Thursday, September 30, 2010

Je t'aime tellement...

Numéro October 2010
source: noirfacade

On the prowl for the perfect (faux) fur coat that is somehow light enough for Hawaii's sporadic humidity yet voluminous enough to bundle me up in bliss. Could such an ideal article of clothing exist? Attending my town's annual massive free concert festival last Saturday has rendered me sickly and unable to function, much less photograph my outfits. I promise to document my latest wares as soon as I'm fully recovered. In any case, j'étudie le français tous les jours. Parce que j'ai cours de français tous les matins. Native speakers, feel free to correct my grammar if necessary -- I'm still a novice. Bisous!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

très casual

Forever21 striped crop tee via a random mall store; Levi's 501 denim shorts; Gray haze aviator sunnies - local consignment shop; Urban Outfitters well-worn boots; Souvenir canvas bag

Kept it très casual yesterday for a sunkissed afternoon of downtown traipsing, Kava bar drinking, and county fair wanderings. The label on my cropped tee reads, "twentyone" yet I found the top at a local mall store...for $1.94. Get this: no such Forever21 stores exist in my town. How strange. I'm assuming this top, given its minor flaw (bleeding blue dye from one of the stripes), was tossed into a pile of rejects and somehow ended up in said mall store at a heavily discounted price. I'm not complaining, though, trust me. I have a couple of pairs of these Levi's 501 shorts (hence, why you've seen them on the blog quite often) and they're definitely one of my favorite go-to pieces whenever I want to add a touch of grunge to an outfit. The canvas bag is a souvenir that my boyfriend's grandmother brought back from le Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris. Très cool!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

chambray + camel

BCBGMaxAzria camel cardigan, American Rag chambray bustier, Self-made skirt, Chanel pendant necklace, Steve Madden wedges

Schoolwork has taken over my life these past two weeks and has impaired my ability to blog. If you saw my planner with its sporadic 'to-do' notes and ramblings of sorts, you'd believe me. Finally found a pocket of time to snap some photos today.

I definitely feel like chambray + camel hues were meant to be. I found this ultra-soft BCBGMaxAzria cardigan at -- you guessed it, my local Goodwill. I fell in love with the gorgeous camel and moreover, with the price -- $3.99, can't go wrong with that.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Black magic crochet

Crochet blouse via Goodwill, Off-white Levi's 501, H&M necklace courtesy of my bf, BCBGeneration wedges

My local Goodwill never fails me. I found this crochet blouse there last Sunday -- probably the best day to shop, in my humble opinion. My love for this fun little number is amplified not only by its color (the counterpart to my white crochet), but by its interesting shape. The bell sleeves induced exaggerated arm movements throughout the day in order to achieve the full effect of said sleeves. After countless uses, my good old floppy hat is beginning to rip. Luckily, it's nothing a needle and thread can't fix. I suppose that will be my project tomorrow...along with hemming up a $6 dress I found today (knee-grazing hemlines are hardly flattering on me). Somewhere in between all of that, I'll find the time to read my textbooks.

Once again, I must thank my dear friend Logan for taking my pictures!

On an end note, I also found a far out pair of flared jeans today. It may sound silly, but I feel a little more complete. I'm ready, now more than ever, to embrace my inner bohemian, ha ha.