Exploring Retro Style

In fashion as I can see, it always comes back and then one minute later it’s not on the trend again then like that again and again so there are really so many choices in doing fashion.

Retro Style as I remember it was way back in the 1970’s or 80’s, something like that time.

I also saw some of my mom’s outfit way back and it is really like what’s on the trends today. So I can also say that my inspiration in trying Retro style is also my mother❤️

Just like this pictures that I saw in the google©️

The basic high waisted jeans, or mom’s jeans then to be paired with anything top, it can be a simple shirt, bodysuit, sweatshirts(if you are in a cold country) then put some belt on it and it will look like that and it will feel like you were in that era also.

Also you can add other accessories like the earings anything that is also used way back then.

So here’s how I do it the modern way⤵️⤵️⤵️

Then I edit my picture using the RNI Films, giving it a vintage look. ⤵️

Check my instagram➖ kristelbotana 💚

  • Bodysuit from Murashopclothing(IG shop)
  • High waisted jeans from Tally Weijl

Next one is the,

Denim skirt or any skirt like printed skirt, gingham skirt and paired it with the basic top or anything of your choice, like this⤵️©️

Here’s how I style it ⤵️⤵️⤵️

Check my instagram for this photo➖ kristelbotana

  • Top from Bershka
  • Denim skirt from Springfield

Then the last for this post is,

The Wide leg pants, gingham pants or plaid pants to be paired with simple top or tops like this⤵️

Here’s how I style it⤵️⤵️⤵️

  • GINGHAM PANTS

Check my instagram for this➖ kristelbotana

  • Top from Glitzyglamshop (IG shop)
  • Pants from Shopee
  • Shoes from Keds

  • WIDE LEG PANTS

This photo on my IG➖kristelbotana

  • Top from Forever 21
  • Pants from Shopee
  • Flats shoes from Zanea

This style is also my everyday outfit specially my work is so stressful at least with my clothes I am comfortable in working. I like wearing wide leg pants or anything like this style.


I hope you like my post, it has been how many months I guess since my last post, do comment if what do you think of my style😊

-K🐘

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Christmas season in Rome Italy🎄🇮🇹

Last year it is my first time to experience Christmas in other country, in a country where I was born – Rome, Italy🎄❤️

  • VATICAN

  • PIAZZA DI SPAGNA

  • PIAZZA VENEZIA

  • VIA DEL CORSO

  • SACRO CUORE

  • With mama and aunt

❤️🎄Christmas Day🎄❤️

They all say that Christmas there is not that so happy like here in the Philippines, but since it is my first time, for me it is such a great experience, most especially it is also my first time to be with my mom on a special holidays like this and to be with my other relatives.

Holidays like this is one of my favorites!🎄❤️

IG ➡️kristelbotana

-K🐘

Circus Maximus, Giardino degli Aranci, Colosseo, Catacomb of Callixtus (Rome, Italy)🇮🇹

This is super duper late post actually😅 this should be posted last year but I don’t have much time to post because I really enjoy going everywhere in Rome, Italy that time!❤️

Still it was a good vacation so I’ll share it with you.

Whenever you want to go to Italy, this places are also good place to visit!👍🏻🇮🇹

  • Circus Maximus

– it is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue in Rome it is near Colosseo and it is between the Aventine and Palatine hills.

  • Giardino degli Aranci

– it is near Giardino delle Rose, I went there last time when it was summer time it was also a beautiful garden full of different flowers, this giardino degli Aranci is more of a park with a great view

  • Colosseo

– Colosseo again and again, everytime you’ll go here you will always be amaze of it and still want to have a picture with it because of its beautiful structure, unluckily I still didn’t get to go inside. Somedaaaay😊

After that we got hungry so we need to eat, I brought him to my fave restaurant in Rome, 100 montaditos.

After eating our friends followed us and we decided to go to Catacomb of Callixtus (a little far from the city)

  • Catacomb of Callixtus

– its is one of the Catacombs in Rome, mostly it contains the Crypt of the Popes. It opens at 9 am and closes at 5 in the afternoon, luckily we arrived there at around 4 in the afternoon, we still have time to roam around(little time hahaha)

But it was a beautiful place especially because of different tress there.

After that since my boyfriends house is near here we decided to eat dinner at his house😊

After that he accompany us going home.


My ootd⤵️

  • Top from Bershka
  • Pants from Tally Weijl
  • Shoes from Primadonna
  • Bag from Forever 21

Check my IG for this pictures ➡️ kristelbotana

-K🐘

New look (2018)💁🏻‍♀️

Since I am always up for new things, I tried this full bangs look if how will it look for me.

But first I found this picture of my mom with bangs so I think it will also look good to me since my mom and I were so alike.

I tried the polls in instagram and ended up with that so I really do it😊

Also with my ootd ⤵️

  • Off shoulder top from Brandy Melville
  • Pants from Tally Weijl
  • Shoes from OVS

Check my instagram ➡️ For a change💇🏻‍♀️

So what do you think of my new look?😊

-K🐘

“Fall” in love🍂🍁

Last saturday is our first monthsary so we went out for lunch date and to our favorite place Villa Borghese☺️

Because it’s fall season and it is getting so cold!🌬❄️

I’m loving this season even if I’m not used to cold weather🙈 because of the clothes that I got to wear and experiment matching it💃🏻

I love it because of the trees😂🍂🍁 and it’s my first time experiencing it so I was so amaze with everything, can’t wait for the Holiday season for this year!🎄🎄🎄

  • Top from mama
  • Bottom is Leggings
  • Boots

Check my IG ▶️▶️▶️kristelbotana💜


Because I’m so fond of doing love letters and it is one of my way to express how I really feel, I did some for him☺️

Red cards because color of love and green cards because it’s his favorite color💚

And I didn’t expect that he’ll give me something, so I appreciate it so much!😍

Here’s his gift for meeee✨

💚💚💚❤️❤️❤️💜💜💜
-K🐘

Florence, Italy🇮🇹

After Pisa, we went to Florence — home of many masterpieces of Renaissances art and architecture.

1 whole day is not enough to rome around in this beautiful place! From it’s museums, churches, galleries, old streets and many things to see.

We didn’t have much time so we don’t see the inside of some duomo, museums…

  • Florence cathedral

It is the main church of Florence Italy, Il Duomo di Firenze.

  • Ponte Vecchio Bridge

It was one of the old bridge in Florence and it has an incredibly breathtaking sight! Also there are so many shops around it.

  • Museo di Palazzo Vecchio

It has a copy of Michelangelo’s David statue and it overlooks the Piazza della Signoria.


Check my instagram for other pictures⤵️

kristelbotana 💜

-K🐘

Pisa, Italy🇮🇹

Finally! After how many attempts of going to Pisa, this time we’ve finally made it.

The first attempt was last 2015, my first time in Italy, we didn’t go because we don’t have much time and i’m already going back to Philippines, the second time still can’t fix the date and time and people who want to go with us, then for that third time, finally!😍

Pisa, Italy is best known for its leaning tower.

It is located in the northern half of Tuscany, not far from the coast and about an hour west of Florence.

From Rome going to Pisa we ride the train first going to Florence for an hour and a half then from there we ride again the train going to Pisa for about an hour.

Popular photo opportunity with tourists is to pose as if one was either holding up or pushing over the tower.

And because it’s the famous pose, everyone in that place has been doing the same poses😂 so that makes the people around there to look like they are in thriller music video😂✌🏻 And also doing different poses was sooo difficult especially if you are not so good in taking pictures but it’s alright it’s part of the experience in going to that Leaning tower of Pisa.

Here are some of me and my mom’s epic fail pose!😅😅😅

Either it’s not in the right position or there are photobombers😂

But still we have fine pictures and some of it my uncle edited it because he’s good at it and it’s his work.

Then here are some other places around,

We also ate lunch near the tower and the food was great👌🏻


Then for my ootd⤵️⤵️⤵️

  • Top from Zara
  • Jeans from Tally Weijl
  • Flat shoes from H&M

-K🐘

Zaanse Schans, North Holland🇳🇱

For our second day in Netherlands, after breakfast and checking out in the hotel…

We went to Zaanse Schans.

Zaanse Schans is a neighbourhood of Zaandam, near Zaandijk in the Netherlands.

Zaanse Schans is simply a town full of extraordinarily well-preserved architecture and traditions.

It is full of wooden houses, windmills, barns and workshops.


Be sure not to miss the cheese factory!👌🏻
Have a taste on different kinds of cheese and then you can buy it.

Then they also sell foods with cheese in the corner like nachos, sandwiches, snacks and more.

There is also a Zaanse Schans Museum.
But we didn't go inside so I don't know what to see in there but I think it's all about what you can see around the area.

Here are some of the places around it, with its windmills, museums, nature and culture where you can experience the industrial history of Netherlands. (with my mom as the model👍🏻😄)

They also have some pretty gardens around it💕

Also I love the houses with black paints, and other scenery in there.

To travel with my mom around Europe is one of my bucketlist and I am happy that we are doing it little by little👌🏻❤️

Also they have photographers roaming around and taking pictures of you then you can buy them if you want and it will be with a calendar in it.


Ootd ⤵️⤵️⤵️

"When in Zaanse Schans🇳🇱💃🏻"
↪️ kristelbotana's IG

  • Romper from Tally Weijl
  • Flat shoes from H&M
  • Bag from Forever 21
  • Cardigan from 101 New York

-K🐘

Amsterdam🇳🇱

Amsterdam is the capital of Netherlands.

It was a great trip, specially the day we arrived there, there was a festival – Amsterdam Gay Pride is a yearly local LGBT parade of boats in Amsterdam's canals, held on the first Saturday in August.

After the ride on the boat, next was the hop on hop off bus. It was 28 euro if you want to ride both, the bus and the boat. The ticket is also good for 24 hours👍🏻

Amsterdam is known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age.

Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk.

Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

Because there was a festival the day we arrived, the people was all around and it was fun because there is also a party🎉💃🏻

Anne Frank House is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank.

The building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

And the foods😍 Because not all can be found in Italy, and I miss these foods I feel happy that I got to taste it again👌🏻

KFC ⤵️

Starbucks⤵️

Macarons⤵️
Because I love macarons I just need to try it here in Amsterdam👌🏻

Also in Italy there is no Forever 21, and because I love that store, I also go there in Amsterdam👍🏻☺️

After strolling in the city of Amsterdam, we went to Volendam.

Volendam is a Dutch town on the Markermeer Lake, northeast of Amsterdam.

It’s known for its colorful wooden houses and the old fishing boats in its harbor, which is lined with seafood vendors.

After that we went to our hotel, we stay there for a night and it was worth it, it was a nice hotel👌🏻


Ootd ⤵️⤵️⤵️

"When in Amsterdam"
↪️ kristelbotana IG

  • Top from Suite Benedict
  • Bottom from Zuiki Italia
  • Flat shoes from Parfois
  • Cardigan from 101 New York
  • Bag from Forever 21

-K🐘

College Gaduation❤️🎓 (UE – Manila)

BOTANA, KRISTEL MARIEBachelor of Science in Accounting Technology

University of the East – Manila

Class of 2017

🎓❤️🎓❤️🎓❤️


I didn’t know anything about it at first I thought you will just study again for another 4 or 5 years(depends on the course) just like in high school but it is not just that, you will learn to value everything in the process because when you don’t give your very best in it you can’t finish it ’till the last sem. All the struggles were real.. passed, failed, repeat, sleepless nights, summer class, stress, pressure and all of it, but it will ALL BE WORTH IT!!! 
I did failed many times in some of my subjects, there was a time that I don’t want to continue it because of the pressure and a lot of stress but I think again and tell myself its just a year away to be able to graduate so why not continue it, continue it not just for me but also for my mom to be proud of me and my relatives! I’ve always stuck in my mind that after I graduated from college I will be the first one in our family who will graduate in college, I want them to know that I’m different and I can do things that they say I can’t. It’s not just that I want to prove it to them but also for them to be proud of me somehow. 

Because I know, and I admit that I am a happy go lucky person but when I am serious in one thing I do all my best in it, I know that all of this will be for me, for the future, I understand them for being so pushy to study well and now that I finished studying in college, next step will be just the real starting point of life – working👍🏻
But the real struggle is when I was left behind, all of my batchmates had graduated, I stopped one sem because I had to fix something in Roma, where I was born. I could have catch up to them if I don’t have back subjects but sadly I have so I need to do it na on my own. I did summer classes so that I can really graduate this year. I was like new again this time because I don’t know much people in the next batch, so I just focus more in studying(kasi wala ng kokopyahan hahahaha✌🏻) but that last sem was great and I was thankful to the people whom I got along with, laugh with and share moments with even in a short period of time😊😊
I want to thank GOD for guiding me everyday of my travel from our home to school in Manila, they say that studying in Manila is unsafe but I was so thankful and blessed that all through out that 5 years of studying in Manila commuting everyday (including going home late because my subjects are up to 7:30 or 9) I haven’t experience anything bad along the way. 

Also for giving me enough strength and knowledge everyday🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️
Second is my MAMA for the unconditional love and support for me. Although I was so “pasaway” and “matigas ang ulo” she was still there to guide me and love me, because she is my mother. I really appreciate all the things you’ve done for me mama for me to finish studying up to college, specially you’re a single parent🙌🏻😘❤️


Mama thank you for all of it! I love you so much mama always!❤️😘😘😘 

THIS IS FOR YOU MAMA!🎓🎓🎓
All my friends and classmates who supported me all the way!❤️❤️❤️

My friends that are always there and understands me well. Whenever I had a problem they will always be there to listen and gives me advice👯❤️ 


And my cousins, even though with them not everything is serious but when it comes to supporting each other I know I can rely on them so much👌🏻❤️

All my professors, I’ve learn so much from them and not only with the subjects they are teaching but also with the life lessons they always include for us to realize everything and pursue to really finish studying!🙌🏻👩🏻‍🏫👨🏻‍🏫
I may not have any honors and medals, but to just graduate in college is a big thing now, not everyone will be given a chance to study until the very last sem. You just need to really focus well in studying so you won’t fail and continue achieving your dreams. 

Go confidently in the directions of your dreams and live the life you have imagine✨

Congratulations graduates of class 2017🎓❤️🎉

#ProudUEWarriors 

Graduation day pictures…

With my aunt who’s always there for me and my cousins because our parents are working abroad, she’s the one taking care of us❤️🙌🏻



BEST OOTD details:

Make up by yours truly😌

Check my IG ➡️ kristelbotana

  • Dress from St. Francis mall
  • Shoes from So Fab!
  • Earings & Necklace from Swarovski (gift from mama💙)

-K🐘