in the past two days - well, three now, i've bought two pieces from the mango store at marina square since i work just downstairs and uh, since everything there's dirt cheap?! i know quite a number of their stuff is made in china, & that lotsa malay girls love shopping there for a variety of reasons which i'll leave you to guess, but the quality's actually better than forever 21 & almost on par w/ zara.
1) black linen pants at $29 (for work)
2) nautical-themed black/white cotton striped tee-dress w/ a rope waist-tie at $29 (casual wear), pictured below
both of which are comfy, & i like how the dress has little slits at the sides! i badly need to alter my pants asap though.