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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Shopping Loots & Gifts

Belated gifts from my friends…

A knitted bag from dor & mon from KT branch

I like the bag. People agree that it’s so me. Hee…

Met up with xtina, tiff and other primary school mates on 18th June for LONG JOHN’S.

Seems like not many of my friends like Long John. Glad to find LJS kakis.

A super mini denim skirt from xtina

Nice mah? I think it looks nice but it’s way too hipster and it's hanging too low on me. She was so upset that I’m too skinny for the skirt. I’d wanted to let her wear it but she asked me to sell it. Any of you interested? If not, I'll just have to pair it with my super long tops (which I don't have many).

Masks from Taiwan

These look like novels at first glance. I chose the one with black packaging.

Beaded necklace from tiff

Yes tiff, don’t worry, I love big accessories! ;P

Chomel from viv & apr

It's a bling bling vintage-looking necklace!

It was love at first sight.

I LOVE IT! Why? Coz I chose it! Wahahaha....

I can’t believe I forgot to upload photos of shir’s card!!! Guess I had too many backdated post in May.

A mail for me…

Hand-made card by shir

She got the people and the ex people from the room upstairs to pen some words in.

That’s really sweet.

She got me kino vouchers too! Book vouchers can never go wrong for me.

Another photo which I fogot to upload in my May’s entry…

Crabtree lavender hand therapy from my colleague-superior

It’s so nice of her to give me a pre-birthday gift before she went on leave and I’d the cheek to forget her birthday and to share a belated gift for her. My bad, my bad!


Shopping loots thus far

Clothes trying frenzy at bysi

Only bought 3 of them.

Angels say "halo" to everyone

Angels come in all shapes and colours…


For a pink-lover like me, this pink angel surprisingly didn’t catch my eye as much.


I requested for a purple one for myself but somehow the blue ones seemed to catch my attention more.

sky blue

I don’t really like such light shade of blue but I do love the shape of this angel. Looks like those short short, cute cute type.

a mix of sapphire with prussian blue.

This shade of blue really grabbed my attention. The original colour is different from what is captured here. The blue is really unique and the angel looks very elegant.

I really don’t know which one to choose for myself.

A flutter of fairy dust came by…

A glittering surprise awaits when I opened the box…

Hand-painted shoes by gera

Aren’t they a beauty? It’s so “airy fairy” with enchanting butterflies, roses and dazzling fairy dust.

I merely told gera a rough idea of what I wanted:
Black and purple themed shoes… a fairy and a butterfly on the top of each shoe is a must… Anna Sui pattern…

The rest were churned out by herself. The result? Shoes so pretty I could not bear to wear them out!

What I like is that I got it at such a steal. That’s what besties are for!

Those interested in hand-painted shoes, do drop by gera’s shoe blog.

24K gold essence

What? You think you Egyptian queen ah?
Nope, queen don't buy things at more than 50% discount lor.
I'm more of a cheapo queen.

Retractable eyeliner from koji

This photo is especially posted for friends who asked me about the brand of eyeliner I use. Available at bigger Watson’s stores at $9.90, it’s really cheap and good!

It was supposed to a Wednesday of “hotel shopping” for our banquet but we ended up shopping instead.

At FEP, I was drawn to a sign which practically screamed:

“SHOES… $9.90”

“2 PAIRS FOR $15”

It was a mondo clearance sale. Hence, like a true blue cheapo, I scanned through the sea of discounted shoes to pick a few pairs to try.

I ended up buying 4 pairs.

4 pairs of shoes at $30 makes Jolene a happy little birdie that goes "cheap cheap cheap".

Next, we started our splurging spree.

It was all kh’s fault!

Ok it was his “company’s” fault. He’s entitled to complimentary aviators from his “co” but it’s been outta stock for YEARS!!!!!!

From FEP, we proceeded to DFS as he saw a pair of Ray Ban aviator shades which he liked a lot. He’s not one who splurges on fashion and he doesn’t believe in spending so much for brands. However, if he could go back twice to look at the same item, he really means to buy it.

While he was trying on his aviators and getting the nods and shakes from me intermittently, I sneaked a few steps away to look for a pair of shades for myself.

I hate my hands! Whatever shades I picked to try had hefty price tags of above $500. I especially loved (and still love) an oversized grey Prada one (so that I could go “the devil wears prada” with) and a cream and gold Dior one (that is a combination of absolute chic-ness and total taitai-ness). However, those two cost $500+ as well.

We ended up buying these:

His “be-earlied” birthday present from me

My belated birthday present from him

I don’t have a great penchant for Fendi shades but I do love the unique sides of this design. No blaring huge golden FF logos!

Dang… We’re supposed to save up for our wedding!

Don’t ask me how much we spent ok?

Every GSS, I would pop by any CityChain outlet to take a peek at their metallic watches.

Tip: Only buy watches from CityChain during GSS cos the discount may go as much as 70%.

A huge guyish metallic one was on my watch list this year.

Incidentally, I chose a watch that is so similar to what kh bought from CityChain a few weeks ago. Kh kept on insisiting that I copied him and that I wanna be the same as him even though it was accidental that I happened pick a similar design.

So now we have accidental couple watches!

I love my new watch so much!

Can you guess which is mine?

This is mine.

The red face was what caught my eye. The metal part surrounding the face is plated rosey brownish gold and I thought that it complements its distinctive look.


Shopping for wedding bands

This list is not complete yet.

Just some of those that he likes, I like and we like…

Goldheart has such a wide range of wedding bands!

Simple classic white gold.
Verdict: We are both fine with it.

A combination of rose gold and white gold in wave design.
Verdict: We are both fine with it.

Somehow wave designs look better on my finger. I quite like this bling bling one. He’s fine with it as long as the men’s one doesn’t come with diamonds.
Verdict: I like it better.

From D'Meyson's

A rose gold pair that complements our skin tone. He likes it even though there is a single diamond.
Verdict: He likes it better

From Soo Kee

This is my favourite of all! I really LURVE the design—hearts encasing the single diamond. The men’s one is exactly the same. Kh didn’t like the single diamond as it was really very bling. It sparkled a lot more than the D’Meyson’s and this did look quite beng on him.
Verdict: I lurve it so much but it’s totally not on his list. =(
I shall console myself by saying that this design is not suitable as wedding bands.

Remember my dream wedding band?

Well, after trying it, I realised that it’s a little too angular on me. It looks a lot better in the picture than on my ugly finger.

It was quite difficult finding a pair that both of us like. There would be some which he was fine with but I don’t quite like it. There would be some which I like very much but the men’s one would have a diamond on and he wouldn’t like it. Kh likes the really plain classic kind, whereas my affinity sways from simple classic to diamonds to signatures to two colour to patterned ones.

The pair that we both really really like is from Van Cleef.

I can’t find the design on their website. It’s a very simple classic platinum band with their “Van Cleef” signature across. The price tag happens to be almost on par with the Cartier pair. Once again, it's like paying for simplicity.

I like the Van Cleef one a lot more than the Cartier one as it is not very angular and fitted my ugly finger well.

Well, it's really quite ex and I think we should not spend so much on wedding bands.

Why is it that the things we like are always so expensive???


Replies to tags

26 Jun 08, 01:45
lovesnow: hello.. do you know orion mahs?? =)
Hi lovesnow, I don’t know him very well. =)

1 Jul 08, 01:33
passer by: Hi there where does your friend order the birthday cake for her children? Do they accet special request or design? Thanks.
Hi, I’ll have to check with her. Please check this space as I’ll update this portion after I get her reply.
Updated: She got it online from Hope this helps! =)
Updated on 6 Jul: You're most welcome! =)


  1. allo Jo,
    so those shoppings must have burnt a small hole in your pocket... splurge as much as you want on yourselves now cos when u have kids u guys will surely be spending on them instead...

    have u guys decided on the hotel for your wedding banquet??


  2. Hi there.. FEP is far east plaza rite? Where's the mondo sale? Thanks.

  3. Hi babe!

    Shopping is fun!!~ Dont you think so? Heh heh...!! I like your watch, really so similar to ur darling's one. Such a sweet 'couple' watch for a sweet couple!

    And!!! great taste on the chomel necklace. I like the design. So sweet & bling!

    And and!!! The Fendi shade! It looks simple but nice!! It's so you!! Wear it and take a photo to show us?

    And and and!!! The hand-printed shoes. omg, so pretty can!! really nice! Must wear out, its so pretty & a waste to keep at home to admire yourself. Show off to the others!! OT: Must read the weather forecast b4 wearing the shoes out! =p

    And x4 (hahah!!) My vote give to Sookee Wedding band!! The design so nice!! Well, a diamond is not a man's best friend. My hubby also prefers a plain and simple ring without any diamond during the time we went ard looking for our wedding bands. He says that he 'saves' the diamond for me. Hahaha..

    Actually the design for Goldheart 3rd pair was pretty nice too. You love blings, so it have a row of blings. while kh prefers no diamond. So a plain one for him will do. Heehee..!!! =p

  4. ivan,

    NOOOOO!!! Must save must save! Yes, and the thought of the kids expenditure gives me the shudder coz I know I’m definitely one who’ll spend tons on the kids.

  5. anon,

    I don’t remember the address. I think it may be on the 3rd floor, nearer to the fountain escalator section. The shop has got no signboard. It looks warehouse-like full of shoes so should be quite easy to spot.

  6. Canny,

    Wooh! Long long comment! Just what I love! Wah… your paragraph got pattern one hor? Wahaha…

    A lot of people said it’s quite big but that’s exactly what I want! You’re the first girl who love it as much as me. Heh…

    And… I think the chomel necklace design is very unique. Flowers in glass! So vintage lor.

    And and I will remember to post a photo of the shades if I wear it. It’s quite dark though. If you see the prada or dior one, you would say they’re even more me…. Coz they are!!!!

    And and and… Ya lor damn she bu de wear out leh… That’s why must take photo to admire. Oh yes, if you interested, do drop by my friend’s blog. =P

    And and and and… I can kiss that Soo Kee ring goodbye. I brought it up again and he really didn’t like it. He thinks it’s too complicated for wedding bands. Sobz… I don’t like the Goldheart 3rd pair as much as the Soo Kee and I’m one who’ll buy things I like at all cost and won’t settle for anything else if I’ve already set my heart on something. We’ll see how to compromise. Marriage is about compromising… Mst get something both of us love.

  7. Dear Jolene,

    OMIGOD! How can I forget to comment on this? I think I have too many things to say that is why I wanted to leave for another day to say.

    The denim skirt is nice and you have nice legs!

    The golden necklace is really pretty! Good choice.

    The crystal angels are nice. I also like the short and cute blue one.

    The fairy and butterfly shoes are VERY VERY VERY pretty! Your bestie is very talented. The colour is very sweet. I also will not dare to wear such pretty shoes out. I saw her blog, very nice shoes but yours is really the prettiest. Maybe becos you all are besties.

    The 24K gold essence is to apply on your face?

    I think I will go try the watson's eyeliner too.

    I like the silver and black shoes best. It's really cheap the sale.

    Nice Fendi shades and wacth too. Yes I agree with Canny above to wear the fendi to take photo and show us ok? Heehee..

    Out of all the wedding bands you show, the soo kee one is defanately the most beautifull. It stands out from the rest. The rose gold is also ok coz they don't look common too.

    You see so long. I am going to be late for my class. See more of your updates soon.

    Please continue writing as I always love to read what you wrote.

  8. Yen,

    Yup the gold essence is for the face. Don;t like the oily feel though.

    I've worn the shades and taken pix but look very normal.

    Thanx for all your sweet words always!



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