Bless My Bag

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A Pair of Pairs from Accessorize – Oversized Star and Heart Studs

I retreat from anything outlandish now when it comes to earrings. I’m quite over the overplayed sets of dangling decor. If anything is going to seriously dangle it’s going to be from our Christmas tree.  I’m quite delighted with these thank you.

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My favorites are the rose gold metallic stars without any distracting fake “brilliantes” on them.  The hearts are curvy with a fine gold tinted border, quite camp in a sense but simple enough to wear.  What often annoys me is the simplest designs often come with a heavy price but at least not this time.  Both pairs are unbelievably affordable at Php150.00 each or £2.00, both by Accessorize UK.  I got these at the Alabang Town Center branch 2 days ago.  I’m not sure whether these are last season or current season, I’m safely guessing last.

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Bless These Bags – Serious Bag Shopping, Alexander Wang/Kate Spade

Honestly, today was the FIRST TIME EVER Mom and I have gone serious bag shopping together, today was for my bag.  Mom got hers first yesterday at Homme et Femme, Shangrila Mall and out of the blue she wanted to treat me.  So let’s begin waxing bag poetic with Mom’s more-than-meets-the-eye Alexander Wang laser-cut Rocco duffel.  It comes in a shade called “parchment” which is a soft, almost white gray with a touch of beige warmth.

Alexander Wang Laser Cut Rocco

“Laser cut leather top zip duffel bag with rolled top handles, aged nickel-tone hardware and rivets at base. Adjustable notch closure along shoulder strap. Fabric lined interior with zipper pocket, two organizational pockets and outer hidden zip pockets. 9.25\” height x 13.5\” width x 9.25\” depth 4\” handle drop, 15\” strap drop Imported Available in Parchment (color) ” – info via Net-A-Porter

It looks plain enough when you first see it, but what is mind-blowing about the AW Rocco is the texture.  It’s an exceedingly roomy leather bag laser-cut with uniform micro shredding.  It’s a bit addictive running your fingertips back and forth across it.  What you get is a velvety texture almost like suede but with more body and the sudden ambush of studs underneath (like terracotta warriors) is like the most unexpected come-on ever, don’t you think?  It’s clear why Mom zeroed in on this one like a heat-seeking missile.  Now, for the Kate Spade procession and what I got.  Read more to see what I chose from the Kate Spade boutique in Greenbelt 3.

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My H&M Statement Earrings – Simply Can’t Stop Wearing Them

I got these positively pretty earrings in H&M Singapore for about $SGD 4.90 /5.20 (forgot).  I don’t actually know what type these are.  When it comes to technically correct retail titles  fashionably ignorant is what I am.  They’re not dangling earrings that’s for sure (I’m so over those for the moment), they’re not “clip-ons” I think…but that’s what they call the upper “C” shaped cuff that links to what so many people think is my second “horrendous” piercing.

The “C” cuff on the upper ear is flexible metal that allows widening or tightening with a little force.  It gives the impression that I pierced my upper ear.  I either use it like I do here near the middle part of the ear grasping two ridges, or the way I did at first was just on the single outer ridge of the ear and a little higher up.  I feel no discomfort and I’m so glad I am not allergic to lower metals.  My hairstyle also flatters the use of earrings like this.  They have room to shine with no hair in the way.

These are in a silver finish with fake crystal studs.  I also got the gold finish pair in the same design except with pearl studs in case I needed to pair with gold accessories.  The only letdown when I first bought these was the stud locks are not snug at all.  In fact, the tiny metal imps slipped off from behind my lobes when I first attached them and I was like “What?!  H&M are you kidding me?”.  I rummaged among my earrings with missing partners and found some unused stud locks that put on the brakes and fit the studs better.  No other piercings exist on me other than the default lobe stabs I got as an infant.  I’m not AGAINST more piercings, I’m just being clear that I’m not gutsy like that.  In fact, it’s my mom who has a second piercing (it’s also Mom who tells me I should tweet more and be more active on Instagram).   I’d say 99.5% of the women who see these earrings on me for the first time love them and most think I got pierced again.  I guess what makes these so wonderful is their simplicity and how originally indescribable they are.

 

WildEvents Bargain Hunt Bazaar – July 27-29, Megatent, Libis

Hi, everyone!  I’ve secured a booth at the Bargain Hunt Bazaar which will be an event at Megatent, Libis (near Dampa).  I’m expecting a huge, mid-range sale mix of retail, pre-loved, and novelty items.  Mine won’t primarily be a makeup booth, mostly pre-loved apparel, but I will certainly have a little tray of trinkets and a few random unused cosmetic things for sale.  My booth will consist primarily of pre-loved and mint condition apparel (clothes, bags, shoes, and accessories) compiled together by my family and mom’s clan.

Hehe, but don’t expect too much of a fancy setup on my part, we had little time as a family to plan for this, but I can assure you the quality and prices of items we’ll be putting on for sale will have you rummaging through our stuff with glee.  Come on everybody, the more the merrier!  Plus, get some super advanced Christmas shopping done and spare yourself the holiday rush!  Like WildEvent’s Bargain Hunt Bazaar Facebook page within the next 2 days to get in for Free! Regular admission is Php80.00.  I’ll tweet my both location as soon as I’m advised, follow me on twitter @blessmybag.

Planting Pretty – My Nifty IKEA Storage Idea

In IKEA Queensway, Singapore, that was where I spotted these lovely coated, galvanized (anti-rust) steel planters for $SGD 5.20 each (Php175).  The IKEA “skurar” pots looked lacy to me and worthy of my dressing table.  I’ve never seen a post done on these plant pots although I wouldn’t be surprised if people have already used them in this same way.  This idea purely came to me while I was fixing and sorting my strewn calamity of costume jewelry last night, and I’m quite proud of having thought of this.  The opportunity to fix was inspired by Vivianna, and the idea with the plant pots was instinctive.

These are majority of the makeup brushes I own and use professionally.  Real life dictates that I not keep them all here, I’m merely showing that this can be done.  The IKEA Skurar pot is actually somewhat tall for the brushes so I layered in some cotton wool at the bottom so that the brushes would stand above the rim with better height.

The stuff in the other pot will truly stay as is for the moment.  This currently sits on top of my dresser with my brushes, body spray and hand lotion for daily use.  I remember how my best friend, Alma, keeps her earrings plugged into a stand frame specifically made to store and display earrings.  I’m particularly fond of the fact that this prettily scored plant pot does the job even if it was probably not meant for what I discovered it could do.  In keeping with the “garden theme” the 3 pairs of earrings I chose to display are all birds or bird related.  A suggestion would be to keep 3 or more most frequently used pairs out on display like this and the rest in a jewelry box you can keep nearby.  You’re sure to use displayed accessories more often, because otherwise, if out of sight, out of mind.  Read more to see more photos and another thing that surprised me.

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