Mar 24, 2015

New Hobby & an Overdue OOTD

Back in high school, my most loathed project was crocheting. I absolutely abhorred it, I kid you not. Everytime our Home Economics teacher would announce a crocheting project, I would groan inwardly and try not to bang my head on my table. I avoided it like the plague and when my teacher starts hassling me to turn in my project, I would always go buy something that has already been made. One time she had me see her after class and asked me if I was being serious with the project I submitted and proceeded to scold me because apparently, the crochet doily or whatever it was that I submitted was pretty old because of the coloring (I forgot how she explained to me) and needless to say, I got a failing mark on her subject. Oh well. 

Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, I find myself browsing crocheted and knitted projects online and I'm hooked! Pun not intended. I know the very basics of crocheting and have made a water bottle cozy, a cell phone holder, and a coaster, but I was more intrigued by knitting. I bought myself some starter yarn and straight needles and with the help of YouTube, actually learned how to knit and have some dishcloths and a headband to show for it!




dreams yarnshoppe

knitted dishcloth


If you're also into knitting and would love to check out some free patterns online, I suggest you visit Ravelry since that's where I get most of my patterns. My brother asked if I could make him a blanket and I readily agreed. I already have a pattern in mind, but I can't find the perfect yarn for this particular project. I found a green Milk Cotton one, but there are only 2 in stock at the store where I buy my knitting supplies from (Dreams Yarnshoppe, which is located at Glorietta 5, Makati) and that's hardly going to make a baby blanket, much less a double sized one. I'm in a dilemma here as you can probably tell. But anyway, I still bought one ball of the Milk Cotton yarn just in case. This way I won't end up with stashes of yarn I won't be able to use just yet.

I'll keep you posted on my knitting and maybe post some more helpful links for those who are also just learning how to knit. Hopefully I will progress in learning how to knit clothes soon! 

Btw, here's an overdue OOTD post for you since you know I rarely do that here and I'm trying to post more of it on my blog.

the Bohemian Doll
That hair though. Ugh. This is as awkward as it gets, guys. lol

I'm wearing a black crop top, Seductions miniskirt (my mom bought it from Canada though I don't know much about the brand?), Charles and Keith shoes, and an orange and pink wallet from Payless

Feb 27, 2015

Birthday Dinner



vikings luxury buffet

Last Wednesday, my brother and I celebrated his birthday at this buffet restaurant called Vikings. The food was so delicious and I ate quite a lot, but I wish I'd eaten more (I'm kind of a glutton, if you haven't already noticed). I'm definitely going back. 

sush


buffet


And here's the only decent shot I have of my brother that night since he refused to smile for the camera. 


the bohemian doll

I also sweet-talked my brother into letting me raid his closet and came up with this Bershka button-down. I had to tie it in the front so as not to look like I'm drowning in it (that tummy peek was NOT intended, btw. I'm horrified, but there you go). And since I paired it off with a pair of blue denim shorts and blue Sebago shoes, I decided to finish the look with a Guess giraffe (skin) print clutch to somewhat avoid looking like a smurf. Whaddya think? 

Oct 13, 2014

Food Blurb

I guess by now you know how much I love to eat and I'll try not to fill this blog up with so much food posts, unless of course it's something my readers (I still am not sure if I have regular ones? lol) would love to read more about. But here's something for you fellow food lovers: 

For my birthday, my boyfriend and my best friend took me out to dinner at Seafood Island in Alabang Town Center though I only remembered to take photos halfway through our meals and by then the food didn't look that presentable anymore. Before that though, I made a short visit at the Vanilla Cupcake Bakery just across the restaurant to try out their cookies n' cream cupcake and because the place looked so whimsical and girly I remembered to take photos. 

My feedback on the cupcake? Delicious. The cake was spongy and it balances out the sweetness of the cream although the cream wasn't sickly sweet. Overall, it was perfect. 

Vanilla Cupcake Bakery


cookies n' cream cupcake


A few days after my birthday dinner with friends, I went out with my brother to eat at Teriyaki Boy in Festival Mall, Alabang. Great food and affordable too. Plus, the servers are very friendly and accommodating. Just looking at the ebi katsudon makes me feel hungry all over again. I will definitely go back. 

teriyaki boy


Oh and just a glimpse of what I wore (Quidditch Seeker hoodie from a store in Pop Culture Alabang Town Center, denim shorts, and Airwalk zebra stripes sneakers) since I rarely do that here on my blog: 

quidditch hoodie

airwalk shoes

And to cap off the week (or start? since it was Sunday), we tried this Seoul cane ice cream before catching a movie (November Man; good, but the plot could've been better/cleaner(?) since there were loose ends). The ice cream was nothing special though still an enjoyable treat albeit a bit hard to eat  due to the thick... wafer? corn wafer (it tasted corn-ish)? Especially for people who have small mouths like I do (at least I feel like I have a small mouth since I often eat my meals with a teaspoon because I find it easier. hehe, random fact about me). 

jipangyi seoul cane ice cream

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Oct 7, 2014

Updates!

So where have I been in the past couple of months? Living life, of course! and forgetting to write about it. Hmm.

So here's a bunch of photo collages to maybe give curious onlookers an idea of what I have been up to.

Let's start with the most recent one.

chicken curry
Spent the weekend at my boyfriend's place and cooked chicken curry for him although I got coconut milk happy and so it tasted more coconut milk-y than curry. Still delicious though (according to my boyfriend too). 

Sakae Mall of Asia
Treated my boyfriend to Sakae, a sushi buffet in Mall of Asia, after we went thrift store shopping for my brother. This was kind of like my thank you gesture to him since he had a busy day and was tired, but still accompanied me like the great boyfriend he is (lol). 


SM Parisian shoes
Accompanied my best friend to her graduation photo shoot and acted as photographer (behind the scenes photographer, more like) and I also helped her with poses for the creative shots. I even asked the official photographer if they could hire me as assistant or something - I think they thought I was kidding. I actually wasn't though. By the way, my boyfriend bought me those boots after he saw how I was drooling over them (they were on sale too! 50% off, Parisian shoes from SM). I am head-over-heels in love with them. 


McDo Kenny Rogers Seafood Island
Aaandd more food trip moments. What can I say? I love to eat. 


the bohemian doll

So I guess that's it. I basically spent most of the time eating. Forgive me the selfie. I couldn't resist. That stupid duck face is just so silly I love/hate it. 



Apr 23, 2014

Spice Up Your Wardrobe with Non-Staple Pieces

There's a multitude of articles out there that helps women decide what clothes or accessories to stock their closets with and one of the most common are the ones that advise us to invest in staple pieces that I'm pretty sure are already ingrained in practically every woman's mind – and closets. Crisp white blouse? Check. Basic white tee? Check. Blazer? Check. Black heels, boot-cut jeans, and of course the little black dress? Check, check, and of course, check! Staple pieces? Chances are we already own them all. So why don't we try to be a bit more daring by straying from the norm and incorporate a smattering of non-staple wardrobe pieces to spice things up? 

Boyfriend Jeans

Love or hate them, it looks like boyfriend jeans are here to stay and why not? It's comfortable and low-maintenance which makes them the jeans most women go for (take that, you unforgiving skinny jeans!). You can just easily throw on your basic tee and a pair of cute pumps and you're good to go.
boyfriend jeans


Metallics

Metallics are definitely non-staple wardrobe pieces as they are too flashy to be regarded as basic. Although one can't deny that they are a recurring trend that are definite head turners what with all that shiny, flashy goodness. From makeup to shoes, metallics are just the thing to brighten up an otherwise drab look. Just don't ever wear them from head to toe lest you blind someone.
metallic


70s Style Jeans

Retro fashion has been making a comeback and they show no signs of going out of style – yet. One of the most popular trend is the flared and wide-leg jeans. It's almost as roomy as the boyfriend jeans, but a little more glam especially with sky-high heels. Think boho chic or Rachel Zoe. The best way to wear these types of jeans is with your shirt tucked in. 

Leopard Print

Tricky as it is to wear, this perennial trend exudes an air of fierceness and if done right, elegance that will no doubt demand people's attention. And since it's a perennial trend, your leopard print clothes or accessories is in no danger of gathering dust in your wardrobe. For those who want to venture into the wild side, but are a little hesitant, try going minimal because one leopard print accessory as small as a belt or a scarf can already make a huge statement.


Full Midi Skirts

Reminiscent of Dior's New Look, this piece can make practically anything look classy and should definitely change from a non-staple wardrobe piece to an actual closet staple. Also, the fuller the skirt, the better. Tuck a basic tee in your full midi skirt and see the transformation from casual to, well, fabulous! You can even try it with a sweater for colder weather and pair the ensemble with pointed toe heels.

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