I'm gonna need more hangers.
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dress [gap | thrifted]

there’s something about this dress. and my hair being clean. and it being friday. mmmmm.

lately i’ve come to edit photos like a moment. because it’s clearly posed, i’m trying to recreate a certain mood, feeling, something. i like to think i’m being poetic…but i realize it can be heavy-handed sometimes.

i really miss blogging. must be the lack of boy in my life, heh.

shirt, pants [jcrew] :: belt [express] :: shoes [ninewest] :: bag [chanel]

who deserves expensive bags at my age? this is my mother’s, i helped her pick it out a few years ago because she had wanted something classic but unexpected. you never see the backs of these kinds of bags on blogs.

jeans [colorfe]

1) i wear make up everyday to work. and take a break on weekends, save for evenings out of course. it started because my mentor teacher got me some and i was obligated, but i gotta admit, it’s really freakin fun to doll up. its a bit different than an american routine, mostly in terms of brands and something called “bb cream.” more later.

2) i’m obsessed with skincare. even moreso. i have this strict routine in addition to normal face washing which involves toner+lotion+eye cream. like make up, it’s a joy to hunt for the perfect brand/products. i’ve always wanted to have one of those “like-omg-i’ve-been-using-this-for-ages” types of deals and be a huge asshole about it.

3) i don’t wash my hair everyday which is actually a big deal for me, cuz i’m so used to clean hair. i wash it every other day or every 2 days and it’s been a lot more healthy. it’s also getting close to nipple length WHICH MAKES ME SO HAPPY. you don’t even know, it’s just been a long time. maybe perfect length by january?

4) i braid my hair. a lot, i’ve been trying different styles when my hair is dirty. this one is my current favorite.

5) i’m back on the pattern mixing train. the minimalist thing was super fun and its definitely still a part of me but korea is waaaaaay too homogenous for me and patterns is how i’m punch-protesting their drugged-dragged style in the face. yes these are new jeans. i dont really like denim but omg…what would you do if you saw drop crotch polka dotted goodness?

acne vest [carolinesmode]

if i had a fashion tumblr, this would be one of those “instant reblog” moments. for the record, this isn’t about the vest being acne made (they can go fuck themselves for being stupidly overpriced), but the color slam drunk with an assist from the moto-vest. which reminds me again how much i want one, no, many. i think despite my goals of going for the most sterile of looks, i end up liking this long waistcoat look.

i’ve been trying to get another post ready lately, but its taking forever to collect my thoughts on my closet curating. its hard to bounce ideas off yourself on something so pressing! luckily i have Gibson Girl, but its still tricky.

other things i’ve been doing: seeing friends, dealing with a hang over (tolerance = ground zero!), watching star trek voyager, altering a dress.

egle cekanaviciute

augh omg. her entire collection. some of it is a bit undone, but all the elements are beautifully committed and connected to the integrity of the medical brace. this was what i was going for for my ideal ss2011 look. oh and those shoes. damn.

vogue nippon [aug2011, jun2011] :: elle france [jun2011]

slits + cut outs. i don’t know how to convey how drawn i am to these except to force them down your eyes. frequently.

jacket [le milliardaire] :: bag [reiss] :: shoes [office] :: dress [yessica]

obviously, i spoke too soon about a bag. i always do that and feel foolish for telling the internet about it. it seeems like such a big deal in my head, when these material matters are clearly trivial. they’re just things. but things that i adore! though i might sell the blue dress, i really don’t need another floor length gown.

these are some things i bought during the trip, i don’t feel like photographing everything, i’ll just make a reference when i wear a piece. i didn’t buy a ton of things, which i’m incredibly proud of, but i still made some poor purchasing decisions. like all those macaroons i haven’t eaten. i am so sick of them right now.

to be honest, i havent felt like blogging lately because i’ve been job hunting. my sense of self worth is so entirely dependent on my financial well-being that its difficult for me to focus on much else, i’m afraid. i’m not sure how personal i’m supposed to keep my blog, i try not to be, it should be all about style/fashion/aesthetics, but how can i help it if it’s run by a real person? sometimes i wish i were made of metal. machines have valuable.

let’s play a game! tell me if you can correctly guess…

1) which city each item is from (hint: paris or london)

2) price

ok so first question is a gimme, but the price one! that should be fun.

mjolk fw2011 [fashionisto]

blegh the sneakers, but those pants! i’m getting bored again with western wear. probably gonna start looking at asian stuff again for awhile.

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shirt [bycorpus] :: pants [erynbrinie] :: purse [fiorucci] :: cuff [newyork&co] :: rings [asos]

not proud that i did, but i did. my classes got canceled so i spent a vast majority of the morning trying to find a way match Migo’s b&w ensemble and to wear this white lace corset bra as outer wear. super unsuccessful. i just don’t have a sheer enough shirt and the bottom of the corset has an awkward elastic bit that’s not conducive for stand alone wearing with certain things.

it brings about the internal debate of should i buy something to make it work or just discard it? it seems to be the case with a lot of things i own and now i’m at the point tempted to discard because i’m tired of buying for once.

jacket [theory] :: dress [ltr brands] :: shoes [underground] :: bag [fiorucci] :: jewelry [misc.]

photos [riggallus]

i’ve worn this dress on three occasions already, all very similarly. the jacket for two of them. sometimes it takes repeated subsequent attempts in order to marginally get somewhere. or just find good attempts.

i’m back to being a girl for the day. this outfit is reactionary to yesterday’s “japanese bubble punk” (Riggallus’s words). the punk bleeds into the bracelets not really shown. i wanted to clarify that i didn’t see yesterday as a failure in terms of execution per se; i’m just humbled by my miscalculated references. if i’m going to teach about picking up on schemas and the like, i should hold myself to the same standards. no, even higher. but what if what i think is a scaffold is actually a noose?

it’s hard to be kind to yourself.