Sea Frolic

Happy new year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and start to this new year, like I did. I know I’ve been pretty silent ootd-wise the past month, so I’m beginning my 2014 post with this outfit I wore on Christmas day at my mom’s hometown. If you follow me on Instagram though, I know you’ve seen this dress, which I also wore at my cousin’s wedding at Fernwood Gardens. My December was filled with family gatherings and traveling so I didn’t have a chance to blog properly, but I sure did enjoy the time I spent with my family and friends.

Every Christmas day, it has become some sort of a family tradition that we all (and by all I mean with the whole extended family) gather around and exchange gifts. So my mom, sister, and I traveled to Tinambac for the event. When I and my siblings were kids, we always looked forward to Christmas Day because it’s the only time we get to receive presents. My aunts and uncles are the kindest and most generous people I know, they never forgot about us during holidays like this. But now that most of us have grown up and have jobs, we’re now the ones in charge of giving gifts to the younger generation:

My very cute, toothless cousins’ twinkling eyes and wide smiles when they got their presents were priceless. My sister and I were flat broke after, but it didn’t matter knowing that we made the children’s Christmas memorable. After all, giving is the true meaning of Christmas.

Before sunset, we decided to go to the beach, which was only 5 minutes away. It’s been a while since we last visited the place. I had fond memories of that beach, back when it was still clean and regularly maintained. Right now it only serves as port for fishermen’s boats so you’ll see lots of garbage lying around. πŸ™

Good thing we found a clean spot for outfit photos! Please excuse the eyebags and unkempt hair. I told you my schedule was heeeectic I didn’t even have enough time to sleep and comb my hair. Lol


Dress from bazaar | Pill shoes from Zalora |Β  Dorothy Perkins bag

Thanks to my sister for taking my photos and to my makulit cousin and mom for assisting us. Some dog pissed on a bag containing my belongings while we were shooting and next thing I knew my mom was chasing the dog. Lol. I seriously love the fact that my mother is very supportive of me. I know she’s already very confused of what I want to do with my life but she never complains. I love you, mom! πŸ™‚


Sunset at the beach is the most wonderful thing in the world, don’t you think?

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  • Shooting moments for the year 2014..nice and easy!

    • Thanks, Fernando! πŸ™‚

  • jo-anne wong

    I like walking along the beach especially watching sunset. So peaceful.

    Happy New Year! More great posts.

    • Me too! Happy new year to you too, Jo-anne! πŸ™‚

  • Nice pictorial session in a place close to your heart, very easy and relaxed I would say.

    • Thanks, Teresa! πŸ™‚

  • joysflair

    nice long dress, i love it πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Joy! πŸ™‚

  • look so fab πŸ™‚ I have that same long black dress, looks good on you.

    • Thanks, Christeen! πŸ™‚

  • Nova Joy

    those are the perfect spots indeed. such a nice photos you’ve share here.

    • Thanks, Nova! πŸ™‚

  • very nice photos! isn’t it nice to live near the beach! love the outfit shots!

    • One of my dream houses is one built near the beach. Thanks, Mary Jane! πŸ™‚

  • Pinx L.

    Love your shots and nice outfit too! I miss seeing sunset at the beach… most of all, I miss the beach! Happy New Year to you!

    • Thanks, Pinx! Happy new year! πŸ™‚

  • love your ootd shots, you carried the dress so well and so beautifully. love the smiles. and yes, love the sunset at the beach too πŸ™‚

    • Aw thanks, Betchai! πŸ™‚

  • Joy Felizardo

    The beach is only 5 mins. away from your place? Wahh! That was some awesome Christmas OOTD! Love your outfit as well! Happy New Year!

    • Yes! My mom’s old home is just very near the place. Thanks, Joy πŸ™‚

  • KenethCabasi

    Having a place 5 mins away from the beach is awesome! I like the shots by the way. The scenery is good.

    • Thanks, Keneth! πŸ™‚

  • luckyfinds

    You have a great family! It would probably be awesome to spend Christmas and the New Year in a home by a splendid beach.

    • I know right? I’m actually glad we came to Tinambac. πŸ™‚

  • docbien

    Ang dami pa rin talagang nice beaches sa atin. The beach here is an example.

    • Unfortunately medyo napabayaan na. πŸ™ Good thing we found a nice spot for the pictures hehe

  • Happy New Year Daphne! You really look pretty with your dress and also look a lot like Christine Reyes.

    • Haha. I get that a lot! Thanks, Franc. Happy new year! πŸ™‚

  • For some reason it was not that cold when we got to the beach. Thanks, Princess! πŸ™‚

  • It’s in Tinambac sis. Actually San Miguel Bay na yan πŸ™‚

  • you really enjoy your stay especially at the beach.

    • There’s no better place! πŸ™‚

  • Jonas Labagala

    I just hoped that it was windy so that I can see the flow of your dress and you do look great! πŸ™‚

    • Yeah, surprisingly there was no wind at all. Thanks, Jonas! πŸ™‚

  • leirs

    Happy New Year seems like you really had a great time.. Your cousins are so cute too!!

    • This is late, but happy new year too! πŸ™‚

  • Shirgie Scf

    you’re gorgeous right there wearing black dress walking barefoot. You look like Jessie Mendiola there. Happy New Year

    • What? Jessie is a goddess lol. But thanks! πŸ˜›

  • Ness Mercader

    I love your black dress! Happy new yr to you and your family. God bless…

    • Thanks, Ness! Happy new year to you and your family too! πŸ™‚

  • papaleng

    you look good on that black dress. Litaw ang beauty. BTW where is Tinambac?

    • Haha thanks! It’s in Camarines Sur, Bicol, Papaleng. πŸ™‚

  • Stella Jezebelle

    I have been wanting a beach photoshoot, too. Will accomplish it soon.

    • You should! Thanks, Stella! πŸ™‚

  • Mitchelle

    Yup, my family loves to witness sunrise and sunset. Anyway, I love the sandals, and love the color too.

    • Thanks, Mitchelle! πŸ™‚

  • papaleng

    Just thinking why not red or blue in place of a black dress. Yun kasi ang Christmas colors eh. Nevertheless, any color will be fine sa skin tone mo.

    • Actually the dress is navy blue. Sa lighting lang siguro kaya nagmukhang black hehe πŸ˜‰

  • Johanna Serrano

    Happy New Year! Great outfit πŸ˜€ love the place as well hope to visit there sometime in the future

    • Thanks, Johanna! πŸ™‚

  • Shan

    Happy New year!! that’s awesome.. dashing looks!!

    • Thanks, Shan! πŸ™‚

  • chemist2writer

    Beautiful…I like the fact that you were so dressy at the beach πŸ™‚ you really look so lovely…happy new year! πŸ™‚

  • Hainrihi Rhine

    I love the outfit and the heels, especially the heels! I wish I could wear those most of the time hehehe. πŸ˜€

    • Thanks, Erin! πŸ™‚

  • Rochkirstin Santos

    We also huddle around to open our Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve. So you don’t also open your gifts right away but wait for that time and open them with family? πŸ™‚

    • Yep, we wait pa talaga! It’s a different experience when you share and open gifts together. πŸ™‚

  • Renee King

    aww your family is so cute, and the scenery is beautiful.
    I love the beach, and it is so relaxing. This outfit looks so wonderful and I love the blue shoes. definitely not beach and sand friendly though. Thanks for sharing, you are just beautiful too

    • Haha I know right? Kaya I had to remove them. Thanks, Renee! πŸ™‚

  • Quinn Agpaoa

    this outfit looks good on you! And I must say this place is really breathtaking. Yes it is. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Quinn! πŸ™‚

  • Nice dress for that photo you had on the beach, the color exudes your beauty wearing that dress πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks, Ellen! πŸ™‚

  • YOu look so fab and chic! I love the dress! You are very pretty too! And i Hear yah! I am also in awe of the sunset by the beach!

    • Right? Sunsets at the beach are breathtaking! Thanks, Lainy πŸ™‚

  • I like you’re OOTD on the seashore! Ako short lang and a simple tshirt, try ko sa summer. πŸ™‚

    • Thansk, Riza! πŸ™‚

  • algene may cutamora

    That’s so nice of you. It really feels good to know na maraming tao na ngayon ang marunong magbigay! Btw, I so love your footwear from Zalora. Perfect color!

    • After all that’s the true spirit of Christmas. Thanks, Algene! πŸ™‚

  • ah!! I love your dress.. looks so gorgeous!!

    • Thanks, Justin! πŸ™‚

  • Tingting Rimart

    picture perfect! you look great in your black dress..

    • Thanks, Tingting! πŸ™‚

  • This dress is very casual yet ethereal!. Your back is so gorgeous dear! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Michael! πŸ™‚

  • shykulasa

    the beach is such a beautiful backdrop for a gorgeous subject πŸ˜‰

    • Aw, thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Thank you, Jessica! πŸ™‚

  • Thanks, Rcel! πŸ™‚

  • Thanks, Marie! Happy new year too πŸ˜‰


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