Being the cheapskate that I am, I always opt… Wait, I am no cheapskate! I just don’t have a lot of money, that is.
So anyway, I grew up with just enough money to get by plus perhaps a little extra for the “wants”. Thus, here I am now, a person who more often than not opts for middle goodies, i.e. average-priced with average quality.
With this, I would like to share how I got my summer beach look for less than 700 bucks.
First, you need to go to a place where you can get the garments that you pictured in mind. In my case, Market! Market! I went straight ahead to the supermarket and saw a lot of choices right away. Since it’s Summer, more than half of the display are beach outfits.
First up, board shorts. Lucky me, I found a nice pair at the Maui & Sons. (Read) On Sale!
Tip: Even when you’re out of budget, do not skip the pricey lane, as they might have items on sale.
Next is the top. There was an endless array of options actually, but when I saw this one from a brand called Nautilus, I grabbed it right away.
Last is the flops. Normally, I would have opted for Banana Peel, rightly priced luxury. However, I bought from a brand called Reva. The rubber is less comfy but the extra bucks I was able to conserve was worth the reduced comfort.
|120 pesos (?)|
There. I just bought me-self a nice set of beach garments. Wheeepeee!
And since I had spare cash to spend, I bought a set of undergarments as well.
Truth is, for the past weeks I had been shuffling only two briefs. They’re all I have left. Thus I really need to purchase these. 3 + 1 at Walker. Comfortable to wear, good quality, inexpensive. Priced at P199 to P229 apiece. Ergo, ~P600 for the quadruple. Neat, eh?