May 31, 2010

Skelatons are the future

First off, I'd like to congratulate my cousin Tony for graduating high school this month! I remember two years ago when it was me trapped under that unflattering graduation gown and I remember I couldn't wait to start a new chapter of my life - and I hope you feel that same, Tony.

Now, being a couple of years older and full of mishaps and derailed paths I feel as though I am no longer nieve about life. After graduation, we have such high hopes and dreams about what we're going to do and where we hope to be - but sometimes, life takes us elsewhere. I thought I would be half way done with college by now, but yet, am still wrestling with the idea of school. Is it for me? Is it worth it? What do I want to do, now?
Higher education teaches you many things, from textbook to facebook. But whether or not I was in college or not, I still as though I've learned a lot of life lessons that one gets from being away from home and in a college enviornment.

Notice my Marc Jacobs sweater has skelaton prints? I carry a lot of skelatons in my closet, and today at graduation, I decided to take those skelatons and wear them.

I do have regrets, as I'm still trying to find myself. I have more knowledge about myself and the world around me.


Tony, now that you aren't confined with the same people you've been with for the past four years. I hope that you find yourself to do whatever it is you want to do - and do great things. Just remember, always dress your best. You'll never know where life will take you.

Do you like his outfit? When I was at work earlier that day, he went to my house and borrowed my vest and bowtie without me knowing.. Lol!

I love my grandma's style. It's very layered, simple and clean. Her choice in necklaces that day was truely classy. Look how well that jade pops against her ribbed maroon shirt! Style has trickled down in our family from generation to generation. I wish I could show you old photos she has of herself, my mom and aunts when they were younger. It's like staring at pictures of Rose and I. At least now we know that fierceness and fabulousity is genetic!

Head to toe:
BDG pink button-up from Urban Outfitters
Marc by Marc Jacobs cardigan
vintage bowtie
plastic turtle aviator sunglasses
H&M aviator pants
Zara high tops

May 30, 2010

This is very late, but I am in love with this photo. It's from my close friend's 3rd anniversary of her 21st Birthday. I look at this picture again, and I wish I had some damn blot powder that night! And, maybe also a haircut. I never know what to do with my hair. I don't care about my hair. There are just ways I hate to have my hair, i.e. buzz-cut, bang less, too long to do anything with... Much like life, we know what we DON'T want, but aren't very clear on what we DO want.

Head to toe
Baby blue Diesel shirt
vintage red bowtie
Andy Warhol stripped shirt
Fur vest from Burlington Coat Factory

May 28, 2010

"Find your Jesus, find your Kubrick. You will never fall apart."
- Gaga

Photo credit to JFungry

Head to toe:
Miley Cyrus/Max Azria light washed denim button up
DIY cross t-shirt
F21 jewlery

May 16, 2010

A touch of pink

This past weekend has been completely busy, actually, this past month has been completely busy and with current situations, I don't see relaxation and summer days ahead. Sorry, that was a run on sentence. But to get to my point, yesterday I went out with some good old friends and some new ones, too. I stopped by my cousin's workplace to meet her and had some quick photos of us taken by our friend Jenny. I sense in the future that you guys will be seeing more of her photos on here. I'm always looking for photographers that I can feel loose and unselfconscious with.

But this is enough rambling. Here are the pics.

Lately, I've been feeling a bit stressed and gloomy thinking about a situation that I wish not to express on here because it is personal and private. What I will say about the matter is that no one is dying, physically no but possibly metaphorically. It's the beginning of summer where everyone is finishing off their last finals, packing up and going back to their 'roots', so to speak. Unfortunately, I'm not going anywhere. I don't feel like I did when I used to get excited for hot summer days and long summer nights. I'd much perfer it be autumn so I can wear black and off blacks, as it is the color of my heart. Kidding. I'm not down in the dumps, but close. The soft minimal touch of color in my shirt and belt resemble hope that I'll be spashed with color very soon; as you can see the touch of pink underneath my peeling black shirt. Things will look up very soon. That's the thing with life and fashion, everyday is different, things are always changing, styles and trends are coming and going, it's an constant rollercoaster - much like our lives and emotions.

To quote Heidi (Klum, not Montag), one day your in and the next day you're out.

One day you're down and the next day you'll be floating on air.

Head to toe:
Urban Outfitters pink cotton shirt
Forever 21 black cotton shirt
Buddha beads from Metro Park
Miley Cyrus/Max Azria black denim
Aldo oxfords
Vintage blue leather belt with gold buckle
Vintage black leather bag