Seven Confessions

These photos are super dark, I know. I’m trying to create a formula for photos in low light that still look decent. This is better than my last attempt, so I guess I’m getting there.

Still packing over here. I wore my cape on a walk around the neighborhood and I think I scared everyone away. I like this thing, even if it’s not the best silhouette for me. And whenever I wear it I’m pretty sure people think I’m crazy, too.

Target cape, J.Crew blouse, Anthropologie belt and skirt, scarf from Turkey (gift from cousin), LV bag, Celine scarf, and Frye boots.

A long time ago (and I mean a really long time) I received the Stylish and Versatile Blogger Awards from Shen Dove Style. Thanks, Shenneth!

I meant to do this earlier, I swear. And I was going to do a fashion retrospective for my seven things, but I can’t find any photos of myself from middle school and high school. Back in the day we used film, you know, so unfortunately they’re not all on my hard drive.

Anyway, I’m unsure if not being able to find those photos is actually a bad thing… some styles should really stay in past. So here are seven facts about myself:

1. I read books on my Kindle for iPhone. Sorry paperbacks, ebooks are just more convenient for me.
2. I am also an insomniac, so it’s practically a requirement that I devour books and browse the internet at all hours of the night.
3. I used to speak Japanese close to fluently, studied French for a number of years (although I can barely speak it), and took a year of Arabic during college.
4. My drink of choice is Scotch. I love vintage cocktails, too.
5. I’m a member of a sorority. Well, alumna now.
6. I am adopted. I’ve definitely never said that before.
7. I am also Korean. I may have said that before, but I can’t remember.

I unintentionally keep quiet with personal details on this blog– for some reason I always assume you guys already know all about me! Hope your curiosity has been satisfied. And you can always tell me when I’m being a bit too mysterious.

I’d like to award the Stylish and Versatile Blogger to: Charming Pumpkin, Chic on the Cheap, Re-Mix-Her, Reading in Skirts (does this count as two? I’m going to count Tia and Mia as one, I can award more bloggers then), Silvergirl, Star-Crossed Smile, and Those Tricks.

These awards have definitely made the rounds on the blogosphere, so if you’ve already received them I don’t think you have to pass them on again… unless you want to!


  1. says

    Haha, we’re pretty much one person anyway. That cape is super awesome and fits in perfectly with what I’ve seen of your style–so classy and cool. I’m an insomniac too, although I’ve been trying to change my ways since I inevitably sleep in too late and then get to work a couple of minutes late. So many good websites I’ve seen at 3am, though!

  2. says

    These came out pretty well I would say!  Also, cannot believe you got that awesome cape at Target- clearly I need to visit a Target soon!  Really loved learning these seven things about you, the mysterious Alex :)  Thanks so much for passing the award along to me!  I’ve been thinking about sharing some more personal details on the blog and this will be a good way to do it.

    • says

      It’s past season, like… almost two years past season. I got it in January 2010. But I did see some nice cape sweaters at Target today! Yeah I totally picked people I wanted to know more about… just kidding! But I can’t wait for your seven random things. 

  3. says

    love the cape belted and gray and red, so yummy together
    love your 7 facts, what sorority were you in??
    thanks for the award love as well, one day when i am not typing one handed i will answer those questions!!

  4. Lydia Abate says

    I think capes are something that will only ever be considered trendy in the blog world. I wanted to wear mine to NYC last winter and my sister said she would ditch me somewhere in the subways if I did (and then I would be hopelessly lost forever).

    I think these came out pretty well — I’ve been doing a bit of experimenting as well — I wanted to get the colors of the sunset and for me to be properly exposed so I started messing around with layer masks. Why are photos at dusk so much harder in the winter?

    • says

      Really? Hmmm… I’m going to see if I can come with someone I know who isn’t a blogger and has a cape… wait! I have one! I don’t know what the big deal is about capes :P it’s just a coat. Silly people. If it were a better silhouette for me I would have gotten the DKNY one, that was hugely popular even outside of bloggers I think. 

      Layer masks are the best! Lately I’ve been thinking of trying HDR on myself or something. Not really sure how it would turn out though.