Back with vengeance!

I'll just pretend I didn't abandon this blog for over 2 months. 

LOL! 

Really sorry, I just got really busy - work, life and with my small business.  A small biz I didn't think will eat so much of my time (no, I'm not complaining LOL) especially last December when we started joining bazaars - which is suprisingly so fun! If someone told me a few years back that I will be involved in sales, I wouldn't believe that person - at all!

Back in highschool and college, my mom tried to convince me to re-sell some stuff to my classmates. And I always decline. Just because I really don't think I am into sales. I always get shy asking people to buy, always fearing to be rejected. My mom used to work in a garment factory (owned by Ben Chan's brother). Combining her salary and my father's (who's working for another manufacturing company) is just enough to feed a family of five. In order to earn extra, every Sunday (her only rest day), we used to go to Baclaran or Divisoria and buy stuff to resell to her co-workers (on an installment basis) - mostly clothes and seasonal items, like if it's rainy, we buy umbrellas in wholesale, etc. I am my mom's personal kargadora (porter) haha. Imagine me lugging lots of umbrellas, clothes, and sometimes shoes, and we're commuting lang - jeeps, pedicabs and buses

Yes, life then is a bit difficult for us. Just two weeks ago, I saw my old pics in college and would you believe, in most of my pictures, I'm wearing my father's clothes? First and second year in college, we don't have uniforms yet, and we have classes everyday. I have limited clothes at that time, so I ended up "borrowing" (errr, I think stealing is more appropriate) my father's clothes just to avoid repeating clothes week after week. See below. 

on a field trip (rightmost)
my father's striped polo shirt
and another one
and another! 

Fast forward 2010/2011, my mom's enjoying her life as a housewife, she stopped working 8 years ago. My father, although already qualified to retire, chose to continue working coz he said he'll just be bored at home. As for me, I have a nice paying job plus a sideline, and if you noticed me buying lots of stuff,  that's ME making up for all those years! 

Yesterday, SM Megamall had their one-day sale. I went to their department store to check for undergarments on sale. Last month, I bought a Maidenform bra from Debenhams and I really like the fit. Unfortunately, the price is just too much for me (from-someone-who-buys-a-1,350-per-bottle-of-nail-polish? LOL). I can buy 5 Avon bras for Maidenform's price! 

Anyway, when I checked yesterday, a brand called Olga has some of their undergarments on sale, from the regular price ranging from Php1,500 to Php2,000 each, there are items marked down to 450 to 800. Nice right!?! I tried at least 10 and ended up buying 6! 


Yes, I admit, I am one of those who find it in bad taste to post undergarments haul (they are also called the "unmentionables" for a reason), and yet here I am, doing just that! I blurred my size and I didn't take pics of the actual items, I hope it's enough haha. It's just that I really want to share to some of you, who, like me, find it difficult to look for a nice but affordable brand (when on sale LOL!) of undergarments for full-figured women. I must say, the fit is really nice and most of the style I got has full support! 

Total damage: 3,700+ for six items versus the Php2,450-Maidenform-one-I-got-last-month! 

On my way out of the department store, I saw this nice purple knit cardigan on display. I asked the sales attendant for a bigger size and she said it's free size and that it will fit me, I didn't believe her. But still, I tried it on and she's right hehe. I asked if she has other colors, bad move because I ended up buying one of each! It's so difficult to choose! 


Priced at Php999 each, I got black, (of course), purple (the first one I saw), a mustard (it looks yellow gold on the picture though, thinking of using it with my brown clothes) and green (nice to pair it with my black tank tops and slacks!). 

I also got this Php599-Calico-knit top! 


So there, now I don't need to "steal" someone else's clothes LOL! 


13 comments:

Dangski said...

Great to hear from you again, Sol! =) I understand what you mean that your business took so much of your time. Grabe, I hear you by heart! =) But it's very rewarding diba? to make your own money. And so nice to see you are able to buy your needs & wants now, life talaga is always good. =) Hugs!

lelila said...

hi dang,

yes, i never imagined that online selling involves too much work haha. pero i'm enjoying it naman, just had to sacrifice some things lang.

Pammy said...

Glad to know that life is now better for you and I guess you are now being showered with blessings. Those clothes are really nice too especially the cardigans. :)

lelila said...

hi pammy,

thanks! yep super nice ng mga cardigans, it's seldom na makakita ako ng mga short sleeved-cardigans, usually 3/4 or long sleeve.

Askmewhats said...

Hi Sol the businesswoman :) Welcome back! I love your hauls and super big deal! Naku i needed to buy more underwear na!!! (eek did I just shout that out? )

louise said...

I missed you ms. sol! :D hope you get to have more free time to blog :) your life must be busy - digital traincase is such a hit! :)

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Pajammy said...

Yaaaaaay! You're back! I missed your posts!!!!!

Awww I love this post! <3

And I love buying great bras on sale!

And shop shop shop, you deserve it for all the hard work you do <3

melvel said...

Thanks to you, I got some Olga bras on sale: P1500+ original price, I got them for P500 each lang. Four bras for P2,000! Sulit!

Sayang, they're just finishing up the stocks. Wala na yung size ko sa magandang styles. Or else I would have bought a lot more.

lelila said...

pam! eto mukhang slacking na naman ako haha. pero i always read blogs naman.

mel, ok noh, nanghinayang nga ako sa maidenform na nabili ko haha.

mysha said...

Hi Sol! We haven't met but my husband and I are always seeing your husband Paul at your store at eaton in ortigas when we get our camera accessories. By the way, congratulations on your new location at eaton.I'll drop by there and shop soon when I'm more relaxed. Thanks for posting about your undergarment discovery. I always buy wacoal but sometimes I get bored with their designs. I'm also full figured so I'll check out this Olga brand soon. It's my first time reading your blog. Didn't know you have a blog aside from your digital traincase and work. You're superwoman! Paul is a blessed man to have you. More power to you guys. :-)

mysha said...

Hi Sol! We haven't met but my husband and I are always seeing your husband Paul at your store at eaton in ortigas when we get our camera accessories. By the way, congratulations on your new location at eaton.I'll drop by there and shop soon when I'm more relaxed. Thanks for posting about your undergarment discovery. I always buy wacoal but sometimes I get bored with their designs. I'm also full figured so I'll check out this Olga brand soon. It's my first time reading your blog. Didn't know you have a blog aside from your digital traincase and work. You're superwoman! Paul is a blessed man to have you. More power to you guys. :-)

mysha said...

Hi Sol! Thank you for sharing your undergarment discovery. I always get wacaol because of their durability. I am also full figured. So I'll be checking out that Olga brand you posted. By the way, congratulations on your new location. We haven't met personally but my hubby and I have met Paul at Eaton. We buy our camera accessories at extreme deals. Then I drop by your store to buy some beauty stuff. Didn't know you have a blog aside from your digital traincase and your office work. You're a superwoman! More power to you! :-)

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