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I’ve uploaded outfit posts but ended up deleting them by reason of self-doubt and unassertiveness. Maybe if I upload this post, it would stay here for more than a month. No one really knows.

So here goes Trial no. 1, again.

This shoot was unplanned, really. My friends and I were just wandering around the campus after a short meeting, Ry brought his camera out then this happened.


Someone needs to teach me how to pose and change my facial expression.



I remember the first time I saw this pair in a thrift shop near our house. It was love at first sight. They had no laces then, so I braided brown yarn and secured the tips with plastic tape to create aglets. I’ve been obsessed with these shoes since day one.



I also have been obsessed with black chokers but because I live by the motto: “Why buy it when you can DIY it?”, I crocheted my own. I know I can’t create a tattoo choker so I will probably have to buy one eventually.

The next three are my favorite photos from the bunch, barely post-processed.




I have no words for the photo above. Rainbow flag.


hand-me-down Esprit top, Kathmandu thermal leggings, thrifted platform shoes, DIY crocheted choker


What face am I making? I don’t understand.

Special thanks to Ryan Tadina and Patricia Pobre for the photos.

I’m guessing my next post would be a DIY tutorial. I might be wrong, haha.

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Setting Up, Maybe

This blog should get an award for collecting the most dust. I haven’t been totally active here but I don’t think anyone really notices. Also, I barely check stuff on my to-do list anyway (confession time, oops).

BUT I’ve been working on a lot of DIY ideas and outfit posts lately. I just hope these ideas would crawl out of my head and turn into reality.

*cue life update, with no fancy/wordy transitions*


I’ve recently entered a new dimension of life, something I was looking forward to way back. I’ve discovered a brand new place, met brand new people (well, mainly), had brand new adventures. Haha, I made my way to the university. After being /sheltered/ in my high school, here I am exploring a whole new world.

I’m now taking up Fine Arts in my dream university, University of the Philippines Diliman. Pro: I like what I’m doing. Con: It’s no piece of cake. Having self-proclaimed ADD made it a lot worse, to be honest.

It’s been a month since I went to college. During the first days or weeks, I saw an image of myself free from the imaginary cage I built for more than 10 years. I was like a kid in a huge-ass toy store, tossing all the things I see into my cart. I wanted to do everything I didn’t get to do in high school – run for council, join lots of organizations, etc.

Bit by bit, I’m grasping that I’m not as resilient as I think I am. Friends would know how many hours I sleep in a day, if I ever do haha. People around me probably notice that I’m slowly evolving into a panda. Nonetheless, pro: I like what I’m doing.


It’s been a tough month for my teeth too, by the way. I got out of the imaginary cage but my teeth got penned into a literal one. Oh, these metal things… Happy one month, braces.


I mentioned that I’ve been having outfit posts ideas earlier and I hope I make that possible. I just need a little push.

I’ve discovered that I have a few block mates who are fond of taking photos so I guess it wouldn’t be that difficult. If that doesn’t turn out as I’d hope, well I study in a college teeming with wonderful artists haha.

I’m a caterpillar in my cocoon until now, though. My insecurities still linger. I’m waiting for that /blooming phase/.


DIYs, DIYs and more DIYs! I’ve already listed projects, requested and planned. I hope I get to do at least one before I am of legal age.


I rethought that ‘x, Ida’ thing after every post and I guess I’m not doing that any longer.

*end of life update*

I’m too excited for my next DIY. Maybe that explains the delay.

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Anonymous asked:
Hi Ida! Since you talk about thrift shops and vintage stores a lot, I was wondering what are your favorite shops and where are they located? :) Thanks!

Hi! I like going to the one along Kamuning Road and near the Kamuning market. :) I have yet to explore the wonderful thrift shops near Araneta Center and Gateway, haha!

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