Blogger Meet Up: Czarina of Paint It Stripes
You can't imagine the bundle of nerves sitting in my stomach when Czarina (from Paint It Stripes) and I set a date for us to meet in the Philippines. While getting to know someone from behind a screen is less intimidating, meeting them in person is a whole other matter. Of course, I was excited to finally meet her, but I was also nervous.
However, there was no reason to be!
We met at the Mall of Asia around 3 and spent close to 4 hours just wandering around the massive mall talking. It was amazing how long we were able to just keep chatting! Haha, we had both been slightly nervous about this meet up, stressing over how there might be awkward silences. No worries there though, we never ran out of topics - jumping from school, to blogging, to love, and everything in between. I feel like I can really relate to how she thinks on a lot of things. I'm also really impressed with how dedicated she is to her studies - she's inspiring me to do even better this upcoming spring semester. Czarina, thanks for the wonderful time and I'm glad we could finally meet in person!
Of course, we had to take each other's outfit photos, and mom kindly agreed to take a couple group photos.
I love what Czarina wore! She layered with ease and added a cute beanie on top to pull off an effortlessly, cool-girl outfit. Also, I just love her pixie cut! It suits her look and style so perfectly.
Plus, I really enjoyed getting to play photographer. It helps that she's such a great model. ;)
We had the same idea with wearing Converse and black too - fashionable minds think alike!
|Dress: (thrifted) xhilaration Cardigan: c/o August Wrinkle Bag: Rue 21 Sunnies, Bracelet, Shoes: Philippines|
Then Czarina took over as photographer, and I wish I could just pack her into my suitcase and keep her permanently so she can take all my outfit photos. Haha, didn't they turn out great?
I wanted to be comfortable for walking around and also dress appropriately for the humid heat, so I chose a simple black dress, added a sheer printed kimono for some interest, and finished it off with my new Converse and Ray Ban look-alikes. I've done some shopping while here, and I have quite a few new things to show on the blog. Haha, what can I say, I went a little crazy during my last few days!
Anyway, this was my first ever blogger meet-up, and it was wonderful! I'm definitely missing Czarina along with all my family in the Philippines.