Monday, April 21, 2014

THE bra.



MONDAY. Practical, nude straplesses and dark, seamless push-ups aside, THIS is my ultimate bra. A front-close, bondage-esque, Chantilly-laced bra that is grey is so perfect for everything that I want in fashion: easy-to-don, tough, feminine, grey.... Happy Monday, indeed.





Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A tipsy house.


WEDNESDAY. I read, sometimes. Been engrossed in Memoirs of a Geisha , only a decade behind schedule. Otherwise just in my errand gear: running shoes, leggings, and a comfy PINK pullover.



Friday, April 11, 2014

L B B.


All Saints bikini top
FRIDAY. For Spring-breakers and summer-anticipaters, swimsuit season has already started. Since becoming a Seattleite, I always feel bizarre making such purchases because I usually feel content with last year's model safely tucked in my drawers. This All Saints black bandeau/halter piece is one of those happy sale purchases from before. ..Black never wrongs me... I still have the maroon-tie-dyed bottoms from their last summer's collection also. But since I wore them to (near) death while backpacking, I bought a burgundy, strappy-sided bottom from Victoria's Secret during their last Semi-Annual. I'll justify a full-priced swim set when I've a new beachy destination planned, okay.   






Monday, April 7, 2014

B L O O D F U R.

Images by Mike Monaghan

MONDAY. Blood-colored fur is always slightly demented in that it assumes ownership of death. Anything of this quality would be used almost year round to justify its wear for me. With barely there fabric for spring, with a thick-skinned skinny pant and industrial boots for winter. This vintage piece from Hong Kong was such a luxe barrier against the cold, during the promotion shoot for Seattle's annual On My Block fashion show benefiting Dress for Success. Paired with almost naked legs, a dainty heel, and the gaudiest of gold chains against black velvet, I tried my smartest not to look pimpy... Also, I think I'm done with long necklaces due to their tendency to hug one boob. Just, why.


L I E B S T E R.



Kim from Pretty Slick Chick nominated me for this award that was created to perpetuate the blogging culture. If she hadn't nominated me first, the tip of the hat would have gone the other way.

As it is, my picks -- in alphabetical order (and some uncertainty of follower count) -- are:


 http://www.the-25thhour.com/

 http://asimplev.blogspot.com/

† http://thefujifiles.com/

† 
http://jonnabergh.com/


† http://lingeredupon.blogspot.com/

http://themarcystop.blogspot.com/

† http://www.olastory.com/


† http://sarahstylesseattle.com/


† http://soniaeryka.blogspot.com/


† http://stylelogical.com/


† http://www.thewhiteribbonblog.com/


THE (other) RULES:

1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display the award
2. Answer the eleven questions the blogger gives you
3. Give eleven random facts about yourself - they can be anything!
4. Nominate eleven blogs that you think are deserving of the award (the must have less than 200 followers)
5. Let the bloggers know you nominated them
6. Give them eleven questions to answer

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The 11 questions from Pretty Slick Chick writer are as followed and answered:

Why did you start blogging?

A friend first year of university suggested it, and I figured I could use -- what i found to be -- a fun escape from studies.

Describe your style in three words: 
Comfortable, contemporary, neutrally-hued 

What is your favorite guilty pleasure? 
Watching Korean vloggers stream themselves eating dinner. I've always liked sounds of mastication ... the mic makes it sound extra good! And it helps make me think I'm full when I know I shouldn't have anymore midnight snacks...

If your life were made into a movie, who would you cast to play you?
Um, myself? Is that cheating? 

What do you like to do on the weekends?

Dance and organize my life. Work hard, play hard!

Favorite tv show right now:

GoT is up in the air with Madmen...

Heels or flats?

Heels. All this 5'4" girl needs is some Dr. Scholls. I do love a good Sunday flat boot, though.

What's your biggest pet peeve?
When people that talk poorly about their parents when the latter took care of them.

If you could travel back in time where/when would you go?
1965, Manhattan. Period of new discovery. Sound of Music premieres. Jim Crow laws end. Plus, I love the nude lip and thick mascara look.

What's on your shopping wish list right now? 
French lingerie, acrylic molding paste for a painting project, Burning Man tickets, and more silky dresses.

Would you rather be a wizard or a super hero?
Wizard, secretly. I don't like attention or pressure...


Random facts of self: 
† I'm imported from Guam.

† I kept a goldfish alive for 8 years. It died when I was 16. And I still have dying fish

dreams. RIP Goldie.

† During library time in grade school, 1/4th of my book choices surrounded dog-training

 and grooming.


† I've yet to have a dog. 


† I like the sounds of people eating, walking on gravel, and typing.


† I don't like gross amounts of holes or raised circle shapes in close proximity to

each other.


† I lugged a futon back from Thailand to the U.S. mainland. After passing Hong Kong and

Guam customs with difficulty... I really wanted it. See, here


† Fried plantains are my favorite food in the world. I will eat a swimming pool's worth in a

day. I'm sure.


†  I practice my Spanish via Vogue Espa
ña and Google Translate.

† I planned to pick up the violin in 5th grade. But the school's band teacher said it was

an
orchestral instrument. So I took up drama and aikido, instead.



My 11 questions to my chosen bloggers:

† Deserted island, 5 things or people, go.


† Pick a city you'd want to try living in for a year


† Dream job?


† What're your 2 favorite books and why? 



† You have the power to change your hair back to its current state whenever you wanted.

What would you do to it?


† If you could domesticate any animal, what would it be?


† If you had to eat one dish every day for a year, what would it be?


† If you had to choose one ensemble to be your cartoon uniform, what would it be. (Doug

Funny always has that green vest)


† You won $100,000. What would you do with it?


† If you could be in any movie/movie series, which would it be?


† Apartment or house?



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