My heart is swelling with happiness for I can already enjoy 18 days of summer vacation. No studying, no more waking up early in the morning and no more staying up late at night doing school works. But aside from that, another reason why I’m giddily glad are these items that I recently got.
I bought these bags maybe three weeks ago? Yes, I bought all of them in one day! (LOL). In that week, I bought 4 bags all in all. It all started with this Balenciaga bag I’m using here. I bought it from a thrift shop on sale. And as an avid thrift shopper, I know that every time there’s a sale, the prices gets lower every day. I came back after 2 days and I was able to bought all of these for only 300 pesos!! ☺
(Victoria’s Secret perfume from Caca)
(Forever 21 dress ; Crystal K top)
I really love this red dress!! Flowy pieces have been very appealing to me lately.
(Self-esteem green top ; Sanrio Hello Kitty top)
I don’t think I’ll ever get over wearing Hello Kitty stuffs. ☺
(Linea Rosetti red bag ; Beige bag from Fetish)
These bags are so classy and versatile. It seems like these will be pretty overused again. ☺
(N by Nicole Miller wedges ; Arizona flats)
(April Bath and shower lotion and body scrub ; Marc Jacobs body lotion ; Tattooed by Inky shower gel)
(Forever 21 necklace, earrings and bangles ; Daisy fuentes ring)
Forever 21 never fails to cater the trendiest accessories! How I wish I can buy every single one of them. ☺
(White diamonds Elizabeth Taylor perfume)
This really smells good! Fragrant yet not overpowering. ☺
(Mon Image basic brush set ; The color institute make-up set ; Elf eyeshadow palette)
Another addition to my make-up collection!! ☺
Feel free to give your comments! And because I’m already on vacay, you’ll hear more from me for the next few days. ☺ Much love! xx
La la la ♪♫. 4 days to go before my summer classes end. But right now, I’m a bit caught up studying for my final examinations. However, I decided to take a break and squeeze my time into doing what I love. I’ll only make this quick though. ☺
This is again another entry that took me forever to post. My hair’s still longer so you would know. Together with my A-fash girls, we pulled off the hippie style. I was a bit uninspired to dress up at first because what I had in mind that I’d like to wear are short boho dresses or a pair of shorts plus a fringed top. But since I was entering our school premises, I don’t think the security guard will be happy about me entering the campus. ☺
But then, I realized it’s a style that isn’t really hard. Hippie as you know it means anti-war, pro-peace and anti-materialist. This style is very much similar also with the boho style. The latter allows a fun mix of prints and piling on of pieces. Both of these styles exhibit free idealistic thinking that’s why anyone can pull them off.
I had a loose top + loose trousers + feather earrings + a headband worn horizontally and I’m good to go for my free spirited hippie look! ☺
Folded and Hung top (gift from Tin); SM Department Store headband ; Bonita Y Elegante feather earrings
DIY navy blue bracelets ; Metallic black bracelets from Tita Estela ; Parklane ring
Give this look some love on Lookbook and Chictopia! ☺
Make love, not war! ☺
Photography by : Jamie Lou Borile
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A lot of people are asking me where I usually shop and how come I find the greatest deals. Well, I have here some tips on how you can accomplish your shopping list the right way. ☺
I know. I know. There’s always that temptation to spend more. But will you still be happy if you exceed your credit card limit and you’re drowning in debt? I’m sure you don’t and when that happens shopping will be out of the picture. Besides, it’s not the end of the world! You can still shop next week or next month. I always tell that to myself whenever I’m pretty much out of control. And personally, I always have this maintaining balance that keeps me disciplined. When I reached it, there’s no way I’m buying more.
This is really something a shopper must take note all the time. The quality of what you buy is highly important. What’s the use of hoarding cheap items when you end up wearing them only once or worst, not at all because it gave up on you easily? As for me, because I’m a thrift shopper, I always make a thorough inspection of something before I buy it. Good quality items age well. You do not pay for the design alone but the longevity as well.
Doing this is a big NO! I think this is one root of all shopping evil (LOL). Doing this can result to buying things that you’ll probably regret. It can be because it doesn’t fit well or it’s something that doesn’t suit you. This happens mostly when there’s huge sales. Everything is so affordable that people tend to buy things that they don’t really need. They develop the mentality that it’s okay if it doesn’t turn out good since they didn’t spend that much anyway. Well, we’re talking about shopping wisely and wrong buys do add up of course. Remember that you always have to keep in mind your personal style and limitations. ☺
Let’s say you bought a pair of shoes that cost you 2,000 pesos. Yes, a bit pricey but if it stayed with you for years without giving up, then it comes out cheap every time you wear it. I remembered what one make-up artist said, she’s using a mascara that costs around 1,800. It’s pretty expensive but it can last for 2 years. So divided by 730 days, it will only cost you approximately 2 pesos and 43 cents a day! (LOL). How good is that? ☺
Come back after a couple days to check for new arrivals and further mark downs on sale items. Especially in the case of thrift shops, the price gets lesser every day when it’s sale, or after a couple of weeks in the case of new arrivals. But if you see something you really like, go ahead! Because it might not be there anymore the next time you visit and it’ll suck big time.
Rule : If it doesn’t fit, don’t buy it! But sadly, it’s still not followed by many. Yes, maybe the design and style had you but then if it doesn’t fit well or it doesn’t suit you, you shouldn’t buy it. I always apply the comfort before style rule. I always see to it that it fits well, it doesn’t itch, it complements my complexion and the like. Always take note that if it’s not for you, don’t push through with it. Keep in mind that new styles come all the time. ☺
Everything you see may have a potential! What looks questionable on the rack may actually look good once you try it on. And it can also go with the opposite of course. Sometimes it looks good but not until you try it on. But what I’m saying is, never hesitate to try lots of things. Never rely on what you see on the mannequin! ☺
Of course it’s always nice when you have a friend that accompanies you when you’re shopping. It’s great when there’s someone you can consult but learn also to judge items for yourself. This way, you can stay true to your style. I believe that there can still be peer pressure in shopping you know! I personally love shopping alone. It’s kind of like my therapy and one of the best me-times.
Always explore other stores and venture out of your comfort zone to discover new things. This way, you’ll avoid those instances when you spot a less expensive and better item after you’ve already bought something else. For me, when it comes to hunting for great style, where I shop is never an issue. I was really never into thrift shopping before. But when I found out about it, it felt like I had gone to bargain heaven! And from that day on, I was always into finding great deals. ☺
Anonymous: Ano ang mas pipiliin mo yung gusto mo pero torpe or yung okay lang pero maeffort? Haha :)
Dun ako sa okay lang pero maeffort. :)