Sunday, October 17, 2010

500 Days of Autumn

 
 
 

H&M sheer ruffle dress (euro 2) // H&M 100% leather camel skinny belt (31-32") //
F21 floral tights // F21 red bowtie peep toe pumps (6) //

Photographer: My boyfriend

Whew! Today has been a crazy day and I'm still up past 3 AM, cleaning my room and preparing for Sunday study sessions. All week I've been staring at this beautiful tree with flaming red leaves while running towards the subway station to catch my ride to the med school and I keep thinking, photoshoot photoshoot photoshoot. Today we finally had time and the most gorgeous sunlight, so I put on what I wore yesterday: one of my favourite dresses I recently bought from H&M (for only $15 because of their $10 off anniversary sale deal :D) - a black one with ruffles on the chest and sheer sleeves. I feel like such a doll and mature at the same time, it's the perfect outfit for those warmer fall days when my mind drifts back to summer. I recycled my floral tights and the pattern worked great and traded in the brown oxford flats I wore to work for some fun red pumps I haven't worn all season.

I wanted to make a crown out of the red maple leaves but the waxy stems didn't want to tie together. After much frustration, I just tied a hairtie in a piece of my hair on either side and stuck two tied-together leaves in with my boyfriend's help. It may look dorky but I'm all about the dork. Organic dorkage at your service. This has been my favourite day of fall ever and I snapped a bazillion pictures so that I'll never forget the image. I've always thought it was ironic that when you keep taking pictures, you fail to really look at what you're shooting. So whenever I go somewhere cool like the zoo or a park, I take a ton of pictures and then go back through it with my camera put away so I can really take in the visual effect. Saving a .jpg simply does not supplant a raw memory.

I finally opened up my own bank account and the tellers complimented my dress as well. They ended up turning my awful day yesterday into much happier times with lollipops, a iPod speaker gift, and great customer service. I always love it when good people make your day when you're having an awful one (bikes fell on me and trapped me, woke up late, arrived at work late, didn't have a subway pass, plethora of things not going my way). Yay for being able to keep track of my purchases (and thus refrain) and opening a Paypal account too. I will definitely be gathering up items for a blog sale soon : ) 

My evening finished with a trip to the Asian supermarket with my close friends from college. We've been together since freshman year, all starting out as floormates and becoming couples, best friends, study buddies, moral support. I couldn't ask for better people to surround myself with. All those delicious snacks were no match for us because we bought endless bags of black sesame dessert soup powder, my favourite breakfast cereal mix, sesame ice cream mochi (my first time having them OMG they are sooo good), Japanese cheese puffs, shrimp fries, Calpico and aloe drinks, taro popsicles, almond tofu mix, and mini mooncakes to name a few. We also bought supplies for making dinner together and a grand feast it was. My boyfriend made chicken breast with a scrumptious French brie sauce, I made a tofu and preserved egg (pi-dan) cold dish with cilantro, and my other friends made pork with a creme mushroom sauce + jie-lan with oyster sauce. I was bloated to the max and could only ease my fullness by playing some Final Fantasy XIII, which I had been itching to try forever. Unfortunately gameplay has been lackluster so far and I'm not so sure about the battling system (I actually prefer XII's). Two caramel apples down (also a first time), and much laughter and Mario Kart racing all night. Now this is what I call a Fall Break. 

35 comments:

Mooshi.Chui October 17, 2010 at 5:46 AM   said...

Angie!! i love your stockings and those shoes are soooooo beautiful especially with the background <3
keep up the good styling!!!

Winnie* October 17, 2010 at 11:59 AM   said...

Angie,

SOunds like an interesting day haha I love maple leaves the colors are tooo pretty! keep up with your outfit posts I always love to see them :)

Btw you won my giveaway! You will be getting 5 masks of your choice and Rossini Muti-Purpose Rosebud Balm. Please email me your address and choices of masks. I have listed everything on my blog if you want more references. I hope you'll like the stuff I will be sending you and Yayaaa congratulations!!

-winnie

Winnie* October 17, 2010 at 12:01 PM   said...

Oopsiess my emaill address is winnie.wingyi.tsui@gmail.com

<3

cocoabee October 17, 2010 at 4:29 PM   said...

;D love it! & omg i love that sesame pudding/drink stuff! i'm happy that you have such great college friends (:

btw - i've tagged you in the "4 things tag!"

Sarah October 17, 2010 at 6:56 PM   said...

I love your f21 tights! I got a pair too, although with a different pattern, and I adore them. I wanted to go back and get more pairs, but I ran out of back to school budget haha. I LOVE fall foliage. I think October is one of my favorite months because I love the way all of the trees look. Your heels go great with the colors of the leaves!

Ping October 17, 2010 at 7:04 PM   said...

angie i love your pictures. the leaves are so pretty and vibrant in color and i love how your shoes matches them. cute dress and i like the ruffles on it too.

Sydney at PetiteGorgeous October 17, 2010 at 7:14 PM   said...

How lucky to be seeing all those pretty colorful leaves already! I will probably have to wait for another month. Very pretty outfit :).

Elle October 17, 2010 at 9:23 PM   said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your outfit, from the accidental leaf in your hair down to the super hot red shoes. Great outfit and I wish I took advantage of H&M's 10 day promotion.

Vyile October 17, 2010 at 11:11 PM   said...

Hey, I just found your blog- I love your layout and your posts:) You are also really pretty. Anyways, have a good evening and keep on posting.

you could check out/follow my blog at:

vyile.blogspot.com

Thanks,
Shelly :)

s October 18, 2010 at 12:36 AM   said...

Oooh I love pi-dan!! I had no idea that's what it was called, but I recog your description!

As for the outfit~ <3 it! Love how you accessorized a dark outfit with red shoes + camel belt! I saw those tights too! I picked up a cream color pair myself. Wish they had more sheer tights instead of all opaque.

Rinny October 18, 2010 at 12:58 AM   said...

Love this outfit! And the background setting complements the theme of the outfit perfectly! The leaves haven't even started changing colors here yet. And I love the Final Fantasy series too! Haven't tried XIII yet though heh :P

Rainy Days and Lattes October 18, 2010 at 2:21 AM   said...

Angie, I loved loved loved your pretty dress and the belt that tied the dress together :) Lacy sleeves are so sensual! The leaves in the backdrop are so pretty! Sometimes I wish I could be in the Midwest when the seasons are changing. The colors are so vibrant and the lighting is magnificent :) You, of course, look pretty as always :) I think your hair color really suits you. I guess I just noticed it now with the perfect lighting of the place :p Really pretty! Oh and you didn't jump!! LOL :p

☆(´∀`)李兔子RabbitoBonbon☆ October 18, 2010 at 5:43 AM   said...

I love your red high heels and the outfit and the lacy tights~~ (> <;; ) You look like The Autumn Princess hehehe =P

hevn October 18, 2010 at 6:17 AM   said...

Hmm, I reallly like the dress and shoes. Very very pretty <3

you're a natural beauty so natural make up seems to suit you best..

Onjel October 18, 2010 at 9:41 AM   said...

Nice outfit~ I loooove red shoes...even though I still can't find a pair for myself. Seeing them on other people gives me hope lol

Nic Nic October 18, 2010 at 12:01 PM   said...

I love this outfit. I am looking for the exact same belt as the one you're sporting there! I cant seem to find it :( LOL. A well put outfit!!

The Little Dust Princess October 18, 2010 at 1:00 PM   said...

Aww you're so cute. I love the red pumps. : )

xx The Little Dust Princess

Really Petite October 18, 2010 at 3:51 PM   said...

Wow- great photos!!! I can't believe the pretty colors! And that dress is smokin!!!!! Love how you wore it with the sexy nylon/tights and red hot pumps!!!

L4pinkpetal October 18, 2010 at 6:00 PM   said...

Angie, you are soo gorgeous and i love the outfit and your stocking is so cute.

StuddedLilly October 18, 2010 at 7:52 PM   said...

look at those leaves! it kinda brings out the red, firey color in your hair! gorgeous :)
xx

Libby October 18, 2010 at 8:05 PM   said...

May I just make the random observation that I love your makeup...you should do an FOTD! And congrats on starting a bank account :) Mine definitely has like $100 in it hahaha.

OMG all that food sounds so amazing! You can't tempt me like this...I'm trying to control my eating habits! >_<

PetiteXXS October 18, 2010 at 9:32 PM   said...

The leaves are so gorgeous! Your dress looks really comfortable, and reading about all those snacks is making me hungry! :)

Angie October 18, 2010 at 11:15 PM   said...

@Mooshi.Chui
aww thank you dear : ) at first I thought the red was a little too much and the shoe styling didn't match but i planned ahead for red leaves yay! glad you like it

@Winnie*
aww thanks winnie! omgg i'm so excited :D thank you so much! time for some uber pampering for my tired wrinkly face kekeke

@cocoabee
yaa i totally had a few packets yesterday and i like mine super thick :D ooh i'll remember to do the tag later in the week!

@Sarah
i love october too! the leaves are my favourite part of autumn :) i love big statement tights because they can change up a look. show me pics of yours!

Angie October 18, 2010 at 11:18 PM   said...

@Ping
thanks ping! i loved the leaves too

@Sydney at PetiteGorgeous
aww hopefully you get to see some beautiful fall colours soon! take lots of pretty pictures

@Elle
hehe i actually tied leaves in my hair with my hair tie xD it was super complex procedure. yeah h&m is the best! don't worry they still have great deals

@Vyile
aww thank you shelly :) i will check out your blog. i hope you stay for more pandalicious fun!

~KawaiiParadise~ October 18, 2010 at 11:44 PM   said...

~Aw thank you for the comment ^^, I love your new outfit. It's so adorable with the red autumn leaves ^^
~XOXO Charlotte

Dolce♥Bunny October 19, 2010 at 5:10 AM   said...

Glad that your day turn out better after the opening an account!
And you look gorgeous and great choice on the spot! That tree is really gorgeous and they compliment your shoes so well! *plans to steal the shoes* Really love the dress and your bf is such a good photographer!! Compliments to the pro!!

Pop Champagne October 19, 2010 at 10:57 AM   said...

I like how your shoes match the leaves! This is such a cordinated outfit down to the background and you look super cute! Your pics are getting better and better!! :D

michelle_ October 19, 2010 at 9:43 PM   said...

i love your lace stockings and the red shoes !
love the brown belt too :)

www.GlistersAndBlisters.com

Angie October 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM   said...

@s
Hehe ya isn't pi-dan so good? I like sheer tights too but opaque black is always great for fall and winter :) These are pretty sturdy too for F21

@Rinny
FF is the best! Thanks sweetie :) I hope you see beautiful leaves this fall soon

@Rainy Days and Lattes
Yeahhh I would be totally sad if I had to spend all autumn in Cali. I still love the beautiful and constant weather though, so you're lucky to have year round sunshine! Hahaha I should definitely go back to doing jump shots!

@☆(´∀`)李兔子RabbitoBonbon☆
Thanks Rabbito! Hehe Autumn Princess, I absolutely love it! *blush*

Angie October 20, 2010 at 11:44 PM   said...

@hevn
Thanks Ash! Hehe aww is my makeup too heavy for the close-ups xD You're too kind :P

@Onjel
You can do it! Hehe I had to look for a long time too

@Nic Nic
Thanks nic! Do you have H&M anywhere near? That's where I got the belt

@The Little Dust Princess
Thanks dear!

Angie October 20, 2010 at 11:47 PM   said...

@Really Petite
Hahaha I can't believe you find me so sexy xD Just kidding :) Thanks for the compliment I'm so flattered

@L4pinkpetal
Aww thanks sweetie!

@StuddedLilly
Thanks Jessi :D I don't know what I'd do without my crazy hair colour

@Libby
I have less than you ... gah need to find work :D Aww thank you! I didn't even know you could see my makeup. I should take pictures for a FOTD :) Food is too good to give up ... eating salads every day sucks!

Angie October 20, 2010 at 11:49 PM   said...

@PetiteXXS
You live in the best place in the world to go get snacks :D Envious!

@~KawaiiParadise~
Thanks Charlotte!

@Dolce♥Bunny
Hehe thanks so much Bunny! My bf blushes in appreciation :D Yeah I love those shoes too but they're not for everyday wear xD

@Pop Champagne
Aww thanks Julie! That means so much to me

@michelle_
Thanks Michelle!

Sakie and Thomas Gantz October 21, 2010 at 2:17 AM   said...

What a lovely dress and tights. It looks especially nice with that fall foliage in the background. :-)

Kristy October 21, 2010 at 4:03 PM   said...

FAVORITED! You look so elegant and classy :D Love the belt (i have the same one!), the red pumps (HOT!!!), and the flower-print tights! Great additions to the little black dress ;)

And yes, I love great customer service! It always puts a smile on my face :) Why can't everybody do that ?!?!?!

www.monochromachic.com

snow0016 December 7, 2010 at 11:50 PM   said...

very lovely shots! :)

wah! those red heels are so adorable!

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