Monday, January 15, 2018

SKYFALL

New Year means new set of shoes & clothes for me! Yes, you bet, I always have reasons and excuses to go shopping, eh? This 2018, I want to start my year right by cleaning up my closet. So I say: "In with the new, out with the old."
As I turn 29 years old in a month's time, I look for more outfits that are crisp, polished and elegant to wear. And what better way to show this than through a blue & white look to capture that everyday casual chic look. The colors are so calm and effortless, in no way intimidating, truly inviting. 
I am no plain Jane so I like sporting edgy and unique pieces that flaunt my sense of style. In fashion, the devil really is in the details. A plain look can be sophisticated as long as you pick the right statement pieces.
Notice the ribbon detail on my lace top that perfected my 'no necklace look'. Simple yet sexy without revealing much! With this feminine vibe, I like to pair it with my everyday wear kind of skirt too, which i got from Romwe. Flowy, comfy and stylish---just the way I like it! 
The buttons on my Romwe denim skirt instantly gives my style an 'oomph' factor. I just love how chill and relaxed my look is. And trust me, you'll love this skirt more as it has secret pockets too! Don't worry, you're not gonna look bulky or baggy as the skirt's garterized & cinched on the waist for a more sexy look. 

I don't go over the top with embellishments anymore. I prefer to wear statement pieces that complement my bubbly personality. To top off my OOTD, I leveled up my shoe game with a lot of attitude. Don't you just love my golden blocked heel?! It's so stylish yet comfortable to walk in. Just tie it up and I'm all set to make heads turn alright.

If you love my look for today, get my look at Romwe too and you'll not be disappointed. They have styles for all seasons and all reasons. Time to change your look this 2018!
New Year. New Season. New set of clothes.
Looking forward to what's in store for me this year. I have so much to be thankful for. May I continue to inspire and make a difference in more people's lives. I am Skyfall and I'm ready to start writing the pages of the next chapter of my life. 
Your Stylist,
SOPHIEsticated

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Skirt | Romwe
Shoes | Payless

Monday, December 25, 2017

You BLUE Me Away!

'Tis the season to be jolly 
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
'Tis the season to bring out your best O-O-T-Ds
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Don we now our BLUE apparel 
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la.
Polo | ROMWE
Pants | Zara
Shoes | SO FAB!
Shades | Fly Shades
You are cordially invited to attend a thanksgiving party.
Kindly come in your best BLUE me away outfit!
As we celebrate Christmas & New Year, surely, there will be occasions here and there. Not all events require you to dress up in glitz & glamour, so you have to be ready too with a casual chic look that can easily make heads turn. 
Blue is that breezy cool color that can always perfect your bubbly personality. With a statement polo top, well-fitted pants & killer heels, you'd surely rock any party alright. For your finale, don't forget to swipe your favorite red lippie 'cause that one swipe will make all the difference. Go get that spotlight from the ballroom upto the boardroom. It's easy as 1-2-3, eh?!
Were you blown away with my look? It's simple yet effortless--- just the way I want it! The colorful embroidery instantly gives you that hint of sophistication. Keeping it classy & sexy doesn't require you to reveal too much skin. Just wear your look with confidence and your suitors might just fall head over heels for you.  
Yes, ROMWE BLUE ME AWAY! You see, this polo is just perfect if you're feeling blue. The color itself is so calm, inviting and breezy that you'll feel cheerful in no time. You'll never feel under-dressed nor over-dressed with a crisp classy polo. 
Notice too how versatile and stylish this Romwe polo is! You can easily step up or downplay your look in no time. If you want a more subtle corporate look, just wear the polo as it is. But if you want to oomph up your style one notch higher, go ahead and tie that ribbon specifically cut on the sides for easy styling. Who wouldn't feel sexier with that sexy ribbon?
Looking fierce and fabulous has never been this easy! Thanks to Romwe, one of my favorite online shopping sites, for offering so much stylish selections. They always got all my events covered from the most casual ones upto the most formal ones. I can't wait to go online shopping again this New Year. 
New Year. New Season. New set of clothes.
Your Stylist,
SOPHIEsticated



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Monday, December 11, 2017

Go Loco @ FRANCESCO'S KITCHEN

Whoever hasn't gone loco over Italiano has never tasted gelato!
And whoever doesn't crave for pizza & pasta is a loco loco.
Seriously, who wouldn't fall for Italiano, eh?
Italy is known for being a country of romance. Not only are Italian men sexy, but their language is equally mesmerizing. And if given a chance, what makes me want to be an Italian citizen? Their food! Yes, I'm a self-confessed Pasta-Pizza combo kind of girl, with a craving for that melt-in-my mouth gelato!
Just a few months ago, I have noticed A.Mabini St.,Addition Hills started looking very busy 'cause of the quaint homey looking type of Italian restaurant called 'Francesco's Kitchen'. You wouldn't miss this resto near COOP & 7 Flavors as Francesco's Kitchen is the place where you'd find yourself lucky enough to get a parking slot. I've never seen the place half empty ever. 

As a food blogger, I'd always want to try something new. So let me share with you my delicioso experience at Francesco's. Bon Appetit!

My family and I ordered the following entrees:

1) Vongole Con Aglio E Zucchine (linguine with clams and zucchini in Garlic olive oil) 
Php 460
The pasta was Al Dente, rich and flavorful, just the way I like it. The clam broth and olive oil were perfectly mixed, bringing out the aromatic taste of fresh clams. Yum.

2) Pollo Al Mattone Con Spinaci Al Parmigiano (Marinated spring chicken, cooked under bricks with Parmesan spinach, thyme jus) 
Php 640
I just love how this chicken dish was served. Very creative and appetizing. The chickens were grilled perfectly tender. Everyone falls in love with BBQ. And this dish was no exception.

3) Risotto Nero Con Calamaretti E Polpa Di Riccio (squid ink risotto, baby calamari and sea urchin) 
Php 550
Risotto would always be a must-order for me because I love the gooey, rich & creamy feeling it leaves my palate. Francesco's version was a little bit scrimp on its ingredients and toppings though. So I'd personally recommend Wildflour's or Draft Gastropub's Risotto if you want to satisfy your Risotto cravings. They have generous toppings too!

4) Ossobucco in Gremolada Con Fettuccine Alfredo (Veal shank stew with Gremolada and Fettuccini Alfredo) 
Php 880

This is my favorite at Francesco's Kitchen! The Ossobucco was perfect even if the price was hefty. It's definitely 5-star quality! So if you have the budget, do order this. The Fettuccine Alfredo perfectly complemented this dish down to the last bite. Nothing overpowering, just satisfaction! This dish is a must-order because this is actually the reason why I'm coming back to dine at Francesco's. If there is only one dish to order, this would be it.

5) Francesco Pizza (tomato, mozzarella, fresh sausage, assorted mushroom, roasted bell peppers, gorgonzola ) 


Php 490
I'm a bit disappointed with Francesco Pizza. I would think that this would be the bestseller as the dish carries the restaurant's name. However, the pizza was actually my least liked dish. Frankly, it tasted plain and a bit bland compared to other pizzas I'm used to having. The pizza needs more meat and cheese for it to be tastier. Add more toppings or meat to your pizza selections. I'd still choose Duck & Buvette's Fennel Sausage pizza if you ask me.
My experience at Francesco's was indeed remarkable. It did not fail to satisfy my Italian cravings. It's indeed a restaurant I can recommend my fellow foodies to try dining at. Whether it's a romantic date or a simple catch-up or a family dinner, Francesco's Kitchen has something for everyone. Gelatos. Pizza. Pasta. Wine. And more. Try it and you'll know what I'm talking about. Bravo Francesco!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

GIFT IDEAS: Uncommon Goods, Gifts & Gizmos

BRR.
You bet BER months is finally here!
So have you been Naughty?

Or Nice?!


To help you with your Christmas wishlists, I've collated the best and the most unique gift ideas I'd personally want to give & receive. Let's say goodbye to those boring commercialize mugs, pens & shirts and hello to those cool one-of-a-kind items like this cutie item below!

PHP 1,230.00


Whoever said you can't have fun while having breakfast has never seen this kind of mug with a hoop! This slam dunk mug is perfect for those kiddos & kids at heart who can't get enough of marshmallows, cereals, candies and gummies. Having fun has never been this tasty.


As Ms. Claus, I know what you want 'cause just like you, I, too, like to send & receive uncommon goods. And if you like uncommon goods, which are fun and unique then today's your lucky day as I've got the perfect site just for you. 
Uncommon Goods is my one-stop-online-global-shopping site for those 100% win-win Christmas gifts. Aside from it being an avenue of creative and exciting merchandise, this amazing online shopping site makes sure that they give back with a heart. In fact, they have this 'Better to Give Program' which allows you to donate $1 upon check out. More than $1,000,000 has already been donated since 2001. Aww <3
Its name itself is a bold statement and testimony that the products sold in their site are rare finds. It's so unique & uncommon that the sender & receiver would be all smiles! Oh, I'll let you in a little secret alright. Ssssshh. I've got my Christmas sack ready this early. Can't wait to see their faces alright. So let me share with you the my 2017 Christmas gifts, which I will be checking out from Uncommon Goods:

1. Long Distance Touch Lamp

PHP 7688.00

We always want that instant connection. It's so cool to turn on & off lights without the actual switching, right?! Having a long distance connection is so cool. Works just like magic! Definitely perfect for the lazy ones. Surely my mom would love this as she can do things simultaneously even when her hands our dirty. If you life more gift ideas to surprise your mom, you can check this amazing Christmas gift list.

2. Mini Beer Pong

PHP 4,100.00


When you love getting wet'n wild, partying would no doubt be 24/7. With this Mini Beer Pong on hand, drinking and partying all night can be done wherever you are & whenever you feel like to. You don't need to go to a bar or a club just to drink and play games. Surely, my brother will be drunk in a couple of rounds. Let's play Ping Pong now, shall we?!

3. Smartphone Charging Reversible Tote

PHP 6,147.00


This tote would be my gift to myself! It's such an awesome tote because of two things---it's reversible & a chic charging station. How cool right?! It's every workaholic girl's dream come true. Now, I can stay connected with my loved ones and stay online every single time. Charging my phone's battery is literally a shoulder away!


4. Rosé Tinted Lip Balm Trio

PHP 1,435.00
Every girl & every guy loves to have kissable lips. Chapped lips are indeed a no-no! So this lovely set of lipstick shades are perfect for my lipstick-a-holic sister. Now, she can spell her mood with her pucker. 

5. Driftwood iPhone Charging Dock
PHP 3,485.00
You'll definitely knock on wood with this elegant charging pod handcrafted from the beaches of Maine! The log design is so timeless & stylish that its charm can always blend in with any background. It's just the perfect accessory for your phone. Surely, my dad would flaunt this on top of his office desk. If you want to find a gift for your dad too, shop here Unique Gift Ideas for Dad

Check out Uncommon Goods if you've enjoyed looking at my shopping loot. Who knows you might just get it from your Secret Santa just by sharing my post or the item you wished for!

Your Ms.Claus,
SOPHIEsticated



 Some things are just forever--SHOPPING!
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