Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chrysanthemum

 
 
 
 
 
 H&M Striped blue sweater with flare bottoms (XS) // Forever21 Shorts (S) //
Merona Mustard yellow scarf // Merona Blue sweater tights (S) //
Anne Michelle grey knee high buckle boots (5.5) // Thrifted camel handbag //

Photographer: Boyfriend

Happy Thursday! This is oftentimes my favourite day of the week because it's the one day to pause in a crazy week to relax and reflect without all the hectic rushing to class, or waiting in lines for food, or burning the midnight oil to finish that term paper. This outfit was for Monday, which is surprising because I find myself barely even having time to throw on many clashing layers before running out the door. The mustard yellow scarf and electric blue tights were new finds at Target the other week. I couldn't let go of the soft cashmere-like material and this bold autumn colour, so I shelled out the $13 and stocked up on tights and socks. I can't believe the costs of tights, leggings, and socks these days to keep your happy feet away from frostbite. It's often the little pieces that are hidden away behind bold prints and big outfit pieces that actually do most of the work as clothing, and the prices add up D: The sweater I left unbelted (you may remember me wearing it a while ago here) to enjoy that bell-like flare effect. The boots I have never shown before but I got them a year ago at Cutesygirl.com. They're quite uncomfortable when worn for over half an hour, which was disappointing because they're 5.5's and quite snug. Heeled boots are not very practical for walking around on slippery icy sidewalks or biking, so I have been refraining from thigh highs, military style, and all the other trends I've been craving for a while.

We shot these photos at about 5 PM, which means most of the sunlight has disappeared from my usual sidewalk intersection with all the shade. This change of locale meant going out the back of our dorm to the street and using the dark brick and holly trees as backgrounds, which created cool effects and something new (my boyfriend's photography is improving every single time, I'm very impressed :D). Then I ran across the narrow street to a low brick wall next to a ONE WAY sign, which happens to point directly at me in some photos. I can't wait to play with the wildflowers again, because not only is ungroomed nature the most beautiful at times, but also they seem to be lasting pretty well through the 40 and 50 degree weather.

Fall is all about being cozy and bundled up with rosy cheeks, about seeing your breath as you talk, about holding a cup of hot coffee in your gloved hands. I've been wearing my trench coat and multiple layers every day this week because we have descended into winter. Like all things, autumn is a fragile and transient thing. I am definitely a procrastinator and easily distracted person. It's hard to motivate the start of doing something, and I miss having the reckless abandon and "anything you can do I can do better"attitude during high school. I've become tamed, a hedger, reluctant to schedule in free-time because it seems like pushing all the work aside. We're all human and we need breaks. Funny enough, even without scheduling in play, I defy the rest of my plans because I need to stop working and take a breather, which creates a huge backlog of work. 

Whenever I ride the subway and my back is facing the conductor, I feel like I'm traveling backwards in time. The whole train shakes as we snake through the tunnels, and my thoughts a moment ago have been left behind a whole thousand yards in front of me. Flying backwards doesn't feel right, it's not natural. I can't see where I'm going, I feel like someone else is completely in control. Tomorrow will be a new day. When the doors hiss open, I'm going to sit backwards in my seat and hold my hands out, ready to catch the life that I thought was passing me by.

48 comments:

s November 4, 2010 at 5:46 PM   said...

OMg I want that scarf so bad!! Just yesterday I told Ping I want a mustard yellow scarf! I'll have to take a trip to Target :)

The pic where you're looking back is too adorable!

kileen November 4, 2010 at 6:02 PM   said...

i bought that same mustard scarf at Target yesterday and i love it!! great layering piece now that the weather's getting colder.

it's too bad those boots aren't comfy after 30 minutes. they look super cute on you -- love the color and buckle detailing!

kileen
cuteandlittle.com

Ping November 4, 2010 at 7:29 PM   said...

your post isn't showing up in my reader!! sophia told me about it. anyway i love your outfit. cute colors and i <3 the scarf too :)

Ping November 4, 2010 at 7:37 PM   said...

angie-- i meant it's not showing up on my dashboard. i use blogger. :(
not sure why...

☆(´∀`)李兔子RabbitoBonbon☆ November 4, 2010 at 11:07 PM   said...

Love all your pictures Angie the Panda girl!! XDXD ♥

Onjel November 4, 2010 at 11:30 PM   said...

nice! absolutely love the handbag!

Elle November 4, 2010 at 11:41 PM   said...

I have decided yellow is your color...it looks simply terrific on you. You have an incredible way of incorporating color into your outfits...and I love your smile. You and your bf are too cute for words.

Nikki San November 5, 2010 at 12:20 AM   said...

I enjoyed looking at your pictures as much as reading your posts. :) You are a very stylish girl with full of imagination.. ;) As you know, I'm a fan! =)

p.s.
i love the mustard scarf!!

Rainy Days and Lattes November 5, 2010 at 1:01 AM   said...

I love the pics of you sitting next to the One Way sign. It means so little, yet it speaks volumes about how unknown we are of the future. Sorry for the strange insight into the pics :p I got the vibe after reading the last part of your post. When i used to take the subway to work, I used to sit in the part where it moves backwards as well. It was an odd feeling, but I felt so free after I got off the train :)

Stylepint November 5, 2010 at 4:46 AM   said...

I love your outfit, the scarf really makes the rest of the outfit pop! And your photos are so lively, it makes me want to join in on the fun! =)

Silkybow November 5, 2010 at 9:12 AM   said...

aww Very nice outfit, I love your boots :)

Ceyphora November 5, 2010 at 9:45 AM   said...

I love your outfit ! I fall in love about your yellow scarf ! Your style is so cute !

Xoxo

Liana November 5, 2010 at 12:11 PM   said...

cute outfit! love the boots and the tights! and i love how you always have so many cute poses :)
hey what happened to your banner? didn't like it anymore huh? i see how it is...:p j/k

Really Petite November 5, 2010 at 12:18 PM   said...

I love this outfit Angie! The yellow scarf just pops and those boots....I want them!!!! Are they good quality??? Such a great casual outfit...I want to copy it!

Alina A. November 5, 2010 at 2:00 PM   said...

love that bag and scarf.xx

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Oreleona November 5, 2010 at 2:48 PM   said...

awwnn angie ure soo cute!!! i love the bright colors!!! i really LOVE the boots too! lmbo ironic thurday is my busiest day!!! i have work 8-11, biochem 11-1 and then another class 2-5 bahhah and i usually do 2 allnighters wed night and thur daight..i do nap from 6-12 on thursdays tho hehe..lol lemme not bore u..bahhah bye :)

Jessica November 5, 2010 at 3:06 PM   said...

So cute :) I love all of these pictures.. but youre making me miss my boyfriend more ahaha..

Rinny November 5, 2010 at 5:41 PM   said...

Love the outfit, very casual chic! And I LOVE your boots - the grey color is so pretty. Haha you and your bf are so cute; the photo of you two is so sweet ^^

Libby November 5, 2010 at 10:43 PM   said...

You must stop putting together such amazing outfits! No lie, last week I was shopping, and I definitely thought, "Dude, she would totally wear this!" Does that make me a total creep? >_<

cocoabee November 5, 2010 at 11:10 PM   said...

i love your eyeliner here! and the bag looks (i rmb it from your past post with the 10 inch clogs!) so chic and fashionable, i wouldn't have been able to tell that it was from a thrift shop, it looks very classy. you and your bf are soo cute ^___^ the kiss made me go "awwww" ;D

PinkOrchids November 6, 2010 at 6:23 AM   said...

That yellow scarf is genius! It's so eye-catching, i couldn't stop staring at it, then half way through your pictures i fell in love with your boots! They are sooo cute! xX

jess November 6, 2010 at 6:42 AM   said...

oh i love the bright yellow scarf with your outfit! casual but chic and lovin the tanned satchel bag of yours!

Sakie and Thomas Gantz November 6, 2010 at 7:49 AM   said...

It is neat how the color of your scarf matches the wildflowers in the background. And yes, your bf's photos keep improving, but it is your interesting poses that make it the most interesting. :-)

Dolce♥Bunny November 6, 2010 at 8:30 AM   said...

the mustard scarf and blue stocking is really catch and they compliment each other very well! I realyl love the boots but sorry to hear they are not that comfortable, but they sure look lovely!
Love the ending of your blog of how you mentioned about travelling backwards in in time while on the train. Never thought of it that way but now when I'm sitting on the train going backwards, I know what I will be thinking about ^---^

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Karen November 6, 2010 at 2:17 PM   said...

Mustard yellow looks poppin' with blue, it definitely adds some spice to your outfit!! Very cute boots btw, I love the heel. I noticed you have small feet too :P

Your bf is a great photographer. Good luck on your term paper and school work dear :)

Alan Li November 6, 2010 at 7:20 PM   said...

mhmmm I'm liking the head to toe blue with the yellow scarf:). Great color combination

Nic Nic November 7, 2010 at 1:07 AM   said...

i love the mustard scarf! now i need a pop of mustard in my life :P

hiven November 7, 2010 at 7:41 AM   said...

these are beautiful! i so want your bag.
x enter my giveaway? six whole miss patina dresses to giveaway.

priincess emily November 7, 2010 at 2:23 PM   said...

i love ur purse! you look so adorable in these photos! :)

~KawaiiParadise~ November 7, 2010 at 5:02 PM   said...

~Thanks Angie for such lovely advice on my blog. Yes! this time I think I do have to take action if love come to me again. lolz, I hope it comes soon. ^^.
~Btw, everytime I visit your blog, you a new super cute outfit *take notes* ^^ Keep on being who you are Angie because you are such an awesome person ^^.
~XOXO Charlotte

Jenny November 7, 2010 at 9:24 PM   said...

HEY CUTIE! love the oufit! and you totally rock that mustard scarf?! love the mushy photo of you and your bf <33!! and I WANT YOUR BAG! I've been on the lookout for a messenger bag :D hope i find one soon! or maybe i should save up for that marc jacobs bag i want....SIGH. the dilemmas of a girl :p

herwaisechoice November 8, 2010 at 3:03 AM   said...

Whoa, I totally thought that was a Chloe bag! Love the coordination of the navy sweater (I have it too btw, it's great!) with the yellow scarf. Such a vibrant pop :)

Happy Monday!
Jen

VICTORIA November 8, 2010 at 8:23 AM   said...

im in love with your boots! great photos taken by your boyfriend i must admit, lovely blog <3

victoria
http://the-dazed.blogspot.com/

Fashion Me Chic November 8, 2010 at 10:30 AM   said...

I like your outfit. I love your boots. You look so cute. Shorts are cute. To wear them with tights is another way to make a statement. I Love the leather shorts.

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Aisa.Pax.Paking.Paxie November 8, 2010 at 1:39 PM   said...

that scarf is AMAZING. love it.:)

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PetiteXXS November 9, 2010 at 12:51 AM   said...

I love the combination of the mustard yellow scarf and the camel bag! Such a gorgeous fall color combo. Your new layout is so clean and crisp by the way! :)

F/M November 9, 2010 at 12:54 PM   said...

yeah! YELLOW! such a fun punch of color

Pop Champagne November 10, 2010 at 11:23 AM   said...

lol the other day I saw my breath when I talked and I was thinking uh oh, here comes minus 20C next month haha. and the one way street pics are sooo cute, they're my fav!!

Sarah November 10, 2010 at 4:47 PM   said...

Angie! You're adorable as usual, and I love the colors of your outfit. I totally agree how ridiculous the price for leggings and long socks are. I was at the mall the other day and I wanted long army green socks, but I was too cheap to shell out 12$, mainly because I don't have a credit card and I had a limited amount of cash on me. I love the last paragraph of your post too <3

grace November 11, 2010 at 7:39 PM   said...

where'd you get that bag? wheee i want a new bag too. btw love that new layout banner! minimalistic, cute and chic :)

Kathleen Carla. November 14, 2010 at 12:37 PM   said...

aww Angie you always are so pretty and looove your outfit! the mustard yellow scarf is gorgeous on you. and the boots are amazing!
aw and my bf takes my pics too! haha. love the mini photoshoot! :)

<3, KC.

MKL November 14, 2010 at 6:06 PM   said...

I like your style :) Wish my girlfriend would wear some of the things you do, but please don't tell her or I will be in trouble :P Just joking. I saw your comments of Karen's, very well written :)

Winnie* November 15, 2010 at 12:36 AM   said...

You and your bf are so cute!! I always like this kind of a pop of color its a good buy. Though u mentioned those boots arent comfortable after walking for half an hour, that's still not too bad... though i would never be able to haha. And i know the feeling when you travel on train and thanks for such awesome descriptions in words. definitely something to think about :)

Anastasia November 15, 2010 at 4:42 AM   said...

I'm absolutly in love with the whole look! :D Awesome scarf!

Great stying!

oomph. November 16, 2010 at 4:00 PM   said...

two of my favorite things - stripes and yellow! i have a fave yellow sweater that i use whenever i need a pop of color.

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The Little Dust Princess November 16, 2010 at 8:55 PM   said...

I want your striped shirt! Looking really pretty here :D

xx The Little Dust Princess

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