Hello. First of all, I would like to apologize for being MIA. I had lots of things going on in my life (and in my head) in the past month and I didn’t know how to deal with them. I started to question my love for fashion and if I could maintain and sustain this site with interesting posts. I had doubts and initially thought of shutting this down, but of course I couldn’t. For one, I still have loyal visitors and I can’t thank you enough guys for all the support. Two, I have this bad habit of not finishing what I started. I hated it, so I decided to fight it by keeping this site running. Change starts with this post.

Photo by Sam Lim

Make up by Ana Patricia

Before I started this blog, I had a vision of helping regular girls who have limited means like me to look decent and in style without shelling out lots of money. It saddens me a bit that I somehow forgot that vision and for that I am deeply sorry. Today though, I will begin working on that vision, hence the new tagline right above your screen: “when fashion meets the thrifty gal.”

Statistics says that approximately 80% of the Philippine population is categorized as low class (est. 2006), 27% of which lives below poverty line. Fashion-wise, ย this means millions of Filipinos cannot afford to purchase designer items or spend thousands for a pair of chic shoes. I frequently encounter people saying they cannot afford to look trendy because it’s expensive. But I disagree. Since college, I’ve always believed that fashion is for everyone–that you need not break your piggy bank just to have that pretty lace top or those five-inch heeled pumps. Below are quick tips:

  1. Bazaars, tiangges, andย ukay-ukays are everywhere; there are always good finds in those stores if you know how to look and if you have the patience. We have Divisoria and Greenhills that offer trendy and quality pieces that cost below a hundred. If you’ve been following my blog, then you know what I’m talking about. ๐Ÿ˜€
  2. Furthermore, malls go on sale almost every pay day. My advice though is to not be swooned by the word “SALE!” I personally don’t think that a 10 to 20% sale will make much of a difference in your receipts. I only go to mall sales when the prices are 50% off or higher.
  3. The last but not the least happy shopping tip I can give is to not spend more than what you can afford, unless you want your face plastered on the store manager’s office wall or chased by your credit card agent. Using cc’s for shopping is not advisable either. The trick is do not pass by malls and shops if you do not plan to buy anything, so you won’t get tempted. That is a tried and tested trick. ๐Ÿ˜€

So there. Hoped I helped. ๐Ÿ™‚

I would love to know what you think about the new layout of the site and what are the things I can do to improve it. You can also send me topic suggestions. I sometimes run out of ideas. HAHA. Either comment on this post or e-mail me at [email protected]. Again, to my frequent and loyal visitors, thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚