It’s 50-50.

(DRESS: from Mami/ BAG: Gap from Mami/ SANDALS: Parisian/ EARRINGS: Aldo/ NECKLACE: Icing/ WATCH: New York and Co)

At 16 weeks and five days I seriously am noticing a lot of changes in my body and I know women differ in pregnancy changes but people have commented how I’m showing so early in the pregnancy. It has reached a point where I myself wonder how I’ve still managed to squeeze in some of my old clothes but I love my baby bump and I’m actually proud of it. Don’t expect me to be taking any pregnancy photos showing my belly though, I have nothing against it but I guess it’s just not my thing (haha, maybe in the second pregnancy) besides I think my lola (grandmother) would  kill me if she sees me exposing my belly that way.

As I near week 17, we’re getting more anxious to find out the baby’s gender. Marco and I would gladly take a boy or girl or even both (haha) because this pregnancy has been more than we could ever ask for. Now that (we think) we’re ready to be parents and we’ve spent some alone time as husband and wife, we asked God to bless us with a little one and he gave it to us in an instant, now we’re just continuously praying for a safe pregnancy for me and Spriki but for betting purposes Marco’s going for a boy (no surprise there) and I’m going for a girl. I actually know of people who are doing bets on our baby’s gender and I really don’t blame them because from Marco’s side there are 5 of them boys and 2 girls and on my side is the total opposite, there are 5 of us girls and 2 boys which makes the chances 50-50. I guess we’ll see in a week 😀

~Rhea

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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

University Diaries: Geek Chic

(TOP: muscle crop top, UP Bazaar; P60/ SKIRT: pencil skirt, F21/ SHOES: sneaker wedges, Image/ PURSE: Kenneth Cole Reaction/ ACCESSORIES: Turban and Earrings, F21)

Okay….so I wouldn’t exactly wear this to UP on a normal school day but I figured that going to school early in the morning on a weekend for a performance should still count as part of my “University Diaries” so here’s what I looked like after a 10AM show for DUP’s The Country Wife.

Believe me when I say that sometimes I go for function “other” (and not rather) than fashion— this muscle crop top is what I usually wear when working out at home and since the staff and actors usually do warm ups for weekend morning shows to help us loosen up right before the performance, it’d be the easiest to move in this besides I needed to wear something that I could easily take off without messing up my curls. The pencil skirt serves as a “half slip” under my petticoat and the bag is just a perfect size for my script and other knick knacks like my make up, make up brushes, sachets of Kopiko 3-in-1 coffee and makeup wipes to name a few.

The turban I use not only as a hairpiece but also as a cosmetic headband to keep my hair away from my face while putting on my make up. Sad to say I am not wearing these specs for fashion sake, they’re real and I need them badly especially when I’m applying my make up backstage or reviewing my script right before “open house”.

The sneaker wedges—-for the additional inches, what’s new? Haha.

So there it is…a theater actor’s “very functional” take on Geek Chic. Enjoy!

~Rhea

University Diaries: Casual Sophistication

(TOP: lace croptop/ SHORTS: high rise from Tomato; P250/ SHOES: peeptoe flats from 168; P200/ PURSE: from Pauline and Ann Marie; TJ Maxx/ EARRINGS: from Roxi; Anne Klein/ NECKLACE: from Mommy Babe)

The “Crop Top/ High waist Shorts Mania” is still continuously making waves in UP-Diliman. This 80’s trend that started out with  iconic Madonna has made a big come back about a year or so ago. I was never big on showing my tummy (or my bellybutton for that matter) to the public but as soon as I came back to the Philippines, I found myself stocking my closet with a bunch of these supposedly for jogging/ workout use. These crop tops eventually made its way to my “school clothes stash” and I started wearing them to class, rehearsals or even while running errands in UP. Most of the kids in the university typically go for that 90’s graphic crop top/ high waisted washed out denim look but I wanted a girly, more sophisticated take on this tandem that would somehow reflect my age so I picked a lace crop top (LACE! a forever favorite of mine) and high waist textured polyester shorts.

This outfit’s color palette: White, Orange, Gold and Mustard

Side silhouette featuring my sisters’ gift, a Mustard/ Burnt Sienna chain bag, from a few Christmases ago

Statement necklaces are apt to fill that bare space when you’re wearing low cut tops such as this one.

Cute locally made Mustard Peeptoes, a very comfy statement piece. They were supposedly produced in Marikina—- the shoe capital of the Philippines.

~Rhea

University Diaries: Casual Cool

(SWEATSHIRT: F21; FOR SALE / SHORTS: highwaist, thrifted/ SHOES: Sneaker Wedges, Image/ PURSE: Hobo Bag, Kenneth Cole Reaction/ SUNGLASSES: 168/ TURBAN: F21/ NECKLACE: Wet Seal/ CUFF: Cebu/ EARRINGS: F21)

Graphic tees, printed tees—any shirt (or in this case, sweater) that gives a statement are still big on campus. I guess it kinda says a lot about yourself— what your interests are, what orgs you’re involved in, what you think about the world, what your outlook in life is, if you’re a geek or someone who has a sense of humor, if you’re snooty and stuck up…ANYTHING!

Mine says, “, I’m a 28 y.o trying hard to fit in—show me some love” hahahaha. 😀 I’m kidding, this sweater belonged to a good friend of mine and since we didn’t finish our garage sale in Houston, I’m selling some of these pre-loved items here in Manila.

Hobo bags are just wonderful, you can practically put your entire dresser inside and no one would notice. It’s really spacious inside and easy to carry although I would suggest for you girls to invest on bag organizers just so it’s not a jungle inside.

Sneaker Wedges— flat from above, elevated from below. I’m always in need of those extra inches.

I’m telling you…high waist shorts, oversized graphic tee or sweater, sneakers, hobo bag and messy bun is the simplest uniform for school (maybe for U.P anyway), I’m pretty sure you can find all of these in your closet with no trouble. Its just a matter of accessorizing and picking the right color combination other than that it should be a no-brainer.

I’m starting to keep a “school outfit journal” to show my sisters when I get back to Houston.  Pauline (19), Ann Marie (17), Angelie (14) and Nicole (12) are going to have a good laugh when I tell them that I was dressing their age and not mine. If you girls were here, I would’ve probably borrowed from your closet.

I’m missing you heaps, Ate will see you in 2 months! . I love you losers!

~Rhea