Statement Tee and shorts Kinda Day

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Since I started doing this blog, I just unleashed more of my inner fashionista in me. Trying out new styles that I thought will not look good on me. Just like this style that I wore for a happy hour.

It was a nice day so I asked my husband if we can go to a happy hour/date night. I also have been thinking of the National Harbor since that morning. And thought about Redstone American Grill, they have a gorgeous view while your sipping your margarita.

Let me get back to the outfit 🙂 I thought about wearing shorts because of the summer heat and the statement tee. I also got this shoes, that my friends aunt gave me. When I first saw it I already fell in love with it. Even more when I tried it on, so comfortable! It is an Italian shoes, and I must say I have Italian shoes and I love them all! The materials they use are just so perfect for my feet. They are really worth the price!

The funny thing about this shoes is that it is a hand me down. My friends aunt was wearing it, so when I saw it on her. I gave her a compliment, I couldn’t help it the shoes looks good on her. Then she asked me to try it on. I got so shy but I did. She told me she has two of them, the other one is a nude color. She told me if it fits me and I can have it. I was like, no auntie, you don’t have to…. But it did fit me well, she liked it on me. So she left it to my friend before she flew back to Italy.

Sorry, I had to talk about the story behind the shoes.

I would like to give a shout out to Tita Berdett for the shoes, it is very comfortable and stylish.

Details:
T-shirt – Target
Shorts and sunglasses – Forever 21
Shoes – Nila and Nila ( nila-nila.com )
Handbag -Furla
Accessories – HM

Photos: Job Novel (husband)

Simply,

Christianne

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A Floral Dress

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Last Sunday, my Family and I attended our friends christening for their first born, Lucas. Since it will be a church event before the party. I have decided to wear this nice floral dress. I had it since last year and it looks perfect for this celebration.

Since it has different colored flowers on it. I paired it with my red pumps and handbag. I already wore this outfit once last year and paired it with blue pumps because it also has blue flowers on it.

I really love this look, very appropriate for church because it has sleeves on and length is just above the knee. Perfect for the occasion. So if you are planning to attend a baptism and want to dress up. This look works.

Details:
Dress – available at Amazon just click SHOP on my websites menu you will be directed to their website. it is also still available at sheinside which is shein now. I have their link on my blog post my favorite store is on sale.
Shoes – Guess
Handbag – Calvin Klein
Sunglasses – Burberry

Photos – Job Novel (husband)

Simply,

Christianne

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Philadelphia: Another place to visit to get to know the USA

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Independence Hall
Independence Hall
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Trying some Philly Cheese steaks
Trying some Philly Cheese steaks
Statue of Rocky
Statue of Rocky
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Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Philadelphia City Hall
Philadelphia City Hall
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It has been 3 days since I posted something. My social life has been very busy the past week which was fun because we were with family and friends. Just enjoying summer to the fullest.

I have been wanting to post something in relation to the 4th of July celebration. This is a good opportunity for me to talk about the beautiful city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania.

This place is very historic, for those of you who doesn’t know this facts. They have the Independence Hall in it has the Liberty Bell, the place where they sign the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Philly as what they call the city, was also one of the Nation’s Capital during the revolutionary war and was a temporary U.S. capital while Washington D.C. was under construction.

This City is so beautiful, it is very clean, Has nice architectures, and plus the Philly cheese steaks. Yum!

When we went there which was 6 years ago, summer of 2009. We took the hop on hop off sightseeing bus just like any other cities. It was very convenient. You’ll get to know USA more.

So if you are in the East coast and looking for other historic places. This City is a must see. Pennsylvania as a state has a lot to offer to, they have gorgeous mountains for skiing and other outdoor adventures, they have the famous Hershey Park (theme park).

I hope I was able to give you guys enough information about the city.

Happy Summer!

Photos: Novel (my hubby 🙂 )

Simply,
Christianne

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My Red Crochet Lace Dress

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Here is one of my favorite dress for this month of July. When I was browsing the website sheinside. I already fell in love with it. And when I got it in the mail and got to try it on. I loved it even more.

This color is so bold that it gives me a feeling of confidence in myself. Sometimes, an outfit also shows our personality.

This dress can be worn on an evening cocktail party. And you know we have lot of those this summer. I just had to pair it with my ankle strapped heels and viola! this look becomes so chic. It looks fancy but not too expensive. The whole outfit cost was less than $100.

Photography : Novel Cabangon (husband)

Details:
Dress – shein
Heels – Charlotte Russe
Clutch bag, bracelets and sunglasses- HM

Simply,

Christianne

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Striped Maxi Dress for 4th of July

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Happy First of July Everyone! Let us start this month right. To begin with, I thought of striped maxi dress that can be worn for the 4th of July, you just have to add a touch red. It maybe your nail polish or accessories. As for me, I put on the red nail polish to complete the look.

It is not a typical 3 colored red, white and blue thing. It has an added orange twist that makes this look refreshing for the summer. I wore this dress when we went to Cancun last September for my birthday. I must say it is also a nice beach companion.

You can still find similar styles from bloomingdales.

Details:
Dress – Bloomingdales
Sandals – Target (mossimo)
Bracelet – got it from the shark reef at Mandalay Bay as a souvenir.
Handbag – Coach
Nail polish – Forever 21

Simply,

Christianne

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Another Idea for Summer Fun: Mother and Daughter Ice Skating

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I just wanna share to all of you our mother and daughter bonding last Saturday. It was a good idea for summer. I always thought that it will only be nice to do that in the winter. I was so wrong, I definitely recommend this for summer specially with the hot weather. Nice to cool down and when you glide in the ice it was relaxing.

My daughter and I together with out friends had a blast. It was impromptu, not planned at all, but that makes it more fun.

My friend texted me late around 8pm asking if me if we want to join them for ice skating. The place is just 5 minutes away from home. So I was like, sure why not not. That is also what I like with my friends, they can come up with fun activities just like that. The rink was open for public for $6 per person from 8-10 pm, not bad right?

Since my husband worked that night, it was be a good opportunity for my daughter and I to have a girls night out. You might be wondering about my son. He is too young to be going to an ice skating rink. I don’t want him to catch a cold so I asked my mom to watch him. Really thankful for my mom being with us for a while.

So I told my daughter that we are going to meet our friends at the ice skating rink. She was already excited. It always gives me a good feeling that I am making my children happy. I know all parents feel the same way. She has no idea what ice skating is but you can already see the happiness in her eyes. what I like with my daughter whatever things be it a very simple kiss and hug, she really appreciates it.

As we got to the Ice Skating rink, her two girlfriends where already there skating. My friends, their mom (my friends) was there watching them from the side, like stage mommies. But Since this will be my daughter’s first ice skating experience. I went with her in the rink, it also brought the child in me, I must admit. That was my second time to be on ice.

I know how to use the roller blades and skates that is why it was automatic for me to use the ice skates. I did not need the walker. Adi used the walker, if that is what it is called, not sure. And her friend was assisting her too. Oh you can see the joy in their face. They were really having fun.

To recap it all, after the ice skating session, went out at the lobby and gathered all the summer courses they have. Adi wanted me to enrol her since she is on summer vacation for gymnastics class.

And this is not only for friends, mothers and daughter, this is for everybody. I hope I was able to give another fun idea for this summer beating the heat. Just make sure to bring sweater and socks with you so you don’t freeze inside.

Have a great and blessed week ahead.

Simply,

Christianne

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How To Get Lean Plan

Not everybody has the luxury of time to read a whole book. So I decided to give you a break down of what I have learned by reading Lisa Roberts book about Lean Muscle Diet: A Comprehensive Diet And Workout Plan in Building Lean Muscle

Like what I have been saying over my previous blogs regarding a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy and regular exercises is the key (you should be lifting weights too).

To start with you gotta have these food. (Excerpts from lean Muscle Diet book)
If you wanna get the full details on why each of these food can give you lean muscle you can find it in her book.
Apple
Beef
Beets
Brown rice
Cantaloupe
Eggs
Ezekial 4:9 bread
Greek yogurt
Oranges
Organic cottage cheese
Organic milk
Quinoa
Spinach

Here is the meal plan sample Lisa Roberts have in her book.

Breakfast:
2 eggs (whole/hard boiled)
8 egg whites
1 full cup of oatmeal
1 pc of fruit

Mid morning snack:
Protein shake
Handful of almonds

Lunch:
1 cup of rice
Chicken breast
A bowl of garden salad

Mid afternoon Snack:
Protein rich snack (hard boiled eggs, pumpkin seeds or mixed nuts)

Dinner:
BBQ steak
Baked potato
A cup of steamed veggies

Before bed snack:
Handful of almonds (preferably raw)
A cup of cottage cheese

Take note: Everything has to be in moderation as I always say, too little or too much of everything is bad or it will just defeat the purpose. Also be careful when eating nuts because too much of it in your diet might increase your uric acid and it can lead to gout. As what had happened to me and my husband. We went over the regular serving per day. We ate too much of it plus we have been drinking soy milk on top of it. When we had the lab works done, it was way over the normal values and we can feel our big toe hurting.

If you have some medical condition going on, before trying any workouts. Ask your doctor first. And also do workout and incorporate weight lifting. I already did this (eating this lean muscle diet and following nike training app using the Get Lean program) for like 3-4 weeks and I lost inches and my muscle was better. I must admit that I have been slacking lately because being a mom. It is hard to be consistent.

This coming July I will start a series of my workout and an update of my meal plan to be able to help and be an inspiration to all of you out there. I will set a goal and a target date and will talk about it every week on the blog if I am making progress. Who is with me on this one? Let’s make it happen. Be my workout buddy!

Also, You can get Lisa Roberts book from amazon kindle. It was very simple yet helpful to start with.

Eat healthy and exercise, drink plenty of water and have enough rest.

Health is wealth.

Simply,

Christianne

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Summer Stripes for Summer Vibes

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I had a very refreshing weekend so I decided to wear this very refreshing outfit, spreading positive vibes. I got this dress online, it really looks good in the picture so I bought. I fell in love with it right away when it came in the mail. The detail and the fabric is very good for a hot sunny weather, just perfect for summer. To top it all, this dress is less than $20, isn’t it a great deal?

I created to different styles with the same dress just by changing shoes and a handbag. Two refreshing look for all of you who loves wearing heels and for the ladies who simply wants to wear flats.

Details:

Dress – sheinside.com
Ankle strap heels – Charlotte Russe
Flat shoes – Ferragamo
Yellow Jelly handbag – Furla
Saffiano handbag – Prada
Statement necklace – Charlotte Russe
Watch – Michael Kors
Sunglasses – Forever 21

Photos : Job Novel (my hubby)

Simply,

Christianne

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Tips on Enjoying Theme Park/Water Park with Family without costing you a Fortune

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This works for theme parks with season passes.

This is the season for most of the us to visit theme parks/water parks. The weather is nice and sunny. But for me it is better to go to the theme park late spring and early fall. It is not crowded and weather is just right, not too hot.

We are just so lucky to be living close to a theme park. It is only 25 mins away from us plus our family loves going to water park/theme park. It has been a tradition for us that every year we get the season passes.

Here is how you can save. First check the theme parks website you are going to visit and see what they offer.

This works for a group of 2 or more people who wants to visit the theme park frequently check out my suggestion below.

So you love going to theme parks/water parks so it is suitable and cost effective to get a season pass it is ranging around $65-75 and it can be payable for 12 months, get the one with free parking every visit. You can visit the park everyday if you want and their other parks in the USA if in case you will be traveling. See if they offer a bring a friend days where you can bring a friend for free like Six Flags.

Another trick, if you are family of four and only intend to go to the park once a month, get a season pass for 2 people only then just use the bring a friend for free on days they have it to save (for six flags).

Food can also be expensive so if you are a group of adults you can purchase a season pass for food so you don’t have to pay every visit. They also have tumblers where you buy once and free refills or pay $.99 per refill. But if you have kids, it will be better to do like a tailgating. Bring your own food and eat at the parking lot. Bring your chairs there.

You got to the saving part. Now time to enjoy your visit to the park.

Plan your trip by checking the weather. most important. Always bring extra clothes because some rides will get you wet. And if you are going to the water park you have to bring in change of clothes anyways. Don’t forget to bring sunblocks, swimsuit, plastic bag for your wet clothes, wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and hat. But do not wear them when you’re riding rides. I suggest wear sleeveless because you’ll be most likely under the sun, you don’t want to have a T-shirt tan lines.

Have fun, Enjoy Summer. I hope I was able to give you helpful tips on having fun and saving.

Simply,

Christianne

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Little White Dress

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It is officially the first day of Summer! Aren’t you glad about it? A lot of great outdoor adventure for all of us or even it is just a BBQ at the backyard. It really matters a lot for us here living in the East coast. I just want to share to all of you this little white dress that I scored from Ross. If you were following what I have posted on my blog. This dress is connected to the Wardrobe Malfunction post that I share few weeks ago. That dress, I was able to return and I just added few bucks and got me this dress.

It is a good combination to wear black pumps and handbag. I felt like I was Taylor Swift walking around. That inspired me to put on the red lipstick. Now it is time to get some tan!

Enjoy your summer everyone!

details:

Dress – Ross ($16.99)

handbag – Furla

Black Pumps – Ferragamo

Accessories – Old Navy

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