Shopping Diary #9: Spree

I just went on a much needed shopping spree. It’s my reward for working so hard the past month. Remember that big project I mentioned a couple of posts ago? It has just finished; and I’ve been catching up on rest, watching new shows and buying beautiful stuff with my paycheck.

Here’s the damage I’ve done at Trinoma:

PENSHOPPE
blue top

Php569

I’ve recently discovered that this loose, comfortable style suits me quite well. I also like the lace-like detail because it’s girly yet casual. Paired with a light racer back and shorts and I’m good to go.

DIGITAL WALKER
WhateverItTakes.org Notebook Wrap Designed by Coldplay

Php2,050

It’s been a while since I last bought a notebook cover. This one is perfect because it’s unique (the wrap design looks really cool), it’s blue (my favorite color), it’s designed by Coldplay (one of my favorite bands) and it’s for a good cause. Royalties for the design have been waived by the celebrity donors in support of Whatever It Takes, an artwork campaign that contributes to a number of causes. (Learn more about them from their site.)

PROMOD
tomato red cardigan

Php1,500 — from Php2,295

I love cardigans. I pair them with anything and everything; because it’s just so comfortable. It will also keep me warm in the coming (cool) months. I particularly liked this one because of the color (I don’t have a red one yet), the loose pockets on the sides and last but not the least, the sale price!

MANGO
camel blazer

Php1,450

Blazers are the perfect weapon to style up any outfit. I already have two black ones (Freeway & Bayo) and a green one (Cotton On). And with a price like this, I just had to buy this camel-colored one. I especially liked the pinstripe detail when you roll up the sleeves. Paired with a plain shirt, jeans and a simple necklace… Instant casual chic. Nice.

LANDMARK
wall clock

Php419.75

The wall clock in our room hasn’t been working for weeks. It’s about time I found a replacement. After looking at expensive models from stores like Dimensione, I decided to check out the selections from the nearest department store — Landmark. Lo and behold… Here’s a design I like at an unbelievably cheap price!

PABDER
soft leather handbag with shoulder strap

Php7,980

I usually splurge the most on bags. Needless to say, this item did the most damage. It costs more than everything else combined. Still, I have no regrets buying it. I first saw this bag at their Gateway branch. I didn’t buy it at once because I wanted to look at other bags first. In the end, I couldn’t find anything else that matched this in terms of price and design. (The other bag I was eyeing is close to Php15,000!!! Scary!) Anyway, I love the soft leather material and its simplicity is just my style. It’s my first time to buy from Pabder so I hope the quality will speak for itself in the long run.

And that’s it… Six items. One blissful day of shopping indulgence. With that, I have to take a break from spending because Christmas is just around the corner and shopping for others will soon be on the agenda. It’s going to be crazy and fun. Wish me luck!

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What’s Up?

Wow. I haven’t written in over a month.

I know I don’t need to explain myself, since this is my blog and I can do whatever I want with it. Still, I can’t help but feel guilty that I’ve neglected my little piece of the Internet for a lot longer than I should have.

What’s great is that “not posting” means I’ve been doing a lot of stuff OUTSIDE the four corners of my computer screen. I’ve been working, traveling… LIVING. Here are just some highlights from the past month and a half:

#1 – BIG PROJECT

On the work front, I’ve been mostly preoccupied by a BIG… and I mean BIG PROJECT. It’s been exhausting, frustrating and stressful the past few weeks. I’m glad that the shoots are over and we’re almost at the finish line. I’m just really looking forward for the material to get out there. And it’s going to be SOON. I can’t share any details; since it’s confidential. But it’s GREAT. It’s HUGE. It’s AWESOME. You’ll know when it’s out. Stay tuned.

#2 – BOHOL

Alona Beach, Bohol
Man-made Forest, Bohol

Early last September, I took a trip with friends to beautiful Bohol. It was a blissful 5 days just escaping into adventure and nature. Ziplining, dolphin watching, food tripping, snorkeling… Stops at Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Sanctuary, Balicasag Island, Bohol Bee Farm and so much more… It was pure heaven.

#3 – MAROON 5

Maroon 5 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, September 18, 2012

It wasn’t our first choice for seats (Upper Box B); but we still had a good time. Maroon 5 gave an amazing show with non-stop back to back hits. From “This Love” and “She Will Be Loved” to “Payphone” and “Moves Like Jagger,” we screamed, danced and stomped to the music. It was a lot of fun.

#4 – HONG KONG

sampan ride
Hong Kong Disneyland

It’s my third trip to Hong Kong this year; but this time it was for pleasure! It was an epic company outing, which was short (3 days, 2 nights) but extremely fun. Most importantly, I finally got to see Hong Kong Disneyland! And of course, what’s a Hong Kong trip without lots and lots of SHOPPING?

#5 – FOSTER THE PEOPLE

Foster the People at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, October 6, 2012

I’ve been a fan of Foster the People since late last year (read: IT list #2). I even contemplated taking a quick trip to Singapore just to watch them live. Thank goodness they stopped by Manila. This time, the tickets were inexpensive enough that I bought Lower Box seats.

As a last minute bonus, I won a contest courtesy of Araneta Center where I got to meet and greet the band!!! How cool is that? It was a surreal experience capped off by an amazing concert! I still can’t get over it!

my winning entry for the contest
Foster the People Meet and Greet — SQUEE!!!

So as you can see, it has definitely been a CRAZY few weeks for me. That’s why I haven’t posted in quite a while. But I’ve been living and loving every minute of it; and that’s what matters.