I am back from my trip to the Philippines and feeling so grateful for the time spent with family and knowing that they are safe and doing OK.
I arrived into Manila the day before the big typhoon came. I had heard reports that this was going to be a “super” typhoon and that it would hit the southern part of the Philippines, but I braced myself mentally because nothing is guaranteed with Mother Nature. I have experienced quite a few typhoons myself – being waist deep in water and walking outside with an umbrella only for it to crumple and fly out of my hands from the heavy winds.
I had plans to write about fashion in the Philippines during my stay there, but after the devastation that happened I just wanted to focus on being with my family. I spent days with my hair up in a messy bun. The clothes I wore were basic and minimal. Because I only came with a carry on bag, I often wore the same pieces of clothing. However, I did mix and match so that I could wear some pieces a few different ways, like my favorite black t-shirt. I did buy some laundry detergent and had to hand wash my clothes a couple times, but it reminded me just how good we have it here in the U.S. where washer and dryers are easy to come by!
I was reminded that beauty pageants are a big thing in the Philippines. Everyone was talking about Megan Young who was crowned Miss World 2013 back in September. I actually had never heard of “Miss World” until now.
Below are just a few of the many pictures I took during my adventure. Check out more on my Instagram page.