Eyewear Made Easy by OTTICA

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I need to have three major components in my life that keep me afloat. These three are sleep, food and my eyeglasses. I have mentioned before that I have been wearing eyeglasses every since I was about 5 years old due to stigmatism and what not. So you can just imagine how many specs I have ruined, grew out of and just fell out of love with in the past 18 years(long time).

When OTTICA first reached out to me and offered a generous deal. I was ecstatic! I am still not used to people giving me free things(I don’t think I ever will). OTTICA is an online eyewear company that caters to literally every need an eyeglass wearer needs, from A to Z. But i’ll get to that in a bit.


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They carry household brands that are loved by many like Ray Ban, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Versace, to name a few. When ordering a pair, you can get them with no prescription, distance (single vision), reading (single vision), progressives (smooth transitions for all distances; I have this for my everyday eyewear) and bifocals (reading and distance). See I told you they do everything. But wait, there is more.

So when it came to what I wanted to get, I was thinking of getting a pair of specs but wasn’t too sure. I wanted something classic, a piece that will grow old with me(don’t want to grow old though), versatile, not too dressy and of course, the basic biatch I am, I wanted it to be casual. So after much thought and convincing, I decided to get a pair of Ray Ban Clubmasters in Tortoise. Here are the rest of the Ray Bans that they carry, link here!

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When you order from OTTICA, they give you options for your decided thickness of your lenses. They have three options. They come in thin air (+2.00–2.00), advanced thin (25% lighter than normal lenses) and ultra thin (35% lighter than normal lenses).

At OTTICA, when you order a pair of sunglasses, you can upgrade your lenses to tinted shades (they come in Gray, Brown and Green; comes with purchase), polarized lenses (reduces glare) and Mirrored (comes in 5 shades; Red, Blue, Gold, Green and Silver).

When I placed my order, I was told that my package will come in 10-14 business days, which is about 3 weeks. I didn’t really mind since I knew that it was coming from overseas. I then got a text from a courier that it was arriving on June 6. I even prepared the 5% tax they usually ask for upon international delivery. But I guess that the tax fee came with the delivery charge, which was $25USD. 

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To my surprise, it arrived on a Thursday, not even a week since I ordered it. Now that’s service!

Did I mention that every purchase comes with a 365 day warranty or your money back! With free shipping and returns! OTTICA literally does all the stops!


**Photos by Carina Sala and Trifina S. Sibulo**

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Much Love To Renegade Folk | Brand Focus

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I think this is my very first brand focus for a fashion brand, so forgive me if I am not the best. I initially started following Renegade Folk on their Instagram account, looking for a pair to replace my beaten up go-to sandals. But I ended up picking up three pairs ina span of a month and a half! I am not the most stylish or on trend woman(girl, lady), but when I like something, I will get them in all colors, shapes and sizes. 

I love how Renegade’s style direction is very minimal, effortless and goes equally well in an office chic, smart casual attire(perfect for the everyday work girl or Tita of Cebu). I wish I found out about this brand earlier! 


DSC00078The first pair I picked up was Her in Tan in a Size 8. I would like to call this very favorite Sunday shoe. I always wear this with a pair of jeans, colored skinny slacks or if I want to put a little effort, a frilly white sundress. The leather was a tad bit tight on me on the first try but it moulded to my feet eventually.DSC00085

My easy experience (as a whole) in getting this pair made want to pick up another pair ASAP! Did I tell you that you get a discount on your next RF shoe after you buy your first one? This pair comes in four other shades! Tan, Light Taupe, White and Zebra. I want to buy them all!

DSC00114The second pair I got was Hope in Tan. My closet rule is whenever I get a new pair of shoes or new clothes, I always throwout or give an old one away. And my old strappy sandals definitely needed some replacing(is that a good enough excuse to pick up another one?).

DSC00130RF’s unique leather is something I have only experienced with their products. They aren’t rigid, potent in smell or uncomfortable. They can even stand rain! This design is even more versatile in wear and is more office appropriate for client meetings and what not. This comes in three other colors, Tan, Light Taupe and White. Please make one in Gold too!

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My last pair for this brand focus on Renegade Folk is Better Together in Light Taupe. I have been eyeing this style for months now. The Tita in me just couldn’t stop thinking about this design and all the ways I could wear it to work and other gatherings. Ugh! The possibilities are endless with this one.

DSC00237I choose a Light Taupe because I wanted something different from the usual palette in my shoe closet(just beige and black, tbh). This is just as comfortable to wear walking around town or just sitting in the office. I know this specific design isn’t ‘original’, but I must add that the leather they use for this makes all the difference. Love love love!

To the Folks at Renegade Folk, thank you for creating such an amazing shoe company that caters to all the basic girls out there(me). You really know what a girl wants in a shoe and more. Keep doing your thaaang!

Till my next pair! ❤


**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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Top Must Haves for Summer 2017

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Summer now among us! Well maybe most of us…

Here are a few bits that I like to keep in check whenever I head to the beach or travel to some place tropical.


A Versatile Bikini Top | I am a pretty basic girl. I don’t play much with prints as a whole and I love simple cuts. A solid black bikini top is always a good piece that you can mix and match with wilder prints and beachy textures. Its a bikini classic!

Cover up with some SPF! | I don’t know about you, but I wear SPF on the daily  to protect my skin from all those UV rays walking around but SPF is even more important when you are intentionally under the sun! Skip the tanning oil and cover up! Especially on your face!

A Hat | To me, there are 2 types of hats that I distinguish, a Straw Bucket Hat and a Baseball Cap. Two shapes but both have a single purpose.. to protect your face! Find what fits you!

Classic Sun Dress | Beach dresses are generally very versatile. They are made to make you look cute when you and wet and dry. Find the perfect dress design that you can just pull over your head or slide down your body. 

Sunglasses | Sunnies are a must for those who have especially sensitive eyes. Protect your sight with some sunnies that can work both in the water and on the sand. I suggest getting one that won’t make your heart sink if you lose it in the ocean.

Beach Bag | There are hundred kinds of bags out there but a beach bag emulates something so carefree and laid back. Pick something up that you can grab to bring to the beach and chic enough to bring around an airport.


**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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