so necessary.

zara linen tee (great ones here), old earnest sewn jeans w/ ankle zip (love these) old jeffrey campbell sandals (similar here)

all pieces in heavy rotation lately all together in one look.  zara linen tees are my favorite because they don't pill and the fit is always right.  these jeans are one of the oldest pairs i've kept and are from '05 maybe '06.  so glad i held on to them.  sad story but i had a lot of ankle zip jeans from then that i either got rid of or cropped.  and these shoes, also old are one of the few jeffrey campbell's that survived in my closet.  i'm not trendy or edgy enough to keep up with jc anymore.  these are pretty tame and basic.  they look good with everything.         


miniskirt n sweatshirt.

everything from zara, similar sweatshirt here, want this skirt but this is a good alternative, dream shoes here

one variation of my regular sweatshirt with a miniskirt formula.  i love this thermal sweatshirt which i initially got for $60 but ended up getting for $19 after a 'price adjustment'.  for a simple sweatshirt, that's a much better price but really, i wear it so much i've already gotten my money's worth.  after a taste of spring this past weekend i'm excited about it's possibilities with some white cut-offs like these.      


pretty gritty.


blousebracelet c/o swayold uo jeans, h&m cardigan, vintage clutch, gap beanie, zara heels

i've been inspired by the bcbg fw '13 collection lately.  perfect layering topped (so to speak ) with a slouchy beanie which is perfect for my lack of patience with my bangs recently.  i love the long baggy knits with scarf prints and the leather...my kind of grunge!  so this is my version, a little lighter since we've been having spring weather lately.


no parking.

zara blouse, jeans & shoes, lulus id bracelet

my brother actually answered my call today!  lol...he's the only one i can go to for quick pics.  even bribing him with lunch doesn't work but i mentioned how my blog has been pretty much dead lately.  he's sympathetic like that.  

so let me address some changes since my last blog post...i got some bangs, i went lighter and i'm not wearing my simple solids.  after obsessing over freja's bangs/hair, i thought what the heck and just went for it.  i've had it for about 6 weeks now and every 2 weeks when it's time for a trim, i have to make that hard decision whether to trim or grow out.  i am actually making a decision right now.  and also, i know i swore off ombre but i didn't want to bleach (only way to lift off the black dye) my entire head.  i was trying to go just a couple shades lighter but i'm going to give my hair a little break before i put more chemicals on it.  i've been really into grunge lately but it's been a challenge finding pieces with the perfect amount of "grunge" for me.  i think this plaid blouse is good, i just wish i weren't as sheer. 


shop it like it's hot.

zara sweatshirt, pants & shoes, vintage clutch
photos by Ryan Chua

last week i attended chictopia's shop it like it's hot event.  bumped into and met some friendly faces including kathleen of inspirafashion, chanda of pancakestacker, christina of arainymelody, melissa (my cousin) of bohemianragz22 and photographer ryan chua who snapped these photos (ryan's instagram).  had a really great time!