The Black and Yellow Wedding at the Beach

11:11 AM Nana Jover 6 Comments

I recently attended my cousin;s wedding (I'm also one of the bridesmaid). It was a beautiful wedding at the beach. The moment is so solemn and surreal. Everyone is so blissful.

Yellow and Black is the motif of the wedding . The groom's mom passed away last year and so in memory of her they decided to choose the color black and to incorporate with their favorite color yellow. Since yellow also signifies blissfulness and a new life.

The beautiful bride doing the make up on one of her flower girls

Here we are the bridesmaids and the maid of honors

That's me =) marching down the aisle.. I personally love the bridesmaid dress.

My favorite photo of the bride

The ring Bearer and the bible bearer during the reception.. Aren't they cute? =)
The symbol of promise and love.. they used sand instead of candles

The Flower Girls

How about you guys? what's your dream wedding?

Feel free to comment and don't forget to leave you blog links. =)

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Painting the Day Red

12:29 PM Nana Jover 4 Comments

I decided to wear red today to match my mood - i just feel so in love hahhaah...  You know that feeling of being deeply in love and be loved in return.. =)) so yeah i just feel so happy today.

This is also the 11Th Day of . The 30 days of style wew! still a long way to go.. But honestly speaking i feel so proud of myself that i am able to control myself from splurging on not so needed items. =)

Draped Dress: Natasha
Wedge: Vivienne Westwood
Hand Bag: Roberta Rossi

How are you guys? what are your weekend plans? What's your stand on being in love? feel free to comment and leave your blog link =)

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Birthday Month Giveaway

2:01 PM Nana Jover 5 Comments

August my birthday month is coming up =) sooo I'm going to spoil one reader with a giveaway... I'm giving away 1 Breastplate Necklace. It's easy to join. Winners will be announced on August 10, 2012.

Design may vary upon availability

  1. Follow Tales of a shopaholic on GFC: (make sure you followed publicly)
  2. Follow on Twitter:
  3. Liked the FB Page:
  4. Post on Facebook and tweet on twitter " I just joined the Birthday Month Giveaway @ @LifeSaying8"

What to comment Below:

Email Address:
Facebook Name:
Facebook Status Link
Twitter Name::
Twitter Status Link:

P.S Make sure the you publicly followed Tales of A Shopaholic on GFC

good luck and have fun =)

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Little Fashionista

10:37 AM Nana Jover 10 Comments

Today I'm featuring a different fashionista (Lol) way more different from my previous features that is. After hours of insisting that i feature her on my blog, i finally gave in. Thinking that well - she amaze me with her sense of style and i think that she deserves to be featured too hahaha... To cut this mystery off I'm talking about my niece who at a tender age of 7 is already fascinated with fashion. She always wants to dress on her own, choosing her own clothes and own style.

I guess in Fashion there are no boundaries. Little fashionistas are everywhere now. Just take for instance the darling and adorable Suri Cruise. right? =)

Getting ready for the beach 

She loves wearing boots

Don't you just love seeing little fashionistas?  go ahead and share your lovely comments =) and oh don't forget to leave you blog links. i don't usually reply on comments here in my blog but instead i reply on your blog =)  have a great weak ahead every one =)


I just finish working with my D.I.Y heart shape cut top... post to share soon =)

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And The Liebster Award Goes to....

10:27 PM Nana Jover 14 Comments

Recently i received The Liebster Award.  It is with great happiness and honor to accept this award from my fellow blogger of Ponder Wonders. With so many bloggers  around the world she chose and nominated my blog so it's really an honor =)

What is The Liebster Award? Liebster Award is German Term meaning Dearest or Favorite. This award recognizes new and upcoming bloggers with less than 200 followers who literally deserves recognition for their contributions. 

The Rules of the Liebster Award:

1)  Each person must list 11 things about themselves.
2)  Answer the 11 questions that the tagger has set for you PLUS you MUST create 11questions of    your own for the 11 people you will nominate with this award, which brings me to rule 3.
3)  Choose up to 11 bloggers linking them to your post.
4)  Go to their page and inform them of the nomination.
5)  Absolutely NO tag backs.
6)  Remember to ONLY tag bloggers with less than 200 followers 

So here are 11 Random Facts about Me:
  1. My favorite Color Collaboration is always Black and Pink
  2. I'm addicted to Planners/Organizers
  3. I am also a collector of Diaries, Pocket books and stamps
  4. I love taking photos
  5.  Blogging has become my greatest passion
  6. My favorite food- cheese burger and pizza
  7. I love chocolates but i hate chocolate cakes (hahaha) i love mocha and ube cakes instead
  8. My favorite ice cream flavor is Vanilla
  9. I am a Somniphobic
  10. I would never go inside an elevator if i am alone!
  11. I love Spicy food
now to answer Mayra's questions:

1)   When you were a little girl what did you want to be when you grew up?  a sorceress (hahaha) 
2)   If $5000.00 just magically landed on your lap, what would you do? Invest on something that will double it up.
3)   You could be any musical instrument for a day...which one and why? Violin because i love the soothing sound it makes.
4)   I gaga-gugu for Vin Diesel and the Rock, who do you gaga-gugu for? Wallace Huo
5)   What's a MUST on your bucket list? To save money
6)   If you could be a cartoon character which one will you choose and why? Rapunzel - i want a loooonnnggg gold hair.
7)   What's your passion? Blogging
8)   Why did you start blogging?  It all started with my love for fashion and writing 
9)   What inspired the name of your blog? Tales of a Shopaholic - because i am addicted to shopping. 
10)  Any regrets? Sometimes making poor decisions.
11)  If you could visit yourself at age 15 with the wisdom you have now, what would you tell her? to choose wisely and always consider the pros and cons of whatever decisions you are going to make.

As fort my questions:

  1. What do you recall about your first date?
  2. What do you dream about?
  3. What made you start blogging?
  4. Which celebrity closet do you wish to raid and why?
  5. If you could change one thing in your self what would it be and why?
  6. How did blogging change your life?
  7. If you got 24 hrs to live what would you do?
  8. If you were given a chance to own one magical power what would it be and why?
  9. Which powerful personality in the past do you want to meet? (e.g Cleopatra, Gandhi etc. etc.)
  10. What leisure time activities are you involved with?
  11. What are you most grateful for in your life?
And my Nominees are: 

  1.  i love the collaboration of fashion and words
  2. Jane Romero of Jane on Heels - a one of a kind fshionista
  3. Eros of Hermes is my Dad - one of my few favorite male fashion blogger. This dude really got a sense of style.
  4. Angie of Sunday Belle love fashion, baking etc. 
  5. Celeste of Comic Chic - a very talented and helpful blogger 
  6. Cherry of Retro Berry - a talented artist 
  7. Sam of Sincerely Sam X - a bubbly and adorable blogger.
  8. Yadore - Fashion? check her blog 
  9. Christina -  of Inspirations and Celebrations - 2012 Glambassador for GlamourMagazine, shares exclusive offers, special deals, product reviews, insider tips and news about VIP events.
  10. Erin of D.I.Y on the cheap - the blog name says it all.. I love thrifty D.I.Y myself =)
  11. Stephanie of Styleclopedia - Beauty, fashion make up
There you have it =) Hope you all have a great week end...=)

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Pull Your Life, Make it Better

1:51 PM Nana Jover 3 Comments

At times life can be chaotic leaving a huge messy strain in your entire body system.  Looking back at my life i know i made a lot of mess but those are all in the past and the past can't be undone. Life doesn't have a delete or edit button right? the present is the only way for one to make up of past mistakes. Struggling to live in a hectic world can be really hard, trying to determine how and where to start to make your life better.

Yesterday, i came up with simple ways on how to jump start in treading the path of change.

  1. Be in control of your destiny - review your life and think of how you want it to be.
  2. Don't hold back - Follow your dreams, some people will tend to pull down your self esteem. But never hold back
  3. Keep a journal  -  i just had a Gratitude Journal =) jotting 5 things that you are grateful and happy everyday can change your perspective towards life. 
  4. Be in touch of who you are. knowing your true self can help you fulfill your dreams
  5. Be in a Relationship that allows you to love your self more. 
  6. Forget past mistakes just don't forget to learn from it. As James Joyce once said " A man's errors are his portal of discovery." 
  7. Do what you love to do -  Time flies so is our age, so go, and make the most of your dear young life.
9th day of the 30 days of style - i still have a long way to go.. But i love waking up in the morning and dress up for the day.  =)

Top: Granny's Closet
Skirt: Zara
Bag: LV

How about you? How would you pull your life to make it better? Share your comments and leave your blog links =))  2 more days and hello weekend =))

P.S I'm still looking for bloggers with real life stories to feature on Spring of Hopes.... Feel free to check it out. Just posted Rebeca's story "Final Journey"



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Manic Monday (Day 7 of the 30 Days of Style)

7:12 PM Nana Jover 7 Comments

Finally after weeks of fever i can finally go out and see the world again hahaha. Anyway i am so excited working again and i wanted to wear something classy on my first day  back at work. But of course knowing that Monday is a manic day with all the backlogs ,reports, updates etc. etc.  the emotional and mental pressure is rising again lol

Peplum Top - Nenminer Italy (oh i love peplums don't you?)
Bandage Skirt
Bag - Roberta Rossi
Shoes - Thrifted
Necklace-Chinese Bazzar

Photo credits to my lovely mom....

pressure can lead to stress which is not good so this is what i usually do when the tilt of pressure badge in:

  • Count 1-10 closing your eyes
  • Inhale and Exhale for 5 seconds
  • Smile (just pretend you are smiling at something) lol
  • Take a short 20 seconds break away from your computer
  • Much on chocolates or anything sweet. 

That's all how about you guys hows your Monday? and what do you do to overcome pressure? feel free to comment and leave your blog links =)

Kisses and Hugs

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Bloggers Against Social Injustices

6:22 PM Nana Jover 0 Comments

Not all of us are privilege to live a happy free life. Somewhere around the world someone our age or even younger than us are living in fear, abused, tormented and force to do things against their will. And worst, majority of them cannot stand and fight for justice. They are silent, waiting and hoping for someone to be their Voice.

In this blogging community, we are easily captivated and inspired by each other and easily mesmerized by new trends.  But let us not forget how blessed we are and that we can also make a difference. We encourage every blogger to join us - make a stand against Social Injustices. 

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In search for the unique shoes

5:43 AM Nana Jover 4 Comments

Lately I've been dreaming of a room full of shoes, in fact I'm planning to have a new storage for my shoes. well, i really don't have that much shoes - not just yet =) My fascination for shoes (believe it or not) just started this year..Before, I'am not really one of those people who are shoes mania or such. I'am more of a clothes and accessory holic. i am contented of having a 2 pair of doll shoes, and 1 pair of sandals. yeah that's the truth lol... But lately, I crave for more shoes, i want every color and every style. Prolly, because i am more inclined to the importance of having enough shoes.

But moreover i wanted to own a unique pair of shoes, something.....cute and inimitable so with google's help i begin my search for the unique shoes. and here are some i recently found in the net which i really wish to own =)

1 reason it's pink.. hahaha but seriously i just love the weird, villainous look of this shoes.

It's floral, it's cute, it's girly

I wanted to own an olive green color shoes. And i'm a big fan of wedges

Very classy and unique

the ultimate wedge. wearing this you'll probably feel so.. tall

so Victorian and i love it. the lace, the color, the style it's beautiful

Cotton Candy shoes =))

Rainbow shoes

vintage... soooooo love

Isn't this classy and chic?

It's look like one of those shoes worn by dolls.

another wedge =)

The complicated look of this shoes makes it more interesting. i wonder  if it's comfortable to wear

oh for the love of rhinestones.. 

rocking in a heart shoe =)

haaaaa if only i could just pluck each one out of my laptop. hahaha

how about you my dear friends which  is your favorite? feel free to leave your comment and blog links =)

Source: feel free to check it out. there's more shoe photos there.

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