Cool Fall Fashion Trend: Weekender Bags

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just like the fall leaves changing colors, summer’s fashion trends are starting to blend into fall ones! With the continuing rise of styles like mod patterns, color blocking, bright colors, and animal print, it’s hard to tell the difference between summer and fall bags.

One bag that’s beginning to stand out as the perfect autumn bag is the weekender bag. Sure, you had a big tote to haul your life to the beach, but those summer colors are out of style. Plus, we both know that favorite hooded sweatshirt and needs room next to Cosmo, your straightener, and your cosmetic bag. Perfect for sleepovers, road trips to see friends, or just hauling everything you need to take on the day (and the night!), a weekender bag will have you ready for everything this fall.

Here are a few of each popular style that will take your autumn to awesome!


The Bermuda Satchel

The South Beach Tote


The Canvas Zebra Weekender



The Woven Weekender Duffle




The Selena Shopper Tote



Bio: Nate Schrader, writer for HandbagHeaven.com, uses his art & architecture background to decipher the latest handbag fashion trends. When he’s not writing, he checks out any art + design museums he can find for inspiration.

My ME Time

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Home service pedicure for only P50:

Home service pedi for only P50

Now if only my manicurist have dead sea bath salts so I can have foot spa too, then it will be total bliss.

I rarely have my nails done and I only do it if there is an event, as I really don’t have time to go to a salon to have a pedicure. Luckily, my mom called for home service as she will attend a birthday party and so I lined up and have my nails done too.

But now that a salon will be opening up soon at the bottom of our house (since the one who rented our commercial space will be putting up a salon), I can have my nails done at least once or twice a week. This will be my “ME” time so I can get manicure, pedicure and maybe foot spa and facial too.

Their salon will be opening up this week and I am really excited. I think I will be one of their loyal patrons.

Another Satchel Bag

I got really excited when I saw the twit of my cousin addressed to my sister and me and it is about this bag:

I have long been looking for an affordable satchel bag that I can buy, as I really wanted to own one. A friend recommend a local supplier who sells satchel bags like the Cambridge, which even comes in my favorite color Purple, but I still can’t afford even the local version.

And so when I learned from my cousin that they have this bag in JellyBean store in SM San Lazaro, it got psyched. And the best part is, it is just worth a thousand plus, plus bucks.

I will be going home early on Friday so I am hoping that I can drop by at SM San Lazaro to check out this bag. I wonder though what other colors are available.

Best dresses for children for fall

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Super Soft Moose Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Super Soft Moose Long Sleeve T-Shirt is made of 100 % cotton. This t shirt has been both pre-washed and pre-shrunk. It has a picture of a moose in the front. It is available in only one color putty. The t shirt can be machine washed.

Flocked Guitar Player Raglan Shirt
Flocked Guitar Player Raglan Shirt has olive short sleeves, oatmeal heather body and navy neck trim. The shirt is both pre-washed and pre-shrunk. It is made of 100% cotton and can be machine washed.

Red Ecru Plaid Boys Flannel Dress Shirt
Red Ecru Plaid Boys Flannel Dress Shirt has a beautiful red and cream pattern. The shirt has been pre-washed as well as pre-shrunk. It is made of 100% cotton and can be machine washed.

Bulldog Boards Hoodie
Bulldog Boards Hoodie has two side pockets in the front and in the back you have a picture of a bulldog. The hoodie has been pre-washed and pre-shrunk. It is made of 80% cotton and 20% poly and it can be machine washed.

Skull Headphones Hat
Skull Headphones Hat has a pirate symbol with headphones on printed on the front. This cap is made of 100% cotton.

Wes and Willy Boys Jacket
Wes and Willy Boys Madras Jacket have two front pockets that come with elastic wristbands. The jacket has been pre-washed and pre-shrunk. It is made of 100% cotton. The jacket can be machine washed but it should be line dried.

McElroy Jean Boys Straight Leg Jean by Red21
McElroy Jean Boys Straight Leg Jean by Red21 is made for long-lasting durability. The pant is made using traditional heavyweight cotton. It has been pre-washed so that it will be soft. It has also been pre-shrunk. There is some distressing near the pockets. The waist is adjustable and it can be machine washed and tumble dried.

Boys Plaid Cargo Short
Boys Plaid Cargo Short has a tasteful madras pattern on a white background. The side pockets of this cargo have zippers. There are two back pockets and the waist is adjustable. The shorts have been pre-washed and pre-shrunk. It is made of 100 % cotton and is machine washable.

Lined Elastic Waist No Button Boys Cargo Pant
Lined Elastic Waist No Button Boys Cargo Pant has a wrist adjustable with no buttons. The pant has been pre-washed and pre-shrunk. It is made of 100 % twill cotton. Waist is fully elastic. The pant is machine washable and should be tumble dried. It is available in four colors iron, chocolate, navy, and black.

Wes and Willy Boys Checkmate Swim Trunk
Wes and Willy Boys Checkmate Swim Trunk have a beautiful check design with checkmate skulls and crossbones printed randomly over it. It is made of 100 % woven polyester and has an elastic waist. It can be machine washed. The different colors of the checks are putty, chocolate, and cardinal.

Author Bio:

Jey enjoys playing World of Warcraft or reading books. He is also interested about mens clothing and mens swimwear

Apple Talk

Bela loves playing with my phone as it has all the games that she loves playing like “Monkey Preschool,” her coloring games, the “Read Me Stories” app and more. And so even if she has her own ipod touch, she would still borrow my phone, especially when we are out to keep her preoccupied.

But since she dropped my phone a dozen times already which lead to problems that I even have to send it to the repair shop, hubby is thinking now to get Bela her own iPad for her birthday.

This gives me an idea to say Yes to hubby’s plan because I will benefit too from this. Why? Well I can definitely borrow this from Bela so I have a much bigger screen when I play Smurf’s Village and as I read my e-books from iBooks. LOL.

So what do you think? Should I say yes to hubby’s idea?

Our Wedding Memento

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Since we moved all our stuff from our old house to our new home, hubby got inspired to arrange our wedding memento after he unearthed them when he started to unpack. He got inspired to fix it and this is what he came up with:

Our Wedding

It contains our missalette, our wedding invitation, our unity coins, our souvenir, our cord, and our wedding album. The only thing that is missing is our Semi mount diamond ring and my wedding gown then this memento will be really complete.

Hubby is really the type of person who really loves to keep memories and souvenirs. That is why it did not bother him that he spends a minimum of two hours just to perfect this. He was so excited when he showed it to me and from the look on his face; his smile just shows how proud he is with his work.

This is one of the reasons why I love hubby so dearly. He always has those little acts that will make you feel loved and special.

LC LM Metal

Friday, September 16, 2011

I just saw the tweet of my friend regarding today’s temperature in Washington DC and looks like Fall has already arrived. That is why my Inbox are bombarded with emails from different online stores for their Fall collection. And this one made my heart jump:

Fresh from France, Long Champ’s LM Metal in new hues for Fall.

I just saw a girl carrying a Long Champ LM in Purple, which is similar to my previous LM bag that I sold to a friend, and it made me miss my Long Champ LM. And so when I saw this new Petrol color, it really made me drool.

Last year was a very good year for me as I always have extra for my little luxury in life that is why I was able to buy quite a lot of bags last year. This year is different because instead of buying new bags to add to my collection, I already sold two bags because I am a little press for cash. How I wish I could go purse shopping again…

Moved In

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Our house is starting to take form already. Thanks to my mom and dad, my Tito June, Tita Jenny, Tita Jie, my cousins and siblings, and most especially to hubby, we were able to start unpacking our stuff and organizing it in our new home. Hopefully a few more weekends and everything will be organized and immaculate as I always dreamed of it to be.

Just thinking about it makes me feel all excited already. Imagine, no more boxes lying around and everything is in its proper place. And as soon as everything is done, I am planning to have a small party with our relatives to celebrate.

Since hubby is the one in charge for the move and the renovations, he put me in charge for this small celebration. And since I have a sweet tooth, the first thing that I checked was the site of Shari’s Berries and I am so glad because they just started doing cupcakes and I am thinking of ordering their cupcake sample for the event:

The cupcake sampler includes 16 cupcakes in the following flavors: Chocolate on Chocolate, Vanilla Bean and Red Velvet. Just thinking about it makes me drool already. LOL.

So I am really hoping that we will be able to fix everything soon so we can invite our relatives over for them to see our new humble abode.

Missing Granny

Ever since we moved to our new house, I haven’t got a chance to visit and see my grand mother as we are so busy fixing our stuff in the new house. Since my nanny is also helping with the move, I am the one in charge of taking care of the two kids which can be a handful that is why we are just at home while my parents and hubby are busy with the small renovations and the unpacking and organizing of our stuff. Add to that the fact that I have conjunctivitis for two weeks now so I have no choice but to stay at home.

So our relatives instead are the one visiting us here in our new house so they can help us fix our stuff as they know that we needed a hand. How I wish my grandmother can also come here to visit us but it is impossible already as she already needs urinary incontinence products and since she is already 85 years old, even short distance commutes is already difficult for her.

We have no work tomorrow and my eyes are getting better already so hopefully we can visit her tomorrow.

Spotted: SJP in London

What to wear if you want to look stunning?

How about this:

Boucle Chanel jacket and a lavender skirt
Monogrammed Louis Vuitton tote
Snakeskin Brian Atwood pumps

This is what Sarah Jessica Parker was wearing when she was spotted in London. I am so loving the lavender skirt and how it naturally flowed as she walks and of course, who can miss her Monogram Louis Vuitton bag. Aww, just perfect. So Sarah Jessica.

I just saw Sex and the City Part 2 from HBO last night and it made me really missed the girls.

And is it true that they are making a Prequel of Sex and the City with stories from the book The Carrie Diaries and Summer And The City? But if I were to ask, I would prefer to have the original cast in a third movie than a Prequel as I wanted to see Charlotte, Samantha, Carrie and Miranda in one movie again. There were issues with Sarah Jessica and Kim when they were filming the second movie. Could it be the reason that the producers would rather have new cast than the original girls?

Picture snagged from InStyle online.

Helping Hubby Find a Battery Store

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hubby knows that I am the best person to ask when it comes to shopping online. I love to shop online as it gives me the convenience of shopping anytime I want, anywhere I am at the comforts of my own home.

I shop for almost everything online, from clothes, to gadgets and even bags. And what is best about shopping online is that I find great deals, which allow me to save big.

That is why when hubby needs to find a replacement motorcycle battery; I am the first person that he asked because he knows that I have the answer.

And my solution to hubby’s problem: Batterymart.com.

Batterymart.com is an online battery store, which sells all kinds of batteries from motorcycle, to laptop, camera, camcorder, DVD player and more. They sell discount batteries without sacrificing the quality as their batteries can really power any equipment and is guaranteed to last long. They also have in their inventory batteries for branded items like the motorcycle batteries for Honda, Harley Davidson, BMW and the like.

In times like this, hubby is glad that she has a shopaholic wife. LOL. At least I was able to help him find a reliable store, which sells good quality batteries by using my online shopping experience.