Ever since I became a full-time hire, my spending power somehow increased and I’ve been splurging on clothes and accessories 😦 But it can be a good thing depending on how you look at it. No doubt I’m essentially more receptive to designs that I once thought were too wild or bizarre to wear (of course, Lady Gaga’s style still remains under the “weird” category that only can be carried off by herself) and have slowly moved away from boring neutrals. Now I feel much more comfortable wearing COLOURS! My favourite types of designs are those mentioned on the title – lace and floral prints! Okay to be honest anything that has floral prints just appeals to me, so naturally most of my clothes (even those that I bought BEFORE I became like this) have at least 1 stalk of flower printed on them. LOL! You can call me a walking flower pot.
After buying excessively for close to a year, my wardrobe is bursting and I have to resort to putting my clothes on my work desk. I decided to CURB MY SPENDING POWER and NO SUCCUMB TO TEMPTATION!! But sometimes you’ve gotta blame on stress + boredom (interning at a fashion magazine publication house does play a part too)… they bring you to platforms where online shoppers post their recommendations and reviews and the craving starts again 😛 But of course I do have a limit. Like I wouldn’t spend more than $35 for an item (unless it’s in extremely good quality and I REALLY love it and I can foresee it as a staple). Poverty sucks 😦
My favourite picks (but didn’t buy because I couldn’t bear to part with my money):
Gorgeous, aren’t they? My personal favourite is still the Ted Baker dress but it can never be mine unless I turn into some hardcore shopaholic, and also because my boyfriend doesn’t like me in anything that looks like a toga. ?_?
But seriously, is it only the high-end brands that are capable of manufacturing such lovely prints and colours?? Those low to middle end ones, I understand about the fabric quality being way inferior but, I mean if you’ve got a talent in designing, you should be able to produce nice designs, right? O_O Ok I’m not an interior/fashion design student so pardon my ignorance. Hahaha.
So because I can’t bear to part with most of my money for the above (I don’t mind sponsors though *coughcoughs*), I spend my money on another cheaper alternative which is – yes you guessed it – blogshops! Four years ago I had this very bad impression of blogshops because even on their “studio” pictures, the quality of the apparels looked very bad. And most of them imported clothes from Korea/Taiwan which I thought were too cutesy and overrated (the exact same kind of top for example is sold on many different blogshops). But today it’s a totally different issue with blogshops manufacturing their own clothes, even though some many be blatantly copied from renowned designers.
The Zara jacket wasn’t bought online obviously. It was once again a gift from l’Alphonsus Neo because I liked it so much and despite trying all ways to prevent him from bringing it to the cashier, he still got it. -_- NEXT TIME, I must control showing any signs of apparel affection when he is around.
And here are some loots from ASOS. It’s probably my most atas online shopping destination. It has such a wide range of products and they are always on sale! Love it to bits 🙂
The moustache earrings are so irresistibly adorable and they attracted so much attention (and giggles) when I wore it to work haha. And the watch is so eye-catching yet youthful. It’s also in PINK, my favourite colour! What more can I ask for? Hehehe! I am very sure I won’t bump into someone of the same watch in Orchard Road!
Oh and talking about ASOS, I almost didn’t manage to see my moustache stud earrings and Timex watch as my parcel had my unit number totally left out -_- Thank God the mail carrier remembered my name (because she delivered a lot of parcels to my doorstep prior to that) and passed it to me! How horrifying, it could’ve been a lost mail worth more than SG$100 lor (of course there were other items in the parcel as well, not just the earrings and the watch)! My last check on ASOS.com showed that I did input my address correctly (I mean of course I did, or else how could I have received my whole lot of items previously?) so it could be an error on their side. And I was so glad ASOS’ very efficient customer service helped to rectify the matter and assured me that my address would be printed correctly on my next purchase. *thumbs up*
Okay I’m tired! Gotta work tomorrow 😦