I'm gonna need more hangers.

socks [now fashion, gunsan] :: shoes [culture call]

i have simple and complicated goals, one of them is to have a polka dotted version of everything i already have. i got this chambray shirt on a whim (i’m so French in this war of wills) and have been wearing it everyday last week when i get home. i love the newness of clothes and i can wear them for days post purchase to indulge in it for as long as possible. don’t worry, it’s in the wash now.

i got those silver shoes like i said i would. also finally shot the lookbook i’ve been meaning to post. yay getting things (done)!

photos via capucine

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i’ve wanted to do hair tutorials for awhile but honestly, i don’t think i have the patience or the consistency to do them well. again, sorry for the lies and broken blog promises. for my updos to be successful, i need dirty-ass hair, like 3 day old hair, a bit of wax, and muchos bobby pins/small hair ties. this particular do was constructed from two hair pony tails close to each other in the back and a small bunch of hair at the crown scooped back.

i meant to post a valentines day outfit, but the photos are on my iphone cuz i’m an apple asshole now. i’m this close to macbook pro/ipad acquisition. i’m not even sure if i’m kidding at this point. my father asked me if i wanted one for my birthday; my friends and i have been oogling the ipad for no reason.

we all want nice things. i think i’ll buy something silver in the meantime that i’ve been meaning to get. my leather jacket will indeed have to be something i save for. i also want to go to thailand. and eat.

yes, i’m aware i am wearing one of the dresses i condemned. eh, might as well, i’m cold and it’s fuzzy.

regrettable purchases of 2011

that outburst was to my would-be husband. currently i imagine him to have a rather charming and archaic name and to be very not asian.

anyway, it’s funny how when i want to get rid of things on my hanger/wall of shame that i often think “aw no…didn’t i once love you for a reason? can’t we make this work afterall?”

the answer should always be a resounding no, though its never an easy one.

1) as in love as i am with the faux fur collar, i just never came around to the olive color and it never fails to turn me off.

2) impulse buy, it looked great at the time but i hardly ever know what to pair it with. it’s a little too costume-y and all i do is stare at it. i’ve worn it twice in the past 3 months.

3) impulse buy, out of necessity. the stripes don’t line up. i am so annoyed at myself for not catching it.

4) adore that neckline, but the bow is too wilty and i think it’s too childish now.

5) augh i’m such a heart whore, i buy them fast and easy, and then i’m stuck with cheap ass quality that i can no longer stand. it puckers, it’s not long enough to tuck in, it wrinkles disgustingly around the embroidery. it’s infuriating.

and do you know what these all have in common? they were all cheap or on sale. HMMMMM. the sooner i get rid of these, the better. i can’t believe i won’t be able to ebay for another 6 months. lord help me.

sigh. the war is far from over.

daniel hurlin [hyeres]

i’ve officially started saving for a black leather jacket, as in made a little jar and put change in it, made its picture my wallpaper on my iphone as a reminder. this picture doesn’t really give that away, but the fact that i’m always going back to a silhouette i don’t own but adore goes to show that i really need to stay more focused and buy things i actually really want. also, this jacket is just boss.

actually i’m not really saving for it, i’m trying to get through this month and so i can buy it on my next paycheck. ah young and financially irresponsible. whoooooooo.

shirts [muji, e hyphen gallery] :: lingerie [risa magli] :: heattech shirt [uniqlo] :: socks [tutuamma]

i splurged on the most beautiful lingerie masquerading as ordinary underwear in Japan, among other things that are near perfection. i’ve never own anything so unapologetic-ally girlie. i’m always so much better at budgeting in a foreign country than i am with a full debit card. its annoying and a habit i need to fix. one of many things i need to fix in the new me.

these past weeks have been made of relief and pain. on one hand, i now know what feelings to follow to plan my next steps. on the other, i think i just let a soul mate walk on a plane as i held myself in my throat.

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today i learned just how asymmetrical my face is. it’s not like i have down syndrome, but i’m not perfect. whatever.

koreans love simple make up and i got into the habit of wearing some to work out of product gift guilt. as you can see, there’s a very subtle difference between my plain face (쌩얼) and my made up one. so why bother? peer pressure to be moderately pretty i guess.

nail idea i got from a japanese girl’s blog. it’s just some cut-up tinsel from my make-shift tree and a few drops of super glue. oh and a standard nude manicure and a shit ton of drying time.

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160, OR01 [maybelline, missha]

my dissatisfaction for everything around me has festered out of today’s boredom. my idle behavior is because i’ve spent too much money this month while my cousin Thumbaulina was visiting and i’ve grounded myself until next week when i leave for fukuoka again. it could’ve been helped, but i was one faux fur coat/wednesday addams dress too deep in adoration to stop myself. i ask myself a lot of question on my blog, but it often seems directionless in the end. why can’t i just say no? i keep thinking that what i want is one more buy away and i will finally be satisfied. i think i’m filling up my life with things because i’m not thinking about anything important again. i always spend money when i’m way too happy. perhaps some solitude will help me rethink my wardrobe business.

my birthday’s coming up soon. i don’t know what i want anymore. all i know is that i don’t want to be alone, but that might just happen. i should really leave the house tomorrow.

i tried the two tone lipstick thing. i quite like it. for a shiny base, just lip balm it up.

coat [ewha street] :: collar [hongdae]

i realize now that my hesitation to buy clothes before sprung out of a sedentary life with sedentary needs. i was in seoul this weekend with the girls and the need to stand out when going out was there. i think that’s why i want these bright things again. i’ve always got somewhere to go. with minimalism, i just wanted to disappear glamorously. ok no really, but my wardrobe did. do i think too much through my clothes? i don’t even care that i do, i don’t know why i’m complaining. i just like to hear myself type i guess.

i also realized that it’s pointless to name most brands of korean purchases cuz they copy and paste things everywhere, so i’m citing where i purchased it instead. i hate fussy coats with lots of buttons and i actually hesitated when i saw it. do i hesitate too much?

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shoes [jeffrey campbell] :: sweater [oh! jamae] :: skirt [borrowed, ASOS]

but i’m waiting waited anyway. these. are. so. alice-in-wonderful. i can’t get yellow/teal out of my mind. after what seemed like forever, i got these 8’s (i wear 7’s) and with two pairs of socks, they’re the perfect winter boots to cheer me up among the army of ant boots i keep seeing. not that i don’t want a pair of those either, but yellow shoes have become my thing. this is my 3rd pair.

a special thanks to Emilie @ plumforpolly.com. she is unbelievably sweet and helped me and my annoying inquiries every step of the way. i can’t thank her enough, honestly. also, her kids are a beautiful example of why i want half kids.

 

 

jumper [american west] :: rings [my got]

my sunday after-the-shit-show outfit. The Princess came to visit and i insisted we dress up to go out with the kids in the City. too bad there were no pics, cuz she was this ruby red sweet thing and i was this vamp-vixen type and the Gangster Girl was this great-rap-hop diva in my new Ciara/Mariah coat and it became a gorgeous mess of a night. those were the shoes from last night. i’m working back into the high heeled life.

i’m wearing this jacket to pills, should i just buy another to make it last? or just replace it when the time comes? this is my latest thematic issue: replacement. must something else always be filling some void, instead of creating a new cavity of affection?