I had this dress for like 2 years now that I never wore. I was feeling a bit cool and feisty at the same time so I decided to wear it last Sunday. I didn’t even realize that it’s color is what’s going to be big for 2015.

1Forever 21 dress

2 3Zara flats


. Lookbook . Chictopia .

5Pearl bangles from boyfriend’s Mom :D


According to Pantone Color Institute, the organization that designates color of the year since 2000, the charismatic and highly varietal shade of Marsala is the color for 2015. And I gotta say, I’m glad they chose that fortified wine color.

Red has always been one of my favorite hues. It’s always been a fashion staple in my wardrobe. Probably because I was raised in a “Chinese” environment as my Mom is half Chinese.  I was brought up believing that the color red is a powerful shade, something that shouts victory in the most sophisticated and elegant way. My Mom instilled in me that if I want to win something or in dire need of luck, I should wear something red. I know it’s a kind of silly belief but there’s nothing wrong with a little superstition in life so I became a believer too. Somehow.

Every time I want to feel happy or if I am attending an important meeting such as an interview, I always remember to wear something red. It doesn’t mean my whole outfit has to be red, but it can be my bag, my shoes or even my underwear. And it also doesn’t mean it has to be screaming Russian red, but a Rose shade or wine colored like Marsala will do.

What I love about Marsala is that it’s very earthly but romantic at the same time. It’s both tame yet strong shade of red. It has a very cool feel especially when you look at it but also has a feisty impression when needed. Kind of like Desire, the inspiration of my blog.

–the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair–

P.S. I’m back you guys! My US trip was amazeballs, it made going home really hard. Anyway, I’m not doing any Valentine special this year. I’m actually thinking of writing something or rather sharing something to you. ;) Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s! :D

Winter Sonata

I’m not telling a melodramatic love story like the Korean series. In fact, I’m super happy amidst the cold season. Probably the happiest I’ve ever been. And it’s an awesome way to start 2015.

a1Forever21 coat and button down shirt


Chictopia . Lookbook . StylePile

a4Pinkaholic pants


Honestly, I can’t write properly. I’m hyped with endorphins. LOL. Yes, these pictures may not look like I’m ecstatic but I really am. I had the opportunity to roam around Northern California including San Francisco before 2014 ended. I mean, sure I’ve traveled to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore this year but all those trips can never compare with my experience here in California. Why? It’s all because I’m with him.

I thought 2014 would be a “year of rejection” for me but I was wrong. 2014 ended and 2015 started with so much heartwarming feels. The neighborhood was quiet compared to how we celebrate New Year’s in the Philippines but none of those things matter when someone’s hugging you tightly while you exchange soft kisses.

Now I know this year will be awesome!


Hope you had a wonderful 2014, guys! Here’s to an amazing year ahead of us! 2015, we’re ready for yah!

–the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair–


My life has been a series of ups and downs, lefts and rights, lately. Kind of like this dress I’m wearing.

3 1Black and White dress from Belgium (Thank you Tita Cor!)

4Michael Kors watch


Chictopia . Lookbook . Stylepile

6Parfois bag . Payless heels


I wore that gorgeous dress my Tita gave me last week to work. I was a bit high from all the sweet comments in my previous look that I know I have to play dress up and be all posh again. Heehee.

I’m not going to bore you with so much details but let’s just say that I’m pretty thrilled to leave the Philippines again soon. *wink wink* I thought I was going to experience a lonely Christmas this year but God answered my prayers and finally I can use that visa a week from today. My mind is currently crowded with so many things and my heart just can’t stay put. I’m trying so hard not to overthink but damnit, I’m excited! Haha!

“The threshold is far too large for just one person. It contains two eardrums larger than a dozen marble ballrooms, and empty, echoing veins, like tunnels, you will walk them until you grow old and die without once retracing your steps.”

Where do you think Desire will take me this time?

–the girl who’s lost in Desire’s lair–