Sigh ; ~;* I hate to do this, but-
Okay so i’m kind of upset, well more sad than upset. But on January 12th I bought a case from joliepetitedeco and the case took pretty much two weeks to get here. Which I was KIND OF upset over, but knowing that these are handmade and what not I was just like, whatever. But when it did get here, I was SUPER excited and ripped open the package to be SUPER disappointed. I’ve owned two different whipped cream cases from two different shops and this one, from Jolie petite would be the third. The case itself is cute don’t get me wrong. But since I have owned different cases before this one is the worst one i’ve had by far. I don’t have any photos sadly because I was super excited to get the case and i didnt take the time to put it down and take photos of it but on the sides of the case it had some weird brown stuff in the pink frosting that I was kinda sad about, but I mean in my head i was like “okay, one mistake big deal” but i literally just touched it with my finger and everything started falling apart. The frosting on the side literally starting fallt it just started falling off so i thought to just peel it off because it looked so bad half falling off with brown stuff on it so after it was off i was like okay, maybe it’ll look better but it started looking worse and worse. The whipped cream smelt really really bad and it was sticky and gross. I was honestly really upset at this point because not only was the case really bad and falling apart AND smelly but it wouldnt even come off my phone. It took me about 10 minutes to take it off my phone. So naturally, I told her about it and I filed a paypal dispute to get my money back or maybe even send the case back to her and get a refund- anything. I just wanted my money back but honestly I didn’t have it in my heart to go through with it so I canceled the dispute and she offered to send me a brand new case without whipped cream and its been, another two weeks pretty much and I haven’t gotten my replacement phone case that she sent me. I didn’t get a tracking number or anything, which is kind of odd for me both because its taken this long and i ordered something from japan on ebay a week ago for my boyfriend and he got it today. It was using the same shipping method too, and I got tracking for free. But idk, I just don’t even care to have the phone case I bought for $37.00 or the case im waiting for in the mail. Im just fed up :c Nothing beats my case I got from luxaddiction. It is a bit more pricey ($79) but I have had it for over a year and nothing has even fallen off. They even sent me extra charms and stuff to put on the case in the event something DID fall off. They even sent a silk phone case holder. I guess you just get what you pay for. :C
I dont know
im sad ; - ;*
Local Shop Review: Dorcas Thrift Shop
I’m planning to review all of the thrift, craft, and fabric shops in the area, so here we go!
I wear a lot of thrifted and refashioned clothes. What that essentially means is that I’m cheap. It also means that when someone asks me where I got what I’m wearing, there’s not usually a simple answer.
Dorcas Thrift Shop Sign
Half the time, I’ve gotten my clothing from a thrift store (and then I usually tell them how much I paid for it too, which runs in my family for some reason “This formal dress? $20! Can you believe it?”). My favorite local thrift store for quality clothes and good prices is Dorcas Thrift Shop. Plus, it’s just right up the road from me!
Fabric Hanging in the Crafting Section
The clothing they have has high turnover, and usually they have nice brands, like Banana Republic, Anne Taylor - I got a silk Banana Republic skirt for $3! Also, I think that thrift stores force me to be pickier about the way things fit; I can’t just get the slightly larger size of a shirt that doesn’t fit and pretend it’s going to work - it either fits or it doesn’t.
Ties & Books
They usually have some good used furniture for reasonable prices. Though they do have the occasional $200 entertainment center, I’ve gotten a nice wooden chair for $9 (that I’ve yet to repaint).
They also have daily specials (today pants are 2 for $3), and the money goes to providing food and support for local families.
Overall, I highly recommend it, especially on Thursdays when they’re open till 7pm.
Chun intentionally started her shop earlier on 2012 while her aunt observed that she is making jewelries. That moment her aunt jokingly told her that her jewelries is good enough to open as shop so by that time she was inspired with that joke and officially opened it on June 2012.
Yay! So I wanna show you some of her beautifully handmade jewelries:
This one above is Jar of Love necklace. This is made with a photo print scaled down to fit the bezel. The domed glass cabochon that is secured in an antique bronze pendant bezel. The pendant measure is about 30mm.
These are Fairy Tale Cabochon Necklace with Four Vintage Styles. Two types of necklace chains are included. 1. Irish linen cord-waxed black, length: approx.27.cm and 2. Antique bronze ball chain,length approx.58cm.
These rings are: (a) Love Hearts Ring, the image on this piece of jewelry is a photo print scaled down to fit the bezel. The domed glass gives it a beautiful magnifying & 3D effect and (b) Rainbow Ring, adjustable setting (one size fits all). The glass dome is about 1/2” in diameter (12mm).
Because I love dresses!
Alright, everytime I will go to malls, boutiques and online shops I usually looking for some really adorable dresses. I mean, those with radiant and lovely colors or some simple plain colored dresses for any occasions. Its maybe because I don’t have much of it since I was young and honestly I am not so lady type of person then.
Since I have no enough time to go out because of my kind of work, I was eyeing over the net for some affordable dresses and I found this online shop named EfoxCity. Yay! They have loads of beautiful dresses that really catches my eyes. And you know what? Their dresses are really so affordable. How good is that?
Here are some dresses that I found on their site:
First one is Pink Women Fashion Cake Layers Chiffon Dress, the main fabric is chiffon that only costs $11.99. The second one is Rose Bohemian Halter Chiffon Dress and only costs about $14.99
In addition to that, they offer large variety of clothing styles including: wedding & event dresses,winter jackets and coats for women, party dresses, cute T-shirts, Hot ladies tank tops, Sexy Halter Tops, stylish outer wears, charming under covers, sporty sets, romantic Love Pearls and accessories, elegant evening gowns, fine quality tailor made wedding gowns.
Also please visit this links below, it will divert you to products that you will surely love and fits your budget:
Yay! Hope you like it!
Shop O' Jewels
Recently I received some jewelries from one of my fave online jewelry shop named Shop O’ Jewels. I’ve got Gold Camera Necklace, Cute Lipstick Ring and Pink Hearts Bracelet.
SHOP O’ JEWELS is a store which aims to give you the latest fashion trends. They are committed to perfection in everything they do, with the utmost priority for you.
At first I thought the camera pendant was just small but when I received it , its quality much bigger than I think. I really like the camera design since it reflects of how much I like taking pictures. It only costs about ₱ 120.
My one of a kind pink hearts bracelet. It just adjustable type, you can twist it for you to be able to wear it because if you are thin like me, just adjust it a little bit.
Cute Lipstick ring, ow! obviously its really looks like that, it only costs about ₱ 80. Really affordable, right?
I will be wearing all this jewelries on my next outfit posts, so just wait for it. Yay!
So what are you waiting for? Click now and get your very own accessories at a very affordable price! :)
Thanks for reading. Till next time again.
MAORI ACCESSORIES features classy, edgy, and one-of-a-kind accessories. They offer layered necklaces, stacks of bracelets, and beaded accessories as well.
You can check and like their Facebook page, here.
And if you remember, I wore their necklace in one of my outfit posts. Check it out here.
I’m one of their loyal customers. Bought accessories twice, already. Haha. Fast and easy transaction :)
Since, tribal is now one of the trends in fashion, their latest collection features tribal-inspired necklaces.
I love their necklaces! <3
Prices of all the accessories ranges from Php 150-250.
You can check it out, as well! :)
Click here for their facebook fanpage: MAORI ACCESSORIES.
*Photos from Maori Accessories.
Miako: Asian Fashion Style
Hi to le awesome people out there! I’m gonna do a review about this damn cute shop… Miako! I still had a lot of stuffs to do but I tend to do this first because I liked the shop too much
Those products above are some of the things that you’ll be able to buy on miako. Such cuties right? Anyway, I’ll give you some of the product’s name and my own description for them.
1. Galaxy cat T-shirt - $22.70
- This became an internet hit one time and everyone was “omg! where can I find this one?” and finally, there’s one in miako!
2. Cute lace stockings - $6.00
- I’ve been a sucker of pastel and cute things on the internet but don’t have enough money and time to go and order one. So cute!
3. Minnie mouse stockings - $13.00
- See how I love stockings so much. Definitely a must have!
4. Heart earrings - $3.00
- I can’t resist how it was so adorable and yet gorgeous at the same time. Look at the price!
5. Cute Uniform Coat - $27.00
- I wanna cry and cry because it’s damn SOLD OUT. Okay, but it’s still a cant-resist-thing-omg for me.
Do you know what’s the best thing about Miako? If you want to know, you’ll surely need to read under the cut!
The Hawkeye Shop (Shop Review)
The Hawkeye Shop is an online store owned by Ms. Jona Torres, a young entrepreneur-slash-photographer with a huge passion for fashion. She sells cute dresses at very affordable prices, not higher than Php500! The Hawkeye shop also offers a wide variety of dresses, from leather and punkish to soft and girly. Here are some of the dresses she sells on her February Collection:
What are you waiting for? Visit them now, and shop ‘till you drop! :)
My Sophie & Toffee Deco Order
Well… not only did they forget to send me the lollipop cabochons I ordered, but after waiting weeks to get them… they arrive broken in little pieces. To top it off they didn’t offer any refund or anything else so their customer service was awful. It’s not like I can afford this, so I’m aggravated.
**Edit: after a relatively rude email was sent to me they refunded me the money. I understand their side I just don’t feel like they really tried to understand mine. Oh well.
French Connection // Autumn Winter 2011 // Menswear
It’s been a long time since I’ve worn French Connection. If I’m honest I really felt they had lost their way and become bogged down in a campaign that had long since run its course. The hilarity of of how close FCUK was to a rude word died with the last century. However, the new campaigns are a massive turn around and bringing back some class to the brand that had initially attracted me as a teenager in Dublin. So when I was approached to review this Autumn Winters collection I was in two minds. French Connection was no longer a brand I would happily buy, was I just doing this to get some free clothes?
Well, I thought, if their happy to send me some clothes then who am I to complain. And so their new double black magneto jeans and drosselbart breton tshirt ended up through my door. (I had originally ordered some chinos, but had forgotten to account for my summer weight loss, they were huge on me. French Connection gladly swapped them for the jeans - bonus point here)
The thing was I review clothes and collections without so much as touching them or seeing them in real life all the time on here. What could I do to make this a bit more special? In my day job when we are about to launch a new cloth, block development or technical spec we sometimes perform a wearer trial. This is exactly what it sounds like. Someone quiet literally wears the product to death. Wears it, washes it, wears it, washes it. We need to know there are no faults, that the garment can take a beating. You don’t want to launch a new travel suit only to find it creases ridiculously just by looking at it. So thank you French Connection for having the patience and waiting for this review. But I think you’ll see its worth it.
The Drosselbart T is right on trend with its Breton feel and is a heavy weight tshirt. A loose fit that drapes nicely, with a wider than normal crewneck. All of which work really well. There is a stitch detail along the centre back which I hadn’t noticed when ordering. Had I been buying it myself it’s a superfluous detail that probably would have put me off. But, it actually adds something different and from a technical point it adds tension through the centre back which helps the tshirt to hang a bit better.
It washes really well. The T holds it’s shape and colour brilliantly. All in all well done. At £30 it’s not the cheapest T-shirt on the high st, but it certainly isn’t the most expensive either. If the rest of the French Connection collection stands up to wear in a similar way, I would say the quality is definitely worth the price tag.
Colourwise a true black is very difficult to achieve and is a right pain when it comes to colour continuity. Every time I go on a sourcing trip at least one person in the office will ask if I can find a blacker black. We debate whether a black is a red black or a green black, and if it is they can’t be worn together. It’s about finding one that is deeper and fuller. Oh and one that is resilient. If you dont believe me go find two old black shirts from your cupboard. Now put them side by side. Both black, but totally different.
Anyway I digress, I’m guessing from the name the Double Black Magneto Jeans are overdyed. Which means they’ve been dyed twice, once as yarn, then after this has been weaved into cloth. This gives the best possible black, and means it should last substantially longer. Now when it comes to quality jeans I may yearn for the likes of Nudie or Acne, but my budget is more Uniqlo.
The cut of the jeans is slimmer than I normally wear, and I’m a great advocate of slim not skinny. I genuinely can’t abide skinny jeans that either have a restrictive effect in the crotch or sag in the arse so it looks like you’re wearing a nappy. Not being used to skinny jeans when I first tried them on I wondered if they were a bit too like DVT socks across my calves. I quickly learnt socks on first with these jeans. But they looked good and didn’t sag round my arse.
Much like the tshirt, they’ve also been washed to within an inch of their life. Too hot, not hot enough, several times. There was very little shrinkage, and the colour has stayed as deep and true as when I first opened them. The £60 price tag is more than I would normally spend with Uniqlo still churning out great jeans and I really need to see how the wear over the next couple of months. But it’s a good start and the price really isn’t prohibitive, considering how much I’d pay with a more flexible budget.
All in all if these pieces are representative of the quality of the rest of the collection then French Connection are worth checking out again. They may be more expensive than a good chunk of the high street but they’are worth it. I’m still not a fan of their chunky knits, and anything with the more brash fcuk branding. But that’s me and at least the brand is much more than that.
As for the new advertising campaigns, have you seen the latest video? Brilliant.
Coava Coffee, Portland
Admittedly, I am an overzealous coffee drinker. I drink between 6 and 9 shots of espresso per shift at work and I can’t stop blogging/tumbling/tweeting about the delicious coffee I get to drink.
I have no intention of stopping.
So I am in Portland and the one and only thing I really wanted to do while I was here was go to Coava Coffee. I went last time I was here (but never got around to blogging it- oops!) and loved it. Friends of friends run the place and I was recently informed that one of their baristas, Sam Purvis, won the Northwest Regional Barista Competition. Having witnessed a day of the Southwest competition I know that is a big deal. Fingers crossed he would be working! I was just dying for a cappuccino at the SW competition last weekend and here was my chance to get a champion cappuccino!
What luck! He was working! And to be honest, I felt a little starstruck! This guy won the competition in (what I imagine is) the toughest region in the country. Best Barista in the Northwest! Amazing! I decided to go for the gold and get two drinks like I did at Intelligentsia last week. A cappuccino for here and a latte to go. I got their Costa Rican espresso in the cappuccino and the Honduran in the latte. A good choice, I think.
Everything about my cappuccino was just right. It was perfect and creamy, the espresso was rich and smooth and not too vegetal… and, as always, didn’t last nearly long enough. The latte was sweeter and the espresso even mellower- in a good way. It just tasted like perfection. The milk was steamed right to the sweet spot and the proportion of milk to espresso was spot on.
I was so into my coffee I hardly noticed my surroundings. Although, I do wish Coava had more seating. It’s a pretty big, open space but it feels awkward when there is nowhere to sit. Trevor and I ended up standing and drinking our cappuccinos near the bar- it was fine, but I think it would have been weird of I had been alone. I rank quality of the coffee far above the feel of a space, so if I lived in Portland I would make Coava a regular hang out, but it’s not hard to see why some people wouldn’t.
In conclusion: I hope we go back tomorrow! (And also, this is not the last time you will hear about this cappuccino.)
This last photo is from my visit in January- I really love this image and couldn’t bear to leave it out!