18 March 2010

prim and proper


our grandma has always trained us to dress up for church and on sundays. i remember her standing by the door in our house in the province, waiting to see what we're wearing. it has to be appropriate -- like, it has to have sleeves and the length of the skirt has to be knee-length. it's not that she was strict about clothes in general -- i mean, our mom used to have mini-mod dresses in the 60's and 70's and that got my dad hooked..LOL. but sundays were always an exception. so even when we got back to the city, i remember me and my sisters taking our time preparing for church because we always had to look appropriate and presentable. sundays, as a kid, was always a dress-up day. and my favorite was my peach chiffon dress with a matching brim hat. 
this was taken last sunday after church and on the way to get a massage at one of our favorite spas here -- nuat thai at mabolo. not only is their services good, they have really good interiors too and very affordable -- a body massage is at P150 - P250 ($3.00 - $5.00). please don't mind my disheveled look. it is indeed obvious that i need to relax and unwind. i can assure you i was deeply relaxed after the 45 minute foot massage and 1 hour swedish body massage...felt so good!

grey dress - miu miu (thrifted!)
zebra print bow flats - parisian
black oversized bag - my mom's
long watch necklace - hk gift shop
Follow vanilla ice cream

14 comments:

kate maggie said...

love it! You look so pretty...as always :)

iamhaidrofilik said...

wow good for you for scoring a pretty miu miu dress! yeah, sundays are always a dress-up day. in my case it's my dad who's always particular of our clothes when we go to church. lol

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projectvee said...

miu miu thrifted dress? win!! :)
haha even if it wasn't though - still looks great on you.

Mom Daughter Style said...

that's a perfect dress. fits you very well, and miumiu? i never owned one. i should start thrifting more often

Martwa Marta said...

the dress is absolutele perfect! i adore the photoshooting as well. besides, my gran also used to pay attention to what i was wearing to the church when i was a kid, but not too short skirt were my problme. when i was about 5 or 6 years old i really wanted to be a boy, consequently i wore trousers which were covered with stains. i was a dirty child!

eunice said...

gorgeous dress! can't believe you thrifted it!! lucky girl :)

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Anita Putri said...

so simple and chic dear.
you look so cute :)

pensandlens said...

still lovely...
what a great combination...

Church and Massage...
I surely miss to go to church

Take Care
Sweet
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Sher said...

Sweet dress! I still have to look prim and proper in church on sundays too:P

xx

Jen said...

Your grandma obviously taught you well - you look fab!

Jen said...

aww gizelle! you look adorable in this thrifted miu miu dress (what a great find!!) :)
and a spa sounds amazing! i've never been to one haha

Krislyn said...

cant believe that's a thrifted miu miu! luckyyyy! you look pretty and chic as always. :)

superumi said...

the thrifted miu miu dress is an awesome find!!! happy for you :)

Helmi said...

You have a nice blog! :)

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