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Floral Dress for Emma Stone Ahead of the Venice Film Festival 2016

Emma Stone is one of the most talented women in the entertainment world. She has also shown her great personality and amazing style. To her legions of fans, Emma is remarkably gorgeous, stylish and talented actress.


Earlier today, the 27-year-old star made an appearance at an event ahead of the Venice Film Festival. She was photographed wearing a pretty floral print dress that highlighted her legs and as she signed autographs for fans in the beautiful Italian city. The pair of strappy orange heels gave the attire an added splash of color. Since she didn't wear accessories, it made sure that the busy pink and green pattern was not overburdened.


The lovely lady showed off her vibrant mood as she participated at the event. With a subtle hint of makeup, she completed the look with a simple hairstyle. As reported, Emma is in Italy ahead of the 72nd Venice Film Festival, which launches on Wednesday evening with a screening of her new film, romantic musical comedy La La Land.

Images | Emma Stone at Venice Film Festival

SUN LIFE’S #liveBrighter Campaign: Millenials For A Financially Prepared Generation

The new generation of workforce, the Millenials, wants to grow with a company that respects their individuality while being part of a noble cause. Such opportunity is possible when one becomes a Financial Advisor. This is a door that Sun Life (of Canada) Philippines, Inc. opens wider with a recruitment drive called #LiveBrighter. It aims to present the profession as a career choice for Millennials who wish to have the time and resources to pursue their passions as they advocate financial foresight and planning.



“Millennials are known to be slashers as they juggle a lot of things live travelling, blogging, and other passion projects on top of their regular 8-5 jobs. It sounds very aspirational but how can they sustain this in terms of time and resources?” said Sun life Recruitment Manager Fin Bernardo. “With that in mind, we see that the profession of a Financial Advisor is a perfect fit for their lifestyle,” added Bernardo.



After introducing the Financial Advisor in popular culture thru its engagement with Cinema One’s Single/Single, Sun Life dishes out the #LiveBrighter Sessions. This is a series of meet-ups to show how a Financial Advisor lives up to the demands and rewards of the profession. It aims to reach more Millennials and send them the message that their dream job is just here all along.

Guided by the core values of a Sun Life Financial Advisor- caring, professional, inspiring, and winning - #LiveBrighter Sessions will give a taste of the benefits one can enjoy in choosing this particular career path. More than the chance to earn unlimited income, it also provides perks such as all-expense travel and the freedom to work with an unbridled schedule.



With more Filipinos keen on getting insurance and investment products, the possibilities for new Advisors are endless. “We need more Financial Advisors to educate Filipinos on the importance of preparing for unexpected life’s events and offer them solutions that let them have Money For Life,” explained Bernardo.

Choose to #LiveBrighter now. Register to the next #LiveBrighter Forum by visiting bit.ly/LiveBrighter.

About Sun Life Financial

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies, a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2016, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $861 billion.

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippines (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

Blogger Off Duty Outfit Inspiration

These days, off duty look is a popular style option. It's very similar to street style, yet more low-key. It isn't distracting since comfort and simplicity are key elements of the look. Today, I'd like to share my blogger off duty outfit inspiration to all of you.


I'm very particular with having a more polished look and a little bit edgy on the side. Obviously, I prefer clothes that show off sleek finish and easy to showcase attire. If it means I'm not into massive outfits, or clothing pieces that are too fit, then this look is right for me.


My blue long sleeve top is from Forever 21 and my pair of jeans is a second-hand item. Usually, I wear these black wedges when I have plans to stroll outside since these are very comfortable for me. I know that you don't usually see me wearing a belt - but now, it's different - because I want to have a really polished look.


The background is the entrance of Venice Grand Canal Mall at McKinley Taguig since I was able to visit the place with my husband. Soon, I'll write about it in this blog. The sling bag was given to me by my friend, Iris.

Lily Collins Showcases Chic Street Style

Lily Collins is one of the most beautiful Hollywood actresses nowadays. With her lovely face and enviable style, the lovely star attracted legions of fans around the world.


Aside from that, many people loved her movie entitled Love, Rosie. It gave her a chance to show off her great talent and lovable personality. These days, she remained one of the most in-demand stars in the entertainment industry with her remarkable talent and gorgeous style.


Earlier today, the 27-year-old actress was spotted showcasing a chic street style look. She donned a black and white checkered blouse and loose fit jeans, which accentuated her petite physique. She finished off the look with a pair of dark-hued block heels.


Lily looked fabulous in her trendy makeup. She applied red lipstick to highlight her look and allowed her tresses to frame her angelic face. It created a fresh vibe that many style lovers crave these days.

Images | Lily Collins Street Style

Quick Styling Inspiration for Wrap Around Maxi Skirt

We know that a maxi skirt is one of the most stylish fashion pieces nowadays. Even before it became popular in modern trend-setting, many style lovers already used it to upgrade one's look. The beauty of a maxi skirt is even more noticeable if it's printed, so I'm really happy that I got one for myself. Since it's wrap around, comfort and style can go hand in hand this time.

Literally fierce look :) Peace.
In every way possible, styling a maxi skirt should start with finding key pieces to highlight its design. Since I don't have plain blue top, I opted to wear a printed blue shirt to complement the color of the maxi skirt. To build a bridge between the two items, I use a white vest as overlay.


Don't forget that it's tricky to wear maxi skirts. Obviously, you need a little bit of height to show it off. So I wore a pair of wedges to add height. The result is better than wearing flats or sandals. Since my footwear is comfortable, it's also easy for me to walk around with this outfit.


The way I see it, I can wear a maxi skirt without looking too bored. Admittedly, I was hesitant to wear this piece because I have no matching outfits for this one. Luckily, I found some clothes that will match the massive stripe skirt.

Mini Bloggers Conference with Let Gravity Band at Limbaga 77 Restaurant Cafe in Tomas Morato Quezon City

 Mini Bloggers Conference with Let Gravity Band

The usual way to enjoy blogging is to attend events. For those who have done blogging for years, it's wise to break the monotony once in a while. So when I have a chance to attend a mini bloggers conference with Let Gravity Band at Limbaga 77 Restaurant Cafe in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, I readily accepted the invitation. After all, it's exciting to work with music lovers. 


I asked a few questions during the mini blogger’s conference for the band. My curiosity about the inspiration of the song, With A Kiss, was obvious since I felt sad after watching the music video for the first time. One of the band members answered the question, telling us that they had a friend who really liked someone, but they cannot be together. When time finally came that they can be together, something happened, that they could have that one kiss to express their love to each other. I also asked about the possibility of having a lot of songs from them to be chosen as themes for movies and television series. There's a huge possibility.


The existence of Let Gravity band was inspired with great timing. Five friends and seasoned musicians gather in the fold to uplift original Filipino music in their own way – write and play original songs in English lyrics to serenade music lovers from around the world. For those who are waiting to hear it, Let Gravity album, Defy, has been released on Spotify, Amazon, Deezer and iTunes. CDs available soon in Odyssey Music Store nationwide. It’s digitally distributed by Star Music.


Lately, fans of the band are excited since their song, Alamat, is the theme of the movie, Hermano Pule, which is directed by veteran filmmaker Gil Portez, with Aljur Abrenica in the title role, a historical film under T-Rex Entertainment which will be showing in Cinemas in September. If you watched the trailer, you'll be hypnotized of the film's ability to catch attention of every viewer and be a little emotional because of the theme song.


Follow Let Gravity on their social media accounts: Facebook.com/letgravity; Instagram and Twitter/@letgravity.

Limbaga 77 Restaurant Cafe in Tomas Morato Quezon City

I'm aware now that Tomas Morato and its surrounding places offer amazing dining and entertainment experiences to every guest.


The place is remarkable and I’m in awe of its beauty, especially that the restaurant was created as if you’re at home. The dishes are truly delectable and the drinks will make you remember homemade juice prepared with love.


Aside from that, the customer service offered at Limbaga 77 Cafe Restaurant is superb. Obviously, it’s one of the reasons I’ll always remember my short visit there.


The place is accessible and a popular casual dining place so you can easily find it on your next food trip activities. Again, the food is delicious. Well, it’s considered a hidden little gem in Quezon City for nothing.

Eat All You Can at Cabalen Glorietta Makati City For Less Than Five Hundred Pesos

Through the years, Cabalen Restaurant has really shown excellent Filipino cooking. For those who are looking for authentic Capampangan dishes, it's the perfect dining experience for your family and friends.


One time, I was searching for affordable eat-all-you-can restaurants in the city. Luckily, I found Cabalen Restaurant. It's an amazing place because we only spent less than one thousand pesos to experience eat-all-you-can dining.


 Even before I fell in love with Italian pasta, my first flame is Filipino food, obviously. So when I had a chance to dine at Cabalen Restaurant again, I didn’t hesitate to do it. Since I’ll have a chance to eat my own choice of dishes without breaking my budget, it was one of my unforgettable restaurant hunting activities.



For those who love seafood, Cabalen Restaurant is perfect for you. I’m so impressed with the taste of their Spicy Mussels and freshly-cooked fish.


I love their Crispy Lechon because I kept on getting more and more of it. The Pork Humba is delicious, too. It’s really delicious with the right level of balance in terms of taste. It's not too salty for you.


My husband love their ice cream. If you want to catch up their servings of ice cream, be sure to dine at around 2pm and notice that they'll serve it during snack time.

Matteo Vs. Matteo In New Sun Life TVC

Every blogger's dream is to learn from the events that they've participated in the community. For me, one of the most essential lessons to learn is related to financial literacy.


Luckily, I was invited to attend the launching of Sun Life Prosperity Card, featuring one of the most in-demand celebrities nowadays - Matteo Guidicelli.


Matteo is featured in the latest television commercial of Sun Life Asset Management Company Inc., or SLAMCI. In the TVC, we get two Matteos going up against each other.



The TVC shows two Matteos with strikingly opposite tactics: one tries to impress by bragging his material possessions, including a new phone and a credit card, while the other woos him by promising a brighter future together with the help of Sun Life Prosperity Card.


The Sun Life Prosperity Card is an investment card worth P5,000 which may be invested in any of the peso-denominated mutual funds managed by SLAMCI under its Sun Life Prosperity Funds. The first of its kind in the market, it has revolutionized mutual funds investing in the country.


Catch SMACI's latest TVC featuring Matteo Guidicelli on Cable TV. To learn more about the Sun Life Prosperity Card and how you can start investing for a brighter future, visit Sun Life Prosperity.

Millennials For a Financially Prepared Generation is Sun Life's #LiveBrighter Campaign

There was a unique vibe in the air last Friday evening - something positive is about to happen. For days, I've been thinking about ways to learn new skills to upgrade my portfolio. I've been dreaming about living the life that I want and pursuing my passion in a practical way. Where can I learn about these things?

Here, I'm with Agnes, Arriane and Mae

The event that was organized by the amazing people of Sun Life cleared my mind that there's a way to be financially independent and be practically engaged in doing the things we love in life.



Yes - there's a way to be part of a financially prepared generation. If you're a part of a workforce that wants to grow with a company that respects their individuality while being part of a noble cause - otherwise known as the Millennials - here's an incredible opportunity for you.

Be a financial advisor.

The event was held at Aracama, Fort Strip in BGC - an arms away from the TaskUs office.

This is a door that Sun Life (of Canada) Philippines, Inc. opens wider with a recruitment drive called #LiveBrighter. It aims to present the profession as a career choice for Millennials who wish to have the time and resources to pursue their passions as they advocate financial foresight and planning.



Here, we are talking about young professionals and individuals who juggle a lot of things - such as taveling, blogging and other passion projects - while having a regular 8 AM-5 PM jobs. Isn't it a perfect lifestyle for them to be a financial advisor to sustain such way of life? More than the chance to earn unlimited income, it also provides perks such as all-expense travel and freedom to work with an unbridled schedule. Obviously, you will be able to do things that you want without sacrificing other elements that make up your lifestyle.

After the event, we also attended the participated at the Wednesday Hump Day Hugot Quiz Night. We didn't bag the first place, but we had fun.

Choose to #LiveBrighter now. Register to the next #LiveBrighter Forum by visiting bit.ly/LiveBrighter.

Double Denim Style For Strolling in the Park

The usual way of enjoying a stroll in the park is to wear comfortable outfit. For fashion lovers, showing off dress down look is the best thing to do. Obviously, it doesn't hurt to follow the trend once in a while.


I'm so in love with this denim piece that I wore over my brown blouse because it fits me well. I can button it up, or not, depending on my mood. For a relaxed look, I prefer not to use the buttons. To complete the style, I donned a pair of Forever 21 jeans and opt for a ponytail.


I know that this is your favorite look of me - wearing denim over denim. It's just perfect for the off-duty moment. Well, it's a stolen photo and it really captures my personality. 


You're right - these photos were taken at Greenbelt - one of my favorite places to visit when I'm in need of a short break from work. Some of the cats here used to gather around me. I didn't know that these creatures love me. Although I don't have a cat at home, I have a dog. Since pets reduce stress, I was lucky to see them at Greenbelt.

Elle Fanning is Chic In Her All Black Look for Dance Class

Elle Fanning has inspired all her fans across the globe to wear all black outfit. It's an amazing look for those who love to show off shapely physique. As for me, I'd like to call is as all black athleisure.


Earlier today, Elle Fanning was spotted wearing a long sleeved black crop top and black leggings. The fabulous pair of sporty black Nike trainers and trendy sunglasses completed the look. 



The lovely actress was photographed as she emerged from a dance class in Los Angeles. For her all black style, she chose to let her blonde hair loose around her shoulders for a gorgeous look.

Images | Elle Fanning Athleisure

Rainy Days Styling With Forever 21 Leggings in Chestnut

In this part of the the world, the rainy season has set in. Everyone is finding ways to face the cold weather by wearing comfortable and stylish outfits.


As for me, wearing a black sweater over a soft cotton shirt, teamed with Forever 21 cotton-blend leggings in Chestnut is absolutely fun.


It's perfect for a reliable footwear - a pair of B Club black suede boots. You'll always get a polished look. It's easy to run through the rain if it's needed.


If you want to blend your Forever 21 cotton-blend leggings in Chestnut, wear a printed top with a little bit of brown hues. It's a simple way to create a coordinated look for the rainy season.

The Dreamy Feeling of Listening the Song Your Love

We know that legions of fans of the television series Dolce Amore love the leading song of the show. The theme is totally amazing, especially the melody. It made me remember amazing piano musical arrangements and thomastik infeld in the music industry. It was a bit nostalgic and more dreamy for those who are truly sentimental.

Aside from that, Your Love is perfect for the show. It seems that the lyrics was pre-written to match its story. It was just a simple song, and yet it captured the hearts of the show's followers across the globe.

Emily Ratajkowski Dazzles in a Vibrant Silk Jumpsuit

The world of fashion has completely welcomed Emily Ratajkowski because of her amazing style. As we can remember, she became popular for her role in Robin Thicke and Pharrell's controversial 2013 music video for Blurred Lines.


Earlier today, the 25-year-old beauty was spotted wearing a vibrant blue strappy jumpsuit which showed off her toned physique. Emily completed the look by wearing a pair of light brown sandals and sporting a remarkable makeup.


Emily attended the LPA launch party in LA. She looked gorgeous in the popular style in bright hue. With the silky petrol blue outfit and sleek hairstyle, the lovely model effortlessly raised her style grades.

Images | Emily Ratajkowski Jumpsuit

Best Digital Piano in Blue

Music has always been part of our lives. It will always be our way of celebrating life. We often see it as a natural painkiller. For brokenhearted individuals, it remains one of the best forms of therapy. Luckily, music is always available with the best digital piano.



My favorite digital piano is in blue color. It's a great contrast of everything so we can always use it as part of our homes. It's not only used as a way to share music, it can also be a symbol of love within the family shared from one generation to the next one.

How To Style a White Uniqlo T Shirt With Black Pieces

Before we talk about sophisticated outfits, let's deal with basic styling first. It's the foundation of all options. Like all the things that started it all, black and white dominates the styling scene. You don't want to forget about its beauty and elegance, especially when your personal style is minimalist and downright practical.



I've chosen to wear the basic black and white by picking a simple t-shirt from Uniqlo and a pair of fitted black jeans that I found at a second-hand store. I bought the item at their branch in SM Aura since it was on sale at that time. For less than four hundred pesos, I got the gorgeous white shirt. To complete each look, I've added a white vest, a pink cardigan from my mother-in-law and a pair of black ankle boots.

Here, I want to create a foundation of all possible styling options to inspire you. So I started with basic black and white combo. Here we go!

Go basic.

Nothing is more comfortable than wearing a white top and black trousers. To have an amazing look, choose fitted jeans. It creates an illusion of effortless elegance without even thinking about it.

Shirt: Uniqlo | Pants: Thrifted Fitted Black Jeans | Shoes: Thrifted Ankle Boots

Put a vest over it.

Let your sporty vibe dominate the scene by wearing a chic vest over your white t-shirt. It's a subtle way to channel your inner love of life by being active, free and productive. It's a clean-cut look with fabulous addition to cut the monotony of the look.


Style it with a pink cardigan.

Be girly and young-looking by pairing it with a pink cardigan. The beauty of this pink clothing item is the pockets adorned on both sides for better projection. Sometimes you need to use your clothes to show off your emotion. You'll look chic and relaxed with this style.


Do you have some options for black and white combo? Share it with me in the comments below. Or you can follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Like my Facebook Page. Let's connect, gorgeous!