THE BLACK PARADE

You may think that wearing head-to-toe black outfit is like portraying Morticia Addams or like attending to funeral or even the goth aesthetic. But hey, let’s change that perspective.

Embracing this all-black-outfit I wore at the Fund Raising event in our Church as part of the committee. It represents beauty, elegance and formality.

It’s not obvious in this photo that I struggled on looking for the attire to perfectly suit the event. I actually pulled out my dresses, tops, and skirts in my closet and did a mix matching.

Worry No More

It looks like I am wearing dress but I am not. The black turtle neck top paired with black skirt made the illusion of like wearing a black dress. #fashionhack

Also, my belly isn’t obvious because wearing black makes me look skinny, hihihi. #fashionillussion

My Luna Bag to add up the all-black vibe.

Outfit Details


What do you think of my all black outfit? I feel confident and comfortable with it. I love it and hope you do too.

BTW, the Fund Raising Event is a success. God really make ways to meet all our needs.

Photo Credits: To my cousin Jaja

HMU: Yours Truly

SLIP DRESS X TURTLE NECK

Whenever I hear “slip wear”, I always think of something slinky and sexy. They tend to look exactly like lingerie. Not to mention, it reminiscent of 90s fashion. Yes, 90s fashion is coming back in style this 2017 and I am sure you know about it. Yay! It is my favorite trend of all because it reminds me of my childhood days.

If you’re following me on instgram(@lingoongeung) I am sure that you’ve already seen me wearing this slip dress that I scored from “ukay”. It is best worn if you layered it over a round neck shirt or a turtle neck. 

Layered with Turtle Neck

I can be grunge in this outfit if only I wore booties or oxfords but I don’t think that it’ll be appropriate to where I am going.

I wore this outfit when I attended our Sunday Service yesterday. I wanted to be simple and not to overdress so I paired it with my fringe slip on plus my Luna Bag.

Outfit Details


I will end this post with outfit details. And also, credit to my cousin Jerr for patiently taking these pics.

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Lin

FANTASY

She lives in fantasy, in the world that so unreal. She believes in everything. In all that she see, in all that she hear, in all that she feel.

A Prince promised her of forever. She believes in it. In all that she sees, in all that she hear, in all that she feel. 

But it was only her imagination. There’s no Prince, the Prince was never there, he’s just a ghost. She believed in it, in all that she saw, in all that she heard, in all that she felt.

She escaped in this fantasy, world that is so unreal, full of lies and broken promises. She took her shovel and burried all what she believed in, what she saw, what she heard, what she felt.

“She’s now finally awaken from her FANTASY”

Photograph and HMU: Yours Truly

I’M BACK WITH SKULLS

Thank God it’s Friday. Friday always reminds me that the following day is weekend, when I can relax, chill and won’t be thinking about work. I always imagine that I’ll get stuck on Weekend, watching movie, cook, eat, sleep and then Saturday, Sunday and Saturday again. But hello, the reality is there’s Weekdays(sigh) and you need to work so you’ll survive(adulting). Ok no more complaints from me and I’ll move on, hihi.

Today, I am back with outfit post. I can’t remember when was my last OOTD post. And it is not only myself who’s back but also my Skull Leggings. I found it together with my old clothes that I am planning to sell. And you know what, I nearly dump this precious leggings of mine. Just so you know, I have this leggings for 5 years and it’s one of my favorite. I featured this leggings twice already here in blog and after ages, I am wearing it again.

Outfit Details

Our office doesn’t require to wear a decent or office attire every Friday so I can be just casual or plain. I paired my skull leggings with a shirt dress ’cause for me, they are great combination.

I don’t have a full outfit photo so I had to take a separate photo of what shoes I am wearing.

Sandals | Toms

How do you like my badass leggings?

That’s all for now. I’m up to preparing a Life Lately post and video of our recent trip to Koitaki Papua New Guinea. Promise I’ll post them the soonest. Hope you have an awesome weekend.

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Lin

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

This was originally posted by one of the blogger I am following, Pink for Days by Chiela(Hi there Cheila). I asked her if I can get permission to write similar to blog post she wrote here although she indicate on her post that we can share it to our blog but still I’ve asked. 

I participated on that post and I had opportunity to share Chiela more about me. I wanted to do the same with my readers as I would love to know more about them by answering the questions below.

Rules:

  • These questions should be answered in the comment section. But if you think that it’s too personal, you can answer privately send thru my email: linfranciarios@gmail.com.
  • You can answer them as topics or do a small text.
  • You can skip the ones you donโ€™t want to answer.
  • You can think of this as a tag and do the same on your blog, to get to know your readers!!

So here goes the questions:

  1. What is your first name?
  2. Do you have a middle name?
  3. Can you tell me your age and birthday?
  4. Where in the world are you?
  5. What is your maternal language? What language do you speak at home? Do you speak any other languages?
  6. Are you married? If so, how many years? Did you have a big wedding?
  7. Are you single? Do you have a boyfriend? if so, how many years have you been together?
  8. Are you a mom or dad? How many babes do you have? Can you tell me their first names or nicknames and ages?
  9. What do you do for a living?
  10. What did you study in University? Did you attend?
  11. Whatโ€™s your favorite book?
  12. Whatโ€™s your favorite movie?
  13. What is your favorite band or artist?
  14. What is your favorite food?
  15. Do you have any hobbies?
  16. What sports/activities do you practice?
  17. Do you have any pets? Can you tell me their names?
  18. What time is it for you right now?
  19. Why do you blog?
  20. What do you love about blogging? Is there something you donโ€™t like?

Here’s my answer in response with the questions so you’ll know more about me:

  1. What is your first name? – RONALYN – it’s actually my Dad and Mom’s combination name – RONALDO & JOCELYN ๐Ÿ˜„
  2. Do you have a middle name? Yes. It’s – – Francia
  3. Can you tell me your age and birthday? – I’m on my late 20s and my birthday is on 6th of December
  4. Where in the world are you? – I am from Philippines but currently residing in Papua New Guinea
  5. What is your maternal language? What language do you speak at home? Do you speak any other languages? – I speak our main language which is Filipino(Tagalog) and English too. But I want to learn Korean & Japanese language
  6. Are you married? If so, how many years? Did you have a big wedding? -No
  7. Are you single? Do you have a boyfriend? if so, how many years have you been together? – I am single, ready to mingle, bahahaha
  8. Are you a mom or dad? How many babies do you have? Can you tell me their first names or nicknames and ages? -No
  9. What do you do for a living? – I am working as Service Corporate Manager 3 years now
  10. What did you study in University? Did you attend? – I took BS. Business Management
  11. Whatโ€™s your favorite book? Whatโ€™s your favorite book?  – Iโ€™m not really into reading books(novel, fiction, romance, etc) but I can tell you that I love to read the Bible
  12. Whatโ€™s your favorite movie? – I donโ€™t have a specific favorite movie. I love watching movies means I have so many favorites, Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Hobbit trilogy, Marvel, The Mortal Instrument, & Disney Movies
  13. What is your favorite band or artist? – Paramore, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, 30 Seconds to Mars โ€“ Jared Leto, Incubus, Avril Lavigne, Bullet for my Valentine, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC – Justin Timberlake
  14. What is your favorite food? – Japanese Food, Burger, Pasta, Pizza, Tofu & Seafoods ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿข ๐Ÿ”
  15. Do you have any hobbies? Sleeping? Hahaha. But I can say Blogging ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  16. What sports/activities do you practice? – Haha, I am not sporty but I love watching Basketball ๐Ÿ€โ›น๐Ÿป
  17. Do you have any pets? Can you tell me their names? – I had before and his name is Maro. But unfortunately, he died when I went home to Philippines last year. He’s a Cat ๐Ÿ˜ฟ
  18. What time is it for you right now? Time to find love? Haha jk it’s 7:30 PM
  19. Why do you blog? – โ€œCause for me, blogging is my escape on sharing my thoughts and my love for cats, photography, fashion & traveling 
  20. What do you love about blogging? Is there something you donโ€™t like? -What I love about blogging is you get to meet people around the world. They communicate by liking and get to react with your post. 

And additional, facts about me: 

  • I was a Hip Hop dancer when I was in High School. I was member of Now Girls Allowed dance crew. Oh my, I miss dancing, I’ll do this sometime. 
  • I know also most of the Disney songs.
  • I know how to do nail art

To all my readers, It would be great and I’ll definitely appreciate if you participate in this Get-to-know-you-questions. I want to know more about YOU who has been reading and interacting here in Crazy Cat Lady’s Diaries despite I’m not posting regularly. You’re all my inspiration to write more here on blog. Thank you to y’all

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Lin

HOW DID I ORGANIZE MY THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY?

I honestly don’t have any idea how to start off this entry after being on a hiatus before end of 2016. You can’t blame the Crazy Cat Lady after having her looooong vacation and you all know how I had fun. This is one of my backlog post from last year and I don’t know if I should call this as “DIY”. But I think I should, as I am proud to tell y’all that I organize a themed birthday party for myself. First off, here’s a little story.
I just turned 29 last 6th of December but I had to celebrate it in advance. I am scheduled to come back in PNG , 1st of December and so I decided to have my party, 26th of November. Few weeks before my pre-birthday celebration, I had some preparations with the help of my sister and his boyfie. This is actually my first to organize and I want to share some tips on how to organize a themed party on a budget.

CHOOSE A THEME. It seem unnecessary, but a themed birthday party will help you what decoration to buy, what cake and etc. I am a little bit “kikay” as per my friends(lol) so I’ve chosen the Coachella Theme. I had some research, it is likely a bohemian style and a mix of Indian, with flower crowns on their head, gold tattoos and dream catchers.

VENUE. The cheapest place of all is your home. So don’t think of renting or occupying a restaurant or any of the event place or whatsoever. Your home will always be your first option for a party venue.

MAKING AND SENDING INVITATION. Since we are talking about “on a budget” why not make your own invitation using your app on your phone. Just look what I did with my invitation.


I dowloaded this flower crown template on Google( ยฉ to the owner), this will be the background/design of the invitation. I thought of using the middle part of the template to put text on it. See this,

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I used “PHONTO” app for the texts and objects on it (arrow) and chose my preferred font, which is more on cursives.   Oops, I forgot to tell that the color of texts should match with the color of your theme. Mine is Yellow, Pink and a touch of blue.

So after making your invitation, there is no need to print them out. You all know how the technology changed our lives. We can just send our inviations via social medias. Apart from saving money on spending ink and paper, we have also saved Mother Earth on reducing paper consumption. Oha!

It is only Family, other relatives, and close friends who I invited as this will be also my despedida party.

ORDERING YOUR CAKE. You must order your cake 1 week ahead of your birthday. I chose a Dream Catcher Cake to match with the theme and 2 dozen of cupcakes.

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I like my idea of putting the cupcakes in the Ferris Wheel Stand. It adds up the Coachella vibe. I got them from Divisoria which cost Php 500 but I made tawad to ate so I got them for only Php400. Also, this can still be use for future parties or maybe can rent to others

We ordered this Dream Catcher Cake from Sweetiepatootie (click to check page). They are home based baking which offers made to order cakes, cupcakes and other pastries located at San Juan St. Sta Cruz, Cavite City and I highly recommend. Their fondant and frosting is not super sweet and kinda smooth. They also have a soft-sponge moist cake(I don’t know how to describe) and the cake lasts I think for a week. So far, one of the best cakes that I’ve tasted.

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Dream Catcher Cake, Php 1,700

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img_7032Cupcakes, Php 300 per Dozen

The arrow topper was just made by my Sister, Arlyn.

DECORATIONS AND OTHER PARTY NEEDS. I chose Yellow, Pink and Blue as color scheme for my party. Since I both have theme and chosen color, it is very easy to buy decoration and party needs. But wait, I did not buy all the decorations, but instead, I’ve looked something what I can use at home or what I can improvise.

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I placed at the entrance my Mom’s pink bicycle I used as decor and can be a basket container for the flower crowns and gold tattoos. Flower crowns used by the guest as headpiece upon their arrival.

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Bicycle – no cost

Flower Crown – Php 250/dozen, but got them for Php200/dozen at Divisoria

Party Signs and colored chalks – Php 30, bought from the nearest Public Market

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My mom, sis and I set up this table for the menu and even put the decors.

Balloon Letter – Php 15.00 per letter, Divisoria

Colorful Buntings – I made them out of scrap or used constuction paper. So no cost, only labor.

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Well of course I want the tablewares to match with the theme. Oops, I forgot to take photo of the plate.

Tablewares – Php 100.00/ 3 packs, Divisoria

I did not put on balloons, I don’t know why but I feel like I am too old for the balloons, haha but see this decor I put at the bar where the tablewares are.

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Coluful Lanterns Medium Size Php 100/ 3 pieces

I am happy that I did not spend much money on buying party needs. ‘Cause most of  them are discounted. I suggest that to buy them in Divisoria especially if you’re buying bulks or wholesale.

MENU. I am proud to say that my Mom really cooks good food. Her specialty, Pork Hamonado and Chicken ala King is one of the best(JSYK). Her spagetti is one of the best too so I ask to have that spagetti on the menu.

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Spagetti, Pancit, Puto and Fried Chicken , all were cooked by my Nanay. Thanks to my Nanay who prepared these foodies.

Valenciana – the known dish and called as Pagkain ng Bayan in our town General Trias, Cavite. Rice cooked in coconut milk and margarine with potatoes, raisins, belled pepper, pork and chicken. Php, 800/big bilao

Fresh Lumpia- not sure with the ingredients, but the only thing I am sure with is there’s carrots and turnips in there. Php 450.00/small bilao

Valenciana and fresh lumpia were both ordered because I don’t want my mom to cook all the menu. It’s too much for her.

GIVEAWAY. At first I thought of Chokers as giveaways but I realized that I have male guests too so I chose Dream Catcher instead.

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I have been looking all over in Divi but I can’t find a small size or keychain size Dream Catcher. And guess where did I get all of these, I got them all in Boracay. They sell it for Php 35 so I had to talk to ate and make a deal. I ask ate what if I get 30pcs, how much will it be? Ate was just too nice, she gave the dream catcher for only Php20. So I got the 30pcs for Php600. Thanks to ate.

OUTFIT. I ask all the guest to go on with the vibe. Wear something floral or anything coachella style. Chokers, flower crown and ankle boots will do.

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My sister from another mother, Gal Pal Macs.

My Childhood Bff, Anno

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My beloved cousin, Chie

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Of course, my one and only Sis.

As the birthday celebrant, I crowned myself with this gorgeous headpiece I got from Divi for only Php 90

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Shame on those who think that I am living unhappy and boring life as I am still single, not married at the age of 29. I am telling you all this now, “I don’t regret anything at all”. Just look how I have been blessed and surrounded with amazing people.

I thank God for another year of my life. I know it’s too late to say this to y’all but I wanted to thank all those people who helped me to make this happen, my Nanay, Sis and her boyfie, thanks all for your efforts. To my family and friends who came, for those who didn’t, I know that we still have next time and I understand why you weren’t be able to come. To all my relatives in the US, you know how I wished that we’re all together to celebrate my Birthday. Let’s plan that next year, haha. To all who sent greetings and their wishes on Facebook, thanks all.

Well I hope that I helped you out with all my tips. If you’re planning to throw a themed party like this, the key is, have time on thinking, research and be creative.

For FAQ’s you can all leave your questions on the comment box section. Feel free to ask ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Lin

CRAZYCATLADY’S DIARIES 1ST BLOG ANNIVERSARY X GIVEAWAY

My blog has just celebrated it’s 1st Anniversary last Friday, September 2, 2016. I can’t believe, but it has been an entire year since I moved out to WordPress and started running CrazyCatLady’s Diaries. Hooray!

Today, I look  back and see what I’ve done and share with y’all. It was amazing how I’ve stayed and never neglected my blog. I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone who has been visiting, interacting and supporting in the past twelve months, not just by words but instead, hosting a GIVEAWAY. Yes, you read it right, I will be sharing/giving some goodies for free as part of giving thanks and celebrating my blog’s 1st anniversary.

So here’s the prize and mechanics:

GOODIES


  1. Canvass Zip Pouch from Cotton On
  2. Light Blue Bow Wallet from House of Kawaii
  3. Mascara from Cover Girl
  4. Ariel Inspired Choker, Double Wrap Choker and Beaded Bracelet from Oceanhues PH

MECHANICS

To enter and to join this giveaway, you’ll just need to follow some instructions by clicking this link: a Rafflecopter giveaway

For extra points,

1. Follow House of Kawaii on IG

2. Share/Repost this blog on your FB and tag 3 friends.

3. On the comment box section, leave your full name, IG name, FB name and the link of your shared post.

This giveaway is exclusively for Philippine resident only. Giveaway ends on 30th of September 2016. Winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter and I will announce it on 1st of October 2016.

So Good Luck to y’all!

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Lin