This feels like such a girly post, I’ve been procrastinating for 5 seconds whether to blog about this or not, but… I might be taking a few days break from posting new material soon (going to be occupied by another project for a few days, so to speak), so… might as well post more for now…
I’ve done more than my fair share of online shopping when I was in the US, with Amazon, Macy’s, Best Buy etc. This is the first time I’ve done it in Malaysia.
Seriously, it is hard not to click into Zalora to check them out, they have been invading every corner of my Facebook ad space for the past couple of months.
I was pretty depressed that most of their clothes do not come with XXL size. It’s not their fault that I am tall and fat though 🙁 . Their items are kind of cheap though. So I bought 3 non clothes items from them. All 3 are something that I kind of need right now anyway.
What I am wearing now:
Shoes: Unlike all the girls and some guys, I only have a pair of work / casual shoes, and a pair of jogging shoes. I wear the same pair of shoes until they get broken, then buy a new pair. I currently have a pair of Skechers that has been serving me reliably for more than 2 years. I love it very much, bought it for US$ 35 in the Outlets at Castle Rock. It has started to fall apart since a few months back though, with bits and parts peeling off occasionally.
Belt: The one that I am currently wearing has also served me for about 2 years, bought it from a Levi’s Store in Cherry Creek Shoping Center, it was in their clearance section, US$ 9.90. The part that goes into the buckle has deformed beyond recognition, I just could not get around to replacing it. Too lazy and waiting for my next trip to the US.
Wallet: The one I am using right now, a friend bought it for me, from the US as well, as a birthday gift. It has been, 4 or 5 years now, the outer skin has basically been peeled off 80%. Again I was holding out hoping for another US trip to buy it.
The thing is, I am slowly coming to terms that I might not get another US trip anytime soon, or maybe at all. No news of any new collaboration project in the pipeline. So it seems rather pointless to keep waiting while wearing broken stuff. So I just went ahead and bought the new stuff.
What I bought from Zalora:
Shoes: RM 39. I am pleasantly surprised that the shoe pad is thick in the middle. It will encourage me to walk with my whole foot rather than using the side of my foot. Going to try it for a few days to validate the comfort level.
Belt: RM 23. The belt feels quite thick and solid to me, not like the cheap stuff sold in Giant / Tesco. No offence.
Wallet: RM 39. I’m the least confident with this one, the metallic plate is glued onto the wallet, I suspect it will fall off very soon. But it is not broken as yet, so I don’t have any reason to return it without feeling like a moron. I’ll probably hang on to it, use it for a few weeks or months and see.
[EDIT: I left out, first time buyer gets RM20 off your purchases when you register on their website. So the total price is RM81 instead of RM101.]