Budget Outfit: Standing Out Among the Greeneries

It was a privilege again to witness another wedding of last Saturday. Myles, a college friend of mine, tied the knot at a church in Batangas. This is already the third wedding I've been to for 2013 and I am really happy for my friends that they finally found "The One".

I saw the online invitation a bit late (we were supposed to meet up for the invitation but it didn't push through), so i have to change my initial plan of wearing my powder blue dress, which is just above the knee. Yes, it was noted in the invitation that the girls should wear long dress. So day before the wedding, I spent my one-hour lunch just to look for one that would work for the occasion.

I intended to buy a dress below P1000.00. But being the budget shopper that I am, the lower the price, the better. Good thing I checked the stalls of St. Francis first, where I bought this pretty printed dress for only P380.00(originally priced at P400.).

When I first saw this dress in one of the shops there, I was quite hesitant since it was too big for me. The seller suggested that I look for a stall that repairs clothes somewhere in the 3rd floor as well. So when I saw the repair shop and checked if he will give me a reasonable price for the repair(P100.00 for garter adjustment), I decided to buy the dress already. Would you believe that 6 inches of the garter was removed from the dress? That's how big it was initially!

By the way, the wedding reception was held in Cintai Corito's Garden. It was really a nice garden resort that if only the weather cooperated that day, I'd have tons of pictures having all those unique structures as my background. And if you remember the advice I mentioned in this post, the experience I had that time made me choose to wear the pair of sandals from this post. It was also my top consideration when I bought the dress in the first place.

I'll try to share some photos I took while we were there. But if you are interested to know more about Cintai, here's their official website: http://coritosgarden.com/.

To Myles and Yna, thank you for giving me the chance to witness this memorable day. I know you have already tested your love towards each other (13 years!) and I'm pretty sure you will still have lots of memories and happy times to share in the coming years. We will always be praying for both of you. Best wishes! Enjoy the rest of your stay in Manila :)


  1. Very summery dress you got there. And you did stand out from all that foliage. :)

    Off-topic: I wish I were as thin as you are.

  2. thanks sis blackshirt! I was staring on the photos, looking for some inspiration for title when I noticed it :)

    regarding the weight: I'm just lucky for now since i am still single. but we have this "lahi" on my mother's side that they get double (or even triple!) their size once they become moms. hehe..

    btw, i'm following your other blog in GFC already :) the entries are making me hungry haha! thanks for dropping by!

  3. I like how your dress speaks summery! Very fitting for the wedding venue and for the season. Yun lang, it's been rainy these past few days >.< Anyway, it's so nice that you got the dress adjusted. And wow at 6 inches of garter! You're so thin, I'm envious!

    PS: Will take a mental note, garden wedding/events = wedges/sandals ;)

  4. hi Sumi!Thanks for liking the dress :) haha yeah good thing there was an alteration shop nearby. I was shocked too when he said that he cut 6 inches from the garter. maybe the dress was just really big :p

    yup!it was easier that time since i was wearing that particular sandals that day :)

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