Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pocket full of Sunshine

I was surprised today because I got another award from a very dear blogger Oanh Le!
Do check out her blog! I assure you'll love her outfit posts just as much as I do. 

She's really a sweetheart for always reading and leaving a comment on some of my posts. I really appreciate this nomination because I've only began blogging a week ago and the warm welcome and awesome awards I'm receiving from all of you are so overwhelming.

 "Sunshine Award" 

Kind of an awesome award, right? I am just so humbled to see that this award is given to bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others! :) This made my day!

1.What would you most like to change about yourself? 
--  Hmm, tough one! I have so many imperfections that I would love to change but probably my "laziness" is the one thing I would most likely want to change. 

2. What is your theme song? 
--  I don't really have that one particular theme song but I am currently addicted to "Tied Together with a Smile" by Taylor Swift. 

3.One part of your life memory, action, etc. that you wish you could surgically remove from your brain?
--  Surgically remove? Wow, is there a thing like that? Anyway, I don't want any alteration on my memories. I am who I am because of everything I've been through. I know it may sound cliche but it's true! I believe everything happens for a reason and I love my "present" life. I literally could not wish for more. :)

4. What generation do you wish you had been apart of? 
--  I love my own but if I could experience living during Shakespeare's time, I would be the happiest kid ever!  I'm a very romantic person and I just love wearing their clothes on a daily basis and learning how to speak Old English is just lovely.

5. What was your favorite childhood toy?
--  I believe I don't have a favorite toy because I love playing with our dogs more than playing with my toys. :)

6.What's your favorite housecleaning chore? 
--  Mopping the floor! Haha! It's really weird but I do it all the time even if I just did it a few minutes ago.

7. Do you Tweet? 
--  Yes, it's connected to my Instagram.

8. Any goals? 
--  Right now, I just wanna have a job that suits my skills. 

9. Do you really drink margaritas all the time? 
-- Believe it or not, I'm sober since birth. 

10. What is the ugliest car you've ever driven and were embarrassed to be seen in? 
-- I only drive our family car, and for me, it's not that bad. I love driving but if I can have my own car I would definitely have the newest Volkswagen (yellow) or a Mini Cooper or that yellow Porsche race car! *wishful thinking*

My nominees:

I think these people deserves this award as well! 
I hope you liked this post. Have a great day dear readers! 

Sending my online hugs and kisses to you, 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Too School for Cool

I love wearing school uniforms! Probably because of the pleated skirts and girly bows. Ever since I graduated, I miss wearing my old uniform. This outfit is inspired by that thought, so I went for the "school girl" look.

I got my white long sleeved sheer top with collars at a thrift store. It's actually still in good condition and got it in a very cheap price, only P50.00 (or almost 2USD). I paired it with a sheer polka dot navy blue pleated skirt I bought from Forever 21. I just love how the details of my top match my skirt.

Cute light blue satchel bag from Cole Vintage.

I'm more of a "flats" person than heels. One of my absolute favorites is this yellow doll shoes with cute little bows. This one I got from a bazaar again, talk about awesome cheap finds.

So that's about my look today. Hope you liked it just as much as I do.
I would love to know what you think so hit that comment button!

Oh and before I forget, yesterday I just reached 100 followers! Cheers to all of you!
Really, really such an amazing feeling to have people listening to whatever crap I'm saying. Haha! :)
 Thank you all really for reading my blog posts! 
I appreciate every comment you put in my blog. 
I literally love you all!

Dear Lauren
(my 100th follower)

 I am very happy to have you on my blog! And as much as I love receiving awards I love giving them to other bloggers too! I gave this one to my 50th follower and I'm giving it to you now.

You can put it up on your blog if you want. 
And again, thank you all for following!

Sending my online hugs and kisses to you, 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Chic Friday!

So when I started my blog, besides putting up my outfits here I was thinking of giving awards and feature other blogs that I love as well. Today is the very first "Chic Friday" post! Every friday I will look for my fave chic look of the day from one of my dear followers. And today's chic look is from my very first follower, Seoul & Pfassion.

I just loved this effortlessly chic, casual look!
 Her sheer, skull printed top with very cute low collar is just irresistably gorgeous! Paired with this brown loose shorts with a woven belt made this look more unique. Lastly, don't you just love her heels? It looks very classy and and comfy too!

Definitely chic! 
So here's your award from me dear, hope you'll like it. 
You can put it up on your blog if you want to. 

Hope you liked this post guys! 
Do visit her blog at 
and know the brands of her outfit here at  

Sending my online hugs and kisses to you, 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Registered Nurse

Sorry if this post will not be about fashion. This post will be about me and the happiest day of my life!

Last June 30 and July 1, I had the most important examination of my life, the Philippine Nursing Licensure Exam PNLE. It's the board exam for nursing graduates. Every graduate has to pass the said exam before we can actually work as nurses.

36 working days after our exam, the results are finally out! It was unexpectedsince there really was no exact date as to when the results will be released. I was browsing and reading other blogs when I got a text message from one of my college bestfriends saying "Congrats Pepsi, 100% tayo!", it means everyone from our college who took the exam, passed! Our whole batch, every one from my class, every one I know passed the exam as well! I was shocked and my hands were literally shaking when I was trying to text back. All I can ever think of at that time was "Thank you Lord!" over and over again. Nothing will ever beat that feeling! Indeed, this is the happiest day of my life so far! All my hard work for four years finally paid off! Plus, not one of our batchmates failed, so we're all very thankful and happy that no one got left behind.

This is the list of the Top Ten performing schools in the PNLE and I am very proud that my school, Chinese General Hospital College of Nursing and Liberal Arts, was on top of the list with a 100% passing rate!

Now this is the list of the Topnotchers of the exam, I may not be on the list but I'm very proud that my friends are! They're one of the 6th and 7th topnotchers!

Our batch, called the Supremo Leons are all Registered Nurses now. We truly have made our mark! I could not ask for more than this. I am beyond thankful!

My awesome parents!

2 of my highschool bestfriends

My college best friends!

Thank you for reading! I added some photos from my Graduation so you'll see what I wore that day.

Sending my online hugs and kisses to you,

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The "Liebster Award"

"The Liebster Blog Award is given  to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. "Liebster" is a German word which means the sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome."

The Rules:
1) Post 11 things about yourself.
2) Answer the questions the tagger has set for you. In addition, create 11 questions to be answered by those you have tagged.
3) Choose 11 bloggers and link them in your post.
4) Go on their page and tell them you have tagged them.
5) Remember, no tag backs!

This is really awesome and cool! It's like a "chain message" slash award given to new bloggers just like me! It actually made my day when I found out that I was nominated by my three lovely followers: 

They all have amazing blogs and worth a follow. So please do check out their blogs as well!

11 Things about me:
  1. I'm a proud Filipino. Born and raised in the happiest place you'll ever be, the Philippines. As obvious as it looks, I'm really nationalistic and I love my home so much!
  2. I do believe that I'm a 17 year old girl stucked in a 20 year old body. Yes, I can be immature, hot headed and stubborn sometimes. Haha! 
  3. I just graduated from college this year but still waiting for the results of our board exam before I work. (Hope it turns out well for all of us)
  4. I love stars so much since I was in middle school. 
  5. I've had a couple of minor surgeries too. (So that's why my username and blog url is stars and stitches, now you know)
  6. I love traveling, eating, shopping, watching movies and taking photos in between all of them.
  7. My first love is my bestfriend, Himig, which happens to be my first boyfriend ever for almost 2 years now.
  8. I'm a dog lover! I have two big dogs and one little pup named "Yuki" and I love all of em so much! I treat them as my babies.
  9. Swimming is the only sport I'm good at. I just love the water wether it's the beach or a pool.
  10. I collect cute little notebooks! I write more than reading books.
  11. I'm a hopeless romantic.
Questions made for me
(since I got nominated three times, I thought it would be a very long post if I answer 33 questions. So I just randomly chose questions made by the three of them)

1. Why Blogging?
  -- There are a lot of reasons why I blog but mainly because I want to be heard. 

2.What do you like most in blogging?
   -- Reading comments by my followers. It's really heart warming to see that someone miles away from me is listening to what I'm saying. It means a lot!

3. What is your favorite quote?
   -- Probably my favorite quote is "Hakuna Matata". It's from a disney film, which means "No worries for the rest of your day." I always try to find ways not to get stressed too much.

4.  Dream Career?
  -- Growing up, I've always wanted to be in the Medical Field, a doctor to be exact. And to be more specific, a Pediatrician. I just love little kids!

5. Why did you start your blog?
  -- I used to have a more personal blog but then I got addicted to Chictopia and I wasn't able to update my old blog anymore. So I thought why not make a fashion blog where I can link my Chictopia to and so I did.

6. What are your favourite posts to read?
  -- Tutorials! Mostly about fashion, hair and make up. 

7.Favourite clothing brand/ Shop?
  -- I really don't have a particular favorite brand or shop. I shop almost everywhere! I'm not really after the brand, I'm more into the "how beautiful" the piece is.

8. Do you have a favorite movie, TV series or music video which inspires you for your outfits?
  -- Well, my favorite TV series that are related to fashion are "Gossip Girl", "Laguna Beach", and "Keeping Up with the Kardashians".  Other series I love are "One Tree Hill", "House" and "The Walking Dead".

9. Girly or edgy?
  -- Obviously, I'm way more girly. I love skirts and dresses! Anything with florals, bows, and collars are my kryptonite.

10.Who are your favorite fashion bloggers? 
  -- I have two favorite fasion bloggers: Kryz Uy and Verniece Enciso

11.  On the cover of which magazine would you like to be if you had a chance?
  -- Forbes Magazine! Haha 

 Now here's the list of my nominees:

Questions for my nominees:
1. What's your biggest fear?
2. Who's your favorite blogger?
3. What did you want to be when you were a child?
4. Describe yourself in three words.
5. Do you believe in true love?
6. What's the most embarassing moment of your life?
7. Where would you want to live (besides your home now)?
8. What's one thing you can't go a day without?
9. What's your favorite word/expression?
10. Who/what inspires you to blog?
11. If you could win any contest, what contest will you join and why?

That's was fun and easy! I love answering questions as much as I want pizza. Haha
Looking forward to your answers! 

Sending my online hugs and kisses to you,

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Daddy's Girl

Every tuesday, me and my dad go out for a mini date. We watch a movie together and this was my outfit that day. 

Someone asked me once why I always take pictures at home, and I thought I'll just share my answer to you guys as well. I usually take pictures the night before I wear them out for two main reasons: 1.) I wanna see how it looks on me. 2.) I really don't have time to take pictures of my outfit when I'm already out with someone. (expcept when I'm with my boyfriend because he sometimes takes pictures of me) I just don't wanna waste time I could spend with whoever I am with and so I take pictures in advance.
About my look, my heather gray sleeveless top is from a store in Singapore again. It's actually a cropped top but you can't see it because I wore a high waisted violet lace skirt. 

I added some black ensembles too which i think made this look more chic!  My black beaded necklace and owl ring were hand-me-downs from my older sister. The wing ring and heart connector ring is from an online store here in the Philippines. And the black woven leather personalized charm bracelet is from a bazaar.

Lastly, I decided to finish the look with these cute gladiator sandals that match the color of my top.
That's it about my look! So what do you think about it? Hope you liked it! 

But before I end this post, I would just like to share with you that I've achieved one of the things on my "Wish list" and that is to "Reach 50 followers" last night. I'm really thankful for all my new sweet followers! I had this idea running on my mind over and over last night and so I'm doing it today.

I'm giving my 50th follower, Lara Takashi an award. I hope you'll like this award I made for you! Thank you so much! (you can put it up on your blog if you want to)

And to anyone reading this, you might wanna follow her too! She's really sweet and a great follower and an awesome blogger as well.

So that's about it, another award will be given to my 100th follower! (I hope so) 
Thank you for reading love!

Sending my online hugs and kisses to you,

Owl always love you!

Ever since I got addicted to Tumblr and We heart it, I started to have an obsession with owls! I collect items from clothings, accessories, ballpens, notebooks etc. I think they're just sooo adorable! I love their cute big eyes the most! 

Here's one of my favorite owl tops I got from when I was back in Singapore for a vacation. It was from a bazaar so I got it at a really cheap price! Talk about great finds, huh! :)
It's a long sleeved blouse. The owls are actually handmade with sparkly sequins! If you look closer, you can actually see it shining on my face. Haha!

 I paired this top with a pleated skirt that has heart shaped leopard prints. I got this skirt from Pop Culture, a store here in the Philippines. I got it on sale so it's another cheap find! I don't really buy expensive clothes because I always find things similar to what I want with a lot more cheaper price. 

I just love satchel bags! I think you can pair them with any kind of look you're trying to achieve. I bought this brown leather satchel bag years ago from a bazaar again here in the Philippines. It's really durable and easy to clean unlike my other bags. It's a cute backpack that I used to bring with me when I was still studying.
For my accessories, I chose a white star connector ring and a bronze heart shaped key ring. These cute connector rings were bought from an online store of a friend.

Who else loves owls? :) 
Hope you enjoyed reading and liked this outfit post! 
Let me know what you think about my look or give any suggestion.
I would love to know what's in your mind.

Sending my online hugs and kisses to you,
♥ M.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Mint Bubble Gum

Hi guys! I would like to share this look of mine a month ago. I was going out with my best friends that day. It was a bit hot and sunny outside so I decided to wear something really comfortable and breezy.

I love this pastel pink top I got from a store called "Pop Culture" at Trinoma (I'm from the Philippines btw). What really made me love this is its peter pan lace collar with heart buttons and the lace details. Since my top already has a lot going on with it, I decided not to wear a necklace anymore to draw the attention to it's design. I paired this bubble gum top with a very cute sheer pastel blue pleated skirt. And I just love how the colors matched beautifully. Don't you think? I also added an animal printed ribbon belt. 

For my bag, I chose this burnt orange satchel I got. I'm really into satchels right now, I got inspired by my older sister who also loves them. 

I really think it looked so girly and feminine altogether. Plus, I you just love pastels and color blocking! I would love to know what you think about this look too so hit that comment button. Ya? :)

You can vote for this look on my chictopia here at Stars and Stitches as well if you have one, and don't forget to leave a comment if you're following so I can follow back and return some love to you too. 

Sending my online hugs and kisses to you,
♥ M.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Oh hello there, love!

Welcome to my first fashion blog ever! I have been blogging since I was in middle school about my personal life but I just recently got addicted again to fashion blogging and had this crazy ideas I would love to put up if I have a fashion blog. So after weeks of thinking about it, I finally created one!

What will you, my future readers, be expectecting on my blog? 
There are a couple of things I would love to do here and I made a short list (temporary) on what to expect here:
1. I will be posting my "ootd"s that I normally just post in my Chictopia account here: starsandstitches
2. Every friday, I will choose a blog (of one of my followers) to be featured here. You can always comment on my posts if you want your blog to be featured.
3.  Tutorials! As much as I love reading about fashion tutorials, I would also love to share them to you.

That's probably what, mostly, my blog would be about.
Hope you'll love my new blog!

Sending my online kisses and hugs to you,
♥ M.