Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Live Your Style with Adidas Neo

I can't say that I'm a "stylish" mom if we equate stylish with those celebrity moms we see from magazines.  I don't follow trends. I'm not brand conscious. I won't kill for fashion.  But, I do have style... and I'm happy with it.

When I'm at the office, I'm comfortable with the classic blazer and slacks get-up.  The blacks, grays and the chocolate browns dominate my corporate wardrobe. I'm pretty bored with my corporate style that's why I'm now adding more color to my everyday corporate look.  Yesterday, I wore my newly-bought red blazer with flower embroideries. I think it's cool.  

My style on casual days depends on my mood for the day or what I'd like to be for that day. Yes, it's understandable that I'm more adventurous outside my corporate world. I sometimes like to wear colorful, girly casual dresses even when I'm just grocery-shopping in a nearby supermarket.
But there are days that I like to be a hippie, just a boho blouse paired with jeans worn with my fave sandals.

I like to mix and match - a simple white classy shirt accessorized with pearls and a pair of red beaded pants may look off but it works for me.  I have pieces of clothing which have been with me for so long, have been worn repeatedly and am having difficulty to part from.

Quirky, edgy, feminine, classy, simple, fun --- these all describe me!  I'm extreme.  That's my style.

I can just opt to be simple one day ... 

and be edgy the next day.

I can be quirky and fun at times ...

 or a bit more sophisticated.  


Everybody has a style.  But I believe that the best style one can adopt is the one that lets you be YOU, the one that allows you to be free and be comfortable in your own skin.  Nothing can beat that style.


Embrace fun, spontaneity and the unexpected twists in fashion when the adidas NEO Label Spring 2013 collection hits stores in January to March.
Living a carefree journey that lets teens make their own style, NEO will capture attention with unique and innovative fashion and design twists on Spring merchandise. Products have multiple purposes or added value.
NEO will release a fresh product offering each month, spotlighting a fashion trend interpreted in a different way. In March patterns are the highlight, featuring vibrant waves of colour, with subtle patterns that appear to be one thing but on close inspection reveal another. These will include camouflage prints and edgy takes on adidas NEO slogans with a focus on windbreakers and shirts. Sporty, street and lifestyle footwear silhouettes with strong colour and graphic links create the look.
NEO footwear is available in SM and select Robinson’s Department Stores nationwide.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Nuffnang, Nokia & Abenson Bring You "Oz The Great and Powerful" Movie Screening!

Whew, that was fast!  If you don't know what I'm talking about, which most probably you don't really know, haha....well, let me tell you --  I just got back from my trip to Abenson in Glorietta where I got to see, touch and experience Nokia Lumia 620, 820 and 920.  
Our eldest daughter have been raving about Nokia Lumia since last year when she attended a Nokia party.  I wasn't there.  Since then, she's been bugging me to buy one for her.  A while ago at Abenson, I finally was convinced that it's the one phone that suits me and my daughter perfectly.  The features and applications are very Vivian- and Nisi-friendly, hehe.  Anyway, below are some facts about it:  
One thing I like about Nokia Lumia and other gadgets for that matter being sold at Abenson is that Abenson stores have very reasonable payment terms/schemes at 0% interest via credit card.  It's very helpful for budget-conscious moms like me.   
To know more about Nokia Lumia, visit any Abenson stores.  And to know more about Abenson Stores, visit the webiste at:

Electrolux HUSH Happier at Home

I've always put a premium on spending quality time with my family.  But, I also believe that for me to be a happy mom and give my best to my family, it's imperative that I spend as much quality time with myself.  I'm happy to have a house that is so much a home. Our humble abode is not only our happy place but a place of comfort.  It's a place where we can just kick back and relax, be at ease and be ourselves with no one judging us.
A working mom like me whose more than 50% of its "24 hours" is spent mostly away from home longs to spend the remaining hours of the day at home -- chilling, relaxing or spending a quiet time may it be alone or with the family.

Spending some sweet quiet time with myself

   or some weekend quiet time with my daughters

Just like many busy moms, I look forward to weekends.  I look forward to weekends when I can just savor some idle time or when I can just be lazy or have the privilege to be one.  Oh those days or weekends come pretty rare nowadays but when I do get that time, I savor every minute of it.  Yes, I love it when all the noise is turned off.

I realize that because of our own "busyness" and preoccupation with a lot on non-essential things, we are afraid to slow down and just stop whatever we're doing. We are so used to the noise around us that even if there are opportunities to just be quiet, stay still and do nothing, we refuse to see or grab these opportunities because we feel uncomfortable.  We are just not used to the "hush".

Spending quiet and relaxing weekends at home have done wonders to me. It recharges me; it prepares me for the coming 5-day work week ahead of me; it allows me to quiet my mind and my soul; it enables me to reflect on the most important things in life; it makes me appreciate life more and all that God has blessed me and my family with.  It's empowering because it is during these times that I get to listen to what God is telling me.

When I am empowered, I am at my best and able to give my best at home. I am stress-and-worry-free because of the needed "hush" I savor and experience during the weekends. And who doesn't like to live a worry-free life, right?  If I am happy, my husband is happy and our kids are happy.  It makes for a happier home. It makes for wonderful memories at home. That's the best thing I get when I allow myself to spend a quiet and relaxing weekend at home.

This is my official entry to Electrolux Philippines and Nuffnang's “Electrolux HUSH” Going Back to Happiness at Home! Blog Contest

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