Who says big women can’t be fashionable too? Fashion experts have a hundred and one tips for plus size women in choosing the appropriate getup from the basic or everyday wear to the formal dress on important functions. But don’t think being in style means you will spend a fortune to buy the latest clothes design. You should know the proper clothes fit for your size and age lest you want to be called a fashion victim. There are stores that you can check out for plus size outfits. However, if you are living on a tight budget, you can visit thrift shops or “ukay-ukay” for a change. I bought two pairs of capri pants at an Ukay store for only P100 or a little over $2. The size perfectly fits and I was able to save a few bucks for my next shopping trip. I feel happy knowing that there are choices of what to wear for women on the heavy side. It is easier to search for fashion info on the Net, the same way with looking for data on how to treat acne effectively.
Is it true that the government is set to impose tax on Ukay-Ukay (pre-owned or second hand clothes)? Are they serious? Come on. Does this mean I will not be able to buy cheap yet good quality Capri pants and nfl t shirts anymore? Of course the good people from the government can easily impose tax on just about anything and services enjoyed by the common people. But please can’t they exercise a little leniency to us living below the poverty line?
My family relies on Ukay-ukay shops for our clothing needs. I’m sure many of my mommy friends out there have visited an Ukay-ukay stall and purchased an item or two for themselves and their family. And they can vouch that clothes bought there are incredibly cheap and sturdy, you just have to be patient in checking for “new” outfit in the pile of imported clothes. I mean if you are lucky enough you can actually find new and branded items.
Once the proposal becomes a law, many Ukay shoppers including me will be disappointed because shop owners will have no choice but to increase their selling overhead to compensate for the additional cost incurred by the new tax if ever.
We had fun mall-hopping last night. We checked for gift items the kids will bring for their Christmas party on Friday. Hubby initiated to take us to the newly-opened SM Hypermart in Quezon Avenue along EDSA. Only a handful of shoppers were there, so it was easy for us to roam around. We bought some items at the Daiso Japan store where prices are reasonable for the quality of products. For example, a stainless mug with a cap only costs P88 when it costs P100 or higher in other stores. We headed to the supermarket on the same level of the building and bought Taisan bread, a pair of slippers, three pieces of handkerchiefs, hair clips and napkins, and CDO Pista Cooked Ham. The ham comes with a free plastic plate with a Christmas tree design on it.
We transferred to the adjacent Trinoma mall, where we finally got my son’s gift, a Spongebob fluffy key chain and another Spongebob metal keychain worth P124.75. My daughter was undecided about what to give her monito, so she bought a watercolor pencil at National Bookstore for her art hobby. And for me, I got a copy of “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. I hope I will be able to find time to finish the book before the year ends.
Our mall trip may be short but, it has given me time to unwind and our family to bond for the day. Kids enjoyed window shopping. They were making a mental list of things they want for Christmas Day.
This week, hubby and I plan to check out a thrift or second-hand store along Quezon Avenue. Our thrift store here is called Ukay-ukay in our local dialect. Didn’t I tell you that most of hubby’s signature pants and shirts were from Ukay-ukay. I love the Capri-style pedal pants from the store because they are comfortable to wear. I might blog about it next time.