Monday, July 27, 2009

Twelve for Twenty

Time flies. Its hard to believe it is already August again. My birthday is coming up in 18 days. I have been considering buying myself a TV for my depressing apartment to celebrate turning 20. I never made birthday or Christmas wishlists as a child, but now as a young adult I tend to. Normally my lists are full of clothes, but it looks like my interests have diversified as of late.

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I lost my beloved turquoise earrings to the ocean on my vacation in California. I feel lost without my go-to earrings and have been longing for a new set.
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Two:
Random, I know but I have been on the search for the biggest, fluffiest, warmest towel in existence for a while now.
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Three:
I love W magazine because of their amazing pictorials and enlarged format. Every single ad in this magazine could easily become a gorgeous poster on my wall.
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Four:
Totoro! I love thee! I found the most adorable Totoro doll in California and have been regretting not taking him home ever since. Totoro, you belong with me.
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Five:
The one show that can bring me out of a slump any day. It is so sad that Arrested Development got canceled. Even though all 3 seasons are available on DVD, I am so excited about their upcoming movie.
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Six:
I have never blow-dried my hair. But am starting to think it would be a good idea to start. My hair is so thick, I don't think it is ever completely dry.
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Seven:
I will be honest here, I fell in love with the bottle of this perfume before I did the scent. But both are equally pretty and soft in that edgy rough way.
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Eight:
Okay, so not exactly these. But these heels in black are amazing. Jessica Simpson can't act or sing, but her shoe collection is amazing.
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Nine:
Studs. Leather. Guess. Need I say more? Not as classic and timeless as a Chanel 2.55, but hopefully this bag will hold me over until I can afford that icon.
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Ten:
I have a Nikon D70, but a new lens with a wider zoom range would help a lot.
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Eleven:
The newest high-end DSLR from canon, the 50D would be a dream to have.
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Twelve:
The most recent high-end camera that Nikon offers, the D300. My DSLR is the first mid-range Nikon came out with. This camera would be the newer, one level higher version of it.




Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Violet Sparkle

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Blazer-Thrifted. Tee- Target. Jeans- Macy's. Shoes- Charlotte Russe. Clutch- Karen Millan

I try not to wear these white wedges often. They have 5 inch heels and absolutely kill my feet. These were originally my prom shoes over 2 years ago. What a bad idea it was to think I could stand for a million pictures, dance, and walk around all night in these. There must always be a sacrifice of comfort for beauty I suppose.

Thank you for my recent comments, I really do appreciate every bit of feedback that I get. Hope you all are having a great Wednesday!

Rach:]

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ten, Nine, Eight...

The amazing blog, Style Porn, has tagged me to post a list of 10 things most readers do not know about me.

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One:
I wrote my own Harry Potter book when I was 13 years old. My version of the 5th Harry Potter installment was over 400 pages long. I was a very ambitious child.


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(Photo Credit: Kara Troglin)
Two:
I am completely Vietnamese, but people often mistake me for Mexican, half-white and half-asian, or Japanese. Apparently I look like everything I am not.

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Three:
I hope to study abroad in Italy sometime before I graduate from college.


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Four:
I take double rainbows over my destination as a sign that this was meant to happen.


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(Art Credit: VizBasix)
Five:
I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. Quitting art for 2 years made me feel like I had lost a part of myself.


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Six:
As a little girl my life goal was to become a famous artist, unlike many other girls my age at the time whose goal was to find her prince charming and get married.


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Seven:
I own more necklaces and shoes than I do clothes. And I own fewer clothes than the average guy.


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Eight:
My favorite flavors of snow cones are cinnamon, almond, and Mexican wedding cake.


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Nine:
If I had a tattoo, it would be of a monarch butterfly on the inside of my ankle.


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Ten:
I believe that everyone is given exactly what they need to fulfill what they were meant to do.



I would tag 10 more people, but I don't think I know that many bloggers well enough to tag them. Hoping to change that eventually!
Rach:]

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Paint it Black

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Blazer- Thrifted. Tee, Heels- Target. Black jeans- Kohls. Necklace- DIY. Clutch- Forever21.

Many thrifting tips have told me to check out the children's section, but I never really heeded that advice until recently. I found this black double breasted blazer in the little boy's section of Savers thrift in Austin. It fits better on me than any woman's blazer I've ever found in a thrift store. Don't be ignorant like me, if you haven't checked out the kid's section before, you are missing out!



After a recent excursion to Forever21, I came home with this skirt and a knit dress. I really like the recent paint strokes trend that has been appearing in fabrics. Sometimes it can be overwhelming, but I think that this skirt has the perfect dose of it.
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I actually went back and returned the knit dress later, only to be re-reimbursed with store credit. Now I am debating using my gift card to get these black wedges online.
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What do you think? Should I order them?

Rach :]

Monday, July 6, 2009

Metal Scales


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Leather jacket- Thrifted. Tank, Heels- Charlotte Russe. Jean Shorts- Thrifted. Necklace- Forever21.

Hope you all had a good Fourth of July. I love watching fireworks. I've just finished unpacking in my new apartment. It looks rather plain right now, but I plan to change that soon.

I really love the white shorts that I am wearing. Because not only do they fit well, I got them for super cheap at a Goodwill Outlet. Yeah its pretty amazing that they have a place for people's unwanted-unwanted again items. These were originally jeans until I cut and frayed them.

I am missing the Savers thrift stores in Austin. I found this jacket at the store on South Lamar. It is actually a little girl's jacket and I think the hem is supposed to go down to the knees.

Off to the first day of my art class now,
Rach :]


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pearl Jam


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Vintage pearl embellished dress- Thrifted. Vintage quilted leather purse- Thrifted. Peep toe heels- White House Black Market.

I do realize that my blog is very sporatic when it comes to the content of my posts. My topics are very widely varied. Starting soon though, my focus will turn towards outfit posts so expect many of them to come.

I start animation school next week and I am very excited and nervous about it. I have never taken an art class in college to date so this will be very different. My first class will be a 3D art class so I may post up some of my projects.

A while back, perhaps over 2 years ago, I found this dress at the Goodwill back home. At first I was really reluctant to buy it, but I sucked it up and took it home anyway. Originally it was a floor length dress, very long black and sweeping. It was hard to wear anywhere. I recently resurrected it from the back of my closet and hemmed it to knee length. The dress has a brand new life now! I am in love with the details in it. From the beaded pearls at the waist to the gathering of the skirt, for once I am super glad for my incurable thrift store impulse buying.

Rach :]