Cop the 90s Look With Maybelline Nude Brown Lipsticks!

Not gonna lie, I was a hundred percent giddy when Maybelline Philppineschallenged us to re-create OOTDs back in the 90s. For the Cop the 90s Look challenge, I wore the Maybelline Nude Brown lipsticks, since brown lips were all the rage back then.

Of course, the 90s look wouldn't be complete without this hairstyle! Who remembers wearing her hair like this? Half-pony with two strands of hair in the front! Lol. 

Bright off-shoulder top: Trippy Swag | Choker: Borrowed from my officemate, Audrey |Pants: Forever 21

I love, love, love the 90s! From the toys we grew up playing, to the (oftentimes crazy) fashion trends we wore, and down to the music (I had a Britney Spears phase—I mean, who didn't?!).

And there you have it! Look number one! :) Stay tuned for the second look. ;)

PS. These were shot during our break at work. Lol. The perks of working with photographers and having a studio right inside the office. Hahaha!

xx,

Hershey

PS. Have you joined my Maybelline #NudeBrowns #CrazyOverCreamyMattes giveaway? 

Just follow me on Instagram (@heyhershey) and Twitter (@heyhersheyy), and RT this tweet!

Breathe in, let go, and be free.

"In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself."

Deepak Chopra

The first weeks of October was a huge burn out. In an attempt to distract myself from the hurt and betrayal, I allowed work to drown me. I signed up for so many things, committed to different projects, and attempted to finish a long list of tasks, only to be left feeling insecure and unaccomplished in the end, just because I couldn't deliver. My flames of passion were slowly extinguishing. I was looking for an escape; I was searching for happiness and inspiration in all the wrong places. I was lost. Worse, empty. 

But just when I was about to give up one night (the millennial inside me decided to take a break from everything by deactivating all her social media accounts and not showing up to people for days),  I'm thankful to have found a ray of sunshine during an inconvenient 2AM phone call, my own tiny little secret metaphor of hope and better days, that made long nights a whole lot tolerable, and sometimes, better.

So I choose to get back up.  To relax. To take a deep breath, a break, and a cup of tea this beautiful Sunday afternoon. There is so much beauty in this life and it is a waste to let bitterness and hurt get in the way of appreciating the now. And even though it hurts to think that I will never get the apology I've long been waiting for, I choose to let go. And in the process, find happiness, inner peace, and eventually, myself.

As the old saying goes, it is when you let go that you are finally free.

All photos were taken by April Baldovino (IG: @aprilbaldovinoo)

xoxo,

Hershey

Ripped Jeans Appreciation Post

“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” 
― Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden





Goodbye, skinny jeans. There are new kids on the block now: ripped jeans, boyfriend jeans, and even mom jeans.


I was never a pants person, but after joining in the ripped jeans bandwagon, I am definitely a fan now! They're so comfortable and effortlessly stylish! 




Cropped top: Topshop
Pants: bazaar
Sandals: Primadonna







All these photos were taken at Las Casas Filipinas, Bataan, last Holy Week. If you guys are looking for a beautiful resort to spend time with family and friends, Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar is the place for you! I'm gonna blog about that place really soon, so please please stay tuned for that?:)






xoxo,
The Teenage Queen


NYE 2014: Baguio Adventure, Floral on Florals, Fake Snow, and My Sorority Necklace :)







My family and I travelled all the way to Baguio for New Year's Eve. :)
We first went to EASTERN WEAVING, where we watched amazing women work on their looms and weave beautiful and intricate masterpieces.





They also had a store inside where they sold shoes, cloths, necklaces, bracelets, and all sorts of native stuff. My dad bought me and Ate Yas friendship bracelets for only 60 pesos each! :)


Then, we went to The Country Club to have a scrumptious lunch! :)


Right outside The Country Club was this big, fun children's activity ground where, apparently, (fake) snow fell.

We got out of the car and quickly ran up to the entrance where we were greeted by the lady guard who asked us "Ilan adults?" =)))) (yes, this was a children's place kasi HAHA)
I shyly and awkwardly replied "uhm... four."
HAHAHA














After playing around with snow to a winter wonderland-themed Christmas music playlist, we headed over to Sky Cafe and La Presa. It was quite a long ride going there. We literally were so up high, we were already above the clouds!










After that, we had a mini picnic in the woods of Camp John Hay. 
Here's a quick OOTD :)


Top: Forever 21
Bottom: Forever 21
Cardigan: Forever 21
Watch: Aldo
Boots: H&M
Socks: Forever 21



I just can't help but fall in love with my pretty sorority necklace! Proud Sigma Alpha Nuan right here. Hehe. :)





After our mini picnic, we went back to The Country Club to play with snow. Again. :P









And that was how we spend New Year's Eve :)

How did you guys spend the last day of 2014? Tell me all about it below! :)

xoxo,
The Teenage Queen














A Classy Vintage Hollywood Costume Party: Christmas Eve


It has been a tradition of ours to play dress-up every Christmas Eve. Last year, we had a Disney-themed costume party (see post HERE). This year, we had a classy vintage Hollywood night!! <3


#NeriChristmas2015




We originally planned on holding a rockstar party, but at the last minute, we decided to change the theme to this. Haha! 


My costume!
I went as a 1950s girl in a pleated dress!

Dress: MANGO (A Christmas gift from my momma!! yay!!)
Shoes: Charles and Keith
Headdress: Girl Shoppe




Rings: H&M


Ken's costume
Ken went as the guy from Grease! Haha!





Dad's costume
Dad went us a classic 1950s gentleman!






Mom's costume
Mom went as a beautiful, elegant lady from the 20s!




James' costume
Well, he pulled off a Grease costume too hahaha!

Ate Yas' costume

My sister went as a Hollywood glam girl from the 60s!




                  My sister putting make-up on James! Lol why hello there, awesome fake beard!








Group shots!! <3











 Polaroid time!!

#TeamInstaxPh !!! Thanks for my cute dalmatian films, Fujifilm!!


My mom and her awesome Christmas village!



Noche Buena!! <3








How did you guys spend Christmas Eve?:) Comment below! :)
Oh, and happy holidays, everyone!! :* Enjoy quality time with the people you love, and don't forget the reason for this season!! :)

xoxo,
 The Teenage Queen

Sugar & Spice


I'm a sucker for all things pastel, and I swear I can never get enough of them.



All photos were taken by Ben Bigalbal of www.benbigalbal.tumblr.com


This was what I wore to the  Fujifilm "Hello Kitty Instax" Wanderlaunch (you can read about it HERE). The event was held at one of the girliest and daintiest cupcakes store I know of, and that was why I decided to go all pastel and matchy-matchy. To even out the "girliness" of this outfit, I added touches of black to add a little spice to it.  

(A big shout out to my best friend Ji Young Lee for coming up with the title of this post. Haha!)


Jacket: H&M Kids' Section
Black top: Forever 21
Skirt: bazaar
Boots: H&M
Watch: Aldo



The matching pieces and happy colors of this outfit remind me so much of the 80's--and I LOVE IT!




Oh, and congratulations to Merielle Roelle, Brianna Cardenas, and Stacey Lee for winning my Browhaus giveaway! :) I'll be announcing the winners of the Nourriture giveaway soon.



xoxo,
The Teenage Queen

Summer Nails---in December?!




I attended a "sparty" with my sorority sisters last Thursday, and discovered this cute nail place along Taft called "Nailfinity". The best part about that nail salon was that their rates were so affordable-- their manipedi costs only 250 bucks, not bad a price at all, considering that the nail polish they use were premium brands like Orly, Essie, OPI, etc. 

Photo taken by April Baldovino
Sigma Alpha Nu Sorority Manila Christmas party | December 11, 2014

Next to pink, bubblegum blue is my favorite color; it's playful, girly, cute, and carefree! 
So happy Orly has this shade! <3 I think this shade is called Gumdrop? Correct me if I'm wrong, please! :P
Bracelet: DIY
Bag: Kenneth Cole Reaction
Nail polish: Orly

Oh, I'm gonna tell you girls a secret!  On lazy days when I'm not really in the mood to think of what to wear, I simply slip on a pretty dress, and let it do all the magic. 


Dress: Ultra Flirt
Shoes: Primadonna
Belt: Cache Cache

 A dress in a playful cut and color will definitely save you on lazy days. The best part? You don't even have to stress yourself on what accessories to wear! Just let the dress speak for itself.






xoxo,
The Teenage Queen












Rapunzel of TANGLED-themed Costume!

Say hi to Uriel aka Flynn Rider! 

Next to Belle, Rapunzel is my favorite Disney princess. I could relate to her character very much, because, well, duh, she's so gawky (!), awkward, childish, strong, and determined-- all at the same time. 

And that was why when UP Manila Dramatista, a theatre organization I joined in school just this semester, asked us to dress as Disney characters for a day, without even thinking twice, I decided to be Rapunzel.


(Below are some photos from the movie Tangled that I just got from the Internet)






Outfit details:

White blouse (used as inner top): Bayo

Purple skirt: an old purple dress that I just found in the closet

Pink corset: a random corset in our house lol

Flowers: borrowed from my bff, Ji! Which reminds me.... lol I haven't even returned this to her yet =)) HAHAHA hi Ji, if you're reading this, I love you. =)) I'll give this back to you next week.

Frying pan (choz! This pan is actually teflon lol #sosyal) : borrowed from Ji..again. =))

Nude flats: payless


We had to stay in character the WHOLE DAY, so imagine me running around school acting scared and holding a frying pan. Haha. 

My fellow applicants were amazing; they did such a great job in portraying their roles! Hands down! One person even went us a frog (from the movie "Princess and the Frog"), so he had to hop around the College of Arts and Sciences bending down.


Can you spot Hades? What about Captain Jack Sparrow? Snow White, anyone?
(photo by Darcy de Asis)


Maverick as Captain Hook


Yesha as Minnie Mouse




Say hi to my forever supportive OrCom barkada! Hey Tricia and Jana :)



This photo was taken in class. HAHA! Hey, pretty seat mate Micol! :)





Ending this post with an appreciation photo for Ji Young Lee, the best and most supportive friend ever! :) <3





xoxo,
The Teenage Queen



PPS. Join my Nourriture Juice giveaway! Win cleansing juices here! 

PPS.  Wala lang. Just wanted to plug this here. HAHA! Support UP Manila Dramatista next year! Coming sooooonnn<3






Ways on How to Style a Simple Shirt




Wearing shirts to school is the most comfortable thing ever. If you're a t-shirt person and you want to wear them without ever compromising style, then here's a quick guide for you :)

Watch: Aldo Accessories | Bracelets: bazaars/ tiangge | Rings: gifts from my Ninang




1. Don't be afraid to experiment. 
Styling shirts is fun because you get to do a lot with it! You can:

  • Fold the bottom part up and tie it at the back to make it look like a mid rib (just like what I did in this OOTD post)
  • Roll up your sleeves to give off that relaxed vibe (see THIS)
  • Play with how you tuck in your shirt. You can opt to tuck it in completely, or you may tuck only the front portion of your top, leaving the rest untucked and loose.  (see THIS)
  • Gather the ends and tie a knot in the front
  •  If you're feeling brave, you can play with scissors and cut your shirt into a muscle tee, a fringed top, an off-shouldered top, or even a cropped top! (see THIS)

2. Play with colors.
Whether you're going for black-and-white minimalist, girly-girl pastel, colorful, or whatnot-- playing with colors is totally up to you! Feel free to experiment :)

3. Mix and match.
While you can never go wrong with a nice shirt and denim combo, it doesn't mean you shouldn't step out of your comfort zone. Mix and match whatever you have in your closet- you'll actually be surprised on how endless your options are!

You can wear your shirt with a skirt, over a dress, with a jumpsuit, with a romper, etc. FEEL FREE TO EXPLORE! :)  If you ask me, my rule of thumb is that you follow a color palette  and that your pieces won't give off a heavy, "there's-just-too-much-going-on" vibe to it.


Shirt: Shortcuts Apparel by Laureen and Lorraine| Pastel romper (used as shorts): Forever 21| Blue sneakers: Forever 21| Floral backpack: Roxy | Blue sneakers: Forever 21


All of these photos were taken by my sorority sis, Alyssa Lorenzo, at school. Thanks so much for this, sis! :)




Hope you girls learned a thing or two from this post! Thank you so much for reading :) Please do comment below more of your tips and suggestions on how to style a shirt ! :) I'd love to see your OOTDs, too!

xoxo,
The Teenage Queen









Red Lip Classic Thing



Heart-shaped glasses? Red lipstick? White top?

Just in case it still isn't obvious, the whole peg of this outfit was " Taylor Swift- 22 meets 1989". Yep, because, no matter how hard I try to hide it, the Swiftie inside me still hasn't died down yet. Lol.




Anyway, this was what I wore to school last Friday. I don't normally dress like this for class because ~duh, laziness~  and no one really cares how people dress up in UP hahaha~ but I had an event to attend later that evening, which explains everything. Haha! Check out my post on Tacobell's Food tasting event, please?:) 


White top: Bayo | Leather shorts: borrowed from my sorority sister, Cess Panganiban. Thanks, sis! Hahaha :) | Bag: Bagellia Filipinas  | Birks-inspired sandals: Payless




Black watch: Aldo | Tattoo bracelet: A special gift from my friend Michiko Kaimoto. She sells these cuties at such an affordable price! PM her on Facebook to order.  | Rings: a Christmas gift from my sorority sisses, Bekai and Lili <3 




A big shoutout to my friends Gian Nicdao and Tricia Quintero for helping me out on this spontaneous shoot at school! Haha. 

Gian took all of these artsy fartsy shots. He's a photography blogger, and he's just amazing at what he does. Check out his awesome work at http://www.gian-nicdao.com :)

Tricia directed this shoot. She's part of Candy Magazine's council of cool, and that explains why she's so knowledgable on fashion, photo shoots, and all that.

Ugh. Thankful for such artsy friends lol. What will the world be without you guys? Hahahaha. :P



If you're wondering why I'm still awake at half past midnight, it's because our 8AM class tomorrow /I mean later/ got cancelled and what better way to celebrate that than to blog and download stuff on the internet HAHAHAHA. 



Okay brb for now guys, I'm already *really* thirsty and it's pitch black downstairs so Imma figure out a way to get to the kitchen fridge without getting caught by monsters in the dark.

Leaving you guys with this cute shot. Hihi. Heart Heart.

xoxo,
The Teenage Queen



Photos by Gian Nicdao
Photoshoot directed by Tricia Quintero




Tuesdays with April

Hey girlies! How are you all doing? Hope everything's been fine with y'all!

The school year had just begun in UP three weeks ago, and we're already so busy with acads and org stuff altogether. Thankfully, #NuanWeek (my sorority's week-long event) just ended last Friday and it was such a huge success-- all thanks to UP Manila, of course. And because I had just crossed out one line off my "To Do List", I'm now only left with acads, blogging and OrComSoc duties to work on. Push!  (HAHAHA feeling madaming time, nakakainis!!!!)

Anyway, here's a quick #OOTD taken at school, weeks ago. It was a Tuesday then, and I had no one to be with after class (huhu loner!). Good thing April, one of my college girl friends, was free (and bored) then . We went on a date and spent 4+ hours just talking to each other HAHAHA (na-paos ako after, I swear).




One thing April and I have in common is that we like stalking bloggers' Instagram feeds. I might (weh, might lang daw HAHA ) have mentioned to her that I wanted a new #OOTD post, and she was very supportive of my....choices. Hahha. She's the incumbent president of Shoot UPM anyway (haha, in-announce!), so she wanted to unleash her creativity (naks) and go on a mini shoot, too (Pero sa totoo lang, dinedefend ko ka-artehan ko HAHAHA). We traveled all the way from the CAS building to the White Colleges just to look for a "nice spot"; hindi kasi photogenic ang UPM eh HAHA.

Plaid shirt: a hand-me-down from my sister
White sleeveless top: Cache Cache
Skirt: bazaar




Bracelets: Divisoria + a gift from my HS bestie, Angeline <3
Watch: Aldo
Turquoise ring: Forever 21
Gold peace sign ring: A gift from my sorority sisses, LC Bekai and Lili :)

Just a tip: Plaid shirts are such an essential. They're super easy to be paired with, and they're perfect for achieving that laidback, "I'm-too-lazy-to-dress-up-but-BAM" look. Lol, did I make sense? HAHA probably not. But yeah, I really encourage you girls to find a plaid shirt too, because they're a classic and they never go out of style. Wear them over shirts, tank tops, and dresses and you'll be surprised how a simple plaid top can transform your outfit!



Anyway, April took me to Vito Cruz for lunch. Can you believe that, in my 2 years stay in UP, it was the first time I actually went on a Taft adventure?? And I'm addicted already! I go there at least every week now to eat HAHA . So far I've tried Tori Box, Starrs, and Zark's. I know they're so "mainstream" already, but I haven't really explored much of Vito Cruz! So guys, if you know of student-friendly places to eat along Taft, PLEASE PLEASE comment them below!!! It will be lovely to hear from you <3



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I'm ending this post with a screen cap of April's IG post :) We're almost always together nowadays since we're classmates lol. And because we're good friends lie that, we always help each other out in our orgs' projects. =)) Just recently, she covered my sorority's event last week ; I  helped her out too, on this mini film/project she has. Watch out for this, guys!! Can't wait for the #KF team to release this. *wink wink*




Talk to you soon!

xoxo,
The Teenage Queen


San Francisco #OOTD



I only have two things to say about San Francisco: 1) It is a freezer  and 2) It is a giant freakin freezer. 

Kidding aside (not really), I must admit that it's actually one of the most fashionable cities I've ever been to. We enjoyed observing what the locals wore everyday, and from what we've noticed, San Fran fashion is often a combination of top+shorts+leggings+coat, or dress+leggings+coat, or fashionable top+pants+scarf+ coat, or... You know what I mean. They're into layers. Layers and layers and layers.

Now, hold your horses there. I'm no expert when it comes to layering and all, since duh.. I live in a tropical country(!!!), but hey, I still did my best to "fit in" with the San Fran crowd. This was my take on San Francisco fashion:

Cropped top: H&M| Jacket: H&M| Shorts: Greenhills| Bag: Korean Brand

The idea was to create a palette of colors and stick to that, so the pieces won't clash and outdo each other.


What do you think? I really wanted to wear boots that time. However, I forgot my pair at home, so I was only stuck with 3 choices that time: my black flats, my sandals, and my heels--- and for the love of all things good, I opted not to walk around the city all day in heels. 
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Say hello to 2/3 of the Neri sisters! lol This was what my sister wore that day. I loveee her pants! I'm planning to invest on a nice printed pair too. Anyone here who could suggest where to buy one?


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So yeah. I'm on a writer's block right now, so whatever. I'm ending this post with a photo of the steepest and weirdest bridge we've ever laid our eyes upon. lol.



thanks for reading my blog, you guys!
talk to ya next time!

xoxo,
The Teenage Queen







Los Angeles #OOTD


Greetings from the gigantic freezer that is San Francisco! We're off somewhere in a few, but let me leave you  another outfit post before we leave.

This was what I wore to Los Angeles last week. We went to Getty Museum, a really cool and contemporary place so I thought I should wear something modern yet chill and laid back. If you've noticed, I've actually worn the same romper two months ago in this blog post. Yep ladies, it's not wrong to reuse/ wear the same item again and again (and again!!!). Doing so will actually let you exercise your creativity! Just style it differently each time, and you're good to go. Your options are unlimited when you mix and match! :)



Romper: Forever 21| Jacket: H&M| Shoes: Cotton On| Belt: Steve Madden| Bag: Kenneth Cole Reaction






After the Getty Museum, we also went to the famous Lacma Urban Lights to meet up with some friends. :)



Then we headed to The Grove. It's a chill hang out place, and near it is the Farmers Market- a hipster place that reminded me so much of the Philippines. It's a big venue with different food stalls that you can order food from, sort of like our food night bazaars. I'm going to blog about it next time, so stay tuned for that one!



Hey guys, I heard the storm's mad crazy there in the Philippines. Please do stay safe and dry over there, okay? Charge your phones, stock up on batteries, food, etc! Most importantly, pray. Love you all!

xoxo,
The Teenage Queen




New York: The City of Dreams #OOTD


No city has ever touched my heart like how New York touched mine. And, in the spirit of being cliche and all, let me add that I've also never been in love with a city until I met New York.  It was my first time to actually immerse myself in this beautiful place; our previous visits back when I was younger were only half a day long and usually, we'd just primarily go to the Statue of Liberty,  then visit Times Square for an hour, and then head home. 

But this year's visit was different. 

Our friend Lea, who's been living in NYC for a long time now, toured us around places we've never even been before. We watched a Broadway show. We walked (and walked and walked!!!) everywhere, rode subways, ate food New Yorkers ate, did more walking, and so much more.

Here, let me share you some pictures of our adventure:

A selfie with my main girl, Leighton Meester. Lol. We waited for her to exit Longacre theatre after her show, "Of Mice and Men". We also got a playbill signed by THE James Franco himself. Woot woot!



The original Shake Shack! Their burgers were okay, but their milk shakes were pure heaven! 


My Times Square OOTD!
Black top: Forever 21| Black shorts: Forever 21| Stockings: SM Dept Store| Shoes: Payless| Coat: Bayo| Bag: Michael Kors| Necklace: brand unknown





Times Square at day


... and at night!




On our second day, we walked the famous Brooklyn Bridge. It's a bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn, and it's quite long, too, but we didn't mind--- in fact, crossing a bridge has never been this fun! The view was wonderful!
Romper: Forever 21| Scarf: borrowed from my sister| leggings: department store| Shoes: Payless

The view from above



Welcome to Brooklyn! 


We also ate at Grimaldi's , the first ever oven brick pizzeria in Brooklyn.  It was one of the B E S T pizzas we've ever had, I swear! When you plan to visit Brooklyn, make sure to add this to your to-do list, okay? It's located under the bridge so it's easy to find.

Watch out, though. Because we experienced intense racism here. The white guy at the entrance who was maintaining the line treated us so poorly, just because we're Asians, but he treated white people so well. He even said something disrespectful to my sister. My eldest sister, being the strong woman she is, got very upset, and fought back. She asked him to apologize to him, but he didn't. So of course, my sister approached the owner of the restaurant and told him about the incident. The owner apologized to us and also mentioned that he's actually been receiving lots of complaints about the guy over at the entrance. He got really mad at the guy and felt so sorry. Later that night, we read reviews about Grimaldi's and a lot of people had been complaining about that same racist, short-tempered guy, too! Sigh. We just hope they do something about that racist guy.

But anyway, haha, yes, the food in Grimaldi's is GREAT. PERFECT PIZZA.

We also got introduced to the BEST soda ever! Stewart's Orange n Cream soda tastes like soda topped with creamy ice cream! Ahhh it's perfect <3 Really hope to find this particular brand again. I'm on a search to find some so I can take them home with me! lol




Check out the elevator buttons! hehe.




I could just walk around this city all day..


Empire State <3




                   I'm ending this post with a promise to go back here one day. To be honest, I  really can't imagine myself settling down in another country, because I do love Manila so so much. But I just can't help it; I left my heart in New York, and that's why one day, I'm coming back.Not for good though-- just for a little while. For internship, or for studies, or maybe even for work. I'd like to pursue a career here, maybe in one of the top PR firms or so. One day. I know it's a big risk to take-- there will be competitions, racism, failures, and what nots along the way-- but I just have a strong gut that it's a risk worth taking. I just pray that an opportunity knocks on my door so that one day, I could finally check this off my bucket list. 

I've never felt so inspired and determined. Just writing all about my "dream city" gives me the chills. What about you? Have you found your "dream city"?:)



(If you have the time, you could watch the 15-second video I made, which is a recap of our stay in New York!)



xoxo,
The Teenage Queen















Kiddie Moustache Party!: An Outfit Post


Hey, ho! Greetings from Virginia.
In case you didn't know, my family and I are on vacation right now, and well, to cut things short, I basically did nothing the past three weeks but shop and gain weight.  But new blog posts about cool stuff to try out in the USA await , so stay tuned for that, please? :)

Speaking of shopping, can I just say that the Fourth of July deals here are C R A Z Y?! Talk about big big big discounts!!!! And I must say, I LIVE for Buy 1 Take 1 promos. 

There was this one time when we went to H&M and ended up buying clothes from the Kids' Section.
(Yep, my sister and I can still pass as kids! hahaha!) Which was perfect, because just recently, my family and I celebrated my sister's birthday in advance. The theme of the party, you ask? A KIDDIE MOUSTACHE PARTY. 

I thought it was brilliant, really, to wear kids clothes to a kiddie party. HAHA!

Jacket: H&M (kids)
Top: Cache Cache
Shorts: bazaar
Bag: Kenneth Cole Reaction




Love the print of this jacket!!



Here are some photos from the party. We originally planned to go on a picnic that day, but then a thunderstorm decided to ruin our plans, so we ended up staying inside, and bringing the picnic home. It was a blessing in disguise, actually, because things turned out 20x better than what we planned. Hehe! We had a picnic mat (or in Filipino, "banig") and all sorts of decorations to make the place really cozy.






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                  On the menu: pinoy style spaghetti, pinoy bbq, chicken wings, and ginataan!

We ordered these pinoy style bbq from "Kababayan", a Filipino restaurant near our place. If you're around Lakeridge in Virginia, it's just a 10-minute drive to get there! Make sure to try out their food, especially their lechon kawali! yum yum yum







A wine especially bought for my ate! Hehe #middlechild

The tres marias <3

With our aunt, uncle, and cousins who drove all the way from Canada just to see us! <3



Siyempre dapat may Filipino flag din! Hehe



Ending this post with a screenshot of my snapchat! Heehee add me! It's heyitshersheyy

For more photos, check out the hashtag #partyintheusa2014 on Instagram!




Talk to you all soon!
love,
The Teenage Queen


All White and Chic


This was what I wore to an important meeting with my Sorority sisters last Saturday.


White romper: Forever 21
Blazer: Forever 21
All accessories: Forever 21
Shoes: Charles & Keith




Rompers are my current addiction. They're very comfortable yet very fashionable; they can even appear casual or sophisticated, depending on the way you style them! 






Forever 21 offers lots of unique accessories that you'll easily fall in love with. I especially have a thing for stackable rings as of the moment because they're really fun to wear !





Thank you to my sis Marga for taking my outfit shots! Heehee. I decided to take her OOTD as well, because she looked incredibly hot in her skirt and cropped top! 




With some of my Sorority sisters, LC Bekai and Lili <3 
I love how our outfits coordinated that day! lol


Can't wait for what's in store this year! So stoked! 
#SigmaAlphaNuManila26
#proudNuan

xoxo,
The Teenage Queen

Something Old & Something Borrowed



My mother is a fashionista. That's something my sisters and I definitely got from her. I'm not even kidding when I say that her closet is a wonderland. Whenever we would go to parties or events, my sisters and I would usually raid her wardrobe to borrow pretty, timeless pieces. 

Mom always tells us that it makes her happy every time we use the clothes she gives/passes on to us. And that is why last Sunday, for Mother's Day, Ate Yas and I wore the skirts Mom had back when she was a teenager. Amazingly, they were still in perfect condition. They were as good as new, actually! This inspired me to keep and store my favorite clothes as well, so that when the time comes, I, too, could give them to my future daughters.




Top: Forever 21| Necklace: Forever 21| Blogger bracelet: The Bead Shop (a gift from my friend Gia! hehe thanks bebe) | Rings: online shop and Cotton On| Bracelet with stones: A present Mom got me from Nepal



Ate Yas' #ootd




Mom was actually all smiles when she saw us in her clothes. Dad thought what we did was cute, too. Hehe. We went to church and had lunch together. Mother's Day was really fun, because the whole family was able to spend quality time with each other; most importantly, we were able to give mom flowers and handmade letters, and show her how much she is appreciated and loved!






xoxo,
The Teenage Queen