Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sally the Bactrian Camel Has Two Humps

Photographer: Self-timer & tripod

F21 silk long-sleeve romper (S) // F21 rose print tights // Xhilaration oxford flats (6)
Thrifted camel tote handbag

Yay for nitrolicious neutrals and it is finally Fall Break! Though I have to go in for research tomorrow, I am in full relaxation mode right now. Today, I only had one class and it was a successful venture into Tang Dynasty poetry and if I must say so myself, I did manage to say a profound thing or two. I really like that our professor actually led our discussion session today because he is patient, wise, and also listens well. I am such a literary dork but I love it. After class my boyfriend and I biked to the post office to get our passports renewed because we're going on a vacation during winter break to .... dun dun dun TAIWAN! I have never been anywhere in Asia besides Beijing, so this is super exciting for me and I absolutely cannot wait for all the food, fun, and intense shopping throw-downs! Things will fit, shoes will be small enough, and I will actually get to feel normal height :D If you know of any fun places in Taipei, definitely recommend!

After all the expensive renewal fees and awkward passport photos were done and over with, we went to enjoy some delicious bubble tea, smoothies, and froyo. There's a thrift store nearby that I never ventured into before and I found some crazy tall heels (probably about 6.5 inches). These made me about 5'10" holy cow. My phone pictures don't even do them justice. But for $25, I had to pass them up (though they were size 6 and 5 inches of pure platform!). Of course I can't walk in them but next time I go back, I might see if I can haggle haha. Those are iconic. I ended up buying this super cute camel briefcase-messenger bag-tote-handbag hybrid because I just love the colour and my current school purse is round bottomed and does not keep my notebooks standing up straight. It's most embarrassing and frustrating when I'm fumbling through the depths of my bag and there are people in line waiting behind me :( This square bottom cutie was too cute to pass up even though it cost $25. *sigh* Guess I won't ever save enough for that Canon Rebel T2i SLR I want so badly, eh? xD

I took out the tripod because Mrow Mii had to go do a Chinese yo-yo performance and the sun was setting on a beautiful autumn day without his photography skills. I got some strange stares from strangers still on campus for break and some staring followed by conversation with people I knew. I'm slowly but surely coming out of my little shell. I just love autumn when the temperature is just right. I wore this dark brown silk romper from F21 ($15.80) out today because I wanted to dress fashionably for the first time this hectic week. I thought that dark brown would suit me better than the bright red they had but I think this shade clashes a bit with my hair colour. I love that my hair is looking a bit ombre actually - I'm making peace with my roots. These tights are now my new favourites - I've seen this on the F21 models for a day and an age but never knew where to find them. They were $5.80 and have mesh with grey velvet rose patterns. Love love love and no rips so far! Of course, these Xhilaration (Target) brown oxfords are now my fave shoes ever too because they're comfy and finally FINALLY oxford flats! I'm so excited that last sentence wasn't even proper English. I ordered this pair and a black/white wingtip that I've wanted for so long in size 6's from and they fit pretty well. The toe is obviously too roomy for me so there are bends in my shoe when I step but I don't really care. Oxfords are the fall staple. Since I ordered two, it was buy one get one 50% off so each pair was $15. Totally awesome like bagels.

The worst things about rompers is that if you have to pee really badly, you're in trouble. I have to unbutton everything and it takes foreverrrr. Haha oh my adventures in clothing myself. Watching the Social Network tomorrow with my friends. I'm super pumped! Have the best weekend, loves!


beneath the glass October 14, 2010 at 11:17 PM   said...

love your fall look! that romper is gorgeous, might have to check out the red one! haha, i know, not the most convenient when peeing though. and i love those tights! the bag is cute too, but man, $25? that seems pricey for a thrift store, but then again, i'm super cheap when thrifting. but great find. too bad those shoes cost a lot too, hopefully you can work your magic next time. And you're going to Taiwan?? SO jealous! How the heck do you have the money to do that? Wish I could afford to go on vacation!

Karen October 14, 2010 at 11:38 PM   said...

You look so pretty in this fall outfit, love the romper with the lace tights *i crave lace!* :) haha those giant heels are really something.. they look like extreme pain. glad you got the bag instead!!

Carla October 14, 2010 at 11:51 PM   said...

love the outfit!! love the oxford shoes!! been looking for the perfect pair myself =)
my husband will probably go nuts if I buy any more shoes lol

PetiteXXS October 15, 2010 at 12:31 AM   said...

Oh wow... those shoes!! Haha how on earth does anyone walk in those contraptions?? Anyway, so jealous you get to go to Taiwan! Hubby is Taiwanese but I haven't been there yet despite wanting to go forever... he can't go back until he gets his US citizenship (which he should've years ago, lazy bum) otherwise he gets drafted or something. Definitely wanna try their boba drinks, Taiwanese sausage, and oyster pancakes! I would probably buy all the Asian dramas I can get my hands on too haha. *sigh* Can't wait to see pics from your trip already! :P

Unknown October 15, 2010 at 12:32 AM   said...

Love the look! I especially adore the camel bag; the color is perfect for this season :)

☆RabbitoBonbon☆ October 15, 2010 at 12:50 AM   said...

I love your outfit!! (*^O^) And shoes look... (o.o;; ) So huge!!!!!

Jen October 15, 2010 at 2:57 AM   said...

I love this look-- it is so perfectly fall! The tights are so pretty and the bag definitely adds that little je ne sai quois to your outfit. :)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Elle October 15, 2010 at 10:05 AM   said...

Those shoes are outrageous, lol. I know you'll totally rock in them. I am Taiwanese and I haven't been since last year so I am so envious of you. I'll be expecting lots of food porn from you when you get back. :)

I love rompers too but I have the same concern that you have...when a girl has to go, she has to go! And now!

michelle_ October 15, 2010 at 10:53 AM   said...

dear you look gorgeous !
loving those lace tights really much !

thanks for the sweet comments !

Ping October 15, 2010 at 1:08 PM   said...

i love the tights on you pretty with barely anything in it! when i have a big purse i fill it up to the max and my shoulder will hurt from a result of it.

s October 15, 2010 at 1:21 PM   said...

I saw that romper online and thought it was so cute! Looks really good on you Angie :)

noone October 15, 2010 at 2:36 PM   said...

lovely fall look! the bag is really fab and love the pattern of your tights! gawd you always look soooooo cute!

Meagan October 15, 2010 at 4:34 PM   said...

Adorable! I love those tights with those shoes! And I l want those shoes you tried on!


~KawaiiParadise~ October 15, 2010 at 5:18 PM   said...

haha, romper is troublesom when you wear it. CUte cute cute shoe ^^
~XOXO Charlotte

Sydney's Fashion Diary October 15, 2010 at 8:57 PM   said...

Love your bag. What a great find at the thrift store. It's so exciting that you and your man get to go to Taiwan. That would be super fun. I bet you can't wait. Have a great weekend!

Unknown October 16, 2010 at 2:53 AM   said...

You look great in that outfit, especially the tights. I hope you have a great time in Taiwan. We lived there for three years and it was a great experience. The night markets were the most interesting to me, so I hope you can visit some. Have fun! :-)

hevn October 16, 2010 at 3:33 AM   said...

Ehhhhhhhhhh.. you're going to Taiwan?
/dies of envy!
Lucky you! I've always wanted to visit there but a certain 'someone's really reluctant to go with me.. grrrrrr

Try out the 'hot spring' heard it was good!

Me love the bag!! <3

♥Bunny♥ October 16, 2010 at 8:29 AM   said...

looking great girl! Really love your fall look and what a great deal on the bag! absolutely love it!

You lucky girl going to Taiwan!! I don't know where to recommend but I do hope you have an awesome time there!!

what in the world is a "Chinese yo-yo Performance" I kinda giggled at it but have absolutely no idea what that is!!! :D

Enjoy your outing with your friends tomorrow!!

Silkybow October 16, 2010 at 10:28 AM   said...

awwwwwwwwwww your outfit looks so pretty!!! <3
Love it, and your gorgeous bag ^^
Have fun in TAIWAN :D post lots of pictures too ^^''

cocoabee October 16, 2010 at 4:23 PM   said...

aw thanks angie! i'm almost all better(:
wow those heels are crazy! clog-style shoes are supposed in trend right now, i've seem them a lot in magazines recently so $25 would be a great deal for people who are into vintage fashion like fashiontoast. i love the bag ;D

Ken October 16, 2010 at 11:51 PM   said...

oOo the tights are very nice indeed

Anonymous October 18, 2010 at 12:05 PM   said...

lol on pee comment! hahaha....

you look great with the romper! love the oxford shoes.. If I were a little taller I'd def sport a pair!

KRISTY October 21, 2010 at 4:00 PM   said...

Wearing romper IS frustrating, especially when you need to go to the restroom!>.< But alas, you look simply chic in brown shades :) And WOW at those humongous platform sandals! Not really my style, but that's how I am = BORING! :p

liz October 22, 2010 at 10:21 PM   said...

lol omggg those huge heeled shoes make me just
imagine myself falling over! so embarrassing!

angie! you are so cute and stylish, tell me what
does you bf and friends say about your style.
because i know for a fact that most people dont
even try and put an outfit together. xD

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