June 6, 2012

The InstaBug

Thank you for everyone who has enjoyed and followed my blog so closely for so long. ClosetBug has had a great few years on it, and you guys made it all so worthwhile to have.

Unfortunately I have to end this chapter of my journey. Now that I'm moving on to graduate studies and working full time when I'm not studying, I don't have as much time dedicated to photographing myself with great effort.

 However I've moved my focus on fast and quick instagram photos that captures brief and spontaneous life moments, not to mention my outfits I wear during my adventures in the bay area and working through corporate life and fashion. Message me via tumblr or email at lacefrills@gmail.com if you're interested in doing a link exchange.

Check me out here... http://instabug.tumblr.com/

 Hope to see you around the blogosphere!

December 4, 2010

Dec 3rd - Monthly Update?

It seems almost like my efforts in outfit posting come only once a month, and this time it was because I was reminded to finally take a few photographs after my new hair trim.

I'm quite pleased with the trim, although some of my roommates insist the difference is negligible. And my efforts to include more color into my wardrobe was not in vain! During Black Friday insanity at Urban Outfitters, I picked up this neat red piece for the more-than-enjoyable price of $5. I now simply refer to it as my five dollar dress.

Yes, I'm aware I wear this coat a lot. Sadly it doesn't get very chilly in southern California.

Dress - Urban Outfitters $5
Jacket - Metropark $20
Boots - Nine West Gifted
Dotted Tights - Ebay $8
Beret - H&M ~$15

November 10, 2010

Nov 9th - Out of Season

That promise to wear more color is going absolutely horribly. It can't possibly be me, can it? Do you all find it simply easier to deal with dressing in simple monochrome than in a beautiful mess of colors?

I honestly think my hat is meant to redeem that somehow, but in a rather poor fashion.

I'm not much of a fan of wearing non-black flat shoes with my black thigh highs, but today just happened to be one of those days where I throw up my hands and go "why not?" and went a point or two up on my spontaneity scale. Of course it's not quite Style Bubble status of eclecticism, but at least I'm slowly making progress.

It feels good to simply try again.

Lykke Li - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (The Shirelles cover)

White Ruffled Blouse - Urban Outfitters $20
Leather-esque Waist Skirt - Buffalo Exchange $14
Black Coat - Metropark $20
Vintage NineWest Brogues - Salvation Army $9
Vintage Straw Hat - Salvation Army $3

November 6, 2010

Winter Inspiration Board

With funds running so short in my life, it's difficult to really expand and creatively work with my closet. Maybe it's a mental stump, where inspiration and resources at hand don't quite match up the way I wish for them to. Whatever the case, I feel like starting with an inspiration board will really help boost the neurons into kicking up some really neat winter outfits from pieces that I've had and worn for years now.

70's period makeup and styling inspired by Angelica Huston

Elegant floor-length gowns

Sequins and flow

Lauren Moffatt's 60's aesthetic for her Honeymooner's collection

Sweet longer-sleeved day dresses

Large cape-like outerwear pieces

Fur, military, and thigh-high socks

Let the experimenting begin!

September 29, 2010

Sept 28th - Returning to Closetbug

It's been forever and a day since I've last been able to bring some life and activity to ClosetBug. Once again summer and come and gone, bringing in a fresh clean slate for my fourth year here at UCSD and a fresh fall haircut. I'm not entirely sure how many inches exactly I cut off (7 would be a fairly good estimate), but I did it a few weeks ago and have loved my hair ever since. While it's true that there isn't nearly as much to do with hair of such short length, I feel like keeping it in curls really brings out a more romantic aesthetic. And it doesn't look half-bad straightened either, so it's just a pleasing overall change.

My first dive back into documenting my outfits comes with the arrival of Vampire Weekend at SOMA in San Diego with Beach House and The Very Best opening for them. It was a rather mediocre set, at least in comparison to my last run-in with Vampire Weekend back in April for Coachella. But it was a great way to just dress up and have fun out.

Floral Bustier - Buffalo Exchange $15
Black Waist Skirt - Banana Republic $12
Lace CoverUp - Thrift Trader $5
Strappy Sandals - Macy's $40

Hope to keep up the blogging streak!