Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What I'd Like to Be Wearing: Thick Knits

Thick Knits

Boohoo cami slip dress  $32/ Monki long cardigan, $68 / Corgi hosiery $120/ Flat shoes $116/ Yves Saint Laurent handbag $2,650/ Black hat, $360 / Burberry lipstick, $37 / Essie nail polish, $19

It's hardly winter here in California. A slip dress with a thick cardigan over it seems so appropriate.

Friday, January 17, 2014

097: Soft Grunge (Hardly)

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Denim jacket - vintage, jeans - Goldsign, Gingham shirt - Old Navy, White shirt - Romwe, Sneakers - Converse "Chuck Taylor," Purse - purchased in France, Necklace - Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses - House of Harlow 1960

My favorite way to dress is with a some stylistic juxtaposition. A little bit of grunge, a little bit of pretty is best.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Music Monday: 13 35

I'm pretty sure I've posted the original of this song but I stumbled upon this remix and I thought I'd post it. Content of the actual song still remains to be questionable...

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Instagram Lately: NYE and Beyond

2014 has been interesting so far, to say the least. These photos from NYE and later depict some moments (and things, hehe) in my life as of late, though for the full effect (and captions), you're better off seeing them on Instagram. I was lucky enough to have a friend visiting from the Seattle for NYE and the few days after it. Circumstances and chance happening occurred, and they were all a mix of lucky, weird, great, and overall interesting. Hopefully, this is how all of 2014 is for me. I like my life lucky/weird/great/interesting. May it always be so.

How was your NYE and life since then?

Monday, January 6, 2014

Music Monday: Friends of P

In case you're in need of some happy music. I sure am.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

096: Resolutions

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Top - Girls from Savoy, Suspender skirt - Gypsy Junkies, Tights - Urban Outfitters, Booties - House of Harlow 1960 "Warner" Booties, Bag - Vintage Coach, Lipstick - NARS "Cruella"

I don't know if I make resolutions per say. But I do use the New Year and my birthday to reflect on what I've done in the past year, think about how I can improve on what I've done, and think about what else I can do to better myself and my life. I guess those are resolutions after all. The difference is I don't set off like a mad woman trying to achieve them immediately after New Years, and I don't beat myself up or quit altogether the first time I fail. Change is a process, not a sprint.

2011 was a year dedicated to career development and last year was dedicated to self and spiritual development, as well as to freeing myself temporarily of work and giving myself the opportunity to travel. I'm proud to say I did all of these things and will continue to do them (well, except travel - I need a job now!). My "resolutions" this year are to eat only cage-free meat and overall live a healthier and active lifestyle. There are some things I used to do when I was young that I miss that I want to start doing again, like getting really into music and even reviewing music. And I want to keep up the good habits I developed this year. Positive thinking, feeling free.

As for outfit stuff, how adorable is this suspender skirt by Gypsy Junkies? I stumbled upon it while shopping and totally fell for it, even though I knew it would make my 28-year-old self look more like an 8-year-old. I don't care!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014