As light and serene as this photo shoot seems, it does not reflect my current life situation at all. I have never been so stressed about exams as I am now. Organic chemistry is really kicking my butt this semester, and for everyone out there who is pre-med, run away before it's too late! Just kidding... (not really).

This is why I'll be taking a small hiatus from blogging... Be back May 12th.

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{Pearl jumper - Motel; Pink tutu - Forever21; Flower ring - F21; Nude ballet flats - Nordstrom}

I admit though that I've had to engage in a bit of retail therapy to deal with all this stress.

Forever21:
(Too lazy to crochet my own top. Going through a bit of a hippie and sunglasses obsession...)
eBay:


I'm so sad that I have to leave you guys for a bit. I love interacting with all of you!

Thank you for being patient with me, and wish me luck on my exams... It's do or die at this point. See you all May 12th with some good scores hopefully. Fingers crossed!

P.S. Far East Movement is performing at my school this Sunday! Most exciting news ever since they are one of my favorite artists. Reppin' the Asians, holla.

Ballerina

As light and serene as this photo shoot seems, it does not reflect my current life situation at all. I have never been so stressed about exams as I am now. Organic chemistry is really kicking my butt this semester, and for everyone out there who is pre-med, run away before it's too late! Just kidding... (not really).

This is why I'll be taking a small hiatus from blogging... Be back May 12th.

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{Pearl jumper - Motel; Pink tutu - Forever21; Flower ring - F21; Nude ballet flats - Nordstrom}

I admit though that I've had to engage in a bit of retail therapy to deal with all this stress.

Forever21:
(Too lazy to crochet my own top. Going through a bit of a hippie and sunglasses obsession...)
eBay:


I'm so sad that I have to leave you guys for a bit. I love interacting with all of you!

Thank you for being patient with me, and wish me luck on my exams... It's do or die at this point. See you all May 12th with some good scores hopefully. Fingers crossed!

P.S. Far East Movement is performing at my school this Sunday! Most exciting news ever since they are one of my favorite artists. Reppin' the Asians, holla.
I was digging around in my old clothes bin for some recycled inspiration and found this magenta velvet top from 2 years ago. It was an impulse buy at the time, and as much as I secretly liked it, I didn't feel comfortable wearing it because my friend said she didn't like it very much.

Looking at it now with new eyes, I love everything about it. I think the best part is that it's got a bit of a vintage feel even though it's from the least vintage-y store ever (Express).

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{Velvet top - Express; Denim shorts - Hollister; Leather belt - American Eagle; Owl necklace - Forever21; Fringe boots - Steve Madden}

Velveteen Dreams

I was digging around in my old clothes bin for some recycled inspiration and found this magenta velvet top from 2 years ago. It was an impulse buy at the time, and as much as I secretly liked it, I didn't feel comfortable wearing it because my friend said she didn't like it very much.

Looking at it now with new eyes, I love everything about it. I think the best part is that it's got a bit of a vintage feel even though it's from the least vintage-y store ever (Express).

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{Velvet top - Express; Denim shorts - Hollister; Leather belt - American Eagle; Owl necklace - Forever21; Fringe boots - Steve Madden}
The silk polka dot blouse is another vintage piece that I stole from my mom. I keep pestering her about getting her summer clothes out of storage because I KNOW she has some awesome maxi skirts hidden in there, but she just keeps telling me to go study...

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{Vintage polka dot blouse - Ralph Lauren; White denim shorts - Forever21; Woven belt - F21; Fedora - F21; Wedges - Steve Madden}

Pssst, does the blouse remind you of anything? (Hint hint) It's from the same Ralph Lauren set, but I highly doubt I would ever wear the two together... polka dot overload.

Keepin' It Classic

The silk polka dot blouse is another vintage piece that I stole from my mom. I keep pestering her about getting her summer clothes out of storage because I KNOW she has some awesome maxi skirts hidden in there, but she just keeps telling me to go study...

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{Vintage polka dot blouse - Ralph Lauren; White denim shorts - Forever21; Woven belt - F21; Fedora - F21; Wedges - Steve Madden}

Pssst, does the blouse remind you of anything? (Hint hint) It's from the same Ralph Lauren set, but I highly doubt I would ever wear the two together... polka dot overload.
My friends and I booked our flight for Vegas today, and it was ridiculously exciting. I already wanna start packing all the cute outfits I'm gonna wear, but we're not leaving for another 9 months!

One of my friends is showing early onset of a gambling addiction... so lately, we've been going to a close by "gambling hall" quite frequently.

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Me and my better half. We're pretty much joined at the hip.
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Made a little collage of my bikinis in my excitement for warmer weather and desert life. I love matching my bikini to my mood. Can you tell that I'm a big fan of the bandeau?

{Top row: both Victoria's Secret; Bottom left: Seven for All Mankind; Bottom right: Forever21}

I'm most excited to go shopping & clubbing in Vegas. My friend who likes to gamble is obviously going to be in paradise. My other friend just really likes bright lights... haha.

Anyone have any suggestions for fun activities, shows, or good deals in the city of sin?

Slots O' Fun

My friends and I booked our flight for Vegas today, and it was ridiculously exciting. I already wanna start packing all the cute outfits I'm gonna wear, but we're not leaving for another 9 months!

One of my friends is showing early onset of a gambling addiction... so lately, we've been going to a close by "gambling hall" quite frequently.

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Me and my better half. We're pretty much joined at the hip.
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Made a little collage of my bikinis in my excitement for warmer weather and desert life. I love matching my bikini to my mood. Can you tell that I'm a big fan of the bandeau?

{Top row: both Victoria's Secret; Bottom left: Seven for All Mankind; Bottom right: Forever21}

I'm most excited to go shopping & clubbing in Vegas. My friend who likes to gamble is obviously going to be in paradise. My other friend just really likes bright lights... haha.

Anyone have any suggestions for fun activities, shows, or good deals in the city of sin?
Remember the orange cropped shirt I ordered here? Well ta-da!

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{Crop blouse, black harem pants, silver oxfords - Forever21}

Uhhh... I really need to stop shopping so much at Forever21. All too often, I find myself wearing entirely F21, and that's so sad. Sigh, thus is the life of a broke college student.

By the way... I am practically dying to have these shoes from Nine West.
$130... Boo. Tempted to just splurge on them. So temped.

Orange Crush

Remember the orange cropped shirt I ordered here? Well ta-da!

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{Crop blouse, black harem pants, silver oxfords - Forever21}

Uhhh... I really need to stop shopping so much at Forever21. All too often, I find myself wearing entirely F21, and that's so sad. Sigh, thus is the life of a broke college student.

By the way... I am practically dying to have these shoes from Nine West.
$130... Boo. Tempted to just splurge on them. So temped.
I just want to preface this by saying that I am the LEAST crafty person ever. I keep trying these DIY projects and failing miserably. That's when I realized that my weakness is sewing, so now I'm basically just attacking things with a pair of scissors.

The 70's are making a comeback more than ever. Flare jeans, denim vests, platform wedges, fringe tees... Armed with just a pair of scissors, no t-shirt is safe from me now! Muahahaha.

I used one of my old t-shirts from high school because, I mean really, who even wears graphic tees anymore? The denim vest I crafted by snipping off the sleeves of... get this: a denim shirt from China that my little brother wore as a toddler. It was tiny, so I had to expand the arm holes as well. Edward Scissorhands got nothin' on me!


DIY: Fringe Tee & Denim Vest

I just want to preface this by saying that I am the LEAST crafty person ever. I keep trying these DIY projects and failing miserably. That's when I realized that my weakness is sewing, so now I'm basically just attacking things with a pair of scissors.

The 70's are making a comeback more than ever. Flare jeans, denim vests, platform wedges, fringe tees... Armed with just a pair of scissors, no t-shirt is safe from me now! Muahahaha.

I used one of my old t-shirts from high school because, I mean really, who even wears graphic tees anymore? The denim vest I crafted by snipping off the sleeves of... get this: a denim shirt from China that my little brother wore as a toddler. It was tiny, so I had to expand the arm holes as well. Edward Scissorhands got nothin' on me!


Finally received my Motel bodysuit (remember this?) in the mail. It really takes forever for things to be shipped overseas. My giveaway winner just emailed me to say she got the gift, and she loves it! Yay! It only took about a month for it to get from the US to Latvia, but better late than never.


{Polka dot bodysuit ($14) - Motel; High-waisted shorts ($13) - Forever21; BDG skinny belt ($5) - Urban Outfitters; Floral mary janes ($24) - F21}

Gotta love bodysuits. They save me at least 2 minutes of tucking time when I put my pants on!

Polka Dots

Finally received my Motel bodysuit (remember this?) in the mail. It really takes forever for things to be shipped overseas. My giveaway winner just emailed me to say she got the gift, and she loves it! Yay! It only took about a month for it to get from the US to Latvia, but better late than never.


{Polka dot bodysuit ($14) - Motel; High-waisted shorts ($13) - Forever21; BDG skinny belt ($5) - Urban Outfitters; Floral mary janes ($24) - F21}

Gotta love bodysuits. They save me at least 2 minutes of tucking time when I put my pants on!
Just realized I reached 800 fans on Lookbook today! In celebration, I wanna do something fun for you guys, but I'm not quite sure what yet.

Something along the lines of a giveaway, but not exactly because I'm really broke right now, and my last giveaway cost more than I had expected. Any suggestions? I might have something in mind involving a surprise... if that wasn't vague enough for you.

Wearing: my best friend's t-shirt from F21, high-waisted denim shorts from F21, ASOS leopard belt, and a vintage hat

Sunny Disposition

Just realized I reached 800 fans on Lookbook today! In celebration, I wanna do something fun for you guys, but I'm not quite sure what yet.

Something along the lines of a giveaway, but not exactly because I'm really broke right now, and my last giveaway cost more than I had expected. Any suggestions? I might have something in mind involving a surprise... if that wasn't vague enough for you.

Wearing: my best friend's t-shirt from F21, high-waisted denim shorts from F21, ASOS leopard belt, and a vintage hat
I was thinking of including the prices of my clothing at the end. I am a self-proclaimed "recessionista", after all. Perhaps I should make it a bigger focus to help you guys find great deals.
What do you think? Do you care to know the prices, or does including them just muck things up?

{Nome de Plume stripe blouse - Urban Outfitters ($15); BDG schoolboy blazer - UO ($20); Pink skirt - Forever21 ($12); Felicita peep-toe booties - Nine West ($17)}

Pop of Pink

I was thinking of including the prices of my clothing at the end. I am a self-proclaimed "recessionista", after all. Perhaps I should make it a bigger focus to help you guys find great deals.
What do you think? Do you care to know the prices, or does including them just muck things up?

{Nome de Plume stripe blouse - Urban Outfitters ($15); BDG schoolboy blazer - UO ($20); Pink skirt - Forever21 ($12); Felicita peep-toe booties - Nine West ($17)}
Now that I'm on spring break, I've been trying to re-design the look and feel of my blog because it's 2:30 pm... and I'm still in bed.

My friends and I spent last night deciding which color looked better, which picture looked better... and we just don't know.

Therefore, I am employing you guys to please please please help me decide. After all, you're the ones who look at my blog, non?
Let's practice our democracy and take a vote, shall we?

Vote #1
Color scheme: Orange & Navy
Vote #2
Color scheme: Pink & Green
Vote #3
Color scheme: Blue & Purple
This is not a voting option. This is just Paris Hilton telling you to vote... or DIE. Dun dun dunnn!

[Added note: So #2 won by a landslide, and TA DA! The new design is up. Please let me know what you guys think! I would definitely appreciate any suggestions on improvements.]

Blog Header Vote

Now that I'm on spring break, I've been trying to re-design the look and feel of my blog because it's 2:30 pm... and I'm still in bed.

My friends and I spent last night deciding which color looked better, which picture looked better... and we just don't know.

Therefore, I am employing you guys to please please please help me decide. After all, you're the ones who look at my blog, non?
Let's practice our democracy and take a vote, shall we?

Vote #1
Color scheme: Orange & Navy
Vote #2
Color scheme: Pink & Green
Vote #3
Color scheme: Blue & Purple
This is not a voting option. This is just Paris Hilton telling you to vote... or DIE. Dun dun dunnn!

[Added note: So #2 won by a landslide, and TA DA! The new design is up. Please let me know what you guys think! I would definitely appreciate any suggestions on improvements.]

Currently listening to: Trip To Your Heart - Britney Spears, Femme Fatale

A beautiful spring day after a ton of rain calls for a romantic vintage dress. Donned my Vintage Mavens dress again (last seen here) with my gingham-lined blazer (last seen here) and my mom's vintage boots. The photos were taken with my iPod at random locations around campus between classes.

I've been obsessed lately with this app called Instagram, which I used to make these pictures look cooler. If any of you guys have that app and understand the extent of its awesomeness, follow me (cinderss)!

Borrowed these vintage combat boots from my mom. Who knew she was so stylish?! So many hidden gems in her closet that I must steal.

{Shirt dress - Vintage Mavens; BDG Schoolboy blazer - Urban Outfitters; Vintage combat boots - Mom}

Trip To Your Heart

Currently listening to: Trip To Your Heart - Britney Spears, Femme Fatale

A beautiful spring day after a ton of rain calls for a romantic vintage dress. Donned my Vintage Mavens dress again (last seen here) with my gingham-lined blazer (last seen here) and my mom's vintage boots. The photos were taken with my iPod at random locations around campus between classes.

I've been obsessed lately with this app called Instagram, which I used to make these pictures look cooler. If any of you guys have that app and understand the extent of its awesomeness, follow me (cinderss)!

Borrowed these vintage combat boots from my mom. Who knew she was so stylish?! So many hidden gems in her closet that I must steal.

{Shirt dress - Vintage Mavens; BDG Schoolboy blazer - Urban Outfitters; Vintage combat boots - Mom}

Anyone remember the Pinky & The Brain cartoons from like 15 years ago? Wow, that makes me seem so much older than I feel. Kids WB was where it's at. I used to power walk home every day after elementary school to catch Pokemon.

I don't normally wear this much pink, but sometimes a girl's just gotta accept the fact that she's made of sugar and spice and everything nice.

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{Silence & Noise blouse - Urban Outfitters; Pink tutu - Forever21; Flower ring - F21; Clutch - Street Level; Floral Mary Janes - F21}

Can you believe this cartoon was produced by Steven Spielberg?!
Pinky: "Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?"
The Brain: "The same thing we do every night, Pinky—try to take over the world!"

Pinky & The Brain

Anyone remember the Pinky & The Brain cartoons from like 15 years ago? Wow, that makes me seem so much older than I feel. Kids WB was where it's at. I used to power walk home every day after elementary school to catch Pokemon.

I don't normally wear this much pink, but sometimes a girl's just gotta accept the fact that she's made of sugar and spice and everything nice.

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{Silence & Noise blouse - Urban Outfitters; Pink tutu - Forever21; Flower ring - F21; Clutch - Street Level; Floral Mary Janes - F21}

Can you believe this cartoon was produced by Steven Spielberg?!
Pinky: "Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?"
The Brain: "The same thing we do every night, Pinky—try to take over the world!"
Yesterday was the warmest spring day ever, so I didn't hesitate to go full-on summer mode. Tried out my new American flag tank for the first time. It's legit now that I'm actually an American citizen. Gotta assert my national pride... except I'm drinking Japanese tea.

I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures. These were taken with my iPod. Also please ignore my weird facial expression in the second photo... Yeahhh.

{American flag tank - Forever21; Destroyed denim shorts - American Eagle; Combat boots - Tommy Hilfiger}

Electric Feel

Yesterday was the warmest spring day ever, so I didn't hesitate to go full-on summer mode. Tried out my new American flag tank for the first time. It's legit now that I'm actually an American citizen. Gotta assert my national pride... except I'm drinking Japanese tea.

I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures. These were taken with my iPod. Also please ignore my weird facial expression in the second photo... Yeahhh.

{American flag tank - Forever21; Destroyed denim shorts - American Eagle; Combat boots - Tommy Hilfiger}

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