love at first sight

ever since i was a kid, heart’s day is always spent with friends. february 13 is one of my best friends’ birthday and we always spend it on february 14. it was love at first sight for all us. we all went to school together since 1st grade and became close friends when we were 12 years old. we were not the same people as some are on the honor roll, some are pretty much notorious for antics in school and some — like me — pretty much have her own world but with the same humor, same craziness, utter thoughtfulness and consideration for each other, we built 13 years of friendship that time has tried and tested. 

green and pink plaid shirt – dad’s closet | pink tank top – thirfted | skinny jeans – chillypapas
brown peep-toe platform heels – matthews  | turquoise studded belt – big sister’s closet
heart necklaces – random buys | pink and gold bangles – a gift from India
turquoise and gold bangle – hk gift shop | sunnies – thrifted at carbon
on another note, i’ve always loved ‘sunday morning’ by maroon 5…it reminds me of that drive my sisters and i had on the highway of a reclaimed land south of our city. sunday mornings give that chill vibe. it signals not just a new day but a new chance to make the following week better than the last. it’s mostly a time spent with family or on the bed, wrapped in the sheets watching re-runs of our favorite movies. most of all, it is a day of good GOOD food. the following photos were taken this 5am, on the way to cordova market (in mactan island) to buy seafood — shrimps, crabs, fish — for sunday lunch and for my mom’s seafood birthday party this wednesday.
have a great sunday everyone! 
 Follow vanilla ice cream


  1. Melissa says:

    Adorable outfit. I love your bracelets.


  2. just found ur blog
    i love the bootsie and ur looks are sssoooo stunning …


  3. …cute bracelets :). Now that sound is playing in my head….but just switched over to “Charmed Life” by Leigh Nash. That sound just takes me into breezy calm afternoon, sitting on a “bug-free” porch and thinking of what could be, what is, and however I could smile……. 🙂 Simple joys in the moment. Usually, on Valentine's Day……I just make someone else smile, I don't really have a Valentine this year either
    😦 but it's cool nonetheless. Everyone's making me feel all late with the early V-day post…well, I'll be posting mine up in a few hours.

    Hope your Valentine's weekend is full of fun and laughter 🙂


  4. Eden says:

    happy valentines day beloved! im pretty sure yours will be filled with tons and tons of love. the bangles are gorge!



  5. Robyn says:

    I really love the heave bracelets and tucked over belt. And of course all the bright colours!

    and thank you for the comment!



  6. katrina says:

    these photos are fantastic. gorgeous!


  7. Nina says:

    Happy valentine's day, Gizelle!

    I want to steal ALL your accessories!


  8. pensandlens says:

    I love the belt and the bracelet.

    Looking at your pictures. I really miss Cebu a lot.

    I am a new fan fellow Cebuana.

    Take Care,


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  9. cherie says:

    it's my first time on your blog and i got to say, looking at your picture, i wanna go to cebu na :)i'm a follower


  10. Robyn says:

    ^^ I am now a follower!
    (I didn't see my blog on your list yet, however? )

    Happy Valentine's day!



  11. Anita says:

    waw,,beautiful pic.. and love the bangles so cute


  12. Hillary says:

    Happy Valentine's Day! I love your bracelets!


  13. Victoire says:

    I love these photos 🙂

    and i really like the combination of bright colors!



  14. Jen says:

    It's so lovely that you spend Valentine's Day with friends. I always thought that was such a fun thing to do! Love your photos here – as always.


  15. Love the belt, necklace and glasses! <3

    xoxo M.


  16. I LOVE that your green and pink plaid shirt is from your dad's closet!!! So brilliant!! It looks amazing on you and you've styled it with perfection 😉

    I also love that hearts day is spent with your friend of 13 years. It is so nice to read about great friendships, the love that exists, the trust and honor you have between each other! To me this is way better than vday with boyfriends 😉


  17. Nathalie says:

    wow those pictures are absolutely marvellous, so magical!


  18. Sabine says:

    Making Valentine's Day a special friend's day sounds great to me! Enjoy!


  19. Jing says:

    yeah.agree!i have friends for life also.i can be so crazy with pretensions and eh.

    gizelle, i adore your accessories jud ba!as in! and ofcourse your lovely thrifted items!:)


  20. ohhmyyygoshh! Those pictures with the clouds reflecting of the water and the fish are amazing! I love all of your accessories!


  21. i love your dad's top. and the mulmol. your photos make me wanna visit cordova. im from mandaue, you see ;()


  22. Jen says:

    aww happy belated valentine's day, gizelle! just have to let you know that i'm loving how you wore that belt 😀


  23. Love the bracelets!


  24. I am Khatu says:

    love the photos!


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