You don't always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.

-Mandy Hale

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

-Jimmy Dean

Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get

-Unknown

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else

-Les Brown

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful

-Joshua J. Marine

Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen

-Unknown

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude

-Denis Waitley

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure

- Bill Cosby

Dont be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.

- Unknown

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.

- Steve Jobs

The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.

- Joel Brown

Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.

- Orson Welles

Walk like you have three men walking behind you.

- Oscar de la Renta

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.

- Rachel Zoe

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

- Coco Chanel

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Quotes of the day: Elegance, Unique, Style

These are my favorite quotes and it help me a lot to be motivated every day and be inspired. 






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Friday, August 8, 2014

Outfit ideas inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket,  a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the dangerous assassin Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. 

Here are some of my fave characters in the movie and I've made 4 outfit ideas inspired by them:



Nebula was played by Karen Gillan who is an adopted daughter of Thanos who was raised with Gamora as siblings and is a loyal lieutenant in Ronan and Thanos’ employ. She's sadistic and an evil character in GOTG but I love her though.




I just love Nebula so I've created two different outfits, for day and night time.  

In day time, I've selected a lace sweetheart purple dress. I love it because I think it's very dainty, sweet , girly and pretty. An ankle strap purple satin ballet flat with studs  is my choice for this elegant dress and paired with apricot quilted body bag from ASOS. To finish up the look, a simple yet classy pearl studded headband from forever 21 and straight black short hair like Krysten Ritter's definitely very chic. This look is perfect if you're going to meet up with your friends or going out on a first date with your boyfriend.

Nebula Day time outfit details:

1. AX Paris Purple Lace Sleeveless Dress
2. Pearl studded headband by Forever 21
3. ASOS Quilted Lock Cross Body Bag
4. Ultra purple satin ballet flat


At night time, This dress from Fuzzi  is the type of dress I would love to wear over and over again. It's a kaleidoscopic-print tulle dress, boat neckline, sheer three-quarter sleeves, sheath silhouette. It covers the knees and has a pullover style. 
Mary Jane heels in Purple is my choice for the dress with cheetah print on it, it complements on the print of the dress. Some purple coat to keep you warm in a cool night breeze. A tough gold studded spike knuckle clutch in gunmetal is so trendy and so rocker-chic. To soften the look, I choose a simple up-do hairstyle. 

Nebula Dinner date outfit details:

1. 3/4-Sleeve Ikat-Print Midi Sheath Dress by Fuzzi 
2. Lisa Perry purple wool Melton coat 
3. Cheetah Mary Jane heels by Jessica Simpson
4. Gunmetal Gold Studded Spike Knuckle Duster Box Clutch



Gamora is an orphan from an alien world who was trained by Thanos to be his personal assassin and seeks redemption from her past crimes. The character was played by Zoe Saldana. Gamora is a lethal and enigmatic assassin but a righteous individual. 





A lightweight leather leggings with a second skin feel is my choice for the "Gamora" outfit. It's a soft, stretch leather made of 100% lambskin. A motorcycle jacket inspires this Alexander McQueen bootie's notched collar and zipper. Vibrant painted snakeskin electrifies the design. 
Add some sparkle to your wardrobe with this green beaded top from Collection by Debenhams. The bead embellishments and elaborate dual neckline make this top perfect for the party season. A great evening top. Navy blue calf hair shoulder flap bag is perfect for this look. To wrap up the Gamora Outfit, sport a bad-ass hairstyle [Black-Red Ombre] and  some stainless dangling earrings and spike ring.

Gamora outfit details:

3. Alexander Mcqueen Blue snakeskin biker booties
4. Stainless dangling earrings and spike ring by Forever 21


Rocket racoon is a genetically engineered raccoon who is a bounty hunter and mercenary and is a master of weapons and battle tactics. Rocket is not a cartoon character of the movie but a very dynamic and funny character in GOTG. 



While I think of Rocket racoon's look, I couldn't help but incorporate my favorite style - The bohemian-chic. I imagined the clear water, white beach sand and blue sky. The embroidered tank top, is great for this scene with some twisted tassels, brown booties, brown faux leather jacket to top it off. A combination of edgy and great transformation in bohemain style, I choose leather pants from Helmut Lang and to put some color to the outfit,  Burguny leather bucket bag is an excellent choice. Polish off the look with Boho chic black feather earrings.


Rocket Racoon outfit details:

5. Helmut Lang Leather pants

If you haven't watch the movie please do watch it because it's really nice and fantastic. 


Always be confident and comfortable in the clothes you wear.

Let your personality shine through your Style and Look Fabulous!


Thank you for visiting my blog. See you on my next post, lovelies!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Review: Hamilton SuperBlock SPF 80 Sunscreen

Hello there, Lovelies! I'm back for a new review and  it's all about broad spectrum protection.
Let me introduce to you Hamilton SuperBlock Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Milk SPF 80.




These are the product details:
  • SPF 80 
  • Leaves a non-sticky and comfortable feeling 
  • No unpleasant or strong smell 
  • Excellent skin absorption 
  • Gentle milk-based formula 
  • Four hours of water/sweat resistance 
  • Does not run into eyes 
  • Recommended by Dermatologist 
Everyone needs a sunblock cream/lotion with high SPF that gives protection from harmful UV rays UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. Sunblock is necessary for us to avoid dark pigmentation of the face such as Melasma, Freckles, Sunspots, uneven skin tone, even to avoid early skin aging and wrinkles. 

The Hamilton SuperBlock sunscreen is gentle to the skin because it's milk based formula that suits for all skin types. I've decided to make a review regarding this wonderful sunscreen since I've been using it for 6 Months now, NO breakouts or whatsoever. I bought it from a dermatologist near in my area for Php350 or $US8. 

This sunscreen is very light, absorbs the skin fast, has very high SPF which is very important, gives smooth finish feel when applied and non-greasy. This also can be use as treatment to acne scars.

How to use:

Apply liberally and evenly on the unprotected areas of the skin 30 minutes before sun exposure especially between 10 AM to 3PM. Daily application of a sunscreen is recommended as part of a healthy skin regimen.

Ingredients are the following:
[For easy understanding about the ingredients, I've researched from Wikipedia]

 4-methylbenzylidene camphor - Is an organic camphor derivative that is used in the cosmetic industry for its ability to protect the skin against UV, specifically UVB radiation.

 butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane - It is used as a UVA absorber in sunscreen products. It has been safely and extensively used in cosmetics and sunscreens for decades.

 titanium dioxide - Used as a pigment, sunscreen and a thickener. This pigment is used extensively in plastics and other applications not only as a white pigment or an opacifier but also for its UV resistant properties where the powder disperses the light – unlike organic UV absorbers – and reduces UV damage, due mostly to the extremely high refractive index of the particles.

Avobenzone - Is an oil soluble ingredient used in sunscreen products to absorb the full spectrum of UVA rays. Its ability to absorb ultraviolet light over a wider range of wavelengths than many other sunscreen agents has led to its use in many commercial preparations marketed as "broad spectrum" sunscreens. 

Octinoxate - or Octyl methoxycinnamate. Absorb UV-B rays from the sun, protecting the skin from damage. It is also used to reduce the appearance of scars.Often used as an active ingredient in sunscreens combined with oxybenzone and titanium oxide.


Can you share what's your favorite sunscreen? Please let me know what you think by adding a comment below and Thank you for visiting my blog. See you on my next post! 

Stay beautiful!

❤ Winchell


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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Reshaping the hippie look and Be a Modern Bohemian


I would like to give an interpretation of the bohemian trend. I love this style so much and I want to share some ideas how you can dress boho-chic. We’d like to look away from costume-like baggy replication of an era from 60’s to 70’s and get a fresh modern feel look, reshaping the bohemian style today. Subtly stylish piece of clothing, yet still with a hippie spirit and an evolution we can embrace. Let’s proceed to my outfit style ideas and some subtle way of re-imaging the past.

Please click some of my articles and outfit ideas regarding Bohemian style
Boho-chic  
Eclectic Bohemian
Swing and Rock
Hippie Dippy
Sweet Modern Bohemian

1.          Feminine floral prints and Maxi dresses
Flowy silhouettes in chiffon fabric with romantic touches, floral prints and delicate lace accents, ethnic/tribal prints as well as maxi dress with cut outs influences today’s bohemian flair. These types of dresses can be worn with minimal accessories unlike putting too many chunky bracelets and necklaces; this is more luxurious than ever before.

Style idea #1
Forever 21 Dark Rose flower crown

Style idea #2
Studded clutch and heels by Zara

2.         Wide floppy hats and Flower crowns
This striking accessory is everything “boho-chic”. Without putting so much effort, a complete gorgeous wide-brimmed floppy hat can take your outfit to the next level and can update your look in an instant. This is the perfect accessory to achieve the modern luxe bohemian style.

The total feminine flower crowns echoed yesterday’s braided/weave headpieces with feathers. Instead of copying past headpiece, the flower crowns comes in different styles, colors and sizes. It’s still keeping the bohemian feel reaching the present’s modern lines.

3.         Flowy jumpsuit and romper
If you’re really keen on sporting this trend without looking a person from the past; try to find  a flowy jumpsuit and rompers . These are fashion staple both for casual and formal wear. Without losing sight of the present flair, invest in a flattering jumpsuit or romper in light fabrics, lace, floral or paisley prints and bold solid colors like burgundy, tan/nude, blue or magenta. In this way you have the hippie look without stepping back in time.




Style idea #3

Sheinside Pink Black Lace romper
Valentino Clutch

Leather Colorblock Strappy Sandals by Reed Krakoff

Style idea #4
Tan scarf neck Jumpsuit by Michael Kors
Yves Saint Laurent 'Tribute' sandals

4.         Gladiator sandals and flat embellished sandals
Style your tie dye silk short dress with flirty heeled gladiator sandals. For a much comfortable yet statement ranking, throw on a flat embellished sandals. Being a modern bohemian, the footwear is really important.  This is the number one visible in an outfit.





5.         Loose curls, braided up-do and loose french braid hairstyles

Your hair says it all in your total look. Sport a simple and fresh clean braided up-do or if you don't have the skills to do it, try the effortless loose curls.

That's it, Lovelies! Those are  something reshaping the tradition and subtly came out looking for more luxurious without imitating the past.




Always be confident and comfortable in the clothes you wear.

Let your personality shine through your Style and Look Fabulous!


Thank you for visiting my blog. See you on my next post, lovelies!


❤ Winchell 

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Are you too old to wear this?

Am I too old to wear this? Have you asked yourself this question today? I received a message on Facebook from a loyal reader of my blog asking about age appropriate style. The message sender is 25 and young professional. Here's her message. 
Last week I past by to a group of girls at the mall, approximately 13-15 years old and I've noticed some of them are wearing the same skirt & bag I bought last month. It's not about the same stuff but it occurred to me that I perhaps shouldn't share clothing style with someone half of my age. During off days, I use to wear cap, cropped shirt and denim shorts. Are there things that people of certain ages shouldn't wear? Do you think there's such a thing as dressing too young or too old for your age? I want to get your opinion on this issue.Thanks! Love Jane
Image from pinterest
Dear Jane,

My dear first of all thank you for your constant support, sending a message and for great questions. I'm 28 , married but a lot of people say I don't look my age and often ask if I'm a college student. That's a nice compliment but I guess that's probably more to do with my face and I think yeah I don't look my age and never feel old. I also wear the same clothes as youngsters and I strongly believe it's how you wear it in a way that you like, you're comfortable with and suits you well, that makes it appropriate for however old you are or feel. Also you will develop your own style as you grow older. I honestly wear more fun clothes today than I did when I was in my teens but I'm far more comfortable with myself right now and I never want to be restricted by my age when it comes to what I wear. My opinion is nowadays youth love experimenting and sometimes push things to extremes in a way you don't as you grow to understand what suits you and what you really like. Just because you like the same bag or share love for the same print of skirt(they're 13-15 & you're 25) doesn't make it age inappropriate. Everyone should wear whatever makes them happy and be comfortable in it. Those are my honest opinion. I hope you got the answers to all of your questions. Until next time and keep sending those wonderful letter.

Always be confident and comfortable in the clothes you wear.
Let your personality shine through your Style and Look Fabulous!

Have a great day! Thanks for visiting my blog! See you on my next post. ^_^

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Brightside

Hi there my loves! How are you doing today? I hope everything is fine. 
Be happy and always smile! :)

I feel happy, sexy, comfortable and confident in what I'm wearing today. The colors are so vibrant that gives a summer-ish appeal. I teamed up my neon green blouse with floral-tropical shorts and red loafers. I choose simple gold accessories and colorful sunglasses to polish off my look.
"Be bold and bright!"  Check out my article about neons. Please click -> NEON

Neon green blouse|Jewels|Floral tropical shorts & Necklace|Southernbelle|Red loafers|Parisian|Sunglasses|MINT|
Rosette earrings & Bangles|MAGS|
With St.Francis of Assisi
Always be confident and comfortable in the clothes you wear.

Let your personality shine through your Style and Look Fabulous!

Thanks for visiting my blog! See you again on my next post.
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I ♥ colors, fashion, adventures, challenges, music, nature and art. :) If I were to describe myself, I'm a free-spirit, a dreamer, open-minded person, wanderer and an art lover. I'm totally a bohemian.



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