Thursday, June 19, 2014

online shopping hacks + a constant


It's been awhile! I've been overwhelmed with a lot of changes and haven't been able to update. The thing is, I have some time to dedicate to this blog as I now have a newly-minted B.A. degree under my belt! Even if things change, this blog is always here for me to update. So, this becomes an unchanging constant...for now. Ah, now to plunge into the difficulties of finding a job! Here's hoping that it goes somewhat successfully...

For those of you who online shop a lot, you most likely have your own methods of finding the best deals on things. Being resourceful is key! Out of those many resources, though, wishlists are very, very helpful in helping me getting a good deal on things that I actually want to buy. Take for example Urban Outfitters! I like to browse their website because they have a pretty good selection of things I want. Whenever I find something I am interested in, I immediately add it to my wishlist.
Whenever I do go back on UO (and I do this more often than I'd like to admit...), one of the first things I do is to log onto my wishlist and scan the things I have added. I use it as a tool to check if something that I have been interested in has gone on sale, and continue to do this until it has. Sometimes I will wait even if it does go on sale initially, because I know that the price will eventually drop lower! I've gotten many, many of the things I truly want this way and saved myself some money at the same time. Some things do sell out quickly if I don't act on them, but usually I end up realizing that I didn't really want it anyway.

I know that there are other websites out there that alert you when something you like goes on sale, and those are very helpful! But if you tend to shop at the same few stores and don't need to use their services, the wishlist function comes in very handy. It also helps weed out purchases that you don't REALLY like but get just because it is on sale, so...win win!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Skimming the Surface - Wardrobe Edition





Some of my most recent acquisitions, although these three items barely skim the surface. I've splurged on a leather jacket (or two...), bought leather runner shorts, ordered vintage items from Etsy, among other things.

The floral patterned shirt was a find at a Goodwill when I was itching to go thrifting! I laugh and joke that it makes me look like an old grandpa, but it's so nice to wear when it's hot outside! The shorts I picked up via Etsy, and it fits a bit tightly, but I like it nonetheless. I think the reason why it fits like it does is because it's cut from a pair of men's jeans...and they don't really allow for someone who has an, uh, curvier hip area.

The lovely pea-green scuba material skirt is by Funktional! I bought it off Need Supply when it was on major sale, and I love how structured it is. I've seen a few floating around the web so if you like flippy skirts, go for it!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

lemon lime.




(Lemon-lime shirt - Etsy, Striped top - Forever 21, Leather runner shorts - Topshop, Metallic Bronze slip-ons - Vans)

I know that I've been gone for the longest time but it has been very hard to find time to blog! Sometimes you have those days where you know you should get it done, but never get around to doing it. I finally was able to take a few quick pictures with this silk shirt I bought while perusing Etsy; I'm not sure I like it 100%, since it is really bright in person, but wanted to take it out for a spin before I decide whether or not it has a permanent space in my closet.

I also upgraded my vans slip-ons to these SHINY bronze ones, and I feel like it's one step up from the usual ones I used to wear before this. Now I don't have to feel so casual when I wear them. Yay! P.S. - I just realized that I have three posts in a row with these leather shorts. Good job, me! Getting your money's worth :P

Saturday, April 5, 2014

tiles, carousels, mint walls.



(Faux leather sleeve parka - Lamb & Flag, scarf - Forever 21, rose tights - Forever 21, leather runner shorts - Topshop, quilted bag - Vintage)

Thought I'd be a bit old school today and took my instax out for a spin. Here are some random snaps that I made my boyfriend take for me while we walked around in the sunny weather! He was obviously a bit confused when I wanted to take a picture with a mint green wall, but artistic vision doesn't have to be understood...right? ;P

Friday, March 14, 2014

bell flowers.







(Silk embroidered top - Opening Ceremony, leather runner shorts - Topshop, boots - Steve Madden)

Some of the newest additions to my closet that I haven't had a chance to photograph yet. I purchased the shorts a month ago after spotting it on the Topshop website. After realizing that I had always wanted a pair of leather shorts (haha), I decided to go for it. They have a elasticated waist and are extremely comfortable to wear, which usually means that it was a great decision to purchase it.

This top! If I could wax poetic about it, I would. I spotted it on Need Supply for almost 1/3rd of the original price and had to snap it right up. The embroidery actually reminds me of the Phillip Lim pieces I recently mentioned (and will probably continue to mention, seeing as how I've brought it up again already) and has a lovely grey sheen to it. I'm so very glad that I decided to take the plunge and purchase it! I did also purchase another GORGEOUS top but unfortunately returned it as I didn't quite like the fit...I'm still telling myself that it was a good decision, because even clothes that fit slightly off don't get worn as much.

Okay, back to work! I just had to gush about today's outfit and now I must get back to doing studious things like I should be doing. Happy Friday! :)

P.S. That picture of me leaning awkwardly? I thought it was funny and now you can laugh at it, too. You're welcome!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

3.1 phillip lim Spring 2014 + zara inspirations


(Pictures courtesy of Style.com and Zara)

When I first looked at Phillip Lim's S/S 2014 collection, I gave a little internal scream. The geode-inspired pieces are quirky and delicate in just the right way. Of course, whenever I look at collections and start to drool over them, I realize that most of the pieces are way out of my price range. Are you like me and want to wear colorful rocks on your body? Thankfully, Zara came through with the perfect alternative to your geode-haunted sartorial dreams. The next best thing to actually wearing geodes, which can head you towards rocky (hahahaha) fashion territory.

You can purchase the Zara sweatshirt here!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Affordable thrill: Scalloped Shorts


(Pictures courtesy of Forever 21)

Late night online window shopping equals finding something that is cute and affordable! At only $8.80, add a pop of bright color to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. I'm really digging the little notch in the front..reminds me of a similar pair of shorts I spotted on Topshop! You can shop this under-10dollars-steal here!