On one of my days off from le coffee shop, despite feeling all coughy and sickly, I went out with my good friend Sarahlyn. She missed me so much and I haven’t seen her a week before my Convocation so she really pushed for this chill-date to happen (Thanks for always seeking my company 새라씨! ^__^). She’s totally my go-to girl! :D
We had breakfast at Markham Station (Markham Rd and Sheppard Ave) because I haven’t been there and I’ve heard great stuff about it. They had me at “All-day Breakfast”. Mmm, Gotta love breakfast food! The food was so good (or maybe we’re also just really hungry) we didn’t bother taking pictures (Sadface). After that, I did a little community service with her church, and once we were done - since it’s just around the vicinity - off to Fairview Mall we went!!
I haven’t enjoyed the fruits of my labour ever since I got my recent paycheck, so I was ready to partaaay. First shop we went to? Forever 21. Honestly, I haven’t bought anything from this store aside from the random goodies like the cute and cheap makeup brushes and sponges they had. And I wasn’t on planning on buying clothes either.. HOWEVER, a twist of fate took place.
First three purchases were from Forever 21! :D
Oversized Cardigan $40 I never owned one, but I’ve always wanted to have one. I blame the korean dramas for advertising so much of them and all-related wear. I should write another blog post about that and my take on their fashion tastes. This one has a fuzzy, yet rough feel to it with patterns of black, white and gray. I don’t know about you, but when I see clothing that has these colours, I just get attracted to it automatically. It’s the neutrality of it all. :P Hence, despite it’s 40+ range, I couldn’t resist.
Skinny Jeans $12.40 Now this one was by far a good buy! I tried them on because I still don’t know my size on Forever21 (every store has its aspect of size) and oh man, I loved how it fit me! Despite it being a casual outfit, the fit on my legs made it look like you can wear it for formal events. Not only that, my size went down a few inches! All the working out sure didn’t go to waste!
Leggings $3.50 Again, a good buy! I tried these on too.. just to see how it fit on my legs, and oh man they are oh-so-comfy! Even I can’t believe they’re only 3.50! I mean, even If I didn’t need it, why not buy this? I could totally use them as part of an outfit or just another tool to keep my legs warm alongside sweatpants.
Next up! The Face Shop! I only bought one thing here.. and that’s because I needed something to moisturize my face at night. I really love looking through their products! If you’ve been to the face shop, beware of their packaging, some of them just overload with cuteness!
Aqua Drop Pack $14 I was looking for a night cream/moisturizer I can put on at night and Sarah had a good impression upon trying the sample of it.. so yeah. So far so good! When I tried it on, oh maaan, it’s like heaven on my face. I’ll write a review about this after I’ve used it for some time.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this to anyone before.. but I’m a huge bag collector. No matter what, my eyes would always look at the bags, as if it was the focal point of a painting, and then the clothes. I even have a bag collection I wasn’t even aware I was forming.. Until of course I started losing some storage space. I should dedicate one whole blog post just for my bags. :P Anyways, aside from my overpriced coach bag which was too “glitzy” and “hot on the eyes” (hence, barely used), I have no other decent shoulder bag I could bring on the go. Because of this, my friend and I went on the lookout for bags next.
Luckily, Bentley had something that looked appealing and at the same time, fit my budget! :D It was on sale too!
Cargo Shoulder Bag
$39 $29 (10% off!!) I was looking for something reasonably big (not bulky), has lots of storage space (the more pockets the better! :D) and looks fashionable. This bag has it all. It even has a padded slot for your tablet. I also liked how it had a lot of pockets inside and out, allowing me to organize my stuff. I’m very keen on organization you see. Lastly, it has a nice neutral brown colour and smooth feel, ready to match anything and everything at any given moment.
Boy did I really go on a splurge that day? All in all, I think it cost me around $100. Sooo, I guess I did? Don’t worry though, I’m NOT a compulsive shopper like all them girls out there that make it some kind of ‘therapy’. If it’s within my shopping budget, why not. As I’ve said earlier, I haven’t spent anything since my recent paycheck, so I guess this was a much-deserved splurge. After all, I am working hard 5 to 6 days a week. Why not indulge a little? :P
Remember, keyword here is, “little”. Saving up is still top priority boys and girls!
'Til next post!