Thursday, April 17, 2014


Because as I was attempting to revive my yesterday, I realized I haven't updated my blog in almost a month! For that, I deeply apologize. With all the reviews and other stuff, I thought I was doing good with my blog. Looks like I'm not! (hu hu hu)

Neglect for my blog may come (especially with Senior year creeping around the corner) but I'll always be back. Maybe. I've just got a lot on my mind lately! I'll post an Instagram Update as soon as possible or you can just follow me here! I update my instagram account more.

Hope y'all are having a splendid summer! Oh, and I miss my long hair and Close Up Forever Sumer. *sigh*

Outfit: Top: Forever 21, Velvet Skirt: DIY, Cardigan: Old Navy, Hidden Wedges: Topshop

Monday, March 24, 2014

Humans of Metro Manila

Just 'cause it's raining today! You can never go wrong with your favorite jacket + dress (even though your legs may get wet). But hey, it's summer, anything can happen! Yes, even rain apparently! I'm sorry if it seems as if I've been neglecting my blog lately, I've been really really busy! Even the photoshoot (with Steff and Cess) was rescheduled. *sighs in dismay* 

On the brighter side, my friend created the Metro Manila version of the famous Facebook page turned book: Humans of New York or HONY. So far, they've posted three photos and I already can't wait for more! Learning all these random unexpected values from an unexpected place (ie. Facebook) is very satisfying for a supposed lazy afternoon online. So you guys better check out Humans of Metro Manila. Definitely worth your time- anyone's time, for that matter.

Outfit: Jacket: Champion, Dress: Forever 21, Shoes: Converse

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Summer playlist

Because it's actually been more or less a year since I've made a playlist and it's been a week since I've last posted anything, I present to you... The ever so cliché Summer playlist! This is actually my personal Summer playlist, induced with songs that links to some random memory created just this year. Also, I'll be placing my word vomit at the bottom of the photos and be making it in TNR from now on because yolo (just kidding, I was sick of it being at the top and Helvetica). 

I've been preparing some more outfit posts also for you all (collab-ing with Cess and Steff hooray)! In the meantime, sit back, relax and enjoy the music. *cringes at what I've just said*

-click here to download the songs-

Friday, March 7, 2014


As to why it's square, I never meant for this outfit to appear on my blog... just on instagram (heh mini plug: @ninaalvia, everyone). Being happy seems like a temporary thing to everyone nowadays. But it's a personal choice, the way you view your situation. I talk about happiness too much that people sometimes think I'm too sad or too happy- I guess, I'm in between. Can't really be a normal happy human being while being a schizophrenic teen... But hey, I am! It was an intoxicatingly happy day, harharhar! 
Happy almost summer, guys!

Outfit: Floral Sheer top: Cole Vintage , Tank top: Uniqlo, Disco pants: H&M, Flats: Tory Burch

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Find you

Despite that mini taste of summer with that four day long weekend, I manage to cling onto whatever is left of Junior Year. It has been quite eventful, really. More than I had ever expected. And like most, I wish I had more time. But I've just been quite happy with the flow of life lately, considering school stress. I'm excited for summer though I'm taking college review classes. And I just watched Wicked the other week and in my opinion, it was the best musical I have ever watched. It was incredibly beautiful, the effects, the cast- the whole thing (I'm too nice to spoil hahaha). I don't know what I deserved to recieve all this good and happy karma. I guess, Elphaba is right when she says, "Everyone deserves the chance to fly." Maybe, this is my time to fly. (Also, throwback to Hong Kong- missing the cold weather!)

*Additional fun fact, the song is in the Divergent Soundtrack. And it's by Zedd. Double whammie! heh*

Outfit: Sweater: Forever 21, Plaid Top: Old Navy, Jeans: Dorothy Perkins, Boots: H&M

Monday, February 24, 2014


I can't exactly put into words how happy I felt that day; therefore, here a bunch of pictures. I'll let the pictures do the talking. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Thank you so much to Arielle and Jodie! And to Ate Arriane for such an inspiring talk!

Not all photos are mine. These photos belong to their original owner.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Vita Royale

Not exactly the usual Prom people would think it would be, but it was the best night ever for me. I remember being so problematic about it. Occasionally ranting about its banality and how overrated it is. However, as time passed, I gradually found a liking to it. Plenty of factors contributed to my excitement a month before: the Prom Committee's works (ie. the video below done by my batchmate: Jill Tiutan), my guy best friend (who eventually became my date), finding a dress and casually "searching" how the past proms have been. 

A night where we'd be feeling like kings and queens (or be the feeling king and queen hahaha)... Indeed, Vita Royale. I can't really describe the night into one whole paragraph. Maybe a plethora of beautifully stitched sentences would have done the trick, but it still wouldn't do it any justice. It was full of the cliché laughters and smiles- but with extremely unusual reasons for it. But maybe, a thank you to everyone who took part in this event would suffice for now, so thank you (you know who you are)!

Vita Royale 2014 from Jill Tiutan on Vimeo.