Archive for the ‘department store finds’ Category

My son drinks milk like a fish so our unscheduled supermarket trips have been more frequent lately. I secretly look forward to buying emergency milk because it gives me alone time to shop and look for interesting finds without having to worry about my son’s tantrums and my partner’s impatient glares. I usually do a quick scan and buy one to two items from the dept store or mall after my trip from the supermarket.

Finds from Robinsons Supermarket side trips

 Skirt, 5th AVE.

Skinny belts from SAMPLE ROOM at P50 each!!!

From SM Supermarket (Cubao) side trip 

Coco Cabana has a display by the Supermarket lobby. Yey!

Green + White light cardigan for chilly nights at the beach

Long, Button-down, Chiffon Cover Up. Can also be used as a shirt paired with stove-pipe jeans. Winner din ang cream and green versions but I ran out of sizes.

SM Megamall, side trip buy while I was sourcing for a project. 


Primadonna Summer Sandals

This is also a gaya-gaya purchase. My friend was wearing this while we were sourcing and I asked her permission if it’s ok if i buy for myself. Wala naman sya choice. Her pair’s in black, got the tan one para di naman kami twins.

So if you guys need me to run an errand for you, just give me a call. 🙂


Just when I thought na hopeless case na ang Robinsons Department store when it comes to finds, found these fab accessories in one corner by the escalator. The brand is called Vanity Accessories – winner ang selections nya plus everything is less than P400!

Looky here!

So happy to find this necklace. I just pinned a similar design on my Pinterest board. The one I found online costs around $150 from the House of Harlow, sa Robinsons it’s just Php 200 plus! Super find talaga!

This is my favorite piece. Feeling ko gold medalist ako when I’m wearing this.

This is gorgeous, upgrades your pambahay top. Wear this and you can face the world. Chos!

Found the same ring from Etsy at $3.50. Bought this ring at P120. Happiness!!! Meow!

This entry was supposed to be about me being preggers and prioritizing comfort over fashion without succumbing to dowdiness. A bit of sad news though, last week I had a miscarriage so goodbye to preggy related shopping entries except for this and my next entry.

You see, I kinda went gaga shoe shopping as soon as I saw the 2 red lines on my pregnancy kit. In a span of 10 short weeks I was able to buy 4 pairs from my favorite department store.  I’ve learned my lesson from my previous pregnancies and vowed never to wear havaianas and uncomfortable but cuuuute flats again — first, di bagay sa outfits ko and second, they emphasize your manas feet! That’s when granny sandals came to mind. I figured, grannies have a lot in common with pregnant women aside from big tummies and cranky attitude, they can rock the manas ankle so well that they pass for adorable.

Here are my pegs:

Di ba? How Lola can you get?  I also found out na hindi pala nahihibang ang fashion sense ko because apparently, granny sandals are kinda back and on-trend (well…nung 2010 pa pala sa first world) as seen on these chica girls.

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Aside from those ladies, even my favorite anti it IT Girl, mareng Alexa Chung, is also into granny sandals! Apir!

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Since there’s no Worishofer brand here and my Clarks and Bass trips were unsuccessful, I found myself scouring the ever reliable store for all seasons… SM , san pa?! In this haven I found inspired pieces closest to my pegs in terms of comfort and form.    Note: They’re not as comfy as your lola’s step ins but they’ll take you farther than those super flat non-preggy sandals.

Here are my finds (warning! unpedicured toes exposed):

Found out that there are a lot of  lola sandal-wearing customers my size so I got some of the pairs from as far as SM Marikina. Also marami rin pala mahilig sa black so I’m left with brown, tan and red.  Should you take interest in checking their granny inspired pieces, you won’t find them on primary display, they are usually near the big feet and tsinelas section.
Best part: all are priced below P500. Go! Go! Go!

Discovered this brand from a shoe blog — Excshoesme. When I saw the shoes she was rocking, I knew I had to try on those pairs pronto! Immediately had an episode of the shopping itch upon seeing those photos and sacrificed my lunch break for a quick trip to Le Landmark. It was love at first sight.

The rest they say, is history.


Carmellettes has been in the market since 1978. They have their own multiply site but I suggest you check out their shoes in the flesh for better appreciation. Stalls are located at select departments stores. Price range is at 1-2K.

My first department store treasure feature is this “leather” rectangular taupe bag with brown stitches running on the pocket from SM. It has a detachable strap and roomy interior. It also has a detachable pouch inside but I decided to discard it for it takes up space. Very Kate Spade in shape but not a wannabe Kate (aka imitation). Fits all my stuff and doesn’t have screaming logos, not sure if it’s leather but is sure smells like one.

The best part of it all? Got this baby at 50% off. Sweet!