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Ciao 2013

Before anything else, please don't mind my siopao face in the photos below. My plate's been filled with ham, pasta, lechon, menudo, fruit salad, leche flan (and the list goes on...) ever since the holiday season started, and I'm blaming them big time!! Hahahaha! Why can't we just eat whatever we want and not get fat? Kahit every December lang ganun! Lol!

Anyway, we're down to the last day of the year! This sounds cliche, but the past months went by so fast! Even if there are things that I wish I could've done for 2013, I regret nothing 'cause there's still another year to be better. We're this close to 2014, as in tomorrow na (hahaha), so we should prepare ourselves and embrace positive vibes! 


On me: sheer off-shoulder top from STYLE CODE | white skirt from STYLE CODE | "Telo" convertible bag courtesy of Phases | pumps courtesy of Comfit


Aside from the Christmas rush, another reason why I haven't been blogging that much over the past days is STYLE CODE. Yep, my newest baby which opened last Sunday! ♥ If you've been following me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, then you probably know about my clothing line already. I've been working on this for quite some time now, just not spilling the details 'til I was all set because I have the tendency to jinx things. Haha! Putting my 101% effort, love and passion for this so I hope you'd support it guys!


Wearing my brand proudly! :)

I can swear that we, at STYLE CODE, will provide nothing but high-quality and fashion-forward pieces at very reasonable prices! The clothes that we have are my personal favorites also, and I'm very picky when it comes to designs and fabrics, so I can swear that whatever we have can suit your fancy!


Telo convertible bag courtesy of Phases

Weeks ago, the awesome people behind Phases sent me this. I love oversized bags; this is exactly what I need! I've been using it for quick out-of-town trips with my friends and it fits my stuff perfectly ♥ It's also convertible - you can wear it either as a satchel or a knapsack (which I'll be blogging about very soon). Check out their Facebook page for more designs!


STYLE CODE off-shoulder polka dots sheer top (also available in cream and light blue)



STYLE CODE white skirt (also available in dark pink, navy blue and olive green)


Photos by Charls Uytanlet

Follow STYLE CODE on Instagram, too, @stylecodeph

Staying at Luxent Hotel with my parents 'til tomorrow! So excited for our new year celebration! :) What are your plans and handa for Media Noche? I'd love to know! Have a prosperous year, loveys! xx

2013 Throwback

If you can recall, before 2012 ended, I blogged about my favorite events/happenings to cap off the year. I'm doing it again now for 2013 (and might make it annually) 'cause it's fun to look back and feel even more grateful for everything that has happened over the past months. ♥

1. Ilocos Getaway




2. Graduation Day

http://www.arnievillanueva.com/2013/04/graduation-day.html



3. Staycation at La Breza with Ana

http://www.arnievillanueva.com/2013/05/overnight-at-la-breza-hotel.html



4. Bloggers United 5
http://www.arnievillanueva.com/2013/06/bloggers-united-5-photodiary.html




6. Meeting my good good good friends Kat, Czes, Angel and Pau



8. Bloggers United 6 and my 21st Birthday


2013 was nothing short of amazing and it's all because of the people I was with! You guys know who you are, and I'll be forever thankful for the gift of love and friendship. :)

I'm sooo ready for 2014 ♥

Freeway's Holiday Collection: Moroccan Patterns and Macro Florals

With the party season in full swing, you won't have to worry about your outfits 'cause Freeway just released yet another visually arresting collection of Moroccan Patterns and Macro Florals!


If you are up for laid-back catching up with your girlfriends, amp your look with Moroccan patterned pieces! Perfect for the breezy December weather because of its sultry prints intricately put together to highlight feminine silhouettes, this collection comes in pops of fresh colors combined with warm and muted ones creating a balanced modern fun feminine look!


Macro florals collection boasts solid shades of blue,green, and red flower patterns in crisp, classic, and tailored cuts which show the smart independent woman!

These lookbook photos are paired with lovely shoes from So!Fab and Janilyn.

For more information on Freeway's collections, visit them on the following sites: 
Website | Facebook | Twitter/Instagram @FreewayOnline.

Bloggers United 6 Photodiary

Compiled the photos you guys sent me from the recently concluded Bloggers United 6!! :) From the bottom of my heart, yep 'cause I'm #cheeseballs like that (haha), thank you so much to everyone who came to drop by, visit my booth, raid my closet and gave me sweet gifts. You have no idea how you made my birthday and BU experience extra special! I don't know if I deserve this, but I thank the Lord for blessing me with the BEST readers on earth ♥



Overwhelmed with the presence of my readers! So glad to see familiar faces and new ones. The Raid My Closet family tree's growing so fast!! I love my babies!!! ♥♥♥

If we have photos together during BU6 that are not yet here, please do tag me on Twitter/Instagram (@listentoarnie) or email me at arniezero7(at)gmail(dot)com :)

Aaand these are some items I received from my very thoughtful readers, brands and friends that day:


Mini cake + letter from my babies Monica and Enchie


Mini cake + note from another Raid My Closet baby, Tina


Cake (na pinaglaban pa niya from WTC's marshals, hahaha) from one of my best and lifetime girlfriends since high school, Joy!


DC earphones from my dearest Jean (who's also one of my lifetime girlfriends from high school)


Collection Cherry Pop lipstick from Mama Sarah and Crave More necklace from mi love Christine


Abby Jocson bag + note from my big sizzam Ana!!!



Gift cards from SM Accessories

Gift certificates, shirt, hoodie and shoe lace courtesy of Converse Philippines, bag from Phases Bags, BaByliss hair iron, Celeteque and Asian Secrets goodies from Love and Light Production


Beautiful frame with the "family picture" I had with my babies during my blog's anniversary party/meet and greet months ago from Jaws ♥ (read about the meet and greet here and here)


Ended the long day with the most important people in my life over dinner at Big D's ♥

Thank You, God, for being with me all the time and for giving me 21 amazing years! I couldn't ask for more! :)