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SINGAPORE—I took it as a sign of aging when I passed by the outside of Topshop at Ion Orchard and felt really bad seeing the huge store, knowing I would be disappointed.
As a rule when traveling, I don’t enter stores we already have in Manila—such as the usual Topshop/Mango/Zara.
I still do enter Muji because there are more choices abroad. I check out Uniqlo, but H&M is too crazy for me. Plus I’m too old.
As someone who made her own clothes in college, I don’t really enjoy looking at massive collections of clothes anyone can buy. I also hate the fact that I am a Large in Zara and XL in Muji.
From Ion Orchard I walked all the way to the Hilton Hotel (well, it aint that far) in search of clothes that would fit me.
I entered the newly opened Swedish label store Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair—this one

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Not this one

Fifth Avenue Shoe Repairs: Goodge Street

where everything is black and flowy. After choosing four things to try, I settled for a very soft and flowy knit top with an interesting, ghostly pattern

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I was confused because the size ticket said XXS—a size I haven’t fitted into since 4th grade

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Maybe I am an XXS according to Swedish standards. The only Swedish friend I had, was after all, 6’6″.
Fashion is basically slim pickins in Singapore. Thank God there’s a Club 21, which is currently 50% off everything. (I bought nothing.)
For the rich with no personal style, there’s Club 21 Style Services

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Last stop: Comme des Garçons, where I am either Small or Medium

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There was a lovely skirt which as a bit loose on the waist, but the last piece so I took it na.

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Size: Medium. Thank you very much. 🙂

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Instead of being therapeutic, shopping can sometimes make you feel depressed about your clothes size, body type and financial capability! 🙂

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CVS Reply:

that is true

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whitescar

I can somehow relate to you.
I also don’t like buying clothes that are worn by a large group.
I mean, you’ll spend at least a thousand pesos just to look like everyone else.
I’m more challenged in coming up with a look for a small cost I also see to it that I don’t fall under any trend (except when I was younger).
As long as the clothes I buy look good on me (fit and color wise), looks expensive and can be afforded by my measly salary I’ll buy it. Makes me feel better whenever I wear my clothes.

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You’re an XL in Muji???? I’m way bigger than you and just bought a dress that’s L. Weird!

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like! i miss this type of post from you. that knit top is so chica!

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Medyo loose pa yung Comme skirt sa iyo, so that makes you a small. 🙂

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CVS Reply:

yes 😉

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If you’re XL in Muji then I’ll just cry in a corner because nothing will fit me there LOL (unless they have XXXL siguro?)

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maybe it’s this year’s holiday collection being a bit bland? i don’t understand this dry spell in fashion either. i kinda like this 5th Avenue Shoe Repair brand. Kinda reminds me of Giordano Concepts but more polished. 🙂

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At least you don’t look too old Ms. C 🙂

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