Skirt: hand me down, Shirt: L.A. ( $5!!!), Gold Bracelets: Mother's, Pink Wire Bracelet: Handmade, Yellow Bag: Ross, Necklace: Forever21

                     At last! Now that I have managed to finish my first year of high school unscathed, I am free to enjoy the joys of summer vacation. I fantasized about this freedom since Day One of school. Too bad I have HOMEWORK. Seriously, guys, this free time is meant to be spent by endless couch lounging not by reading    A Tale of Two Cities and memorizing the periodic table. Anyways, I have taken advantage of my school-less situation by DIY-ing the heck out of my room. Idle hands do not exist in my household. In fact, I have taken a fancy to making my own bracelets out of wire ( because EVERYTHING IS SO EXPENSIVE NOWADAYS). However, despite my lack of money, I have come across the cutest bags, and have burrowed myself further into a pool of debt. At this rate, I will be cleaning my house's toilet bowls for the rest of eternity.
                     Moving past my economic deficiency...... The shirt shown above is so awesome and bright, that even my camera can't quite capture its radiant essence. It is not an ordinary pink. I guess it could be described as Barbie Pink, but I am not sure if Barbie's pink can also be spotted from streets away. With this shirt, my mom no longer has to worry about my whereabouts. All she has to do is poke her head out the window and squint to see me (' cause the shirt is too bright for human eyes).
                      I made a mini tutorial on how to make the Wire + Spray Paint bracelets, and if anyone's interested, I will post it. (Most likely though, I'll post it anyways ♥)


short skirt, long jacket

Coat: Target, Girl's Section, Shoes: flea market, Skirt&Shirt&Soclk: Forever 21, Bag: downtown L.A., headband & bracelets:found around the house.

                     After a loooooooooong absence from the world wide web, I have returned. I wasn't hiding out in my lair planning to conquer the world or anything like that. Even better, I was busy homeworking life up.
               Let's have a moment of silence,  ladies and gentlemen, to appreciate the magnificence that is the Girl's section at Target. Now let's have a round of applause for the Sale section AND the Girl's Sale section! I found the coolest orangish/pinkish lightweight coat there last December, and, ever since, I've worn it at least once a week.  It's huge and bright and beautiful and I have proposed marriage to it at least twice now. I used to curse my (lack of) height, but now I embrace it because if I weren't so damn short, this baby wouldn't have fit me. The boy's section is great for soft, striped shirts, but the girl's section has the cute coats.
               Lately, I've been reading like an insomniac librarian, and making playlists like a hyperactive DJ. The book  "Get Well Soon" by Julie Harper used to be one of my favorite books to ignore my homework with. Anyways, I have been listening to Cake's "Short Skirt/ Long Jacket" nonstop ever since I came across this playlist. Somehow, in the depths of my brain, one neuron crossed another and BAM! an outfit was born. I stole the yellow/ black color scheme from the book cover, but I think I might have taken the song a bit too literal. I wore "shoes that cut" , "fingernails that shine", and a "short skirt and a loooong jacket". Normally, I don't put much thought into what I wear, but on occasions like this one, I dress according to what I read or what I listen to or how lazy I feel. Good thing I wasn't listening to Lady Marmalade, though. Otherwise, my mother would have hung me for strutting out of the house with only my bustier and feather boa on.


winter in hotel california

Triangle cut-out shirt: mom's
shorts: l.a. (but the tag reads "topshop". oh yeahhhh) 5$ for expensive shorts
metal belt: no idea
shoes: christmas gift
"studded" bag: DIY 

                  For a small while, winter was not winter. The sun was out and the days were in the 85 degree range, so life was great. The birds chirped, and I would wipe away the sweat collecting atop of my brow.  Getting away with wearing short shorts and even shorter dress in the middle of "winter" had never been easier. Now, winter has come back with a terrible, unstoppable vengeance. These new chilly mornings and nights feel too cold to belong to us. It's as if we stole them right from underneath a penguin in the Arctic. California might not be the place that first comes to mind when thinking of ferocious winters, but, hey, I was loving the way the sun would keep me cozy all day long. I guess it's a good thing I bought so many coats and scarves and gloves for this winter. At least now I have a chance to keep warm and look as cute as one can look in a furry mustard coat.
                 This is basically an outfit-ified ode to those rare, but appreciated, moments where I didn't really have to worry about getting pneumonia or getting my legs amputated due to Very Cold Weather. In a way, wearing colors like orange and green-y blue makes me feel vibrant with warmth, but even the warmth these colors metaphorically represent is not enough to substitute the bundle of blankets I can't imagine life without. Guess I'll just have to pretend that it is not too cold outside for skirts and bare the cold with my scarves.