Monday, July 27, 2009

big big update


american apparel bandeau bra, thrifted floral skirt, vintage shoes+sunnies, bottega veneta clutch

It's too hot here! I've been living in tank tops and shorts every day. Between meeting up with these two lovely gals and hanging out with family, I haven't really done anything too spectacular during my time here. I'm pretty sure I've gained a few pounds and every attempt at exercise has been undermined by my inability to leave my air conditioned house. Oh well. Wore this out a few days ago while I desperately wished the shops in Old Town and Paseo were in an indoor mall. Walking around in the sun was impossible! I've been having a bit of a dry spell when it comes to shopping as well. Not really sure what I want anymore to be completely honest.

In-N-Out

I explained this on my Twitter but in the end I found a pair of Jimmy Choo frames that were too good not to take home. They're super light while still being different from any other pair I've owned! Maybe I'll buy the Oliver Peoples glasses sometime in the near future. In case anyone was wondering, I would have gone with the tortoise shell frames! Thanks again for all the suggestions! And just for kicks, here is a super short clip of me repeating a certain Japanese phrase my friend Melissa taught me after coming back from a year abroad. There's more to it but it's way too embarrassing T_T


Finally, since I can't resist, here's a few photos from my last sushi adventure at my favorite sushi place, Ichima, in Pasadena. I need to get my film developed so hopefully there are a few gems in there! Fingers crossed! Expect a post tomorrow or Thursday.

ICHIMA

salmon sashimi

crunch rolls

philly rolls

salmon close up

ps. Is anyone else getting self conscious about how many times you use exclamation point in a post? Not gonna lie, I may actually talk like that. My voice can get pretty high pitched, right Lulu?

94 comments:

cindy said...

you are so cute! i am in love with the glasses you chose.

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Karafina said...

omg too freaking cute. love the frames, and jimmy choo at that...

haha, sometimes i make myself delete the exclamation points and replace them with "..." so funny, glad im not the only one!

somedaynewyorker said...

are those yellow fingernails with lighly whited tips or is it just the angle. If they are yellow and white then i love it.

Fashion Fille said...

i've actually been told before that i 1) speak in exclamation points, and 2) need to cut back on my exclaimations in my writing (for school, not on my blog. no one tells me what to do on my blog!). i getcha. xxx

Domennie said...

lol..oishii sushiss..yummy!:)

Alice said...

hah! i worry about using too many exclamation points too! but i think i talk like that in real life. oh well.

the pictures of the sushi look delish!
and the glasses!!!! wowowow, they look really cool.
p.s. how do you upload your photos?! i use tinypic to get better quality pictures (unlike the blogger upload tool) but it takes FOREVER to load!

Annabel said...

i totally empathise with your self consciousness re: exclamation points. i think i sound more enthusiastic on paper though than i do in real life! heh :P

cute outfit btw!

Ivy said...

Are you wearing shorts underneath the skirt? I love how you paired red flats with it and managed to keep it casual, even with a clutch. Ah, I LOVE Ichima! I haven't been there in awhile. I always tell them it's someone's birthday just to hear the birthday rave music they play hahahah.

Asia said...

Nice skirt! heh and tasty food :)

Jenny Cindy said...

Love your new frames, the suit you perfectly!
Very cute outfit too..love the shoes. And I absolutely understand your inability to leave the house when it's too hot. I don't like too hot weather either. I just really dislike feeling so hot and sweaty =P

The sushi looks delicious...I really need to grab some soon.

fritha louise said...

Wow, loving those glasses! And your floral skirt is too cute!

ana b. said...

Yeah. I'm exclamation mark conscious too. F. Scott Fitzgeral wrote that using exclamation marks in writing was like laughing at your own joke. But then I like to laugh at my own jokes. I love how you wore a bandeau bra with a skirt! Hahaha.

Mona said...

The video is toooo cuteeee <3

Stylish Bugaboo said...

lovely pooooost!

Phoebe Rose said...

I love the first pic - such a cute outfit! Your nail polish is awesome too :)

http://flowergirlfashion.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

loving the shades - great pick!

Faridah said...

Awwww, you're the cutest! Really nice choice of frames. It's a fresh take on classic black frames. x

Sarah said...

You look amazing!

harlequins party said...

Seriously your adorable!! Yummy sushi!!!

Val said...

Those glasses are incredible. I'm jealous!


Also, I added your blog to my links list (http://foursixfive.blogspot.com/). I hope that's totally all right. Lemme know if it's not.

Jaaayrin said...

glad your back, your posts were surely missed! ;)

im feeling that nail polish! the glasses are nice too.

adrienne said...

i loooooove your outfit!! and omg sushi, you're killing me here.

karii s. said...

oh wow love those glasses.

ahhh sushi, i should've had it for lunch today. now my craving's heightened, gah!

LAURA. said...

great post. you're so lovely! :]

x moichanelcouture.blogspot.com

denise said...

haha oh gosh annabel you are toooooo cute in that video. I love your new glasses!!! They look pretty awesome. I love it when other ppl wear glasses too..makes me feel less worse that i have to wear mine all the time.

Kathleen said...

Oh my god, that video made me malfunction from impossible cuteness. Impossible cuteness is *completely* impossible. D:

Anonymous said...

those glasses are adorable, where did you find them?

Sabrina ♥ said...

youre so adorable ! love your glasses and yellow nails (:

ichigo-chii said...

All looks very delicious - nut I'll have sushi tomorrow so I'm not that envious...

Elizabeth said...

i love that outfit from head to toe. good job!

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Anonymous said...

my god, that outfit is perfection! stunning, stunning, STUNNING

i own the american apparel bra and never thought to work it like that.

you are a huge inspiration.

みな said...

UGH. need a sushi fix now!
your outfit is so cute (and you're still skinny, sillyyyy :]).

Lydia said...

I always feel like I have too many exclamation points (and I probably do) but in all honesty, I am pretty loud, and would probably have as many in real life.

Cute hot weather outfit, I'm dying here in Van. It makes my outfit deciding that much harder when I know I need as little material as possible...

Vanessa said...

That Sushi looks soooo good. It has been like a month since I had some sushi. Anyways, Frames are insane. love love love and you are too cute!!

JUJUJUDITH said...

Aww, you're too cute! And I'm always fussing about exclamation mark conservation. I try to use smileys in place of them :] <=== lol, point proven.

Jadey said...

food porn!!... oh and i guess you look good too :P xxx

The Stylemaster said...

you sound so cute in the video! and oh my god you have made me soooo hungry for sushi right now!

Clare said...

I want sun and sushi and jimmy choo glasses! You're a lucky lady (and I had to force myself to not put another exclamation mark there)

chicknamedhermia said...

I love the Jimmy Choo specs!

Anyhoo, I'm just letting everyone in my blogroll know that I'm running a competition (just giving you guys a heads-up as a thank you for entertaining me during the last few months in work!!!): http://chicknamedhermia.wordpress.com/2009/07/29/surprise/

Mega said...

You're soo effing cute, and you're older than me!!

lulu said...

Oh gawd.

"Waaaaaaaaaaaaaah"

Luxe. said...

Love the outfit and that food looks delish.x

Cara-Mia said...

You are the queen of combining cropped tops with skirts, yet making them look like a dress. Very cute. :)

kiss me quick said...

girl I love your blog, you're fierce! you have the cutest outfits and styles.

xxx from kissmequick

Lauren said...

I love your blog! And when I saw that sushi, I got excited haha, I looooove sushi with salmon and avocado :]

CH!C $hock said...

i love that skirt with the bandeou !
perfection.

and that sushi looks so yummy

XoXo, A

myrrh goldframe said...

the cutest dress ever. i love the first pic!!! i love your blog ;)

Blue is in Fashion said...

Hi! Just wanted to say that you've got an outfit-feature on my blog today :)

febrina utami putri said...

geez you're so pretty and stylish! this blog is really interesting and the food photos, ohhhh so yummy. i linked u right after after i saw ur blog. wanna exchange links perhaps?

charlene said...

so qquuutte.
the sushi is mouth-watering

x
adecadentthing

Rebecca said...

i love your blog, it's so bright yet fresh! cute style too, definitely following you!

Pump and Coco said...

nice skirt! and I like the effect (just like a dress) that you created!!
xx

sexyinthecity said...

love the outfit, love the effect of the bra!

xx

Lily said...

I really like how you had the confidence to wear a bandeau with a skirt. It looks so cute and ps I luvvv your glasses you chose!!!

Sondra said...

Love the outfit, and the glasses are really cute too! And that sushi's making me hungry... ;P

E said...

Those photos make me want to eat a bucket of spicy crunchy tuna right now!!!

GAHHH!!

Madeleine said...

I love your blog! fantastic outfit and that nail polish colour is amazing, what is it? and where can I get it :)

Georgia said...

Yum. Salmon. You make me hungry.
Lovely skirt btw
And the worst weather is when its so hot you can feel the pavement through your shoes - its painful.
It would be mine

maritaBliss said...

What cute nail-color <3 I need to paint mine today :)!

Connie said...

Adore the vintage skirt and red flats.

The Heartbreak

La Chauve-Souris said...

you have the most amazing sunnies girl
xx

keep it up

tracyjacks said...

hello

i cant belive i have never read your blog before, its incredible and on reading this post of yours i am jealous of the heat you are in, send some over to england :)

love the pictures on your blog, they'll all full of life and lovely to view :)

xxx

Mimi said...

in love with the floral skirt.

Leslee said...

May I first say that i love your yellow nail polish and that skirt is so cute.
Omg all that food is making me hungry.
x)

Noiretta said...

you look great with the glasses

Claradevi said...

Hi there! I was surprised to find your blog just now because i've seen you couples time in another sites - probably Flickr or else, i don't really remember but somehow you look familiar! I'm glad to be here, you have a great blog and beautiful styles. I'll keep following. :)

Grace said...

Love the neon nail polish. I thought I knew all the best sushi places in Pasadena! I'll have to try this one.

Love Grace.

Hana said...

Onegaishimas? Nani ga onegai?

Sharina said...

I love love love the first outfit! :)
also, the sushi - delish!!! Im a japanese food lover here :)

Rose said...

ARHHHHH, why are you so darn cute?!

By the way, I saw this GIF and I thought of you... enjoy! :)

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/4955/iuoabh9ujq74ua9qoywjy7f.gif

nat.jane. said...

oh my goodness you are adorable.
i dig the yellow-like polish and SUHI is my fav. cant go wrong.

Jowy said...

LOVE THE BOLD COLOURS OF YA DRESS!

One Love,
Jowy

www.iseejanemary.blogspot.com

Jessica Taylor said...

Cute photos! :)

Michelle Elaine said...

You are so cute! I totally have a major girl crush on you!

Antonio Barros said...

Amazing pics!!!!
Great blog!!!

I will start to follow!!

http://thesingular.blogspot.com

Fashionistadiary said...

fabulous frames!! they really suit you! kathrinxo

www.fashionistadiary.co.uk

Efvva said...

Good choise of glasses! And... the yellow polish is kickin.
Peace. //Efvva

Queen of the World said...

You're soooo pretty!

Anonymous said...

I wish you would update more often!!!!!

chicmuse said...

LOVE THOSE GLASSES. AND YOUR LOOK.
kiss





CHICMUSE
http://thechicmuse.blogspot.com
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Vik said...

Just found your blog and i love love the oliver peoples lukas eyeglasses you blogged on awhile ago!! i wear glasses all the time and currently have 3 pairs but i would give anything for a pair of these!! which ones did you get in the end? ps also love this strapless dress!!
much love from Ireland xx
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xtinagirl said...

Love the glasses! :] And your nails are way cool.

-xtina
www.thisisxtina.blogspot.com

Aney, said...

Definitely craving for sushi now! Btw, I love the look dear :)

June Paski said...

ur sooo cutee, love ur dress!

chantelle said...

i love your little get-up. i wish we were having your hot spells here! well... it was 40˚C today, but humid and with rain clouds (+rain). Completely pathetic. I've yet to go to the beach this summer. Ughh...

♥ fashion chalet said...

I love the yellow nail polish. :)


xoxo!

Y said...

Gawd this post made me soo hungry I'm actually going to GET UP to find food right NOW!

Anonymous said...

are u still alive?
u havent posted in soooooo long!

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

Haha, I was just asking myself whether or not I should be embarrassed about how much I use the exclamation point in my posts.

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