I'm gonna need more hangers.

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

vogue nippon [erin wasson, nov 2008]

i keep a lot of images like this in the back of my mind/harddrive when i take photos. i’m never gonna be as natural or as dope of a model as erin or any of the other models i admire. and you know what? i’m kind of ok with that.

i woke up this morning at 4:44 am and couldn’t go back to sleep. i went to sleep at 12ish. so i stayed up and got stuff done. i feel like a bird for once.

via tfs

ella [magical creatures, wildfox couture]

i was thinking about a boy that i may or may not be in love with the other day. and by that i mean yesterday and today. i don’t think there are many days where i don’t think about how i think about him. something inside me swells into a pink smile, but then deflates. he’d think this outfit is cool. i think that’s partially why i can’t not think about him. or candypuff hair.

i have to admit i don’t particularly care for wildfox’s stuff bcuz i’m not a t-shirt fiend, but it was a slow dawning to realize that this latest lookbook was a collab with one of my favorite teen authors, Francesca Lia Block. she wrote about “uncool” but suspiciously pretty girls and dressed the mundane in purple tulle and rose tinted glasses. i wanna read FLBs books all over again, so i can fancy myself as one of her characters. i haven’t read her new books though; i’m a little afraid they won’t make me feel the same way.

capucine

this is my dear friend capucine sara: she’s one of my new photogs,  a vagabond girl, changing names, changing forms, changing spaces, always. i’m trying new settings on my camera and we all know i’m still i’m amateurville, but believe me i’m trying to gfto. instead of focusing (ha!) on my shoddy skills, let’s appreciate sara’s free spirited rendition of pattern mashing. i wanna take more pictures of her because you can definitely see why we’re friends by the way we swag out together.

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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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.