I believe in the power of serendipity, whether in the most significantly deep aspects of life, or even at the most mundane—such as things related to fashion and everyday useful items. (And even discovering that it’s serendipity that’s the common thread to my five things list was in itself serendipitous!)
1. Bazaar Finds
Without planning to, I found myself in Fashion Palooza: A Trendsetter’s Bazaar at the Rockwell tent on Sunday and there I scored some fabulous finds without breaking the bank. I chanced upon Island Girl, which has handmade accessories made in Cebu but is marketed for export (incidentally, they also have a store in Boracay! :)) I had a hard time choosing from all the colors and styles for sale but in the end, I narrowed it down to this wooden bead necklace in a gorgeous shade of aqua.
I’ve also been looking for a charm bracelet to layer with other pieces in my bracelet collection and a pair of gradient aviator sunnies for a while now. And luckily, I found them both in the Rockwell bazaar. And I got all these three pieces for less than P800! (The pink sunnies case is also a surprise good find from my perennial favorite, Fab Manila).
I instantly fell in love with this pouch which depicts New York City street scenes. I don’t need another pouch really but this is now the catchall clutch in my purse, holding everything from my umbrella to sunglasses and eco bag. And I found this one in good old SM Department Store, which never ceases to amaze me with its bargain but chic finds.
3. Eco Bag
I’ve had this red dotted eco bag from for quite some time now. I have road tested so many eco bags that my stash is almost a collection. And I am ready to declare that this is the best and the most perfect eco bag—ever! (At least with respect to my lifestyle and taste). It’s made of the perfect lightweight material so I carry it daily in my purse with practically no added weight. Yet it’s durable enough that it can carry heavy stuff, from extra shoes to groceries. It’s also not too big and not too small—just the perfect size really. And what I love most about it is the perfect case that I can hook on to the bag whenever I use it. That way, I don’t lose the case unlike with other eco bags. I also don’t like eco bags that even come with instructions on how to refold the bag back into place. With this eco bag, I don’t need to be an origami artist to put the bag back into the case! I can just stuff it right into the case and go. This eco bag is from Storage Solutions. I don’t know if it’s available online but I’ve been told they don’t carry it in their bazaars but only in their Cash and Carry Mall store.
4. Black ballerina flats
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect black ballerina flats for some time now. (And this is on top of my growing addiction to any lovely pair of closed flats). A pair of Repetto ballet flats is definitely on my wish list but in the meantime, several pairs have come to me through department store (pictured above) and bazaar finds. In the Rockwell bazaar last Friday, I discovered My Fancy Flats. Unfortunately, they didn’t have a black pair in my size but fortunately, they have an online store. My Fancy Flats may just satisfy my craving to hunt for the perfect pair of black ballerinas. As soon as I get my hands on them, I’ll be sure to let you know.
And finally, I am just so happy with my knit and cotton scarves also serendipitously found at Forever 21, purchased on an impromptu visit during the office lunch hour. Plush, soft, and simply perfect for my upcoming birthday holiday out of the country.Wishing serendipity will continue doing its magic for all of us. Cheers! 🙂