Now that I am in this good place, I have also learned the importance of family and now, I am actually appreciating their presence and (believe it or not) truly spending time with my parents. I think they are amazing people and I treasure my family so much and have so much fun having those cute family dates and nights out. Yes, I do spend my Friday and/or Saturdays with my parents and my siblings and I actually love and enjoy it. It's a strange thing that I am only realizing this now that I am almost 28 years old... but, hey, better late than never right? My Friday nights used to consist of either going out and clubbing (when I was single) or having date night or DVD night (when I was in a relationship). Now, I enjoy getting to spend it bonding with my family and actually playing third wheel to my parents...and doing so is actually my own choice and preference... nobody forced me into it. I figured these things all by myself. The thing that I appreciate in spending time with my family is that our activities do not revolve around food and eating. We enjoy watching plays and concerts to avoid the risk of me getting exposed to something I might be allergic to. On the night I wore this outfit, I was actually with my parents and my FOSSIL Domz and we watched Priscilla: Queen of the Dessert over at *say it with me in a whisper* Resorts World Manila. The show was hilarious and the cast was amazing. I had quite the time of my life laughing a lot and enjoying the audio visual masterpiece before my eyes. Since I was young, I loved going to watch plays and was able to catch quite a lot so I am one of those people who actually apply the concept of situational dressing when it involves going to a theater to watch a play. For this night, my choice was a white grid dress in silk from Zara paired with a cropped pea coat (also from Zara) which I added on to my outfit to keep me warm as I know how ridiculously cold it can get when inside. The most interesting thing about this outfit is that I actually bought it from Zara Autumn/Winter collection... Circa 2006. (Yes, I was wearing pea coats and cute strapless dress even before it was cool! Haha!) I am glad to have these pieces in my closet as they are very good investment pieces because almost nine years after purchasing these two articles of clothing (bought on separate occasions by the way), I can still actually wear it and look cool in it. That's the power of investing in classic and timeless pieces versus trendy ones. After some time of confinement in your closet, when you find it again and decide to take it out for a night out, you discover that it has managed to live out through the years and all the trends that came along with it. This was quite a wake up call because it has reinforced me to invest in clothes that will never go out of styles. Wardrobe Basics 101. I think I aced it!
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