Tully

Upon purchasing the top from Uniqlo, I realized that it was similar to the top Natalie Foster wears in one of her her band's music videos, thus giving me the idea to name this post after them (Tully on Tully). I was supposed to wear this outfit to Uniqlo's SM Pampanga opening, but I didn't know it was 9AM and woke up a little too late, so instead, I wore it out to a day well spent with Ozni, Chesca, and Luigi.

Wanderland Music Fest 2013

Super long overdue post on Wanderland Music Fest 2013!!!!!! This was, by far, the best day of my entire summer so far. I met so many new people who are the most incredible and funniest ever, danced to amazing music, got to meet Colour Coding, have Natalie Foster of Tully on Tully wear my flower crown, and finally got to experience something similar to Coachella. It was such an amazing experience. THE best 12 hours of my life.

Oh, life

Here's a long overdue outfit post. I haven't had the time to shoot lately, nor the effort to dress up. I've (re)developed a new(?) love for folded/ripped jeans, and here's my take on styling them. These clothes are actually my best friend's, as I have a habit of raiding her closet. The photos were shot by her too. :) Also, I bleached the ends of my hair, which I slightly regret, but am liking because... y'know, it's different. I like change. The temporary tattoos (which I scrubbed off while swimming) were from My Ticker Tape Parade at the Wanderland Music Fest. Have a good week, everyone!

Uniqlo at SM Pampanga Press Conference + VIP Shopping

I was recently invited to Uniqlo's press conference for their newest branch outside of Metro Manila, and their VIP/pre-shopping event by the marketing group of SM Pampanga. I, along with some other bloggers from PFB, were there to represent the social media and the rest of the Pampanga-based bloggers. We were lucky enough to have met Uniqlo's Chief Operating Officer, Katsumi Kubota (pictured below), too (we actually have a photo together, but for some reason, I don't feel like posting it. Hahaha). It was quite an experience. I've never done anything like it before, or gone to such events. Quite frankly, it made me feel like a legitimate blogger.

Uniqlo opens 4th store at SM City Pampanga

I recently tweeted about receiving an e-mail from the PR Agency of Uniqlo Philippines two days ago. I didn't reveal too much, because I wasn't exactly sure if I was allowed to. But since it's the day before the opening press conference I was invited to, I figured it's time to let all my Pampanga-based readers know.

Uniqlo is finally coming to Pampanga on the 24th of May, 2013.

Everything has changed

I have found a brother in one of the strongest, most talented people I know. Luigi D'Avola is such a sweetheart and he's very very caring. He's passionate about his music and his dream, and with all that he's gone through - he deserves the hell out of achieving it and more. I highly suggest everyone to listen to his first single if you haven't already. The melody of his songs have a very 'feel good' vibe to them - like the kind you'd listen to on a long road trip. His next single is coming out this June, and his debut album as well. I'm so excited for him, and I pinky promise/swear to always be there for him on his journey to success.

P.S.: The title is named after Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran's song because we were singing it during Twitcam. :)

Spring/Summer 2013

Ellie Saab Couture S/S 2013

I know I'm a little late, but here's my top favorites from the Spring/Summer 2013 fashion shows. Photos were all taken from Vogue.

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to the strongest, nicest, most beautiful woman I know. Thank you for everything. I may not be the best daughter, or the most obedient, but you're the best mother anyone could ever ask for. Thanks for giving birth to me almost fifteen years ago. That was really cool. Continue to be strong and inspire others, because Kuya and I will always be here for you. Any trials you face, we will be standing right behind you and making sure you're safe and okay. You are my hero and it's rare for a daughter to say this to a mother as it should be the other way around, but you make me proud. I love you so much, mom! "Tita Charm! Thank you so much sa support sa fandom and also for being a great 'tita.' :) We're not that close po pero tita, I really like you, and I know you're a great mom. Thank you so much for everything, and for sharing your daughter. I love you Tita Pungks. Rock & roll. PS: thank you din po tita sa pagpush sa facetime namin ni Keith. Shet, highlight po yung ng buhay ko." - Angel Traballo

"Happy Mother's Day Tita!! Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us and I really admire you for being such a great mother to your children. We love you po!!" - Icha Catuncan

"Hi Tita, Happy Mother's day! I wanted to say thank you because you gave me a friend, and also you're a very nice and caring person. I've met you only a few times and you've been nice to me so in return I'd just like a big thanks because of that. It's Mother's day you deserve to be happy, in any day to be honest. Not just tomorrow! We love you." - Jam Geronimo

"Hello po, tita! Happy, happy, happy, HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY! First of all, I'd want to thank you for being such an incredibly amazing mom not only to Nina, but to all of the officers and, well, basically every single one of us in general. I honestly admire you so much and I couldn't thank you enough for everything you've done for us, not only for 1DPH stuff, but for being our second mom as well. You're so approachable, understanding, loving, and caring in every single way and I think your children are EXTREMELY lucky to have you. I could go on and on with how much I adore you and how much I think you're one exceptional person, but I don't think words can express that enough. Always remember po that whatever happens, I will always be here for you and Nina. I wish you all the best in life and once again, THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH. I really hope you enjoy this day, Tita, because you deserve it. Have a very special day and I love you po!! :)" - Vida Inting

Mart of China


A lot of people ask me about my favorite online shops, so I figured I could write about one of them today!

The photos featured in this post are my top favorite items in Mart of China. If you're interested in buying them, continue reading and I will put the links to the items in a chronological order at the end of the post. :)

Oh For Fox Sake

I finally got around to giving my blog a makeover (or got someone to, rather). However, I'm going to give credit where credit is due. Jeline of Sartorialust (a good friend of mine, and also part of the Next-Gen bloggers group) designed my newest theme and header. Everyone should go check her blog out, because her style is one of my top favorites as it's very casual and something we can all wear. I admittedly hurry to her blog whenever I run out of ideas for outfits sometimes. Plus, her photographs and blog in general is a sight for sore eyes. She might also start designing themes soon so keep an eye out for that, too!

If none of you guys have noticed yet, I also have a new blog title. I am now bidding Sartorially Challenged goodbye, and replacing it with a slightly funnier (in my opinion, at least) one. But if any of you guys try to snap S.C. up, know that I am going to kitty-claw your faces off because it's still my baby. With that being said, enjoy the new look of my blog!

Flower crown GIVEAWAY

Flower crown giveaway!

Open to Philippine residents only. All you have to do is repost this picture on Instagram with the caption "@shopindiestructible is giving away the flower crown above to one lucky IG follower! ShopIndiestructible.com coming soon! #shopindiestructible"

Comment here once you've finished. Make sure your profile isn't on private so we can check. You MUST be following @shopindiestructible, @charmgaskell, and @ninapineda :)

The most likes on their IG repost wins. Plus points if you add your own twist to the photo, such as adding overlays, text (make sure it doesn't cover the crown), borders, making a collage, etc!

Contest ends on May 14, 2013 at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced shortly after. Good luck! ✌

Jam's Playlist #1

Here's a new part of my blog that will hopefully happen more frequently!

Since I love making playlists, and my friend, Jam, has the best taste in music, we decided to collaborate. Here's the first playlist of many more to come! It's inspired by our day out yesterday (May 3, 2013) in Eastwood. It has a really happy go-lucky vibe to it, so this playlist is definitely one to listen to if you're feeling very happy or you want to cheer up!

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