I bought a similar outfit for my eldest daughter and me. There was no available dress for babies or toddlers so I was not able to buy for my little one. The dress cost more than P800 for me and P700 for my daughter. Yeah, quite expensive I guess. But I could hardly find a mom and me dress in other stores so I grabbed these dresses and (closed my eyes) paid at the cashier. Anyway, I just consoled myself because the cloth material was made from a good quality.
When we went to SM, I bought this swimsuit for our upcoming family bonding. I had swimsuits but I seem to overgrown them. Or perhaps I got tired of them. I just want to wear something new, hehe. My old swimwear can still be worn but of course I wanted new design that will not showoff my tummy, lolz. After I gave birth to my second child, my tummy’s bulges didn’t disappear. Unlucky Me! And I’m certainly not comfortable wearing a high-cut swimsuit so I’ll stick to shorts that still looks sexy, ahem
So, here’s my swimsuit and I just love the haltered design. I saw the mannequin wearing this but not my size so I asked the saleslady to give me a Medium size. Good thing they still have one left that I bought it right away. I guess this costs around P799-P899. Gee, I forgot. I was too excited to use it that I wore it right away the very next day and throw the price tag. But am pretty sure this did not cost more than P1,000. I sure will not buy swimwear less than P500 coz they don’t last long or will just simply slip out on the water and that will be very embarrassing.
A closer look on my haltered swimwear
I bought this headband from a friend for P199. I bought it right away after she published it on FB. I want this for me and for my eldest daughter. It looks cute. But just found out later that this was also sold in another store for less than P100. Hmmm… But that store was located in the middle of the marketplace and I’m not so fond of going to crowded places. So, I’ll just have to tell myself that the P99 pesos I paid was for my convenience, lol.
I guess the lesson here is that, don’t buy things in a rush. Do the research first if you can wait. But if you’re in a hurry, I guess no one’s stopping
I thought of buying Canon Eos 1100D last year but to no avail. I have already saved some money and it was even more than enough so all I should do was to buy the item right away when I went to the gadgets store. However, my mind changed and I bought the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W610.
I felt at that time that the Canon DSLR was quite bulky for me to bring especially I have a little tot who always tags along wherever I go. I also thought that the item might on sale soon so might as well wait for the right time. There was also a big difference of price between Canon Eos 1100D (P29,998) and Sony Cybershot (P6,995). Picking up the latter item meant I had saved a lot. But still can’t help but kept on dreaming in owning the DSLR camera. Oh well, when things will fall into places, I will definitely grab that item. I bet by that time my little tot is bigger and she will be of no hindrance to my camera
I attended a cousin’s wedding 4 years ago and her motif was green. I didn’t have time to buy a dress and I only saw green blouse in my closet which was quite informal to wear during wedding. I even have a role to play as me and my husband were cord sponsors. My sister-in-law was there to the rescue. She let me borrowed her unused dress but informed me ahead that I might not liked it coz she bought it very cheap. She showed it to me and after I fitted it, I told her it was perfectly fine. It was not even obvious that the silk dress only costs less than P200, hehe. I was also desperate but when I wore it, I just loved what I saw, haha. Look, I even got a very big green in the pic, who would have thought how much my dress costs? It looks priceless, lol
This is what most women (or even some men) do:
Yeah, it’s called shopping! I rarely buy stuff for myself but when I do, I make sure I bought something worthwhile. Inside these bags, I bought a pair of wedge Zanea sandals, black dress from Cache that was for sale that I didn’t hesitate grabbing it and shirts for me and kids from Guess. And I seem to agree that shopping is a stress-reliever, huh
I went home feeling great. I bought these from my blogging earnings so it was really nice pampering myself once in awhile. But right now, I’m back to my old thrifty-self. I’m currently setting aside my savings for my upcoming plans in a few months time.
I posted this in my other blog and I’ll use the pic here.
I bought this bangle set and the jewelry box from a friend. The 5-pieces bangles cost P220 and the box was also sold for P220 compared to the boutique where it was sold for P450. Nice deal, huh? Anyway, I am loving my bangles that even my daughter borrowed the other pieces for her to wear
I don’t exactly know how much this wallet costs but this Kenneth Cole item is really worth to keep. This was a gift to me from a good friend. She gave this as her Christmas gift last 2009 and until now I still use it. It’s not even damaged yet for the quality is really good. My friend is currently in the US and haven’t seen her after her last visit. I wish her well for I really wanted her to be happy. And I’m forever grateful to her for this gift. I’m always reminded of her everytime I look at my wallet (“,)
After I’m done checking my emails and replying messages, I usually browse online to read the current events and see some celebrity lifestyles. Right now, I’ve seen lots of celebrity kids donning their Halloween attire and I really find them cute. While others are wearing scary costumes, some kids are wearing animal costumes and toddlers are wearing sports attire and even using wearing baseball hats. They really look so adorable, I just can’t take my eyes off them.
If you are currently looking for a costume for your tot, you can try shopping for toddler baseball hats for boys and other nice costumes for girls at any online stores. You can also visit Spencer’s Gifts Directory to help you browse what you are looking for. You can buy them for a very low price because they are on sale right now. You can even buy one for yourself if you want. Right now my eldest child wanted to be the vampire queen and I am looking for a nice costume for her. She wanted to join trick or treat in one of the establishments while wearing her costume with her friends and I thought of joining her. I don’t know what costume I’ll pick for my two year old girl but I might get her pumpkin attire. Her snow white costume is already tight for her so I don’t think that will fit her anymore.
Anyway, if you have a hard time shopping for a costume, just refer to the site I mentioned here. They have lots to offer at a very low price that I’m sure you just can’t resist it.
My eldest daughter had her first violin recital last May 28 at Grand Caprice and she was told to wear a gown. I thought of renting a gown but when I inquired, it costs around P690-P900! Whoa, I can already buy her a dress with that amount. Are they kidding me?! And to think the rented gown should be returned 2 days after use. Only nuts will grab that! Sorry, if you’re one of the nuts, haha. But I was almost tempted because in another rental stores, the dress was around P300-400. Hmmm….
Good thing my daughter was still rehearsing at that time so I had time to think. In fact, I went to SM and Limketkai Malls but I didn’t find what I like. Oh, I saw one at SM but it costs P899 and the dress was not even that long. I almost forgot that we had Gaisano City Mall. When my daughter was finished rehearsing, I brought her with me to G-Mall. Hubby and little Zoe tagged along. Chloe found a gown that she liked. It was colored indigo blue. It was indeed a nice gown for she looked like a cake, hehe. It was so flowery but I thought of her going onstage to play the violin. She might tripped on it for there was a petticoat underneath. Besides, it still costs P710 and I ran out of money! Did I mention that I paid P1000 for the recital and even bought 2 additional tickets for my in-laws for P500?
I went to another section of the mall and found the dress that would look good on my daughter. Hubby agreed with me. I let it fit on my daughter and she looked elegant. But her mind was on that indigo blue gown, dang! Hubby and I tried to compliment and influenced her. She reluctantly agreed because it was me who was going to pay. I didn’t even think of buying her new pair of shoes coz I recently bought her a purple-colored wedge. That’s how thrifty I am when I have to. Curious how much the little black dress costs? It’s P275, hehe. Great bargain huh?
Chloe was murmuring inside the car on our way home. She was NOT in the mood! But she finally had a change of heart when I let her wore my set of jewelries. She looked stunning I thought she was going to the prom, haha. So, I leave the story to the pics posted below: