Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wednesday's child is full of woe.

I wasn't going to dress up at all for Halloween, but after finding this spectacular white blouse with a sharp collar, I immediately wanted to pair it with my black dress (that I wore backwards so I could have a higher neckline). Wednesday Addams was always one of my favorite television characters (I hadn't discovered the comics yet) and I loved her morbid and deadpanned expressions. I tried to recreate the look as best I could and I tried to look morbid and serious, but I really couldn't even manage that! I don't ever imagine Wednesday would be all smiles and cheery, would she? And please excuse my slight lazy eye! It's only very noticeable when I look out the corners of my eyes!

When I showed my brother my costume, he immediately asked me if I was a zombie pilgrim. Oh, the poor child. He hasn't watched the Addams family at all, but then again...I sort of do look like a zombie pilgrim, haha.

I hope everyone's having a safe and wonderful Halloween! It's kind of a bummer that it's on a Sunday, though. But I bet everyone spent their Saturday night partying away! I wish I was young enough to trick-or-treat! Who wouldn't want some free candy?

(Please excuse my poor attempts at being festive!)

Outfit Details:
white collared shirt - ?? the tag fell off.
black dress (worn backwards) - Old Navy
black tights - Hue (not pictured)black flats - ?? (not pictured)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Private School Girls.

Although I am no longer in private school, I've held onto this skirt since the 7th grade (when I was 12) purely for sentimental value. I had such a love-hate relationship with plaid skirts, seeing that I had to wear one for eight years straight. It was only until of late that I wanted to try to see if I could conjure a look that didn't render me a Catholic school girl once again. It's surprising that I still fit in it, though I'm not sure for how much longer. It's getting to be a bit tight! But it's such a nice material and it's really warm, so it's one of the better skirts I have suited for winter.

I couldn't help it, though. I kept veering towards the idea of a scholarly outfit. I even added a bow into my hair using a shoelace I never used for old times sake. It was so cold, gosh. I didn't even want to go outside! I was already shivering inside, so the blue jacket was actually a last minute addition. I'm not too sure how I feel about this jacket. My mom bought it for me, but I feel that it's a bit too boxy? Though, after seeing it in these photos (I never took a proper photo of it, even after owning it for about a year) I kind of like it. It's really warm!

And here you can see my room! It's rather narrow and filled with an assortment of clutter and hodgepodge of things. Such as the ceramic cow on the top of my bookcase right next to all my track trophies, haha. I suppose I'll do a room post one of these days. I actually cleaned my room before taking these photos, so imagine what a mess it was if I consider this clean! It also explains why my drawer is opened, haha. Oops! I realized halfway. So as you can see, it's closed in some pictures and not in others.

Outfit Details:
blue coat - Timmy Hilfiger
beige sweater - some Chinese boutique
plaid skirt - Scholastic Uniforms
black socks - from my uniform days as well.
brown belt - Urban Outfitters
brown oxford pumps - Nine West
blue bow - a blue shoelace!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sentence First -- Verdict Afterwards!

I love Halloween! I didn't realize that my outfit screamed Alice In Wonderland until I started looking at the photos a little more carefully. It kind of made me wish I had worn my black headband instead of my knitted cap. Of course, with Halloween being on a Sunday, I'll probably just stay home and close all my lights and pretend not to be home and eat the candy I'm supposed to hand out pass out candy to trick or treaters! Now it kind of made me wish I had somewhere to go so I could wear this outfit and sort of spruce it up to make it a little more Alice-y. I'm not a big believer in buying costumes! With a little imagination and some props and accessories, I'm pretty sure you can recreate a costume by yourself. Well, actually, that's a lie, because I love seeing little kids in their Barney and Spiderman and Disney Princess costumes! So cute!

Also, sorry for my face. I haven't been sleeping lately and I'm not a big fan of make-up because I always touch my face and rub my eyes. It took me so much self-control on prom night to keep my make up tidy for pictures. Of course, after all the photos were taken, I immediately washed it right off, haha.

Outfit Details:
blue jacket - Be Cool Brand
gray tanktop - some boutique in China
lace skirt - Urban Outfitters
knee highs - ??
acid wash pumps - H&M
knitted cap - Anne Klein

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Under The Stars

Yes, yes, I know! My plaid heart Topshop blazer is back again! It's kind of weird, you know. You think something with such a funky print as this would rarely see daylight, but it's one of my most worn items in my closet. For some reason it seems to go with my mood every day. It's the perfect fabric and length and fit and I just wish I had more blazers that fit like this. Too bad the Topshop here in NYC is so expensive. :( But this baby I got on sale because it was the last one and no one really wanted it. I felt bad so I tried it on and I immediately fell in love.

Also, please excuse the paint on my thigh. My dad was painting around our house (the proof that he's been watching too much HGTV) and he forgot to mention to me that the paint wasn't dried. The weather here has significantly improved. It's so weird! It was nice and chilly and then all of a sudden, I wake up to the weather reports boasting upper 60's to low 70 degree Fahrenheit weather with lots and lots of humidity. Where's my fall weather gone?! I miss the windiness, but I'm actually happy to wear shorts again without tights.

But I lovelovelove these flats. Too bad the right shoe has a hole in the lace. :( I wish I could get an exchange, but I've worn these shoes a little too much to quality for a return. It came with the hole but I thought it was part of the design until I started seeing it tear little by little. Oh well.

I'm not too sure what happened this morning, but when I exited the train station (which is right behind the newsstand) I saw shards of glass everywhere and bottles from the broken fridge on the floor. It turns out that a taxi, earlier that morning, crashed into a newsstand. I was shocked to see this, especially in the hazy morning mindset I was in. I hope everyone was okay! I found the news article online here. Click to read the full article! Kind of weird, though. Last academic school year, around my high school, a truck crashed into the local Arby's fast food chain. Unfortunately, people were injured and one lady was killed. :( This sort of stuff makes me sad. I think automobile accidents are one of the major things that's preventing me from attempting to get my license!  I'm too scared, haha.

Image courtesy of my friend, Erik L.

Image courtesy of my friend, Maria V.

I totally used these photos from my dear friends Maria V. and Erik L. because they have nicer (more modern) phones than I have. Trust me. My phone's from eighth grade. That's about five years! I don't even have internet capability on mine. That's how old school I am. Just keeping it vintage, haha. Just kidding.

Outfit Details:
plaid heart blazer - Topshop
destroyed jean shorts - Hollister Co. (a lot of wear&tear on my behalf)
blue tank top - Old Navy
lace flats - Urban Outfitters

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

You'd Better Wise Up, Janet Weiss

This has been my go-to outfit lately. I've been really really lazy lately in the way I'm dressing, but I think that's due to the fact that I haven't gone shopping in a while. And I've worn this dress  It's a really bad habit, because I end up getting really bored with my wardrobe without anything new in it. I have a habit of not having enough fall/winter items. Hopefully November will come soon so I can finally binge and get my wishlist of clothing (that I compiled like...two months ago, haha).

1. Moccasins - I actually owned a pair like a month ago, but I was running in them and tore a hole. :( So now I have to invest in a sturdier replacement.
2. Oxfords - I actually want a low heeled one, mainly because it looks more feminine than ones without heels.
3. High heeled Mary Janes
4. Printed flats.
5. Western style boots.
6. Ballerina/Mary Janes flats.
7. Waist-length trench coat.
8. Turtle neck sweaters
9. Military styled jackets
10. Capes.
11. Aztec blouse.
12. Lace t-shirt
13. Dark wash jeans/leggings
14. Cotton pants with tapered legs.
15. Mens-styled/sheer blouses
16. Sweater vests/knit vests.
17. Lace skirts.
18. Assorted socks - ankle, knee, thigh highs, tights. I really really am entertaining the idea of layering socks. I've been experimenting with wearing tights, layering thigh highs, knee socks, and ankle socks together to create depth to the outfit.
19. black low Vans
20. Toms - black, gray, or white. Not sure yet!
21. Big bags!

And today I had one of the worst encounters ever. I almost got kidnapped right outside my house! My house is located on a corner street, so as I was walking and turning at the corner, this red van pulled up beside me. Usually, I wouldn't be too scared since my neighborhood is relatively not sketchy, so he motioned for me to take off my headphones (which I did), and come closer (which I did not). After I took off my headphones, he went, "Hey girl, you so pretty, you know that? Come over here," and I immediately turned on my heel and walked past my house so he wouldn't know where I lived. I kept walking until I was sure he left and then ran home. Definitely creeped me out!

Well I hope everyone had a better and less creepy day than I did! :) I'm watching Glee right now and it's based on The Rocky Horror Picture Show! It's soooo good!

Outfit Details:
green army jacket - DKNY
printed dress - Forever 21
teal tights - Hue
black beatup canvas shoes - Vans
brown circle scarf - Forever 21

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Let's Get Personal

I remember, back in my pre-teen days, I used to be addicted to Xanga and taking those little surveys whenever I was bored. I find myself doing that now, and I figured it's a good way to find some insight on yourself...and now, on my readers! I'd really love if you guys had time and were bored to take this quiz and post it in the comments. That's only if you want to though. I'd love to know more about my readers!

Do reactions speak louder than words?
Sometimes. They're both easily manipulated.

What is your absolute favorite flower?
I'm allergic to pollen, but I really love lavenders and water hyacinths.

What kind of sandwich do you get at your favorite sandwich place?

Pastrami sandwich at Katz Deli, or a turkey burger at Brgr. So delicious. I haven't really found another good sandwich place for a chicken burger yet.

What is your favorite sport to watch?

Basketball, baseball, football (both American and European).

Who's the last person that you felt was stalking you?

Noone. I'm usually the one that does the stalking, haha. Just kidding. Maybe. :D

Are you somewhat of a perfectionist?

It depends on certain things - like getting a project done or what I'm wearing.

What do you do in awkward situations?

Try to change the subject or state that it's awkward. Usually it makes people laugh and breaks the tension.

What are you most excited about right now?
Halloween, Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping! Next month, though. That's forever away!

What do you tend to do when you are nervous?

Shift awkwardly.

Do you find drunk people funny?

Mostly! Except at family gatherings. Then I feel slightly amused and embarrassed because it usually results in drunken karaoke or embarrassing stories about everyone.

What planet would you live on if you couldn't live on Earth anymore?
A sparkly oasis! Preferably with oxygen, clean water, and beautiful scenery. But I guess it'd have to be Neptune because it's blue.

Do you always remember to text people back?

  Haha, unfortunately no. My phone is almost never on. I only use it when I reallllly have to.

Have you looked at

ROFL I JUST DID. And it's pretty funny.

Have you ever had to evacuate from a natural disaster?

Nope, and I hope I never have to.

Are you up later than you should be?

It's only 1:30PM on a Sunday!

Do you ever play Soltaire when you're bored?

YEAH! I used to play that all the time when I had no internet.

Are you craving any certain types of food right now?

I'm really craving some chicken noodle soup.

Do you know how to read the periodic table?

A bit! I'm a bit rusty. It's been a few years since I took Chemistry.

If you could visit anywhere right now, where would it be?

Hawaii, definitely. I'm craving somewhere tropical.

If you got a cake made to look like absolutely anything, what would it be?

I don't really mind. As long as it tastes good and has whipped cream! If I had to choose, I'd definitely pick a whale!

If you could choose the weather tomorrow, what would it be like?

Upper sixties, a little windy, and sunny!

If you had 9 lives like a cat, how fast would you lose them?

Knowing me, quite quickly. I tend to get into hazardous predicaments for no apparent reason.

What are four things on your mind right at this moment?

1) What's for lunch? 2) What's for dinner? 3) What is on my fall wishlist? 4) Did I have homework?

Do you like the song that's stuck in your head right now?

Yeah. :) It's so catchy, even though it's a bit overplayed. Please Don't Go - Mike Posner

Is there a food combination you enjoy that other people might think is odd?

Pizza dipped into Coke, haha. And fries and mayonnaise. So delicious!

Are you very honest?

I'm honest when I have to be. I hate confrontation so I wouldn't express what I was really thinking if I think it would mess everything up.

Have you ever had a celebrity crush on a famous athlete?
Haha, not really.

Do you pay attention to current events and political issues?

To what I find interesting. Some things are just...boring as horrible as that may sound.

Why does everything taste better from a bottle or a can?

It doesn't! Or maybe because of all the preservatives.

Do you have any hobbies/interests that people wouldn't expect you to have?

Not really. I'm pretty weird so people expect me to do eccentric things.

Name a little thing that makes you happy.

Cute kitschy stuff! Like cupcake keychains or something like that, haha.

What's something about your computer than you cannot stand?
It's addicted to me. 

What is a food that you refuse to try?

Some taboo stuff - like eyeballs or blood or intestines or things like that, haha.

Feel free to ask questions in comments if you're curious!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Farewell To Summer

I began writing this post from my university's library. It's midterm week, so that meant that I was stuck there studying for classes. Luckily, I only have one midterm left this week, but it's math - my worst subject.

As the weather begins to drop into the 50's and 40's here, I came up with a formal farewell to the warm weather. I decided to pull together a rather 'summery' outfit, consisting of some beautiful pieces that my mother gave to me. My favorite piece definitely has to be the leather jacket because of its funky little details and stitching patterns. I went a little photocrazy with the detailing shots! But it was a little too much fun staging the pieces and just showcasing them individually.

I kind of miss summer, but as I'm just sitting here, updating cozy in my sweatshirt and sweatpants, I think I can deal with the cold weather for a little while! I can't wait until Black Friday so I can get some shopping done. I want to spend my money wisely, so I'm making a list and rethinking it until I get it finalized before I spend anything. But I know the first thing I really want to purchase is a sewing machine so I can finally tailor all of my thrifted finds and maybe even start making my own clothes again! Hand sewing is such a pain. My thumb ends up cramping and I have to take a break, haha.

Outfit Details:
yellow dress - D&G
acid wash pumps - H&M
leather jacket - Legatte Jeans
yellow quilted purse - Chanel

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dreams Are Just Aimless Stares

So we ended up not going to my aunt's house today, so I was a bit upset about that because I got showered and dressed, haha. But, as my mom went out to go meet her friends and my father drove her out, and my younger brother decided to go out with his friends, it was just my little brother and I at home.

Instead of letting my comfy weekend outfit go to waste, I decided to head out back to attempt to take some pretty pictures. It was really awkward because this lady was unloading her car and she kept staring at me as if I was trespassing on my own property, haha. I'm just lucky no one was walking up the street or the driveway.

This old Mercedez was my uncle's. He moved away and abandoned it in our garage in the back. We had to remove the license plate because it expired and the car is basically a junk car. I have no idea why we didn't junk it yet, but it makes for a nice picture!

I absolutely loved the weather outside today, though. It was brisk and slightly windy, but it was nice and sunny, too. Nice enough that I could actually forgo tights and wear my summer maxi dress! Of course, I dressed it up for fall by layering on a short sleeved sweater.

I even went through the liberty of doodling on one of my photographs, haha. I used to do it a lot, because I thought the background/surroundings weren't kitschy enough.

I totally forgot to add this to my post, so let me sneak this in now, haha. In addition to venturing outside, I decided to make a yummy lunch for my youngest brother! He hasn't been feeling well the past weekend, so I made his favorite foods to cheer him up: clam chowder and garlic bread, with a diced tomato salad/topping for me.

diced tomato salad/topping: beefsteak tomato, salt, basil, olive oil and chill for about 10 minutes
new england clam chowder: diced potatoes, clams, onions, celery, cream and then lots of work!
garlic bread: sliced roll (i didn't have real bread!), diced garlic, butter, salt, (light sprinkling) of garlic powder and bake!
I like my garlic bread with diced tomatoes!
My little brother likes his with his clam chowder.

Outfit Details:
printed maxi dress - Blue Plate
beige short sleeved sweater - some boutique in China
cowboy boots - Nine West