Floral Top: Forever 21 | Pink Joggers: Zara | Mandals: Birkenstocks | Red Clutch: Valentino | Necklace: Bvlgari | Bangle: Hermes | Watch: Rolex
Truth be told, I wore this outfit on the first of January in Cebu. When I’m in my hometown, I always wear outfits that are three notches cozier than what would pass off as “casual wear” in Manila–mostly because it’s three times hotter (or it probably feels that way because I’m usually outdoors) and possibly also because people are less judgmental when I’m not dressed to the nines. I purposefully withheld posting this picture set because I wanted to make a point about comfy chic outfits for the Summer. Now that the season is fast approaching, I’m sharing with you this tropical-country-appropriate ensemble!
Speaking of Summer… it is getting to be really humid recently! It’s getting harder to withstand the heat sans aircondition. Suffice to say, Summer is fast approaching. I have a love-hate relationship with the Summer Season; back when I was still a student, I loved it because it meant no school for a few weeks while as a working adult, the heat of the sun was the flagship sign of many beach trips to come. On the other hand, I really hate having to be subjected to the prickly weather though–I don’t like having to sweat out pores and feeling parched 24/7.
So due to the swift change in temperature (from regular to somehow rainy once in a while to very, very hot), most people think that the heat is the main culprit for dry and scaly skin. Actually, there are tons of other factors Filipinas in general, attribute to dry skin–check this feature out on Cosmo to see what these are. Usually, to avoid dryness or well, just plain sweating literal buckets outside, a lot of us opt to bum around in a room immobile with the aircon blasting in full! What most of you don’t know is that this is practically one of the main factors to getting dry skin! With long and extended hours inside a room with an AC turned on, our skin needs long-lasting moisture!
Here we all thought it was the summer heat contributing to parched skin! Who would have thought that something as comforting as the Aircon can contribute to it. Now, using regular soaps won’t be enough and so I always make sure to give my skin the love and care it needs. I’ve recently been invited to try out the Olay Moisture Outlast Body Wash for a promise of keeping my skin hydrated for over 24 hours and I can’t wait to try it out myself. I’m always on the look out for products that will keep my skin looking and feeling better. Join me and bring your non-P&G soaps of any variant to get your own 200 ml Olay Moisture Outlast body wash! Let’s all experience the #MoistureThatLasts by Olay at the Robinsons Place Manila, Midtown Atrium–for more details, check the event details out over here.
That said, here’s the photo set I took while the boyfriend came back for the Hols. It’s usually protocol for him to join my family and I during certain occasions and it was New Year’s for this year (on top of Holy Week) because I usually spend Christmas with him and his family. To start the first meal of the year together, we went to this swanky place up in the mountains (a few minutes away from the village I live in) called Anzani for a bit of nature and good quality and healthy fine dining dishes.
We stayed outside for a bit by the veranda to appreciate the overlooking view of the vineyard and moved back inside to cool ourselves down and have wine. Of course, seeing as it were Cebu, the food prices were very reasonable and the food was all out stellar. This is how I usually spend my time when I visit Cebu–all relaxation, a bit of the sun, family, and good food. Here are some more photos of myself being all-too-cozy and the entire experience: