It’s very stressful and exhausting shopping this Christmas because of the crowd, the never-ending list of things to buy and the frustration of needing to buy something that is no longer available.
I personally loathe the long lines and crowd so as much as possible I do my shopping during the dead hours of the day. It is refreshing to know that some group tries to brighten-up someone’s day with a small gesture of singing for them happy Christmas tunes.
Just last week, I witnessed some shoppers being sang to by Procter and Gamble CaLoLers, the expression on the shoppers face was priceless. It was nice to see that some of the shoppers shook-off some shopping stresses they had for awhile.
Music and singing definitely is a great destresser.
TOMS has prepared this gift guide especially for you. Here you will find big and little ways to give back, from gorgeous footwear to eyewear designs you’ll fall in love with at first sight. By gifting someone with a TOMS product, you are not only giving to someone you love but also to someone in need.
Take care shopping this weekend! And remember, with every TOMS product you purchase, you’re helping improve lives. Happy holidays!
Dad – Seasonal Classics
You can’t go wrong with our Classics! These shoes are our original slip-on style and the base of the One for One ® movement.
Baby – Herringbone Glimmers
Let those tiny tots shimmer and shine in this glimmering style! Perfectly festive for the Holiday season and throughout the year.
Mom – Eyewear
We have a great collection of eye-catching styles for the chic woman in your life.
Outdoorsman – Searcher Boots
One of our favorite new silhouettes, these sturdy work-inspired boots are just the thing for the man who loves the urban jungle or the great outdoors.
Her – Women’s Brogues
How about a shoe that’s a fancy version of her favorite pair of lace-up sneakers? A vintage silhouette made modern for today’s woman, the Brogue wears easily with skirts, shorts and more for a touch of casual sophistication.
Youth – Seasonal Classics
We’ve got big surprises for the little ones. Find a pair for any occasion with our selection of solid basics, sparkly glitters, and more!
The TOMS Story
TOMS was founded in 2006 when American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in a village in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One.®
Realizing that One for One could serve other global needs, Blake launched TOMS Eyewear in 2011 to help restore sight to people in need with every purchase of TOMS Sunglasses and Optical frames. In 2014, TOMS Roasting Co. was launched with the mission to provide clean water to communities in need with the purchase of premium coffee.
TOMS is in business to help improve lives. They identify a global need and create products to help address them. This simple idea is what makes TOMS more than a company – it’s a movement that’s continually evolving.
TOMS is available at Megamall, Nothing But H2O and The Give Project. Visit www.toms.com for more information.
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Did you know that a Philip Stein watch can help re-tune one’s mind and body into a state of harmony that brings about good outcomes in many areas of our lives?
Yes, a Philip Stein watch can do that through its proprietary Natural Frequency Technology, it helps in balancing the body’s flow of energy.
Carefully curated to fit any style or occasion, whether it’s an iconic everyday watch from the Signature collection or a stunning luxury timepiece from the Prestige collection, the brand ethos remains constant — to help wear, feel and live in tune.
Philip Stein timepieces could be a perfect lifestyle accessory and a wonderful present during the holidays most especially to frequent travelers.
A Philip Stein watch is made to act like an antenna that picks up and channels natural frequencies that surround us, towards our bodies. The Natural Frequency Technology has become a sought-after feature found in no other brand but Philip Stein.
This is what Philip Stein, the luxury wellbeing brand, is all about. It can help re-tune one’s mind and body into a state of harmony that brings about good outcomes in many areas of our lives.
“We believe that the pursuit of wellbeing is an integral part of everyone’s life, and Philip Stein can help people in this aspect. We envision Philip Stein products as one-of-a-kind personal companions for better living through our proprietary wellbeing technology. This technology has helped wearers cope with stress, maintain higher energy levels, and get better sleep.” said Will Stein, the man behind the brand.
Luxury is a very broad expression, and for Philip Stein, it’s not only the material part of the watch but the technology embedded in its DNA. This Christmas season is the perfect opportunity to share the gift of time that helps improve the quality of life. As Philip Stein puts it, true luxury is wellbeing.
Now joined by blogger friends Lou Ventigan and Ruth dela Cruz.
So you ask, what’s the significance of tennis to Lacoste Polo Watch L.12.12.?
Well, although it is iconic and recognizable, not many know the story behind the crocodile logo and the classic cotton petit pique poloshirt.
I never knew until today that that tennis legend Rene Lacoste designed the iconic shirt in 1927. And that the crocodile logo came after a crocodile bag he was given after winning a tennis match. The crocodile to signify his tenacity on the court.
Rene Lacoste created a uniform that would allow for better sweat absorption and freedom of movement. He named it L.12.12 – L for Lacoste, 1 for its one-of-a-kind fabric. 2 for its short sleeves, and 12 for the number of the final version of the design he selected for production. Heralding the birth of contemporary sportswear, the L.12.12 has remained a beloved wardrobe staple for the elegantly athletic.
Today, Lacoste’s sporting spirit is reignited in the Lacoste.12.12 watch collection, with a timely launch on December 12, 2014 held by country distributor Artful Marketing, Inc. (a
subsidiary of the Lucerne Group) and global licensee Movado Group, Inc.
“Much like the classic polo shirt it is named after, the Lacoste.12.12 watch
embodies the brand’s rich history of designing crisp, elegant pieces, and we are really excited to be bringing its 2014 Holiday collection to Manila,” says Julian Addison, MGI President for Asia Pacific. “Filipinos seem to have a tasteful yet practical sense of aesthetics – values that are manifest in these timepieces.”
The L.12.12. Watch collection is available in six confident colors; grey, red, blue, white, green and black which are the classic colors of the Lacoste Polo Shirt where the watch design come from. Intricate details such as the light airy pique fabric polo shirt’s unique signature is faithfully echoed on the watch by an attractive petit pique mesh effect running around the case sides and along the soft-touch silicone strap and the legendary green crocodile on the 3 o’clock position.
We were asked to pick a gift box from the Lacoste Christmas tree. Each box is a picture of the L.12.12. watch that we get to take home! Can you guess what color I got?
With blogger friends Jackie Go and Shai Lagarde after picking our box from the Lacoste tree.
I got the grey one! Actually the box I picked was white but I wanted a grey, so I switched with other attendees who wanted white.
The L.12.12. Watches are available at L Tlmestudio, Wristpod, select Chronos Boutiques, SM Department Stores, The Landmark and Robinson’s Department Stores.
How about you, which of the colors above you like best?
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Not so long time ago
in the part of the Galaxy not so far away…
Trekkies unite for the most awaited launch of
the Star Wars x Folded and Hung
Limited Edition Collection....
the launch is just in time for the
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
world premiere soon …
1. Storm Troopers!
2. Darth Vader and Storm Troopers Cupcakes!
3. Darth Vader with a saber lego statue!
4. The Force is strong on the brand ambassador powerhouse headed by Elmo Magalona, fashion bloggers Camille Co, David Guison, Patricia Prieto, Dani Barreto, Magie Wilson, and Sanya Smith hosting the event. Everyone was wearing an F&H Star Wars apparel!
5. And of course last but not the least the amazing pieces of clothing from the #StarWarsxFoldedandHung Limited Edition Collection!
The bomber jackets look really good you can wear it any time of the year but super perfect on a sweater weather!
Star Wars x Folded and Hung Bomber/Varsity Jacket Php1,799.00 only!
Watch the brand ambassadors and models as they do the Imperial March on the intergallactic runway for the F&H Star Wars launch!
I am super in love with the galaxy printed dresses, tops and skirts so yeah I got them, most of them, although I want them all!
My #StarWarsxFoldedandHung haul!
The Star Wars x Folded and Hung Limited Edition Collection is now available at your favorite F&H store n9ationwide. Hurry limited stocks only! Price range from Php699.00 to Php1,799.00 only!
Follow @foldedandhungph for quick updates and promos of the brand.
Stay gorgeous everyone!
P.S. as to the Trekkie reference are for Star Trek fans, there is no reference to Star Wars fans. But Trekkies are also Star Wars fans (well in my case) as they can be referred to as Nerdies but well I’m not a nerd just a fan of Sci-Fi movies hahaha!
While I’m sure you have seen Lee Cooper on the racks of the famous department stores heee in the Philippines since 2012, it is only this year that the famous British Denim Brand from London finally opened their first stand-alone store in the country and I was one of the few to have fun and shop at their store.
Located at the ground floor of Market!Market New Wing, the Lee Cooper store standout with its iconic British design made of brick walls, red telephone booth, mjniature Mini Cooper, music of popular British artist, the Big Ben London Tower, and the Eye.
My favorite part of the store is the fitting room that was designed to look like the iconic red phonebooths in London!
And of course I can’t resist but take a selfie! It just looks like I’m in a room overlooking the Big Ben and the Eye through my window!
Excuse my dorky looks!
The Fine British Denim Jeans brand also displays a one-of-a-kind British inspired tops and bottoms collection.
What I like best about their store are the labels! You can easily brows through the selection of the type of denim jeans you are looking for without having to be confused if it is a skinny straight, straight cut or tapered one!
You can aiso find the awesome collections of accessories from bags, eyewear, belts and caps at very reasonable prices.
Coincidentaily, their new settlement touches down with the launch of their British Indigo collection. Indigo fabrics form the backbone of the collection from the rugged and raw dark-denim to the softer and blurred indigo dyes. Centering on the all-overs tweak seasonal carpenter pants and vests, the denim- finishes from clean and sharp to shaded wom-in, giving the collection a uniquely sophisticated rugged look.
And of course I have to try them out!
Can you guess what I got?
This is my Lee Cooper London haul, price range of denim jeans from Php1,500 up, non-denim nothing over Php1,000. Denim tops Php1,500 up regular tops nothing over Php1,500.
For more information, please visit www.leecoooer-philippines.com. Like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/leecooperPH, and follow them on Instagram: @ leecooperph, and Twitter @LeeCooperPH.
For my avid blog readers I’m sure you all know I support Uniqlo from the first time they opened their first store in the Philippines at SM Mall of Asia. Being Japan’s number 1 retail company that is also lovef by Pinoy shoppers the brands growth is unstoppable as it opens its 20th store at the SM San Lazaro Last Saturday, December 5, 2014.
The shopaholic that I was I could not resist but pay the store a visit with my family!
Selfie under the Uniqlo Wish Tree hoping for Santa Claus to grant what’s on our shopping list
Together with my family we scour each and every isle and look what we found! Amazing sales and deals!
Barbie Collection at Php690.00 only!
Barbie Collection at Php690 only!
20% Rebate – 20th Fleece Anniversary
But then these ladies blazer and skirt just caught my eye! And when I fit it it looked like a Tailored Ladies Suit!
Where do you get to buy a Tailored Jacket for under Php2,000 ? Nowhere else but here in Uniqlo!
Sweaters sale at Uniqlo
But my favorite ate the basic t-shirts on sale for a limited time only!
Uniqlo Basic TShirt Sale at Php200.00 only! Crazy!
With the Opening discounts and instant freebies from December 5-7, 2014 at the Uniqlo SM San Lazaro, there’s no resisting shopping here!
Get Php200 worth of Uniqlo gift coupon for every Php1,000.00 you spend on a single transaction/receipt basis.
Aside from that get a Free NotebooK or Get a chance to win a brand new mobile phone. Just Follow @uniqlo_official @smcitysanlazaro on INSTAGRAM
I am so happy about my Uniqlo loot I’ll show them to you on my outfit posts later.
I was not expecting to have a heart-pumping, body-aching, run-around Landmark-Glorietta Amazing race kinda day to compete with my fellow mommy bloggers that day but that’s what happened.
We were invited at Skechers Glorietta to “Feel the Bounce” of the latest Skechers GoWalk 2. It started so relaxed with us having to look around the selection available at the store and pick our own pair.
I was torn between the pink and the navy blue Sketchers GoWalk 2 On-the-Go boat shoe type.
Although we were advised to wear something sporty, I was thinking some jumping on a trampoline or a little jumping jacks and maybe Zumba. I was not expecting to run-around Landmark and Glorietta to find clues and do task and post on my Instagram while doing it.
I am not complaining though, it was a fun experience. We did not just test our running skills, but tested the comfort and ease of wearing the Sneakers GoWalk shoes!
Task 1, find something plush and soft at Landmark!
Find something that represents comfort: Something Plush = Pillow!
Task 2: Comfort food
Confort food: Asado Roll
Task 3: Group Shot
Yellow Team for Skechers GoWalk!
Task 4: Take a shoefie at the Glorietta Park
Task 5: Show a pic of what you do when you travel
Having fun, sightseeing, taking lots of photos!
Task 6: Hailing a cab
Hailing a cab!
Task 7: #OOTD wearing Skechers apparel to pair with your Skechers GoWalk 2!
#OOTD wearing Sketchers Apparel and Skechers GoWalk!
My team did not win but we were second place just a few seconds away from the winning team!
With the mommy bloggers who joined the Feel the Bounce Skechers GoWalk 2 event.
So what I think of the Skechers GoWalk 2 shoes?
Having to really test the shoes limit was a fun experience and surprisingly despite all the running we did, my soles and feet did not ache at all. The shoes were so comfy its like walking/running on air. In fact the next day I was complaining of calves and thighs aching but not my feet!
So, if you like to run errands, like literally run, you might want to take a look at the latest Skechers GoWalk 2, they are actually made for walking but comfy enough for running. It cost nothing over Php3,800.00 a pair. Not bad!
Visit www.skechersgowalk.com for more info about the product and availability!