Yesterday, I went to Divisoria to accompany my good friends, Rech and Yen. Our initial intention was only to help Rech find a perfect Filipiniana Dress for her for the upcoming College and University graduations in the University of the Philippines Diliman come April 25-26, 2008. We first visited Tutuban Center Mall. We found out that after a year of not gone there the place has already changed so that we had a hard time in deciphering our usually favorite stalls. Good thing, the mall is not that big and all we had to do was to ask around (as it is the right thing to do).
Finally, we went to a gown stall. The Filipinianas there were intricately designed and each set has its own unique style of elegance and patriotism. Like for example this one:
Above is a beautiful baro at saya. If you attend occasions such as pageants, or graduation ceremonies (like in the case of Rech), the femnine design, elegant embroidery, and a floor length skirt (that is depicted in the above picture) will keep you feeling elegant all day long!
While I mentioned above that our initial intention was only for that Filipiniana Dress, because we still had a whole heck of a time, we hopped from one mall to another and ended up buying in the streets. In the side walks, summer outfits are sold for a very cheap price, way cheaper than those cheap clothes in the Divisoria malls. The three of us were able to buy oh-so-many summer clothes for a budget of a thousand bucks. Now, we are already armed for our Labor Day loooong weekend trip in Puerto Galera!