Of Theatres and Trolleys

Eversince I found out about this event,I’ve always looked forward to this time of the year (…and No, I’m not talking about Christmas)—the Annual Houston Theatre District Open House  never fails to get me over-the-top excited.

A year after our move to Houston, I decided to put one of my greatest loves on hold and out of sheer bitterness opted to disassociate myself from anything that had to do with it. Treating it like a boyfriend that I just broke up with seemed to help at first; no exposure to plays, musicales, Broadway soundtracks, auditions…I just straight up avoided it. I even went out of my way to make sure that I did NOT travel to New York, even if I was dying to see Broadway and just ‘theatre-hop’ to watch one musical after the other. I was too scared to step in the land of Wicked and Lion King and Phantom of the Opera, I was too scared to envy other people living ‘the dream’ or trying at least, while I was stuck in this so-called ‘rut’. Some things will just have to come first even if it may hurt like hell, sometimes they’re called priorities  and I made that decision to do what I needed to do for now. I think only a few can comprehend the pain of watching an amazing performance, knowing that at one point you were on the right track of doing something similarly beautiful but because of circumstances can’t seem to do so. I am not sure when I will get back to my past’s passion or if I’ll ever have the chance to get back to it but I’ve realized the magic of performance is something too wonderful to give up completely.

So, fast forward to the present—

Today, I had a date with my mom and my sisters to the Theater District Open House. Like last year we were running late and we had to rush from one theatre to the other but I’m glad mama could join us this time. Learning to just embrace whatever the Houston theatre district has to offer took some time , with acceptance I have learned to be comfortable in a theatre seat rather than be on stage. Of course there will always be that little part of me that will long to perform…


Love it when they do excerpts from this season’s musicale selections


Ramas girls with some ancient folks..haha


Waiting for the trolley ride to the other theatres


Set up for the Houston Symphony


Bright lights—view from below


Colorful Brahm’s Beard—tribute to Brahm’s


World Class Houston Symphony Performance—Bravo!

Impeccable choice of musical pieces, Houston Symphony…a perfect teaser for this season’s concerts. A personal favorite of mine was when they did the Jurassic Park Soundtrack, I think I almost cried.Haha. If you close your eyes, you’d really think you were part of the movie or something, it was perfect!!!

Here’s my outfit for the day:

Simple Neutrals dominated the look, I’d like to think I was anticipating fall—a bunch of browns, black and beige and gold here and there to polish the look.


(DRESS: from Jatujak Market, Bangkok/ BELT: thrifted, $.50/ HAT: Claire’s, $10/ WEDGES: Burlington Coat Factory, $7/ CLUTCH: Etienne Aigner, from Mita Bo/ SUNGLASSES: Forever 21,/RING: H&M/ BRACELET: from Camille/ BANGLE: Forever 21 / EARRINGS: thrifted from a subdivision sale, $.50)

Love this antique clutch from my, aunt. Love the smell of leather.

I think I need to tighten that belt and trim those locks.

Close up on the accessory details.

Coral pedis with my ‘Cheap Find’ from Burlington Coat Factory during a trip to Fort Lauderdale,Florida.

This was definitely a nice way to spend a typical Sunday. I’ll catch y’all later..



Donning Flaura

Wedding Plans are still up in the air because of the unique (for a lack of a better word) situation Marco and I have but that didn’t stop me from attending the Houston Wedding Showcase to get some ideas. Ummmm…it wasn’t as grand as the one they had a few months ago so I didn’t really come out fully-inspired but it was another excuse for our long overdue chick-bonding. Surprisingly with not much effort from Ann (our July Bride) in terms of getting us together we all made it in one piece with no excuses—I was the last one to get there. (geez) Amazing, how the unplanned get-togethers come out more organized and less stressful. Thanks for coming up with this, geng.
Floral Head dress

Perfect day to sport my new DIY floral head dress. With a little sales-pitch from Hessa on DIYs, a little bit of my time, extra wire from my DIY bridal hangers, floral tape (I picked brown) and a few artificial flowers from Hobby Lobby I was little miss hippie for the day. I made sure that the head dress was not overly adorned with flowerettes, didn’t want to come out looking like a flower girl instead of a blushing bride-to be, right?

Arm Candy with candy-like colors
(HEAD DRESS: my DIY/ DRESS: lace; Xilhiration/ HEELS: fringed; Qupid/ PURSE: thrifted/ BANGLES:Forver 21 and Shasa)
And ofcourse…here are my lovies ( a bunch of them missing)


Ann (congrats geng!)

Kim K… I mean Hessa. Lol.
Uptown Sushi—Restaurant #3 for me for this year’s Houston Restaurant Week. Nothing beats $20 for a full course meal. I just wish I had decent pictures of my picks, I specifically enjoyed the Edamame Bisque for my appetizer and for dessert the assorted mochi
Running late. We had 2.5 hours left until the end of the Wedding Showcase but ofcourse we took time taking pictures outside.
Brides-to-be with the stand-in grooms
Our Kim Kardashian for the day—Hessa.
The only blush dress we could find…we weren’t too impressed.

My Girls said they’re making me one for the ‘first wedding’.:)
Fab and overly hungry. Guess who’s the hungriest of them all?Haha

After the Wedding Showcase…Back-up Flats Alert: Out with the heels and In with the flats.

Saw a large patch of grass by Discovery Green…Hessa just had to.Hahaha.. How could you not?

Peace Out!


LBD Night

After months and months of planning this Little Black Dress Event with the sisters, we finally pushed through with it. We couldn’t have picked a better time—Houston Restaurant Week!!!! Yay! And I’d have to commend  Colombe D’or for being the perfect restaurant to host our little get-together. Seriously…Look them up.

(DRESS: from Mommy Babe/ BELT: w/ the dress/ SHOES: Image, $7/ PURSE: velvet sling, from Mita Bo/ EARRINGS: from Katsie/ BRACELET: pearls, thrifted)

Pearls, Lace and Velvet Rose.

The Floral Belt that came along with the dress

Gold Pointed Heels. Good find from Image.

One of my Favorite Pearl Clip-ons from my brother’s girlfriend.

Happened to pose right above the vent and had to hold my dress at the back, if not—instant Marilyn Monroe effect. Haha.

Summer Salad

Chicken Breast with spinach, sun dried tomatoes in champagne sauce.

Traditional Creme Brulee.

Candid photo of me enjoying my Stuffed Chicken Breast. Delicioso!

Mood Lighting

One of the rooms upstairs. Love the ambiance.

Clock and Candleholders after my own heart

Staircase Photo: One last shot before heading out the Restaurant

Of Sheer and Animal Elegance

A slightly ‘dressy’ take on Animal Print.

(TOP: Lace , CARDIGAN: No Boundaries/ SKIRT: thrifted from Angel’s Closet/ WEDGES: Bangkok, Thailand/ NECKLACE: Cebu, Philippines/ PURSE: Bijoux Terner, $10)

The lace top inside was too “out there”, I had to button up the cardigan.

Showing off my $10 clutch from Bijoux Terner. I found that store in fort Lauderdale so amusing.

Another find from the streets of Bangkok, Thailand.

This casual cardigan was thrifted from a Salvation Army close to my house, in fact it was a bit tattered and worn out when I bought it—precisely the reason why I fell in love with it. Rarely do people wear such pieces to project any sort of class especially when they’re cotton material animal prints that were ripped in some places. This isn’t exactly my go-to wardrobe when I want to dress up but with the help of a sheer pleated skirt that I purchased from ‘Angel’s Closet’ during my Dipolog Trip and Pearl Necklace that I got from Cebu before moving to Houston I was able to come up with an outfit that was church-worthy at least. Of course I made sure to button up that cardigan not to reveal my see-through lace top, too scandalous for Sunday I suppose. Haha.