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Autumn Attire

I started this blog with the intention of documenting my cute ensembles, but it gets awfully tiring taking pictures of yourself! It also doesn’t help when you gain weight and all your cute clothes don’t fit the way they used to. *Wah wah wah* I’m working on that though! And I’ve been getting back into the swing of things clothes-wise too. I came up with this outfit for the Grizzly Bear show I attended on Tuesday.

Outfit details:

A few people complimented my outfit and told me my color palette was very fall-like. It wasn’t my intention when I threw it together, but I suppose the sudden change in weather inspired me. I thought I looked a bit more like a walking thrift store as some of my pieces remind of things that could be found in one — my bird shirt from H&M (I found it in the dude section!) looks like a page from a vintage encyclopedia, the pattern of my skirt has a retro vibe going on, and my jewelry from Grouse and Badger are made from upcycled bits like typewriters, watches, and old keys. I also found my Steve Madden boots at the American Cancer Society’s secondhand store. I’m not sure how old the Louis Vuitton bag is, but my mom has had it since I was kiddie (I think)!

My reed bracelet (pictured below, which I hijacked from my boyfriend) is from an organization called Invisible Children. They’re handmade in Uganda and 100% of the proceeds support “civilian protection and the rehabilitation of children abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army” in Africa. You can read more about their mission statement here. The bracelets come in different colors and each one represents a different child, and they also come with a DVD to see the kids’ story! I have yet to watch a DVD… perhaps I should ask my boyfriend if I can borrow one, as he basically bought a bracelet in every color.  🙂

Fin.

out & about

Moshi Moshi

Jen and I went to Japantown yesterday! I actually declined the invite at first because there were some things that I needed to do around the house. But then I had an emo moment and thought, “Damn, I should’ve just gone!” And then Jen called me again and asked if I was sure that I didn’t want to go, so I said, “Let me fix my hair.”And to let my parents know. Even though I’m well in my 20s, mid-20s even,  I still have to let my parents know where I go. That’s the price you pay when you live rent-free with your family.

I damn near forgot just how cold it is in San Francisco during the summer. I remember when I lived in Daly City, I thought the constant fogginess was amazing as I hate hot weather. But towards the end of my time in the bay area, I got a bad case of seasonal depression from lack of sunshine.

Once we got there, we were greeted with misty air which was a nice change from the central valley heat. I don’t think I can deal with that kind of weather everyday ever again though.

Anyway, I grabbed a couple of silk headbands with bows at Daiso for just $1.50 each. I haven’t taken pictures of them yet, but you’ll most likely see me wearing one of them in a post in the near future. I like to think of Daiso as a Japanese Target: they have EVERYTHING — fashion accessories, stationary, housewares, cosmetics, craft goods, snacks, etc.

I also found a cupcake place inside the Kintetsu mall called Cako Bakery. The cupcakes were really pricey ($3.50 each!), but I saw that they had a Strawberry Cheesecake one and I couldn’t resist.

I even found some Doctor Who toys inside a toy store I always frequent whenever I go to J-Town (the name of it escapes me though)! The first thing I saw was this 12 inch Clockwork Man figure, from the episode “The Girl in the Fireplace” which is one of my favorite episodes. They toys were freakishly pricey though — the Sonic Screwdriver I got on Amazon for $20 was being sold for $30, and the 11th Doctor’s screwdriver was being sold for $40. I found that Amazon not too long ago for $14.99. Even though I got really excited for spotting Who merchandise, I figured I’d wait till I go to Comic Con next week to go ape shit.

All in all, it was a good day. I’ll leave you with my “seasonal depression” face. Haha!


outfit details:

  • headband/belt: Target
  • jacket: ???
  • dress: Forever 21
  • boots: thrifted
  • necklace: refer to this post
  • earrings: H&M
  • bag: Louis Vuitton
geek style

Hoot

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!

outfit details:

  • 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)