Friday, August 31, 2012

friday night remix : power shoulder blazer

I bought this blazer in Greenhills for less than Php.500 at the
perk of power shoulder trend here in Manila. Took these photos last
December 2010, after almost 2 years of owning this blazer,
 it doesn't fit me anymore because I gain some extra pounds so I
decided to let it go and sell it for less than Php.200
during our garage sale last June. I hope the girl who bought
this blazer is in love with it as much as I did before. 

first photo 
embellished top - thrifted
bag - random brand
shoes - parisian

second photo
top - random brand
leggings - greenhills
shoes - forever 21

Love, Maria

Sunday, August 26, 2012

nightmares and fairy tales

           7 months ago, I had a nightmare, 
      probably the worst nightmare that a girl can have.
    I don't know why a person will make your life like a fairy tale 
       and suddenly turn it into a nightmare. 
       Yes, I was cheated. I was cheated by the person who 
      I thought was my prince charming. And attending a wedding while 
       you're suffering a severe pain from a break up isn't a good idea. 
          But I want to be a part of my cousin's fairy tale, 
          I want to witness her happy ending as she's marrying 
   the love of her life so I set aside my wounded heart
          and begin to smile as I put on my gown.

        gown - custom made, designed by yours truly :)

Love, Maria       

Friday, August 24, 2012

friday night remix : floral skirt

      2 years ago, I started my blog in Chictopia, as much as I want to post 
     as many outfit as I can, my closet can't keep up so I mix and match most
      of my clothes. Yesterday, after browsing my archives in Chictopia, 
     an idea for a new segment here on my blog was born..
     it's Friday Night Remix!!! 

        To start it off, here's my old outfit wearing  a floral skirt
    that I found from a thrift shop in Taft Avenue.
     I got it for 50 pesos! how cheap isn't it? :) 

         wore the first outfit during a friend's debut last 2009. 
             The second outfit was taken last December 2010.
  (just click the links for more outfit deets!)

    I can't wait to post my new outfit remix here!
   Till next Friday lovely bees :)

Love, Maria

Sunday, August 19, 2012

foodstop : kalui restaurant

Yay! another post for my foodstop segment!!!
My mom made sure that we are going to have a dinner in KaLui Restaurant 
when we were in Palawan because she already had dinner there before 
with her friends. The food and the ambience is really great and having 
dinner here with your family won't hurt your wallet (I swear!).
Their "sinigang ni Kaka"(photo #4) is a must try.It's not your usual 
Sinigang because they used Coconut juice for the soup.
They also have an art gallery where you can purchase some of the
 paintings by Palawan's local artists.

Promise everything looks great and yummy in real life. haha :) 

Love, Maria

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Miss Brown

I know you're sick of this pink and white striped wall of my room (me too) 
but please bear with me lovely bees, I'm currently single so there's no 
"ze boy" to take my outfit photos, I don't want to be a burden to my friends 
whenever they have to take my photos, and my mom doesn't know 
how to use my camera so I'm stuck with my tripod and 
self-timer mode of my camera.

Maybe I should buy a small tripod, gather all the courage that I have, 
and be brave enough to do this "self-timer outfit photos" out side 
or teach my mom how to use my camera. 
I guess the latter one is the best option. haha :)

top - thrifted
shorts - from my sister
bag- greenhills
shoes - parisian

Love, Maria

Saturday, August 11, 2012

style sister : we love koi

My sister and I wore these high waist swimsuits during our island hoping in 
Honda Bay last July 26. These are our first swimsuit from I Love Koi 
and we'll definitely buy again for our future beach trips!!! 

on Neri: 
Plumpinup by The Plump Pinay for I Love Koi
on Maria 
Reversible High Waist - I Love Koi

Love, Maria

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Wore this outfit last weekend when I went to the mall with my mom and my sister. 
 I didn't get those "head to toe" stare from my fellow commuters because my uncle drove 
us to the mall. Haha. My uncle and my dad are the only person who knows how to 
drive so if they're not available whenever I have some errands to do, I commute :)

pullovers - forever 21
shorts - greenhills
boots - juan / janilyn
bag - greenhills

Love, Maria

every sunrise brings a new hope

Today, everything seems a lot better than the past few days. 
I hope that my fellow countrymen are safe and sound as I do.
 I'm so thankful that my family didn't experience what other families had gone through. 
Just like what my family did during  the typhoon Ondoy, we'll be donating foods and clothes. 
I hope every Filipino will help those who are affected by the monsoon. 

Will you be a "sunrise" for someone who is in need at this time?

Love, Maria

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Liebster Award

I got this Liebster Award from Rienberry yesterday!!!
To be honest I don't know what it is all about so I Google it,
hoping that I could find its origin but instead, I found the
original rules of the award. The original rules says that you have to
thank your Liebster Award presenter on your blog, link it back to the  blogger
who gave it to you, tag another 5 bloggers that have less than 3,000 readers.
 After clickingthe link  that Rienberry's left on my comment box, I noticed
the difference between the old and new rules. I don't know how
the changes made but I'm just gonna follow the new rules though. haha

This Liebster Award is somewhat of a Chain message
(a blogger to blogger post) which can help your blog to be recognized :)


Here are the rules:
1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
2. They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them.
3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers
 and tag them in their post.
5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
6. There's no tag backs.

1. I was born on the month of February.
2. I have a weird childhood nickname which is "Bunek". I don't know
what does it mean and who's the mastermind behind that nickname.
3. I have 2 NSO birth certificate with 2 different first name on it
(Maria Neri and Maria Regina Neri) I used the latter one though.
4.  I wish I have Inara George's and Adele's voice.
5. I don't have the talent to dance, sing, or draw :(
6. I'm such a pain in the ass during PMS.
7. I want to donate blood and get a tattoo.
8. I can't leave the house without a handkerchief.
9. I'm 5'5 1/2" inches tall and M - L body size.
10. I got my undercut hairstyle last May and I want to shave it again :)
11. I am a thrift shop and vintage addict.

(Read more to see Q&A and the blogs that I nominated)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

there's nothing wrong with my boots

If I'm still a student, I would probably wear my military boots everyday 
this season. What I love about this rainy season is that you can wear tights,
 boots, or layer your clothes all the way you want without getting those
 head-to-toe stare from the people who think that wearing a pair of boots here 
in Manila is acriminal offense specially if you're a commuter like me.
Sometimes I often imagine that some people say
"Anong eksena nitong babaeng to? boots sa jeep / mrt? Seryoso ka teh?" 
Well, I just want to take advantage of the weather. Commuters may laugh at my 
boots or at me but I don't care. As long as I'm comfortable on what I wear.
  Kanya kanyang ganap yan. haha :) 

p.s I hate the harsh shadow on my photos, I really need a reflector
but for the meantime, I'm gonna use my full body mirror as a reflector
 when taking outfit shots by myself. haha :) 

striped cardigan - forever 21
gray dress - thrifted
boots - juan/janilyn ; gifted

Love, Maria

Thursday, August 2, 2012

right under my feet

I tried to squeeze some photos of what I wore on our visit to the Puerto Princesa 
Underground River tour. It's more than an hour drive from our hotel and about 25 mins.
 boat ride from the Sabang Pier so I opted for the most comfortable outfit that I can think 
of and I found myself wearing this uber comfortable outfit. Pambahay lang ang peg. haha :) 
I'm in love with this super yellow sling bag, it really uplifts my "pambahay" outfit. hehe :)

cropped top - diy
high waisted shorts - thrifted 
flip flops - havaianas
bag - lacoste

Love, Maria

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

underwater experience

Some underwater snapshots during our island  hoping tour in Honda Bay,
 Puerto Princesa, Palawan. My sister and I did some snorkeling and we were stunned 
by the beautiful corals of Pambato Reef (photos 1-6) and right after that,
we headed to Luli Island where you can feed and swim with these little fish (photos 7-9). 

I'll blog about more of our Palawan tour on my next post. 

Love, Maria