Monday, November 29, 2010

"The girl in the dress."

Splendid cardigan. Lauren Conrad x Kohl's dress. Coach tote.
Juicy Couture necklace. House of Harlow ring. Calvin Klein heels.

This was my "hire me please" [interview] outfit.  I wanted to wear my [LC] Lauren Conrad dress which also came with a black belt so I played off the black belt; I went with a black cardigan, black tote, and black heels to coordinate. 

I then wore my Juicy Couture layered necklace to add a little something else to the outfit and topped the outfit off with my House of Harlow peacock cocktail ring.  I read somewhere--probably a fashion magazine--that you should dress [fairly] simply for an interview but have an extra something that will make you memorable.  I tend to wear mostly black for interviews but pick a single accessory to be bold or colorful.  With the primarily black color palette for my outfit, I've worn a pink trench coat before, as well as pink heels; and this time, my standout piece of my cocktail ring.

What a tough economy though.  What is the point in graduating early if you can't find a job early?  It's been getting better, but quite slowly--definitely slower than I would like.  On the bright side, I did end up successful.  The interview was actually for an internship later in the winter, but beggars can't be choosers!  It should look good on my resume nonetheless and any additional hands on experience is certainly good! 

Meanwhile, in order to afford my shopping habit, be sure to check out my Shop page.  I have great deals on brands such as Yumi Kim, Joy Han, and I'm actually selling my Heartloom dress (the Paris Hilton dress as worn here) as well!  A lot of items are starting at just $5!

But for quicker sales, I am selling some things on my friend's eBay such as a pair of Sam Edelman flats and a couple pairs of brand new Jeffrey Campbells!

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

All I to be thankful.

Obsession of the Week: things I already have

Warning: ahead is a lot of reading!

Though my usual Obsession of the Week posts have been things I currently have my eye on, want, am lusting after, etc., I thought I would bear in mind the Thanksgiving holiday and do a post about what I already have and was thankful for.  The following are items that I wear the most frequently--items that often help complete my outfits.  Though the more I shop, the more things I want, these are the staples of my wardrobe.

Linea Pelle studded bracelets, $25 each (mine are sold out but you can buy similar ones here); I bought these in the most basic colors (for me). They can instantly add edginess to any outfit, yet are pretty versatile. Plus, they look great alone or stacked.

Turquoise ring; I bought this at T.J. Maxx probably a year ago and as a huge fan of turquoise, I absolutely love it.

House of Harlow Large Peacock Cocktail Ring, $50; Definitely a statement ring, it's an great addition to any outfit--especially the most basic ones. Also, love House of Harlow and wanted this ring forever so I try to wear it as often as possible!

Hammered silver peace ring; Also bought at T.J. Maxx ages ago. That place has some good finds sometimes! I love hammered jewelry and also like the simplicity of the ring.

C.C. Skye Niko Ring, $66.50 (I bought it from Gilt awhile ago); The ring isn't that big, but it always makes a statement. The mirrored top is really unique and draws lots of compliments.

Nordstrom ring, $8.97; I love Nordstrom's sterling silver ring collection. Not only is it very reasonably priced, but the quality is excellent! This ring is definitely one of my favorites because of its intricate design; when I'm in a hurry, it's always the first ring I grab.

Tarina Tarantino Pink Head Puff Ring; I have a decent amount of Pink Head jewelry items, but I think I always gravitate toward this one because I love its cute simplicity.


Coach Signature Patent Stripe Convertible Crossbody silver handbag, $298; Both the silver color and the convertibility make the bag really versatile.

Marc by Marc Jacobs nile blue Pretty Nylon Tate Tote, $198; It's a really good size bag and the material is pretty low maintenance.

Coach black Signature Gallery Book Large Tote, $328; Despite that the tote is a fairly old style, I think it's pretty classic.


People's Liberation gray Bomber Jacket, $59.99; Love the bomber jacket style in faux leather.

People's Liberation black Asymmetrical Zip Moto Jacket, $39.99 (from Ruelala awhile ago); What can I say, I love People's Liberation faux leather jackets! Throw in an asymmetrical zipper and I was sold.


Calvin Klein black Carley heels, $79.99; My most worn pair of heels--classy, chic, versatile, and comfortable--they are everything I need in a pair of heels.

Gola silver Luxe flats, $36.27; The most comfortable pair of ballet flats! Plus, they're silver, an easy color to wear with everything.

Zigi Soho Dean black boots, $39.99 (from Journey's ages ago); For an edgy day!  Super comfortable, they are my go-to boots.


C & C California black Extra Long Sleeve Crew Neck Tee, $38; Great for wearing alone or layering. Plus, C & C California makes quality fabric so despite how often I wear it and how long I've had it (about a year now), it's still nearly new.

Banana Republic scoop neck puff sleeved black tee, ~$18; Can't go wrong with basic black! The scoop neck and puffed sleeves make the simple tee a little more unique.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

"You're original, cannot be replaced."

Gap long sleeved tee. Truth & Pride leather vest. Easy Money jeans.
Coach tote. Nine West heels. Juicy Couture rings.

Love, love, love my leather vest.  It was pretty much love at first sight when I saw it.  Do you ever have moments like that--when after the moment you first set your eyes on something, you know you have to have it?  That's how I felt.  I'm a bargain shopper and at max, I will spent $50 on an item--if I really love it.  This vest was a bit of a splurge.  I think I paid $60 or $70 for it, but it was regular almost $200, so it was a great deal!  I thought of it as an investment.  It's actually the first time I've worn it since buying it at least 6 months ago, but I'm sure I'll be wearing it lots more.... Point is, I love this vest, and even if I only wear it once a year, it was well worth my money!

Also with this outfit, not to say I don't like anything else, but I'd also like to mention that I love my pink heels; they make me feel like Barbie.  Want to add girly-ness to any outfit?  Pink heels.  Again with my habit of buying variations of things I love, I also bought these heels in blue! 

P.S. Sorry for the overuse of the word "love"!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

All I affordable Marc Jacobs.

Obsession of the Week: Marc Jacobs jewelry

1. Jelly Bracelet Set, $15; Honestly, I think the whole Silly Band craze is silly.  But these are Marc Jacobs...
2. ReMARCable Dove Studs, $32; Love that they look so much like the bird silhouette on the Petal to the Metal bags.
3. House of Cards earrings, $44.90; I think MJ's "House of Cards" collection is fun, plus I like pave.
4. Logo Band Ring, $33.60; Versatile, simple, and chic.

5. Iconic stud earring collection, $78; What a steal for 3 sets of earrings from the "ReMARCable" collection!
6. Sparkle Logo studs, $48; Versatile, simple, and chic--for the ears!
7. Zip It Studs, $58; Despite that these are the 7th item on this list, let me reassure you they are much higher on my wish list!  I've been wanting this pair forever! (Well, at least since Ella wore them on "Melrose Place.")
8. Marc Script Studs, $38; The man of my dream's name as earrings! (Yes, we're ignoring that MJ is gay.)
9. Enamel Discs Drop Earrings, $68; Chic, elegant, classy--need I say more?
10. Iconic Metal Stack Ring, $28; So simple!
11. House of Cards Wrap Necklace, $82.60; Another lovely item from the "House of Cards" collection.
12. Flight Marquis Leaf Earrings, $78; Have a bit of a boho feel to them. Also seem really versatile!
13. House of Cards Fantastical Tale Heart Locket Necklace, $54.60; Love the design of it and that it's a locket! (P.S. What a long name for a design!)

I haven't gone through much of an autobiography of myself--although no one has asked for one yet either--but when it comes to fashion, you must know that Marc Jacobs is, hands down, one of my favorite--if not very favorite--fashion designer.  I absolutely love his fun and whimsical designs which easily morph into very chic and classy items.  If I could marry him and have him design me lots of things, I would be one happy girl.  Unfortunately, that's an impossible dream in more ways than one.  Thus, I'll have to settle with lusting more after his designs.  :o)

Also, sorry for the bad photo editing skills tonight, I'm pretty sick and it's also pretty much bedtime.

And on a side note, I just bought a pair of amazing Tarina Tarantino earrings last night that I couldn't live without.  I can't wait until they arrive!  They were an amazing deal!  (If you're not a member of Beyond the Rack, join!!)   

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"I've been watching the skies."

Juicy Couture sweater. Forever 21 tank top. Easy Money jeans.
Ugg flats. Tarina Tarantino ring. Nordstrom earrings.

Fall has fully arrived with its cold weather. I get thankful for the non-rainy days where I can get away with wearing flats.  (I've tried wearing flats during rainy days to no avail; wet shoes and wet feet are no fun.)  But as the weather keeps getting colder, it's harder to go sans socks; my feet get cold easily!  Thankfully, I have my Ugg flats--lined with sheepskin as most Ugg shoes--they're warm, comfortable, and cute!  I love the embroidered eyelet pattern to them, though due to the cloth material, I have to make sure I am stepping out in 100% puddleless places to avoid getting them dirty.

Tarina Tarantino is one of my favorite jewelry designers, but as a Hello Kitty fan, I especially love her Pink Head line.  Pictured above is one of my favorite rings!  (See other Tarina Tarantino items I've worn here or here.)  I wear this particular one pretty often because it's rather versatile.  One of my friends had suggested her to me because his girlfriend is a huge Hello Kitty fan too.  After looking up her collection, I was hooked and buying Pink Head items left and right!  Tarina Tarantino's designs are always really fun and creative.  Aside from her Hello Kitty line, she's also done Barbie, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, and Kidrobot lines as well. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

"I just want you to know who I am."

Wilster romper. Vintage cami. BCBG heels. Coach bag. Guess watch. Express cuff. CC Skye ring.

I thought I would try out the romper trend before the weather gets impossibly cold.  I bought the romper a few sizes up, but it worked out fairly well.  My problem is that I'm a pear shape; so when it comes to rompers or even some styles of dresses, it's really hard to find something that will accommodate my small upper body and curvy lower half.

I really like these heels!  For someone who has ophidiophobia (fear of snakes), I have a thing for snake print.  (For example: dress I wore in a previous post.)   The moment I saw the heels, I knew I had to get them!  Thankfully, the shoes are pretty comfortable!  :o)

I'm definitely dreading the start of the nonstop Pacific Northwest rain.  I find myself getting lazy dressing up when the weather starts getting gross; I just want to wear hoodies and jeans everywhere--not so fashionable!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

All I to not look sick.

Happy hump day!  And for any of you with your mind in the gutter, let me translate: yay, it's Wednesday!  The week is like a hill.  Wednesday is at the top of the hill (because it's the middle of the week).  Once Wednesday is over, you can just go downhill at full speed toward the end of the week (i.e., weekend!).

My high school freshmen English teacher once lectured us (well, mainly the boys) that you should never tell someone that they look tired because essentially, you're telling them that they look like crap.  And no one wants to hear that.

Unfortunately for me, I've been both sick and tired lately.  I've had some sort of cold/sinus/flu deal going on that is no fun.  Earlier in the week when I had come into work, my boss had commented on how "much more rested [I] looked than the prior day."  I had been really surprised because ironically, I had actually slept poorly, and I had actually had a much better sleep the night before.  So what had made the difference in my appearance?  Makeup.

People go on about how great au natural is, but in my opinion, makeup is your friend.  Some people are blessed to be gorgeous and of no need of makeup.  (I, however, will probably need to wear makeup for the next decade to stop being mistaken as a 14-year-old.)  Nonetheless, when you're tired or sick--or worse, both, your friend makeup can be there to help you out.

Obsession of the Week: Makeup to liven things up


-- Stila Perfecting Concealer: everyone needs a good under eye concealer; this is mine. (It can, however, be used for the whole face as well.)

--Lanôme Ombre Glacée: I bought this from Nordstrom awhile back, but unfortunately, I think it is sold out everywhere because I couldn't find it online (although you could probably try eBay). It's a "cooling gel illuminator" for both your eyes and face. I like to use it below my eyes, close to the region where I would use my concealer. It's like a Plan B; if the concealer happens to not conceal my dark circles enough, the
Ombre Glacée can come in and shimmer, distracting from the under eye baggage.


--Too Faced Caribbean in a Compact (in Sun Bunny): bronzers are a must; they add necessary color to your face. While blush could also work, I prefer bronzer because I think it looks more natural. I don't use bronzer all over my face for a tanned look; rather, I just dab a bit on my cheekbones like I would do with blush. However, instead of having rosy cheeks all day, I simply look more alive with color in my face. Another bronzer I also really like is the Sephora Bronze Trio.

--Stila 24kt Gloss: when you're already pale and sickly, the last thing you want are pale lips.  Solution: bright lips!  I like this gloss because I go about my day more confident knowing I have 24kt gold on my lips!  :o)

What products do you use to fake good health/look better?

Also, side note #1: I've had lots of  people tell me that they're following me but aren't showing up on my Blogger follower list.  If you're following me elsewhere, let me know so I can know where to look!  :0)

Side note #2: I've set up my Shop page.  I'm selling items for as low as $5 so be sure to check it out!

Side note #3: I've joined Facebook, come like me!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

"I feel the sun creeping up like tick tock."

Just kidding!  I don't really want to be like Paris Hilton when I grow up (well, to be as rich as her would be quite nice...), but I don't object to owning cute dresses and designer shoes like her!  :o)

Heartloom dress. Cara Couture earrings. Hollister bralette. Guess watch.
House of Harlow ring. Linea Pelle bracelet.
Stuart Weitzman heels.

Dear Pacific Northwest weather,

Please don't start.  I like the sun and hate the rain.  


Saturday, November 6, 2010

All I a pair of really cute socks!

Obsession of the Week: Over-the-knee socks

1. Nordstrom Ribbon Lace Over the Knee Socks, $12; Do you see the lace trim at the top?  Enough said.
2. Betsey Johnson Simply Basic Over the Knee Sock, $9; Definitely simple and basic, but with a cute flower detail.
3. Missoni Dress Socks Socks, $72; Love the gorgeous sheer design in Champagne.
4. Betsey Johnson Mexicali Rose Thigh High, $24; Fun!  Wear with a simple outfit and let them stand out!
5. Forever 21 Knit Over the Knee Socks, $2.50; As affordable as you can get!
6. Forever 21 Sexy Thigh Hi Socks, $5.80; I love lace, and I certainly love these socks! 

First came the obsession of over the knee boots.  All the celebrities were wearing them, and even now, they're still all the rage.  I take it a step further with my Obsession of the Week: over the knee socks.  First, if you're wearing over the knee boots to start with, you obviously need to be wearing over the knee socks; otherwise, your knees are feeling left out in terms of coverage!  However, what's also great about over the knee socks is that if you're wearing boots of any other length (besides over the knee)--or even heels, the great length of the socks offer a peekaboo view of your socks--better if the socks you're wearing are cute!  I really hate wearing tights, and as the weather gets colder, high socks offer a great alternative!

P.S. This post was completely on time!  Yay, me for making the end of the week deadline!

Friday, November 5, 2010

"Had a feeling that it would be a day like this."

My new Juicy Couture dress!  Eva Longoria [Parker] has the same Dahlias Print Tiered Ruffle Slip Dress, only hers is in blue.  While the dress can be easily dressed up, I--like Eva--opted to keep it causal.  

Juicy Couture dress. Handmade headband. Juicy Couture necklace. Guess watch.
Marc Jacobs & House of Harlow rings. Linea Pelle bracelet. Melissa shoes.

I will take advantage of any fall day here that isn't pouring down rain!  I often feel like I'm not cut out for the Pacific Northwest.  I hate the nonstop rain for starters.  I can tolerate a bit of rain here and there, but when it rains the majority of the time, I'm not so thrilled by it.  I've also felt like I'm more of a city girl.  Maybe L.A. is where I need to be?  Maybe.  As book smart as I may be, I don't think I'm all that street smart.  Still, I'm looking for a nice big city with more sunshine than rain!  I went to a job interview earlier last week, and the guy who interviewed me told me I seemed more "East Coast than West Coast" and certainly like I "wasn't such a Portlander."  (He was from New Jersey.)  I took it as a compliment in any case.

I'm starting a headband line!  The headband seen in the pictures above was actually the first headband I ever made.  More pictures soon!  I'll also start selling them in my Etsy shop as well.  

And news!  I have realized how obsolete MySpace was getting (although feel free to still visit me!) so I finally jumped on the bandwagon and got myself a Facebook.  Like me!  :o)