our sentiments through —- what else? Clothes, of course! This ensemble is an instant classic. The black and white pair is timeless and elegant. I’ve been eyeing on this particular pants coz it’s an instant trend to celebrities and fashion icons alike after it took over the Spring 2013 fashion shows. 

One of the ways to achieve the always classic black and white look would be pairing it in polished separates just like what I did here. The pants itself is a total eye catcher, plus it also gives a sexier silhouette for the thighs. This pair was originally my Mom’s, but since she doesn’t like it (you know old people, haha), I immediately asked our personal seamstress to alter it. And tadaaah! Perfect fit! 

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What I’m wearing: black inner top and vest, thrifted; black and white Mango pants, gift from Uncle Tito Paul; Jeffrey Campbell platforms, thrifted

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chained gold bracelet and black charm bracelet, Clarissa’s Arm Candy; flower charm bracelet and black rose bracelet, Sassy Pink iDesign by JuvyBee

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I received a lot of compliments for my outfit that day. Funny thing here is, what I’m holding is not a mere clutch but my handy laptop. I always bring my laptop to school lately because I have to spend a lot of time in the library to do research. When I say “a lot”, I really mean “A LOT”! *sigh* So I really have to juggle around my commitments.

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I’m really glad to have shoots with A-Fash because I somehow escape stress by posing in front of the camera. Haha. This one was unplanned, it just so happened that the pioneer batch had a meeting so we took the opportunity to have photos taken.

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That’s all! I think I overshared in this post and I hope you didn’t get bored. Thank you for reading! 

P.S. I’ll be having my title defense for our thesis this July 28, just include me in your prayers. LOL. 

Kisses,

Didi

Stay Classy

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To our regular readers, it’s no-brainer that we both love classic pieces. When we were reunited at Naga City, we took the chance to have an outfit shoot. However, we didn’t have a friend with us who would double as our photographer and we also left our tripod at home so our last resort was to take snaps of each other. Talk about tiis-ganda under the stifling heat of the sun! 

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It was a Sunday and we always equate Sundays with special moments together. We don’t know about you guys but we always feel like we have to dress up every Sunday even if we’re actually headed nowhere. It has been a habit and since we don’t consider that as something bad, we won’t break it.

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Didi: “Here’s a creative twist to the classic black pencil skirt: go asymmetrical!”

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On Didi: top and asymmetric skirt, Thrifting Treasures; heels, Rusty Lopez

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lifeline necklace and jewel chain bracelet, Sassy Pink iDesign by JuvyBee; white and gold chain bracelet, Clarissa’s Arm Candies

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Joyce: “To enliven a monochromatic outfit, add some hint of colors. Shoutout to my gorgeous friend and fellow fashion blogger Sam for lending me her floral crown! I was supposed to don it to a themed party but I had another ensemble so I just wore it in this shoot. Thanks Manay!”

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On Joyce: top and trousers, thrifted; kitten heels (Didi’s), gift from Tito Paul

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yellow and green floral crown, borrowed from Sam; small green floral crown, Kaymar Alekzis Shop

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cross and infinity stack bracelet, Sassy Pink iDesign by JuvyBee; bangle, gift from grandma Mommy Niania

We’re so glad that we’re able to share with you a 2-in-1 post again after quite a long time. We hope you guys are doing great as well. 

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Best regards, 

Joyce and Didi

Rock That Body

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Unbeknownst to many, I was unattractively skinny back in elementary and high school. Some even thought I was anorexic but I guess that was just an inevitable ugly duckling phase. It was in my freshie year in college that I decided to gain weight and have some curves and yes, I achieved that goal in no time. But then, life is always full of paradoxes. When in the past a couple of my friends express their dislike on my stick-thin body outright, lately, I’ve been bombarded with comments on my plumpness which isn’t something new to me. 

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I am the type of person who, when really motivated to do so and with the influence of many factors, gains weight easily and loses it just as fast. Before, I get really affected with random comments on my body. When I was still staying at a dormitory, I sometimes intentionally starve myself because just one acerbic joke on my rather chubby cheeks would make me think that I was fat as Dumbo. Now that I am more mature, my perspective on things is way better. I picture stark realities and what comes to mind first is the fact that too many children die of hunger every single day and that is enough reason not to whine pointlessly about my flabs.

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I was wearing: denim button-down, thrifted; romper (Didi’s), Kamiseta; sandals, FitFlop 

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earrings, Kikay’s Kit

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Audrey Hepburn dogtag, MaPapel

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I now fully embrace my body type. I own it and I will flaunt it. If you think skinny is the definition of beautiful, think again. Think Marilyn Monroe, Kate Upton, or Jennifer Lawrence. Whichever shape you are in, you simply have to highlight your assets; transform your flaws to strong points instead. Be proud because after all, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and Barbie is nothing but one fake bitch.

 

Cheers!

Joyce

Color Me Pretty

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Mixing and matching always makes wonders. If you have the right key pieces, you’d definitely increase your fashion mileage. When I dress up, my mood is always the basis of my outfit of the day. Case in point, this cute laidback outfit inspired by Korean fashion. I risked donning such somehow girly vibe (which is not my usual style) because I was feeling bubbly that day. I thought of the colors pink and purple and made them the highlights of my get-up. As to the staple piece, the Forever 21 knitted sweater is a lifesaver. It can be paired with almost anything in my closet – may it be with a bandage skirt, maxi skirt, trousers or even layered above collared tops. It’s actually Didi’s and she’s starting to hate me for wearing it often. Talk about the perks of having a sister. Haha! 

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I was wearing: eyewear, Les’ Modaknitted sweater (Didi’s), Forever 21; running shorts and messenger bag, thrifted; sneakers, Faded Glory

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arrow down necklace, Personalized Accessories

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I wish I could claim that I painted this pair but unfortunately, I don’t have magical artistic hands. Nonetheless, I think it still suits me. 🙂

Best regards,

Joyce