Lazy Sundays are meant to be lazy. Mine are usually spent hearing mass, having lunch, dropping by a book store to check the latest find I could lose myself in, then heading home and reading said book in the comforts of my bed.

As a result, I’ve been practicing an unspoken ‘no make-up Sundays’ rule. I like tucking my face behind my gigantic reading glasses not caring about mascara nor my vibrant red lipstick getting smeared all over my face (hey, it happens. Especially when in front of buffalo wings.)

Yesterday though, while browsing racks of magazines, I bumped into Onin Lorente, street style photographer of Style Anywhere and got my photo snapped. All I could think about was how messy my hair was and how immediate makeup application was rendered impossible as my beloved cosmetics bag was left at home. But I present my bare face still.


The lesson (also what my grandmother lived and swore by) : it wouldn’t hurt to put on some lipstick. Or concealer.

This summery outfit, acco. to Onin, is to blame for the prompting of this age-old lesson. (Told you I was beach dressing already.) I honestly can’t help but feel like a grade school-er about to go on a field trip. Heading out to Boracay in 3 days for the #SmartLiveAllOut event on May 3rd. I just saw the line-up of activities and I encourage everyone to try the dares and stations with me. Not sure what activities I could reveal as of the moment, but I assure you, they’re awesome – so much so that I’m already thinking of which stations/games to hoard. HA. There’ll also be a music festival come 9PM so I do hope I bump into you all there. Let me know if you guys are headed to Boracay! See you at the beach?

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Cropped top, TOPSHOP | Maxi skirt from Cambodia | Sandals, MOSSIMO | Bag, MARGIELA for H&M

p.s. if you were wondering if I wore this to mass, I had a jacket.