Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pick Me Up

I always need a pick-me-upper when I wake up and this never fails to brighten up my mornings:

penshoppe flip flop label, by bitsandtreats
I have a confession to make. I don’t own any Havaianas. Seriously.

When it first entered Philippine shores, I felt that the prices were ridiculous. Never mind that it’s “indestructible”. I wouldn’t pay Php3,000 for a pair of tsinelas. That was years and years ago. Fast forward to today most pairs are affordable. 

Another reason is I want variety in my wardrobe whether it be shoes, bags, etc. and I want to see a lot of pieces. If I want flip flops, I must have several different flip flops. Had I bought Havaianas, I would have been stuck with just a few pieces because I’m watching my budget. That’s why most of the time, I prefer cheaper items because I can always change them. When Banana Peel started, I was hooked because they had colorful flip flops at very affordable prices. I would buy several pairs per week. I would buy flip flops for all my family just so I can see different flip flops everyday!

I had these brown Banana Peels that I’ve been using for 5 years and last week, the right flip flop broke. These were my bath slippers. I didn’t want to buy a new pair because I still had my HerBench flip flops but I slipped in the bathroom while taking a bath and hurt my foot so MB said that we should buy new bath slippers.

MB was looking for a new shirt last Sunday and we went to Penshoppe and I was lucky to find these:

orange and yellow penshoppe flip flops, by bitsandtreats

They might be too bright for other people but it’s the perfect color to wake me up in the mornings. I say lucky because they were on sale at only Php119. = )  It makes me happy to look down on my feet every once in a while, while cooking, doing chores or taking a bath. Cheers me up every time!

The quality of the HerBench slippers is starting to deteriorate (they make my feet hurt and I get blisters whereas before I was completely happy with them) and so I’ve decided to invest on higher end flip flops like Havaianas, Ipanema and Grendha but I’m leaning towards the last 2. 

What’s your favorite brand of flip flops?


  1. I don't either! I have the ones designed by Gisele Bundchen - Ipanema, right? - and they are comfy, I love them.

  2. Yes, I like Ipanema better than Havaianas. They are softer and more comfortable. I'm going to buy a couple of pairs soon.



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