Monday, October 20, 2014


Oh yes, ladies, there's such a buffet without the calories!
Ever since I heard of Clothes Buffet Manila, I was very much intrigued with its concept.
Who wouldn't be when the statement:
 "1 bag. 15 minutes. 30,000 clothes. Grab-all-you can!" makes anyone's adrenaline rush!
Since I've been lucky enough to be able to have the All Star wave pass c/o my sister,
I can't help but thank Nuffnang x Clothes Buffet Manila for one hell of an experience!
I was very much up for the challenge of beating the 19pcs record in a 33cm x 23cm buffet bag,
But when I was actually inside the Ariato Penthouse, Il Terrazzo buffet floor,
I told myself: "Scratch the idea. It won't be worth the Php1999 buffet bag."

So this was the view as I stepped in the buffet floor.
I must admit, I was like a crazy kid running back and forth,
Eager to buy all the fab finds from the 10 arrays of clothes.
Thank God for the big wall timer,
To remind me that I had to allot 3 minutes to shove everything in the bag!

So how many was I able to bring home???
Yes, 8 is definitely my lucky number!
Oh, I'd definitely go for quality and style over quantity.
What's the use if I can't wear my fab finds right?!
15 minutes was just right for my time pressured shopping.

So here are my loots!
I just love the 8 pieces I grabbed.
Oh, this shopping spree was just worth it.
Average per outfit is just Php250. :)

Believe it or not, I was actually able to finish every rack!
Don't be fooled though,
It's not 30,000 clothes in 1 wave,
It's the summation of all clothes in all waves.
Check out a glimpse of the actual Clothes Buffet Shopping.
Oh, yes, you won't get fat here.
You'll just be on your toes,
Rushing to grab your size & style before someone grabs it first!
So don't worry,
Just remember to enjoy your panic buying shopping.
 I bet, you too, can beat the clock.
Just know thy style and you'll definitely win this game!

To know more about Clothes Buffet Manila,
Read about it at 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Once Upon A Time,

There lived a girl with a not-so-perfect life.
Oh, she was not happy in the confines of her own home.
But her dream was simple: 
To Someday Find her Prince Charming!
Suddenly, out of the blue,
A fairy godmother appeared!
And with a flick of her magic wand,
I unbelievable became a Cinderella!
Yes, I must admit.
I am a hopeless romantic.
Who wouldn't want to find a man that can change you?
Who wouldn't want to have someone that loves you for all of you?
For all those people asking me where I got my Cinderella outfit,
I got this gorgeous light powder-blue gown from SHEINSIDE !
Believe me, this would make you feel royal too,
Ready to waltz your way into any ball.
My Cinderella dream has not been fulfilled yet.
But I have witnessed a Cinderella Story that I can't help but share.
Theirs was not a story of love at first sight;
Theirs was a story of serendipity.
Their fairytale ending was not by chance;
It was a 'Happy Ever After' made by choice.

Ed & Rdee's love story was more than 7 years in the making.
Ed, the sweet & handsome Prince Charming that he is,
Would always escort Rdee, his Cinderella home.
'By the strike of midnight,' he committed to her.
Now that Ed & Rdee are finally married,
There's no more curfew for these two inseparable lovers.
Cheers to forever in each other's arms,
To waking up each day with a smile that warms & calms.

Love changes you in more ways than you can imagine.
Love makes you vulnerable,
Love makes you accept all imperfections,
Love makes you strive to be better for the other.
Weddings make me emotional,
It's simply a 'Happy Ever After' for every Prince & Princess.
I specifically love the personal exchange of vows,
When a lifelong commitment has been sworn & witnessed by many.

Ed's Vow to Rdee
"You are my favorite daydream,
And I have so much of it in my heart.
I look forward to our first morning together,
When I'll see your smile waking me up first thing in the morning.
I promise to learn that favorite cup of coffee of yours,
Walk your two favorite dogs,
And travel with you all around the world
I vow to always hold you with tenderness,
And to live within the warmth of your heart."
Blue Sleeveless Hollow Pleated Chiffon Dress SHEINSIDE

Someday, I too, will have my Cinderella Story.
For now, let's celebrate love in its actuality,
Love is encapsulated in John Legend's All of Me,
Like how Ed has found his happiness in Rdee!

"'Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I'll give my all to you
You're my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I'm winning
'Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you, ohoh"

For now, I'll keep dreaming & believing that someday my Prince too will come.
And to that day, my Cinderella Love Story will finally be written!

SOPHIEsticated Cinderella

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fifty Shades of Blue

Oh, I know what you'll say!
"Where is Christian Grey???"
Ladies & Gents, don't be dismayed,
As I'm definitely not here to show you how to get laid!
Shades | Calvin Klein Accessories
Top | Honey Buttons
Now, you've probably guessed,
I'm just here to inspire you to look your best.
So don't you dare go out & look like a mess,
As you might bump into Prince Charming in this Fifty Shades of Blue quest!
Bag | Mango Accessories
I just love every tint and variation of blue.
Why? 'Cause it instantly creates that regal aura too!
I've always associated blue as a color of royalty,
As its hues are captivating & enchanting like the deep blue sea.
Bracelet | Trunk Show
Shoes | Chelsea
Persian Blue. Columbia Blue. Powder Blue. Cornflower Blue. Celestial Blue.
Blizzard Blue. Baby Blue. Imperial Blue. Peacock Blue. Air Force Blue.
Oh! The list could go on and on...
My, my, I didn't realize there's more than fifty shades of blue!

In this day and age,
Most women out there are still looking for Mr. Right.
In fact, some are even searching for the ideal Christian Grey,
Young, handsome, business-savvy and oh-so-charming, what can I say!
Mullet Skirt | Trunk Show
Lo and Behold,
Beneath those charming and enchanting looks,
Is a man with a dark side, with an opposite tide.
Don't you worry, whatever shade, if we are meant to be, we will collide.

Prints when paired with a bright hue will never fail to stand out!
Oh, I just love my off-shoulder top from Honey Buttons,
As it gives a sophisticated twist with a subtle vibe of sexiness too.
Don't you just love the richness of Fifty Shades of Blue?

I'm definitely looking forward for the movie Fifty Shades of Grey,
As it offers something mysterious & intriguing in every single way.
Fashion can tell a story,
But the wearer, that's a different story!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pick it, Zip it, Keep it with Clothes Buffet Manila

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Oh! Believe it or not,
 These (5) 4-lettered words can drive anyone nuts.
From having butterflies in your stomach to having that twinkle in your eye,
Let's admit it: We're guilty, we're greedy & we're always up for a challenge!

What if I tell you that you're about to fall in love?
Oh no silly! This ain't speed dating or matchmaking!
This is a one-of-a-kind buffet experience that you shouldn't dare miss.
'Cause surely you & I will be in a shopper's paradise bliss.

I must say whoever thought of this concept is a genius!
I've just had it with eat-all-you cans & ride-all-you cans.
But shop & grab-all-you cans?
This is definitely more exciting & rewarding than a date with any man.

Yes, CLOTHES BUFFET is as easy as 1-2-3.
Just grab the pieces that suit your taste,
And make sure you do this with absolute haste.
'Cause all you can zip in the 33cm x 23cm are yours to keep!
15pcs for the price of Php1999? Beat that, haggler!
For you to understand the hype more,
Clothes Buffet Manila is just like PAL's, Zest Air's & Cebu Pac's Piso Fare!
Only the fastest can get to book that P1SO Flight,
Only the toughest can click non-stop day & night.
Clothes Buffet Manila gives you that exact P1SO fare thrill and excitement.
So girls, make sure you sign up and book yourself a slot fast.

As shopping waves, just like P1SO fare seat availability run out fast.
Oh, you wouldn't want to see the sign "Sorry, we're sold-out!," would you?

The October 17 & 18 shopping wave will be held in the Ariato Penthouse,
Il Terrazzo, 305 Tomas Morato Cor. Sct. Madrinan, Quezon City
So what are my SOPHIEsticated tips for all the avid shoppers out there?
1. Go early, at least 30 minutes before your scheduled time slot!
You wouldn't want to miss even a second's worth on your precious 15-minutes right?
2. Know your style, size & SOPHIEstication!
The Buffet Floor houses 3 collections - Smart Chic, Girl's Night Out & Festival Madness. 
 Just like entering a Forever 21 store, Clothes Buffet are arranged per style & per size.

I must warn you though my fellow shopaholics.
You might find yourself spell-bounded & mesmerized!
Who wouldn't be with this kind of walk-in closet?!
And you've just got 1 bag to fill in 15 minutes, with the 30,000 clothes you see.

So when you feel you've got nothing to wear already in your closet,
Which I know every fashionista & stylista understands,
Clothes Buffet Manila is just the buffet place you & I are looking for.
What are you waiting for?
Book your slot before it's too late.
 I shall just see you there my fellow shoppers!

Saturday, August 23, 2014


I'm portrayed to be tall, thin & pink.
I have small, circular ears, yellow eyeballs, and a long tail.
Oh yes, you know who I am now.
I'm the famous PINK PANTHER!
Necklace | YHANSY (from Shangri-la Mall)
I stole no diamonds nor jewels,
But I surely stole a lot of captivating glares.
Oh yes, I'm loving my plains & prints Pink Panther look,
'Cause trust me, pops of neon can easily get anyone hooked!
Shades | FLY
To blend in more with my environment,
I decided to sport a simple casual yet dressy look.
So if you want to stand out, make sure you pair your plains w/ eye-catching prints,
As this is one combo that's surely a guaranteed win!
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Skirt | HONEY BUTTONS (from Greenhills Shopping Center)
Shoes | WHAT FOR (from Greenbelt Adora)

Most girls like pink.
Baby pink, hot pink or neon pink,
Whichever shade one picks,
You're surely in for a fashionable kick!
I just love my pencil skirt from Honey Buttons!
Vertical stripes just makes anyone look taller & slimmer.
So fashionistas, if you love them too,
Just visit Greenhills, Tiendesitas & Cash & Carry too.
Casual wears doesn't mean you have the excuse to look dull & boring.
In fact, it's days like this that you get the chance to mix 'n match.
Just dare to have fun and play with fashion,
As it's really you & me that adds color to this world! 
Pink just exudes femininity, sophistication and elegance, all in one.
When matched with the right accessories,
One's look can intrigue, entice and invite for that second look.
So what do you think of my Pink Panther inspired look?
In hot days like this,
Do make sure that you wear a wide brim hat & glam shades.
These two accessories never fail to ooze the hotness in me.
Just kidding! But seriously, these 2 are fashionista must-haves!
For more stylish tips & ideas,
Check out SOPHIEsticated at
Or email me for at 

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