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Beauty Tuesday: Steel Butterfly Stilettos

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 10/20/2015 at 10:00

Here’s a hint of what I’ll be this Halloween

Filipiniana Asia

Throwback: My *Philippine Flag* Mestiza Gown complete with Butterfly Sleeves for the Filipinana Gala that I covered (press and photo) back in 2009 ~ Asia the #PhotoBombDotCom before Annie‘s birth ♥Annie-versary♥

Clue: She’s known as the Steel Butterfly who scared off the Beatles who flew far from the Philippines never ever to return.

Boo Dog

Meet BOO ~ who’ll play the Pinoy Pomeranian pup this weekend (since the P.I. First Lady had a canine as her sidekick)

After winning the costume contest these past couple of years, will I come back for a 3-peat, suggested my boy *USMC* Kyle with a smile?

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Just a few of my favorite all-season shoes … Love my Brett Favre photobomb?

While what was on my head (the crow as Lone Ranger‘s Tonto in 2013 & my beehive gone live in 2014) did the trick ~ or treat? ~ will this year’s fate be helped with what I wear on my feet?

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I was choosing between my silver {from O’Shoes} or gold skinny heels to boost my height & compliment my festive sequins

Speaking of stilettos, this Muse of Manila who I’ll portray this Saturday was known to have 3K pairs of shoes!

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My skinny heels wouldn’t be complete without these Solemates High Heeler® ~ so I won’t stay stuck in the mud or other stilleto-unfriendly surfaces!

Just to be on the safe side, I wouldn’t endorse wearing heels all day everyday ~ more in moderation … and always have a back-up pair of flats!

Beauty Tuesday: Grad Edition ~ S is for …

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 06/30/2015 at 04:00
Stats Cat

Is having my stats cat on my grad gear bad luck? I didn’t ask for it… She just jumped on before I tried it on!

Summer☼ ~ when Shifts & Skaters are in season!

Angel Annie

Leave it to this Angel Annie to always come throughall over the place!

Now that I’ve received {drum roll please} …

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2 lessons that I teach & practice: (1) Visualization ~ Walking across the stage (2) Self-Fulfilling Prophecy ~ Taking the steps toward reaching this goal

… my doctorate graduation regalia …

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Business in the front … Party in the back!

… and accompanying dresses (including the one for my dissertation defense), these are my pieces that I plan to feature in my doctoral grad announcement photos in solid shades that I ♥adore♥:

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Shift Dress (more forgiving / less flattering straight silhouette) in Coral (to suit my stylist Dr. Garza‘s taste): Spaghetti Strap Slip underneath Crocheted Lace Overlay * Skater Dress (more figure-framing A-line short skirt) in Mint (close enough to fulfill my Tiffany blue obsession): Strapless Slip layered under Sleeveless Scoopneck Sparkly Silver Lurex Fishnet

✌Both Dresses by Charlotte Russe

Now if only I can pair

Coral & Rose Gold

This coral shift dress pairs well with these rose gold chunky heels {by Forever  21}! #PrettyInPink

But I could make do with my own!

Minty Fresh

I can rock out this mint skater dress with these just-as-*sparkly* stiletto heels {by A’Gaci O’Shoes}! #MintyFresh

Since I plan to drive around for my photo shoot, I’ll wear these comfy gladiators in between venues!

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Both dresses coordinate with the stones in these gladiator sandals ~ which mi Cuñada and I both picked out for ourselves together!

S also is for …

Suits!

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Beauty Tuesday: Fall Haul

In Beauty Tuesday, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, What's Hot on 06/23/2015 at 01:15

Happy Five-Year ♥Anniversary♥ to my Truck ☼SUNSHINE☼!!!

☼Sunshine☼

☼Sunshine☼ looks pristine!

She’s still as beautiful as can be and has sustained the pain beyond the rain, from sleet and snow to hurricanes and hail storms, without damage (knock on wood ~ as in my luxury wood dash trim interior)!

“It’s got 4-wheel drive, dual-side air bags & a monster [hit high-pitch] ♪sound♫ system!” ~ Alicia Silverstone as Cher on Clueless {mine makes the last 2-out-of-3}

Although we’re freshly into ☼summer☼, I tend to think ahead …

… Especially since I anticipate my dissertation defense.

While I’ve already planned what to wear on my BiG day right down to my footwear (yet still debatable), I’m wondering about plaid since it’ll be the look of next season.

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I already know that I can *rock out* plaid! Just what the future Doctor ordered: these Doc Martens! {FYI: I have my phone screen shot for a reason ~ to show that I maintain Airplane Mode to prevent distractions during my study}

Perhaps I can go with one of these trendsetting patterns for my graduation photos that I’ll send with my announcements. Come to think of it, I really am treating this like I’m tying the knot! Here are similarities:

Courtship of Dissertation –> Doctoral Degree Engagement –> Wedding
Proposal (Concept, Defense) Popping the Question
Wearing my Class Ring on my Left Finger *BLING* Wearing an Engagement Ring on the Left Finger *BLING*
Committing to my Research Topic Committing to Partner
Pre-Dissertation Coursework Pre-Marital Classes
Selecting Dissertation Dress* Selecting Bridal Gown
Selecting Grad Announcement Wardrobe Selecting Engagement Announcement Wardrobe
Getting into/Staying in Shape for Events  <– Same as the left –| 
Writing Dissertation (way longer to write and present) Writing Wedding Vows (shorter to present)
Walking Across the Stage Walking Down the Aisle
Getting Hooded Getting Hitched
Changing Name to Dr. ________________ Changing Name to Mrs. ________________

* Bearing in mind that I’m picking out how to dress for this milestone, I’m deciding between something stylish or timeless. Someday, as I flip through my Ph.D. grad pics to reminisce or show them to future generations, I must look put-together and NOT like a hot mess! ~ I definitely don’t want to reflect back and think

What was I thinking?

Like Ellen DeGeneres reveals on her throwback segments!

Despite the serious nature of my study and my own detail-orientation of my appearance for my final presentation, I can’t help but find fun in everything to lift my spirits, including with this clip:

Throwback: Papa Jun and Baby Me appear here on page 8 of the June 2015 issue of Blessed Living Magazine!

Workout Wednesday: Sprint in Stilettos ~ Jurassic World-Style

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 06/17/2015 at 09:00

Run in heels!

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♪These heels weren’t made for running…♫ Would you be caught in the Jurassic age sprinting in (a) platforms (east & west) or (b) stilettos (north & south)? Gotta ♥love♥ my glitz & glam collection of shiny spikes

That’s exactly what Bryce Dallas Howard did in Jurassic World ~ which hit box office record-high revenues in its debut weekend ~ as her character, Claire, ran amidst dinosaurs.

This bombshell daughter of Happy Days actor and Oscar-winning director Ron Howard shows us that not only can she rock out nude pumps (one of my recent footwear options for my dissertation defense), she can race in them as well! Here’s more Heel Hype

  • On The Late Late Show, the Howard junior’s cast mate, Chris Pratt, mocked her in his own run-in-heels rendition
  • On Inside Edition, one of the hosts did a series of ankle-strengthening exercises to boost her own potential stiletto-sprinting training:

Lunges are essential.

Calf raises also help.

While skinny heels aren’t particularly my first choice to login miles (obviously, those and platforms aren’t the most practical), some of us runners and good-cause advocates may have raced in them to raise funds for awareness and research.

[Sidestep note: I’m probably one of the only people into pop culture who still hasn’t seen it yet could’ve with my Jurassic fan Bestie ~ but am predisposed with my research now]

Dino Run = Dyno-mite!!!

Beauty Tuesday: Lookin’ Fine 4 Valentine’s

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/03/2015 at 20:00

My ♥LOVE♥ for gold and rose gold takes new heights for ♥Valentine’s Day♥ with the ♥Sweetheart Ball♥ about to be thrown down …

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This A’GACI dress was exactly what I envisioned: peach and goddess sleeves!

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Add to my ♥V-Day♥ ensemble: Forever 21 rose gold platforms!

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I’m swaying away from stilettos this time around & strutting my stuff in these platforms to make me taller like a baller! #DISPObustAFlow

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With so many yellow & rose gold ♥heart♥ choices to choose from, I actually most likely will adorn my neck with the beautiful ruby †cross† that María Elena gave me as a gift from Assisi Jewels in Italy.

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I may top off this ensemble with my rose gold ♥heart♥ & bow Guess? handbag to tote my DSLR cam!

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Now that I have my platforms, this DISPO wants to ♪strike a pose♪ {to the tune of Madonna‘s ♫Vogue♫} like Cassey Ho from her Chillout Stretches video! #DISPObustAFlow

Beauty Tuesday: Pumped Up Kicks

In Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 10/07/2014 at 17:30

To the tune of PD’s ♪The Benjamins♫:

It’s all about the shoes👟, baby…

Who cares about footwear👣? I do! 👋

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This past weekend, I went to Arlington for the state rivalry between my 🏈Dallas Cowboys🏉 game and the Houston Texans. I couldn’t resist pairing my Dez Bryant No. 88 Breast Cancer Awareness jersey with these DC blue boots👢 with pink ribbon🎀 trim!

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My buddy almost threw his Ninja Turtles🐢-themed birthday party at Putt Putt⛳️, but it got rained☔️ out from the storm⚡️. I still sported my TMNT anyway! Like my pumped up kicks?

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With this week being homecoming week, we have different themes each day!

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Today was Movie Character Monday.

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I played Gwen Stacy from The Amazing Spider-Man!

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5:55 ~ make a wish!!!🌠