Women relieve stress by retail therapy. Agree?
Hey my dear readers and followers! A new post for you! I just wanted to share the things I got during the first week of this month (an update too for my haul tag :P).
Teal peplum top & a dress from @Exztraplus clothing on instagram.
I admit it. I’ve been buying clothes non-stop for the past few weeks. I’m also revamping my closet since I started my OJT. I mean, come on, I am not a “formal” person so what to expect inside my closet? Casuals, casuals, laid-back clothes, edgy and stuff that are far from the “professional style”. Did I mention casuals? I don’t even have a blazer, so I have to borrow my mom’s. HAHA! I do have versatile dresses but without a blazer, no professional look for me. boo.
I was so ecstatic to buy clothes from them ever since I discovered their account. They sell lovely clothes for big girls like me for a very affordable price! Check out their store asap because stocks runs out fast! @Exztraplus So excited to wear these out!
Penshoppe reversible belt
This was a random buy while we, my sister and I, were at the mall yesterday (August 9, 2013). I did not intend to buy this leopard belt but it was freaking on sale! 350 pesos was the original price but I got it for only 149.00 pesos! Also, I didn’t know it was reversible until I checked it just this morning. I thought that the yellow part was just for the lining. You know for that added oomp. Oh boy. I surely got lucky with this purchase!
Reverse side of the belt.
Bracelets and a necklace from our relatives abroad.
and some other stuff. This was a simple gesture reminding us that they still remember us. How sweet of them. :)
Until my next post! :*
Let’s travel…in Style!
Come on, vámonos.
Everybody let’s go.
Come on, let’s get to it.
I know that we can do it.
Where are we going? ….
So, you sang it, I bet. Uh okay. Dora The Explorer, here. hahaha! Nah, just kidding. I just thought the song was appropriate for the “travel” part of this post. No? Okay. Let’s just set aside my lame attempt to get a nice pun and get down with the post shall we?
Here’s a brief recap of what I wore during our short vacation in the Lion City, Singapore. I wanted to make this a series of posts but, man, we were to busy being tourists that time that I didn’t have the chance to take proper “outfit of the day” kind-of-photos. So I was left with these “touristy” photos of myself. Okay, here it goes.
Denim Button Down hand me down | Black Liquid leggings Vixen SM Department Store | Leopard Loafers Apostrophe Trinoma | Swoon Bag | Jeremy Scott x Swatch Opulence Watch | Charlie Sunnies
Comfort is the key when travelling abroad so I opted for this casual outfit for our first day in Singapore.
People are People top | Greenhills skirt | Solemate flats | Swoon Bag | Two K’s Closet spiked bracelet
A day at Universal Studios calls for this skirt. I know it will be hot that day (which wasn’t because it rained) so I wore a loose top with this skirt that has been hiding in the corners of my closet for quite some time now.
Girlshoppe top | Cotton On studded shorts | Apostrophe loafers | Swoon Bag
Day three was shopping day in the morning and sightseeing at night. I worn these pieces while we were on tour at the Marina Bay Sands. I wished I took a better photo of this UK flag top because the back was really cool. It’s actually like a poncho but the frills are on the back.
Giordano tee | Cotton On shorts | Swoon bag | Apostrophe loafers
It was time to head back to Manila and a 3-hour plane ride is not comfortable. I wore a simple and comfortable outfit that day which I regret because I forgot it was a bit chilly on the plane. I guess it wasn’t a comfortable outfit after all. :P
Check out my Singapore Trip posts here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3
DIY Bangle & Bracelet Holders
I’m very much fond of arm candies ever since they were just called as bracelets and bangles. I’ve been also collecting (or should I say more like hoarding) these since like forever thus I find it really hard to store them given that I have tons of them. I tried storing them in boxes and it works nice but I always ended up messing them altogether. Such a pain. I always thought on buying those bracelet/bangle holders that are used in store displays and the likes and luckily, I found places where they sell these things in a very good price. BUT right now, I am on a very tight budget and wouldn’t want to spend anything unless it is of real importance.
So I came up with this DIY project using materials that I found lying inside our house!
Singapore Trip Hauls
A little shopping won’t hurt ei? Said no wallet ever.
I want to share the things I brought home from our Singapore Trip last May 2013. It has been what, 2 months? 3 months? since my last haul post. I’ve been saving up and resisting from impulsively shopping (again) for the things I
want need. But our trip to SG ruined everything! Haha! I can’t help it okay. Imagine the sale signs every where you look, given that we didn’t catch the Great Singapore Sale, and you’ve been wanting to spend every single cent you meticulously saved for the last 2 months, hmm can you tell yourself NOT to SHOP? haha! I bet you can’t. Okay enough with these blabbering and let’s get down with this post.
I got these shirts from Universal Studios Singapore for around SGD30. The Cylon shirt was my souvenir from the attraction- Battlestar Gallactica: Cylon and the actress shirt was from the hollywood themed souvenir shop. (I got it because I am an actress- Mahilig mag-inarte! lol JK
The red skinnies were from Giordano at Lucky Plaza and the other pair was from Bugis Street. I need bottoms so the red one was a great addition to my boring collection (collection kahit 3 pairs lang lol) of pants and the other pair was a bonus because I got it for a bargain!
I can’t get enough of this print and I was so happy when I got this for only less than 10SGD from Bugis Street!
Fujifilm Instax Mini 7s with 2 packs of film - I bought this from Funan Digital Life Mall for 105SGD. This was the best (and most expensive) thing I got with my own money and I don’t regret it. I’ve been dying to have one of these since last year! I should have bought the latest model, the Mini 8, but no, I really wanted this over that and I’m happy with this! *_*
Basic Tees from Giordano- I need these. Seriously. Actually, I lack basic pieces in my closet so getting these was a good choice! Plus these were on sale! I got the colors, black, gray, pink and that dark violet from the men’s section because I liked that color and it was not available in the women’s.
Grungy, studded and acid washed shorts. Hmmm. Who can resist? I know I can’t plus the fact that I was in dire need of bottoms, specifically shorts in my closet. I got all of these from Cotton On.
Skater skirts are another bestfriends of the girly girls out there, including myself. I got the black on from Cotton On Ion Orchard and the gray and striped one from Cotton On Changi Airport. They were again on sale!
Makeup: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains in Honey and Sweetheart, VS Bombshell Body Mist from DFS Changi Airport and K Palette 24-hour eyeliner Tattoo and Loreal Color Riche Caresse in Lolita from SASA.
I would never leave a country without buying new makeup. I had a short trip to SASA and was disappointed because it was too small and the price were really high compared with the SASA stores in Hong Kong. The Revlon Lippies was a long term want and need actually and I was really glad I found them at DFS in Changi Airport!
I went back to our country happy but not my wallet, haha! But it turned out a happy ever after when my mom told me that I don’t need to pay for the INSTAX and mostly of all the items I mentioned above! (I “borrowed” money from her while we were shopping because I was not able to have my money changed to SGD). I was really thrilled and thankful for that, so thanks momma! *_*
Karen PS: Read my Singapore trip here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3