Monday, June 14, 2010

I Met You in the Heat of Battle

Hi guys :D! Yes, finally back with an outfit. This past week I've been lazying around like a fat cow fu fu fu, wearing boring things like running shorts and racerback tanks. Yeah ... no-no for fashion. Today, I promised myself and you guys that I would dress up and take pictures. I whipped out my new military jacket and pulled my hair up into a super high bun. Now I look more Korean than ever xD (I'm 100% Chinese though). Also, note the terrifying root-age growing. I've given up trying to get my hair to stay one uniform colour.

The problem with this jacket is that even though it's size 6 (European) from H&M, it fits like a size 0 ... a little too snug. That means when I have all the buttons done and I'm looking down, my neck is cut by the sharp straight-across collars. That was uncomfortable while trying to study at the bookstore cafe. There are some really odd people at Borders. A couple of days ago, a middle-age guy sat down next to me on a long desk and he smelled like soap. But it wasn't pleasant .. maybe he mixed laundry detergent with bad cologne *shudder* ... Then this Asian guy who was studying for some standardized test on the couches several feet away started looking at me funny after I relocated. Turns out every time I look up from my notebook to check my computer for notes (I'm studying, you know), he thought I was looking at him. In the end he got so uncomfortable he took his papers and held them up to his face to block me from his view. Sheesh! I don't want to look at you either, weirdo! So I moved to the "Religion" section where I overheard some interesting conversations and sat there pleasantly working some Inorganic problems next to an elderly gentleman.

Today ... there was some weird girl who kept singing to herself horribly while reading a newspaper. Directly across from me. Thank goodness I just picked up a pink set of Skull Candy noise cancelers at Best Buy, along with a mini tripod. I found a nice Dell desktop for my research lab and lunched at Wendy's. Their sandwiches are delicious, albeit uber expensive. Anyway, I found that the "Art" section is much busier and full of stranger people than "Religion." I will be returning there for some peace and quiet.

Sad day - my dotted opaque tights I bought as part of my French outfit RIPPED in the back! That blasted sofa ate a big hole in it and today was the first day wearing them!  : ( I took so much time trying to put these dadgum things on trying not to snag anything with my nails and they're ruined. I really hate tights. They're so artistic but so one-use D: If anyone knows where to find a good replacement pair, please share!

Navy military jacket with brass buttons and stripes, H&M (got it on sale for $20, with coupon it was $16)
Plum v-neck tee, Forever21
Grey shorts, Forever21
Navy dotted opaque tights, Forever21 (they have fuzzy dots hehe)
Black cutout peep toe pumps, Payless (was going to wear my combat boots but it didn't look right)
Filigree ring, Forever21
Bird connector ring, Forever21
Gold hoop/chandelier earrings, Claire's

Again, these are all self-timer pics. Dem skillz are getting better ; )

I had to brighten all of these because my camera doesn't really like super bright sunlight. Maybe it's a vampire. The super sunshine turns all my photos super dark, like this unedited one:
I really like this odd pose for some reason. Artists breathe eccentricity.
I really like this wall because the shadows come out to play
Sometimes I go a little crazy : ) If you thought I was normal, it's time for you to get to know me better.
Comparison photo: uncropped

Details, details. I did gold eyeshadow again to match all the gold glory of this outfit. Will feature tomorrow in a FOTD : )
Believe me, these buttons are pain in the asymptote to button and unbutton!

I like this filigree ring. It covers my entire knuckle. More jewelry self defense? Please and thank you.
In case you were wondering who the photographer was ... anyone want to help me name the little guy? Note how dangerous this wall is for my camera if this weren't there.
Hope you enjoyed the outfit! I need some feedback on these self-timer photos. I notice there's a lot of blank space. Would you prefer that they be cut out or do you find the white walls artistic and good for contrast? I will go back and crop them if you like.

Not a bad Monday : )


NANCYXO June 14, 2010 at 11:56 PM   said...

cute jacket and beautiful rings!

xo nancy

Ping June 15, 2010 at 12:11 AM   said...

omg you have a joby! is that what it is? i was telling my friend sophia she should get one for self shots.

sugar sugar June 15, 2010 at 12:46 AM   said...

Love your jacket and stockings! :) Maybe you should get the size 7 next time. Don't worry it seriously looks good on you. x)

fifi June 15, 2010 at 1:09 AM   said...

wow cuteeee outfit!!! :D
especially like the jacket, how much did you buy it for? =o

fifi June 15, 2010 at 1:12 AM   said...

HOLY CRAP you reply fast LOL

Anonymous June 15, 2010 at 1:17 AM   said...

Naw. I thought you were normal. :(

Carla June 15, 2010 at 4:00 AM   said...

wow I LOOOVE LOVE LOVE the jacket!!!!
and I want a joby now =)

AnNeTtEe June 15, 2010 at 4:52 AM   said...

looove that jacket!! wish I could rock it like you did!! very cute!!! & those accesories!! I'm a sucker for different/unique looking accessories like those, especially rings... I need one of those tripod thingies!! where'd u get it?? how much? if u don't mind me being too nosy! =)

♥Bunny♥ June 15, 2010 at 9:34 AM   said...

i've been looking for that jacket but its so pricie here!!! but you look gorgeus.. as usual ;)

you should name your camera thingy... SPIDY! cuz it looks like as spider!

Nicol June 15, 2010 at 12:08 PM   said...

loving the whole outfit! military jacket and the tights eeeeeek perfect ;)

s June 15, 2010 at 12:16 PM   said...

WHOA WHOA WHOA Angie!!! Outfit and poses are AWESOME!! The high bun is a good look for you :)

Haha your studying episodes are hilarious!! What sucks is when someone is doing something that irritates you, and progressively it annoys you more and more until it's all you can think about >_<

The ripped tights~ while that DOES suck, I swear I've seen some chitopia or outfits with purposely shredded tights... perhaps you can salvage? Or at least use for a funky outfit photo :)

This post has just gone down as one of my favs from you :)

Sarah June 15, 2010 at 2:58 PM   said...

Your Border's stories are soooo funny, although it sucks having to deal with weirdos when you're trying to study. I've noticed that the people who work there are really weird sometimes--like this one guy with long long greasy hair *shudders*

I liked the cropped photo, but maybe do an in-between crop, so there's still some background?

StuddedLilly June 16, 2010 at 4:44 AM   said...

you look so cute! i have that same bird ring, love those dotted tights! and your "spider" did a great job shooting you! haha

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noone June 16, 2010 at 10:29 AM   said...

lol at the horrible singer. And yeah my camera take dark pictures as well and I have to manually brighten them. Btw love your blazer!

Anonymous June 16, 2010 at 11:32 AM   said...

What a cute outfit! you have great poses.. I have a similar tripod but nowhere as flexible as yours!

Anonymous June 16, 2010 at 11:40 AM   said...

pretty outfit :)
Love rings :)

beneath the glass June 16, 2010 at 4:53 PM   said...

Lol, you crack me up Angie! Loved the library stories, haha. I freaking love your outfit! I had the same tights and they ripped too! I have that same bird ring too, lol. It's like we could be sisters (we are both korean after all!) :)

Unknown June 16, 2010 at 9:33 PM   said...

loving the jacket and stockings ;-)

Jesa June 17, 2010 at 7:50 PM   said...

Stumbled on your blog!! Beautiful, Beautiful photos!


Cheers, Jesa

MINAKICHU June 18, 2010 at 4:06 AM   said...

Love the jacket and the flower ring...drooling here!

inge luciana June 22, 2010 at 4:15 AM   said... combine it very well!
love the tights, the pattern is so cool and cool rings.

Ashley Dy June 22, 2010 at 7:40 AM   said...

Your jacket is awesome love!

KRISTY June 22, 2010 at 11:39 PM   said...

I will sound like a broken record here but I ADORE YOUR JACKET! And you put great attention to details with those gold dangling earrings ;) I too take my pictures with a tripod and self-timer, though my tripod is far less handy compared to yours :P I actually like the uncropped version better. Yes, you look smaller in the uncropped pictures but the wholesomeness looks better :) Or maybe next time you can crop less so the picture won't turn small? Anyway, that's just a thought :)

About my photo editing software, I'm using (it's free!) It has great "instant" photo effects AND you can crop your pictures there too. It's like a one-stop shop for picture editing :) You should try it and let me know if you need help ;)

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