Tuesday, December 30, 2008

give me wings


Unisex batwing hoody via American Apparel. It's one size fits all, which is kind of interesting. Looks like it could be worn as a dress, maybe? Gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme gimme!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

are you scared


Ok I know I'm obsessed with a ton of things right now. Batwing, knitting, furry things, balloon-dc pants, shreds etc. etc. just add one more thing to the neverending list... "nature" tshirts. I still have yet to find a smart name for them, but The Mountain brand basically covers it. Wolves, big cats, horses, unicorns, and Native American images are my favorite at the mo'

Jeans, Topshop. T-shirt, The Mountain. Rings, Iosselliani. Beanie, RVCA. Shoes, KORS Michael Kors.

Friday, December 26, 2008

ummhello



This is an oldie from finals week before holiday break happened. I just found it on my phone. I rarely ever wear sweats...but here I am slacking off in the midst of finals week, donning comfy old gray sweatpants. Oh and even during exams I was knitting. I spent quite a few hours knitting an entire yarn ball into a longass (read: like fifteen feet long) rectangle instead of studying. Surprisingly, it doesn't look that long after its been wrapped around like four times here.

Aaah and new years is days away, whose been working on their resolutions? Wanna share?

PS: Can everyone see my blog ok? I have a widescreen laptop and it looks fine from where I am, but on another computer some of my photos were cut off...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

not a diamond ring, right?


The Landver spike onyx ring. This could definitely be used as a weapon, I can see it now:

A girl walks alone stumbling on her sky-high heels down a dark, dark alley way, trying to make her way to the nearest street to hail a taxi. After a late night out, she appears more or less in tact. Just a few extra rips in her tights and some splatters on her black satin. She wears her Landver spike onyx ring. As she continues down the alley, she is dimly aware of being followed; the substances consumed still hazing over all sensory input. The sights and sounds of the street are yards away, she quickens her pace just in case. He does the same. She is completely alert now. She hears him mutter a grotesque pick-up line. He's only a few feet away. Then she feels a grab on her shoulder. Her reflexes tell her to scream, but instead she balls the Landver ring-ed hand into a fist and throws her best punch. As she darts away, she hears cries of pain echoing in the alley.

Hope that story was mildly entertaining. Ta-ta for now...

Sunday, December 21, 2008

scanned






The vacation commences. Further proof that I have done nothing productive thus far over holiday break...I decided to scan myself and other random things I had lying around for your (read: and I guess my own) viewing pleasure. Oh and if you have not tried the Covergirl Amazemint lipglosses, I highly recommend them. At $6 a pop, they are affordable (hiiii, recession) and they freshen your breath. Mmmm, two for yo monay!

PS: I hate lipgloss so trust me when I say I like these.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

knits and kittens

Besides sleeping and surfing the www during break, I have also been knitting. Apparently it prevents Alzheimer's disease and is a million times cheaper than buying scarves. I guess it is more time consuming too, oi opportunity costs. Right now all I can do is use a really basic stitch to make longass rectangles (read: scarves). I'm going to try my hand at making a fuzzy black beanie next, wish me luck. I need to go shop for yarn and special needles...

Oh and I want a kitty. To make that clich├ęd kitty chasing yarn ball picture. Mmm I am shallow.

batwing


Really really really liking batwing, oversized tops at the moment. And anything cape-like is fantastic for that matter.

I recently made a list of things I needed to buy and eventually wanted and the list is huge. Like embarassingly so, and I'm not even close to finished. I made it on Onenote which is incredibly handy because I have pictures to go along in case I forget what I'm talking about (read: Mac users probably have no idea what I'm talking about). I'm excited to start crossing stuff off the list. For those of you who don't know, I love making lists and crossings things off of them, the feeling is just so good...

Oh and I have officially been on holiday break since Friday afternoon last week and my days have consisted of sleeping for ten to twelve hours a day (read: I would like to justify this by saying I slept a small fraction of that time when classes were in session and that this making up for lost time), playing ping pong with a machine, and surfing the www.

Top, Forever21. Jeans, American Eagle. Bracelet, Lanvin. Shoes, Christian Louboutin.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

twilight



Everyone's still obsessed, right? I think my interest in fantastic, mythical things is a form of escapism. Mmmm and I want to start a massive ring collection now. There's all types of finger pretties to be found, especially because of the crafty people on Etsy.

Monday, December 1, 2008

asian nom-noms







One of the the few things I ventured out to do this Thxgiving break was visit the local Asian grocer (read: I slept 12-14 hours/day every day of break so between religiously re-reading Twilight and looking up randoms on the www, there wasn't much time to do much else).

Next week = finals week. I have four finals in a span of 25 hours; all crammed into Thursday and Friday next week. Mmmm joy. But at least I can look forward to a month of break. Another upper is that I will have absolutely no worries over break, or plans for that matter. Someone want to fund plane tix to somewhere fabulous?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

guns and butter



Mmmm, I haven't made these collages in a while. So I made two to compensate. I thought the economy analogy blog title was mildly appropriate for the times. Stats says there's an increase in violence and aggression in times of recession. I wonder if its subconsciously reflected in the trends nowadays? There is a loose theme throughout the collages; more apparent in the bottom one than in the top. Military-inspired, spikes, guns, armored-warrior rings, studs, shredded/destroyed things, fur, mean-looking things, dark and somber...

Hope everyone had some good turkey. And got some wonderful things on Black Friday...? I got up at the decent hour of 11 on Friday and went out to do some random shopping (none of that 6 AM insanity and never ever after seeing this). I don't know why I even bother, I have gone two years in a row now and its just madness, really really silly madness. I guess I just prefer shopping online or when its uncrowded, nice and quiet. Are the deals really that good?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

horses




There is something very mysterious, wild, and fantastic about horses.

Unfortunately, the same can't be said for what I've been throwing on lately. Reverting back to safe regulars. And often times, it is just too cold to think in the morning about what I'm wearing. It's hard enough to wake up at 6:45 (I am freakish with my ways, don't ask) for an 8 'o clock class.

I feel like talking about shoes. The only closed-toe shoes I have at the moment are my Clarks wallabee and these Dolce Vita booties that Danielle so graciously sent me from Solestruck.com. Oh and a gold leather pair of Converse which are hardly worth mentioning and seem so odd to me at the moment. It's funny how college is so not a place for heels, yet I have more pairs of 3+ inch heels here than I do any other type of shoe. After seeing this photo shot by the Sartorialist, I'm kind of itching for another pair of Converse, thoughts? Mmm, the truth is, there's not much to think about, they're so... basic, I might as well.

Tank dress, American Apparel. Top, Rebecca Taylor. Scarf, borrowed from a friend. Blazer, Urban Outfitters BDg. Tights, Vera Wang for Kohls. Shoes, Dolce Vita courtesy of Solestruck.com

Monday, November 17, 2008

rice



I made these. I don't know what they are.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

balloon




Home for the weekend. Decided to give drop-crotch balloon (Aladdin, MC Hammer, Emanuelle Alt etc.) pants a try. After putting them on, I decided that regardless of what they look like, these would be on heavy rotation in my wardrobe. Why? They are the comfiest things, ever. Hands down. I know there's more tailored versions of dc, a prime example being Lulu's amazing Orphan pair, but I think I prefer the balloon dc nearly-sweatpant combination personally.

Oh and random, but there's a little story behind the first photo. I always sit in the same place in the library and directly in front of me there's a little section that's all indexes of fairytales, myths, and folklore. I've never actually bothered to get up and look at what they're like, but I did get around to breaking out the camera and zooming in enough (from where I was sitting) to get a photo. Now that I have photo evidence, I'm really curious now...

Shirt, DIY Fruit of the Loom. Boob tube, Urban Outfitters BDg. Pants, F21. Blazer, Vera Wang for Kohls.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

falling nowhere




The view from the fifth floor balcony is really scenic: all autumn colors and uh, construction of the baseball stadium...? Are any States-siders feeling thrown by the one hour shift? I think that might be why I feel tired, sleepy, and weird lately.

Dress, Gap red collection. Jacket, unknown. Beanie, American Eagle (I cut the pom-pom off the top). Tights, Vera Wang for Kohls. Shoes, Dolce Vita courtesy of Solestruck.com

Saturday, November 1, 2008

happy belated halloween



I spent zero money on my rockstar 'costume'. Just kind of threw on an all black outfit, some random jewelery, put on some extra eye makeup than usual and tried to keep my hair in a deep side part (which did not work out well). The outfit barely looks out of ordinary for me, but it worked. I got asked multiple times what I was channeling. "Goth, emo, punk...?" Makes me wonder what people are thinking on a day-day basis...

PS: After parading around the street to 'see and be seen' by all the other people wearing costumes, I went to go play some more and in the process of playing, lost one of the mirrors on my shoe. Needless to say, I was pretty upset that my DIY couldn't hold up better.

Tshirt + skirt, American Apparel. Tights, Urban Outfitters. Socks, Target. Heels, Nine West Sullibans (and then later DIY mirror shoes because there was too much walking involved and I did not want to die). Leather jacket, unknown. Earrings, Claires.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

true blood




Mens shirts and tights are always so ez. It's hard not to repeat. In other news, I straightened my hair for the first time today (read: not permanently, just with a friend's straightener). It's insane how flat and thin my hair can be. I'm still convinced that said friend's hair straightener is magic. Oh and in these pictures my hair is noooot straightened.

I know Chauss is obsessed with HBO's True Blood, but is anyone else? I don't get HBO in my dorm, so I watch the episodes bootleg online; its a slightly corny storyline, but it is so addictive. I have always liked the idea of fantastic creatures... vampires, unicorns, and centaurs anyone?

Shirt, Gap mens section. Tank dress, American Apparel. Tights, Vera Wang for Kohls. Shoes, Clarks wallabees. Leather jacket, vintage. Scarf, borrowed from a friend.

Monday, October 27, 2008

chains



The obligatory outfit post. Now I'm going to go continue studying for econ. Class at 11 in the morning.

Shirt, vintage. Scarf, borrowed from a friend. Pants, vintage. Shoes, Clarks wallabees. Necklace, Forever21.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

skeletal



As I mentioned in an earlier post, earrings have become such an underrated accessory lately. What with all the things you can bling yourself with on your wrists, fingers, and neck; I feel that ears have become neglected. I picked these up at Claires today for two dollars, they were in the Halloween section and were discounted at 50% off. So I said, "whhhhhyyyyyyyyy not?"

On that note, what's everyone going to be for Halloween?

Friday, October 24, 2008

bursting cold




Its finally getting cold. The high this week was like 60 degrees, so that means bundling up! Dorm life is dirty, or my roommates making it that way, at least. There's so much dust and hair everywhere.

Oh, and I made another shredded t-shirt. This time I let out the bottom seam so that the shred could start from the bottom. It is so much easier to start a shred now, and I think I'm starting to get better (read: and faster!) So if anyone does not want to bother with the DIY, I could potentially play Ms. Little UPS and custom make one for you.

Shirt, DIY Fruit of the Loom. Cardigan shawl, unknown. Blazer, Vera Wang for Kohls. Jeans, Levis. Shoes, Dolce Vita courtesy of Solestruck.com. Bag, vintage.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

huh




I skipped my 8 am class because I just couldn't bring myself to wake up at 7 this morning. Instead, I woke up at a decent 11:30 and watched my roommate pack for her flight to New Orleans (I think she's going to be doing some serious partyin' down there), while I ate her leftover Chinese takeout from the night before.

In a few I'm going to the dining hall to get takeout with a friend and then I'm headed back home (home-home, not dorm) for Fall Break. What is everyone else up to this week?

Shirt, F21. Jeans, Levis. Sandals, Urban Outfitters. Glasses, F21.