I'm gonna need more hangers.
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i’m sick and in one of those moods where i MUST SAY SOMETHING. but i’m tired of the facebook status. it’s been reduced to terms of “like/dislike/dismiss” but rarely do i see ones that are thought provoking alone. maybe they don’t need to be. but i want them to. so. here we are.

i work 3 jobs right now and they all, in even the smallest ways, make me whole. i shopping and fashion write for a big expat magazine; i teach charming children at an academy close to home and hangouts; i edit, brace yourself, nuclear physics manuscripts. that last one makes me sound academically glamorous; it is not and neither am i.

i don’t know if that’s an excuse, but folks, there’s life beyond blogging. BELIEVE IT. i am clearly not what i blog because in it’s negligence, i have become so much more. but if anything, i’m lucky. incredibly so and oh i know it.

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materials :: wool and the gang

1 week for materials to arrive in korea (zoot suit blue, so yellow, stonewash blue, ivory white, tartan pattern). even though i got free shipping (my order was over $100), i still had to pay customs. booooo.

1 week to make. tried to savor every little stitch like a last breath.

you can buy them pre-made on the website (sale!), but why let them have all fun huh?

one of my resolutions for 2014 is to knit a sweater. ambitious? who cares.

here’s to a year of doin it. happy 2014 everyone.


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nothing n nothing barber shop :: hongdae

my handsome man getting his hair did by another handsome man, in a very handsome shop. boys, you know you gotta get yourselves did here.

all thanks to Haemin for the neverending help.

also, i’ve been doing some freelance work for seoul magazine. my article on hair salons comes out in january, have a peeksie!

appointment only: 35k, ask for Daniel (110-6619-7399)

Directions: *Best/easiest way is to locate “Style Nanda” and it’s the white little building/house next door, second floor.

Bus route: take the 7011, 08, 09 buses heading to 홍대 (hongdae), get off at 산울림소극장 (sanolim theater). walk to the tom & toms and make a right. two blocks down, turn right and you’ll see the white building/house. signs on the door.

Subway: Hongdae exit 8, hang right past coco bruni, cross the big street and head towards the uni gate. Turn left, keep going till you see that tom&toms, make a right. same same. 

Hmmm…maybe i need to start making maps.

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omh-my god, i am the WORST blogger in the history of inconsistency.

i’ve had a year of growing, searching, getting lost, moral mishaps and many other blah blah distractions, excuses rather, for my lack of committing to anything to completion. i’ve learned that for me, my actions and daily dealings are a pulse in the very beat of me. i have to do it all little by little, or it becomes fatal and i just…quit. i get lazy and my impulse for flight takes off. i’m crawling back, slowly, saying,

i’ll be better this time. please still believe it me.

usually if i go on a break, i try not to preface my returns with apologies, but i really do need to own up to what i’ve neglected. forgive me. if it happens again, you’ll know its the doe in me. wide eyes. stupid.

anyways.

here’s the top 5 from 2013:

1) i fell in love. and am lucky to still be in it.

2) i almost lost a friend because of said love. also lucky to be in good grace, with her and myself.

3) i’ve moved 3 times this year, twice being within seoul.

4) i’ve fallen deeply in love with yoga; it’s a relationship that has made me stronger and happier. my breath and body have come a long way in just a year.

5) i’ve dropped out of korean lang school in favor of saving for fashion school. yes, that dream still floats, in my bed, at work, on root beer.

6) can’t help it, its been too long: i miss my family. i’m thinking this will be my last year abroad. gonna need some serious help on the employment front though…no matter! that’s what friends are for right? ;)

hat [ssfw] :: bracelets [aland, handmade]

mmmm it is officially fall and i have new accessories. the woven bracelet was made by university students and i was so charmed. i love buying lovingly handmade things. slowly reconducting a more grown-up arm parade, though i fear becoming another editor-inspired cog. whatever… can’t help it if you like something that everyone else likes. at least my hat has ears.

via ilovewildfox

i was thinking about the next season and i realized that i dont really want to reinvent myself or do anything revolutionary; i just want to continue wearing more or less what i was wearing last season and seasons past, with a few injected adjustments.

winter is coming and this girl is wearing the leopard coat of my dreams and boots from heaven-knows-where. someone please. please.

if you haven’t noticed-and i haven’t been explicit- but i’ve been trying to exclusively post only pictures i take/are taken of me on this blog (for the record, irony of this post’s photo was noted). i know it’s kind of a pain for you as a reader, but it seems to make more sense for me to show my process through my tumblr/pinterest (peruse them as you like) and focus this blog on results and documentation for now. maybe when i’m a bit more organized, i can go back to being more integrated; i always found that more interesting anyway.

aaaaand now that i’ve said that, i can go back on my word.

shirt [thrifted DIY] :: sweater [cheap monday] :: skirt [thrifted] :: shoes [dahong]

i don’t know how to describe my style anymore, but i wouldn’t say i’m trendy. being trendy requires conscious effort to be included in fashion waxing and wanning and i’ve become far too skeptical to moon over those things. i find myself either ahead or behind and if i appear to be en pointe, it’s just a lucky guess.

i love/d everything about this outfit and that day.

i love getting packages! nothing like meaningful mail.

shorts [borrowed]

spinelli has these great printed shorts handmade in ghana from her days studying abroad. african prints liberate me from my bohemian prejudices and i could use more of that.

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my friends’ grandparents are dying and i’m trying to take pictures of myself in a typhoon.