Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pastel Summer

Summer is my second favourite time of the year. Christmas and Summer were battling for number 1 spot until it actually got THIS HOT. Haha. In order to survive, breezy is the way to go. Let your body breathe in things that are light-weight, absorb less heat, smooth on the skin, and don't cling too much to the body. Ofcourse, Don't forget protective gear-- sunnies, hats, sunblock, and whatnot.

This summer, If you don't find me in tropical prints paired with fresh whites and delicate neutrals; you'll see me sport chic creamy pastels like in these photos: wearing a peachy pink cap, seafoam green bralette, and lavender trousers paired with my Havaiianas pair that has the best of both worlds (the pastel strap and the tropical- printed sole. Yum.) There's no better way to look sweet despite the heat. 

Also, since I'm not so much a girly girl, I gave this look a bit of cool-girl spin by choosing pieces that either have a bit of structure (you can take these bottoms to the office too!) or a sporty touch. Then to top it off, for ultimate comfort and that much needed laid back effect, a pair of functional and pretty flip flops. Chic candy colors without the sweet 16 feel. Voila. 

Speaking of Havaiianas, Don't forget to drop by All Flip Flops at SM Seaside up to May 1 to make your very own Japanese- Inspired Havaiianas! Read more about it here

Flip- flops: Havaiianas
Trousers: Shnukum Manila at The Emporium
Top: Topshop
Cap: GAP

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Say Konnichiwa to Summer with #MakeYourOwnHavaiianas2016 !

I dig everything customized. Who doesn't? From furniture, to clothes, to food, it's always a fun idea being able to have something made, custom built to your very own taste and preference. This April, we get the annual chance of customizing our own flip flops with a theme that features one of my most favorite places in sooo many ways-- Japan! Your own sole profile, own sole color, own strap, own pins, everything that screams YOU--with the Havaiianas touch and the kawaii twist. :)

There are many things to look forward to in April. One of the hottest months of the year brings with it the biggest and most anticipated customization event in the country, Make Your Own Havaianas. From April 22 to May 1, step into a celebration of self-expression and creativity inside All Flip Flops SM Seaside City at the lower ground floor of the mall’s Mountain Wing and mix and match buttery-soft, colorful soles with vibrant straps and fun pins.

Havaianas was born in Brazil in 1962, but an interesting fact is that the very first flip-flop was inspired by the Zori, a type of Japanese sandal made of fabric straps and rice straw roles. Today, Havaianas flip-flops show marks of these iconic rice patterns, making it a fusion of eastern Zen and western joy.

Each year, MYOH highlights a destination or theme that celebrates its heritage or encapsulates the ‘always summer’ state of mind and on its 11th year, it is its Japanese roots that MYOH pays tribute to, from this year’s 2016 limited edition commemorative sole inspired by Shibori, a Japanese fabric-dyeing technique, to its selection of kawaii pins. With Japan being an all-time favorite summer destination of Cebuano Havaianaticos, embellishments such as the The Sakura, Ramen, The Japanese Fan, The Empress, The Zori, Ninja and statement pins, among others celebrate the love for travel and the land of the rising sun’s unique lifestyle and influence on today’s pop culture.

Let your creativity bloom like the season’s cherry blossoms and share your Make Your Own Havaianas experience at #MYOHCEBU2016 and #MYOH2016. For more details, check out Havaianas Philippines on Facebook and @Havaianasphils on Instagram and Twitter. Register online and try out the many ways you can personalize your flip-flops at

Ahh! Don't you just love summer.

So, if you were a pair of flip-flops what would you be? What would you look like? I'd like to know! See you all at All Flip Flops, SM Seaside! :)