Sunday, September 29, 2013

Marina x Algernon

Marina O. I met her through Alpha Phi Omega unexpectedly. In fact, my first memory of her was sitting next to her on our first pledge meeting while she smiled & giggled at everyone in the room. While I was awkwardly silent and frigid as an ice block. Next you know, she became my roommate and one of my closest friends. We do such stupid things together; from making fun of her large cat, Blackie, to screaming songs from musicals in the kitchen. There has definitely not been a dull moment.

With Marina being a Math x Economics Major, she often leaves the apartment in professional dress to attend meetings, mixers, and work. I figured that this would be a solid outfit to dress her with that shows slight professionalism with a twist of a girly vibe & academia. To keep it more professional, just throw on a tank top underneath the sheer blouse and tie it all together with a fitted blazer, and you're good to go!

Blue Sheer Bow Blouse x Beige Skirt xBrown Belt - Forever 21
Black Kitten Heels - Love D
Bralette - Brandy Melville
Pearl Earrings - Vintage

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Twin Kitten Power

Nicole and I are dumb kittens. I was literally putting on the last finishing touches to my outfit when Nicole knocked on my door so we could go to our lecture. Quickly, I opened the door and stared her up and down.  We "opposite matched" completely. Beige sweater & beige skirt, black top & black skirt, brunette hair & blonde hair, and we had just about the same lip balm too. I guess this is what happens to the best of friends.

Unbelievably, I have done this with Connie too. But instead of counter-matching, Connie and I matched completely from head to toe. Let's just say, she tried to ignore the matter of fact as I gleefully pointed it out to everyone I knew in class. Poor Connie-kins that she has such an embarrassing friend as me.  

On the other hand, Nicole is welcoming to share the embarrassment with me!

Leg up!
Excuse the super wrinkly skirt!

Just a Couple of Kittens... Out on the Town.

Us being Normal.

Prom Photo Part 1

Prom Photo Part 2

Beige Sweater - Forever 21
Black Circle Skirt - Forever 21
Flats - Forever 21
Lips - Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Tannin 
+ Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Crush 
+ Navy Blue Eyeshadow

Black Muscle Tee - Boutique
Beige Skirt - Forever 21 (thrifted)
Maroon Belt - Roommate's
Jeweled Platforms - Charlotte Russe
Green Jade Ring - Forever 21
Ruby Ring - Amazon
Stone Earrings - Crossroads
Lips - Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in Crush

Monday, September 23, 2013

Music Playlist: September 23, 2013

Blazing hot afternoons are beginning to be replaced with crisp, cold air while the sunlight hours are shortening with every approaching day. Glasses of cold lemonade are being replaced with mugs of steamy coco. Summer is becoming a distant memory & fall is coming down in a gradual swoop.

With summer being jam packed with lighthearted melodies, I always associated fall with a slower tempo, moody lyrics, and an apathetic feeling of despair (cue the teen angst right here). So in honor of getting in touch with my "let me write about my depressing life in a poetic and tragic way" mindset, I created the perfect playlist to keep my creative juices flowing.

1. Jeremiah Crespo - Chorus is A'singing (A Take Away Show)
2. A Fine Frenzy - Happier
3. CityinColors - Atmosphere (Kaskade Cover)
4. Regina Spektor - Samson
5. Kanye West - Street Lights
6. Frank Ocean - Thinking About You
7. Carissa Rae & Michael Alvarado - Sway (Cover)
8. Daphne Loves Derby - Cue the Sun!
9. Taylor Swift - Untouchable (Cover)
10. Gregory and the Hawk - The People Who Raised Me

Photo from Tumblr

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Exhaustion of a Blonde Rebellion

This week has been full of exhaustion from start to finish. I just wanted to wrap myself up into the covers of my bed and not face midterms this week at all. Instead I begrudgingly I put on my big girl pants and got down to business. Loads of flashcards and readings later, I finally finished this hellish week. I, of course, had the support of eating out with my friend, Joseph, at Chipotle, Panda Express, etc. Stocking up on these comfort foods managed to suppress the stress of the test. There is no explanation needed to express how a good burrito can get you through tedious workload.

To reward myself for my job well done, I did something drastic.

[drum roll please]

I dyed my hair blonde. 
With the help of one bucket of bleaching powder, mixing solution, a burning head, a single Friday afternoon, & my old roommate, Gabby, I am now officially enlisted in the Blonde Rebellion. I was getting really tired of having unintentional ombre locks and my same old brunette color after 5 -6 years. I figured this was the time in my life to experiment with whatever I'm into right now (ugly or not). And right now, these golden strands are in.

Maroon Bow - Forever 21
Black Lace Tank Top Dress - Angl
Black Bandeau - Brandy Melville
Teal Lace Ups - Crossroads
Stone Pendant - Crossroads
Lipstick - Wet n Wild in 508A
Finger Up to the Sky.

Finger Up in the Nose.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Music Playlist: September 16, 2013

The semester is definitely picking up with labs, quizzes, and exams all hitting me in the face like a bad joke. But in the midst of all the studying & cramming, I piled a few of my favorite songs into a playlist to keep me going strong into those long caffeinated nights..

Most of these songs, to me, are soothing and gets me super focused because of how repetitive some of the beats are, and the fact that some of the songs are in a language I can't even understand also helps. I mixed some slower songs with more upbeat tunes to create a diverse playlist that you can tune out (or jam out to) to whatever you are doing.

Nonetheless, go ahead and take a listen, and hopefully you find something you like. 

1. Feed Me & Crystal Fighters - Love Is All I Got
2. G-Dragon ft. Jennie Kim - Black
3. F(x) - Shadow
4. Lana Del Rey - Radio
5. Tove Lo - Habits
6. Azealia Banks ft. Lazy Jay - 212
7. The Pretty Reckless - Going Down
8. The Millionaires - Cha-Ching
9. Drake ft. Lil Wayne & Tyga - The Motto
10. Bright Eyes - Lover I Don't Have to Love
11. Modest Mouse - Little Motel

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Can't Get Any More Free

Dress - Free People
Sunnies - Dior
& Doc Martens

Nicole J. was one of the first friends that I met when I started up university, and has been one of my best friends since then. We are probably one of the weirdest pairs that have struck campus. From our stupid antics in the dorms to pulling all-nighters together to passing out the next day, there hasn't been a dull moment

Although we are the best of friends, our styles are completely different. While mine is a bit whacky, costume-like & random,  hers is definitely more put together with earthy undertones and bohemian vibes, all mixed together with authentic street style. what a cool little kitten she is. But each of our styles compliment our personalities to a tee.

One thing we can both agree on at the moment is dark, burgundy lips. It ties together any outfit with sophistication and a vampy touch. Nicole wears it well along with her casual dress & in your face boots. The perfect mix.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Monster's University is Back in Session

My little, Patty, in Alpha Phi Omega creeping on me in the back.

I bought this monster crop top a few weeks ago, but didn't pull it out of my closet until today. I'm in love. With crop tops trending in pretty much every single girl's closet as of now, I wanted something different and with a little more of a punch. So I picked up this top from, paired it with my circle skirt & creepers, and boom, an outfit that completely fits my personality.
 Strange,Weird, Out There. 
& a Touch of Girly.

Monster Crop Top - Go Jane
Black Circle Skirt - Forever 21
Creepers - Charlotte Russe


As of lately... has been on point. I first discovered the online store via a youtuber and was only slightly impressed with the selection of items. In all honesty, I only went on that website to buy one or two dresses.

While procrastinating on work, I decided to check the site out again. It was a 180. I instantly fell in love with a good 50 items. Some of the items are remakes/knock offs of bigger designers. But who can really pay for a $1500 dress when you're middle class anyway? Not me.

So here is my extensive list of all the things that I'm lusting over at Romwe.
(By the way, I already bought the pink Rosette sweater. So guilty. So not ashamed.)

In summary...