the night belongs to Valentino

Phantom of the Opera is my favorite broadway show ever. I can watch every night and still drop a tear or two whenever Phantom cries hearing Christine and Raoul sing. There's nothing worse than unrequited love, don't you think? Wait... actually, there is. When you see that perfect dress and you want it so bad you need it BUT your size, by some curse of nature, isn't available. Worse, I know. =)

Anyway, I'm out of the topic... So yeah, I watched Phantom of the Opera with my friend. To my excitement, I forgot to recharge my camera. It didn't make it by the time we're in the theatre. I only got this photo to immortalize that moment.

The infamous chandelier.

So here's what I wore. It doesn't look like it but that's actually five layers without the coat.

To finish up the outfit, I went to get my coat but then something led me to check out my mom's time-forsaken coats with such unexplainable anticipation of finding a treasure. And I did. I saw a long coat (perfect for a chilly day) hanging. When I checked its size, I gasped as I read "Valentino" and "Made in Italy". I was like, no way... no way I'm not gonna wear it. Then I called my mom why didn't she tell me about having it. She said, "Oh, I forgot". Uhmmm Mom, you don't forget Valentino. It perfectly fits me, like it's made just for me (and my mom, before). The moment I laid my hands on it, Valentino and I became one.

We moseyed along 5th Avenue before heading to the theatre.
This Bergdorf Goodman's window display spoke to me in ways that connect my love for fashion and fantasy. Fashion, after all, is a fantasy. I just have to share this. Bergdorf always have that window display that could stop me whenever I pass by.

For the last time, I took a picture of me with that tree, again. And on the side note, the wind makes me feel like I'm wearing only one layer. Pictures just can't hide it.

I wish everyone a great week ahead!

74 stylish comments:

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Ooooh I love that show!! You're so lucky you got to see it. :) And your outfit is GORGEOUS! I love that dress and you paired it so beautifully with the gray cardigan. And that coat...I die. So classy! I'm glad you had a fun night. You looked amazing!

Noelle Chantal said...

oh wow i love your mom's Valentino coat! funny that she forgot to tell you haha! good thing you saw it! and i'm really a fan of unusual window displays! that one is really interesting! beautiful piece! :)

hope you had a wonderful day! :)

Nina said...

Oh my, your Mom had that valentino number all this time without saying anything to you! The horror of it ... but my Mom's pretty much like that too, ha, ha, ha!

You look spectacular ... and it didn't look like you had 5 layers on (not counting the coat)! You are such a skinny girl!

ANN said...

These outfits are gorgeous! :)

Dylana said...

Beautiful dress!


Diane said...

Hy!The coat is so nice! But what I really love about this post is the pictures at Bergdorf Goodman's window. They are fabulous! I want to live in a house that has that decorations.

Have a fun day!


michelle_ said...

i love the dash of purple in your bag !
thanks for the comment you wrote on my blog .
keep posting more inspirations !

much love from .
glisters and blisters :D

lorenabr said...

Love the show.
Valentino=perfection to me!

Jing said...

hahaha.your story is so funny and cute betz!very wise daughter.maayo maayo.

I love love love phantom of the opera too.memorized ko na nga ata soundtrack ng movie.haha.super cold jud diay dinha betz.diri kay cold pud kung naa kas sulod sa aircon nga room.haha.kanus-a pa kaya ko kasuot ug layer layer nga outfit no?mura kog tala kung sa pilipinas ko mgsuot ana.haha. take care dinha badai.kumusta kos imu family. :))

mahryska said...

love the polka mixed with the stripes! and valentino?! wow!!! =D

English Rose ♥ said...

I've always wanted to see the phantom of the opera, even more so now.

You look gorgeous

Thanks so much for the lovely comment dearest - sorry for such a late reply!

Stay safe and chic darling
English Rose x

Inspiration in Italy said...

Oh you are right, unrequited love is heart-wrenching! Such a beautiful show...and you look so amazing!


Vinda Sonata said...

gorgeous dress, betz. congratulations for finding the hidden treasure. the bergdorf goodman display seems to be always great and head-turning! i also enjoyed reading the whole article. keep up the good work! :)

stylingscholars said...

love the get-up even before the coat:))

daisychain said...

Wonderful outfit,

and oh I adore Phantom of the Opera.

Lizz said...

That is a gorgeous display window! And you look lovely, me dear. :D

Kitsch said...

Thank you so much. So sweet :)
I love your coat and this cute dress :) Looks so great on you.

Cheryl said...

Hi, Betz!

Wow, daghan kong na-miss sa posts nimo.

First, I love the lights of NY. I hope I can visit NY one of these days.:)

Love the Valentino coat, the cut is a classic. Tan-awa usob ang closet ni Mom nimo, basin naa pay natago dinha? ;)

Spain is such a very picturesque and historical place. Try anhi diri, you'll never regret it. :)


Krysten Hartenstein said...

That coat is GORGEOUS!

DIANA DYE said...

Am glad you got to see that amazing show lucky you!!!!!! I love your dress it’s so classic and amazing am in live with it it’s so simple yet sophisticated hoe do you do it, don’t know but you look great!! Awww and thanks for the lovely comment I really appreciated knowing it comes from you thank you so much!!!!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog!! I LOVE YOURS!!

michellehendra said...

i'd love to be in NYC.. envyy..


Carrie said...

I'm going to NY in May and I really want to see a broadway show. After reading this post, I think I want to see the Phantom of the Opera. Sounds amazing!

Fashion Therapist said...

Phantom has to be my all time FAVORITE musical! I've seen it 3 times and every time I love it more and more.

monica w said...

ahhh i want to see Phantom of the Opera!

and great outfit!!

and *sigh* BERGDORF...one day

Lashes said...

Bergdore always have the BESTESTESTETST most beautiful window displays in the world!

Jen said...

you're so stunning in that Valentino coat! i think my mom is secretly hiding treasures like that from me as well haha :)

and i've always wanted to see phantom of the opera in theater. i'm so jealous :) hope you had fun!

CMA said...

love the coat
and i adore the window treatment
thanks for sharing as always
and thanks for the lovely comments, i really appreciate it


Diane said...

Thanks for the comment :D

Faridah said...

You always have such great and interesting photographs.

Toni said...

wow! i adore your dress and coat!
i'm a big fan of polka dots! haha! :)


toxic disco boy said...

that's really great finding that. the valentino looks great on you. ^^

pensandlens said...

nice outfit and what a lovely blog!

Another blog to visit daily.
Thanks for you comments on my blog.


kookie kulasa said...

Betz!!! Aaaaagh I love your mom's coat! Did she give it to you na? ;)

AudreyAllure said...

great outfit! the phantom of the opera is such a good show :)

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love the stripes and dots combo you have going on here! That coat is just stunning!

Eden said...

betz, thank you so much for dropping by and showing some love on my site. you are incredible! a chic pinay living in NYC.. wow, talking about my dream life. hahaha. kudos to the find! yeah, happened to me once too but it was with an old chanel bag, haha. forgetful parents!

ps let me know if you want to exchange links, id be glad to!


The Haute-Shopper said...

Beautiful coat... I can't believe your mom forgot about it! And it doesn't look like you're wearing that many layers. I've seen Phantom of the Opera twice in the theatre, but that was ages ago... I probably should go again at some point!

// krissy ♥ said...

Hi Betz! Thanks for visiting my blog :) I've actually been a follower of your blog for a while now. Love your style :)

And I loved The Phantom of the Opera movie, I wish I can see the play someday!

mom & son said...

i love phantom opera so much.
uy good thing they allowed photos inside the opera house kc in some shows they don't.
2 years ago hubby and i were able to watch les miserable. they were so stringent. no photos allowed, huh!
betzy, ang sarap nman ng holidays jan sa NY.
paskong-pasko tlga lalo na with the decorations.
sayang we didn't go last year to see the huge xmas tree.

p.s really? mukhang 22 lng ba ako? hahaha!

Gizelle said...

wow, my ideal new york moment..by the new york christmas trees! :D

and love love polka!


Natalie said...

gorgeous photos! i love ur coat :)


Chin-chin said...

Gorgeous VALENTINO COAT Betz! That's a classic and timeless piece you got from your mom. Lucky you! That's why, invading our mom's closet is an advantage. lol! And the Bergdorf Goodman's window... ooohh the display is pretty!



That coat is divine! And I can't believe you have FIVE layers of clothing on and still mange to not look frumpy! Girl, gotta give it to ya -- you did it well!


Rica said...

awwwww betz, that coat is super gorgeous and Valentino pa ha..hehe. beatiful layering and i like the color you chose. love your bag!

sassy rica ^_^

dotie said...

that's some pretty good layering :)
lucky you got to see phantom of the opera!!I've been wanting to see it so bad..

Kristin said...

I've seen it twice and I could go back again and again!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Great pictures! You look so chic!

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Fashion Court said...

i've never seen that show! hm, i totally should though haha :p your outfit is fab!

C. said...

I love your outfit! the coat is gorgeous and I love Phantom as well!

xo, C.

Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥ said...

everything looks so amazing - and you're SO lucky to see that show!

thanks for the super sweet comment you left me :)

♥ Hannah



Eri said...

I am loving your pictures! Great outfit and you look so stylish.

I have posted a picture inspired by MK Olsen's necklaces, I would love you to have a look and tell me what do you think.

Thanks for adding me by the way, we are all connected now ;)

See you soon.

Leah said...

Phantom of the Opera is my favorite broadway show. I love your dress Betz and that coat is just so fabulous.

Christine said...

Oooh I love the Valentino! :) And you live in NYC! That's like my favorite city even if I haven't been there just yet. Haha. :) I love that window display. Just beautiful!

Nina said...

Just dropped in to say "Hi" gorgeous Betz!

Denise said...

i just love the dot and stripe. so cute.

btw it's my fave book too and movie. Especially when Gerard Butler played the phantom.

I am Denise Katipunera

B a la Moda said...

You look awesome! Love the Valentino coat. You dressed perfect for the occasion. What a fun plan!

B* a la Moda

Sharina said...

Oh my! NYC! That's one of my future travel destinations! :) Love your photos! Too stylish!

Giovanna ♥ said...

Lovely photos! NYC! sigh..

Fashion Nicotine said...

Thanks =D
Lovely pictures!

Joni Andrea said...

What a classic black coat! And wow, the Bergdorf display is whimsically delightful :)

Lexi Colby said...

love love love the city theme
very pretty

E said...

That belted coat is wonderful layered over the polka dots - perfect balance!

JOWY said...


One Love,

The Trendy Fashionista said...

You look lovely in these pics. I really love your black coat!!!

-The Trendy Fashionista

The Trendy Fashionista said...

p.s.: I added your blog to m,y blog list. I'm following you!

-The Trendy Fashionista


Hello girl!

You look so fancy!]
NY is amazing and also your cool look!
Thanks so much for being around,

all my kisses,


Jessi said...

verry interesting!!
the first photograph of you hase a audry hepburn feeling to it. Nice!

With love Jessi

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love Phantom...I saw it at the Fox here in Atlanta and it's just so great. My mom even collects Phantom-inspired Christmas ornaments and gives them to me during the holidays. I love the masquerade scene.
What a wonderful coat, and even better that it's a family keepsake piece! You look beautiful and classic!
- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

prashant said...

good thing you saw it! and i'm really a fan of unusual window displays! that one is really interesting! beautiful piece! :)

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AlvianaKalin said...

ohh you are very lucky to be able to watch it! :) love the shots and your coat

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i love NYC during the holidays! i will be there in a few weeks...Bergdorf Goodman here i come!
xoxo alison

The Haute Bitch said...

i love your dress! so purdy :)


Laura said...

great coat!! xoxo