Archive for October 2009
I remember having a conversation with a friend wherein he asked me if I wanted his Tita to buy me shoes as she was going to the US. I politely declined because I want to buy MY shoes. Not because I was territorial or anything but mainly, for me, the best part in buying shoes (or anything for that matter) was the experience of getting into the store, walking through all the racks picking out the things that tickle my taste buds, asking the sales person to get me the sizes and colors of the shoes that I desire, fitting them one by one and picking out the best pairs, falling in love with these pairs, hearing that register print my receipt, carrying the paper bags home, opening them and breaking them in.
We also talked about how some wear shoes that aren’t right, so these Principles of mine came out in the conversation.
SFF’s 10 Principles of Footwear
1. If it’s a size smaller or bigger, no matter how gorgeous it is, put it back and let it go.
2. If you can’t imagine an outfit existing inside your closet that will match it, DO NOT buy it.
3. Invest on classic pieces – it’ll be very much worth all the money you spent for it.
4. Don’t spend to much on seasonal or “trend” shoes, they will NEVER come back in the same way.
5. Don’t buy shoes you can barely walk in – rather than looking good, you end up looking, well, having a weird limp.
6. Always have a classic black pair and a nude one – these go with anything.
7. Never leave a pair unused for more than 3 months, it’ll be brittle and useless (and heart-breaking).
8. If it gets soiled, clean it IMMEDIATELY. But make sure you clean it the right way.
9. As much as possible, AVOID buying the last pair.
10. Clean out your shoe closet at least once a year. By “clean-out”, I mean, get rid of the pairs that you haven’t worn for more than 3 months.
That’s it so far. I bet this list can still go on. These are just my own basic principles for my shoes.
Shoes: Denim, stilleto pumps with beading, Syrup for People are People
Whaaat????? Hahahahahahahah! I know I haven’t been around in awhile, with the storms that passed here in the Philippines and all. But more than that, I prepared myself for my biggest day–yes! I just quit my job last Wednesday. Had a long talk with my boss but yesterday, it was finally official. Memos are out and I can now declare it.
I JUST QUIT MY JOB!
I know I made the right decision because I have never felt this good and happy the past few months. When I finally had my exit interview, I really felt happy and most of all, free.
Don’t get me wrong, I loved my job, I learned a lot, am friends with most of my officemates, will sorely miss them, yada-yada-yada. My officemate is probably right, “I will never find another office like this”. But the thing is, I felt so constrained and frustrated because it wasn’t enough or something. I needed to break free.
Just 3 more weeks and I’m out!
I have never felt so excited to go back to my roots. I will make my dreams and goals happen–freely.
I don’t want to delve in the details of the quitting day anymore. It’ll be too long to write. Haha. Anyway, I just felt that this outfit was perfect for the celebration. Totally opposite of the corporate considerations that I have to think of when dressing up for work. I felt like I was in College again — tank top, mini skirt… (oh, the days.. haha)
I am so ready to face the unemployed world and just take a break. I haven’t had a break since the Senior sem break (I worked straight out of College, just a day after Graduation. Hahahahah! Crazy, I know.)
Production, here I come! Oh, how I’ve missed you! I have so many plans right now, so many things that I want to do and I will make it happen!
By the way, I really, really like this necklace. 🙂 I have one in gold too. Will feature that soon.
*excited for November* Here I go! Wish me luck! See you around, loves!
Top: White tank, Aeropostale | Gray vest (is this a vest? haha) | Pieces
Bottom: Denim Mini Skirt, Robinsons Dept. Store
Headband: Slim scarf, Gozum
Necklace: Silver drop down, Flea Market