Having a day job with unlimited meetings plus juggling blogger duties in between would entail dressing up to the nines everyday. So on weekends, I try to be on my most laid back self as much as possible, to rest my soles and senses! :)

Albeit having an early start for a Saturday, everything was lax and easygoing. Headed to John Robert Powers around 10:00AM for a quick visit and briefing, followed by friendly dates - Hole In The Wall with Ana and Paulski, then dinner and coffee with my best friend Gia. My kind of weekend! ❤

On me: white buttondown courtesy of Romwe | gold shimmer shorts courtesy of Perfect Fit Shop | bag from SM Parisian | Nike Fireberry Roshe Runs from Urban Athletics (available in Greenbelt 3) | watch from Aldo

Here's a fuss-free but no-fail weekend combo: white tee + pair of shorts + sneakers! Bloggers can take a day off from smashing colors and heavy blings, too! :)

Aaand please don't judge if all these happened in one day... :p

Bad Bird, Green Cheese and Scout's Honor with Ana and Paul

Ginza Bairin with my best friend Gia

Villa del Conte chocolate from Paulski

*crying so hard inside for ruining my summer body*

Photos by Paul Chuapoco
Belated happy birthday, Paulyyy!!!

How do you usually dress up during weekends? I'd love to know! xx

Happy List: January 2015

Most of us experience highs and lows in life, and we get overwhelmed and tend to dwell on the negative side. We get blinded by the troubles and forget the blessings that come our way. So on our journey to positivity this 2015, join me in listing down the things that make you happy each month - look back, exercise gratefulness and focus on these whenever you feel sad. :) I'm sure some of my readers have blogs, too, so you might want to put up a Happy List section there! Start na now, and make sure to tag me on Twitter or Instagram with your published post so I can read! ❤

On me: drawstring top courtesy of Judy Ann Teo Collection | necklace courtesy of The Accessorist

Happy List for January 2015
Things that I'm thankful for the past month!

2. Birthday of the most beautiful woman in the world aka my Mom ❤
3. Successful pitch presentations and client meetings
Ibang klase the feeling when you see them nod and smile on your proposed marketing plans! Gives me harder and better drive!
4. My 1st work birthday!
5. Second promotion in a year of working... Priceless! ❤

Saw him up close for his Meeting with the Families, experienced overflowing spiritual tears :)
7. 100th month with my babs Joed (Yes, tinapat ko talaga sa number 7 haha)
8. My fireberry Nike Roshe Run
10. Continuous blog-related projects (Heartfelt thanks to the all the brands for trusting me!)

11. Tagaytay weekend with the family
12. My favorite Nerds in pink and purple
13. My all-time favorite original Lays
14. Random dinner dates with my friends
15. New blog logo and layout!!! ❤❤❤ 
What can you say about it? :) :) :)

In other news... don't you just love this pretty necklace courtesy of The Accessorist? I've been wearing it daily since I received it! I love this classic piece - you can pair it with any outfit!

Now if I can't go on a day without this necklace, most of my guy friends mentioned that they feel naked without their watches! ZALORA Philippines carries an array of stylish watches so be sure to check it out! 

Really had fun tracing down these things! Made me realize how beautiful January was. Definitely looking forward to write down my next one and to see yours as well! :)

BOBSON: Art of Pure Japanese Denim

The Japanese take great pride in craftsmanship. Their attention to detail and dedication to quality are exemplified in many of their crafts including origami, ikebana, and calligraphy. This passion for craftsmanship takes off from the Japanese concept shokunin kishitsu or artisan’s spirit, which believes that great technical skill leads to creation of things that make an impact in people’s lives.

This same concept is what lies beneath BOBSON’s approach to making jeans. As the pure Japanese denim brand, BOBSON jeans are made with quality as the cornerstone and detail as the craft. BOBSON gives premium construction to all products, highlighting the innovative and artisan craft of Japan.

The Denim DNA is the brand’s “bible”, the ultimate guide in the creation of every pair of BOBSON jeans. Each component in the Denim DNA contributes to the stylishly clean and effortlessly cool pieces that BOBSON wearers can flaunt and enjoy.

Giving BOBSON its signature streamlined look is its clean, open outseam finish while the 11 stitches per inch add to the denim material’s refinement. Hang loops also lessen the creases to keep each pair looking polished.

In terms of durability, BOBSON’s J-insert loop provides every pair with stronger construction while the authentic Japanese extended waistbands give a better hold. Curve back risers and darts are also strategically placed to accentuate the wearer from behind. 

Pockets of BOBSON jeans are also ergonomically hand-fitted for comfort while the Ozaki family crest is used as back pocket design, the mark of BOBSON’s Japanese roots.

BOBSON also utilizes the left hand twill style of weaving to set it apart from other jeans which use the common right hand twill. Left hand twill is a style of weaving that runs from the fabric’s upper left to lower right, which creates softer denim with a more open weave. With this type of weave, BOBSON ensures that each of its jeans is more comfortable and allows the wearer freer movement.

Another Japanese denim discipline practiced by BOBSON is the use of the hand-dye method which produces natural indigo raw denim. Considered as a more traditional and laborious technique, the hand-dye method means that cotton is hand-dipped in indigo (which gives denim its deep blue color) prior to being shuttle woven. This approach enables the indigo to penetrate the center of the yarn so that jeans fade more slowly compared to jeans made using the machine-dye method.

All these meticulous approaches employed by BOBSON in the creation of its jeans spring from its Japanese roots and commitment to quality. “Our strong adherence to our Japanese heritage and superior craftsmanship is what sets BOBSON apart in the denim scene today. We put premium on quality to make jeans that create an impact. When you buy a BOBSON pair, you know that it’s built to last, and to impress on both fronts of comfort and style,” Magnaye concludes.

For more updates, visit BOBSON's Official Facebook page here.

Love and Night Sky

Do you guys love cheese? I know you do! How about cheesy posts? Please let this pass... it's the month of love anyway! :p

Really can't imagine how February 14 goes without my best friend and lifetime partner, Joed. I wonder where he gets all his surprises for Valentine's and other special occasions! For 8 years, he NEVER ran out of ways to make me feel exceptional and loved. But just for the record, I'm not the type of girl who pressures the boyfriend for extravagant surprises and paandars. I don't like to stress him about where to take me or what to do, especially with his busy schedule - preparing to finally be an engineer this year! Albeit being a low maintenance girlfriend, Joed assures to exceed what's expected, plans everything out and always gives me the best dates ever! ALWAYS! ❤

Do you remember the Nuvali date we've had two years ago? :) They probably got pleased and invited us to celebrate Valentine's with them! Joed and I decided to say yes to this quick trip, so we had to move our date to lunch time to give way for our Nuvali getaway!

This handsome guy picked me up before noon, holding a bouquet of beautiful flowers with his heart-melting smile. Joed had a table reserved at Cafe Juanita in Kapitolyo - awarded as one of Manila's best kept restaurant secrets!

Perfect ambiance, great-tasting dishes, a nice place to talk about life! Joed and I had a wonderful lunch while looking back and laughing at our past selves. From our immature high school persona, to complicated and rocky relationship in college, to now a stable, steady, stronger and happier us! Can't see myself spending days without this man. Crazy.

Hours after, we headed to Makati to meet with the PR group and my closest blog friends Ana, Christine and Ava (+Gersh) for our shuttle. All excited to celebrate love under the stars!

Nuvali Night Sky Cinema held the much-awaited Romantic Reels outdoor screening, with lovers and loved ones enjoying a starry movie treat, under the moonlit skies and within the comforts of nature.

Couples, families and friends settled in the greens as early as 4PM for an idyllic movie experience - with food and refreshments everywhere - featuring three of the most memorable and unique love stories over the last three decades.

Of course, we had to drop by the booth of our all-time favorite Berocca for our dose of Cs! Think I went back for 2 more cups! Hahaha! It's really my go-to drink to prevent flu! Have you tried it yet? :)

The film showing kicked-off with Sleepless in Seattle, followed by a cutesy romcom 50 First Dates, and lastly, the tearjerker Fault In Our Stars.

Happiness for me and Ana = corn ❤ hahaha!

Sadly, we had to leave early because of the rain! But moments with my awesome friends can't end without getting good dinner! We ran to Crisostomo before going back to Manila.

Thanks to Nuvali for having us!
We enjoyed this one-of-a-kind experience, different take on Valentine's!

For more details and updates, check these out:

Aaand I cannot end this blog post without saying thanks to my babsky, Joed! Every night I thank the Lord for you. You're my answered prayer! I love you and Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Remember that somebody loves you whether you're single, taken of somewhere in between! ❤