2 Dec 2014


Things have been really busy for me since the latter part of November. Like what I said in my previous post, I'm happy — I`m happy that I put stickers on my face everyday, lol and that I have new sunnies!
It`s either a resting bitch face or this, there is no in between.

28 Nov 2014

On Love and Satisfaction

There comes a point in your life where you stop and say, "I`m starting to be contented with my life right now. There`s always room for improvement but I`m happy."

19 Nov 2014

Cyber Monday Deals at Beddinginn

I`m pretty certain most of you are familiar with the Black Friday craze that is the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. But at Beddinginn, your shopping can be extended up to, what they call, Cyber Monday.

Beddinginn offers the best Cyber Monday deals for varieties of exquisite household items. specifically 3D bedding sets, bathroom accessories and Cyber Monday Wall Art decors.

13 Nov 2014


BornPretty Store gave me the opportunity to choose accessories from them to model and review and oh boy, I had a hard time selecting my pieces yet it all boiled down to necklaces and an ear cuff. Find out more below the cut!

11 Nov 2014

THE WITCHING HOUR + Banggood review

"Why are you wearing black? Don't you feel hot?" 

You know what? People get into other's business too much. My dear friends, there is a fine line between constructive criticism and bullying. I've talked about dressing up according to your desires here on the blog before but it just has to have a part two.
Sunnies from Banggood review under the cut! 

2 Nov 2014

27 Oct 2014

My Bioessence Experience

 Not everyone gets the privilege to be pampered by one of the Philippines` top beauty and wellness spa, Bioessence and I consider myself very, very lucky. Today, I visited one of their branches to experience their Beauty Break (basic) Facial.

21 Oct 2014


I`m the type of person who daydreams the perfect home every time I chance upon being in a home depot (if not most of the time). From the living room to the bedroom to the shower and bath, I would want a minimalist type of home especially for my bathroom. I imagine it to be of silver, black and white only.. And with Beddinginn, my imagination can come to life.

Fantastic High Quality Thermostatic Digital Display Square Shower Head Faucet

15 Oct 2014


Spent my Saturday, the 11th of October at the Blogapalooza 2014 held at the SMX, SM Aura! Blogapalooza is simply a blogger`s convention where businesses and bloggers come together to interact and make connections with each other.

Under the cut you`ll see more photos from the event and the beauty trunk (so chic) I won from a game! ;)

9 Oct 2014

What The Fug Happened?!


1. We just celebrated our 15th month anniversary and this is by far my favorite picture of us. Swagtastic. // 2. Guess what the color palette of that day was? I'm also loving my new deck of cards. // 3. Blade and chalice; yin and yang. Life needs balance but love, above all, is everything. // 4. Spent my day frolicking around BF Parañaque with my clique. The photo diary needs to be posted, asap. // 5. Latest sunnies to add to my collection! Thanks Banggood! // 6. Black Friday ootd // 7. My basic outfit for the days I feel lazy to think. // 8. Zark's Burgers at BF Par!! This burger is called the Jawbreaker. 3 patties, spam, cheese, bacon.. DAMN. Told you I need to post the photo diary soon! // 9. My daily makeup hehe so fancyyy

To tell you frankly, I have been feeling uninspired lately. Days and nights of staring at my computer screen having mental blocks are becoming frequent. I know I have copious amounts of backlogs to post and I feel genuinely disappointed that my promise to myself  of posting at least once a week isn`t going as planned. Yup, the so-called "writer`s block" is happening to me. 

On the other hand, I'`ll be at the Blogapalooza 2014 this Saturday, October 11th at SM Aura, BGC! So to my Philippine-based readers and co-bloggers, I hope to see you there! What's happening with your life these days? x

Follow me on Instagram @jiaachacruz for more updates and let me know if you want me to follow back! ;)

25 Sept 2014

Dr. Martens Diaries PT. 4: HAT HEADS

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

In my opinion, the whole point of blogging is being heard about the things you truly care about. The day you decide to stop typing in your thoughts and taking photos of everyday subjects is the day you give up educating your readers and interacting with the world.

19 Sept 2014


I`m typing this as I am currently stuck in the office because of the madness of a typhoon outside, deprived of sleep and probably cranky.

18 Sept 2014

What Happens During A Stormy Night?

You wouldn`t expect an adventure, would you? Design Her Story bazaar plus long walks equals a surprisingly great time despite the bad weather.

12 Sept 2014


Dressing up like a g(djent)leman is much more common for me than dressing up like a lady. And those clothes are older than me.

9 Sept 2014

If I Were to Style These Celebrities..

© ftape.com
I honestly thought I had the talent to be a fashion designer. Well, I have the ideas, it's just that either they are already made — after all, everything around us is inspiration, or I just could not gather all of them in one cohesive thought. The clothes I seem to envision in my mind are so outrageous, I could not even put them onto paper.

Then I`ve come to realize that I still have the chance to dress up people according to what I think fits best for them: being a stylist. Family and peers always come to me whenever they need fashion advice. After all, I'm just an sms, Facebook chat, or tweet away. I enjoy sharing them the knowledge I have when it comes to fashion and I know it's something I want to do on a career level. Boredom came today and I remember I used to frequent this site called Polyvore back when it surfaced several years ago. Unfortunately, I have not used my account in years that I forgot my password and just needed a new one. 

Under the cut, you`ll be seeing who are the celebrities I desire to style if given a chance! ;)

6 Sept 2014


Hey guys! After a year of hiatus, I am already back on Instagram! Above are my latest posts. Do you have an Instagram account too? Follow me  @jiaachacruz and comment below if you did so I can follow you back *insert emojis here*

Anyway, I am excited to announce that I am attending Blogpalooza 2014 this September 20th at the SM Aura SMX Convention Centers 1 & 2 in Taguig. 
"Blogapalooza is a community. It’s a link between big and small businesses who have something cool to share and the online community of people who love to share. Blogapalooza is a blogger event on crack! Lots of giveaways for the bloggers and online community and a chance for big and small businesses to present their product / brand / thingamajig to hundreds of influential bloggers and online social media influencers."

I hope to see you all Filipino bloggers there! For more information visit Blogapalooza`s website.

5 Sept 2014


Top Class 4 Piece Black Panther Print 3D Bedding Sets

Thanks to Beddinginn, I would have more reasons to stay in bed longer!
With a huge selection to choose from, Beddinginn is the ultimate source of all your household needs from beddings, to bath essentials, to home decors, intimates and even car accessories!

29 Aug 2014


It has been more than a year since I last wore this dress as this fun number was buried deep in my closet. Welcome back into the light!

25 Aug 2014

EXPEDITION by Upperclass Clothing Co.

You all probably know Upperclass Clothing Co. from the post I did about a month back and boy, did I receive a lot of great feed back. They sent me this shirt from their latest collection a few days ago and I might as well take this quality Expedition tee out for a test drive.

21 Aug 2014

The Dr. Martens Diaries PT. 2: ILLUSIONS

"Limits, like fear, is often an illusion." — Michael Jordan

Now, let me ask you a question: what limits you to dress up the way you really want to?

17 Aug 2014

[new music] BARRIERS - "Cancer"

© Kssael Productions
With a lot of bands emerging in this day and age, Barriers, a straight-up, in-your-face metal band hailing from Metro Manila, Philippines is one you shouldn`t dare to neglect.

For several months in the past, the lads have had some rough patches with members having difficulties of keeping up with local gigs and personal issues, yet early 2014 came and Barriers is finally back in the scene — renewed, restored, and revitalized.

© Niko Cezar
Their influences include bands such as The Devil Wears Prada, Parkway Drive, August Burns Red, and Miss May I among many others. They also play alongside melodic hardcore band Saving The Dying Hope, False Contender: a pop punk band from Quezon City, and SIMILAR//INTENTS, a progressive/melodic hardcore band.

Enticed already? You should be. With their first single Cancer [free download here!] from their upcoming EP entitled, CONTAGION out now, these boys would be hard to miss.

"I am torn between someone I should let go and someone I should hold on to.
Torn in two, forgotten the truth.
I seem to subject that the answers aren't bestowed upon me.
Yet they are right in front of my face.
So many months on end. So many days passed by.
Am I bound to live alone or am I bound to live with someone?
Is this the only way to make my life relevant
or are there any means for me yet to learn in this forsaken world.
Torn in two, forgotten the truth.
Fate is a cancer, it spreads on and on without end.
I am a slave to fate and nothing can set me free.
We are all slaves to fate and we aren't meant to be free.
Every remaining piece of my soul shatters at your first sight.
I am devastated in a blink of an eye.
Maybe I'm meant to be wretched and alone at the same time."
Like what you`re hearing? Then go follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

14 Aug 2014

The Dr. Martens Diaries: FLORA AND FAUNA

These boots are made for walkin` ..and styling.

I present the first part out of four of our "how to style your Dr. Martens" look book, a collaboration between me and my blogger bff, Althea. Our love for the classic utilitarian footwear had us gallivanting through the city donning clothes that define why Dr. Martens shoes are a must-have. 

12 Aug 2014

Did Anybody Say "Discount"?!

Bonjour! Comment allez vous? I've recently collaborated with a fellow blogger for a look book on how to style your Dr. Martens and I can`t wait to show the photos to all of you! But that`s not the whole point of this post. Truth is, I`ve closed a sponsorship with Born Pretty Store and I`m ecstatic to announce that — drumroll, please!!..

You can now get a 10% discount off your purchases from Born Pretty Store!! How? Simply enter my discount code: RUZT10 upon checkout. 

Have you purchased anything from Born Pretty Store before? What do you think of it? Let me know! I`d love to hear your stories :)

(I swear, there are just so much in store for your viewing pleasure (excuse my arrogance) in the future of my blog and I can`t wait!)

8 Aug 2014

Lovely Dresses for your Special Day

Us girls usually have 3 occasions that we look forward to in our lives: our first date, prom, and our wedding. This day and age, we rely on the internet for shopping as well, and what would you do if I told you that you can find the perfect dresses for all your most anticipated events in one website? Amazing, isn`t it? Then I introduce to you http://www.victoriasdress.co.uk/ where prom dresses, wedding dresses, cocktail dresses, formal — or just any dress really! — are all just a click away.

6 Aug 2014


This post is exactly a month late so, happy 13 months, babe! ♥

Joko and I went to the Philippine National Museum for our first anniversary (redundancy at its finest) and I have to say that it wasn`t your typical romantic date but we managed to make every little bit of the day as lovely as possible. Warning! Photo heavy post.. and this is just the first part.

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