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Holiday 2013 Giveaway

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Lalala 🙂 I’ve been watching too much Ellen DeGeneres videos. Every year Ellen holds this 12 Days of Christmas giveaway. The videos are really entertaining, plus seeing the audience very excited with their gifts would make you very happy. There’s just something with gift-giving that’s very fulfilling—no matter what the cost of the gift is. As they say, it’s the thought that counts. Indeed. That’s why in this blog, I make sure that the holiday season doesn’t pass without giving back to the little community supporting this website. I can’t believe that this domain is already three years old! Three years ago, having a dotcom didn’t even cross my mind. I’m still thankful to friends who made it possible. 🙂

2013 is a big year for me because finally Metamorphosis is slowly getting recognized in the blogosphere. Although getting recognized isn’t the primary reason why I blog, it’s still nice to know that people, and brands, know that you exist. 🙂 But without further ado, below is what’s in store for one lucky lady:

The Overruns Store sells authentic high-street brands such as Forever 21, Zara, Pull & Bear, among others. The winner will receive an electronic gift certificate of Php 1000 which she can use to purchase any item she desires from the store.

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Fashion Diaries PH sells basic and trendy apparel fit for girls who want to stand out. They’re giving away this chic Aztec top.

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Metamorphosis Clothing, my online clothing store, will be giving away these two cutie 40s-inspired skirts.

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The mechanics are very simple. Just accomplish the requirements indicated in the Rafflecopter widget below. The 7 tasks below are mandatory, which will earn you a total of 10 entries. However, you can earn 10 more entries if you decide to do the next 4 tasks, which you can only unlock after accomplishing the mandatory ones.

This giveaway is for Philippine residents only and ends on January 4, 2014 at exactly 12MN. Good luck to everyone!

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Shop Branded Apparel for Less

Who doesn’t love branded clothes? They are chic and trendy, but unfortunately come with a high price tag. Brands like Forever 21, Zara, Topshop, and Mango are just some of the many in demand high-street brands in the country. However, most of their items cost a thousand pesos and above, an amount that only the upper middle class and rich people can afford. Fortunately for people like me who are always on a tight budget, there are online stores that offer authentic apparel for half the original price or less—one of them is The Overruns Store.430012_278286178910886_2105158440_n

I found out about The Overruns Store four months ago on Facebook. I’ve always wondered before where all the unsold items from boutiques go. Forever 21, Zara, and the likes may be big brands but I know not all manufactured items get sold out. Through research, I discovered that these unsold items, called excess overruns or stock lots, go to warehouses and are being sold at a very low price, sometimes at 90% less than the original price. Resellers would then buy these excess overruns and export them to interested buyers in other countries. People would often call them as export overruns as well. The Overruns Store is one of the most trusted sellers of export overruns in the Philippines, with more than 20 thousand followers on Facebook and almost 50 thousand followers on Instagram. It’s where I also got most of the high-street clothes I wore on some of my previous blog posts.

I love Forever 21 and The Overruns Store provides the prettiest Forever 21 pieces, even though they were originally released two or three seasons ago. I haven’t met the seller personally yet, but I think she’s young and knows what teens and young adults want. I mean, there are literally millions of excess overruns and those include items for mature women. If the seller doesn’t have a vision of what her customers need, chances are she’ll just sell whatever’s available. But the TOS owner is not like that. 🙂

TOS stocks run out quickly because thousands of girls eagerly await for every post of new items from the store. You will have to be very patient when waiting for confirmation of your order. Other than that, you don’t have to worry about anything else. The items are in very good condition, usually priced beginning Php 250 and above. That’s a great steal! For a thousand bucks, you can get at least four branded apparels. Not bad right?

Bunny Face

I’ve been quite busy the past weeks so excuse my face. I even forgot that I have these pictures—and that rarely happens since I do not have much outfit posts to share anyway (/LOL). Plus, the midterm exams are drawing closer and I’m pretty sure I won’t have much time to spare for things other than studying and working. But right now, here’s a bunny outfit inspired by my favorite cartoon characters.

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When I and my siblings were kids, we would usually huddle in the living room and watch cartoons with our parents. Our usual favorites are the Merrie Melodies and the Looney Tunes, the 1940s to 70s kind. They were the best, in my opinion. And funny as hell. I and my father loved Bugs Bunny because of his wit and nonchalant attitude, always calm despite being chased all the time.

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And who could forget Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the 1980s fantasy comedy? Jessica Rabbit anyone? When I saw the film in, like, 1995, I thought the idea of combining live action and animation was brilliant. Until today, it still excites me every time I see snippets of the film.

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On a slightly unrelated note, I got the headband from a bazaar last year. It’s not really a rabbit headband but it can be twisted to imitate rabbit ears. You can make different shapes actually. I haven’t seen much of this lately, maybe because they’ve phased out. As for me though, I’ll never get over my love for bunnies. They’re a big part of my childhood, and they remind me a lot of those happy times with my father.

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Forever 21 dress from The Overruns Store | Forever 21 purse | Trinkets MNL necklace | Pill shoes from Zalora

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Pullover

Have you noticed that the weather’s becoming a little chilly? I can’t complain though because that only means I can finally start layering and wearing pullovers, aside from the obvious fact that Christmas is just two months away.
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I mean, who doesn’t love pullovers? They’re very comfortable and easy to wear, you don’t even have to put anything over it. They always make me feel like I can lie around all day, drink hot chocolate, and maybe snuggle with my boyfriend while watching TV—except that well, my boyfriend’s no longer in the country. Him coming home to me is still so vivid, I can’t believe a year has passed since then. Oh the woes of being in a long-distance relationship, but I do not regret anything. True love should never be fazed by distance.
blog 005Another thing I love about this look is that it can also be a nice school outfit. It reminds me so much of the 80s and 90s teen flicks I used to watch when I was a kid. I think you’d agree with me that today’s teen flicks suck. Sometimes I’d wonder if the human race is slowly degenerating. Case in point, Fifty Shades of Grey is a bestseller and very popular—are you kidding me? No offense to the fans of the book but I tried reading that crap and I couldn’t even get past the first chapter. That’s how bad it is.
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I believe this puzzling phenomenon has something to do with the influence of social media. Decades ago, writers, filmmakers, musicians, artists, and consumers alike used to rely on reviews to propel their projects. It’s not even the case today anymore. Even though reviews are still available, a project’s success depends on its virality and popularity on say Facebook and Twitter, which is really tragic to be honest. Sometimes I come across really good films, and it makes me sad when I research them and find that they did not even surpass their budget, while movies like Twilight earn millions of dollars in the box office despite the awful storyline. I hope we can fix this before it’s too late.

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Forever 21 pullover from The Overruns Store | Forever 21 booties | Thrifted bag and necklace

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