I remember the first time I received a Swarovski pendant (it was a rabbit) from my uncle. I loved it so much and wanted to wear it everyday but it was too eye-catching to be worn with my school uniform. I would gaze at it and admire the gentle shine of the crystal. I felt so grown up when I wear it and people would ‘ooooh’ and ‘aaahhh’ when they see my necklace. As the years go by, I got another Swarovski bracelet as a gift and I bought my mom and myself a matching pair of bracelets during a holiday trip. My uncle has a collection of Swarovski figurines that started back in the 90s. Once a month he would bring them all out form the huge display cabinet then wash and polish them. He would throw a fit when something gets broken (the figurines are super duper tiny) and we would constantly tease him what would happen to his beloved collection when an earthquake occurs. For many Christmas, we had given my uncle Swarovski figurines to add to his collection. Maybe I’d get to inherit that collection one day hahaha.
This Christmas, Swarovski is having a giveaway entitled 12 Moments to Giveaway Pinterest Sweepstakes and you can enter for a chance to win a set of Crystalline Toasting Flutes! They would certainly be a delight to use during an intimate Christmas dinner or a toast during the New Year!
It is very easy to join, all you gotta do is select an item for a sparkling holiday wish list using their application in Facebook and just enter your email address to pin your wish list in Pinterest! I also joined the giveaway!
Have you thought of what to wear for your office Christmas party?
I enjoyed drawing the lace on Ms Sultry’s top – isn’t a lace top divine? And then pair it with a sequined skirt (which is not shown above) I got the inspiration from the blog Extra Petite because the blogger Jean is the epitome of sophistication. I love her style! Super classy! And she has coats that are just to die for~
Now if you what to go for something girly and fun, you can try Ms Sweet’s look. I’ve been wanting to go into sweater-mode these days but alas our weather is still too hot even during December. And if you get stuck waiting in line in the terminal you would surely suffer from heat stroke (not to mention body odor) because of wearing thick clothes. The ideal look is to wear a light top and just carry a jacket so that you can put it on and take it off at your convenience.
I opted for a simple black and white drawing, but would want to colorful them one day. If you wish to color my illustrations, please go ahead – I’ve liked to see the outcome!
I have an on-going giveaway that you may (should) join. I’m giving away holiday accessories. Cheers!
Did this watercolor in Canson paper then edited it in Photoshop, a few days ago. I like the way it turned out, especially the colors.
Just been to the St. James Bazaar and my God! It was hot and crowded buuuuut there were a lot of nice items to be found, suitable for Christmas gifts. I got my cat a present; a small cushion bed, which she is now totally ignoring in favor for her old and dirty basket. My mom said to give her a few days to adjust. I hope she’ll get to like it, if not, huhuhuhu….
I also went to the newly opened SM BF mall just outside of our subdivision. I hate how it’s going to be so traffic now because everyone is driving through the supermall. On the other hand, there is a UNIQLO store inside so I guess that makes up for the hassle and extra early wake-up I now have to do. Speaking of UNIQLO, they are having a special sale on November 29-December 1. Chosen items have marked down prices (I got myself a nice basic black pants for 690php but I forgot to avail of the free cutting service since it is a bit long – toinks!) and if you get a receipt worth 2k you can redeem a limited edition UNIQLO watch.
And allow we to gush again about my Tumblr radar feature. It was a nice surprise and it came to me when I was again on the verge of giving up. It’s hard to like what you do but feel that you are not getting anywhere. So cheers to this accomplishment!
Have you joined my giveaway? If you are a Philippine resident then please check it out here.
I could not host a giveaway using WordPress (still figuring that one out) so I made it using my Tumblr site instead. I am grateful to all my readers for this year, so please head over to my Tumblr and join my first giveaway! The accessories above are the prizes, aren’t they gorgeous?
Direct link to the Tumblr post.
The picture above is probably the closest of how I dress during off-days and weekends. A shirt, either shorts or skirt and flats or sandals. Comfort is really my top priority when it comes to clothing so as much as I like buying fancy clothes, putting a little makeup and wearing heels, I would always revert to my default and original style. My friends from highschool even tease me that I still dress like I am in highschool when we meet-up. That’s because I can still fit in some of my highschool clothes hohoho (proud moment)! Unfortunately no matter how cheap I am, I don’t wear my teenage shirts out of the house, it’s really pitiful to look at.
One of my favorite local brand boutique is Just G. I like the girly, vintage and free-spirited vibe of their stores (I usually frequent the one in Alabang Town Center). How I wish I was 10 years younger so I can get away with wearing their cutesy clothes and shirts! BUUUUT age didn’t stop me from buying a cute cat-printed orange shirt that says, “Meow you doin”, with cut-outs at the back. It’s cute and it has cat print, how can I resist? You can find a lot of cute clothings in Just G and they are easy to mix and match even with your regular jeans/shorts/skirts!
It’s been a while since I posted a fashion illustration so I hope you like this one as much as I do. :D