Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Valet For the Ballet

Today I went to a Peet's Coffehouse very close to my house and tried out the Matcha Green Tea Freddo that Sophia and Ping have been raving. It was so delicious! I ordered a large and wasn't able to finish it but that's all right. I forced myself to get out and make some headway into that PIR/personal statement for medical school. It feels like dissecting everything about your being, spilling it out and sectioning off the good and the bad and analyzing every little detail and the cause-and-effect of every choice every made. It's a big ego-deflating process but in the end, I'm sure to come out wiser. As Delphi said, "Know thyself."

I had been planning on showing this outfit for months now, but somehow haven't had the inspiration to. I purchased the light pink tutu skirt and black ruched sleeve top from Forever 21 along with the Hello Kitty tank I wore yesterday. For a size XS, it fits really well on my waist. The elastic band prevents any unsightly bunching or gaps yay! My dad actually liked the black top paired with classic jeans when we went to visit his relatives. So perhaps he does have some fashion sense after all xD I impulse-bought the ballet flats online with this outfit in mind. I should really learn to work with what I have instead of buying new pieces for crazy outfits haha. This pair is way too big, as they are size 6's. The cross lacing in the front is really weird up close but creates a cool effect from a distance. I remember when I unboxed these one of the flimsy strings fell off. I took one of those slide-up razor knives and cut myself a hole. No cheaply made material will defeat me! After lacing these up my legs, it's really hard to walk around without the strings falling back down so I waddled like a penguin around my courtyard probably much to the neighbors' glee.

My hair wouldn't cooperate either. I spent over 30 minutes trying to put it into a top bun but my hair has grown much since I last thought up this outfit (yay for fish oil pills!). I tried using multiple hair ties, little clips but it wouldn't stay up. This outfit is very high maintenance for being so simplistic. I avoided wearing jewelry because in my mind ballerinas are clean, poised, and elegant without need for explanation.

I double winged my eyeliner and used Michael Todd's Creme Glace lipgloss in Disco that Nikki sent me. I originally thought about a nude lip but I wanted a bold look that would show up slightly better in photos. Turns out I wasn't even facing frontwards in most of these shots anyway oops.

As you already know, I love playing dress-up. If you've danced a day in your life, I am obviously playing around in these ballerina poses. I am the biggest klutz when it comes to moving my arms and legs at once! Haha all my motor coordination cortex space is taken up by my fingers (years and years of musical training) and none is left for my feet. However, I am pretty flexible for a nub so I took lots of photos doing weird things. Huzzah for self-timer high kick! I'll give my camera a treat for snapping it relatively well *feeds it fresh batteries* fu fu fu :3

Black ruched quarter sleeve top, F21 (size S)
Pink tutu skirt, F21 (size XS)
Navy pointed toe lace-up ballet flats, F21 (size 6)

"The world is my stage"
[Picnik contrast all the way up] Don't you love the purple?
Can you tell I love this picture? [Picnik, Orton-ish]
I took these photos around 6 PM so my garage door was finally shaded. Wish it were slightly brighter out.
Look ma, I'm flexible-ish!
POW! I could be kicker on a varsity team, no?
I made a gif animation ta-da!
myspace image at Gickr
Back to slightly more normal pictures
Jump shot makes my skirt look like a mushroom/umbrella
My "durrr" face. This is really what I look like between snapshots HAHAHA jk
Pretty tulle
Ballet shoe love ♥
 Peet's Green Tea Freddo yummy :D !
Hope you guys have a wonderful day! Tomorrow I may hit the beach at La Jolla. I can't believe I've been home all summer 15 minutes away from the glorious ocean and I haven't ventured West an inch. If the mini tanline from writing my essays underneath a fail-located umbrella at the coffeeshop weren't enough, I can't wait to see what big Kahunas I'm going to have to fend off tomorrow. Lots of sunscreen and Clinique After Sun rescue balm : ) Enjoy the summer, lovelies!


L4pinkpetal August 17, 2010 at 3:54 AM   said...
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L4pinkpetal August 17, 2010 at 3:55 AM   said...

wow.. love this post :D you are so awesome.

Princess Feef August 17, 2010 at 4:02 AM   said...

SUPER CUTE <3 awww love it =) you look like animation cartoon =) so pretty

liz August 17, 2010 at 4:17 AM   said...

angie! this is adorable you are so cute! :D
do you really practice ballet?

will you be posting any posts on you and the bf?

thatd be fun! :D

Anonymous August 17, 2010 at 4:42 AM   said...

aww like a real ballarina! cute :)

Dianaurora August 17, 2010 at 5:21 AM   said...

what a cute skirt and shoes! uuh, iwant both of them!!! hihi ;)


Unknown August 17, 2010 at 6:12 AM   said...

i love that gif animation :D i miss ballet~

Sydney's Fashion Diary August 17, 2010 at 7:31 AM   said...

You always have so much fun taking blog pictures :)

Libby August 17, 2010 at 10:25 AM   said...

God I missed your blog while I was gone! Your shoes are love! :D And I definitely see the ballerina comparison there. Haha you think you're unflexible? I can't touch my toes! >_<

Have fun at the beach tomorrow and make sure to load the sunscreen! ♥

KittyBonkers August 17, 2010 at 10:35 AM   said...

Awwwww that outfit is so cute!! I love the photos the gif made me giggle!! Looks like you had a lot of fun taking photos and looked very pretty while doing it!!

And have fun at the beach, don't get burnt!!

Banhannas August 17, 2010 at 11:27 AM   said...

Your outfit is so bold, reminds me of fashionista Carrrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City! I have danced ballet for about 14 years and I'm pretty impressed with your flexibility and your positions. I also have this love affair with tulle. =0P

Petite Gorgeous August 17, 2010 at 11:38 AM   said...

You always have the cutest pictures and posts! :). I'm tech challenged.

Ping August 17, 2010 at 12:40 PM   said...

cute pics & love the ballet shoes...it looks good on you. i love things that wrap around the ankles...on other people & not me! i'm glad you enjoyed the fredoo...it's almost like a dessert!

DiWiMakeup August 17, 2010 at 12:48 PM   said...

aww, super cute pics and loved the animation!

Unknown August 17, 2010 at 2:27 PM   said...

You make an adorable ballerina!!!!

I love that ruched top! I am a sucker for those type of sleeves!!! :)

noone August 17, 2010 at 2:37 PM   said...

cute skirt you're wearing. hehe it looked like you had a lot of fun taking these shots.

PinkOrchids August 17, 2010 at 6:12 PM   said...

So pretty! <3

PetiteXXS August 17, 2010 at 6:29 PM   said...

You're so adorable! And seriously flexible!! Lol... I can barely touch my toes these days... old age is creeping up on me :P

Nikki August 17, 2010 at 11:02 PM   said...

aww what a pretty ballerina :P I love it, Angie <33

Dylana Suarez August 18, 2010 at 1:15 AM   said...

These pics are beautiful!


Liana August 18, 2010 at 1:22 AM   said...

you are so cute angie! i love how you always have a million poses, some cutesy, some funny, and some model-y! i love that skirt, there's just something about tulle that makes you wanna dance like a ballerina! and those shoes are so cute, i want them! :P

Anonymous August 18, 2010 at 5:36 AM   said...

Pretty top! <3

Hana Tralala August 18, 2010 at 6:24 AM   said...

Lol the animation.gif is so cool :D and so are the pictures, well you already know, ho i love them :) well...but everybody does :D in zara was white ballerina shoes, wich looked so cute too :P uu...and i hope i´m going to post this comment, because i´m pretty new here and i don´t know, if i´m doing it right :P but i hope so :)
BTW: looking fortward to new picts :P

Ken August 18, 2010 at 11:02 AM   said...

stealing u =]

♥Bunny♥ August 18, 2010 at 11:41 AM   said...

You actully look like a ballerina!! like you're gonna go for a concert now! i absolutely love the shoes! MAN! WHy you have so nice gorgeous outfit! I swear you only use that outfit once and I feel like I never see it agaiN! More reasons to shop :D

pearl August 18, 2010 at 1:56 PM   said...

your pictures put a smile to my face! i love to dance but i'm not a dancer but yea, really adorable! pretty shoes!


Eliska H August 18, 2010 at 5:00 PM   said...

haha this is adorable!
lovely blog♥

Nikki San August 19, 2010 at 9:02 PM   said...

I can't stop smiling while browsing your ballerina images. You're too cute!!! And boy, I love the tulle skirt you got. And oh, the picnik contrast was cool.

Stay pretty!

s August 20, 2010 at 3:34 AM   said...

Wow I love the first photo and the effects you did!! It came out so neat I love it! And man Angie you are super duper flexible, like Gumby haha!

Mmm green tea drink.. did you go to Jamba today? They had a $1 green tea smoothie!

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