Up North (Pt. 2)

Day 2, Look No.2. The second day is all about Pagudpud, the northern-most part of Luzon Island. It is the time for us to have a personal encounter of the windmills in Ilocos. The province is known for using a renewable source of energy to generate electricity which is distributed to the whole Philippines. But before having a close encounter to the windmills, we visited few sites that is a must when you are in Pagudpud.

We visited first the Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Burgos. The lighthouse is one of the functioning “old” lighthouses in the Philippines and serves as a guide for ships who pass the northern seas of the country. It was a sunny day when we visited the lighthouse so we had a wonderful view of Cape Bojeador.

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When I was there, I imagined what if the lighthouse was made in to a condominium instead of a museum. I would love to live in one of those one-bedroom units if ever. This was the perfect place I dreamed of – living on top with the right temperature and view.

After the lighthouse we headed to the Kapurpurawan Rock Formations. The rock formations’ name was derived from the Ilocano word “Kapurpuraw” which means white. You can already see some of the windmills on the way to the rock formations. However those are still not the main attraction for the windmills. When we got to the rock formation, if you are a fan of WestWorld then you would totally feel like you are visiting the park. There will be two choices for you to go to the rock formations: you walk or you go on a horseback riding experience that will take you to the rock formations for only PhP100. I took the second option which is to ride a horse so that I can have that WestWorld experience and channeling William, the Man In Black.

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Since this will be the highlight for the day, the rock formations became the location for my official travel OOTD for Day 2. I feel like this is another S/S Fashion Campaign location since it has the same feeling of warmth as the desert and just showcasing the garments self.

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Summer’s here and the battle for the summer shirts is on. I found my favorite statement summer shirt from H&M Studio Collection SS17 – the shirt with floral embroidery details. Mixing athleisure and being romantic this shirt makes one big summer statement.

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Yes, you can wear all black this summer. Just style it light and make sure you have a pop of color like what I did by wearing a printed scarf. The black hat was not originally part of the look however there was a free rental of hats in the horse station. You can just donate any amount once you return the hat.

Next was the Bangui Windmills, one of the famous tourist spots in Ilocos. Me and my friends tried to be normal tourists by this time and eventually failed even though after some attempts.

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On the afternoon, we went around the rest of Pagudpud and went to places like Patapat Viaduct (the bridge that connects Locos Norte and Cagayan) and to Mairaira Point, the northernmost point of Luzon island. We spent the rest of the afternoon by then beach at Blue Lagoon.

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Photographed by Phoebe Espejo.  Look No. 2, Shirt, H&M Studio Collection S/S2017. All Accessories, all from H&M. Shot in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte.

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