Sunnies: Sunpockets | Chiffon Tunic with Beaded Cuffs: Zara | Shorts: Wrangler | Fur Vest: Ever New | Silver Sandals: Marni for H&M | Necklace: Tiffany Santos | Aztec Belt: New Look | Bag: Celine | Watch: Cartier
Bear with me, I promise not to regale anyone with idle chatter regarding my most recent family vacation to Bangkok over the Holy Week. It was a pretty concise trip actually, and I spent most of my time walking, shopping, and (a huge chunk) eating. Given that I was constantly on the go, I really had little time left for anything else so yes, I wasn’t able to blog or even facebook during my stay–but I did tweet and instagram constantly.
Before anything else, I’ll leave everyone with a visual diary of my first day in Bangkok. Thankfully, we stayed in a hotel within the Siam Square district so there was no scarcity of fashionable finds. I’ll give wordy tidbits to support some photos but the stories I will save for a later post, most likely by the end of the week.
The outfit above was what I wore on my way to Bangkok and yes, I am fully aware that wearing a fur vest in another tropical country isn’t at all conducive to my body temperature, but I like wearing whatever it is that I want, in however way that I desire. In my defense, the airplane was chilly and I’m very susceptible to cold so wearing a cropped fur vest didn’t feel at all humid until the very moment I got out of the hotel transfer shuttle and by then, I had enough sense to remove it already.
My trip was made sweeter by my new Ace Bags Pujols Iron 2 hard case spinner trolley in turquoise. I’ve been a huge advocate of the brand(as seen in this post) that’s extremely well-known in Japan, and just like the country it originates from, it’s very functional, durable, and not to mention, minimalist.
Given its size (it’s approximately 63 cm), you wouldn’t think it could fit a lot but the compartments allowed me to segregate my items properly and leave enough space for would-be purchases.
Most people (my parents included) have this notion that hard case luggages are impractical to lug around–they think it’s heavy and very constrained. With my experience with the Pujols Iron 2 in particular, I was surprised to find out that it weighed surprisingly less than my old suitcase. Next, the spinners made it easy for me to push my bag in all directions–forward, backward, and sideways.
I’m extremely in love with it (and the brand of course), so if you’re heading to some place new over the Summer, I highly recommend you to check out Ace’s collection, which you can find at the Travel Club, Flight 001, Ladybag, SM Makati, Landmark Makati and Trinoma, Robinson’s Ermita, Rustan’s ATC, and Sportmart Terminal 3.
One of my favorite shorts as of late from Wrangler. It’s functional and it’s chic–the color itself is classy and the fabric is similar to that of good quality trousers. I love how you can match it with anything. I wore it thinking that it would be the perfect accompaniment for a Safari trip (which was what I thought my trip would be, “thought” being the operative word). Instead, it had to go on as my apt shopping companion as I explored the streets around my hotel.
Silk Pyjama Rompers: Zara | Bag: Givenchy | Necklace: Forever 21 | Cuff: Tory Burch | Watch: Gucci | Jelly Flats: Jelly Bunny
My next outfit change, given the heat I wasn’t ready to endure just yet. Ironically, I wore this adorable pair of blush pink jelly sandals from renowned Thai jelly shoes brand: Jelly Bunny. It’s very comfortable, sleek and fashionable, and the good thing is, it’s now available in the Philippines.
I love it so much that I think wearing it to its hometown wouldn’t do it justice so I shall come up with more outfit posts wearing this wonderful pair, rest assured.