It’s official: I AM GOING TO DISNEYLAND!!! Tim booked the hotel last night and I just got my 4-day Park Hopper Pass. Weeee! This trip kinda came out of nowhere, but I’m glad it’s happening. My Disney cruise vacation didn’t go through, and my grandpa was supposed to fund that as my graduation present, and then Tim randomly texted me two weeks ago asking if I’d want to go to Disneyland with him, Alise, and her little brother at the end of June, to which I said, “F*CK YEAH, I WANNA GO.” So there’s my graduation present from my grandpa. 😀
I’m leaving this Sunday, so I’ve been looking through my closet to see what I can bring with me. When I went last year I wore a lot of dresses and cardigans (cardigans in SoCal during the summer? I’m not crazy, I just like to avoid getting heat rash!). I looked at the outfit that is pictured above, but then I figured it’d get dirty pretty fast, so I just wore it to work today.
I had some difficulty taking pictures of today’s outfit since it was hella sunny outside — the light kept making me look like big white blob. Therefore, only a halfsie pic for this post. The white lace dress I’m wearing is the same one I wore for my graduation (which can be seen here).
Last night, Jen and I passed through Forever 21 so I could return something I bought last week at Old Navy, and she found this really adorable humanoid bunny necklace. She bought it for me as a graduation present! I love how it’s odd and cute at the same time. Also, I named her Luella… I don’t know why. She just looks like a Luella to me.
Tomorrow I have a bit more work to do for my boss (telecommuting is kind of an odd job), and then I’m going to hang out with my lovely Chocolate Bear, Shanice. Yay!
- dress: Be Bop
- cardigan/bunny necklace: Forever 21
- hair clip/bunny ring: H&M
- earrings: Target
- gold ring: from my grandma
Last night I finally watched Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole. I really wanted to watch it when it came out last fall, but never made it out to the theater. It was pretty entertaining, visually pleasing, the little owls were adorable, and the fight scenes even had Zack Snyder’s famous slow-mo shots. I damn near forgot I was watching a Zack Snyder film until those parts came up. For the record, I think his fight scenes are alright, but I seriously think he needs to cool it with the slow-mo… but that’s just me.
I’d also like to note: owls look fantastically majestic and fierce in armor!
[courtesy of Warner Brothers]
Now I want a pet owl and I want it to wear bad ass armor. Maybe a snow owl like Harry Potter! Speaking of Harry Potter, I just bought a tie to go with my Gryffindor school girl outfit (which I will be wearing when I watch the movie at 3:30 am (because that crowd is less rowdy than the midnight show)), and my friend is nearly done knitting my scarf. 😀
Today I let The Owls of Ga’Hoole influence a bit of my outfit, which is pretty damn obvious as there is an owl plastered across my shirt, and then I just wore lots of browns and golds. I ended up switching shoes later on in the day when I went to Berkeley to run some errands, but the ones pictured here are Juicy Couture and I found them at Crossroads for $13! I normally don’t like Juicy stuff, but these were too cute to pass up, and they’re actually pretty comfortable. I prefer wedges to heels since they’re more stable.
That’s all for now, today has been exhausting!
- cardigan: Target
- shirt: H&M
- necklace: purchased at a street faire
- ring: hand-me-down from my mom
- skirt: don’t recall (got it on sale at Macy’s last year)
- shoes: Juicy Couture
- purse: Louis Vuitton (another hand-me-down from my mom)
This afternoon I went to my nieces Isabelle and Lily’s dance recital which was based on Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. THEY WERE SO ADORABLE! I took tons of pictures, but I was using my cousin’s SD card so I can’t share all the cute shots I took of them. *le sigh*
They both did such a great job, and I’m not being biased because I’m their aunt. 😛
The kids were split into two different groups — preschoolers and beginners (or something like that). The preschoolers were Oompa Loompas — Lily showed off her mad dance moves during those numbers. She even improvised a few twirls.
I wish I could’ve done stuff like that when I was a kid. I do recall going to a few dance classes when I was in preschool (I had a super rad The Land Before Time leotard and Capezio shoes), but we never put on shows. Actually, I don’t even know if I went to a ton of classes or just a couple, or if the classes I went to even did recitals. Oh well! My dreams of becoming a ballerina were dashed when I saw a documentary on PBS about ballet, and they showed a dancer take off her shoes, and she had all kinds of ouchies on her feet. Ewwww.
Well, that’s all for now. I’m still uber groggy from my ridiculously long nap and still need to wrap my dad’s father’s day present!
- shirt: Target
- bag: Tokidoki for LeSportsac
- belt: garage sale
- skirt: Old Navy
- boots: Charles Albert
[courtesy of Poketo]
I think it’s really awesome how Poketo has grown as a company. I remember about 6 years ago I bought a tee by them from Karmaloop that had a couple of pink fawns on it, which was designed by Jeana Sohn. I’d always see them at Comic Con too — they went from screen printed tees and wallets, to totes and housewares, and they even had a special line at Target last year!
Anyway, I browsed their site a few days ago and found these super amazing totes made out of upcycled mens blazers and collared shirts. Each tote is one-of-a-kind, and pretty damn pricey ($250!). But the craftsmanship is impeccable. My mom told me I could probably make my own, and then Janine, my internet BFF, saw me post it on my Tumblr and said it needed a bow tie a la Doctor Who, and then I got a brilliant idea! What if I made one that resembled the 11th Doctor’s outfit? I haven’t touched a sewing machine in a long time, but I think it would be a cool project to do one day.
[courtesy of BBC]
As far as outfits go, I think the 11th Doctor is pretty damn swanky.
And I’d apologize for talking about Doctor Who in almost every post, but I’m really not sorry at all. I love the Doctor, forever and ever amen.
My motto is, “If I feel like shit, it doesn’t mean I have to look like it.”
I woke up around 5 am this morning, but couldn’t bring myself to get out of bed until 8, which left me with an hour and a half to get ready for work. I ended up wasting time eating my bowl of Cheerios and watching a bit of a celebrity reality show I’d rather not admit to viewing. So after all that I was left with 45 minutes to get ready. AHH! Even after breakfast, I was still feeling pretty sluggish, so when it came to getting dressed I was a bit lazy. Somehow I managed to whip this look together in time to not be late for work. My boss even complimented my outfit! I really didn’t feel like putting any effort into my hair or make-up, hence sloppy high ponytail and glasses. But ya know what? I don’t think I look too shabby.
Work didn’t really wake me up as it seemed to go by at a glacial pace, but I did get a lot stuff done AND I got paid, AND The Voice is on tonight, so YAAAAAAAY!!!! Does anyone else watch The Voice? I like it a lot better than American Idol, the quality of talent is more impressive. Plus I’ve been a Meg & Dia fan for quite awhile so I’m obviously rooting for Dia (who effing ROCKED last week). And it helps that Adam Levine is a coach. :Swoon:
Hope everyone is having a lovely Tuesday. ❤
- glasses: Tilly’s
- necklace: estate sale
- dress/vest: H&M
- belt: Target
- shoes [not shown]: Avenue
Yesterday I hung out with my good pal Tim and was later joined by his lady Alise. Tim and I had been talking about how we hadn’t watched Scott Pilgrim vs. the World since January and kept talking about having a nerd-out day to watch it together, but we’ve both been B I Z Z A Y. I have such a nerd boner for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World — I watched it 3 times in the theater last year, and I bought the DVD the morning it came out. In fact, I walked to Target to buy it before I had class (I used to live within walking distance of a mall). He suggested making it a double feature with The Room — Entertainment Weekly hailed it as “the Citizen Kane of bad movies.” It’s so bad, it’s AWESOME. We ended up watching it twice. Ugh… so hilarious. It’s supposed to be a drama, but the acting is so horrible, the script is weak, and there’s tons of plot holes, BUT IT’S SO AMAZING.
Take a looksie:
Tommy Wisseau, who wrote, directed, and starred in it, said that it’s a black comedy, but you can totally tell it’s trying so hard to be a drama. It was also filmed with both a 35 mm camera and an HD one because he didn’t know the difference… /facepalm.
The Room also has some pretty fantastic dialog. Here are some of my favorite lines:
- “Leave your stupid comments in your pocket.” – Mark
- “I feel like I’m sitting on an atomic bomb waiting for it to go off.” – Steven
- “If you think I’m tired today, wait till you see me tomorrow.” – Claudette
- Mark: How was work today?
Johnny: Oh pretty good. We got a new client… at the bank. We make a lot of money.
Mark: What client?
Johnny: I can not tell you, it’s confidential.
Mark: Oh come on. Why not?
Johnny: No I can’t. Anyway, how is your sex life?
- “As far as I’m concerned, you can drop off the Earth. That’s a promise.” – Mark
Also, watch this super hilarious clip:
I highly recommend watching The Room! And also Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. <– greatest movie EVER. Okay maybe not ever, but close.
- hair clip: Daiso
- cardigan: Target
- shirt: TeeFury
- shorts: Gap
- shoes: Converse
I’m never without nail polish, I feel awfully naked if my nails don’t have some sort of color on them, but I’m pretty boring when it comes to picking out colors. I tend to stick with reds, pinks, and purples in shimmery, metallic tones because I figure they blend in with my outfits better than any other colors. But on Monday I decided to be adventurous and purchased this baby blue semi metallic/matte polish by Essie called “Sweet Talker” — mostly because I found it in the clearance bin at Target. Holla!
It’s a bit odd having super blue nails. They match my screensaver (which you can download here) quite nicely though. 🙂
I’ve been watching a lot of Doctor Who lately, especially because of the mid-series finale that aired last Saturday — it hasn’t aired in the US yet, but I found a stream online. I couldn’t wait until this weekend! The end was so MIND BLOWING. It had one of those twists that you should’ve seen coming because the clues were there all along, but then when the thing happened, I was like “HOLY SH!T, NO WAY!” I don’t really want to go into it… spoilers, y’know? If you haven’t watched Doctor Who, please give it a try! The premise of the show follows a man called the Doctor and he travels throughout space and time. Sometimes the show can be really silly, it can also be very scary (just watch “Blink”), it can be dark, and serious. It covers a wide range of emotions, and there’s aliens and monsters and historical figures… oh my! One of my favorite episodes from last season was “Vincent and the Doctor” which had Vincent Van Gogh in it.
Trying to get into Doctor Who is sort of daunting since the show has been around for over 40 years. I started with season 1 of the show’s reboot which aired in 2005 and starred Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and worked my way through David Tennant and Matt Smith’s run. While I did love Eccleston as the Doctor, those first few episodes were a bit boring, so I’d suggest starting with season 5 which stars Matt Smith. I haven’t quite dived into classic Who stuff, except for an episode called “City of Death” which stars Tom Baker.
The Doctor said that the Mona Lisa is one of the greatest treasures in the universe. I like it too, but perhaps I’m not as enthusiatic as he is about it. I do have a Mona Lisa necklace though, and whenever I wear it, I think of that episode now. 🙂
Romana: Why hasn’t she got any eyebrows?
Doctor: What? Is that all you can say, no eyebrows? We’re talking about the Mona Lisa…
Doctor: Heavens, you’re right. She hasn’t got any eyebrows!
- cardigan: from Ross
- dress: Be Bop
- belt: Target
- shoes: Charles Albert
- necklace: purchased at a school event years ago
- hair clip: H&M
Rainbow Sherbet has been my favorite ice cream ever since I can remember. When I was 5, I went to the Philippines and on my first day there, a sorbetes [ice cream] cart strolled by and Auntie Nelly told me to tell the man what flavor I wanted. When I requested Rainbow Sherbet, he looked at me funny and my aunt told him to just give me chocolate. I said, “But I want Rainbow Sherbet.” Aunite Nelly said they don’t have that in the Philippines. My 5-year-old self wondered, “Why don’t they have Rainbow Sherbet? Don’t all ice cream places have 31 flavors?” Spoiled American child!
Though I was deprived of my favorite ice cream, I managed to hang in there. In the Philippines they also serve soda in plastic bags with straws in them. Sounds weird, but I thought it was the coolest thing EVER. I still think it’s pretty awesome. 🙂
Anywho, for today’s outfit I looked to my favorite ice cream flavor and childhood for inspiration. Rainbow Sherbet doesn’t have any purple bits, but purple was my favorite color as a kid. I went through different “favorite color” phases throughout the years, but I have since returned back to my roots.
Purple, purple, purple. Everything must be purple!
- cardigan/flannel: Target
- camisole: Kirkland
- pants: some off brand from TJ Maxx
- shoes: Avenue
- necklace: Tarina Tarantino
- pin: Coach
Last night I got to watch the Mary Poppins musical in Sacramento! Mary Poppins is one of my all-time favorite Disney movies. I adore Julie Andrews (who doesn’t?). I seriously wish she was my grandmother.
I’ve been wanting to watch this show ever since I got word that it was being developed a few years back, and while I did enjoy it, I have to say I definitely prefer the film version. The musical was a bit more serious than I thought it would be. I took a theatre appreciation class once and the professor said that the show dealt with a lot of family dynamics. In the musical, the children were snobby (particularly Jane), the dad was way more uptight, and the mom wasn’t all sister-suffragette-like. The changes that were made totally made sense for the stage adaptation though. There’s no way they could’ve recreated the “Jolly Holiday” scene for the stage. And it still had that bit of Disney magic, so all was well in the end. Plus, I got a Mary Poppins umbrella! The parrot’s head is kinda heavy, but I am going to look so fancy during the rainy season, I don’t even care.
For my outfit that day, I decided to be
a bit of a dork and base it around Mary’s blue and red color scheme. I think I kinda ended up looking a bit like Molly from the American Girl series though, which isn’t too bad since she was my favorite anyway! 😀
- shirt: The Limited
- dress: thrifted
- tights: Nordstrom
- shoes: Dirty Laundry
- umbrella: Disney
- necklace: True Birds
- bracelet: from my mom
- purse: Kate Spade (graduation gift from my family)