Friday, August 10, 2012

beyond the gray sky

United Colors of Benneton sweater, Tango skirt, Muji socks, Schu booties, What A Girl Wants bowler hat, Forever 21 hoop earrings, Cava bag

Through darkness and adversities, the Filipinos always seem to remain resilient and manage to find something to smile about. We're still in the process of rescue, relief, and recovery from the widespread flooding caused by the monsoon rains of the past couple of days, but we're a brave and strong bunch. I'm confident we will continue rising above this difficult period together. Hopefully, we also take this as an opportunity to learn from our mistakes, and help build a better nation and a safer environment for one another.

If you would like to donate and be part of the relief campaigns for the victims of the calamity, here is a list of evacuation and relief operations centers and organizations you can refer to.

In hopes of better and brighter days, I come bearing an outfit, albeit another rainy day one, from Monday. Because of the terrible weather, most schools and offices have suspended classes and work here in Manila this week, so I haven't really had much opportunity to dress up or get out of the house at all. Although, on dreary and gloomy days, like the past couple of days, I honestly don't even have the drive and motivation to do anything, which, I guess, is one of the reasons why I've been a little quiet here lately. The weather has been such a downer!

But we're all trying to get back to regular programming and move forward, so let's get on with the show, shall we? I'm praying the sun peeks its way through and finally comes out to play for a longer time!


  1. im just really glad it's over :) time to move on and help with the relief operations.

  2. Hopefully it won't rain for a while. The sun is out though! :) And I love your skirt and your boots!

  3. Um, I might steal this outfit. Thanks! :p

    xo Jennifer

  4. I'm really digging this look on you. Definitely a thumbs up. As for the rain, I can't even begin to type how thankful I am that it's, hopefully, over. Although there's still some thunderstorms here and there, the weather's much better now than last week. I really hope everything's gonna be sunny again.

    Anywho, I just wanted to tell you that I nominated you and your awesome blog to the Versatile Blogger Award. If you want to check out the post, it's here: Versatile Blogger Award xx

    Renee J.
    Operation: Fix Life

  5. Really hope this shitty weather is gonna get a grip and start acting normal -_-
    Love the baggy, very lovely outfit indeed.

  6. Hooooow do you pull off wearing hats so effortlessly??!? #jealous

  7. hey, i just discovered you blog but I absolutely love it. everything-from the layout to your killer style is perfect. you look stunning. i especially love this look-that skirt is gorgeous and i adore how you paired socks with those boots. you have such a wonderful laid-back urban style. i am your newest fan. could you check out my blog at as well? i would love to follow each other. thanks :)

  8. Charming! I love your looks and outfit. Keep it up! :)

  9. that's what i like about us filipinos.. as they say, the filipino spirit is waterproof! :)

  10. so happy to hear that the sun's out in most part of the flooded areas :)

    love this very comfortable outfit, Gela. adoooore your bag esp!

    btw, im due next month! excited and scared all at the same time! :s

    xo toni
    perfumed red shoes

  11. gelaa!! your look is awesome. <3 love the skirt. and yes i hope our countrymen will recover from this :)

    Rovie, The Bargain Doll

  12. Love that, casual and chic.

  13. I love this look, Gela! So pretty! :D