to be honest, i had an incredibly awful day. i’m actually really glad i snapped these pictures before the crappiness rained in.
i woke up at 7:30 today for some reason, so i took my time getting ready. i haven’t felt this styled in a long time and it was a little strange, but it felt right.
this eryn brinie poncho is my latest Gilt buy and it’s lighter fabric-wise than i had expected, but i love it all the same. i can see it being an easy summer piece. i’ve been shrouding myself in basically 4 colors: white, grey, black, and pink. if my world was only in 3 colors, it would probably be void of black though.
i think Kelsey’s eyeliner completes this outfit. it transforms it from just being a bunch of neutral layers to an Inuit princess/urban Mononoke warrior type of look. the tribal look is definitely growing on me. my interpretation of it anyway.
oh and the watch was a v-day present from Kimo-kun. its perfect, plastic, white and i wear it all the time now. no he’s not japanese; i just like calling him that cuz the syllables work out.
today was one of those impossibly beautiful days. i went to the korean contemporary exhibit with Physics Awesome. he was nice enough to take today’s pictures and i loved every one of them; i had such a hard time narrowing it down. i generally try not to do more than 5 pictures for an outfit post because i myself stop caring after 5 and anymore i feel is overkill. but all of his photos captured moments rather than poses and i really like that. the slightly imperfect blurs, my mid movements, and the lighting…everything!
i bought this dress yesterday at buffalo exchange among other things. it’s actually supposed to be tied like this, but after some fooling around, i came up with this arrangement. there’s more to come, this dress is magnificent like that. it flutters like some sort of ethereal entity…a pixie…or a cuttlefish perhaps.
i actually debated for exactly 1 month before wearing these boots out. they were a love at first stalk sort of thing in the summer, but in real life, they were much different than the rest of my wardrobe, so i spent a lot of time deliberating and trying and going back and forth, thinking it wasn’t going to work out. but today, i just put them on, ran down the stairs, and didn’t look back.
i bought a new scarf from the boys section last monday. it’s uncanny how these things call out to me when i least expect it. it’s basically an anaconda cat-oppressively large and sheds like nobody’s business. but the fact that’s its enormous makes is perfect for replicating that coppenhagen oversized-scarf style i’m so fond of. so far i’ve paired it with my DIYed Shini jeans, pink H&M pants, white jeans…everything looks so amazing when you’re swallowed up and digested in cowl-necked love.
i only feel weird going out sometimes because i’d thought about every piece that i’d put on, knowing that not a lot of other people here do. but it just feels right to care about these details: layering of the tops, ordering of bracelets, wrapping the scarf. it keeps me sane.
i’m wearing the jacket upside down for a change with one of my new favorite lacy dresses. why don’t i have more of these? also, first time wearing the boots at school. there’s a girl in one of my classes that keeps giving me the ole’ once over. i’ll wear these boots just for her.
coat [bcbg] :: pants [gap] :: shoes [ferragamo] :: hat [eugenia kim]
the pants are new…cropped school boy chinos on mega sale. i rolled them down for a more polished look, hence the wrinkling. they’re so soft, they’re my new favorite. i find that i’m wearing jeans less and less now.
the jacket always wins a lot of happy reactions. hat, also new…a slew of new things to present i suppose. cloche hats are fantastic, why don’t i own more of them? i want a sparkly one and a black one and and and….
oh i needed a bang trim that day. in retrospect, i might’ve gone a little too short, but whatever.
dress [kensie] :: socks [hue] :: shoes [9west]
taking the new thigh highs out for a spin. the dress was new too, one of my new favorite pieces. this was over winter break and yeah i’m late blogging, i know and i don’t think that’s going to change anytime soon. i don’t want to make promises i can’t keep but i’m trying, believe me i’m trying.