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Glamour June 2008 Cover

Glamour June 2008 Cover

So abiding by Glamour June 2007 issue’s suggestion, I’ve been on a No-Pants-Policy for the past 2 months. Laugh all you want but I’ve never been more serious in my life. I’ve worn a skirt/dress every time I go out. I only wear shorts to sleep because I don’t have any cute nighties or things like that. Yeah even I have a hard time believing myself. But that’s another day. I have a point to mentioning this, I swear.

Anywhos, I’ve decided to check and see what cute but sometimes god awfully expensive things YesStyle has up lately. In case you don’t know, YesStyle is a site that sells Korean/Japanese/HK/Chinese brands internationally. I stumbled upon it last yearish and have only bought one thing from them since (ivory coat, will be seen later). It always seems to nag at me that I need to get a job so I can spend the $150 for free shipping. It would be all too easy: there is seriously no end to the prettiness, which pleases this cream puff immensely.

SO! To tie it all up, since I am on the NPP for the summer, I’ve been more obsessed with my legs and skirty things than ever. I like all kinds of dresses, though I’m usually partial to picking A-line or shift types, I don’t have all that many. I always end up with waist cinching ones, a safer choice I’m embarrassed to say. Whenever I choose dresses though, I always imagine whether I can see myself running around in it or not. As in, putting on some cute shoes and looking like I’ve got some other place to go other than where I’m going. Here are some things I’ve got my eye on (no particular order):

Ribbonne Dress

Balloon Dress $50 (Sale), Ribbonne

I wasn’t sure what to think about this dress at first, but then I decided I liked it. The draping gives it that relaxed, slouchy but put together feel that I’m fond of. I’d go with the green because I don’t have many green dresses (namely 1). It also comes in black and pink, but the black loses the effect and the pink would make me look like a giant wad of chewed bubble gum.

Lollipop Dress, Romy

Lollipop Dress, Romy

In any other color this dress is Forever 21 tacky, but like this, the lollipops and lace combo is really sweet and undeniably adorable.

Striped Dress, I Love Oshare

Striped Dress $28, I Love Oshare

I like how both serious business and serious casual business this dress is. Stripes are my favorite print, so the top part was what caught my attention first, accented by that scarlet and finished off with solid black foundation. Anyways, I can throw this on and walk out feeling pretty fresh and fierce. As an aside, YesStyle tends to have a lot of dresses that are mock tops and skirts, which depresses me because I’d hate to be limited to just one look all the time. But this works and I’d rather not have to put on 3 things to accomplish the same feat. I’m sure the shirt would be a hassle to keep down and I’d have to keep reaching under my skirt and we all know what that looks like.

Cloud Dress, Cocoavenue

Cloud Dress, Cocoavenue

I can’t tell you how much I like this look. Don’t you want to be that girl flouncing about in a cloudlike dress? I know I do. She just works it so well, I’m convinced. Plus it’s white, has cute little pointless pockets, and looks kind of see through; thus making it’s innocent puffy shape kinds sexy. Me likey.

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Trapeze Dress $78, VackyStyle

I feel like this is a cop out version of the cloud dress above, don’t you agree? It’s got a more conservative feel overall: comes in a soft pink (white/black too), sleeves are less poofy, hem is more tame, there’s even a belt. But although this is more wearable, it seems to take the fun out of a wearing such a shape.

Boat neck Mod Dress $45, Ribbonne

Boat neck Mod Dress $45, Ribbonne

Boat necks are so great for showing off collarbones and the way this one can be more on or off shoulder is fantastic. The modish squares on the front are a nice bold touch. The length however, is debatable. I’m thinking shorter, more above the knee at least.

Bubble hem Dress $38, Silverapple

Bubble hem Dress $38, Silverapple

Normally I’m not crazy about bubble hems, but maybe I’m being more open minded since she’s wearing her hair exactly the way I have it right now. The winged sleeves are adjustable too (on or off shoulder); so I can decide how seductively sweet I’d like to be. This goes into the “perfect for dates” category.

Queens Dress $170, Nabi

Queen's Dress $170, Nabi

So after I gawked at the beauty that is this dress, I couldn’t really look at any others because it put them to shame. This hanbok inspired confection of lovely made me whimper a bit when the $170 practically said “you can look but you can’t touch.” Granted, the claim of it being embroidered by hand (and why is it a Japanese scene?) is questionable and it’s a bit costumey, but it’s just so pretty I don’t care. I’m also a sucker for chiffon done right and this is pretty dang good.

Well I just checked the links and in the time it took me to get this post together, some of the dresses aren’t on sale anymore. Also, a handful of these are definitely not worth the price. But though I’m slightly annoyed, at least you have a taste of some super cute dresses from YesStyle. And might consider something worth pitching in for for the free shipping.

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Recently, I received a promotion for a Student Discover Card in the mail. I had been debating for awhile about whether or not to apply for a credit card (gotta start building up credit you know), but I always pushed it back, for reasons that aren’t coming to me at the moment. But when I got the ad, I seriously considered it, asked my Dad all the standard “what’s this and that” questions, and tore it open. I stumbled upon a page where I could select my own card design. There were only 6 available on the paper provided but I was sold. Just being given the option to be able to reflect little pieces of myself excited me. I searched the Discover website hoping for more choices and was delighted that they did have over 150 to choose from.

You might be wondering how this has anything to do with fashion. Well to answer your question (if the pictures haven’t been a big enough hint), let me ask you a question:

what’s in YOUR wallet?

wallet, Hello Kitty, gift from Rolie Polie


I’m just all about having as many colors as possible and expressing myself to the fullest little detail, especially if it’s what I’m shelling out for my pieces of flare. In this case, it’s my choice of plastics. I mean, green can’t be the only color in there, if you know what I mean.


I don’t know why, but I’m always really attracted to blue, especially a nice, saturated cobalt blue. It’s the most eye catching color to me, which is the appeal in these cards if nothing else. Unfortunately, my college ID and my bank card are blue. Curses! Maybe I should switch banks again…XD.


The decade designs were really nice altogether, but on their own, they just seem like they’re lacking either pop art/color or something is a bit off. Upon closer inspection though, the “70’s Disco Fever” is pretty good, I like the purple disco ball and the random words on the sides. Heck, “Disco” is in “Discover.” But it does say 1970 in the bottom corner, which makes me seem old. So no. I dunno; I feel like I should give these cards some time to grow on me, but I also feel like the “love at first sight” approach is best here. What to do.


The monogram ones were decent, the designs are simple and pretty and all remind me of bathroom wallpaper. But I think they may be too mature for me. Or boring. I guess I’m not that sophisticated yet.


These I found just overall charming. Though I’m not usually a dog person, I thought those two (3 if you count the one in the blue above) were pretty cute. I think it’s the backdrops. There’s just so much to like about these: Seurat, the single rose, the happy shamrocks, the majestic piano keys (although those are more suitable for K-drama or someone who actually plays), the lacey garden, the pop-y flowers, that clown fish! I can’t decide. What do you think?

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It’s just not fair.


Track Parka, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Images from Nordstrom.com

I tried this on on a whim at Nordstrom with my friend Killerspin, who’s becoming a regular helpless victim to my many fashion whims, a couple of weeks ago. God, I loved it right away! I stared in the mirror thinking, “Where have you been all my life?” and it replied “Darling, I was here all along, in your favorite color, with all the unnecessary and intriguing sort of straps that fake function that you adore. Did I mention I make you look good? Kiss me!” It was perfect and in my size (XS) too.

Unfortunately, although it was on the clearance rack and was on sale from $195 to $76, I don’t have $76 lying around for a sports coat. Even a cute one such as that. So I bit my lip and set it down to return perhaps another weekend to possibly convince my mom to buy it for me. Came back 30 minutes later to show Wei-chuan, and to my upmost dismay, it was GONE. Someone had filched it! I was SO upset, to say the least. Nordstrom has is on sale online for $129, but that’s definitely not going to fly in my book and it no longer carries my size. Way to let another one get away Deanne. Sigh.

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This is my first post and to say the least, I am super excited about this. I feel like I should have started this blog a long time ago; in fact, I had made an attempt in high school, but gave up shortly thereafter. It’s been over a year and took 2 months of long hours of wait time at the research lab (my first nonjob real job, if that makes sense) and meandering around other fashion blogs to finally convince me to start my own. I don’t necessarily expect troves of people to read this, there are so many other ones that have been out there longer and surpass mine in so many ways, but I feel like I’ve loved clothing and fashion itself far too long not to make my own personal tribute. Although I may never become a designer like I’ve often dreamed to be, I, like many other girls, feel that dressing myself is the medium through which I can fully extend my personality beyond the confines of words and boundaries. Or at least I do my best to. I also don’t expect everyone to agree with my choices or what I say. I only want people to see what I see, and that is all. In the end, it’s me that’s wearing it. And me that’s wearing the smile. Now without further delay, please enjoy my little site! *snips ribbon*

*Will post picture of self later