a failed attempt to un-plan

for someone who intends to just unwind and not make any plans for my long-awaited permanent vacation from the corporate world, i am failing badly at it. my mind is just built to plan and look at least 5 steps ahead. i plan when i’m driving, i plan before i go to sleep and i just plan even when i’m doing something else. ironically, i like being spontaneous when it comes to having fun like road trips in the middle of the night or just deciding to go to Bantayan island without any plans where to stay or where to eat but when it comes to making a living and making sure that i am able to support my family and survive, i simply cannot just be spontaneous about it. so when i told my manager that i do not intend to plan for the next month, oh no boss, i think i was partly lying.
here is my failed attempt to un-plan:
start planning a clothing line with Armand Alforque next week | do part-time online article writing to earn extra bucks (and learn new stuff too) | celebrate my birthday in Daanbantayan with my family | Bangkok trip with family on the 3rd week ofΒ  August | invest a little in my sister’s clothing shop, Props by being her shopper and wholesaler | start working as marketing executive for Drawing Board Creative Studios by September — it’s a growing advertising agencyΒ  my sister and her fiance manage so at least i’ll be working closely with people and meet new ones as well AND it’s a day job — yey! |Β 
my friend and i also planned to list down ten things we haven’t done in Cebu and pursue them over our vacation in August. apparently, quarter-life crisis is common among close friends so we both took leaves together. she’s on a one-month leave while mine will be permanent. will update you on our list..soon!
floral dress – thrifted
mustard cardigan – thrifted
white peep-toe heels – janeo, sm dept store
vintage-y long necklaces: watch – hongkong gift shop | safety pin + trinkets – DIY
rings: orange howlite ring – dane’s giveaway | burnt stone – thrifted at carbon
bangles – props and a gift from april

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  1. Really cute outfit. Love the colour of your cardi.:)SarahD


  2. Jen says:

    it's good to be a planner sometimes – it keeps you on track! i'm glad to see things are coming along and i'm excited to get updates over the next few months! πŸ™‚


  3. Very awesome. I'm so bad at not planning as well. I feel as if I'm running over things in my mind before I go to bed and sometimes in my dreams (haha). Those plans sound amazing!


  4. Ali says:

    I love the cardigan, and those shoes are amazing. πŸ˜€

    && I'm guilty of being a super planner, too. Good luck on un-planning!


  5. It's always a good skill to be a planner. Look at all the cool things you have ahead of you! πŸ™‚


  6. projectvee says:

    being a planner is not a bad thing πŸ™‚ i definitely know what you mean though, even though i like to be spontaneous with some things, i just can't with the biggest things like making a living! anyways, the next month or so sounds pretty exciting for you – hope everything works out!


  7. thanks for your comment dear πŸ™‚ have a nice day


  8. a really cute and summery outfit!



  9. vdcouture says:

    i love that dress!! and the ring are just fabulous!!



  10. Cute outfit! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    <3 Camille


  11. Shia-Shia says:

    loveeeeeeeeee the rings…so unique (^^)
    do join in my giveaway


  12. Kelly says:

    Your un-plan sounds great!! πŸ™‚
    Lovely outfit!

    <3 Kelly


  13. aw lovely outfit.

    Loving the hairdo!

    xxx kissmequick


  14. Lloyda says:

    that dress with the cardigan is awesome! love your shoes too!

    being a planner is good at least you'll get to do whatever it is you need to do. πŸ™‚


  15. rebecca says:

    Love your ring! It's massive :p



  16. Love your outfit! And even if it drives you crazy, it's a really good thing your mind is always working and thinking ahead. I can get stuck in autopilot so very easily… πŸ™‚


  17. Melissa says:

    You have a lot on your plate missy! And those rings are fantastic <3

    xx, Melissa


  18. Robyn says:

    haha your attempt at unplanning is more organized than my most planned weeks. πŸ™‚ Love the look here. Red and mustard is one of my favorite combos.


  19. aGdame says:

    Love the whole outfit, great pull, perfect accesories, nice drees!!!!

    lOVE IT!!!



  20. emily viveur says:

    i love how you paired the floral dress with the mustard cardigan, the contrast is so nice. and your rings are gorgeous, i'm addicted to rings with big stones right now!


  21. michelle_ says:

    the mustard yellow cardigan is to die for ! ive been searching for the perfect yellow cardigan.. and u seem to have it !!

    re: i agree with the flash thing.. they take up so muchhh battery ! i came into the studio with a half/life battery and though itd be enough.. turns out not ! lucky i brought the charger in with me..


  22. Carmen says:

    Love the shoes, and your cardigan is cute, love the colour!



  23. Lexy says:

    Loving all the jewelry!





  24. Meream says:

    Haha so much for vacation from earning money πŸ™‚

    Have you guys tried the KM33 ziplining?


  25. hi! just found your blog and love it! putting you on my blogroll, and would love for you to check out my blog πŸ™‚ xx Anika


  26. Sweet says:

    lovely outfit Gizelle, you do look great in yellow or is that mustard?

    a new clothing line…hmmp sounds interesting…and I cannot wait for you trip here in Bangkok, hope we can meet somewhere and just have tons of fun…

    Take care love


  27. Charlie says:

    great outfit! love the colour of your cardigan, and those accessories are great!



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