dotted and sober: how i met 2011

LIFE CHANGING — this is how i sum up my 2010. i left a high-paying job that made me unhappy and immersed myself in the world of the unknown, visited Bangkok and finally rode an elephant, invested a bit in the retail business which is enough to sustain my savings for the year and by the end of the year, both my sisters moved out of the house leaving me as an only child to my parents. i must say if this was how my 2010 went then God must be preparing me to conquer the world by 2011. so 2011, bring it on! ♥

as with the many changes in my life last 2010, my family and i celebrated new year’s eve differently this year too. my mom and i finally got over the melodrama and were well-prepared for our new year’s eve feast. instead of eating at home though while counting down for the new year, we ate early and drove up to one of the mountain subdivisions here in Cebu to watch the fireworks all over the city. the city was in a fog of firework smoke and looked like it was on fire with all the lights. it was amazing. 

my friends and i then met up at penthouse to party til’ sunrise. unfortunately though, the party ended a little early at pent and the dance floor was half empty by 4AM. we headed straight to vudu and danced til’ the sun had risen and our feet got so sore they became numb. original plan was to drink til’ we drop but we were so sober when we got home that we ended up eating home-made sushi at our place before packing up and sleeping at 7:30 AM. 

i hope all of you had a blast on your new year’s celebrations! have a great year ahead!

ps. aren’t my sister’s aldo strappy sandals just beautiful? so jealous.

polka maxi dress – platinum mall, bangkok
black studded wedge booties – ebay find
white fedora hat – pratunam, bangkok
necklaces: round engraved – gifted from gelie | angel wings – carbon find
bangles – carbon finds
rings – platinum mall, bangkok

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  1. Eunice says:

    wow! sounds like you had an amazing new year's celebration! you look hawt in that polka dot dress too!


  2. Denise says:

    i love the dress!:)


  3. Melai says:

    happy new year! you're an inspiration gizelle! I love love love that dress! 🙂


  4. cherie says:

    cute dresses and amazing shoes! happy new year gizelle 🙂


  5. Miss Donata says:

    love the polka dresses!!! so pretty!!!


  6. Gela says:

    lovely dress, Gizelle! it looks so great on you. i love that your wedges are dotted, too! this is such a perfect New Year's outfit. 😀

    happy 2011!

    boat ride through the sky


  7. gillian says:

    in love with all the polkas! 🙂

    happy new year!


  8. hangkyuuuut! Inverted polkodotted ladies kayo! :3 Did Eden have a new haircut? Grabe, and ferosh niyo ever!!! I could really learn a thing or two (MILLIONS) from you guys! You still do inspire me to look better, or put effort into styling myself to whatever I want (which I don't know still haha)

    Regards to you and Harry! You guys are the cutest couple! ;3


  9. sPam says:

    Perfect for the New Year! Hope it brings all the luck for this coming year <3

    sPam of frou-frou


  10. vdcouture says:

    cute dress!! you look gorgeous, and happy new year <3



  11. Kookie B. says:

    you look hot, Gizelle! Love the maxi dress!!!! Im glad you had a blast on NYD!

    Happy 2011!


  12. Hazel says:

    looks like a lot of life changing things happened in your 2010! i hope 2011 will be a better year! 😀 and wow great way to start the year — by partying! hahaha happy 2011 😀


  13. Amanda says:

    It's polkadot-palooza! Love it!

    Happy New Year,


  14. sbot says:

    love your black wedges.



  15. dred says:

    wow looking gorgeous gizelle!!! 🙂

    happy new year to you guys:)


  16. S and O says:

    Your dress is so beautiful…I love that maxi and polka dots what a great combo!


  17. Lisa says:

    You look fabulous! You're inspiring me to pull out my maxi dresses/skirts again–once it gets warmer here of course 🙂

    Sounds like you had a great NYE. Here's to a better 2011!

    A Fictional Blog


  18. Summer says:

    sweet blog! i love this, come visit?

    xoxo, summer


  19. Reg says:

    i love your maxi polka dress! 🙂 happy new year and it seems like you had a lot of fun!!!



  20. loving the polka dots! happy new year!


  21. ari says:

    love love LOVE the polka dots!


  22. awwww too bad, i had a 6am flight, i left vudu early! hahaha happy new year, guapa!
    heres wishing all of us a fabulous 2o11!



  23. Niviarsiaq says:

    what a great way and outfit to celebrate in!! and your boots are so cute!
    happy 2011 – hope its amazing!


  24. projectvee says:

    polka dots! so cute. haha.
    and 2010 was definitely amazing for you, so i hope 2011 lives up to it ;D


  25. michelle_ says:

    i LOVED the polkadots !
    i think 2010 was an amazing year for everyone really ! im glad to you went over the melodrama thing ! wish you the best for 2011 giselle 🙂

    many thanks for your compliments at my blog recap post 🙂
    glisters and blisters


  26. hi gizelle..
    what a perfect look with that polka dots dress and those bootsie.. love them..

    happy new year darling..


  27. Vinda Sonata says:

    amazing pictures. tons of fun ! you have such sweet smile, and i love your outfit!


  28. Sweet says:

    awww polka dots totally perfect for the New Year Gizelle…what a great way to celebrate the new year…

    next time celebrate it in Bangkok hahahaha



  29. ahh,, the black and white so suit in you


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