summer of one-oh! ocean series: dry and salty

the beach was too beautiful to pass up. it was sunday and the workers were not there destroying the sea wall with their loud drills. it was peaceful. the water was blue and the sand as white and fine as ever (yeah yeah, not as fine as boracay’s sugary sand but still beautiful). but before hitting the waters, my mom, dad, his friends and i decided to ride up to the main town of bantayan to buy some of the island’s famous dried fish. i don’t know in other countries, but here in the Philippines, we can live off on dried fish and rice, matched with tomatoes and maybe, onions. bantayan had a separate market for dried fishes alone and they even had dried squid. we also bought a bottle of ‘ginamos’ which isΒ  salted, fermented fish and guess what, some caviar for only P60 a pack. woah! couldn’t wait to try it when we get back home.
upon getting back, we had lunch at a small ‘carenderia’ — a very small eatery by local people, bringing along the crabs and rock lobsters my dad bought early in the morning. eating at a ‘carenderia’ is the best and cheapest way to get good local food when you’re in places like this. no etiquette to observe and no utensils needed either. we dug our hands into the crabs and lobsters, paired with native noodles (pancit) and some tomatoes and onions. yum! the best lunch ever!Β 
ps. those are aimee’s yellow polka dotted toenails. insane! LOL.
floral maxi dress – thrifted
black and white bikini – props
tan leather bag – thrifted at baguio
blue and brown flip-flops – havaianas
blue polka scarf as bandana – thrifted at sindangan
bangles – props | gifted | random

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  1. dred says:

    wow,that dress is a great find! and i'm drooling over the buwad. i love dried fish so much! xx


  2. The maxi dress looks great on you!! πŸ™‚ You thrift the best things πŸ˜€


  3. Mez says:

    I wish I was back in Cebu, these are great photos.

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  4. Melai Entuna says:

    gizelleeeee!! love love love love love love your dress πŸ™‚ gaaahd?! trifted?! I want!


  5. alyssa says:

    lovely lovely dress! you are totally working it. omg! even that little picture of beach makes me want to fly over to the philippines right now.


  6. beautiful dress,,
    so ready for summer time costume,,

    I also like to eat dried fish,, but in indonesia it called “ikan asin” hahhah you have to try indonesian food πŸ™‚

    visit me πŸ™‚


  7. Denise says:

    wow!everything in your post are so drooling! I like the maxi dress, your bag, the color of your nails, the dried fish (yummylicious!), and the sand! How I miss the beach!

    What's her online store? hmmm can you give me tips on how to host a giveaway promo on my blog?


  8. dotie says:

    reading you write about seafood makes me crave some now πŸ™‚
    pretty dress <3<3<3

    eclectic du jour


  9. Jing says:

    you are so pretty with that maxi dress, gizelle!and wa ko katoo nga thrifted na!amazing find dai. I love your nail polish too.^=^


  10. pensandlens says:

    I love the maxi Gizelle, it sure looks you are having fun…take care and enjoy the sun…

    much love,


  11. Anita Putri says:

    love the maxi dress, and cute nail art.


  12. The whole outfit looks so nice and breezy! I miss summer so much already!!!



  13. Kara says:

    another perfect summer maxi! so jealous! πŸ™‚


  14. cherie says:

    i suddenly went hungry at the sight of dried fish! i guess it's a filipino thing hehe. the second photo looks like the road to a beach i go to in la union.

    love the dress! your summer pictures are gorgeous


  15. WeShop says:

    Adorable dress and lovely photos. xx


  16. those nails are something crazy! i love how whimsical they are… your dress is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and sooooooo perfect for a day lounging around at the beach. sounds like you had a fantastic time – you look GREAT!



  17. emily viveur says:

    the dress is lovely, so perfect for the beach…and i love your nails!


  18. Lee says:

    The maxi dress is beautiful! It looks good on you dear. I wish I'm a few inches taller, I'm too short to wear a maxi dress πŸ˜€

    Nice photos! I especially like the 5th & 7th <3

    Lee []


  19. hot nail art!!!!


  20. i like your long dress and nail art


  21. Glamarazzi says:

    I recognize that market with my eyes closed! Heheh! love Bantayan. The shoulder bag and the headband did the whole look. Your hair is the best accessory! πŸ™‚


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