summer nostalgia

"Sometimes it pays to stay in bed in Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday's code" -Dan Salomon
It's a lazy Monday for me. I just wanna sulk up in bed and wake up when it's Friday. I'm so tired from yesterday's walking under the rain. It has been raining a lot lately. It made me feel like I'm walking along the streets of London. But checking this week's weather update is quite a relief.

No more rain at last!

I am not exactly a winter girl. Summer is my season. And no matter how pretty and magical snow could be, I don't go nuts over it. Maybe because I grew up in a tropical area. Or maybe I just hate bundle ups and short days. While I was trying to organize my iPhoto, I was surprised I really don't have that much winter pictures, it's jam-packed with summer fun. And fall may be my favorite fashion season (but of course), still the rough and ready look for summer is without parallel. Looking at my pictures last summer gives me warmth and makes me look forward when it comes again.

This photo never fails to make me smile no matter how many times I look at it. Naked Cowboy has become one of Times Square's attractions. It took a lot of nerves for me to come up to him for a picture. And man was he crazy! I didn't grab his ass. It's not what it looks like, I promise!

And how thrilling that moment will be when the prince of my dream comes to me.

Beldevere castle's view of the park is breathtaking. There's more wonderful sights to see than the girls in bikini laying around the Sheep's Meadow you know.

How I miss the sun!

This is my favorite spot at Central Park not just because I'm a Shakespeare fan (like I memorized some of his sonnets by heart) but because of the tranquility. It transports me away from the ballyhoo of urban turf and makes me forget I am in NYC. Whenever I feel like spending some time alone, I go there and it seems like the place absorbs all my stress. If only I could build a house there...

And by good distractions I don't mean cute half-naked guys running around the park. Ok, maybe that counts. =)

I miss bare feet and green sights!

Oh by the way, just a random thought, I stumbled upon this picture on tumblr. Define hot heels.

And lastly, me on winter...

(funny hair!)

Oh, summer, come here already!

64 stylish comments:

Fashion Nicotine said...

Thank you very much!
Haha that picture with that guy is so funny!!


Ibyang said...

i love summer too! :) and i'm basking in the glory of it right now in Aussieland. winter is just too much for me altough sometimes i love the fashion but it can get very tedious and tiring.

love photos you got there to remind you of summer.

followed you! thanks!

Fashion Court said...

ohh how i feel you, i hate this type of weather, even though the clothes are cute! haha

fashiiondiaries said...

thansk for the sweet comment ! :)

haha, i so agree with you, summer come come!! :P

Django et Coco said...

The summer picture feel refreshing of all the winter and falls post! :)

I must add, as much as you miss summer, you look gorgeous in your winter ensemble!

-Coco from Our Paper Moon

Leah said...

Hi Betz... love your summer pics. You look really great. Love you in that dress in Central Park. Ang sweet mo sa attire na yun.

You also look good in your winter clothes. Any which way, you look so adorable.

Ako, kasi nandito ko sa manila kaya I love the cold weather. Kaya nga every chance I get na pwede ko mag-travel na fall, I do. I was just in US last October to early November. Sarap ng weather.

Balik ako ulit this January, good thing sa Cali lang para kaya ko ang lamig.

Nina said...

Hi Betz!

Like you, I sooo don't enjoy the winter. Although it gives me a chance to dress a different way, I don't like what the weather does to my skin or my nose and always wish I was back in Manila.

Doesn't matter though, you rock summer or winter fashion, anyway!


PS That pic with the naked Cowboy is hilarious!

Ela said...

I do love a white Christmas but on super cold days, which is most days in Toronto, I do wish for the Summer.

Love your coat!

Valencia Lia said...

Beautiful photos !!

Yayyy,I've heard so much on the Naked Cowboy! He's famous now,sort of. heeee

Gorgeous looks for every different season.

Pia said...

HAHAHA!! i love naked cowboy. such a NY staple!

and i love your winter coat! so classic :)

Anonymous said...

i miss summer :(


La Historiadora de Moda said...

Love the summer pictures! I'm too feeling nostalgic for warmer temperatures.... Your coat is gorgeous, though, so that's a plus!


The Urban Fashion Gal said...

lovee the black and white coat, youre gorgeous!

Giovanna ♥ said...

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Denise said...

love all those colorful dresses and tops! and the first photo is so LOL! So fun!

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Dylana said...

I love these pics and I love that the sun is shining again!


Natalie said...

gorgeous pics and i love the one with naked cowboy ahha!



Elizabeth Marie said...

I love summer!! Your photos made me warm and fuzzy lol. I'm moving to NYC in Feb and everyone is telling me how cold I'm going to be and I'm scared.

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Rica said...


im back again...geez its been awhile. i've read from your comment na taga davao ka? wow bisaya ka noh? ako pud. haha. anyway, i love your outift dai. summer na summer look jud. i can't wait na mag summer na pud para picture2 napud sa gawas.haha.

its ok, i think we're in the same situation when it comes sa weather. diri pud grabe ka tugnaw as in. i don't like wearing pants, tights jud ako and i think mas warmer pa ang tights (iguess).

anyway if you have time please visit my blog. i just posted new ones. hehe see you there.

sassy rica

cocorosa said...

ahhhh now I'm getting home sick to New York :) In 4.5 years Manhattan I have never seen the Cowboy :( weird right? and I love the Winter when I can stay indoors in front of the fireplace hehe :)

much love,

Marie Tchibi said...

You should come to Brazil, here is warm almost whole year, I guess you'll like it:)

Talia said...

the coat in the last picture wins the whole note for me ;)

Sher said...

Oh you look great in both summer and winter!! The naked cowboy pic is so funny lol!!

And someday your prince will definitely come, trust me on this:)


The Haute-Shopper said...

I miss summer as well :/ Love all your shots! The one with the Naked Cowboy is hilarious... are you sure you're not groping him? ;-) Your winter look is chic as well, but I can totally understand preferring a warmer climate. I think we're actually getting snow by the end of the week... sigh...

Francheska said...

ahaha this post is great! love your coat in the last pics! x

mom & son said...

hahaha..i remember that naked cowboy!
a few years ago i was in NY and i had a photo with him. he's so funny!

Rachel said...

I'm not too fond of the winter weather either. I would prefer to be in shorts and tank tops and whatnot. Bundling up and bracing freezing temperatures isn't all that fun...

Love that picture of you and the Naked Cowboy. That is too funny! Loving your winter coat as well!


Great photos! Especially the first one! Haha!

daisychain said...

Love the photos,

I'm craving warm weather, I detest winter.

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

I miss summer and the sun too!

little tea cup said...

well hello lovely winter that we sadly at the same time dont have here in the philippines

--->drools at the outfit and the season

Damsels said...

i know what you mean .. i never realized i was a summer girl until this winter .. i miss my summer so badly .

i love your coat .. ihave a similar one.
wish life conssited of two seasons for me .. spring and fall

Anonymous said...

i totally share your passion for summer. in winter everything is so grey and cold..the people's skin is nearly white and everyone is wearing ugly snowboots. hate that! but: thanks, your lovely pics make me feel like it was. xxx, caro

mango said...

i love your coat, it's something i'm always trying to find! looks great on you!

hannah elizabeth said...

i am definitely a summer girl too - i love the look of snow but i don't really dig going in it unless i'm skiing haha.

Friend in Fashion said...

Gorgeous - I'm a summer girl too.
It is soo hot in Australia at the moment! Can't wait to visit NY early next year


geri said...

at least you have a fab coat to keep you warm!

vitaMinn style said...

I hear you! The past few days here, it's been freezing weather with temps hovering at 5F-9F. It's 'warm' compared to what's in store for us come January & Feb (subzero!) Brrr...

Lovely blog! Following you too now! =)

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fadetoblack said...

yes i agree!

you have very cool pictures on here!

sheshanna said...

hahaa. unlike you, i love fall and winter! i just love the idea of layering. then again, i get bored of staying in one season for too long.


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Leah said...

Betz, I have a blog give-away. Hope you can check it out. Big hugs!

Vinda Sonata said...

betz, i love your summer pictures. you look great in that colorful halter top. the pics taken in the central park are so calming.

p.s. you have such great hair.

English Rose ♥ said...

LOL i met naked cowboy this summer too!!!

i lovelovelove your blog - your style is great - love the dogtooth coat

haha it rains here in London ALL and I mean ALL the time - like right now....

Thanks for the lovely comment

Stay safe and chic darling
English Rose x

kookie kulasa said...

I ♥ your photo in Central Park, dear! Sending lotsa love from Manila

Style Artisan said...

Gosh, for a moment I forgot that it was cold outside. Thanks for a brief trip to warmer times. They will be here again before we know it! (Please keep reminding me of that.)

B a la Moda said...

Nice coat the last one. I hate rain but snow is fun. That picture with that crazy guy is hilarious.

B* a la Moda

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A little Princess said...

Ha ha! What a fantastic outfit, a HUGE comparison between the summer and winter! Indulge in Irish Cream and Hotchocolate to warm you up!


Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Oh summmerrrr photos! I love them! I felt warm for a second!

lancelonie said...

Those car shoes - WOW!

Sexy girl in the city! Nice photos! :)

TIFFANY thegirlwithafeather said...

Great photos! Your summer outfits look just as great as your winter ones!

toxic disco boy said...

i know what you mean. summer is the best though i've never experienced winter. haha. i couldn't imagine myself living in another country with snow... i think i'd die. haha. though winter is a great time to go all out on fashion non?

Nina said...

What you said about my closet being my autobiography was soooo insightful. Never thought about it that way. Thank you soo much, Betz!


Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

ooh, I definitely live in Summer nostalgia too. But the snow has been looking so nice - I almost don't mind it! It's fun to layer in clothes :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

NoViTaRisTiaNa said...

hai dear,thanks for u're comment...i luv u're photo...u looks awesome with u're outfit :)

The Owl's Closet said...

i'm with u, i'm not a big fan of the cold. i love ur summer pictures:) wow, those "hot heels" are too cool!:D love, love ur coat on the last pic:)

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Danielle said...

I absolutely adore that tunic you're wearing with the naked cowboy! It is so fun.


Cheryl said...

Love the boho dress and your winter coat!

For those of us who were born under the tropical sun, the cold could be cruel sometimes. My fave time of the year would be autumn or late spring. Summer here could be really dry and hot.

Funny photo with the cowboy. I'd be grinning like that too. ;)

Emilie said...

Great pics!!!!!!!!!!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

hear hear!!! summer can hurry up and get here.


beautiful coat!
oh... no words for naked cowboy!