Happy New Year! I’m Moving Abroad!

filipina blogger

Happy New Year everyone! 2018 is officially here!!! I hope you all had a fun and safe night as you brought in this fresh, new start of a day! Mine was soooo chill, probably the most low-key December 31st I’ve ever had, but I took advantage of the down time and wrote out my goals and what I envision for 2018 in all areas of my life. As one of my mentors say, most people spend more time planning out a vacation rather than planning out how they can improve and better their lives.

new year's outfit

I found this sparkly top at no other than the thrift store. If you’re ever in need of a majorly sequined top at any time of the year, the thrift store is your best friend! I layered it with this furry vest from Forever 21…y’know, trying to keep myself somewhat warm. Hah!

forever 21 vest

2017 was a blessing in travels: Florida, visiting home in Michigan, the Dominican Republic, and the Philippines. Little did I know that trip to the Philippines in October would be a life-changing one. After prayer and some decision making, I am officially moving to the Philippines in January!!

fashion meets god

This will be my second time living in the Philippines! I will be there for 5-8 months or until God says otherwise (i.e. I was only going to live in the Philippines for nine months last time and I ended up staying there for almost 3 years). My parents are starting a business in the Philippines so they too will be packing up their house in MI and are moving back to their home country after 37 years in the US- how crazy!!

sparkle top

Best believe I will be keeping you all updated on fmG and still running the blog from the Philippines! Please keep us in your prayers for safety and success as they start this business!

I pray you have a great start to your 2018 and are excited for all that is to come! Here we gooooo!

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
– Isaiah 43:19 

VLOG: Philippines 2017!

I just came back from the Philippines and editing this vlog made me miss it so much! It was a great three weeks reconnecting with my family almost 24/7, haha. The three weeks also consisted of shopping, massages, church, eating (and lots of it), kickin’ it at the house, and repeat. Getting the chance to visit my dad’s side of the family in Kalibo, Aklan was so fun, too, especially since we went during Balete’s fiesta day. Anyways, let the vlog speak for itself! I hope you enjoy!

Opalite

harrisons fine caribbean jewelers

Even though Southern California has hit 110ºF+ this week, I am still missing the Dominican Republic- even with all its humidity! And although reminiscing on my last day there with these photos is not helping, getting the chance to help HARRISON’s even four weeks after being in the States has been so rewarding. So be on the lookout on HARRISON’s Facebook page!

punta cana dominican republic

Like I mentioned in my last vlog, my auntie wanted to get one last shoot in before I left so we literally carried our little baggy of HARRISON’s goods and took photos all around the Riu Resort. Little can you tell in these photos, I was already peeling from my sunbathing session the day before (yikes!).

jireh de jose

One of my favorite collections from HARRISON’s is their opalite collection, which is what I’m wearing in these photos. They are SO pretty; they glisten on their own! Plus, when they are in the form of a little sandal they are even cuter (note the earrings!). Check out HARRISON’s opalite collection here.

dominican republic

Happy first day of September, by the way! Anddddd…it’s my BIRTHDAY MONTH! Whoop whoop!

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

HARRISON’s Fine Caribbean Jewelers

“…Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.”
– Esther 4:14