"it’s a small world…after all" (repeat 3x)

rain or shine, january 15 was a date to mark. my good friend, edu, got married to kathi last night. and although i was hours late and didn’t get to see the cermony nor catch most of the reception because of the crazy – insane traffic, it was still very touching for me. my friend is happy. my friend is smiling. and most of all, he has found someone who can laugh at his jokes — when all the time we were making of fun of his humor in college..hehe.
and of all places, i bumped into eden of chic in the tropics at the party! we were laughing at how it could be a mini-(very mini) blogger meet-up…haha! we’re wishing dane was there. eden emceed at the party and is a good friend of kathi since high school.  we took a few photos before she left but couldn’t really strike poses as it was pouring really hard. i swear, we were crowding ourselves inside the tents. eden sure knows how to do the smokey eye. while i almost got soaked in the rain and forgot to bring my make-up bag.haha! (i should have asked eden what she’s wearing…anyhoo, just check out her blog! it’s really good..)
while i loved the heels, i couldn’t bear wearing them to work because i had to run through the parking lot and it was raining all day. so i brought my trusty boots.

i work the night shift and always look forward to 6:00am and see the sun rise from our window.  however, today was as gloomy as it could be. (i think this is the jinx from all the people who say they’s jealous of our sun…haha!) so i had to make do with whatever light i can find to manage a good photo inside the house. believe it or not, the light is from my sister’s reading lamp…LOL. so how did i do with my photos?
floral dress – thrifted
black blazer – thrifted
strappy heels – so fab!
black boots – mongkok ladies market, hk
 chained watch (with floral design) – hk souvenir shop
 pink shell cuffs – props
blue ring – props
black bag – lil’ sister’s 

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  1. Barry says:

    I just read your comment on Leah’s blog about the poem I wrote, “Ode to Leah”. Thanks for your kind words, they’re much appreciated!

    Barry from
    “Life in Quotations”


  2. Julia says:

    Such a pretty dress! Love the boots with the look, too.


  3. Amanda says:

    I am really digging the print on your dress! It makes me wish it weren't so rainy and dreary here!


  4. Dylana says:

    Cute skirt!


  5. Nina says:

    The mongkok night market has boots like these? How come I can never score fab items like that?! Grrr. You guessed it, I want to steal … your boots!

    PS The hubby was still not around when I left the house. The maid said that he had missed me by a couple of minutes … that's why I got away with the sheer blouse, ha, ha, ha! Aren't we girls funny?!


  6. Toni says:

    a really mini reunion there, Gizelle!
    you girls look super lovely!

    the rain, during this time of year, is really dampening my spirit.. its Sinulog for petesakes! oh well, i hope we'll have CLEAR BLUE skies tom for the grand mardi gras. am crossing my fingers! haha!

    oh and you also have the nicest rings.. i love the blue one esp!


  7. C. says:

    love the outfit! It works just great with the heels and boots!

    xo, C


  8. Natalie says:

    i love ur outfit! so cute, i love ur dress! 🙂



  9. deanne says:

    love your accessories. totally matches with your pretty dress. 🙂


  10. Vita says:

    necklakes and rings are awesoem! love them :))) xx



  11. Tiffany says:

    Nice dress.


  12. djhanq says:

    found ur uber kewl blog 🙂
    CUTE SHOES <3 <3

    do me a favor if u don't mind;
    tattoo freak
    super thanks


  13. HiFashion says:

    Great outfit! I love the jewellery you picked out. Wow, it must have been so cool to randomly bump into another blogger like tha.


  14. loveee all the jewelry and those boots are amazinggg
    and gorgeous blogg- will definitely be back visiting soon!


  15. xo, Alexi says:

    awww! i don't even know your friend but i'm so happy for edu, that's such a touching story! your outfit is very cute. i like that you wore a blazer with it.
    for me so far, unpacking isn't so bad because i don't do it.. hahaha- seriously- my shit just lays on the floor until i need to use something and then it just comes undone naturally. hahaha i'm so pathetic!



  16. megara says:

    love the accessories, boots and blazer! you look stunning! nice lighting work!


  17. Nubia says:

    I love your skirt, you always have such cute style you look gorgeous!



  18. Jen says:

    thanks for the sweet comment! it's good to know i won't be turning into a vampire anytime soon haha 🙂

    and why do you always have the cutest shoes?? you look so adorable with that dress you make it so sophisticated by pairing it with that blazer.


  19. Congratulations to your friend and her wedding!

    You look fantastic – the flowery print of your dress is so springlike and fun!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Haiti,


  20. i love that floral skirt!


  21. CC says:

    Great outfit! Love the sandals.

    PS- Not based on the spelling, just the name. Its very princess-like. 🙂


  22. Camilla says:

    Love the blog- You have great style! xxxx
    Keep it up!



  23. You look amazing girl !! I really love your blog and I'm following !


  24. dotie says:

    you did well on the photos 🙂
    I like how you paired your dress with the blazer..very chic <3

    eclectic du jour


  25. HiFashion says:

    Love your dress!
    x Leia


  26. Jeje says:

    Love your dress and boots 🙂 Best wishes to your friend 🙂



  27. stellectism says:

    such a pretty dress! love the colour ❤


  28. you're looking very fabulous! i love those accessories.

    have a great week ahead


  29. Some fab thrifted finds, glad you made it to the wedding to see your best-friends getting wed!

    @ The GUILTY HYENA †


  30. Yes !! We will exchange links !



  31. Nice shoes & boots!!
    Love the jewelry too!!


  32. mariel elisa says:

    love those short black boots


  33. S.Elisabeth says:

    Love the photos, you're outfit is perfect! And I need those boots! I'm looking for a good pair of black, flat ankle boots!!


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