Dear Diary

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From 5th grade to my freshman year in college, I’ve had several journals and written in them pretty regularly. I call them “journals” rather than “diaries” because they’re more along the line of “Today this, this, and this happens” instead of “These are my inner thoughts and feelings” variety. I stopped once I moved to the US because school and other writing projects got priorities, but I realize that this blog is kind of like my journal now. I still write about pretty much the same stuff, except mentions of Lisa Hannigan and Snow Patrol have replaced those of Eminem and Linkin Park, and Mad Men and Game of Thrones¬†and British costume dramas instead of CSI. Yep, that’s all my high school journal is about, music and TV. With some anecdotes about school and my friends thrown in here and there. So not much has changed, really, despite me having gone from an angsty teen to a hipster.

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Shirt: Forever21, Skirt & Belt: thrifted, Heels: borrowed from my sister

I’m linking up with Thrifter Thursday with Coffee and Cardigans!


Little Dots, Big Dots

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Welp, that’s done. My paperwork finally went through and I just got hired as a teaching assistant. It’s a bit sudden, but as long as I don’t have to deal much with the students myself, I’m good. I don’t think I can be authoritative to college kids when I feel pretty much like a college kid myself. Also, I don’t know how busy it’s going to be (I’m keeping my freelance job), so posting may be more erratic in the weeks to come. I’ll figure out a schedule as soon as possible.

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Head to toe thrifted, except for vintage brooch


Procrastination

So Debbi has arrived back in the US safe and sound, and I’m settling down to write up treatments for my short stories/novel/script, translate my resume into Vietnamese, and maybe look for a PhD program. Which of course means that I’m spending way too much time on tumblr. Which also means that I really need NaNoWriMo if I want to get any writing done at all. It may be a cliche, but I do work better under pressure (or, rather, I need to be pressured into working.)

Shirt: Forever21, Skirt & Sandals: thrifted, Necklace: Modcloth


Done And Done

And outfit #30! I decided to go with a bit of pattern mixing for this last outfit, because I haven’t done a lot of it during this 30×30. I know I’ve said this multiple times, but this second round is nowhere near an endless tunnel like it was last time (or at least that’s how I remembered it.) I did kinda phone it in during the last few days, but no matter, I can welcome back the rest of my closet now.

T-shirt: Walmart, Skirt: thrifted, Flats: Payless
Belt: Wet Seal, Necklace: Icing


Fourth of July

Indoor photos again because it’s been raining nearly non-stop for the last couple of days (not that I’m complaining.) This is not exactly red, white, and blue, but it’s my contribution to the Fourth of July festivities. The US has been my adopted home for seven years, so the least I could do is to wear an outfit that (sort of) celebrates its Independence Day. So what are your plans for today?

I just realized that this time last year, I was at #23 of my 30×30 (technically it was 33×33) too ! How’s that for a coincidence?

T-shirt: H&M (thrifted), Skirt: thrifted
Flats: Payless, Bracelet: self-made