Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Thank You

Yesterday was my 18th birthday! Normally I despise a holiday birthday. However this year, I got not one but TWO birthday surprises: lunch and dinner. Which makes me a very lucky and appreciative girl. Thank you Avery <3

We ate lots of Italian food with my twenty favorite people. Pretty much a perfect night. I love my people.

And of course what day is complete without blog photographfying?





[sweater dress/shirt/thing birthday gift from sister from France!, headband diy, leggings Target, shoes Nine West]

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Lairy Fights

I like fairy lights.
(Ten points and a huggle for anyone who got the Harry Potter reference in the title :] )


[plaid dress thrifted, boots isaac mizrahi, skirt thrifted]

Saturday, December 13, 2008

At a 9 to 5 pace

It has been a rollercoaster week. Very lowlike lows and very uppity ups. Things are good now though, very good.

The following pictures are from yesterday and yes I know, I look exhausted. I blame the poor lighting at 5 >< I just finished making the skirt which USED to be an teeshirt that was made out of thick cotton and that I never wore but sorta liked the white text on. So I cut off the sleeves and re-sewed it. I'm a firm believer in DIY.

Much love to everyone who comments, it makes my day!



[skirt by anan, wifebeater Charlotte Russe, jacket thrifted]

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008



[original ad: Tommy Hilfiger SS08]

Trouble Is A Friend of Mine

I got up super early this morning and went with my mommy to volunteer at this charity organization that goes through thrift store type stuff and sells it. Not only do I get to help raise money for a children's hospital, but I get first pick of all of the goodies that they are going to sell. Didn't find too much today, a sweater and a knit top, but it was still fun.

I've been listening to Lenka all day and that's why this outfit is so nauseatingly girly. She's ridiculously adorable.

There was about 10 minutes where the lighting on the side of my house actually existed. Except it was in blotchy patches because of weird angles of my fence. So I worked around it. And I sorta like how it came out.





[plaid dress necessary objects, sweater thrifted]

Monday, December 1, 2008

Perfectly Fine

Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend. I am so full of asian takeout. Yum.
I got to see a couple of friends that I hadn't seen in months so that was nice. I also saw Twilight. He he. I admit that it was a trainwreck but hey, Edward had some nice outfits in there and well, who can resist a well-dressed boy?

In the wee hours of Sunday morning (10:30) my friend Bekki (who has the most amazing collection of sweaters and won best style in our high school pop polls!!) and I trooped over to the fields behind our high school campus for her photography project. I discovered how much certain types of leaves hurt to sit on and that if a creepy guy who is talking a walk, suddenly stops and waits for you to start walking away and then proceeds to trail after you for about 10 minutes, it's probably a good idea to whip out the cellphone and start yammering loudly about karate and strong boyfriends. Anyway, thanks Bekki, hope your photo teacher gives you an A on your project :]





[shoes Delicious, dress Gap, lace shirt Victoria's Secret, belt thrifted]

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

HeadFirst, Fearless

Blargh. I'm starting to remember why I hate holidays. I shall be spending my Thanksgiving in my usual custom. Rewatching all of the old Thanksgiving episodes from my favorite tv shows and eating chinese takeout. Sounds pathetic and most likely is, but is surprisingly fun!



[sweater h&m, tube top worn as skirt handmedown, belt thrifted]

Monday, November 24, 2008

Just Like A Giant Spotlight


[black corset made by anan, black skirt AA]

Saturday, November 15, 2008

That's When The Energy Comes

This is what happens when Anan procrastinates taking her photos until it is very very dark and she feels like prancing about.





Saturday, November 8, 2008

No Capes!

I'm finally learning how to sew properly! Meaning using a sewing machine! It's about time.
I spent today eating trader joe's oatmeal and working on the boyfriend's birthday pressie. Eee!

I also found the most magnificently soft felt capelet the other day. I've sort of always had an obsession with capes. I blame it on Lord of the Rings.



[capelet jacket thrifted, skirt bebe, tank top rubbish, shoes nine west]

Thursday, November 6, 2008

It's Black and It's White


[plaid coat nordstroms, headband diy-ed]

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Oh Hell Yes


[rykiel, castelbajac]


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Monday, November 3, 2008

With Nothing But Your T-shirt On

To those of you who have averted their eyes because of the title, do not worry! The title is a lie! I am fully clothed, well, by my standards. This title is also a lie because my boyfriend does not actually own a T-shirt. Well. Maybe one.

Shredding teeshirts. Basically my new favorite thing. It is scarily addictive and awesome. There is something extremely calming about the repetitive motion of ripping something apart. Everyone should try it.



[shirt shredded Hanes, skirt express]

Also because it's a Monday, have some eyecandy. Girls should not be allowed to use their boyfriends as models. Good thing we don't care.


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trains And Winter Rains

I tend to disgust myself. A lot. Today I basically did every disgustingly girly thing. The most horrible of which was watching Love Actually in a nest of pillows and blankets with newly baked brownies. I may have even cried. Multiple times. Hee.

So the holiday season has officially begun. I usually hate the holidays. Yes yes, I am one of those. I feel like it's all hype and expectations are always so damn high and unreasonable. But I'm sort of actually looking forward to it this year. Probably because of the special television show holiday episodes. Just kidding (probably not). Plus, I have developed a craving for eggnog.

I don't believe in Daylight Savings. It tends to trip me up a lot. So instead of letting it be a source of confusion come November, I use it for my advantage. For example, right now my cellphone may read 7:06.. but because my cellphone is for today, buried under my pillow (although on max volume so I don't end up ignoring calls..) I go by my computer time, which says 8:06. Then, at some point today when I am running out of time for something, whether it be procrastination, or I simply want to watch yet another episode of Buffy, I gift myself with an extra hour. Yes.. I know I have problems.



[sweater thrifted, skirt Express, top Charlotte Russe, shoes Nine West]

Also, GASP no headband? I know I know. I surprised myself as well.

Also, if the boyfriend wants brownies tomorrow, he should probably stop thinking he is hilarious when he calls me just to spoil this week's eliminee on America's Next Top Model.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Paint It Black

No three words are more beautiful than "chance of thunderstorms." Well okay that's not true but you get my point.

In the process of getting these pictures, I got made fun of by my father who thinks I am crazy for taking pictures in the rain. I probably am. Crazy, that is.

In about a week or two of this weather, I will most probably be tired of it, but for now, it is amazing. I've made a sort of nest around my desk and dragged pillows and mugs of tea over. With most of the stress of college apps gone (finished with all of the essays that require originality and thought, filling out stupid information online, and teacher reccs, however the nailbiting overall stress about getting into college is by no means over and won't be for a couple of months now) it's nice to be able to curl up and do things like shred teeshirts and watch How I Met Your Mother without feeling guilty about not being productive.

Oh and mostly why the blog was on a mini-hiatus was because I sort of dropped my old camera and it was sad and decided to be broken. I also haven't had the time or been in the mood to take pictures. But I'm back for good. A lot has changed since my last actual post the most shallow of which is my haircut. I just needed a change and got really annoyed with the longish layers so I took scissors to it and chopped. I'm pretty sure I like it. It's much easier to style and more fun to play with.

I'm almost done with my dress that I made from a pair of jeans and will be posting pictures of that soon. I wrote a college essay about this dress. Hee. So not getting into college.


[dress f21, shoes isaac mizrahi]

Friday, October 31, 2008

Little Girls Don't Know How To Be Sweet Girls

I'm baaaackkkk. Did you miss me? Of course you did.

So I decided it was time to finally whip out the camera and see what the big deal was. Yeah. I don't like instruction manuals. They are sort of boring. So I just looked up where the selftimer was and decided that was enough learning for today.

Let me apologize for how horrible the pictures are. I seriously had five minutes to do it before the rain started and therefore no time for hair fixing and no time to hide the bags under my eyes from insomnia of all this week. So yes, I realize how ridiculous I look.
Thank god it's Friday.

Ah yes, happy halloweeeeen.




headband made by anan, skirt made by anan, top cut apart/retied by anan, belt thrifted

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Got My Flash On, It's True

My. New. Baby. Petpet.

Friday, October 24, 2008

I'm Still Alive

I'll be back forreals in about a day or two. With goodies. Including pictures of a new haircut, gifts from the SMB, and my homecoming dress that I made.

Forgive me? Here have a pretty picture.


[Vogue Nippon, September 2008]

(PS: Heh. Portal, anyone? The cake is a lie.)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Love Your Hair.. No I Uh Love The Air.

Repeat to self. Four day weekend.


top: Charlotte Russe
skirt: gointernational

Monday, October 6, 2008

My Reds And Grays (So You Don't Hurt So Much)


Is it just me being silly and overanalytical or is this picture totally symbolic. Light vs Dark. Good vs Evil. The crumbling of society. Society vs Nature.

Hee. I blame annotating 98 pages of The Scarlet Letter. (I kind of hate this book.)

shirt: Don't actually remember.
shorts: I lied. I yoinked these from my mother too. Back from her college days. They are actually disgusting. And of course that means I love them.
belt: thrifted
shoes: BCBG

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cause You're Hot Then You're Cold

What. The. Hell.

Just looked at the 10 day weather forecast. It's going to be in the 80s. Lower lip is definitely trembling. Sigh.

This bipolar weather is actually quite fitting with my mood. Yay for parallels?



shirt: yoinked (legal stealing!) from my mother, I'm pretty sure she made it cause it's super uneven on both sides. So comfortable. Yay for the one piece of clothing of my mother's that I would actually wear.
thick knit tights: totally forgot. Super comfy.
jacket: thrifted. I absolutely love the cut of the jacket. The huge collars button down and stay put!
shoes: isaac mizrahi

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Pitterpat (The Angel On My Shoulder Is Haunting Me Tonight)


I woke up in the middle of the night and proceeded to be very confused about why it was so loud outside. And then I realized it was raining, proceeded to flip out because I thought I left my pumps in the backyard and ran outside. (Pumps were safely in my closet.) But that gave me an excuse to frolick and then run back into the comfort of my bed.

I didn't realize how much I've been waiting for cold weather to come back. (In a week I will be complaining about how much I miss the sun.) Tights, scarves, jackets, legwarmers squee!

This morning/afternoon was glorious. It kept raining for short bursts and then the sun would come back. Perfect for photoshooting, no? (I cannot wait to do a photoshoot in the pelting rain. Squee.)






coat- great-grandma's
sweaterdresswornasskankytop:] -Nordstrom

I. Want. To. Marry. This. Coat. And have little half-human half-coat babies with it. It's ridiculously over-sized. It's bright white with amazingly huge black buttons. It's heavy. And I love it.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Maybe I'm Amazed


Being the ever-observant (seriously though, the guy notices everything I wear to the point that I actually dread his clothing critiques, to no avail however because he never ever lets on his final judgement...he thinks he's hilarious.) SBM commented that I had not updated this blog in awhile. It's true. I've been busy with.. things. When I asked the SBM what I should blog about he replied jokingly (I think) “How awesome your boyfriend is.” Funny he should mention that, for I had already been debating that very topic. Pro: Pretty much extremely true. Con: Um. Melting into puddles and causing people to zomit with squee and awws.

And yet...

I didn't give up my seat on the bus for an old lady. I'm by no means someone you would pick out in a crowd. My taste in music is questionable. I secretly fast-forwarded through the old people parts in The Notebook. I'm not a particularly outstanding citizen. So how in the hell did I get so lucky?!

I mean it's not like there are not plenty of other options for him. However, after much thought, I've concluded that it must be my pretty hair. Sensible, I know.

Oh dear, this will not be good for his ego. Please tell him that he is overweight tomorrow.

[Don't worry, next post will be filled with shoe porn and fetish footwear!]

Saturday, September 27, 2008

"Shiny, Tight, and Short Is the Quickest Way to Look Cheap".

Thank you Nina Garcia, Elle "Editor At Large." (What a nice way for Heidi to put it...)

Whew. Good thing this dress isn't tight. Wouldn't wanna look.. cheap or anything. (Now I miss Alex Perry and his overusage of "expensive" on Australia's Next Top Model when describing Alice Burdeu, but with his fabulous Australian accent it was more like "expeenseef." Hee.)




dress- GOinternational
headband- Really long piece of ribbon!