Somebody call the finance police, because I've been struck with a serious case of the Shoppaholic's fever. I've been hounding down Instagram shops since April and I've just finished receiving all my parcels now. It's such a rush to find something at a lower price online, especially if it's your size. Other than that, I've also been going to the malls quite a few times this month alone, and I rarely come home empty handed. This is beginning to be such an unhealthy habit. Although, I do have to pat myself on the back for acquiring such steals. A lot of these stores are like online thrift stores, (we don't really have the nicest thrift shops in Manila.)
From L (T-B) to R : Pink Forever 21 Bandeau Bikini Top (with strap) from Two Broke Girls PH, Black Bottom From Coco Cobana, Floral Two Piece Bikini from SeaFolly (Rustans)
My mom called my phone the other day while she was in SM. She asked me if I wanted the driver to pick me up and bring me to her because she was swimsuit shopping (again). Of course I immediately agreed. When I got there, I didn't really see anything that caught my eye. When it comes to clothes I'm really picky when it comes to what I put on my body. Fortunately for her, she saw some suits that she really loved. There was this black pair which she loved, except for the bottoms. Ever since she gave birth to me, she's always only wanted to wear high waist bottoms. So, she gave the black bottoms to me, which was what I needed coincidentally.
The pink F21 top I got from an Instagram shop was such a steal! I got it for $5 or 250 pesos, which makes it very very cheap for a bikini. It was also such a cute design and since it's pink, it made me love it even more! What's even better is that it's a size small!
A close-up on the floral design which I am head over heels in love with.
I've admired this Aussie Brand for quite a while now. Every time I go to Rustans, I always make it a point to check out their merch, Especially their bikinis. They have the cutest and hippest designs! I wish they had stuff like the Triangl Bikinis though. I've never bought it before because they are hella expensive and I never wanted to splurge $155-200 or 7,000 to 8,000 pesos on a single pair. This pair was on sale (and thankfully in my size!) so it came out at around almost a hundred dollars or 3,500 pesos. I also managed to convince my dad to buy it for me (wink wink).
Another thing I love about this brand is their labelling and product packaging. I mean just look at how minimalistic their logo is but they pair it with a really cute solid coloured back tag. Also the logo stuff in the middle of their strings are so adorable, I just wanna keep them forever!
Hair ties from MNL hipsters
I've been seeing these types of ribbon hair ties all around manila, and stores like American Eagle Outfitters, and Forever 21. Though the prices are so widely apart. I got these for about 50 cents each or 18 pesos each while in American Eagle Outfitters, a pack of four is $15 or 700 pesos. I fell in love with the assortment of colours their shop had. I went crazy and ordered 10, in shades of pink and blue. I also really appreciated how easy the transaction between the shop's owner and I had. The owner was super friendly too! She even threw in a freebie (moustache ring) without telling me. Now that's what I call great service. I also received the shipment a day or two after I placed my order and payed.
This really helpful slip of advice also came with the package. I love how the fonts are so easy to read from afar and that it was placed somewhere you can spot them easily.
Hicat print Forever 21 skirt from Beau Monde
Love how the skirt is so light and flowy plus being in love with the print doesn't help the case. It's also black and white, which makes it easier to pair with coloured or monochromatic clothes and accessories. It hits mid-thigh which is actually a perfect length for me because it's not too long and not too short. Unfortunately like the rest of my skirts since it's a waistline skirt, I had to get it adjusted. Most of my skirts would be a perfect fit if it wasn't for my waist. I'm a size 23 1/3 -24 1/2 depending if I'm full or not. Thank God my maid is a great seamstress.
Topshop Inspired Punny Jeans from Beautology PH
I've been seeing the Joni Jeans by Topshop everywhere these days, and I've been coveting them since December. Unfortunately for me I don't feel like spending $88 or almost 4,000 pesos a pair. I got these super comfy jeans at $15 or 700 a pair. They had three colours available : Washed Blue, Light Blue and Dark Blue. I originally ordered the washed blue and dark blue ones but I was informed that they didn't get to ship the washed blue so it got replaced by the light blue pair. I love how these are a perfect fit, especially at the waist! At first I was kind of stunned at how small they looked and I though, "dafuq, how am I getting that on my body". Thank God for stretchy cotton! I always need a great pair of classic coloured jeans in my closet for when we have the casual days at school and I actually can't wait to start wearing these! I also loved how the owner of this shop constantly updated me regarding shipping schedules and when it will be coming.
Another one of my very very satisfying purchases! I've been looking for an affordable big half flower crown everywhere. I finally found one at AnythingWired8.
They had loads of different designs, flowers, colours, and styles! It was also highly customisable. The package was shipped a day after payment and it was a really fast transaction. The flower crown was also a perfect fit and the wire could bend to adjust to your head, which gave the shop major plus points in their favour.
annnnnnnnnnd I finally got my own rainbowloom materials from instagram again.
Something I'm major excited for is my Palawan El Nido trip this coming tuesday!!!! I've just started packing today and I'm already feeling those beach vibes. I'll be bringing my camera so I can take pictures for the new travel entries I'll be putting up soon. So, catch you on the flip side everyone!!
Make sure you drop by my art page to check out my two new entries from this month!!!!
Movies that are totes out of this world
- A Birder’s Guide To Everything
- Family Weekend
- Restless Virgins
- Tiger Eyes
- My Awkward Sexual Adventure
- Hello I Must Be Going
- Struck By Lightning
- Circle Of Lies
- The Start-up Kids
- Now Is Good
- Veronica Mars
- Life Happens
- Bad Girl
- Peep World