Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Spring Fever

It has been getting warmer lately and midterms are finally over!! Life is shaweeeeet! Here are some romantic outfits from Urban Outfitters in honor of Valentine's Day :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pink Lady...or Maroon Lady?

My debut as a pink lady has come and past. The poodle skirt I wore for the show is sadly being sported by a new makeshift pink lady, but I am on a mission to find one that is up to par with this maroon beauty (and that i can keep!)

Outfit i wore to the city. Gap tank and sweater, J.crew bracelet and Anthropologie skirt.

p.s. As you can tell, I am trying to procrastinate my midterm studying. One day down, 3 more to go!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fashion Confidence

Midterms will be over in a week! Can't wait!!

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how clothes directly affect one’s mood. Back in the day when I thought puppy clad Old Navy shirts were of the utmost delectability, I bought clothes based on how amazing and adorable the laminated dog looked instead of me. Although the puppies looked quite fetching, as I reminisce with old photo albums, I see that I looked far from my best. My friends now tell me how jealous they were of my collection, so I guess I was not alone in this notion.

As the years prolonged, I began to realize that it’s not how the clothes look on the hanger that is crucial to your mood; it is how the attire looks on your body. Although this breakthrough was of epic proportions, I still sometimes have a lapse in judgment and try to fashion an appealing look that just doesn’t fit.

To me, the idea of a big, fluffy, yellow sweater seems extremely satisfying so each time I take a trip to the mall, I must try on at least one big, fluffy, yellow sweater. The image of myself in the mirror in said yellow sweater never fails to make me cringe, let’s just say that sweaters are not my thing, yet each time I go back for more. Maybe it is time for me to take my own advice and put this comfy fantasy to rest!

My point comes down to this, when I put on an outfit that fits well, feels comfortable and looks good, I can’t help but feel confident, not only in appearance. My day improves vastly; the invincible feeling of a flattering outfit is unmatchable. I tend to put myself out there, smile more, eat healthier, and even pay attention in class better. On the other hand, when something goes awry and I leave the house not looking up to par, I feel in the dumps all day long. A little nighttime outfit planning is well worth it!

When I find myself asking the fashion gods why I love clothing so much, this is the response I get. It is not the materialistic idea of stuff that gets me, but it is the way clothes can make you feel. Clothing is not only to be viewed and judged, but also to make you feel any way you want. A glum mood is easily tricked with a flattering outfit of bright colors and bold patterns.

No matter how lovely a clothing item looks on the mannequin, if it doesn’t look fabulous on you, don’t buy it! It will probably end up collecting dust in the closet, or if the guilt of wasteful money spending gets to you, the dissatisfaction of an unflattering or uncomfortable outfit will unsettle you all day, costing you your confidence. As my friends the fashion gods say, wear the clothes, don’t let the clothes wear you.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Poodle Skirts

I am in a school production of Grease and have grown to love poodle skirts over the past couple weeks. Why does no one where them anymore? I would...but I am pretty sure I'd get some odd looks at school. If not for that, you'd see me rocking a different color poodle skirt each day! Haa

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Studying and Urban Outfitters

Still studying! Jealous? Pshh..

But please enjoy the music as you wait.

Oh, wait, I have no music.

Well, are some pleasant pictures on the Urban Outfitters website.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Is there a choice to skip the next two weeks?

These two weeks to come are possibly the most hectic (and possibly the worst, but let's not be debby downers) of the whole school year. At the moment, concert, a drama performance at my high school, is in its rehearsal prime. At the same time, midterms are just two weeks away and demand a lot of studying time! So on top of the rehearsal everyday, usual homework, midterm studying, and the need to keep up personal hygiene, which is beginning to seem way too difficult than it should at this time of beiur;boigqu34;hgi. That is the only way i can express it, just w4uui432skjl5gc5,!!!! I praise the day that concert ends, the 17th, the last of the four performances, all scheduled for the main midterm studying weekend; and I very much so look forward to the end of midterms, the 26th. I am planning to go ice skating with my friends, go on a madcap adventure with my best two buds, a major moviefest and a lot of British book reading like Angus, Thong and Full Frontal Snogging. But as for now: singing, dancing, rehearsing, learning and studying. I may not come out alive.

What I am doing. Studying a mountain of books.

What I want to be doing. Salsa dancing in Spain while wearing a blue feathered babooshka.