Thursday, December 3, 2009

Shop for a cause

Do you think there is such thing as shopping without the guilt? Yes, there is and the answer is charity bazaar. It's like killing two birds with one stone; shop for yourself and shop for charity.

On 14th November, KBU International College, Bandar Utama organised Pink Bazaar. It was an event to raise awareness of Breast cancer and also to raise RM20,000 fund. I went there with my flea market kaki (in other words, friend). The both of us just love bazaars and flea markets.

The bazaar was relatively small with about 20 stalls or booths. There were stalls selling food, clothes, accessories to name a few. I bought a skirt and a vintage brooch at Jumbo sale booth. These two items for RM6 - what a bargain and lucky finds for me!

The skirt is pleated with prints of small polka dots of red and white with black ground. A touch of alteration is needed to give the skirt a new breathe of style. As for the brooch, it is a golden flower with pearl in the middle with some clear crystals on the petals. The design is classic yet elegant. Something new to add into my accessories collection.

Since charity bazaars provide an opportunity to raise fund for a good cause, I believe charity bazaars should be organised more often. How fun shopping can be when you are supporting a good cause.