Autumn clothes

Since I’ll be still staying here in Rome, Italy I need to wear proper clothes so that I won’t get so cold, especially the weather in here is really starting to get cold.

I’m new in styling these kind of clothes, so I’ll start with basic styling.

For this one, I pair this top from bershka with my black high-waisted pants and the boots plus the jacket from mama👌🏻

  • Top from Bershka
  • Pants from TheDollHouseShop (IG shop)

And for this another top, still from bershka, I paired it with my simple pants and high heels boots.

  • Top from Bershka
  • Pants from Forme Clothing
  • Necklace from Swarovski (a gift from my mom)

With black jacket, again from mama☺️

And hello to my boyfriend right beside me😘

How I wish we have a season like this in the Philippines, but sadly we don’t. So I’ll just enjoy my stay here for a while and try every possible style for this season💃🏻🍂🍁🍂

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-K🐘

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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🐘

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

-K🐘

Thursdate👩‍👧

Watched cinema with mama❤️👌🏻

“Spiderman : Homecoming” film was great, it still has the essence of the story of spiderman. It’s a must watch movie👍🏻

Even though it’s in Italian language(I don’t understand much) but I still enjoy watching it👍🏻😂 I’ll just download it later in english when it’s available and re-watch😂

When summer it’s best to wear something comfy and not that so hot to wear, specially when you will be walking around under the sun. 


Keep it simple and basic to begin with👌🏻


Something you’ll be comfortable for the whole day☺️

  • Bodysuit from Glizyglamshop
  • Shorts from Upim 
  • Shoes from Keds


-K🐘

Venice, Italy🌹

A day tour in Venice with mama❤️


We left Roma at around 11 in the evening then we arrived at Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua the next day at around 5 in the morning. 


Since this church is near Venice we decide to stop by before going to Venice. 

Then going to Venice, you need to ride a boat, it is about 45 mins. ride I guess..


We arrived at Venice at around 9 in the morning. 


First thing on the itinerary was the ride to Gondole, it was by group of 6 because the ride was a bit expensive so our tour guide decided to do it by group, it was suppose to be 80 euro for that ride, since it is by group it became 13 euro each person. 


They say you didn’t see well Venice if you didn’t ride this Gondole!👌🏻


It was worth it because you can really see the beauty of Venice!

After that we were given a chance to roam around Venice the way we want. 


As well as to have our lunch wherever we want. 


Then at 1 o’clock we need to go back to the boat so that we could go to the Murano Glass

Here they made different kinds of glass and it was wonderful pieces.

Also they have accessories and I bought some👌🏻💜


Then at 3:30 we ride the boat again going back to the port because our bus was there. 
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“Embroidered🌹 and ribbon🎀 kind of a day in Venice.”


  • Co-ordinates from Fabyoulookss (IG shop)
  • Sandals from Forever 21

IG account ➖ kristelbotana


-K🐘

Colosseo and Fontana di Trevi 2017💜

Even if I’ve been here many times I will still be amaze by it everytime! But maybe next time I can go inside..


Colosseo –  it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles..

My most favorite in Roma is this Fontana di Trevi!❤️ I would always want to go here and just stare how beautiful this is! And finally I had threw coins for two times. 
Last two years ago when I came here in Rome it was in construction so I cannot throw some coins and be so close to it. 

But this time it’s done!!!

The first time I threw coin, when I was with my cousins, and it was also a day before my birthday! 


The second time, was with my cousins friend, it was at night, and still it was even beautiful at night!


Fontana di Trevithey say that the first coin you’ll throw guarantees your return to Rome. Second will ensure a new romance. Third leads to marriage…🤔


So let’s see if this is trueee. Hahaha. 

And thanks to my beautiful tour guide cousins, always!❤️ also photographer👌🏻😘


Behind the picturesss😂😂😂


Then we ate lunch at 100 montaditos, one of my favorite resto here in Rome..


❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Some other beautiful places near Colosseo and Fontanadi Trevi👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

  • Off shoulder top from DapperLookPH (IG shop)
  • High-waisted jeans from Thedollhousehop (IG shop)
  • Shoes from Keds


IG account ➡️➡️➡️ kristelbotana


-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🐘


T-shirt dress

It’s my new favorite thing now – a t-shirt dress, perfect and so comfortable to wear for the weather here in the Philippines☀️ 


This is so late post, I wore this when we went grocery. 


With my mom(right side) and my aunt(left side)


And a closer look of the print on the dress🌷

Details of my ootd:


  • Dress from Ira’s Closet(St. Francis square)
  • Shoes from Keds
  • Bag from my mamaaa💙

-K🐘

Wide pants💃🏻

It’s my cousin’s moving up ceremony in high school last tuesday, and I’m the photographer for that day, but when we arrived there they say 1 is to 1 only, means only one atendee is allowed, so I just went home that day☹️ good thing the school was near so it’s okay to just go home. 

But I was already in my ootd, so I just posted it😁

I was the one who put make up on my aunt, I didn’t know that I can do it hahahah. 

Yes I’m the oldest among my cousins but my height is not fair🙄😂

I put some light make up, light brown eyeshadow, lipstick and brows. 


Ootd details:


Instagram account⤵️

kristelbotana

“Wide pants day💃🏻”

  • Top from DapperLookPh (IG shop)
  • Culottes from GTW by SM
  • Shoes from Keds


-K🐘