Festive Textures


(Finally got around to blogging again!)

After all the fabulous craziness of Christmas season, I get to sharing with you some of the outfits I have worn to celebrate the holidays. On this post, I played with a lot of textures and prints just because I can get away with it! It's Christmas, lots of things going on and of course, you can't forget sparkles! :)

The prints/textures I wore are the following:
1. Sequin blazer
2. Bejeweled top (although it was covered by the blazer)
3. Lace skirt
4. Crisscross pattern on tights
5. Almost crocodile skinned shoes
6. Laser cut clutch

So you see, the pieces I wore have its individual personality. I just thought why not go all out in one day - one season of the year we can be festive. It might seem a little bit weird to wear a lot of textures but it worked out fine and people complimented me on my outfit! As long as you mix it each other that it complements each other very well then go for it. Another trick is to mix condensed patterns with prints that are larger and loose. I always see those in fashion magazines and with other stylebloggers as well. 

Be creative, be fun and enjoy the holidays!



XOXO blazer | Rebel Sky top | Kensie lace skirt | Bandolino red pumps | Charlotte Russe necklace | Ashley Fox clutch 






Happy holidays everyone! Mwah!

XOXO

Godbless

- Gift Princess

Out With the Old, In With the New

Out With the Old, In With the New


Black dress
modcloth.com


Floral-print shoes
modcloth.com



Wine necklace
modcloth.com


Lime Crime lip stain
modcloth.com


The Apartment - NYC Photo, Carrie Bradshaw's Apartment in Greenwich...
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Celebration Committee dress, floral print shoes, Melie Bianco yellow purse, Wine necklace and Lime Crime lip stain are purchasable at Modcloth.com. Check their website for more wonderful vintage and quirky fashion finds!


XOXO

Godbless

- Gift Princess

Arcade Day


It was my first time to go to Boomer's arcade and boy I was impressed at all the old school arcade games they have collected there. If you want to go back to your childhood nostalgia then this is the place to go. From golfing to go kart racing to video arcades, Boomer's serves up fun and excitement and you can eat pizza at the same time too. So it was one of my cousin's son's birthday that day and I had to layer up because the cold wind is blowing and thanking God it's not snowing here in CA.

Leather is one way to use and since it was trending, I used it for this occasion. I also bought it from sale at Macy's including the top too. My jacket is felt fabric and feels cozy and for the shoes, I thought of wearing flats but still boot-like so I can walk a lot and yup it made me shorter too (which I already am).




Nine West jacket | Rebel Sky top | Mix It necklace | Material Girl leather skirt | American Rag Cie leggings | Forever 21 booties | Coach purse 




XOXO

Godbless

- Gift Princess

{Nail Art} Christmas Sweater and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer


Merry Christmas everyone! It's Christmas so why not celebrate fun nail arts! Once a year, be festive all the way even in your nails because Y.O.L.O. Yes, we only live once so let's get all the nail artsy fancy done. 

I've been itching to do Christmas sweater design and it's a first for me so I eneded up doing a  lot of dots instead of lines. Oooops, maybe next time will be better. And of course Rudolph the red nose reindeer! They are easy to do and since I've been practicing on making kawaii clay charms, the reindeer was easy to paint on. However for the Christmas sweater, I do really need a thin nail art brush. Because in this case I just used my normal paint brush. 

Scroll for more pictures and nail polishes and acrylic paints used. And I wanted to say the Jessie's Girl nail polish I used was vibrant and the formula was great. I fell in love with their line and it is so affordable too. The top coat I used is Sally Hansen hardening top coat I picked up at Target. If I can do it, you can do it too! Have fun! :)




CHRISTMAS SWEATER
Jessie's Girl Wham Bam (red background)
Craftsmart White (white designs)




RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER
Sally Hansen White On (White background)
Craftsmart Golden Brown (reindeer's head)
Craftsmart Espresso (reindeer's antlers)
Craftsmart Black (eyes)
Craftsmart White (sparkle in eyes)


XOXO

Godbless

- Gift Princess

Newport Beach Cruise


Hey everyone! How's your Christmas/Hannukah so far? Last week was hectic and it was a good reward by Saturday to go holiday cruising at Balboa Pier here in Newport Beach. It was a whole day of errands for me, we went from Beaumont (where my grandpa is) to West Covina (to serenade lovely nursing home peoples) then to Newport Beach (for the night cruise). It was amazing how we had all the energy to go back and forth here in CA amidst all the traffic in the freeway but again I'm telling you, it was so much fun!

I was wearing 2 layers of clothing half the day and boy it was hot in the daytime. I figured I might as well wear 2 layers because we won't have time to change and it gets cold in the beach. So I was happier when evening came and I brought my faux fur vest to wear for added warmth. 

Surprisingly, the temperature in Balboa Pier was manageable and I actually liked the breeze and smell of the ocean. We first took pictures at the port and in Peninsula Park and went to eat at a seaside cafe. Then we immediately made a beeline for Balboa Pier so we won't miss our cruise boat. It was so fun to see houses filled with Christmas lights and we kept on figuring out which house was Kobe Bryant's. Drinks were also served in the cruise boat and it lasted for like an hour and a half touring the Balboa Island. We plan on going back for whale watching next time. 



Joseph A. turtleneck sweater | Hiatus skirt | Cozy fur vest | Lulus bauble necklace

*I forgot the brand of the tights and the boots were given from a friend. :)


And here are some quick photoshoot with my fashionista Aunt (check out her Lookbook).




And with hubby... :)


XOXO

Godbless


- Gift Princess

After the Rain {OOTD} + Christmas Decorating


Last weekend's weather was gloomy so I paired it with mostly gray colored outfit. I was surprised that California was very cold last week and boy we did stay inside the house. But we went outside to decorate the lawn with Christmas goodness later on! We are filled with Christmas spirit as we decorateand if you follow me on Instagram, you would see everyday pictures of Christmas tradition we do here (Filipino American). 

This look is very simple & basic - black dress, leggings, sweater and boots! Just wanted to blend in the gloominess with simple layers but still comfortable. After all, cold days make you go lazy. :P




Ruby dress | Nine West sweater | American Rag Cie leggings | Roxy boots | Calvin Klein purse | Nicole Miller feather earrings


Some pictures of our decorations. More pics on IG and in FB! :) :) :) Oh and here is the part 1 of our Christmas tree decoration.












XOXO
Godbless
- Gift Princess

Pac Man



In honor of Manny Pacquiao's winning (yeah go Philippines!). I hereby wore a pacman inspired outfit. The details in my top is so cute that I wanted to finish the look with a blue skirt. I actually like the combination of blue and orange together (if I haven't mentioned already, now you know) so I tend to always look for those colors whenever I am shopping. Huge thanks for my hubby for accompanying me last Black Friday even though he hates it and he almost went home. I seriously appreciated him for it. By the way, we shopped from 8pm Tursday to 4am Friday together with my shopaholic Aunt too. :)

These whole look are from sales (Black Friday and Holiday sales) and my shoes were given to me. I always cannot bring myself to buy regular priced items. I'm more of a "coupon-slash-sales-princess". Trust me, my friends and family already labeled me like that. Also, I tend to go to Forever 21 where everything is affordable and cute and chic and stylish. I trust you are like that too and we could be besties! Yay! :)





Forever 21 Black undergarment | Ann Taylor top | Forever 21 skirt  | ebay bag | INC shoes | Liz Claiborne bracelet | Macy's earrings





XOXO

Godbless


- Gift Princess



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