Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Here's our one and only complete family portrait. The rest of the photos were either missing my dad or missing me, the main photographer.
And I'm afraid this is the closest I got to Philippine Fashion Week. Though the L'oreal Paris show was literally right around the corner when we were in MOA around 9:30, I couldn't drag the whole family there. So I settled for these photos.
This is my summer Sunday out ensemble. And oh yeah, those are the thrifted navy Marella pants I mentioned awhile back. That top is one of my favorites. I found it in the middle of the teens section of SM Dept. Pays to hunt for what to shop!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Do not mind the stupid expression on my face in my mom’s candid shot of me. Focus on the clothes. Hehe. Here I paired my high-waist Petite navy shorts with a top of bright white and pink stripes. For the shoes, I wore white studded flats to complete a whole clean, casual, stylish look.
Fun, fun photo-op with my sisters and my mom
You can also pair the navy hues with white, bright yellow or cherry red tops and shoes. Play with accessories like belts and ribbons. This look can be pulled off by basically anybody with the right, suiting pieces. Of course, just keep it casual and DO NOT overdo it. It’s a fun, cool, trendy look yet classic and worthy of investment. Anchors away, girls!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
One exhausting, fateful day, I get home and was tasked to cook up some dinner. We had some meatballs in the freezer and I was supposed to steam them. I thought, what would that taste like? I mean, it had no added flavor or anything. And so, I decided to bake them, with what little ingredients we had lying around at home. And the finished product was quite exquisite.
*I'm very sorry for the lack of a high-res photo. This was taken using my age-old phone cam.
I put the meatballs in an oven-safe bowl, topped it with some crushed garlic, diced red onions, some salt and pepper and covered the whole dish with lots of butter. To add a more gourmet feel, I also topped it with the grated Parmesan cheese lying around the house. I popped it in the microwave on medium high for 5 minutes, then on high for 3 minutes, or until the meatballs are golden brown. Voila! These microwave-baked buttered meatballs were a big hit with my siblings, mom and dad. It was very gourmet yet very inexpensive and easy to make. Try it for yourself!
The meatballs may be bought in your deli market if any are available. Or you can choose to make your own by balling a mixture of ground beef and/or pork (yes, you can combine them), salt and pepper and an egg. You can also incorporate some veggies like tiny diced carrots and your chosen greens or other spices.
Tipidums Score: a perfect 5
Friday, May 6, 2011
BoyAcads and I @ Mang Inasal (photo by Kumagcow)
Next, on my way home, I stumbled upon a thrift store along the corner of Monumento and EDSA. Though I was very tired, parched and blazed, I decided to reward myself to some shopping. I remembered a conversation with Boyacads on our way home about pants, about how few we have to be enough for the many casual-wear days of summer. And so, I was determined to acquire new pants for myself, and I did – I even got two!
They’re both high-waisted sailor skinny pants (resembling those sported gorgeously by Ping of allaboutfashionstuff.blogspot.com above; actual photos soon, after I triple washed them already), one is of a dark navy blue dye and one is almost black. The former is a Marella denim number while the latter’s a piece from Bossini jeans. With almost similar hues, why buy both? Well it all lies in the fabric. The Marella denims can be a go-to piece for any casual occasion. However, when the legs are craving for extra comfort and ease of movement, the Bossini pants do the trick since it’s made 100% stretchy cotton. These two new pairs of pants are truly great additions to my closet. At 35 bucks a piece, haggled at 60 for both, they’ll never EVER be regrettable!