I was supposed to post this last night but
I lost my enthusiasm for the entry.
I’ll explain later why.
I know summer IS over here
in the Philippines
but I just HAD to wear this
summer-y maxi dress
I blogged about the other day.
My friend and I went to Greenhills
last Monday and I was running late so
I didn’t have time to accessorize,
put on make up
or pick a better pair of footwear. :))
I think the dress speaks for itself anyway 🙂
and I think my 3-year old Havaianas slims
(I just wore the first pair of slippers I saw haha)
made the dress look so relaxed.
Which suited me just fine 🙂
I don’t know what it is about
maxi dresses that makes me feel
overdressed when I wear it.
When I see other girls wear it, I don’t
think it’s dressy.
Or maybe I’m just not used to wearing long dresses.
We had dinner in Banapple.
It’s the newly opened branch in
North East Square on Connecticut street.
I actually prefer that branch to their
main branch in Katipunan
or the one in Il Terrazo in Timog/Morato
because it isn’t so crowded even if it’s smaller 🙂
Our food will be in a separate post.
I’ve eaten in Banapple so many times since June
I’m beginning to get sick of it 😐
anyhoo, more photos below:
the Carlo’s Pizza sign was too bright so
I cropped (most of) it out here.
and darkened the letters here
and made the background black and white. 😀
Last one :
As to why I lost enthusiasm for this post:
This day would have been perfect if not for the
annoying rips that seems to be popping
on the seams of my dress.
As you can see in my photos up there
the dress fits quite loosely
and I wasn’t doing anything that will stretch the
cloth to “ripping” point
so I was quite puzzled to find rips
on the dress strap and the seam on my waist
while we’re in the mall.
It wasn’t so obvious because of the print
but it’s still unsightly for me.
I really REALLY hate it when my clothes gets damaged.
The rips on this dress can’t be my fault because
all I did this was walk and walk and walk.
I didn’t even hear anything ripping.
But since the torn parts weren’t noticeable and my bag
covers the rather big one on my waist
I decided to ignore it
(though I have to admit it kept niggling at me from the back of my head)
and just sew it together when I get home.
And when I finally did, I was dismayed to
see TWO MORE TEARS along the seams. 😦
Here are the photos:
1- the one on the strap. I’ve already sown the rip shut when I remembered to take photos.
2- this was the biggest one and I covered it with my bag.
It actually looks bigger in actual, almost 3 inches long. 😐
3 – I was about to put the dress away when I saw this one
4- and this.
I was so pissed off that I just tossed the dress away
and opted to continue sewing the next day.
I got this dress in Tomato for 750.oo pesos.
Along with the animal print one here.
I know 750 is cheap for the stylish maxi dress
but I think it’s absurd considering the dress
was almost ready to fall apart after wearing it for the first time.
Seeing how it was ripped and frayed
I know that this happened because
the cloth they used to make the dress
has very bad/poor quality.
I don’t even expect it to survive unscathed from being laundered.
This is my first time to post a rant . I’m sorry to unload here, but I just can’t help myself. I even delayed writing this post because I was trying to make myself feel better about it, but it just isn’t happening. I mean, I shop almost anywhere so long as there is something that catches my eye.
I’ve bought stuff from Ukay-ukays, tiangges, bazaars, and department stores and they don’t have clothes that have such poor quality like this dress!
Can you really blame Filipinos for having colonial mentality or opting to buy imported products if this is the quality of products that you get in a local store?
You can’t! Right?
This isn’t for Filipino products in general but only for this particular brand.
This the first time that I bought clothes in Tomato and I would NEVER buy anything there again.
I know that not all of their clothes would be like this but I just don’t want to risk it. There are better places to shop at and I’d rather be sure this won’t happen to my purchases.
Have you had any clothing mishaps or fiasco lately?
Feel free to share them with me. 🙂
Thank you for reading my blog (and rant. lol)
I definitely feel a bit better now.