I'm gonna need more hangers.

shirt dress [muji] :: vest [ebay]

and i sort of regret it. when you get all pretty for a boy someone and things don’t work out, you can’t help but feel insulted embarrassed and a little naive hurt. this is how i relapse i suppose and i feel much more comfortable today.

shot in the alleys of gunsan

i didn’t know whose bike it was, so i sat on it.

-Spinelli

spinelli and i did a guerilla photoshoot last sunday. these were my favorites. applause please for spinelli, she did a knock-out job on her own styling that outfit.

spinelli also has her own blog about her korean adventures, where she uses her own name and not silly bullshit nicknames like me. ch-ch-ch-check it out.

oh! i found out how to do my hair that morning via this. google “teddy boy hairstyle” and see what you get. so easy, but its not exactly perfect since my hair is layered. sadface.

dress [wannabe] :: shirt [manhole] :: skirt [mint] :: bag [somewhere in gaeksa]

so i can’t really apologize for that. here’s the top 5 round up:

1) i went to a film festival and saw like 12 movies.

2) a friend got engaged and i partied like i haven’t partied in awhile.

3) someone stole my iphone. i hate how you have to pay for life lessons when you get older. they’re free when you’re young.

4) i’ve been exercising, cooking and shopping more. life is super but i still have room to complain like an asshole.

5) one of my friends in the air force left yesterday. i don’t know how to say goodbyes. i’m much better at being angry and clingy.

christeric

when you find out one of your fav bloggers a) bought the real version of your knockoff, b) is rocking it harder than you, c) in the same month. i don’t know why but i’m freaking out a bit. i think it’s cuz i’ve been living so happily in my casual blogging world, not really trying to copy anyone, just passing by and appreciating… doot-dee-doo…annnnnnnd now it looks like i’m trying too hard. wah. i’m consoling myself by reminding myself that i didn’t like the extra snaps on the original anyway and that we have different styles. repeatedly. and rocking back in forth. somebody hold me please.

jacket [busan] :: tees [elves, now fashion] :: hat [DIY]

shopping notes:

i can’t go to thailand for long winded reasons, so i just decided to endure the 8 hr round trip to busan and buy this jacket. it is by far the most expensive thing i own and i feel pretty proud for spending/saving for it without any parental aide whatsoever.

i usually have a problem buying tshirts cuz they’re so basic (i have a problem buying basics in general), but these were just too charming to pass up. the length obeys the no-pants rule perfectly too.

i’ve also been knitting! made this hat for a friend. i modified this pattern to suit the chunky yarn. i dont really wear hats myself but i love the way they look so much on other ppl.

btw, my food/korean life tumblr is still alive and well. i’m a lot better about updating it, which seems to be the common cold with other bloggers.

lily kwong [vogue china, april 2012]

some people know that i have a minimalist streak. i’ve been looking for a skirt version of my wednesday addams dress. damn you miu miu! and now i’ve also just spent way too long looking at chignon hair tutorial for my fun friday outfit. my school’s new higher ups are a lot more severe, so this is my mild attempt at demonstrating casual(er) friday.

via fgr

pre-spring 2012 [my weekend looks]

photos via capucine

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

shirt [elves | gaeksa]

i have wicked cases of insomnia lately. i don’t really know why. it happens rather frequently and i would like it to stop. the only good sleep i get is when i’m sleeping over Capucine’s, which is generally post-intensive partying. what’s it gonna take to be marginally healthy in this country? to be honest, it’s not just my sleep patterns that are disrupted: it’s eating, it’s exercise, everything. i think i manage to gain the freshman 15 every 4 years or something. i will say this though, despite the bodily complaints, i’ve never been this stable in my life. i’m so happy right now, i think i can deal with a few first world problems a bit longer.

sometimes i worry that my blog is too personal, revealing too much about what my real life is actually like; paranoid and hesitant about disclosing those kinds of things, thinking that if i wasn’t vague, if i was too real, i wouldn’t be enticing. i know i’m one of those unreliable bloggers, dabbling and posting inconsistently, but it doesn’t mean that i don’t have things i’d like to share. maybe it was always this way, but my blog is more of a style blog than a fashion one, sometimes simply a glorified visual diary. i just want to be able to tell you when i’m in love or what i’m doing with my life besides planning my next purchase. i think those things are extremely relevant, and if you know me personally, you can tell my mood by my clothes very easily. i’m a terrible aesthetic liar.

aaaaaaaaand now i’m tired.

tights [gunsan]

this was taken in early dec, yeah i’m way behind, i know.

why is it that i have a nice camera and i neglect to use it these days? or rather, i neglect to share what i’ve captured? do i just like to have nice things? this is why i shouldn’t have nice things.

meet capucine’s back. at least, she’s capucine when she’s 6 shots in. that was such a lovely girls night of pretending to be someone i’m not.