Friday, September 7, 2012

"A good man's guide to catcalling"

FINALLY, someone gets it!

Now, I don't consider myself a feminist at all. I like it when guys hold open doors for me, take care of me, and act chivalrous towards women in general. I also find the fact that the above link is called the "Good Men Project" a bit disturbing. But I can most certainly agree that shouting to a girl in the middle of the street telling her how nice her ass is, is most definitely not the way to her heart.

When you do that, you're pretty much saying, "hi, I only see you as a piece of meat, so I am going to treat you as such."

Not cool.

I've spent a good majority of my teenage years/young adult life getting these sort of cat-calls. And let me tell you now, it is most certainly not due to the way I dress. I've had this happen to me in the summer, fall, winter, and spring. Whether I am dressed head to toe, or in a pair of short shorts and a tank top, I will be the recipient of this kind of unwanted attention. I don't ask for it, and I most certainly don't want it. Sometimes it's nothing more than a whoop or a holler, a car honk, or a whistle. But sometimes it's something more degrading like "I WANT TO SUCK YOUR P*SSY."

Honestly, I could go on and on about how inappropriate is kind of behavior is to women and the underlying issues that arise with it, but I think this article sums it up quite nicely. As you can see, there's a very clear distinction between going up to a girl, introducing yourself, looking her in the eye, and telling her that she's beautiful...or telling her that you'd like to f*ck her titties.

Don't do that.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Monday, July 16, 2012

what I wore 12

The sun has finally arrived in Seattle!

top: Hollister Co.
shorts: thrifted
cardigan: thrifted
sunglasses: Calvin Klein
shoes: Sears (lol)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

my latest obsession~

Wow, triple post today! You guys are lucky ;)

I've mentioned earrings like these before in this blog. However, I've been secretly building up a small collection of them since late last year. They're so much fun! They're very unique and I get tons of compliments on them everywhere I go ^^

And I'm still expanding my collection! I've recently ordered two more, coming from Indonesia. So I'm probably going to have to wait about 1-2 months before they get here XD but it's worth the wait! I get these all from etsy, from various sellers:

Leginayba (SALE OMG)

what I wore 11

I wasn't going to do another one of these tonight, but I did anyway ^^ 
This poncho was pretty much the best thing I bought in Peru. It's so cute! And it surprisingly does a really good job at keeping me warm, especially through those nights when we were in hotels with no heater ;_; The best part is, when you sit down, it drapes over your knees, so it looks like you have a blanket on :D 

poncho: purchased in Peru
shorts: DEB
boots: Vince Camuto outlet store
hoodie underneath: Gilly Hicks

what I wore 1o

It's been a while since I've done one of these!

I'd love to bring back my old goth girl style to my wardrobe. But I've got to figure out how to do that without looking like a fifteen year old. @_@

blouse: Dorothy Perkins
vest: Mirror Guangzhou
shorts: thrifted
boots: Vince Camuto outlet store
eyeshadow: Fyrinnae Cosmetics in Velvet Vampire

Sunday, June 24, 2012

New art blog on tumblr

I've decided to create a new blog that will be completely dedicated to my artwork. I'll still be using this one, but only for blogging about the usual y'know, fashion, undies, stuff like that :)

So if you're interested in seeing more work in progresses, speedpaints, doodles, etc., feel free to follow me:

Monday, June 18, 2012

Etsy shop + Punk Rock Flea Market, this weekend!

If anyone is interested, I've finally opened up an Etsy shop, selling prints of my artwork. Please feel free to take a look, and tell your friends! ^^ You can find it >>>>>here<<<<<

Also, for all you Seattlites out there, I will be vending this weekend at the Punk Rock Flea Market in downtown Seattle. It's this Saturday, June 23rd, from 10am-8pm at the Underground Events Center in Belltown.

I'll be selling prints of my artwork, along with some old clothes of mine. For more information about the market, check out their website here! [link]

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Fear not, friends! My lack of recent posting has been a result of me being in Peru :D (actually I wasn't gone for that long so I doubt many of you have noticed...) I also had final exams prior to that, I guess...

But anyway, I really enjoyed this trip. There were many ups and downs, but more ups than downs. I have spent many trips visiting big cities across Europe and Asia, so this time I wanted something a little different. I wanted to get away from the city, to someplace that was completely new to me. Obviously, Peru isn't exactly uncharted territory, but it most certainly satisfied my craving for an adventure.

I'm not going to go on a day-to-day account of what I did/where I was, because that would be stupidly boring to read. But in a nutshell, we flew from Seattle, to Houston, to Lima, then to Cusco. We spent a couple of days in Cusco first, before taking a bus to Ollantaytambo. From there we rode on a train to Aguascalientes, which is a small village/town right near Machu Picchu, which we hiked around for a day. After that, we then made our way back to Cusco, spent another day there, then flew to Lima, spent a half day there, and flew home via Houston. I just came home this morning! Traveling is so exhausting. Writing about traveling is so exhausting.

But wow! It felt like I had stepped onto a different planet, or even time period. Everything was just so different. There were very few things that reminded me of home. No chain stores, no McDonald's, no similar language, landscape, zilch! The lack of familiarity was a bit nerve racking at first, but later became thrilling.  I came here to see something new, and I got exactly what I wanted.

The differing culture was the most fascinating thing of all, as it was nothing like mine. While Lima was more Spanish influenced, Cusco/Aguascalientes/Machu Picchu was definitely more native. I constantly saw people wearing traditional clothing, eating/serving traditional food (including Cuy! Everywhere), and overall preserving the pre-Spanish culture. It was as if the whole place was preserved in time. It definitely felt ancient. Well, it was ancient.

omfg it's ME! And I've got no arms!

Of course, the highlight of the trip was visiting Machu Picchu. Even though it is a very frequently visited and huge tourist attraction, it still felt...incredibly isolated. I mean, just getting to the place was a long and arduous journey, which took us literally in the middle of nowhere. Looking around the top of the mountain, you can barely see any other sign of civilization. All you see is wilderness. This feeling, paired with the fact that you were thousands of feet up in the mountains and practically touching the sky, made for an incredibly exhilarating, yet haunting experience. No wonder why the Incans chose to live up here.

Another thing that really struck me about Peru was the night sky. Never in my life have I seen so many stars! In Seattle, you can't even see the sky itself half the time, as it is covered with clouds. There's also the gratuitous amounts of light pollution just from being in the city. You hardly see any stars around here. When I first got off of the train in Aguascalientes, I looked up into the sky to take in my surroundings, and my jaw dropped down to the ground. The sky was gorgeous, completely littered with stars. It was a breathtaking sight indeed. Definitely not something you can see in the city.

This trip was like trying out a new dish. You cook the same shit over and over again, and you get sick of it. So you try out a new recipe that your friend recommends to you. You like it. You really like it. You want to re-experience it over and over again. This is what going to South America feels like. I'm definitely coming back for more. Next time, maybe...Iguazu, perhaps? I'm open to suggestions ;)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Nightwish by Anndr Kusuriuri

I can't stop staring at this piece. It's so damn beautiful.
Website: [x]

Saturday, June 2, 2012

deviant decor

I saw this seller at the U-District Street Fair a couple weeks ago, and I really liked her stuff! If I could afford, I would totally have things like this on my walls. It's weird and quirky, but it won't scare away your houseguests.

art (c) Krystal Kerr

Her etsy shop can be found here. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

what I wore o9

I just got Photoshop CS5, and this is my first attempt to draw on's surprisingly hard to get used to! ;o;

and yes, I have longer hair now! :D

top: H&M Guangzhou
cardigan: Pitaya boutique
boots: Nordstrom Rack

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Anna Karenina...the movie?!

I actually reeeeeally love Russian literature. I've considered learning the language just so I can read all the things in their original text. I've heard so many wonderful things about the language, how poetic and expressive it can be. It's actually voted one of the world's greatest literary languages. Haha, totally nerding out right now.

But anyways, yes! It's coming out November of this year. Starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law. I'm excited, but I also am hoping that they don't ruin it. I like Keira Knightley as an actress though, she does a good job with historical dramas in my humble opinion. 

But guhhh...I actually haven't gotten very far into the book yet. I started it last summer, but then I got way too busy and eventually had to put it in the backburner for a while. Hopefully that won't happen this summer, because what I've read so far I actually quite liked. SO NO SPOILERS.

By the way, I know that this isn't the first Anna Karenina movie ever made. I haven't seen any of the old ones though.

Monday, April 23, 2012

I don't have nearly enough pretty dresses in my life.

Like this one, by Betsey Johnson.

God, I've always wanted to own something by her. But cannot afford :(

It was really sunny in Seattle today, like, completely cloudless and near 70 degree weather. So everyone, including myself, was in a pretty dress. Which is what warranted this post ^^

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

what I wore, Sakura-con edition

I didn't cosplay, but I did dress for the occasion :D


top: Gilly Hicks (another part of an old uniform lol)
shorts: thrifted (originally from American Eagle)
socks: American Apparel
boots: Nordstrom 
eyeshadow: Shiro Cosmetics in Sweet Honey


top: H&M Hong Kong
bandeau: Aerie
shorts: DEB
boots: Nordstrom Rack
goggles: cyb3rburn on eBay
eyeshadow: Shiro Cosmetics in Party Escort


dress: Gilly Hicks
cardigan: Pitaya boutique
boots: gifted 

Monday, April 16, 2012

This song always puts me in a good mood :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

deus ex machina, complete

Larger view here. 
Photoshop, about 938493875835228 hours x)

Saturday, April 14, 2012


I've decided, that after I quit Gilly Hicks (I'm not seriously planning to anytime soon, but let's face it, I'm not staying here forever), and find another really cool/chill job, I'm going to dye my hair some crazy color. Not completely, but just some highlights, maybe on my bangs or something.

I mean, I'm all for embracing your natural beauty, which is the kind of look that Abercrombie and Fitch looks for in their employees. But honestly, this looks like way too much fun.

My personal style can get pretty flamboyant at times. I like wearing out-there, attention-grabbing outfits. I love turning heads. You may call me an attention whore in that aspect, and you'd probably be right. At Sakura-con, I saw many people with crazy colors in their hair, and honestly, I was extremely envious. Right now, my hair is nothing praise-worthy. I'm in the process of growing it out, and volume-wise it's pretty pathetic. It kinda just does...nothing. It's never been the most interesting part of my look. I kinda want to change that. I mean, I'm still an undergrad, so I'm not really looking into trying to get an uber-serious, professional job anytime soon. You're only young once, right?

I'm particularly leaning towards a lavender, lilac-y color for highlights. I don't have nearly enough purple in my wardrobe. And I'm kind of obsessed with pastels right now.

all images via [x]

And just a disclaimer, in case anyone accidentally misinterprets this post. In no way am I insecure about my looks. I know that I am good looking, and I know that I do not need to go to extremities with my hair/makeup/clothing to look good. I merely dress the way I do because it's fun, simple as that. C:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

deus ex machina, WIP

How 'bout a little steampunk? 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Journey through the jungle, by Skip Nall

Doesn't this photo make you want to go on an adventure?
Photo is (c) Skip Nall photography

Sakura-con in a nutshell!

This past weekend was my very first step into the world of being a starving artist. As I mentioned before, I was vending at an artists' alley table at Sakura-con, selling printed artwork, jewelry, and doing  commissioned drawings as well. Honestly, I wasn't too optimistic, since it was my first time and I was pretty much readying myself for the worst, but it actually turned out to be a huge success! First of all, not only did I break even from my costs, but I actually profited from my sales! Second of all, I handed out tons of business cards, so at the very least, I'm getting my name out there, which is awesome. I felt very accomplished after it was all over.

Thursday afternoon, I showed up at the exhibitor's hall and met up with my table partner, the fabulous miss Ellen, who traveled all the way from Eugene, Oregon, with all the display things we needed (I know, I'm a total asshole, I live 15 minutes away from the convention center but I'm making the girl who actually has to travel here bring all the stuff). But anyways, we set up our table, and by Friday, it looked like this: 

I am occupying the right side of the booth :) I know, totally not aligning with our booth label...hehehe.

Friday's sales were a little slow, and I admit I was a bit nervous that I wasn't doing so hot. Mind you, I was mostly selling originals, which usually doesn't fly so well at an anime convention. But! I didn't do that shabby, and actually ended up selling some of my originals, which made me extremely happy. 

Things definitely picked up on Saturday, and I found myself knee deep in commissions (which I was able to finish completely on time! And without jeopardizing study time for a conveniently placed exam scheduled for that following Monday...ugh. Anyways). On top of that, I was selling over twice as much as on Friday. It was such a rush! The fact that I was busy doing something that I actually enjoyed, and was in the process making money as well thrilled me to no end. Damn, why didn't I start doing this earlier?! 

Sunday was just as strong as Saturday. I figured since it was Easter, it would be slow, but the exhibitors' hall was just as packed as ever. I really enjoyed people watching from my booth. Sakura-con definitely attracts a more alternative crowd, and as a result, the most colorful, flamboyantly-dressed people were all congregated in one convention center. I'm not necessarily talking cosplays, but there were people with the craziest hair colors/styles, most elaborate clothing, makeup, etc. There were many instances in which I looked upon a girl and immediately thought..."holy shit, where'd she get that dress/shoes/hat??" 

Unfortunately, though, I did see gratuitous amounts of ass. Both male and female. I remind you that I work in an underwear store, and see plenty of that already, so my sensitivity to these things is already quite low. Let me just say, some characters are probably not meant to be cosplayed. 

I was both a little sad and relieved when the exhibitors' hall finally closed for good on Sunday. I was actually having a blast, but was completely exhausted from the weekend. Pretty much, every day I would get up at the crack of dawn, take the bus to the convention center, then sit at my booth for 6-8 hours straight selling, talking to people, drawing, etc. It felt like a 9-5 job, but actually fun. I'm definitely looking forward to doing this again next year. 

My next confirmed showing will be at the Punk Rock Flea Market on June 23rd at the Underground Events Center in Belltown, Seattle. Hope to see some of you there! 

Saturday, March 31, 2012

first environment painting :D

Well, the first one that I've done digitally, also the first one I've done since I last took art classes which was probably...when I was about 10 years old.

I used a stock photo, so please don't think that I just randomly pulled this out of my ass. I'm still pretty damn proud of myself for even being able to paint this from a blank canvas. I threw in the dragon at the end because it looked a bit boring otherwise :P 

Photoshop Elements 6, about 3 hours. 

Click for larger view!

Sunday, March 25, 2012


So I have just returned from my trip to Asia (I literally landed in Seattle this morning...went home, took an unintended 5 hour nap, now it's 1:30 am and I can't sleep), but I thought that I'd share something that I've been keeping in the dark on this blog for a while now. I'm gonna be showing/selling at Sakura-con in Seattle in about two weeks' time! I'm doing a mix of original art and fanart. Here's the originals that I'm going to be selling:

For the list of the fanart I'm doing, go here

I will be at table 502, exhibitor's hall hours are 10-6 Fri and Sat, 10-4 Sun. I will also be selling jewelry and doing sketch commissions. Stop by and say hi! 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Makeup haul/swatches! Shiro Cosmetics+Fyrinnae Cosmetics

(Pardon the lack of a blog header, I want to make a new one!)

So, you know that makeup haul that I promised you a while ago? Well, the reason why it is so late is because after I placed my original order, I decided to make two more orders :D so as a result, I have way more makeup than I originally planned, which is a-ok since I'm trying to restock my collection anyway.

As usual, all of these products have been purchased by me. I am not endorsed or compensated by any of these companies in exchange of this review, and all of these opinions are completely my own.

I made a total of three orders: two from a company called Shiro Cosmetics, and one from a company called Fyrinnae Cosmetics. Both are indie cosmetic companies which are purely online-based. They are also considered two of the most popular brands on the Internet. Let's start off with Shiro first.

Shiro Cosmetics is basically a 'geek chic' themed company. Their eyeshadows are divided into separate collections, the Super Effective Collection (named after Pokemon), Legends (Legend of Zelda), Science (Portal), Notebook (Deathnote), and have recently added a Tributes Collection, which is Hunger Games themed. They also sell blushes, lip tints, finishing powders, and perfume oils. My first order consisted of some eyeshadows and a sample of one of their lip tints (which I totally forgot to photograph, so you're just going to have to live without it. Sorry ): ) The three shadows I ordered were Mew, S.S. Anne (Super Effective), and Party Escort (Science). Caitlyn, the owner, always sends two free samples with every order, along with some Japanese candy, which I ate before photographing all of these :)

They come in these cute little jars, complete with sifters :) 

Shortly after, I placed a second order, this time of four shadows. I originally ordered three, but changed my mind a little bit afterwards. Thankfully, my order had not shipped yet, so Caitlyn was nice enough to let me tag on an extra color. The ones I got this time were Nayru's Love, Farore's Wind (Legends), Reverse Psychology (Science), and Shaymin (Super Effective). Note that Caitlyn is discontinuing some of these colors, so she's putting them on sale for $3.50 for a full size jar (normally $5). You can find them here.

Here are the swatches, applied over Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy (which I will elaborate on later). Click to enlarge: 

The shades marked as 'discontinued' are STILL AVAILABLE in the sales section. But once they're gone, they're gone!

I love all of these colors, but Party Escort is one of my favorites. It's this medium-dark shiny gray with red sparks in it. It's perfect for an edgier look. Nayru's Love looks amazing on me as well. 

Here are the swatches of the free samples: 

The quality of this stuff is amazing! It's on par with, if not better than, cosmetics that you would find at Mac, Sephora, or in department stores. But here's the thing: these eyeshadows are super cheap and actually affordable. For a mini jar (which yields about 1g of product, which will last you for quite a while!), it costs $3.50. For a full size jar (about 2g of product), it's $5.00. You can also order samples in little baggies for $1.00 each. This company is also vegan and cruelty-free, and does not use parabens, talc, or any of that bad stuff. The customer service is quite excellent as well. Caitlyn is pretty much one of the nicest people ever. Definitely recommend this company!

Note: the mini jars do not come with the little stickers on top. If you want the stickers, you have to order them separately here. They're just an extra $0.20, but I think it's totally worth it having little pokeballs sitting in my makeup bag. But that's just me. X) Full size jars always come with stickers.


Next company is Fyrinnae Cosmetics. This is undoubtedly the most popular indie cosmetics company on the Internet (and they're based in Tacoma, Wa!). In fact, they're so popular that they have to frequently shut down their website just to catch up on orders. BUT, they're popular for a very good reason. I guarantee you their eyeshadows will be unlike any eyeshadows you've ever seen before. 

Now, when I first heard about Fyrinnae, I was a bit put off by the organization of their website and the tunaround time that they posted on their front page. Currently the TAT is about 30-36 days, but from what I've heard from other customers, orders usually do NOT take that long to ship out. For example, when I ordered, the TAT was 20-24 days, but mine was shipped out after maybe...2? I ordered on a Thursday night, and it shipped out Saturday. 

Of course, this also might depend on how big your order is. Mine was relatively small, consisting of two full-size eyeshadow colors, and a sample of their world famous Pixie Epoxy

The full size jars are completely packed to the rim! They do not come with sifters, so for those who are accident prone, be very careful.

The two eyeshadows I ordered were Mephisto and Fyre and Ice. They also sent me a free sample of Cuddlefish along with my order. 


Cuddlefish is a bluish purple with teal, pink and purple sparkles. Fyre and Ice is a dark, near-black purple with gold, pink, purple, and teal sparkles. It looks like the night sky! Beautiful! 

As you can see, Fyrinnae is notorious for having incredibly complex eyeshadow colors. Allow me to demonstrate by showing you a closeup of Mephisto.

In the jar, Mephisto looks to be a royal purple. But when I apply it on my eyes, I can get anything from purple, to orange, to red, brown, even blue! As you can see, there are multiple colors on my eyelids, but I only applied one single shade! I am completely dumbfounded by how this works. My only feasible conclusion is witchcraft. Or just really badass chemistry. 

Fyrinnae, of course, doesn't just sell shadows. They also sell blushes, bronzers, lip colors, and many more. But probably their most popular product would be their Pixie Epoxy. 

I ordered a small sample, which came in this tiny little jar.

Pixie Epoxy is this clear, goopy eyeshadow base that you put on your lids before applying eyeshadow. It's specifically intended for sparkly, shimmery shades. It's not a primer, per se (you'll need an actual primer to put on underneath to prevent creasing), but it sort of acts as a "glue" to hold all the sparkly goodness of your eyeshadow together. The main benefits of this product is that it prevents fallout, and bolds the color to epic proportions. This is pretty much a cult product of the company. Every review I've read on the Internet raves about this stuff. Personally, I also love it. It does take a while to figure out proper application: you only need to put on a tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiny bit on your eyes, then when you're putting on the eyeshadow, you dab it on with a brush instead of sweeping it on. It is a bit tedious of a process, and I'm probably not going to have time to do this every morning before classes, but if you want to really show off your super sparkly eyeshadow, get this stuff. A full size tube is $7.00, while the little sample I got was $1.50. 

Undoubtedly, this company surpasses every cosmetic company that I've purchased from. I'm completely impressed by the complexity and creativity of each and every shade; it's definitely unlike anything I've seen before. This company is also vegan and cruelty free, and while they do not consider themselves a "mineral" makeup company, they guarantee that their formulas are also devoid of harmful chemicals and fillers. Their pricing is also pretty good. A sample size eyeshadow for any color (about 1/3 tsp) is $2.00, while full sizes are $5.90 (3 full grams of product, which is a LOT). They also have a special Arcane Magic collection, which supposedly change color according to how the light hits it. Those are $6.35 full sized. I personally have not tried any of these, so I cannot attest to this. But nonetheless, I am definitely ordering more from these people!

So there you have it! I definitely encourage you to try these companies out, as well as the indie cosmetics scene in general. Overall, prices are distinctly cheaper, but with the same quality if not better. You are also supporting smaller businesses instead of big corporate giants. But before you buy from a specific company, definitely do some research. While there are awesome companies out there, there are also some less than awesome, seedier companies which you need to look out for. Read reviews from bloggers if you are unsure or unfamiliar with a specific brand. Have fun =] 

Also, tomorrow I am flying out to Japan, hanging around in Tokyo for a bit, and then flying out to Hong Kong and Guangzhou for spring break. Talk to you after I get back! 

Sunday, March 11, 2012


I just ordered these from The Earring Chest. God these things are so gorgeous! I can't wait for them to arrive.

This shop is also having an anniversary sale right now, so there's some discounts on certain items :)

Image (c) The Earring Chest

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

This skirt. I need it so bad. You guys have no idea. I seriously have no desire for any other article of clothing except for this.
But damn, I do NOT have $138 >.<
Found here.

By the way, sometime in the future I am planning on changing the blog name (and header). URL is going to stay the same, so no need to re-bookmark or anything. Just a heads up :)

Image (c) shadowplaynyc

Sunday, February 12, 2012

what I wore o8

A couple weeks ago Seattle actually had a streak of warm, sunny weather that was near 60 degrees. It was cloudless and pleasant for days, so I couldn't resist breaking out the warm weather gear :)

I also have recently discovered that light, pastel-y blues look amazing on me.

button-up: Gilly Hicks (actually part of an old work uniform lol)
shorts: DEB
socks: Nordstrom
shoes: GoJane
sunglasses: Calvin Klein 

Friday, February 10, 2012

I love everything Alviero Martini

Ugh, so beautiful. I want it all. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

first haul post!

So, with Chinese New Year, holiday paychecks and my birthday being recently, I decided to spoil myself...a lot. And post pictures of said spoils online. Why the hell not? I should be studying right now.

Also, my attempts to make pretty little vintage like pictures on Photoshop have gone horribly awry. I apologize in advance. In general, please assume brighter, bolder colors than depicted in the photos.

By the way, this is a collective haul. Meaning, that these were not all bought at once, but one by one over a span of about a month...XD

First little :)

So remember when I said that I loooved wingtip shoes? I wasn't kidding. Bought these little babies from forever21 for just 25 bucks. But I found the shoelaces to be quite boring, so I picked up another cuter, lacy pair from american apparel. The shoes themselves are pretty comfortable, but I doubt they're going to last very long, considering they're from f21.  

But of course, my wingtip obsession didn't end just there, I just had to go and buy these:

I got these on a website called The original price was about 18 bucks, but I coincidentally logged on during a 30% off sale, knocking my price down to about $14. Yes!!! The quality is actually better than what I had expected for the price. It's obviously not real leather, but I'm confident that these will last a decent amount of time. My only gripe is that the shoelaces look absolutely decrepit...guess I'm going to have to stop by AA again. 

Next items are not clothing, but some body butter.

The Body Shop was having a sale, where full sized body butters were marked down from $18 each to just $12. They were offering free shipping at the same time as well. Because I'm too much of a lazy ass to make the long and arduous 10 minute drive down to the nearest TBS. But whatever. These smell amazing! The passion fruit is soo sweet, yet the scent is not obnoxiously strong at all. It definitely makes me dream of summertime. The other one, Moroccan Rose, smells like actual roses! It's a very romantic scent indeed. The smell is stronger than the passion fruit, but the texture is a bit thinner. They both arrived in this cute little box :) 

Next, a little top from my work.

I love this little thing. My managers get to wear these as part of their uniform, and I'm incredibly jealous. (Yes, at my work, managers wear tube It's so sweet and feminine! And it's incredibly flattering too. It cinches at your waist, giving less-than-curvy girls like myself some shape. And I love the ridiculous bow lol, so cute. For a tube top, this actually stays up quite well. It was 30% off the full price with my employee discount. 

Next...some necklaces :)

Both from forever21. $4.80 each. The chains are suuuper long, just how I like them :) Right now I'm obsessed with anything lacy, pretty and ornate, if you haven't guessed already, so I just had to have them. I especially love the bottle X)

Of all places, I got this cute little skirt from abercrombie and fitch (you can juuuust see the obnoxious blue moose on the bottom right corner). I wandered into the store one day, and I saw this just sitting there, clear as day, in the midst of the chaos that is the clearance table. Exactly my size, and only 25 bucks. (original price was...$58?!?!) So of course I snatched it up immediately. I really like it, but the only problem is that it's kind of short >.< so either I have to pull it down really low, like onto my hips, or wear tights/spandex shorts underneath. Definitely not a go-commando-in-the-summertime kind of skirt. Did I just say that out loud? 

This dress is also from work. The sales girls, aka, "models," get to wear it as their uniform, which is totally and completely unfair, because they get them for free. And wear them to work, and be pretty in them. I personally decided to say fuckitall and pick one up for myself. Of course, I wanted them in every color they had, but I just settled with blue, because it is my favorite color :) 

It's actually not a solid blue, but instead has a very subtle stripe pattern. Which I think is adorable. I feel like this dress is very versatile; you can wear it for multiple seasons and occasions. Can't wait to start wearing it around on nice sunny days :) The bow is incredibly hard to tie though, because it's actually blue striped on one side. You have to tie it so that only the white shows, otherwise it just looks sloppy. Also 30% off.

This next purchase was a complete impulse buy. I saw this Coach bag at a used clothing shop and quickly picked it up, for only $16.50. This is actually the first Coach product I've ever owned! I never was really drawn to the brand, but I thought this was really cute so I made an exception this time. It's quite tiny though, it's one of those bags that you can only wear on your forearm...we'll see how long it takes for that to become annoying. 

(Also, I've been doing my research, and I'm pretty sure that this is a legit Coach bag. The leather feels soft and authentic, the stitching is very even, and it has the Coach creed sewn onto the interior, as well as the YKK engraving on the inside zipper. I might take it in to a shop to double check the serial number though.)

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This dress from Modcloth. It just arrived in the mail today, and I am ecstatic! It's very light and airy, so I'm definitely looking forward to wearing it during the summer time. It is a little see-through, but that can easily be remedied by a slip or nude underwear. It looks a little like a nightgown, but honestly, that doesn't bother me in the least bit XD I was a bit nervous buying this, since it was my first Modcloth purchase ever, but everything fit, the quality was good, so overall I'm very happy with this :) 

I am also a bit obsessed with dresses at the moment...XD 


I also got these cute little socks from socktheory, which is also my first purchase from them. Since I'm running on about 5 hours of sleep at the moment, it took me a while to figure out how to put them on so that they're presentable...X) These look phenomenal with my maryjane heels, and even better with my combat boots! I'm also going to try them out with the wingtips mentioned above. I got them in both black and white. 

I might have to go after the longer version next... >:) 

That's it for now. Expect a new haul post sometime next week, when all the makeup that I ordered comes in. Don't worry, it won't be anywhere near this long, I promise X)