Virgin Online Shopping Experience

So… after going round and round shopping malls and not able to find what I want, I decided to shop online.
For the first time.
Initially, I didn’t trust online shopping a lot so it took me some time to look for really credible online shops. And Zalora apparently seems to be the one that has the most credibility. It is really important to go around and read about what consumers are saying about each and individual online shop/blogshop.
I need to admit Zalora was the first one to come into my mind when I decided to do online shopping. I don’t know, maybe friends around me were also shopping from that online shop (apart from Taobao). 
Looking at its website, I find that Zalora seems to have better looking men’s shirts and a generally lower price, compared to shopping malls’ shops. The clothes seems really really chio (pretty). I scrolled through the catalogue and I found some clothes that suit my taste.
I then decided to try online shopping for the first time in my life.
I chose 3 shirts that caught my eyes and buy it.
Thanks to being a NTUC Nebo member, I was entitled to a 15% off and also free LINKPOINTS! YAY.
As I filled in the payment and submit it, the gush of excitement filled my body. I SHOPPED ONLINE FOR ONCE.
Now I seems to understand the thrill of buying things online. The kind of anticipation is real. According to the website, they said that the parcels, containing my orders, will be delivered within three working days. That means, I would be getting my stuffs just before this weekend! (Since I ordered it on Monday night)
On Tuesday, they send me the notification through my e-mail that the parcel has been packed and shipped out, meaning, I will be getting my stuffs within the next two days (depending on how fast SingPost’s going to deliver my parcel).
On Wednesday, I waited for any postman to come and press on my doorbell. I went to bed that night with the exact same anticipation. I was praying it would as least reach my doorsteps by the next day.
On Thurday, which is today, I waited the entire morning and afternoon for the parcel. But no. No one send any parcel to my doorstep. I gave up waiting and went out to do my stuffs. I was still hoping the postman would deliver it to my house when I was away (At least my parents were at home to verify the delivery for me).
I came back, with the ecstasy of having able to collect my MacBook from repair, I almost forgotten about the parcel. Nope, it wasn’t here yet. No postman has delivered anything to my house even when I was away. I thought to myself, “Maybe tomorrow.”
During late evening, as I was having my sushi for dinner, someone rang my doorbell. I was puzzled. Who could that be? Is that my parcel being delivered to me? No wait, it’s late, since when postman work until so late? I peek through the peephole, and noticed a rather tall guy standing just outside my doorstep. 
I opened the door, nevertheless.
It was a neighbour living at the 10th level, passing me my parcel of clothes that have been sent to the wrong unit.
I was elated. Almost jumping for joy. I received the parcel from him and thanked him for actually verifying the parcel for me and actually return the parcel to me.
That was some thriller I swear.
I was lucky to have good neighbours to are honest enough. That’s pretty sums up the characteristic of my lovely neighbourhood. *thumbs up*
My first ever Zalora parcel!
Actually, to be honest, I was expecting it to be in an ugly SingPost box. But hey, that’s a pretty legit plastic bag! HAHAHAHA!
Since I just took a shower not long ago, I decided to try on the clothes, to see if it really matches me (You know, I use agar-ration when choosing the size of my clothes online. Since I am able to fit in ‘M’ size clothes in both H&M and Uniqlo, I presume that I would be also able to fit in any ‘M’ clothes.)
THEY ACTUALLY FIT ME.
OMG.
I didn’t believe that my virgin online shopping experience would be so smooth.
I am so happy that I decided to share on the blog what I’ve actually gotten myself.
1. Floral Denim Collar Polo (from EZRA by ZALORA)
I chose this polo tee because of it’s floral design. And also because of it’s colour. Not that I am a fan of light blue but I don’t remember having a proper shirt in that colour. 

HAHA. Stop judging me will you. I just love to take photos of myself wearing really nice clothes. I mean, look at my face and figure, I won’t ever get a chance to become a model or anything like that, so why not I be my own model for my own clothes. :’D
In my honest opinion, other than the collar looking really attractive due to the floral design, the material of the polo tee is just the usual pique cotton (which means it will look better if ironed. :)). But it still fit me nice. 
2. Short Sleeve Chambray Shirt (from 24:01)
For a moment, I thought I’ve bought myself yet another denim clothes. But after opening the packaging and feeling it’s texture, it’s actually chambray. I seems to light dark coloured clothings because maybe I am a dull person? HAHA
One will realise I’ve bought collar shirts and no t-shirts. The reason is because I seems to look more smart-casual and more presentable in collar shirts. 😛

3. Boat Pattern Short Sleeve Shirt (from EZRA by ZALORA)
Coming from Zalora’s very own brand, so I was really confident about it’s quality (another reason is because this shirt costs more than the other two individually). The moment my skin touches the fabric, I feel in love with it. This is probably my most favourite buy out of the three. The texture just feel so smooth and silky (Unfortunately, I don’t really know what kind of fabric it’s actually made from).

I swear I look really good in this (NARCISSIST ALERT!) :’D
I am really happy with the goods I’ve received. The delivery is considered fast, given that it’s from an online shop. The goods are of quality.
At least I know, this will not be the last time I am going to shop online (Esp. at Zalora). Cheers! 😀

Moving Towards The Fashion Frontier

This will be my first time trying to do a fashion blog. Yeah, I know that the impression I’ve given to everyone all these while is that I am never on the fashion frontier, let alone trying to act a fashionista. Yes, I am known to many for wearing sports jerseys everywhere I go. But slowly I realised, that as you grow up, when you don’t have that kind of perfect body shape, it’s really important how you dress up for the occasion.

Everyone seems to be amuse when I start changing my fashion sense towards the end of last year. I seems to have caused some people to change the perception of me (in the good way I mean). I enjoy looking at the mirror of myself in better clothings. (Fine, I swear I am really exposing the narcissistic side of me. Wait. I AM always a narcissist.)

Okay, I admit, the main reason is that I suddenly have the fetish for nice clothes.

I’ve been shopping for the past few days and only to come home with some clothes and a pair of shoes. As you can see from the photo posted above, I’d shop at Leftfoot and Topman. I had also actually shopped at H&M on Sunday night, but did not take any picture of the paper bags.

I seem to really fall in love with H&M since my first few purchases there. The good thing of H&M is that they seems to be selling clothes at a cheaper price compared to outside. A-hah, I ain’t no using the term ‘affordable’ because most of the clothes there is still not that affordable to me. :’D However, ever since I start working in December last year and ever since I got my first pay, I enjoyed my trip to H&M because I tend to have a little bit more budget to spend compared to when I was still in JC. However, as I ended my job early this month, I guess this might be my last major purchases for clothes. (Yes, I need to start saving so that I’ll have money in the future for other stuffs, like vehicles and/or property investment.)

Here’s the two shirts I’ve bought from H&M on Sunday. (I apologies for using myself as the model because I can’t afford hunks with perfect body shape to be my models. I am not A&F — Remember the hoohaa they caused previously?)

1) A TEE WITH PRINTS — FROM H&M @ S$17.90

Was walking around H&M store at Somerset and came upon this one. It looks like something that was kind of  ripped of from the pages of Tumblr. On the shirt, it had some words that goes like this: BRONY HARLEY BROOKLYN WILLIAMSBURG, which just made no sense at all. Well, more and more tee-shirts nowadays features sentences that make absolute no sense to readers. It looks like the words are chosen out of a lottery machine.

There are quite a number of different designs on sale at that outlet but only this design caught my eyes. It looks really simple yet it gives people the Tumblr feeling (the Tumblr feeling means that it looks really really attractive even though it can get really simple).

2) A BLACK DENIM SHORT-SLEEVED SHIRT — FROM H&M @ S$39.90

I know it doesn’t really look black here because of the filter. But it is really black. I was in a dilemma in choosing between the black one and the light blue one (below). Both looks equally appeasing to the eyes.

(Image: H&M)

I eventually decided to choose the black one because I will be mostly wearing a dark pair of jeans and the colour combination will look more legit. I mean, imagine wearing a light-coloured top with a dark-coloured bottoms. The contrasting feeling of your upper body and lower body makes yourself looking like a fashion disaster waiting to happen.  Okay, maybe not that bad. I believe in everyone having a different kind of fashion sense and opinions. To me, I still think that it is important to match your top and bottom without too much of a colour contrast (unless we are talking about the classic white top and black bottoms).

While talking about these two kinds of clothes, we can actually learn how to mix and match whatever is in your wardrobe in order not to let people have the feeling that you have been wearing the same old clothes over and over again. This can prevent you from buying too many clothings that you will need to spend money to buy a new wardrobe. Mix-and-matchin’ is a rather important skill and one wrong match can destroy the beauty of any clothing on you. It’s just like *football jokes alert* matching the wrong ‘Chosen One’ to one of the best teams in the world. It’s a disaster. Maybe not that bad if you are someone who has that body (I mean, pardon me if I am generalising things too much, many people thinks that a person with a specifically recognised perfect body shape looks just as nice in whatever he wears.)

I know many people or the entire fashion world may disagree on this and I will start to be thrown rotten eggs for such a comment I’ve made. Maybe for a person with a round body since young, he is really low in self-esteem. Really really low.

Alright. Let’s not go too far. I really love how my t-shirt and my denim shirt can match each other perfectly well.

 

For the first time, I looked really good in front of the camera.

While it may not be advisable to couple your top and bottoms with so big a contrast in colours, it seems to be advisable to couple your outer wear and inner wear (I ain’t referring to your undergarments, fear not :P) with some colour contrast in between them. Look at how these two clothes managed to fit each other in. The darker colour on the outside and the lighter colour on the inside. It seems only legit to match the colour in such a manner to prevent from looking kind of weird. Hmm…

And so after H&M, I went around many shops around Orchard for a coat, a pea coat or a trench coat to be exact. It seems that the cheaper shops don’t seems to sell this. Burberry is selling it at over a thousand dollars. Sorry, I am not rich to even afford anything above S$200.

I used my phone to google for where I could get a cheaper coat. And it’s Topman. To me, the price of those clothes at Topman is really up there. I once saw a trench coat at Topman Bugis during the Christmas season and it was S$196. Of course I couldn’t afford it and there goes my chance of owning a trench coat.

TRENCH COAT — FROM TOPMAN

 

And so I went to the Topman outlet at ION and took me quite some time to locate where the coat is. It looks damn nice can. However the price tag makes me hesitate for quite a long while before I decided to get it. I felt really guilty for spending quite some amount of money of clothes so as I was paying, I told myself it’s time to stop buying clothes and start saving for the future.

At least, I still have that conscience.

And since it’s a coat. You can simply wear anything with a lighter colour inside. And definitely, I tried matching this coat to that tee-shirt from H&M earlier on.

 

And of course I tried to put on my fedora to make me look like a certain Dr. Watson.
 
(Image: Zimbio)
Ok. Not exactly look alike. :’D
Enough of clothes. Let’s go back to what I’ve bought before buying that coat. I’ve been looking around for a pair of shoes since my current one is on the verge of breaking apart. But finding a pair that I will fall in love with is difficult. Very difficult. It took me like 1 month or two trying to find one until my mum started complaining when will I get it.
RED CONVERSE SHOE — FROM LEFTFOOT
So for the N-th time I had walked into LeftFoot, I decided to tell myself it’s now or never. School is opening soon and I need a pair of shoe for school. And therefore, I came across this really red shoe by Converse that looks exactly like what I want and needed.

 

It was so nice that I fell for it immediately. Such kind of shoes with zips is considered, to me, as one of the more convenient shoes to be worn. For people like me who loves to tie his shoelace till very tight, but lazy to untie it every time when want to take it out, all I need to do is to unzip it and I can remove my shoe with ease. Yup. I can also put it on with ease without having to untie and retie the shoelaces. Really nice. Plus it’s red, my favourite colour. 🙂

Before I end this post and goes to sleep, for those who are interested in knowing what H&M has in store for this season, do grab a copy of their magazine at any H&M stores. I know we are Singaporeans, so since it’s free, just take! Take a look at those nice clothes (ohya, and definitely those nice looking models — nicer than me) and think of how you want to save in order to get those nice apparels. 🙂 Cheers!

 

PS: I feel so great trying to be fake fashionista. I really respect some of those fashionista who writes articles on fashion. It’s not easy, you see. Just like how I failed in writing Economics essay back in JC, I failed terribly writing fashion essay. Thanks for whoever who read this for tolerating my bullshit. Oops. 😛