Thursday, October 31, 2013

From Head to Toe in Tartan

Not subtle. This look is very loud and very polished at the same time. I've always had these two separates lying around in my closet and never thought to pair them together before. It's really thanks to the inspiration I get from Tumblr and other fellow fashion bloggers like Cannibaliize that to take my outfits to the max. Probably the best trends I find are from Fashion bloggers, whom dress as they want in many various ways. I'm glad there's a network of us who influence each other to dress as we please, it makes my outfits all the more creative. :D

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Urban outfitter's Sale Mini Haul

Finally! Bought some of UO's sale online with their extra 50% sale. I ordered on a Saturday October 13th and it arrived just this Thursday October 24th. Was hoping it'd come in a week but of course I forgot they need time to "pack and send off" the package and I payed through paypal so of course it takes time to confirm payment. The packaged didn't come over for almost 2 weeks I almost gave up hope! Oh well at least it was free shipping. So I received 3 items in all, 2 shoes and 1 sunglasses from the sale!

The Sunglasses came in plastic with a muslin cotton printed string-tie bag. Nifty and cute.

(With and Without lace socks!)

So all in all I bought 2 pairs of boots and some sunglasses however, I had to return the Creme boots. They ran a little tight up in the toe box and there was a crease at the top of the foot that was very noticeable when I walked. Super disappointing too because they only had 1 of my sizes available left online. But that's okay I preferred the tougher look with the heel cut out boots by Deena and Ozzy. I'll have the pics of my sunglasses on my next outfit post, very basic stuff but was a great deal at $5.00. See ya tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Back to summer

Lace Jacket (Delia's)
Denim sleeveless blouse (Dockers Vintage)
Denim Dress worn as Skirt
Black Thigh highs (Urban Outfitters)
Watch (Nine West)
Dr Martens Shoes and everything else (Vintage)

Summertime sadness. Here's a few shots of warmer days with dear colleges Kendra and Koren of KKNS, we had such a fun time shooting, it was hard to choose some shots for the blog! It was a pleasure working with them they're so sweet. Hope you enjoyed some of our photos.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Chicago Haul

Chicago Skyline

Chicago Buys: White Sweater (SALE for $10 from Akira Chicago), Earrings + Wing earring (H&M), Bone Bracelet and Socks ($15 Bracelet and Buy 3 for $15 Socks Topshop)

Burberry Store.

More buys: Black detailed sweater (Buy one get one free! H&M) and White Skater skirt (Akira Chicago)

Just putting up snippets of Chicago. Me and my sister were down for a day shopping in the Magnificent Mile. Fantastic place. I know Chicago Fashion week is going on at the moment however we could not stay for the duration of it. I'm so jealous if you can go all this week! But anyway I hope you enjoyed the haul and pictures :D

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Philip Lim for Target

Wearing: Philip Lim for Target Blouse $29.99, Necklace and Black Jegging (H&M), Vintage Doctor Martens Shoes.

I changed my hair! It's now a lovely shade of fire. I tried to dilute the color this time though, so the back is a faded blonde/orange. Being blonde asian for 2 years+ can be boring. So I'm trying something new. But about the outfit, this is the only thing I grabbed from Philip Lim's collection for Target last month, I featured it on my Instagram earlier but never on The Dippster! I loved the asian print dress as well but it was gone before I could grab it D: but that's alright, this blouse is so LARGE it functions as a shirt/dress as well. I even had to size down from Medium to Small just because it was so large. Lots of Target Designer's collaborations have their blouses huge for their size I noticed from Prabal Gurung too. Gotta keep notes on that. 
I didn't quite love Prabal or Philips items that much this time around, I really didn't like too many of their designs. If anything I loved Jason Wu's items much more. I got lots of clothes from that collaboration.

Anyway, I was in Chicago to do some shopping and I hauled in big. Not to mention I bought lots of sales items online from Sheinside and Urban Outfitters. My wallet burns. But I love everything so far! I'll put up my finds as soon as everything comes in. :D

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Dippster x Lavish Alice Wishlist

Tartans: Red Tartan Pinafore Dress, Burgundy Tartan Crop Top and Tartan x Houndstooth Sweater

Black Boots: Black Suede Chunky Ankle Boots and Black + Gold Strap Ankle Boots

It's a large list I know. It was so HARD to pick out a few items for  my wishlist, I wanted everything. I'm a huge fan of Black+White at the moment, so the bulk of my wants are staple pieces that can be worn in all the seasons. I also threw in some Tartans for good measure however, because I realize the only Tartan item I have are a pair of skinny jeans from Forever 21 I got a few years ago! I'll need to fix that.

But here's news for my fellow Bloggers, Lavish Alice is hosting a competition for us! Rules are very simple, all you have to do is request entry at email: Then post your own Wishlist on your blog, and the Lavish Alice team will pick 5 Bloggers at random to receive an item to style on their blogs! Plus, Lavish Alice team will pick one final Blogger to win a £50 voucher. So you've got nothing to lose.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I know you like them bad girls honey

Recent Publications: US Nylon October feat. Alexa Chung and NastyGal's Fall 2013 campaign.

Wearing: Gray Sweater (H&M), High Waisted Shorts (Calvin Klien Vintage), Tights (Urban Outfitters), Tote Purse (BCBG Max Azria), Cut-out booties ([$49 sale]Report Shoes), Vintage everything else

Lately, I've been feeling like a bad girl. So it'd make sense if I'd like these bad girl publications right? Right. This fall I will be bad. And I'll rock it. It's the mood for fall, the sense of fun, sexy, I-don't-care-attitude. It's such a liberating feeling to be in this bonafide attitude. And you should too! Be bad. It's kay. Cause I will be.
I'm pretty hungry for some more publications to read lately, and Nasty Gal and Nylon's October issue were very satisfying. Lots of content, new F/W collections and wonderful styling and presentation. It'd be a dream to work with either of them someday, I feel like we'd be a perfect mish mash of imperfect typography and bed-head. Haha! I have a small ambition to see them both up close in person, I'd love just to see how they work in the visual fashion world but alas its an ambition. But, Curious. I am.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Florals for Fall once more

Wearing: White Lace Blazer and Dotted Blouse (thrifted vintage), Pleather pants (H&M), Pointed Heels (BCBG Max Azria), Earrings (Hot Topic [old]), Hat (F21 [old]). Clutch (Steve Madden)

Recent Thrifts: Gold twist bracelet ($1.59) and Coach Red Bangle ($1.89)

I'm so excited! I went to the Value World recently and got a fantastic 80's plaid dress for $6 (pictures coming soon!) and these bracelets for super cheap! I can't believe this bracelet is COACH too! How do I know? Well it's engraved in a gold plate inside the bracelet. Fantastic. And they didn't mark up the price! Such a steal. The other bracelet is a brand called MONET and I'm not too familiar with that brand, but the Value world had lots of it's vintage jewelry. Value world is also where I got this gorgeous blazer as well. Gosh I love that place.
So I'm feeling like vintage love at the moment, so I can't wait to debut some more of my finds on here, I hope you like them as much as I do! So I hope you don't mind so many vintage detail posts. In other news, I recently did a photo shoot with some of my colleges Kendra and Koren of KKNS Photography/Graphic Design. We filled up their memory card to the brim so now it's just a matter of picking a few photos to debut on The Dippster, so I hope you enjoy them when I get them up too.

See ya again soon!