I met up with an old friend today, and explored a new shopping centre after breakfast. Found a shop called Big Girls, which is owned by a Thai woman who has been living in Brunei for over 20 years. She brings in clothes from Thailand, and the ones I've tried out (and I tried out lots!) were quite good quality - nice, lightweight material :-)
It stocks sizes from L to XXXXL, or 1 to 4, I believe. I can fit into a size 1 or 2, so it says something about how it would satisfy a demographic that has been neglected for so long!
Maimunah, the owner, is uber friendly and helpful - she suggested different items to try on, and has a notebook in her shop where she gets her customers to write down their phone numbers so she can text them when new stock comes in! How bloody amazing is that? :-D
So... I bought a few things - two tops and two bottoms. I bought one grey cardigan, which is quite heavy, so it'll serve me well at work where the airconditioning is set to quite a low temperature. I also bought one pair of black 3/4 pants to wear around the house, and a pair of beautiful grey jersey harem pants - my first pair! I'm still figuring out how to wear it without resulting in something quite ungraceful :-p
Though, I have tried on an outfit with the harem pants - an emerald green t-shirt underneath an unbuttoned white Oxford shirt, and the grey wedges I wore for my graduation :-)
The second top was one that Maimunah recommended. A chocolate cap sleeve shirt with bronze and rusted silver embellishment around the collar - it's a bit big, though it looks good that way :-)
Maimunah says that there will be new stock sometime next week - I'm looking forward to her text! :-)
Pictures, hopefully in the next post :-))