greys and greens

Sometimes the best outfit shot is a quick spin-and-twirl even though you're completely haggard, look like crap, and twirling is the last thing on your mind.

F21 skirt and knee-highs, Payless boots, random top, blazer from street boutique in Taiwan, headband borrowed from sister

Latest obession? Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games books (yes, i know, they're 'young adult'. whatever, i'm 14 again). finished the second book this afternoon and now can finally get back to productivity, sleep, and the rest of my life.. haha. wow i sound so ridiculous here. but i get like that with book/tv series i fall in love with - let's not even start on harry potter.

Anyways, just another quick somewhat sloppy post. Heading out of town with my family tomorrow morning for a few days so I'll see you all in 2010! Have a safe and fun New Year's =)


happy holidays all!

I'm a little late on the Christmas post... and well, posts in general =( my apologies -been busy with life, etc.

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday!! Mine was full of good food, visiting family, and our traditional monopoly game which I never seem to win (did come in 2nd this year though). I got my present a few days early this year - it's a Canon Rebel xsi! My good-ole point and shoot has done me well but is getting sort of old... I'm so excited to play around with the DSLR and learn more.

Lately I've been thinking a lot about New Year's resolutions. Normally I don't bother with them at all -starting the new year always seemed like a big hassle and high expectations (over NYE plans in particular) when really, it's just another day tomorrow. But i think it is a good way to mark milestones in your life (also since my birthday falls so close to New Year's) and use resolutions to set some goals -you know, make sure that the days dont just slip by like they always do. I feel like I'm always turning around and going - 'ohmygosh, how is it summer/october/december/whatever already?' I don't want to have the same feeling when i wake up and I'm 40.
Also... this year I've had a huge shift in my life - which used to be almost solely focused on academics. Having graduated this past year and decided to defer further school, it's odd to have to grasp for something else and not find anything tangible enough there for me to reach to. It's definitely led me to rethinking a lot of things and exploring new ones (this blog being one of them). Now might be a good time to start laying out some concrete goals, plans, dreams -stuff beyond 'okay, now this semester I'll try to attend 75% of my 8am classes'.


without a wrinkle in today

self-made lace and chiffon skirt, lace tank and dotted tights: F21, Jessica Simpson riding boots, blazer and studded belt from Taiwan street markets

venice beach. i haven't been here in hella long.


walking on sunshine

a quick shot of the american apparel factory sale in downtown LA yesterday. i got there later than planned since i swung by the airport to pick up the boyfriend who's here for the weekend. consequently, we ended up waiting in a long-ass disneyland-eqsue line in the hot hot heat (come on LA, it's late december!!) the selection wasn't all that but i did picked up a pair of their velvet stir-up leggings for $6 (hah, which of course I'll never be able to wear down here even if it is late december)

DIY wool cape, F21 jeans, random tank, Penny loves Kenny oxfords

i need to learn how to coordinate my face/hair.


my life would suck without you

i realized that i never officially announced it here, but i'm moving in new york in less than a month!!
i feel like i've sort of known about it for the longest time, but it's taken a while to get everything all finalized, and i didn't want to jinx anything so i held off on telling most people. normally i'm nowhere near superstitious or nervous like this but i've honestly wanted to move to new york ever for the past 8 years, so i guess i was just holding my breath for a reallllyyy long time.
i just booked my flight though, and am almost done confirming all my apartment details.. so it's actually happening! i am so stoked =D

Forever 21 and DIY sequined cardigan, H&M pseudo-harem-aladdin pants, Madden girl floral pumps

so that's my weak excuse for not posting for 8 days... 8 days!! so sorry guys, i've been completely MIA from blog-land -spent the weekend up north and have mostly been working hard at meaningless jobs that suck all your creativity and energy out of you =(

...actually, not quite true, remember how i said i'd be writing fashion and style articles? those of you guys who follow me on twitter probably already know, but my examiner page is officially up and the articles are a-comin'. you can check them out HERE -i'd love to hear any feedback, advice, etc. you guys have. thanks!

oh yea, and i recently got into Glee (can't you tell from the title?) and with the help of megavideo, finished the entire half-season in the past 3 days. hm, that probably also had something to do with the brief blogging hiatus.



bought these heeled oxfords on sale for $23! and then i got home and my sisters pointed out how dumb it was that i bought shoes that look like the Jeffrey Campbells i wear all the time. i guess so... hm, but they're different enough to be worth the 23 bucks methinks.
AA disco pants, random long-sleeve, thrifted polka dot silk blouse, Style&Co oxfords

i'm heading up to davis this coming weekend to celebrate a friend's commencement from uc davis --should be fun. hope it's not too cold up in cow town.


louder than boom

Urban Outfitters lace bodysuit, homemade experiment shirt, H&M boyfriend jeans, Jeffrey Campbell booties, dinosaur necklace from Taiwan

been really busy recently (a good thing though), but just wanted to say - i can't stop eating this dark chocolate pomegranate.
oh yea, and this shirt is an experiment.. a la remnants section of JoAnn's



smooth criminal

i know bloggers complain a lot about daylight savings and losing light and time to go outdoors and take outfit pics. today tonight as i drove past a deserted parking lot i realized that 1. i should do an outfit post, 2. i didn't have a photo and the sun was gone, 3. the roof was completely deserted (well, except for this one couple in a random car off in the corner, hmhmm.. hehehe) and completely lit up.
so this was my attempt at a 'night shot' ooh i'm so artsy. semi fail though. these photos are B&W not because i am so so artsy, but more to get rid of the icky yellow lighting. mneh, oh well... let's go with artsy.
miss sixty flare jeans, lace body from Urban Outfitters, DIY YSL croptop, reworked F21 robe, Penny Loves Kenny oxfords, cuff bracelet from NOLA

anywho, i've been tagged by tink and kathleen for blog awards! 7 facts about myself? any excuse to babble - let's gooooo

1. my parents recently got a bag of dark chocolate covered pomegranates from Costco (read: Costco SIZED). mmnomnom... it's been the death of me
2. ditto for Cheez-it Party Mix. although there's a disproportionately large amount of pretzals in here.

3. i really am quite retarded when it comes to sewing and crafy stuff. really. despite all the projects/homemade stuff i've shown you guys here.. someone that spends that much time playing around with it all really should be more knowledgeable
4. despite my retardedness, i'm going to try to make a pair of velvet harem pants (tryyyyy). but how awesome does that sound??

5. my birthday is at the end of this month and i am really pretty terrified to turn 22 (but let's save that for another post). anyways, you know how anthropologie gives you 15% off your birthday month? they send you this little card -- and this year it came with a "candle necklace". how cute! ... and how useless
6. green is one of my favorite colors, but i don't really find myself wearing it much anymore...
7. i just found out today that i'll be writing the "style and fashion" section for the examiner in my local area! should be fun and maybe i'll make some pocket change too while i'm at it! i'll give you guys more deets once it's up and running.

i am tagging christen, lexy, jasna, kristy, amy, carrie, and anyone else that wants to do the tag! thank you guys for trotting over to this little corner of the www. =)