Saturday, July 2, 2011

Haul + jewelry + BIG NEWS!

Some bracelets from my upcoming jewelry line
I would like to apologize to all my readers for being a bad blogger. As most of you may know, I'm about to launch my own jewelry line, which means that most of the places I've been going to have been the marketplaces (for materials and such). Also, when I'm here, I really enjoy going to these marketplaces because not only are they cheaper, but they have such unique items that are only found in the Philippines. 

Since it's marketplaces I've been going to, I don't want to bring my camera and start taking pictures because I don't want them to think I'm a tourist (I did grow up here after all) and hike up the prices. So I hope everyone understands the lack of pictures.

But that doesn't mean that I don't have ANY pictures! Here's my haul so far (sans my materials which is going to take up an entire suitcase) and some more pieces from my upcoming jewelry line + the big news under the cut!

I've already bought a lot, but here's some of the best items I got!

My daily lit; Vogue Taiwan from my dad, MEGA Magazine (local fashion magazine here), and Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco (I highly recommend this to Filipinos out there and to anyone who likes history and/or politics)
Found this unbelievably cute store in Greenhills (by the area where they sell the local food items) with these label-less bags. So adorable and chic! I don't even go to school anymore but I just had to have it! Cambridge satchel anyone?
In LOVE with this purse! And both were less than $20!
And here's some more of the jewelry that I've been working on


Speaking of jewelry, remember that opportunity I was being so cryptic about in this post? Well, I GOT IT!

I am going to be a Claire's Style Blogger for the month of August!!! Yes, I know July just started, but I am very excited and grateful for this amazing opportunity! Go and check it out for yourselves here, and watch out for me in August! 

That could be me on the front page!!!
That's it for now. After a bit of a slump in my life, things are picking up again. Hope everyone is doing well and that you're all having a wonderful weekend! :)

60 comments:

  1. cute bags! and congrats on the claire's blogger opportunity! i didn't even know they had a website!! look forward to reading!

    rockoomph.blogspot.com

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  2. you make greenhills items look like something bought at resorts world :))

    congrats with the claire thingy. i actually thought the opp you were saying was a job interview or something :))

    anyway when are you guys going back?

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  3. Love all this stuff. xx

    http://memoiresdecouture.blogspot.com/

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  4. Sorry because I can't see your blog those days....Like the photo! Kisses:)

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  5. I loooove the bags you got! :D

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  6. Congrats on that amazing opportunity! :D

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  7. Launching your own jewelry line???? LOVE IT. I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to hear about everything.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  8. Congrats on the feature :) are you in Manila already? Have a great time! There's an upcoming shoe bazaar this Saturday and Sunday. Hope to see you there!

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  9. beautiful items here especially the bags and the last two.

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  10. How exciting! Sounds like an amazing opportunity. Look forward to you sharing more on your blog! And LOVE the photos.
    xo
    Sada
    http://dressologyhq.blogspot.com

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  11. congrats girls about the jewelry line, pink and black, cannot go wrong for me! i am so much in love with the bags indeed, what fabulous treasures you have found. the shape is gorgeous and i love love the colors and the perfect fabric

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  12. what a lovely post!these bags and bracelets are so beautiful!

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  13. congrats on the jewelry line! i'm trying to start one too while living in india.

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  14. OMG can I just say I'm in class now, but I can't seem to stop reading your blog. HAHA

    Anyway, glad you're home sammy!

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  15. Fab bracelet, congrats with that!! Love the style!! Thanks for the comment, you can post the editorial, I don't mind at all :) Hope you are well & have a great week!! x

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  16. Yay congrats sweetie, that sounds like a fabulous opportunity!!! ♥♥

    I never even knew that Claire's had a blogging feature, I thought only Teen Vogue had it.


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  17. Wow..congrats and goodluck with your jewelry line:)

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  18. love your bracelet!!! Cute red charm :D
    Come and follow my blog hun :)

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  19. Love those bags! :) congrats and good luck! :)

    Love, Vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  20. Those bags are super and my favorites dear! Lovely items! Thanks for the comment over my blog!
    www.kikisbookofdreams.blogspot.com
    xoxo Kiki

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  21. good luck to your upcoming jwelry line :)
    i am following you now i hope you follow me too :)
    that would be much appreciated!
    thank you :)

    http://lovelybulatao.blogspot.com/

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  22. Yay, congrats on the new jewelry line and good luck!!! Cannot wait to see it. :)


    xoxo,
    mel

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  23. Congrats!!! I like your jewelry a lot!! That's a great opportunity!
    xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

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  24. So lovely! Congratulations sweety!
    XOXO

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  25. The bags are so so so nice <3

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  26. congrats for the line! cant wait to see more!

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  27. That bracelet is gorgeous, and OMG you must be SUPER excited eeeee :)

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  28. Great stuff!!!Love them all!
    http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

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  29. Oh! love your new bags, they are every girl's dream! And congratulations :)

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  30. I love the bags! :)

    http://velvetisolde.blogspot.com/

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  31. It's so exciting that you are starting a new jewelry line! The bags are so beautiful and chic! xoxoxoo

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  32. the bracelet is gorgeous! congrats on your own jewelry line!

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  33. Your jewelry (and that bracelet) is gorgeous! You are so talented, looking forward to seeing more of your line!

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  34. Love the second bag, so cute!

    xoxo
    Antonia

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  35. that bracelet is gorgeous!! congrats can't wait to see you in august!!!

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  36. That's really really exciting Sam, congratulations! :D

    star-crossed smile

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  37. Ooh, that bracelet is so pretty :)

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  38. congrats and love the pieces so amazing! glad you're having a great time!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

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  39. both of those bags you picked out are CUTE! and less than $20 what a steal, they def look expensive hehe

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  40. looks great.. thank you for comment. lovely greetings...

    <3
    thetivafever.blogspot.com

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  41. Congrats on the feature and the jewelry line! You are very talented and I wish you the best of luck!

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  42. Blog Award:
    http://kikisbookofdreams.blogspot.com/2011/07/2nd-blog-award.html#comments
    xoxo Kiki

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  43. What a great haul! Love the bracelets and the purses. I can't believe the price of these - you'd never guess! Totally understand about taking pictures in markets by the way, especially in Asia.

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  44. Congrats on your new jewelery line, those bracelets are really cute and original!

    Thanks for your comment :)

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  45. congrats on being claire's style blogger! what an honor!

    love the purses you picked up! xx

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  46. Congratulations on being Claire's style blogger! And I love that bracelet with the skull. Adorable!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  47. The bag is absolutely stunning! it's just the most perfect shape and colour - I'm already imagining how awesome it would look with Audrey Hepburn style slacks and a little black top! :)

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  48. Can't wait to see the rest of your jewelry line. This is why I gave you the Kreative blog award, because you are so creative of course. Check it out :) Ps. Yes Longanisa is the Filipino thing to eat.

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

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  49. congrats on being chosen as a claire's style blogger :)!

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  50. oh how exciting!! and congrats on the upcoming launch!

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  51. COngrats! And I love the goodies! :-)

    http://www.oddandchic.com

    xxx

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  52. Nice pictures, wooow.
    i'm back with the blog
    just come and have a look.

    www.lestylejamais.blogspot.com

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  53. nice accessory you got there! Checked out your posts, i think your blog is so cool! following you already! you might want to follow each other?
    Enjoy your stay here in Manila!

    Vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  54. the purse is divine I love it!!

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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