#BOHOLIVIA

I’ve been a sucker for themed parties for as long as I can remember and it amazes me how much fun I have with it even as an adult. You see me blog about someone else’s party and that’s just me appreciating the turn out of the celebration. To other people parties are just parties but it does take a lot of love, time, effort and creativity to pull off something like this especially here in the US where hiring party planners are a bit out of the budget.

So when you see me go all-out on a themed party, that’s just me showing my appreciation. It doesn’t faze me that people think I’m “feeling” the theme too much especially when it’s not my party. They took the time to prepare for it, at least take the time to look prepared and besides dressing up is soooo much fun. I hope Cassie grows up and sees it the way I do.

Here are some snippets of Olivia’s 1st Birthday Party. #Boholivia

And NO Cacay, it’s not #Bohol-ivia, its #Boho-livia. Haha.

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Our Bohemian flatlay before attending Olivia’s 1st Birthday. #Boholivia

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Olivia’s teepee set up greeting you as you enter the venue

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Her boho themed birthday giveaways. Feathers galore.

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Of feathers and teepees

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Cassie clearly enjoying the set up already

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Olivia’s cake smash area

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How cute, a cactus piñata!

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Olivia’s Dessert Table

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The cake—Keeping it boho chic and boho classy. 😀

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Happy 1st Birthday Olivia and Happy 1st year as parents Ann and Charles!

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Cassie and Daddy

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Boho-lovin Mommy and Cassie

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We couldn’t resist taking a picture even before the birthday girl arrived. Good job on the set up, geng!

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The Almacens and the Mendezonas


Here’s what Cassie wore:

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(ROMPER: floral; Sparrow Collective/ HEADBAND: boho feather headband; Pip and Tumbleweed/ SOCKS: gray knee high fox socks; Amazon/ MOCCASINS: pink fringe; Amazon)

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  And just coz it’s been awhile since I last did an OOTD. Here’s one just for the heck of it.

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Selfieeeee

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(DRESS: velvet rose pink dress, Rue 21/ SANDALS: cream colored high knee gladiators; Charlotte Russe/ HAT: maroon fedora; Icing/ SUNGLASSES: round frames/ SCARF: thrifted from the Philippines/ CHOKER: nude florals; thrifted from the Philippines)

~Rhea

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And It Was Positive…

(TOP: U-shape open back top; Market Market/ SHORTS: Black Faux Leather Animal Prints Shorts; Forever 21/ SHOES: Ellie Metallic Espadrilles; Rubi/ SUNGLASSES: Vintage Oversized Frames; Christian Dior/ PURSE: Metallic Blue Clutch; Simply Vera Vera Wang)

I got challenged when my husband hinted that I couldn’t carry espadrilles and backpacks—he said it just wasn’t my thing, so for Christmas those were the exact things I had him buy me. Of course I wanted to prove him wrong, espadrilles were never my preference but I think I look fine in them. What do you think?

Simple Flat Lay of today’s #OOTD. 😀

Spot our Wedding Video by MVP that came in a few day’s ago, can’t wait to watch the entire thing with the mister.

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Btw, I just found out yesterday that I’m pregnant. Marco and I are going to have our own little family and I’m going to be a mommy! Exciting times ahead.

Funny story really…Marco was at work the entire day and I was supposed to get an ultrasound not for anything else but to check if everything in my “system” was okay. Something urged me to not do the ultrasound and buy a pregnancy test instead, I don’t know what it was I guess it was my woman’s instincts bothering me, so I did. I figured if I buy this test and it comes out positive then I don’t have to do the ultrasound anymore because clearly my “system” is working perfectly fine and it’ll save us some money.

I tested and the first line was distinct, the second line was barely there and so I thought “that’s another negative”, I put it back inside the box then inside the brown paper bag and tossed it in the trash. But I was still uneasy and I knew I wasn’t imagining the second line being barely there so I googled it. Yes, Google is very useful in times like these and I checked pictures of positive pregnancy tests and some of their tests looked just like mine, I would later find out from my husband that the reason why the second line was faded was because the Hcg levels weren’t high enough for the test to detect it but it did detect the little of what was there and so it was still faded. You could picture what happened next…I went through my trash, pulled out the brown paper bag, took out the box, re-opened it and there it was the second line more distinct than before. I was pregnant!

And here it is…

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Marco a few days prior to this would tease me a lot, he’d rub my tummy and say “hellooooo and welcome” like how Jason Segel in the comedy Sex Tape said it. He came home from work around 10 pm that night and I welcomed him with my version of “hellooooo and welcome” while waving the test in the air. He said “what’s that?” but he was already smiling, I gave the test to him and asked him “that’s a positive, right?” He saw both lines and smiled.

Today we’re going to the lab to confirm the pregnancy with blood work.  (that too would come out positive)

P.S: Hopefully I won’t be too insecure to post pregnant ootds after this. Haha.

~Rhea

It wasn’t NIU, It was Me.

This was probably my 2nd visit to SM Aura’s NIU by Vikings and with no fail I would feel sick right after. During the first visit, I thought it was the lamb I ate but Marco seemed perfectly fine so maybe it was something else. The vomiting in the middle of the night was mad and I thought I got food poisoned so explain to me why I was hopping from one buffet table to the other, when we went for Mikel’s birthday dinner. I was extra cautious because I still couldn’t determine what had happen the last time. Right after dessert, there it was again the feeling of nausea but this time milder. This time around I was convinced that it was the mixture of food smells that had caused it, thank God I was fine when we left Niu.

A few days later Marco and I would find out that I was pregnant and that alone would explain it all….It wasn’t NIU, it was me. Pun intended. haha.

A simple quiet dinner for Mikel’s birthday on a Tuesday night at Niu by Vikings.

Mikel and the obligatory birthday cake shot

Still goofing around. Happy Birthday Mikel!!!!

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Niu Ambiance

Pilica and I at Uniqlo after the dinner. Yeah, we wanted these hats.

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What I Wore:

(TOP: sheer blouse; Cotton On/ BOTTOM: tartan plaid leggings; from 168, P100/ SHOES: wedges; Qupid/ SUNGLASSES: Sunnies/ EARRINGS: art deco earrings; F21/ BRACELET: white faux leather with gold cuff; Terranova/ WATCH: gold; New York & Company; RING: druzzy; Minted Jewelry)

~Rhea

 

One With Nature

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(DRESS: Wet Seal/ HAT: Icing/ SANDALS: braided thongs; American Eagle Outfitters/ PURSE: Coach / SUNGLASSES: Sunnies/ NECKLACE: vintage from Roxi)

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Funny how today’s outfit blended well with abuelita’s garden, camouflaging much? I had to snap quick photos before heading out with the hubby to run some errands.

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Todays obvious color choices: Shades of Browns, Black and a little bit of the Greens.

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Matching purses with my mom’s white one. She gave this to me right before I left for the Philippines to get married.

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Lifesaving sandals when I broke the pair I was wearing in LA, they’re currently my favorites.

~Rhea

Shed Some Skin

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(DRESS: Snakeskin Prints; from Mom/ SANDALS: Nude Peeptoes; 168/ BELT: Red Faux Snakeskin/ PURSE: Brown clutch; Valentino/ SUNGLASSES: Dark Brown Kerry; Sunnies, P399/ EARRINGS: Gold Squares; Anne Klein; from Roxi/ WATCH: Gold, New York and Co./ RING: White Druzy Ring; Minted Jewelry)

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My favorite pair at the moment—-Sunnies’ Kerry sunglasses.

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From Manila to Houston then back to Manila…I can’t seem to part with this clutch of mine

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Browns and Golds

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Recently got this snakeskin print shirt dress from Mom and it simply is the easiest to wear, the material is light and its a piece that’s easy to dress up or down. I opted to cinch it with my go-to red skinny belt that happened to be made of faux snake skin which gave my outfit some texture and not to mention the pop of color that my bland ensemble needed. I accessorized with gold from head to toe except for the new white Druzy Ring that I got from Minted Jewelry. Shout out to Tiny Salloman, a good friend of mine since Kindergarten, for providing us with such classy pieces. You can check her items on Instagram, IG name: mintedjewelry. 

Enjoy the rest of your week guys!

~Rhea