Hello! I’m still reeling from a hectic day of travelling and teaching. So as much as I have promised myself I’m gonna blog about Gymboree Sta. Rosa’s Grand Launching, I feel it’s too much work (I have 1,600+++ photos to choose from. Waaah!) In place of that, here’s another Wardrobe Diary entry, featuring my outfit-ey when I “rubbed elbows” with la familia Gutierrez!
Had I not been extra, super duper to the max haggardous organizing our grand lunching/open house/Zion’s birthday party, I’d have gone shopping to buy an outfit especially for the occasion. But since I had zilch time and energy, I had to make do with what’s already in my closet.
The night before the big day, I finally decided to wear this:
(Photos taken after the event, when I finally had the time to smile and breathe)
- jumpsuit: Forever 21
- necklace: XOXO
- watch: Motherhood’s Philip Stein
- stilettos: Aldo
- bag: Balenciaga Velo
I kept it simple, choosing to wear only two colors. None in this ensemble is new—everything’s been worn before and has been in my closet for months/years. Still, I was happy with my chosen ensemble. Everything would have been perfect if only I had enough time to do my make-up and hair. Waley eh. I was busy in the morning during our Open House entertaining our sponsors and answering inquiries, on top of overseeing everything else. Then I had about 30 minutes to freshen up, put on a little bit of make-up, and fix my hair a bit. Because not long after, guests have arrived. Waaaah!!!
Here are some sneak peeks of moi photobombing some of the activities and festivities, with a little bit of chika:
Eksena 1: Surprise–Tita Anabelle Rama is in the house!!!
Honestly, I thought that only Richard, Sarah & Baby Zion were coming. But when I was called to go down when our special guests have arrived, nag-panic ako because si “Tita” Anabelle Rama agad ang bumulaga sa akin! But my fears were misplaced. Ms. Anabelle was really friendly and accommodating. She was also soft-spoken and was always smiling! And yes, she truly looks like every inch like a donya.
Tita Anabelle’s quote of the day to me (bilang siya talaga ang Number 1 priority kong asikasuhin):
‘Day, iyo ba itong building na ‘to? Ang ganda ha! Nice place. Ang ganda!
O ‘di ba? Pasado sa standards ni Tita Anabelle!
Eksena 2: The Dedication, The Chanel Bags, The Prada Footwear and the Slippers
The photo above was during the message of dedication. Randy and I were intently listening to Pastor Jon Dolor of Victory Los Banos’s message and prayer…
…and here, Motherhood intentionally stood beside the Gutierrezes, hehe. Her shoulders literally rubbing Eddie Gutierrez’s elbow!
Motherhood’s quote of the day:
Buti na lang pinilit mo akong gamitin ‘yung Chanel bag mo…at least pareho kami ni Anabelle! Pero pinalitan ko ‘yung sapatos ko—isinuot ko uli ‘yung wedges ko! Si Anabelle Rama nga naka-slippers eh!
That’s because before the event, I urged Motherhood to ditch two things: her Cath Kidston floral bag (haller, ganyan ang outfit n’ya tas Cath Kidston floral bag?!?) and her Mendrez wedges. Alam n’yo ‘yung wedge na typical na sinusuot ng women her age? Exactly. I knew sasablay si Motherhood sa footwear and bagelya category, so I packed an extra bag for her (this quilted Chanel) and the Prada kitten-heeled shoes I made her wear during her surprise birthday party. Which she jilted when she saw Annabelle was wearing thong sandals lang.
Eksena 3: On the Playfloor!
Zion was really such a cutie! But what’s more admirable about him is that he’s so well-behaved, sociable, and follows instructions well. Tatak Gymboree kid talaga! No tantrums whatsoever! And he truly felt at home…truly happy to be at Gymboree!
Eksena 4: Familia Gutierrez Meets Familia Sales-Ladaga
Guys, meet our new family friends. LOL!
L-R: Jane Ranis (Motherhood’s “other daughter”), Zion & Sarah, Richard, Tita Len (Motherhood’s sister), Eddie Gutierrez, Anabelle Rama, Motherhood, Moi & Raviv, and Randy
Another quotable quote from Motherhood to Anabelle Rama:
Tatabi ako sa ‘yo. Favorite kita kasi mataray rin ako.
Honestly, I don’t remember how Anabelle reacted to that. Natawa lang ‘ata.
Eksena 5: My “Showbiz” Friends!
Again and again, I want to thank everyone who attended this event. Among them are my new friends, who hurdled the Metro Manila traffic just to be with us. Thank you so, so, so much!!!
With Say Alonzo-Tordesillas
With Glaiza Tominio
With Chessy Alejandro
With Eliza Santiago
And everyone else: Janice Lim (wala tayong picture!!!), Light Manuel, Dr. Sugar Blanco, Bianca Perez, Nadia Veira & Tamami Kretschmar, Leo & Eunise Bergonia, Marc & Nicole Maligalig, Ate Frances Sales-Garcia, Brain Train Bldg. tenants, Gymboree Sta. Rosa parents & kids, Pastor Jon & Tricia Dolor, Patty Hilao & Albert Valencia, Lactacyd, Pampers, Dreamy Garden Portraits, and everyone!!! I love you all!
Eksena 6: Team Gymboree Sta. Rosa Says, Thank You, Lord!
The days (and hours) leading to this event were truly stressful. But when we pulled it all off, we’re all happy and just grateful to God! I am truly blessed to have such hardworking and talented teachers and teacher aides…
…and of course, a supportive and loving and handsome husband!
Good night everyone!
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