Memories

There is a great deal of art in the hands of a talented photographer. My husband, who takes up photography as a hobby, told me that most people think that anyone who owns a SLR is a photographer. I have seen our friend Evan take beautiful pictures with his standard point and shoot camera. I also know of people who take in clients and do photo gigs even if some find their talent questionable. And what about those, God forbid, instagram selfies (my current #1 peeve)?

Michelle Morelos is name that is familiar to most photography enthusiats. It is no wonder that husband got her as the photographer for our son’s first birthday. but bad news is, she will be migrating to Canada, so as a last hurrah, she is offering family pictorials.

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Photo courtesy care of Michelle Morelos.

The photo above contains all the information you need. And you can spot husband, me and Matteo on the lower right hand corner.

Have a nice day!

TBBMD

Temptress

It’s kinda obvious that I love Forever 21. Sure there are days that I seriously hate the quality of some of the items, but you cant deny the versatility and the wide range of styles that cater to almost anyone. The prices are fair, and when they go on sale, they really dip low. So I always find myself going in F21 whenever I’m in Megamall or SM Makati (my husband can attest to that!)

Speaking of which, I remember that one time F21 had a 3 day sale, and my friend Rubi and I had decided to meet up (because of course, this is a major, major event! lol). I was deep in concentration with my rack browsing duties when something caught my attention. There was a woman, well into her sixties, browsing the rack beside me. I immediately thought, “Will that be me years from now?”. haha.

So Forever 21 is really forever?

They should really make a campaign out of that. Instead of models in their teens and 20s, they should have women and men in their 50s and 60s wear and pose with their clothes. That would be genius!

Ok, enough of the silly talk. I’m here to talk about the collab they have with Melissa shoes for the Spring/Summer 2013. Melissa shoes are made of this heavenly smelling rubber and are the comfiest of shoes. They are a bit expensive though, so imagine my glee when I found out of the collab. That means affordable prices. Though it isnt released in the Philippines yet, my friend Kitty kindly bought it for me! Yahoo!!!

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So here are the babies which will soon be mine! Come to mommy! =)

Mel for Forever 21 Geo Mini Wedge in black

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My cousin in law, Reah also ordered the same style in Jellybean, which was equally divine. The hoarder in me wanted it also, but of course I had to go with black.

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Nude sandal love! How cute is this thong sandal with the owl design?

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I also wanted the Mel for Forever 21 studded sandals in green but husband and Rubi were against it. Oh well, my friend Antonette ordered black in this style.

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You can check out the rest of the collection here.

When I texted Reah if she wanted anything from the collection, she replied, “Ever the temptress!” (hence, the title). But seriously guys, I AM THE VICTIM HERE (lol!). I just liked Kitty’s instagram photo of the owl sandal, then she sent me the collection link and asked me to pick and she’ll buy for me. Is Kitty the real temptress? I think so!

Ok, you can all roll your eyes at me now. haha.

Have a great day guys!

TBBMD

Twisted

I love skirts. I guess you all know that by now. It’s light, it doesn’t cling to your legs,and not a lot a people wear them. I think Filipinos are mostly partial to jeans. I did not own a pair of jeans for the last two years because just thinking about wearing them makes my legs sweat, but I had just had to cave in to a pair at the last Forever 21 sale!

Enough said, on with skirts. Just like your trusty jeans, they have a style for every body type. As I am a petite one, I like my skirts a little bit short. As if fate allows it, I like them with a bit of drama. Enter Exhibit A.

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Top: Zara
Skirt: Tyler (on sale)

The people behind Tyler have low tolerance for the ordinary, so during the times I would happen to browse their racks (on sale season of course!), I would keep thinking, “Where and when in the world can I wear this?”. Most of their pieces are not in my realm of “wearable”. And when I picked up this skirt, I didnt know how to wear it. But when I did try it on, whoa it was genius! The draping was perfect and unique. Cashier please!

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It can be styled in so many ways! It can be casual with a tee like this, or paired with a lace top and stilettos for a night out.

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Necklace: Forever 21 (on sale)

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Shoes: Dexter for Payless

Have a great day!

TBBMD

Foodie

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Here’s some food for the soul for you. I’ve always been a big fan of David, and is a little bit jealous of how intimate he was with God, as he is one of my “peg” as a Christian. That’s blog talking for you. =)

But seriously, I hope you find these verses inspiring whatever you are going through right now. I know its easy to pray when things are low, but God loves to hear from us too during the good times. Have a great week and I pray that you live and breathe God. Always.

Praise for God’s Deliverance

2 Samuel Chapter 22 (NIV)

22 David sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. 2 He said:

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
3 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation.
He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—
from violent people you save me.

4 “I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and have been saved from my enemies.
5 The waves of death swirled about me;
the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
6 The cords of the grave coiled around me;
the snares of death confronted me.

7 “In my distress I called to the Lord;
I called out to my God.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came to his ears.
8 The earth trembled and quaked,
the foundations of the heavens shook;
they trembled because he was angry.
9 Smoke rose from his nostrils;
consuming fire came from his mouth,
burning coals blazed out of it.
10 He parted the heavens and came down;
dark clouds were under his feet.
11 He mounted the cherubim and flew;
he soared on the wings of the wind.
12 He made darkness his canopy around him—
the dark rain clouds of the sky.
13 Out of the brightness of his presence
bolts of lightning blazed forth.
14 The Lord thundered from heaven;
the voice of the Most High resounded.
15 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy,
with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
16 The valleys of the sea were exposed
and the foundations of the earth laid bare
at the rebuke of the Lord,
at the blast of breath from his nostrils.

17 “He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
18 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes, who were too strong for me.
19 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the Lord was my support.
20 He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.

21 “The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
22 For I have kept the ways of the Lord;
I am not guilty of turning from my God.
23 All his laws are before me;
I have not turned away from his decrees.
24 I have been blameless before him
and have kept myself from sin.
25 The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
according to my cleanness in his sight.

26 “To the faithful you show yourself faithful,
to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
27 to the pure you show yourself pure,
but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.
28 You save the humble,
but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low.
29 You, Lord, are my lamp;
the Lord turns my darkness into light.
30 With your help I can advance against a troop;
with my God I can scale a wall.

31 “As for God, his way is perfect:
The Lord’s word is flawless;
he shields all who take refuge in him.
32 For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God?
33 It is God who arms me with strength
and keeps my way secure.
34 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
he causes me to stand on the heights.
35 He trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
36 You make your saving help my shield;
your help has made me great.
37 You provide a broad path for my feet,
so that my ankles do not give way.

38 “I pursued my enemies and crushed them;
I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
39 I crushed them completely, and they could not rise;
they fell beneath my feet.
40 You armed me with strength for battle;
you humbled my adversaries before me.
41 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight,
and I destroyed my foes.
42 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them—
to the Lord, but he did not answer.
43 I beat them as fine as the dust of the earth;
I pounded and trampled them like mud in the streets.

44 “You have delivered me from the attacks of the peoples;
you have preserved me as the head of nations.
People I did not know now serve me,
45 foreigners cower before me;
as soon as they hear of me, they obey me.
46 They all lose heart;
they come trembling from their strongholds.

47 “The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock!
Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!
48 He is the God who avenges me,
who puts the nations under me,
49 who sets me free from my enemies.
You exalted me above my foes;
from a violent man you rescued me.
50 Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing the praises of your name.

51 “He gives his king great victories;
he shows unfailing kindness to his anointed,
to David and his descendants forever.”

How to create your dream closet!

i may not practice what i preach in this post, but this is a reblog after all. may you find the insights helpful. thanks materialdetox.wordpress.com!

Material detox

Here you are, standing in front of a closetful of dresses, blouses, skirts, and any other imaginable piece of clothing and you think to yourself I have NOTHING to wear!  If you live in America, especially if you’re a woman (I don’t mean to be sexist), this situation may seem familiar to you.  

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Now, obviously the problem isn’t the quantity or even variety of clothing, rather the problem are the kinds of clothing in the closet.  Let me try to clarify what I’m saying.  Have you noticed that despite all your clothes, you tend to pick out and wear the same pieces on a routine basis?  These pieces are the types of clothing you want in your closet, a.k.a. your wardrobe staples.  These are probably neutral pieces of clothing that match with each other such as the little black dress, a white dress shirt, a pair of dark wash…

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