Saturday, December 28, 2013

Almost is never enough

Wearing: Perforated Pleather top (Urban outfitters), Purple Cardigan and Velvet Leggings (Forever 21), Rings (H&M), Necklace (old), Doctor Martens 1460

Left to Right: Thrifted, Doctor Martens 1460, Report shoes, Restricted Shoes, Chinese Laundry

I've got Ariana Grande stuck in my head. I can't stop singing her songs when they hit up on my grooveshark playlists. So here's a small post today with today's outfit I wore to work. Retail can be tough but luckily we can wear Dr. Martens around. I recently received them for Christmas from my boyfriend, I'm ecstatic to wear them all the time forever! I also bought some Report look alikes and mum got me some new flats from Marshalls earlier this month. Got some clothes pre-picked from Urban Outfitters for Christmas from her too (from their 50% off sale items sale!) I got lots! But my time in retail is growing short I put in my 2 weeks notice today and I'm getting mentally prepared for back to school. I'm totally not ready to go back...

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Just a little bit on me

Wearing: Hat (Free People), Necklace (Lyndell NYC), Sweater and Skirt (Vintage), Suspender's Tights (House of Holland at Topshop), Booties (Report Aydin Booties), Rings (Romwe), Samsung S3 Bunny Case (from China)

Last minute Christmas shopping. And I swear, it's not because I'm last's because I couldn't go out to buy all my gifts till today. Going pay check to pay check for gas in my car is no fun. And today is the payday, soooo it's time to buy all the presents! :D 

If you're reading my blog, you've probably noticed I don't wear make-up very often. It's because I prefer keeping my face clean of dirt and oil. I reallyy hate when my acne flares up so I'd much rather wear nothing on me than risk more acne on my face. :P Even foundation messes with my skin! I've had quite the journey to acquire clearer skin from my teenhood years. Like many others, I used Acutane as I got it from my dermatologist. I tried many other topical solutions and pill solutions beforehand, and this was what worked for me. But it's not a miracle cure for all acne. You still have to maintain with topical solutions when you do flare up from the environment and etc. With stress from school and all nighters, you can imagine the toll it takes on my skin....I've also got dry patches every now and then as a result of the Acutane. But I use CeraVe lotions (google it's like $12) on all over to make sure everything is moisturized.  

Most people get really reprimanded for not wearing makeup especially in a incredibly visual world, but I've found just being in my skin with minimal make-up really is just fine. I can be confident with a little bit on me!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Vintage Blues

Wearing: My Dad's hat / Vintage Blazer and pants / Pleather Shirt + Boots (Urban Outfitters) 

Simple outfit today to fix some problems that came up with a school project. Boy today was trouble. Hopefully everything goes alright this week. But this is the final push for school and then it'll be winter break! I'll be working in the winter break time but next year will be school only. I don't think I've been getting very good grades as a result of working full-time weekends. I'm going to try really hard to get stuff done perfectly this time around. I'm a little sad around this time of year though I haven't been able to thrift as often as I'd like. This old blazer was one of the last things I'd thrifted lately. I couldn't just leave it on the Goodwill shelf. I knew it was mine! It's really nice too, made of wool and keeps me warm this winter. :3

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Photos by Koren Stevens

Hope you guys had a good Thanksgiving, school keeps me pretty busy but here's a fun post. Me and my group were shooting some video for our publication for class and after experimenting with video and we took some pictures for fun. We're loving the results!