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December 21, 2009

Shopped Dresses Shipped!

I received this package some three weeks ago, but I am still ecstatic about it! I ordered the stuff last October, and I was lucky to chance upon the online sale from Forever21. Dresses are selling at $9, and $10 each. The most expensive item I got is the $11.50 dress which is still a bargain.

I bought a total of 8 dresses, 3 plain shirts and 1 tube top. I got maxi dress, maxi tierred tube dress, tube dress in plaid, brown jersey dress with bib beaded halter necklace, and some halter mini dresses.

Ordering stuff online from US stores is not really my daily hobby. Although the links are screaming sales and clearance discounts, I am still a little hesistant to add items on my cart and use my card. Think of customs taxes and shipping costs.

Tip, if you have balikbayan friends or relatives in the US, have the items shipped to their address. Have them bring the stuff when they visit Manila or if they have balikbayan boxes shipment here. That's exactly what I am doing. It saves me the trouble of tracking the item, saves me from tax thefts in customs and saves me alot of money. You may have to wait though for a few months for the items to arrive. But who cares?! The stuff will sure come to your doorstep anyway.

If you are wondering how much I paid for this, a little over Php4,000 ($95) to cover for the state tax. I took advantage of the Free Shipping in the US; and some packs of Eng Bee Tin hopia for a friend who brought the items here in Manila.