I'm gonna need more hangers.
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I’m gonna try this look tomorrow, inspired by my browsing of Korean fashion:

Photos: FeetManSeoul

A look from Seoul Fashion Week. Ruffled sleevless top + voluminous skirt. I almost want a plaid skirt now; the Burberry appeal is getting to me. But no! I shall resist.

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I love text T’s.

Especially ones that speak for you.

I am also loving Hedi Slimane’s photo diary. It is a taste of still life.

Photos: Hedi Slimane

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My outfit today was so boring, I felt a piece of my once 16 year old soul die. It wasn’t because I didn’t have time; I woke up right at 8 am and had a good 40 minutes to prepare. To my frustration, I failed to come up with anything not safe, which is the opposite of what I would have done in HS. The combinations I chose back then were daring and at times not that flattering, but they were fun and inspired by my curiosity with clothing composition.

Everyday is a battle to maintain the creative impulses lost to my academic life, however today was yet another sound defeat. Perhaps others would argue that it is just clothing and it’s no big deal, but not me. To me, it is my sanity and my controlled constant; it is my way of living a worthwhile existence that is in jeopardy of succumbing to the pressures of my university’s general style malaise. I am becoming less of a person than I once was; I am becoming the books I pour over, mechanized by the schedule that controls me. If I can not escape from the actions, I will do so wearing myself on my sleeves. I have to fight for my right to self expression everyday. And everyday counts.

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Brown Tights, borrowed fron Jen-Jen; Gray cotten Jacket, Gap; Gray Ruffled Shirt, Simple Vera by Vera Wang; Ivory skirt, bought in CO; Brown Loafer Pumps, Marc Fischer; Striped Purple scarf, Gap; Gator Cinch Belt, my Moms

Brown Tights, borrowed fron Jen-Jen; Gray cotten Jacket, Gap; Gray Ruffled Shirt, Simple Vera by Vera Wang; Ivory skirt, bought in CO; Brown Loafer Pumps, Marc Fischer; Striped Purple scarf, Gap; Gator Cinch Belt, my Mom's

Thick and thin gold chain necklaces (worn as bracelet), thrifted; Studded Leather Cuff, Hot Topic

Thick and thin gold chain necklaces (worn as bracelet), thrifted; Studded Leather Cuff, Hot Topic

I thought my outfit today would be all about the layered torso/skirt and legs in the cold, but it’s really just about how awesome my chains look. They’re +5 HP Orc Armor, according to Stephen.

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Drawstring Bubble skirt with top dress, Forever 21; Orange Cardigan, Banana Republic; Black Cropped Leggings, bought in Japan; Brown T-strap Platform Wedges, BCBGirls

Drawstring Bubble skirt with top dress, Forever 21; Orange Cardigan, Banana Republic; Black Cropped Leggings, bought in Japan; Brown T-strap Platform Wedges, BCBGirls

Yellow belt, thrifted

Yellow belt, thrifted

When I first saw this dress on the rack, I thought “Whoa! What are you? Why are you so ugly?” and I knew I had to try it on. I have affinity to try on seemingly ugly things and then loving them. That’s when I know I should buy them. It’s the pretty things that give me mixed emotions and the most heartache. Should I buy them, should I not? Do I REALLY like it or is it just cute? Would I be willing to spend this much, is it timeless, don’t I already have lots of these? Wah.

And so, I love this dress and it’s a keeper. The paperbag feel of the skirt is fantastic; it gives the bubble shape it’s volume and maintains it’s form. But the VOLUME! It’s all about the volume. The platforms I’m wearing are 4″ high and worked so well with this dress. I feel absolutely unstoppable strutting around campus in them.

It’s getting slightly chilly now, so this was tricky to wear since it’s actually sleeveless. This is the best I could come up with for now. The only thing I regret is that I don’t have a big enough statement necklace! Need more sparkley, more shiney! I’ll be writing a “how to wear bubble skirts” post this weekend

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Purple striped scarf, Gap; Black Deep V Sweater/dress, Jimmyz; Red Tennis Skirt, thrifted; Bronze Kitten Heels, Carlos Santana

Purple striped scarf, Gap; Black Deep V Sweater/dress, Jimmy'z; Red Tennis Skirt, thrifted; Bronze Kitten Heels, Carlos Santana

Hmmm…my hair looks like Anna Wintour’s bob when it’s wound up in my scarf. Not sure what to say there.

This is one of my ideal types of outfits: short skirt, sweater on top. I actually had a different outfit on, but I thought I’d be wasting it on a Tuesday since I have to quickly change and head over to lab anyway. I’m saving it for tmr so hopefully, it won’t be too cold.

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Rodita Sandal, Christian Louboutin ($875)

Rodita Sandal, Christian Louboutin ($875)

I’ve been wanting shoes similar to these for awhile. And what luck!

Zippered Sandals, Forever 21 ($27.80)

Thank you Forever 21! My love for you has no bounds at this point. Granted, I would definitely opt for the Louboutin’s, however I am sans the funds, so thank god XXI is shameless in copping designs.

Now here’s the problem…red or black?

Photos: Net-a-porter, Forever 21

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Striped Sweater, BCBG Max Azria; Blue ruffle collared Shirt, J. Crew; Khaki Tulip Skirt, MNG by Mango, Faux Lizard Kitten Heels, Nine West

Striped Sweater, BCBG Max Azria; Blue ruffle collared Shirt, J. Crew; Khaki Tulip Skirt, MNG by Mango, Faux Lizard Kitten Heels, Nine West

I love how straight my hair is today, but it’s just getting too long. My look today is rather severe, upon inspection. Look at that collar with that skirt and that glare! So serious business! XD!

Necklaces, Jimmyz

Necklaces, Jimmy'z

In other news, the university newspaper is letting me do a fashion column for them. There was no one in my room to celebrate with at the time when I read the email, so I jumped around/screamed/freaked out by myself. I am like, the happiest person in the world right now. First to know are K-Drama, Stephen-san, Arji, Wei-chuan, Killerspin, and now, you.

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A gentle metallic wave

Would you prefer a wink or a punch of color?

Must try: jackets cropped right at the pant waist-will they give me length? Also, gun metal gray does not seem so taboo in this subdued hue.

Draping: flirty free/flirty fitted

Same belt worn cinched and loose, where can I find such versatility?


If you could wear the wind, would you run?

No sir, I would cat walk.

~Fin

PS. Why don’t I own more strappy platforms? Why?

Photos: Style.com

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So I threw this on in a rush to go to class.

Floral Coat, Forever 21; Fox Graphic Shirt, UO; Black Flair Skirt, Bisou-Bisou; Red Sandals, Calkin Klein

Floral Coat, Forever 21; Fox Graphic Shirt, UO; Black Flair Skirt, Bisou-Bisou; Red Sandals, Calvin Klein

But as you can see by my cocky smirk, I did no such thing. My brain is mush from back to back tests, so I’m taking a pre-holiday. I noticed that this is rather boring, though it is cute. Such is the energy lost by the force of my schedule. Come next semester though, that will be a different story. I can’t wait to be an Academ again.