Tarlac City

Ashamed as I am to admit this, I haven’t really explored much of my own country. Aside from the usual beaches and resorts, I’ve failed to truly capture the beauty of the Philippines. There are no excuses for this–which is why before 2014 ended, I promised myself that I’d start traveling around the Philippines more.

First on my very long list is Tarlac. I’ve been wanting to trek to Mt. Pinatubo since forever so when my friends and I finally agreed on a date, we got the help of V.E.S Travel and Tours to arrange our trip. For day tours to Mt. Pinatubo, call time is usually at 3am. But because we didn’t want to be groggy during the 2-hour trek to Mt. Pinatubo, we chose to stay overnight in Tarlac instead. This way we can have a full day of rest at the hotel and start the trek a bit later (not on an ungodly hour) the next day. Good thing V.E.S runs a hotel right in the heart of Tarlac called V.E.S Food Resort and Villas. They picked us up from Manila, brought us straight to the hotel and arranged all of our meals (which, by the way, were all scumptious). It was just what we needed to jumpstart our Pinatubo tour! I’m sure you’re all excited to see how our tour went. I’m saving those photos for my next post though. So for now, let me share with you my first #OOTD photos in Tarlac, taken at V.E.S Food Resort And Villas’ beautiful garden.

SM Accessories hat | WAGW shirt | Topshop mom jeans | Escada Sport vintage belt | 3.1. Phillip Lim bag | Chanel shoes

55 Responses to “Tarlac City”
  1. Ysabell Vinluan

    Hi Camille! it’s been months since i checked your posts. I’m so grateful that you got time to travel and appreciate the beauty of our province. Thank you so much! Try to visit my blog; ysabellvinluan.blogspot.com
    I’m just a beginner. Hope you’ll appreciate it. Thank you! :)

  2. Molly

    I knew the mom jeans is from Topshop! I saw that one and I so wanted to buy one *envious face*

  3. Kim

    Good Morning Ms.Camille!

    I too, have never explored much of the country much less outside Cebu. Reading and looking at your posts when you travel to various places made me feel like I’m there. Let’s not forget those cute and fab clothes you wear too! Which are definitely and “it”.

    Have good day Ms. Camille. ^_^

  4. Ericka Garcia

    When my tummy flattens, which I deeply wonder when it will happen, I will give high waist denim pants a try. :-) Love the background of your outfit shots! My classmates and I are planning also of a trip to Mindanao. I hope my parents will allow me. I also love to explore the Philippines before going abroad soon. :-)

    Ericka Garcia

  5. Clariss

    Yay one of the few travel post from our own country! I really love it because I can surely go to this places! I looove the look of the resort, it looks like a grandious garden! Have you visited Vigan? I think you’ll love the historical places there! :)

    Love those mom jeans on you! :)))

  6. denisevhianca

    Hello, i’m back! Lol it’s been ages since i last visited your blog. I’m so sorry busy kasi sa school. BSA life is very stressful lol kaya nabilib ako kay achi mo when i met her. She survived! :)

    Anyway, i’m from Tarlac City but i don’t even know that we have that kind of place here (dinadaan daanan lang namin). So thank you for this post! :) Hope you had an awesome stay here in my province. Love your outfit, btw. :)

    • Camille Co

      Oh my, believe me, I understand. My sister had so many sleepless nights because of her course! Best of luck to you! Kaya mo yan! :)

  7. Angelic Robles

    Hail trekker! Your look is all set for some exploring, Miss Camille! The Villas’ gardens are gorgeous! I love their concept of creating archways with the pots of flowers.

    It’s a joy to see you look so hip and fun! This outfit made me think of those blessed days where you could be up for anything! A nice quiet walk, or a total adventure through the city. Your hat especially accentuates the adventure side. I think of picnics with pink lemonade and grilled chicken sandwiches, and your hat getting blown away by a playful breeze and a resulting chase. Your great top paired with mom jeans is simple, but you carry the pieces with such poise. I’m especially fond of the stripe pattern on clothes, and I think this particular top fits you well.

    Oh, and hello again to that blue satchel of yours! )I’ve been scouring, and I’ve found a pink and a white one. Still juggling the pros and cons of either color.) You brought it all together with that vintage belt. It transformed the whole look into a classic statement.

    Your shoes are my favorite here. The well-worn look is endearing, and I love the moccasin patterns!

    I’m looking forward to your travel posts from Tarlac as well as Dubai. From your Instagram posts, everything is a brilliant array of color!

    P.S. This outfit has moved to the top of my favorites list on casual style. It’s more than nostalgic, it’s the ultimate reminder that simplicity and a love for classic pieces are two very important things to remember .

    • Camille Co

      Thank you Angelic! This look is nostalgic! Perfect way to describe it! :)

  8. Kyu

    Dear Miss Camille,

    I just discovered your blog a few weeks back and I am really inspired with your posts – fashion or beauty. And I got really motivated to dress up more everyday. I love how you put everything together, they are trendy yet functional.

    Thank you!

  9. Barbara1923

    A follow on G+ and I landed here and all I can see is a huge inspiration. I’ve been on several pages and I am still in awe. Great pictures, love the text which accompanies each post – not too much and not too little.
    You bet I’m going to be a regular visitor from now on. Thanks for the follow.

    Lagos, Nigeria

  10. Armyn Torres

    hi ate cams have you ever been to monasterio de tarlac? it’s really beautiful there im sure you will love that place haha :)

  11. Gracela

    Thank you for sharing your OOTDs Camille. Your blog is a help for someone like me who is not Fashionista enough, but I find it really fun to be expressive and stylish. My only wish: at a budget.

    • Camille Co

      Thanks Gracela! :) I try my best to mix and match so most of them are high-low pieces :)

  12. Maica

    Lovely garden!!! I don’t even know that we have that kind of place here in our country. Such a sight to see! :) Love your outfit too!

  13. Katrin Tuano

    Super nice laid back, touristy outfit! I’d totally copy that look minus the chanel shoes nga lang :’D Hahaah anyway, I’ve never experienced trekking but I heard a lot from my friends who tried climbing Mt. Pico de Loro and Mt. Pulag in Benguet. I can’t wait to hear from you as well to your next Mt. Pinatubo travel diaries. <3

  14. Mary Ann

    Good for you and for us followers, Miss Camille, that you’re travelling local. Since I know many of us can’t travel abroad so why not start at our very own country. Hope you’ll have more travels like this and hope you’ll visit Bohol too! :)
    And yah, such casual outfit yet looks very nice on you! More on this too! :) <3

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