Winter Style :: Quilted Puffer Vest

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To say that I’m a huge fan of the vest (especially the quilted puffer kind) is quite an understatement.  I have sworn my love for this super versatile layering piece ever since I stepped in U.S. shores a few years ago.  It’s the perfect match for Southern California’s eternally Spring temps!  Aside from its cozy warmth – I love how it can be dressed up or down all winter long.

I have an old faux fur-lined hooded one that I absolutely love to pieces and I have been on the hunt for another one for quite a while now before it wears out.  So I guess the stars aligned again for me when I found another vest (belt, buckles and pockets yay!!) of my dreams at the Banana Republic outlet last Black Friday.

On that note, I am already wishing everyone a festive yet sane, safe and stress-free holiday season! ♥

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What I’m Wearing   >>    RALPH LAUREN 4107 c/o SUNGLASSES SHOP   ::   Banana Republic Vest (similar)   ::   Long Sleeved Tee (exact one here)   ::   Leather skirt (similar)   ::   Zara boots (similar)   ::  Kate Spade bag   ::   Stacked bangles from a cute boutique around Los Angeles   ::   MAC Ruby Woo lipstick   ::   Hair and Smile (my own!) ;-)

Do check out and join my fun and precious linkups (and meet new friends along the way!) for the week.  Thanks for the invites – love you all fabulous ladies!  ♥

MONDAY   >>   Shoe and Tell   ::   #HowIFall   ::   Hello Monday   ::   Mix It Mondays   ::    Creative Mondays   ::   Visible Monday   ::   Beauty by Miss L   ::   Let It Shine   ::   Sophisticated Style   ::   Watch What I’m Wearing   ::   Start of the Week Stylish   ::   Classy Monday   ::   Weekend Snapshots   ::   Monday Fashion   ::   A Lovely Little A La Mode   ::   Personal Style   >>   TUESDAY   >>   All About You   ::   Confident Twosday   ::   Trend Spin   ::  Turning Heads Tuesday   ::  On Trend Tuesday   ::   Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me   ::   Tuesday Fashion Party   ::   Style Swap Tuesdays   ::   Chic Style   ::   Style Sessions   >>   WEDNESDAY   >>   Whatcha Wearing Wednesday  ::   Oh, Hey Girl!   ::  #WIWW   ::   Style Me Wednesday   ::   The Stylish Housewife   ::   Who’s Wearing What Wednesdays   ::   Color and Grace   ::   Fresh Fashion Forum   ::   Trendy Wednesday   ::   Jersey Girl Texan Heart   >>   THURSDAY   >>   Thursday Fashion Files   ::   Throwback Thursday   ::   #WIWT    ::   Spotlight of the Week   ::   Top of the World Style   ::   A Labour of Life    >>   FRIDAY  >>  Flashback Fashion Fridays    ::   Passion4Fashion   ::   Oh Hey Friday!   ::   Friday Favorites   ::   Fun Fashion Friday   ::   Casual Friday   ::   Fashion Friday   ::   Friday Finds   ::  Fridays Fashion   ::   Fabulous Friday   >>   SATURDAY   >>   Style Saturday

Giving Thanks

This will be a KISS (Keeping IShort and Sweet)….to let everyone enjoy the biggest of holidays!

I can’t say it enough….but I truly have so much to be thankful for!

  • My family (kids, mom, sisters, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins) ♥
  • My multi-tasking best friend cum photographer cum fashion critique all rolled into one (how can I be that blessed???) ♥
  • All other friends and colleagues from the Philippines (I miss all of you sooo much) and the USA (who have made my stay here as bearable as possible….yes, I’m a recent LA transplant) ♥

And to my new found friends from the blogging world…..you all have been so warm and welcoming to a not-so-young :-) and newbie blogger like me.  We may not have met each other personally, but I feel like I’ve known all of you awesome and fashionable ladies and gentlemen forever.  For that, I feel like I’m the most blessed woman this side of the planet!!! ♥

HAVE THE MOST WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!! ♥♥

Facebook Frenzy

Love it or hate it…..Facebook is here to stay (hello IPO!).  It has already become a “way of life” for most of us.  Funny, but I get a dose of daily news of my faraway native land from it.  It’s been getting a lot of flak lately for privacy and a number of other issues. But I think that if used on a positive note, it makes reconnecting with long-lost relatives, classmates, colleagues, easier and more fun.

I must admit that I got a lot of inspiration (or maybe I’ve outgrown it) for starting a blog of my own from the social networking giant. Random status updates, “likes,” comments, photo uploads, all fired me up to start my own online scrapbook project.

Here are some of my top 10 personal do’s and don’ts though, which make Facebook-ing a fun and fulfilling experience for me.  Who knows, it might also work for you:

  1. Don’t overshare….forgive me for being Captain Obvious here but please no TMI and drama is better kept offline.  Give your friends a break, they want to have fun;
  2. Don’t take Facebook too seriously….Keep it fun, light and baggage-free
  3. Don’t write it if you have nothing positive or good to say….always think twice before you hit the enter key….you’ll thank me for this someday;
  4. Don’t be afraid to “unfriend” people who are negative or will weigh you down;
  5. Don’t overshare your personal information….beware of identity thieves lurking around;
  6. Do maximize/make full use of Facebook’s privacy and classification settings…..it’s crafted especially for all of us;
  7. Do categorize/classify/compartmentalize your friends and relatives….again, you’ll thank me for this someday.  Some stuff are not fit for your mothers or daughters to see!
  8. Do settle for “quality over quantity” where friend-ing is concerned.
  9. Do refrain from posting disturbing and gory/bloody images or pictures…. Again, please give your friends a break!
  10. Do strive to be original with everything (or repost with permission)….nothing irks anyone more than copying your friends’ status update(s).

When everything has been said and done, always stick to the Golden Rule!

Happy Friday everyone! :-)