daring to be great

i talked to a friend today…and we got to the topic of ‘just going the flow..’ this friend has a ‘go with the flow’ vibe..and doesn’t really make long term goals…when asked why he stayed with a company for a year, all he said was that he stayed just because…and he left because something happened that caused him not to attend work for quite some time…although i am most of the time a happy-go-lucky person and at times, just choose to go with the flow, i cannot stand not being in control of my life… my friend chooses to be mediocre..because if he aims high, he and the people around him have high expectations of him… but i have always chosen to be great… mediocrity for me is just choosing to not make the most out of your life…i have always believed that not trying and not taking risks is not living at all… but that’s just me. and that’s just my friend too.
ps. this is the very first time i’ve worn deep berry lipstick..saw it on my mom’s dresser and tried it out before i asked dad to take photos of me. yes, my dad takes my photos. *wink*

black blazer – linea italia
striped top – thrifted
skinny jeans – chillypapa
strappy heels – so fab!
dog tag – custom-made
rings – blue: props | howlite: dane’s giveaway
sunnies – thrifted


  1. Definitely need to wear that lipstick more – IT LOOKS SO GOOD ON YOU.

    And I'm kind of like you. I definitely HATE mediocrity; there's nothing fulfilling about it. Though I am pretty laid back, I don't get stressed easily.. but still, I like to have expectations of my self! Keeps you motivated, no?

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


  2. Christine says:

    Love the laid back chic outfit! πŸ˜‰ Can't believe your shoes are from So Fab. They're so pretty! Oooh and it's so cute that your dad takes your photos! πŸ˜‰


  3. Christine says:

    Thanks! It's a blog I share with my sister, Camille. πŸ™‚ Sure thing! I'm putting your link up now. πŸ˜‰


  4. Sonya says:

    I love the shoes! This outfit is so cute!



  5. Jen says:

    those shoes are killer! and i'm loving the custom-made dog tags πŸ™‚
    and that berry lipstick is so gorgeous on you.

    oh! and your dad is so sweet to take your photos for you πŸ™‚


  6. Toni says:

    chic outfit, Gizelle!
    the top, the BLAZER, the shoes! i love everything here!
    and ur dad is the cutest!



  7. I love that shade of lipstick. Great look, The striped shirt is great and your dog tag is so cute!
    p.s. you're so lucky your dad will take your pictures. And he ACTUALLY takes good pics! =0


  8. Jess says:

    you should wear the lipstick more often it looks fab on you πŸ™‚ love the heels and how you wore military dogtags – totally adds edginess to the polished look!


  9. C. says:

    love the outfit! black and white stripes <3



  10. Cool shoes and dog tags. I'm minimally a “go with the flow” kind of person. A friend and I would laugh about how we “plan” time for breaks/freedom. In 10 years I hope to have acheived some goals and I don't think “going with the flow” will do it…


  11. bananas. says:

    your shoes are so fab! such a classic but cute look.


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  13. Ash says:

    Great outfit! I love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate it!



  14. katrina says:

    i used to be satisfied lingering in mediocrity, but have recently chosen to step out of it and to take a bit of a risk. this post was most inspiring for me, a kind of validation — thank you!

    that berry lipstick looks fab on you, dear and your dad rocks!

    oh, and in response to your email the other day, i know tagalog because i'm PINAY. πŸ™‚


  15. it seems like stripes are in ; ) you wore them so well. the dog tags are an interesting touch

    xx lue


  16. Eden says:

    coolness! i'm so glad to discover your blog.:) its great having more and more of us cebu gals around here.:) actually knew aimee from elementary and armand is a good friend as well:)

    let's exchange links? for sure i'll drop by more often:)



  17. j e j e says:

    Nice outfit πŸ™‚ I love your blazer and shoes! πŸ™‚


  18. mahryska says:

    hi sweetie. thanks for stopping by my blog and will be following yours as well…great stuff!!! =D


  19. Denise says:

    So Fab ang heels na yan? wow it really looks good. I love all the straps.

    I don't make long term plans but i am very much in control of my life.

    We can also have fun but at the same time be matured enough to handle it so we'll have direction.

    I am Denise Katipunera


  20. Andie says:

    love the outfit, especially those shoes!



  21. Aimee says:

    love the shoes, great outfit!



  22. HiFashion says:

    Love the lipstick! You look great!
    xx Leia


  23. I love this outfit, esp the striped top and berry lipstick! – Natalya of Wear Necessities


  24. Marla Singer says:

    i'm dying for the shoeeeeeeeeees <333


  25. Leah says:

    I love the stripes…looking good sweetie!


  26. anna bu says:

    yeah i totally agree, you have to take risks, have goals…!

    great outfit, love the shoes

    +bu the right thing πŸ™‚


  27. 6roove says:

    really nice casual outfit, i like it!

    kisses πŸ˜‰
    Watching the waves


  28. Leah says:

    Gizelle, I flew to LA last Monday. Akala ko naman malamig sobra. Sus, di ko pala magagamit mg coats ko. Hahaha!


  29. M. says:

    your shoes are amazingg

    lovelove, M.


  30. Vinda Sonata says:

    hi, i found your blog from Denise's blog. so glad to have found another woman with great style! i love how classic your outfit is (a striped top + blazer is my favorite combo btw ;)), and those heels are fabulous!


  31. Jen says:

    oh! i forgot to mention, you're SO LUCKY to not have to get your wisdom teeth removed. i'm so insanely jealous.

    if i don't, it'll push most of my teeth forward 😦


  32. Ramona says:

    Love the striped top with the blazer and the nevklaces and the red nail polish!!You look amazing!


  33. NBeteck says:

    these are GREAT shots. Great angles, great everything.


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