pandora’s box don’t tempt me

a few of us here in Cebu know of a place where you can find the cheapest and cutest accessories. it’s tucked in a small street in downtown Cebu that not everyone knows about it. i will not divulge the location so to keep the place a secret. what i will divulge though is how the store has a wall filled with cute, pretty and charming rings. there are also racks of bangles, bracelets and necklaces that now also fill my dresser and my own wall.  every time i visit there or even just pass by the store, i can’t resist buying a bunch. so i present to all of you the most recent additions to my collection:

isn’t the cat + mouse ring just adorable? i woke up this morning planning my outfit around this ring. the ring just screamed nursery rhymes and i couldn’t help but pick out this dainty lace and tulle skirt that my mom and i thrifted a week ago. of course, with the clearer skies today, i had to bring out my suede wedge booties too.
i vowed to myself though that i will only visit the store every other month. although the accessories costs only range from PHP10 – PHP150, buying a bunch can still do a good amount of damage to my wallet. so see you in two months, tempting accessories store. 
lace and tulle skirt – thrifted
egg white tank top – borrowed from sis
chambray top – thrifted
nude suede wedge booties – gold dot
studded green wide belt – borrowed from sis
eiffel tower + star necklace – carbon find
charm bracelet – carbon find
rings: cat + mouse | purse | bowtie – carbon finds

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  1. Toni says:

    oooh ENVY! i love all your rings, Gizelle! and I can't wait to visit that small shop! my officemates have been talking about it nonstop!

    and i love the whole ensemble! :))


  2. Jen HaHA says:

    Okay, not only are your rings cute but so are your nails! What a pretty, pretty skirt and fun cut-out booties! I've never been to Cebu, but my aunt by marriage is from there and I read the novel by Peter Bacho when I was in college. I'm not sure when I'll be able to visit the PI again, but when I do I want to explore more like Cebu and Boracay and Antiqué (Ilo Ilo) where my paternal grandpa was from. And, you know I'll be roaming around downtown Cebu looking for this shop.


  3. ALYSSA says:

    just noticed your new banner! it's very cute!!

    and i love your rings, minus the cat one haha because i absolutely despise cats. but everything else is just darling!


  4. julianne. says:

    i just love your hair,
    whaaattt an adorable outfit.
    i love it.<3


  5. haha! i miss that shop.. i know how you feel, i can't resist hoarding either every time i visit. i like your outfit BTW. 🙂


  6. aiz kim says:

    hahaha! I totally feel you on the urge to hoard cute stuff…women can't get enough of lovely things indeed. am dying with envy with your cat-mouse ring. It's sooo cute am gonna die..aargh. 🙂

    lovely ensemble by the way!


  7. Merowyn says:

    Oh my stars your nails look GORGEOUS!!! Love them!!! ❤ ❤ P.S Is your sister coming to Melbourne?!


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  9. Roan says:

    Wala pa jud nako nakita ni nga store ba! Hahahahaha!


  10. dred says:

    i love that store! but i'm always too lazy to visit.haha

    love your chambray top.i love it paired with the cream tulle skirt.:)


  11. maggeygrace says:

    I desperately need a white dress in my closet- this one is so perfect! I love your shoes too. This outfit is adorable!


  12. Abbie♥ says:

    Gizelle, your accessories are all so pretty! The necklaces really caught my eye.♥ Great outfit, as always!♥


  13. cherie says:

    wow, all of your rings are so pretty! i can't even decide which i like the most 🙂


  14. Kookie B. says:

    adorable look! and i love your nails! did you do them yourself?


  15. Claire says:

    you have the cutest accessories! 🙂


  16. Sweet says:

    really beautiful rings Gizelle…hahaha I know we all love these kind of accessories and thinking that these jewels are the only thing we can give our daughters someday hahahhaa!!!!



  17. gingerSnaps says:

    cute ng bow ring


  18. Gela says:

    pretty rings!! can you please please please share your secret w/ me the next time i'm in Cebu? 😀

    boat ride through the sky


  19. Len David says:

    I always ALWAYS love your outfits and how you pull off wearing those vintage rings!!!!!! How Gizelle,HOW?!?!


  20. Melai says:

    I always love your rings gizelle! We have the same envelope ring 🙂 Wee! By the way, I'm really happy for you and I hope you and harry will continue to be together for another 3 years!! 🙂 I'm really happy when couples stay together 🙂

    Melai of Style and Soul


  21. yOka says:

    Love your shoes!


  22. KC says:

    oh they're all so beautiful. and your fingernails are sooooo ferosh!!!


  23. michelle_ says:

    I LOVEE THAT DENIM JACKET . i think i need to find one

    andd yess re-taking oufits is a pain.. cus u cant just put on ur outft and take photos.. takes alot more effort than that !


  24. Abbie♥ says:

    By that way, I'm sure you already received a lot of this. I left you an award in my blog. 🙂


  25. Meg says:

    Those rings are adorable and your dress is supercute too!


  26. i like your necklace


  27. oh i really want to go to cebu..
    there are so many gorgeous accesories.. i like the cat one.. they are cuteee..
    thanks for sharing dear..



  28. How amazing I love the denim over the white and all your fun accessories!


  29. Jing says:

    gamay nlng ako accessories G. duha na sako mga sisters ako accesoories tong niuli ko sa mindanao.I hope that store is just near my aprtment.hehe.nice rings,G!


  30. Denise says:

    ang cute naman ng nails.


  31. Kat says:

    KYOOOOOT! I love your nails and your rings!


  32. pretty rings!–and your nails!!! love it!

    Ninin of the two miss fits


  33. Lee says:

    I LOOOOOOOVE your cat and mouse ring, Gizelle! <3

    Lee [Oh Yeah, Coffee!]


  34. kiakiakiakia says:

    I love your shoes and belt. Cute nail art too 🙂


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