I trimmed my bangs for the second time this week, last night. Someone needs to confiscate my trimming scissors.
My trimming scissors are probably one of the most useful and necessary buys of my life. Like acne pills. Last night, I decided to see if I could do a decent fringe on myself (as opposed to side bangs). I think I did an okay job:
Though theyâ€™re a bit long because they hit my eyes. I guess Iâ€™ll be trimming my bangs again tonight :D Or maybe not. My layers are at an awkward length and I told myself I’d grow my hair out the first half of this year. As a result, I’ve been wearing my hair in messy buns or messy ponytails. Coupled with a full fringe, it highlights my chubby Asian cheeks. And for some reason, it makes my nose look… pudgier.
Perhaps it’s all in my head. I hope so.
Because it’s going to take some time before I can get my loafers resoled and because I couldn’t exactly watch Alice in Wonderland and then go drinking afterwards tiptoeing in fear, I got myself a new pair of shoes after work. I had about twenty minutes to pick out a pair so it’s a good thing that I came across Liz‘s blog; I already knew what I was getting even before leaving the office. I wish I had more time to look for a terry romper.
I am not quite sure what they are called, though. They are not pointy enough to be winkle pickers nor do they have the wingtip pattern to qualify as brogues; derbies are men’s shoes and they obviously aren’t loafers. The closest they come to are Oxford shoes. Please correct me/please tell me if you know what style these fall under!
They’re made of synthetic leather which kind of puts me off but I can live with that. I got them from tOnic at The Ramp for 995 pesos. It comes in three bright shades of blue, pink, and yellow and I really wanted a pair in blue to match last Friday’s outfit but only yellow came in my size.
Not really a fan of flats because they fail to make me look slimmer but they’re a necessity with all the walking I do!
I made you a mixtape. Perhaps like Carina, I’ll make this a regular thing.
Most of these songs are about cities— New York and Los Angeles, specifically. Some are just songs I like listening to while walking at night and some, songs I love but haven’t listened to in a while. I wanted whimsical yet upbeat and songs that make me feel giddy.
My iPod’s poppy-happy “In the city” playlist:
1. Nolita Fairytale – Vanessa Carlton
2. Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
3. Everywhere – Michelle Branch
4. Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms
5. Black and Gold – Katy Perry (Sam Sparro cover)
6. Seasons of Love – Rent OST
7. Downtown – Petula Clark
8. Generation – Emerson Hart
9. First Train Home – Imogen Heap
10. Santa Monica – Savage Garden
11. The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
12. London Rain (Nothing Heals Me Like You Do) – Heather Nova
13. Better in Manhattan – Casey Dienel
14. More Than This – 10000 Maniacs
15. When The Stars Go Blue – Ryan Adams
16. Big Yellow Taxi (feat. Vanessa Carlton) – Counting Crows
17. Nowhere and Everywhere – Michelle Lewis
18. The Camper Velourium I: Faint of Hearts – Coheed and Cambria
19. Sunken-Eyed Girl – Mike Doughty
20. Wish I Stayed – Ellie Goulding
21. Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered – Silje Nergaard
Aaaand some photos:
Eh, I meant to draw mouse ears on this photo and call it “country mouse” but I forgot and I’m too lazy to do it now. Anyway, I wanted to wear this today but the dress’s fabric was too hot. I got really sweaty (you’d think I just had a go and worked out on refurbished fitness equipment) just taking photos out in my balcony. So I changed into this:
The pink shirt is really, really thin. I bought it as a beach cover-up but I find it very comfortable for sweltering city weather.
Claudia Schiffer photographed by Erwin Wurm for Vogue Deutsch (November 2009):
Erwin Wurm is an Australian artist. Since the late 1980s he has developed an ongoing series of â€œOne Minute Sculptures,â€ in which he poses himself or his models in unexpected relationships with everyday objects close at hand, prompting the viewer to question the very definition of sculpture.
I passed by Saizen (Japanese store where everything is 85 pesos) for the first time last night during my lunch break and bought this. According to The Internets!, these are the benefits of using charcoal soap:
Charcoal soap is believed as it can provide more moisture to the skin as it absorbs purities that sometimes can make the skin speckled. Speckled skin will make the overall performance ugly so that people try many ways to eliminates and avoid it. This soap removes all dead cells over your body and retains newer cells. Moreover, charcoal soap is also good in order to make the skin lighter. When you think that you want to have a lighter skin, this soap can be a safe way to help you promoting lighter skin. Furthermore, you will also have refreshed skin everyday. As a conclusion, this charcoal soap will be able to give you healthy, more moisture and lighter skin.
I just want and am desperate to get rid of my pimples and my regular face wash for acne doesn’t seem to work anymore.
Morning stuff on my table.
I bought the ashtray from Saizen, too; that striped thing on the edges is a kitty!
Today’s outfit. I am finally wearing my pair of jeans from the Levi’s Modern Vintage collection outside the house. Sorry for the cat; I look sleepy and just plain ugly in the photo.
People who know me know that jeans really aren’t my style. I practically live in basic, black leggings because not only are they versatile (at least for me), they’re also very comfortable to wear on unbearably hot days and “fat days” (oh, elastic waistbands, how I love thee lol). I have about 10+ pairs of jeans that take up precious closet space (I like having them around, I don’t know why) but I only ever really wear about two or three pairs.
I can’t remember the last time I bought a new pair of jeans. Another reason why I don’t wear them: unlike leggings and mini skirts, it is SO hard and SO frustrating finding a good pair of jeans in this country. Sometimes, I wonder if the good folks who design women’s jeans have the slightest clue about the female body.
Last night, I attended the Levi’s Modern Vintage Collection launch. Bloggers (I was with Liz and Lauren) and media folks were treated to a short fashion show showcasing the styles (the collection has three styles for women: Slim Patty Anne Fit, Slim Straight Elise, and Slim Boyfriend Fit) followed by a shopping trip so we lucky ducks could pick, fit, and take home our own pair of Modern Vintage jeans!