Category: clothing

I Prefer to Shop Online Sometimes

Admittedly, I prefer shopping online sometimes than going to the mall especially if shopping for my family back home. Although we tend to pay for the shipping and we cannot physically touch the items online yet I find it easy to find the things I really want to buy. Items are laid out neatly in front of me with just a click of a mouse.

We are only less than ten minutes away from the mall but going there is sometimes a bit tiring plus the fact that, the items you see online might not be available in-store or they don’t have the same promotions offered online. Aeropostale is the brand of clothing I buy for my brothers, they are comfortable, nice colors/prints and true-to-size. One instance, I browsed for men’s clothing online first before heading out to the mall, unfortunately, almost all of the nice items were gone at the mall so I went back home and shopped online for the things that were cheaply priced.

I didn’t mind paying for the shipping because I loved what I bought when the items arrived to our front door. I’d rather pay an extra five bucks for my items rather than forcing myself to shop the ones that are leftovers by other customers in-store. I would be very disappointed if I did.

I paid less than $30 for all the items photographed below, that’s including shipping and tax. Men’s shirts are V-neck style in stripes which were not available in-store.

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Designer Sweaters for Less than $10

I should not underestimate the kind and quality of clothing that thrift stores are selling because it has proven (based on my shopping experiences) many times that they are the best places to shop for designer clothing at a fraction of a price. I feel in cloud 9 when I scored really great deals on my new Fall/Winter outfits for this year. I went to McCart Family Thrift Center not knowing what I could dig in their racks, with an open mind, I started going through each hanged clothes from babies, men’s and women’s of my size, then I went to their housewares and shoes.

I got several items in my cart and paid a total of a little over $60 for 14 items. Take note, what I bought aren’t just your usual brand of clothing that everybody can afford. I found me a Banana Republic sweater top, Calvin Klein, Guess jacket, Gap very soft long sleeves top, a pair of new Skechers shoes for only $12.95. Now if that doesn’t sound SWEET to you, I don’t know how you call that. Photos below are some of my haul at the thrift store last Saturday.

Look at photos below and tell me if they aren’t pretty, truly I feel lucky to have found such items that didn’t break my budget. I should have known that I can also wear designer clothing without spending so much money on them.

How about you ladies, do you also shop at consignment and thrift stores? Tell me what sort of stuff did you find there if you have shopped there before?

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… this lovely open sweater here cost me only $4.94 and it still had a tag on it when I bought it. Take note, it is made in Italy not from China. It is really pretty in actual in grape color.

I didn’t really think that I could buy me this Calvin Klein new with tag sweater in beet red for $4.74 and Guess jacket for $3.33, although the jacket didn’t have a tag and may be a slightly used item, yet it still look like new. It’s a kid’s size and large but it fits me so I’m wearing it with pleasure.
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left sweater top below photo is a Banana Republic brand for only $4.74, slightly used but looking like new and in excellent condition, right long sleeves is a GAP and bought it for $2.72.
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You Can Be Clothed and Still be Sexy

A woman dresses to impress and express herself. How she dress up depends on her mood and her personality. A lot of women would express their sexiness by wearing tight and short clothing, others can be too revealing and almost wear nothing to attract attention. A few, dress just right and majority of them dress modestly.

There is one woman that I so admire. I have not met her in person yet I look up to her when it comes to fashion because I find her very sexy. You see her photos below that I snagged from Facebook, they are my favorite shots of her with her gorgeous maxis. I just can’t help but admire her sense of fashion, the styles, colors of her dresses and the overall look of this woman.

To me, a woman can be clothed and still looks sexy. I don’t need to see a lot of skin in order for me to tell she’s sexy. Manilyn, for one. She doesn’t reveal too much of her skin, her clavicles show, long skinny arms are exposed yet she still look decent, respectable, simple and gorgeous. Not to mention she wears her natural looks which makes her more beautiful. She is a modern woman yet she retains her conservative and innocent look of herself.

Agree or disagree but that’s how I see her.

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…. photos not mine, I don’t own them. These are all Manie’s property. I hope she won’t kill me to find her photos on her lol.
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Halter Dresses Are a Very Cute Choice

Halter dresses are a very cute choice, but they’re often considered seasonal. Very few people want to wear a halter dress in cold weather for obvious reasons. They’re stylish, but they don’t do much to keep you warm. However, if you have a halter dress in your wardrobe you’re sad to see left behind for cooler weather, don’t despair. Pulling off a halter dress in the winter is just a matter of careful accessorization. With proper outfit assembly, you can keep it working nearly year-round.

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The first rule of seasonal dress is layering. Most dresses work just fine with an appropriate coat over them. This has the added benefit of being easily removable when you move indoors. This has the drawback of making it less-than-obvious that your dress is a halter dress, but often this is all it takes to let you survive the trip out.

Next up is scarves. For cooling days in autumn, sometimes all you need to accessorize a halter dress is a good scarf. Scarves aren’t as thorough at keeping you warm as jackets, but they do a lot to keep your neck and shoulders warm, which is where your dress fails in this regard. Finding a matching scarf is an excellent option.

Universally, tights allow dresses to work out-of-season much more easily. A good pair of tights is priceless. If you can find a set that keep you warm while still being stylish, you’re absolutely golden for future wardrobe enhancement.

These are just the basics, but with proper outfit assembly, there’s no such thing as clothes for summer only!

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Nice Print Ribbed Tanks for Under $2

It doesn’t hurt to buy Walmart brand clothing, does it? Although Walmart normally sells their products for cheaper prices compared to other store, that doesn’t mean the quality is cheap or is not presentable. I love shopping at Walmart for my girls’ clothing sometimes, you know?

I found these nice printed ribbed tanks at Walmart on clearance last weekend and bought five of the tanks. For $1.50 each, who doesn’t want to buy that? I could wear these tanks for running errands outside the house or sending my kindergarten to school. They are pretty, aren’t they? Who can tell they are from Walmart?

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… I bought 3 pieces of the camou print for me and my two girls. I love matching tops/dresses with them..
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… prints for little girls but they fit on me and love the prints, so why not buy them? XL size for a kid is equivalent to Small size in junior. I felt lucky to have found these tanks for they were really cheap.

Chocolate and Black Chevron Maxi Dress

I so heart this dress below, photograph not mine. I saw this on an online boutique last night and I am drooling with this dress. I don’t have that many maxi dresses and buying another one in Chevron print wouldn’t be bad, the only thing that hinders me from buying this particular dress is the price. It costs $40 or in any other stores but I am not willing to pay that price knowing that it will come down eventually to under $10.

Call me frugal but there is nothing wrong being one, right? I can’t seem to get over with this dress, it has been on my mind all night long. All I could do for now is to stare at it and wait for the right time to shop for chevron prints. Hopefully, before summer ends, I can buy me one or two of these prints.

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Shopping for Dresses is My Weakness

Dresses! Why are you so beautiful? Why are you so tempting to buy? How can I say no if seeing beautiful styles, prints and colors on one of the online stores are having all dresses for sale for $7.99 each? I found myself checked out three items in my cart just thirty minutes ago. I put them earlier but closed the window and was not going to buy them but then this little devil inside me pushed me hard to open the website again and buy them.

Blame me if I like dresses, I am a woman and dresses are my weakness not to mention, they are affordable. Dresses attached below were the items in my cart, waiting for their arrival next week and hopefully they will fit me good. I trust my selection and size, I have shopped from 10dollarmall before so I am good of the items I picked.

I love their prints and colors, as you may notice they all have some blue-ness in them, can you tell blue is my favorite color? They are MSRP for $64.99, $49.99 and $24.99 – sold on the mentioned site above for $9.99 and they’re on sale today until Sunday for $7.99 plus shipping. All three items totaled below $30. Amazing deal I got there, don’t you think? I am a happy shopper as usual!

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My Aeropostale Haul

This post is long overdue. But anyway, I am one of those people who loves to shop smart and anticipating for deep discount sales either in-store or online. Aeropostale had their biggest Bulldog sale a few weeks ago. My tactic was, I checked their online prices for tees and then in the weekend I visited their store and see if they are the same.

Guess what? Their physical store at the mall was .99 more. It took me days before I could visit their store so there wasn’t much left when I did so when I went back home, I checked out the items that were already in the cart. I didn’t mind paying for $4 shipping because I got prettier items online than in the store, besides, it made me save a few cents purchasing online because their normal shipping is $7 but they had a shipping promo that day so I still believe I got a deal. And oh not forgetting, I am getting a few cents back by shopping online through ebates.

I bought 4 pieces of men’s tees for $5 each for my brothers in the Philippines despite the fact that they do not appreciate the things I give them, two pieces aero bikini for my little sister and a color block yoga capri for myself. I know shopping is nice but you have to be smart enough when and what kind of stuff you’re buying so there will be no shopping remorse afterwards.

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Zaggora High Rise Hot Pants Capri I Own

I am one of those bloggers who was given a chance by this popular brand for a review. I am glad I own one Zaggora pants now to become my partner during my home work out. I have used them twice so far since its arrival and yes, I honestly love wearing them. They are stretchy, comfortable, they look nice, they feel good in my skin and most of all the company claims to help my body burn more calories by helping me to generate more body heat with their patent pending fabric.

Here is a little information about the company.

The Zaggora Hot line of clothing was tested by ETScience based at the University of Southern California in the US between September 2012 and January 2013 and at The University of Brighton in the UK between September 2011 and August 2012. The line, which is made with their patent pending Celu-Lite technology, was shown to:

• increase the metabolic rate during exercise by up to 18% vs. a standard garment when Zaggora clothing was worn for at least 30 minutes during exercise.

• be safe during high-intensity aerobic exercise since core body temperature did not exceed acceptable exercise-induced elevations

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Photos above are of me wearing my neon yellow Zaggora high rise hot pants but I chose to fold it over in the hips and calves to add style and color block effect on the pants. Guess, I will be more motivated to lift weights now that I have this pair of pants and hope to burn calories in the next days.

Read Product Description:

Calf-length High Rise HotPants Capri target your stomach and nip in your waist while you get hot!

Key Targeting

Your hips, bum, tum, thighs, knees and calves.

Key Product Features

• Comes in two variations: pink accent panel or classic black

• Wide, high-waisted band pulls in the tummy, sculpts and supports the waist, and stays securely in place as you move

• Center back zipped pocket lets you store your cards, keys or phone

• Breathable gusset

• Curved seams contour your figure along your natural curves and have a fantastic slimming effect

Fit & Feel

• Wide high-fitting waistband nips in the waist comfortably

• Curved flat-lock seams follow and flatter your body’s curves

• Light, flexible compression fit supports your body and creates a smooth silhouette

Chain Link Halter Maxi Dress

Gosh! I am drooling with this dress, everybody did when I shared it on Facebook one time. What I love about this dress is that it looks elegant, sexy but not provocative, the stripes are slimming and I guess it would be so comfortable and soft if I can wear it, haha in my dreams. It is a chain link halter maxi dress by Victoria’s Secret and the price is? Can you guess? It is a whooping $148, yes just for a dress like this. Read the description below the photo.

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Gilty pleasure. Our luxe polyester maxi dress gets a covetable kiss of gold at the straps. Designed in a flowy, a-line shape with plunging back and eye-catching stripes, it’s an effortless way to own the night.
V-neck with goldtone chain straps and VS charm
Plunge back with ruching
Easy, a-line shape
41″ from waist
Machine wash. Line dry.
Imported polyester