Friday, October 28, 2011

Long Lines on a Hot Day

I went out today to get a new NBI clearance for travel purposes. I am going on a vacation this Christmas! Hooray to that. I am really anxious and excited as to where we will be going. I can't wait! :) This is what I wore for today. I really don't like wearing jeans but I wanted to look appropriate and not too casual just to be safe since I am getting my NBI clearance at a government office.



[sheer top: Jellybean | leggings: SM Dept. Store | Flats: Melissa  | brooch: mom's | 
bag: Kenneth Cole | watch: Anne Klein]

Tips for getting an NBI clearance (for Philippine residents only)
  1. Come early. Since the NBI clearance can now only be applied at City Hall's and some Robinson's malls, I suggest you come really early. Even as early as 6AM you can already expect a long pile of people. If you want to finish early come early as well. There are hundreds of people applying each day so save yourself all the hassle and be among the early bird.
  2. Wear appropriate clothing. I was prevented from entering the vicinity twice already because I was wearing shorts both times. If you are uncomfortable with wearing jeans because the area is too hot, try leggings instead. Also, don;t forget to wear something with collars to look more appropriate. Other City Halls and Robinson's malls I believe are not that strict with the dress code so you can get away with wearing anything. 
  3. Bring with you lots of patience. The long lines and the hot temperature can be very frustrating so equip yourself with lots of patience to help you get through the process. 
  4. Don't forget to bring water and some snacks to keep you hydrated and combat the heat. 
Have a blessed weekend everyone! :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Opening a New Chapter of my Life

So, I finally decided not to study again. Don't get me wrong, I already graduated college last year but earlier this year I opted to go back to school to see if I can handle the pressures of being a doctor. Turns out it wasn't for me. I got so bored. Now, my dad and I are venturing into the business world and soon we'll be opening our very own restaurant. Hope everything goes as planned! :) This is just an outfit post I wore today when I was looking for a commercial space for rent/lease. If you know any here in Quezon City please do let me know by emailing me at berryjennybean@yahoo.com or you can comment below. :D




[boater's hat: peachesontop.multiply.com | top: from mom | skirt: forever 21 | maryjanes: Just G | bag: Kenneth Cole | watch: Swatch| turquoise ring: bazaar]

I really adore wearing skirts, dresses and shorts. I have very few jeans in my closet as I only wear them when the weather gets really cold or when the situation calls for it. I commute most of the time so wearing really short skirts and dresses can be a problem. I always make sure I wear pantylet/lower undergarment so it doesn't get too awkward to sit and go up stairs. Also, I make sure the length hits just the middle of my thighs and nothing shorter than that. I find that length to be short enough yet appropriate for commuting. 

Wear you skirt with confidence and happy commuting! :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Walk on the Prairie

This was taken months ago and I keep on forgetting to upload this here. This is just a random outfit post I had back in June with my ever-reliable self-timer-ed digital camera. Hope you like this outfit!. :)



[Hat: random | sheer top: thrifted | skirt: Jellybean | shoes: sintashoes.multiply.com]

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Shopaholic goes Shopping...Again!

So it's the SM Megamall 3-day sale this weekend and I can't pass up the opportunity to not go shopping. I am a student and I work on a budget so I rarely go shopping on regular days. I didn't get myself much as I feel I have so many clothes I haven't worn yet. These are just some of the things I've always wanted to get for myself so yesterday, I just went there and thank God these things were still in store. :)

Store #1: Forever 21


Not everything was on sale there and most of the items are way out of my budget but I managed to snag these three items. The skirt was not on sale but I still bought it because it's not really that expensive and I fell in-love with the feather print plus the pockets. Soooo cute!

Store #2: Jellybean

I can't get over the sheer trend! I just love this trend and I don't think I will be over this for months more. I am on my sheer and coral phase right now and I can't seem to get over it. :)
Obviously, I can never pass up the chance to buy clothes from Jellybean. My closet is literally full of clothes from them. They have the cutest clothes ever! :)

Store #3: Watson's
I need to get a new mascara and eye liner. It's weird for me not shopping for makeup at Etude House. I've never really bought anything from Maybelline before aside from their BB cream which I used to love. But my friend suggested the Lasting Drama Gel Liner and the Hyper Curl Mascara so I decided to try them out. Both are waterproof so you can expect no smudging especially on hot, humid days here in the Philippines. Plus both are on sale for 359Php each from 449Php, I had to get both! :)

Total for everything I bought is less than 3,500Php. Not bad for all the items I managed to get. :)

Tips when shopping on sale:
1.) work with a budget. This way you won't go crazy buying every stuff that are on sale and stretching your credit card to the limit. Don't be like Rebecca Bloomwood and cause yourself some major debt. I suggest bringing cash instead of your credit card to avoid over spending. Bring enough money that will allow you to buy the things that you want but also need.
2.) Don't buy things just because they are on sale. Sometimes people get crazy over sales and buy too many stuff that they end up not using anyway. Make a list of all the things that you need to get and a separate list of what you want to get. Shop first for the things you need and if you still have spare money go get things that you want. This way you don't end up buying stuff that will end up in your discard pile thinking you wasted your money.
3.) Shop with your mom. Mom's always hinder you from buying too many things. They will always be there to stop you from spending way too much money on one item and can sometimes even help you find things that are more worthy of buying. Also, if you need second opinion on things they will always gladly say their most honest opinion.

Hope you had a blessed weekend and start shopping wisely! :)