To the Office

For some reason this outfit felt very vintage to me — I don’t know why? The lights on that palm tree are totally vintage too. So I put the antique filter on in iPhoto and I think it came out pretty well. Wrinkly skirt! Oh well, I sat in it most of the day.

Rain Rain Go Away

These photos have a bit of a soft focus to them again… it rained the entire day.  I always have trouble getting my camera to focus in the rain.

I went to see Up in the Air with my friend later at night.  It was good but the ending was a little random.  Almost everyone I know who’s seen it said it was horribly depressing, although I didn’t really think so.  We ate some movie theatre popcorn loaded with butter!  I love movie theatre popcorn but it is so unhealthy!  I gorge myself on it two or three times/year.

She Could Be a Farmer in Those Clothes

… or a lumberjack. That shirt is Just A Cheap Shirt, which I think is more popular with men but they do make women’s clothing as well. Women’s clothing that might as well be men’s because that shirt is cut verrrry weird. It’s supposed to be the women’s boyfriend shirt but it really just feels like a men’s shirt — tight across the bust but too big in the shouders and under the arms, and very very straight. Like a box. The sleeves also completely cover my hands. I really like the red plaid though, so I discovered that it looks much better with just one or two buttons done and one side of the collar turned under. I still feel like I should pin the back or something though.

I wore this to meet one of my BFFs from my sorority for pho. The restaurant is about 40 minutes from both of us but pho is just so good! It’s totally worth it. She took my picture in the parking lot at the Asian supermarket, where we bought more pho (instant), tea cakes, candy, and other unhealthy things imported from Asia.


Aaaaand Firefox crashed and I lost the entire post.  Mozilla needs to get it together because Firefox 3 has a horrible crash rate.  At least once per day for me and that’s an improvement.  It used to be four times/day.

Doing my best imitation of an airplane!  My friend once told me I looked like I should be flying in this dolman sleeve sweater.

Banana Republic has additional 40% off sale (lowest ticketed price)!!  So go go go!  I got a sweater and a silk shirt from under $40.

Aqua by Bloomingdales sweater (backwards as the front has a very deep (I’m talking Jennifer Lopez-at-the-Grammys deep) neckline ~~ American Apparel skirt ~~ Penneys stockings ~~ Arturo Chiang boots (still available at Piperlime!)

Later, out.

Dress is from Francesca’s Collections (don’t remember the designer) ~~ Penneys tights ~~ Forever21 bracelet ~~ Aldo ankle boots

Yes, I’m a Natural Blue

This is my natural hair texture.  Yes, it’s curly.  Or would that be wavy?  I don’t know.  Some of it legitimately curls and then some of it just waves.

People don’t see it too often.  Why?  I had my hair chemically straightened in mid-May 2008 when I studied abroad in Japan.   It’s now mostly grown out, except for one or two inches at the front, where my hair is longest.  But more importantly, curly = air dry = forever.  Straight = hairdryer = 3.5 minutes.

It Must Have Been the Sunlight… There Wasn’t Any

This is my best frame of the day.   I would rather take photos outside but the light… awful.  Beyond awful.  I took about 20 frames and then just gave up.  Oh well.  I’ll have to remix another day.  I think tomorrow it is supposed to be not cloudy, which would be nice.  The Northeast + winer = grey.  Grey everything, all the time.

J. Crew shirt, Anthropologie Scarf, J. Crew belt, Forever21 skirt ($9.50, still available!), two pairs of tights from Penneys (Ireland), Aldo ankle boots.


Trench coat weather!  It was almost 50 degrees today I think — a total heat wave! :)

I really have to start taking pictures earlier in the day/before the sun sets around 5 pm.  The first photo was taken about 10 minutes after this one (long phone call) and is noticeably darker.

London Fog trench coat

Anthropologie flowered top

American Apparel skirt

Urban Outfitters heels

burnout scarf… it’s a mystery.

Rainforest in the Rain – A Closer-up of the Cape

I wore my cape again today… to get a soy vanilla latte from Starbucks.  It was probably a little too cold for it but it’s supposed to snow for pretty much the whole week so I won’t have a chance to wear it again for a while.  Oops! My eyes are pretty much closed but this is the only picture I got that is in focus (out of about 15).

You can’t see it too well, but that umbrella has a rainforest pattern!  All my photos looks like they were shot with an intense soft focus lens — it was pouring when I took these photos!  Sort like all the red carpet photos at the Golden Globes.  If you can find them there are some pretty red carpet photos that look like they were soft focus.

I’m toying with the idea of posting all my pictures in black and white but I can’t really decide.  I once had my portrait done by an artist in Montmartre (Paris) who told me my best medium is black and white.  I don’t know.  I really love black and white photography.  Maybe two black and white photos and one color?

The Cape

Yesterday I was wandering around my local Target in search of cough drops (allergies still bad) and a double tall soy latte (although the Starbucks in Target takes f.o.r.e.v.e.r) so naturally I wandered into the clothing section.  And I happened to spy a row of capes lined up in the clearance section! This Mossimo Faux Fur Collar Cape only cost me $14.98!  Not bad for winter outerwear!  However, I think this cape is too thin to stand up to temperatures below 40 degrees, which was today’s high.  It was practically a heat wave :)  I also took the faux fur collar off the cape and replaced it with an actual fur scarf.  I wish this cape fit me as well as the model!  I’m a true petite but at $15 I shouldn’t really be worried about alterations.

I swear I’m wearing a dress under that cape! Plus the new black Alternative Apparel burnout tee and black tights from the drugstore? under HUE burgundy tights.  I was inspired to buy burgundy tights (although I remember hers being more reddish – mine are more of a wine color) by Jessica of What I Wore. Back in the fall she wore them with this fabulous white dress and I knew I had to go find some of my own!

I’m thinking maybe I should try a longer skirt next time?  You can barely see the dress I have on and I think the proportions would be better if my clothing was actually visible :P  I can’t wait to remix this cape with another outfit!