Starting today with this mantra 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 Woke up with anxiety level quite high, my heart was beating very fast and my stomach was churning :/ so I went to pray ! Haha also dk what I was afraid of? Sot!!
What I’m wearing today ! White top and skirt are both from #lovebonito
And my tweed jacket from local Indo brand 😁 Singapore shops are no longer that easily accessible to me and I need my instant gratification !! Lol, this piece is from a store called BerryBenka. It’s not too thick so that’s great for Jkt humid weather, and most importantly it was only for Rp320,000 or S$29! Cheap cheap ☺️
Having my coffee at home because I woke up relatively early today and I shall have some downtime before heading to work 🙏🏼🙏🏼 some zen moment I need ~~
Since I’m feeling a little down and I refuse to succumb to it, I’m bringing out my new bag! Well it’s not new new, but it’s new to me ! Hahaha lai let me share with you all 😅
Maybe I will share u all the background story that I am a true blue Carousell fan! Lol I patronise it everyday for any steal that I can get and one find day I was just browsing and the rest is history LOL I still couldn’t believe how cheap this was ~
Lol I was sitting beside my driver when I was taking this picture! My driver’s name is Agus and he is definitely my favourite employee 🤫 anyway He was asking me what am I doing taking pics of my bag hahaha I couldnt possibly explain the notion of dayre so I just told him I’m just playing LOL
I bet you can already tell! But this was not what shocking, what shocking is still the price !! We’ll get to that eventually 🤤
It’s my very own Givenchy Antigona in the small size! Muehehe I got this bag preloved and you can definitely tell the signs of usage, what’s with the leather being old but I don’t mind that! I can easily send it to the store for some good cleaning and it would look good but I’m just plain lazy meh ~
When I received it the bag looks a bit out of shape so I stored it for a while and stuffed it with bulky clothing and it helped ! It still needs more time of storing before it could be shaped but yay me *pat at the back*
Close up of the grained leather! Thankfully the previous owner took some care of it and the leather didn’t smell
And this is what it can carry, I’m not really happy that the opening is quite restrictive but other than that, it could actually carry a lot more! I dont recommend filling it to the brim though because the bag itself is pretty heavy already
How is like being hand-carried, I’m glad I got the mini because any bigger it would look like the bag is carrying me instead 😅
And how I actually carry it to work! I have to hold my laptop because it would not fit even if I force it la hahaha but thankfully Transportation is not an issue here so I can just put my laptop in the car!
I was given a receipt from reebonz for this bag and this was how much it cost when the previous owner got it at 2015.
And now at 2018, she sold it to me at much much muccccccccch lesser 🎉🎀🎉🎊🎉
I got this bag at .... you would not believe it , is at S$400!!! 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁 I’m a true blue sucker for anything cheap really!!! Anyway until Before I got it I was already prepared to argue my way that it’s not authentic! HAHA I mean of it’s too good to be true it usually is?!
Luckily the previous owner still keep the tag on! So I still can cross ref 🎉🎉🎉 it’s definitely my best buy in 2018! Hahaha ~~ what I’m happiest about isn’t that it’s Givenchy but how much of a bargain it is from the original price 😝😝
Fighting wars now because my boss asked me to make financial reports from Jan 2018 😭😭😭😭😭 I am so hungry!! But Im holding myself back from buying food because I have leftover in my fridge for dinner 😔
Lunchtime shopping, got the dress in the right at Rp260,000 / $24 because it reminds me so much of the LB capsule dress
This one! I wish the white comes with nude lining for the ribbon but ah well! Hopefully it turns out nice 🙏🏼🙏🏼
Finished the reports for first quarter of the year 😔😔😔 but I would rather be doing accounts/admin work any time of the day rather than doing mgmt stuff sighpie! Shall start looking for dinner because one more hour pang gang loooo 😁😁😁😁😁
My dinner tonight!!! Hehehe so happy wait ah let me eat first I really have no energy alr 😭
Okay done with my food noms noms , anyway I wanted to share about buying from carousell ‘luxury’ section since morning but only have the time now. Sighpie better late than never!
So first up!
Do not ask if it’s authentic
If it is authentic, you would risk offending the seller and if it is not, the seller would not tell you anyhoo! One of the easiest way to subtly ask if it’s authentic is to ask if it comes with any receipt. It’s not rude and it sounds very transactional ☺️
Then what if there’s no receipt?
Deal through Reebonz
Ask the seller if you could deal through reebonz! Alright there’s many debate going on whether reebonz team really check through their items to authenticate or not and it’s a gray area but they’re somewhat professionals so you can be 90% assured it’s probably authentic!
Authenticated items will come with a authentication card from reebonz so in the case you want to re-sell it you can still attach that card.
Dealing through reebonz adds another 10% to the cost, some sellers would be kind enough to bear it but if they don’t, at least you can sleep soundly at night paying a little bit more for your purchase to be authenticated.
Also they take care of everything from collecting it from seller’s place to delivering to your doorstep👍
What about Outlet items ?
Okay I recently went to google on whether outlet items are authentic, well they are BUT the quality of items sold at outlet stores are definitely of lesser grade and that’s why they couldnt pass the QC so they can be sold at cheaper price.
Do A LOT of research
There are many articles on Real vs Fake good on the net so you must read A LOT before you decide anything. Like for say, LV neverfull bottom lining should not have any print and so on and so forth.
Second-guess the listing
Check through the seller’s listings and see what are the things they are selling! If they are selling 5 givenchy pandoras at one time with price of $300 per piece then that should be a red alert for you.
Compare the real life photos to online pictures to see how much they differ, and please ask for pictures that can identify whether the item is authentic or not like the zipper, the logo, the inner lining, the serial number and so on!
You’re paying for something that you want to keep a long time and possibly hand down to your daughters so never hurt to do preliminary research prior to committing to buy something ☺️
Wednesday, 17 Oct 2018
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