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15 January 2011

as colorful as a peacock

disclaimer: pardon the puppy face on the last photo. i meant to show you my peacock feather earrings and my owl connector ring. can you believe each accessory are just below PHP 50.00?

as if it was intently scheduled by the heavens above, after raining for 2 weeks due to the la niña, the clouds cleared up and the sun came out to get ready for the festivities this weekend. 

we will be celebrating the feast of the sto. niño this weekend. (sto. niño, meaning the child jesus). the feast celebrates how us, filipinos who had Islamic and Pagan origins, were Christianized and accepted Roman Catholicism. the celebration is called the Sinulog and is celebrated with nine days of novena before the feast, a procession for the child jesus and the street dancing with the dancers and participants in bright and extravagant costumes, giant mascots and colorful parade floats. literally everyone able to walk will be out on the streets celebrating during the parade.   it is chaotic, what with the traffic and huge flux of people dancing, drinking and just having an awesome time but the celebration is definitely still something we look forward to every year as it is always a reason to get together with family and friends. 

white top - thrifted
green suede electro-pleated skirt - thrifted
camel faux leather bag - parisian, sm dept store
nude lace-up wedges - gold dot
peacock earrings - platinum mall, bangkok
owl connector ring - carbon find
camel braided belt - pratunam, bangkok
brown sunnies - bazaar find

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Taryn said...

I absolutely love your skirt and boots. I have this thing for tightly pleated skirts, they always looks so pretty!


Ahhh, you look SO ADORABLE. I love the pleats on your skirt - they are SO perfect. And go so well with your earrings. Which are, by the way, TOTALLY AWESOME.

Have a great weekend with your family and friends! It sounds fabulous.

Miranda said...

That skirt is amazing, I love the color and the design, I'm hoping to find one on a thrifting adventure.

Eve said...

I LOVE your earrings~~

Vera said...

pleats pleats pleats! too beautiful :)

Mary Ann said...

OMG!Love at first sight ako girl s skirt mo! ^^, I LOVE!

roanjean said...

Where in Carbon do you get your blings? I went there once looking for accessories but I got lost/went in circles. Or I just don't know where to find them. Haha.

Aileen Kim said...

i have always wanted to see the sinulog festival, but i fear the crowd would be maddening! Nice outfit post and love the peacock feather earring! Am into feather accessories these days too!

The House of Isla

ninasayshello said...

omfg! i cant seem to find a ring that nice in carbon. better luck next time hahhahaha

nice look you got here. although the skirt is long, i can tell by the looks of it, it isnt "init".

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

haaa,,nice earrings

Sample Travel Blog said...

electric pleats are made of love. they make everyone look fashionable, instantly! super love your color combo too!

love lots,


i love this look! so chic! :]]
i love your belt. i seriously envy skinny girls, you can wear belt na naay *sobra* lol know what i mean? :[ its cute! and apparantly if i wear it, wala normaaal :[

i miss spending this time of the month in cebu! i definitely miss cebu :[[

take care gizelle!

Hazel☺ said...

i really wish i'm in cebu right now! i want to experience sinulog :(( too bad when we went there last year it was around march already HAHA! anyway, those are affordable accessories!!!! awesome finds!!


ShopGirlXOXO said...

fabulous outfit. :)))) loving the skirt.

Meream said...

Be safe out there! The rain is insane :D

Claire said...

i love your skirt! very chic outfit! :)

Anonymous said...

so jealous of your skirt! you look lovely :)

Ninin of the two miss fits

Sweet said...

adorable photos Gizelle...I cannot wait for you to post your Sinulog adventure...I love the peacock earrings...and I know but this post reminds me of Katy Perrys has been hunting me since last week hahahaha!!!

love the skirt too dear...


Melai said...

wow masaya yang sinulog!! :)

Melai of Style and Soul

L.D. said... in the last picture! :) :) :) Awwwwww I adore you style, G! :)

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