Sticking with the STAPLES.

For quite some time now, I’ve been thinking of stuffing my “trendy” shoes and keeping them away, and if I don’t crave for them the whole year, then I’m getting rid of them. All that while stocking up with staple shoes.

I’m turning 23 in a matter of weeks, and I just feel that it’s about time that I shop sensibly. Of course, shopping sensibly is tantamount to dressing sensibly as well, keeping the value of quality over quantity in mind.

I started the shopping year with my new Mel Pop III flats in black. It’s such a throwback to my Pre-Dent/Pre-Clinical years (a.k.a. “The Glory Years”) when we wore skirts and black shoes. I like the way Pop III is so simple. I intend to get it in different colors, actually, though not all at the same time.

It was really fun stocking up my shoe collection with leopard prints, flats in cute colors, glittery heels and the like, but being that I’m no frequent partygirl, it’s no longer the most practical way to go. At some point, overdecoration gets too tiring. I think I’d like to have a nice set of staples, and then I’ll dive into all the glitz and frivolity.

I’m trying to find the delicate balance between style and sensibility. I wanna be pretty, but practical too.:)


My First Time: ZALORA.PH

I’ve shopped online before, numerous times, actually; however, this was my first time shopping with Zalora Philippines, and I’m really happy with how it went!:)


I ordered a pair of Mel Pop III flats in black. It seems that I had bagged the last pair in my size– how awesome was that? Zalora has a really awesome selection. I was actually trying to decide between this one, Mel Pop III in navy blue, and Grendha Ad Cristal in black. I had an hour-long “consultation meeting” with my best friend, Noelle (, about it, and we decided to go with Pop III in black first, and if I’m happy, I can go ahead with other colors.

Here’s a little something– I accidentally forgot about my payment deadline. I just remembered it about 3 days later. I called the Zalora Customer Service, and I learned that I can still make the payment. The support agent just told me that he’d make a note, so that I can keep my reservation. Zalora has amazing customer service, I’d like to say.

The good hing about Zalora is that it has many payment options. I chose the most convenient, being BDO Over-the-Counter. Paying via credit card would be more convenient for others, but this is how I roll when it comes to online transactions.

I like how Zalora informs you every step of the way of where your parcel goes. I got emails about my order confirmation, payment this and that, and that my order was already getting shipped. Let me tell you– knowing exactly where your order is makes a paranoid shopper more secure.

Of course, I’ll order again! I’ll probably limit my Zalora purchases to shoes and stuff, as I have mega issues with clothes, but hell yeah, I’ll order again!:) There’s not much of a price difference between Mel at Zalora, and Mel in malls, say, Rustan’s; but I’d like to think that I’m paying for convenience (free shipping, by the way). I’m just glad that the prices aren’t raked up.

Overall, I’m a happy Zalora.PH client.
’till next shopping adventure!:)