Posts Tagged ‘style’

My most recent addiction is online shopping.  This all started 2 months ago when my sister and I were looking at shoes on YesWalker.  There, I found the perfect pumps, ordered them, and am now in love with those shoes~

Now, I’ve been eyeing YesStyle items for awhile now, but I never actually looked into them… If you don’t know what YesStyle is, it is an Asian online retailer that sells everything from jewelry to clothes.  I like this site because the apparel is tailored to Asian tastes in style.  Any way, a couple of weeks ago, I was bored and so I decided to look around on the site- boy that was a bad idea (well, really, a FANTASTIC IDEA).  I found so much stuff that I liked that my shopping bag totaled the thousands… It took a few weeks for me to narrow down everything to a reasonable price (by then, some of the sale prices were no longer applicable… but it was okay, the items were replaced with deals of the week clothes!).  

So I finally had a shopping bag that was decently priced for the items that I was getting AND I was extremely satisfied with the final items I chose.  I ended up getting 5 items of clothing, and my sister got 3 items, and the total of all 8 items was under $200.  Plus, since the total was over $150, there is free shipping! 🙂

I am so excited that I cannot wait to receive these items in the mail~  Check it out:

1. Dual-Pocket Long Sleeve Cardigan

2. Pink Chiffon-Hem Tunic

3. Fleece-Line Logo Print Pullover

4. Turtleneck Striped-Panel Pleated Dress

5. Cotton Blend Pullover

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Annual Chop

It is definitely time for me to change up my hairstyle.  My last haircut was around April of last year.  Because I will be heading off to college next year, I want to look different- ya know, start fresh, physically and mentally.  Now, I have this whole idea in my head about what type of haircut I want to get, but my parents would disown me if I dared.  It’s ok to share it here though- as long as I don’t actually go through with it, I’m fine.  So, the style that I would LOVE to have is the Key style.  It’s definitely a really short cut and kinda boyish, but I think it has pizazz.

In the picture to the right, you can kinda see how it looks from an aerial view.  I’m definitely digging the slanted bangs in the front.  The whole side-bang business is getting old for me, so this concept is fresh.  I really like how the front will slant so that the hair won’t completely poke into my eyes.  Another thing about the Key cut is the smoothness of the chop.  It’s like… perfectly snipped and angled.  If you think about it, the edges of his hair look so straight that they can be used as straight-edges on a math test or something.  Oh and of course, I adore the neon pink hair dye.  Though I wouldn’t quite agree on getting a huge chunk of my hair dyed this color, I would like strands of this color.  If you look at the photo below, the dye is actually in strands- the way I like it.  I’m not THAT bold to have the majority of my hair a neon color, but I think subtle hints of colors are cool. 

Fortunately for you, I have also found the ideal Key cut I would love to get.  It’s a combo of both of these pictures, but with slight differences.  Plus, I immediately fell in love with his hair.  It’s absolutely perfect- slanted bangs, a little unevenness for sass, thin streaks of neon colors, and a slight straight-edge.



I present you with…..

Obviously, my parents being… my parents, they would never let me look like this.  Especially since my mom would totally be against the dying the hair thing.  But you know what?  I wouldn’t really dye it… if I did get this style, I’d use extensions so that I could change up the streak colors every so often.  But, I’ve come to terms with what my parents think.  I totally understand their perspective- this style is definitely out there for me.  Knowing me, especially, this hair is wack. 😉

So, let’s move on to what I CAN do with my hair.  Well, it’s quite long now.  I considered having it grow out more and just getting a trim on the edges to rid my strands of split-ends.  Oh, and I would get bangs again, since they grew out.  What was originally my bangs… became hair that reaches my chin.  If I leave the length of my hair and fix it up a little at the salon, it’d look like this:

It’s pretty, sure.  But I’ve realized that long hair is a hassle.  It gets tangled, caught in things, etc.  AND, it tends to whip me in the face.  Especially since my hair gets thick really quickly, I find it difficult to style every morning for school.  If I tie it up, there are loose strands that tickle my neck and my face.  I’ve also had long, straight hair for quite a few years now.  In fact, the last time I did NOT have long, straight hair was back when I was 12 or 13.

After my long ramble, what I’m trying to say is that my next cut shall be different, but also acceptable and easy to deal with.  I already know what I will do with my hair- you can probably figure it out pretty quickly if you really think about it.  I’ll leave you to your imagination, but ya know what?  I’m pumped for my new style.  Hopefully, it’ll come out nice though… my hair is really going to be subject to the stylist.  So… the stylist better know what he/she is doing!  I’ve had horrible haircut mishaps in the past. –shivers– Until then, HWAITING!

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Harajuku is the Japanese version of “haute couture”;  a lovely style with a wacky twist.  Above, I’ve included a recent harajuku girl style that I just cannot get over.  I love fashion and I’m always on the hunt on the web for the latest and hottest international trends.  And I just happened to come across this photo on the tokyofashion.com site.  This is an amazing site for fashion lovers 🙂 .

The Analysis:

For one, I am very attracted to the skirt and bomber jacket style.  Plus the cardigan she’s wearing has little bowties as buttons, which is a positive for this outfit.  It creates a rocker with a sweet taste in fashion sort of a look.  I mean, the majority of her clothing color is black and red, which if worn incorrectly can end up looking horrendously emo… But this harajuku girl does a good job making herself “haute couture.”  Also, she matches her heels and black stockings very adorably.  As we all know, black stockings and high heels can create the wrong image, *ehem ehem* prostitute.  LOL and back to the whole cute skirt thing, I am a huge fan of the lace on there.  Obviously this type of skirt is “in” this year, but all I’ve seen are these type of skirts with flower patterns or solid colors on them!  The lace on it is a very fresh and fashionable idea.  Love it.  🙂  And as well all know, fashion is about the entire image.  Not only are this girl’s items of clothing cute, she also has a kawaii haircut- set with bangs and all- to put the cherry on top of this ensemble.  😉

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It was only recently that 蔡依林 Jolin Tsai came out with her own fashion line, Seventy Two Changes.  She premiered with her line at Fashion Week a few months ago and her clothes are now sold in the U.S.

Though her apparel line is fairly new, I am amazed by her taste in fashion.  Here I thought she just had a great voice, dancing skills, and intelligence.  Like those aren’t enough talents, she is also very familiar with couture.  If you hadn’t had a chance to look at some of her designs, I’ve included some photos for you…


I know there aren’t that many ads or photos of her clothes yet, but with the ones I’ve currently seen amaze me.  Her line is very representative of her style, which I adore.  The clothes have a fun but simple style to it.  I mean, I would wear most of her clothes… probably to a party or something.  They seem very fit for a fun night out.

I definitely hope that I will see the same quality clothes at her next appearance at Fashion Week.  Maybe she won’t be like all of the other celebrities who’ve created fashion lines… Perhaps, her clothing and designs will continue to have… substance.

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A Short Tale of Shoes

Sexxxxyyyy Shoe :)OH MY GOD SHOES!  Aren’t shoes fantastic?  I know this is a weird topic to talk about, but in all seriousness, shoes are like diamonds to girls.  And if you want your diamond ring to look pretty, then the same goes for shoes right?  Obviously… but unfortunately, I hadn’t realized the meaning shoes held for a girl until just about a month or so ago.  Luckily, I still have time to wear pretty shoes. 🙂

So, while I was watching BOF, Min Seo Hyun said something very meaningful to Geum Jan Di: “A girl must wear beautiful shoes because beautiful shoes will take her to beautiful places.”  This was the quote that got me thinking about the role of shoes in a girl’s life.  True, right?  haha… well I’d like to think so.  With that said, I thought, well, shoes do take you to places for they are on your feet and your feet carry you to a destination.  Makes sense, eh?  And well, that’s a really cool way of thinking, that beautiful shoes take you to beautiful places.  Isn’t that a fascinating thought?  Ever since, I’ve been thinking that in the future, I must pick my shoes wisely.  Shoes are now my fancy~~~  Take a look at my new taste in shoes…

Orangey Shoozzz Hehehe… XD  I like colourful shoes…


… And I’m addicted to snakeskin patterns…


I’m all for glamourous footwear!

Shoozzzyyy Shooz

Pretty Shoes

white shoes

And finally, I love to walk in something not only beautiful, but also comfortable.  Check it out:




Okay.  There you have it!  You see what an addiction to shoes I have?  hahah… I could seriously go on for hours looking at different types of shoes.  A really fascinating fashion applique shoes are, eh?  I guess in a way, Seo Hyun was right: “A girl must wear beautiful shoes because beautiful shoes will take her to beautiful places.”  That’s why there are so many varieties of shoes, don’t you think?


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So a few days ago, it was really hot and my hair is up to my neck.  You ever had that?  Well, it’s the most uncomfortable thing ever, so I thought “hey, why don’t I put my hair in little pigtails to keep it from sticking to my neck?”.  The next day, I decided to put my thought into action.  Since my hair was short, I didn’t think I completely looked like a fool.  Besides, if I did, I didn’t care, because I was at home and it wasn’t like anyone was going to see me in this state.  And it kept my hair out of the way…  Then, today, as I was rummaging through my closet, I found this shirt that bore a similar resemblance to the Japanese Schoolgirl Uniforms, otherwise known as the Sailor Outfits セーラー服.  I thought it would be fun to throw this on and take a pic of me in it with the pigtails (I was talking to my sister yesterday and she said the pigtails reminded her of Goo Hye Sun as Geum Jan Di in Boys Over Flowers 꽃보다 남자 so that’s asian enough right?).  Ya, so I thought I was all set with the Asian hair and Japanese shirt.  As a result?  Here’s the pic of me .  What do you think? >.<

Japanese School Girl

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Japan Fashion Week

I’m an avid follower of fashion news.  Every new innovation in the fashion world is immediately known to me.  I find fashion an interesting topic.  Every single designer has their own “style” and even though some styles are “uncreative” and “lacking material”, I feel that there is still some story behind it.  Personally, I love either the really elegant clothing or the wacky, crazy style.  That’s why I’m IN LOVE with Japanese fashion.

If you look above, you’ll see some designs from Japan Fashion Week.  I’d say those styles shown are more of the wacky, crazy style I’m talking about.  But, you know what?  IT HAS EDGE. Those dresses are absolutely brilliant; I love the prints, the appliques, the look, and most importantly, the silhouette.  To me, it all comes down to the silhouette and how it is presented on the model.  When I see those dresses, I feel like I’m no longer on Earth, but rather a different world (don’t worry, I’m not crazy, I’m just describing the effect the designs have on me).  Ya…. so moving on the Japanese Street Fashion….. I present you with…..

School Girl Fashion

TADAAA!!!!!  I’m sorry, but I’m crazy about Japanese street fashion in addition to their elegant clothing.  I love how the Japanese are not afraid to go crazy with what they want to wear.  It’s like they don’t have a fear of what others will think of them.  What courage they have… hahah… But anyways, I love the school girl look that they favor so much.  As you can see, there are many different variations of the school girl look, but each one represents the same idea: an innocent girl who is NOT AFRAID of expressing her inner beauty.  Well, that’s a little lesson about Japanese fashion.  Maybe one day I’ll come back on this topic when I learn a little bit more about Japanese Fashion.  Hope you enjoyed reading this little blurb!

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