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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.

62 comments

RaindropsofSapphire said...

Oh that's really cool! It looks like you two had fun! I really like your blog! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more :) :)

www.raindropsofsapphire.com

Mica said...

Aww I'm so glad you could have a little blogger meet up! Being able to take each others pictures is a great bonus too! Love how you've both worn converse in different ways.


Hope you're still enjoying your trip :)

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Helena Resende said...

Cool outfits! :)

life is style said...

great post :)
love the outfits :)

comelycobber said...

it's really lovely having all these blogger meet up :)

do you want to follow each other ? :) x
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Color-Block said...

cute outfits...love the bag
nice pics..
kisses

Liora said...

Fun! I love your outfits!

xxLiora
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Elsha said...

You two are adorable :) Hope you had a blast and the nerves went away! Adorable!

aree1997 said...

Oh yaaaaaay! How amazing to meet anyother blogger. Sadly , in Pakistan, there's no other blogger of my type. :( Both looking cute :)

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yiqin; said...

you totally rocked the hat <3

The Garage Starlets said...

Awesome photos!

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Sarah Mira Park said...

Aw, how fun! I've always wanted to arrange a local blogger meet up but have been too shy to do so haha! But I'm thinking I should reach out to some of my favorite bay area bloggers soon!!

-Sarah
The Weekend Diary

Avi said...

Awesome! I'm happy that you have a wonderful day with a blogger. I wish one day we can know each other in person!

Love your outfit <3 Converse Lovers!

Sara said...

That's so fun!! She's majorly cute! I'll have to check out her blog. It's funny that you both wore converse! :)

SaraM
http://clochedeletoile.blogspot.com

Melanie Liliana said...

you girls are too cute!! hope you're having tons of fun!

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Melanie Pangilinan said...

Great shots of you both! There are so many places to shop in the Philippines.

xxoo,
Melanie
www.aetherlily.net

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Linda, that is so awesome! I've never done a blog meetup either, and would have butterflies in my stomach too. So glad you two had a great time and I love the outfits! Converse are so cool.
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mafalda. said...

You both look really amazing!! <3 I love it!
Aw wish I could do meet ups like this!
x

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Lucie Srbová said...

Oh, this is so awesome!! Meeting other bloggers is always fun!

Kisses, Lucy :)
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vintagelillies said...

You both look lovely, very pretty outfits! She is a great photographer! But you are too!

Shradha G Loves said...

Love the leopard!
Looks like fun
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S xx

Sarah said...

You both look amazing! I know how nerve wracking it is meeting other bloggers as I used to attend a few events, but it's really nice when you both get on so well. Love both the pairs of converse :) and both outfits xx

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The Chic Sheet said...

So much fun!!!


XX,
Miranda

libys11 said...

awesomeness!!! love the local photos (I came from the philippines before moving to canada). and you both look so casual chic! perfect for the humidity back there! :D

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Ollyvia Laura Arnold said...

i really love your style.
awesome
anyway would you like to follow each other? :)

http://ollyvialaura.blogspot.com/2013/01/lazy-day.html

Ollyvia Laura Arnold said...

i really love your style.
awesome
anyway would you like to follow each other? :)

http://ollyvialaura.blogspot.com/2013/01/lazy-day.html

Ali Hval said...

Awe, Linda! That's so great that you guys were able to talk forever. It must be a bit intimidating at first, but I'm sure it got so much better, as you said.

Now hopefully one day I'll be able to see YOU!

Kym said...

Czarina's style is so cool, and I am falling in love with your cardigan. That's seriously adorable that you guys both wore the same shoes in complementary colors :) And even cooler is that you got to meet a blogger on vacation! I am totally going to try to find a blogger to meet on my next trip. How fun!!

xo
Kym
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Frenie Agbayani said...

Really, really love this one lovely Women s cardigan sweater. Great work!

Dascha said...

Amazing looks!

xoxo
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Katie Q. said...

Wow, you two had to have been the most awesomely dressed chicks walking arounf the mall that day. It's so funny to think that you two were nervous about meeting each, you both look so relaxed in your photos and you both have the same awesome, laid back cool vibe going on with your outfits. (I think that's so cool, getting to meet up with another blogger, much less someone from another country, it's fun getting to talk face to face rather than from behind the screen.)

I just wanted to say thank you SO much for your last comment. That just meant the world to me, you saying that you'd seen an improvement in my blog. I've been trying to put in some extra world and coming from a young lady that I admire, it really was so encouraging and wonderful to hear! Thank you, you are such the sweetest person and I feel lucky to have gotten to get to know you a little this year! ;)

Victoria said...

You both look absolutely stunning! xx

- Victoria
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czarianonuevo said...

i can't believe this Linda! i'm on your blog. i can't even believe that you're writing about our meetup! omg, this is surreal! definitely this experience was a blast!


czarina♥
fortunately, i was able to create my blogpost about this :)

the first of my 2013

Jessica Mattioli said...

Cool outfits!!!

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Maiken said...

oh I'm sure it was such a cool experience to meet someone whose blog you've read for a long time. and to even find out that you have a great connection with that person and there is no awkward silence. great success, I would say! and you girls look lovely in your casual yet cute ensembles. nice match with the sneakers too!

Maiken,
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Megan said...

How fun! I was nervous to have my first blogger meet-up also, but we had so much to talk about and it never felt weird at all. We all have too much in common for it to be awkward I think ;)

Sandra Leiva said...

You both look so cute :)))

Great outfits <333

Carla Florendo said...

Oh my gosh!! this is soo cool.. I've never met another bloggers except for my friend Chezka.. and when I went to the PI this summer, I planned to date some but never really got to meet them, but u did! I'm so envious of u. i wish to meet other bloggers too, and i wanna meet u too! if u ever go back to the PI and I'm around, we should meet too, Linda! or else, we should plan it! haha...

Vanessa Morgan said...

Cute blog and photos! Greetings from Belgium :)
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melissa said...

love converses

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

great styles! Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Danny said...

It's so great when you meet a person and you spend some fun time together! meeting fellow bloggers is always interesting.
you both look very pretty in these photos

Mademoiselle Mode said...

You are so so cute girls ^^
I love your Converses

New post - Kisses
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Sam said...

Aw this is so great that you got to meet up with another wonderful blogger across the globe! It must have been so exciting, you both share a niche for excellent style!

Sabrina said...

You two look adorable! Love that you're both wearing Chucks. :) I think blogging is such a great way to make friends; for instance, I met one of my now closest friends via fashion blogging! Glad to hear that you had a blast in the Philippines--what a gorgeous place!

xo,
Sabrina
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SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

thats awesome that you meet up with another blogger! love the photos!

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Mish Rendon said...

Hi Linda! Are you already back in the US? I am so sorry for not being able to meet you up here in Manila. My exams won't be over until Friday. :( I hope you could come back soon! Anyway, you both look great in the photos! :)

XO, http://www.mishrendon.com

Joyce said...

Seems like you had fun! I've never been to a blogger meet up but I would like to, so glad you got to. And haha that's so awesome how you two both wore converse :)

Kelly Jade said...

Great outfit!! Love your blog, would you like to follow eachother on Bloglovin and GFC??

Let me know and will follow straight back,

http://www.kellyjade.co.uk

Kelly
xoxox

sonia de macedo said...

What an awesome post! It's always amazing actually meeting other bloggers face to face, it's like you've known them your whole life!

SDMxx
www.daringcoco.com

Lali pops of colour said...

that is so nice! I wish I had bloggers close by to meet up with them <3


Lali pops of colour

UnA said...

wow that's really nice. I never really met any bloggers yet :(

looks like so much fun!


xoxo

Marlen said...

ahhh you had a blogger date across SEAS!! haha that's a whole new level, how awesome! and i love how you guys wore basically the same shoes. great minds ;)

and my boy doesn't speak Tagalog, but his cousin does! i've been learning painfully slow and know teeny tiny phrases like ako si Marc's panai...which i'm hoping is "i'm marc's girl"? hahah. i've never been to the philippines but all your travel posts are making me SUUUPER excited :D

Elana said...

What an awesome opportunity! This looks like so much fun, I'm glad you had the chance to meet up with a blogger. I wish we lived closer so we could do a meet up!

Joandy said...

you two looks so cute together:))

Joandy said...

you two looks so cute together:))

Lindsey Elizabeth Pritchard said...

I would love to meet up with some bloggers. Although a few of my friends blog, it's so lovely to get some fresh ideas just from speaking to somebody new. So glad you enjoyed yourselves.

Lindsey. x
www.elegant-chaos.blogspot.com

Ile said...

We should meet up too if ever you visit Cebu! It's the second largest city in the Philippines so you should stop by here next time. :)

I'm excited for your haul. Wonder what stuff you picked up in my humble country. There's so much cheap stuff here, I bet you had a great time shopping.


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Kat said...

oph thats awesome that you two met up!!! you guys look so awesome! :)

katslovefashion.blogspot.com

Lex Weinstein said...

love that you had a blogger date overseas..that is so jet set ;) both of you are adorable and super chic, loved the post! so glad i found your blog!

xx
lex
gypsealove.blogspot.com

Jessi said...

So fun! How awesome that you got to meet up with a blogger from a different country! You both look so cute, she's adorable. And you got some really great pics!
-Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Bhushavali - Indian Fashion n Travel Blogger! said...

Love your outfit. As such I'm a sucker for animal print stuff and I totally love your cardigan! :)
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