Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Memorial Day // Brand

I love sales! So it was no surprise that I took advantage of all the great deals most shops had this memorial weekend. 

Don't get me wrong, I didn't go all out either, I just bought some shoes, accessories, and a pair of JEANS! You don't understand! For someone who's as short as me with chicken legs, and no tush, it's insanely difficult to find a good pair of jeans that won't cost me an arm and a leg.


On other news, as I mentioned in my last post, I've been working on setting up my brand/shop, and it's a lot of work! Mostly because it's literally just me who's doing everything; research, filing paperwork, sourcing, designing, etc. So it's taking a lot of my time, plus, not having my car 24/7 at the moment is making it more difficult for me. 

Here's a preview of one of my main pieces that I'm going to include in the first collection

 
See more under the cut! 

I'm planning on calling the brand SAM.CAS Designs, not just because it sounds good, but because it's actually my two nicknames. Back in the Philippines, I grew up with my friends calling me "Cas", short for Castro which is my last name. But it's a work in progress.


So what do you guys think? I of course am still a little apprehensive, but I'd rather start now and have a rocky start, than not start at all. 

And now, here are some of the pictures of the shoes I got. I love shoes! So I'm a very happy camper right now!


I know a lot of people probably avoid kitten heels like the plague, believe me, I dislike them too, but these shoes are actually super chic when they're on!


These were the shoes I wrote about here. And I finally got them! Thanks to my awesome boyfriend!


And of course I saved the best for last...


 So gorgeous! I'm so in love with them! I had to go to two Zaras to get them. Thank you Steff for bringing me!


Ok, back to work! But before I go, I really want to thank everyone who reads and follows this blog for all your support! My blog would not be up and running without you guys!

110 comments:

  1. Those blue Zaras are Heavenly!!! I love them.
    And I love that necklace.
    And those white shoes.
    ...
    Okay. I think I am finished.

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  2. girl, FABulous shoes! love the oxfords and the blue "suede" shoes! i know how difficult it is to find the perfect jeans...did you ever read about my "motherload"???!!! lol.

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  3. Those shoes are fabulous, and I cannot wait till you get your shop up. :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  4. Your necklace is beautiful!!! Best of luck with setting up your brand/shop!!!

    CLASSY & FABULOUS

    xoxo

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  5. those zara shoes are beautiful!!!

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  6. great purchases love the shoes especially the blue ones and love the necklace!

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  7. Obj those cobalt blue zara shoes are amazing!! The color and the cutout shape are gonna be so hot for summer!

    Love your DIY pendant! The little pearls look like little eggs in a nest that is so cute!!

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  8. I LOVE THEM ALL!
    i also bought shoes over memorial weekend! buy 1 get TWO FREE! at a store called, bass. its not a store that girls like us would go to like bakers or aldo or something, but i checked it out anyway and found super cute shoesies!!! posted it on my blog!
    ray bans were also buy 1 get 1 FREEE!!! so i went crazy, posted on my blog too :)

    and i can so relate about the chicken legs and no tush!! thats why we opted for leggings for a while haha.

    love love love your blog and most of all love youuuu

    ps - should've texted you instead, but i got so excited i had to comment asap lol

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  9. The shoes are fabulous, and so is the necklace. It's a nest with eggs right :) I love interesting pieces of jewelery.

    xxo
    http://www.iamheizl.blogspot.com/

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  10. hahahahah HI SAM!!! :))

    was surprised and was wondering who the sam commented on my blog :))

    FINALLY a blogger i PERSONALLY know .. ahaha

    xx,
    Toni

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  11. *whose the sam who commented, i mean ;)

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  12. Dear Sam, (I'm trying to make it a habit that I comment in this kind of manner, lol)

    just finished reading this post...

    anyway... good buys!!! hahaha :))

    and love the necklace! would love to be the first ones to try your designs!

    xx,
    Toni

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  13. I love the black Bakers pair :) I am excited for you to open your shop/brand. It's nice to be your own boss and create something of your own. Hey, no worries about not being able to comment much on my blog. I am happy that you check it out. By the way, I just installed my Google Friend connect at the bottom of my side bar. It'd be great if you can join Hautepot.

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  14. Dear Sam,

    I was going to ask, when your summer vacation begins, I think im coming back in SF on July, then.. I remembered you guys are heading home for manila! ...

    Well anyway, have a fun and safe trip then!

    ttyl,

    toni

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  15. that necklace is beautiful - you're really talented! it reminds me of a sweet little birds nest. and those shoes are all gorgeous! i'm too wobbly on kitten heels - more power to you for being able to walk in them!

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  16. I love those shoes that your boyfriend got you! so sweet of him! :) Also I like your necklaces, I am excited to see how your designs and brand/shop turns out.. :) good luck with all of it, it is a long process, but totally worth it in the end!

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  17. love your shoes, espesh the colour of those zara babies! x

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  18. Haha, thanks! Like the blue shoes and the necklace!

    xx Marije

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  19. Thank you !
    I love the black shoes and the necklace (:
    x

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  20. Dear Sam,

    hmm, we'll see i don't know how long I'll be staying there! :)

    enjoy PH! .. i actually miss it already!

    xx,
    Toni

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  21. Sam!! First of all, I'm in love with your new blue shoes. Amazing, and perfect color! But I also loved the one gifted from your boyfriend :-)

    Wow, having a brand is taking you a lot of time, but you'll be surely successfull, I know it.
    The necklace you showed us is so cute!! Hope to see soon new creations.
    You're really determined as you wrote. And this is the best thing to start! :-)

    Have a nice day, new post if you want! :-)


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  22. The blue shoes are so pretty! xo

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  23. Love sales and shoes ^___^
    Also the birdnest with eggs necklace looks cute :)

    xx

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  24. Love the white shoes and the necklace!!!
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  25. So much luck coming your way for your business! The necklace is beautiful :) it's SO exciting! best of luck!!! :) I love the Zara shoes, they are a beautiful colour :)

    Love, vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  26. Ooo can't wait for the collection, such a lovely necklace

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  27. Wow, I LOVE the necklace! I can't wait to see your shop. It's going to be a hit for sure. And I'm jealous of your blue shoes. :(

    xx
    ilikeitfast.blogspot.com

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  28. I love that necklace! The pearls are so beautiful! Loving the name that you chose for your new line and all I can say is YES!!!about those fabulous Zara shoes! Thank you for your sweet comments! kiah

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  29. Beautiful photos. I love the design of the medallion with three pearls in different sizes. Saludos.

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  30. I was just blogging about how difficult it is to find jeans! Love the necklace!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  31. Love the white shoes! And omgosh that is the cutest necklace! Super cute!

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  32. Oh those Zara shoes were definitely worth the hunt, they are amazing!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  33. love the necklace and the blue heels! you have such a nice taste!

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  34. Those blue zara shoes are wonderful!! love them :)

    xoxo

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  35. Congratulations on starting your store! I'm sure your hard work will pay off! I love the necklace! It's incredibly beautiful! And the blue shoes?! OMG, I die! xoxoxoo

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  36. I hate being short too when it comes to pants!

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  37. Eee I feel your pain when it comes to jeans. It is annoying for shawties like us.

    The necklace is beautiful!

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  38. oh my.. you just keep on making the most gorgeous post! I really love this, it's so inspiring.
    Thanks for stopping by, and i would be very pleased if you'll follow too.
    kisses.

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  39. I love the white shoes. So gorgeous and comfy. I' d love to have them.

    Thanks for your comment honey

    denizsaatcioglu.blogspot.com

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  40. Wow - gorgeous Zara shoes! Good luck with the shop prep and have a lovely day my dear!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  41. thanks for the lovely comment!

    i've fallen completely for those Bakers shoes, you are one lucky gal :)

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  42. Those blue shoes are so beautiful !

    Love to have them !

    xxx

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  43. I wanted to say first that i like your new white shoes, but then I saw blue ones and I changed my mind my dear- I ADORE those ones!!:)
    kisses
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  44. How cool that you are going to set up your own brand! I'd love to see more:)
    Like the necklace.

    Thank you for your comment.

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  45. Blue shoes are awesome, and I love that beautiful necklace <3

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  46. i love white shoes!
    it is very very very chic and beutiful!!!

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  47. Yes love sales!!! Love love love the egg nest necklace. Too adorable.

    Happy Friday!

    xoxo,
    Mel

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  48. I really love your necklace!

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  49. love the necklace and the loafers! they look amazing, they look like golf shoes but i love love love those kind of shoes, pretty masculine, but oh so divine

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  50. thank-you for the comment my lovely, i love the necklace so much xx

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  51. I think the name is a great idea : )

    why not use your two nick names together. It will have great meaning.

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  52. The Zara shoes are amazing but the bakers are by far my favorite. I would wear them everyday if they were mine

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  53. I love that name and your designs! I can't wait to see more...

    Kowloon girl, huh? I'm a full-on HK island girl myself. I only cross to the Dark Side for jobs, lol!

    www.cashmereandcandy.com

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  54. Loving your new Zara shoes! And congrats on your own brand- your design looks great!!
    x
    Michelle
    www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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  55. your necklace is so cute!! and i'm in love with your blue zara heels. :D
    great blog! wanna follow each other?

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  56. Looove your necklace!! :)


    xoxo

    Antonia

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  57. beautiful :D


    xx

    Have a nice weekend

    www.sickbytrend.com

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  58. Zara is THE BEST :p

    xxx

    lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

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  59. Good luck with your shop, your jewellery looks so pretty! LOVING those shoes too.

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  60. Love your blue shoes!

    By the way, thanks for your lovely comment!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

    www.simple-fabulous.blogspot.com

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  61. Adore the necklace!!!!!!!!!!!!

    xxx

    Angie

    P.S:http://chasingkitesbyangie.blogspot.com/
    Don't bother to pass by anytime..:)

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  62. I love it!

    Join the vintage give away on my blog if you like :)

    www.givelivelovelife.com

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  63. beautiful things

    xx
    and..please Follow me. i don´t have a lot of followers :(
    Thanks :)

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  64. Wow, I absolutely love that necklace. Your brand/shop looks promising i have to say :) I'd like to add that I'm quite short myself and I never manage to find the perfect pair of jeans.. so I stopped buying jeans since the first of january, hahaa. It was my resolution for this year.

    Love,
    Shanah.

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  65. I'm sure it's taking a long time to set up your shop and everything but I'm sure it's totally going to be worth it!

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  66. loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the heels xx

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  67. i love the zara shoes,necklace ,oxford..big fan of shoes...//



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  68. thank-you for the comment my lovely, the black oxford are definitely my favourites xx

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  69. Love the blue shoes so much!
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  70. I love your new shoes!

    And I have the exact same dilema as you when shopping for jeans, super petit, no butt, and I'm too low maintenace to even consider a tailor, so finding a pair of jeans that fit perfectly straight off the rack is kind of a small miracle:)

    Good luck with your business!

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  71. So i'm guessing that the pair of jeans you found, was just perfect since your bought a pair? :) I hope so! Annoying that you can't find a pair because of your lenght and your little sweet tusch! :) haha
    the shoes you got from your boyfriend, could you convince him to get me a pair - i love them!!

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  72. I LOVE the blue Zara heels, the color is gorgeous!

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  73. I loved this shoes.

    www.lemurrose.com

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  74. those black oxfords are amazing
    I'm following your blog :)
    velvetisolde@gmail.com

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  75. wow, girl! those shoes!
    amazing!

    NEW OUTFIT POST
    www.mirfashion.blogspot.com

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  76. Love all the shoes you got! So different from each other, but all very gorgeous. And the necklace is beautiful - I'm sure your store will be a huge success!

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  77. Great choice darling! You have picked up amazing shoes and your necklace looks fantastic. can't wait to see all your collection!

    xoxo Ra

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  78. i adore your blue zara heels! xx

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  79. those shoes are the bombdotcom.

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  80. i love the shoes!

    and thanks for comment on my blog!

    lg http://thetivafever.blogspot.com/

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  81. sam thank you so much hunni for the beautiful birthday comment <3
    ps. the zara shoes are beyond fab!!

    xx
    http://www.iletaitunefois.com.au/

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  82. Congratulations on your shop and yes, fab shoes:)

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  83. love the blue zara shoes!

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  84. loving those blue shoes- stunning!! x

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  85. me gustaron un montón los zapatos..un besazo

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  86. gorgeous heels, I saw them a couple of time in Zara.. though I just went to the doctor to look at my feet. I can only wear flat shoes for a couple of week! eeks. My feet hurt after 5 minutes walking in heels.

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  87. Like your necklace! I am sure it will be a hit if you put it on your shop! And good luck in setting up your new brand :)

    http://canchy.blogspot.com

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  88. Love the necklace and the Zara shoes! Good luck with your venture :)

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  89. the zara heels are fantastic!

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  90. those blue heels are my fav, I just love the color!

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  91. I haven't brought a pair of jeans in the longest time for the same reason!

    seven-percentsoluton.blogspot.com

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  92. that necklace is so beautiful! :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  93. i saw that blue heels from zara too
    so pretty :)

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  94. Wow, I absolutely love that necklace! Can't wait to see more of your work! =)

    star-crossed smile

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  95. Love the necklace, shoes not so much!

    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  96. Necklace is so beautiful! Following you now! Follow me back! Thanks!

    Check out my Fashion Blog! VivaLaVida7.blogspot.com xXx ♥

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  97. Great necklace!

    Follow me-
    stylebymj.blogspot.com

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