Raviv’s Wardrobe Diary #34 and #35 : My Funny Valentine (Feb. 14-15, 2016)

On Valentine’s Day, while I was cooking carbonara for breakfast, I heard Randy call Raviv to go out. A few seconds after, Raviv gave me a bouquet of flowers. Awww. Of course, that was from Randy. It was the first time in a long time that Randy gave me flowers, so I cherished my flowers. So much that I even brought it with me to our Valentine’s staycation in Hidden Valley Springs. Raviv absolutely loved our staycation! Of course, having him with us significantly reduced my and Randy’s lovey-dovey couple moments. But it was our (Randy and my) second time here already, and it’s been some time since we had a familia lamyerda. Plus Raviv reached that age where he is obsessed with swimming pools. Here’s Raviv with his Tatay en route to the natural spring swimming pools of Hidden Valley: Here’s a closer look at his pre-swimming outfit: polo shirt from Bangkok, Thailand green lounge shorts: Uniqlo rubber shoes: Native hat: SM Dept Store sunnies: … [Read more...]

Wardrobe Diary #73: A Blessed Sunday (February 21, 2016)

Many families take their Sun-dates for granted, as it’s already a given. But not I. When our family does the usual Sunday family routine, my heart sings a merry tune. That’s because we usually still work on Sundays. So last Sunday was very special to me, as neither Randy nor I had work. I looked forward to it, especially because we were supposed to go to Tagaytay and cheer Drogo into getting his Hall of Fame title at the dog show there. But when Randy, Dodong and Drogo came home talunan on Saturday night (the dog show was 2 days), Randy decided not to go to Tagaytay anymore. Tinamad na. I kept convincing him for us to still go, but he wouldn’t budge. He just sent Dodong and Yuske with Drogo to Tagaytay. K, fine. We just decided to go to church, have lunch, and then watch a movie with Raviv. Here’s what I wore: gray ruffled vest top: ukay blue camisole: Aeropostale jeggings: Uniqlo orange peep-toe wedge sandals: Charles & Keith hobo bag: Cath … [Read more...]

Wardrobe Diary #71: Welcome Back, Self-Esteem! (November 8, 2015)

Happy Sunday everyone! I feel great about the past week because I was able to rest. A lot. Classes at Gymboree resumed (after sembreak) only on Wednesday, and I had no classes this weekend. So hooray!!! Because I was relaxed—and because my jeans are all super tight now—I was (finally!) compelled to get physical. But to get there, I have begun sleeping and waking up early. I think I have to thank PLDT’s palpak na internet for that. Since wala nang magawa sa gabi, derechong tulog na. Result? I’d wake up early the following day. From this, to... https://instagram.com/p/9rhS-4OYw9/ ...this!!! (sana magtuluy-tuloy!) I feel happy doing it because I know it’s the right thing. I’m not getting any younger and my metabolism has slowed down, especially postpartum. Moreover, Randy’s really happy to see me up and about. He has long begged me to join him in biking, running and dog walking. But since I’m not a morning or a nature-nature person, he’d always go alone. When we returned to Los … [Read more...]

Raviv’s Wardrobe Diary #30: Nanay’s Shopping Buddy (May 8, 2015)

On Facebook and on Twitter, several people have been requesting me to blog about Raviv again. Onga, I haven’t been blogging about mi amorcito these days! Truth be told, we haven’t really bonded in the last weeks. We would be together physically, yes, but mentally my mind is wandering and wondering. So last Thursday when I learned I have no classes (yep, Brain Train’s MomsterTeacher is back!!!), I decided to take Raviv out. It was a simple day out kasi SM Sta. Rosa lang ang kinaya naming puntahan. Nuvali or Paseo de Sta. Rosa may have been more sosyal to the ears, but we go there almost everyday already, and there are not too many stuff for kids in either mall. So SM Sta. Rosa it is! Here’s what he wore on our day out: polo shirt: Old Navy mustard shorts: Rustan’s Jr. sandals: Florsheim Kids abaca hat: SM Dept. Store sunnies: Dickies You know looking at this, I can’t help but smile. Binatang-binata ang anak ko. And I just gotta say it: he’s definitely a … [Read more...]

Wardrobe Diary #70: It Takes Gutz to Rub Elbows with the Gutierrezes (April 18, 2015)

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 … [Read more...]

Wardrobe Diary #69: Black & White at the End of the Rainbow (March 6, 2015)

Happy Monday everyone!  How was last week for you?  I hope it went great!  As for Familia Ladaga, the magic sentence is:  The trouble with “Hello" is “Goodbye”.  O di ba?  Actually, the first half of this week was kinda uneventful.  Chill-chill lang.  But on the later (pasingit:  I was supposed to write “letter”, but I changed my mind because “latter" is the opposite of “former”, whereas “later” is the opposite of “earlier"…’di ba? #GrammarNaziMode) part of the week, it kinda became madrama.  Later post on that, because   this is a Wardrobe Diary entry!  So lemme show you what I wore on Friday to the program at Raviv’s school: white top: Plains & Prints lace pencil skirt: from a stall at Bobae Market in Bangkok belt: Marks & Spencer yellow wedge sandals: Figliarina bag: LV Multicolore Alma sunglasses: Sunnies by Charlie I wore this ensemble para hindi masyadong halata how fat I’ve become.  Because I did gain a lot of weight!  But don’t worry, I haven’t had … [Read more...]

Wardrobe Diary #68: It’s All About Love (Feb. 14, 2015)

My Valentine’s date story hasn’t ended yet!!!  So please, please allow me to relish my Valentine’s date.  But before that, let me show you first my Valentine’s Day outfit: Here I was by our hotel room door at Acacia Hotel before having breakfast: And here I was at the Acaci Restaurant after a very satisfying breakfast: Sequined shift dress: Culte Femme Bag: Marc Jacobs Stam Ballet flats: Yosi Samra You know, I had second thoughts about wearing a shift dress because shift dresses tend to make me shapeless.  And looking at the photos above, medyo nga.  But this Culte Femme dress looked and felt so good to wear that I took the risk.  Besides, the fact that its waist wasn’t cinched was perfect because I planned to eat a lot. ;) Anyway, back to our date.  So Randy and I had a scrumptious buffet breakfast at Acaci Restaurant.  That’s part of our Valentine’s package at Acacia Hotel. … [Read more...]

Wardrobe Diary #65: 31-year-olds at the Forever 21 Fashion Show (Oct. 24, 2014)

This is a blog post I’ve been sooooo excited to share with you for a long time!  That’s because for the first time ever--at 31 years old--I was finally able to attend a fashion show for grown-up (because all I've been attending were for kids). I’ve actually received several invites in the past.  ‘Yun lang, I was always unavailable.  So when Krissy of ARC PR sent me an electronic invite and passes to attend—get this—the Forever 21 Fashion Show during the Fashion Week, boy was I in Cloud 9 because I had no other commitments on that day aside from a small task in Makati hours before the fashion show.  Krissy allowed me to invite two more friends, so talagang it was fun! Anyway, here is what this 31-year old was wearing at the Forever 21 (gaaah, I’m a decade older than Forever 21’s target clientele!!!) Fashion Show during the Philippine Fashion Week: I know mejo suman ako sa suot ko, but I hope hindi pa ako mukhang nagmumurang kamias. blue and black block dress: … [Read more...]

Wardrobe Diary #62 (Hong Kong Trip Day 2): Now, I’m the Star! (Sept. 23, 2014)

If you have already read our Ocean Park adventures (thank God it’s no longer misadventures!), then you already know that on this day, I was no longer just hobnobbing with the stars because, well, I was one of the stars!  Yeah, promise!  This is no joke!  I was actually one of the stars during the dolphin show at Ocean Park.  Because when the staff was asking for volunteers, I volunteered.  Thus, the pa-star actually and finally became a star.  Hihihi! But before I give you tips on how to be a star at a dolphin show (errr, that didn’t sound too flattering), lemme first show you what I was wearing on our second day in Hong Kong: Posing by the stores of “Old Hong Kong” at Ocean Park   gray beaded top: bought from Gallery F gray cotton cropped pants: J. Crew gold ballet flats: Yosi Samra red leather bag: Balenciaga City (Note:  You will get tired of my shoes and bag because these were the only bag and shoes I brought to Hong Kong.  They will be a staple to my … [Read more...]

Raviv’s Wardrobe Diary #27: Raviv in Hong Kong (Sept. 22, 2014)

Walang kwenta ang title ko ‘no?  Hindi pangmatalino, LOL!Anyway, I would have wanted the title to go something like it’s nice to be young and not know all the troubles hounding your parents, because as you may already know, boggang kamalasan ang inabot namin sa Hong Kong (whaaaat you haven’t heard yet?!?  HERE!)  But since it’s too wordy and I can’t think of a way for that to sound witty, I decided to stick to the boring title above.Anywho, I realized that it’s been such long time since I last featured Raviv’s outfitey!  The last one was in April pa!  I guess it’s because RAviv really has no penchant to mowdel-mowdel, much to his nanny’s dismay.  Although I console myself with the fact that:Magkaka-baby girl din ako, and when that time comes, maghanda ang SM Kids’ Fashion, Gingersnaps, etc…at ang bank account namin.  HeheheIn the recesses of my mind, I don’t want Raviv to grow up vain or a metrosexual.  I honestly want him to be nonchalant about … [Read more...]