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I don’t necessarily go about trying to match flowers nor be obnoxiously bright. They both kinda just happened. Celebrated my aunt’s 70th birthday at a park – one of the biggest reasons for me taking this month-long vacation. It was a lot of fun – most of my time was spent 1) eating, 2) taking photos and 3) spending time with my favorite nieces/nephew – the only time I don’t mind sitting in the kids’ table.

This delicate dress was such a steal from French Connection – the lace sleeves made for careful walking lest they be caught in some sprig/branch. The slow pace was worth it as the sleeves quickly made this my newest favorite go-to dress. So perfect when trying to live up to the label “ray of sunshine.” It also helps that it’s in the exact shade of Blinding.

Still thoroughly abusing this snakeskin clutch from SM Parisian that I decided to match with these snakeskin ballet flats. ย The outfit was well documented thanks to my very persuasive way of talking ย my niece into taking my outfit shots. Not sure if you saw it on my Instagram already but this post’s photographer is the same girl who wrote the poem I posted that tugged my heartstrings. Posting it below again.

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my photographer and poem’s author, Mackie.ย IMG_7141with Mackie’s sister, Kennedy

If you’re slightly shocked I went for both color and print, don’t worry, the next outfit post is white, just to strike some balance – and well, make the psychological transition gradual. I must warn you though, my eye has been zooming in on shades of lavender lately. Guess my summer wardrobe is only coming together now – a season late, interestingly. Luckily, I head back to Manila before Fall and, well, there’s a consistent daily 50% chance it’ll still be sunny. I’ll take that probability and run with it.

Dress, FRENCH CONNECTION | Flats, H&M | Clutch, SM PARISIAN

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last photo taken by Margieย