Sunday, August 1, 2010

Halukay, baby.

Yesterday was Ukay-ukay Day.

I love going to ukay-ukay. Aside from it's incredibly cheap, it's a treasure hunt. The moments of 'Aha!' and Ohmygod-I-gotta-have-its are just so thrilling.

We (my agents Des & Cas and I) have planned to go on a thrifting escapade by end of July since last month. They got recently promoted and their salary adjustment took effect yesterday so they have extra moolah to burn haha.

As expected, there was so much to choose from. When we got there, I got so preoccupied finding the perfect shorts for men for the boyfriend. He has actually been requesting me to buy him shorts whenever I go thrifting but I always come home empty-handed for him. Oops... yeah. So I bought 2 shorts for him. I think one of them was Old Navy. Neat... Also bought 2 shirts for him so I'd exceed his expectations haha.

I think the highlight of our thrifting escapade was when Kuya Vendor made us 'tawad' some blouses for 50php in front of other customers who paid either 60php or 65php for theirs. The woman who paid ahead of us was so sour about it. Hahaha.

We left Carbon at around noon after having lunch at Jollibee. Heehee. But I did not immediately go home. I still tried my luck at my most frequented ukay-ukay store in front of Robinson's. They have new arrivals so they have a lot of items on sale. I only scoured on the 3-for-100 racks. Har.

And oooh! I saw a Jean-Paul Gaultier leather shoulder bag!!! It was originally priced at 550php and it's on 20% discount. It's still in good condition and I'm pretty confident it's original. I was sooo tempted to buy it but I didn't want to blow my budget (yes, I'm very kuripot) so no Jean-Paul Gaultier for me. Sigh.

So here are my ukay finds:

^This shirt is cuteness.

^The black shirt dress is Banana Republic!

^Ze prints are cherries. I'll have this shortened. Need to find a mananahi in the nieghboorhood first until I could buy my own sewing machine and learn to sew. :)

More ukay-ukay finds soon!