Ukay-ukay outfits

You may (or may not) know that I'm the buyer for the Ukay Manila Store. I visit ukay stores all over the metro to find unique pieces to sell on the online store I co-own. I'm proud to say that the store has been successful in its first year, but more than that, I'm proud that I don't just sell ukay-ukay - I live in it!

There are some pieces that I simply don't have the heart to sell. Sometimes, I find something that I know won't sell, but it's just too unique or cheap to not buy. There are so many beautiful things in an ukay, more than what you'll find in a run-of-the-mill department store. Cheaper, too. That's why most of the clothes I have in my wardrobe are thrifted.

Here are a few outfits I came up with in a fit of boredom. I took pictures so I'll remember to wear them since I absolutely hate being late just because I keep changing my clothes!

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I love the cropped jacket here. It's so 80's. Wore it with a blue polo the day before and it was perfect! The shoes are from eBay.

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The cardigan is a practical find. I see myself using this a lot in the coming rainy season. Shoes from People R People.

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This velvet jacket is so luxe, yet quite practical too. It will match with everything! I also love the sheer lacy top. I wear this all the time since it's a no-brainer to wear with plain bottoms. Shoes from Substance.

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