First of all, one dollar here is equivalent to around three dollars there, making everything a little cheaper. And then there were also so many sales around Christmas time, and so many shops they just can't be bothered to open here! Just imagine trying to live without Forever 21 and H&M, because that's my life.
So here's a little catalogue of what I bought, or rather got for free through my relatives' money, or just received as a present, in Malaysia:
Normally I wouldn't buy much black and white, but now I think it can look classy or edgy, and I really like it.
Jumper: $20 H&M
LA Chance top: $8 Mango
Lace white top: $5 Temt
Black skorts: My mum
There was another black and white top, but I guess I've worn it so much it must be in the wash somewhere.
$8 from Kischen
Lately I've also been really into tops with words on them. I like them to be meaningful, or at least apply to me. I guess blogging and writing has made me appreciate words so much that it's even becoming more evident in my fashion choices.
I woke up like this: $15 Cotton On
No one in particular: $5 Temt
It's not about how you look... : cheap in some street bargain shop
And here's a little extract from a top above, because I don't think the words were big enough
And what is it about the satisfaction of wearing clothes referencing to France? Does it make us look more sensitive? More classy? Beautiful? Fashionable? How do I describe why clothes are always Paris this, French that, and never really any other place, except maybe New York or LA or somewhere flashy.
Comme ci comme ca: $35 Forever 21
Paris Darling: $10 H&M
And obviously there were more clothes...
Fragrances: $10 H&M
Blue button top: My aunty
Lace blue top: $5 Temt
Jumper from my aunty: H&M
Bird dress: $20 Cotton On
I actually love this cardigan so much. I think it's what I've needed for a long time
Moving onto more practical things, such as comfortable t-shirts, shorts and "jeans". Haha that sounded a bit like a poem.
Bat girl: $5 Cotton On
Nike: My aunty
Floral shorts: My aunty
Let me tell you a secret. Those jeans up there aren't jeans. They're just more comfortable pants that look like skinny jeans ;)
All from Uniqlo bought by my mum
My mum also got me a whole bunch of fitness clothing that I should probably put into use...
And Malaysia wasn't just for buying clothes. We obviously bought other items too.
Such as bags and purses...
Red evening bag: My aunty from Mango
London purse: $3 from China Town
From my aunty
A Thousand Pieces of You: $18 Kinokuniya
The 100 Society: $12 MPH
Let's Get Lost: $13 MPH
The Art of Lainey: $12 MPH
Including this book which I am so excited to read more of! You guys should check out the blog for it: Rookie
$35 from MPH
And then there was all that cheap polaroid film...
Fuji film for less than $1 each
And I even got a puzzle for my room decoration! It's just a question of whether I'll actually complete it.
$30 from some puzzle shop
So that was the bunch of stuff I accumulated under the RM currency. Isn't it ironic how my top said Collect moments not things. Well I hope you somewhat enjoyed looking at my month long shopping haul. I know I'm pretty satisfied with all my new stuff, and I can't wait to go back again next year, partly for the shopping of course.
I wonder if they'll ever open a H&M or Forever 21 in Australia. I wonder if I'll ever love Top Shop, seeing as people like Zoella all seem to.
Let's just say that shopping is fun. And as I grow, the shops I like will change. I mean, just two years ago the thought of shopping made me cringe, and now it makes me feel excited.