from Times Square with love

When you think of New York City, you  picture Times Square a.k.a "Crossroads of the World" in a flash. I read an article stating that this is the most visited place in the world having approximately 35 million visitors every year. So if you want to be alone, Times Square is obviously not for you.
Times Square is really not my favorite place in NYC. I just can't stand the crowd sometimes. Ironically, I always find myself there (I go to Times Square Church, that's why. It's not that I go there for downtime or something). I always end up drowning myself with all these people who never fail to amuse me just by mere observation.
But still, there's something about this place that I can never get enough of. Because one minute of standing there makes me fall in love with life. Seeing people from all walks of life and speaking different tongues to make this place alive is amazing.
Here's to the concrete jungle where dreams are made of!
Times Square celebrated the "Love Day" with a heart-shaped ice sculpture (more like bricks).
And when I walk there, I swear I could almost hear Alicia Keys sing "Now you're in New York!!! These streets will make you feel brand new, the lights will inspire you, Let's hear it for New York, New York, New York" (Ok, now I'm singing too!)
And oh, F21 in TS?! At last. After church I'm gonna be like "Lead me not into temptation, it's just a couple of blocks away!"
For the outfit...
There's really nothing grand about it. Just crazy pattern and layering.

I'm gonna quickly thank these lovely ladies who are so sweet to pass me an award. You all inspire me in ways that I will never ever forget. Do visit their blogs and be inspired too!

Thank you so much Jing of Jing Pinay for this award. Our high fashion friendship means the world to me girl.
I pass this award to:

How could I thank you enough, Sweet of Pens and Lens?! You truly are sweet. Your blog always make me smile.
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Thanks a lot gorgeous Monique of Monique. This really made me happy. Your impeccable style is always inspiring.
See my post (and rules) of the award here.
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Thank you, thank you, Marta of I Love My Wardrobe. You are such a wonderful person. You are beautiful inside and out. You got the wardrobe that makes every woman drool.
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A million thanks Laura and Crista of Style, She Wrote. As I've said, receiving this from you means a lot to me. You are truly an inspiration. Your blog never fails to make my day.

And of course, to my dear soul sister, Nina of Ballerina's Closet Obsession, thank you so much for gracing me another award. There really is no one like you in sweetness (and everything).
Now to the seven random things that comes with this award:
1.I hate it when someone opens the door for me when I'm 20 ft away, because then I feel obligated to walk faster.
2.I have always wanted to get in a cab and say, "FOLLOW THAT CAR!!"
3.I hate it when someone else takes the piece of food I have mentally claimed.
4.I hate getting out of a hot shower. It's like the north pole invaded my house.
5.I grew up thinking Tweety Bird was a girl.
6. I flush the toilet with my foot in public bathrooms.
7. I'm tired of chain letters telling me when I'm going to die.

I pass this award to:

Till next time darlings! :)


122 stylish comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh,I'd love to be in Times Square right now and get lost in the crowd.:) I only get to see it on tv in CSI-NY pa. lol! :)

Love that layered look, Betz! Until now, wala pa gyud nako na-master kana nga style.hehe!

How did V-day went? Ako I got sick, it snowed here too, tugnaw kaayo.Brrr.. Good thing the sun came out since yesterday and so nalanay na most of the ice. hehe!

Congrats on your numerous awards! :)

Posh said...

You look lovely, so pretty!

GirL With GLasSes... said...

ny looks like a very happy and upbeat place to live. i wish one day i could visit that place.

Marta Represa said...

Cool pictures! I really like your jacket.

janettaylor said...

J'adore Ur jacket!

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Leah said...

I miss NYC... everytime I see your outdoor pics, I want to go there na.

Congrats on the awards Betz! Belated happy Vday to you too. :-) xoxo

Jaime said...

Congrats on all these awards! I love that ice sculpture- how cool (literally, haha)!

Elaine said...

Great pictures! It looks like you had a lot of fun!


Sidewalk Chalk said...

Love your outfit and congrats on all your awards.

Your photos are making me miss NYC. I wasn't such a huge fan of walking in Times Square, but you're right -- you feel like you're a part of humanity while you're there.

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

adin_22 (陳亞任) said...

I love Times Square...everytime I visit NYC...I have to go to Times Square....& I'm so into layering too...& I'm excited for that New forever21 too...& I see that next to it is MAC..^_^

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

I love the patterns and the layering! You look super cute! :) That heart shaped ice sculpture is so sweet!

the girl in stiletto said...

i was singing to that tune too! ahahah.

Fashion Court said...

thank you for the award, darling! there's actually one waiting for YOU on my blog too! :p

April said...

i looooove your gloves with your purple bag!

and yayayyaa for F21 in times square eee!

Lisa said...

I love that jacket on you!

And I totally agree - when I lived in NYC, I never really went to Times Square and even tried to avoid when I could. But whenever I had friends who came to visit, Times Square was one of those "must visit" places in the Manhattan tour.

And that Jay Z song is rocking non-stop in my head now.

Mimi said...

I love your outfit! Especially that paisley top. And your description of Times Square is so nice and exciting. I can't wait to go someday!!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I love the purples and greys in your outfit!

I completely agree with your #1 and #3.

Audrey Allure said...

haha i agree, times square isn't my favorite place - but i do love driving (well riding in a car) through it to see the lights on rare occasions haha.

Orphaned Apparel said...

Love your outfit! Never been to Times Square, but hopefully one day soon. :)

Josie said...

Love that gray coat and the belted cardigan -- so lovely.
xxoo Josie

Style Artisan said...

"After church I'm gonna be like "Lead me not into temptation, it's just a couple of blocks away!"

That made me laugh out loud!!!

I say ditto to #1, 3, 4, 6, & 7.

I love to layer so I love this outfit. You always look great!

Sonya said...

Love the coat!


fadetoblack said...

i know i cant wait for that F21 to open i work right around the corner!! muah ha ha!!

Psyche said...

Thanks for the award, betz! :) And, I'm singing Alicia Keys' song too.. I'll sing along with you.

Christen said...

Congratulations on all the awards! And these pictures make me miss NYC - I actually love the energy of Times Square!

bananas. said...

i adore the picture with you and times square in the background. you looks so cute!

thank you for the award. you're a doll!

lauren lanza osias said...

i love me some nyc! i miss that place so much! i love your outfit, layers is always the way to go in the super cold. adorable.


style, substance & sutton said...

hope you had a blast in times square! lovely photos!! and wow, look at all of the awards you have gotten...


Viva La Fashion said...

thanks for the award!! :D

// krissy ♥ said...

Nice photos! I wish we also have F21 here.

LOL at #2 of your 7 random facts! And I do numbers 3 and 6, too! :D

DaMnViXeN said...

ooh it must be really cold that time.. still you pulled the fab look despite the temp.. gratz on the awards! ^^

The ViXeN's LaiR

Jing said...

my god betz.new york again?i love.you know how much i love to visit that place.ambot.nganu.haha
I'd want to sit with you sa times square tapos observing people lang.taking pictures.ganahan ko ana.

alicia's "empire state of mind" kay lss ko." Let's hear it for New York, New York, New York"hay kanus-a pa kaya ko kaanha

love the outfit gurl.don't call it crazy, it's geogeous dai.gorgeous!

ANN said...

I want to go to Times Square one day. Your jacket is so pretty :)

Fashion Cappuccino said...

You look so chic! I love the way you layer! xoxoxoo

Kero said...

i am soo in-lurrve with your blog! and you are soo lovely!

thank you so much for the visit, Betz! I added you to my blog list. I hope we could exchange links =)

Like you, i also flush the PTs with my foot. yay!

Happy Wednesday!

Closet Full of Nothing said...

aww wishing I was there :(
Beautiful photos!




Diane said...

Wow, thanks so much for the Times Square pictures! I always see it in movies but it's so nice to see that it's really like that, I love New York even if I was never there, and I would give anything to be able to live there :X...

Have a fun day


MyStrawberryCocktail said...

ohh i envy u sooo much:) i have been to the TS just once and i wanna go back so badly!
nice photos and outfits sweetie:)

Jen said...

awwww i'm loving these times square shots! you look GREAT in that coat, it's so fantastic and it fits you perfectly. and your gloves are amazing as well! :) i hear alicia and jay-z whenever i go into the city now too haha
and congrats on all these awards! you deserve every single one.

thetragicallychic said...

you look ABSOULTELY GLAMOUROUS in the ny pics!

and thanks so much for the award! it's a first for me!

Manon said...

Such lovely pictures on Times Square! I love the outfit. You look so pretty!

naveen said...

hi bets

how are u thanks for comment

hey your pictures are aweasome

knk said...

hi congratulations for the awards

beautiful coat dear looks great

Kata Wagner Berg said...

I have never been in New York. Many many people. Looks so great there, very nice pictures you was taken.

Congratulation for the awards!

Rachel said...

I'm loving your coat and boots! You look fantastic!

Congrats on the awards!

daisychain said...

congrats on the awards gorgeous

gleenn said...

wow! such lovely outfit. you look so gorgeous! :)

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Nina said...

Hi soul sis!

You're such a pro at layering ... this outfit kills!

What lip tint did you use? I love it! I'm looking for one and yours seems perfect ... just the right shade of "natural" that I'm looking for!

I wish I can meet you NOW!

Isquisofrenia said...

you look so awesome
omg looks like its freezing there!
yeah times square its so fun
i rmemeber being there
i was freezing my ass off

♫♥Oana Roxana♥♫ said...

Haha! "Lead me not into temptation"?
That's funny,but...I think it will be hard. ;)) Nice gloves!

Pop Champagne said...

I've never been but I want to go there someday. really it only takes me 6 hours on the bus.. .but I'm just soo lazy! You look great in these pics though, and that huge forever 21 store is to dieee for!

Vintage Vixen said...

Pretty girl, great setting, fab blog.
See you soon,

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love Times Square! :)

That gray coat is beautiful and you are so gorgeous in these photos. You have the prettiest smile!

And your outfit is sooo cute!

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

i love people watching -- especially outfit watching so i think i'd love it there in times square. :D

congrats on all the awards!

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

joei said...

congratulations on the awards! have a great wednesday :)


LyddieGal said...

Your outerwear is fantastic -- the cut of the grey coat is so flattering and the grape gloves are so gorgeous~

Jannie said...

your outfits are always so fabulous. i also love how you did your makeup in these photos. the lip color is pretty and your cheekbones look so defined. you look like a model. :)

i enjoyed reading through your 7 facts. i use my foot to flush toilets in public restrooms too. i don't really want to touch the flush-thingy with my hand. hehe...

thank you for the sweet comment you left me. take care and enjoy your evening. :)

Ibyang said...

nice gray jacket! :)

SaraJ said...

ah new york(L)

the style crusader said...

very cute outfit. times square looks intense. love that song by alicia keys! xx

Haute World said...

Times Squre isn't my favorite place in NYC either. I can see the appeal if you're a tourist, but on TV it rarely looks as crowded and generic as it does when you're actually there. I tend to stumble upon it when I'm there, but my New Yorker friends try to avoid it ;-)

Congrats on the awards and lovely outfit!

lalita tian said...

awww i wish i could be there, i LOVE New York. :D

MOLLYKT said...

i'm dying to go there! and i love busy places, there's just so much to see and be inspired by!

MOLLYKT said...

i'm dying to go there! and i love busy places, there's just so much to see and be inspired by!

pensandlens said...

I want to time travel to NY right now....love the outfit dear...as always you look gorgeous as ever...

Thank you for the mention...I hope I can always make you smile. Have a great day!

Take Care

Raez said...

ah! youre so lucky to be there! i so wish i was;)

looking great!

xx raez

¶ Michelle said...

Oh I'd love to be in NY! Times Square or in a bush as long as I'm in NY (: haa

Sherin said...

Congrats on all the awards! Times Square does sound like an amazing place. I would love to go there one day and just see all the different people.

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The Trendy Fashionista said...

Congratulations on the awards!!! You totally deserve them. Thank you for passing one onto me. I love the heart-shaped ice sculpture.

-The Trendy Fashionista

English Rose ♥ said...

Yay they finially opened an F21 on TS definitely going there next time I visit.

I hate crowds as well but it is is a great place for people watching.Naked Cowboy is the best!!

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x

AH said...

i'm in love with your bag and coat!

Jessica said...

Will most definitely visit NYC some day soon! By the way, you a Filipina? Nice to see you're enjoying there! That ice sculpture is kick-ass! :)

Victoria-H said...

Thanks !:)
Aw, that soo nice ! I have to go back NYC one day (hopefully soon ^^). I loved it there.

Rosie Unknown said...

I've never visited New York, but I can't wait to see Times Square one day.

Cute outfit!

sexylegsandbody said...

Woow, that is a mouth full, congrats on all those awards, you certainly deserve everyone of them.

I had to laugh when I read your facts, flushing the toilet with your foot? I use toilet paper closing the door, flushing, and I never use the first piece of toilet paper, I first roll it down some, throw the first piece away, and then tear off a piece. I am so glad there is someone else feeling the same about public toilets. What really, really irks me is the fact that the outside doors of public toilets open to the inside, so after washing your hands, you have to use your now clean hand to open a filthy dirty door.

Sorry for hogging your comment box... thanks for leaving a sweet comment on my last post, I love having you on my site.

Hope your day is going to be great, and have a super weekend.

Lexi Colby said...

cute outfit! love the new york pictures


The Urban Fashion Gal said...

Aw, thanks for the award! :)

The F Word Online said...

hey girl, sorry i've been mia - exams and vacays have been consuming my life for a little while. also, thanks for taking the time to enter my giveaway :) cuuute cropped jacket ! you're a natural beauty m'dear

xx lue

twinsouls888 said...

Lovely outfit and very nice blog too, followed you ^_^.

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michelle_ said...

i love the jacket cutting very much !
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febrina utami putri said...

looking fabulous!!

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Nina said...

Hi Betz!

Thanks soooo much for the lip stain tutorial ... I hope I can pull it off as well as you do!

Susi said...

Hi Betz, thanks for your comment on my blog!

I just read through your blog and I think its really great!!!

Dylana said...

You look great! I love NYC!

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing NYC pics, darling!
And congrats on all your awards!


Rue des Modèles said...

beautiful grey coat!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I love New York City, I love Times Square, and I LOVE these pictures. You look absolutely gorgeous, darling! And the thought of a Forever 21 in Times Square makes me giddy...I want to live there!!

Congratulations on the awards, my love!! :)

Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥ said...

awwww looks like such a fun day out, and you look gorgeous!



Jess said...

oh this makes me miss new york! i didn't really like times square though i thought it was WAY too crowded but maybe because i went during the holidays...you look great though :)

Missy said...

fab post!

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S.Elisabeth said...

Love it. I haven't been to Times Square since tenth grade with my mom. But it is quite a inspiring place. I remember being in the Vatican and hearing all these different tongues was an amazing experience.
(Love the outfit btw!)

Ahh and I've always wanted to hop in a cab and yell, "Follow that car!" too!!

fhen said...

love the scene and im really loving the empire state of mind song! gooddd

i like how you put the skinny belt over cardigan

have a great weekend

Devon said...

Fabulous blog! x

Imogen said...

You look so pretty these are great pictures. And congratulations on the awards so many and you deserve them all.

beautifulnemo said...

NY and San Francisco - two of my dreamed trips!
I love Alicia Keys. :)


JoJo said...

What a cute outfit! I also like your gloves and purse so much =)
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Liya said...

congrats on the awardsssss

cute post! and yeah times square can be intimidating haha


The Trendy Fashionista said...

Thanks for your kind comment!

Have a wonderful weekend
-The Trendy Fashionista

Nathalie said...

The pictures look so wonderful. You really feel like catching the spirit, there. I can't wait to go to NY one day

Lottie said...

looks like so much fun!

Lottie said...

looks like so much fun!

monica said...

ahhh i wanna go to new york!!! definitely on my list of must dos

also that jay-z and alicia keys song is just brilliant

Marz said...

Wonderful post! I love what you are wearing, you look gorgeous!
I have yet to visit times square but crowded places are not my thing, BUT it is a must see anyways!

FashionJazz said...

Congrats on ur award, u look soo chic here hun!! Hope ur having a stunning wknd! xx

Juliet said...

and your pictures!
I really have to go to NYC!
It's one of my dreams!:D
xxx darlingg!

toxic disco boy said...

wheeee! so much fun. i can't wait for f21 to open here. ^^

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great pics! Love your jacket and pants!;))

xoxo M.

Kristin said...

Meg and I took pic in front of that heart last week too!

Vicki said...

Such great photos!! :)



ARANXA. said...

such an amazing city!
and outfit too

heart charlie said...

COngrats on the awards, love the outfit post, I love layering as well, I also love that heart shaped ice sculpture ;)

B a la Moda said...

I can feel the atmosphere around TS. How much live! That is what I love the most about NYC. That you breath life and movement. love your belt on top of your cardigan.

B* a la Moda

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

OOOOH. I SAW THAT ICE SCULPTURE LIKE A WEEK AGO. (that strikes me as amazing.)

I actually agree. Even though Times Square is like the epitome of NYC, I'm kind of irritated by the crowds of tourists (haha. And I'm a tourist!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Nubiasnonsense said...

congrats on all your awards, New York is the amazing I should know I lived here all my life lol

Cute outfit

starcakeastrology.blogspot.com said...

awesome pics!

Trish said...

ohh this is cool, i wanna visit NYC one of these days!

Monique said...

Thanks for your sweet words! You're so nice!
I love that concrete jungle..for me is the place to be! You're such a lucky girl..uhhh and the photos are sooo beautiful <3



congrats on your all awards!