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I have been eyeing a pair of Dr.Martens ever since they released their SS2012 Chalky collection. The collection is available in 5 “chalky” colors as the name implies and has a matte finish to it. It’s made of Cartegena leather which is very soft and light. Therefore, the shoes won’t need much breaking-in.

Here are all the colors included in the collection:

(from left to right):  sun yellow, blackcurrant, blueberry, off white, and raspberry

When I saw these… I told myself that I need to get my hands on one! However, the Dr.Marten’s flagship store doesn’t carry it here in Manila and honestly, I don’t trust the Philippine post-office to have it shipped from overseas. I even visited the Dr.Marten’s shop in Singapore last June only to find out they don’t have it in stock. Until I found out the international Dr. Marten’s site was on sale! I looked up the shoes I wanted to buy and it went down from £100 to £70! Standard Ground shipping is even free! But here’s the the tricky part… How will I have it shipped to Manila?!

Good thing there’s Johnny Air! I submitted an order last July 3, and my order arrived at Johnny Air’s NY office on July 11. They had it shipped on July 13 and it arrived their Megamall branch on July 18! I happily picked up my package and got this!

My Pascal Boots in Blackcurrant! The color looks like a mixture of pink and purple, kinda like light magenta. :) I love how it gives a boost of color to an outfit without being too bold or too loud. :)

I think some of the styles are still on sale in the Dr. Marten’s site. If you want to get yours and ship via Johnny Air, here are their terms.

You can also email them at analynd@aol.com or a.diego@johnnyair.com

credits: Dr. Martens & JohnnyAir

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My sister came home last Saturday with a small brown paperbag in tow. I was already asleep when she got home that’s why I was only able to check what she brought home for me the next day.

I opened the brown paperbag that was seemingly plain at first sight, and saw these…

I asked her what it was and told me that these are whoopee pies. They looked like two cookies slabbed together with a cream filling inside. My sweet tooth started to tingle so I hurriedly opened the red velvet flavored one and made a huge bite. It was good. The texture of the cookies was soft and moist; and the amount of filling was just right. But, it could have turned the cream cheese flavor a notch higher. The filling was so subtle it almost tasted like normal cream. If my sister bought this flavor alone, I wouldn’t think about buying again.

Luckily, she bought another one… which is Wintermelon flavored. This was better. Way better! It had the same consistent texture with the cookies, and the same amount of filling. But this time you can really taste the actual flavor. It wasn’t too sweet and the tea constituent wasn’t overpowering. I wanted more! To the point that I am planning to visit this “cookie lab” of theirs to get me a batch :p

If you’re interested to get your own you can visit their site:

Or you can drop by Eastwood mall’s gourmet market every weekend :)

Credits: MyCookieLab


I want to put a section in my blog where I can showcase all the different things and whatnots that I am currently loving. Thus, naming it “flavor of the moment” :p

Here’s my first batch of flavors:

1. Ombre Denims

I like this take on the classic denims. It certainly adds a punch of color in any outfit.

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Credits: RunwayDreamzTatiBubbles

Where to buy: Thread Manila (my sister ordered 2 denim cutoffs from them and they’re really great), TopshopTatiBubbles

can’t find the right one? DIY it!: honestly…wtf & randomfries

2. Dip-dyed hair

I have a promise to myself that I should try having a crazy hairstyle before I get to have kids of my own, and I am actually considering to try this trend. Now, I just need the courage to actually do it!  :p

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Credits: Vogue Australia

Where to have it done: Azta Urban Salon

Wanna try do it yourself? DIY it!: That’s So Yesterday

3. Spiked Loafers

My closet normally consists of basic and non-descript clothes. (Although I am currently upgrading it to involve a lot of prints!) That’s why I love how these studded loafers instantly amp up an outfit.

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Credits: JuliePhotoDiary

Where to buy in Manila: Jeffrey Campbell in SM Forum, Topshop, Vishoes

Can’t find the right one? DIY it!: Chictopia

4. Arm Party

I have always loved leather bracelets. I have a bunch of which I have collected from all kinds of stores in different places. I currently have a thing in layering them all together and mingling it with different textures to create a fun mix.

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Highlight it with a gold watch and you’re good to go! :)

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Credits: BergdorfPrincessFancyThings, SoutherCharm, JewelSnob

5. Minimalist Totes

They’re timeless and functional. They go well with almost anything, and they can fit my whole house without a care in the world. Hahaha :)

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Credits: Celine

6. Dark Chocolate Strawberry Cookies

I saw a tweet from a friend about dark chocolate strawberry cookies and it instantly sparked my curiosity. I asked about it immediately and ordered a bunch of these cookies online. Now I’m hooked! After a few days, I ordered another batch! (watch out for my separate post regarding this)

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Credits: Sweetleaf

I cannot believe that it took me almost two years to create my first official entry. I’ve been wanting to try blogging ever since but I never seem to come to it. I guess the idea kinda intimidates me, and it worries me that I might not be able to update it as often as I would like.

But then, what’s the harm in trying? Right? :p

So here I am… I’m gonna take a crack at this whole blogging thing.

First things first, let me tell you about myself. I am a right brained girl trapped in a left brained world. Why? Because believe it or not, I work as an I.T. consultant; and yet I am currently an aspiring stylist. How messed up is that? Hahaha. Let’s just say, I.T. pays the bills but fashion’s where the passion lives. I love eating, and trying out different kinds of food; and I enjoy all things creative particularly fashion related stuff. Thus the name… Blue belted muffin. Get it? :p

So, that’s basically it! I hope you’ll join me on this new venture I plan to take and enjoy the various musings and experiences I wish to share.

Positive vibes ahead! :)

~bbmuffin

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