I left a lot of my clothes, shoes and bags when I moved here in the US. I miss my stuff but I didn’t want to spend a lot on airport baggage fees.

To simply put it, I need clothes. I can live, for now, with the bags and shoes that I have. So far, to shop for clothes, I already went to Macy’s, JCPenney, Kohl’s and Gap. I couldn’t bring myself from shopping too much because I don’t have a job yet. But with the clothes that I bought recently, I find myself choosing more “classic” designs and less trendy. Gone are the days of my flashy color tops and dresses.


My husband got himself a Macy’s Card when we first shopped together there. He was able to get an additional 20% off from our purchases for that day.

What I wore on my wedding: Calvin Klein jacket and a simple white knee-length dress
What I was supposed to, but did not wear, on my reception: a Calvin Klein dress and a black jacket. I returned the dress because I didn’t think it suit me

I like the lace details of this blue quarter-sleeves blouse
You can never go wrong with a black blouse. I pair this with black skinny jeans and brown boots.


The nearest JCPenney at our house is inside the local mall and the choices are limited. You see, in the Philippines, malls are humongous and are almost always crowded so shopping here was different to say the least.

It was on the clearance shelf and I got this for $9!!! Woah!
I like boho-chic tops… and blue and loose!

I like the embroidered details and the bluish purple color of this top


I like shopping at Kohl’s. Our local Kohl’s may not be as big as our Macy’s but I like their rewards program, the Kohl’s Cash. 

I got this on sale too. I haven’t worn this one yet but I can see myself wearing this with a black skinny jeans with white loafers
I like the longer back detail

I love star designs and this one comes in blue too. But I thought, it was too “wizardy” so I chose the gray one. It’s funny because my husband thought that this was a sleepwear.
I bought this because, again, it’s blue and I like the cute anchor prints.

Up close… ahoy!!!
Another blue and bohemian top to add to my closet
I love the geometric designs
I don’t wear sleeveless, due to my insecurities, so a black cardigan is a must for me so I can wear my other sleeveless dresses and tops

We bought this during winter and I love the assymetrical cut on the collar. It is sexy yet subtle.
This pair of Levi’s Jeans is the only pair of pants that I have bought so far.


I haven’t bought anything from Gap before so this was a first. Gap products are a lot more expensive in the Philippines.

I got this on clearance and the picture doesn’t depict its real color. This one has a bit of bluish and purplish shade on it.
See the bluish hint? The price of $19.99 was even cut lower to 30%
Of course, I need another one because it was on sale! This gray one is a good neutral top to wear with jeans.

That’s it, so far, and hopefully not the last, lol.😂😅

But to end this post in a nice note, I’ll show you something that I purchased from Fort McHenry. 


the land of the free…
…and the home of the brave