Bensimon Strides Into Sunshine City Laoag

Eiffel Tower

I’m a self-confessed shoe fiend. Well, I collect not just any shoes. I looove shoes that won’t asphyxiate my dactyls! Hahah, I care! Found iconic Bensimon tennis shoes from Paris at Red Dot in Laoag Got them in blue and beige. If you love sneakers, you’ll love Bensimons too. The eyelets and aglets are metal, toe caps are wide and the fabric is heavy duty, high quality canvas. They are light and flexible, you can toss them in the washer without fear.

Bensimons are amazingly so easy to wear. With a casual short dress or boyfriend jeans, they are chic. I’m saving up for the girly, bright colored ballerinas.

BensimonBensimon and Minnetonka
BensimonBaby Girl

Alexa’s not so little anymore. She’s the cracker girl in the “About”:) Her cute bag is also from Red Dot.

Photographed by Raine, Alexa and Blauearth
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Throwback Thursday: Bringing back Keds into my life


Keds canvas-top Champion — those were my exact words to my mom when I saw them in Seventeen back in the 80’s. It’s the kind of shoe that looks good with anything and better with time, but because there’s more rain in the Philippines, and they were classic, stark white, they didn’t last in my closet..

The pair in Tiffany blue and rubber-jute soles were smiling at me at the store.  New shoes to abuse. Here, paired with floral chiffon top from an ukay store.

A Touch of SummerThrowback 80sBringing Back Keds
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Flat Feel

Finding nothing in my closet that would fit my frame of mind for a social happening this Saturday, I went out to hunt for a “demure” dress, my own interpretation of the sine qua non as illustrated in the invite. Though how much I would like to share with you the fete’s uncommon concept, the first ever I’ve encountered, with all due respect, I really don’t want to preempt my friend’s once-in-a- lifetime event. Promise, after Saturday. Well, anyways, it was this pair of t-bar sandals that brought me to the modern Gatsby dress, I found at the teen section, which miraculously fit, after trying on several dresses and was about to settle on a playsuit that looked more like a dress in a color I actually don’t like.  As you might have observed, I can’t resist sandals in redundant nude/brown tones, in styles not far from utilitarian, never screaming “new shoes”, and perhaps to other women may appear trite or even downright ugly. I’m drawn to delicious colors, but not when it comes to footwear. In short, I intentionally buy laid-back shoes (which, by the way, good pairs are hard to find) to contradict/balance my colorful tops. Not to mention my pixie do is too androgynous that I avoid head to toe drama, if you get my drift. And I own only a few pairs of high heels and wear them only when the occasion calls for something dressy. In tans/nudes/blush/matte gold:)

Showed Ericke my finds, but I can’t get her to agree with the Malaysian-made VNC side-zip t-bar sandals. Her allusion to a certain manner of dressing (a bit offensive to print) triggered a protracted discussion. Here’s a collage to justify my choice. I’d love to own all if given the chance. I think t-bar sandals have that really nice quirky factor. We’ve seen enough reincarnations, from old school to fisherman style, to sexified versions like the YSL Tribute, which has reached iconic status.

If others live in boots or hi-heels, my feet are happier in airy strappy sandals.

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