Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Stranger, You and I

And so, another semester starts. I really can not believe it is already 2013. Time goes by really quick. It's saddening because that means I have a lot more responsibilities. But, at the same time, I'm curious about the future. I went thrifting again last saturday and I picked up some really awesome things. I found many floral dresses and chunky knits. Salvation army is my heaven. I was ecstatic when I found this beautiful sweater. At first I thought the color was burgundy, but now that I keep staring at looks more like a plum? Haha. I'm not even sure. 

I have been wearing these dr martens a lot. I didn't get the chunky hard leather ones because my feet couldn't take it. Maybe I'll get them in the future, but these work just as well for me.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Being Productive on Rainy Dreary Days

This winter break has definitely been enjoyable for me. Despite a few downs that I have experienced, all in all my break can be summed up in one word: wonderful. Catching up with my close friends, shopping in the wonderfully dirty streets of NYC, eating the many delicacies that can be found in NYC, I will definitely miss doing. I will most definitely miss my parents cooking. I come in two days.
I went thrifting today and I scored some really nice things. Although they were definitely on the mroe pricey side, it was fine because some of these things that I found were either unique or cheaper than what it's sold for. So, I would say this thrift haul was a success!

Here are the few things I thrifted.

Top left - AA peter pan collar shirt
Top right - Button down shirt. It has green with black pinstripes
Bottom left - Rusy corduroy high waisted pants
Bottom middle - Uniqlo black jeggings (I have been wanting these for awhile. They are out of stock in stores.)
Bottom right - Polka dotted shorts

Now I saved the best for last. (:

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas wishlist

I am officially done with the first semester of college and I am back in New York City! Even though I came back on such a gloomy Sunday morning, I was so glad to be back. My flight got cancelled and my friends and I were just bumming around the airport for a good 4 hours. We slept on the benches because we were so tired. Haha. After going away for college, I realized my love for New York City and I just know that no other place will ever replace the place I call home. I was so excited that I did not even mind walking the streets while getting soaked in the rain. I hate the rain and I hate going out in the rain. However, today was different. I did not mind it all that much. (:

Anyways, since I had free time on my hands I figured I would post up my Christmas wishlist. I make one every year but I always end up not getting anything on my wish list which is a little sad, but it's okay. It gives me a satisfying kind of feeling anyways.

1. Creepers- I love these. They are a wonderful addition to my grunge looks these days. (:

2. Leather jacket - I have been wanting a leather jacket for awhile. I used to have one, but I sold it because it wasn't even good quality. I want to invest in a good quality one that would last me.

3. Velvet dress - This velvet dress is so lovely and has the right appropriate cuts and amount of sheerness. 

4. Chelsea boots - These are so in this year. I would really love a pair.

5. These wedges are so cute. I really think I have an obsession with leather and cutouts lately. The height of the heel is not that high either which is perfect!

6. Terrarium - This last item I want is kind of random but it's a terrarium in a hexagon shape! It is adorable. Normally, I am not a plant person, or a pet person but I think I will start growing a plant of my own. And perhaps, I'll name it greeny. 

That is all for now, folks! Remember to stay warm, and enjoy the cold weather. (:
Much love,

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tips On How to Dress Warm During The Winter

These are tips I wrote up last year(I think) for my followers on tumblr. I realized that during the winter I still want to wear my tights and skirts and dresses. But wearing only tights will cause me to freeze to death. I began to wear thigh high socks over my tights and it definitely helps with my freezing legs. I looked up and thought up of different ways of keeping warm but still looking stylish in the winter. I am now going to share these tips right here on my blog. I hope these tips help you guys. (:

  1. Wear sheer tights and over the knee socks. I do this all the time. It keeps my feet and calves warm. Although your thighs are still half exposed, you’ll be fine in 30-40 degree weather. (example)
  2. Wear tights under your leggings. Sometimes we have those thin leggings that are meant for the spring and summer, and we would freeze our bums off wearing those in the winter. Wearing tights under our leggings would keep us warm without making our legs look extra bulky.
  3. Wear cute patterned knit tights. If you’re feeling lazy, wearing some knitted patterned tights would add a little pizzazz in your outfit and keep you warm at the same time.
  4. Wear socks over your jeans. This might sound a little weird but, it’s actually really cute and makes your outfit look more comfortable and warm. I prefer to wear gray socks with darker color jeans. Sometimes our jeans just aren’t warm enough for us. I know mine aren’t. Most of mine are jeggings, so they’re really not warm at all. You can also pair them with knee high boots. (Example 1) (Example 2)
  5. Wear socks under your jeans. Make sure you don’t wear those super bulky socks under your jeans, or your calves would look super muscular. The normal ones would do just fine. It would help if you had a pair of boots as well to hide the bulkiness of the socks (if you only have thick socks).
  6. Wear maxi skirts. Think you can only wear these in the spring? You’re wrong. Maxi skirts actually help you stay warmer than jeans. An advantage to wearing maxi skirts in the winter is that you can still look put-together and stay super warm at the same time, because no one can see what you’re wearing under your skirt. You can wear whatever keeps you warm under them. Pairing maxi skirts with a knitted sweater would look super stylish, while staying warm at the same time. (Example)
All images are from pinterest.

I hope these tips help you guys. (:

Much love,

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Closing Down The Pattern Department

As I have promised, I took some time to take pictures and posted a new look. Studying is such a hard thing to do. My friend has already finished all her finals. I am so jealous she gets to relax and bum around. I want to do that as well. But sadly, I am unable to relax until the end of the week. I posted a look featuring one of my latest thrift finds: geometric sweater. (:

geometric sweater - thrifted / denim jacket - tobi / high waisted zippered jeans - f21 / white oxfords - american apparel / black leather bag - thrifted

I have also been wearing my denim jacket a lot. It definitely matches a lot of my outfits. The weather where I am living in currently, is definitely bipolar. So it is better for me to layer up. You can't see it but, I am actually wearing another sweater under that sweater. A little bit of a tip for you guys. Speaking of tips, I will be posting up tips on how to dress warmer during the winter very soon. So, be on the lookout for that.  I am yawning as I type this so I guess I will be sleeping in a few.

Good night lovelies ♥

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Finals week procrastination

It is currently finals week for me. I hope everyone is studying hard for their finals too. I know I'm not. Luckily I only have two finals and they're not early on in the week either. I can't wait to go back to New York City next Sunday. I miss the dirty streets and rude people (not really). Instead of studying for my finals yesterday, I went thrifting at Salvation Army in crappy weather. It was raining and cold. But, I am so glad I went. I bought 8 things for less than 40 dollars. I would say I did pretty well. I also found a pair of high-waisted jeans for my friend that she turned into shorts. (: Here's what I found!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Aware, Rust and Repair

I am finally posting a new look. It's about time isn't it? I just finished all my papers and tests, and I thought to myself, "It's about time to update my empty blog". I never knew taking pictures on the stairs would turn out so nice. Haha. Here is my outfit.

cream silky button up - thrifted / patterned cardigan - thrifted / easy knit jeggins - uniqlo / white oxfords - american apparel