It was a shopping weekend!

Oh yes.  I just had to give in.  Not only did I go to the Super Sale Bazaar to get me some BARO (which I will give a much more detailed post), I also went with my mother on Saturday to get her first ever bathing suit.

No, I will not leave you with photos of my mom trying out her swimsuit.  Not only will that result to my immediate death, but also, I want to cherish the moment that my mom had with the dressing room mirror.  Hahahahaha. :)

Here are my shopping finds this weekend:

L-R CW: BARO for stylista, Pirouette, SM's NY Square, Unica Hija

This NY Square dress cost me P799.75.  And for those who are still ashamed to admit it, SM now has some semblance of a style.  I think since they started hosting Philippine Fashion Week, they have become more and more conscious of the clothes they make.  Not only are they trying to keep up with the trend, they’re also maintaining things at a very affordable price!  Now that’s fashion for every Filipino.

I fell in love with the neckline. Cannot wait to wear this skimpy number to work!

This is Unica Hija sheer polka dot top is only P399.75.  It’s freely sized, and it’s just divine!  They have this in black, brown florals, and light yellow florals.  I am planning to get them all.  BWAHAHAHAHA.

I am a sucker for dots and sheers.

And at the Super Sale Bazaar, which I visited right after work on Friday, I already knew I’m getting a BARO.  Got this piece for P600!  For a new clothing line, Jackie (BARO’s owner) is more than happy to slash a bit off her original prices.  That’s why you ALWAYS ALWAYS have to visit her in bazaars!

It's red and it's sheer. And of course, it's not allowed in the office. So most likely, I'm wearing it soon.

Pirouette had the loveliest finds!  There was this white and lace dress that I absolutely loved.  However, I am yet to lose the pounds in order to fit in it.  They were also selling some Forever21 overruns for only P400 (which I failed to fit in too).  Their seller, whom I forgot to get the name, showed me this lace accented top.  Quite conservative for my taste but it’s so cute.  And such a sweetheart!  Perfect for a movie date with Dylan.  Only for P480.

See! It's lacey at the right spot.

I know.  I spent so much!  I honestly believe I have shopped enough till the next week.  This means I have to clean out some space in my closet for these new things, particularly things that I have not worn in the past year.  Now, I just have to decide whom to give those things too.  But I think I already have a pretty good idea. :)

I do apologize for the quality of the photos.  I just took these photos with my phone and right now, I’m actually looking forward to owning a new camera.  Please help me in praying that I get it.

So there.  Shopping post.  Please do not follow my example, especially if it’s between paychecks.  Otherwise, like me, you will end up planning where to get 50 peso lunches in Makati for the rest of the week.  Hahahaha!

Here’s to a great week ahead!

Landmark = worst customer service

Before I blog about something fantastic,I almost forgot about this little thing that happened over the week.

I’ve scheduled my Plana Forma classes over the week and unfortunately, I forgot to bring clothes.  I guess that’s the pitfall of a new exercise routine; it needs breaking into.  So instead of missing the class (which will most likely form a very ugly habit), I decided to run to Landmark and grab a pair of pants and top to suffice for the day’s workout.

And the epic fail decision started there.  I know SM is no step up, but I should have just gone there.

The saleslady was so curt.  I weas asking for my size and I swear I saw her eyes roll at me.  I asked for a medium top.  Threw it in my hand.  I asked for a medium pant.  Gave it to me without even looking.  So in my head, hey, maybe she’s having a bad day.  I mean, I would too if I had to work through lunch, so I ignored it.

After fitting the items, I decided to get them.  Cheap but nice, will do for later.  Landmark’s practice is having an order slip filled out by the consignee’s saleslady.  But when I went out of the dressing room, she wasn’t there.  Waited for five minutes.  Nada.  So I went straight to the cashier, knowing that the cashier will call for her and have her fill out the order slip.

Then we waited at the cashier for FIFTEEN EFFING MINUTES.  Seryoso.  As in!  The bagger lady was calling her area, but no one was picking up.  So she sent someone to pick her up.  The wait took such a long time that the cashier started chatting me up, feeble attempts to make me comfortable.  When the bagger lady couldn’t handle the ringing, she ran to where that saleslady was.  When she ran back, she muttered, “Sus, nakikipagdaldalan lang pala.”

It.  Is.  Infuriating.  The next scene just played like this.

Me:  *not looking*
Saleslady:  Ma’am thank you for your purchase.  Cash or card po?
Me:  *still not looking, hands over card to cashier*
Saleslady:  *copies details of purchase in order slip*
Saleslady:  *hands order slip to cashier for processing*
Saleslady:  Ma’am sa susunod po, kuha tayo ng order slip para mabilis po.
Me:  In that case, *turns to her and does the Cherie Gil look (aka head to toe, brow raised)* next time din, huwag kang magtataka kung bakit dito ka nagtatrabaho at kung bakit yan lang ang responsibilidad mo dito.

BAM.  FIERCE.  The entire counter was silent for a while and I swear I saw her tear up.  In my head, it’s so simple!  You are a saleslady, so take care of every potential sale.  I’ve been to customer service and I was not ever that crappy.  Come on!

Of course I felt horrid right after I said it, but I said it already.  No need for me to play angel when I clearly meant what I said.  It’s just sad when the simplest of tasks cannot be performed. 

Wala lang.  I just now know for a fact that I can’t speed shop at Landmark. SM Makati na lang (note the specified location).  There, I just say I’m in a rush, so can you find me this this this in this size and this color.  Fifteen minutes and I was out of there.  Sa Landmark, fifteen minutes, wait period pa lang.  Anu ber.

So there.  Customer service is customer service.  If people can demand so much from their government workers and employees, then maybe these people should also demand the same from themselves.  Just saying.

Took some time alone

So there was this one day, August 14, when I had nothing to do.  Dylan and I had lunch, but because he had to report to work by 2PM, he left almost immediately after eating.  Instead of retreating to my apartment that is hotter than a brick oven, I decided to stroll around the mall and look at stuff I have no intentions of buying.  Hahahaha.

I actually do have intentions.  What I lack is the means.  At least at that time.

And there were very interesting finds.  Heading over to People R People, I saw the pumps I’ve been eyeing for a couple of weeks now on sale.  Less than 1k, I tried it on and well…

Gotta love a good buckled shoe.

My golden flip-flops look like crap next to these hot things. :)

(Remind me to get a better pedicure)

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