Clean House

Sunday, October 31, 2010

I'm not sure if it's because I'm reaching a new phase in my life or just plain old finally maturing (haha), but I feel the need to...

sim·pli·fy [sim-pluh-fahy]
verb (used with object), -fied, -fy·ing.
to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier: to simplify a problem. 

We've all heard the saying 'less is more', but I think I'm finally starting to see the beauty in that for myself.  

Whether it means only putting on mascara as opposed to full-out make or just spending the day reading in bed instead of traipsing out & about, I find myself choosing the simpler option more & more lately.

& naturally, I'm finding myself drawn to a cleaner silhouette in fashion~
From Alexander Wang's T by Alexander Wang Fall 2010 Lookbook 

Don't get me wrong~ I still love details & colour & patterns, but lately I feel they are better suited in smaller quantities.

Ex-Vivi (still can't believe it, buu (´ω`。)) model Jun Hasegawa is a perfect example of the kind of 'clean fashion' I'm loving currently~
I love how the small details~ the snake-print bag & the scoop back on the tee in the central outfit, the maxi vest in the smaller outfit on the right, & the shoes in the outfit on the upper left~ are what keep these codes from being just boring casual outfits.

This is effortless dressing at its best & something I can't wait to try for myself ♥ 

& now I need to put together my 'costume' for my role as candy giver tonight, haha (o_ _)ノ彡☆


see you~

Birthday Snaps 2

Friday, October 29, 2010

ありがとう to everyone who wished me a happy birthday in my last post~ I had such a wonderfully relaxing & simple one, it was perfect (●⌒∇⌒●) 
 
& with that, I bring you more snaps~
☆ Card pile. That one on top was from my brother & my favourite because it was so me, haha!
ヾ(@^▽^@)
 
★ Sephora goodies.
 
☆ My new favourite faux fur coat. It reminds me of mokomoko, so fuzzy & comfy
 
★ I wonder what's inside...
 
☆ See you later iPod, hello Kindle
 
 
Lately I feel like a change has been coming on in my point of view, where I want to go from here... More to come later.
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

1 Year Older

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Today I bring you some birthday polaroids~
1) Gifts, cards, chocolats & gorgeous flowers from the fabulous Jenny. Thank you so much for the sweet surprise bb~!( ̄ε ̄@)CHU−

2) I realise your birthday is probably the best day to wear a totally inappropriate party dress, but this year I opted for comfy fall style à la ViVi

3) I'm so in love with these textured tall socks from Target. I think I'm going to pick up some more. & of course, my favourite leopard print pumps from Steve Madden's Madden Girl line. 

ヾ(´・∀・)ノ << Happy Birthday♪ to me~

梨花 x MERCURY DUO x JJ

Friday, October 22, 2010

ヾ(〃⌒ ー———⌒)ノ~~コンニチワァ♪

I'M OFFICIALLY ON MY BIRTHDAY MINI-VACA NOW~~!!

I decided to take a few days off as a present to myself to sleep in, blog, shop & do various other random things against my better judgment new girl at work is still new ☆ミヾ(#`Д´)σ[ノ ヽ``┼┐!] but what's the fun of cutting work otherwise?

I have a bunch of things I want to do today, but before I head out I wanted to post about this amazing piece of information I stumbled upon this morning~
Tiny photo because my layout won't allow for a bigger one, but you can see the collection full-size here!

One of my all-time favourite models & style icons 梨花/Rinka recently did a collaboration with MERCURY DUO resulting in these 3 fabulous outerwear pieces.

I'm bummed that the parka is already sold out, but hopefully I can get my hands on one of the other 2!

These need to be in my closet. NOW

☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

Sunday Polaroids

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

☆ボンジュール ♪( ̄∠  ̄ )ノ
3 snaps featuring 3 things I love~
☆ Dolman sleeve tops
★ Gifted open-toe booties from Jenny
☆ New switching effect leggings

I almost forgot how fun the Poladroid app was (〃ノ∇ノ)

☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

90's

Monday, October 18, 2010

(^コ^)(^ン^)(^ニ^)(^チ^)(^ワ^)

I can't believe this blog almost has 200 followers! ガ━━Σ(´・ω・|||)━━ン 

That is so amazing to me & I really can't thank everyone who stops by enough~ I enjoy posting on here for myself yes, but it's always nice to know there are others who share my interests & enjoy seeing my stupid code snaps, haha!  ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ_彡☆バンバン!

 So lately I've been finding myself more & more influenced by 90's style~ a little bit grunge,  oversized, chunky, & artfully disheveled ♡ PopSister magazine tried to push 90's style back in July, but their take was more early 90's, California beach casual~
I think these looks were great for summer, but what the November issue is calling 'Knit Girl' style is exactly what I'm loving for fall~
I think you can see the influence of later 90's style in the plaid, work boots & oversized knits.

This & the pages of the October Free People catalogue were my inspiration on Saturday~
(Scottish Fringe Jacket from Free People, Double U-Neck Long Sleeve Mini Dress from American Apparel, tall socks from Target, boots from BONGO)
Words cannot express how much I love this sweater jacket~ so cozy & a perfect layering piece for fall ♡
 These boots were also an amazing find~ only 15$ on sale at Kmart of all places, haha!
(*^日^*)゛グワッハッハ
 I have a feeling these are going to be wayyy overused in my fall wardrobe~

What do you think of 90's style?
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

Sexy Celeb EGOIST Style ★。、:*:。.:*:・'゜

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

(^コ^)(^ン^)(^ニ^)(^チ^)(^ワ^)

I think it's safe to say I'm crushing majorly on EGOIST's 2010 autumn/winter collection ♥ Their monotone & khaki colour palette mixed with both fitted & textured knits is exactly what I'm loving for this fall season. 

Mitsu did a wonderful post on EGOIST's take on a/w here ♪(゚▽^*)ノ⌒☆ 
I was inspired by ALL of these looks, but this one in particular was begging for a recreation, which I did on Sunday~!
Snap courtesy of Universal Doll
EGOIST staff-chan looking kind of crazy/cute, haha!ヾ(@^▽^@)ノ わはは

& my take~
(Lace batwing top from Free People, used inner tank + shorts, tall socks from Target, ready-made turban from Gold Saturn, Mum's Bandolino pumps) 

I'm tempted to try to recreate the entire EGOIST lookbook since it consists of just a few key pieces like this lace top & the plaid onepiece mixed with simple basics like the denim shorts, tall socks or tights, & fur accents. 

Do you think it's worth an attempt? ★=(−.⌒)

☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

ViVi x 109 Book Vol. 2

Monday, October 11, 2010

(*^ο^)こ(*^-^)ん(*^○^)ば(*^-^)ん(*^〇^)わ(*^∇^)v ニパッ♪ 
 
How was your Monday?
 
Today was a federal holiday here in the US but unfortunately it was just another working day for me, buu  (´Д`。)
BUT I think things are finally starting to go better, so I'm happy for that!
 
& another thing that makes me happy today is the second volume of the ViVi x 109 Book~! ♡
 You can buy the actual hard-copy of the book at the SHIBUYA 109 NET SHOP & at Amazon.jp, but an online version has been uploaded on the net shop for our buying & viewing pleasure! 
\(○^ω^○)/ 
 
The book is basically a lookbook featuring all of the predominantly popular brands at 109 & features ViVi models. It also links to the products on the net shop so you can buy an entire look right away if you love it! There was definitely lots to love, but here were the ones that stood out to me~
Even though my love for w♥c isn't as strong as it used to be, their brand page gets love for the sheer fun styling on Rola. That monster fur jacket is just amazing! ★'.・.LOVE~(^▽^(^▽^*)~LOVE.・.・:☆ 
 Love EGOIST's chunky knits paired with feminine tailoring ♡
I also really like their take on the monster fur boot as seen in the bottom left corner~
I think I loved the styling of this page more than the actual brand items, but that blue dress & over-the-knee boots in the bottom right corner are love~
 That knit romper + polka-dot blouse are major wants!
Again, the styling here is just fabulous~ the name titty & co. always makes me lol though ヾ(@゜∇゜@)ノ あははのは〜
 Lots of popular a/w coordinate styles~
 Outerwear styles~ MA*RS, Honey Bunch & ROJITA get major love here ♥
 
Now I wish it would get colder again so I can break out my leopard fur jacket, haha~!
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

(You Drive Me) Crazy ♪

Sunday, October 10, 2010

☆Hey!ヽ('ー'#)/ Hello!☆
Being between hairstyles + an overgrown fringe = perpetual bad hair day, haha
キャハハ o(>▽▽<)o キャハハ
 
At least I had a comfy easy outfit that required zero effort~
(Onepiece from GALSTAR, cardigan from Forever 21, used boots, bracelets from Target & EXPRESS)

Gotta love lazy Saturdays~
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

Some Things Recently

Friday, October 8, 2010

(^コ^)(^ン^)(^ニ^)(^チ^)(^ワ^)
 
Blogging 2 days in a row, whoo hoo~~!!

So, lately I've been obsessed with finding vintage & unique accessories to build up my collection. After some not-so-successful local secondhand shop hunting, I went on Etsy & scored these 2 amazing items that really channel some recent MURUA goods~
 How amazing is this chain print scarf?(♡´∀`♡)
It's SO HUGE too, it's nearly the same width as my bed, haha! I loved it immediately because it reminded me a little of this classic MURUA scarf.

Inside the cute little box were these lovelies~
Amazing knotted stud earrings made from recycled buttons~ so genius! ♥ Really similar to these square knot studs from MURUA.

I was also lucky enough to place a YesStyle order during their free shipping week last week & scored these 2 gorgeous tops~
 (From right to left: Dolman-Sleeve Ruffle Top (thank you, Jenny! ♥) & Elbow-Sleeve Color-Block Top, both from Taiwanese brand MYHEART)

& because I couldn't resist snagging one~
I'm actually glad I got this one instead of the Strawberry Pink one (which is now sold out) because I have too many bright pink blushes already, haha  ( ̄▼ ̄)ノ_彡☆ばんばん!
I'm excited to see how this one turns out though~!
 
& that's it because I'm a bit tipsy from happy hour & need to drink some tea nowww~
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆

Hair Lust ♡

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ヾ(* ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄▽ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄*)ノこんばんわ♪
 
These weeks have been so busy lately, I really feel like I hardly have time for myself or the things I wanna do (´Д`。) Then today I was surprised by Mother Nature AT WORK sorry if this is tmi, haha! & couldn't go home because I'm in the middle of training a new girl so I've spent an entire day in pain & feeling like total shit... ISN'T LIFE WONDERFUL??  バヵァッ!!(。´>_●<)シ彡☆ 
 
BUT it's almost the weekend & today I'm gonna talk about one of my favourite subjects so let's cheer up~! (o^-^)尸~''☆ミ☆ミ 
 
I always tell myself after I chop off all my hair that I'll never do it againI'm going to grow my hair down to my waist if it takes the rest of my life, haha ☆ミヾ(*´∇`)σ[ノ ヽ``┼┐!] 
But then I see photos like this & I start to reconsider all over again~
(ノ´Д`)ノ★LOVE★(ノ´Д`)ノ 
 
I love everything about this hairstyle~ the cut, the colour, the model (Miliyah ftwww ♡), just everything! 
 
It's a little similar to the cut I went for in the summer of 2009, except less thinned out & angled. I loved the ease of having short hair & everyone thought this kind of cut really suited my face, but... I don't know if I want to go this short again! I always think how I'll miss my long hair which always ends up happening anyway, plus my hair takes FOREVER to grow out (´Д`。)
 
But... I really do love how this looks!(≧∇≦)ぶぁっはっはっ!!
 
So I guess it's back to the question~ to cut or not to cut?
(*´д`)?? 
 
☆⌒(*^-゚)ノ~♪see you again♪~ヾ(゚-^*)⌒☆