You know those towns in TV shows with town centers and promenades and parks? You know, places where people hang out to buy a few quirky things or perhaps get a bite to eat. Well, we don’t have those here. What we have are malls. In fact, our malls are pretty much the all-in-one go-to spots for just about everything.
Do you want to buy fresh fish? Mall supermarket. Do you want to hear mass? Mall lobby. Do you want to eat at a restaurant that serves a fusion of Asian and Mexican food? Yep, mall.
Which is why I found it surprising when I realized that I survived two weeks without stepping into one. When the boyfriend invited me to blow off a random afternoon looking at random stuff at the mall, I said yes right away.
I wore my current fave shoes. I met a cute pair of brogues/sneakers from Vans. I had a photo taken with the mall Christmas tree. I found DIY inspiration (i.e. this frame-turned-shelf at a home decor store that costs a gazillion pesos). I bought hooks. I panicked at the sight of teenagers at the arcade.
And when we arrived home, I made a Polyvore set inspired by what I wore. Because sometimes, outfits look even more perfect on paper.