Posts from the ‘bored & thrifty’ Category

what i bought; where we went

davao purchases

holly golightly printed tank top :: tiny keepsakes teapot :: muslim necklace :: ceramic lamp

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Sea wall (under construction) :: Mandarin Tea House :: People

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Sea wall (under construction) :: Mandarin Tea House :: People's Park :: Corner of Ateneo facing Marco Polo Hotel

I have decided to buy teapots from places where I travel. It doesn’t matter if I can buy the same teapots from the malls in my own city. It’s the story behind the teapot that counts.

It’s the story behind everything that matters.


these boots were made for posing

The Boy is addicted to shoe-shopping, it’s scary. In a few years, he will likely be buying shoes he won’t ever wear, much like a teacher he used to have. In a few years, our shoe racks will likely rival our bookshelves.

The only way to deal with the situation is to buy shoes myself.

Okay, I don’t know how that helps. All I know is that it eases the jealousy I feel when I see The Boy parading around the apartment in his new shoes. So yeah, in a ¬†way, it helps.

Unlike him, however, I don’t buy ridiculously expensive pairs. After all, I am bored and thrifty; cheap yet chic is my game.

My latest acquisition is this pair of brown ankle boots. I am wearing them here with a dress (thrifted, too) that I will be wearing at a wedding next weekend. I could wear the boots, too, but 3-inch heels + 4-hour event in which I will be taking photos = poor feet.

boots 1

If I wear the boots, I will look like this after a few hours:

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we are social anomalies

Last night was the Visayas leg of the Philippine Blog Awards. It has been a very long time since I got dolled up for an evening socials, so we went.

Two hours before the event, I still had no idea what to wear. The invite stated “Come as you are” but the people who I knew were going were getting a tad too frazzled about what to wear. It’s contagious, apparently.

Two hours before the event, inspiration hit. Nothing creative, really. It was just a matter of cutting 10 inches from the hem of an old thrifted button-down dress to give it a more modern look.

Add black accessories and yellow wedges, I was ready for the awards show.

black shirt dress

Shirt dress - eBay :: Belt - SM :: Necklace - eBay :: Bracelet - Some vendor in Baguio :: Wedges - eBay :: Earrings - eBay

Congrats to the winners! The food was yummy, by the way.

I think that dress cost me only P10. Excuse me while I pat myself on the back for being such a good bargain-hunter.

whew! what a week!

I spent Sunday to Wednesday cooking. I learned more about cooking in those 4 days than I did since I was old enough to know how to sautee.

It was pressure cooking (not the cooking method but the stress involved) and it left me just a tad too frazzled to blog. But it’s Friday now and I feel like posting something.

I’ll start with this tag that Krissy threw my way. Here are the rules:

1. Open your first photo folder.
2. Scroll down to the 10th photo.
3. Post that photo and story on your blog.
4. Tag five {or more} friends to do the same.

My first photo folder is called “fashiony stuff.” I know, pretty creative. And the tenth photo is this:


This is a thrifted blazer I got several years ago. It was only P150 (around $3). I know it’s crumpled here but it’s divine. I was still rocking my former weight when I bought this. It fit me perfectly then. Thankfully, at around the time my body started acting funny and I started losing weight, the oversized boyfriend blazer trend was all over the place.

Isn’t the laced yoke lovely? It is one of my fervent dreams to sew a blazer with a yoke just as beautiful.

And now I tag the following people to do this picture tag:

1. Tonet & Carlo – Father and son bloggers who fly planes. Their blog is my new addiction.

2. Sam – She is the boyfriend’s former classmate and she writes beautifully. I tag her because I know she’d have a great photo to show.

3. MsVeve – She is a fashion blogger who has tattoos I envy. Seriously, I want her tattoos. Her clothes, too, of course.

4. Iris – Because I want to ogle at what is possibly a result of her love affair with her new camera. Let’s hope the first folder contains her new photos.

5. J.Me – It’s fun to take a peek into this lovely lady’s life. Cannot wait to see what photo she posts.

anniversary weekend!

Some photos and an outfit post while I get my bearings back.





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oh, the infiniteness of it all!

The boyfriend and I have been together for close to 3 years but we have not really established couple-y routines. We don’t have karaoke Tuesdays or ping pong Fridays or things like that.

What we do have, however, is this unofficial agreement to check the thrift clothing stalls downtown whenever we have a free Sunday.

A couple of Sundays ago, I scored a gypsy skirt that I made into this dress.

Yesterday, we found ourselves bored in our little apartment and craving for the food at this restaurant downtown. So off we went in search for great lunch. Personally, I was hoping that I’d find more gypsy skirts.

Since the creative people at Craftster pointed out that my gypsy skirt-dress looked like the Infinity Dress, I have actually found more ways to wear it.


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breaking out the fedora hat

A real estate site visit is an all-around good thing. Even though you will be shown houses that you know you can never afford without selling your soul to the devil, you will still have plenty of great places for shooting cool photos.

This particular afternoon’s site visit may be fruitful (depends on a future visit to the real estate office with our ever-helpful and bored-at-the-province Dad) and that makes me full of hope.

But if things do not fall into place, we still have these nice photos as souvenirs.


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