Home Grown

Spent a day at The quirky Henry Hotel in Manila, feeling so old world in their heritage homes turned into hotel rooms. The hotel staff were all dressed in buttoned up blue polos and matching black frame-only specs which I thought was so cute. My other favorite thing? Bedroom slippers that spelled right on one foot and wrong on the other. Breakfast was served on the porch by the lobby, facing a beautiful garden fountain. If someone had slipped me a potion that made me forget where I was and I woke up at a place like this, I’d totally think I travelled back in time and landed in a colonial Filipino home. For such an old, far away place, it’s homey familiar charm sure makes it the perfect choice for those days when you just want to get away from it all.

This outfit took me to Bloggers United and a date with my besties after that. Totally in love with my bohemian heels that I scored on sale at L’Arte in SM Aura. It was still a bit pricey, but I knew I had to get them the moment I tried it on. I’ve never heard of the Santoni brand before, but they fit ten times better than most of my designer shoes. If there’s one thing I’ve learned- it’s never to buy shoes online. EVER. I always end up not wearing them because they fit weird or hurt when I walk. Oh, also, that price doesn’t determine shoe comfort. Quality, maybe. But those hefty price tags sure don’t include sole cushions- so shop wisely!

 Romwe shorts, H&M hat and top, Bianca Pitogo cover up, Santoni Sandals, Celine bag, Nixon watch

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