Tog du jour: Tough x Free spirited, Shwedagon Pagoda

“For folks who really know me and how I celebrate my birthdays, this year offered a colossal difference to how I went about my special day. Moving to a new place (a different country) with no friends and family, I had to make an effort to fashion the occasion to be less depressing than one might think it to turn out. You make your own happiness. This gives you fuel to know and act on what you can do.”The Parody by Sasha Manuel

How I celebrated my birthday this year is quite novel. I went to the country’s main place of worship in Yangon, the Shwedagon Pagoda. If you’re interested to read more about how I spent it, I urge you to head on over to my personal blog: 36th Year: New memories and one wish.

Quick look at what I wore for my birthday.

Sasha Manuel, Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle
Sasha @ Shwedagon Pagoda
Thanks for the photo, Su Shwe Yee Htun!

Vest Chase
Top Topshop
Skirt Bangkok
Necklace Nava, Lee Hwa Jewellery
Rings Chick Flick, Sportsgirl, Mango
Watch Skagen
Bag Aldo

** No shoes inside Shwedagon Pagoda, as a sign of respect (outside, I had won my flat Jeffrey Campbell sandals).

Tog du jour mixing my love of long skirts with tough, deconstructed denim vest.

This is the first year that I didn’t really plan for a specific birthday outfit. I reckon that’s a sign of what’s next for me; prepping for 2014.

Sasha Manuel, 50th Street Cafe Restaurant and Bar | Style Manila - Fashion, Beauty, Shopping, Manila Street Style, Lifestyle
Sasha with her birthday balloons @ 50th Street Cafe, Restaurant & Bar

Capped off my day with a quick alcohol stop at 50th Street Cafe, Restaurant & Bar before heading back to the house. Sorry that I had work the next day. But, yea, I had an awesome day.

How about you? Did you do something new to mark your birthday this year?

xo,
Sasha <3

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About Sasha Manuel

Sasha is the Founder and Chief Editor of StyleManila.com. Style Manila has been around since 2007. You can also follow her on Twitter (@angelisophia), Polyvore, and Instagram (@sashamanuel). Read more about Sasha Manuel.

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