I’m typing this with six fingers (insert your own Princess Bride reference here) because I have quite stupidly scalded all but the thumb on my left hand. It’s not serious, but it also means there’s a bowl of water right next to the computer for me to dunk my hand in every few minutes. Given my clumsiness, that’s probably not a good place to put the water… so if there’s no new post on Monday, you’ll know why
Anyway, I gotta go catch up on Elementary. Have a good weekend!
Top & Belt: Vietnamese shops, Skirt: hand-me-down, Flats: LA Fashion District, Bracelet: self-made (from a Michael’s charm)
Audrey of Putting Me Together is having another One Piece, Many Ways link-up, and since I already picked an easy piece – my polka dot chambray shirt – last time I participated, I wanted something a little different and not so “workhorse” this time. In the end I decided on this floral dress. I had kind of an on-again, off-again relationship with it: I felt in love with it at first sight, but it turns out to be too short for my liking, so it languished in my closet until I figured out how to wear it for warm weather.
The funny thing is, this dress is actually pretty versatile when you look at the four ways I’ve worn it – it can be dressed up or down. It’s just that it’s a spring/summer dress, but I’m going to need the layers of fall/winter to make it work.
T-shirt: Uniqlo, Dress (worn as skirt): Forever21, Necklace: self-made, Sandals: gift
Are you guys sick of seeing the same background in my photos all the time? I know I am. I keep meaning to scout some new photo locations, and have actually found a couple places with potential near my house, but when it’s time to actually take the photos, I always balk and decide to stay home instead. One, I’m lazy and don’t want to venture out (sometimes I’m too busy to go out, but mostly I’m too lazy.) Two, I know people are going to stare and I’m not comfortable dealing with that (it was different back in LA, when most people didn’t give me a passing glance and those who actually did stare or approach me were so weird that they didn’t make me feel like I’m the weird one). Three, I have to admit, I don’t feel completely safe dragging a camera and tripod around on my own. Sad but true. Our neighborhood is relatively safe, but you can’t never be too careful around here.
Maybe I’ll try to bring the camera with me to school one of these days and take pictures during lunch break but I’d probably die of embarrassment if a professor, or God forbid, a student, saw me. So I guess I’ll just stick to the front yard for now. Oh well. The outfit should be the main focus anyway, right? Though this outfit is really basic so I’m not sure how much of a focus it can be.
Shirt: Banana Republic, Jeans: Hermes, Flats: Caprice, Necklace: self-made
I’m blog-sitting for Jess today with a book review, so head on over to Animated Cardigan if you want to read my rant about alternate worlds.
Shirt: thrifted, Dress: hand-me-down, Sandals: gift, Necklace: self-made
After all the hubbub about the hurricane over the weekend, it didn’t turn out to be too terrible. At least it’s not so bad that our family couldn’t go out to celebrate two birthdays – my sister’s and mine. We went to a restaurant and had delicious wild boar, then the staff had to put up beach umbrellas for us to get to the car because the wind was blowing so hard for normal umbrellas. I didn’t get pictures (I have no problem with snapping pictures while hanging out with friends, I feel weird doing it with my family), but now I kinda wished I had – nothing says “storm” like dodging the rain under a beach umbrella.
Two things about this outfit: one, I should probably give these shorts a new dye job, and two, I need new sandals, because these are my only pair of casual sandals this season. But it’s always the same with me, I never realize I need the seasonally appropriate clothes until it’s too late. Oh well, maybe I can catch some end-of-the-summer sale. It’s the best time to buy anyway.
Shirt: thrifted, Shorts: Old Navy (thrifted & dyed), Necklace: Michael’s, Sandals: gift