Archive for August, 2011

Treasure Huntress’ cousin

Posted: August 31, 2011 in plugging!, when broke

Meet my “cuz” Fin. Like me, she’s a serious bargain hunter.

I’ve been ukay shopping for years– Baguio,Bambang,Quiapo Cubao, Kalentong, I’ve seen them all. I thought I’ve reached that level of thrifting expertise that I can make ukay shopping tours as an alternative career. That’s how  yabang confident I was with my ukay skills until I met this girl. Ibang level sha!

Fin has been to ukay havens I’ve never heard of and she never fails to impress with her finds. What’s more impressive is that she wears those outfits (head to toe + accessories even!) so well you’ll be surprised that they’re thrifted.

She’s such an ukay whiz that she was able to earn extra income with her talent. What started as a weekend tent in front of her boyfriend’s apartment has now leveled up to an online and physical store. So happy for her (and her ever supportive BF)!

Here are my favorite pieces from her collection:

She’s an animal-lover too!

Kailangan ganito ang pagpose pag suot mo to!

Umo-audrey hepburn look.

Two ways to shop:

1. visit:

2. trek to their physical store at 1st Level, Anonas Commercial Complex, No.3 Anonas Rd, Proj. 3, QC

Follow ilovevntg at twitter for new stocks. @ilovevntg

They’re on sale btw, from Sept. 1-3 all items at 50% off. Go! Go! Go!


I’m forever finding ways to make my stuff look exciting and new again.

My current obsession is strategically stacking my wrists with a variety arm candies, no matchy matchy. Got my inspiration from The Man Repeller’s site ,she calls them ARM PARTIES. Now, that’s the kind of party  I can definitely do! I also found a simple  how to guide  from my favorite DIY blog.

Here are my versions:



Start your own arm party now!

So friends, ilabas na ang mga swatch watches and friendship bracelets na tinago nyo nung 90’s, the charm bracelets you find baduy now and those chain bracelets your ex-boyfriends gave you. Reunion na ito!

I’m an animal lover. I love wearing them.

Animal accessories is one way to quirk up your accessories collection.

For me, it’s more interesting than those dainty  flowers and hearts.

Meet my pets.

animal charm bracelet from waaaay back.

gold butterfly earrings from my mom’s stash

lion cuff from bazaar

snake connector from Sample Room, Galleria (<200!)

owls from Sample Room Galleria (100-ish)

bunny rabbit from Rebel Gear  50th Ave. (100-ish)

IPIS!!!!  rebel gear 50th ave. (200)

Zebra pendant, definitely less than P100 at Regina’s greenhills.

Adopt a pet now.

Shopping Tips: For unique and affordable animal pieces best place to go to are Rebel Gear and Reginas. Rebel Gear seems like a men’s hiphop and rasta accessories store inside Robinson’s Galleria’s 50th Ave. area, 3floor. Head straight to the cashier’s table, they have a small estante with one of a kind knuckle pieces. Regina’s is always full of surprises. They have a few brass finish animal pendants at less than P100. We’ll if wala na for sure you’ll find something to buy at Regina’s. 

I know this is a shopping blog. I’m no heiress so definitely there will be days ( like now?) that I have to rest my cash and cards. Being low on gas does not necessarily mean I can’t have shiny new things though. What’s the second best thing after shopping? DIY, of course! It’s fun and it’s cheap san ka pa?

Below are  inspiring creations from all over the world, top 3 in my DIY to do list.

Inspiration #1 : Balmain Sequin Striped Pants (


DIY Instruction here. c/o I SPY DIY

Inspiration #2 braided hex bracelet (

 step by step DIY  courtesy of

DIY #3 – T-shirt Necklace. Easiest DIY ever! I’ve done this already but I plan to do more.

Photo and how to‘s courtesy of:

I have other DIY projects in mind but for sure di kaya ng powers ko. 🙂

Do check out photos of DIY ideas from my favorite blog : A Pair and A Spare


I guess you’ll see me hanging out at Ace hardware for a while.

JUST DO IT! (yourself)

2 Become 1

Posted: August 6, 2011 in kumakain din ako
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Two of my favorite snacks in one!  Yanyan in chocohazelnut dip.  Promise hindi sayang ang calories.

Got this at Saizen Amazing P85 store (2 for P85 – any Meiji product). Also try PUCCA choco biscuit in dark chocolate.