Friday, November 7, 2008

Splurging is out??!

I think I’m a bit over my Gossip Girl Ga-Ga days… I’m a couch potato no more but officially a Twilight saga fanatic (the bookworm returns!).

Those of you who have read or heard about Stephanie Meyers bestselling book series would probably agree with me. It’s like J.K. Rowling meets Anne Rice in a teenage “Sweet Dreams novel” effect, which leaves you breathless as you turn from one page to another, wide-eyed with suspense and anticipation while your heart flutters from all the teeny-bopper romance. Vampires have always aroused my curiosity and fascination, I swear I can preach about it all day, but I will save you all from all the lackluster…. Just be sure to watch the “Twilight” movie (I can’t wait)!

On to other things…

I’m still supposed to be on a shopping ban ( I imposed October till December and am still halfway) but backslid a bit last weekend. Well, I wasn’t feeling in a party mood all week, I was even feeling under the weather on most days and hubby coaxed me to impulsively by 3 wardrobe pieces in less10 minutes time. What can I say… he put me on time pressure… I wasn’t even able to fit any of them but I swiped away… bad!
According to The Wall Street Journal latest news, if you are feeling guilty about shopping... you should be! Psychologists declare that splurging is out and self-denial is in, but that buying something cheap is just fine. Ok… I should learn to be more diligent.

Anyways, this is what I wore yesterday… It’s a plain dress which I also bought last September simply on “grab all you can in 2 minutes” – mode. It was one of those days when we only had to accomplish an errand and I, the cunning, scheming, imp that I am, decided to convince hubby to make a quick detour to a clothes shop and since we were pressed for time I grabbed this dress, together with another one I have yet to wear, and then we drove away without even trying it on (again…).

And so, after letting it sit inside its paper bag for a few days….(sigh hopeless isn’t it?), I stared at it and decided that it just was one of those big mistakes again…too flowery..too much patterns…to librarian-ish plus it was a wrap-dress and it had a waist-ribbon which seemed to stick out in the wrong directions... but since I was trying to live within the confines of my closet – I decided to snip the tags attached to it and dump it into the laundry basket…
And now, after a few weeks of hanging around in the closet… Little-Flowery-Dress takes it’s chance to shine!

I added a little waist cincher to cover the ribbon which I just wrapped unendingly around my waist (if you call that a waist or at least what's left of it), and added some pearls (the necklace was made out of a leftover strand of pearl beads which we used for our wedding they're plastic pearls in contrast with the real ones on my ears heehee.

Hope we all have a great weekend!!!

Dress: Mode (from Bangkok)
Waist Cincher: What Women Want
Shoes: Nine West
South Sea Pearl Earrings
Watch: Anne Klein
Necklace: local Lace shop


♥ fashion chalet said...

& Shoes

My top 3 crazy obsessions!! Glad to share 'em with you. ;)

Lovely dress, the print is so fab and fresh on you. Have a wonderful Friday and magnificent weekend, sweetie!

♥/ fashion chalet

DaisyChain said...

I hope you don't mind my random dropping by.
I just adore your dress.

Jepoy said...

I just noticed that I can leave a comment here instead of just typing you a message on the little bitty message box you have on the upper right hand side of this site :-D

Wala akong alam sa fashion pero na aapreciate ko ang blogsite mo, parang magazine ito :-D di kaya dapat eto ang career mo???!!! ahahaha

have a happy weekend!

Federica - Inside a bullet with butterfly wings said...

your dress is fantastica.

you can find always beautiful thing! ^^

Nina (femme rationale) said...

your dress is fab! and i'm drooling over your heels. i totally forgot i was tagged when i wrote today's post. i will def. do it on my next one! thanks for tagging me!

Fashion Fille said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh i'm WAY too into Twilight. i'm reading the 3rd one right now. can't wait for the movie, but i'm not expecting much. i'm going to the midnight showing opening day- edwards prime time! oh, swoooon.

Krystal said...

that dress is so perfect! love this


Andy said...

new post on my blog !

I am Dane. said...

Gorgeous dress, doll!

Zoë said...

those. shoes. are. amazing.

Miranda said...

i LOVE those shoes

Annie said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

rachel said...

hello, what are you talking about! I loove the patterns and it looks absolutely pretty on you! it works better with the cinched belt too! pretty pretty :)
getting around to answering that tag... I procratinate so much, I apologize!

♥ R

♥ Marta ♥ said...

That is a stunning dress.. and you look beautiful in it :)

Anonymous said...

That dress is wonderful! The colours are so beautiful and he print is extremely pretty...and what great shoes!

Lovely Lovely Lovely <3


Aly-gator said...

perfect shoes, pretty pattern

saray said...

ohh I love your shoes..

yiqin; said...

The print is so unique! I love the way you belted it.

May Kasahara said...

Yup - I am admitting to being a twilight fanatic as well.


The dress is beyond lovely.

The Stiletto Effect said...

Great dress, but what I really love are those Nine West shoes!

Diane said...

this look is perfection!!! i love the dress <3

intan bercerita said...

i love your dress :)