off to the next adventure!

these photos are in continuation with my weekend at my most favorite beach house in Daanbantayan. i think we might have abused the use of this beach house and i’m really thankful for my dad’s friends who have allowed us to use this place whenever available. this is the first time i’ve spent my birthday here and being at such a pivotal point in my life — turning 26, just having resigned and soon to be taking on a new career, it’s only fitting that i be in a place where i can think and just take in the silence because in the next week, i will be diving into a whole different world. more details about my new career next week.  all i can say is that it will involve meeting a lot of new people.
on to what i wore here: i’ve always loved 80’s fashion and i think i can say that the cut-off shoulders are definitely 80’s. i’ve had this for years and have only worn this twice. i usually let go of clothes i have seldom used but i just love the pattern and color of this top. this is of coursed paired with my undying denim shorts and my favorite beach hat.
and by the way, i’d like to announce that the winner of the Cryst Jewelries giveaway is Gessyl of Gessyl Enchanted. Congratulations! I just sent you an e-mail so just reply to that with your contact details. 
To the rest of my fabulous readers, I am nearing 300 followers and you know what that means — another giveaway! This of course will be grander as this will be my birthday blowout to you guys as well. So definitely watch out for that!
striped cut-off top – thrifted
denim shorts – thrifted
beach hat – boracay find
bangles: gun-metal and blue – props | wooden – raw materials store
necklaces: gun-metal imprinted – gifted from gelie | dogtags – custom-made
blue rhinestone bra – bench body
brown sunnies – thrifted at carbon

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  1. Melai says:

    OMG you are living it gizelle! Go go go go! 🙂


  2. gessyl says:

    wooah, you're definitely getting the hang of that 1 month break of yours. haha great photos.

    tthhhaannkkk you for the giveaway!!!!! sent you pm in your yahoo… ^_^


  3. kathi eric says:

    LOVE the new hair, pai!


  4. Kookie B. says:

    the top is so cute and def sending out a cool '80s vibe. i love the hat. awww, i miss the beach! wish i could transport myself to one now!


  5. Kate Maggie says:

    So cute and summery! love it. Stripes look so good on you ❤


  6. Martwa Marta says:

    i would rather be at beach… you live in paradise my dear! you look so cute as well!


  7. Velire says:

    Your beach pics make me cry :)) Hahaha. I haven't been able to go the beach ever since I came so its been like a wish I want to be fullfilled. 🙂 And plus it looks like you arent affected by the rainy weather at all. 🙂

    Lovin' the 80s vibes you got going on 🙂 Very chic! 🙂


  8. jamie-lee says:

    I love the cut-outs in the shoulders, so cute!
    it's pretty exciting to be considering going down a new path x


  9. Mode Junkie says:

    i want that striped top gizelle! and your beach photos always make me miss pinas so much!

    xoxo Mode Junkie


  10. michelle_ says:

    i love that straw hat !! and i agree that the off shoulders are veyr 80s ish !! 🙂


  11. vdcouture says:

    looks super fun ❤ want your top 😛 super cute!!!


  12. Pretty top and hat! It's been a long time for me not to go to the beach 😦



  13. Sweet says:

    WOW!!! now I am really missing Cebu….

    Oh Gizelle, love the striped top…
    sorry for the late visit dear!!!

    thank you for you wonderful comment…hope to see you soon!!!

    take care!

    Congratulations to the winner by the way!



  14. Toni says:

    oh Gizelle! love your hair's new color! my makeover is such a messsss! AWWMIGAAADD! think Mariah Carey's hair. back in the 1990s! I DIE! i need miracle! but dont tell anyone just yet, that will be our little secret haha! 🙂

    oh geez. you're making me miss the beach so much! love your top!

    glad you're enjoying your free time! 😀


  15. I'm so jealous that you got to go to the beach! And I absolutely love that top with the cut-offs.


  16. Meg says:

    Love your hat!



  17. Meream says:

    Oh I was hoping the hat was a mall find. Darn it.


  18. Eunice says:

    i love your vacation look, the stripes are great 🙂

    I just turned 26 too, and gosh i feel like I'm in a quarter life crisis in terms of my career 😛


  19. Lisa says:

    vaca looks great! cld use that in ldn right now…


  20. Great outfit! Love that striped tee and your hat is gorgeous.:)SarahD


  21. Jammer says:

    Really love your necklaces! Great outfit 😀


  22. aizkim says:

    Thank you for dropping by my blog and for the sweet comment you left. I'm a new follower by the way!


  23. projectvee says:

    the beach house sounds so lovely 🙂

    can't wait to hear about your new career – exciting!! best of luck with it all.


  24. omg,,, i really like the beach..
    i'm jealous on you…
    u look stunning out there dear..


  25. cherie says:

    i think the pattern is kinda reminiscent of the 80's and of course the slouchy shoulder too! chic and casua, i love it gizelle 🙂

    Parade of Dresses


  26. anna bu says:

    oh how i miss the beach 🙂



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