Monday, December 30, 2013

another new year!


(Top, Shorts, Boots, Headwrap, Lip colour)

I know I haven't updated in awhile but I have been squirreled away, enjoying the holidays and all the spare time! I do have a few outfit posts in mind and they are definitely planned, so don't worry! I just put together a quick NYE outfit of sorts, something that is sparkly and festive and yet completely wearable! Perfect for those parties (that I am not going to, I have been leading quite the quiet life lately..which is not really a bad thing) and New Year's Eve shenanigans. I've also included links to them because, well, why not wear them on other occasions?

Hope everyone's holidays have been well and that you've been happy and well-fed! Thank you for reading as always, and I really apologize for the lack of updates this year. 2013 has been good, nonetheless! Hope to see you in the new year!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

LA adventures with Lena - Part Two








Annnnd here commences part two of our LA adventure day! I took some non-candid and candid shots and really liked the result so I am posting them now~

It was a really fun day overall and I hope to be able to go visit Montreal one day..I desperately want to go cafe hopping!

Friday, December 20, 2013

LA adventures with Lena - Part One








(Dress - Urban Outfitters, Shoes - Vagabond, Tights - gift from Taiwan, Bag - Vintage, Jacket - Lamb & Flag)

So earlier this week I had the pleasure of meeting Lena, whose blog I have been following for a long long time! It was pretty cool to meet a blogger and internet stalkee (JUST KIDDING IT SOUNDS SO WEIRD) in person, but it was really fun! She was visiting California for a bit and we made plans to meet up. Those desserts? Bottega Louie. Looks heavenly, but I unfortunately did not try any! Next time I make it there I will definitely save room for desserts. Maybe I'll just go for a dessert run...
We met up and stuffed our faces (not really) and then I led Lena and Coco (her friend!) on a long trip that included a bus ride with a lot of people. Our destination? The Grove! It was done up all lovely and festive for the holiday season and it was fun perusing the shops :)

I am splitting the post into two because it might be a LONG scroll down, so look forward to part two of my photo dump!

You can visit Lena's blog post about our day here! Definitely look at her blog, because she is amazingly adorable and awesome and cool :)

Monday, December 9, 2013

ahoy there!



Ahoy there, mate-ys. So, I have recently come down with the flu (or cold, not really sure which) and have been ailing the past couple of days. Maybe the last week. The best part about that is I am currently in finals week! Hurrah! Best time to get sick, really. I am very much enjoying the change of voice and coughing and sniffling that comes with being sick (can you tell I'm being sarcastic? :P)

To compensate, here is another photo cube comprised of snaps I've taken over the past couple of months. Those star cookies? SO GOOD. Minty and taste just like Thin Mints, if you're into the whole Girl's Scout cookie thing. You can get a box at Trader Joe's. I highly recommend them.

Some scenery photos from the places I've managed to go the past couple of months...the beach is always a great place to rejuvenate and refresh your thoughts :)

Wish me luck as I take on a week full of things to do! Here's hoping my immune system works properly this time...

Monday, December 2, 2013

wishlist wishlist!


(Topshop embroidered sweat, Topshop velvet & glitter heels, Wildfox Couture Luna Sunglasses, Cameo Real Life Short)

Created a personal lust-list composed of items that I have been stalking for weeks (maybe even months), and some that I came across less than a week ago.

Florals! A girl just can't have enough. When I first laid my eyes on Cameo's Grand National collection, I screamed. Well, screamed silently to myself, but it was a scream nevertheless :P Since I tend to gravitate towards shorts, I was really happy to find that they had indeed included a shorts silhouette in the gorgeous print seen above.

I guess this post is like a semi-wishlist of sorts? Maybe you'll see me in these items in the future...a girl can wish, right?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

the places I've been.





So I disappeared off the edge of the Earth but I'm not gone! School is starting to crank up its intensity as it nears the start of the holidays; that means lots and lots of papers and work to do. Eep.

I haven't really posted pictures of my surroundings in awhile and thought I'd take a few pictures. I have been running around getting to meetings and snapped a few while exploring (read: trying to find the office) the area. Can you spot a place you know? ;)
Edit: I just noticed it has been long past the 2nd anniversary of my blog. Happy 2nd birthday, blog! I'm sorry I don't pay you enough attention but I promise I still keep you in my thoughts <3 Thank you for reading, everyone!

And also, I need to resize the pictures from previous posts because apparently they're all different sizes. Good going, me...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

shimmer & florals.






(Leather-sleeve jacket - Lamb & Flag, Embellished crop top - Forever 21, Black bustier (worn underneath) - MINKPINK, Floral chiffon shorts - Stolen Girlfriends Club, heart tights - Forever 21, 'Arthur' oxfords - Messeca)

Wore out my favorite shorts today! Weather a bit breezy and chilly? No problem, just add a trusty basic (this is my definition of basic, ahahahha) jacket over your summery ensemble and you're good to go!

I look terribly bleh and tired in the photos..I'm glad to see that my current physical condition translated SO WELL into the photos. I'll be sure to try and look more presentable next time. :P

Today I walked behind two well-dressed friends and almost wanted to ask to take their picture. I refrained, though, because I was running to class for a midterm, and I did not have any sort of camera with me. Ah well, at least their outfits are freshly ingrained into my memory.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

furry ears.





(Cat beanie - H&M, Intarsia Cardigan - Urban Outfitters from a couple years ago, Distressed overall dress - Somedays Lovin', Top - Urban Outfiters, Monk strap shoes - Vagabond)

A few new things that have joined my other clothes in the warddrobe. I stalked this overall dress ever since I saw it in the Urban Outfitters catalog a couple months back, and jumped on the change to purchase it for 50% off the sale price. Yay! Deals! The price was far kinder to my wallet than its retail price tag would have been.

I didn't necessarily need the beanie as it wasn't THAT cold, but it has cat ears! Judging from my previous post and this one, it would seem that I have a cat obsession...which may or may not be true ;)

Also, can I end this post raving about these shoes? I would wear them every day if I could. It's hilarious how obsessed I am over them. Good buy?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

sweater weather!






(Sweater - Brandy & Melville, Shorts - Random store on Melrose, Cat face tights - Forever 21, Booties - Steve Madden, Saddle Bag - Dooney & Bourke, Necklace - Forever 21) (Many thanks to SW for the photos!!)

Opened the blinds this morning to see that it was overcast and cloudy; a thought I immediately had was, sweaters!! Today I got to pull out a sweater (nevermind that it was one of my thinner sweaters) to wear. I also chose to wear my awesome cat-face printed tights, because cats.

There is a hill across from my apartment that overlooks the street, AND has a bunch of lovely flower bushes. It was spontaneously decided upon as the photo background for today, but I quite like the effect! Enjoy a few pictures of me being silly (as always). I felt like a Queen overlooking her lands...ha ha ha. :P

Monday, October 21, 2013

tree friend.





(Scarf - Forever 21, Top - Urban Outfitters, Shorts - Forever 21, Monk strap shoes - Vagabond)

Thought I'd jolt some life into my terribly neglected blog with a picture of my new shoes (I love them!!!) and the outfit I wore to school today. The scarf was added as an afterthought, but it was really cold in the shade! The temperature difference is really odd and I'm not sure whether or not I should wear longer layers or shorter ones.

You can now see the different colors in my hair, and it looks something like a parfait, does it not? :P Most of the purple(pink, not sure) has washed out, but you can see a tint of it still! It definitely makes me feel like I'm adding something to my outfits, even if I'm not wearing anything particularly special.

These shoes. They were purchased from Urban Outfitters a week or so ago when they had the big 50% off all sale items, and I have not regretted my purchase since. They are so comfortable. Since my beloved creepers have died and gone off to shoe-afterlife (R.I.P) I was on the lookout for comfortable, versatile black shoes. I did toy with the idea of getting another pair of creepers, but settled for these monk strap shoes instead. Best idea ever.

Monday, September 16, 2013

this is what it feels like.





(Silk top - thrifted, Pinafore dress - Topshop, Shoes - Topshop)

I scored this pini dress on sale for $21 dollars awhile ago, but since it is made of a corduroy material it wasn't practical for the heat. However, I have been DYING to wear it and finally suffered for a bit today :P I can't wait to wear it when the weather gets cooler!

You can see that my previously dark purple hair has faded into a magenta-ish pink...which I'm quite enjoying at the moment. The only annoying thing about it is that I have turned many shirts into a pink-polka dotted one. Bleeding dye is no fun.

I've recently been looking voraciously at the Spring 2014 collections and swooned at a bunch of them. Some of my personal favorites? Karen Walker, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jenny Packham, Preen, and Richard Chai Love. I'm still loving all those prints-on-prints and sheer detailing! Hopefully they will incorporate themselves into my wardrobe come springtime ;)

So I have less than a week until uni starts again, and I seriously have made it my personal goal to post as much as possible. Even if it requires more instagram round-up posts, I will do it. Hold me accountable!! Feel free to yell at me if you feel like I've been neglecting my poor blog.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

purple-head.




(Silk floral top - Random brand from Marshalls, Shorts - Forever 21, Necklace - H&M, Sandals - Topshop)

I have finally done something I have always told myself I was going to do one day, and that is...to dye my hair purple. It's darker than what I imagined it to be, but I like how it came out! Hurray! That's one thing to cross off my to-do list.

Also, the top! I stalked it whenever I would walk into Marshalls, and one day found it in the clearance aisles for $15. Of course it came home with me...breezy silk t-shirts are a blessing on hot days! This one reminds me of a porcelain plate (in a good way) :P

School is just around the corner! Many people may have already started. Did you get to stock up on school supplies? If you're anything like me, new notebooks and pens are something to get excited over. New outfits for fall too, maybe?

Hope everyone's enjoying the waning summer and looking forward to autumn things! :)

Monday, August 5, 2013

sparkly and delicate.








(Embellished mesh tank - Forever 21, Black bustier (worn underneath) - MINKPINK, lace cutwork skirt - Topshop, Jeffrey Campbell Lita)

I randomly happened upon this combination while trying on clothes and rather liked the effect! The lace detail on the skirt is off-white, so looking for something that matched was a bit difficult. Lo and behold! Sometimes the best combinations are already waiting in your closet. You just have to be bored enough to explore them :P

I do have to admit that I'm more awkward than usual in front of the camera...I blame my little hiatus for that. Kindly overlook it, please? ;)