Saturday, May 10, 2008

Inspiration Strikes

For a while now.. ever since the beginning of Fall 2007, I've been SO uninspired by clothes and fashion. Everything looked so Lauren Conrad (aka.. the same)... and I even had no desire to shop for myself (SHOCK!). I wore shades of black all the time... and not the kind that makes me feel chic when I wear them. It was just something to put on - a "don't look at me" outfit. But now, I don't know - I read a few magazines and I'm starting to really find things that I like -- things that I would never have liked even last summer. I've become a lot more open to new styles and have not lost all hope. Hurray! This calls for some sangria MMmmmmm

It's kind of weird that my three fashion muses are all blondes:
1. Nicole Richie
2. Jenny Humphrey's character from Gossip Girl
3. Whitney Port from The Hills (sometimes)

I found this site - where they sell discounted brand-name clothes.
They've got some real cute items!!

BCBGirls Pearl Anna Swing Jacket [Reg. $198/ Sale $109.99]
I'd love this for winter! Such a cute swing jacket.
Tahari ASL Women's Silk Doupioni V-neck Dress [Reg. $178/Sale $129.99]
Such a pretty, flattering dress! I love the yellow.
Look at the detail!
Betsey Johnson Women's Astro Pop Evening Dress [Reg. $415/Sale $219]
This looks like something Whitney would wear.
Nine West Cotton Maxi Dress [$140]
Ooo so prettyyyy -- I want a Maxi Dress!
The back:
Nine West Silk Georgette Dress [$140]
Also available in cream. Made of 100% silk. This would be a perfect addition to my dress collection. Valuable and versatile piece IMO.Nine West Drawing Straw Small Clutch [Reg. $49/Sale $34.99] in Mediterranean Print
I find myself being drawn to things that I would have deemed ugly back in high school, that I find really beautiful now.Wow. I've never seen Mariah look this good! I love her body shape - perfect hour glass figure and so healthy too. Great dress. I think that's what I want to do -- a wedding dress that's just some high-end designer gown that can be altered so I can wear it again for other ppl's weddings or whatnot.. not one that will sit in my closet for the rest of my life, unworn (like a prom dress... ah if I got to do it again, I'd definitely just get a $300 BCBG dress I'd wear again or something instead). That's just me though.Oolalaaa
Sparkly Louboutins?
Let's see - what have I been up to... on Wed... darn I can't remember what I did in the morning, but I remember London Drugs + then M's house for super yummy Greek food (Gfood) and stuffed myself silly with 2.5 rounds (lol!). Thurs, Nad and I were supposed to go out for a movie but it took too long for us to take pictures so we missed it =(... I finished Coffee Prince (Kdrama), and went to Costco to develop the pictures!
Today... OK so today my mom came home in the morning from her trip... I did my exercise (more than usual which is why I treated myself to 2 Haagen-daz popsicles after dinner lol), dropped Jess off, and then went to help M w/ her haircut (she looks quite different -- darn I forgot to take an after shot!) in North Van - then we went for Kfood. While I was waiting, I went to Lynn Valley mall (tiny mall) and practically went through every store, spending most of my time in Winners. That Winners is sooo small compared to the ones I've been to, but every item is a lot nicer than the usual junk you see in other locations. Anyway, I had a field day in the shoe area. I usually NEVER find ANYTHING there but I ended up buying 3 pairs of shoes for less than $135 including tax! I quite like them all but I know I'm going to have to return one or two at the end. The first one I bought was a Liz Claiborne navy blue (well, a little lighter) patent slingback peep(ish)toe for $50 (from $85). It's super comfy (fits my foot like a glove) and I thought it had a bit of a vintage touch to it even though it's plain but M's hairdresser said I was too young for it. That blue IS a bit hard to match too so it might be returned. The 2nd shoe I saw was a Nine West sling back (cut-out) pointy-toed stiletto with an ankle strap that I got for $60 (reg. $115). I like it quite a bit - I never had these types of pumps before -- mine were always peep toed sandals. Usually ankle straps cut off leg length but hopefully that wouldn't be a problem for me. Last of all, and my favourite, is my chunky satin BCBGirls T-straps w/ a flower on the front. They were only $36 from $130+!! Most possibly my tallest (and chunkiest) heel at 3 inches I think. They're also comfy too. I also saw these cute silver Guess skimmers w/ a bow on the front but they didn't have my size... they were also cheap too! $26 I think.

Oh wow - happy next Friday everyone! The Weather Network says it's going to be a high of 30 degrees Celsius.

I'm sad - Costco will no longer be at the location near my house as of May 20th. It will soon be replaced by Walmart... which is a good thing I guess... give Superstore a run for their money... but I did love my Costco!

4 days 'til LA! I sort of packed today.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Heads Up

Whooo it's been a while since I've posted clothes and whatnot I've seen online. Actually I haven't had time to browse around thoroughly... that, and there's really nothing that's catching my eye.

Agyness Deyn leg envy

Currently on my lust list (most of which I hope to get in LA)
Wallet.. probably won't get for a long time though
Swimsuit (VS?)
A&F Jean Shorts
More summer sandals/heels
Maybelline Full 'n Soft Mascara
Slim-fit blazer
More shorts
Summer cardigan wrap throw-on
Disney Couture jewelry
Shu Uemura blush... (HR?)
Bio-Oil (great for fading scars/stretchmarks, uneven skintone for aging or dehydrated skin etc)
American Apparel:
- Cotton Spandex Jersey Short Sleeve T-Shirt Leotard
- V-neck Tri-blend T-shirt
- Deep V-neck in Lapis

French Connection - Underground Coat [$188]
Such a neat coat!
Available in Black, White
Rivendale Top [$138]French Connection - Sunray Clutch [$118]
Banana Republic Skinny printed clutch in Lava [$59]
It'd be a nice clutch if it was cut-out textured patent instead... then it'd be more worth the $60.

What I'm gonna be up to:
Today: Pic + Nad + movie + dinner (frame/LD) + Eyelashes?
Friday: Mom's home -- lunch? Dinner? HC w/ M (oops look over Korean) - Finish Statement of Interest (Costco and/or Superstore) - Bank to get USD
Sat: Korean class + pedicure + BBQ + Steph's Party
Sun: Mother's Day - family day - lunch @ Uncle George's
Mon: SFU exchange application - hand in + sign. Pack.
Tues: LA

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Par Isn't Good Enough

When I come back from L.A., it's time for me to step it up a notch or four....
Don't know how yet, though.

Monday, May 5, 2008

A Breath Of Fresh Air

I was quickly browsing The Real World (20+) section on Soompi which is basically for people who enjoy reflecting on life in general and I came across this thread "What Do You Guys Do For Fun?". It's really interesting seeing who uses Soompi. There's such a diverse crowd from literally all ethnicities and backgrounds.. and people who are goths, who dress like fobs like no tomorrow, people who are anti-social, have a huge ego, quirky, married, queer, extremely funny, witty, stubborn, plain out annoying, artsy, immature, very fortunate, unfortunate, attention-seekers, ugly, pretty.. etc... you get my drift. Very interesting. Anyway... hm the way I wrote this made it sound like I was gonna say an outrageous fact or something but no... I just thought it was interesting how, in this thread, a lot of them said "I like to go to the movies alone". Now that's a thought. They claim it's a different experience every time they go. I'd like to try that for one of those epic movies like Titanic... though I can't really imagine how it'd be any different. If it's sad, I won't be "embarrassed" to cry with or without people, I'll munch on my popcorn the same, I'd still put my feet up on the seat in front of me, and I'll laugh when something is funny... and if I was one to snort (which I'm not), I would snort away.

Some other thought-provoking thread topics include "Do You Love Your Parents". Gosh. I thought that was pretty much one of those "duh of course I do" things... and yes. I def. do no questions asked. But so many people don't like their father for so many different reasons it's unbelievable. I guess most fathers are typically the breadwinners of the family so they feel the need to control or what not and don't really deal w/ the whole proper "parenting" thing... sad.

And then there are really sad threads like "How To Cope w/ the Death Of A Family Member". Don't know why I even clicked on that, but I was curious. I couldn't read more than 5.. almost brought me to tears... it was just so sad... I can't imagine losing a family member!! And on this thread people tell their family stories.. like "
Within a 2.5 year period, I lost my mother, brother, and father." GUH. And how one's grandparents passed away on the same day - the Grandma from a long-term illness and the Grandpa from heartache. "My little brother passed away at the age of 18. I keep telling myself that I'll live the life that he could. I'll do all the things he wanted and more. I'll achieve everything he couldn't and cherish them as if he were going to. I try to pretend he's still with me and trying all these things that I am so to as if he's doing it too. So basically I'm living for him and try to be positive about it as possible. That's how I deal with it." AH I just wanna give everyone a big hug now.

Not all are like that - there are some nice threads like "What Do You Think Makes You Special?". Growing up and observing people in general (fascinates me) makes me really appreciate all the different qualities people bring to the table. No matter if someone is annoying, loud, vulgar or whatnot, there's always something (in many cases many things) in them that makes them special - in a good way of course. And that is one of the many reasons why I'm special. I take pride in my ability to find the good in people - the good that overrides their not-as-good sides.

Browsing around The Real World (20+) thread is quite different from the rest. A lot more low-key.. and everyone has better grammar and spelling... and they care more about what they're actually talking about...deeper thinkers. Ah maturity right there. A breath of fresh air.

I'm starting the Kdrama "Coffee Prince". Watched the first 4 Eps yesterday night give it a 7/10 so far. I'd give it .5 more if the characters were better looking.

There's too much to see in LA! Gotta cut it down... we're not there for long enough!