Stumble Into Indonesia's Unseen Places
Submitted by mumunmumun on 13 July 2014 • Uncategorized
Sure! I’ve shopped online before. The only items I’ve bought online were plane tickets. What else?! If not that, well I’d probably have Vira shop tickets or items for me because she’s so kind (and she has a valid credit card and she’s my secretary). Basically, I rarely shop online for anything else than… let’s say it together again, people… TICKETS! Online shopping for other stuff was never my vortex. However, I’ve been debating about it with myself whether that’s a good or bad thing.
When it comes to clothes, especially shoes, I’m the worst! I can be picky with no reason, just because. I’m the type that would only buy clothes that I try beforehand, which isn’t a strange thing growing up in more conventional times where Internet was a myth. I want to be confident on what I use my money for. So, when the opportunity came for me to shop online on berrybenka.com, I twisted and turned in my sleep, thinking how I could live through this. I just had to, I thought. When the time came, I thought I might as well go all out. I went all girly, my style of course, and chose dresses that would be loose and flexible with all body types. I considered the dresses well and thought if I could wear them on different occasions including traveling, which also applied to everything else I ordered. I remember making the order from Padang, West Sumatra.
I’m wearing the Aries dress.
Here’s the thing about shopping online, when it comes to buying clothes:
It was an experience! I had called Vira a few times, not to mention Whatsapp conversations, asking her this and that in panic what to get, before finally deciding. And as the result, well, you can see for yourself. How did I do? So what does all of this have to do with traveling? Convenience, silly!
I have on Grace et Mercy Kanya Sandals.
Having to travel and have a shop at the tip of your fingers is wonderful. If your travels are a series of villages, small towns, forests and fields, yet you have party by the end of your journey and want to look nice in something new, wouldn’t you want to buy something that is sold like in the malls near home? Or, after all those thin shirts, genie pants and bad-hair-day-headband, wouldn’t you want something pretty to meet up with friends to tell them all about your escapades over coffee? I would and I did.
Berrybenka.com was right; shopping was just a click away. After a few clicks in Padang, and a few glitches that were easily fixed, my items were waiting for me at home in Jakarta. I was grinning and like, ‘Whoa! Online shopping is dangerous. I could get used to this!’ Geez! I sound like a cheesy infomercial, but I’m not too proud to admit that it’s true and it did feel like an awakening. Well, it was a good experience. Last note, here are a few tips on buying dresses online: – Models are usually tall, so something that looks too short on them might be just right or too long on you. – Be aware of breast size. Models rarely have full breast, so what looks just right on them might be tighter on different cup size girls.
My legs aren’t as long as it should be for Fumiko Pants Fleur.
By the way, don’t forget to drop by and see what Vira got for herself here. This was a collaboration work with Zocko.com and berrybenka.com. The clothes were provided based on my choice but the admittedly cheesy confession about liking online shopping was entirely mine.