Monday, September 20, 2010

Circle Circle Dot Dot, Now You Have Your CookieMonster Shot

Hi again lovelies : ) This outfit was from last Sunday (I know, still catching up on these outfit posts), a day of attending various student group events and catching up on homework. I love it when people ask me if I'm going out or what I'm all dressed up for and I can reply, "No particular reason." Being presentable sure beats the disapproving looks of "didn't you wear those pants yesterday and the day before that and all last week?" Trust me, people do that during college haha.

Yesterday, my boyfriend and I went to Five Guys at the mall, a burger joint that has locations around the US. It's pretty decorated in the "best burgers/fries" department by many newspapers and sources, and the juicy deliciousness definitely proves all this hype worthwhile. The first time I had Five Guys was in Columbus, Ohio last spring, but the St. Louis one is much better. The fries were piping hot and overflowing out of the container, the burgers gigantic and full of so many boom-boom-POW flavours that kicked and burst and exploded into wonderful yummms in the mouth. I ordered a Cheeseburger and my boyfriend the Bacon Cheeseburger and we downed some Golden Peak Raspberry Sweetened Iced Tea. Finger-licking goodness. The whole bill came out to be some jingles over $17 for both of us, so the sandwiches can be pricey at $5-$6 a pop and regular fries at $3. Personally, this beats California Pizza Kitchen by a ton. Five Guys even trumps In N Out. My boyfriend and I had this huge debate about which was better and we finally decided we agree to disagree. Team Five Guys for me, Team In N Out for him.

Headed to the mall again? This time with a clearer head and less craze for retail therapy, I wanted to return the cat-eye black frames that came in the mail with my F21 haul. I looked around for things and Forever 21 simply does not appeal to me anymore, especially at the mall here. The clothes are disorganized, barely wearable, and overpriced for quality. I have become an H&M convert hahaha. There were some interesting pieces but I didn't find any perfect for multiple wears and ended up only buying a nice white circle scarf that will come in handy in a few more weeks when the weather finally chills out. The cashier wouldn't let me return the glasses because they're "accessories" and apparently I can return them to the online source but not in stores. They need to get their policy straight. Why is Forever 21 the only store that is so picky about keeping tags on, no refunds, and terrible exchange policy? Frustrating. The oxford heels that I bought online also squeak worse than rainboots on marble floor after a nice downpour. They're okay in comfort and style and at a good price so I think I'm keeping them.

Claire's also didn't want to cooperate today. I went in trying to squeeze a cartilage piercing in at 8:44 PM, which is a reasonable time frame to hold the piercing gun up to my ear and pinch. The sales associate told me they stop at 8:45, and it was already 8:48 so they can't do anything about it. I checked my satellite-controlled phone time after I left the store and went all the way down to the ground level of the mall and it read 8:46PM. @#$(@!. *shakes head* So ... my boyfriend is going to help me pierce my ears at home :D This is going to be a crazy (and probably super painful) experience but I'm really excited yay! I remember those new cute Hello Kitty post studs that I saw you can use to get your ears pierced at Claire's and feel bitter like coffee beans. I will post pictures of the result later.

Now onto talk about this outfit. This ruched sleeve top is the same one I wore for my cowgirl outfit towards the end of summer. It's quite long and belted with a string, my makeshift chambray top. I wore black biker shorts underneath because I'm not a fan of seeing butts hanging out on other girls when they wear long shirts and tights, so I shouldn't act as a hypocrite, right? I just feel uncomfortable exposing my butt like that. The dotted tights are from Target. They were on sale for $4-5 and were meant to be replacements for my Forever 21 navy blue ones that ripped but these terrible things ripped in the package too D: I considered buying another F21 pair today at the mall but decided that blowing $6 on such transient things weren't worth it. I'll just wear my torn tights with pride. It was definitely too hot for boots, but I decided to layer on all these things anyway, hoping to entice fall to arrive faster.

I tried out my new Wet n Wild eyeshadow palette in Pride (the green and blue one) and I love the pigmentation. I used the navy shimmery colour and it created a nice match with the outfit. Blue is not a very wearable normal daytime colour though, so I will refrain from overdoing it too often. It takes longer and longer to try to coax my hair into a top bun but I was feeling it for this outfit so many bobby pins were sacrificed for the good of fashion hahaha.

Ruched sleeve "chambray" shirt, Forever 21 (size S)
Black biker shorts, Forever 21 (size S)
Black dotted opaque tights, Merona for Target (size S/M)
Knee high suede boots, Hypnotic from (size 5.5)
Silver rod earrings with fuchsia bauble, Claire's

Products used:
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
Wet n Wild E/S Palette in Pride (shimmery blue all over lid)
Wet n Wild H2O Proof Liquid Eyeliner in Very Black
Wet n Wild Creme Lipstick in Just Peachy, ELF Lipstick in Fantasy over it
Revlon Photo Ready Foundation in 04 Nude
ELF Studio Concealer Pencil in Light
ELF Studio Blushing and Bronzing Powder Duo (bronzer as blush)
Geo Ash Wing Grey Lenses

Photographer: Boyfriend
The Earth is tilting!
Classic Angie durrr face
Front and back (yes, there is a giant rip in the tights)
 I want YOU
Up close and personal
FOTD, with flash, outside
Finally learned how to force flash on my camera d'oh xD
Ripping tights is frustrating beyond belief. Keeping them alive and perfect is probably harder than raising children. With longer nails and all sorts of dangerous snag-inducing items lying around, by the end of 5 minutes, my new pair of tights are shredded and there's a big gaping hole running up and down my leg. I try to stop it with clear nail polish but the damage is done. How do you girls manage to keep your tights from ripping? I've heard wearing a size up. Since I have big thighs, I should probably go for a M/L instead of a S/M. It hurts my wallet when I have to replace tights every single time I wear them with an outfit. Any tips for this clumsy tights amateur?


Anonymous September 20, 2010 at 12:44 AM   said...

Yay~ I like H&M much better too... Sometimes the fabric in F21 makes the clothes look.. not nice.

I love this outfit, everything so pretty (except the ripped tights hehehe)

I heard it's dangerous to pierce cartilage with a gun because it could shatter :S

Elle September 20, 2010 at 1:05 AM   said...

I love Five Guys too! (I only eat the fries because I don't like burgers...I know, I am a weirdo)

I can't believe you'll be trying to pierce cartilage at home...please tell you you are kidding. Can you wait until your next Claire's trip?

Your outfit is adorable as always, I love the sleeve details of the chambray shirt and I love it even more that you planned your makeup to match. :)

thi September 20, 2010 at 1:53 AM   said...

You should try returning the glasses at a different store! I returned a pair of sunglasses that I also bought online to the store with no problem at all about a month ago!!

Ken September 20, 2010 at 3:27 AM   said...

really cute denim dress =]

Unknown September 20, 2010 at 4:31 AM   said...

oh pretty sleeves!

about the stockings, I wear gloves when I wear/remove them so it wont rip but sometimes I got it ripped by accident on my bag, chair, or accessories >.< im clunsy too~

Anonymous September 20, 2010 at 4:39 AM   said...

Every girl seems to be wearing those heart stocking.

Liana September 20, 2010 at 5:38 AM   said...

angie ive said it a million times but you are just too cute! i love this outfit, simple but chic! i have those same tights from target too, yay! we both are so stylish :P

Nikki San September 20, 2010 at 5:52 AM   said...

Yay for another set of chic pictures!! You never fail to make me smile Angie! I particulary love your top. I can match it anywhere from short, skirt or jeans! Very wearable!

L4pinkpetal September 20, 2010 at 6:50 AM   said...

super adorable as always angie!!!!! ^_^

Anonymous September 20, 2010 at 9:09 AM   said...

you look pretty in blue! I adore your tights they are such a cute touch to the outfit.

i couldnt find anything nice in F21 last time over in japan... maybe i should check it out again after seeing you in them!

Banhannas September 20, 2010 at 9:39 AM   said...

Oh gosh, I get burger cravings all the time and of course at odd hours like midnight. Just a word of advice, its highly recommended that you don't get your cartilage pierced with a gun. I remember reading that when I got mine done 5 years ago. (OMG IM SO OLD) If your bf is doing it, just make sure he doesn't hit a vein! Trying not to smother you with my motherly concern but the best method is going to a respectable tattoo parlor and getting it done there.

Switch back to girlfriend mode - LOVE the ruching on your sleeves! I bet people are so jealous that you are dressed so nicely at school. I know I was!

Petite Gorgeous September 20, 2010 at 9:50 AM   said...

I like going to Five Guys myself! :). I very dislike ripping thighs myself. In general, longer nails don't make life easy, period heh.

Unknown September 20, 2010 at 9:56 AM   said...

Love the outfit, but I love your poses in the photos even more. Much more interesting than most blogs showing off an outfit. :-)

Ping September 20, 2010 at 12:03 PM   said...

cool shirt and love that color. the back makes it really special...i love how there's a twist.

♥Bunny♥ September 20, 2010 at 12:25 PM   said...

DON'T ask your bf to pierce your cartiledge!!!! Get a professional to do it :( I have my cartiledge pierced and it hurts for like one month. you have to take care of it properly and I usually tell people to don't do it!! But if you really want to do it, pleeeeeeeeease a professional to do it!!!! > < It can turn green and nasty sometimes!!

other than that... CUuuute out fit > <
I love the top and your make up so cute!

*giggles* torn stockings > <

Anonymous September 20, 2010 at 1:18 PM   said...

Such a cute outfit. I love your poses!

hevn September 20, 2010 at 1:20 PM   said...

Hmmm, the blue eyeshadow looks good on you :DDDD

Good luck on the ear piercing, let us know how it turned out k!

noone September 20, 2010 at 3:05 PM   said...

oh my you're so cute in your oversized shirt and dotted tights! and piercing your ears at home?! that might heart a lot plus catch an infection?? Anyways good luck doing it! I got my fingers crossed for you hun!

PinkOrchids September 20, 2010 at 4:28 PM   said...

You look so adorable Angie!! I love the top/dress, you look like a ballerina with your hair like that! Pretty ^_________^ xX

Unknown September 20, 2010 at 4:31 PM   said...

You look so cute Angie! I love denim dresses and you pulled off that blue eyeshadow!!! :)

Libby September 20, 2010 at 6:50 PM   said...

How is it that you can make ripped tights look classy and on purpose? I'm so jealous right now haha >_<

And too bad about the ear piercing, but hopefully it goes well with your bf doing it lol

I'm kinda getting the same feeling from F21 lately, it just doesn't hold the same allure anymore... *dramatic sigh*

I love your FOTD too, you should do a post about it ^_^

Karen September 20, 2010 at 9:00 PM   said...

You are adorable Angie! My fav is the "i want YOU" post :) I love both your outfit & FOTD, seamlessly complementary!

PetiteXXS September 21, 2010 at 1:03 AM   said...

Wow how is your BF going to pierce your ears? Sounds a little scary to be honest... hope it turns out OK!

Oreleona September 21, 2010 at 7:56 AM   said...

i lOVEEE ur outfit!!! i wanna wear boots already!!! i wish it was fall already sesshhh TExas is still hott as ever :(

Nicol September 21, 2010 at 3:18 PM   said...

omg i cant wait to see your experience with the piercing! good luck with that! :D the first picture looks like your fighting an invisible ninja or something ;) xD the boots are soooo nice and love how you colour co-ordinated your makeup with the outfit! ^^

Unknown September 22, 2010 at 2:28 AM   said...

You look so cute!! Once again :D I think blue is really good on you. The shirt/stocking/boot combo is soooooo hot! I love it. It's like a combo of summer/winter. I don't know what it is, but I love it, esp the boots!!

Five Guys is really good!! They just opened one in San Jose :p I've been once, and I ordered the "regular" sized burger which had a double patty and was big and fat. I ate it all.. LOL including the piping hot fries!!! LOL

Ahh, self piercing?!?! Is that doable?!?!

Lindsey September 25, 2010 at 12:42 PM   said...'re outside of my boyfriends lovely abode in these pictures aren't you

KRISTY October 6, 2010 at 10:59 AM   said...

you DID wear pants!:D hahaha! seriously, people in college should just mind their own business. At least you're not wearing sweatpants with "princess" written on your butt :p

Love the blue eye makeup, too! It suits your outfit ;)

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