The comfort of summer wear

Earlier this week, I made mention of the beautiful weather when we shot the next collection for our mini online store Max and Lily.  We shot at the Ayala Triangle Gardens, slightly after 3 in the afternoon and my oh my.  The sun was beautiful.

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So we present to you the newest collection for Max and Lily:  more kimonos, more skirts.

With summer definitely making itself at home today, kimonos (P200-P250) are the best way to coverup that swimsuit for a walk down the beach or just add a little tropical to your office wear.

Max and Lily Long Kimono at P250 each

Max and Lily Long Kimono at P250 each

Max and Lily Floral Kimono at P200 each

Max and Lily Floral Kimono at P200 each

Max and Lily Regular Kimono at P200 each

Max and Lily Regular Kimono at P200 each

Skater skirts (P200) are perfect for your tweener.  Full and flowy, it is a comfortable stylish addition to any girls’ closet.  Long legged?  Then these skirts are definitely the ones that will flaunt your legs.  Ah, the joy.

Max and Lily Skater Skirt at P200 each

Max and Lily Skater Skirt at P200 each

Midi skirts (P250) or also known as circle skirts make office and casual wear a little more vintage.  Style it up with a hint of glimmer and a pearl here and there, and you’re good to go!

Max and Lily Midi Skirt at P250 each

Max and Lily Midi Skirt at P250 each

Do we even have to debate how maxi skirts (P300) are just effortlessly fashionable?  These comfortable leg blankets are so versatile, you can throw anything on top of it.  Your personal style will shine through.

Max and Lily Maxi Skirts at P300 each

Max and Lily Maxi Skirts at P300 each

If you’re looking for something that would perfectly match your denim shorts and maxi skirts, these cropped lace tops (P170) are perfect for you.  Perfectly balanced comfort and sexy, nothing else screams like summer.

Max and Lily Cropped Lace Top at P170 each

Max and Lily Cropped Lace Top at P170 each

All items are available in a multitude of colors.  To place orders, just email us at maxandlilyshop@gmail.com.  Follow us also on Instagram and Facebook for latest updates and shop information.

 

  Prices are in Philippine Peso.  Currently not available for international shipping.  

A little here and there

How have you been enjoying our National Poetry Month features so far?  I wish to be more consistent, perhaps to catch up with the days I’ve missed — from both ends — I may be uploading more than one select poem a day.  Bear with me, but if art is something you wish to consume, I’m happy to serve it to you.

Here in the Philippines, we just enjoyed a good 5-day weekend, thanks to the Holy Week.  For the Catholics, it was a period of penance, but for us, it was more like stewing in our own sweat.  The summer heat is really knocking and it’s almost dizzying!  For now, we’re just thankful that the water company’s planned service period was put on hold.  We didn’t have to endure the humidity waterless.

I’m really thankful for the weather especially last week because the Sisterhood went for a quick photoshoot at the Ayala Triangle Gardens.  More on that later. ;)

I think I’ve been bathing twice a day now.  I really am not fond of summer, and it’s quite ironic, given that I live in a tropical country.  I love the rain still.  They have a word for it, I believe:

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Le Beau seems to be on a mission to make me love summer, or at least the beach.  He comes for a visit by December — just in time for my brother’s wedding — and some much needed R&R with me.  He asked me to take him somewhere we can really just relax and unwind.  My mind immediately goes to the summer capital of the Philippines and some light trekking here and there, but then, he fell in love with this view:

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Oh yes.  We’re headed to Boracay.

I’m still looking for a good enough hotel — not so cheap, but not so pricey — that can give him quick access to the best sand in the world, and a fantastic lounge area for my reading needs.  I know I know, I can be boring like that, but I can’t deny the joy and the calm that come with reading a book by the sea.

They say Boracay sand is perfect.  Never heats up.  Always cool.  Perfect powder.

I hope I enjoy it as much as he does.

That’s the basic musings for today.  Then again, it’s just Monday.

The Great Light Show

I date my mother as much as I can, and lately she’s been bugging me about that ice cream Dylan and I had at the beginning of the year.  It was actually Gelatissimo, but because we were itching to go home, we settled for Caramia in Amici at the Ayala Triangle Gardens.

After our scoop of gelato, we started walking and noticed that there was a set up of Christmas lights in the middle of the garden.  As it turned out, it was the first night of the annual light show they usually have.

My mother kept saying, “Tell Marga to bring Chuchi here, she will enjoy it so much!”  And in my head, I should tell Kuya Paolo to bring Marga and Chuchi here.  Hahahaha.

PS.  We got to taste Gelatissimo and we were fortunate to enjoy it half off!  We visited on their third anniversary.  My mother wants more.