Red Buttons And A Haggling Story
before you say anything, yes, i know the pictures are quite horrid today. i had to edit them heavily so that the “look” would go well with the graininess i got from shooting in low, loooow light… but uh, it didn’t work out too well. i kinda look like i have a beard in some of them. haha. but let’s just pretend these are the most spectacular photos ever, shall we? :p
so here i am wearing one of my favorite dresses. my mom bought it for me when we went to beijing a few winters ago (funny story about that) so it’s quite thick. i can only wear it when it rains, or during the -ber months when it’s a tad cooler in the city and the season seems to call for an unusual amount of red in your clothing.
anyway, going back to the beijing story. it was the day before our flight back home and we were getting frustrated with our shopping – or lack thereof. we couldn’t find any of the shopping spots for crazy bargains and such. so we were going around this shopping mall (the kind where you can haggle) and, determined cheapskate shoppers that we were, started offering the sellers ridiculous amounts. i think this dress was being sold for about 400 rmb (60 usd) and we haggled for it for… 80 rmb. haha! yes, our prices were that absurd! funnily enough, the sellers always said yes – although none of them looked happy about it. i think they were all just desperate to sell something. i can only imagine what they said about us as we walked away though, most of which involved wild hand gestures. lol.
still, i got awesome stuff at bargain prices, and a fun memory i will forever treasure. not bad, beijing, not bad at all. (:
dress – from beijing
navy coat – thrifted
clogs – c/o ferretti
satchel – thrifted