stuck at home instead

…and i couldn’t be more pleased. although i was looking forward to the beach and the sand but i was sort of dreading the trip because i wanted to be at home this weekend. it’s been a while since i’ve been on my bed, just relaxing. one thing i would have missed on the trip though is the great photo possibilities! instead, i got to spend more time with my puppy ‘snickers’ and gave him his second walk out — he’s such a baby! our manicurist also came over and i had my nails painted neon pink..LOL. i bought several neon colors — green, yellow and orange just to welcome summer. it can’t be beat. with the el niño, summer is early and here to stay. 
i love coffee. i love its smell. and i especially love ‘peppermint mocha’ or dark cherry mocha’ from starbucks. but i cannot for the life of me consume a cup and not palpitate and stay awake all day. i got this from my mom. a single shot of caffeine causes my palms and feet to sweat (i know, yuck) and my heart to palpitate… but i was so sleepy on my shift last night that i had to down a small cup. the effect? slightly shaking hands and awake for almost 24 hours. it’s time to take the sketchpad and color pencils out — a gift from harry on v-day! warning: the images below are amateur sketches.

now you can open your eyes. LOL.
printed loose top – thrifted
jeans – chillypapas
fringe sandals – katrina 
(the daughter of the owner is an agent in my account and she had them custom made)
long necklace – props
bangles: wooden – raw material store in manalili | gold ones – from india
sunnies – thrifted at carbon

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  1. Hey Gizelle 🙂

    ….those sandals are nice, you and these accessories are just adorable! I love the smell of coffee as well. it's comforting, makes me relax and creamy delicious. I don't like the smell of cold coffee….yes, I can smell cold coffee, weird but I just know. Those sketches are rad…..I like how the floral print was drawn in the skirt.


  2. Raquel says:

    cute dog 🙂
    and lovely sketches

    kisses from brazil



  3. Jen says:

    awww i love the way that top drapes on you and you and snickers are absolutely adorable together. 🙂
    and i love that sketch! post more!

    and yay for international shipping now avaliable!!! 🙂


  4. the pics are adooooooooooooooooooooraaaaaaaaaaaaaable ❤ alisha


  5. Melissa says:

    That first picture is so adorable! Cute sandals and that is a really good sketch.
    Sometimes it is nice to stay home and just relax (:

    xx, Melissa


  6. Robyn says:

    Those sketches are lovely! It really looks like the pattern in the skirt is folded over upon itself~
    And thanks for the wonderful comment! 😀



  7. Leah says:

    You are so cute and what a cute dog as well.

    Seriously, I love the sketches. xoxo


  8. Jeje says:

    I'm now craving for dark cherry mocha. HAHA!

    Anyway, nice sketch 🙂


  9. You're so adorable. I love the pattern of your shirt and turquoise is one of my favourite colours to wear, especially for jewelry (*noting your superb bangle*).

    I actually like the smell of coffee, though I've never really been attracted to the taste (exception for Ice Caps and coffee flavoured ice cream).

    And your sketch is adorable! I love how springlike it is!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


  10. Ali says:

    Love your shirt! That aqua-blue color is fun..


  11. Sonya says:

    Love those sandals! I also like the over sized top. The whole outfit is very cali-chic.


  12. Nina says:

    Gizelle! I always am amazed at how spot on you are with colors!

    You can be a fashion illustrator … you have serious talent!


  13. pensandlens says:

    gorgeous outfit…you are very talented…hope you make it big….

    you dog is so cute…take care always



  14. Victoire says:

    This outfit is so lovely 🙂 And your doggy is adorable!



  15. Jing says:

    oh mylord!your bangles gizelle ba, i love!
    cute outfit.:)


  16. Tabitha says:

    ah..cute dog!! love those sandals too 🙂

    mind to exchange link? I follow your blog, follow me back if you don't mind 🙂

    Beauty Splashes♥


  17. JSotiriou says:

    aaw coffe <3
    and your drawing.. gorgeous! 🙂
    you should take a look at my blog too, i think you'll like it 😀


  18. I am Khatu says:

    love your banner, it's so cute!


  19. Kristen says:

    I love those sketches. I wish I could sketch half as well. Off to get some coffee myself….



  20. Jen says:

    Your sketching is fabulous! Jealous of your pencil skills.

    Also, how adorable is your doggie?!


  21. Marla Singer says:

    super cute sandals and adorable dog!
    love the sketches too <33


  22. No beach, but a lovely dog to keep you company. Maybe you should try decaffeinated coffee – you get the taste but not the buzz. x


  23. Krislyn says:

    I LOVE THE SHOES! the vintage feel of the outfit especially sparked my interest.


  24. Valerie says:

    love the shoes
    great blog.comment and follow my blog


  25. Andy Quirks says:

    your sketch is summery! love!

    Hope you had a lovely weekend!



  26. M. says:

    your sketch is so wonderful! I wish I could draw

    lovelove, M.


  27. StuddedLilly says:

    you have sucha lovely blog there! nice sketches too!



  28. Kookie B. says:

    awww, what a cute dog. very nice top!


  29. aww you and your dog are so adorable!
    love your blouse! the drawing is great!



  30. ANN says:

    Those pictures and your dog are so cute, and I love the sketches!


  31. You both look cute 😀 And great sketch! xoxo


  32. Mode Junkie says:

    love that tunic! and the sketches are not amateur at all. you should see mine! haha



  33. JSotiriou says:

    ahahahah perfect angles! 😛
    ofc i am following back girl! 😀
    lovely blog so why shouldnt I? 😀


  34. Martwa Marta says:

    lovely outfit! i like the green tunic and the unique sandals very much!

    your dog is cute as well. want to befriend him… 😀

    did you sketch the drawings below?!


  35. waaahhhh nasuya ko sa sandals! lovely lovely post!


  36. betz says:

    how cute is your dog?!! ganahan kaayo ko sa imong sandals. so pretty. btw, you're sketch is amazing. i can never be half as good as you.



  37. aww! what a cute puppy. 🙂



  38. Darling photos, love your outfit! Seriously. This is so cute! All of the colors together are perfect!


  39. katrina says:

    snickes is soooooooo cute! as for your sketches, love them — there's obviously a budding designer in you!


  40. Boutzie' says:

    It literally took me like 10 to figure out that scoops was comments
    But thank you, giving up sweets was really hard. =]

    By the way, the new blog posted
    those shoes are the best pair of heels I have seen yet.




  41. i like the close up pic of u and the dog… i noticed ur photos… are u using a wideangle? whats ur cam?


  42. alice wayne says:

    oh i love your puppy! i too have a dachshund! they are the best dogs!

    your sketches are great too! love the pattern on the skirt.

    hang cool teddy bear.


  43. Love your blouse–it's so pretty.
    Lovely drawing too.


  44. G&amp;M says:

    nice shirt


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