Monday, August 29, 2011

what a dizzy dance

hello from so-cal!

spending a day here after spending the last week in japan, and headed back to SF tonight.

i have tons of photos and stories to share from japan, but until then, here is a quickie outfit post...




cardi: old navy. tank: old navy. skirt: cotton on. leggings: forever 21. shoes: payless. belt: forever 21. necklace: forever 21. headband: forever 21.

these were taken right before a night at the exploratorium. i like the bright colors and florals here :) i love the orange and blue combo, too!

some scrappy stuff to share.
this one went up on the pink paislee blog:

and this one for the design school event at two peas!

jetlag never went away while i was over in japan, so i am not very jetlagged here, but i am still pretty exhausted. i slept through most of the 10-hour flight home and i am STILL tired. back to work tomorrow - it will require lots and lots of coffee to make it through the day!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

my racing thoughts




cardi: old navy. top: mine. skirt: banana republic (thrifted). shoes: target. belt: thrifted. necklace: forever 21. earrings: forever 21.

funny story about the last photo: that mosaic wall is in front of a middle school in the mission. right after i took that shot, this group of girls came running out the doors. oops. hence, the rest of the shots are in my backyard.

anyways. i was trying to have a little bit of fun with colors today. :) i haven't had a lot of luck lately with thrifting (either nothing catches my eye or whatever does isn't in my size and i don't feel like altering them), but the red skirt is one of my recent finds - i think it was $3 at goodwill. red + aqua is one of my favorite color combinations so i threw on the cardi. i added the pink polka dot top because it was cute and a bit more fun than wearing something white.

notice that i'm wearing wedges? they were on clearance at target for $12. in fact, most of the target shoe department was on clearance...a total danger zone. i originally threw like three pairs of sandals in my basket, but i tried to be good and only came home with one pair since i don't wear sandals all that often. today was my day off and i tried to break those shoes in so i can wear them in japan without dying.

had a relatively productive day today: one week til vacation but soooo much left to do before i leave and a busy week at work.

and a scrapbook page to share - for the pink paislee blog.

i love that nantucket line. so summery!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

like sunshine on a cloudy day





cardi: old navy. top: loyale. pants: gap. shoes: big buddha. belt: thrifted. necklace: forever 21.

i wore this outfit about 2 weeks ago, but i wore a very similar one today so i thought it would be good to post this now. it's been particularly dreary out here lately (but i suppose that's business as usual in SF during the summer) so wearing yellow kind of adds a bit of sunshine to my day.

i took this set of pictures at crissy field after a shoot there. every time i come to crissy field in the summer, there's fog...except you can sunshine streaming through on the marin side of the bridge. it always taunts me, that sun. pfffft.

my friend amy gave me this top because she knew that yellow would suit me. i am a yellow person after all. finny thing is that i haven't bought anything yellow lately because i thought i buy too many yellow things, and have noticed that because of that i have been purchasing an abundance of OTHER colors (i'm talking to you navy blue and coral). what is up with that?!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

so says i




cardi: gap. top: target. dress (worn as skirt): urban outfitters. leggings: forever 21. boots: vintage. necklace: forever 21.

it's pattern mixing day!! i for one am admit that i am not very adventurous when it comes to mixing patterns in my outfit. which is kind of weird because i LOVE mixing up patterned papers in my scrapbooking and such. so i kind of struggled with this theme...i think i threw on about 3 different outfits this morning (and yes, i literally ran out the door...AGAIN).

i decided to go with something simple on top, like these stripes, to balance out a more fun print on the bottom. i also did the wearing dress as a skirt thing, which i'd never tried before. i like that it gives me more options in remixing my dresses. the only problem was that it didn't quite want to stay up where i wanted it to be, but that's what belts are for, i suppose?

also, this necklace may be my new favorite because i've worn it almost every single day for the last week. it jingles too, so if i get los, i will make noise so someone can find me!

anyways. excuse the redness in my face. i took these pics on the way home from happy hour. they call it asian glow for a reason, you know what i mean?

also check out my wind-blown hair.


sexy! ...NOT. seriously though, this wind is why i'm freezing ALL THE TIME. grrr.

Everybody, Everywear | Pattern Mixing

Monday, August 08, 2011

i'm ready so don't stop

excuse my absence. apparently, doing 30 for 30 sucked out all the "i want to look cute today" outfit mojo out of me, because i have spent most of the last week wearing super uncreative outfits. i think staring at alllll the clothes i have and can finally wear has been overwhelming me. i think it also has something to do with the fact that it has been cold and dreary here and i can barely get myself out of bed every morning because it is cooooold.

seriously, where is the friggin sun? it's august for chrissake.

i am full of excuses lately. but anyhow, i am baaaaack!

i've taken photos of a couple of the ensembles that i've worn lately, so i have a little queue of outfits. here is one...



cardi: anthro. dress + belt: forever 21. leggings: forever 21. shoes: payless. necklace: forever 21.

this is my "i woke up 2 minutes before i usually leave the house and still made it to work on time" look. it took a lot of hustling and running but i made it on time - even i was impressed with myself...although all that running made me realize exactly HOW out of shape i am. this cardi has been getting a lot of wear lately because it's been chilly (gotta love SF summers) and it's cozy. leggings have been getting a lot of wear lately too.

i got this dress about a month ago and i love the stripes. and the fact that it is super versatile AND comfy. and it was only $15. awesomeness. what's funny is that my coworker also got one in a different color, so apparently we are twinsies. haha.

anyways, i should shut up and quit complaining about the weather here because i am sure it will be SUPER hot and SUPER humid once i get to japan in exactly two weeks - i am sooooo excited! i am counting down the days (and especially workdays) until i leave. woot!

someone needs to remind me that i probably need to stop buying cute things to wear when i get there (my excuse is that it's always cold here so i have nothing to wear in hot weather), because i will probably buy tons of cute clothes when i'm actually IN japan.  oh dear.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

i know who i want to take me home

first off - i saw friends with benefits over the weekend, and i can't get that stupid "closing time" song by semisonic out of my head. arghhhh. hence, the post title.

ANYWAYS.

i met up with jenny again over the weekend and she photographed my outfit/demanded me to play along with her crazy ideas. LOL. just kidding. but she wanted to play around with some vintage-style shots, and i did pose for her.

my outfit...






all photos by jenpics photography.
dress: h&m. leggings: forever 21. coat: borrowed. shoes" target. necklace: forever 21. sunglasses: hand-me-down. headband: h&m


is it sad that i already have my next outfit, location AND concept planned out for the next time i see her??? and the time after that? 

maybe a little. hah.

this was my first set of outfit photos since i finished my 30 (i took a little break from looking cute for a few days), that i was so excited to be done and threw on my newest purchase: the polka dot dress. just a note that i should probably never be allowed to wear white, because when i came home, i noticed that i had lip gloss stains all over me. what the...?! argh.

so i threw on some heels again, and i actually was able to stay in them all day without them bothering me...i was still in these when i went out to dinner that night! these are probably my favorite pair of heels (not that i own very many, but still) for that reason. maybe i can eventually train myself to wear heels more often? it would help because i am SHOOOORT.

FINALLY saw harry potter over the weekend. i cried. but it was a wonderful end to the entire series...now i need to re-read all the books again! also saw friends with benefits which was cute. toured a chocolate factory for work today.

no complaints at the moment.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

don't make me a target (30/30)

oh yes, the grand finale!!!




top: thrifted. skirt: bcbg (via goodwill). shoes: thrifted. necklace: forever 21.

so i unintentionally threw on an almost entirely thrifted outfit (everything except the necklace), and i realized today was thrift day over at EBEW - yay! :)

Thrift | Everybody, Everywear

today also marks the end of my 30 for 30! i made it! the last week or so has been a struggle to keep motivated, but i made it through the end. i even threw on the pair of heels that was the last unworn item in my 30. hooray!

also cool today - i got to meet the lovely jessica from what i wore

my friend alice works for shop it to me, which sponsored her book signing here in SF. i wouldn't have known about it except for the fact that she emailed me about it this morning (i am super behind on my blog reading, and i read through a reader so i would've missed the banner on her site!), and thank goodness she did. jessica is super lovely in person - so sweet and definitely stylish - how fabulous is that dress! she told me that she loved my outfit (and said so in writing when she signed my book - holla!). :)

i've only flipped through her book, but i can't wait to dive in and read it!

to conclude this post, here's a review of all 30 outfits:






i really enjoyed the fact that this challenged pushed me to be creative with what i have...but boy, am i happy to have the rest of my closet back. and to wear all the new items i've bought, since i completely failed at the shopping ban thing. siiiiigh.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

hope dangles on a string (28+29/30)

soooooo close to the end!

cardi: forever 21. tops: forever 21. pants: gap. shoes: payless. belt: thrifted. necklace: forever 21.

i was on my lunch break at work when i realized that this outfit was super heavy on the forever 21 items - hah. excuse the crappy picture, but this is the only snap i got of it all day. this is in the courtyard of this stationery store near work. i think i will go back one of these days for another set of outfit pics because those banners are AWESOME (hence, i asked my coworker to take a pic of me with it). hung out with my coworker after work, and we went...shopping! it's ridiculous because i keep trying to buy cute clothes to wear on my japan trip (it's gonna be hot & humid and i don't have appropriate clothes, yadda yadda), but we all know that i am going to end up buying a ton of clothes while actually IN japan. sigh.

onwards.


cardi: wetseal. top: mine. skirt: urban outfitters. shoes: rocketdog. belt: forever 21. earrings: charlotte russe.

i really like grey + coral/salmon pink together. i also like the navy with that pink, so i added that skirt. the weather has been schizo lately, and while it was freezing with high in the high 50s/low 60s all last week, it has been in the low to mid 70s this week. anyways. i hardly wear my hair up because i prefer how i look with my hair down, but i decided that i wanted to sleep in an extra 20 minutes instead of dealing with my hair, so i threw it up in a bun. my hair is also starting to get super heavy again (argh), so it might be time for another haircut soon. definitely before going to japan - can't take this weight in that hot & humid weather over there.

one more outfit to go - i think i might actually break out those heels (aka the last unworn item in my 30) for the occasion. gasp. i know you all are shocked.

Monday, July 18, 2011

fake empire (27/30)

as i near the end, i keep skipping days. this should actually be #28, but i was unimpressed with my original #27, so i didn't really make an effort to photograph it.

anyways, for the new 27, i got photographed in a field. and then with balloons. oooooh yes.



cardi: gap. dress: forever 21. boots: target. tights: target. belt: forever 21. necklace: forever 21.

i decided that i am liking red and pink/coral together, so i decided to go with the red cardi today. i also have no idea where my grey leggings went. seriously grey leggings, where oh where have you gone?? it was a nice day here but i wasn't sure if i could get away with bare legs even with boots, so i opted for tights. i am quite excited for the fall stuff to hit stores so that i can stock up on different colors of tights, because apparently i only have 3 pairs right now and i have been wearing them quite often lately.

i had a SUPER FUN shoot today. she is also a reader of my blog (hi teresa!), and knew i probably needed photos of my outfit today, so she snapped a couple for me. yay :) she also incorporated balloons in her shoot, which made me squeal with delight because i have been DYING to do a shoot with balloons for AGES! so much that i asked her if she could snap more photos of my outfit, but with the balloons. unfortunately, we were shooting near the beach and the wind was making the balloons go crazy, so they wouldn't do what we wanted them to do! grrr. and they flew away soon after we tied them down to a bench while we went to shoot some other sets. FAIL.

other fun things this weekend...two words: PARTY TROLLEY.




dress: target. coat: forever 21. headband: h&m. necklace: unknown.

how often can you say you went on a party trolley?! it was suuuuuper fun! the theme for the night was "roaring 20s," and this was the closest thing i had to that so i went for it. unfortunately, it's been freeeezing here in SF, especially while the trolley was in motion. and so i kept my coat on most of the time.

good weekend. except for the fact that someone had "used" my debit card somewhere in sacramento, grrrr.