Friday, December 31, 2010

rhythm heaven

hey everybody! no outfit post today but i thought i'd share with you guys some of the little shinnanigans me and my cousin and little nephew adn neice get into when we're bored. if any of you guys have heard or played "rhythm heaven" for DS theres a game called "glee club" and since we're all nerds and proud gleeks naturally we did this...

video



we were supposed to look like this:


but since more than half of our "club" haven't reached a double digit ages yet, it was kinda hard to organize lol

anyhoo, enjoy :]

Monday, December 27, 2010

rollin with the punches

*blagh*
this is actually how i've been feeling since last thursday :(
plus since school's ended i've also lost my other wifi source :/
anyhoo, not to depress you guys any longer, i've bought some new clothes since break has started! :D more pieces to add and play with!


i finally bought a legit cardigan! this is one of the two that i've purchased [[i haven't really figured out how to wear the other one just yet but don't worry, it'll be up as soon as i'm feeling better]] it's also kinda funny that when i was trying it on with my other clothes, i totally felt like my cousin yvanna bc she wears cardigans almost all the time. i even texted her while i was dressing up saying "yvan, i feel/look like you wearing the cardigan i wore today. lol"



i also bought some more stripes and this lovely stripped sweater which is pretty cozy and cute :] i also tried to do the prada pigtail+glasses thing that i saw a couple of months ago and i think it turned out pretty cute don'tcha think? :]

my pac-sun outfit lol. every year my cousin and i look forward to going to this outlet to stock up on clothes for the rest of the year. for me, it's gap's men's boxers [[the comfiest pj bottoms i have ever had x] plus they're pretty cute and have some nice patterns for men's boxers]] and pacsun jeans. [[their jeans are pretty much the only ones that i like since they look pretty cute on me and their short sizes are the closest that i could find that don't make me look like a kid trying on her older sister's clothes]] o yea, and this also happened to be my Christmas Eve outfit+leather jacket [[of course]]

o yea and new flats! :D i've had to put my blue flats to rest after all these years and it was a sad moment for everyone at home... T____T ok, well jsut me. my mom just grabbed them from my shoe shelf and threw them away. it was pretty sad .___. they shall be missed ;___;

anyhoo, how were your holiday shopping adventures? :]

Saturday, December 11, 2010

the most wonderful day of the year!

ok! finally gonna post up the pictures from december nights last saturday! :D though i fear it's gonna be kind of like a photo dump since i want to show you everything :]

so december nights is basically this kind of festival that happens in balboa park every december and last for, eh, two nights. this year was my third year going and i went with my friend janel and her friend regine. [[usually i go with my cousins eliza and yvanna but one of them moved to hawaii and the other went the previous day with her family...without me...which is sad cuz we usually have a grand ol time just us two but hey, theres always next year!]]
anyhoo, i look forward to it every year for the free museums, street fashion, all and all the cool booths there selling fantastic treasures [[one booth literally did sell treasures though. like, sunken ship, pirate yada yada treasures. it was pretty awesome and i would've loved to buy some but they were so expensive T^T *sigh* if only i rubber band banks in my pocket...lol]] last year yvanna bought a shell ring that is personally one of my favorites in our combined jewelry arsenal and i regret not buying one of my own.
in the end though i ended up doing a lot of walking around doing cutesy poses with janel and regine around balboa park [[a must do bc that's the thing to do in balboa lol well, that and we're just love taking pictures of ourselves c[: ]]






[[yeaaaa idk who that lady is...she was just there when i took the picture lol]]

[[o the dispairs of being lactose intolerant...]]

[[this is around 5pm i think. still abit early but it gets pretty packed really fast]]

[[i'm sure you guys recognize this! it's the giant fountain infront of the rhuben h fleet center! :D]]





[[a terminator dog whose eye lasers are set to "stun" lol]]

[[me and my friend janel]]

[[janel and regine]]

[[the three of us in this small courtyard behind a fancy schmancy resturant. a lot of ppl actually get married here and it's perfect for such an occasion actually ]]


[[janel: "i'm wishing i'm wishing, for the one i love to find me, to find me, todaaayyy" lol]]

[[one of the things i bought that night :] a ram hat. was really close to buying a panda one but everyone had one of those plus i'm an aries and i really like my sign x] plus i'mn excited to incororate it into my wardrobe this winter ]]




[[at the end of the night :] the end :D]]

phew that was a lot! hope you guys enjoy! :D

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

marry you

o my goodness what a busy week! -_____-; my mind is still veering @___@
it feels like it was just yesterday that i last posted! gah!
anyways, i kinda feel like the last couple of weeks have practically been dedicated to the new leather jacket i bought like, what, two weeks ago? i didn't even notice how often i've been wearing it! i just feels so cozy and looks good with almost every outfit i've worn out these past couple of days!





[[look! i'm in my backyard! havent been here in a while...]]
i've been wanting to pair my leather jacket with a girly dress for quite some time now and i finally did last thursday and also my zig zag tights. i've only worn them out twice since i've gotten them forever ago and i've been having a hard time figuring out what to wear them with for the longest time. plus they're a tad on the itchy side so i had to get used to them and ususally that takes some time. but at least they were pretty sufficient in keeping me warm :]
also, idk if you guys notice or not [[usually you can on my chictopia]] i usually take outfit shots in the stairwell next to my asl class on tues and thurs.
i kinda forgot why i didn't do it again last thursday, maybe bc i was talking to someone or didn't have time? idk. anyhoo, i think it was a nice change of pace to take photos in my backyard again. :]



it's also kinda funny that my dogs are more "hammish"? when i'm taking pictures in the backyard instead of in my room. i guess it's cuz they have my comfy bed to lounge on and just prefer to watch me run back in forth between my tripod and photo spot. lol but yea, they were totally running around to me trying to get into the shot but unfortunately i wasn't able to get a decent one of both of them. they're so fidgety! but then again, boys will be boys :/



zorro here on the other hand pretty much prefered to stay with me the whole mini shoot :]
i know people shouldn't really regard their dogs as humans and should treat them first and formost as dogs and i totally try to do that with my dogs, but i still consider them "my boys" or "my babies" :] before i got my license i usually spent a lot of time at home with my dog frisco and he was pretty much my buddy at home [[a bit sad but i swear i have human friends! lol i just couldn't get a ride to see them or go out]] and it's pretty evident that i spend a lot of time with him since i've taught him a bunch of tricks c[:
i was even teaching him to fetch toilet paper from down stairs before i got zorro last year. i personally think that i could've gotten him to do it with more time but since we had a new puppy in the house, zorro's mostly been taking up most of my time -,-.
but anywas, i took photos for a little bit until my mom came home and asked me what i was doing taking pictures of myself...lol she doesn't read my blog and i don't even really think that she really understands my blogging but she's seen me do it every now and then. ...then i get embarrassed and end my photo shoot then and there lol
ALSO! went to the december nights festival at balboa park this weekend and i'll post up pictures next post! :D [[i'll dress down and try to not to play dress up with my clothes till we're all caught up k? :D]]

faux leather jacket-hawke and co.
dress-forever 21
tights-target
typewritter necklace-borrowed from cousin
shoes-soho lab
dog-from my mom :]

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

black sheep come home

"black sheep"-metric



ok, not gonna lie, i totally felt bad ass in my outfit today x]
what with the skulls and stripes and red lip, hell, today i felt like i got it together B] lol
ironically my inspiration was from this really sweet picture in my favorite japanese magazine where this lady was remixing 14 items to make a whole month's worth of outfits



see? she looks totally cute right? but i think when i took it into my own hands the stipes just made me feel a little bit of a rocker c[: well, that and the other scarves i tried on didn't look right with my outfit. but the skull scarf that i hadn't worn in ages felt like it got life breathed back into it again :] [[*british accent* saved it from the clothing pound i did x) ]]








and yea...my cousin and i totally went off on the whole "rock and roll" theme... broke out the guitar hero 3 guitar and even a mickey mouse top hat towards the end cuz my cousin yvanna thought i looked like slash...lol i even made a new playlist on the mp3 feature on my phone called "bad assery" filled with...bad assery songs. mostly rock and a little bit of rap and hip hop :]



had a total blast doing this mini photo shoot with my cousin in her front yard. [[to tell you the truth i like doing photo shoots at her house rather than mine cuz her yards have more foliage :] hehe...]]
was kinda so proud of this crop of photos that i entered it in the chictopia "impress for less" contest! *ahh...! my first chictopia contest...!* though i'm probably not gonna win, it's still exciting to enter one [[since i hardly do due to my lack of a winning streak :/ ]]
wish me luck! :D

blazer-ross
top-thrifted
jeans-bullhead
shoes-hand me down from my cousin
scarf-thrifted
necklace-love diva
sunglasses-hot topic
guitar hero 3 guitar-borrowed from cousin

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

when we first met

it's finally cold enough to wear coats! :D yay! before i'd probably just stick to wearing hoodies and your run of the mill jackets, but this time i'm really trying to challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone. like for instance, when i was younger i used to just wear coats, like the one i'm wearing today, for places where i felt like i had to dress up, like church. but now, hey, it's open season now ;D also, one of my friends who i found out read my blog, asked me where i take my photos at. and i thought i'd take you guys on a little virtual tour :]
video

Monday, November 29, 2010

i know what i am

i'm 5'1". that's pretty petite right? i mean, according to ANTM's petite cycle anyone under 5'7" is considered petite but personally i find someone who's 5'5" is pretty tall.
usually my small stature doesn't really faze me or anything like that, except when i have to buy clothes like pants because even when i grab the shortest ones i can find on the shelf, i still end up stepping on the hems =______= [[i could hem them myself but i lack a sewing machine and i'm too lazy to do it lol]]
and it can also be a pain in the ass when i'm too short to reach something on a shelf or the like. but other than those things, it's not really a big deal. i've known other girls my age and older who're shorter than me and i'm pretty used to having most of the people i see be at eye level haha.
but as i've mentioned before, things like pants shopping can sometimes get annoying and a bit discouraging because of my short legs. and not only that, sometimes buying other clothes like jackets, coats, dresses, etc. can be more of a challenge because the proportions can be kinda wonky.
although something that i find that helps for finding clothes "my size" are kids clothes! :D
granted i am wayyy too old to be shopping for things in the kids' section but amongst the hannah montana t shirts and ben 10 pj's are secret little gems that fit like a glove :3
i've been known to wear some of my younger cousins' clothes when i was younger [[and skinnier]] and i actually own a couple of children's clothing items and have worn them out and about.
one of the most recent kid's clothes that i've gotten for myself is this faux leather jacket that i got yesterday at costco :]





it's pretty snuggly and pretty much fits like a glove. the funny thing was though that i just tried on the jacket as kind of a joke because, like i said, i'm petite and i thought, hey, i could probably fit that lol and...i did. or it did. then my mom was kept telling me that it looked good on me and you couldn't really tell that it was for little boys. [[do i know how to rock it or what? ;] haha jk]]







so anyways, like i probably mentioned last post that i got a new camera, i took a little photo adventure at this park that is literally right next to my school. the sun was setting and i thought "o hey, what nice lighting!" ah heh, no. as you can see i've had some trouble with the lighting and getting used to my new camera aaaand i probably should've brought my tripod with me but hey, lesson learned :]

also to tell you guys the truth, i kinda felt like greaser sandy from grease in today's outfit and i was singing "youre the one that i want" in my head much of the day. c[: haha

jacket-hawke and co.

black t shirt- DIY

jeans-bullhead from pacsun

flats-soho lab

typewriter necklace-borrowed from cousin