Earrings: Aldo’s | Orange Denim Cropped Corset: Forever 21 | Beads: New Look & Aldo’s | Nude Clutch: Accessorize | Balenciaga-inspired heels: Charles & Keith | Ring: Forever 21
I’m an over-thinker by nature.
This is how I tackle most things in life: I nitpick small details, I do research, I try to find sense in every situation, I dissect all aspects, and then I analyze the entirety of it.
It’s not really a bad thing, I think. People might say I’m being purposefully uptight and anal, and maybe to an extent, yes. I guess I’m the type of person who wants to be in control half the time and who wants to weigh the pros and cons in every situation just to be able to explore all possible options. Isn’t that what people call an “informed” decision?
So yes, I over-think everything.
Even the most trivial of things. Like visiting bazaars for example. When I visit bazaars, I almost always end up empty-handed.
It’s not to say that I can’t find any nice merchandise and I’m definitely not being snooty or elitist. It’s just that I tend to over-analyse and my head comes up with all sorts of internal debates on cost-efficiency and the mentality of economizing.
For example, I go: “I like this top and it’s only 800 bucks, seems pretty cheap” and then my scumbag brain would retort: “Babe, if you add 1000, you can buy something from Topshop, besides, look at it, the stitches aren’t even that consistent.”
Ergo, my discomfort with bazaars.
So late last May, my not-yet-then boyfriend invited me to accompany him to the Supersale Bazaar over at SM Mall of Asia.
I actually had no plans of going. I didn’t even have an idea that the bazaar was taking place–although admittedly, I’ve seen a barrage of ads all over facebook and my friends have been talking about it non-stop but as you know, my apprehension for bazaars in general. Plus, I was avoiding Mall of Asia like a plague due to the Fashion Week crowd, and finally, I was leaving for Singapore the day after and had no desire whatsoever to spend money prior to the trip.
But because I really, really secretly liked my not-yet-then boyfriend, and I figured he was the last person I wanted to see voluntarily before I headed out of the country, I decided to go (under the guise of visiting fellow Gondo Girl Marj) just so I could spend time with him.
To my surprise, I ended up making several rounds, having not-yet-then-boyfriend totter behind me before I finally made the choice to step out of the function room so I could withdraw enough money and make necessary purchases.
Truth be told, I was impressed by the roster of tenants they had at Supersale. I loved how the space was big enough to accommodate all customers and I liked how the price points were kept within reason–everything was inexpensive and trendy. I recall seeing a store selling exotic leathered clutches (my ultimate favorite), then the Das shoes booth for good quality and edgy footwear, Anti-Fashion for the tribal-print and pastel-hued apparel, plus several others where I got cheap accessories and trinkets.
So that was when my love story with Supersale Bazaar began.
Coincidentally, it was also the time when JL posted a photo in instagram of myself and the not-yet-then-boyfriend, seemingly holding hands. And I say seemingly because we really weren’t holding hands yet (I swear to God).
See for yourselves.
Anyway, so when the upcoming leg of the Supersale Bazaar opened their doors to interested bloggers, I decided to try my luck out. I had, after all, lots of unsold items from the Bloggers United bazaar.
So if you’ve heard, rumor has it that you can…
I can’t wait for it!!!
So anyway, this was my outfit from the last Supersale event. Hopefully, I’ll be able to top this outfit during the next one!
This stunning pair are from Charles & Keith. The moment I saw them on display, I knew I had to have them. I figured, they would come in handy and would be in trend soon. I didn’t know when but well, they were from two seasons ago. I’m glad that they’re comfortable and trendy, I can go around wearing it for hours without feeling the slightest pinch.
So a breakdown:
I love the pastel beads piled on my wrist. I’m fond of pastels and I’m fond of beads. I like how it matches well with my pastel printed skirt. Consequently, I bought this skirt the first day it got stocked in Zara TRF. I love silk fabric (or faux-silk fabric) and I love tulip-cuts. I have it in another print because I’m such a sucker and I like how I can wear it casually and at the same time, pair it up with something slightly formal and wear it to work.
I topped the look off with a patent nude clutch that matched my shoes, and a cocktail ring that looked aesthetically pleasing somehow.
Finally, here’s a feature in Wear Everyday Manila! Enjoy! Have a happy hump day!