Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Heels in the Dirt


Wearing payless boots, via spiga tights, f21 skirt, H&M faux leather jacket, vintage belt, H&M gloves.

I think my backyard is full of little holes from my new boots. And the heels of my boots have dirt all over them. Oh well. I had so fun exploring the back of my yard, where there is a "mini forest" or so I call it. I think I should get a better camera, since this one doesn't have great quality. Too bad Christmas is already over.

Not too much to say. Here are so inspirations:

aw, why is it so small? i'll post more later!


Wearing a Guess zipper cowl neck tunic, plaid scarf, H&M cardigan, payless buckle boots, H&M maroon-ish bag, and via spiga tights.

Can you believe this year is almost at an end? Boy does time really past by fast. This year has been a heck of a mess, but there have been lots of good times. I'm not too sure if I should make a New Year's Resolution, because I always say I will stick to them, but then..I don't. I should really try a more realistic goal, or something easier to stick to. I've had this bad habit of biting my nails since I was little and I think that was my resolution a few years back, to stop. Yeah, that didn't work. Maybe I should try to save. Yes, I guess that'll be my resolution. I know it's kinda boring, but at least it might work out! What are your resolutions?

About saving... I purchased this top a little while back and I just loved the zipper cowl neck. It's just awesome in the best way.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

So this is what it feels like


Wearing H&M cardigan, H&M scarf, vintage top, H&M bag, payless boots, vintage brooch, and black iris jeans. I didn't notice I was decked out in H&M!

I hope everyone's holidays were great, and got awesome gifts. Yes it's not about the gifts, but still, who doesn't love receiving presents? These past couple days I've been returning and exchanging some things and trying to steer clear of purchasing more things this month because my dad just bought a wii! Two days ago, my friends and I were completely unleashing our inner dorks by playing intense Super Smash Bros. Yes, we're cool.

I love the details on this cardigan. I'm trying to get more military inspired garments, sort of like the gloves from the previous post. Have I mentioned I also got these boots for $16? Okay, I did buy one thing. How could you possibly resist $16 boots? Hehe. They are a bit tall for my taste though, and it makes me feel very tall. [My friends already think I'm wicked tall- I'm 5'6"] So with them, I'm reaching 6 feet. So this is how really tall people feel.

Early Happy New Year!

I'm also working on my inspiration board! More to come.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Just a little taste of the Holidays


h&m jacket, urban outfitters gloves, f21 scarf, payless booties, secondhand bag.

Happy Holidays everyone! I'm not spending my Christmas doing anything festive or exciting, but I hope yours will definitely be a bit more on the exciting side. Yesterday I actually headed to the mall for some last minute stuff, and the traffic actually wasn't too shabby! So just a simple outfit.
Anyways, my friend got me this pair of awesome military buttoned gloves and I love the details on them! [I actually kind of mentioned/hinted them to her..haha] I couldn't help myself. Since it's finally vacation, I'll have time to get back to your comments! Sorry for not responding lately and posting, school has been a drag. But I now I have more time, so hopefully I'll post as much as I can!

Happy Holidays =]

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!


Sorry I haven't been posting for so long! This week has been rather hectic, but I promise to post more during the vacation. Here's just a taste of the crazy snow we've been having down here in the Boston Area. Having a day off because of the snow was just what all of us needed. Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the festivities.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh, why can't you just decide what season you are and stick toit?

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Wearing F21 skirt, F21 tights, H&M cardigan, H&M scarf, vintage vest, Newport News shoes.

I hate Mondays.

Why can't New English just chose a season and stick to it? I'm loving the 65F weather we're having right now, which is hard to believe when it was about 20F a couple days earlier. Winter please go away! I think it should be autumn all the time.
I'm going to try to post up a little bulletin of my Christmas wishlist very soon, and get some shopping down today if I ever finish my homework!

That's all for today folks.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Experiment: Fringe Circle Scarf

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cardigan: vintage; scarf: urban outfitters; tights: f21; necklace: F21

I thought it might be fun today to try out an experiment with my circle scarf after going to the online american apparel store and seeing the different ways to wear one[whew, long sentence!]. I tied the ends of the fringe together to make a strapless dress with the fringe going down the middle. It's pretty snazzy.

I was bummed that I didn't get to wear it out. I wanted to go to Michaels today to buy some big pieces of cork for my inspiration board, which I have been dying to get to. But, my mom had to go to her dancing class, so I stayed home and ate jello and shrimp chips.

I went to the Prudential Center yesterday, and my heart was nearly broke. I went into Neiman Marcus empty pocketed. I couldn't look at the Chanel section. Anyways, I actually bought something for my Secret Santa, but I was so close into getting myself something. haha. Shopping is hard work! I saw this coat that I wanted at BCBG MaxAzria.. I need a warm and good quality colored puffy coat. Any store suggestions?

Well, back to my lazy sunday.

Note to self:I need to wear this cardigan more. It's so awesomely chunky and warm.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dark Chocolate Truffles and Soup

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Just thought you'd might enjoy a shot of MA's first snowfalls. Pretty pretty pretty. I wish it was on a school day though. Last year it started to snow during 9th period, and the school announced that everyone could go home at the start of 10th. It was absolutely insane because everyone was freaking out in happiness and the hallways were crowded. So silly.
I also took a picture with my mom, but decided not to put it up because I had a huge, cheesy smile spread across my face.
I'm also in love with the vintage brooch I found in my mom's little jewelry box. I remember seeing it a while ago, but I've never come to appreciate it until now! Does that ever happen to you? I guess my taste has changed a lot since..hm. I don't know since when, but it was a while ago I tell ya. Ah, I need more vintage brooches.

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Just a couple things on my last shopping day. I'm having a load of trouble trying to find a present for my Secret Santa! Instead of looking for things my SS would like, I got a bit caught up and looked at things I liked.. whoops. BUT isn't that ring awesome?? [this is when you nod] Sadly, I have to save up for other people's Christmas presents.

And this is what I wore yesterday:
I'm not very fond of plaid, mostly because it came in red shades. I look horrible in red. But this one is a grayish blue!

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Sorry for the horrible lighting. I tried changing the white balance, but nothing is as nice as the outdoor lighting. There is no way I can shoot it in in such cold weather.

Edit: Sorry I forgot to label my outfit!
tank: diy
skirt: am.rag
tights: viaspiga
shoes: newport news
scarf: softer than cashmere
cut out shirt: vintage
jacket: h&m

Monday, December 8, 2008

Spring, are you here yet?

Ugh, this winter weather is already getting on my nerves. It's about 16F right now[that's in the negatives for you celsius folks!] brrr. It's hard to show my outfit when I'm all bundled up in layers of cardigans and furry vests. I'm going to try to find an easier way to take good photos, not outside! [any suggestions?] Unfortunately, the lighting my house pretty much fail. Sigh, it's not even winter yet! This weather is absurd.

Btw, I finally fixed up the site! Stupid widgets. I blame them.
On a happier note, here are just some of my likings of the Spring rtw 2009:

abaete proenza schouler

yves saint laurent

Wait! This post is over yet!
I got a comment from a reader asking about the shopping on Newbury Street in Boston. Let's just say there are a lot of high end shops that you might like to peer into. There are shops like Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Betsey Johnson, Valentino, MaxAzria.. But then they are the lower end but still fabulous: Second Time Around, The Closet, American Apparel, Urban Outfitters[all the way at the other end of the street!], H&M[love, but it so crowded on the weekends!], and other little boutiques you might want to check out. I've never been to The Closet before, but I'd like to take a look when I have time.. Second Time Around is nice. You can find Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, and other topnotch designers at lower prices. I recently scored a nice clutch there, so it's worth a shot to check out! What else.. there's a Starbucks pretty much every block[why can't there be a Dunkies? sigh]. Have fun in Boston :] If any of you ever visit, Newbury Street is a great street to browse and find some good food!

WAIT still not over!

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All of these are unedited because well I have an essay to write[insert unhappy face] so I hope you will still enjoy them.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Technical Difficulties

I was trying a new template,and it really screwed up the entire site! Sorry if I linked you, because all of the bloglists are gone, and I'm trying to remember them! Just tell me if you did, and I'll be happy to put you back up. Let's hope the site will be up and running soon!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Darkness in the Light


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[1]h&m faux leather jacket, vintage sweater, via spiga tights, chinese laundry clutch, h&m scarf [2] dressbarn sparkly cardigan, vintage foxcroft cutout blouse, diy ruffle tank, seed skirt, via spiga tights, payless boots [3] forever 21 pants, chinese laundry clutch, vintage sweater, newport news booties [4] vintage white cardigan and faux fur scarf, payless booties, f21 jeans[5] vintage olive men's shirt, f21 chiffon blouse, vintage belt, target armwarmers, valerie stevens clutch, f21 jeans, pl peeptoes [6] converse one star men's sweatshirt, vintage belt, unknown scarf, refuge jeans, newport booties

Here is my mini-editorial as promised! My awesome bff, Heidi, helped me out with the shoot, which I shot with both my digital[as seen] and my 35mm canon. I'm hoping that one turns out as well as this one did! I'm also pretty excited about these pictures because I didn't have to edit any of them! Oh, the beauty of black and white filters.
I have to say that I'm pretty much in love with black and white photographs. It's timeless, simple, but also brings a complexity to an image that color could never do. It's like taking all of the distracting details away and leaving it pure. [yes, I can be deep!]

Well, I'm going to go back to eating mac and cheese and Guylian chocolate[the best chocolate ever!] and working on my essay. I hope you'll enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed photographing them =]

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Butterfly Girl

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Wearing F21 pants, F21 shirt, H&M scarf, Sporto boots, and Ray Bans.

Guided by a pair of nifty pants,
fuzzy boots, and a pair of wings,
the caterpillar girl felt as if she could fly.

The mask upon her face hid her diffidence
and made her shine.

Not only that but she had time
around her neck and on her side.

Was it metamorphosis taking place?
Oh yes it was indeed!
She was now a butterfly.
Watch her fly ..

I finally got to wear my nifty pants. Haha. Is it weird that I call them that? It's not their fault how amazing they are. I saw them at the store and I knew I had to buy them
. They are a bit out of my comfort zone, but all the compliments I received at school made me love them even more. One guy at my school said they looked like Aladdin pants. And then he said, "I never said it was a bad thing!" Yeah, great come back. Oh well, I still love them anyways.
I'm pretty excited about my photo project, because we finally get to work with fashion photography! I'm already planning what I theme I should showcase. I definitely need more ideas. It's going to look like an editorial. It'll be epic.