So I have started dressing in my favorite style again, gyaru! It feels natural to me, so I don't feel like I am stealing someone else's style, like I felt when I was following the popular style blogger trends. The main point of gyaru style is fun, sexy, and cute so uh what is there not to love? :)
Sara (the girl in the first picture with me) and I went to the Hub after the last day of school before winter break to eat at King Noodle, since we both decided that noodles ARE in fact a great rainy day food. We ran into Minal and Stephanie there too, which was totally random because not many kids from our school would come this far to hang out. After noodling it up, Sara and I wandered over to Target so she could buy the jacket in the first picture for a hot date she had the next night ;) We then went to Border's where I picked up Island by Aldous Huxley. Will I ever stop loving utopian books? Nope :)
Bow: online store! I need to find this LJ seller again to get some new accessories.
Bracelet: Banana Republic
Ring: Hong Kong
I look awfully sad in those pictures, but I am definitely not! Tired, maybe. Or I was just pooped from the excitement of winter break!
I know I should mention what I used if this is going to be a part-time make-up blog, and that will be my new year's resolution. I promise.
Two other looks, and I'll be making a video tutorial for the first look. I sort of went overboard, but I think that if I'm going to wear make-up, then I should make it worth the hassle.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sorry for the unexpected hiatus! After a few months of weaning myself of being completely dependent on other fashion bloggers for my sense of style, I realized that I don't need to read any of it. My style is totally lazy, random, and generally whatever I want to throw on that day. I hated meticulously planning my clothes the night before. It came to the point where I spent an hour deciding my clothes.
I realized that I don't have the same passion and interest in fashion as I do with cosmetics and just other things I do regularly. So, even though it's not quite the new year, I've decided to revamp my blog. I won't be consistently sticking to one subject like clothes and fashion, but I might talk about viral videos (like Jizz in my Pants, anyone?! loved it.) and my make-up for the day.
This is my blog, a representation of who I am. I can't confine my schizophrenic personality to one subject! Hopefully there will be a common theme throughout my blog, and when I see that there is, I'm just going to assume that's my true identity.
Happy holidays, everyone!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This past Saturday night, three classrooms burned down including the special ed room. I heard from the rumor mill that it was a gang-related arson.
I HATE MY HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE FOR A RELATIVELY NICE SUBURBAN TOWN, IT IS RIDDLED WITH GANGSTERS THAT MAKE ME FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE AT SCHOOL.
I wore my uber comfortable rose-printed scarf on Monday, and was asked by school administration to take it off. I understand that wearing gang colors (red vs. blue at our area) is unsafe, but srsly?! I was wearing oxfords, a ruffle grey dress, and a dark grey drapey cardigan. Did I look like a gang member? Obviously.
The next day when I had completely forgotten that I was a gangster, I wore my new blazer and thought I looked hella good. I started feeling uncomfortable even before lunch, so I took it off and stuffed it in my locker ):
Black shirt: Gap; Grey tube dress (folded to be a skirt): Hollister; Velvet beaded belt: mom's closet; Red blazer: Marshall's
I just wish that school could be a safe environment where what color I wear determines how safe I am. I rather just worry about how other catty girls think of my clothes and not whether I'm going to be shoved in the halls or even possibly shot. Last year, there was a gang-related shooting at the doughnut shop across the street from my school DURING LUNCH when high school students were inside buying food! RIDICULOUS.
In other news, I thrifted a skirt last week and I'm going again, with a friend, tomorrow!
Tank: Gap; Skirt: thrifted; Necklace: MAC Cosmetics
Saturday, September 13, 2008
OMG WANT. If I didn't have black oxfords from Payless already, I would get these stattt.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Don't you hate it when you wear an awesome outfit and then don't get any pictures of it!? I decided to recreate via MS paint haha :)
Black blazer: Macy's Juniors; Sequined grey tank: H&M; Red jersey skirt: Forever 21 (this is actually a halter dress that I wrapped around to make a skirt-- v. complicated to describe); Black bow belt: H&M; Black flats: Urban Outfitters
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Tube: cut up from old Romeo + Juliet Couture leggings; Beaded racerback: Urban Outfitters; Denim skinny jeans: Paris Blues; Necklace: MAC Cosmetics
I went to Berkeley to visit a friend, eat the best frozen yogurt ever (clearly, I am addicted to froyo), and buy NOTHING. I go to Telegraph and I leave empty-handed. Somebody tell me where the cute vintage stores are at?! Oh, and the American Apparel there was a total disappointment. I was expecting some kind of epic store front and I get this tiny closet. You suck again, AA.
Blazer: J. Crew; T-shirt dress: Volcom; Scarf: mom's; Oxfords: Payless
I LOVE Mims from lookbook.nu. She is a darling and dresses so well. I tried to copy my favorite outfit of hers, but she wore a white parka and I only have a white oversized jungle-explorer blazer from my mom. Didn't really go with the rest of the outfit, will try to integrate blazer into other clothes.
Cardigan: Gap; Dress: Volcom; Scarf: thrifted; Oxfords: Payless
Who else watched Gossip Girls tonight?! I didn't really watch for the fashunz today since I was multitasking (psychology homework and lookbook.nu) and just listening, but woah okay. The writers like to make us confused out of our minds with these TWISTS and scandals. I think I should let everybody know that I am, in fact, in love with Chuck Bass. And I thought Jenny's design on the form was no bueno, to be honest.
Cardigan: Gap; Tank: Gap; Skirt: Abercrombie and Fitch; Oxfords: Payless
If anyone was wondering, I'm holding my lamp to control the light better. The yellow thing is an LV ribbon that comes with gift boxes that I got for free when I volunteered at a gift-wrapping booth. Sadly, there are times where I think this is the only LV I will ever own.
I'm feeling a lot more positive about finding my own style :)
Sunday, September 7, 2008
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Saturday, September 6, 2008
I feel like I'm having a minor style identity crisis here. I've realized that I don't have a personal and individual style, and I only just copy what I see. I mean, people do that, but it just doesn't feel like myself. I was considering to take a break from reading all of my favorite bloggers, but I think what I'm going to do is just really focus my blog as a record of my journey to find my own style. I just get so overwhelmed by trends, apparent fashion "necessities" (those Victoria's Secret studded booties, anyone?), and other people's styles.
What I would really want is just somebody to talk to or to be a mentor when I'm trying to find my own style. It's incredibly frustrating to spend an hour trying to decide what to wear, and I don't think people should do that. I want to be able to love every piece of clothing in my closet, and have pieces that work with each other.
Things I like, no matter the current trend:
-Plaid. I can't get enough of it.
-Showing leg (with and without tights)
-Black shoes, especially heels
-Elegant clothes. I really like ballerina inspired wear, or just dance inspired clothes.
If I start with a list of what I like, I think I can build from there. I don't know. I'm just overwhelmed and confused.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Today was my first day of school! I'm a senior in high school. To be honest, one of my favorite things to do on the first day is to check other people's outfits out since I know everyone spends forever in front of their closet, thinking about what to wear on the first day back. Too bad I didn't have enough time to snap some pictures of some outfits I saw today! I'll try to do that sometime since there are some interesting people at my school. INTERESTING.
What I wore:
Top: Lillith; Belt: mom's; Jeans: Paris Blues; Sandals (they are the type that lace around your ankle): J. Crew; Bag: H&M; Bangs: myself ):
And my hybrid pencil case/calculator that I've had since I was 7 that I still use:
It's from Ikea!
Also, I got my circle lens contacts delivered to me yesterday. Circle lenses are those huge contacts that make your pupils appear bigger. Purely for cosmetic use, but you can get prescription lenses as well. I got a pair of green ones :D
STRESS from college, huge school project that lets you graduate or not, AP classes, color guard auditions, and trying to make friends. It's freaking me out already gahhhhh. I probably won't be updating as often because of this school shenanigans.
Photo credit: CHO CHO CHO
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
SHOES. I can't stop looking at them online, in stores, on other people, etc. I swear it's a disorder I need medication for.
However, all my shoes are black and I think I need to fix that soon. Okay well, as soon as I have enough money to go shopping again. Also, I shop in very cheap places so they're not actually that expensive at all. Nothing over $30 on my wish list!
My take on the gladiators:
I really prefer the variations because the whole "ribcage" style isn't one of my favorites, although I have to give it to em for being super comfortable. But really, the whole gladiator style pretty much encompasses any kind of shoe that appears to cover your feet in a peekaboo and rugged way.
I like the chunky platforms that have been popping up everywhere, and I'd say they are a safe transition into the fall. They're a good contrast to the more feminine skirts and airy fabrics we're going to be seeing this fall. And pairing these with bandage dress would be so. dangerously. sexy!! (Photo: amiclubwear.com)
I also like the woven looks. I know it's not the most known gladiator style, but in my book it does so there. I actually have these Athena Alexander sandals in black, and they are comfortable as hell. With just a mere nod to the trend, I can see these lasting into further seasons. Plus, I have to say I've worn these shoes with so many different outfits and they always seem to look perfect. (Photo: shop.nordstrom.com)
I couldn't find a picture of these, but I'm also cheering on the return of the tie gladiators that were popular about 3 years ago. You know, the sandals that were a mess of string and wrapped around the ankle and even up the calf? The people (aka me) who bought them back then are massively excited to be able to wear them again :)
I'm not too sure about these though. I like the teal, but the black t-strap looks too giant.
I can see myself wearing these all the time. T-straps are growing on me, as well as white/cream/beige shoes. Plus it's elastic! I think that's cool.
The only pair of red shoes I own are patent leather flats with a pointed toe and a BUCKLE. I need to upgrade. These seem so fun and whimsical.
I'm looking into a pair of white wedges/espadrilles. Clearly, I won't be wearing them until next spring/summer, so I can stop crying about how every pair I want is sold out.
I don't care what you think, I like these! I'm a sucker for little cute details and pink. True fact: they don't have it in my size.
For some reason, mustard yellow really appeals to me. I'd like to think it goes with most everything, including black and grey. My entire wardrobe is mostly black and grey.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
As you can see, I've figured out how to mess around with the layout and such. But I cannot for the life of me find the option to make the photos I post clear and not lighter!! Is there even an option for that?! HELP.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Batgirl by night!
I wanted to be Batgirl, who made kicking butt look so cool and easy in a skintight leather bodysuit, for my entry in a contest in a MAC Cosmetics community on Livejournal.
Anastasia Go Brow pencil
MAC Bare Study paintpot
MAC Deep Truth eyeshadow (for the main color)
MAC Submarine eyeshadow (shadow)
Jane Clubbing eyeshadow (shadow & liner)
MAC Julep eyeshadow (highlight)
MAC Electra eyeshadow (highlight)
MAC Waternymph eyeshadow (to blend Deep Truth w/ Julep)
MAC Surreal eyeshadow (highlight)
Face & Lips:
Rimmel bronzer in Sun Dance
MAC Blankety lipstick
Prestige Tomango lipliner
I wish I owned something black leather to slip into so I could run around the house like this.
Photo credit: CHOCHOCHO
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I went to Thrift Town today after my journalism workshop. I love how it's conveniently located right next to my school :)
I know what you're thinking, but I did not see the shoulder pads and think, "Oh sweet, shoulder pads! Must get this." I'm going to trim them off, and then shorten the hem to about my knee. It's entirely silk (even though the skirt looks like suede in the picture?) and I love it. $4
Alright, this one I'm not so sure of. I saw the print and thought it was very fun. It feels very dated still... Any ideas? I belted it in this picture. $3
The very sheeeeeer short-sleeved blouse is so comfortable, but it was my most expensive purchase at $8. The scarf reminded me a bit of Blair Waldorf (GG comes back in a week!!! YES.), but I'm going to have to experiment with it so I can avoid looking like my flight attendant auntie. $.99
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I've been the captain of my school's colorguard/flag team for the past 2 years, and we're currently picking out our new uniforms. I must say, I feel like I may be in love with some of these ridic uniforms. Yes, there are more sequins on one uniform than the number of people in China, I understand. But how can you say no to someone when they are in this little number?!
She is adorable. I want to hug her. Or maybe keep her as my pet that spins flag. I want to get these for my school because we clearly lack the cute factor that the judges reward major points for.
Photo credit: algyteam.com and flickr.com
Monday, August 25, 2008
I went to pick up my senior class schedules today-- also known as MAZE day at our school. After being away all summer and forgetting what the people at my school are like, I came home irritated and sweaty. There were massive lines patrolled by ASB (associated student body) officers, but it didn't stop the clearly mature(!!!!) students from cutting.
I honestly wouldn't mind waiting a few more minutes in line just so the assholes would go ahead of me and leave me alone, but I was warm, fatigued from a busy night (I stayed up... doing pretty much nothing except making postcards), and wearing admittedly comfortable but still tall-ish heels.