Afterparty

Say hello to the 25-year-old me! Many people today don’t like revealing their age after turning 21 or 24; I, even, used to be one of them. But I’ve come to terms with the fact that humans grow older every year. Why hide something that’s natural?

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So this is me–a year older and definitely a year wiser. I just celebrated my birthday on August 5 and it was, by far, the best birthday I’ve had. When I was a kid, I never had birthday parties. We couldn’t even afford a cake, so I was used to letting the day pass by. But of course, I’d always wish for a better birthday. I finally got it this year and I couldn’t be more grateful. 🙂

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TrinketsMNL necklace, Asianvogue heels

The celebration was a little unplanned, but I’m glad I and my family did it. I was not supposed to go home for my birthday, like the past three years, but my grandma was ill and was looking for me. Who am I to refuse such request? So I traveled to Naga City and stayed there for a week. And I’m glad I did.

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I prepared my special spaghetti carbonara, my sister and my best friend brought 2 cakes, and my mom and Chad (through Skype) bought me presents. I was with family, loved ones, and friends in our soon-to-be-finished home… it was the best birthday ever. Nothing beats celebrating with the people that really matter. We may have differing characters and opinions on things, which at times cause misunderstandings, but they, especially my family, have always been there for me. I’m a difficult, ambitious person, but my family never ran out of support in my endeavors. That’s why they’ve always been my number one priority; everything that I do is for them.

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So what’s next for Daphne? I don’t know yet, but knowing myself, I’m pretty sure I’ll be doing something bold again. Just last month I took sewing classes and this wine red skater skirt I’m wearing is just the first of my many sewing projects. You’ll be seeing more of my ‘creations’ in this blog and in my future OOTDs–that’s for sure.  This skirt is pretty easy to make and a perfect project for sewing beginners like me. You can view the tutorial I shared here.

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By the way I finally managed to take my own OOTD using my Canon AE-1 film camera’s timer setting. Needs a little getting used to though. How do you like the outcome? 🙂

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My birthday blowout is still ongoing! Giving away amazing goodies HERE! By the way, thanks to everyone who sent their birthday greetings and wishes! <3

  • Love the filter that you’ve used; gives the photos a classic look.

    Your style is fantastic.

    • Thank you! I only filtered one photo. The rest are unedited. Used a Kodak Colorplus film on this set. It’s nice to use, no need to edit the color of the photos! 😀

  • Lean Lacaba

    pretty! you don’t look like 25! More like 18! I love the skirt <3

    • Aww that made me kilig!~ Hihi, Thank you! 🙂

  • u-ned algabre

    pretty bicolana who has a penchant for sewing, nice job in making the skirt!. 🙂

    • Hihi. Thank you! Sewing is fun! 🙂

  • Ngaw thanks! It’s thrifted. 🙂

  • Madara Lieciniece

    This is such a great outfit! The color combination is splendid! You look wonderful! 🙂

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

    • Thank you, Maddie! <3

  • aniacytrynka

    You look so pretty 🙂 Lovely skirt 🙂

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com

  • omg such a cute and pretty outfit! and you are totally right with this age-hiding thing!
    Emma xx
    http://iemmafashion.com/

    • Glad you like it, Emma! Thank you 🙂

  • Réka

    Amazing outfit! Love your skirt! 🙂

    Réka
    http://mademoisellereka.blogspot.hu/

    • Thanks, Reka! 🙂

  • 25 years is still young and you look like a radiant 25 year old here.

    • Thanks, Franc! I feel old, lol.

  • You look very pretty there sis! And belated happy birthday! I agree before we can’t afford to buy a cake. He is always there to guide us. 🙂

    • Yes, He totally is! Thanks, Deann. 🙂

  • Jannat Bhullar

    you look so pretty in this red skirt

    keep in touch
    http://www.articalandfashionknowledge.com

    • Aww thanks, Jannat! I think it suits me. 🙂

  • Glad you like it, Nancy! 🙂

  • Rochkirstin Santos

    I like the heels because it’s easier to balance on them while on those pointy stilettos.

    • Right you are! Platform shoes are the best! 🙂

  • Marlen

    haha im sure if a 50 year old woman read that first paragraph she’d groan 25 (and 21 for that matter) are still pretty much toddlers when compared to the length of life 😉 and it’s wonderful you had such a lovely day- i especially love your outfit! that crop top made the outfit so interesting, i love the shape of it

    xo marlen

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    • Hahaha you’re right. It ‘s actually a long top but I folded the inner fabric so it would look like a crop top 😛

  • mery
    • Thanks, Mery! 🙂

  • sonia de macedo

    The photos look great and so do you! 25 girl! I thought you were younger! I wish I could be happy about my age I find myself forgetting how old I am and just tell people I’m 24 or 25 LOL

    BTW happy (belated) birthday

    SDMxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

    • Hahaha. Thank you, Sonia! I remember one point in my life where I always tell people I’m 21 when I was actually 23. I kept forgetting too! Haha

  • Janice Lunes

    Happy Birthday to you love even though I’m a little late !

    I’m 25 too and know what you mean hahah it will go very fast since I can remember having older friends when I was younger and was thinkg whoaa 25 !

    But now I can say I’m still a young woman haha You look beautifull in these pics love!

    Just uploaded a new post on my fold-able flats and I would
    love to know your opinion 🙂

    Love,

    Janice
    How cool are fold-able flats?!

    • That’s a nice perspective. I’m the youngest too among my constant companions. Thanks for the greeting! 😀

  • Aww I’m so flattered! Thank you! <3

  • Louise Ito

    Belated happy birthday to you! <3

    When my 20th was at the horizon, I had the same feeling too. I often say "ayaw ko pa mag-20", "20 eww old :(" yung mga ganun. But when it came, I just shrugged it off and said to myself "eh, it's just a number. hahaha". Hindi naman halata sa atin na in the 20's 🙂

    And I love the photos! You look beautiful! <3

    • Thanks, Louise! I totally get what you mean! I felt the same way when I was nearing my 20s. Haha

  • Gozika

    Hey girl! Been a while. Took a break from blogging and really enjoyed it but now really excited on catching up with other people’s blogs and lives. How are you?! I see that you have changed the layout. Looking good 😉 I really like this outfit post as well. Such a pretty skirt. You’re definitely talented. Way to go!

    xoxo Gozika

    http://gozikasjournal.blogspot.com/

    • I’m doing great! I’m glad you liked the new layout, Gozika. I really had a hard time deciding! <3