When I was a kid, I hated super frilly dressy. I would always throw a tantrum at the site of anything that my mother hung with ruffles and puffed sleeves. I always wanted to wear a kamiseta and shorts. We, Filipinos, know how comfortable kamisetas are. A kamiseta was made to be an undergarment, but as kids, our elders would buy kamisetas as garments to be used at home, especially for play time. It’s usually made out of cotton, which makes is so comfortable, and with this kind of weather in the Philippines, most of us would opt to push wearing that until an age where we need to shift to something more appropriate.

So when I grew to be a teenager, I was a fan of Kamiseta, the clothing brand. The name may have enticed me to check it out, and I may have associated it with the comfort that my kamiseta and shorts used to give me. I think it did, because for the longest time, I have been wearing clothes from Kamista. After sometimes, this brand that I so love is now the leading specialty retailer of fashionable casual apparel in the Philippines. Kamiseta, to this day, is hip, youthful and active.

The other thing that I like about Kamiseta is that I can buy clothes anytime, anywhere. They have their own website where you can order your clothes and have it delivered to your home.

How to shop at KAMISETA.COM

1. Sign in & create your very own Kamiseta account or sign in using your facebook account where you can review your shopping cart.
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2. Go to CLOTHING for the full collection or click on NEW ARRIVALS to shop the latest from Kamiseta.
3. After choosing a size and color for the item, click on ADD TO BAG.
4. Choose more items or click on VIEW BAG.
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5. You may edit or delete your orders at the SHOPPING BAG by clicking on the link at the top right portion of the page.
6. Type in your Billing Information and Shipping address, and choose from the Payment Methods and Courier available.

Payment methods available are: Bank Deposit or Paypal (which also accepts credit card payments). They accept the following credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, American Express or JCB. You can either pay in Philippine Peso or in US dollars.

For bank deposit payments, you may deposit your payment to their BPI accounts. After paying, just send them a copy of your deposit slip via e-mail at kamisetagirl@kamiseta.com. Please include your name and Order Acknowledgement Number when sending your deposit slip. All purchases must be paid within 3 days from date of reservation or else the items will be returned to the store’s stock level.

7. After payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase.

That’s how easy ordering through Kamiseta.com is!

So what did I get online? These are the items that I got!

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I got this pink top and pink skirt made from lace from Kamiseta. It’s called Jeline. It has a partner pink top also made out of lace with a spaghetti strapped inner garment. I chose to remove the lacy top when I wore the skirt and chose to use the lacy shirt with jeans, which I think is awesome. The thing with Kamiseta is that you can have fun with the items that you get! It really is fun being a girl.

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Speaking of femininity, this was the other dress that I bought. I’m sure that you may have noticed now that I love the color yellow. I just love this dress, because it looks really comfortable and fresh! And the best thing about it is that it is really comfortable!

So if you want to have have the time of your life and be the woman you want to be — bold, confident and fun, try out stuff from Kamiseta! Because, it’s fun being a girl!

 

I have a new yaya and it’s her first day today. Although, we loved the last one, she had to deal with personal issues. We will miss you, Ate Nene. So anyway, going back to this new yaya, she was really impressed at how well behave my daughter was. She is one of those great kids you’d see — always such a good girl. She was shocked that my little lady knew how to pack away her things, knew how to answer adults respectfully, etc. The new yaya was also amazed at how unattached my daughter was to the TV. She didn’t really care much for shows. Our daughter, also, wanted to play at the playroom more than to play with just her tablet. She loves it when people tell her stories — random stories about anything!

When people ask us how we did it, how did we raise such an amazing kid, I actually don’t know what we did well. We actually don’t know what specific things or lessons or parenting skills we have applied that contributed to making our child such a great kid with a great attitude.

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What I will tell you now is what we do and what we follow in our household, and I don’t even know if this is what helped. It has worked for us, but of course, it may not work for you.

One of the things that we keep in mind at home is to do everything in moderation. We can have fun and play with our daughter, but we expect her, too, to do her share in some of the chores. “Chores” for a three year old really is just packing away her toys, helping get stuff, help put things away — those simple things. We make it clear that we can be silly and funny, but if she does something wrong or does not fulfil commitments, we switch to our serious, stern parenting modes. I think she gets it that we mean business!

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Parenting can be tiring but fun! 🙂

Also, moderation means having boundaries with certain things and activities. When we go inside a toy store, we already set expectations. We talk to her and say that she can have just one toy or she needs to wait for the weekend for us to buy her a toy. She ends us just playing with the toys inside and she doesn’t throw any tantrums when we don’t buy her anything. Although, occasionally, she will cry when she thinks about a certain toy, but she hasn’t really cried loudly and uncontrollably inside a store.

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I teach her to try to dress up by herself or pick the dress that she wants to wear.

We also teach her to commit to doing things and to be responsible for things. We bought this task chart in one of the Homeschooling Conferences that we had before. We use it now for Zeeka. If she completes tasks and fills the chart with stars for one full week, she is allowed to choose a prize. The tasks in her chart included sharing (since this is what we have noticed to be something difficult for her to do), dressing herself, brushing her teeth, taking a bath, etc. For the reward that we give, it’s normally a toy that I can afford or an app that we have to pay for. This week it was a Yo Gabba Gabba application that cost me $4.99. Haha!

We also teach her to make her own decisions. Do you know that this great kid chooses her own clothes? We don’t pick them for her. She chooses what she wants to wear on a daily basis. This little lady loves shopping, and believe it or not, she has great taste! She even has more fashion sense than me.

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My daughter also has a set schedule and I encourage the yaya or anyone watching her to follow this schedule. I’m sure when she grows up, she will eventually break the schedule, but I think that having a routine instills good habits that I think she will carry on until she’s older (like taking care of her health and having enough sleep).

Making them responsible for things doesn’t make you a boring parent (I think we’re cool parents! haha!). When they are still young, my belief is that these children need to have a balance between fun and learning to handle responsibilities, and it’s our responsibility as parents to teach them to balance these things.

PS. Check out the Mommy and Me collection of Great Kids PH! Have you seen the clothes that we wore above?! It’s so cute!

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