I would like to start this post with a quote from Meteor Garden (because it has been 10 years, you know?):
Everyone should have a good pair of shoes. The best shoes will take you to the best places. – Teng Tang Jing
I am not sure how true these words are, because often, the best shoes are expensive and I can’t afford expensive shoes. Often, I buy cheap ones that are comfortable enough to walk in, so I’m not sure if I got to good places because of my shoes. Maybe not. Teng Tang Jing is rich and graceful, both things I’m not, so I wonder if I really should be heeding her advice when it comes to buying shoes.
As a girl, it’s important to invest on good pairs of pretty and comfortable shoes. But being a girl who walks like a grade schooler, shoes don’t really last when I’m the owner. For some reason, I’m not just good at taking care of my own stuff, and that extends to taking care of my shoes. My sister says I have heavy feet that’s why my flats only last for a few months. When I used to go jogging with my officemates, they say they knew my footsteps pretty well because its loud.
This leads me to observe my way of walking, and indeed, I seem to walk loudly. *sob* I blame these for having small, hurried footsteps. Small, because I have short legs, and hurried, because the Elbi culture taught me to walk that way. Or maybe because the boyfriend is a lot taller so my footsteps have to compensate whenever we walk together. I don’t know. I’m just making it up here.
Therefore, I am resolved not to buy anything expensive for I know it will fall to ruins anyway. Heehee. A 500PHP doll shoes? Too expensive! A more than 1,000PHP heels? Walking along Dela Rosa everyday would make it look like a 300-peso pair of shoes. So yeah, no thanks. Unless it’s a gift, of course!
For the past couple of months, I have to live with only two pairs of flats (a black Solemate flats and a gray pair from my sister), a pair of wedge, and three sandals (but one broke remember? T_T). I walk to and from work so I couldn’t wear my shoes consecutively, and as un-fashionable as I am, I still try to match my clothes to my shoes. Haha. And sadly, I always end up wishing I have more pairs because I read too much fashion blogs. No other reason, really.
I resolve on buying a couple of shoes for the next couple of months and it started last August. And thus, starts the shopping.
My sister and I took a trip to Divisoria just recently. I hoped to buy two or more pairs of flats but I only got to buy one! The nude cut out flats in the first photo was only 200PHP! Yeah, it was already quite cheap. But I heard that they sell 180-peso flats outside 168 so I wanted to go out, but it was already too late. Huhu.
But the trip’s not such a waste since I got to buy a pair of black heels for only 300PHP! I’m not exactly sure when I’d be wearing it (for job interviews! haha) but I feel like I just need one in case of emergency.
Then last week, due to stress and frustrations, Ayessa and I went shopping. You see, we’re probably one of the cheapest friends around. Meaning, we are both cheapskates! Haha. So it was surprising how we managed to go shopping last week. But I still think we didn’t spend as much as other shopaholics so I try not to feel guilty. Heh.
The brand Australian in Landmark had a sale! From 1,300PHP, I got these black flatforms for only 400PHP! I was shaking from so much excitement, you have no idea. It was probably my lucky day because most of the remaining sizes were too big but this one fits just fine. But it’s weird that it’s a size 8, though, since I’m only a 6. Heehee.
But my most important purchase for the night is the boots from Tomato! You’ve probably seen it, too. I first saw it 2 weeks ago and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. It’s available in four different colors: black, pink, yellow and green. Of course the pink one would attract your attention first! But since wearing boots is something I’ve only done once (in Korea where its quite common, I think), I don’t think I’m courageous enough to wear something so attention-grabbing.
I want you to know that I’ve thought this over so many times! When the boyfriend and I went to MOA last, last week, I already tried it one and decided that it doesn’t suit me. But I still couldn’t stop thinking about it! So after a day of stressful office work, I went to Glorietta to buy the black pair. But the yellow pair’s so tempting, too!
I never looked back. Haha.I’m still not sure how one’s supposed to wear it! And I’m not ever sure if I’d be able to wear it! I don’t even know if I’ll ever have the confidence to, okay. I wonder if I just bought it to satiate this stupid want to own one. I learned an important shopping tip from someone (Alex, hahaha!), that instead of thinking so much about the thing you want and feeling bad for not buying it, I should just go ahead and buy it! Haha! Not exactly the thriftiest shopping tip ever but that will do, I guess. Ha.
So that ends this pointless point. I’m going to be bankrupt by next week so expect no more shopping trips from me. I’ll just cry in a corner and wait till someone’s nice enough to take me shopping.