Monday, June 28, 2010

quick quick quick

saint james striped top, gap legging jeans courtesy of lucky magazine, vintage oxfords and sunglasses

Photos are from last week while I was still in the Bay Area, I'm currently in LA for a quick trip to see family until tomorrow. No idea how I managed to look so peppy for the camera when I had just spent the entire day feeling like death at work with the sniffles. Still managed to have fun shooting at the warehouse with Carolina and Mattias though. I love them! Oh, and Yogurtland too, even if I go twice a week since it's a block away...


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

no. 6 clogs at creatures of comfort

clockwise from top left: 1, 2, 3, 4

BF hates clogs yet I still love them. He always makes a point of texting me whenever I post something about clogs on my Twitter just to tell me that he thinks they're disgusting. Good thing I never listen to him, I mean, look at these colors! I don't even know where to start. The strappy blue ones maybe?

(Look at me pretending to think that I can actually bring myself to buy a pair, hmph. I need a second job...)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

can you guess what my new favorite word is?

kasil workshop x taylor jacobson geek jeans courtesy of tobi, thrifted silk shirt, h&m t-strap heels,
coach willis satchel
via chictopia's chic rewards

Yes, I'm posting more than once this week. Yes, these photos are recent. Yes, I am wearing (clip on) extensions. No, I am not tired of my short hair, I just whipped these out 'cause I was feeling a little saucy when I had to shoot vintage for Nasty Gal. This may just be because I'm fickle, but I actually like looking completely different for a change in a way that does not require a new outfit style or wardrobe. I'm currently unable to go shopping since I only really make enough at the moment to satiate my inability to refrain from eating delicious food. More on that in a later post though.

Marisa from Tobi sent over these jeans from the Kasil Workshop x Taylor Jacobson collaboration. I picked the loosest cut since I wear skinny jeans at least five times a week and was feeling saucy about trying something new. The color's pretty interesting to work with too, I haven't really seen anything similar in stores recently. I hope I'm not abusing this penchant for neutral palettes by always straying away from darker colors in borderline sterile outfits like these...

Anyway, I was also saucy lucky enough to win this Coach satchel (which I already own in black) from Chictopia's Chic Rewards section. By lucky, I mean that my two year membership resulted in an insane amount of chic points that weren't really dented by the "purchase" while most users didn't have enough for it. I'm really sorry guys, but I promise I'll use the crap out of it. While we're on that topic, is anyone interested in possibly winning some points? I could arrange a little something or other if you'd like. I wish I could just give most of mine out through some sort of gifting program, I'm sure others would benefit from them much more. This bag is MINE though.


wear your heart on your shoe

comme des garcons play x converse
comme des garcons play x converse
comme des garcons play x converse hi tops courtesy of tobi

Was going through my flickr until I realized that I'd never posted these photos... unfortunately, most of the outfits that I've attempted to shoot with these shoes end up being too casual to post. Cute story: I actually wore them all throughout finals and whenever I'd feel down, I'd look at my feet, smile, and perk up enough to get through that hour or day. I should probably be more careful with them since I wear 'em out so much but I love them to death.

(this is something I've been wanting to attempt with this blog: more random snapshots accompanied by a few words or nothing at all. comments turned off since these are for my own personal records...)

Monday, June 21, 2010

perfect summer outfit + refinery 29

zara dress and clogs, american apparel floppy hat

Here's the outfit that was featured in this Refinery 29 article! When I was asked to photograph my favorite summer outfit, I couldn't think of anything other than this one which I already wore in a post from last year. My quote's a little cheesy but it was the best I could do without sounding too pseudo-poetic about an outfit... seriously, how much more can I say about what I'm wearing? Nevertheless, take a look at the whole article, it's fun to get others' perspectives. Although really, what's up with the upsurge of negative anonymous comments there? Do people really hate their own lives that much? Jeez.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

still not a great blogger...

lanston top (thanks Carly at Marked PR!), citizens of humanity jeans, thrifted lace up booties (not pictured)

Too lazy to put on shoes, but hey! I'm blogging. At this point I should be called the Queen of Comfort since most of the week I'm stuck in this long sleeved top + skinny jeans + lace up boots uniform with very little variations. This may have been the only day in the past week that I haven't woken up at 7am to watch the World Cup. The earliest games for those of us on the West Coast are actually at 4:30am, but I end up catching those on my computer while I watch another game. I also end up missing some of the later 11:30am games due to work but again, I somehow always manage to catch the ESPN3 replays. My three favorite teams are Spain, Mexico, and the USA: while I was raised watching and rooting for Mexico, since I'm American, I'm inclined to support USA, even if they did upset my team Spain in the Confederations Cup last year. La Furia Roja has been my favorite team to watch these past few years (love you #14 Alonso!) and although they were unlucky and lost their first game against Switzerland, it's about time they finally won a World Cup.

I've been getting complaints about how obsessed I am on Twitter which don't really phase me of course, but I can't help but think that some people really aren't giving the World Cup a chance, especially here in the US. I was raised in a family that only played and watched football so it's natural for me to be this into it but I've talked to a couple people who never really understood it until they tuned in and began to comprehend how wonderful The Beautiful Game is on this global scale. Where else will you see people from all over the world so obsessively united behind one sport? Maybe the Olympics, but there are so many different events to watch that it's difficult to be into every single one of them. When you do find a team to root for, you end up so caught up in the game that you'll find yourself screaming at the TV after every play, call, and goal. If you're American and you still haven't seen any of USA's games, please watch their next one against Algeria. If they win, they have a chance to advance to the next round!

lanston tops

Sorry guys, I'll try my best to post. My current schedule consists of World Cup games, work, sleep, and spending some time with friends or BF. I've been receiving a couple exciting emails and packages in the mail and have been trying to figure out how to share it with everyone (hint hint: another giveaway maybe?)

Monday, June 14, 2010

hansel from basel sale

Pssssssssst here's a pro tip: there's a sale going on over at Hansel from Basel featuring previous collections. Knee pad thigh highs, be mine! For anyone who's curious about the quality, the pairs that I've bought throughout the years have lasted me a while and are definitely worth the price.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

chinatown + bloglovin'


Quick shots from a trip to Chinatown in SF last week with the Nasty Gal crew. We were on the run so we settled for dim sum to-go which actually wasn't half bad. I'd write more but again, I'm pressed for time and will have to rely on these photos to catch your eyes...


Also, if you guys haven't already, follow my blog through Bloglovin'! For those of you who keep up with blogs and still don't have an account, check out this video and try it out.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ocean beach

ocean beach
t by alexander wang top, siwy hannah jeans, vintage boots, ray ban wayfarers

Attempting to post as quickly as possible before I leave for work. Yes, work. I got a job at Nasty Gal and while it's only for the summer, it was enough to get me to cut my LA trip short and drive back about a week ago. So yes, basically I've been working, resting, and not blogging. I'm used to it now and I'll be able to work on that last part...

Julianne and I went on a little date to Ocean Beach where we ate corn dogs and pranced around in the surprisingly decent weather. Did I mention that I finally tracked down the long version of the striped T by Alex Wang top? Well, there it is.

ocean beach
corn dog
ocean beach

I was taking a photo of my feet near the water and the tide rolled in without my realizing it. My boots are still wet. I'm sure I have more to say but I'm running out of time and I need to cut this short... maybe I'll edit it later. Ciao!

ocean beach
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