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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Comeback and backlog post: Christmas 2014 ensemble

Good day everyone! It is a good day indeed because this marks my blog comeback! Hooray!!!

It’s been more than a year and this comeback means posting all my post-worthy outfits (with the occasions that come with it) from last year where I have not posted anything. I hope it is not too late to revive this blog. Anyway, I am just doing this for the purpose of expressing myself and to have a virtual account of my everyday life so i guess there is no harm in writing again, right? 

I have visited my blog again yesterday and I realized how I’ve broken so many promises. One of which is my promise that I will post my Christmas outfit. Thus, my first backlog post will be that!!! Better late than never, eh?

Christmas is a special occasion for everyone especially to us, Filipinos. I know everyone will agree if I say that we have one of the longest celebration of the yuletide season. They even say it starts in September, right? 

With that, i can say small family is not different to the rest of the Filipinos. Plus, for our family, (and for some...) a special occasion deserves great fashion. Thus, even though I might be exhausted in cooking the whole day that time, I made it a point that I dressed up for the occasion.

Thus, for Christmas of 2014, I opt to wear this bright red sheer maxiskirt (with black waistband) I bought from a Facebook online shop. The top is not actually a top but a ¾ overlapping printed dress from SM Department Store. (sorry I forgot the brand)



accessorize it with my super classy red and gold dangling and silver slippers. Since, I cooked the whole day (I am actually the official cook every holidays), I am so tired to have my hair done, not to mention I don’t have much time for I completed this look just in time to have few pictures here and there and greet everyone “Merry Christmas!" as the clock ticks to 12 midnight. 


Trivia: I intentionally didn’t take a picture of my shoewear for I am just wearing my silver slippers for comfortability.   

Here are my other pictures with my elder sister (wearing a gray sweetheart tube and salmon pink blazer) and my mom (wearing an abstract printed blouse). Yeah… it is just the three of us every Christmas but we still dress up, anyway! Ahahahahahha!


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Till next time.. I have tons of backlog posts so just wait for it. I am posting it one at a time. Ciao!

 


Saturday, January 04, 2014

Fashion Necessity: LBD

Hi everyone! Again, 2 months had passed without a single post from me... sorry but i promise i will make a post for my christmas and new year outfit after this. Anyway, I am here again for another entry in the blog linkup challenge of Pinay curvies.

The theme for december is to show off your LITTLE BLACK DRESS. Ohhh, this is gonna be easy because just like my fellow plumpies, LBD is my bestfriend. When trying to look elegant, LBD is the key! When you gained weight and want to look slimmer, LBD is your saving grace! 

As i've mentioned earlier, i have been busy with our food business and i tell you, i got no social life anymore so there is no time for "dress-to-kill" moments... ahahahahha... much worse, there is no event where I can wear my LBDs anymore. However, i don't wanna miss this challenge so i just took time to wear it even without a social event! I knerr, it's pathetic but don't pity me, please!

I have almost 7 black dresses but i have 2 LBDs that serve as my favorites. The first LBD is a gift from my aunt in the US and the second one is from Forever21.




 
If u know me, i refuse to be ordinary, especially in fashion, so I accessorize it with statement necklaces and finished the look with a 4-inch black pumps. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Plus size minnie mouse

Helloweeee!!! 

To those who have been reading my recent blog posts, I am sure you have come across Minnie Mouse taking a selfie as my entry to the pinaycurvies' blog link-up challenge and if you are wondering what is the outfit that will complete the look, this post will answer that.

But, the more interesting question is “Why Minnie Mouse?”

I had the idea as soon as I saw my sister’s polka dots petticoat skirt and to my luck, it is a combination of red and white, I immediately thought of Minnie Mouse and so, I started from there.

I paired it with a black tube dress, a white shawl and a stretchable belt from tubby that will hold the rather loose skirt.

And it will never be complete without the 2 big round ears and the gigantic ribbon, right? However, the one with a red ribbon is out of stock so I settled for yellow. 

This is how the ensemble will look like.


And if ever I want to improve this, I would buy a white gloves and yellow pumps!!!!

Yehey!!!! Now, where's my mickey mouse?

 

Monday, November 04, 2013

Minnie mouse taking a selfie

Wowww! After 2 months of hibernation from the blogosphere, i am here again!!! I apologize for being a seasonal blogger. I was... I am just busy with the old stuff (career, present business, my would-be business, etc.) You know the saying.. Too many things to do with so little time... So apt for me! 

Anyway, can you just be happy i am here again ready to take a new challenge from the Pinaycurvies? I missed two blog link-up challenges  and i would be remiss if i will miss another one. So here it goes!!!

First, How did I make my #selfie special?

Well, i must admit that all my selfies were pretty much the same. Obviously, it is just my face. Yes, on different angles or different poses but it is still my two chinky eyes, my flat nose (that's harsh... lol) and my small lips so how can i make it different from the other? I don't know as well. i don't even know if my selfies are special. it's just an urge to take a picture on either a good or bad day. what i know is that selfies displays self-love and self-appreciation and that is something special. However, this time, it is special because aside from this is my first #selfie blog post, this is sort of an expressed frustration for not being able to participate in the Spooky-oke night which marks the first year anniversary of Pinaycurvies.

What's my inspiration for my #selfie today?

As i mentioned, i am frustrated that I haven't attended the spooky-oke night, a halloween costume/videoke party of the big beautiful sisterhood of pinaycurvies. I saw that they had so much fun, that makes me more envious. Huhuhu... So i decided i will make that frustration my inspiration for this selfie.  
 




This is my should-be #fotd if ever i attended.  and please notice my super big minnie mouse ears with the ribbon! The #ootd will follow after this post.

What is my take about selfies?

I believe there is nothing wrong with it. I, myself, am guilty of this act of vanity. On the contrary, i feel that it is not just about vanity but the feeling of confidence they feel whenever they see their pretty photos. Let's face it, not everyone is as physically beautiful as anne curtis (in the superficial sense of the word) but somehow, when one takes a photo of oneself, it shows she has confidence that she looks good on that picture and that's what matters the most. As for me, i am super photogenic and i feel more beautiful when i take selfies, it makes me feel that i can be pretty as well. Therefore, if selfies can boost someone's confidence, then who are we to stop it, right? Bottomline: if it will do you good or make u feel good, by all means, go take as much selfies as you want. For those who can't tolerate my selfies, you are so free to unfollow me. :-)

Just saying! Peace out!

This is my official entry to the pinay curvies swag october blog link up challenge.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Stacy's keep me coming back for more

Hi!!! I tried a new cafe a few months ago but I haven't posted it immediately so now is the time to blog it but before I tell you my dining experience, i will share to you first my get-up. 

When you are greeted by staff with Cath Kidston's apron and given a cup of popcorn and pretzels in a table with a fresh sunflower centerpiece, sipped from a striped paper straw, and eaten heart-shaped rice, you know you are in STACY' s!!! 


I have been seeing this resto on my timeline a lot of times and people are raving about how “delicioso” their food is.  I was even invited by my best friend if we can check out their branch in Capitol Hills Drive but on the day we are supposed to dine in there, it is closed for a special event.... too bad. the anticipation builds as time passes by and now, I am more than excited to finally try it and make a verdict if it’s worth the rave or just overrated.

Let’s see if this new resto will topped the list and snatch the spotlight of my all-time favorite restos.

I have my own criteria in rating restaurants:

1)      Ambiance

2)      Service

3)      Price and affordability

4)      Food

Well, i salute the team responsible for the interiors of the resto for i love the design including the little details that complete the over-all ambiance of the place. 

I love the pink refrigerator, the aprons hanged as decoration, the cute-sy pieces of art on the wall, the pink vintage telephone, the mix of mint and baby pink.... Oh i just love it here. It is a design that can capture the interest of kids and adults alike. Not to mention the fresh flowers in a diy-vase embellished with a checkered ribbon placed in a pastel-colored plate.


As for the service, let us start when we enter the place. 

They gave us something to munch on while we are waiting for our orders to be served. That, in itself, is great service already. Anything, even how small, that is given for free is really touching, right? Plus the waitress who handled our orders and extra needs is super accommodating. You can also see how energetic she is when we asked her about their bestsellers. But the food took a while to be served and that's a major turn-off, service-wise. Hence, if you are in a hurry, you might wanna rethink on dining here coz we waited an estimated time of 20-30 minutes. 

We waited a long time but the food proved they are worth waiting for. We ordered their bestsellers: 

Martha's Pot Roast (285php)-- soft meat roasted into perfection with heavenly gravy.

Texas BBQ ribs (255php)-- oh so tender meat glazed with country style sauce

 Homemade Chicken Parmesan (215php) -- tomatoes and parmesan cheese, an irresistable match.

The plating is rather simple but the taste makes up for it. They all make my taste buds sing in delight. My bloated tummy  is a proof to that. Although the servings looked small but it is just right to satisfy one person. Not too big and not too small but anyhow, it is something to rave about and earned the right for a next time.

Taking all things in consideration, i can say the price is fair in comparison with "Banapple" and "Chocolate Kiss" in exception of the cakes. 

The banofee pie costs php125 which we think is unreasonable. Other than that, all is fair in   Love and food. Lol!

All-in-all, i rate it as 4.5/5. 

Will i come back? Most definitely!!! When? Tonight's just fine and tomorrow... Ahahahaha... That's a sign of how great this resto is so if you haven't checked it out yet. Do so! You will not be disappointed.

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Stacy's

Capitol Greenstreet Commercial Center, 1 Capitol Hills Drive, Matandang Balara, quezon city

M-Thu   9:00am to 9:00pm

F-Sun   7:00am to 10:00pm


They also have another branch in Fort Bonifacio.

Til next time.. :-)




 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The risk taken: Grand Momma's Kitchen?

Chow time again and our hunger led us to Il Terrazzo at Tomas Morato. Before, we will only go there just for Banapple but last last week, we took the risk of trying something new, “Grandmomma’s Kitchen”.

One of the things that made us try this resto is that when we are just peeking on their menu placed on a stand right in front of the resto, the manager immediately accommodated us encouraging us to try their bestsellers and we could not say “No” to a hospitable manager and we were happy that the smile of the manager extends to the staff. (Service rating: 5/5)

The place is an estimated 20-seater resto with additional 4 seats for those dining alfresco. The interiors are true to its name because you felt like you are visiting your lola’s kitchen. They used old wood and painted it as it is which exudes a vintage look. The seats attached on the wall is furnished with cushion and pillows, so homey. The lighting is yellowy but not so bright, just enough to complement the old-fashioned vibe of the place. However, the pillows seems to be untidy or I don’t know if it’s really supposed to look antiquated. (Ambiance rating: 4/5)

We ordered the following:

Ol’ fashioned Pork Chop and Applesauce – the sauce is good but the pork chop is so bland. I wonder if they marinated it. Modesty aside, I can cook a much much much better pork chop. Disappointed.

Chicken Cordon Bleu – if you want a safe choice, choose this… you can never go wrong with chicken, ham and cheese all rolled into one, right? Yeah, I thought so. But this surely goes right in the bottom of my list when it comes to cordon bleu. While the other is bland, this is salty.

Smoked Baby back Ribs – I thought this could save the day but it didn’t. It was dry when it is supposed to be juicy. Triple disappointments.

Glad I was not traumatized to try something new. (LOL) As much as possible, I really don’t wanna rant about it but considering the price you have to pay for it, I am deeply frustrated. (Food rating: 1/5)

Considering the servings, which are relatively small, and the price, it sucks big time. Sorry for that! It’s a good thing they have a great manager but what is a great manager if the food failed to deliver. (Price and affordability ratinh: 2/5)

Anyhow, if you are with your family, any day can be a great one.

Disclaimer: I am only rating the resto based on the food we ordered. But FYI, we ordered the bestsellers. Just saying.


Peace out!!!


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GrandMomma’s Kitchen

Unit 145, Il Terrazzo Mall, Tomas Morato Ave., South Triangle, Quezon City

10 am – 10 pm (Sun-Thu10 am to 11 pm(Fri-Sat)

 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Lazy & Snug

I am fond of dressing up but there will always be moments when I am just too lazy to do so and just pull off my comfy clothes out of my closet: leggings + top + fitflops 



Leggings is a fashion staple for me. Everybody's stacking on jeans but me, i am hoarding on leggings of different designs and colors. I prefer it over denims simply because I don't like non-stretchable materials. It is the most comfortable piece of clothing for me. Why won't I love it? For one, it is stretchable, it covers your legs (especially when your legs are not shaved) and it is flexible. Flexible in the sense that you can use it to carry out a smart casual, street chic, or retro look.

And since leggings are tight, I opt to match it with a semi-loose top or tunic. And for the shoes, since the outfit is all about comfort, a fit flop is just appropriate to finish off this getup.

How about you? What does your lazy outfit consists of? Share your thoughts!!!