The Art of Not Wearing a Bra for Summer

On regular days, it's already scorching weather in the Philippines. And so can you just imagine the torment we feel as the summer season brings extreme heat and humid day after day? I can just go around running naked. But of course, I'm not gonna do that. So, here's an alternative I did that made me go from a sweating mess to a fabulous city gal this sunny season.

I cut my hair. I took my makeup down a notch. I ditched my bra. I was carefree.

God, I love this outfit! It was so comfortable, added to the fact that I didn't have a bra on. I was just totally feeling myself that day.

FYI, these photos weren't taken at the beach. Boy do I wish they were! It was actually at the Harrison Plaza in Pasay City, and the story behind it is that my friend Yan was having a photoshoot for the May edition of Village Pipol Magazine. He tagged me along as his photographer (yeah, I know a thing or two about operating cameras), and for blog's sake, I also asked him to take some photos of me.

Oh, wait! Speaking of the blog, please allow me to add a bit of a great news here. Just this month, I received an email from Feedspot. It is a directory of blog websites you can find on the internet and you can discover good ones from a niche you're interested in. It's really a helpful website and so it makes my heart jump in joy to be placed at the 100th spot on their list of Top 100 Asian Beauty Blogs! I mean, that was so close, but hey, at least I got included! And perhaps, if I keep putting my heart into my craft, then I'll get to climb the rank ladder.

Going back to the story, do you know what the best thing really is about that day? I felt truly strong, empowered, and happy. I don't know if it was the haircut, the outfit, the drunk blush makeup look, the Starbucks matcha frappucino that I ordered, the people roaming around the area, the calming vibes of the bay, or simply the fact that I wasn't wearing a bra. Whatever it was, that day was the first time I felt better than I had been in the recent months, and it was marked as the beginning of something new in my life.

What more can I say? Messy hair don't care.

All photos were captured by my good friend slash co-producer Yan Alabado. You can go check out his works here.



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