June Favourites

This bag is one of the first shopping adventures I regarded an investment. I was about 20 years old, and I saw this little Italian beauty sitting in the window of some exclusive lady-shop here in Stockholm. I was a student of course and didn’t have much money, but was working part time as a nanny. I said to myself that if this bag is still not sold by the time I’ve made enough money, destiny is telling me to buy it; regardless of the ridiculous price tag. Two or three months after, having sold some stuff from my house, and worked hard at my job, I finally had enough cash and walked into the shop to buy this beautiful red little thing. And I guess it was destiny, and maybe also the appreciation for it is high because I know how hard I worked for it, but either way it’s been my favorite bag ever since.

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This silk tie is my favorite, because I think it’s pretty, and it’s YSL, and it was (almost) the cheapest thing I’ve ever bought in a second hand shop. I really love second hand stuff! You can find such treasures for almost no money at all! It’s from Myrorna Second Hand in Stockholm.
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This scarf is from a random vintage shop in Stockholm I randomly walked by a few years ago. It’s my all-time favorite accessory because it’s just so pretty. Unfortunately it’s just been lying around at home in the pile with my other scarfs for ages, as up until now, when scarfs have become trendy, I’ve just not found any use for it. So this season I’ve been very happy since I’ve actually been able to use it!

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Second Hand Haven

On my way to Caffe Bene, the coffee shop I spend all my days writing at, I decided to check a vintage market out for a minute, which if just slightly off the original route. Realizing that most of the market was yet to be opened, I continued walking. All of a sudden I was at the end of the street, and at the start of a little adventure. I continued down the road in front of me, as I had some spare time on my hands, and little did I know I were to discover that the area I have been living in the past month is a vintage haven beyond measures! If that wasn’t enough, while walking down this unknown road, I look up and to my amazement see the Doota Tower, which is in Dongdaemun – the most famous and largest shopping area in Seoul. I had no idea it was so close to where I live that it only takes about 20 minutes to walk from my front door.
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But as I’m not a cheap fashion hunter (the type of thing you find in Dongdaemun), but rather a second-hand bargain hunter, I stayed on the street. After just walking a block I realized that the “vintage market” I knew of before, and have been so hyped about living next to, is just a small part of the hugenormous secondhand neighborhood I live in. I found a second hand shop for just about everything – and I don’t think I will ever need to buy anything new again. Everything from previously owned furniture and home appliances, to clothes and shoes and quality handbags; all have their own separate shops here!
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As I am trying to save my money and also not indulge in things I don’t really need, I didn’t buy anything apart from this little silk scarf that went amazingly well with the green color of a secondhand Issey Miyake coat my boyfriend gave me the other day.
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I did find an amazing little clutch bag, which I’m thinking of going back for. I only got a quick look, as the owner tried to get 80 000 W for it and I just said “no way”, laughed and walked away. He did lower the price to 50 000 when I said I was a student, so I might get it down to 40 000 – but that’s still a lot of money – I mean, for something I don’t actually need. However, it was real leather and good quality, amazingly beautiful redish-brown color, and barely used at all. Hum, takes some thinking.
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By the way, this area I’m talking about is around the Dongmyo subway station, like I said near Dongdaemun. Definitely worth a visit, if you are in Seoul and want some fun shopping experiences!secondhand5

Lunch time with BFF’s

Today we went to Valente for some lunch, coffee and Chai Latte. We heard that the Chai Latte was amazing there and decided to try it. The opinions were a little bit distributed. This would be the perfect drink for you If you like sweet hot beverages. The chai latte was made with tea, milk and a little chai latte syrup too make it sweet. It was our first time in this cafe and it left a good impression. There are several benches, couches and reading tables where you can sit to read the paper, study, work or just relax and have a cup of coffee. You can also make use of their ipads to access their WIFI during your visit!

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My first nail polish!

urbanogcom-blog-shellac-and-gelish-nail-polish-762x366This is my first nail polish that cost too much! It cost almost USD70. I got this as a gift from my last year’s birthday. Finally, I went to salon and use it before the expiration date! I am so thankful to my stepdaughter and stepson that finally I dare to have my nail polish done by professional. I used to clean and polish my nails on my own! So did not have any idea to visit a salon as long as I can do it in my own. But since got FREE so why not!

It turns nice and perfect!

Zara and Mango here we go!

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Last month me and my dear friend were in Oslo. We decided to change our malling addiction. We usually just visit the nearest mall here and finally we decided to visit Oslo that time. We arrived a bit late because of the train delay. The first thing we did is to eat, she was having some stomach pain that day too so we decided to stop into a restaurant first before our shopping madness starts.

After eating we started to visit boutique along the streets. Unfortunately we were just able to visit two stores that was in Zara and Mango and in each store I was able to buy one item for each. A shorts in zara and a t-shirts in Mango. Here is the picture of that, I love the combination and the size fits me well.

Here is the evidence!!!

Hot Chilli from Alabama!

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Here we go, last two weeks ago got some package box from Alabama. A dear friend of mine sent some of her garden harvest like chilli’s and some pickles. That was awesome and since I still have some chilli’s here, I decided to make some ‘paksiw’ as we called in our own language. A fish with whole pepper, vinegar and some onions. Super love the taste! Thanks so much for my dear friend who always do favor to me.

I took a picture just to show her that I made it! And that I use her chilli’s for making some paksiw!

 

Christmas List Be Ready!

Yay! We are now approaching the most awaited month of the year which is the Christmas season. Most of us are excited to celebrate the birth of Christ and of course to receive and give gifts to our loved ones and friends around.

Here we go gifts ideas for all:

 

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For your girls : Real Beauties: Casio’s Classic Watches for Him and Her, Chic Watches from claudia, Available at Lazada, Lazada’s Colorful Watches for Teens, Lazada Must-have Bags for Your Closet, Lazada Must-have Shoes for Your Closet and more

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-If you want gifts for husband’s / men check out the TOP 3 Casio or Mossimo men’s sports watches, Nike Shoes Available at Lazada Philippines and more.

It is now time to prepare and check on what to give and to make a Christmas list as earlier as now. Remember that to prepare earlier is the best thing to do to avoid any panic and rush planning and buying. Right? Agree?

Well, it started this week that I already think of Christmas giving. I also think of what to give to myself of course.

Since I am busy enough, checking online is the best way to do while having good time at home.

So then, where should I go online? No other than checking out Lazada’s items. If this is your first time hearing Lazada then I will invite you guys to open and check out items that you love to shop in a very affordable prices and most of all FREE delivery! I cannot stop checking on specially now that my family in Philippines needs new things at home after that shaking day that October 15. Most all of our stuff at home are broken and damage.

So Lazada is to the rescue.

Anyway, Lazada is located in Asia. And known as the biggest shopping mall online. They have mall in Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. If you want to shop now, I have here some list of my fave items that I am checking to have one for me and to the rest of my family this Christmas.

So all you need to do is just to check online with Lazada online shopping site. I am pretty sure you will be glad you did it.

Tell some of you friends around , Lazada has everything from head to toe. So for me, I am pretty sure to buy stuffs from Lazada before Christmas and in the future.

I included some photos here from Lazada itself just to show that I really like their items. So surely you will too… Hurry go check!Happy shopping at Lazada wherever you are.

Unwell!

Ufff…. what a vacation, I took one week vacation from work in-order to travel or to have time with family but what now, I am sick :-( . This started last Sunday night, I felt going to the bathroom from time to time.  And today is worst, I felt like having fever. Goodness, what is this! Hope this is not that serious as what I am thinking over. I need complete healing, I need power of good health.

Anyway, hope that everything will be fine. I need some rest and hope for the best!

My very first digital camera!

Three weeks ago I bought my first DSLR camera which is NikonD3100 but my very first digital camera is Sony and I am still using it now.  Been using my Sony digital camera for three years and was satisfied but then when I saw NikonD3100 the dslr one I was convinced to have one.

Just today I tried on my Nikon but seems like I need more lens that can take up to more zooming. I have now until 55mm and that is not enough.  But so far satisfied , I have to learn all techniques first before upgrading into higher lenses.

My home sandalia!

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Yes, I use sandals at home or what we can called slippers. I bought these pair last year before winter time. Indeed I use this every day and feels so comfortable and soft. During winter it helps preventing the freezing colder days indoor. Now it looks like flattened or looks big on my feet but it still very good.

What are the colors For 2013

Now that the new year finally started, it just normal for people to dig on what would be best activities in order to reap all the luck that 2013 has to offer. Some would be subscribing horoscope readings, visit fortune tellers and listen to astronomically-based pieces of advice.

For those who are in the fashion industry, they rely mostly on the lucky colors as the bases of their creation. Some designers are religiously following it every year and strongly believe that these things could influence their sales.

For 2013, the lucky colors that these designers can use are those that coincide with the color of the Water element. These are shades of blue and black. It can in the form of accessories like bangles, bags, shoes and all other similar items. You might as well want to change your wallet into blue or black this year. White and metallic colors like gray can also be used.

Mix and Match Basics To Look Glamorous All-Year Round

Looking good is always affected by the outfit that you’re wearing. Don’t confuse it with wearing expensive clothes because it is totally a different story. You don’t have to take fashion short-courses in order to pull off that glamorous outfit.

Everything can be learned and all you have to do is to be observant. Make yourself aware of the colors that don’t look good when combined as well as those that do. Familiarize yourself with the color wheel and choose colors that belong on the same group. If you can master the mix and match basics then it’s a guarantee that you would be wearing an outfit that isn’t going to be eye straining.

You don’t have to buy the entire outfit in one store. Learn to hop from one store to another and compare prices. Sometimes sidewalk boutiques got the widest selections in town. These are also the type of stores wherein you can bargain for prices if you’re going to buy a lot.