Monday, March 28, 2011

Nicolethedressupdoll turns ONE!

MARCH 29, 2011.
A YEAR OF SHARING STYLISH IDEAS AND LIFE STORIES.
MY FIRST BLOGVERSARY!:)

I can't believe it, I'm blogging for just a year, it feels like I've shared a lot of stories with you guys!Yay, it feels good when you've been passionately on to something, I promise to blog more!

Had a nicolethedressupdoll themed/start of summer shoot with my college friends earlier!We opted for summery outfits. Pastels, camel tones, hats, dresses, shorts etc!I'm really touched by what they did for my first year of blogging. Even though we were so stressed earlier about school requirements, we still managed to push through with the shoot so I thank everyone who gave their time for this shoot.

"There is nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends."

*i warn everyone, this is a photo heavy blog post!
WHAT I'M WEARING!
Sheer floral dress- Thrifted
Shoes- Parisian
Hat- Tomato
Accessories- Tomato

My outfit inspiration?One time when my friend John and I was walking inside the mall, we passed by this cute girl wearing a floral dress with her own pair of boots!She really got my attention and here it is, planned to make my own version :)
TO MY GIRLS, THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!YOU MADE ME SUPER HAPPY TODAY. I LOVE YOU ALL :*
(from left to right) Joyce, Ila, Via, Pam, Nicole, Jane, Laih and Mica.

click on the links to get to know them more :)
START OF SUMMER.

(c) Garry Cortez,Joyce Ledesma, Jade Refuerzo
MUA: Jade Refuerzo
Stylist:Nicole Santos
Mica, Ila, B and I.

Meet my stylish friends :) they have their outfit posts too!:)
Joyce Ledesma
HERE'S MINE!:)
CHARLIE'S ANGELS!HAHAH!CHENENEN!:)
my picture partner, Joyce Ledesma.Thank you for letting us shoot at your place Joyce :*
Joyce, Mic and I :)
Via, Joyce and I.
WHAT IS FIERCE?
JANE,LAIH AND MICA.
OUR FAB MAKE UP ARTIST WHO ALWAYS TURN OUR FACES INTO HIS OWN WORK OF ART, JADE REFUERZO!WE LOVE YOU JADE :*
MWAH :*

Had a lot of fun, the shoot, the cocoflan (it's a delicious kind of icecream,very healthy), the commute, the hassle, the clothes and everything was ecstatic!I couldn't thank my friends enough. It was really a great year ender :)

NOW HYPE!

After the shoot, I commute all the way to SM North Edsa to meet my mom and dad. Had a lunch at Burgoo then went strolling. My mom bought this brown floppy hat with a leopard print ribbon! I super love it!:)
In celebration of my first year in blogging, I'll be having my FIRST BLOG GIVEAWAY!Here's a sneak peek!

FOLLOW SACHICO SHOP ON FACEBOOK!
They have pretty rings creatively design by them.

FOLLOW TRINKETS ROYALE MANILA ON FACEBOOK!
They have pretty pieces from hats,bags, to shoes!

HAPPY SHOPPING!

I'll post about the giveaway soon :)

Thanks to all my readers, you guys inspire me to blog more. Thank you,I love you all!

XOXO,
NICOLE ♥

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Retro Casual X Updates

Plates are finally over!Back to blogging outfit posts etc!:)

Retro Casual

Top- babo
sandals- wade
skinny jeans- freego
Tawny bag- Tomato
accessories- random brand
round glasses- random brand

A casual outfit for a busy day. Actually this is a late post.Wasn't able to blog it earlier. Wore this for our sociology and Advertising practice commercial shoot. Tried to keep it simple because, I just commute to Gateway.

I love this bag, it's like one of my magic bags, I can slip anything inside. My planner, wallet, make up kit, perfume,sanitizer, sunnies, pens etc!:)

Bought these round glasses for a very cheap price! I love how it makes every outfit look retro. But it's kinda awkward whenever I wear it, I always catch almost everyone's eyes. Even my mom and dad's!haha! Oh well, every blogger knows how it feels,right?:))

One morning, I was surprised when my mom asked me to go to her room. She gave me this M.A.C. Hello Kitty Make up brush kit! I was thrilled!:) I've been eyeing this one.


Bought these comfy navy blue Parisian flats just today. I just need a retail therapy, I was so exhausted cause of our Stat exam earlier. I was suppose to buy a pair of brogues from Cole Vintage, unfortunately there's no size left for me :( I end up buying these! Perfect for summer :)

Cute polka details inside, it has cushion that's why it's comfy to wear :)

That's all for today, I want to sleep. I miss sleeping for long hours!hahaha :))

XOXO,
Nicole

Friday, March 18, 2011

New Challenges and Multitasking.


"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. "

The picture explains it all, if I could just clone myself to get all things done, all at the same time.

Another blog post minus all the photo shoots, clothes, make- up and accessories.

This week was a very stressful week. And the best part?I survived!In a week time, my Sophomore days are over. I'm going to third year! I'm excited, still I have to admit, I'm scared of the challenges I'm going to face. You see, again, I committed myself in a big responsibility this coming school year. Yes, I was elected as CFAD Student Council's new Vice President-Internal. At first, I was like, really?whhhaaat?. It took me a long time for that thought to sink in. But I realized, I CHOSE THIS, I'LL GET THROUGH THIS.

Of course, I can't get rid of my worrying thoughts and my What Ifs once again. I guess it's starting. Yesterday, I had two meetings and because of that, I wasn't able to bond with my friends during our free time. Actually, I envy them for having more free times. But still, I CHOSE THIS, I'LL GET THROUGH THIS. After my meetings yesterday, I went straight to them and we went to the Kaida Contemporary Gallery to set up for our exhibit launching this Sunday. I was happy because, still I was able to bond with my block mates and get things done for our exhibit. We finished by 8p.m. I had fun. Then I realized, I can multi task.During our meeting yesterday, I was informed about the awardees of the CFAD graduation on the 29th.I salute to them and to all the other graduates. At that moment, I began living another dream, I want to be an awardee the time I graduate. I wan't my parents to go up the stage and make them realize that everything was worth it. With everything in line for me to do, I began asking HOW.

This coming Friday, our class have this outing to celebrate because plates are over. I think I can't come with them because I have duties by Friday night for the Bacc. mass for the graduates. Wow, I realized, I'm missing out. I don't know if they're going to move the dates but I don't want to spoil everyone's excitement so, it's okay if they'll push through with the original plan. Again, I CHOSE THIS, I'LL GET THROUGH THIS. I'll just "bawi" when everything's done.I expect more of these soon. But of course, I know these things would happen. These are the consequences of my decision. I don't regret it. I can't. I'll stick with this 'til the end. I'm just starting with this new task, a year-long task. Of course, I do know I can multi task. This is what I'm good at, and this time I'll make sure I'll do better.

I would like to thank everyone for believing and electing me as their new VP. I promise I'll do better. We'll do better. I'm ready for all the consequences I'm going to face and all the sacrifices I'm going to make. All I have to do right now is to get up there and do everything to get all things back and make it better.

"We choose to go not because it is easy, but because it is hard, because that goal will serve to measure and organize the best of our energies and skills, because that challenges is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win."

*p.s. sorry for this stressful blog post, I can't keep it in. If I could just shout it out loud, but I figured, I'll just write it down :P

XOXO,
Nicole


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Facebook : Portrait Monoprints by UST College of Fine Arts and Design


I'm inviting everyone to visit "Facebook" an exhibit of Portrait Monoprints by the selected students of UST College of Fine Arts and Design 2AD8.

Launching is on Sunday(March 20, 2011) at Kaida Contemporary Gallery.Cocktails starts at 5:30pm.See you there!:)

The exhibit is from March 20- April 6, 2011.This exhibit is open to public so feel free to visit!



Kaida Contemporary Gallery
36 Scout Santiago st., cor. Scout De Guia
1100 Quezon City
phone: +63(2)414 4777
e-mail: aidahysg@yahoo.com
regular gallery hours: 10am-7pm: Tues-Fri / 10am-8pm: Saturday

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sugar Spice and Everything Nice!

This week has been so stressful, still there are things and people who never fails to cheer me up :)

First on the list,

From my past blog posts, I've been mentioning Maroon 5's concert here on May and I can't believe it that someone will grant my wish to watch my favorite artists.

I would like to thank Rob for giving me this Silver Maroon 5 ticket planned with my friend Mica, all the way from Qatar. They surprised me yesterday(march 14, 2011). I really appreciate the thought and the effort. If I could just watch it with you. I couldn't thank you enough Rob, I tried calling you but all I can hear is the ringing haha, if I could just thank you personally I would, maybe when you're back. I'll just give you a mental hug right now>:D<>

This really took all my stress away!:">


Everything nice!

My collection of eye wears. From vintage Ray-bans to round glasses to heart shaped glasses!
I have this obsession with eye wears even thought I don't wear them that much.haha!


It really adds up chicness to every outfit :)

Lastly, My new Nautical striped cardigan. My mom bought me this last week. She had a seminar at Baguio City. I envy her for going there. I miss Baguio. Still, I'm thankful she gave me this. I love the color :)


This week is very stressful, it's finals week, I have tons of plates in line. But whenever I think of these simple things, it really cheers me up:) Of course, despite the busy week, I still managed to keep my blog updated.HAHA.

Will post again soon!Wish me Luck!

XOXO,
Nicole