Going cheap-chic

22 September 2009

My spending streak continues. My wallet has been drained yet again but that's okay. This shopping trip did not make me feel guilty at all (okay, maybe just a little) because I got everything in el cheapo prices!

My friend/ flatmate Asther asked me, Sasha and Chao to go bargain shopping with her in 168 Mall* last Sunday. I know I've already made a big dent in my savings from all my shopping this month but this being a shopping trip with my girl friends, I cannot refuse. And I am not one to stick my nose up on non-designer label items; everything's fine with me so long as it looks good on me and I can carry it well.

I know myself and my tendency to buy on impulse so I made a vow not to spend anything. Or buy that much. Umm, I think I bought that much but I can be forgiven because as I said, everything's el cheapo!

Here are what I got:

Sexy jeans that fit me perfectly (200php) and
white fitted V-neck top with sleeve detail (100php)

lavender check-print skirt with black and white lace ribbon (150php)
I don't know why it shimmers like it's made of plastic material in the photo x_x

drawstring mini tote bag I can use for my kikay stuff (50php) and
hippie bands (75php each)

white sandals (350php)
I got these from the store named Hanisha Collections that sell pretty shoes and sandals
I had a hard time choosing which to buy :D

how it looks like when worn :)

And my favorite:

white eyelet tube dress (200php)

I love it! I can't wait to wear it with a my white sandals and gold chainlink hippie band :)

Here is how the silver hippie band looks like when worn:

me likey the photo :)

I wore it at the office and on the reunion of my father's side of the family for my grandma's death anniversary yesterday. I mostly got compliments from my officemates (Ruther said I looked like a fairy and called me Soraya the whole day HAHA!) while people I pass by on the street did a double-take. They were prolly wondering what's on my head :D As I say, I do not want to get lost in a sea of shirts and jeans.

I also got a pack of undies. Can you believe that all these set me back for only 1480php? I dare you to take that 1480php to the mall and see whether you can get this much. :) And these items are not so-so at all. I wouldn't have bought them if they weren't pretty and caught my fancy :)

Now Asther is making fun of me because I bought more stuff than she did when I vowed not to buy anything in the first place and told her that I will just accompany her since I know the place a little more than she does. Well, what can I do? :D

*bargain mecca in Manila. Here you can find stalls and stalls of clothes, shoes and other what-nots mostly imported from Bangkok, Hong Kong, Korea and China. Local dress manufacturers like Juana (which I love) also have stalls here.


  1. Wow I really love your hauls, very pretty yet very affordable. I love the sandals as well as the tube dress ^_^. Is it available in any other colors? hehe ^_^

  2. wow! nice haul sis! :)
    i wanna go to 168 too heehee.
    i love love the skirt and the shoes <3

  3. @ twinsouls888: Thank you! I pride myself on scoring pretty stuff that are not too expensive :) Oh yes, the sandals also come in black, silver and bronze while the eyelet tube dress is also available in black, red, green, yellow, blue and pink! I would have gotten more if only I wasn't working on a tight budget :D

    @ cha: You should go there soon! There are LOTS of pretty stuff :D

  4. the lavender ribbon skirt is absolutely adorable!

  5. great buys!
    wah, cant wait to invade divi again!

  6. Me love the sandals and tube dress! Post a pic of when you wear them, okay?

  7. @ amynaree: It is! Thank you! :)

    @ manik_reigun: Thank you! Dami nang tao, especially now that Christmas is coming :D

    @ Miss Guimba: Definitely! I am planning to wear it to the office this Monday :D

  8. That's what I call really smart shopping. You got A LOT :) I love that skirt you chose too!

  9. Yes, bargain shopping (especially when style is not compromised) = MAJOR LOVE :D


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