Friday, April 11, 2014

outfit of the day

today baltimore reached 80 degrees! campus grounds were filled with people enjoying some sun and warmth. our apartment's open windows were thoroughly enjoyed by our cat. everyone felt at peace for once, even with finals spotted on the horizon...




what i wore
zara creme wrap-front dress
pacsun white denim button-down
zara white pointy-toed slingbacks
urban outfitters clear-framed sunglasses

(photos by jenn hynson)

Friday, April 4, 2014

shopping

i'd been hesitant to create another shopping post, because what i've been looking at lately have simply been out of my reach (read: $$$$$). grey has slowly been on the rise, and american apparel's latest ad had my heart soaring! addison is another brand that i've taken notice of as of late. i've also thrown in some more black and white goodies. how can i resist!

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

outfit of the day

in my previous outfit of the day post, an anon wrote to me that they wanted to see more! you ask, i deliver (maybe... sometimes...)! baltimore is slowly warming up, and my bare legs got their first exposure today since last (no-shave) november.
now, onto another important matter: shirtdresses. truth is, they're hard to find. i lusted after american apparel's too-short version, and high-end pieces on need supply co.'s site; i even dreamt of alexander wang. in the end, i'm so glad i waited. what i'm wearing is a shirtdress by uniqlo's collab with fashion icon ines de la fressange. it's a comfortable, relaxed fit with a long hem that prevents any accidental peek-a-boos when you raise your arms. also supremely well made, with the sweetest curved peter pan collar. there are so many ways to dress up and down this wardrobe staple, and i'm so glad to have it in my closet!
happy spring, everyone.




what i wore:
uniqlo x ines de la fressange white shirtdress
nike roshe runs black sneakers
urban outfitters clear-framed sunglasses

(photos by jessie dickey)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

outfit of the day

over spring break i paid a visit to new york city. the rainy weather left a lot to be desired, but that didn't stop me from shopping! while ducking into different stores for cover, i managed to pick up a new pair of sneakers: the much coveted nike roshe runs! their ultra-comfortable sole and sleek all-black design has made this an instant favorite winter-into-spring shoe. and yes, i am so into the dressy-outfit-with-sneakers trend!





what i wore
hanes basic black sweatshirt
urban outfitters opague black stockings
nixon watch

(photos by alyson romanok)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

recommended: surviving college

now that junior year of college is well beyond it's half-way point, i thought i'd dedicate a blog post to all the shows that got me through this difficult year. i've done my fair share of late nights and all-nighters. whether it's something to watch while i work, or watch on my days off, these shows are the ones i look forward to most.
*special shout-out to my buddy peter for introducing me to the following k-dramas! you changed my life!

korean dramas


my love from another star: easily my second-favorite k-drama of all time (first being coffee prince), simply because i haven't watched k-dramas since high school. don't be fooled though, this show was what got me back into k-dramas so that's saying a lot. my love from another star brings together two well-dressed, ridiculously attractive main actors that live out an impossible romance between alien and woman. lots of over-the-top luxuries, and some quirky humor that'll make you forget about your real life troubles. i mean, what's harder than falling in love with an alien?


let's eat: another k-drama favorite that hits home for me, because it's all. about. food. with two to five minute shots of various characters enjoying a delicious meal (from korean fried chicken *not the same as american fried chicken* to five-star sushi restaurants), there's a 99% chance of you walking away hungry. i most enjoyed watching this while on a quick lunch break or a meal spent at home. each character in this drama has such a distinct personality, their varying interactions with each other have made me laugh out loud. not your usual romantic comedy, i'd give it a try if you're just testing the waters of korean dramas.

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pewdiepie: i loved video games growing up, and while i'm not an avid player anymore, i still really appreciate them! all of pewdiepie's playthroughs of story-based games have given me hours of entertainment. i love an intense storyline, especially if they're accompanied by some kick-ass graphics. all of the above accomplish my personal requirements for some fun gameplay. pewdiepie is a great gamer to watch and listen to; his high-energy banter combined with his amazing swedish accent only adds to the games he plays. his honesty and blatant way of speaking makes any heart-wrenching game like the last of us even more of an emotional experience, and makes horror games like outlast a much more watchable one!

american television shows


archer: i shouldn't even have to introduce this show. archer is one of my favorite american tv shows, next to other animated comedies like american dad, the simpsons, and family guy. i loved that they did an episode with bob's burgers, which leads me to the next show on my list...


bob's burgers: an amazing animated comedy that's equal parts sweet, as it is awkward, and family-friendly fun. the characters in bob's burgers are stand-out originals that have won over a lot of hearts. i'm positive tina's awkwardness will live on in tv history forever ("uuuuuuuhhhhhhh"). this show made me get hulu plus, waiting on my hands and knees for new episode releases!

anime


kill la kill: there's no good way of describing this anime without sounding like a total dork. there are the gravity-defying jumps, lightning-speed foot-chases, insane sword-fighting combos, and of course, sexy girls with their boobs practically out. anime, am i right? kill la kill is fast-paced and fun; definitely more of a show you don't have to place any emotional investment into. every other second is action-packed and brings me back to my anime-obsessed middle school days. while i'm not too big on the over-sexualized nature of this show, it got me through some tough weeks, i'm not gonna lie.
*shout out to jessia for introducing me to this crazy series!

Monday, March 17, 2014

fashion week favorites

as usual i'm 2000-late with this round-up, but here are my favorite looks from fashion month! i hope you're as inspired as i am!


 (3.1 phillip lim fall/winter 2014)


 (fashion east fall/winter 2014)


 (celine fall/winter 2014)


 (chalayan fall/winter 2014)


 (alexander wang fall/winter 2014)

 (balenciaga fall/winter 2014)


 (helmut lang fall/winter 2014)


 (jil sander fall/winter 2014)


 (proenza schouler fall/winter 2014)


 (christopher kane fall/winter 2014)


 (simone rocha fall/winter 2014)


 (the row fall/winter 2014)