This entry will be a compilation of stuff which I got some time ago (early Oct I think) and also today, mainly shoes and accessories. Do let me know if you like reading about stuff like this, or I should stick to makeup rambles. But I thought it would be fun to share good deals, and also my take on cute stuff that I like to wear/ use.
Firstly, I bought 4 pairs of shoes from TOPSHOP. You may recall that I have huge sz9 feet, and finding pretty shoes in my size is very difficult in Singapore. So whenever I discover new places that sell pretty shoes in my size, I am all over it. Charles & Keith do carry sz9, but often the sizes run smaller, and the comfort level isn't always very high - so it is not often I find a nice (and cheap) pair from C & K. Other places to find shoes for my big feet include Holland V shopping centre (the old shops on the 3rd floor), New Line (at ION), River Island (expensive though).... and so on.
Anyway, I digress. I first bought the white pair (faux snake skin with stud details) when I needed a pair of 'dainty' flats to wear to a wedding, and then when the sale started, I trooped down to TOPSHOP on the first day of the sale, and grabbed the other 3 pairs which were going for 50% off the usual price, and I ended up paying less than $100 for all 3 pairs. And aren't they cute, and make my large feet look less freaky? Haha. I have only been wearing the black pair so far, because I don't want to wear out all the shoes at the same time. I like how I can wear them for work and also for going out.
Next, are some clothing items which caught my fancy at Zara. Zara is an evil place to step into. I like to roam the store in the middle of an afternoon, when it is nice and peaceful and run my fingers through the racks (ok, I think I am sounding quite crazy.... but you know what I mean). I like the clean lines and colors of their clothes. So once in a while you find good deals from their Women Basic range.
I like the following top with lace details (S$39.90), but I figured I don't need yet another 'dressy' top. But it is kind of sexy in a subtle way, right?
*In the following pic, do you notice how the fitting room look crowded - due to the multiple mirror reflections - but there were only my sis and I and she took some of the pictures. Just thought it's quite funny to see the illusion of the fitting room filled with so many people.
And this dress I bought. I think it is quite classic, and also flattering--fitting without being skin tight. In particular, I like the panel details on the dress, which gives the body an elongating and slimming effect. I might pair this with some kind of hosiery and a little heels though. At S$89.90, I think it's fairly good price, as this dress is suitable for many occasions.
Then I wandered off to Forever 21, and picked up these two cute necklaces for S$9 each. I like the little assorted charms on each of them. The keys on the necklace reminded me of my Tiffany key necklace.
And some of you might have already known about my shopbop.com haul from twitter and the earlier post. I was surfing at Nordstrom a few days ago, because they now have international shipping, and was eyeing a few of the Marc Jacobs bags. Then I decided to check out shopbop for some reason, I think to compare prices and stuff. That's when I realised they have free shipping (even for international shipping with $100 above spending). Needless to say, that was a big advantage. So I browsed the Marc Jacobs bags section, and found 2 cute bags for myself. My gf told me the stuff will arrive in 3 days, and true enough, the package came this afternoon (I ordered on Monday or Tuesday evening). That's indeed amazing. As VS, you got to pay cut-throat prices for regular shipping and their express shipping is even more exhorbitant.
A detailed look inside the bags.
The stitching on the outside of the bag, which you can see in the close ups, spell out the letters M, A, R, C, etc ....
An idea of the size of the big bag. Roomy enough to throw my laptop, umbrella, books, etc etc, and also good for shopping, and a quick getaway. The material is very durable, and washable. Yup... and I am 176cm tall - in case you are wondering - so carrying this huge bag doesn't dwarf me much. In fact, I think if I carry a too tiny clutch, I end up looking "elephantique" (I just made up that word!!) So, I really like my purchases. And yes, the prices are cheaper than store prices.
Ok, I think this wraps up my long haul. I think my next major shopping thingy might be in Dec, present shopping or something. Other than that, I think I am DONE. I should stop.
What are your fave places to shop?