Category Archives: Dress up



Dress & belt from Ace of Hearts     (the store now has a for rent sign)
[ side note: yes, it the same dress worn HERE . I haven’t yet been bold enough to wear it with the tights outside.  *sniff* ]


Cardi – Anthropologie
Dress – Strawberry
Belt – Ruffeo Hearts Lil’ Snotty (on Etsy)

Happy Friday!
biggest accomplishment today is completing the first draft of my personal statement.  I was stuck for the longest time on the last sentence of the last paragraph, and after staring at it day after day after day … I finally have something.

I realized – when there is something I really don’t want to do (like write a paper or edit my resume), if I clean my room; specifically, wipe the floor, it makes me feel ready to tackle it.  What helps you to be productive when you don’t feel like it?


Rosy hued : a photo shoot


… After looking curiously over his panes of glass one by one, I exclaimed: “What! You have no colored glass, no pink, no red, no blue! No magic panes, no panes of paradise? Scoundrel, what do you mean by coming into poor neighborhoods without a single glass to make life beautiful!” And I pushed him toward the stairs.

Going out on my balcony I picked up a little flower pot, and when the glazier appeared at the entrance below, I let my engine of war fall down perpendicularly on the edge of his pack. The shock knocked him over and, falling on his back, he succeeded in breaking the rest of his poor ambulatory stock with a shattering noise as of lightning striking a crystal palace.

And drunk with my madness, I shouted down at him furiously: “make life beautiful! Make life beautiful!”

– Charles Baudelaire, “The Bad Glazier” 

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Isn’t that some great writing?  =D  My favorite part is when he links the little flower pot with “Engine of War”.

Currently I have the choice between two graduate schools and I am really wishing to hear back from one or two more before the April 15th decision deadline.

I also need to fill out a Fafsa.

Pale Flowers: a Photo shoot

We could stand here for a century
Staring with our heads cocked
In the broad daylight at this thing
In bodies that don’t keep
Dumbstruck with the sweetness of being

The meteorite is the source of the light
And the meteor's just what we see
And the meteoroid is a stone that's devoid of the fire that propelled it to thee.

Happy first day of Spring!


[astronomy images]

Korea town outfit

Outfit details:
Hat - forever 21
windbreaker - thrifted, Beacon's closet
sweater - Anthropologie
Oxford shirt - Uniqlo
sequined Skirt - modcloth
tights - HUE
shoes - Etsy seller " Fox and Fawn "

I kept my makeup simple : a line of black liquid eye liner, followed by a streak of sparkly silver, and white eye liner at the inner corners. I also dotted some gold liquid eye liner by the outer corners (5 dots for each eye) but you can’t really see. For my lips I just used one of Sephora’s glossy lip glosses. And for the skin –  skin79 BB (Blemish Balm) cream which I am really enjoying.  =)  

Sorry it's so blurry. Sometimes that happens when the light is too bright.

This post is kind of in honor of Helen’s cultural background! My bf took off from work today & since I was also free from work/school we decided to head on over to Uniqlo to check out the new Undercover collection. Having seen that, we had lunch in Korea town …  where my meal came with a thoughtful piece of gum.