the beach that’s a block away

this is only one of a few things that i’ll miss this holy week. this holy week, aside from attending church, i’d rather be:
in sindangan zamboanga del norte, in my mom’s hometown, to enjoy the provincial life — eating diwit and mangoes with bagoong (spicy shrimp paste), binignit. listening to michael buble, diana krall and nora jones while reading a book. walking to the beach to watch the most beautiful sunset. thrifting on the plaza (town park) displays and in the local market. eating grilled oysters while decorating the carro for jesus’ resurrection. laughing my heart out with mom, aunts, uncles and cousins. taking a side-trip to dumaguete and walk in the boulevard for a bit while eating street food — tempura and balot. 
 watch a tele-marathon with my little sister while munching on popcorn and ngohiong. this is from days of watching seventh heaven marathons from holy thursday to black saturday with my little sister. waking up whenever i want to. visiting 7 churches with my sister and dad on holy thursday or good friday.
or be in bantayan island and be a beach bum for four whole days. sleep in a tent amidst all the other beach bums. line up for an outdoor shower and brush my teeth on a deep well. sleep with sand on our toes. eat chicken as hard to eat as rubber. stare at the stars in the darkness after dinner. wash my hands with seawater. rent a motorcycle and tour the island. apply henna tattoo due to boredom in the afternoons. go home unrecognizable by my dad because i have gone too dark with extreme sunburn. LOL.
i am working my ass off this black saturday. working on a weekend. and holy week at that. damn.
 black star-printed dress – thrifted
thin white belt – props
white studded flats – so fab (a gift from lil’ sis)
black over-sized bag – mom’s
black star twined necklace – props
blue sunnies – thrifted at carbon 

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  1. projectvee says:

    adorable like always – loving those shades! you're rockin them 🙂


  2. Alex says:

    Hope you manage to get some fun time this weekend 🙂

    That dress is just lovely!


  3. Jing says:

    gurl, ako na lng imu dress beh.hihi
    i love it jud!


  4. DaMnViXeN says:

    na starstruck ko sa dress ehehheeh


  5. april says:

    *sighs* i wish im at the beach too G (*giggles* magakatawa ko na mag G ko nimo..) we need to give up one to get one.. argh! brighter side, u will save ur skin from sunburn! lets have a sunkissed face soon after the big day… june12 it is!! hahah!!


  6. A.Co says:

    Thanks for the sweet comments 🙂

    I LOVE it when I see people are making their thrifted pieces work! That dress is sick and you rock it so well.

    Sorry to hear you have to work 😦 DARN! 😦

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984


  7. Robyn says:

    ohh are those actual Ray Bans?
    It looks like it! 😮

    Sorry to hear you've got to be working, all your other ideas for the week sounded far more interesting.

    excuse my ignorance, but what sort of holy week is it?



  8. love the blue wayfarers!!!!! so cool!!!! the whole outfit looks so pulled together!!

    xoxo jenna


  9. pensandlens says:

    I feel for you my dear!!! but it is okay…we have our own share of spending fun memories about the Holy Week.

    love the wayfarer shades and yes, oh my the dress…absolutely wonderful…take care always!!!

    love lots


  10. Oh poor you! But at least you're looking gorgeous!


  11. Fragalist says:

    these pictures are really amazing and high fashion keep up the good work and follow me on blogger thx.


  12. Melissa says:

    I'm getting sunglasses that look like yours, for Easter ;D
    & Aw, that's too bad that you have to work 😦

    xx, Melissa


  13. cutiee you look great! love those sunnies


  14. Brianna! says:

    sorry about having to work:/
    but on a BRIGHTER note
    your glasses are SOOOO LOVELY!

    and thanks for the encouragement on my post earlier today.

    have a FANATASTIC weekend


  15. Meream says:

    Pretty dress. That's a great find 🙂

    Are you a Mactan girl? 🙂


  16. beckyxoxo says:

    Ohh you look so lovely ! I love that dress with the belt , and your glasses are fun ! 😀 Have a nice weekend to you ! xoxoox


  17. michelle_ says:

    im totally digging ur blue ray bans !
    hugs and kisses ..
    glisters and blisters


  18. nice dress with stars. My latest sunglasses is also blue.


  19. dred says:

    lovin' the star dress. 🙂


  20. hehehe parehas ta. nia ra sad kos IT fark. gi ahak. happy easter, gwaps!


  21. annamargrete says:

    Cute dress ❤


  22. pensandlens says:

    hey love…

    got something for you in my blog…go check it out!!!

    Congratulations and hope to see you soon…I will be arriving on April 6.

    Just email me the details and your number for the meet up..

    Take care…



  23. julianne. says:

    adoorrrring those shades and dress.
    you are toogorgeous.
    you look ridiciously amazing.<33333


  24. Agggh!! I LOVE that thrifted star-printed dress!!! SOooo amazing 😉 I would love to be in bantayan island as well! Your description sounds like heaven!!


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