Collective Style Haul | UNIQLO, Disney, H&M, Forever 21

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

E R M E R G E R D ,   C L O T H E S !

Admittedly, I am not fashionable. 

I've discussed my ineptitude countless and countless of times. And though I've made peace with the truth, I still want clothes. It is innate in our nature to desire, to receive and to repeat. In Japan, I desired clothes.

Japan has such an immerse sense of style. Girls in high heeled boots with stocking and short skirts. Boys in smart suits with ties fastened around their neck. I stared longingly, wishing I wasn't dressed so frumpy with my hand-knitted beanie and oversize sweater. This envy made me buy pieces in both Japan and Singapore. 

In an attempt to look cool, and always failing.

In Japan, there were shoe stores galore. Miles and miles of shoe stores with every mall we entered. This wasn't surprising since the girls had such pretty shoes. I invested in some versatile pairs instead. These functional White Sneakers are a tad too small, but bought due to the need for walking shoes. 

Ultimately unnecessary, since I bought Chelsea Boots in the same store and haven't stopped wearing them. A fantastic pair I've been wearing every day now, like in my last OOTD post. How unfortunate I can't seem to remember the store's name. Darn, my inability to read Japanese!

But I know exactly where I got these Disney pieces from. In Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth. Which it was but that's another story for another time. In the clothing store, we picked up a Belle Cropped Sweater which I did not realize until I put it on days later, and a Snow White Clutch I adore. I still have to figure out how to style it though.

UNIQLO is a Japanese brand, think H&M of the East. Malaysian and Singapore outlets are nothing compared to the gargantuan store in Shibuya, Tokyo. Three stories high my sister and I ran around to find pieces for a Disneybound the next day.

It is the best store to find inexpensive quality pieces. We bought two Turtleneck Sweaters, a cream-white and baby blue, for 900 Yen each. Soft and cotton, I have not worn it yet in Brunei's humid weather. Fingers crossed to see if I start sweating buckets.

I also picked up a pair of Beige Legging Pants and matching Long Cardigan in the store. I lack basic browns so these versatile items will definitely come in handy in the foreseeable future. 

Despite by dying wallet, I decided to stop by at H&M and Forever 21 in Singapore. A broke teenager's haven.

In H&M, my sister and I picked up two items. A Short Camo Flannel Shirt and ribbed knit jersey dress. They were impulse purchases but ones neither regret. This Forever 21 Midi Skirt might be however. It's too big and hangs just below my hips. Luckily, we have a sewing machine that could sew it into a high-waisted skirt.

As I've said in my previous haul, I regret nothing and everything.

Some of these items I intend to keep in my capsule wardrobe, wearing them regularly. Others will be memorabilia, smiled upon but rarely worn. That's fine for now. 

For now, I will enjoy these piece I bought. For about three weeks, then I want more clothes. It is innate in our nature to desire, to receive and to repeat.

What pieces did you recently get?


  1. Love it! I had fun reading this.

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  2. Those boots are amazing! I'd love to go shopping in Japan, they have so many different styles as a culture it must be so interesting and unique!

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  3. SO MUCH PRETTY. Seriously great picks!

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  4. Gosh, I haven't been shopping in ages. I miss it so much, so I'm living vicariously through your hauls! I think my favorite pieces are the two turtlenecks (especially the blue, as I cannot keep white clean).

  5. love the black boots :)

  6. It kills me when you say you have no style! Haha, because I love your outfit posts. Those boots are killer! I feel like I would ruin the white shoes within one day... Can't wait to see what you do with everything you bought :)

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  7. All of this and you say
    You're not fashionable???!!
    Then I don't know who is
    because those black boots are everything

  8. I love that belle jumper! Disney themed clothes are right up my street! :) xxx

  9. Great haul! I love the Belle sweater! It's so cute.

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  10. Such a great haul, Bash! You found some really great pieces! I'm currently in Paris and plan on doing some shopping tomorrow. :)
    Much love from Paris!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  11. How can one go to Japan and not shop. You definitely picked up a nice mix of classic and unique items. I was just in Uniqlo today and bought a pair of pants for myself and a shirt for my husband.

  12. Agree that in Japan it's shoes overload, or in general, merchandise and sensory overload! Such a cute haul, love it!

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  13. Wow, Japan sounds so cool! Love your Disney pieces :)

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  14. OMG, I know that if I ever visit Japan, I'll probably need another suitcase to carry all the items I buy. What with skincare, makeup and all their funky fashion, I would TOTALLY need 3 suitcases. So lucky!


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  15. Great haul! I think your style is so unique and that's why it's fabulous! Why dress like the others when you can be yourself?

    xx Yasmin

  16. Such great finds! I need to go to Japan ASAP! haha! (:


  17. Very cool items! I'm a fan of Uniqlo! I always find something that has a special urban feel to it. Got two shirts I love from there.


  18. Love these pieces you have bought. I am exactly the same when it comes to clothing. I get a lot and get very excited about them. Then after few weeks I feel the need to get more... :) x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  19. firstly, yes you are fashionable, dont know what you are on about. lol
    and secondly, so handy to have a sewing machine, I have bought so many clothes that dont fit well and that would cost me way too much to have fixed :/

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  20. Japan style is one my faves too especially school girl looks.
    Glad you had a pair of white sneaks which is fun to pair with anything.
    I never had chunky boots which i think i needed soon.

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  21. I love the Belle sweater and Snow White clutch! I'm inlove with Disney stuff.

  22. That looks like a great haul ! I haven't been shopping in ages so this post really makes me want to go on a crazed shopping spree !! :) Xx

  23. Loving these pieces - you make me want to go on a shopping spree!

  24. Such a lovely haul, loved your shows and pants.

  25. Love Uniqlo's basic clothing! They're a must-haves!

  26. Great items, I love the boots, so cool!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  27. There are a lot of adjectives I would use to describe your style- rad, creative, funky, but frumpy would not be one of them!

  28. You bought amazing things, dear Bash, especially I really like your your baby blue sweater, it's so pretty :)

  29. Wow,love the new items :D Is there a lookbook in the making? :)

  30. I love all these pieces...absolutely beautiful!

  31. That Snow White Clutch!!!! :O So jealous that is seriously so cool!

  32. Haha, I want... candy... no clothes too! LOL The more, the better... just kidding!
    I love the style of Japan's girls, edgy and unique. Unfortunately we don't have a Uniqlo store in our city but hey at least I can shop online. YAY! :) Love your versatile pieces, especially the camo sweater. So cool!!

    xoxo Ira

  33. Nice pieces dear, cute sweaters.

  34. Thanks for sharing this great haul, loving all your picks! That snow white clutch is so cute :)

    xoxo Nicole

  35. Nice pieces I love the disney shirts.

  36. Ahh this makes me want to go shopping as well! I love the chelsea boots you picked up, especially with the heel! I've never gotten anything from Uniqlo, though it's quite popular here as well.

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  37. Great haul! I'm going to forever21 this weekend (the closest one to me is a 4.5 hour drive) and I am VERY excited!