Spring Stripes + Three Dots

Three Dots Striped Top (originally featured here)

Even though I like to glam up my look once in a while with heels and fancy dresses, I still lean to classic patterns like stripes on most days. Stripes is clearly everyone's favorite (I could be wrong!) pattern and the reason is clear as daylight. It is easy to style, versatile and timeless. Stripes never goes out of trend. And the fact that there are several types of striped pattern provides you with endless styling possibilities.

When I got this striped Cabanda top from Three Dots, I was amazed. The fabric is lightweight and cool. It was the perfect top to wear on our hot, humid days in the Philippines. I could go on and on, but you get the idea. You want to wear something light and breezy on hot days but you don't have to compromise style. 

And this is where Three Dots comes in... I got lost on their website, exploring many beautiful items on display. But I am mostly impressed by their striped selection and I am sure you will too. Here are some of my top picks (with links on where you can shop them):

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Are you a fan of stripes too?
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. However, the opinion expressed and items featured are my own picks. Thank you for supporting brands that support this blog!

Shein SS16 Trend Report

It's no secret that Shein is one of my consistent partners in this blog. I've shopped (yes, shopped not gifted items) from the website several times before and have featured a ton of products from the site. I cannot help it - they offer a massive selection of trendy clothing options at irresistible prices. Plus, they constantly offer promos and discounts to their shoppers to provide more savings! In fact, last week they had a free shipping offer for 48 hours (did any of you catch that?). Today, I am happy to share yet another promotion from them: Trend SS16 Report

If you haven't kicked off your summer shopping yet, now is the time to officially get started. This is a tiered sale wherein you can save more when you spend more! Below are the codes you can use:

TS40 to save 40% on orders $55 and more
TS45 to save 45% on orders $105 and more

This promotion couldn't be more timely for me as I have been adding lots of items to my wishlist and cart non-stop! Specifically, I've been looking for more summer tops. Below are some of the items in my cart right now. Which do you think should make the cut?

Grey Pineapple Print Shirt / White Loose Shirt / Striped Off Shoulder Swing Top / White Cold Shoulder Bell Sleeve Shirt / Royal Blue Crochet Blouse
The promo is valid until May 2nd so make sure to grab the offer while you can!

JORD's Delmar Drift Series

If you are an avid reader of my blog, then you know that I love me some JORD. This is seriously one of my favorite companies that I've worked with. The sustainability of the products and the uniqueness piqued my interest when they expressed desire to collaborate. And I just couldn't say no... at that time, they were the the only company that I've heard of that produced wooden watches. And they are continuing to bring innovation with their new Delmar DRIFT series

With this all new series, you can get more customized wood options and colors to suit your style. I love the style and look of the Delmar watches because they are unisex in design - much like the Sully Green Sandalwood watch, which you've previously seen me (and my hubby) style here.

Delmar DRIFT Green Sandalwood & Pearl Carbon / Delmar DRIFT Red Sandalwood & Topaz Carbon
Delmar DRIFT Bamboo & Olive Carbon / Delmar DRIFT Dark Sandalwood & Obsidian Carbon
Delmar DRIFT Dark Sandalwood & Garnet Carbon / Delmar DRIFT Bamboo & Navy Carbon

These are just some of my favorites from the series. You have plenty more options available when you browse the website. Which of these Delmar DRIFT watches do you see yourself wearing?

Here are some looks I've featured with JORD:

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links; however, the opinion expressed are my own.

Plaid Midi + Lace-Up Espadrilles

In the summer time, I like to keep my style easy and laid back. It starts with choosing pieces that are made of lightweight materials like this flowy plaid midi dress from BB Dakota. I have wanted a shirt dress for so long but I could not find the style that I want. This button front midi dress is the next best thing to a shirt dress. Even though I am a maxi lover at the core, I have gotten to appreciate midi dresses as of late. They are proving to be as versatile as maxi dresses are in terms of being able to dress them up or down. I got the dress in small but it appears longer to me as I am petite. 


Dress: BB Dakota

Lace-Up Espadrilles: Soludos
Watch: JORD (c/o)

To complete my casual summer look, I need an equally comfortable pair of shoes. And what better type of shoe to wear than espadrilles? I've been seriously lusting over all kinds of espadrilles this season - espadrille flats, lace-up espadrilles, wedges espadrilles, and so on. This pair from Soludos (and it's only $55) was the ultimate choice because it is versatile enough to be paired with a few other summer pieces in my closet. It's a must-have if you are looking for a new pair!

What would you consider is your summer essential?

Save vs Splurge: Summer Shoe Edition

The last time I did a Save vs Splurge post, I received a good response from my readers. Hence, I decided to do it again this time focusing on one of my favorite trends of the moment: lace up shoes. I have been coveting them and love my lace up shoes in all forms: espadrilles, heels, flats and sandals. If you are in the market to add new lace up shoes to your closet, I'm going to show you two options according to your budget.

Splurge: Carina Suede Espadrille Wedge / Save: Faux Suede Wedge Sandals
Splurge: Minimal Lace Up Heel / Save: Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties
Splurge: Saga Lace Up Sandal / Save: MIA Delphine Gladiator Sandals
Splurge: Shay Lace Up Flat / Save: Grey Suede Lace-Up Flats
Splurge: Hierro Heel / Save: Nude Lace-Up Heels
Splurge: Marina Lace Up Espadrille / Save: Sam Edelman Lilly Black Lace-Up Flats

Which would you go for: save or splurge?

Drop Waist Obsession

Obsession is a strong word. But I would not hesitate calling my love for drop waist dresses an obsession. I've previously talked about this particular trend being one of my current favorites and it still is! I purchased this dress from Shein from way back and little did I know that the flounce hem will become a huge trend this past year, and even more so now. I could not have been any happier with this purchase!

Dress: Shein (similar, similar)

Shoes: Shein (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors
Purse: Shein

As a bonus? I purchased this dress in red - it was also available in black at that time. Aside from the classic black and white dresses, I do believe that a red dress is a must in every woman's closet. Like a red lipstick, the red dress creates a bold statement without even trying. In fact, it did not even need any more styling except for this quilted beige purse and my nude heels!

What are your thoughts on the drop waist trend?

10 Statement Necklaces for the True Fashionista

Original posts here, here and here

It's no secret that I am a fan of statement necklaces and accessories. A necklace or earrings can make a simple outfit stand out. In fact, it can elevate an outfit and make casual outfits seem more dressed up. A statement necklace in particular is a must-have for any true fashionista. Statement necklaces can go from classy to over-the-top! If you like to go over-the-top, I've picked out a few items to add to your collection. I want a couple (or all) of these and I'm sure you will love them too:

Antique Silver Tassel Necklace / Deepa Gurnani Cali Necklace / Colorful Beaded Leaves Necklace
Wide Chunky Short Chain Necklace / Shourouk Phoenix Necklace / Adia Kibur Nora Necklace
Tear Drop Bohemian Necklace / Royal Blue Icon Necklace
Ben-Amun Crystal Bib Necklace / Wild Waters Fringe Necklace

Which of these pieces will you dare to wear?


Good news, ladies! This post was featured on this week's Links ala Mode at IFB! Be sure to check out the other picks below: 
Links à la Mode, April 21
SPONSOR: Shopbop Wildfox, Love Sam Dresses, KENDALL + KYLIE Shoes, blank canvas, Viva Aviva, Love Binetti, Day to Night Dresses, Denim Shorts, Slide Sandals, Men's Chamula

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links but the items featured are my own picks. As always, the opinion is my own.

Touch of Suede

As much as I love wearing dresses, there are certain moods that make me crave for my jeans. Wearing denim jeans is a classic look that can be easily dressed up or down. Simple touches can make a look. And for this one, I think my red suede Steve Madden pumps helped to elevate this casual denim look.

Top: Rosewholesale (c/o - sold out)
Jeans: Bench
Shoes: Steve Madden
Watch: JORD (c/o)
Bag: Kate Spade

When suede became a huge trend earlier this year, I was excited about the trend because of the gorgeous suede pieces I've been seeing on various bloggers. Sadly, the tropical weather here makes it impossible for me to wear anything suede. The next best thing I could get to wearing a suede is by wearing suede shoes. Me getting this suede pumps was perfectly timed too since I was looking to add red pumps to my shoe collection. And it does not hurt that these red pumps dressed up the outfit, right?

If you are also looking to add some red suede pumps to your collection (since mine is already sold out), here are some options for you:

Kate Spade Licorice Pumps / DVF Myriam Suede Pumps / Stuart Weitzman Heist Pumps

Which of these red pumps will you love to take home?