Codename AYA

Mission: Shop a lot without spending a lot

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Haul: Year-End (Part 1: Shoes and Watch)

Hope you all enjoyed the long-but-I-still-wish-it-were-longer holiday vacation! We just stayed at home to rest and eat. A lot. Hahaha. Well, at least, I did. 

Anyway, I got quite a few stuff recently, and most of them were shoes. 


Let me share to you the fashion items I bought the last quarter of 2013. Part 2 will be all about my makeup and nail polish purchases, so stay tuned for that :)

Before I show you the shoes, let me show you one of my major purchases last year - a watch. I never had been picky about the watches I wore. I used to be happy with just those 99-peso watches you could get at tiangges. They're so cheap, I could buy a couple at a time and use them alternately para hindi nakakasawa. They all didn't last long, though, and each lasted only up to about a year or two. Figures. But as I've said, I didn't mind because they're so easy to replace. I didn't even bother to get their batteries replaced. Mas mahal pa yata 'yung battery kaysa sa relo mismo. Hahaha. It was just last year when I realized that maybe it was time to outgrow my P99-watch phase and wanted something longer-lasting and more classy. Of course that would cost more, but I thought of it as an investment. Purchase a good-quality watch now, so I wouldn't have to buy a new one every year.

I got drawn to the Tomato watches I saw at their site and immediately visited a branch (Trinoma). That's when I saw this...

Tomato Time watch set
P900
It came in a box and with five straps and five bezels.


Ah, it's perfect! I can change the look of the watch to match my outfit or the event I'm going to - from casual to dressy. Here are a couple of my favorite strap-ring combinations.


Cool, eh? It's like I got many watches for the price of one. Haha.

Now, the shoes.

Parisian Basic - slate gray round-toe pumps
On sale for P350
These are one of my favorite purchases this year! Every woman needs a basic pair of pumps :)

Australian - neon orange almond-toe pumps
On sale for P399
An impulse purchase (hey, it was on sale!) but also one of my faves. The color is shocking, yes. I didn't even know why I bought neon orange shoes. Haha. Oh well, my wardrobe could use a little color, anyway. 

Suki - gray peep-toe platform wedges
P800
Not my favorite purchase. I love the design, but these are a little too loose at the back. They fit well on the front, though. I tried them on before buying, of course, but they didn't feel too loose back then. When I got home and tried them on again, though, I realized I was mistaken. I've tried using heel grips but they didn't work. Any suggestions on how to make these fit nicely?

Parisian - beige-gold peep-toe wedge slingbacks
P699.75
These are comfy and perfect for Sundays! Dumihin nga lang :/

Australian - cream peep-toe bow flats
P299
I bought these because I needed another pair of flats for work. Para 'di naman pare-pareho suot ko araw-araw! Hahaha

Parisian - purple foldable flats
P299.75
Ahh, I can't stress enough how important foldable flats are in my life! Ever since I got my first pair, I've been on the lookout for more. These are so comfy and are a lifesaver after a whole workday of wearing heels! They came with a clear plastic pouch, too.

Solemate - gray-black sandals
P200
Another basic item. My only other pair of sandals needed replacing.

Solemate - beige flats
P299.75
Another pair for work. Flats para madali mag-commute.


And that's it for Part 1 of my year-end haul. Stay tuned for the makeup part. Didn't get much beauty stuff, but they're worth sharing ;)

13 comments:

  1. parisian and solemate buyer din ako! love their flats and swak sa budget.

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  2. Shiela Marie CalzadaJanuary 8, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Shoes is <3 fav ko din po yang australian matibay talaga!!!

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  3. Not a fan of Tomato watches. I bought one back then, and it didn't last long. Parisian shoes are my fave esp. because they have Plus size. I have a humongous feet. Hehe.

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  4. That's one huge shoe haul! I love Parisian and Solemate too. The size is just right for me. Parang 7 and a half ang size 8 nila and that happened to be my size.

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  5. I think they restocked it coz I just got naked peach just now and it was the last one! I'm excited to receive it in a few days.

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  6. wow lots of shoes!:) I got a similar style of the grey-black sandals from sole mate. Only mine is silver and pink from Lebunny :D

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  7. feeling ko need ko na ng pair sa solemate. i really need flats pero i cant stop buying heels. help! xD


    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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  8. Super ok yung solemate no? Di ko inexpect na ganun sya ka comfortable. Parang may bedroom sleepers feel sya. Even yung mga naka bogo.

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  9. ooo really im very picky when it comes with shoes, will try this brand mukang super inexpensive pa ung items :)

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  10. Righhht? :D One of my fave purchases from last year!

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  11. I actually planned on buying just a few pero pagdating dun at nung nakita ang mga sale, nako. Hahaha


    Happy new year!!

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  12. Yes, super comfy!! Hihi. And I like na dumadami na yung designs nila ngayon :D

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