Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Europe & Shopping: Shoes + Bags

I was working on a europe and shopping post and ended up with a really really long post. so i decided to split them up into two parts. this is part 1! basically my shoes and bags. i bought 3 pairs of shoes and 3 bags. this may be a little long/wordy for some of you. i'm long-winded, i can't help it. i've already cut out a couple of stuff. picture scan if it gets boring then(:

London, Cath Kidston: Bag (£30 - SGD$60)
this was originally £45 (which is about SGD90). i admit this is a little pricey purchase but it's Cath Kidston and already on sale! before i got this we actually picked up a similar bag for my cousin to thank her for housekeeping our place while we were away. and i liked it so much that when we got here before leaving for Heathrow, i decided to get it. actually we spent a lot on both counts we entered the Cath Kidston store. :D BUT ISN'T THIS PRETTY. it would match my wallet ^^
Paris, Longchamp ~SGD$130

Nottingham, Clarks: Bag  (£12.49 ~ SGD$25)

Nottingham, Tesco: Cute Socks

Nottingham, TKMaxx: Gold Glitter Shoes 
(£39.99 - SGD$80)
i know. this is pricey. lol. in fact i didn't want to get them becasue i thought they were soo expensive. and they weren't in perfect sale condition (TKMaxx sells stuff that brands reject because they are defect/imperfect somewhere.. or old sales stock i think.) so these were the only pair and they even had some pen marking at the back of the shoe... if you can see.

but i really really love them. if you take a look. the shoe isn't ENTIRELY gold glitter. the glitter has a mix of some blackish other kind of glitter which makes it more interesting. it's so prettyyyy i couldn't resist. in fact. we actually left TKMaxx without buying and i hid them at some corner in the shoe rack cos i was so sad that i couldn't buy them cos they were so expensive and we left the store. but i was too grumpy because the day before, i saw a bag at Harrolds' that i really liked and really wanted but it was £45 or something and i was like that is mad expensive for a bag. it looks like this btw.

so i didn't get it eventually and i was really grumpy cos i really liked it. and then these shoes. so i was like :< :< :< cos i had limited pounds on me. and i was thinking to myself. I WOULD HAVE BOUGHT THEM IMMEDIATELY IF I WERE IN SINGAPORE. SIGN ONLY SIGN. so i was really grumpy after having to leave the glitter shoes behind. my brother told me that he thought the glitter shoes were more worth getting than the bag. and that the glitter shoes were even prettier than the black sequin shoes that i have (if yknow what i'm talking about). so halfway to our hi-tea destination, we turned back (yes my family was very accommodating to my brattiness) and i got the shoes. *DANCE* HEHEHE. well after tax it would have been about SGD$70 so i thought it wasn't that bad. heh. it wasn't in perfect condition. other than the pen marking, the white lining at the sides of the bottom isn't too clean either. but that doesn't bother me really. 

i guess it's like liking someone. when you really like someone/something, you willingly accept all the flaws. because those aren't important to you. SAME WITH THE SHOES. i liked it so much that i was willing to accept the flaws. just wasn't important to me.
so yes. it originally retailed at £95 which is about SGD$190. and when i saw that it was made in Vietnam i was like. THIS IS SUCH A RIP OFF. but i bought it anyway. yes i'm kinda a sucker for shoes. ^^'

no if you're wondering, i didn't get these. hahaha. i'd be insane if i did. but i stumbled across these when i was getting pictures for the other pair of shoes that i got. the pair that i got are actually really really similar to these in cutting. but it's just plain red. these are gorgeous i'd admit. but they are a little too loud for what i'd wear. maybe if i lived in Korea or something but in Singapore, people will just stare... i mean they are probably already going to stare at what i got..

Nottingham, Ebay: Adidas Red Heart Shoes (£40~ SGD$81)
i actually first saw this in stores when i was looking for a new pair of dance shoes end last year. and i tried A LOT of pairs. in fact, i may have combed half the island's Adidas stores. the biggest one was in Orchard Paragon i think. that one had the most Adidas Originals. and they carried these and a similar one with the tongue being a bow which i will talk about below. they actually retailed for over SGD$100 definitely but i don't recall the exact price. subsequently early this year i saw them on sale on ASOS (they were going at a little over a hundred i think) and i was like SHOULD I GET THEM. and before i knew it they were OOS. ._. i then started to search again, determined to get them because they started to grow on me lol. found them on UK Ebay at a ridiculous low price (before bidding) and got my brother to do the bidding for me. in all honesty though, these are about half a size bigger than one i usually wear for Adidas but it's okay because i figured i could insert my insoles (they were prescribed to me by my physiotherapist) which i previously couldn't in my old Adidas. so i got them! and i would consider them very worth getting for SGD$81. i mean a pair of Originals are usually at least SGD$100 and can go over SGD$200. so i'm pretty happy and i tried them yesterday. (yes just yesterday after Europe) super love <3 <3

also, SNSD subsequently wore them (or something similar) for one of their IGAB performance (I Got A Boy). i say similar because if you look closely, there's a red heart at the tongue instead of it being just white. then again it could be the Adidas logo, i don't know. but either way they are really really similar. so they are wearing both the heart ones and the bow ones which i mentioned earlier.. if you can tell Seohyun, Hyoyeon and Jessica are wearing the bows while Taeyeon, Sooyoung and Yuri (i hope i got the girls right) are wearing the heart-tongued ones.

London, Dr Martens: 1461 Floral Purple (£105 - SGD$210)
saying this upfront. after i bought this at a shoe store in Portobello Market, I found this at £80 on sale at the Dr Martens store in Nottingham. :'( :'( :'( very worth crying i feel. that aside.. i got these cos the leather is actually alot softer than the usual Dr Marts that people have. i tried both and these were really comfortable. my only complain would be the weight. the bottom, as you can see, is platformed and rather thick. meant to give you the bouncy feeling apparently. but they can be quite heavy. i foresee them to be very useful during my Korea trip which would be really cold i think.

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