Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Camel & Sable

H&M camel poncho // Forever21 skinny jeans (26) // Forever21 grey LS top (S) //

Photography: JJ and myself


It's a dreary day in St. Louis. Is there anything spring about this Spring Break? What with the nice disk of snow sliding at a rate of 1 mm/hour off the patio table, the bundled up pedestrians and bland expressionless sky. I woke up to flurries outside my window, still adjusting to DST. Still, we headed to Kayak's for some caffeine and shelter. There's something about editing photos in a coffeeshop and feeling like you have all the time in the world even if the same cars seem to slide across the scene in front of you. I love to people-watch from cafes but instead of seas of businessmen and rebellious teenagers, it's oceans of mini vans, falling-apart sedans, the occasional truck. I did bump into some classmates and introduced the world of blogging to one of them. One more architecture blog in the world would be so rad.

Grainy photos taken in the subway station. The lighting there is crap but at least my auto function made it minimally blurry. I went a little crazy with the Lightroom effects but I like the sci-fi feel. Too many camel pieces all thrown together and the first time I tried the french braid hairstyle (all the talent goes to my friend and suitemate - this is her signature look haha) while trying to stay warm on this "wth weather" day. The two of us are being silly and trying to look like twins. Of course putting the coffee on the top of our heads was my idea, duh. No one else is that weird.

Okay, okay. Now to address the point that I DYED MY HAIR JET BLACK. Yes, I finally tired of the dark roots and upkeep but I pretty much regret it. I miss my light hair SO MUCH I do a double-take every time I step in front of the mirror. However, having my almost natural hair colour back is more professional, and that is what I hope to become for my future's sake. I miss feeling special and weird and carefree. Now it'll be easy to tell which outfits are old, eh? In fact, my hair hasn't been this black since I was 5, so this is really freaking me out. It has been a super dark brown-black all my life, with random brown streaks that were also natural. The ombre idea didn't work out so well so I just combed the dye thoroughly throughout with the help of my friend. Hopefully this is the last time I dye my hair for a long while?

I was reading Rumi Neely's blog today and it was so eye-opening and heart-shredding to hear about the disaster in Japan first-hand. With each new aerial shot and video, I wish that Mother Nature would be more caring, but she is dispassionate about her victims. This is in no way, shape, or form the country or the people's fault. I am deeply embarrassed for my fellow countrymen who have blurted out inappropriate statements about karma or previous politics. My heart goes out to the people.

16 comments:

Juno March 15, 2011 at 9:43 PM   said...

Cute outfit! Loved the handbag, and I think your hair looks really good :) xo

Karen March 15, 2011 at 10:00 PM   said...

Angie, you look so cute with your glasses, quite sophisticated and chic! I like the subway station photos a lot, really makes the yellows pop out. I think the black hair is more mature and professional, definitely not a bad thing. I'm ashamed of some Americans as well.. but I choose to push them aside and place all my focus on Japan's recovery. Take care love!

PetiteLittleGirl March 15, 2011 at 10:23 PM   said...

You look adorable with your glasses and I love your satchet. It goes perfectly well with the outfit. I do like your black hair. It just takes a while to get used to it.

~KawaiiParadise~ March 15, 2011 at 10:56 PM   said...

I love your outfit. It look so warm ^^
~XOXO Charlotte

Winnie* March 15, 2011 at 11:03 PM   said...

Haha I guess you're too used to having brown hair like me then. I think you look good with black hair tho! you're so cute :) And I am so happy that youre back with more posts! Have a great SB!

Buky March 15, 2011 at 11:23 PM   said...

Omg that purse!
I cant believe it was thrifted.
Its amazingly cute!
I want it.of course.
Thanks for the Inspiration.
http://districtoffashion.blogspot.com/

Ping March 16, 2011 at 12:28 AM   said...

angie -- love the pretty coral lip color. i'm a big fan of the poncho and the cute structured purse. ahh i feel the same way about light color hair. so much work, even with the ombre highlights. its easier and cheaper to go natural.

Kristy March 16, 2011 at 11:34 AM   said...

Love the color palette, Angie! I haven't seen people wearing ponchos in a while and it's great to see you sporting it in this look :) Also love your new hair color. Back to your Asian root, hahahaha :) The picture with a coffee cup on your head is so cute!!!

www.monochromachic.com

ching March 16, 2011 at 1:48 PM   said...

that scarf and bag of yours are wicked!

Really Petite March 16, 2011 at 6:04 PM   said...

I really like the handbag! And you look adorable with glasses! The food looks delicious too!:D

msfob March 17, 2011 at 6:44 AM   said...

WOWWWW you look damn beautiful with black hair and it makes you look HEAPS whiter as well soooo dw ;) prettty as always! I LOVE YOUR BAG BTW OMG hehe

PetiteXXS March 17, 2011 at 10:10 AM   said...

You look so chic in those glasses! Our Angie looks all grown up! Lol :) I love that scarf too.

Rinny March 18, 2011 at 10:02 PM   said...

Aww you look so cute with your glasses Angie! Did you do something different with your makeup? You look especially nice in these photos :D

cory March 19, 2011 at 3:10 AM   said...

i absolutely love this outfit! yellow is my favorite color so i may be a little bias though. i am digging those little booties though! they're so versatile!

i'm definitely liking the dark hair on you! it's more professional but it also makes your nice skin stand out. how do you keep it so clear?!!?

i'll be happy the day st. louis decides it wants to be warm and sunny. there are so many things i've been dying to do this winter that i keep putting off due to the weather. i don't do well in the cold.

hope all is well!
-cory

Oreleona March 22, 2011 at 12:01 PM   said...

i lov ethe yellow/mustard combbo!! and ur purse is so cute!!

♥ Ani~熊貓 ♥ March 22, 2011 at 9:17 PM   said...

love your hair colour ^_^ I am tempted to dye mine black again too I hate roots >_<

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