prim and proper

our grandma has always trained us to dress up for church and on sundays. i remember her standing by the door in our house in the province, waiting to see what we’re wearing. it has to be appropriate — like, it has to have sleeves and the length of the skirt has to be knee-length. it’s not that she was strict about clothes in general — i mean, our mom used to have mini-mod dresses in the 60’s and 70’s and that got my dad hooked..LOL. but sundays were always an exception. so even when we got back to the city, i remember me and my sisters taking our time preparing for church because we always had to look appropriate and presentable. sundays, as a kid, was always a dress-up day. and my favorite was my peach chiffon dress with a matching brim hat. 
this was taken last sunday after church and on the way to get a massage at one of our favorite spas here — nuat thai at mabolo. not only is their services good, they have really good interiors too and very affordable — a body massage is at P150 – P250 ($3.00 – $5.00). please don’t mind my disheveled look. it is indeed obvious that i need to relax and unwind. i can assure you i was deeply relaxed after the 45 minute foot massage and 1 hour swedish body massage…felt so good!
grey dress – miu miu (thrifted!)
zebra print bow flats – parisian
black oversized bag – my mom’s
long watch necklace – hk gift shop

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  1. kate maggie says:

    love it! You look so pretty…as always 🙂


  2. wow good for you for scoring a pretty miu miu dress! yeah, sundays are always a dress-up day. in my case it's my dad who's always particular of our clothes when we go to church. lol


  3. projectvee says:

    miu miu thrifted dress? win!! 🙂
    haha even if it wasn't though – still looks great on you.


  4. that's a perfect dress. fits you very well, and miumiu? i never owned one. i should start thrifting more often


  5. Martwa Marta says:

    the dress is absolutele perfect! i adore the photoshooting as well. besides, my gran also used to pay attention to what i was wearing to the church when i was a kid, but not too short skirt were my problme. when i was about 5 or 6 years old i really wanted to be a boy, consequently i wore trousers which were covered with stains. i was a dirty child!


  6. eunice says:

    gorgeous dress! can't believe you thrifted it!! lucky girl 🙂


  7. Anita Putri says:

    so simple and chic dear.
    you look so cute 🙂


  8. pensandlens says:

    still lovely…
    what a great combination…

    Church and Massage…
    I surely miss to go to church

    Take Care


  9. Sher says:

    Sweet dress! I still have to look prim and proper in church on sundays too:P



  10. Jen says:

    Your grandma obviously taught you well – you look fab!


  11. Jen says:

    aww gizelle! you look adorable in this thrifted miu miu dress (what a great find!!) 🙂
    and a spa sounds amazing! i've never been to one haha


  12. Krislyn says:

    cant believe that's a thrifted miu miu! luckyyyy! you look pretty and chic as always. 🙂


  13. superumi says:

    the thrifted miu miu dress is an awesome find!!! happy for you 🙂


  14. Helmi says:

    You have a nice blog! 🙂


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