October 28, 2008

Everything is Illuminated

I watched this movie over the weekend and was thoroughly charmed by it. I'm glad I finally got a chance to see it, it's been on my "to-watch" list for much too long now. It's such an enchanting movie, full of wit and humor.

Directed by Liev Scheiber and starring Elijah Wood, Everything is Illuminated is about a young man who goes to the Ukraine in search for a woman who helped save his grandfather in WW2. Along the way he's escorted by a "deranged seeing eye" dog, a man who tells everyone he's blind and his grandson whose fascination with American pop culture brands him as the lunatic of Odessa.

The movie itself was adorable, and so as a little tribute I thought I would make an outfit inspired by the main character himself, Jonathan Safron Froer.

Jonathan Safron Froer by closetbug

October 27, 2008

Mon Oct 27th - Messy Hair!!!

I woke up with a mop of messy hair on my head, and absolutely late to my class!

Unfortunately I ditched out. But I'd like to think that I can catch up at some point if I put my mind to it.

I've got a Roman Art midterm to study for, and I am absolutely too lazy to be bothered. I even am lazy enough to mull around and dabble with a notebook I just bought today. I'm planning on starting my own look book, with magazine cutouts and all. It should be fun, and hopefully a project I start and finish thoroughly. (I'm a bit known to start projects and never completely end them...)

So I got this lovely dress over my weekend home in Orange County. It was only $14 at Crossroads Trading Co in Costa Mesa. I was stoked! That store never fails to please me whenever I want to find something for Buffalo Exchange prices and The Wasteland quality.

Dress - Crossroads Trading Co.
Cardi - Banana Republic
Tights - Target
Boots - Vintage

October 23, 2008

Thur Oct 23rd - A bit Frilly

Lacking a little originally.

I thought of yiquin as I threw this together. She always mentions my use of vests, and I agree! I love layering pieces, always and forever.

Blouse - Vintage, de la Renta
Vest - Vintage
Jeans - Forever 21
Sandals - Urban Outfitters

October 22, 2008

Evolution of Hair

I got a bloglovin` too

Thought that would be interesting to share! :)

For some reason, the length of my hair suddenly hit me. It was getting significantly longer. Maybe not in comparison to earlier photos of me, but surprisingly this is the longest I've had my hair since I was a Junior in High School! Since then I had a fetish for short hair, but didn't realize the restraints in terms of my ability to style it, and it generally looked wonky with my ever-curly hair anyways.

It's just a nice realization that my hair is soon hitting the desired length. I miss having a lot of hair to touch, even if I take minimal effort to really style it. Plus I get to play so much more with braids whenever I get a chance to. French braids, pigtails, simple braids, the works!

I'm also on a much more romantic high than usual. Watching Paris Je T'aime on repeat sure doesn't help either. But this translates quite easily into my preferences in clothing.

Sigh. How I yearn for the perfect thigh-high socks and loose-fitted tops/dresses.

Dazed & Confused, Oct'o5
Richard Bush - We Are the Citizen's Band

October 21, 2008

Mon Oct 20th - Chilly Weather

Looks like the beach weather has finally affected the winter seasons of La Jolla! Although our version of "chilly" hits the low 60's, the wind is quite biting. I'm so excited to bring out the oversized cardi's and the sweaters! And all my scarves are still at home, so I need to go fetch those. It's so nice to finally have weather that runs parallel to the rest of the fashion world!

Dress - Forever 21
Cardigan - Vintage Lacoste
Tights - Forever 21
Granny Heels - Vintage, thrifted

And on a side note, a few months ago I got a notification asking for my permission to use one of my outfits for a local european street fashion book. Although I got this about a month ago, I thought I would share with you all!

All material taken from What I Wore Today: Fashion Remixed Online From
Beijing to Berlin is (c) Graffito Books 2008.

October 12, 2008

Sat Oct 11th - Schoolgirl Fancies

I somehow found myself home again in Orange County. I had so many errands to run while I was in the OC that I ended up finding myself in Costa Mesa and running into this nifty store called Crossroads Trading Co., which is this splendid little store with clothes traded in for reselling. Basically it's the equivalent of Buffalo Exchange, or The Wasteland for those who know about those stores. Although I have to say it has the quality of The Wasteland, with the prices of Buffalo Exchange. Love it!

So I indulged and bought myself two dresses for a keen $20. Both were relatively basic in brands, one being Lux from UO and another named Dahlia. I thought they were perfect for layering and playing with for the increasingly chilly weather California is bringing. (It finally hit the high 60's and low 70's!) And they were both mini's, which I have pining after for the longest time.

This outfit was surprisingly fun to wear and play with. It looks generally conservative and schoolgirl-inspired, however the jumper itself is surprisingly short!

Jumper - Urban Outfitters
Blouse - Vintage de la Renta
Socks - ????
Shoes - Macy's
Frames - Thrifted
Bag - Mom's closet

October 6, 2008

Mon Oct 3rd - Colorless

I was rather drab today. I realized I haven't posted in a while, and it was interesting that I finally chose to start off my outfit streak with a relatively plain look inspired by not much.

Morning was promising with cloudy and gray skies. Unfortunately things got a little warmer and I ended up a little too warm in my black long sleeve top but I was still able to enjoy the beautiful breezy day.

If only fall weather would come sooner! The prospects of colder weather just excites me to the point where every sunny day is a disappointment. Although I should be used to by now, living in La Jolla and all.

Romper - F21
Long Sleeve - F21
Boots - Old Navy

October 2, 2008

On the Road

I was digging through foto_decadent, and I found a photoshoot from Fall 2007 that really got me going for fall. Lots of layering, long sleeves, prints and patterns, and ughhh the model's long hair just makes me want to grow mine out faster. I can't wait to be able to play with some braiding techniques.....

How can you not fall in love with these?! Even if they are technically "out of season", I see so much potential and romance in these photos that it's almost overwhelming. The most unfortunate thing is that California doesn't get nearly cold enough for this type of fashion until much later in the year, however I will be planning accordingly.