Saturday, November 13, 2010

Autumn Glory

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Wearing F21 scarf , skirt, and ring, lace top from Marshalls, belt from some store in Cali, Payless pumps, random tights, Target over the knee socks, Gap cardigan

Did anyone see Morning Glory yet? I had a "me" day today and I saw this film instead of following my friends to Due Date or all those crazy films. I think I'm the type of girl who just loves a smart comedy. I don't mean chick flick. Plus, I have a girl crush on Rachel McAdams. She possesses this natural beauty. I'm jealous.
I'm kinda in love with this mustard circle scarf and how it matches my backyard foliage. My favorite season is autumn, and can you tell why? When it comes down to it, I'm a sucker for beautiful scenery and landscapes.
I found this skirt at Forever21 the other day and you have no clue how incredibly excited I was. I saw an array of pleated chiffon skirts in past magazines while staring with my eyes like this--> O.O at the $500 price tags. Fashion comes with a price? Dammit. Well, here's the best of both worlds(pretty skirt plus more money in my pocket..wait nevermind, I spent that on Pinkberry today). By the way, has anyone tried that waffle chip thingy they stick in the yogurt there? HOLY SHIZZ it's like eating a waffle with maple syrup. Dessert+breakfast=happy Francesca. :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

The North End

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photos by my buddies Nancy, Stephanie, and Vicky... Wearing Old Navy coat, H&M skirt, random tights, Payless pumps, H&M armwarmers, Urban Outfitters hat, Aldo bag, mom's scarf

Hello internet! Long time no see? I've been catching up on old Youtube videos(Kevjumba is my favorite, gotta love those old school dance intros. Anyone a fan?) errrr I mean, doing college applications! To be honest, I have been doing that, but I get distracted. Occasionally. You know. I'm already done with my essay so I just need to some tweeking and out they go! Dang, my entire lower education just for that college acceptance letter. Colleges should come recruiting us.
Anyways, these pics are from a film noir project I'm doing in my photo class. My friends and I went running around the North End today while drowling over Mike's Pastry's cannolis and downing a steaming hot cup of hot cocoa. Mm mm good. I don't understand how people wear tights in the winter. I absolutely can't handle it. Legit. It's SO cold, it's like not wearing any pants. I had to wear tights, then another layer of American Apparel thigh high socks. Now THOSE are warm..up until the temperatures drop to 40F. Then I'm like F this, I want pants. I can only be girly for so long.. Then it's about survival.

OMG. Kev and Ryan ;)
best crew

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pure Awesomeness

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Wearing Express sweater, scarf from Las Vegas, Payless boots, H&M headband, awesome vintage necklace from Boston Sowa Open Market

School has been driving me bonkers but today was the perfect Sunday. There was a birthday dinner consisting of salmon, birthday cake, and fried cheesecake(I know! They have that!). I've lost the amount of calories I consumed today.. For some reason I actually finished my entree today, weird right? I'm always having leftovers or feel like some overstuffed turkey.

I didn't notice that I was channeling Halloween colors until now. This is how my Sunday wardrobe goes: hmm lemme see what's in my closet.. oooo comfy sweater! ok. sounds good.. mm colorful scarf! alright. awesome. woo.

And did anyone notice my necklace of pure awesomeness? It's like jewels and danglys and vintage goodness all packed in one. When I saw it, I knew I had to buy it. The guy selling it said 12 bucks, my mom attempted to bargain with 8 bucks.. guy says 10 bucks, mom says no.. Then I'm like MOM! Cause she was walking away from it, saying no. And then I go back and pay 10 bucks for it. So now here is my awesomeness on my neck. Woooo. It makes me happy. Each side has different color stones, but I didn't get to photograph both sides. I'm so sad that the Sowa Open Market isn't going to be open for long. Outside there is local food and then there are vintage goodies like suitcases, furniture, jewelry, hats, all that jazz. I saw a wool wide rimmed hat that I wanted but my mom was like, "isn't that for men?", and I'm like, " what?" But of course she didn't buy it because well, it was her money. Oh boy, I need a job.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tribute/Double Take

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Wearing H&M jacket, lace top from Marshalls, random black tank underneath, F21 trousers snipped into shorts, F21 socks, Payless booties

Hello fellow readers...are you starting to see a trend? Well here it is..I've decided to utilize the items in my closet and make the most out of them without spending too much(this is basically a fancy way of saying, I'm broke so I need to have a shopping ban). As you can already tell, a recent post already features this lace top. But you know what? I'm not a high society girl. I don't have money(I couldn't even afford bubble tea today). I think the thing is that too many fashion bloggers today make it seem like the norm is to own designer pieces and to constantly have hauls and mini shopping excursions when the truth is, most of us can't relate to that, let alone afford that. I'm not saying that all bloggers do this, but we've all seen it before. Style isn't about how expensive or what label your clothes are by--it's who puts the outfit together.
So what I want to say is that as long as you love what you're doing, keep doing it. I can't afford Alexander Wang and TopShop is already a huge stretch, but as long as I love fashion and love what I wear, it doesn't really matter. Psht, I got my whole life to make money...then we'll be talking :)

PS. Anyone notice the vintage photo effects? Shoutout to one of my favorite blogs, WishWishWish. Plus, anyone notice my similar hairflip to JessLovesFred? Well, now you do.

Wishing you less suckish Mondays, because well, they do suck.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Sky Ain't the Limit

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Wearing Jones New York sweater via consignment, Express pants, necklace-gift, random bangles from F21, Macy's, H&M handband as bracelet, Jessica Simpson bag as clutch, awesome band-aid

It's official--school life is absolutely horrendous as opposed to my summer life. How can two different worlds collide? Oh right, they don't.
Senior year is finally come. Did everyone else feel like their last year came so quickly? No one really believes people who say, "oh, it'll pass by real quick!", and I'm like, "hells've got to be kidding me". But now, look who's right. Yeah, not me.
I wore this outfit on my little trip to Ikea with the parents. I have to admit that I do enjoy going to Ikea. Who doesn't love cheap furniture and funny Swedish names on every item? I have a feeling my entire dorm room next year will be decked out in Ikea-ware because firstly, I will be broke. Come to think of it..I already have a lot of things from Ikea right now. Most of them are fairly intact but my chest dresser's middle drawer keeps falling down on me. That either says that the dresser sucks or perhaps I have too many clothes.. HM I wonder which one it is..

Either way, shopping ban for the rest of this month. Dammits I wants fall fashion :( Maybe I shouldn't have spent all my money on bubble tea and chunky scarves. Oh well, too late. Until next time!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Nom Nom Nom

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Wearing lace top from Marshalls, old black tank, American Apparel skirt, Urban outfitters flats, Jessica Simpson bag, Macy's earrings

So this outfit may make me look all precious and gentle, but believe me, I am not even close to that. I wore this out to have a girl's day out with my favorite three. The day consists of shopping(mostly window shopping unfortunately), food, and wandering aimlessly in search of a frozen yogurt joint. We decided on American Joe's for lunner. You will not believe how quickly I scarfed down that cheeseburger. Hungry girl eats what hungry girl wants..
Also, has anyone been feeling this cooler weather kickin' in? I had to wear a scarf at one point, which kinda excites me yet also makes me sad that summer is coming to an end. It's a bittersweet feeling. Anyways, Happy Labor Day. Hope you guys end up doing some shopping.. AH. I must finish another 100 pages of Of Human Bondage before allowing myself to go to the mall. Dammit. Stupid conscience.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I'm Ready I'm Ready

Wearing Uniqlo dress, F21 belt, Necessary Clothing Cuff from SoHo, Macy's bowtie earrings, Coconuts sandals

Yes, I had to quote Spongebob. Come on, you guys have heard of this overused phrase right? Good, ok. We're on the same page. As I'm typing up this blog post, I'm smelling some good cooking downstairs...I'm hungry now. But of course, I will resist until I finally post this up. Bonus points for not abandoning this post? Yes please.
Anyways, I'm finally back from my summer hiatus. I did loads of vacation stuff over in California, basically covering the LA area and the OC. Anyone live around that area? I practically found things to do almost everyday. I will miss the weather, especially when it gets freezing cold over here. It's good to be back home(in a way), but the end of a vacation means the beginning of school. Is it weird that I'm looking forward to it? It is my senior year. I guess you win some and you lose some. Can't have it all.
I feel like I'm just randomly blabbing.. Oh yes! I've also had the opportunity to go to the ISA NYC concert and stayed for one night in Brooklyn last week. The second day consisted of so much shopping in SoHo. I went to Uniqlo(I am so bummed I don't have this store in MA), TopShop, Madewell..all that good stuff. I picked up this cuff there too, at some store called Necessary Clothing. I've been interested in Turquoise jewelry for a bit, but never quite found the right cuff with the right price. New York has it all..

School in a week. I'll try to post when I can! Thanks for the comments guys :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Polly wants a Cracker(and some tights please)

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I know it's hot out friends, but you know how sometimes you think tights just perfect the outfit? I'm waiting until I can add on layers and a nice pair of tights with some denim cutoffs(maybe when I'm at the airport next week going to California!). All of those fall collections coming out in stores makes me want to grab some tights, a little fall dress, and the chunkiest sweater I can find. This one site has some funky tights that I can't wait until autumn to wear. Anyone heard of tights with houses on it? I haven't either until I stopped at Pretty Polly(isn't the name fun?). Take a look at them here. Houses!
I've seen dots, cats, triangles, but no houses.. At least someone thought of it! Pretty snazzy, I'd say. I should buy them for my mom and tell her to wear them during open houses(she's a real estate agent). You gotta dress like what you do right? I also think the alphabet tights are fun. Perhaps I'll have to wear them with my Alphabet tee from American Apparel.
Living in New England, the weather is pretty unpredictable, so one day I'm in shorts and the other I can be wearing a sweater so tights are definitely key to many of my outfits.
I'm usually in thigh highs because I like the look of them but they always tend to fall down on me but these are mock thigh highs that won't fall. I think I may need to grab a pair when the sun finally decides to not burn me to death(sadly this is not soon!).
Until then, I will be chilling(literally) in some AC until California(which I weather channel'ed and saw that it is cooler there than in Boston..what?) Which reminds me, I will not be updating until I get back! Consider it a blogging break. I'll try not to shop too much(I'm just saying this to please my worries guys I'll bring some stuff back to show here hehe).

Have a good August :)
Here's a silly picture of me dancing, just because. I found this really cool setting on my camera and this is what it does. SO much fun.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Denim and Dots

Wearing Gap denim jacket, F21 dress, necklace from Nordstrom, Aerie sandals

I was sweating really bad yesterday attempting to wear this jacket..but some told me that it would be cold later. And long behold, RAIN. Yes, I am a bit proud of my old school hunch, aka weather channel app on my iTouch :)
Not much to say today, other than I think I may be going on vacation to Europe!! I AM SO EXCITED. Let's hope I'll get to go.. How in the world am I going to fit almost two weeks of clothes for Paris and Milan in my suitcase?
So the other day I decided to use a recipe from and I have to admit that it turned out quite delicious. I'm not much of a cook so this turnout gives me permission to slightly brag, you know, just a tad. Take a look at the process...
The recipe can be found at the site, called Thai Style Chicken Legs.

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do you seem the chicken goodness just by looking
^peanut sesame noodles

Monday, July 5, 2010

Celebrations are Brighter with some Fire

Wearing Gap tee, American Apparel chiffon skirt, Urban Outfitters flats, earrings from Claire's

How was everybody's Independence Days? Since I do happen to be situated in the historical city of Boston, I am privileged by its often spectacular events. Yes, we do have Evacuation Day(except I don't get it off because I live 10 minutes away and not IN the city..ridiculous right?), but I have always enjoyed July 4. In all the years my parents have worked at their business, they have never taken the holiday off until this year! That's a total of 14 absences of barbecues, obnoxious family photos, and hair smelling of sea salt. I have been deprived of the festivities that come with this particular day. So to celebrate this year, my parents and I went to the outlet(my mom knows me too well..)! I purchased this American Apparel skirt for $20, originally $58. Yup, yup folks. I do pride myself in being a bargain hunter. I also pulled an alphabet tee alongside, just because. Oh and please excuse my slight slouch. That I do not take pride in.
I'm going to end with some photos that truly captured the rest of my July 4. I hope that they will bring back good memories for you also.

real rainbow!
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both of these photos are completely unedited.