Anyway, the term 'female salebait' was one she used in a post to refer to her tendency to be attracted to shops with sales and discounts. I thought it was a rather ingenious way to describe the type of person I am as well as a pretty damn neat phrase so I 'borrowed' it for the URL of this blog. To cut a long story short, I suppose 'female salebait' is an homage to a beloved-now-defunct blog and my strict shopping habit of not paying full retail price for anything.
For close to a year now, I've curtailed my shopping habits only to items that were on discount and/or cheap. It meant waiting for clothes to go on sale, racking up hours on eBay and selling blogs as well as plenty of thrifting. Which don't get me wrong, I've thoroughly enjoyed but there have been a few items that got away. Like a person, the could-have-beens of the fashion world are equally missed and lamented over. I want to say that I did it out of a need to save our world by re-using and not wasting like that one guy did in his book, but mostly it was the perks and irrepressible thrill that came with getting away with an awesome score. Seriously, the high that you get from a good bargain - 'tis an addictive one.
So that, my friends, hopefully explains the reason behind the URL of this blog. And I hope that it gives you an insight into Chaz's and my mindframe when it comes to shopping. The both of us are admittedly 'cheap' when it comes to spending habits and thrifting seems to be the best option in fitting with out philosophy. While I may have come up with the URL, Chaz came up with the name. Oh yeah, we ride that avoid-original-retail-price wavelength together.
All that being said, I kind of broke that rule during my little trip while visiting Chaz in Singapore. It felt weird paying full price but I say in the face of something unique and decently-priced pretty, the rules could be bent a little.
1. Bird necklace from some shop in Haji Lane - the unique
Vest: Mum's, Shirt: Topman, Skirt: Valleygirl, Shoes: Docs, Necklace: Haji Lane, Singapore
2. Skirt from Bugis Village - the decently priced pretty
Blazer: Sisley, Shirt: Topman, Skirt: Bugis Village, Shoes: Topshop, Bag: Thrifted
And well, know you now something else about me. Apart from being a bargain-hunter, I repeat outfits a lot, and sometimes wear things a couple of times before I wash them. Oh boy, that's more than enough sharing for today, me thinks!
By the way, if you haven't heard, Lauren recently did a guest post over here. Go see what she's been up to since leaving New York for further education in Chicago!