One of the traditions I’ve formed whenever the Holiday season comes around is scheduling a trip to the bazaar in Cuenca Court, Ayala Alabang for a bit of Holiday shopping. This is the only bazaar that I make sure I go to each year. I always come away ecstatically happy with my purchases. I do have to admit that I thought I was going to miss it this year since the day I was meant to go (Sunday last week) coincided with a trip to Batangas wherein I had promised to play chauffeur for my mum. I had bargained that she let me meet my friends for coffee before they hit the bazaar without me. But thanking my lucky stars (and Candice! LOL), circumstances changed and I was able to go. Hehe.
The crowd in the St. James Bazaar never fails to amaze me. Parking was hell-ish as usual and you can hardly walk in the aisles as you labour to peruse stalls and stalls of sellers in the massive bazaar. But, like I said, I’m happy with my purchases after a two-hour shopping trip.
Blazer, Php 1,200.00, Street Beat
Popular model Valerie de los Santos is no stranger to the Cuenca Bazaar. This is the second time I saw her sell stuff but it’s my first buy. I heart the blazer!
C.C. Skull Loose cropped shirt, Php 350.00
Shirts are my weakness. The skull in lighthearted comic captured my fancy and the gold lightning reminded me of Harry Potter. An alternate fate had He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named triumphed? Maybe not. I kid. LOL. (P.S. Twas fun meeting a Style Manila reader as I was shopping for this very shirt. Hope you leave a note and say hi here!)
Bejeweled Mini skirt with belt, Php 300.00, Chick Flick
A quick but fun visit to the stall of a favourite accessory seller in BF Ruins, Chick Flick. Yes, where I bought my birthday shoes last year. Spotted the skirt, which I knew suited my current style mood. Save for the loose double strap belt, the skirt is made of love. I don’t mind that it didn’t do too much damage on my wallet!
Php 599.00 (Buy 1, Take 1 deal). In photo: Me with MrMoo on the larger sized throw pillow. Play & Display.
I love pillows! I’ve been looking to buy new throw pillows so when I saw these adorable, uber soft (including the texture!) square pillows in striped candy (bubblegum) colours, I knew I just had to have them. Twas fantastic that Play & Display had that Buy 1 Take 1 deal going. Funny thing was I had wanted the bigger sized square pillows but since it was the last piece in that design, I had asked if I could get the 2 smaller sized ones in lieu of the big one so I can get them all in the same design. Yay that I did!
Tog du jour Shirt dress with draped hem. Layered necklaces. Piled up bangles.
Necklaces Chick Flick, Mango
Bracelets Chick Flick
Rings Aldo, Mango, Flea Market
(Not in photo)
Watch Hand me down from my sis
Clutch Dorothy Perkins
P.S. Thanks for taking my photo, Mel!