I’ve heard so much about Dubai’s famous buildings, out of this world architecture, crazy sand dunes and of course, their big bad sale season. And for that reason alone, coupled with my insatiable wanderlust, I packed my bags and boarded a plane towards the middle east just two weeks ago. I couldn’t contain my excitement about this trip, properly documenting even the plane ride there. Of course, Cathay Pacific was my choice of airline, simply because they are one of the only few that fly out directly from Cebu. I’m not complaining though. Riding CX means I get to stop over HongKong and spend some quality time in one of my favorite airports ever. HKIA has so much shopping options (Chanel, Zara, Valentino, MAC, Duty Free etc.) and bottomless Chinese food in the lounge. I love Saboten too, and make it a point to get my tempura fix everytime I’m there. Anyway, moving on. When I finally reached Dubai a day later, I was so surprised to find that the car we booked online was not just an ordinary 5 seater, but a H2 hummer. One of my dream cars! Spell awesome. First hour in Dubai and I already knew I’d love it!
Ah, the wonders of a good pencil skirt. Sexy yet conservative, casual yet dressed up, chic yet classic, the list goes on. I couldn’t help myself from stocking up on these leg hugging wonders whenever I found one in my size. This particular one in denim really got me rushing to the counter just because I felt the need for it so deep within my bones! I can wear it with a sparkly slip top and single strap heels for a night out or with a cropped structured top, blazer and pumps for meetings, or casually so like this. The possibilities are endless. When a piece gets me excited, my brain goes on overdrive and automatically thinks of a million and one ways to wear an item. Thats when I know I have to have it! Since this look was so basic (just the way I like it these days), I grabbed a digi print clutch and some printed shoes to add a hint of character, and necessarily lay on some bright red lips. The overall appeal was so 90s and effortlessly so with the help of my turtleneck cotton tank (which makes anything you wear automatically 90s!). What do you think?
WAGW top (coming soon. to order now, email email@example.com), Topshop skirt (similar here), H&M cap, Keds sneakers, Clutch (similar here), Daniel Wellington watch (If you order from here, use the coupon code “thirstythought” to get a discount!)
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One of the highlights of my Sinulog weekend was having a lot of my friends come over to Cebu and board a huge wooden Yacht to sail and party along Mactan Island. If you think this boat looks familiar, that’s because I’ve already shot around it before for a magazine feature. This sailing experience though was completely different. I got to sit back and relax watching the waves crash into the yacht, while music was blasting from our boat, and a monster trail of other yachts and bangkas (or palm boats) were sailing behind us, joining our beat. In short, it was a crazy fun experience and it only made me love Cebu even more than I obviously already do. I didn’t think much about what I wore either, and went completely sans accessories. Well, to be completely honest, I initially planned to wear something else. But much to my dismay and utter amusement, when I picked up Laureen from her hotel, we both shrieked and laughed so hard finding out we both wore the exact same thing! Luckily, I brought an extra top to change into and ended up with a nautical looking outfit which ended up being perfect for the day. On top of all the merriment and cheer, I’m mostly thankful Mike was there having fun with us. He’s usually so busy with work, and so day time activities like this are rare and always appreciated. Congratulations to Ken Onozawa for pulling off such a great event! Til the next!
H&M top, Zero UV sunnies