Monday, January 5, 2009

HEY 2009!!! (A really long entry)

Hey everyone!

I’m so sorry for taking a holiday hiatus… I haven’t had the time to pose for outfit entries primarily because the holiday came and left in such haste… it was impossible to catch up on other stuff in the middle of all the gatherings, last-minute-shopping, preparations, parties left and right… plus little baby (now more of a toddler) has gotten way too active for a baby who just hit 1 (she is still adapting to her new nanny and has gotten into a cling-y-to-mom-or-dad phase).

BUT I’m back!!! And am hoping that you all lovelies had a great holiday as well!!!

I hope you all were able to give, receive (yey), share and spend time with friends, family and loved ones during Christmas... below is a picture of me (in my house clothes because the fan was blowing my dress up -- I didn't plan to do a Marlyn Monroe on Christmas... and just changed back when we left to our next stop), hubby and baby with some presents... and nannies and helpers with some of their loot...

I still have a LOT of pictures to sort through... And much as I would want to share them all with you... I must not forget that this is a fashion/style blog... And so, for the outfit post, here's what I wore to dinner last night:

Hubby and I went to a fine dining place called Cuisine, a part of the Embassy super club...they serve really good food! Our reservations were at 8pm... but I was still getting dressed at 7... so that explains why I had no time to change to a matching bag...

It's funny how it ended up clashing patterns with those diamond shapes on my tights... well... it was a good thing no one noticed (I think)... everyone was busy staring at my tights to notice the checkered bag!

I wore my F21 shoes with wooden heels... and almost stumbled into a little crater on the grass just before this picture.... I wanted a Holiday-Picture with the giant tree and hubby was way to mortified to take my picture with the world watching... so as I was rushing to the tree in hopes that he would NOT change his mind - after agreeing to take a few shots on our way back to the car.... my foot slipped into the hole and I almost toppled over... it was so funny I couldnt keep a straight face anymore!!

Dress: Custom Made
Patterned Tights: F&H
Shoes: F21
Bag: Louis Vuitton Damier Speedy 30

Looking back at 2008, it was a very eventfull year for me... I traveled a lot, learned a lot, laughed a whole lot, cried a bit, shopped a lot, got furious a bit, lost a bit and gained a whole lot (pounds, wisdom, friends, zits, purses, shoes...heehee name it!).

When each year comes to an end and I look back to the year that was, I keep in mind that depsite all the shortcomings that may have come my way, the mistakes and the wrong turns... but I look forward as a new year beckons and it gives much hope for a brighter one.

Tank: Topshop
Outer Top: Zara
Paris Necklace: F21

I remember a book I once read back when I was 14: The Precious Present by Spencer Johnson encourages us to live for today. The past gives us wisdom as we learn from our mistakes and triumphs... the future gives us hope... but we should live each day as it comes... and live it to the fullest... as if it were our last.

Cheers to a FASHIONABLE NEW YEAR everyone!!!


Mode Junkie said...

oh my i missed you! glad you're back! with a bang! love all the pictures with fam bam. you're all too cute. i am so proud of us. and to what we've become.
what a lovely feeling it is right, having a child that feels comforted by our presence?
all your outfits are great! i can blabber more if you want but i think this is getting long, tele novela long. haha.
of course we'll meet up! we'll do what chic mommies/fashonistas do, dinner ala sex and the city with pam, dane and lloyda maybe! oohhhh exciting!

Bella said...

Yay you're back! Phew, you look oh so lovely. Chic and stylish as ever.

It looks like you had such a wonderful time... really if these images are any indication, I know with certainty that the holidays were good to you!

Wishing you the best into the new year love.


Meann said...

hey happy new year to you!!! your cute baby girl is growing up so fast...

♥ fashion chalet said...

+ YOU! xx

Thanks for dropping by again. :)

Belle said...

Great dress. I love the colour!

Merily said...

Thank you!
Oh, and that bag fits with everything, so don't worry :D

Sophia said...

Sounds like you had a great holiday!!! =]

I adore your teal dress.
The tank from Topshop is sweet too! ;]


aww HAPPY NEW YEAR... your little baby is adorable and that outfit wit the teal dress is so classic! love it!

rachel said...

hey peaches! happy happy new year to you and your lovely family :) looks like you had a most fabulous holiday! me too :) it was so great to be home, I think my boyfriend and I were like siamese twins, it's a wonder my Dad didn't make tampo. haha, such a daddy's girl.

you look amazing luv! I think the tights look nice with the Damier.. you know me, always the mismatcher of prints and colors ;) oh I was about to say I love the food in Cuisine, but I suddenly realized I was thinking about Cafeteria. haha.

so good to see you're back! i missed you!
happy new year :)

♥ R

Petra said...

Oh wow, you look INCREADIBLE in your evening outift! The dress is amazing and you suit it so much. Beautiful, and so radient.

Looks like you have had a wonderful christmas! I hope you will have the most wonderful, beautiful 2009! xx

yiqin; said...

Wow, love the patterned tights!!! 2009 will be a great year for you dear <3

Cate said...

Oh, I'm glad you had a great time while you've been away! And your baby is just so cute! I hope she gets used to her new nanny soon! What's her name?
The dress you wore to dinner is just so lovely. Really.
Yes, we should defnitely live each day as if it were our last.

Federica - Inside a bullet with butterfly wings said...

you're fantastic with that dress!

prettyneons said...

Hello's...such a fabtastic post luv!
Happy ( a bit belated) '09 to you.
Peace and Sequins...

DaisyChain said...

Yay your back! I don't have a lot to say, my brain is tired from college,
but it's wonderful to see you posting. You look amazing as ever, and your little girl is so so adorable!

Nina (femme rationale) said...

welcome back! what a good looking family! and that b&w photo of you is beautiful.

btw, i ship internationally so you can bid on any of my auctions. ;)

chocandcinnamon said...

You look gorgeous in that dress, and the pics are really sweet :)
Happy New Year

Girl next blog said...

Lovely pics!

And that dress is so beautiful - I love its color!


Dane said...

Welcome back sweetie, I was wondering what had happened to you. Your family is beautiful, you daughter just precious, but your body is crazy - I cant believe you carried a baby for 9 months.. you look amazing. Im in Manila now, studying at FIP in Ortigas, I'll be here till the end of february so maybe we can arrange a meet up sometime. My schedule is a little crazy cause I live by UST, which is like suuuper far, but lets plan something. Have an amazing weekend!

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issa said...

awwwww.. looks like you had a wonderful christmas!!! i loved all your photos.. such a beautiful family!

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