Tuesday, December 20, 2011

wishlisting // cheap edition

This is the time of the year where I get horribly indulgent and make wishlists for myself. These are good things.  After you buy one for me, you can get them for yourself, too. Because they are all less than P500. And the thought of saving money just fires up the holiday spirit within me. 

1. Chapstick (P69) - I'm addicted to lip balm. And my current one is running out.
2. Tattone temporary tattoo ($5) - Actually, I would like to buy out Tattly's entire stock. They are so immensely cool. They have little holiday trees.
3. NYLON back issues (P75) - They hide in between boating magazines in Booksale. I don't mind old issues. 
4. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (P300) - I devoured this in a bookstore last year and I would really like my own copy now, please.
5. Blick E-Z Cut Printing Blocks ($4) - I really want to try printmaking.
6. X-Acto blades (P70) - I can never have enough.
7. 35mm film (P80) - My Holga is hungry.
8. Thigh-high stockings (P250) - They're hard to find, but the other week I saw some lace-topped ones at Genevieve Gozum.
9. E.L.F. tinted moisturizer (P125) - Everything from ELF is so affordable. I'd like crazy-colored eyeliner and   their creamy eyeshadows, too.

And that is all.

Tomorrow I'm doing the expensive version of my Christmas wish list! Stay tuned. They're things you'd want for yourself, trust me.

Oh! At National Bookstore, I saw some sticker paper that was brown. Like kraft paper. Sticky kraft paper. It was the bomb. (I'm sure it's a cinch to find in, say, America, but here it was like finding gold.)

Monday, December 12, 2011


Last Friday, we were at the Brown Bag Vintage and Crafts Market. It was the loveliest bazaar I've ever been to, with the nicest things for sale. I think one of the reasons I loved it so was because most of the people manning the booths had made everything themselves. I wanted to buy so many things! Please, support handmade, if you can.
Also, I had the chance to join the Keds painting workshop! Of course, when confronted with the actual shoe, I didn't know what to paint, and had a mild panic attack, since I always plan things like these so thoroughly beforehand. They ended up being Rob Ryan inspired. What can I say? I love that man. 

Of course, being the indecisive little girl that I am, I may decide to paint over these. All that white is just too tempting.

Thanks so much to Katrina of Keds and to the Brown Bag Market for giving me the shoes! I've always wanted a pair. Now I'm going to go and skip around in them to break them in. Adieu!


I picked out my three favorite items from Unestablish, an online retail shop with some really cool stuff.

The scalloped skirt is so pretty! I love that the waistband is scalloped too.
I'm aware the shirt is a guy's shirt, but I like it. And it's a cool DIY idea, no?
And the dress. Red and blue, I heart you.

I love making these lists. I could wishlist from now until Christmas day, I'm sure.

I'm sorry for being away so long. I'm hoping I can start posting regularly again! The holidays are hectic, but also inspiring.