What I Love About Winter

Three months of brutal cold winter chill had past. It was the coldest in 16 years in our neck of the woods. Now I am up for Cozy Winters Review before I look forward for a beautiful, hot summer.

What I love about winter is the cozy outfits- trench and leather jackets, ankle boots, long boots, scarves and the like. We couldn’t get to sport this kind of outfits had it not been for the cold season winter brings.

I am your tropical kind of girl but I warmly welcome winter for all the reasons stated above.

Wardrobe Check #11: Post-Pregnancy Outfits

It’s nearly two months since my last update here. I find it fitting to publish something old if only to keep this blog thriving. LOL!

This is an old dress of mine which became a favorite outfit going to work. It came especially handy pre and post pregnancy. And believe it or not, I also wore it till the seventh month of my pregnancy. That’s how functional this dress was for me.

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It’s almost a month since I returned to work. I have not overhauled my wardrobe. I still heavily relied on my old clothing which only means I really need to shed off some pounds so I could wear them again. Lucky most of my clothes are made from stretchable fabrics, otherwise I would not be able to wear them at all. And READ: most of them were my clothes from the Philippines.

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I never shopped here as much as I did in the Philippines. But when my son was born, I mostly shopped for him.

Ahh! Motherhood! :-)

Wardrobe Check #10: Preggy Me

I now officially resume my Wardrobe Check episodes for this blog after almost half a year of hiatus.

I requested for this photo to be captured after a doctor’s appointment on my 8th week of pregnancy. I justified that I felt beautiful despite the discomfort and pimples all over my face.

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The Prince was more than happy to oblige, without complaining SUS!!! 😉

Music is their Bread and Butter

I have never seen bottleneck slides; I am not too sure if my brothers have seen one either. It is quite interesting to know the role it plays to a guitar.

Anyhow, my brothers are still actively performing on stage. It has been their life for more than a decade now. It is their passion and it has now become their bread and butter.

My Trusty Pair of Shoes

When I was 20 weeks pregnant, no pair of shoes would ever fit me. My swelling had gotten worse. It was so frustrating to say the very least. I kept looking around for one that could be comfortable for a pregnant woman like me that had ballooned triple times.

After a number of frustrating tries at various shops, I’ve finally found one for me to use at our Year-end Thanksgiving at Church. I was told not to wear high heels so a low heeled-shoes was a sound and wise option.

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It proved to be useful and comfortable now as I speak 3 months post-childbirth.

Life is a Beach

My brothers had been performing for a couple of months now at the beautiful Island of Boracay. I was told they were happy that pace ilok is an essential part of their performance on stage each night.

It is undeniably true that members of the Kuerdas Band had immensely enjoyed the sun, white sand beaches of the Island, and the bunch of tourists that flock their show at night time.

It Does Matter

While we live in the other part of the world where it is beginning to get colder and winter is just around the corner once more, I can not help but recount the happy times in spring.

I come from a tropical country so a warmer weather is always looked forward to. One of the things we planned of doing when a warmer weather is fast approaching is doing outdoor activities like camping and picnic with friends or simply just trying to be sporty by going back to my only physical activity since I have settled down in Australia- walking.

Along with that is gearing myself up for proper outfits such as AvidMax Outfitters. Getting comfortable sporting this outfit is a must especially for my outdoor and walking activities. It makes the activities even more fun and enjoyable once geared up with comfortable outfits. I must say it does matter.

Not a Permanent Thing

My brothers know what are the best mixers that could go along with them whenever they perform on stage. It becomes pretty handy because my brothers know when it comes to musical gadgets. They may not know everything that I know for sure that they are adept of the basics.

Music has not only become their passion but their bread and butter. It may not be something permanent but they are happy on what they do and what they have achieved so far.

The Guys’ and Girls’ Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Left your Valentine’s gift buying too late? No idea what to buy your other half? Valentine’s gifts are very important; apart from your anniversary, it’s the other major event where you get to show your boyfriend or girlfriend you care for them through a beautiful gift (not that you can’t do this spontaneously any other day as well!). So, whether you’re coming up to your first Valentine’s Day with a partner or have given so many Valentine’s gifts you’ve all but run out of ideas, don’t panic! There’s still time to get your partner the gift of their dreams with the help of this Valentine’s Day gift guide.

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A Cool Clothing Accessory

Know your partner’s style? Buying them a good quality piece of clothing or accessory is very personal and thoughtful – it means you’ve paid attention to their style and know their size. Plus, they can be proud to wear something you picked out for them! Check out online stores like www.universalstore.com.au to browse through clothing in lots of different styles and sizes – there’s sure to be something online to suit your partner. For him, some ideas are a nice tie and cufflinks, a smart dress shirt, a watch, or a classy belt. For her, why not try a beautiful necklace, cute dress, or an adorable hat? Not only will it make them happy, you’ll feel a swell of pride every time you see your partner dressed in something you handpicked.

Cologne or Perfume

Yes, this is one of the more stock-standard, fall-back type gifts, but that doesn’t mean it’s not great! If you’re really stuck for gift ideas, beautiful colognes and perfumes will make your other half feel really special. After all, this is something they can put on before a classy night out or even a Valentine’s dinner with you! When it comes to cologne or perfume, it’s got to be packaged elegantly. Steer away from ‘trashy’ fragrances. Classy brands like Ralph Lauren and Chanel all do fantastic fragrances, so there’ll be plenty to choose from.

An Experience

Sometimes, the best gifts can’t be held as they aren’t material things. An experience can live on in your loved ones memory just as long as a gift can sit on their desk… or longer! Popular ideas for her are spa treatment vouchers, massage vouchers, or something you can do together – Gold Class movie tickets are sure to go down a treat! If you’ve got the budget for it, a hot air balloon ride is a Valentine’s present neither of you will forget! For him, there are lots of great experiences you can buy: a ride in a racing car, a surfing lesson, a laser tag skirmish… it really depends on your partner’s interests.

So, if you’re tearing your hair out over Valentine’s Day gift ideas, keep that head of hair nice and full and follow this guide instead! Your partner will be jumping for joy on Feb 14th and you can both have a relaxing day together, free from gift-giving stress!

What are some great Valentine’s gifts you’ve bought your partner in the past? Share your advice in the comments below.