About 2 weekends ago, I jetted off to Bangkok for 36 hours. It was impetous and it was a “pilgrimage” thing so it was something that needed to be done. Once the pilgrimage was out of the way, what else is there to do in Bangkok but eat and shop myself silly?! It did not help that most of the stores were on sale and the sales were ending just that week so there were lots of extra discounts! What is a girl to do but go a little nuts? 🙂
I did not quite though. I managed to show great restraint and only ended up with a couple of things.
Enough shower gels to keep me clean until my next trip to Bangkok!
Yes to Carrots was 50% off everything at Central World so I snagged the shower gel that would normally cost THB446 for THB223 (about RM23) for 500ml. I love the Boots Natural Collection line and although Wild Strawberry shower cream smelt rather sweet, I picked it up anyway. The Tea Tree Oil + With Hazel Foaming Face Wash was picked up from the bargain bin.
At a store in Central World called Castro I picked up a couple of clothes stuff:-
3 tunic tops/dresses in 3 different colours/designs because they all looked good on me and I could not decide which to take 😛 The blue flowery one that looks so spring/summer is now residing in my sister’s wardrobe – LOL…
Hangers do a dress no justice! Rest assured they look amazing in person – very soft comfortable viscose cotton with elastene and that emerald green was amazing on! Its long enough that I can wear it as a short dress or with leggings/jeans for more modest surroundings.
Also, a pair of black peep toe heels from Castro:-
My eye was caught by the bow and by the material of the upper part of the shoe which is like a woven canvas. They were all 60-70% off so I’d say they are a bargain. When I got back, I was curious as to this brand Castro, because the labels had prices in Euros. So I looked it up on Google.
It turns out that Castro is actually a brand from Israel! The stuff in there are really cute – they reminded me of Mango or Zara but edgier. I don’t think we’ll ever see it entering Malaysia for various political reasons, but at least I know its easily available at a neighbouring country 🙂 On sale, they are quite affordable. Without discounts, I’d be mostly window shopping only.
And that’s all the shopping I did! I showed great restraint didn’t I? 🙂
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You DID show great restraint!
But great buys-love the shoes!
🙂 Well done, ParisB!
LOL~ really good restraint!
i can barely keep my shopping ban promise >_<
i love the dresses, especially the black and the peep toe! 😀
I love the top, those will be the kind of tops I would buy too! And I love the shoes!!! I went crazy shopping for clothes and shoes when i was in Bangkok, if ever i’ll go back, I’m sure there will be a lot of skincare products too!
@Monstro : Yep! I was trying to be careful with my money 😛
@plue: It works when your wallet is empty LOL… I love the dresses too
@Nikki: Yay for sharing good taste! 😉 I’m sure you’d love shopping in Bangkok!
Those summer tops are too cute 😀
love the spring tunic dresses! and i feel tht boots is so much better than our watsons
The Boots foaming face wash looks interesting and the dresses are pretty! *ahem* no undies?
@Tine : Yep! I couldn’t resist 😛
@Prettybeautiful: It was quite hit or miss really. I like Watsons because you never know what you’re going to see next in it. Whereas in Boots its mostly erm… Boots stuff. lol
@sesame: I bought those on my last trip 😉
Sniff…I am still on shopping bans…
again I’m going to say it – who are you, and what did you do with Paris Beaverbanks?? 😀
you SURE you only did that much shopping in 36 hours?!? *shock* I bought some stuff from the Boots Witch Hazel range as well – great stuff!
Ms. Blacklace says
THe shoes are lovely…………
LOL @ beetrice’s comment!
Maybe you should have modeled the dress/top for us to see so that justice is done… *grin*
I wanna organize a trip to Bangkok for shopping… maybe when bonus comes. *fingers crossed*
There a lot of stuff for you to shop in Thailand at reasonable price. If you want some hip handmade stuff, you gotta go to JJ market. All most newest fashions are waiting you at Siam Square. Cheap cloth and dress are bought at Pratoonum… a lot more waiting for you to shop in Bangkok…
@Reese : aww… it’ll be lifted soon i’m sure.
@beetrice: LOL… yes it was all the time I had and I only had a backpack remember?! 😉
@Ms. Blacklace : Thanks!
@rinnah: Haha… I’ll leave modelling to the pros 😉 Shopping in bangkok is crazy fun I wanna go again too!
@Donna: Yep, I usually go to the market and pratunam but this time I was too lazy to go too far. Still I thought I didn’t do too badly 🙂
Yeah, heard shopping in Bangkok is real fun. My sis went there in October and she came back with so many goodie stuff that i envy so much. She bought like 3 tailor-made gowns for RM200. They are really pretty….she said the lady in the shop altered them there and then to fit her.
sigh……..if only i can find a babysitter for my little girl…..I’ll be hitting Bangkok and HK by STORM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But I like Boots a lot more than Watsons or Guardian here. I was at a huge Boots store last week in UK……oh, heavens, their Christmas gifts, and so many goodie stuff, but…..I ended up buying only 3 Mediterranean gift sets(enough body scrubs, bath washes and creams and body butters to last me till next christmas, haha!), No7 protect and perfect bodyserum on half price and no 7 protect and perfect hand cream. and the 2 no 7 items got me a free clutch filled with 7 no 7 items….not bad. wanted to get the gift sets from the natural collection line…they are so nice and colorful, soooo irresistible….they have 3 for 2 offer…..but………..RESTRAINT!!!! hate that word!!!!!!
All i can say is it sucks to practise restraint when out shopping , isn’t it gals? But hubby was happy with that. ok…