One Sunday, my friend invited me to a concert by the UP Serenata. He was a member of the UP Serenata, and because I don’t have much of a social life, I gladly went. The show was titled Pasundayag (Bisaya for “show” or “showcase”). I wore this vintage striped dress that became very appropriate because the show looked back at music and dance from the 1950s.
The dress originally had sleeves but they were too snug for my arms so I cut them off. The whole dress actually was snug, it made me feel like a conservative Joan of Mad Men (I love Joan). By the way, this dress is also up for sale at my online vintage shop.
Monday, National Heroes’ Day, was spent taking a road trip and food trip with my friends from college. We only agreed to have lunch at a floating restaurant called Lantaw in Cordova, but ended up traversing the streets from downtown Cebu, to Lapu-Lapu, to uptown Cebu. I ended up eating the most number of desserts I have ever eaten in recent history: three! In the names of banana turon with ice cream, mango float, and lava cake. Brrr..
For the unexpected road trip, I wore these thrifted linen pants that are very comfortable, and this cotton sleeveless top, which I recycled from the previous night’s dinner.
Here are some precious photos grabbed from my friends’ Facebook pages:
My family knows I would wear anything, except one thing: rubber shoes. I only wear them when necessary (during graded Physical Education activities, or when exercising, which I only do at gunpoint). One Saturday, my family and I went on a thrifting adventure where we scored several good quality footwear and never-worn pants for mother. The pair I’m wearing is supposed to be my nephew’s (see boy in the picture) but the shoes were a little big for him. But father advised me to pick up the shoes for my nephew to wear in a few month’s time. I wore them instead. To the mall. I don’t feel comfortable with it. I felt funny. I felt like my feet shrunk. And I look short. Well, maybe I am short, my nephew, who’s only 8 is past my shoulders already.
I’m wearing vintage top also worn here and here, thrifted pants also worn here, thrifted Vans shoes, and vintage Etienne Aigner bag.
I went out today to ship some items for K, a young blogger, who was kind enough to write some good stuff about the Shop. I have always used Air21 as my shipping partner for the Shop because I find them reliable, their rates are lower than that of LBC’s, and the staff at Mail and More Emall are accommodating and friendly that I always go back and ship sold items there. There is a disappointing news though. Starting July 1, Air21 shipping rates will increase from P112 to P196 for a small pounch(! ouch!). I told the Mail and More attendant that they probably won’t see me anymore because I think P196 is too much to charge for clients buying vintage clothes or secondhand items priced at P150 to P180. (right?) It’s sad. Anyhow, I just need to find an alternative courier.