Thursday, December 30, 2010

new year's eve

I am more excited about new year's eve than I ever have been in my life. Usually, in the past, I don't really do anything to celebrate, mainly because I saw no reason as to why it was such a big deal. Yeah, it's another year, so what?

Well, from now on, that mindset is dead.

Because December 31st isn't just about ringing in a new year,'s about being fabulous.

Going to cocktail parties
Wearing the best damn outfit you can get your hands on
Over-the-top sparkly makeup
Being in the city

Unfortunately, I am unable to go to a majority of the big parties that are going on in downtown Seattle, because I'm under 21, but I will be spending my new year's at Hotel 1000, on 1st avenue. Maybe we'll be able to see the Space Needle from our suite?
See you all in 2011.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

new year's resolution

I've already decided on these things long ago, but no harm in writing them down and calling them "new year's resolutions," right?

1) Go organic

It's gonna be a little tough since I'm still living in the dorms, but I'm definitely going to force myself to take weekly trips to Trader Joe's/Whole Foods to escape the nightmare that is dorm food.

2) Bikini body.

Forget waiting til spring, I'm going to start now! 3 times a week at the gym, or even better, the pool. Rinse, lather, and repeat. Feel the burn.

3) Become a morning riser...willingly.

One of my favorite types of weather is fog, actually, so that alone should be worth waking up to. So far I'm not doing a very good job, typing this out at one in the morning, buuuuut, it's not 2011 yet.

4) More shoes. More dresses.

More looking fabulous! I got lazy this year and at one point went through a temporary t-shirts and jeans phase during the spring...not acceptable!

5) Move into an apartment

This is definitely going to happen if not now, but later in the year, hopefully at the start of summer. As much as I love the convenience of living on campus, not having to cook, clean, and pay rent, I'm not growing and learning how to be an adult in this environment. I'm turning 20 next month and sometimes I still feel like a sheltered child.
Plus, you're not allowed to paint the walls, light candles, or have pets. And the beds are too small.

6) Cut out caffeine

Upon moving to Seattle, it was a goal of mine to search far and wide for the perfect whole-in-the-wall coffee shop that wasn't Starbucks that I could call my new hangout spot. I'm still set on achieving this goal, only ordering in decaf this time ;)

7) Read more books

College definitely took away time for pleasure reading. Not okay.

down undies

I admit, when I first heard about Gilly Hicks oh so long ago, I had my doubts. Any store that is the spawn of the Abercrombie and Fitch empire has got to consist of overpriced and cheaply made products that you can't even see because the store is so damn dark, right?

However, against my better judgment, the other day I ventured into the store to take a look inside, fully acknowledging that I may or may not make it out alive. My little adventure was at first disorienting, since I had a little trouble finding the actual products (if you've ever been into a Hollister store, it's pretty much the same), but after a bit I managed to figure out the layout of the store and on the way, stole a glance at the giant photos of naked men hanging on the walls. Tasteless, I know, but whatever, sex sells.  The entire store is currently 40% off, so I decided to take advantage of the 5 for $25 panty deal (that was now $15), and thus I picked out my selection, paid for them at the register, then left.

It wasn't until I returned home, washed them, and put them on, did I realize how magical these things are.

Never. Again. Am. I. Going. Back. To. Cotton. Panties. Ever. Again. Oh. My. God. These. Things. Are. So. Damn. Soft.

A perfect blend of polyester and elastane makes a heavenly combination that my derrière has never experienced.
Available in multiple colors and prints

I must say, I'm usually very picky when it comes to panties, especially thongs, but these left me quite impressed. Abercrombie or not, I'm going back for more. Dammit. 

And no, I can never have enough panties in my life. Did you just meet me yesterday?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

May I have this dance?

There are few things in this world that are sexier than a man who knows how to dance.
A dark, alluring and seductive art that is practiced by too few.





In my opinion, meeting and dancing with a handsome stranger in a ballroom is far more sensual and provocative than doing the same in a club. Who agrees?

Century ballroom Seattle.
Art by Fabian Perez. Seduction on canvas.

Friday, December 10, 2010

I need this dress.

Oh Modcloth, why do you tempt me with such darling dresses when I'm having enough trouble being a starving college student struggling to feed myself? I feel like this is the ultimate holiday party dress, but I'm not invited :(

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Waldemar Hansson Photography

Because I like to search the internet looking for pretty pictures instead of studying for finals, I happened upon this photographer while snooping through blogs and online articles. Swedish photographer Waldemar Hansson's work can only be described as...fairytail-esque. Needless to say, his photography has quickly captured my attention.

All images (c) to Waldemar Hansson. Please take a look at his portfolio, I guarantee you'll like what you see. 
And now, if you'll excuse me, I have a Japanese exam I must attend to~ 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Russian Vogue, December 2010

Why can't my life be something like this? Just everyday, dressing up like a Victorian aristocrat or some beautiful Russian princess living in a castle in the woods, being surrounded by everything artistic and feminine, and owning winter coats that are actually stylish?

I also wouldn't mind having freakishly long supermodel legs as well...

More images like this from Haute Macabre.