Tuesday, January 31, 2012

one person factory.





Salutations!!

I finally received my order of beads after a two week delay...and I proceeded to make bracelets! I'm a tad bit addicted now. I don't know whether or not that's a good or bad thing.

The only bad thing is..I keep sizing them really really tiny, because my wrists are freakishly small. I must remember to make them bigger!

Want to make your own? Here is the tutorial that I used! I modified the designs slightly (in terms of beading and attaching the button clasp), but they are SUPER easy to make! :) I am thinking of making a couple for a future giveaway that I have planned.

Next plan of attack? Make more types of bracelets!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

adventuretime.





Good morning/afternoon/evening! (:

I finally had the opportunity to have a fun day out with friends after so many weeks. This also means proper outfit pictures. Yeah!! (A big thank you to my lovely friends for being my photographers. Muah <3)

It was a fun day filled with lots of food (cajun fries, Sprinkles cupcakes, bread bowls, gelato...yum!) and laughter and fun. The weather was absolutely GORGEOUS as well, and I'm sure it added to the mood. I can't wait for another adventure!



The bread bowl. MM. Courtesy of Boudin bakery ;)



(Vest and lace maxi - Forever 21, necklace - Etsy, Sheer black top - Shakuhachi, bracelet - Brandy & Melville)

I finally got to wear out new items from my wardrobe today and they were quite lovely! The top is from a recent haul from Urban Outfitters, something I snagged at $5.99! I am definitely pleased with the purchase and the fact that I finally own something from Shakuhachi. Too bad they keep coming out with new items that I like. Oh well? :P Here's a better picture!



I am also awaiting more packages, in which one is a new camera lens. I can't wait to test it out. Then I have many many packages of textbooks, an order of beads...yikes.

Have a lazy, relaxing day! Enjoy yourselves.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

sunshine.

The weather is WEIRD. But it's beautiful outside and I get to wear things without obscuring them with jackets, so...I should be thankful!

School has started and I am already floundering in work. Not to mention the fact that most my classes this semester will have research papers. That should be fun.

Please ignore the fact that I am the probably the awkward-est (it's not a word but oh well...) person on this planet. That being said, feel free to laugh. :)



(Mesh crop top - Urban Outfitters, tank - Forever 21, shorts - Urban Outfitters)

I should actually hire my own personal photographer or something! It's terrible when you have to rely on a self-timer. Also, these shorts!! I am in love. I want more. Yes, I am aware that I sound quite greedy. I am sorry.



The beading!! Look at its wonderful floral and shininess!

I am desperately awaiting the mail, because I have 0284203984 things that should come to me over the next few days. Including an awesome deal that I snagged...which will have its own dedicated post. Teehee. Until then!

Thanks so much for reading <3

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I've been a boring person.

Really. My week has consisted of browsing online stores (as always..), blogs, tumblr, work, and generally not being productive. School starts tomorrow, so I will become more productive!! I hope!!

I've been looking through Ann He's amazing photos and they blow me away. Every one of them. They're so magical...and I can't help but wish I could do the same ;) Seems like I'll have to talk some friends into modeling for me! I have some ideas. Hmmm.

Have I ever mentioned how much I love H&M's Spring 2012 line? They're just asking for my money. They can have it all.



Also, Happy Lunar New Year's to those who celebrate it! I wish you lots of happiness and luck and awesomeness in the year of the Dragon. ;)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

gloom gloom.

Hello hello! Just yesterday I was complaining how this hasn't been a proper Winter! Not much rain, lots of sun, and warmer temperatures...and now it's suddenly gloomy and cold(er). Did I jinx the weather? I'm not sure.

I've been meaning to post more outfit posts but...I have excuses. I will have a proper one soon, I promise! Besides, it's cold! And it seems most of my clothes are suited for warmer weather.



(Scarf - Nordstrom Rack, Top - Forever 21, Jeans - Forever 21)

I think I live in this sweatshirt-top and jeans all the time. I constantly wear it when I'm running errands, or if I'm having a lazy day (..I am having one today, yes).

While looking at the Geranium bush outside I thought, "I should use the flowers as props!" And I remembered the ASHISH 2012 collection and the fresh flowers stuck into combat boots.




This is my spontaneous version! I think I'll try it again with proper flowers next time...:P

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

some new acquisitions :)

Here are some of my newest additions to my closet! I don't *think* that I have tons of stuff...at least, I hope I don't. :P I frequently purge my closet of things I don't wear anymore, so it balances out. Sometimes.



I thrifted this embroidered top and vest a week or so ago! Both for a little under $10. :)



My purchases from late night browsing on Urban Outfitters. I bought this on New Year's Eve. Do you see my obsession with lace and embroidery starting to surface? ;)



And lastly, this knit H&M jumper! I've been looking for one with a braid pattern design on the front...and this one delivered. I'm pretty happy with it. Besides, it was marked down to $10...doesn't get any better than that!

I'm supposed to put myself on a shopping ban, but we'll see. I need to be vigilant!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

current obsessions!!

Late last night I was stumbling through an awesome blog, and happened upon my (now) new clothing brand of interest, Three Floor!

I've been attracted to pastels and neons lately, and the new collection for this brand had both! That makes me a happy girl :)



These are some of my favorite looks. The dress in the middle!! SWOOON. Something tells me that my bank account is in trouble. I won't be surprised if I cave and buy the dress...uhoh.

Check out the rest of their amazing items here!!

p.s. look forward to a 'recent hauls' post sometime soon. :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

floaty bedjackets & art museums.

Yesterday, we (meaning my friends and I...as always) went on a little LA excursion. The plan was to go to LACMA, Umami Burger, Pershing Square, and Urth Caffe..buuuut getting lost meant that we went only to LACMA and Pershing Square. Oh well? That leaves another excursion for another time, so no complaints there!

Anyway...LACMA. I had such a fun time relishing all the different pieces and artwork on display, especially the Rodarte collection! If anyone has the chance to go, please do! The dresses are exquisite. And so are their regular collections. :)





Here is a random sampling of the installations available to view! I didn't get close enough to note the titles or the artists, however...oops.


Flashing signs are always awesome.



Have I ever mentioned how obsessed I am becoming with embellishments and embroidery? I've caught myself on Etsy and Urban Outfitters and various other sites looking at beaded and embroidered things. I want it allll. This particular piece greeted me as we stepped off the elevator to see the Rodarte collection.


(Tulle embroidered bedjacket - Forever 21, Tank - Forever 21, Necklaces - Etsy and Alex & Chloe for Forever 21, Jeans - Paige, Boots - Steve Madden)

See that rose?! HOW ON EARTH IS IT TALLER THAN ME. Well, it is a print...but still.

Here's an amusing picture of me to end this post. Have a wonderful day/night! :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

I love Etsy.

A parcel from Etsy ended up in my mailbox today and I was so excited to open it! I always get excited when I get things in the mail...and that made me sound like a little kid. Oh well!

Anyway, I ended up ordering this necklace from Etsy late last month, and I am extremely pleased with it.





Although I ordered one necklace (the three point brass triangle one), imagine my surprise and delight when I opened the other box to see this lovely square necklace! The seller included it as a sorry gift for the shipping delay. It's such a cute necklace, and I think it might get a lot of wear in the near future...stay tuned. ;)




The boxes it came in. Aren't they cute?! I think I have a thing for little gift boxes...uhoh.

Check out the Etsy seller here! You won't regret it!

On another note...I just saw Alexander Wang's Pre-fall 2012 collection on Style.com. I am in looooove. It makes me want to dress in varying shades of grey and black!

Sigh..when will I ever make up my mind?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

random day.



Here is a picture of a pair of boots that I recently got! I love them, but they are too big on me...I can't get another smaller size because apparently a size 6 is the smallest available. I'll just wear them with thick socks. :P

Today was a day of errands...went to Armstrong Garden Center to pick up a few things, and ran across one of my favorite flowers! :)



Camellias!



A picture of the shoes I wore out today. ;)

California has been so hot the past couple of days! It honestly does not feel like winter at all...I want my semi-cold weather back.