Vintage Dress

Hello! I am back with another outfit post from our second day in Vigan! Before our trip, Keziah and I wanted to buy clothes purposely for our Vigan trip — something that somehow represents the city. We have seen a lot of ideal clothes for the trip but, I am not sure what happened because we ended up not buying anything. Lol 

Honestly, I don't like buying things that I won't be using again. I am gradually leaning towards minimalism/essentialism. Luckily, when I was out thrift shopping, I found this dress that is not just ideal for our trip but, also good for an everyday dress. The dress is flow-y and has a very soft fabric. I didn't feel hot during our trip! Yey! This dress is originally from Marks and Spencer, I bought this for 200php! Hahaha! Sulit!

I recently had a haircut last weekend. My hair is shorter, though, I hope that will be my last hair cut because I want to have a long hair again. :) 

It's few more days before August! I still have goals to accomplish! How's your July doing? My classes started last week. So far, all I can say is I feel really tired juggling everything. Phew! We can do this! I hope your July is doing great! See you on my next post! :* hugs!

Our Adventure: Bacolod 2015

January last year I hopped on a plane for the very first time. We headed to Bacolod, also known as the City of Smiles — to attend a wedding. I was beyond excited (and nervous) as I will be seeing Philip's hometown and meeting his family/relatives.

Philip and I are going back to Bacolod in September as a side trip before we head to Iloilo for Philip's nephew's Christening and birthday. So I thought, why not share with you our first trip together.

Our first stop when we landed was to have lunch at Chicken House. I finally had a taste of an authentic chicken inasal, it was so delicious! Remembering it now makes me hungry. Haha! I wasn't able to take some photos because I was so hungry! Lol.

After lunch, we headed to Philip's home to rest and freshen up before we start roaming around the city. Philip's home is so cozy! Hehe! <3

Philip was, of course, my tour guide for the trip. We didn't have an itinerary because we were just there for the wedding. My only request was for me to try new coffee shops. Hehe! #coffeeislove 

During our free time, we went to the Public Plaza, San Sebastian Cathedral, SM, The Ruins, Kuppa Coffee and Tea Traders.

The Ruins is so beautiful! I highly recommend anyone who will visit Bacolod to add this to your itenirary. If you want to know more about the place, there's a guide available. We didn't avail it thought. :) 

We had to wake up early the next day to prepare for the wedding. 

That will be it for this post! I couldn't remember much about it anymore but, it was surely an awesome trip to start the year! I am very excited to visit Bacolod again! I hope to meet Philip's friends on our next trip and also, discover new coffee shops! :D 

Striped Culottes

Culottes  a women's knee-length trousers, cut with full legs to resemble a skirt.

Good morning! Today is Sunday! I hope you will have a joyous day! 

I wore this outfit on our second day in Vigan. Culottes is one of those fashion trends that I thought I wouldn't like. Personally, what I like about this trend is the ability of it to instantly make your outfit look elegant and put-together. However, I find it difficult for me to appreciate what I look like whenever I try to wear culottes. Lol. I still have a love-hate relationship with it, though.

"may binabagayan", in Filipino term.

In this certain pair, the fabric is thick and a little stiff. Maybe that's why an acquaintance of mine once told me I look wide on this. I bought this from a thrift store and, mainly bought this because of its pattern. I am thinking of buying another but not quite sure yet. 

So, what do you think about culottes? 

Monthly Goals: July

what my overview calendar used to look like. I made a new one today.
July will be the start of my very hectic schedule. 

Hello! How are you doing? I hope you are doing great! I am getting better from a cold. Take care of yourself! Don't get sick like me, okay? :)

Today, I am going to share my goals for the month of July. June went by so quickly, isn't it? I wasn't even able to accomplish all of my goals for that month. Lol! So, for this month, I made sure each goal is achievable and detailed. Let's start! 

  • WORK 

01. Minimum 30 Lesson Hours - I started tutoring last June 14. So far, I am enjoying every lesson I have with my students. I think, setting a required hours would help me not over thinking it.
✗ 02. No Absent (office) - I am very thankful and lucky to continue working here. In return, I will try my best to not commit this and also, finish my tasks on time. Note: I will talk more about the story in a Self Improvement/How-To post.  

  • BLOG

03. Three (3) Blog Posts in categories: a. Travel b. Self Improvement c. Style d. Beauty
✓ 04. 1k PageViews at the end of the month

  • SELF 

05. Exercise 2x a week - I started working out yesterday, I was still sick but bearable. Also, twice a week is convenient for my schedule. 
06. Do Something Creative - I have an idea for this but not quite sure yet. Any suggestions? :)
07. Look Presentable 100% of the time - OKAY! So, I used to fix myself before I started being a working student, which was before September 2014. Now is a different story. I'd rather sleep than do my make up or fix my hair in the morning. I must change that habit.
✓ 08. Declutter Wardrobe -  I am going to do the Capsule Wardrobe. Note: I will talk more about this in a Style post
09. Donate Unused Clothes - This is partially finished! I just have to give it away. I will give the first batch tomorrow! :)
10. Finish reading a book then write about it - This one is a challenge! 

  • JOURNAL Notebook

11. Keep Track with the Finance Tracker - I am going to be strict with my money starting this month. A finance tracker will help me know where most of my money is going to. Note: I will talk more about this in a Self Improvement/How-To post.

As you may have noticed, I didn't set any goals for my school. I don't usually set goals during the start of the semester. I set goals after our prelim exams. So, those are my goals for this month! What's yours?