24 November 2011

3 ticks!

#1 it's sort of a cross between a loafer and a boat shoe (check!)
#2 it's made of leather and hardy (check!)
#3 it's a lovely chocolate brown (check!)


i've (finally) decided to start saving up for a pair of minnetonkas. why? i met a woman at work today, wearing the nicest pair of aged-looking, well worn-in loafers, and guess what. they were minnetonkas! apparently her husband bought them for her TEN YEARS AGO. amazing? i think so too!


i'm already looking forward to them. hope i get the right size! :x

*edit: found them at red wing shoes at suntec city; they didn't have the one pictured above, however they did have the latest embroidered ones.. i won't be getting them anymore however; the sole's made for normal feet and way too slim for mine. oh well. ):

14 November 2011

singsale lemmings.

first time i'm using the word 'lemmings'.. seems pretty appropriate though heh heh. anyway, couple of things below that i want but not necessarily from singsale, since those b@stards charge heavily for postage.


think it'd be a nice change from the usual black/nude bra under a see-through/mesh top. i don't foresee myself wearing something translucent in the near future, but i like my stuff navy anyway. it's a push-up bra by davenport btw; i don't think i'm ever going to buy a bra online.

believe it or not, that's 100% cotton according to the product info page. i've a thing for dull, earthy "fall" colors like maroon, brown, navy, & rust.. i just can't help it. it's by gyaru brand rosebullet btw. who would've thought.
pity singsale wants to be a jerk & charge SGD9.00 for postage, otherwise i'd buy this in an instant.

13 November 2011

time's running out..

lately i've only had my twice-a-week evening classes to keep me busy, and, apart from my job-hunting, pets & hanging out w/ a couple of friends, i don't have much to keep me busy (constantly). which got me thinking, esp. since i'm nearing the big (imo) two-one.

how can i contribute to society? what can i do that i can be proud of? can i help people who deserve help? all these questions are popping in and outta my head more and more frequently. and the more they occur, the more frantic i am to at least get an idea before 2011 ends.

to be honest, i don't have much too offer. i'm lazy, i'm forgetful, i'm terrible outdoors in the warm & humid weather, i'm not an active person, i'm a foodie yet i can't cook, and i hate mornings.. i could list a lot more flaws of mine, but then this isn't the focus of this post (plus i don't feel like talking about it here & now).

so, while i continue to brainstorm on ideas (money-generating ones of course, because really, who's gonna feed me but myself?), here are a few fashion-related ways to show that you care, not to anyone of course, except god. kidding. but no seriously, god is watching.

PATCH [http://patch.thepatatas.com] - you pay what you want for brand new or pre-loved items. the catch? 100% of the funds go to a featured charity, so don't take advantage of them (ie. be stingy)!

Blessings In A Bag [http://blessingsinabag.org/index.php/wishlist] - got too many ocean pacific tees from your teenage years? all looking perfectly fine, and you don't have a maid to hand them down to? well donate them! not to salvation army, but straight to kids in need of.. stuff!


UNIFEM Buy To Save - the festive season's right around the corner, you want something luxe, maybe even a luxury label, but you're low on cash? try UNIFEM's annual charity sale! visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=313627158651265 for more info.


for now that's about all i've got,  so that's it. don't forget though, volunteering's always an option.

12 November 2011

:O

i've many fave things, especially when it comes to food, hell, even more so if it's sweet, and one of them, is PEEPS. put them w/ something i use everyday, & what do you get?

PEEPS SCENTED VANILLA MARSHMALLOW CREAM LIP BALM
available on amazon for USD6.95 (excl. shipping).

a bit too expensive? i agree. i'm crossing my fingers and hoping that candylicious or quixotic inc. might bring it in someday though..
besides, my lipsmackers are far from being run out.

11 November 2011

a modern take on something vintagey?


if i can't get a plain & simple tortoiseshell watch, i want a tortoiseshell necklace.. which of course, i can't have either.

09 November 2011

threadless buys!

threadless is having a free international shipping promo, so i had a quick spree with a couple of friends & voila, i got three tees for less than sgd13! are those good buys or what!? i'm a bit disappointed that both the girly tee dresses i was eyeing are sold out (i adored the "toothpick swarm"!). i nearly got a hoodie as well, but i wizened up & ditched it in the end. cuz really, let's face it, who in their right mind would wear a hoodie in such humid weather? unless of course, you're not as "cold-resistant" as i am..

although i insisted repeatedly in the past that i was going to limit myself to one graphic tee a year in order to build a more "grown-up" wardrobe, i'm afraid i still have a weakness for the below.


#1 i've been on the hunt for something in rust/burnt orange.
#2 it's been awhile since i bought a tee w/ an animal on it (the chinchilla one is an exception! ..cuz it looks more like an alien critter than a chinchilla)
#3 who doesn't like tigers!
 
according to the product info pg, 25% of proceeds from this tee goes to unicef, so yay. i finally get a patterned tee, and i do a good deed!

i've always, always wanted a shirt like this!
i've too many gray tees but i just couldn't pass this up; it was either this, or pink!


anyway, hurry, the promo ends tomorrow on 9 nov at 11pm for us singaporeans! drop me a msg if you need help holding a spree & i'll see if anymore of my customers/friends are keen.

08 November 2011

what i was up to..


last night. just a couple of brooches, a little hint at what i'll be working on in the near future. i still have few little surprises tucked away though! fingers crossed as this is my first sewing project.. who would've thought i'd actually be doing this!

02 November 2011