(cover photo from SmitaDeSouza)


While travelling with a full itinerary is still fun and exciting, nothing compares to the combination of emotions and thoughts you feel and think whenever you take a spontaneous trip. It’s a rush that is unlike anything – and it’s a rush you should be doing more of!

Whether it’s a road trip with your girl friends or catching a plane to an unknown destination, spontaneous travelling allows you to learn more about yourself, discover who you really are, and catch up on some much-needed R&R. 

So if you're still on the fence about taking a spontaneous trip, then keep reading below for the 5 reasons why you should do it!

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Get out of your comfort zone


(photo from chloewl)

An itinerary makes you feel safe because you already have a guide and a schedule to follow. But spontaneous trips will push you out of your comfort zone by giving you the unknown, such as which places to stay or the next location to visit. It might seem scary at first, but trust us, you’ll discover how resourceful you can be and feel incredibly proud of yourself in the end! 
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Make new friends


(photo from AnastasiaLove)

If you’re travelling alone, don’t worry because you will make new friends in no time! Whether it’s with the locals or fellow travellers like yourself, you will never be short of friendly faces willing to give you a place to stay, or take you on a tour, or pack you meals to take with you on your journey.

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Explore new places


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Famous landmarks are beautiful and amazing, but there are other locations within a destination that are worth a look too. These “hidden gems” can contain quirky cafes or never-before-seen pieces of history that will certainly satisfy your wanderlust -- places which you would miss if you opt to go on a scheduled tour! 
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It will shift your perspective in life


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Whenever you take a spontaneous trip, since you won’t have the comforts of an itinerary or hotel or tour guide anymore, you will see things in a different light – which is a good thing as you'll learn so much! Plus, it’s always good to have different perspectives in life to be able to get a sense of how the world truly works.
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Everyone should cut loose once in a while


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If you don’t have a lot of responsibilities now, take it as a sign that you should travel more because once you gain more "life responsibilities", spontaneous travelling won’t be much of an option anymore. Or if you feel like you need a break from your hectic life, go travel! Everyone should be able cut loose once in a while to recharge and refresh their brains, and be ready to take on the world again!

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What's your favourite part about spontaneous trips? Share your thoughts and opinions with us in the comment section below!

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An evening of creative styling, shopping, and fashion dominated SM Makati last night as numerous bloggers, influencers, and fashion enthusiasts joined together to celebrate SM Woman’s 4-day fashion and shopping event titled “I Am SM Woman”.

With last night’s theme being “I Am Exceptional”, among those present to participate in yesterday’s styling challenge were our very own Clozette Ambassadors.


Clozette Ambassadors Camille Pujalte and Jennica Danielle

For the styling challenge, guests were required to team up and create 2 looks – 'athleisure' and 'party' – which all had to fit within a budget of P2,000. It seemed difficult at first, but our Clozette Ambassadors pulled through and created stunning ensembles. Just look at Camille Pujalte and Jennica Danielle's chic OOTDs – they opted for lace and leather to create their “party” look, and a simple tee and comfy culottes for their “athleisure” look!!

Wrapping up the styling challenge, SM Woman then showcased their GTW Collection in a sleek fashion show, allowing guests a stylised peek at the various everyday looks one can create with SM Woman.


So if you want to purchase these gorgeous outfits for yourself, head down to SM Makati to get special discounts of up to 50% OFF. But hurry, because this exciting sale will only be available until 16th June 2016 (Thursday)!

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SM Woman is available in all SM Department Stores nationwide in The Philippines.

 

Exciting news for the fashionistas of The Philippines: Canada's leading fashion retailer, Joe Fresh, has finally opened its first store at Shangri-La Plaza. The brand offers accessible, modern designs for every fashionista with pieces that feature polished, thoughtful details on everyday essentials--spanning from apparel, accessories, footwear, and beauty.

A new player in the affordable and accessible fashion in the country, Joe Fresh brings a full-range of looks for women, men, and kids that maintain its signature Joe Fresh touch as seen in their current SS16 Collection. Expect pieces that are clean, easy-to-wear, and embellished with polished details to give each look a fresh and carefree vibe.

So if you're looking to add a new brand to your fashion collection, we've selected a few must-have looks perfect for your next OOTD.

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For The Working Woman

Printed Tunic Dress: PHP 1,860 / Printed Crop Pants: PHP 2,150


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For The Traveller

Oxford Blouse: PHP 1,590 / Trench Coat: PHP 4,890

Dark Wash Jean: PHP 1,860 / Striped Cardigan: PHP 1,590



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Casual Fridays

Printed Tee: PHP 1,320 / High Waisted Jeans: PHP 2,150

Collarless Blouse: PHP 1,590


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Weekend Wear

Printed Dress: PHP 2,150 / Drawstring Tunic: PHP 2,150


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Active Wear

Active Sweater: PHP 1,590 / Active Tank: PHP 440

Yoga Short: PHP 1,040 / Printed Active Skirt: PHP 1,320



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Weekend Getaway

Printed Tunic: PHP 1,860 / Zipper Shorts: PHP 1,590

Crochet Dress: PHP 3,250



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Joe Fresh is located at Shangri-La Plaza. Look out for their 2nd store in The Philippines, opening soon in August 2016 at Trinoma Mall.
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