Thursday, November 26, 2009
It was raining and cold Tuesday night -- a typhoon was making its way to the Philippines, but I had to go out to meet with Chuchu to deliver the dress she ordered from the Shop. My first choices were a pair of jeans, a plaid Dockers and a knitted cape but my stomach was bulging because of the sumptuous snacks I ate before going out that I nixed the jeans and replaced it with a pair of leggings.
Coat - borrowed from the Shop
Blouse - thrifted 2yrs ago
Leggings - P150, bazaar
Photo by Joel Lopez.
Many things have come and gone. And many things I have always thought of selling, or giving away, or throwing. But this blouse, from the moment I laid my eyes on it (in one smelly corner of the Carbon Market ukayan), I swore to keep this for the rest of my life.
I bought this for about P10 before I graduated in the summer of 2005. I was truly intent on wearing this to my graduation day underneath the sablay and I have even stitched beads all over the blouse to make it look more vintage. Of course, this is not a blouse. This is an undergarment, but thought this should pass for a blouse.
I was really excited to wear this and had a pixie-style skirt done by Rey Humberto Villegas. But when Mama came to the city and saw this, she was so appalled and took pity on me she took me to an impromptu shopping spree at Loalde in Ayala Center. I couldn't find anything in Loalde that fitted and had to settle to a cream cowl-neck blouse (which became off-shouldered when I wore it). Mama insisted I wear the Loalde blouse and, to please her, I wore it to my graduation rites.
I kept the Loalde blouse, but left it in my Mama's closet in the province.
But this... I'll never part with this.
And when I get married...
Hahaha.. I wish Mama won't take me to another impromtu shopping spree. :D
These are clothes I posted at The Shop in September, but pulled out so I could wear them. Haay, I am sinful that way. I couldn't keep my hands off these clothes. But because it is almost year-end, I will be posting these back to the Shop, in case there are other girls who'd want them. :)