Friday, August 31, 2012

(Mom's) Haul (Gifts): Lovely Things from Avatar Country

If you have been following my blog for a while, you might know that I conduct most of my shopping twice a year: mid year and year end, when all the sale and discount parties are happening.

This year, though, mid year came and went and I had no desire whatsoever to shop for anything, except for books - using a free gift card. (Please read the post here). Then Mom and Dad took a trip to rural China, to a place called Zhiang Jia Jie, a scenic natural park of mountains and stones in rural China recognized by UNESCO World Heritage Site where I guess makers of the movie Avatar got their inspiration from. I didn't ask for anything, I have stopped asking my parents for anything since I graduated college and started to earn my own living - unless I give her the money to buy the items with - but Mom came back to visit me bringing a lot of stuff from her trip. I guess no matter how old or financially independent I am, I'll always be her little girl. That's the advantage of being the only daughter (and the youngest one, too) in the family, I think. :)

Thus, though  I didn't do my major mid year shopping as usual, I still get some new clothes and accessories anyway. Thanks, Mom!

Before sharing what my Mom got for me, I'd like to share this...


So true, rite! Once I read on the news about a mother who literally stood in front of her toddler and fought a bear so the bear won't harm her child. She got into hospital, of course, but can you imagine what kind of love is needed to do that kind of action? It's not just bravery, it's just pure, pure love.

Now, let's get on with the haul or gifts.

The first thing is this beautiful, Chinese style, hand-embroidered pouch. Mom said she bought it since she saw young ladies wore them like a crossbody bag, but I plan to use it to carr;y my cell phones. I carry three cell phones for work, so this small pouch is just the right size and would be very convenient to carry my cells around the office with. It's too small to be a real bag, at least for me, since I like to carry a minimarket in my bag, haha!

I called the dress "almost Shabby Apple" since it looks very similar to this lovely piece from Shabby Apple collection!

Then came this pretty blouse with ultra feminine soft peach color, chiffon material, puffy sleeves and lace collar. The gold buttons at the front add an extra style to it, too.
I love-love-love this sheer top. The colors and animations look like candy! Mom, you know me so well!!
 Mom also got me so many beautiful cuff bracelets. I will only show you some of my favorites, because there are too many of them. I asked Mom why she won't take some for herself, but she said that she's an old grandma and she doesn't feel like wearing statement accessories. I only smiled. My Mom always looks presentable, but I know that unlike me, she's not one who like to primps and put a lot of thoughts about her appearance. She doesn't really care about makeup and fashion, except for her daughter a.k.a me. ^__^
This one is my absolute favorite, because the style, shape and colors are so unique! It's fun, cheerful, vintage-looking, yet modern and edgy at the same time.
And of course, I love anything turquoise. The flower shape is just so pretty.

Mom bought the same style in two different colors, since she couldn't decide which one I'd prefer: turquoise and maroon/burgundy. I love both of them, Mom! You're the best!
Then came the necklaces!
Look at this one! What unusual color! I haven't had any necklace in this color, so I'm very happy about it. Ow, not to mention the double strands.
These two are like baby bracelets with bells around them. Mom bought them for my niece, but my niece didn't want them, so I happily stepped in and claimed them! I love them!!! Won't wear them for work, of course, too noisy and distracting.
And last but not least, my favorite of all, this long necklace with 3D diamante Hello Kitty pendant. I can't tell you how surprised I was when Mom showed it to me. She knows I love Hello Kitty, and pretty much disapproved of my liking, saying I'm waaaay too old for such childish character. I guess she realized now that many grown ups adore this adorable feline, too! (Strangely, I'm not a cat lover, more like a dog person)

The back side. The pendant is 3D, but hollow. Isn't it just adorable!
I wore this in a previous post, too. With the lovely teal dress.

So, that's my mid year (Mom's) haul. Thank you again, Mom! I love you!

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Tania said...

Very true about a mothers love!

Love all of your fashion finds!


J.Rye said...


Visiting from Pink Saturday.
I hope that you can also visit my PINK

J.Rye said...

So pretty! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

I hope that you can also visit my PINK. You may also link up to my Color Connection if you'd like. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This is such a sweet post! Your mom picked out some very pretty things, I especially love the sheer tops :)

Lynne DeVenny said...

Oh, wow! If my mom bought me even one of those cuff bracelets, I'd think I'd died and gone to fashion accessory heaven :)

Jenny said...

I love that teal dress, it does look really similar to the Shabby Apple one! I would love for you to come link up to my Sunday Style linky party :)

michelle_ said...

so true about what you said about mother's love there !! your mom's really sweet :) :)

and yes your dress does look like the shabby apple's version ! although I think that your dress has got a better color !!

re: thanks for commenting on my makeup.. I don't like the idea of clogged pores and the extra minutes I need to put of a whole face of makeup everyday and that's why I prefer to focus of keeping a healthy skin and minimal makeup ;) there's always occasions to put on more makeup !


My name is Jessica said...

Awe! Such beautiful gifts. Your mom is a good shopper! Glad to be following you now.

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Your mother is truly a great shopper, I can see. She knows what you love! Gorgeous pieces, and what a lovely group of bangles. Thanks for sharing and linking to Visible Monday.

Alex said...

Wow, your Mum did so well!! You must feel spoilt! I love the jewellery, so much!! x

Anonymous said...

I love that list of mother's love...I agree with it 150%!!! That IS how I feel about my kids!
As for your goodies....WOW!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Two thumbs up on Hello Kitty!

Popped in from NDYS' Visible Monday.

sherri said...

Cute dress! Dresses are my favorite :)

Object of Maya*ffection said...

WOW! What a nice mom! That jewelry is FAB!!!

Daisy Nguyen said...

What beautiful treasures! Your mom is a special person, and it's so great that you guys can share your love of fashion together!
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

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