Weddings excite me! All the time. It is one of those days when the bride is the prettiest and the man is the most dapper. Weddings are one of the happiest moments a person can have in a lifetime.
When Kara came home from her trip to London and Paris, her boyfriend Drew proposed to her. I kinda saw it coming but I just kept it to myself. I was just happy she was able to travel to my favourite cities before she got hitched to the love of her life.
We once called each other "Manash!" She never left despite my obsession for elephant jeans. Circa 2001. Laguna Silliman.
It is so nice to see how she has grown to be the lady that she is now. In spite of being separated by miles and miles of ocean and land, our friendship has not withered. I remembered how we would talk on Yahoo Messenger while I was in an internet cafe near my university that year she left for the States.
She was my date at my college dormitory ball.
We've braved long cues for taxis in Manila when she visits. There's always so many things to catch up on.
General Santos City 2013.
She is the kind of friend who make things happen for me like making sure I don't attend my last class in the afternoon when we were in college.
Just this week, I finally received the invitation she sent me and even the invite looks fab already.
Shot at Central Park in New York City. Its a magnetic photo and should be conveniently posted on the fridge.
Super chic invite!
My "YES!" moment!
I can't wait to witness this union of two hearts that will soon beat as one in August 2015! And most especially I can't wait to be a bride's man on my best friends's wedding.
See you all in Jersey!
Though none of my clothes are from Call It Spring, tomorrow is officially the start of spring across Canada. I know some Canadians won't agree because it literally is winter in other provinces with still below zero temperatures but the meteorologists said so. No more arguments! Hahahahaha! I am thankful I live in the prairies though because its starting to get warmer here at 3° Centigrade.
So when I went out yesterday for a photoshoot, I decided to wear my new faux leather jacket from Urban Planet given by my very generous Aunt.
Since Mr. Sun has decided to come out and be merry. I had to wear my sunnies from Aldo. I love how I can pair it with any of my outfits. The shape of the frame is not so common and since I've always loved gold its nice to have it on the temple area as an accent.
The gold case on my Macbook Air accidentally went well with the whole outfit like its a purse. I was in a hurry and was not able to charge my phone so I decided to bring it with me. Its like a big version of my little power bank.
This brown leather jacket will surely be my staple this season. I've always loved the many shades of brown like tawny, tan, beige and sienna. Its like connecting yourself to the ground and being grounded at the same time.
I also wore my Stan Smith's by Adidas. One of the first shoes I bought here in Regina. I got it from Coda and has been a major shoe for Sunday masses and places where I have to be a little boyish like trainings and job interviews.
Another thing I experimented on is this pair of Levi's Jeans gone distressed. It gives the whole outfit a fresh and edgy look. I know though that my mom is going to be so stressed and distressed seeing these jeans in its tattered glory.
I chose a lighter shade for my inner shirt. I got it from Gap. I love how it does not outshine the beauty of the jacket. My style principle is to always have one piece of the outfit standout and let the other pieces compliment it. I break my own principle by wearing every single statement piece at times but most of the time I stick with the first. These are days when I feel that I can just getaway with whatever I want to wear.
I am very fond of color coordination. So when I wear brown shoes there has to have something brown on my outfit. I used to have a dress-up rule that the color of the belt should be the same as the color of the shoes. I've always thought that it is the safest way to dress up. I find comfort in convention.
You can't go on buying expensive stuff because what may work for others may not work for you. Have your own style and don't be afraid to experiment.
Do you have any style principles you wanna share? Feel free to drop a comment. I always like hearing from my readers.
Enjoy the rest of the spring days!
PS. Special thanks to my cousin, Shen, for driving and taking the photos. You should really get into photography ASAP. You've got talent, Lady! I'm hiring you to join #teamvitorivita.
Seems like everyone's in Japan or is going to Japan. My instagram feed is full of Japanese visas, Samurais, and Japanese people. And I totally love it! I have such good memories of Tokyo, Nagoya, and Mt. Fuji! Sometimes the thought of it makes me cry. Awww.
Let's go down memory lane and join me as I recall my Japanese adventure in 2013!
Pixelated photo alert! Skinny me alert! Everything's alert except for this photo of me. Hahahahaha! Super early Delta Airline flights make me sleepy.
I had a very comfortable flight from Manila to Nagoya because I had all the extra leg room I needed. The moment I got out of the plane, I was hungry already but unfortunately I did not want to break down my Japanese Yen just yet because all I saw were vending machines and everything looked expensive. Hahahahaha!
We had lunch at a pasta place in the airport. I can't remember if it was Italian but everything was good.
We took a train from Nagoya International Airport going to the the Shinkansen Terminal for Tokyo. I had to take off my blazer because Japan in August is super duper warm.
I like the chic bag of the Japanese lady beside me.
We needed some coolers for the hot weather. Green Tea! Starbucks!
MRT staff should wear this uniform. So classy!
Bullet train is here! Can't wait to step inside!
A handsome seat mate wouldn't hurt. Right?
The bullet train experience was really pleasurable. Hardly noticed that the train was even moving. I was just in pure awe at it. Everything was just too nice. I wanna take pictures of everything. Make videos and freeze the moment.
Arrived in Tokyo after about an hour. It is so amazing! By car, it takes about 4 hours but the bullet train cuts the travel into half the time. Though more expensive, I find it very convenient.
Tokyo Station is lovely!
The Tokyo Station ceiling was so beautiful.
Took a cab from Tokyo Station to the Prudential Tower Residences, our home for the next 9 days. Expensive cabs! Hoooooh! So glad I was not paying for it then.
Home at last!
The view from the window was extremely impressive. The Tokyo skyline!
And when it was time to sleep, I thought I will have to wake up now from a very nice dream.
That was just day one and I still have eight more days of adventure I want to share with all of you. Sometimes its really nice to look back. And it makes you think where your wandering feet takes you in the future.
I hope to hear from you!
Lots of love...
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