So, I was just browsing for a shopping spot in Singapore, and I am desperately googling for a fashion blogger opinion. That gives me an idea, it's pretty obvious where that idea took me--here. Since I live in Jogjakarta so I'm gonna "provide you my opinion" about my choices of shopping spots in Jogjakarta.
Just like my post tittle said: I'm not the best on giving advices. So please consider this post as my big bowl of opinion. But who knows? This might help you when you're in Jogja and some sort of party or God-knows-what invitation or whatever pops out nowhere. Well, that needs to happen since Jogja is mostly an art and culture center not a shopping kind of town.
Anyways, here's some places I think you should go when you're out of things to wear in your trip to Jogja
First one I would like to recommend you is a boutique in Jalan Parangtritis, Dejong. This boutique provides you clothing with expensive atmosphere, made in Bali, and by that I mean nice clean cut, good quality fabric, and limited amount of stock which means your pick can be one of kind. I found a darling salmon colored dress the last time I got there, I didn't buy it though. There was also this great sleeveless top, a layer of black embroidered thin see-trough fabric (which I think is organdi) covering a layer of what I think is a lamé. This a-line top could just be your instant BFF once it covers your bloating stomach. There are two stores of Dejong both in the same lane, just go to Jalan Parangtritis, it'll be on your left (dari jokteng), before pasar. Oh and in case you were wondering, I didn't buy anything because I have a very limited budget and basically because I'm a student, and since we're speaking of price I would say they're a little pricey but very, very worth it.
P.S. You should take a look around the area, you can find interesting places like art galleries, tattoo studios, and restaurants. Like my favorite restaurant, Mediteranea, in Jalan Tirtodipuran.
I also like to stroll down Jalan Cendrawasih where you can find shops from rather-commercial stores ones to not-so-commercial boutiques. So, you might have no idea where Jl. Cendrawasih is exactly, so let me ring you a bell--Il Mondo Pizza, familiar? I just discover the street name myself--by googling, of course. There are plenty choices there, and not to mention a nice café in front of Seven-Souls-Arcade-which-name-I-kinda-forgot where you can a take a break and sip your cup of coffee. It's in Demangan Baru, and accessible with buses both Trans Jogja and Bis Kota. My favorite spots there would be Daun Hitam which is right next to Il Mondo. So once, I went there and found the cutest royal blue velvet a-line dress with black faux leather collar, I wanted a second opinion so I didn't buy it right away, and then--poof!--it's gone when I came back. Also, right next to Daun Hitam is Lemon Lime, where they sell what they create and they're collection are just the cutest, I recommend you their collection of skirts.
You can also walk a little further and find Sekenplés in Jl. Kenari. They sell good quality secondhand clothings and also some other things like dolls. I always sneak in to their guy clothing section everytime I go there, they have flannel shirts that gives me a great vision of a boyfriend look I'm willing to try on. After all, oversized shirt can never do wrong. They also have great shoes, again specially on the men section, I even found the cutest pink jelly heels, which apparently didn't fit me. They also have Dowa bag the last time I'm there.
I was just about to end this post when Friday to Sunday cross my mind. I love the fact that it's steps away from my school. It's in Sagan, just follow the sign, or just go to Plaza Ambarukmo if you're not willing to risk getting lost, it has another store there. It has a catchy store atmosphere, where you can find quite unique items like that neon rubber-like purse or a batik platform. (Speaking of batik check out Ana's online shop Little Luna. She's a very good friend of mine--I can't stop telling people how we met in kindergarten--you can reach her on her twitter @littlelunashop). I'm not exactly a mall goer, but when I go there, I'll be sure I check out Gaudi and Hardware.
I guess those are the first that come across my mind whenever I need to shop in Jogja, since I prefer shopping on my holidays in Jakarta--well, duh, it's on my mom. Don't forget to keep an eye open for bazaars like Ladies Day, Pops Market, VVIP Bazaar, and a bunch of pop up market that comes around anytime in Jogja. You can find many cool indie brands and also secondhand shops, you can even find me and Ana! Just stay tune to Twitter and follow any accounts that you believe can inform you best about Jogja.
Well, it's late (even for holidays I consider 10.30 P.M. late, I'm such a sleepy head my backbones ache because of too much sleeping--that's what my mom said). I'm gonna publish this post even if this is the ugly raw version (and edit it tomorrow or whenever my access to the internet is ease), since it's the holiday season you travelers might need this.
Also, sorry for my not-so-witty writing skills, my English went very stiff today for some reason, it shouldn't be cause I've been reading my Pretty Little Liars book--they are addictive and thrilling, I recommend this too!
I think I need to tell you that I just found out how I can use blogger with my phone, you must've thought I live in a cave or something for knowing this so late. I'm super excited to post about my holiday and brag about my thrift finds *dancing* also, my personal post about why the hell I've been abandoning my blog which probably tells about how I can actually like school, something even I found odd.
hope this post helps, enjoy your school break!