new blog

It's been a while. I don't know why, but I've sort of lost the motivation to post on this particular blog of mine. I guess I just felt it was too messy. So, I've started another blog that's more simple and I hope that all you will continue to read and support my blog there. I really appreciate it!


PS. I will leave this blog here though, as I've written nearly 600 posts over the course of three years on here! 


the spectacle of nobility

Words cannot describe how delighted I am to see Julia Stegner walk in a Spring 2012 show! She's been my favorite model since forever, and there hasn't been much of her around recently in editorials and runway. Although it does make me smile when I see her Maybelline campaigns. Here is the most recent editorial of her from Vogue Japan October 2011! 

I really hope she shows up in Milan or Paris. 




just cause it's fashion week

How many browser windows do you have open at the moment for online window shopping? None! I'm trying to be good to my wallet. 

What's on your iPod right now? You really want me to name everything...?

What was the last article of clothing or accessory you purchased? I think they were my Jeffrey Campbell Litas, but Jeff bought me those.

What piece do you wish most to add to your closet at the moment? A cape for when the weather gets cooler.

What current trend are you loving the most? Neons! I know they're everywhere, but I can't help it!

What current trend do you hate the most? Um, I can't think of anything...but there must be something...

What is your fave fashion-centric television program? Sex and the City! 

Who is your favorite designer at the moment? I don't really play favorites with designers, but I always love Stella McCartney and Isabel Marant.

What is your favorite footwear line? This is a toughie. I've always wanted a pair of YSL Tributes/Tribtoos, but there's so much variety elsewhere!

How fast can you Name That Model on the Catwalk? I used to be pretty good at naming models, but I haven't been paying attention to all the new girls.

Three words to describe your overall sense of style? I don't know!

How would you describe your winter look? Lots of layers, and I get a bit lazy. 

What will your look be this spring? I have no idea what I'll be into by then, but I imagine there'll be lots of color and prints. 

What trend do you see becoming the biggest come spring? From what I've seen from the past couple days of fashion week, it looks like a lot of colors and prints...

What's your pick for the "it" tech gadget of the moment? My iPhone? Although I feel like tablets are really "in" right now.

Who is your pick for the most stylish "it" celeb? Diane Kruger for events, and Rosie Huntington-Whitely for candids. 

If someone handed you $10,000 where would you spend it? I'd go on a vacation to Paris and spend it there.

Favorite shopping destination? I can't really have a favorite if I haven't shopped in a lot of places - so it's Boston, I suppose. 

What are you reading right now? I just finished One Day and I'm planning on seeing the movie.

Favorite snack? Sour cream and onion chips (with ruffles). 


missoni for target

Ever since it was announced that Missoni was doing a collaboration with Target, I have been keeping track of everything related. I've never been so excited for any other designer collaboration before! Today is Fashion's Night Out, and if I were in NYC I would have definitely been waiting in line for their pop-up shop. However, since I'm stuck here, I'll have to wait until the collection hits stores and online next week. I've made a list of my favorites, and hopefully they have them in stock at my nearest Target store!


condo couture

So, when can I move in?



back to school

I can't believe it's already September. I feel like this whole summer just flew by! But then again, isn't that how it always is when you're a student? I'm not ready to go back to school, especially since things are so complicated...however, I'm excited at the prospect of getting back on track, so bring it on, fall! 



the end is near

I'm being overdramatic, but summer is nearly over and it makes me a little depressed. Jeff has to move into his dorm this weekend and then his classes start. I don't go back to school until September, but it's still sad because we won't be free to do whatever we like as much! Many people usually can't wait to go back to college - I could wait forever. Sigh.

Today I went out shopping with Jeff,his mother, brother and his fiancée. I refrained from buying anything (other than a pomegranate lemonade). I need to save up for Missoni for Target anyways, hehe. We all went to Minado's for dinner and it was good although we were just there two days ago. It was funny though, we bumped into Jeff's cousin (once removed) and one of the chefs from the restaurant with family!

After dinner we were on the way home and all decided to go to BJ's for some food shopping. I decided to get the book One Day because I've been meaning to read it and wanted to before I went to see the movie. Apparently, BJ's had pink Hunter rain boots for sale? I was tempted to get them but I already have rain boots...but I held back! We went to Target afterwards where I just picked up some facial cleansing wipes and Jeff got some stuff for his dorm.

You know what else I just realized? My title could be taken as the approaching Hurricane Irene on the east coast. I really hope it won't be that bad, but it would be interesting to see a hurricane in real life. Stay safe everyone!



via instagram

I know I said that I had a bunch of stuff to share, but the truth is that I'm too lazy to write a whole bunch of entries, and I honestly don't remember what happened when. So, I'm going to post photos I've taken through the iPhone app Instagram (follow me if you have an account, shirleyyy)! You can kind of put together what I've been up to, I suppose~



hello all

How was everyone's weekend? Lovely, I hope!
I have several things I want to post about, but today is Jeff's 21st birthday (woot woot) so I'll be a bit distracted and busy! But do expect some posts later on this week :)



rainy days

Wow, I'm actually posting two days in a row! But sorry to disappoint, I don't have much to share. I wish it would stop raining because I would really like to go out and enjoy summer before it comes to an end. Today Jeff and I went out to dinner with the extended family. And then we caught a late showing of Rise of the Planet of the Apes afterwards. It was a good movie, but pretty basic. Though I'm a little scared to go near a zoo now!

Wishing everyone a good week now in case I don't end up posting for a while...



tax-free weekend

On Saturday, Ebisuya Market was having a little festival so Jeff and I got up early and dropped by! It wasn't anything big, but they were selling some yummy goodies like takoyaki, snow cones, and cotton candy. We bought a lot of it...haha...and then some more random foods from the market itself. Went shopping for a little bit afterwards hoping that maybe there'll be some good tax-free weekend sales, but I didn't find anything I really liked. We ate at American Joe's, which was kind of a bad idea considering that it was right before dinner at my grandparent's! But I forced myself to eat both meals - I was so full.

Today, Jeff and I went shopping again and left empty handed again. Oh well, I'm trying to save money nowadays. We ate at Wasabi, the new restaurant that opened at the Natick Collection. Jeff was really excited about it, and it ended up disappointing. The sushi wasn't all that great; it tasted like any other sushi you could get at the supermarket. But the service was beyond horrible. Yes, they were understaffed, but nonetheless, sucky. We did a lot of grocery shopping after and piled up on food.

I'm in a blehhh mood, don't really want to do anything~



chain mail croc bag

I'm kind of in love with this bag from StyleStalker.
Not available quite yet, but pre-order here.



dolly wink

I've been meaning to blog about my new Dolly Wink eyeliners, but I've been a bit lazy. I haven't been blogging all that much lately because I haven't been shopping - besides that and work, I basically just sit around all day and watch shows. It's the sad truth.

Anyways, I purchased the Dolly Wink liquid eyeliner last year when it first came out because the packaging was adorable and I heard good things about it. So when mine started to die out, I was very upset. So Jeff decided to surprise me and bought a new one for me online - but he bought the regular eyeliner, not the liquid one! He went back online and then bought me the limited-edition liquid one, which has a hot pink exterior as opposed to the original light pink :)

It's my favorite liquid eyeliner ever, so I highly recommend it! It's too bad it's a little difficult to find. The pencil one is okay, but not something I would repurchase.



brights on the beach

I love brights.




Mathilda of The Juicy Details is having a giveaway on her blog!
Check it out here :)


save it for a rainy day

First entry from the new MacBook! How exciting it is to blog from a computer that runs smoothly for once. No more freezing and lagging - yay!

Today, Jeff and I decided to go to Legacy Place - kind of a bad idea at first because it was raining and it's more of a plaza. But it didn't last too long! We went to Borders because they're closing down, but I was disappointed because it wasn't much of a sale yet. Books were only 10%. Magazines were 40% but most of the good ones were gone. I ended up getting a mini calendar and one book. Also we went to Urban Outfitters and I bought a couple of nail polishes because I'm addicted. I'm trying to buy shades that I don't have though! I got a bright purple and a nude color.

We went to eat at the Le's at the Atrium Mall, which I've never been before and I can see why. There's very little stores. Browsed a couple places, and then at Second Time Around I saw a pair of YSL Curvy Platform Pumps for like less than $300!! I really wanted to buy them, but I controlled myself since we just bought a new laptop. Sigh.

After eating we drove back the Legacy Place to see Captain America at the movie theater. Eh, it was okay, not the best Marvel movie.

How is everyone's week going?



go west, young cowgirl

As I'm sure you've all noticed, this summer has been HOT. I wish it was easier to go to the beach from here! Well, just thought I'd share Wildfox Couture's first swimwear collection - I love everything of theirs :)



bright summer days

I've been being lazy and putting off blogging, but just thought I'd share a couple things I've bought the last couple days. Jeff and I went to Harvard Square the other day and I was controlling my spending pretty well. But Jeff always has to be an enabler! So I just picked up three of American Apparel's neon nail polishes. I like their nail polishes because they have cool colors and relatively inexpensive! Got the three warm colors - neon red, neon orange, and neon yellow! I'm wearing the neon red on my toes right now (you'll see below)!

Yesterday I went in search for a pair of sandals. I was having no luck online with two pairs I really wanted - both sold out of my size and the color I wanted. Jeff was being a hardass about making me buy a pair of sandals because he hates to hear me complain...haha! So I went to find this pair that I saw at Nordstrom's a while ago I quite liked. They were on sale online, but they didn't have them at the store. But then I remembered I also saw them at 344, so I went there - and just my luck! They were even on sale for $40, down from $60 :)