summer of one-oh! ocean series: i love talisay trees!

it’s been 3 days since our weekend at the beach but my mind is still there. have you ever had those days where you just decide out of the blue that you’re not going to do anything productive at work? welp, i decided to do so for almost half the day at work until i was called by the boss for some issues and received successive e-mails from clients about urgent concerns…buhu.

so right after changing out of my dusty shirt and shorts, harry and i took some photos by the beach and walked around a bit. what’s great with daanbantayan is that it’s inhabited only by locals and you will never find a flock of tourists here. not that i have anything against tourists — just that i need my break from the crowd to be sane. i just love how the beach house is built like a dollhouse with no walls facing the beach. yes, it’s just folding doors and iron gates. the green lawn is the extension to the kitchen and living room. and the front of the house is lined with talisay trees. these are trees with huge leaves on branches that extend to any available space. the trees just give the perfect amount of shade.
filipinos love to eat. so aside from lunch, we take big snacks in between. the food for the afternoon: steamed oysters dipped in vinegar, lime and salt + green mangoes with shrimp paste.
sheer studded dress – thrifted
mix and matched bikini: printed top and pink bottom – props
yellow and silver flip-flops – havaianas
sunnies – thrifted at carbon

Follow vanilla ice cream


  1. julianne. says:

    that top is adorable.
    such fun pictures you beachy girl.<3


  2. Melai Entuna says:

    wow naman gizelle ang ganda ng naukay mo! hindi pa ako sineswerte sa mga studded clothes! gusto ko rin hahaha πŸ™‚


  3. dred says:

    wow i'm jealous you've been to the best beaches this summer. love the studded tee.

    and thanks for your sweet comment on my last post. πŸ™‚


  4. Toni says:

    can i die now? of envy?? chos.
    oh gizelle, take me with you to your next beach outing! haha!

    is this beach house open to the public? pro murag dli pud kay the lawn is just perfect πŸ™‚

    i love your sheer top!


  5. Jing says:

    ohhh the studded top, gizelle. you rock!
    i miss the beach too. i dont know when will i hit the beach again. next summer pa cguro.hay 😦

    the last photo is so sweet and cute!


  6. As usual, very beautiful pictures! πŸ˜€ Yes, I do know how it feels to be somewhere and STAY there while I'm at work or somewhere else I'd rather not be :p I miss traveling so much that I am willing just to book a flight anywhere :p

    I love how you thrift the coolest things! πŸ˜€ What a comfortable looking top!


  7. Leah says:

    This is the perfect place to lounge and just be yourself… ayoko din ng madaming tourist. Love your black dress… so fab! xoxo


  8. i am convinced that you are in the most gorgeous vacation location… every inch of these photos is filled with happiness and beauty!



  9. gillian says:

    i think it's very cool that you have this secret getaway! talisay pa! nice πŸ™‚


  10. Great dress!
    I'm so jealous, it rains over here =(


  11. michelle_ says:

    thanks for the lovely comments ! πŸ™‚
    your studded top is lovely !
    i love how your mix and match your bikini πŸ™‚
    glisters and blisters


  12. Sarah says:

    Oh, it just looks amazing. Really great pics. Sooooooooo jealous! xx


  13. Jesa says:

    aw sooo pretty! Really love this post πŸ™‚


  14. projectvee says:

    aww, you look like you're having so much fun!! i'm so jealous πŸ™‚ haha. great studded dress ❀


  15. Jess says:

    I know what you mean -its hard to relax when theres tons of tourists around. It look gorgeous there though πŸ™‚


  16. Mode Junkie says:

    steamed oysters dipped in vinegar, lime and salt + green mangoes with shrimp paste. BABE, I WANT ALL THESE! kahit yung green mangoes lang.

    ps: thanks for the amazing comment on my shoe closet post!



  17. The food sounds tasty πŸ™‚ And I agree, I usually prefer hanging out in places where there are not so many tourists haha.

    You look amazing, love the top!


  18. CCWai says:

    That's a very nice looking top.
    You look absolutely fab in it!


  19. Marla Singer says:

    beautiful place! love your top ❀


  20. Carmen says:

    Cute top and pictures! I'm jealous of how sunny it looks there!



  21. Meream says:

    *sigh* Now I'm beach-hungry.


  22. i really really love it!!!


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