Holiday Season and Party OOTDs


December is no doubt the season for parties! It is also the season where most of us let ourselves go for the meantime because we just can’t help it! Food is just everywhere! Who can resist? But Personally though I knew I didn’t want to let myself go and have to keep watch on my diet because I have to look good on my OOTDs for all those holiday parties I will be attending! HAHAHA! Call me vain, but who wouldn’t want to look amazing on every outfit? Well I tried! So here are my top three favorite #OOTD from the different Holiday Parties I attended.

The Leopard Printed Romper

I am always skeptical about wearing rompers as I am afraid I’d end up looking like an overgrown baby! Rompers can be tricky so it is really important that you know how to style it, choose the right romper and pull it off and come out sophisticated. Here’s mine! Wore this during our Bloggers Thanksgiving dinner and Clubbing later part of the night.

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The Weekend – What I Wore


It was the weekend and what better way to spend it than being with loved ones in an awesome (at least for me) outfit to go with the fabulous day! For the weekend back to back #OOTD I opted for both black but with a little touch something else to complete the look.

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Feeling a bit relaxed with this Black/Pink Margarita Jumpsuit I bought from an online store owned by a friend. I love how soft and flowy the cloth feels. My first time to sport a jumpsuit so I wanted to be safe with the classic black one piece as it flatters one’s body type and builds confidence! Add a belt to de-frump a shapeless onesie.

Decided to play elegantly safe on a Sunday with a Little Black Dress (LBD) going to church and lunch date after with my boys. Notice the same belt I used with the jumpsuit? It is becoming a favorite! Stayed light on makeup with the “No makeup, makeup look” and please forgive my eyebags as I have been having trouble getting enough sleep lately ^_^
LBD: Old Navy
Shoes: Ellie
Bag: Donkie Mania

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Islands Souvenirs Rocks Cagayan de Oro With Centrio Fashion Show


Fashion. Music. Fun. Kagayan-ons were in for a treat as Islands Souvenirs brought the house down on Centrio Mall with the launch of the ‘I Heart Cagayan De Oro’ campaign. The ‘I Heart CDO’ line, which includes a wide variety of personalised shirts and other products, focuses on love and pride of place. The campaign also highlights the things that make CDO a great tourist destination – whether it’s the food, the adventures, the sights, the people, the vibe, the views and everything under the sun. Through the ‘I Heart’ concept, locals are empowered and encouraged to “Show your love, Show your pride” for the city that they call home.

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‘I Heart Cagayan De Oro’ Fashion Show

The brand’s bestselling shirts, apparel and accessories were thrust into the spotlight in a grand and festive Fashion Show that took up the entire Activity Center of Centrio Mall. CDO’s hottest up and coming models took to the catwalk to showcase the different Islands Souvenirs’ products in different colours and looks that were mixed, matched, cut and styled. The show was divided into different segments that featured different styles to match different personalities and lifestyles to show that each Islands Souvenirs shirt is more than just a souvenir item but a fashion statement.

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On The Move

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The first segment pays tribute to the travellers, sports and outdoor enthusiasts. With a line of apparel that’s light, flexible, ultra-comfy and versatile, Islands Souvenirs is your travel buddy, gym companion and teammate that you can count on when you want to get outside, sweat it out and see the world. For the backpackers, yogis, gym rats, ball players, mountaineers and more, cheers to you!


White Out

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From the runways of Milan and New York, white will never go out of style.  Smart, Casual and sexy. Smart and professional. Add a burst of colour to your all-white ensemble for that extra oomph. From office to club. From work day to night out. Work hard. Play harder.


Rock Your Style

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Featuring the original collection of CDO’s fashion diva Gil Macaibay, the segment shows that Islands Souvenirs goes well with even the most avant garde of looks. Unique, whimsical and edgy. Black is truly back in CDO – with a little more attitude and a whole lotta love.


Street Chic

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Taking street fashion to the next level, Islands Souvenirs meets street. With bold patters and bright colors, add that rough and tumble look to casual wear. For the rebels with rough edges. For those who dare to be different. Stand out!


Take Me Back To Summer

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Feel the love. Experience summer paradise all year round. Sun. Sand. Sea. Wherever you go, you can take the islands with you. The collection features all the colours of summer. A bright, happy and fun vibe that is sure to bring a smile to your face. Enjoy life. Go neon!


‘I Heart CDO’ Brand Ambassadors

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“Pastel, pineapple, sinuglaw, feeling of home, small and cozy, best of both worlds, nature, culture, friendly people, warm and loving people and the smile sa Kagayan-on,”

Guests and other Kagayanons were introduced to the ‘I Heart ? CDO’ Brand Ambassadors. The crowd applauded and cheered as these true-blue Kagayan-ons from different walks of life made their way up the catwalk to express their pride and love for Cagayan de Oro. In a spectacular introduction and behind the scenes video, guests met for the first time the personalities and official ‘I Heart ? CDO’ Brand Ambassadors.

3 of Islands Souvenir CDO Ambassadors - Kyle, Nicole and Irene
3 of Islands Souvenir CDO Ambassadors – The man behind #becomingFilipino movement Kyle Jennerman, local celebrity and TV host Nicole Abas-Datayan and the woman behind, the blogger extraordinaire Ma. Irene Aserios

Say hello to Mindanaoan blogger extraordinaire – Irene Aserios; kitchen goddess behind Joji’s Delights peanut butter – Joji Ferrer; the hottest faces on local television, lovely hosts – Nicole Abas-Datayan and Maxine Monasterio; the prince of haute couture in Mindanao – Gil Macaibay III; fit and fabulous fashion and fitness blogger – Desiree Lim; the man behind the #becomingfilipino movement – Kyle Jennerman; superman triathlete – Francis Velasquez; the talent behind the turntables – DJ RB Banaag; multi-talented entrepreneur and artist Chingkee Te; writer and blogger Nadine Legaspi; the queen of chandelier cakes – Awi Chaves; and last but not the least environmentalist, saving the world one province at a time – Jeminah Ferrer. Catch them represent the ‘I Heart CDO’ campaign.

Take The Islands With You

Islands Souvenirs is the leading brand of premium-quality souvenirs in the Philippines. With over 80 outlets nationwide strategically located in the country’s top tourist destinations, Islands Souvenirs continues to strengthen its brand identity and position by giving customers a vibrant shopping experience, best-quality products at affordable prices, innovative and creative concepts, exceptional customer service and exciting events. Check out the Islands Souvenirs Store along the East Concourse of Limketkai Center and 2F of Centrio Mall. Like them on Facebook

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Style Origin 2013 in CDO


May 25, 2013 – I was invited to be among the bloggers to witness the Annual Style Origin, a series of fashion shows across all Ayala Malls and Style Souks. Me and my friends were privileged to be at the front seat to check out each of the collections and of course to see Ms. Phoemela Barranda up close and starmagic’s latest teen sensation Julia Barretto who walked for Bench. It’s no doubt she is on her way to stardom as the venue was filled with fans’ loud cheer when she came out.

Style Origin 2013

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VIP for a Night


So finally my casual chic night is over! Me and some blogger friends were invited to be among the VIPs on the opening of the country’s 36th Rustans Fresh, first in Mindanao and the largest so far nationwide! How’s that for a reason to effort for a chic getup? So anyway, after confirming my thought on how a casual chic should look like, I think I was able to pull off the look. Before you actually agree or probably not, let’s give a big shoutout to Rustans Fresh. Welcome to CDO Rustans Fresh!

Rustans Fresh CDO - Ayala Centrio Mall (Ground Floor)
Rustans Fresh CDO – Ayala Centrio Mall (Ground Floor)
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OOTN – Casually Chic
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BYS Caviar For Nails. Thank you for the sexy nails! (Paint, Dip and Brush)
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Getting Casual-Chic


I received an invitation to a VIP night prior to a huge establishment opening in our city. Whenever I receive exclusive invitations such as this, I always go to the “Attire” part of the invitation as I do not want to be neither overdressed nor underdressed. This time, the invitation says I should be in Casual Chic. Though automatically it registered a simple pants and a fabulous top with sexy pumps to complete the look, I still have to double check to confirm the picture in my mind.

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According to – Casual chic is a combination of casual and fashionable dress. The term describes a type of dress code that is comfortable, but also stylish and fashion-forward. The casual half of “casual chic” embodies clothing that is traditionally comfortable, like jeans, cotton or khaki pants, and flowing dresses; the chic half embodies precision tailoring, bright colors and a few feminine details and accessories to bring a touch of class and sophistication.

Hmmmm..I am after all right! Now,the next challenge would be putting together a smart and sophisticated, Elegant, but not overdone outfit for the night. Here are some casual-chic outfit I personally love to sport.

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Here are some tips in sporting a casual chic getup.

  • A pair of pumps are much more relaxed than heels
  • A oversize cardigan is very casual and cool.
  • Try big curls this adds to your chic style.
  • Smoky brown eye-shadow is a good natural-ish way to glam up.
  • Look at programs like 90210 for inspiration.
  • Accessorize simply! Simple really, just don’t put on every little accessory you have.  Just put on the ones that help an out fit be together, if it isn’t necessary then just don’t
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My Summer Cover Up Pegs


Summer and beach/pool to most are synonyms. Despite the scorching hot of the sun, most of us finds this season the opportunity to flaunt those hard-earned bikini bodies! But wait! what about those who didn’t make it to their weight/hot body goal? Like I Know Right? I am counting myself one of them! :D. Personally, I always count on my cover ups! They are my bestfriend everytime I go hit the beach or the pool. It’s no doubt that they can boost ones confidence and it adds sexiness to the whole bikini outfit and a little tease too!

This first wrap around cover up is fabulous and can definitely be an easy DIY project. I can’t wait to make one for myself. I better start digging my old unused cloth/stuff to get started!

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This see-through cover-up never fails to add some sexy confidence in you! I also personally love this. This is great for those who does not have much confidence to bare it all but loves to still wear a bikini and show it!


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Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012 Show Schedule


The Oro Fashion Designers Guild (OFDG) and Designers Assembly (DA) are organizations composed of Kagay-anon fashion designers who are passionate in bringing Mindanao Fashion to the national scene.

OFDG and DA, in partnership with the City Tourism and Lim Ket Kai Center Cagayan de Oro, will be staging the 2nd Mindanao Fashion Summit on December 5 to 7, 2012 at Rotunda of Lim Ket Kai Center, Cagayan de Oro City. We will have as guests, notable fashion designers and fashion brands from all over the country to showcase in this 3-day event their global design and fashion forecast for Spring/Summer 2013.



December 5, 2012 5 PM
Collection: Men’s Wear
Featured Designers:

  • Benjie Manuel
  • Boogie Musni Rivera
  • Celeste Magsalay
  • Gil Macaibay III
  • John Mark Magallanes
  • Joshua Guibone
  • Juniel Doring
  • Kiko Domo
  • Mark Yaranon
  • Dodjie Batu
  • Edgar Buyan

December 6, 2012 5PM
Collection: Women’s Wear
Featured Designers:

  • Frederick Peralta
  • Aztec Barba
  • Jeffrey Garde & Oscar Flores
  • Ronaldo Arnaldo
  • Jinky Petalcorin
  • Popoy Barba
  • Dong Omaga Diaz
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LadySoda on Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012


Last year I wrote about the Mindanao Fashion Summit and talked about its huge success! Now it’s another year and the Oro Fashion Designers Guild (OFDG) and Designers Assembly (DA) is set to hold another fabulous fashion show showcasing the talents of both veteran and budding fashion designers of Mindanao.

This time, is an official media partner of the Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012! (woot! woot!). I am excited! That means I get to witness the 3-day fabulous event and display of those gorgeous designs. Ladysoda will give you the updates and photos!

The designs of Frederick Peralta, Dong Omaga Diaz, Gil Macaibay III, Mark Christopher Yaranon, Roel Rosal, Joshua Guibone, Kiko Domo, Alma Mae Roa, Boogie Musni Rivera,Benjie Manuel and many others. The show will be directed by 3 top fashion show directors in Mindanao and of them is my very good friend Dennis Almazan.

If you are in Cagayan de Oro or happens to be around the city on December 5,6 and 7, check out the Mindanao Fashion Summit 2012 at the Rotunda, Limketkai Mall, CDO, 5:00 PM. I will keep you posted with the daily show schedule.

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What A Girl Wants Opens in Centrio Ayala and Launched Young Ambassadors


I have been a big fan of What A Girl Wants since they opened a branch in LKKS and have had some stuff from them :). They’re one of those few shops in my list I go whenever I need some new outfit for an event or if I’d look for new trends I just saw on TV or online. Imagine my excitement when I received an invitation to join them in launching their ambassadors in their newly opened branch in Centrio Ayala, CDO. I had the most awesome experience and before I continue with this post, I would just like to give WAGW a short fabulous shoutout for bringing in young, chic and affordable style and fashion in CDO.

November 24, 2012, What A Girl Wants unveiled their 3 new ambassadors who epitomized young fashion and style. Three trend setters Cagayan de Oro were named the brand’s ambassadors are passionate model ESSA SANTOS, athlete-next-door ADLAI RIVERA and fashion enthusiast ANGELA FORTICH. According to WAGW Marketing Director Jacklyn Uy, The Young Ambassadors of Style will now be a yearly selection of the city’s shining style stars and notable personalities to launch the much awaited holiday collection of What A Girl Wants and What A Girl Wants Man.

Angela Fortich,Adlai Rivera and Essa Santos – WATW CDO ambassadors wearing some of the brand’s Holiday Collection.

The Holiday collection is inpired by oriental high-build embroideries, opulent fabric and immensely decorative details. According to Kryz Uy (WAGW’s Creative Director) – “The collection brings about feelings of luxury and elegance juxtaposed with rawness and distressed modernity, making use of stunning brocades against laser cut leather, metallic spikes on elegant satin, heavy embellishments on figure skating spandex, giving the wearer a sense of refinement, excessiveness and class with today’s edge and sense of self-power.”

The Beautiful Trio – Vanessa Deen Araneta (BigSeed Media & Mktg. Solution ) , Kryz Uy (WAGW Creative Director) and Jaja Rama (Bigseed Media & Mktg. Solution)

WAWG Ayala Centrio is their second store in Cagayan de Oro and is open from 10am-9pm. Other branches can be found in Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Cebu, SM Consolacion, LimKeKai Mall CDO, Abreeza Davao, and inside The Ramp Crossings in Trinoma, Shang, Glorietta.

WAGW Centrio Ayala Branch

For your clothing, apparel, bags, accessories or even footwear needs, check out WAGW brances near you! If you want to shop online, click HERE or HERE.

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