Disqus for Wednesday Everyday






                          
                          

Breastfeeding is LOVE.

Top: Uniqlo x Ines dela Fressange
Jeans: Uniqlo
Slides: Renegade Folk
Bag: Herve Chapelier
Book: Guide to Breastfeeding by Dr. Jack Newman
Last Saturday, I attended the highly anticipated Breastfeeding Seminar by L.A.T.C.H. (Lactation, Attachment, Training, Counseling, Help) a non-profit organisation that aims to help and educate mothers who want to breastfeed their child. The group invited world renowned breastfeeding expert and paediatrician - Dr. Jack Newman who talked about breastfeeding, problems encountered during breastfeeding, solutions and the practicalities of this very nurturing bond between mother and child among many others.

As you all know I'm still breastfeeding my 23months old son, L. I never thought that I could be able to breastfeed him this long. Initially, I just wanted to nurse him until he was a year old, but his paediatrician told me to continue to nurse him until he is about two years old.

Nightcap and other things..

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We all have our struggles in life. One way or another, we feel like our lives have hit rock bottom. But I have always believed that when you hit the bottom, there is nowhere to go but up!

Sometimes life takes a toll on us and we tend to complain more about it, than to appreciate what we have.  We complain about things that aren't really important. I for one is guilty of such, but as much as possible I try my very best to look at things in a different perspective. I guess I'm lucky to have people around me who understands me even though I tend not to talk about the problem much. I also have friends from overseas who are almost always ready to listen to me when there are times that I'm really fed up. Though the distance is keeping our friendship apart, I can still feel the love. I also have a husband who doesn't judge me easily for the mistakes that I do but instead he tries to see the whole picture why I acted like such or why I decided to do things differently. Probably, it must be the lawyer in him who analyses things and doesn't assumes too quickly. Hahaha

CAMOU-complicated Sunday

Top: Elin
Jeans: Zara
Shoes: Birkenstock Mayari
Bag: Hervé Chapelier
It isn't that complicated as it sounds.. but I was just trying to rhyme my Camou or Camouflage bag to this post. Hahaha 

My Sunday went well because we got to hear mass early this morning then we devoured the Spanish viand prepared by my Mom for lunch..(I'm lost for words to describe how delicious it was.. #hungryhippo), then after lunch we visited my Dad at the Memorial Park for our afternoon bonding with him and had some food trip and train ride with the little man.

Night Rider

Top: Zara
Jeans: Levi's
Sandals: Renegade Folk
Bag: Mulberry (Alexa)

A quick trip to the mall tonight was our goal because we had to give in to the little man's request of riding his favorite attraction, the money-eating, will leave you almost to vomit... The Carousel. Hahaha

This very attractive horse-on-a-stick that children have come to love including my own is relentless. They can never get enough of it. Oh well..the innocence of children and their simple joys in life is really refreshing. 

WQ: Latest Beauty Discovery (1 of 3)

In my quest in finding the latest products that we could use daily, this post is a three-part post about the latest beauty products I have bought and tried recently in the market for more than a month to be able to find its effectiveness. The products are in no particular order and no part of this post has been sponsored by any of the companies or their distributors.

L'Occitane Ultra Rich Shower Cream

1. L'Occitane Ultra Rich Shower Cream

I never thought I could ever find a product that I could use not only for my body but also my hair. Hooray! 
Since I have natural curly/wavy hair, I can't really just use soap or body wash as my shampoo in times of we ran out of stocks. Hahaha

Why? Because soap or body wash dries out the hair fast and removes the scalp with its natural oil. So naturally with those people who have the same hair strands, using products like soap and body wash (as an alternative in times of shampoo scarcity) for your hair would even make your hair lifeless and dull and even drier. Haay. Aswang (it is a mythical creature that is a vampire counterpart here in the Philippines) hair everywhere!

Let's French it!

At Disneyland Anaheim California (May 2014)

Minimalist. Subdued color palette. Never goes out of style. Stripes, black jeans, navy blue color and Bensimon sneakers-- are some of my favorite things that I love about French dressing. Chic all the way and you can never go wrong when it comes to Parisian style and a bonus, it can be worn by any body type! Good to know, eh?

In one word, elegant.

Although French fashion dressing mostly includes mixing the high-end and low-end items, basically French women dress for themselves and how comfortable their style would be to be able to function in their day-to-day activities. On the contrary, french women will not be seen wearing the latest fads, but they will seen most often than not in their own style bubble that has been the envy of many, including me. Hahaha I don't know how they do it but it has turned the world over on how chic they are even for street wear. Comme il faut! 

Take my blues away..

Shirt: Brooks Brothers
Jeans: Zara
Flats: Yosi Samra
Bag: Simpliste

I'm feeling really low lately. I don't know if its due to the erratic sunny-then-rainy weather or probably my monthly period is coming up. Haha

Anyway, in times like these I try to find solace and peace in the simple things. I like to dress up and do my makeup whenever this gloomy mood hits me. Or I'd like to shop for new shoes or books to uplift my spirit. Most of the time I stare at my son, L, and appreciate his genuine smile and affection for me. It is just priceless. As much as possible I try to see the positive side of it all. It is hard, but we really must. 

Thankful.

I'm writing this now before I go to bed...while staring at my son who is dreaming away in his sleep. As I begin to relax my mind and get the rest that I need, I secretly smile and wondered why do I feel good? I feel good because I'm thankful for the gift of today.

I'm thankful for the blessings that we have received today. Although there are trials but it is part of life, we still need to find the simple joys that would make life worth living everyday. Always find the positive lining. :)

Anyway, have a peaceful sleep and don't let the bed bugs bite. Good night!!

What about you, what are you thankful for? 

Black x White x Leather Weekend

Top: Elin
Jeans: Monkeegenes
Shoes: Birkenstocks Gizeh
Bag: Tod's (D-bag)
This is what I wore last Saturday. My trusty Birkenstocks (which I have always been a fan of, long before a lot of people were taking notice of it and buying them again now..), my go-to Black Monkeegenes Skinny jeans, paired with one of my many stripes tee and my equally fashionable yet not too loud top 5 favorite bag, my Tod's D-bag. 

WS: Seychelles Manila Shopping Alert

Hello my loves! I'm back!!! So sorry (again!) for the website hiatus but a lot of traveling and activities went on with us for the past months. Plus, the WE team has been brainstorming about the site's latest look. What can you guys say about it? Hope you like it because I personally LOVE how it looks now. Yey! Thank you to my amazing friend behind WE's latest facelift. Hahaha!

Anyway, since this will be my first post after launching the latest look of the website, I'd like to share with you the most coveted, gorgeous and comfortable shoe I have ever owned, the Seychelles Cayenne is back in stock!!!! My heart is pounding... be still my heart.

Our lovely friends from Seychelles Manila informed me that they will be selling in limited quantities the latest colors of the best seller Cayenne and Holdin' My Breath shoes on Monday (June 23) at CommonThread at the 2nd floor of the Powerplant Mall in Rockwell Makati. 

Check out the photo for the colors that will be available on Monday. :)

I'm telling you ladies and gents (who need a gift for their lovely ladies), DO NOT miss this chance to buy a pair and be one of those ladies who can proudly own and wear this very chic, hard-to-get and super comfy shoes. It is soooo worth it! 
You can follow Seychelles Manila on Instagram via their handle @seychellesph to know more about the shoes and the fashionable styles that they have. 

Watch out for my next post about the origins of Seychelles and what is my favorite Seychelles sandals that I recently wore to a garden wedding. 

Hope to see you on Monday!