25 October 2013

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well, my excursions to the parks here in campus have continued. the weather has been quite nice because it's cold in the mornings and evenings, but really warm in the afternoon (ie perfect conditions for a photo shoot with my iphone!) clearly, i have been looking for ways to appear longer and taller in my pictures.

anyway, i bought this dress recently from forever 21 because it looks so vintage and for some reason I was infatuated with navy blue that day. Also this necklace is one of my great finds from a thrift store. It really reminds me of jewelry from the 20s.
college has been definitely crazy. that's all.

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12 October 2013

i miss this

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amidst reading all these didactic books for classes, I really do feel like I am missing a part of myself. blogging about clothes, reading other blogs, taking pictures, drawing, and looking at fashion shows have stopped. I feel so detached from this art world.
so this weekend, i made it my mission to download an iphone app with camera timer in order to take pictures! i feel like I can do this every weekend now! yay
I recently got this shirt from Forever 21 and flats from urban outfitter, both for $5! the skirt is from H&M
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21 August 2013

been gone...

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I have been gone and been significantly away from the "blogger" life. my blogger life just really translate into sharing my sunday outfits here. However, I have been cherishing my summer as it is probably the last summer that I had absolutely nothing school related work to do (except for admission requirements for college). Regardless, this short and sweet escape from school is ending. This is bittersweet of course. First, I will definitely not see my highschool friends in my classes ever, and it's surreal. It's really really sad because I am already missing some precious people that I've known in highschool. However, I am also definitely excited because this is college we are talking about! I ought to be excited! I've always wanted to go to a dormitory school and I am actually going to a dorm in a less than a week! There is definitely some mixed and contradicting feelings in me right now.

In getting ready to move in to a different environment, I have resolved that this is the perfect time to buy a bike and use it as my main transportation in campus! I am very excited of this and I am so thankful of ANT bicycles for sponsoring me to buy this bike. Mr. Flanigan, Thank you so much.

I have to admit, though, my excitement waned as I try to look for the perfect bike to buy. My initial thoughts of my perfect bike was for it to have 1) a step through frame 2) brakes 3) at least 3 gears 4) fenders 5) a rack 6) i will be able to put a basket in the front.
Maybe these were a little high expectations for bicycles out there, but these "perfect" bicycles DO exist. Unfortunately, they do not exist for people like me, who are 5 feet tall.
I spent HOURS, turning into DAYS, then WEEKS to find a bicycle.
i forced myself to test ride bikes which have 700c wheels instead of the right size of 24" for me. (this didn't end so well as I scratched my thigh from somewhere on the bike and almost fell over in the aisles of Walmart.)
I searched for a bike in Walmart, Sears, Kmart, Target, my local bike shop... and in the end, I was forced accept that I will be buying a girl's size comfort cruise from Walmart, with no brakes, no gears, no step-through frame, and no rack. (at least it had the right size right!?)

Regardless of my disappointment, I named this bike, made by Kent Bicycles, Nymeria. I hope you got the reference of where this name came from. **game of thrones...direworlf...arya.

the one thing I learned from this shopping experience is: it's a disadvantage to be short in a world filled with tall people. And I hope I will survive riding a bike with no brakes. :)

Also, in the future, when I am able to produce my own money from work I hope Public Bikes , Work Cycles , Pashley Cycles, Retrovelo, Gazelle Bikes, and all the other manufacturers out there who make such glamorous, lovely, breathtaking bikes...please make bikes for the short people like me. I adore each design of your bikes, and I know one day... I WILL have a bike from whoever has my size. :)

13 June 2013

black and white


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can we just imagine summer as black and white for a moment. doesn't it seem like a dream. as if every little thing I used to worry about is all gone, washed out by the past. it feels as if we can be numb from the 108* F weather that california had last sunday. anyway, i got my driver's license, so hopefully my summer will consist of roadtrips (i doubt it) instead of days doing absolutely nothing while listening to old music in the phonograph. we are going old school here with vinyls.