March 31, 2009

(500) Days of Summer

Here's a shoutout to my dearest Zooey Deschanel and her upcoming movie, (500) Days of Summer. Besides the fact she looks damn adorable and every time I rewatch the trailer I instantly fall back in love with her, Joseph Gordon-Levitt actually looks promising in this movie and the plot is so very charming! I'm curious to see how the movie will be received, but out of sheer bias and my own hype I'll definitely go catch it!

And just look at those neato little outfits in almost every scene! Oh, what a happy girl I'd be!

March 24, 2009

making me go ga-ga

You know, this whole 40 days thing is driving me NUTS. I'm literally counting down the days before its over just so I can raid a few stores! (Especially the thrift spots! Who knows what treasures I could be missing out! Argh!) There's been a few loopholes in the deal, mostly concerning my mom buying me stuff all the time (although I only really keep less than half of them) and my guy getting me this delightful Erin Fetherston for Target dress from Buffalo Exchange. They're slowly weaning me off of my shopping addiction, but oh dear! I went online browsing and couldn't resist but make a little collage of things I wish I could own for Spring!

Top Row : Tree & Kimball
Second and Third Row : Urban Outfitters
Last Row : Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie

Are these not lovely?! I need me some girly dresses, ASAP!

March 20, 2009

Tues March 17th - St. Patty's Day!

Boy oh boy. That whole 40 days without shopping thing is really taking a toll on me. I'm going through those phases where I feel like I've worn everything a million times over in so many different variations that there possibly couldn't be more that I can wear! Of course, this isn't true but it's an extremely trying process.

But I'm surviving! I've been really busy lately with finals and whatnot. Also been out actually exploring La Jolla and having fun with the area, so that's a nice change of pace!

This outfit was a little on the playful St. Patty's Day side. I looked really young going around a college campus looking like this, but I got quite the amount of looks (both good and bad!) and a fair amount of compliments on my silly fun look. Why dress for a holiday if you can't have fun, am I right?

Dress - Thrifted, Salvation Army
Vest - Thrifted
Tights - Capezio
Heels - Thrifted, Lincoln thrift
Hairbow - H&M
Belt - secondhand from sister

March 8, 2009

The Pains of Constraints and Inactivity

Sorry I haven't been much of a blogger! Part of the reason why will be explained shortly, but other than that I just simply am running out of time during this time of the school year. (Argh! Papers, Finals, and other blah assignments! Bah!)

Well, a large reason why I've suddenly been lingering in creative deadzone was simply because of a religious event....despite the fact I'm not religious at all whatsoever. Lent started a week and a half ago, and a good portion of my friends (who are also equally not religious, but doing it for the sake of their own well-being) decided to give up something they love. For the sake of my wallet, I've decided to give up spending money on clothes for 40 days! Phew.

And I'll tell you, after a week and a half already it really takes a toll on you! Fashion is constantly changing, moving, and evolving. There has been so many times where I wanted to cave in and just buy something I completely loved. (It doesn't help that I have two friends that are complete fashion-forward lovelies.) Of course, I suppose that's where the industry gets you. Looks change and innovations keeps you on your toes for what's new, and you have to buy more and more to work that out.

The upside to this is that it really challenges your ability to rework your clothes into different outfits and looks. Unfortunately I have been under a creative dry spell, but I'm hoping to pick it up again. To all those who enjoy challenges, I really would urge you to try out this 40 day stuff. It's kind of insane, but in a love-hate way.