You could probably say I’m a late bloomer when it comes to fashion and style. As a mom of 3, my mommy fashion is bordering on conservative yet young. Why young? Nowadays, I like to dress up and wear short skirts or jeans and tank tops with cardigans. It took the end of a 17 year marriage for me to realize that I had been limiting myself when it came to fashion and beauty. I discovered that downplaying yourself doesn’t make you a better wife. It only limits you to the possibilities of feeling good about yourself.

My friends realized a major change in me because I started to take better care of myself. I started to dress better and wear makeup. I hardly wore makeup before and only remember wearing it when I was still training new recruits at a call center I used to work at and that was because it was required.

Important takeaway from all this is that a secure relationship doesn’t mean you should take lesser care of yourself and downplay any talents or assets you have. A strong and secure couple should be proud of their better half and know that even if they’re out in the world and might be the center of attention that love doesn’t wane.

I love who I am now. More confident, better dressed and better looking (make up helps a lot!). Being all this has made me feel more comfortable in front of a camera.

Here I am with my mini me or exact replica of a daughter. I love how her beauty is even more refined and takes the best qualities that I have. Despite my weight, I still feel great and let myself feel that I can take fashionable pictures. Ever since I got my hands on my OPPO F1s my confidence has been boosted exponentially. Encouragement from friends has also done wonders for my confidence.

I have 2 people that take the best pictures of me. They somehow are able to make it so I look thinner in pictures. Credits to my son Bastian for getting me to look good in pictures. I guess I have to work on my facial expressions though! Special mention to my friend Joy ( for always taking awesome pictures of me.

I think how you feel reflects in a picture but even then at the lowest point in my life I had friends telling me I look great. What does this mean? You should never let anyone or any situation take over your natural shine. My mistake all these years was believing that I was any lesser a wife or person. Here I am in my 30’s embracing who I am.

Side shot taken by Bastian. We literally scoured Fairview Terraces for awesome backdrops and I found the perfect place at their newly opened food choices.

A health and wellness event turned into a mini feature for a local morning show, Umagang Kay Ganda. Had I known I would have dressed better but looking at it now I think I looked alright! This is my usual everyday wear. Jean, tank top and cardigan.

When I feel low or sad you’ll probably see me dressing up. I take that opportunity to feel better about myself and put on my best clothes and face!

I am so comfortable wearing dresses now. I love getting fancied and dolled up for events.

Keeping it simple here but with a pop of pretty from this blouse I got from a friend.

If I have felt this way I’m sure there are other moms who are currently going through this. Let me be the one to tell you to dress up and get out. Show the world your best and the world will smile back at you. Don’t forget to capture those moments like I do with my handy OPPO F1s!

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