31 August 2010

on the second day in bangkok, i shopped...

the black and white shorts is mine. only the top is for sale.

...SHORTS! and a handful of graphic tees and lace-detailed tops. I wanted to keep all the lace tops for myself, as well as the peach culottes that are sooo adorable but I have to learn from Melai of Style and Soul ---- always learn to let go for business. Her online store is doing so well and I am really proud of her. I am so glad though that I found a pair of zig-zag edged shorts (I wish there were scalloped shorts too.)

I know, I should have worn the items and taken photos of myself but rest assured all of the items fit me. I am expecting a few questions on the dimensions of the lace top and the shorts so here they are: 

Lace-detailed Top (Off-White and Black):
  • Length from Back Neckline - 27.5 inches
  • Depth of the Back Neckline Scoop (of Lace) - 10 inches
Peach Culottes (Shorts)
  •  Back is garterized
  • Waistline as is: 24 inches
  • Waistine with garter stretched: 28 inches
  • Length of Shorts: 11 inches
For local readers outside Cebu, standard shipping fee is P150. If you purchase more than 2 items, shipping fee is for free. Payment accepted is through PayPal, Gcash or direct deposit to my BPI account.
For Cebu readers, I can do meet-ups or you can pick the item up at Drawingboard or Props at Maze.

For international readers, standard shipping fee is $15. Payment accepted is only through PayPal.

E-mail me if you're interested at gizellefaye@yahoo.com. 


There are 4 more items up for sale so better check back on my blog. A giveaway might also be announced within this week!

for now, my good friend Sweet of Pens and Lenss is giving away a Samsung phone. Do check out her blog!


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bangkok tales episode three: a dream come true


when we were planning our trip to Bangkok 5 months prior, one of my wishes was to ride, hold and feed an elephant. it came true on our second day in Bangkok! right after the floating market, we visited a place where we can ride an elephant for 30-40 minutes for only 600 Baht. our elephant's name was Nhuong Nuon and she's 25 years old. she's really sweet, kind and didn't give a fuss at all. she made the ride worth while because she kept stopping to pull out grass to eat and had to poo-poo 3 times! LOL. our elephant driver was really kind too as he got off Nhuong Nuon and volunteered to take photos of us while Nhuong Nuon followed him. i had the time of my life on that 30-minute ride!

we also dropped by Samphram Zoo to watch an elephant show --- which was equally fun as well as the elephants were sooo adorable! one young elephant wouldn't stop dancing, bouncing his head and wagging his right leg every time there's music. at the end of the show, the elephants lined up and we had the chance to feed them. of course, i immediately jumped at the chance too! other than the elephant show, we also fed a line (or bunch) of crocodiles with chicken meat and took a picture with two tigers! oh how i love animals!


the day ended with scrumptious and cheap thailand street food --- coconut and corn fried dumplings, sesame pork (my fave!) and grilled pork & fish balls. we also hung out across the nearby 7 eleven for a bottle of drinks -- bacardi for aimee and me and singha beer for the rest.

shopping post tomorrow --- 3 items for sale so do check it out!


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30 August 2010

bangkok tales episode two: floating market


a kind note to all: this is going to be a picture-heavy post so you're patience is greatly appreciated. 
photos are a combination of my canon sx20 and armand's nikon d5000.

the floating market is part one of the second day in bangkok.

i can't believe that even in Bangkok, we practiced the so-called 'Filipino' time. Filipinos are notorious for being late and this day was not an exception. room 2042 woke up 30 minutes prior to the schedule meet-up because instead of pressing snooze on their alarms, they turned it off. so naturally, at 15 minutes late, we had to enter the van with embarrassed faces as our tour mates might have been slightly pissed off.

we were brought to the floating market by a long speed boat which passed by several houses by the river. it was interesting to note how the rivers has served as the community's passage way and how their livelihood has adapted to their location. it was really surprising (well, shocking) to see one lady washing their dishes on the mossy river water. we all opted to think that the water is full of nutrients that it is actually healthy to wash their dishes, fruits and vegetables there. *crossing fingers*

the boat ride cost 100 Baht and it was basically just so we can experience riding in the long wooden boats that they use to travel through the market. old ladies who were surprisingly still strong were manning these boats, including our own boat. you can find anything there from noodle boats where you can actually eat the noodles they cook in the boats, boats with fruits, vegetables, flowers, accessories, hats and even house ornaments. the boats travel slowly through the market and even bumped into each, naturally as if they're not afraid of it breaking. i have to say the floating market is one surreal and different experience.

on me: white boho top with lace detail - thrifted | black shorts - maldita | grey espadrilles - carcar find | straw hat - khaosan road find | black handbag - nine west (you might notice i am lacking my usual bangles and necklaces --- i was expecting to be shopping accessories on the 1st day but they turned out to be more expensive than expected)

on aimee: white lace-up top - thrifted | blue vest - thrifted | grey denim shorts - thrifted | black flip-flops - havaianas | white braided belt - sm dept store | dog tag necklaces - custom-made

i wish i can tell you what kitoy and armand wore but sadly, i missed asking them outfit details. 


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28 August 2010

on the first day in bangkok, i shopped...


our hotel is luckily situated beside pratunam, the wholesale shopping haven in bangkok. all kinds of vendors are selling at the side of the streets too so you can imagine my amazement at seeing all the shopping possibilities. 

the striped briefcase bag, regardless of how cute i find it to be, i am selling because i realized i no longer work in a corporate office and will not be bringing papers anytime soon. i would love to put my laptop in it but i have yet to purchase my own laptop too...haha! i guess you could say this was an impulse buy which i'm very glad to share with all of you.

*shipping fee not included in the price so if you're interested, e-mail me your location and we can discuss your shipping fee. for local readers, payment is accepted through paypal and gcash
*for international readers, standard shipping fee to U.S. and Canada is $15. payment is accepted through paypal only.

more items for sale will be posted soon. so if you want the bag, maybe you'll find something to match it with. *wink*

oh and before i forget, Fashionista Fortune Cookie is giving away Ichigo Oxford Shoes that are just to die for! Check it out!

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bangkok tales episode one: khaosan road + tuktuk


before i start telling you about our first adventure in Bangkok, i have to say it is really really (i need to add one more) really humid here. stepping out of an air-conditioned building is such a surprise because your face gets easily warm and you're just suddenly hit with this unexpected humidity. it is surprising though that despite the humidity and the infamous traffic, the place is not as polluted as the streets in Manila. my first impression? Bangkok is like downtown Cebu, only 3 times bigger with 6 lane roads and lots of flyovers and beautiful buildings.

the morning after arriving, we were lucky enough to get 3 Tuktuks who would take us to Khaosan road for only 30 Baht. the drivers were really friendly and even brought us to this Jewelry Factory and Gallery where we found gorgeous (and expensive) jewelry made of different gems found there. my favorites were the big cocktail rings that were formed into animals like tigers, owls and foxes made of gemstones. my mom bought herself earrings and dad bought her a ring made of her birthstone and even bought my sister, Charm earrings for her wedding this December. as it turns out, the side trip to the Gallery was necessary so the Tuktuk drivers can get vouchers for free gas. I wonder how much free gas they got considering we bought quite a number of items.

Khaosan road is filled with street stalls selling all kinds of items --- clothes, t-shirts, handicrafts, hats, sandals and even bikinis. they even have food stalls that sell yummy fruit shakes, fresh spring rolls and pad thai noodles --- yummmmm! the items for sale seem cheap but since my sister, Charm has been to Bangkok several times, as it turns out Khaosan prices are a little steep because most of the people who visit there are foreigners from Europe and U.S. nevertheless, i still bought a floppy hat and 2 pairs of sandals there. will post about shopped items on Day 1 tomorrow. *wink*

my outfit: peach lace boho top - thrifted | grey denim shorts - props | beige gladiator flats - parisian | brown sunnies - carbon find
aimee's outfit - black layered lace top - props | red shorts - thrifted | black belt - props | toms-like shoes - carcar find
charm's outfit - ripped cropped tee - DIY | black tank top - props | black tulip skirt - props | black sandals - so fab | oversized grey bag - sm dept store


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