Undo Macrame Tote
When my mom saw me unpack this during our recent trip, she said: ‘Wait, why did you buy that? I have one exactly like it.’ Okay, cool, but I doubt it was in this exact millennial pink-adjacent peach color. This tote is the best way to keep track of contents for people who are constantly losing things in their bag (me), but also the worst for if you have a habit of mindlessly tossing in cosmetics and loose change (also me). Pack accordingly.
Order on undoclothing.com.
3CE Matte Lip Color in Muss
Lately I’ve been buying the same few shades of lipstick that on me read a nice, warm, orange-y nude, but online are actually described as a ‘delicate femininity pure rose beige.’ My new favorite is 3CE’s Muss. Good for adding a little natural warmth to a colorless face and magically matte without being crazy drying.
I picked mine up at Stylenanda in Harajuku but you can also order 3CE through sephora.ph.
Netflix (just to watch Okja and GLOW)
Not that you need another reason to get an account, but the app’s most travel-friendly perk is that it lets you download shows and movies for offline viewing on your phone. A great alternative for when the inflight entertainment isn’t exactly up to your speed. My greatest regret: that I didn’t have enough foresight to download all 10 episodes of GLOW. Bummer.
Pick up a subscription at netflix.com.
Disposable cameras remind me of being 10 and picking up plastic cameras for trips to the zoo or the aquarium. I still have a soft spot for them, and for the imprecise, no pressure way they let you capture the things around you without overthinking technical stuff like lighting or framing.
I bought my disposable camera for Y600 (around P260) at a Family Mart.
Nami Rectangle Signet Ring
I accidentally bought this rectangle signet in a size too small, so now I wear it as a pinky ring. It’s a refreshing shape that can stand alone but also works as a minimal accent next to a more vintage-y ring. It’s also low-key enough to wear for a matcha drinking shot (if you’re down for those kinds of things).
Order on nami.ph
Halo Halo Pouch
Keep your change, room keys, and tickets all in one place with a handy dandy pouch. I got mine as a prize for some hardcore dancing at the last Halo-Halo event and I’m extremely happy with it. It helps me stay even the slightest bit organized — something I definitely need help with seeing as I’m a chronic tote bag user.
You can check out other Halo-Halo designs or get this exact one at halohalostore.ph
Starbucks Matte Black Tumbler
I’m a sucker for anything matte black so this tumbler immediately caught my eye when it was released. The timing’s pretty perfect, too — I can’t seem to recall where I left my last tumbler. A tumbler or jug of sorts is great for a weekend of working out, trekking, or even going to a party town (ehem, La Union anyone?). We should all stay hydrated.
Starbucks is practically around every corner but I’ve seen this particular tumbler in Starbucks Katipunan and Starbucks Alphaland Magallanes.
Betsey Johnson White Sneakers
Save yourself the trouble of packing extra shoes by bringing a pair that’ll look good with any outfit. Although I’ve come to believe that I’m not a white-shoe kind of gal (never failing to get mud or ink on my kicks), this is the one pair of white sneakers that I was willing to splurge on. White sneaks go with pretty much everything — that’s both a blessing and a curse seeing as they tend to be boring because of their versatility. This pair, however, is different. I love the cheeky lip print at the back of the heel. It leaves the front of the shoe plain and simple but doesn’t fail to add a kick (ha!) of personality.
I got my sneakers from some random Marshall’s outside of New York last year but you can check out Betsey Johnson’s other sneakers at betseyjohnson.com
Havaianas Plain Black Slippers
I’m notorious for being the girl who doesn’t own a pair of slippers among my friends and family. Because I’m so used to trotting around the house with bare feet, I tend to misplace my slippers a lot. This is especially problematic for weekends at the beach. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I don’t really like any of them, either. To convince myself to keep my slippers safe, I think I should go for a sleek, plain black pair. These Havaianas might just do the trick.
Havaianas is available in All Flip-Flops, Common Thread, and R.O.X.
GUESS Originals x A$AP ROCKY Denim Jacket
Okay, let’s be real: I probably won’t be buying this because I’m pretty much broke at the moment… BUT I do recommend that you pick it up for yourself. It’s the cutest denim jacket I’ve seen in a good while and it’ll work for any weekend adventure you might have planned. Whether it’s having a chill picnic up in the mountains or taking a roadtrip to the beach, a denim jacket is always a weekend staple.
The GUESS Originals x A$AP Rocky collection hits stores on July 14th
ILLUSTRATIONS BY KAY ARANZANSO